Interview with Jorge Sariego (@jorge.sariego)


Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

I did a career change in 2012 when I was a General Contractor and I had a mentor who was in the flipping houses business tell me I have great sales skills and he sees that I love helping people out. I gave it a thought and left it as is until I was renovating a historical house in Cambridge, MA when the investor brought in a Realtor and I remember hearing the agent say to my client ” I am in the people business as well on making money business ” I told my dad ( it was a father and son construction company ) he’s good but never put the money in front of helping people. That is how I was raised. Always help someone and never think about money as a payment when helping because blessings come out the blue. Because of that incident I dove into real estate. 10 years and counting still love helping buyers becoming homeowner and sellers reaching their financial goals.

Can you share the most interest in exciting happened to you since you started doing this?

“Most interesting story that has happen to me was in 2016 when I went for a listing pitch in Chestnut Hill for a 2.4 Million Dollar house and the seller loved my presentation while he interviewed 6 other brokers. The last catch was I had to beat him in a game of Chess.

“” Love your pitch and think you can sell this but you need to beat me in a game of chess in order to get the listing. “” My answer was “” Excuse me, are you serious? “” He said “” Yes, I am not fucking around “” So then I agreed to the game. It has been over 20 years since I played chess but my determination of winning helped. It was 3 hours later when I said

 “” Checkmate “” He was shocked, lost of words and exited as well. Till that day that has been the most interesting story I have in Real Estate “

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?

What I do to not burn out is work Sunday- Friday and tune out everything and everyone on my phone ( unless its clients that need me urgently ) on Saturdays. Also I recommend going to the gym early morning and get a good workout to relieve your stress. Stress in Real Estate is very high and a lot of people can’t handle it or have problems how to. Meditate and reading a book for 30 mins can also help with stress.

None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?

I have a long list but will mention a few here. First I have to credit my parents for being such hard workers. They thought me the gift of achieving goals. Secondly I will like to give thanks to my Boston investors who taught me how one can flip a property. If it wasn’t for 2 of them that sat next to me and taught me I wouldn’t have started my flipping business. I will also like to mention Stephen Bowen & Michael Falotico for allowing me join their brokerage when I first started my career. They open a door of huge opportunity  to me without knowing they did. I am super grateful to my better half for always believing in me and supporting my goals. Without her support I don’t think I would be where I am now. Lastly, I have to give a major thank you to Ryan Serhant, Sean McPeak and Jordan March for mentoring me & allowing me to join New York City best Real Estate Brokerage SERHANT. We are a brokerage of tomorrow and changing how business is done globally.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?

I mentor other real estate broker and investor from all over the world. Whether you are in Boston, NYC or in Canada. The power of Social media is amazing. The feeling of helping and mentoring is amazing as well. Beside mentoring I also have a passion to help and teach the under privilege kids in my neighborhood of Dorchester, MA

Do you have a favorite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

I mentor other real estate broker and investor from all over the world. Whether you are in Boston, NYC or in Canada. The power of Social media is amazing. The feeling of helping and mentoring is amazing as well. Beside mentoring I also have a passion to help and teach the under privilege kids in my neighborhood of Dorchester, MA

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

my instagram handle is @jorge.sariego

Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article? 

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