Name: Michael Martirena
Job Title: Real Estate Broker Associate
Company: ONE | Sotheby’s International Realty
What was your first job in the realty industry? I started my career as a Real Estate Investor, In 2006, eager to expand my knowledge of the marketplace and Real Estate, I became a licensed Realtor Associate followed by my Broker’s license.
Where did you grow up? I was born in Queens, New York and moved to Wellington, FL at an early stage of my life.
Growing up, what did you want to be? Doctor.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Work out at the gym and meditation.
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? John F. Kennedy. Because he was a very charismatic person and a forward thinker. He was a great leader in a period of big challenges to America’s politics.
Where is your favorite place to hang out? Prime 112
What do you love most about the industry? The dynamic personalities of my clients and being able to meet worldwide people and various cultures.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I am available 24/7. I always go further for my clients. If I have to travel to advise them, I will do it without hesitation, because I want to give them an excellent service.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? To find a balance between work and family time. This business never turns off.
Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Soho House.
What has been your greatest accomplishment? My two kids.
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.
What is your favorite restaurant? Milos.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Miami? 87 Park by Renzo Piano.
What kind of car do you drive? A BMW 5 Series.
Smartphone or paper? Smartphone.
What is your favorite city after Miami? Florence, Italy and Istanbul, Turkey.
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Always do what you say you are going to do.
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? Zillow.
Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? I don’t follow anyone on Twitter.
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