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Real Living First Service Realty opens Kendall office

Known for warm, personal service and convenient “one-stop” approach, Real Living First Service Realty has opened its 12th South Florida real estate office in Kendall.

“We are one of South Florida’s most dynamic real estate companies with a team of professionals who share our commitment to the finest customer service,” says Eduardo San Román, president and CEO. “We are right on track with our growth plan, which calls for opening two to three new offices a year for the next five years.”

Led by district manager Leonardo Padrón and sales manager Carmen Elisa Méndez, the company’s Kendall office is located at 10651 N. Kendall Dr., Suite 120. The phone number is 305-270-2288.

“My goal is to make Kendall one of the top offices in Real Living First Service Realty’s South Florida network,” says Padrón, who brings 12 years of experience to his management position. A licensed broker, Padrón headed his own firm before joining Real Living First Service Realty last year as a sales associate.

“We have carefully staffed our new Kendall office with top professionals,” says Armando Díaz, chief operating officer. “With our high commission split, management support, training programs and sales tools we continue to attract highly qualified agents to our company. We believe our 725-plus associates can have it all.”

Real Living First Service Realty is the South Florida hub of a robust nationwide organization that in its services also includes a relocation program and an extensive international marketing program that showcases sellers’ homes to buyers around the world, adds San Román, who founded the Miami company as First Service Realty in 1982 with his wife María. Last January, the company affiliated with Real Living as part of its growth strategy. “We are very pleased with this alliance, which is already helping us deliver results for our sellers and buyers,” says San Román.

For buyers, Real Living First Service Realty offers a full-service approach that includes mortgage loans and title insurance.

“National surveys show that consumers value this ‘one-stop’ approach, which simplifies the complex process of buying a home,” said Díaz. “Our experienced team helps smooth out any bumps in the transaction process.”

Through All in One Mortgage Company, buyers have access to a wide variety of mortgages, including FHA loans that require only a small down payment. Applicants can receive approval within 48 hours, allowing them to move forward with confidence.

The firm is also affiliated with First Service Title Insurance Agency, led by Lydia Esther Balda, executive vice president.

“We can close the transaction at any of our 12 office locations,” says Balda. “That’s another convenience we offer our buyers and sellers. We firmly believe that in today’s market we have to be 100 percent consumer oriented.”

Real Living First Service Realty is part of Brookfield Residential Property Services, which purchased GMAC Real Estate and merged its franchise network with Real Living, a national brokerage company based in Columbus, Ohio. Brookfield is a division of Brookfield Asset Management, Inc., a global asset manager listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges.

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