10/2002 to Present Karina Leal, P.A/ Leal USA Realty
Florida Real Estate Broker – Assisting home owners and buyers to find appropriate financing and to sell and purchase their properties, managing rental properties and the business, developing the website, marketing campaigns, participating in events promoted by the Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches, and assisting new agents in closing their own deals (“Graduate of NAR’s Real Estate Professional Assistant Certificate Course”).
Accomplishments: Closed over $ 18,000,000.00 in sales and rented over 50 properties from October/ 2004 until November/2007.
01/2003 to 10/2004 Gulfstream Business Bank
Relationship Banker – Developing new deposit relationships and servicing existing business and personal banking relationships, utilizing strong sales and friendly “people person” skills. Accomplishments: Awarded with the “2 Cubed Award” for the 3rd Quarter of 2003, and 2004, for extraordinary performance and outstanding service. Opened and managed over 300 new accounts, including 80 new banking relationships, with more than $ 20,000,000.00 in assets.
11/2001 to 10/2002 SunTrust Bank
Financial Service Representative (FSR) – Attracted new clients and delivered customized investments strategies to individuals, families, business and institutions, providing superior customer service within the retail branch. Accomplishments: Elected several times the Star of the Week. Elected “Top FSR Producer”. Met over 220% of my yearly goal.
06/2000 to 11/2001 Divegirl USA /PADI – Current Licensed 2006
Diving Instructor – Certified more than 50 divers in Brazil and taught over 30 American students how to be a safe diver.
05/1994 – 05/2000 Skemaluga Real Estate, Brazil
General Manager – Effectively managed a staff of twenty in all functions. Selected and hired future employees. Delegated workload assignments, responsible for staff development, and performance evaluations. Duties included creation of company’s marketing materials (as interactive kiosk, brochure and sell sheets) and promotional releases for magazines, newspaper and television. Developed and updated the Website. Accomplishments:Helped the business to grow, bringing the Real Estate Company from 200 to 750 administrated properties within one year. Successfully managed business at most crucial time. Lead circle of quality teams to streamline operations increasing company’s profitability and cutting expenses.
11/1993 – 04/1994 Chocolate Clothing Businesses, Brazil
Assistant Manager/Salesperson – In a group of 80 stores received “The Best Seller of the Week” award four times. Began as a Salesperson, promoted to Assistant Manager, training new employees on sales and store procedures. Kept records and prepared reports for upper management. Store growth sales in 20% as a result of the sales team training and the supervision of their results.
05/1993 – 11/1993 Autoe Clothing Businesses, Brazil
Salesperson – Helped get business started, customers were very satisfied with our organization, product and services delivered.
Education: Administration and Marketing University, Brazil – ES, Vitoria
- Fluent in English and Portuguese. Intermediate Spanish and basic Italian.
- Florida Real Estate Broker. Proficient in Office 2002, Windows XP and HTML.
- English Composition Course, Palm Beach Community College.
- Public Speech Course, Palm Beach Community College.
- 40 hour Life/Health and Variable Annuity Course.
- Florida Notary. Certified Padi Diving Instructor.