About Miguel Avila
Why hire Miguel Avila to sell or buy real estate?
For the results he achieves for his clients! As your trusted advisor, his expertise, dedication, and focus will help to achieve your real estate goal. His reputation has been built by his clients whom characterize him as: honest, trustworthy, knowledgeable, responsive, negotiate, caring, and a good listener. Because of this and his work ethic, he is one of the top agents within one of the most reputable brokers in the Greater Washington DC real estate market. Yet, this is about YOU and YOUR needs, not his, and his client testimonials/reviews can do a far better job to explain how Miguel works with his clients.
Client partnership in the real estate process
People who are looking to buy and sell real estate in this area tend to be highly educated, very busy, and want to work with people like themselves. Hence, people need to become familiar with their town's current real estate market, which helps them accomplish their objectives. Miguel brings the information, puts your objectives & interests first, and works towards achieving them. He knows that service to his clients with knowledge, heart & enthusiasm, is the most important thing he can offer.
Why is all of this important for you?
Because buying or selling a home is one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make. The Realtor® you choose plays an enormous role in your success. In this area, Miguel Avila knows the real estate business. He specializes in helping families transition while they sell and buy properties. Miguel's attention to details provides sensitivity to each of your relocating demands.
In the real estate community, Miguel is known by his clients and colleagues for his professionalism, knowledge, integrity, experience and compassion. He has helped sellers realize the best returns on their properties, and buyers find their homes and investment properties. His high energy marketing oriented sales focus, coupled with his effective negotiation skills, has help achieved these results.
Since he will be on your side, you will have a powerful and invaluable resource to help you navigate the challenging road of real estate success. See below more details of Miguel's real estate experience & professional Realtor® designations, past corporate experience, and who he is on a personal level:
Real Estate Experience
For over 10 years, I have helped hundreds of seller & buyer clients realize their dreams, achieve their goals, and have sold over $100MM real estate. This keeps me consistently in the top 5% of all Realtors. In the last 5 years alone, I have helped over 100 clients sell and buy property.
My 2014 seller listing average sold at 98% of list price and in 29 days, versus market average of 96% and 60 days. My seller clients have less inconvenience and take home more money, which is why they refer me to others. My reputation has been built by my clients whom characterize me as: honest, trustworthy, knowledgeable, responsive, negotiator, caring, a good listener, etc. See my client reviews for yourself. I can help you price & prepare your property, Market your home to buyers, get it sold in your timeframe, and make the process as smooth as possible. This is why many of my clients refer to me as their friend and some even call me family, which is the best compliment I can receive.
Besides the experience, Miguel is a strong believer in acquiring the knowledge to excel and do the best possible job for his clients. As such, he has studied well beyond the basic requirements of real estate and attained the following designations:Certified Residential Specialist® (CRS) shows that he has completed advanced courses & demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate. Fewer than 3% of Realtors® nationwide earn this prestigious credential and is known as the highest standard for professional residential real estate.
As a Certified International Property Specialist® (CIPS) designee, he has undergone specialized training to complete international transactions seamlessly and with reduced risk. As a CIPS designee, he has completed study focusing on the critical aspects of international transactions, including: Currency and exchange rate issues, Cross-cultural relationships, Regional market conditions, Investment performance & Tax issues.
As an Accredited Buyer Representative® (ABR), he knows that finding your next home means much more than buying a "house." It means finding the perfect home for you and your family. Miguel knows that it has to feel right. Miguel has moved 17 times in his life, both via his father's military officer career and his past corporate career. He knows many of your concerns, having lived them himself thru 8 purchased homes.
Graduate of the Realtor® Institute (GRI) is the nationwide standard for real estate professionalism and knowledge. This provides Miguel with a competitive edge when he goes to work for you.
Senior Real Estate Specialist® (SRES) demonstrated the necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel clients age 50+ through major financial and lifestyle transitions in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home.
e-PRO this means that Miguel is internet and tech savvy. He uses all the latest technology and information to provide his clients with all available resources to make the right decisions.
Prior to his Real Estate career, Miguel had over 23 years as sales & marketing professional at 6 Fortune 500 companies. He covered the US, Latin America and the Caribbean, with many awards while exceeding goals. Miguel has transferred these skills into his real estate career to help you achieve your goals, and he has the experience to negotiate for your best result. Below are the companies and some of the achievements he had in each of them:Nextel - Reston VA - Marketer that helped create/leverage an alternative credit system & focused marketing strategy growing company subscribers double digits.
Capital One - Tampa FL - Researched and discovered an effective alternative credit system for the new to credit population. Created DM positioning to target better potential credit risk prospects.
Brown-Forman - Miami FL - Developed Latin America tailored Jack Daniels marketing plans for each country growing business within distributors.
Miller Brewing - Milwaukee WI - Developed advertising, sports and music programs that increased sales nationwide.
Gillette - Puerto Rico - Maintained stable sales while increasing price 40% via maintaining a merchandising focus, premium advertising and major consumer promotions.
Procter & Gamble - Puerto Rico - Increased sales 30% behind stronger Safeguard soap advertising claim.
Who is Miguel on a personal level?
Miguel is a married family man that has a loving wife, and two daughters, one that graduated from Boston College and works now in NYC, the other one finished her Masters and works in Paris France. Miguel is also fluent in Spanish, conversant in Portuguese, and achieved his BS from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
He began selling at the age of 11, cutting neighbors yards and Christmas cards door to door. Miguel is also a creator, he thrives on achieving new things. In the 80's he started a Pizza delivery business, while working full-time for Gillette. He has created many new business opportunities in his prior corporate career as well as for his real estate clients.
Miguel has been active in several charitable & cultural organizations in the area and has served on:- McLean Hamlet HOA Director and co-Chair ACC 2006-9
- NVAR Hispanic Realtor Forum & Chair 2006-12
- NVAR Outreach Committee 2006-12
- NVAR Grievance Committee 2010-12
- NVAR Cares 2013-16
- NVAR Technology Advisory Group 2017
- NAHREP MetroDC BoD & Marketing Director 2016
- Governors Square HOA Director & Treasurer 2016, Secretary 2017
Miguel's personal interests lie in history and science and due to having been raised in a military family, and then with his corporate career he has Have lived in: Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, Philippines, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia, & Wisconsin. Travel is one of the best ways to experience history and see what people do with their environment, which is one of the things he likes to do the most. So, additional to where he has lived, he has traveled for work or pleasure to: Alabama, Argentina, Arizona, Aruba, Austria, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, California, Chile, Colombia, Colorado, Costa Rica, Curacao, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, French Guiana, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Honduras, Illinois, Italy, Jamaica, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Martinique, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Nicaragua, Oklahoma, Panama, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Spain, St. Thomas USVI, Suriname, Tennessee, Texas, Turks & Caicos, Uruguay, Venezuela, and, Washington D.C.
Miguel's life experiences, learnings, successes and focus on helping others have yielded an adaptable, caring, capable, knowledgeable and effective marketing and sales real estate professional that can help you sell and buy real estate. So put yourself in Miguel's capable hands to achieve your real estate goals!