Sonia began her career in Real Estate over 17 years ago while working as a listing agent for an investment firm. Since then and with her extensive knowledge of the area, Sonia has sold over 60 properties per year in the Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.
At the age of 15, in her hometown in Ecuador, Sonia found and became president of The Leo Clubs (Lions Club International). A club designed to give young people the opportunity to serve their community and make a positive impact through the use of charity events and fundraisers.
Before moving to the United States, Sonia received her bachelor’s in hospitality at her home university, where she also served as president for two years. After graduation, she went on to work as the manager of food and beverage at two of the Mayor’s hotels. After becoming the hotel manager at La Faica, Sonia went on to own her own restaurant and bar, Le Rouge.
With previous experience working at Keller Williams, Sonia began a new chapter in her real estate career when she created her own team, SM & Associates. She is also part of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), where she has been awarded as one of the top 250 Hispanic real estate agents in the country for three consecutive years. In addition to that, she serves on the board of directors for NAHREP’s Los Angeles chapter as the Director of Community Affairs and is currently the elected president for 2017. She also serves on the board for NAHREP LA SouthBay as the co-chair sponsorship and as part of the marketing committee for the 2016 National Convention. Since joining NAHREP in 2012, Sonia promotes and lives the association’s mission by attending each convention, supporting other chapters, and recently, organizing a community outreach with educational seminars about the NAHREP10’s wealth project principles.
Sonia is currently working with clients who are buying as well as selling, specializing in providing strong representation for her clients. She is a few of 5,000 agents who is consistently winning awards from her board of realtors. With her strong negotiation skills and network of professional direct lenders, escrow companies, title and insurance groups, Sonia is able to fight for the best deals possible. With Sonia’s extensive background, her personality, and her team, she is able to create strong relationships with her clients and ensure their satisfaction with their purchase.
Awards and Honors:
- American Institute of Real Estate Professionals 10 Best 2016 Client Satisfaction
- INMAN.com American Most Honored Professional 2015
- NAHREP LA Chapter President Elect 2017
- NAHREP USA Top Producer 250 on the Nation 2012-2013-2014 Turnstone LLC Top
- Producer 2010-2011-2012-2013-2014
- Downey Association of Realtors Golden Top Producer 2010-2011-2012-2013 Downey
- Association of Realtors Top Producer Silver 2010-20013
- Downey Association of Realtors Bronze Top Producer 2013