In his own words: Realty broker Marshall Carrasco | nnbw.com

In his own words: Realty broker Marshall Carrasco

Northern Nevada Business Weekly: Tell us about Marshall Realty and the duties of your position.

Marshall Carrasco: We help homeowners recover in today's market. My duties are to be a leader amongst my team.

NNBW: You've spent 16 years working in residential realty — how did you get into the profession?

Carrasco: My grandfather.

NNBW: What's the biggest change you have seen in your career in the way houses are bought and sold? Have those changes been good for the industry?

Carrasco: The biggest change is the change we are going through right now. The biggest benefit are the low interest rates for buyers. I take a lot of pride in helping homeowners recover with their hardship.

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NNBW: Is your job best for an introvert or extrovert? Why?

Carrasco: Extrovert. You need to be able to communicate with people on many different levels and arenas.

NNBW: What was your first job?

Carrasco: My first job was as a paperboy.

NNBW: What's your dream job. Why aren't you working it?

Carrasco: Real estate is my dream job!

NNBW: What's the best advice anyone ever gave you?

Carrasco: Never give up!

NNBW: What are your favorite hobbies or pastimes? How do you spend your time away from work?

Carrasco: Wakeboarding and soccer.

NNBW: If you could live your life over again, what one thing would you change?

Carrasco: I would have taken my education more seriously.

NNBW: What has been your biggest professional accomplishment?

Carrasco: Growing as a leader and providing better leadership for my team.

NNBW: What did you dream of becoming when you were a kid?

Carrasco: A fireman.

NNBW: If you had enough money to retire right now, would you? Why or why not?

Carrasco: No, I'm having too much fun.

NNBW: Who is your hero? Why?

Carrasco: Robert Downey Jr., because he has come back through a lot of hardships.

NNBW: What would bystanders say if they saw you dancing?

Carrasco: He's goofy!

NNBW: Where's your perfect vacation spot?

Carrasco: The Carribbean.

NNBW: Why did you choose a career in northern Nevada? What do you like most about working/living here?

Carrasco: Northern Nevada is my home town. I like the outdoors.

Know someone whose perspective you would like to share with NNBW readers? Contact reporter Rob Sabo at 775-850-2146 or email rsabo@nnbw/biz.

The basics

Name/title: Marshall Carrasco/Broker, Marshall Realty

Number of years in this job: 15

Years in this profession: 15

Education: University

Last book read: “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … and Others Don’t” by Jim Collins

Favorite flick: “Forrest Gump”

What’s on your iPod: 80s music

Spouse, kids or pets: Two mutts

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