I knew I wanted to pursue a career in real estate after flipping a home during my sophomore year of high school for a school project. I thoroughly enjoyed the work, the rewards, and the fulfillment of seeing a happy family living in a project I oversaw. Since then, I have pursued every opportunity to develop my understanding of the real estate industry and strengthen the skill that are vital to a successful career in it. During the summer of 2013 I was an intern at CHRE, whose broker, Cindy Hopkins, CCIM, taught me how to create Broker Price Opinions utilizing data gathered from county appraisal districts, CoStar, Site to Do Business, and the TX Dot website. Under her guidance, I completed more than 10 BPOs, updated her LoopNet account which featured more than 50 listings, and shadowed her when she met with clients. The most important lesson Ms. Hopkins taught me was the importance of going the extra mile. The following summer I obtained my real estate salesperson license which I immediately put to use by signing under Austin City Realty in order to lease apartments in the campus area. I facilitated upwards of 70 leases and 4 sales deal during my time with ACR, grossing over $40,000 in commissions. Working mostly in a self directed and a “figure-it-out-for-yourself” environment, this experience taught me how to qualify leads, follow up with all clients wherever they may be in my sales funnel, and to always, always answer my cell phone. I have now moved back to my home town of Weslaco, located in a region called the Rio Grande Valley, which is on the southernmost border of Texas. I work with Cindy Hopkins, CCIM, andI became brokered myself on 9/10/18. I'm having success breaking into the multifamily trade, and, someday soon, I'd like to own, manage, and develop my own projects. Although I'm young, I'm hungry for success and there's nothing I love more than getting deals done!