Agent Snapshot: Ty Forkner, Sales Associate, One Sotheby’s International Realty

What was your first job in the realty industry? Marketing Coordinator

Where did you grow up? Orlando

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Surf or work out

Growing up, what did you want to be? A professional baseball player

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Tupac Shakur and Biggie at the same time – when they weren’t fighting, just to experience them freestyling.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? The beach

What do you love most about the industry? The freedom to do what you want, where you want, when you want

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I keep it real.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? The expectation buyers and seller have that are not realistic

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? I mainly meet new clients through referrals.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? Living life in the present

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? “Exit Through the Gift Shop”

What is your favorite restaurant? Milos (Greek) and Gabose (Korean BBQ)

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Miami? Jade in Sunny Isles

What kind of car do you drive? A BMW X4

Smartphone or paper? Both

What is your favorite city after Miami? Aspen, Vail and Breckenridge, in Colorado

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? “Better to have part of something, than all of nothing”

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

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? All the ESPN commentators

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