We had the good fortune of connecting with Ximena Rosales and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ximena, what role has risk played in your life or career?

I worked in the corporate world for over 17 years and in 2015 I had a professional watershed moment. I had “everything” you can hope for in a good position, including that I had a competitive salary and was applying a great amount of experience and knowledge to my role. But, I was not passionate about it anymore. I felt I had to take my next step.

So, I prepared myself for a year to take the risk and quit and leave behind what I had built in order to plunge into the next chapter of my professional life.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?

After quitting my employer, I had to decide what I really wanted to do. I initially considered focusing my career on the digital ad world but, while that got underway, I started to work as a full time Realtor as I already had my license. I thought that because of my corporate experience, it’d be easier but the reality was I got frustrated as no one guided me as I had grown to expect.

When you work in sales for best-in-class companies as I had, you receive training, a client list and all internal processes are well designed and fine-tuned. I decided to take this new business into my own hands and began to apply my professional knowledge to be more productive through (mostly) free digital resources, and through trial and error, I created the ideal digital Realtor workflow with my own methodology. Not only did it positively impact my own business with clients posting amazing online reviews about my service, other realtors that I had worked on deals with told me the same, saying that the transactions flowed easily thanks to my high level of digital organization. So, I thought it would be a good idea to share my professional know-how with other realtors and I designed a training course to teach a workshop for real estate agents based on success cases. This benefits all of us. After all, each real estate transaction is represented by two parts so if both parts work efficiently, it’s a win-win for all.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?

I would start with going to the beach. I am a beachgoer and know how to have fun under the sun without getting sun-burned.

But Miami is not only about beaches, the sea, and shopping. My family, friends and I have a lot of places that we enjoy:

  1. Walk, listen to nature’s whispers and breathe at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, then order a Bento Box
  2. Dessert at Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant
  3. Drive or walk through the Miami Design District
  4. Visit Wynwood Walls
  5. Enjoy a treat at Vista Restaurant
  6. Take out-of-town visitors on an informal tour through the Art Deco Historic District
  7. Ride my bike down the Miami Beach Boardwalk from 102nd St to South Beach, that’s a long trek!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to dedicate my recent achievements to my husband and my daughter for their support, love and belief in me. Also, my first teacher in Real Estate, Jose Antonio Velasquez, who inspired me to take this step and switch careers. He was not only my mentor but also supported me in helping other realtors through a workshop I created to help them be more productive.

Website: https://www.rosalesmiami.com/

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