Real Estate Broker and CEO
Residence Realty Inc.
After five years as a luxury retail store manager, Paola Garcia-Carrillo decided to make a career change and apply what she learned in retail to real estate. “The corporate world really trains you to be accountable for every choice you make and how to run a business in an organized, systematic way,” says Garcia-Carrillo, real estate broker and CEO of Residence Realty Inc. “My family started growing, and I needed the flexibility in schedule and managing my own hours while still maintaining a career in something I love and enjoy.”
Garcia-Carrillo typically works with new construction, assisting luxury sellers, buyers, investors and developers in Pinecrest, South Miami, Coconut Grove and Coral Gables. “If I believe that I can work with you and help you in any of your real estate needs, then I’m all-in,” she says. “It does not have to be luxury or new. My main goal is to get it done as efficiently and proficiently as possible.”
A Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and Certified International Property Specialist, Garcia-Carrillo and her firm generate the most business from referrals. Clients appreciate her tenacity, transparency and commitment to them. In her 13 years in the industry, she has gained strong market knowledge and negotiation skills, as well as a solid competitive edge. She also leads with the three D’s: a desire to be better, dedication to organization and the determination not to give up when faced with challenges, because challenges ultimately become opportunities.
“My family comes first,” Garcia-Carrillo says. “Being there for my kids — teaching, loving and watching them grow up — has been such a blessing.” Despite sometimes feeling like a doctor on call, she is extremely grateful for the flexibility real estate affords her.
In order to perform at the highest level, Garcia-Carrillo believes it’s necessary to have a good self-care program. “Running, the practice of meditation, and yoga have been significantly helpful for me the past few years,” she says. “Just recently, I started yoga teacher training, and I must say I absolutely love it.”