Camille L. Jules, Ancona Real Estate
What was your most interesting job before going into real estate?
Prior to real estate, I owned and managed a store front beauty salon in Miami. I styled a few celebrity clients which is how I began building my network.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in the beautiful City of Miami, where I was born and raised by my single mother.
Growing up, what did you want to be?
As a child I aspired to be a celebrity hairstylist or a professional cake baker, LOL. I never dreamed I would find passion in selling real estate.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?
When I am stressed, I love to pray and meditate on the things that bring me happiness. I also enjoy watching Marvel movies and hanging by the poolside.
If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?
If I could meet any well-known figure, it would be Folorunso Alakija, a Nigerian billionaire businesswoman and philanthropist. She is involved in the fashion, oil, real estate and printing industries and I aspire to become as successful as her one day.
Where is South Florida’s best-kept secret?
One of South Florida’s best-kept secret places is the Ancient Spanish Monastery in North Miami Beach. This 12th-century monastery was purchased in the 1920’s by William Randolph Hearst, disassembled and carefully placed into more than 11,000 wooden crates and shipped to the United States. It was reassembled in Miami in 1953 in what Time magazine called “the biggest jigsaw puzzle in history,” and is an historical treasure.
What do you love most about the industry?
What I love the most about the industry is the flexibility. Real estate provides a path to financial freedom and personal fulfillment.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
The most difficult aspect of my job is irregular pay. Some months are great, and others are not as great. You learn to build multiple streams of income within the business.
What’s your best advice for generating new leads?
My best advice for generating new leads is building a network database.
What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately?
At the moment, I am currently reading “How Money Works” by Tom Mathews and Steve Siebold, a book recommended by my financial strategist.
What’s your favorite meal in South Florida?
My favorite meal in South Florida is Japanese cuisine. Sushi, duck and dim sum are my favorite “go to” dishes.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in South Florida?
The Estates at Acqualina is my favorite building in south Florida. It has been ranked by TripAdvisor as the number one luxury beachfront resort in the continental U.S.
What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job?
The weirdest thing that has happened was walking into a listing with candles lit up everywhere. My client was freaked out and we left.
What’s one thing people might be surprised to learn about you?
One thing people might be surprised to learn about me is that I was an artist since the second grade. In eighth grade, I had a painting receive a National Merit Art Award.
What’s your favorite vacation spot and why?
Of all the places I’ve visited, Egypt was my favorite vacation spot. The people there are kind, the food is authentic and the scenery is unforgettable!
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Keep God first, build a network database and learn your market.
Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?
My favorite person to follow on social media is Danny Wang. I love his creativity in remodeling homes.