Our guest speaker for the January meeting is Carlos Gutierrez. Mr. Gutierrez is a Colombian born Realtor, Leader, and Speaker. He was the 2016 Residential President of the largest local realtor association in the United States, The Miami Association of Realtors, serving over 45,000 members and one of the youngest in its 95-year history to do so. He has been in the real estate industry for 14 years. He Graduated from Florida International University in 2003, with a bachelor’s degree in International Business and a Bachelors degree in Management Information Systems. He did so through the honors college.
While at F.I.U., not only did he excel in his studies, but also in the face of much opposition from the administrators, he successfully founded and launched the F.I.U Rugby Team. This small legacy continues to this day, as the college team not only continues to exist and compete, but in 2015 they were the #1 team in the state of Florida. He began his real estate career as a lender as well as buying and selling properties for himself. He has been admitted into the Million Dollar Guild through the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing for proven performance in the top 10% price point of the market. In 2013 he created the Gutierrez Group Miami Real Estate, within Keller Williams. He has shown leadership throughout his community through several successful endeavors.
He was a Pillar Trustee of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce and served on both the Real Estate and Law Councils. He serves his community and his country through his voluntary service in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary as an interpreter in 3 languages and as a Flotilla Staff Officer. He is the Founding President of BNI Synergy, Business Network International, and won the “Member of the Year” award for 2012. Carlos has been elected to the 2013 – 2017 Board of Governors of the Miami Realtors Association, the largest Realtor association in the country and also serves as a State Director for the Florida Association of Realtors as well as a Director to the National Association of Realtors. He served as 2014 Realtors Political Action Committee Chairman – which earned him the 2015 Government Affairs Realtor Leader of the year, award.
He serves on Grievance and Ethics panels as well as the Business Technology Committees. While serving as president of the Miami Association of Realtors, he was identified as a real estate expert by the media by contributing over 15 Miami Herald articles, 5 national and local television news interviews, 7 radio interviews for both Spanish and English speaking audiences as well as countless online article mentions. His specialty in real estate is working with Attorneys and their clients who have a legally complex issue that may result in the sale of a home. He has closed many sales as a result of divorce, bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, probate and several other cases with complexities that only he can be trusted to handle. He is trusted by clients, their attorneys and has even been appointed to serve as listing agent by judges and general magistrates. His key to success is contributing to the success of those around him.
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