Jose Ibarra was born and raised in South Florida. His family owned a real estate brokerage firm and built over 20 houses in various residential areas of Miami, which gave him early on the opportunity to gain knowledge of the industry. His current work in the home construction business gives him a cutting edge and enables him to provide a more integrative approach to the real estate transaction. Jose is driven and enthusiastic about finding his customer's dream home or an ideal investment property. He has marketed and sold out numerous multi-million dollars single family homes and is experienced in choosing homes that will compliment his client's lifestyle. Jose loves spending time with his family, nature walks, and showing his clients the best that Miami has to offer.
I grew up in Los Angeles, California and graduated from the University of Southern California. Go Trojans! In graduate school, I refined my marketing abilities by undertaking rigorous courses focusing on public relations, strategic marketing and advertising. Early in my career, I began as an agent for a national insurance company, and quickly found my niche for sales. Perseverance and tenacity garnered numerous sales awards including top producing agent for the State of Florida. These accolades bolstered my credibility and portfolio; thus they helped me secure executive management positions within national companies in both the domestic and international markets. I was responsible for product marketing, market research, contract negotiations, strategic planning, and territory and sales expansion. After a laudable career in this field, I yearned for my own business in sales. I entered the Miami real estate market years ago not only for its dynamic, challenging fluctuations but for its need. Everyone needs a home to sell or buy. As a Miami Realtor, I take profound pride in helping clients navigate through a series of perplexing Miami real estate transactions so they find what they want without any unnecessary and unbearable stress. When it comes to selling a Miami home, I’ve taken my drive, and converted it in to pro-active measures. From the first day the Miami house for sale is listed, I’m engaged in an aggressively strategic marketing campaign designed to swiftly move the property from For Sale to Sold. It is because of my prior experience in sales and marketing that my attitude and skills have successfully translated well as a Miami Realtor.
Always has had a passion for houses, construction and design but it wasn't until 2013 that she made the career move that allowed her to embrace her love for real estate. Her dedication and commitment to her clients separates her from the others. She's devoted to her buyers and sellers and works for them 100% with their best interest at heart. She's lived in Miami all her life and her knowledge of the city has become invaluable in helping her buyers find the perfect home. She's been acknowledged by other agents for her great customer service, consistent communication, strong attention to detail and ensuring a positive experience to all parties involved. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Florida Realtors and the Miami Association of Realtors.
Launching her career in 1990, Melva began as a paralegal of a Real Estate Law firm. She worked closely with attorneys on foreclosures, purchase contracts, and short sales. In 2002, Melva successfully ventured into the housing industry by working in the sales side of mortgage lending where she helped buyers to get approved for mortgage financing. In 2007 Melva ventured into a career in real estate sales. As a Florida native, her knowledge of the neighborhoods throughout South Florida has become invaluable in helping match the needs and wants of buyers and sellers. After years as a realtor, she was inspired to open her own real estate brokerage where she successfully mentored a team of agents and gained recognition as a luxury broker. Finally, she currently leads the Fine Homes & Estates luxury division for Century21 Yarlex International Realty. Her focus is to provide high quality, concierge-type service. Her dedicated team of sales agents assist clients with all of their real estate needs. With years of combined knowledge in every aspect of the real estate industry – from negotiation and financing to selling and purchasing – Melva Garcia works to make her clients' experience smooth and seamless.
Michael J. Alvarez is Vice President and Partner at Bentrust AIB, LLC, a full service Insurance and Risk Management Firm located in Miami, Florida. Michael handles the day-to-day operation for the Property & Casualty Division. As a 1999 graduate from the Risk Management & Insurance program at Florida State University, he brings professionalism and extensive knowledge of insurance Products and the Market. Michael is currently an active REALTOR with CENTURY 21 Yarlex International Realty, leading his team and representing buyers and sellers on a day-to-day basis. Every transaction, he believes, is always about his customer, s an important part of his role as a realtor. Passionate to his craft, he continuously seeks to stay ahead of the game when it comes to market education and trends.