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When Adela Alvarez says that she treasures the joy of helping clients achieve the “American Dream” she speaks from personal as well as professional experience. Adela emigrated from her native Nicaragua to the United States as an adult and began working first in insurance sales and then in international banking. She ultimately transitioned to real estate sales and it was the beginning of her own highly successful American Dream.
“I began working as a real estate agent in 2001,” Adela says. “I love real estate. My dad was an engineer and real estate investor, and I had a lot of early exposure to the excitement of real estate projects and the pleasure investing in homes. When I first started, I worked with a lot of first time home buyers and their joy when they bought that first house was infectious. Even now, more than 13 years on, it still is.”
Patience and persistence, combined with strategic market knowledge and excellent communication and negotiation skills, make Adela the Realtor of choice for a loyal network of clients. ”A real estate transaction is a business transaction but there is a highly personal element to it as well. Sometimes, buyers and sellers just want to know that you are really listening to them and making their goals your priority. In my case, speaking another language – Spanish – really helps my international clients feel comfortable and included in every facet of the transaction.”
Adela is an active volunteer with the Charity Guild of Catholic Women and Hope Clinic International, and serves on the board of Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos. She raises funds for medical missions in Nicaragua and has volunteered as a translator for doctors working there. She recently chaired the first dinner/fundraiser for Fabretto, an organization started more than 25 years ago to educate children in rural Nicaragua.
Adela attended college at the Universidad Autonoma de Centroamerica (UACA). She, her husband and three daughters live in West University. Adela spends rare leisure time with her family and she enjoys spin classes and biking.