Ana Milena Ibanez Real Estate Agent, Brokers LLC

What was your most interesting job before going into real estate?

Marketing coordinator for a pharmaceutical company.

Where did you grow up?

Cali, Colombia.

Growing up, what did you want to be?

I wanted to be a CEO for a multinational company.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?

Walk my dog, workout Zumba and music.

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?

Pope Francis because he is so spiritual and modern at the same time.

Where is South Florida’s best-kept secret?

The Ancient Spanish Monastery in North Miami Beach.

What do you love most about the industry?

Each day it’s something new, and you never stop meeting people. Every person you help has their own story.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?

Working off-hours, and you get paid differently than other jobs.

What’s your best advice for generating new leads?

Referrals from your clients. Keep in close communication with your clients, and they will refer you to more people if they are happy with your service.

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately?

Spiritual and motivational videos.

What’s your favorite meal in South Florida?

Sushi and Tai.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in South Florida?

Atlantis on Brickell.

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job?

So many things after 18 years … I sold a vacant lot of five acres, and there were two abandoned dogs on the premises that somebody left tied to a tree. Two pit bulls.

What’s your favorite vacation spot and why?

Mediterranean Sea/Greece. It is my dream vacation.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?

Join a very supportive brokerage and be consistent, persistent and disciplined in your profession.

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?

Realtor coaches and motivational influencers.

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