Robert Padron of RE/MAX Cityview, Chicago-Edgebrook

What was your first job in the realty industry? I started off working in the construction field, and soon after, I received my broker’s license.

Robert Padron

Robert Padron

Where did you grow up? Skokie, IL.

What is your favorite free-time activity? Spending time with my two kids.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? I enjoy a trip to a movie or going to the gym.

If you weren’t a Realtor, what would you be? A real estate developer or architect.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be? Thirty minutes with Donald Trump is my dream.

What is your favorite place to “hang out?” My backyard with a nice fire and some wine.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Staying ahead of the curve and adapting to the changing marketplace.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Industry events and local Chambers of Commerce.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? Being named Chicago’s Top One Percent Realtor in 2009.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? The Blind Side.

What is your favorite restaurant? Wildfire, hands down!

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Chicago? 150 N. Michigan Ave., also known as the Smurfit-Stone Building.

What kind of car do you drive? Lexus.

BlackBerry, iPhone or Paper? Blackberry to the end!

What is your favorite city after Chicago? New York. I visit there once a year.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Adapt to what is selling in your market.

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