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  • MIAMI Commercial & Expo to Explore Industry Trends and Opportunities

    Oct 17, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of Realtors Commercial (MIAMI Commercial) will present its 18th annual Commercial Conference & Expo on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Five panels and sessions with more than 15 speakers will analyze the latest trends and opportunities in the South Florida commercial real estate market.
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  • MIAMI Realtors to Showcase South Florida Real Estate at Paris Expo

    Oct 11, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) along with partner association FNAIM Gran Paris will again promote South Florida’s lifestyle and real estate market at one of France’s largest property showcases, Salon National de L’Immobilier, on Oct. 12-14 in Paris. MIAMI will make several South Florida market presentations at the expo, which is expected to attract 7,000 visitors and 70 exhibitors.
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  • Delegates from Six Countries Confirmed for MIAMI International Real Estate Congress

    Oct 10, 2018
    Delegates from six foreign countries have confirmed their participation for the 24th annual MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) International Real Estate Congress on Oct. 28-30 at the Biltmore Hotel. MIAMI will announce more participating countries soon as it prepares to host the international real estate event of the year, attended by more than 300 real estate professionals.
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  • Total Miami Home Sales Jump Double Digits in August 2018

    Sep 20, 2018
    Total Miami-Dade County home sales surged 13.3 percent year-over-year in August with single-family homes and condominium markets posting double-digit gains as total luxury sales, median prices and dollar volume increased, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Colombia Continues to be Top Country Searching for Miami Homes

    Sep 17, 2018
    Colombian consumers registered the most international web searches for Miami homes in June, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI). Colombia registered 12 percent of all international searches on MIAMI’s portal, www.MiamiRealtors.com, in June 2018. Colombia has led the rankings for seven consecutive months.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Showcase South Florida Real Estate at Brazilian Convention

    Sep 14, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) promoted South Florida real estate at one of Brazil’s largest real estate events, the Secovi-SP Convention, on Aug. 26-28 in São Paulo. Secovi-SP, Latin America’s largest trade union, was MIAMI’s first of 178 foreign partner associations worldwide.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors Raises Money for Palm Beach’s Center for Child Counseling

    Sep 13, 2018
    The Young Professionals Network of the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) donated about $7,560 to the Center for Child Counseling in Palm Beach Gardens from proceeds raised from their annual Battle of Bartenders event.
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  • South Florida Office Dollar Volume Surges in 2Q 2018

    Sep 04, 2018
    South Florida office dollar volume rose to its highest value in the past three quarters, according to the new 2Q 2018 The Quarterly Report – South Florida Commercial Real Estate released by data firm Vizzda (Visual Data) and the MIAMI Association of Realtors Commercial (MIAMI Commercial).
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  • Miami Existing Condo Sales Continue Upward Trend in July

    Aug 22, 2018
    Miami-Dade County existing condominium sales increased year-over-year for the fifth time in the last seven months as median prices rose for all properties in July 2018, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Miami Realtors to Exhibit at Colombia’s Largest Real Estate Expo

    Aug 09, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will again promote South Florida’s lifestyle and real estate market at Colombia’s largest property showcase, El XII Gran Salón Inmobiliario – Feria Internacional, starting today through Sunday, Aug. 12 in Bogotá, Colombia. MIAMI will make a South Florida market presentation at the 13th annual expo, which is expected to attract 30,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors.
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  • Miami Condominium Sales Rise in 2Q 2018

    Aug 08, 2018
    Miami-Dade County existing condominium sales surged 5.6 percent in 2Q 2018 as median prices for all properties rose for the 26th consecutive quarter, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors Collect School Supplies for Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County

    Aug 06, 2018
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) collected $800 worth of school supplies for Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County children during its annual school supply drive.
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  • Colombia Continues to be Top Country Searching for Miami Homes

    Jul 24, 2018
    Colombian consumers registered the most international web searches for Miami homes in April, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). Colombia registered 12.2 percent of all international searches on MIAMI’s portal, www.MiamiRealtors.com, in April 2018. Colombia has led the rankings for five consecutive months.
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  • Luxury Sales Continue to Rise while Limited Supply in Lower Price Points Results in Fewer Sales, Increased Prices

    Jul 23, 2018
    Miami-Dade County luxury real estate sales continue to increase while lower price points experience strong demand and limited supply, resulting in price increases countywide, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Colombia Continues to be Top Country Searching for Miami Homes

    Jul 09, 2018
    Colombian consumers registered the most international web searches for Miami homes in March, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). Colombia registered 11.9 percent of all international searches on MIAMI’s portal, www.MiamiRealtors.com, in March 2018. Colombia has led the rankings for four consecutive months.
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  • South Florida Multifamily Transactions, Prices Rise in 1Q

    Jun 26, 2018
    South Florida multifamily real estate transactions jumped 8.5 percent year-over-year in 1Q 2018 and per-unit multifamily prices increased in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, according to the new 1Q 2018 The Quarterly Report – South Florida Commercial Real Estate
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors Collect 364 Pounds of Food for Needy Palm Beach Residents

    Jun 25, 2018
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) collected 364 pounds of non-perishable food for the Palm Beach County Food Bank in April as part of its annual JTHS-MIAMI’s “Move for Hunger” Food Drive.
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  • Colombia Leads Countries Looking for Miami Homes in February

    Jun 25, 2018
    Colombian consumers registered the most international web searches for Miami homes in February, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). South Florida remains the most-searched U.S. market by international consumers and a top-five market for homebuyers in the world’s six largest regions, according to February data.
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  • Miami Luxury Home Sales Jump in May 2018

    Jun 20, 2018
    Total Miami luxury home sales rose 24.1 percent year-over-year in May as existing condominium sales rose for the second consecutive month, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Miami Realtors Join Chapman Partnership to Feed Homeless

    Jun 18, 2018
    Continuing its changing communities initiative, MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) members and peers again fed dinner to 500 homeless residents on June 14 at the Chapman Partnership’s Downtown Miami Homeless Assistance Center.
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A Family that sells Real Estate Together, Stays Together

by | May 15, 2017



By Chris Umpierre

MIAMI Staff

 

Even as he excelled in Hialeah youth baseball leagues and later as a Hofstra University (N.Y) first baseman, Alberto Carrillo knew his life would return to real estate.

