Karine Shamatti Luxury Real Estate Specialist

Ancona Real Estate

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

Working as an assistant director of admissions at Westchester Community College in New York. I loved my role. I did a lot of project management and worked hands on with students as a liaison for them and other departments.

Where did you grow up?

I was born and raised in New York but grew up partially in Puerto Rico.

Growing up, what did you want to be?

I wanted to be a writer, a teacher and a dancer. 🙂

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

I breathe. I try to take a step back from the situation so I can clearly and objectively see all sides without letting emotions come into play then I sit down and write until I find a solution. Sometimes, I’ll also go to the beach and sit down by the water until I feel at ease or a solution comes to me. Usually, I’ll have a notebook in case I get a spark of inspiration.

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

This is a tough question; there are so many people I would love to meet and for many reasons. But I think it would have to be Dr. Maya Angelou and Dr. Dwayne Dyer, both for their inspirational work.

Where is South Florida’s best-kept secret?

Lover’s Key State Park. It’s on the west side of the state. I have seen some of the most amazing sunsets from there. It’s very tranquil.

What do you love most about the industry?

Connecting with people and being in the position where together, we can make things happen.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?

Nothing is really difficult, especially when you have a great team behind you. But, to be honest, I would absolutely love an assistant to help take care of the marketing and some of the other details of our work that are important but time consuming.

What’s your best advice for generating new leads?

Exhaust all your options and resources from organically connecting with people, to buying ads and purchasing leads. There is no right or wrong way, you just need to consistently take action and put yourself out there.

What’s your favorite meal in South Florida?

Oh goodness. I’m a bit simple at times. I love the Bacon Bleu Cheeseburger from Nick’s on Hollywood Beach.

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

Another tough question! There are a few pre-constructions that I can’t wait to see. But currently, hands down, it’s Zaha Hadid’s exoskeleton at One Thousand Museum. Every time I drive into downtown, I’m in awe. It’s beautifully futuristic and unique in its design.

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

That I meditate and write a lot! I can be bubbly and energetic at times, but I enjoy my quiet time.

What’s your favorite vacation spot and why?

Puerto Rico. It’s home. You have the best of everything, the strong waves of the Atlantic Ocean on one side, a bit of calmness on the Caribbean Sea side. You have rivers and lakes, our beautiful countryside and mountainous regions. At night, the island becomes alive with the sounds of animals and bird chirping. The night sky and all of its stars captivate me. It’s a beautiful place to be.

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

Create a routine, focus on marketing, be consistent.

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?

Danny Morel, Grant and Elena Cardone for their motivation. Chasdabeast for workout tips, ChrisComedy for laughs, Boss babe for marketing tips, Peter Ancona.

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