ERIC FIRESTONE, Manager South Miami Office, Mentor
A native to Miami, Eric speaks three languages, English, Norwegian and Spanish.
He attended the University of Miami where he earned his Bachelor's Degree.
Very familiar with Coral Gables, South Miami and surrounding areas, Eric promise is to work diligently and effciently to bring you the global service you deserve, while providing you with local expertise.
As a teacher as well, he ensures that every customer makes the most informed decisions and learns the true meaning of Elite service from listing and beyond.
Eric is the Author of two upcoming books, " The Thruth about Selling Homes for Top Dollar" and " My Proven System for selling Homes Fast for Top Dollar"
Direct line: 305-342-7165
DIRK SAECKER, Director of Commercial Division
Tenured real estate strategist and sales team builder with 15-year record of successful residential and commercial production, Dirk is been involved and achieved success with start-ups companies and leading organizations, developing broad market foundations in multiple South Florida sub markets. Dirk is an accomplished real estate & finance instructor, motivator and organizational developer.
During his career, Dirk managed and trained hundreds of real estate agents in commercial transactions, serviced individual and Institutional Commercial clients, advised on commercial investments and construction projects.
Direct line: 786-853-2325
Born in Argentina Laura is fluent in Spanish and English, and with more than thirty years working in sales she is the natural choice when you are deciding to choose a Real Estate Agent.
Laura decided to get her real estate license after travelling the world for a long time, then she discovered her real passion as a Realtor and she is been enjoyed great success thanks to her good nature and willingness to help other people realize their dreams buying a property. Her persistence and dedication has allowed her to close many deals and succeed in the Real Estate arena.
While she really cares about her clients Laura attention to details and field experience makes her ideal as Mentor for the new Realtors.
Direct line: 305-793-5420
EDEL VALDES, Mentor
Edel is a residential real estate specialist for homeowners or investors.
Born and raised in Havana Cuba where he studied and received a bachelor degree and at the same time working as a tourist host. He moved to Italy, where he worked in the sales and hospitality while traveling all of Europe. During this time, Edel became fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.
Finally, he made his way to Miami where he found his calling, "Real Estate"; the best opportunity to expand all his knowledge and professionalism in the world of Real Estate. This experience also gives him the opportunity to be involved with helping people, which is what he enjoys the most.
He is well known for being very knowledgeable, patient and friendly, but also for his sense of humor, energy and his strength in achieving goals. He will explain everything in an easy to understand manner about this profession.
Direct line: 305-744-1692
EITAN GONTOVNIK, Mentor
Eitan grew up in Huntington Woods, Michigan, which is known as the "City of Homes".
Eitan's interest in real estate began at a young age and he often spent Sunday afternoons attending open houses in his neighborhood. Putting his interest in real estate to good use, he obtained his Michigan Real Estate Salespersons license at the age of 18, prior to going away to college.
Eitan holds a Bachelors Degree in Building Construction Management from Michigan State University, where he also took many classes in Urban Planning.
Eitan moved to Miami in 2007 to attend law school at the University of Miami. He obtained his law licensed attorney in the Florida State and Federal Courts.
Eitan's law practice focused mainly on real estate and bankruptcy, where he has represented a multitude of Fortune 500 companies in state and federal court.
Eitan's background in real estate, construction and law put him a fantastic position to provide knowledgeable, comprehensive and skilled representation to potential clients no matter what their needs may be.
On a personal note, Eitan enjoys traveling, cooking and live music. He is proficient in Hebrew.
Direct line: 248-302-0403
BIENVENIDO "BENNY" TAVERAS, Mentor
Benny is a well-traveled entrepeneur with a background in coordination, managing and production of million dollar events around the country. A committment to client care & satisfaction, a passion for real estate investing and a persistent need to conquerall challenges are some motivations that drive Benny Taveras in to the Real Estate profession, with his reputation of honesty, dependability, and quality service.
For eight years, Benny has been part of the Miami cmmunity, volunterring in Junta Hispana Miami, collegiate recruitment for FIU Iota Alpha, various organizations and by providing charitable contributions.
As a Recruiter and mnetos for Elite Ocean View Realty, Benny brings his experience and knowledge to help other agents starting up in the real estate arena, providing unmatched costumer service, profitable investment opportunities for clients and being the one-stop real estate resource with excellent service, giving peace of mind from start to finish.
Direct line: 917-583-4646
EMANUELE OLIVERO, Restaurant Business Specialist
Emanuele was born in Italy and in the UK before calling Miami his home, in 2004.
Emanuele is highly dedicated to achieve the best and fastest results for his clients through an unparalleled commitment to meticulously analize every situation and find the perfect and quickest solution.
Emanuele specializes in Miami Beach Residential properties and also, he owns a very succesful italian restaurant in South Beach, since 2007. This opportunity, has giving him a very deep knowledge and understanding in the hospitality business allowing him to assist any client interested in starting in this complex industry.
Direct line: 786-312-2602
HENRY PEREZ, Mentor
Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Henry settled in Miami after living in both New York and Sarasota. He has enjoyed various professional life including serving as an Oil Engineer in Venezuela and as an Ind. Engineer on diverse industrial areas. He was also involved in instructional activities at the Simon Bolivar University and UCV, both in Caracas. He obtained a Master degree at Iowa State University, Iowa, USA. After a successful stint in a prestigious overseas enterprise, Henry decided to apply his bevy of financial, marketing, sales, education and experience to his new passions - Miami real estate business.
Henry is bilingual in English, and Spanish and speaks both on a daily basis with his clients.
Henry has trained, assembled and managed a team of real estate professionals to provide personalized and professional services to his clients, which result in repeat client business and referrals.
When Henry has free time, he loves to exercise lifting weights, and other activities. He also enjoys relaxing by the ocean and spending time with his family: Three daughters, three granddaughters, and a grandson.
Direct line: 305-457-7317
FERMIN PASTRANA, Mentor
Former District Manager of a Franchise Company.
Recruiting real estate agents and brokers, supervising their progress, overseeing their contracts and integrating them into our company. Fermin manage their real estate deals and mentor them on how to be successful agents and sustain their business over time. He meet with them on a regular basis to gauge the progress of their knowledge and understanding of the real estate business. Provide information to the agents on real estate that enhances their business pursuits and future goals. Liaise with agents to insure they avail themselves of the tools provided by the real estate industry for them to make their own business grow. Provide consulting to agents when they are having difficulties within their real estate transactions to move forward with success.
Coordinates the selling of short sales and REO's. Areas of experience include Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Pt. St. Lucie, North Carolina and Puerto Rico.
Fermin is fluent in English and Spanish.
Direct line: 305-975-6013