My wife and I moved to Tallahassee in 2007. It was a decision we made two years prior after visiting family in town for Thanksgiving. We saw that it was a great place to raise our children. It didn't hurt that Fall was in the air, the college football atmosphere was prevalent and the people were Southern friendly!
I was born and raised in Miami where I enjoyed a great childhood filled with team sports and outdoor activities. I played football, soccer and baseball finally settling on soccer which I played throughout college. Sailing and fishing were regular weekend activities. After school, I would work at my family's contracting business.
After four years at Auburn University, I returned to Miami to continue in the contracting business. I acquired my electrical qualifiers State License and continued working for another 24 years as owner of the business.
Being a business owner allows you to experience all aspects of your business. One of the aspects I really enjoyed was the customer interaction. I liked working directly with customers making sure they were being taken care of.
With my contracting background and wanting to continue helping people, I found real estate a great fit. At Joe Manausa Real Estate, we review market conditions daily which allows us to be better educated than all other agencies in town. This knowledge and our experience in negotiations allows us to provide the best customer experience in real estate!
When not working with clients, I love racing cars. I raced professionally in the open-wheel formula car series and continue today in the sports cars series. In my spare time, I enjoy watching my son play soccer and riding mountain bikes with my daughter on the many trails and parks around Tallahassee.