Manuela has been working in the real estate profession for the last 26 years. She worked for Realty Executives from July of 1994 to June of 2012, when she and her business partner opened their own Real Estate Brokerage. Just recently Manuela merged her team with Realty One Group, where she is now enjoying her position as managing broker of the St. Pete office.
Manuela has extensive experience in residential, commercial, second home, and investment real estate. She has earned her Certified International Property Specialist designation back in 1998. She has also earned the Graduate Realtor Institute designation, E-Pro certification, Resort, and Second Home Specialist, Certified Real Estate Team Specialist, Certified Real Estate Broker Manager, and the At Home with Diversity certification.
Manuela is actively involved in the local Board of Realtors (Pinellas Realtor Organization). She has served on numerous committees from Grievance Committee to Professional Standards Committee, the Ombudsman program, Suncoast Global Council, and for the last four years on the Board of Directors.
In addition to being an active Broker, Manuela has been teaching real estate courses on all levels for Bob Hogue School of Real Estate for 17 years. She is teaching classes for PRO and is an active faculty member at Florida Realtors. She has been hired in the past to consult with start-up brokerage firms, has been vetted as an expert witness in real estate lawsuits, and does speaking engagements and training sessions upon request.