Mateo always knew he needed to pursue a career path that would
allow him to interact with people on a “personal level.”

With a long-held interest in real estate, he recently obtained his New
York Sales Associate License and onboarded with Salmon Real Estate.

“I really enjoy helping people, and buying a home is a big investment,”
he said, noting he specializes in residential sales.

“Buying a home is the biggest purchase people will make in their lives.
And it could be a very stressful decision; I want to help people every
step of the way through the process.”

In the future, Mateo would also like to invest in real estate on his own.

“I want to get into fixing homes up — from the ground up. I have always
wanted to start a project with my own hands and then watch it grow,”
he said.

Because of his innate desire to help others, Mateo also is currently
pursuing a nursing degree at the College of Staten Island.

Having always worked while he was in school, Mateo was formerly was
a manager at a children’s party store in Brooklyn.