The Brookins Team
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- 3346157 & 3326948
The youngest in a Latin-American family of 6, Brittani learned from an early age the art of making people get along. Taking after her mother she is a hard-worker with a positive personality, but Brittani carved her own path through her love for design which drove her to graduate from Miami International Art and Design with a Bachelors degree in Interior Design, and a minor in Communications from Florida Gulf Coast University.
Straight out of college she was hired by Blue Design, one of South Florida’s top design firms. This gave Brittani the opportunity to work on projects that involved some of South Beach’s most iconic buildings such as the Continuum and Murano Grand at Portofino.
Inspired by her mother and guided by her love for South Florida living and a passion for meeting new people, Brittani made the leap and obtained her Real Estate License in 2016. It was now that the second family business would be established when mother and daughter joined forces to create The Brookins Team.
Over the years Brittan used her Interior Design skills to either help make homes more marketable for a quicker more profitable return or to offer realistic design ideas to potential home buyers, making each house achieve its true aesthetic potential. She’s made a name for herself for turning buildings into jewels that end up her clients’ forever homes.
An artistic spirit Brittani loves to travel, is an ace at rock climbing, and spends as much time in nature as possible where she’ll either be paddle boarding, camping, or kayaking. She is an active member of the Miami Young Professionals Network and an advocate for women’s breast cancer awareness.
Raquel grew up in the middle of a hard-working family that emigrated to the US from Cuba more than 50 years ago when she was just 5 years old. Her early life had all the ingredients of the American Dream, as her parents founded a wholesale nursery business only 2 years after they came to America, one that is thriving half a century later with Raquel’s brother at the helm.
Still active in their old age, Raquel’s parents have been her lifelong inspiration. Observing them, she learned that a life of accomplishments is built on hard work and a positive attitude, two characteristics that have grown to define her as a person.
Upon graduation, she started her career with American Express International Card Services in 1982 and rose to become Vice President of International Private banking for Mexico, Dominican Republic and Venezuela . Her multicultural background blended with her love to meet new people made her an ideal person to take on the responsibility of bringing in new clients from Central and South America . The time spent in the banking industry would reward her well as she honed her negotiation and deal-making skills and got to see a lot of the world.
In 2014 her parents’ entrepreneurial DNA and her taste for adventure gave Raquel the strength to realize a life-long dream of pursuing her passion for real estate. A natural peoples’ person and a seasoned veteran in the art of crafting deals she became a realtor in the community of South Dade helping others achieve their homeownership dreams. The decision proved such a great success that it inspired her daughter Brittani to join her only two years later and form The Brookins Team. The pair has been making dreams come true ever since.
A talented dancer and a Taekwondo Camo belt, she never forgot to give back to the community that she and her family call home. As per her request, a percentage of all sales made by the mother-daughter team go to the Children’s Network, and as of 2019 to the Autism Speaks Foundation. Raquel also regularly volunteers for the Joe Di Maggio Children’s Hospital Foundation.