MV Real Estate, LLC - Though born in Colombia, Martha spent her childhood in New York before she and her family moved to the Tampa Bay area. Growing up in a tight Latin family taught her core values of integrity and passion for what you do in life. Those values and her upbeat personality are evident in every client interaction, whether they are buying or selling a home. She got her first taste for real estate when she bought her first condo at the tender age of 19 years old. Once she closed on the condo, she began interning with the realtor who sold her the property to learn more about the real estate market. From there she gained more knowledge through her work at Coldwell Banker before opening a firm, V & V Real Estate, with a partner. Martha and her partner changed their business model during the recession to focus on property management, creating The Elite Investor Program. The program targeted northern and international clients who would buy low income homes and hand the details of the deal over to V & V Real Estate. They would handle everything from financing to the property management. She also oversaw a large staff of employees and agents as a broker manager.