When I was younger, it seemed like my future was settled; but life always has some very interesting surprises for you. I had a great childhood in Ecuador, with everything a kid could ask for. My parents were both happy and hardworking, my father an engineer and my mother a businesswoman. After high school, I began attending medical school. I planned to be a doctor, and my uncle had a position ready for me at his clinic once I had finished. I thought my path was clear, but there was a fork in the road not far ahead.

At the age of 24, I came to the United States for the first time for a vacation. After visiting both Miami and California, I had fallen in love with the country. The way the US infrastructure was organized was incredible. I couldn’t help but compare it to Ecuador. Back home, I was considered upper middle class; but here, I had barely scratched the surface of opportunity. So I decided to stay!

I did all kinds of odd-jobs while I found my feet, from cleaning a warehouse to selling insurance to delivering pizza. I certainly wasn’t a doctor, but I was building a brand-new kind of life. I earned my associate’s degree and, with my medical background, went on to work at St. Joseph Burbank Hospital as a physical therapy assistant.


Life brought a lot of changes, but none were bigger than the day my first child, Natasha, was born. As I held my daughter in my arms, I realized my new purpose. I had a little one relying on me. There was no more wasting time: it was time to work harder and smarter to provide for her and secure her future.

Before I knew it, I had two more little girls, Victoria and Sofia. At the time, I had reached the peak wage I could achieve at the hospital, which was $17 an hour. I couldn’t raise three kids with that income! So I asked my brother if I could shadow him at his real estate company, where he worked as a loan officer. I would leave my job in Burbank at 4pm and drive to Oxnard to learn the business.

I worked in loans myself for several years. One day, I had some clients ready to buy, and their real estate agent was unavailable. Out of town, on vacation, who knows? Nobody was picking up the phone. My brother suggested I go show the house myself, so I did.



After helping those clients buy their home, I quickly fell in love with that side of real estate. It’s been over eighteen years, but it still makes me so happy to see the look on people’s faces when I hand them the keys.

I would love nothing more than to lend my knowledge and experience toward helping you with your real estate endeavors, but I don’t expect your business simply because of our relationship—I only ask that you take the time to interview me and see if I might be the best agent for you.

Buying or selling real estate is often an enormously important transaction, and the representation you receive from your agent can have significant impact on your results.



It is important for you to choose the person who will do the best job for you, and who is the right fit for your particular needs. I’ve worked hard as a professional to be able to provide the highest level of service, so I mightbe a good choice for you. I want you to know that if you do not choose me, I will never be upset. But if you do, I promise to work diligently to exceed your expectations.

 
Thank you for taking the time to learn about me. When you or someone you know is in need of a real estate agent, I hope you give me the opportunity to demonstrate my services and interview for the job.

 

Sincerely,

Julio Gomez
REALTOR®