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We asked him a little bit about himself and his profession. Here is more about him below:
Interviewer: Tell me about a little bit about yourself:
I grew up in Ohio and moved to Florida after college in 2008. I have had family in Jupiter my entire life. I played collegiate baseball for Hawaii Pacific University. I got my sales Associates Degree in 2013 and then my brokerage license the second I was legally allowed to (must be a sales associate for 2 years).
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Interviewer: When did your biz start?
2013 I started in real estate. As cliché as it sounds, I learned that hard work and honesty go a very long way. I've had family in Tequesta/Jupiter for 40 years and knew this was where I wanted to be.
Interviewer: What was it that made you want to start this business?
I've always had an entrepreneurial mind set. The idea of going to work for a bank or company and joining the race like my friends did not appeal to me. I wanted to be my own boss and be in charge of what I earned, whether that means a lot or nothing.
Interviewer: What was the toughest thing you went through when opening?
Besides the overhead, just people taking me seriously. In the beginning since I was young, and looked young people were reluctant to put me in charge of their half a million-dollar property. So, I had to be extra aggressive and do an excellent job for them. It's funny because since showing some success, now being younger helps to my advantage.
Interviewer: If a customer was to choose between your business and 3 others just like it why would you suggest they at least give you a try first?
First off, I don't treat you like a number. If you go with a bigger group a lot of times they just assign you to someone down the line and you never hear from them again. Also, I market every listing, every one. A sales associate, at let's say Douglas Elliman will not market every listing. Not because he doesn't want to, but because he can't afford it and his broker does not want to pay advertising for his listing. I market every listing because it is my company. It is how we survive. I am always available too, always. I can't stand when other realtors get upset when clients call them late at night or on weekends. That is our business, deals happen at 11pm on a Friday as much as they do at 11am on a Monday. You have to be available, you have to answer every call. I also believe in setting a certain standard of excellence for my listings. I want the photographs, signs, flyers, open houses to all have uniform feel of being exceptional. I want my clients to feel like they can always reach and get feedback from me. Constant dialogue is crucial.
Interviewer: What is the number 1 way you currently bring in new customers?
Referrals, online lead sources, and my ‘for sale’ signs. Referrals from past clients are by far my biggest lead source. I create lifelong friendships with my clients and they seem to always send me business. I am always trying online lead sources. I could probably write a book on it. I have tried maybe 20 companies with 3 or 4 that I would recommend. I am always trying new ones. It's old school, but I still have people calling my ‘for sale’ signs to ask if I will list their home. Again, they aren't calling me because I am the biggest, they are calling because they have heard good things and my signs look the best. It sets a standard for the type of service I offer.
Interviewer: Has the Internet played a big part?
Huge part. I have 4 websites, 4 lead sources, automatic email campaigns, VOIP Dialers, CRM's. Without the internet, I would be in a lot of trouble. I spend a huge part of my week email prospecting.
Alex Piniella is an enterprising, self made business man and local entrepreneur who prides himself in making connections and transactional intermediation. He specializes in Real Estate investing, Gas and Oil, nationally and internationally. However, right now he is focusing on real estate. His real estate experiences started about two and a half years ago by networking. He considers himself a professional people person who loves the challenge of embarking on new ventures with new individuals who are ready to invest in the awesome opportunities he has to offer.
Alex got into real estate by surrounding himself with high level entrepreneurs and quickly learned the business side by absorbing valuable tricks of the trade. The business entrepreneurial circle that Alex was in began to grow and he found that more and more people with large amounts of capital were ready to invest. Alex considers himself a "money maker". His services will make you and him money. He has built a reputation in Miami, Florida and now internationally for example in Dubai.
Some of the challenges he dealt with in beginning his business was running into arrogant individuals. "Some of these people were not really as big as they spoke", Alex recalls, "but they did their best and I pushed right through it".
Why should you embark on a business venture with Alex Piniella from Miami, Florida? "His name provides the opportunity of making more money". That's what a lot of people like. If he can make you another 100 million with the 100 million you have to offer, wouldn't you want at least five minutes with him?
Alex Piniella provides awesome investing opportunities for serious individuals with "beaucoup" ( a lot of) money. A lot of brokers and realtors in this business in the US handle properties or assets that are retail or recognized on the MLS. The majority of individuals Alex works with don't want MLS competition. Alex's connections involve off-market and discreet marketing. He had a dream to be recognized as "Alex Piniella from Miami, Florida". If you are interesting in investing opportunities, visit his Facebook page:
Meet this power house of a realtor! Patty started in real estate in the late 1980’s, when she lived in Cambridge Ma. She had left her full-time position as a reporter in Arizona to work as a contributing producer for PBS and WGBH. It was then that she decided to supplement her income by investing in real estate. During that time, her many adventures included getting married, having three children, moving from Boston, lived in: Indianapolis, Tampa and eventually to Weston Florida.
Upon moving to Weston in the late 1990’s with her young family, she continued in and earned income from real estate rental investments. Eventually, she became an environmental reporter for NPR, PBS, the Miami Herald, WLRN and Al Jazeera America, which she really enjoyed.
Life changes then had Patty decide to dedicate herself full time to real estate and work on a book. This was a very difficult decision because she didn’t want to abandon her journalism career. In hindsight, being a journalist enhanced her skills as a realtor in a very positive way. After teaming up with two brokerages, she eventually moved to her current position as a realtor for Real Living Infinity International on Las Olas, nearly two years ago.