When you’re a Carrillo, it always does.

Alberto’s mother, Maria, is a 30-year Miami Realtor and one of the most successful in the industry. Alberto’s father, Pedro, is a lender and mortgage broker. Alberto’s older brother, Pedro, is a New York City commercial Realtor.

“Real estate is in my blood,” Alberto said. “It’s what we do.”

The 35-year-old Alberto might be new to the profession, but his real estate acumen and community service is making his family proud. The 2017 MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) Young Professionals Network Chairman, Alberto runs RelatedISG International Realty’s downtown Miami and South Beach offices.

Alberto is known for helping new agents succeed. He mentors Realtors at his firm and volunteers countless hours to MIAMI YPN, which hosts training seminars, networking events and presentations for individuals new to the industry. It is an important MIAMI council. Nationwide, 87 percent of agents nationally leave the industry within five years.

“Since we started in real estate a few years ago, we know how hard it is to make it,” Carrillo said. “MIAMI YPN looks to make it easier for Realtors to succeed. There are growing pains as you go into any new industry. What we want to do is let new agents know, ‘Hey, you’re not alone.’”

 

Chasing the Baseball Dream

Before he started selling homes, Alberto was busy smashing home runs. As a boy growing up in baseball-crazed Hialeah in the early 80s, you couldn’t escape baseball.

“Baseball was it for him. He loved it,” Maria Carrillo said. “I never thought he or his brother would take the real estate road. Never.”

Miami’s Hialeah neighborhood has the highest percentage of Cuban and Cuban-American residents of any city in the United States (74 percent of the population) and Cubans love baseball.

A tall first baseman/pitcher, Carrillo stood out in the Hialeah youth baseball leagues.

Hialeah is known for producing baseball talent. Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez, Baltimore Orioles star third baseman Manny Machado, Detroit Tigers Alex Avila and Kansas City Royals left fielder Peter O’Brien grew up in Hialeah.

Alberto played at Florida Christian School in Miami before playing one year at Hofstra University on Long Island, N.Y.

 

Joining the Family Career

Even as he excelled in baseball, Alberto kept an eye on real estate. His first job was in a real estate office. Alberto was just 15 years old when he worked at his mother’s real estate office.

His job was to map out the locations of his mother’s appointments. The office used MLS Passport, an obsolete system (“Oh, no. I’m dating myself!” Alberto said.)

He’d confirm appointments with clients and even travel with his mother to some. He’d see how happy buyers would get upon seeing a potential future home.

“It was a cool experience to be there to see how happy and how nervous people get as they researched their biggest investment,” Alberto remembered.

When his mother opened a brokerage in 2005, Alberto decided to fully immerse himself in the industry. He got his real estate license and was off showing homes to clients.

Meanwhile, his brother was doing the same thing in another major city. Pedro graduated from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., before launching his commercial real estate career in New York City.

Yes, the Carrillos have New York City and Miami real estate covered.

“We’re taking over the world,” Alberto said with a laugh. “Now, we just need Los Angeles.”

 

A Mother and a Role Model

No matter how successful Alberto and Pedro are in real estate, they still trail their mother.

Maria Carrillo — who holds the Certified Residential Specialist designation earned by fewer than 3 percent of Realtors — is one of South Florida’s top producers. She had 52 transactions in 2016.

“No way are we going to catch her,” Alberto said with a laugh. “She works harder than we do. We’re working on it, though. We’re building our database so eventually we will. But for the time being we’re going to let her have her shine.”

All joking aside, Alberto said his mother inspires him every day. Maria Carrillo serves on the 2017 MIAMI Residential Board of Governors and is the person who set the example for Alberto to donate his time to the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI).

“I’ve been blessed by this industry and it’s one of the reasons why I’m so active in our board,” Maria Carrillo said. “I feel I have this responsibility to this business that has been so good to me and my family. Alberto and his brother share that. It makes me proud because giving back is important.”

The family, believe it or not, rarely talks about the market.

Alberto said he often travels to New York City to visit with his brother. He marvels at how they took different paths to the same industry.

“I don’t know if my parents intended to pass real estate to their children, but it happened and we love it,” Alberto said.

 

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CARRILLO BIO

Name: Alberto Carrillo

Board position: 2017 MIAMI Association of REALTORS® YPN Chairman

Employment: Sales manager for RelatedISG International Realty

Achievement: Named to manage RelatedISG International Realty’s South Beach and Edgewater offices

Did you know? Alberto played baseball one year at Hofstra University on Long Island, NY

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Getting to Know Our MIAMI Leaders is a project by Chris Umpierre highlighting the 2017 presidents and chairmen of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS®. The leaders are: Chairman of the Board Christopher Zoller, Residential President Christina Pappas, Commercial President José María Serrano, Broward President Ellen R. Mitchel, Young Professionals Network Chairman Alberto Carrillo and JTHS-MIAMI President Lynne Rifkin.

 

Read all the profiles at www.miamire.com/MiamiLeaders

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