About Maria Nelly
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Maria Nelly Da Silva Figueira “Nelly” has lived in many different cities around the U.S. and places in the world before finding her home in Miami 15 years ago. From residing and studying in places such as Texas, Boston, and Italy, to traveling for her development projects to Mexico, Turkey, Venezuela, and Brazil, Nelly has experienced the cultures of many different regions and countries, which has shaped her into a multilingual, multicultural real estate professional.
Nelly got her start in real estate in Miami working for major developers and learning the business from the inside out. With years of experience in developer sales, Nelly was able to acquire the knowledge she needed to understand pricing and how to close deals on projects from large to small. She became an expert at streamlining the business process, which gives her an edge when working with both buyers and sellers. With 15 years in the industry, Nelly has a solid reputation as a closer.
Using her experience through multiple South Florida sales cycles and both with developer sales and in residential sales, Nelly is a seasoned professional who approaches her work proactively as a trusted consultant for her clients. She is an excellent troubleshooter and problem solver with experience in the identification of process improvements, system design, testing, and implementation of large and/or complex technical projects. Beyond the business of the real estate transaction, she enjoys helping her clients achieve their goals, and finds satisfaction in seeing the final product of where people choose to live. She has worked in the South Florida market from Brickell to South Beach and Aventura to Ft. Lauderdale.
When she is not working on closing her real estate projects, Nelly enjoys spending time at the beach in cities like Naples and walking her rescue German Shepherds with her husband. She loves to travel, especially by road trips, where she enjoys the excitement of discovering new small towns along the way. She received her undergraduate degree in computer science from the University of North Texas, and her MBA from Suffolk University in Boston. She also studied postgraduate classes at Harvard University and Istituto Per La Riconstruzione Industriale (IRI) in Rome, Italy. Nelly is multilingual and fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and conversational in Italian.