Real Living stands out among the best in luxury real estate brokerages. (Winner of 2015 Gallup Poll for best service) This company excels in its use of the latest technology to enhance marketing, sales and listings for our clients. Everything at this company is geared towards making it easy for buyers and sellers to receive the personal attention and top notch professional analysis of the ever-changing real estate market.
Last year, Patty was the highest rated agent (by customers) for the best service award and one of the top three agents in sales. Because of her training as a journalist, she focuses on transparent, consistent communication with her clients and excels in researching properties and values for her customers.
Most of her business comes by referral (happy customers) and for this reason, she goes where her customers need her. She isn’t limited to one area, (although she specializes in the properties near the coast from Hollywood to southern Palm Beach county). She is grateful for the confidence that her previous customers have in her. They know from experience, she will take care of their loved ones or friends in their next real estate transaction. Buying or selling a property can be an arduous task – but it doesn’t have to be. She enjoys helping people, and is very grateful for the opportunity to do so.
On-line marketing has been a very effective tool at bringing her more customers and that’s where working at Real Living is a huge plus. This company is a Berkshire Hathaway company, a subsidiary owned by Warren Buffett and is constantly investing in their agents ability to sell on-line.
Her short-term goals are in the works. She recently bought a condo (Pompano Beach), closer to work and nearer to one of her adult children and the beach. She plans to stay there for two years at least, while her equity grows, and save for another investment. So far, similar properties have already increased in value since she bought this one. But, she knows from her experiences – one can make plans, but life has other plans. With this in mind, she is patiently learning and exploring her options and looking forward to new adventures.
If you’re considering your real estate options, Patty can help you find your ideal property; whatever your goals may be. Real estate investments have been a traditional way to acquire wealth and security in this country. Even in these times of uncertainty, it still is. If you’re wondering about your next step, she is happy to help you make your next real estate decisions easier. To contact Patty, visit her real estate website at:
Juan says “Whether you are looking to buy a condo or townhouse, buy or sell your single-family home, invest in multifamily complexes and need property management services or prefer to perform those functions as the Landlord, we use a high touch philosophy with a high-tech edge.” These guys don’t slack! They use up to date technology and make sure they keep up with current technology, business and local market trends.
We wanted to feature South Florida Properties because we are confident in their credibility – whatever you’re looking for, they will find it for you. They have rapidly growing client base and are expanding their market throughout South Florida.
Instead of expending your energy spending hours researching the internet, looking at homes and qualifying realtors throughout Southeast Florida, call Juan to assist you in creating an awesome reality! He is attentive to your requirements, he has years of wisdom through experience and will entertain you with his wit and charm.
Juan is certified by the National Association of Realtors as a Short Sales and Foreclosure and Broker Price Opinion Resource, a certified REO specialist, and an expert Residential Private Property Management specialist.
As a dedicated family man and serviceman of the U.S.A., he is the embodiment of honor, tenacity and integrity. Hailing from ‘The Bronx’ in New York City, he also brings to the table that certain seasoned “savviness” that is necessary for this type of business. If you’d like to know more about Juan’s Real Estate Properties, you can find him at:
Happy House Hunting!
It’s the Twenty First Century and you know we're in an explosive era of growth. Thanks to the internet (our worldwide connection), generating a real income online - no matter where you live or what you do – is a modern-day convenience. The "9-5" days are over. Creativity is booming; less and less people are "married to their jobs". Presently, our "dream" is all about the lifestyle entrepreneur, who is able to build wealth, travel the world and live life to the fullest from anywhere in the world.
Nevertheless, the digital nomad's lifestyle is not the only thing that's attractive. Being wealthy isn't the end all be all. People want to enjoy quality of life. Don’t you like the idea of being able to pay your bills and have some cash left over at the end of the day, for the pleasures in life? It takes a dedicated person who has strong follow through to accomplish these dreams.
Meet Vince of Milestone Elite, LLC. A young, up and coming entrepreneur that has diligently studied the ins and outs or real estate and investing. He became acutely interested in the real estate market and how that can generate active and passive incomes.
With hours upon hours of dedication to educating himself on everything that needs to be known about investing, Vince embarked on this immensely adventurous journey, when he decided he was fed up with the everyday lifestyle of being a public-school teacher and working for someone else. He knows that his chosen path can help many more people, families and communities than just one classroom at a time. He learned quickly that while success is certainly alluring, he had to develop the wherewithal to experience various hardships, life-altering decisions and possible failures with the goal of creating a life of sheer and utter abundance in the process.
Vince has found that not only does he live in an exhilarating time filled with endless possibilities, but is grateful for the abundant ways his work in real estate has and will continue to impact many people and reap real-time returns.
Some words of wisdom: “You don't get rich overnight. It takes focus, hard work and effort. Life is a constant learning process wherever you are, as we are always evolving. Not many people are learning to accept this. It takes persistence and massive amounts of action. You've got to finish what you start, by seeing things through and pushing past failure, even as much as you want to give up and throw in that proverbial towel. You will get what you focus on most of the time. So, while keeping your goals in mind, you can have everything in life you want, if you help enough other people get what they want.”
For investment opportunities, check out Milestone Elite’s website: http://milestonelite.net
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