Agent Snapshot: Joe Albano, Real Estate Agent, Hayden Rowe Properties, Somerville

Joe Albano

Joe Albano

What was your first job in the realty industry? Agent.

Where did you grow up? Newton.

Growing up, what did you want to be? Marine biologist.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Fight fires (I am also a firefighter for the city of Newton).

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? My grandfather, because he was apparently a very interesting and funny man.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? Outside.

What do you love most about the industry? The best thing about this industry is the opportunity to grow. Grow as big as you want, as fast as you want.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I make the process as stress free and seamless as possible. The last thing you want is someone who only sees dollar signs.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Making sure your are available at the drop of a hat.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Any event.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? Saving a life…once again, fire fighter reference.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? “The Maritian.” The book is amazing and the movie will likely be as well.

What is your favorite restaurant? Scampo.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Boston? Christian Science Center.

What kind of car do you drive? Acura TSX.

Smartphone or paper? Smartphone.

What is your favorite city after Boston? Boston.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Don’t listen to all the BS.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? realtor.com.

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? Obviously Boston Agent magazine.

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