Jason Ladeira Realtor, Compass, Greater Boston

What was your most interesting job before going into real estate? I was a barista during college with Starbucks. That part-time job took me into a more than 15-year career that had me supporting stores and other various corporate roles.
Where did you grow up? In a small beach town called Westport, roughly 50 miles south of Boston.
Growing up, what did you want to be? I always had a love for animals. Growing up I had wanted to be a veterinarian.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? When I am stressed, I love to play with my French Bulldog, Lola. Taking her to the park and playing with her instantly brings me happiness.
If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Barbara Corcoran. She’s built a real estate empire from ground up. She’s smart, hardworking and very savvy. She also seems like a fun, outgoing gal to have a couple cocktails with.
What is Boston’s best-kept secret? I’m always surprised when I talk to folks that live in Boston and have never heard of the open market at SoWa. SoWa is an art and design district with restaurants, artist studios, galleries, home decor showrooms and fashion boutiques in the South End.
What do you love most about the industry? I love meeting and connecting with new people. I consider myself to be pretty outgoing. Building relationships that will last well beyond the transaction is something I strive for.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I’m very responsive. I’m always available when a client needs me. I feel like it is my responsibility communicate effectively to ensure a smooth and easy transaction.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? The most difficult aspect is taking time off to disconnect during a vacation. I try my best to make each client feel like they are the only client, so it becomes difficult for me to get away. Luckily, I do have a great team behind me that makes it a bit easier if I need support.
What’s your best advice for generating new leads? My leads mostly come from my past clients. Take good care of your clients and they will be your biggest cheerleaders. I also meet with agents during my travels to help build a strong referral network.
What has been your greatest accomplishment? Professionally my greatest accomplishment has been to consistently grow as a small business over the years in a highly competitive industry.
What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately? I’m all over with my binging. I just finished “Succession” and I’m currently watching “Industry” on HBO.
What’s your favorite meal in Boston? I wouldn’t say that I have a favorite meal, although I do love trying out new restaurants. You really cannot go wrong with anything at Mistral, Franklin Cafe or Boston Chops.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Boston? I would have to say The Boston Public Library. The high ceilings, marble floors, artwork and arched windows call to me. It really is a beauty.
What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job? I have been in real estate for a while now so I’m not overly surprised by things I see on the job anymore. I once had a raccoon jump out at me in a basement during a home inspection.
What’s one thing people are surprised to learn about you? That I have visited over 30 countries.
What is your favorite vacation spot and why? Boston offers so many local vacation spots that are close by. I would say Ogunquit and Provincetown are my favorites locally while my favorite all time is Easter Island.
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Get a mentor! Join a successful team/brokerage that fits your vibe.
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? I use the Compass app for all things real estate!
Who are your favorite people to follow on social media? I love instagram. I wouldn’t say I have favorite people, I tend to follow other agents, builders and the like. I love to get ideas on staging, to check out architecture and just a general sense of what is going on around Boston! Feel free to follow me! @BostonsFavoriteRealtor

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