A Sense of Community
Marilyn Laboy, REALTOR® at National Real Estate
& Yari Fumero, Loan Officer at Shelter Mortgage
Marilyn Laboy, a Realtor with National Real Estate, has always been drawn to the innovation that defines Central Florida.
“Real estate offered me the opportunity to push through professional barriers and be a part of that change,” she said. “Learning about neighborhood development, realizing how much of an impact you
can have on your community, is not only rewarding, it’s exciting.”
Creativity and problem-solving have always been a winning combination for Laboy, who describes wanting to be a Publix cake decorator as a child for just that reason. “It seemed they could really take charge and show creativity.”
Now, in her days dealing with acquisitions, developments and contracts, getting creative to deliver for clients also requires the structure of clarifying goals, analyzing the market and deciding on the next steps.
“I’m inspired by the excitement and shared knowledge of the group of investors and developers I work with, and the endless opportunities that we have as professionals to make a difference.”
— Marilyn Laboy
“Figuring out market niches and community and housing needs,” she said, “and watching how developers and investors figure out positive ways to fulfill those needs all while working together with other local professionals — it’s the sense of community and future impact that makes my job so great.”
That sense of community is made stronger by National Real Estate’s partnership with Shelter Mortgage’s Orlando branch, where Laboy works with loan officers like Yari Fumero to deliver exceptional results.
“Since we tend to focus on a particular area of investment at a time, the neighbors really get to know us,” Laboy said. “With upcoming projects, we tend to get a lot of calls from buyers and investors who are interested in purchasing. Shelter Mortgage has always been so incredibly efficient, knowledgeable and professional. When dealing with multiple transactions, it becomes important to have people on your team who have the process laid out so that our deals become seamless and effortless.”