TOP REAL ESTATE AGENT IN MINNESOTA AARON SPITERI
Originally from Australia, Aaron Spiteri raced thoroughbred horses around the world as a horse jockey. Forced out of what he thought was the only occupation he knew by six hip operations, at age 33 he found himself at a crossroads. He already had an investment portfolio of properties and decided to leverage his interest and expertise into a new career as a real estate agent. Using his connections he soon built a strong clientele of other sportsmen and within his first two years in the business had closed on $50 million in transactions. He then moved from Australia to Minnesota to start a life with his new wife Angela.
In only a few short years Aaron has solidified himself as a top realtor in the Twin Cities, respected by his peers and often referred to others by his past clients, winning multiple awards with his previous brokerage Remax Results and also now with Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty. His ability to build a strong support base from referrals and investors, combined with his work ethic, communication style, strong negotiation and marketing skills, and a huge passion for what he does have helped Aaron achieve success rapidly in the Twin Cities. “I’m in the people business,” he says. “I’m very attentive to my clients. I’m cognizant that the transaction is the biggest thing going on in my clients lives at the time and I ensure that I’m available and am firing on all cylinders for them.
Social media has become a big part of real estate and an integral part of Aaron’s business, “The platform’s ability to propel the public awareness of properties is unparalleled, that goes too for realtors. Your social media is now your online CV. Video has become more effective than ever before in marketing real estate, I’m selling the lifestyle to the prospective buyer not just the 4 walls, “My property videos are more hands on than just rolling video to elevator music, I’m doing everything I can to ensure that the properties I represent look better than their competition, I sold a property in February to a couple from California that offered over asking price directly from the video, they told me they watched it like 10 times or something and were confident enough to move forward, that gives me great satisfaction that my strategy garnered a buyer that might never have offered otherwise”
What does Aaron enjoy most about his work? THE EXCITEMENT!! “Like horse racing, being a realtor is very competitive and performance-based. This industry is insane, you can go from the heights of exhilaration to the depths of depression in an instant, but you cannot let whatever happened in the previous deal/race affect your decision making in the next deal/race, there is too much on the line!” He enjoys having a wide variety of clients and working in an ever-changing landscape. “Real estate is much like racing, you’re dealing with different clientele in different situations from moment to moment, the objective and professionalism doesn’t change. Real estate and horse racing have so many similarities that make them more than just occupations. They become your lifestyle—it’s exactly what I’m built for.”
Aaron’s other interests include travel, food and wine, “My wife & best friends are all like- minded and we are always researching a new place to explore and experience, nothing better than sharing good times and laughter and making memories with those that make you feel best.”