Total Years in the industry: 5
Current company: Sergio Velarde & Associates at Coldwell Banker Global Luxury
Top reason to work with a Realtor:
The average American purchases three to four homes in their lifetime. Even if you double that amount, an experienced agent will easily negotiate 15 to 40 transactions in one year. This experience is invaluable, as complications can lurk around every corner and can result in considerable deficits.
What makes you excited to go to work?
For buyers, I enjoy the hunt and finding my clients their ideal dream home. It keeps me hungry and offers a lot of personal reward, especially with first-time home buyers. When I’m hired by sellers, I love the negotiation process. I use everything at my disposal to leverage my clients into a profitable position. I also love marketing their home and developing creative campaigns so their home stands out from the rest.
What market is still hot right now?
Our beautiful city remains a hot market, as it continues to be a global attraction nationally and internationally. Last year alone, a record-breaking 57 companies relocated or opened offices in South Florida — companies like Citadel, Blockchain.com and Microsoft, to name a few. As Miami remains high on the radar for several companies still looking to relocate, I am genuinely convinced commercial and residential acquisitions are positioned for solid ROI (return on investment) growth. So, if you’re able to acquire either, I truly believe you’ll be happy that you did in just a few short years.
What makes you stand out in this industry?
I’m not your average agent. I’m a professional and expert in the luxury arena. My overall goal is to exceed my clients’ expectations. I offer a friendly demeanor coupled with an eye for detail and excellent negotiation skills. Your home is unique, and it should be marketed accordingly. Hired as your luxury professional, I will develop a creative “360 Marketing Plan” specific to your home. In the end, what I offer my clients is a strong return to their bottom line when selling their investment and a tactical negotiator for their next purchase.