This is going to be my 1st blog ever!! Hopefully this is not going to be as bland as I think it is. I just wanted to introduce myself and give you a little background on me and my experience as a Real Estate Agent and Broker. I grew up in Lake Mary Florida with the greatest mom in the world. I do not know where I would be today if it were not for her. After I graduated from High School at Lake Brantley in Altamonte Springs, I left for college in Gainesville Florida at the ripe old age of 18. After going to school for 3 years, I really didn't know what I wanted to do, so I went back and got my Real Estate Appraising License. Well back in 2002, it was a little hard to break into the business, so I took more schooling and received my Real Estate Sales Associates Licence in 2003. Since then, there was no turning back. I first started working at Re/Max Assured in Maitland Florida for the Luckenbach Team. We were the #1 team in Florida for the 2 years I was working there. After 2 successful years working under Barry Luckenbach, I branched off with my best friend Nathaniel Zinno and opened Assist 2 Sell Buyers & Sellers Premier Realty. I was only 25 years old and it was a lot of work. Nathaniel and I were doing great and after 5 months of being opened, we were alreadyin the Top 10% of 500+ Assist 2 Sell offices in the United States. Things were going great and we were listing and selling more than 20 homes monthly. I think things started changing drastically in winter of 2007 or 2008. I really don't remember the year, but I remember how fast the market went from being great to me having more than 80 listings and none of them were pending. After about 8 months of trying to deal with a stagnant market, I bought Nathaniel out of Assist 2 Sell and continued running the office by myself. Nathaniel moved back to Orlando since then to be closer to his family and is a very successful Property Manager with more than 100+ at this time. Market conditions and real estate was very tough and going from making a decent salary to not making much was very difficult and really "eye opening." I had considered getting out of real estate all together, but it was all I knew and I figured I could tough it out. In 2009 I decided that closing Assist 2 Sell was my best option at that time and decided to open Yellowfin Realty. This was a company I really wanted to get started and run with. I love fishing and that is where I came up with the name. The Yellowfin Tuna in my opinion is the strongest and one of the hardest fish to land. I ran that office with Susie and Luke Morris. I started doing BPO's (Broker Price Opinions) for banks back then to make extra money. A BPO is basically a generic Property Appriasal. I was doing more than 250 BPO's monthly for banks and was working 7 days a week, day and night. After working with Yellowfin Realty for 4 years, I decided to sell the company to Susie and Luke Morris and went back and opened up Assist 2 Sell The Eshack Team. After all i have been through in real estate and the maturing I have done over the past couple years, I figured I could come back and push Assist 2 Sell to the local area and do better than I did in the peak of the market. I have been in Real Estate for more than 10 years now and since I got into Real Estate, this has alway been a full time job. When I mean full time, since I have been in Real Estate, I have put in more than 50+ hours weekly and most weeks I am working almost all 7 days. I have closed more than $35million in sales personally. In 2007 I was in the Top 3% of all agents in the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors. I love Real Estate and this has been my passion since I started. This is the only occupation I have ever had and is all I know. I have been married to my beautiful wife Leila for more than 2 years and have 2 beautiful dughters, Iyla and Kira. They are my world and I will work as much and as hard as possible to give them the best!! I love fishing, wakeboarding, the beach, listing weights, and spending time with my family. Alright, I have to start actually working. I hope this was not that boring and if you read this far, I am assuming it was ok. Thanks for reading my blog. I am going to start blogging weekly, if not daily about current market conditions and things going on. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or if you need any real estate help. I have been in the business long enough and dealt with all kinds of situations.
ITS A GREAT LIFE!!