Agent Snapshot: Tony A. Ruiz, Luxury Real Estate Specialist, Ancona Real Estate, Miami Beach

by Kerrie Kennedy

Where did you grow up? Miami, FL

Growing up, what did you want to be? A basketball player or graphic designer

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? My daily gym regimen or attend a local meditation class.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? I would have lunch with Dwyane Wade. He is the prime example of being persistent and fighting all odds.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? Neme Gastro Bar for live jazz

What do you love most about the industry? The ability to find creative solutions to any problem and the unlimited possibility of growth

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? My extensive database and sheer integrity.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Network After Work Miami

What has been your greatest accomplishment? My greatest accomplishment has been implementing an active healthy lifestyle and helping to clean up our local beaches and parks.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

What is your favorite restaurant? Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Miami? Porsche Design Tower Miami

What kind of car do you drive? Dodge Dart

What is your favorite city after Miami? Los Angeles

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Remain a student of the game while also taking massive action.

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 and @garyvee

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