About Me


Not Your Typical Realtor. Not Your Typical Realtor Bio.

You loathe typical real estate agent bios. Who doesn’t? Let’s face it, they are boring! So rather than bore you to tears I am going to try a novel approach. If I don’t answer any question you have feel free to contact me and I will be happy to answer it for you.

Why should I hire you to help me buy or sell property in and around Oakland Park?

I have lived in Oakland Park for 33 years alone and another 6 years I lived in Fort Lauderdale. That is a total of 39 years of local knowledge and experience. On top of that I am an avid learner, constantly studying our market, and specific neighborhoods. I know our real estate market intimately and that knowledge makes me a powerful ally in helping you buy or sell property in Oakland Park.

I will admit, I do not and cannot know everything, but you can bet your bottom dollar that if I don’t know something I will find out for you. After all I was a professional researcher and teacher before I became a Realtor®, finding things out is one of my strong suits!

Besides being your local Oakland Park real estate expert, I pride myself on taking excellent care of my clients. To me real estate is not just about buying and selling, it is about helping others first. The buying and selling is just part of the process of helping.

But don’t take it from me! Here is what some of my client’s have said :

“Desiree was very knowledgeable, and helpful. The fact that she spoke Spanish was helpful because the other agent did not speak English. She was professional and very thoughtful of me as her client. It is clear that she not only loves what she does but that she cares about her clients too. I have and will continue to recommend Desiree to my friends and family”. CCrowley – Zillow.com

“To work with Desiree was the best decision I made when I decided to sell my house and buy my condo. Reliable, trustworthy, efficient, knowledgeable and much, much more. She went above and beyond to what I would expect from a realtor. Professional excellency defines her performance. I would recommend her without any reservations”. RDahma – Zillow.com

See more of my client reviews at Zillow.com and RealSatisfied.com.

Will you return my calls, texts and emails?

Yes, always. I have heard from clients that eventually worked with me that one of their greatest frustrations was lack of communication. I get tons of calls, texts and emails each day. I am constantly connected to my phone and computer in order not to miss anything. If I can’t answer you right away, I will get back to you as soon as possible. If it is an emergency, let me know and I will make it priority to contact you.

What kind of Realtor® are you?

It all depends on your perspective. If you ask agents who have stood between my clients and their real estate goals, they’ll probably agree that I am pretty pushy. My friends and family think I wear angel wings and live on a cloud. Those are the two extremes, and most people’s opinion falls somewhere in the middle.

Here’s what I can tell you: I’m honest, frank and sincerely care about my clients. I take pride in being approachable and friendly. If you have a real estate question, call me, I am happy to answer it. Being loyal to my family and friends is part of my DNA, I don’t know how to be any other way. When you are my client you become one of those people to whom I am loyal and which I pledge to faithfully represent.

Working on a real estate deal has a lot of ups and downs, and we may not always agree but I will always be loyal and treat you with honesty and respect. That is who I am at my core and that is the kind of Realtor® that I am.



Do you have experience doing exactly what I need?

Tell me what you need and I will tell you if I am the right Realtor® for you. If I can’t help you, I will tell you I am not the right professional to help you. While I may be in the “sales” business, doing right by people and really helping them is what matters most to me.

What kind of work are you really good at?

On a personal level, I’m pretty good at cooking (I make a mean picadillo Cubano!), I pick up languages quickly, I am a pretty good photographer, and great with technology.

On a professional level, I can tell you I am (a/an)

  • Great Listener
  • Detail Oriented
  • Skillful Communicator
  • Extremely proficient with technology
  • Articulate Writer
  • Astute Negotiator
  • Problem Solver
  • Critical Thinker
  • Polyglot Negotiator. I am fluent in 5 languages : English, Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian

Some of my real estate related accomplishments include :

One of my greatest accomplishments in real estate is making sure my clients are extremely satisfied.
  • Extremely satisfied clients
  • Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) Designation
  • E-Pro Designation
  • C2EX (Commitment 2 Excellence) Candidate
  • Continued professional development
  • Real Estate blogs published in English, Portuguese and Spanish in order to connect with a majority of South Florida residents


More About Désirée Ávila, M.A., P.A., Realtor®

Désirée Ávila has called Oakland Park her home for over 33 years. In addition to writing and publishing LivingInOaklandPark.com about her local community, Désirée publishes, DesireeAvila.com (real estate website & blog), the Jornal Online do Mercado Imobiliário da Flórida, JOMIFlorida.com, a Portuguese language real estate blog and the Diario Online del Mercado Inmobiliario de la Florida, DOMIFlorida.com, a Spanish language real estate blog. Désirée was an award winning teacher for 10 years and has a doctoral level education in Educational Technology. She is currently a licensed Florida Realtor® and is committed to a high-level of professionalism and to helping others with their real estate endeavors through education. Désirée is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian.

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