Ann Belfort Luxury Real Estate Specialist

Ancona Real Estate Inc.

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

Before transitioning to real estate, I worked as a marketer for an international media production company.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in sunny South Florida. I love it here!

Growing up, what did you want to be?

As a child, I always dreamed of being one of the top fashion editors for Conde Nast Vogue.

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

I am Christian. I devote my time to prayer and trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ! I also enjoy going for walks on the beach.

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

I would love to meet Robert Kiyosaki. His book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” changed my life. As a result, I understand the importance of financial literacy and building generational wealth. It would be an honor to sit and have lunch with him.

Where is South Florida’s best-kept secret?

Miami Design District is one of South Florida’s gems and my personal favorite. It is the home of luxury fashion, edgy art galleries, fine dining, showrooms, museums and many other attractions!

What do you love most about the industry?

Real Estate is exciting and constantly evolving. I love the endless opportunity of building authentic relationships with clients from all parts of the world.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?

There is no difficult aspect to my job. I regard challenges as projects, an opportunity to grow and change my perspective.

What’s your best advice for generating new leads?

Be authentically you! Remain consistent, market yourself by maximizing your online resources and social media channels.

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

Currently reading “The Richest Man in Babylon” by George S. Clason.

What’s your favorite meal in South Florida?

I am a seafood lover. You say seafood I am there!

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

Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Residences Miami is one of my favorite buildings in South Florida designed by the world-famous Architect Carlos Ott. It is Miami’s tallest tower and first supertall skyscraper.

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

The weirdest thing that has happened was during one of my showings; we experienced a power outage. It was the most uncomfortable situation. I managed to make the best of it, and my client was very understanding.

What’s one thing people might be surprised to learn about you?

I am a travel enthusiast and an adventurer at heart!

What’s your favorite vacation spot and why?

Out of the many places I traveled to, Italy is my favorite vacation spot. I love the culture, the people and the food! è bellissimo!!!

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

Keep God first; find a mentor; market and grow a strong database.

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?

@asiyami_gold is one of my favorite people to follow on social media. Her content is impeccable, inspiring and simply beautiful!

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