What was your most interesting job before going into real estate?
Travel Industry as a tour guide, speaking Portuguese and Italian, a new horizon filled with joy working with the public.
Where did you grow up?
Brazil. My dad got transferred from town to town every couple of years on his job. I was born in Sao Paulo, lived in Curitiba, Londrina, Sao Vicente and back in Sao Paulo.
Growing up, what did you want to be?
I wanted to play the piano and speak different languages.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?
I get my mind busy in a game like chess or canasta. I see it as meditation, my mind likes to be busy and challenged,
Where is South Florida’s best-kept secret?
The Keys, I love The Keys. I saw Miami in earlier years been built as a water paradise community.
What do you love most about the industry?
How unpredictable just about everything is and at the same time it’s still the safest and more rewarding industry to invest in.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
The unprofessionals out there.
What’s your best advice for generating new leads?
Do to your customers as you would like done to you.
What’s your favorite meal in South Florida?
Key Lime Pie
What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job?
Dealing with a disbarred attorney in a lease transaction.
What’s one thing people might be surprised to learn about you?
I love fishing!
What’s your favorite vacation spot and why?
The ocean. There is something magical about the seas that make us more relaxed, more in touch and confortable with solitude.
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Follow the rules, be ethical and don’t panic. You’ll be OK.