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Agent Snapshot: Myrissa Leon, Realtor Associate, YES Real Estate Services, Miami

Myrissa Leon, a realtor associate with YES Real Estate Services.

Myrissa Leon, a realtor associate with YES Real Estate Services.

What was your first job in the realty industry? Receptionist.

Where did you grow up? Miami.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Have a glass of wine with my husband on our patio.

Growing up, what did you want to be? A professional ballet or jazz dancer

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Barbara Streisand. I’d love to take some singing lessons from her!

Where is your favorite place to hang out? The Florida Keys

What do you love most about the industry? I love meeting new people, creating relationships and seeing the beauty behind every door. Helping my clients find the right home for them is my priority.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I am in this industry for the people and because I truly love what I do. I befriend my clients after each transaction and keep each journey we go through together close to my heart.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? In a city with thousands of Realtors, both ethical and not, it is a challenge to earn the full trust of a complete stranger at first. But once they get to know who I am and understand that I put my work first, it’s smooth sailing!

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? I like to network within my office, and I advertise heavily through social media, e-flyers and postcards.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? I have set goals for myself and reached them all. They each took time, and came with many failures along the way, but with determination and patience I have been able to accomplish anything I set my mind on.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? The movie “Interstellar”

What is your favorite restaurant? Flemmings

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Miami? Freedom Tower

What kind of car do you drive? A Dodge Avenger

Smartphone or paper? Smartphone

What is your favorite city after Miami? Daytona, FL

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Be patient, be persistent… You’ve got this!

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? GoMLS

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? This is the only social media app I do not have.

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