Raul brings over ten years of experience in marketing, managing and helping human beings buy and sell residential real estate. Before becoming a full-time real estate agent, Raul had the pleasure to serve as a teacher for severely emotionally disturbed children for four years in the Miami-Dade School Board system. The desire for a lifestyle change and a new challenge, coupled with the opportunity to manage a small start-up real estate company, paved the way for Raul's entry into the full-time world of real estate in 2005. Two (challenging) years later, Raul assembled a team of real estate professionals and developed a niche in managing, listing and selling Real Estate Owned (REO) – commonly referred to as foreclosure – properties. He serves as team leader of the Gables Mavens, a real estate team with Engel & Völkers in Coral Gables. Raul is a proud resident of the RedBird neighborhood, where he lives with his (very supportive) wife and two daughters. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Special Education for the Emotionally Disturbed from Florida International University (FIU).