Name: Jennifer Arciniegas
Job Title: Real Estate Broker Associate
Company: The Cuadra Group
What was your first job in the industry? I grew up with parents that developed real estate. They built homes, offices and even small boutique hotels in Mexico. I went straight to sales after getting my license.
Where did you grow up? I grew up in Cancun, Mexico and Miami.
Growing up, what did you want to be? Growing up I wanted to be an actress.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Meditate and exercise.
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Stephen Hawking, to talk about space.
Where is your favorite place to hang out? At home or on a plane.
What do you love most about the industry? I love the fact that I can help people own and invest in properties that become a generational asset within a family.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I am truly interested in offering the absolute best service to everyone I work for and work with; I feel accomplished when working in someone’s best interest. I don’t believe in any other approach.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Encountering people in the industry that are deceiving and only operate for personal gain.
Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Friends, family and referrals are where most of my new clients come from, but I do network at many of the big events in the city.
What has been your greatest accomplishment? Having the opportunity to give back and help others, through time and service. Being happy, healthy and at peace.
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? Book: “Ask and it is Given” by Esther and Jerry Hicks.
What is your favorite restaurant? Suviche and Novecento!
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Miami? One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid.
What kind of car do you drive? Mercedes-Benz
Smartphone or paper? smartphone
What is your favorite city after Miami? Too many
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Find a good mentor, welcome the obstacles of the beginning, they’re the wisest teacher.
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? I think there is still a need for a good real estate app.
Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? I don’t use Twitter much.
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