Let me tell you a personal anecdote:
My older brother, who at that time acted somewhat like my tutor or adult responsible over me since I was still a minor and needed authorization to be able to perform inside the clubs,
suggested that I should also perform during the week if I really wanted to continue with my musical career.
Most probably he did not do it on purpose but it was one of the best pieces of advice via imposition he could have ever given me.
In 2008, in one of those gigs during the week that also guaranteed my personal, work and economical stability, the seed of the REALTOR that is now writing this story is being sown.
Idealista.com was from 2008 till 2012 my school, my job and my home.
Every Friday we had our weekly meeting. In one of these meetings during the mortgage and therefore real estate crisis, in a situation where nothing was being constructed and unemployment rising nationwide, Eduard, the then Commercial Director, offers us a new section for the bravest of us who wanted it, the section of “brand new construction”.
The constant murmurs, where no one was raising their hand and our continuous looks to one another wondering “who will be the unfortunate man to “carry the burden”.
Call it madness, unconsciousness, inexperience or whatever you please, but I raised my hand. I thought if this portal has many clients and I am the only responsible for this section, no matter how little buildings we build I will have all the clients, so I didn’t hesitate.
Thanks to that contained madness I have the pleasure to be the first New Construction advisor of the most powerful real estate portal in the country.
Like everything in this life, 2012 finished and I decided to disembark in Sitges, my home town which has my heart stolen and where I have the feeling of being on holiday permanently.
At 29 and with an overflowing energy, I needed to channel all this potential and not waste it, I needed to find that inspiration that accompanied me through the years of my musical career.
One good day the opportunity came to take over the area of commercial marketing in a local real estate agency, and there I went. I was happy and satisfied to be able to continue in the real estate sector, and on top of that in my own home town.
Those were 4 very intense years. The then owner of the agency, a British woman with the personal objective of an early retirement, had in mind the idea of transferring a certain percentage of the agency to me so my role would become greater within the organizational chart and thus slowly substitute her. But this was too good to be true and never fully worked out.
I didn’t let it become a problem to me, it was one more experience for me and I continued my quest for my What and my Why, searching my inspiration.
On a spring night, my wife, whom I owe an everything in this life and gave me the best gift for which I will be eternally grateful, my son Cesc, proposed to me (knowing my entrepreneurial DNA) to offer a service to clients on my own. After all, “Frank” was “Frank from Sitges”, that empathic young man, friendly and with little similarity to a typical commercial agent who wears a suit and tie, a classic commercial to whom many clients would call to ask for advice, guidance or a simple recommendation on a location and/or their offers on hostelry.
I must admit and I do that the first time I heard my wife suggesting this idea I couldn’t see it very clearly, it was something I never thought of or even visualized, therefore my first reflex was an “I don’t know…”
The next morning, I decided to listen to my wife and therefore happy and with confidence I began to visualize the possibility of helping with my services the clients that may need me.
After analyzing the market, studying the viability of the project and judging where I could really help, we decided to give life to “frankstiges Realtor”.
The decision was made and with a lot of excitement, so I committedd myself to being the best option for my clients. I studied from the best, started to train myself and understand that this sector was much more important than I thought.
In the US the Realtors are considered like doctors, teachers, professional firemen and police, the society there acknowledges and in a certain way rewards with their respect the preciseness that is taken into account by an agent to be able to manage one of the most important decisions of a client.