Lori Calvo, CEO of the Calvo Group at Keller Williams, celebrated the opening of her team’s new office in Royal Palm Beach on Saturday, March 7.
Originally from Chile and raised in New Jersey, Calvo has lived in Wellington for the last 18 years, building deep roots in the community for her family and her business life.
“Our children attended Wellington schools through their school years, with our son being part of the football team and our daughter in cheerleading. Building a team with Keller Williams, we sold over 700 homes,” Calvo told the Town-Crier.
She brings many years of experience to her new office.
“I graduated from high school in 1994 and didn’t have an opportunity to continue my education by going to college. Back then, money was tight, and I had recently married. I was also expecting my first child,” Calvo recalled. “It was then that I started thinking what I could do and what kind of job will allow me to make money and dedicate time to my son. We were fortunate to save some money and buy a house.”
Calvo remembered how interested she was in the real estate process.
“I got very involved in the purchase process, negotiating the terms of the contract in such a way that the Realtor helping me find our home suggested I could be very good at this career in real estate,” she said. “I entertained the idea and signed up to earn the license. I quickly discovered my passion for serving others with the means of real estate, which has in return given me the best years of my life.”
Married to José Calvo for 24 years, they have three children: José Luis, 21; Amanda, 19; and Danny, 18. Calvo’s husband, originally from Cuba, serves as CFO of the Calvo Group.
Calvo loves to connect with the community by dining in local restaurants, and she also enjoys ballroom dancing.
“I love supporting and sponsoring local events, attending galas and polo season, and being involved at church events and bible studies,” she said. “Our hobby is to help and give back to our community and those in need. It keeps me connected with God.”
Calvo’s team offers clients a deep bench of experience.
“Our clients choose us based on our combined 100-plus years of real estate experience, our team knowledge, client satisfaction, connections, market strategies and integrity, which allows us to provide our clients with excellent real estate service,” she said. “Our clients are treated with the highest level of respect, and we acknowledge their urgency and needs, and we act upon it. Our clients become family, and they trust us with all their friends and family. We don’t just sell a house, we provide financial guidance to the families and even prepare them and teach them how to become wealthy through real estate. Multiple clients have later become investors.”
The team at the Calvo Group, powered by Keller Williams, helps homeowners sell their properties to downsize or upgrade based on their personal family or business life events.
The group specializes in real estate relocation for doctors and professionals, veteran home buyers’ seminars, first-time buyers’ seminars and sellers’ seminars, all to educate the community on the current home market.
“International buyers looking to relocate to Florida are provided with all the resources they need, and we also coach new real estate agents and lead our team to succeed with others,” Calvo said. “Our experience as a group of real estate professionals will guide clients through the process of selling and buying what is most likely the biggest investment of their lives with integrity, passion and a high level of customer satisfaction — no matter if it’s a $50,000 condo or a $20 million estate.”
Calvo has plenty of experience in the local luxury real estate market.
“We represent the Keller Williams luxury division, which will provide our luxury clients with a worldwide exposure and vast network of buyers and sellers that will allow them to achieve their real estate goals with the reputation of the number one real estate company in the world, Keller Williams,” she said.
The Calvo Group received the rookie of the year award for top performing group, top unit sale group award, top one percent group in Florida, community leader award for 2018, and the leadership award for coaching and developing real estate agents.
It is the mission of the Calvo Group to improve their clients’ lifestyles by providing a high level of real estate service. “We started with a team of three people, and now we are 15 and growing,” Calvo said. “Our wish is to have not only a local impact, but global as well, because when you impact the life of one person, you impact the world.”