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About Ricardo Mello
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Ricardo has been in sales his entire life. Growing up in a retail family in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Ricardo took to sales at a very young age. At 14 years old, he was undoubtedly the youngest (and unofficial) salesperson at a local Ford dealership. Ricardo studied Marketing in college and continued selling for his family business until arriving in New York City over 12 years ago. Upon arriving in NYC, Ricardo first did what he knew best – sell fashion, but he quickly transformed his career into that of high-end real estate sales.
Ricardo's enthusiasm and drive quickly propelled him in this fast paced business, selling 8 apartments during the first two months he was in the business. His drive led him to join Prudential Douglas Elliman where he excelled to the President's Circle – the top 3% of all Prudential agents nationwide out of a total of over 50,000 agents.
During the past five years, Ricardo has really has become a foreign buyer expert, focusing his time and energy on foreign buyers, who have unique needs and wants and who are underserved by other agents that don't truly understand the issues facing a foreign buyer. At his clients' urging, he became licensed in Florida, where he has been in the business since 2005, and now sells in both markets.
Ricardo has sold New York City and Miami real estate to foreign buyers of many different nationalities including:
Belgian, Dutch, French, Italian, Swiss, Spanish,
Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, Luxembourgish,
German, Greek, Chinese, Singaporean,
Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Mexican,
Chilean, Colombian, Argentinian, and, Brazilians.