About Justina Ortiz
TELL US ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY TO REAL ESTATE.
I started my career in the financial industry. I worked for Bank of America and Wells Fargo, then moved on to work for the Pacific Stock Exchange for about 5 years. As the boom of new technology occurred I was part of the wave of layoffs. I then decided to look into real estate. A friend of the family made me an offer to come work for her as a loan processor, and in 2004 I became licensed.
I worked as a loan and sales agent until 2007. When the market began its downturn, I quickly realized I needed a new plan. I found my niche as a transaction coordinator.
I've dealt with many different types of transactions-- REO, short sale negotiations, investments, etc. For the last 8 years I have opened my own Transaction Coordination business and maintain a steady flow of real estate.
WHAT ARE THREE WORDS YOUR CLIENTS WOULD USE TO DESCRIBE YOU?
Responsive, Knowledgeable, Honest
WHAT MOST EXCITES YOU ABOUT YOUR WORK?
I truly love the experience of helping people. I have specialized in working with first time home buyers--I love the whole feeling of the home buying nerves, excitement, and joy once they close on their new home.
WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU WHEN YOU'RE NOT WORKING?
At a basketball game with my 14-year-old daughter--she is a full time AAU basketball star, and 2014 Jr. Olympian gold medalist. Let's just say she keeps me pretty occupied.
WHAT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO GIVE UP?
My family, I am definitely all about business, but it all means nothing without a solid foundation of family.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT YOURSELF?
I was born and raised in San Francisco and speak fluent Spanish.
WHAT MAGICAL POWER WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE?
To prevent death. I have lost many loved ones and to me that is a pain you live with forever, so if I could have a super power it would be able to give continuous life.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO A 5-YEAR-OLD CHILD IF HE OR SHE ASKED YOU WHAT THE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS?
I would say to laugh every day, love with all your heart, and learn everything you can.
Justina helped us with all our needs from the very beginning to the finish. She was very patient with our situation and also very professional in every aspect and step of this transaction. She is very knowledgeable and such a thorough agent. Very satisfied with outcome. Thank you very much.
Rafael & Maria G., Buyers
From the moment I called Justina Ortiz, she was on it! She was realistic about what to expect with the price and the difficulties that would occur while selling the property. She knew what path to follow to test the market and list the property. Justina keeps everything going quickly in the right direction to get your property sold. By working with tenants and an older home needing repairs, Justina knows how to work through challenging situations. I will definitely call Justina for my next Real Estate transaction.
Michael B., Seller