Agent Snapshot: Blanquita Rivero, Broker-Associate, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

Name: Blanquita Rivero

Job Title: Broker-Associate

Company: Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

What was your first job in the industry? Realtor-Associate

Where did you grow up? Caracas Venezuela

Growing up, what did you want to be? I wanted to be an attorney.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? I am a gourmet cook, and cooking is very therapeutic.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Winston Churchill because he was a strong leader that despite of opposition, he fearlessly and intelligently lead to the victory against Hitler’s totalitarianism. Loved his quote “We shall never surrender”.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? At home, where I can retreat and reflect and enjoy my cooking with my husband and friends.

What do you love most about the industry? The everyday challenges that make me a better professional.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? Knowledge, resilience and persistence.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? The challenge of effectively delivering market values to my clients.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? I believe opportunities are everywhere in my daily life, you just have to be open to them.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? Having to flee my country to start a new and prosperous life in America.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? The movie was “Avatar” and the book was “Oscar Wilde.”

What is your favorite restaurant? Cipriani

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Miami? The Freedom Tower in Downtown Miami

What kind of car do you drive? The one that I drive is Jaguar.

Smartphone or paper? I’m in between.

What is your favorite city after Miami? Paris, France

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Be persistent and don’t get discouraged.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? RPR

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? Deepak Chopra

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