"THE QUESTION ISN'T WHO IS GOING TO LET ME; IT'S WHO IS GOING TO STOP ME"
CEO, BROKER ASSOCIATE, AUTHOR, SPEAKER
Mariana Costa isn't like anyone you have ever met before. Her ability to think outside the box and discover solutions, no matter how difficult the challenge, is one of her most skilled strengths. Yet her story is what truly defines her as unique.
Born in Belo Horizonte, Mariana arrived on Cape Cod from Brazil in July of 2001. Joining her mother in the U.S to develop her English, she was on a mission to absorb knowledge like a sponge absorbs water.
As she personally describes her experience in the first few words of her book Leverage Your DREAM, "From time to time you face those moments in your life that remind you of what essence you are really made of.
This was one of them."
Mariana arrived with a mission. Her only dream was to accomplish it. Like a road with one turn before it dead ends, she had only one path to follow.
Days before she turned 18 years old, Mariana stayed alone on Cape Cod, and watched as her mother departed back to Brazil.
Living out of her car and with roughly $100 to her name, she could only see a DREAM ahead to capitalize as her very own.
How did she go from cleaning houses to becoming one of the most referred real estate agents on Cape Cod?
How did she master the art of relationships in such a way, that her own database is responsible for her ability to continue expanding her brand and her career as a speaker?
Mariana worked multiple part time jobs as
a waitress, housekeeper and babysitter, constantly finding odd jobs to fill up her work week and her bank account.
One day, while cleaning a house, Mariana discovered one check so large, it summed up almost 20 months of income she had worked nearly 100 hours a week to earn.
The word REAL ESTATE presented itself as a gold ticket to Mariana's financial freedom. It was that very day that Mariana's life would never be the same.
There is no short answer. It most certainly didn't happen overnight. Mariana networked her way to the top, one connection at a time. Today, she leads her team as the Founder of DREAM Homes & Estates International and as CEO of DREAM Business Solutions. She has dedicated over a decade to one mission; deepening relationships. By developing other businesses ability to serve her clients while connecting them with her ever growing database of raving fans, Mariana pleases her need to grow by helping others connect. Coming from a family background which worked in the hospitality business, Mariana's nature is to take care of others needs as if they were her own.
Mariana is living an inspired life. Today, she coaches business owners and their employees worldwide, sharing the foundational principles that took her from dreaming to living her dream. Through speaking avenues coupled with a leveraged follow up program, Mariana is able to connect agents from all over the world to her clients, making it so the sellers and buyers working with her real estate team are exposed to opportunities no other agent can usually provide them, either on Cape Cod or any areas they are relocating to. Because she is so involved with her clients process, Mariana is usually aware of what's happening around the world & different markets in the U.S.
"Networking alone can make or break a deal, especially for the homes that aren't easy sales. Anyone can sell a hot property. Mastery begins to reveal its true face when the home you are selling is not desirable by the majority of buyers in the market. This is when I step in, and utilize all of my networking connections and our resources to help me get more exposure, build deeper relationships with the people I need and get the job done" Mariana says.
In her upcoming book Leverage Your DREAM, Mariana shares her story from struggle to living the life she has always wanted to live, empowering others to breakthrough whatever is holding them back. Her mission is to continue to inspire the dreamer to make a difference; ultimately impacting their lives and the lives of many others around the world.