We had the good fortune of connecting with Richard A. Garcia and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Richard A., what do you attribute your success to?
I would say is Consistency, because nothing in life comes easy and without work, nothing is granted.
Not all days will be successful and will give you reasons to celebrate, actually most of the days are hard and need you to do your 110% to make it happen.
When I started in Real Estate I was not proud, nor happy about doing it but something inside of me knew that if I did it with consistency I was going to be able to make it.
Every day can be the best day of your life or can be the worst day, it is a matter of understanding that those bad days are necessary to learn, reinvent and get better.
I wouldn’t call it success, I would call it the consequences of the repeated actions I make every day non-stop.
We are in a competitive world and business, if you don’t understand the tricks of every business you will be left out.
Understand your business, enjoy doing what you do, and do it with passion, then everything will take its place.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My business is about Real Estate and Construction advising.
That is exactly what sets me apart form the others, be able to advise my clients from purchase, construction analysis and finance makes me vital for them when deciding in investing or acquiring their property.
I’m proud to say that I have been doing this organically, it started as a side job and now it became my everyday activity.
I have learned that you have to do what you offer to your clients, if you treat your clients as if the deal were for you, they will notice it and will thank you for going the extra mile.
I work a lot with my twin brother, between the two of us we have done more deals that I would have never been able to do by myself. Those that think that can do everything by themselves are wrong. Partnership, relationships and networking are the key to success in everything you do.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I always bring clients, friends and family to the city I enjoy the most, the one where I get to enjoy everyday and work most of the time. “The City Beautiful” Coral Gables, in here you can do pretty much everything you want. From incredible restaurants with incredible chefs, to bars, nightclubs, parks, beaches, golf and everything in between.
After Coral Gables you have Coconut Grove with waterfront restaurants and parks and can’t leave behind Key Biscayne.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First I would recommend some books:
The Power of Broke by Daymond John
The Four by Scott Gaalloway
Also, find a mentor. It doesn’t matter if you can talk directly with that person or not, what matters is to find those people you admire and study them, check what they have done to be where they are right now and then try to do most of what they have done.
I always remember a quote that says “you don’t want to meet your heroes” and it is true, you can have an idea of a person you admire so make sure to do or copy what they have done good, if you can get to meet them one day, make sure you understand we are all humans and we do the best we can, but if you don’t meet them, take with you the best you see on them.
Last, listen to every person older than you, is not that you will do everything they say, but keep in mind whatever they say and always keep it in mind, it might work one day.