Miami Realtor Oscar Arellano had already found success when he decided change careers 11 years ago. After graduating cum laude from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting in 2001 and a Master’s of Science in Taxation in 2003, he secured a position with a prestigious South Florida CPA firm. He was earning good money in a respectable field, but one thing was missing: he wasn’t happy.
“People that know me are actually quite surprised that I went into that career,” Arellano says. “I’m not the kind of person who is comfortable in a dayto- day office desk job setting. I’m a very upbeat and energetic people person. Accounting just wasn’t my style.”
Although it had been merely months since he earned a master’s degree which would have opened up new opportunities in his then-current profession, Arellano left the business to pursue a career in the fast-paced world of real estate—a field which would better utilize his upbeat personality and natural people skills. He soon landed a job at Fortune International Realty, where he remains today as their top producer for their Coral Gables branch.
“I enjoy being out there networking and I love the challenge of negotiating and getting new business on a daily basis,” he says. “When I look back, I’m very happy I made the move 11 years ago.”
Fluent in both English and Spanish, Arellano maintains a constant average of 25-30 listings in areas including Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, South Miami, Brickell, Aventura and Sunny Isles. He leads a team of local real estate professionals who all subscribe to his personal slogan: “I move fast, so you can too!”
“The South Florida market is one that caters to the entire world,” he says. “Miami is an influential, affluent city where you have buyers from every city in the country and from all over the world. We live in one of the most beautiful cities in the entire United States, with great weather, beaches and a vibrant night life. It keeps the market interesting and strong.”
The award-winning work he’s done has led him to several avenues of civil service as well, including involvement with the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and numerous local charities. According to him, the fulfillment he derives from such efforts are substantial, however he still finds no greater joy than in helping firsttime home buyers find that perfect home.
“It’s amazing, helping them make the American Dream — which is becoming a homeowner — come true,” he says. “Seeing couples raise their families in a new property is a wonderful feeling. It’s beyond satisfying.”
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