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Miriam Ivasco

Weston Town Center Office
954.306.7200 Office
954-609-3913 Cell

Fluent in:
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Originally I am from Sao Paulo, Brazil, married since 1984, relocated to North Edison, New Jersey in 1998, and moved to Weston, Florida in 2001.I have a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and most of my work experience is in banking. For twelve years I was employed at Bank Real in Sao Paulo. During these 12 years I went through several areas and positions. My first position was as a clerk and my last position was quality manager and customer service manager. Also I worked for five years at BankBoston as a new accounts manager. Although I was rising in my career, I had to move to USA because of a working opportunity for my husband. I went through the phases  of adaptation in a new country. At the first year everything was new and excited. For instance, I had to go back to school to learn a new language, take care of my house and my kids by myself (no maid, no baby-sitter), cook, volunteer at my kids school, etc. So, my life changed and it was a good thing for me, since I was very tired of working full time with lots of responsibilities.  Then, after a year, a new phase started where I missed my work and my old life. As many of us who are immigrants know, it is very difficult to adapt to a new culture, language, cuisine, etc. But, as the years went by, it became easier and easier. I now, after 17 years, feel part of this country who received my family and me with open hearts.

In my kids’ elementary and middle school years  I couldn’t  have a job, but as soon as my oldest child started high school I went to work for Carnival Cruise lines as Embarkation Representative doing embark (check in)and disembark (check out). I work there for more than 5 years until a friend who started a business asked me to help. Thus, from 2010 to 2012 I was an office manager in his company. In 2014 I started volunteering at Cleveland Clinic and I still do it in my spare time.

Concerning Real Estate, my desire to be a sales agent started when I bought a house in Orlando and brought two new buyers to the developer. The sales person who sold me the house and the two other houses asked me - “why don’t you become a sales agent? You would have earned ($) in commission”.  At that moment I questioned the pros and cons of this business and concluded that it was worthy to get into it. Luckily, I have nice friends in this profession who gave me excellent advice and brought me to the best company in this business which is EWM Realty International.