Where did you grow up? Lovely South Florida.
Growing up, what did you want to be? I wanted to be a real estate attorney, but when the market crashed, I saw how families were struggling trying to keep their homes, so I decided to change majors and pursue my bachelor’s in business marketing, in combination with an associate’s degree in accounting.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? I love to dance.
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Steven Paul Jobs – I think he was an incredible visionary who never took ‘no’ for an answer and who made his own luck with hard work and innovation.
Where is your favorite place to hang out? Playgrounds with my twin girls.
What do you love most about the industry? I enjoy working with clients with different backgrounds and unique situations, but my true passion comes out when helping a growing family expand into the home of their dreams, while simultaneously helping them sell their first property for top dollar.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? My mission is to educate my present and future clients before they make one of the biggest decisions in their lives. I strive to sustain and surpass excellence in service, cost-effective fact-founded decision making and performance.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Dealing with the part-time or not committed agents. There are always those agents who can’t answer their phone 9-5 because they have another job, or those who do not provide value to their customers. It makes getting deals done very difficult when one of those agents is on the other side of the table.
What has been your greatest accomplishment? Having my two amazing princesses.
What was the last good book you read? The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller. It helped put a lot of things back into perspective and I highly recommend it for anyone looking to scale their business.
What is your favorite restaurant? Dr. Limon Ceviche Bar in Miami
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Miami? Aqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach
What is your favorite city after Miami? Cancun and its beautiful beaches.
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Educate and commit to the lifestyle change.
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? Matrix Mobile. I love the fact that I can give my clients direct access to the MLS.
Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? @GrantCardone.