Raquel Ramirez is an entrepreneur and seasoned real estate professional with nearly 20 years of real estate and corporate banking experience. She is a proud alumnae of Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart and Florida International University, from where she obtained a Business Management & Entrepreneurial degree.
In 2004, she founded her first company Investment Worx, Inc. – a private, real estate service and investment firm. A few years later, she joined the banking industry and spent seven years working as a corporate banker during the Great Recession. As a banker, she helped build and manage the Special Assets Division at two banks – The Bank of Miami, NA and Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust – where she drafted policies, procedures and sales strategies for all short sales and foreclosure transactions and successfully managed the disposition of hundreds of millions of bank-owned assets. Having navigated through the largest economic and real estate collapse, she realized that most consumers had not been equipped with sufficient information when purchasing or selling their homes. In dealing with the threat posed by market volatility, she identified the need for professionals with an in-depth knowledge (of) and a genuine passion for real estate. She rejoined the real estate industry in 2013.
Her unique experience sets her apart amongst her peers, as she actively consults with all of her past, present and future clients on all matters real estate. Perhaps her strongest skill is the ability to communicate effectively. This unique combination of skills and experience allows her to provide information, consultation and clear guidance to all of her clients so that they can comfortably make informed decisions. She enjoys working with first-time homebuyers, US military servicemen and women and first responders, and although she works with a variety of customers at all stages of their lives, she specializes in providing service to those enduring hardships as well as divorcing couples. She’s held leadership roles in various organizations throughout the years and currently serves as Assistant Director at The National Association of Divorce Professionals in Coral Gables. All in all, she has an unwavering commitment to quality and people and works tirelessly to serve buyers, sellers and other professionals with integrity and a sincere eagerness to help them reach their goals.
Under her leadership, Featured Properties International strives to deliver results that are generated from sound advice, creative marketing strategies and top notch service that stems from the company’s core values: integrity, tradition and excellence.
On another note, Raquel has been entering homes and observing lifestyles for nearly two decades. Although, most of her experience consists of analyzing, underwriting, marketing, consulting, staging and selling real estate throughout South Florida, her interests, skills and talents are widespread, bleeding into the most influential and creative aspects of home life. She has a keen instinct for consumer behavior and thrives on enriching the lives of people by enhancing the spaces around them, which is why she obtained an Interior Design Certification from the University of Miami. Raquel is mostly inspired by nature and believes we all function at our best when our surroundings mirror our real interests.
She is fully bilingual and therefore speaks, reads and writes in both English and Spanish. She leads an active lifestyle and enjoys traveling, adventure-seeking, dancing, watching movies and engaging in intellectual conversations. She’s also a professional writer with a passion for all things cinema. You’re welcome to follow her on Instagram @cinemaddict_reviews where you can check out her movie reviews.
“Raquel is one of the best and most professional brokers I have ever met in Miami (and I have dealt with many…) I am 110% convinced that she will be very helpful and you will be extremely happy with her services! I am recommending her with three thumbs UP!”
“My husband and I used the services of Ms. Raquel Ramirez when looking to buy a home for our family. We’re so pleased to say that she is an absolute professional! Her work is extremely detailed, she is clear with her communication and she is always available to help. My husband and I never felt alone. We were also confident that we were able to select from the best properties available within our budget. I would gladly refer her to anyone and everyone I care about.”
“We recently worked with Raquel on the sale of a property. Not only did she sell it in record time but was able to obtain a higher price than we anticipated. As with most real estate transactions, last minute issues arise that sometimes delay or impede the closing. Her ability in dealing with such issues surpassed our expectations. Raquel is a true professional, and we would not hesitatedealing with her in the future!”
“Raquel, it is with great pleasure that I write this letter to thank you and your Featured Properties International team for all your dedicated hard work in selling my two properties in Homestead, Fl. A simple thank you doesn’t even begin to cover my appreciation for your unwavering support and efforts. Where other agencies failed you succeeded. I hope this narrative will in some small way convey my appreciation and belief that you are a consummate professional and an outstanding Realtor.
The selling of both my properties (Oct 2013 and the other in Nov 2015) were riddled with complications due to the market and my then recent divorce. Dealing with four mortgage/lending institutions, the geographical separation regarding my ex-wife who lives in Texas, and issues regarding “short sales” in general would have proven too much for someone less competent but you pushed through those challenges and got the job done. It was obvious during our first meeting that you understood the market and requirements from both the real estate and mortgage perspective. That cannot be said of most of your contemporaries. You were tenacious but professional and courteous in your dealings with all agencies (and admittedly me when I owed you supporting documentation). I never felt uninformed even when things got complicated.
As a retired military member and now working for the federal government, I know what it takes to plan and execute a successful mission. It is no exaggeration to say that without your deliberate planning and decisive actions these homes would not have sold! Without hesitation I would seek you out again concerning all my real estate needs and unconditionally recommend you as you are “simply the best” Realtor I’ve ever had the privilege to work with.
Best wishes to you and continued success in all your endeavors!”