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Miami's Hottest Brokers Day 2, Round 2: Goldstein & Azenha

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Welcome to Day 2, Round 2 of Miami's Hottest Brokers. Introducing the men:

Alexander Goldstein, of Sotheby's International Realty

Q What's your best advice for buyers and renters?
A The best advice I would offer to a buyer as well as a renter would be to work with an agent who knows the area you are considering like the back of they're hand. Expert market knowledge is critical.

Q What's the strangest or funniest thing to ever happen to you as a broker?
A The strangest thing that has ever happened to me on the job would have to be during a showing when the buyer who was my client, made a joke about purchasing the home only if he could purchase the german shephard that was there. The owner replied with a straight face " that's no problem - ill sell you the dog.". Long story short - my client did not buy the home. Only in Miami.

Q What did you do before you were a broker? What happened with that?
A Before entering the high end real estate business - I was still in college. I triple majored in business, international politics, and psychology at the Pennsylvania State University. I had an extremely diverse and broad education which helped me tremendously in this business. You never know what your gonna come across in real estate in Miami.

Felipe Azenha of Cervera Real Estate.

Q What's your best advice for buyers and renters?
A Buyers: Buy into a great neighborhood, not a great house. Renters: I don't do rentals.

Q What is the strangest / funniest thing that's ever happened to you as a broker?
A Getting nominated for Curbed Miami's First Annual Hottest Broker's Contest.

Q What did you do before you became a broker? What happened with that?
A I'm a part time broker. I work full time as a Relationship Manager for HSBC Private Bank. Just graduated from the University of Miami with a Masters in Real Estate Development and Urbanism. I also run my own real estate blog: Miamiurbanist.com and write for Transitmiami.com. And I did a two year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala.

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