Lourdes Cartagena is a seasoned real estate agent with nearly 20 years of experience. Featured in the NY Times, she has been a top producer in The Bronx and surrounding areas year after year. Today, Lourdes not only excels in what she does, she also loves doing it. Having graduated from Iona College with a bachelor's in Healthcare Administration, Lourdes didn’t initially decide on real estate. Her career started when, like many, Lourdes was retrenched during a recession. Fortunately, a great opportunity presented itself at that time through Foxtons, an international real estate company. Lourdes took Professionally, Lourdes has received several sales awards for the most listings, highest sales, and best client retention. In 2009, Lourdes decided to partner with the Pantiga Group and is now an Associate Broker. Pantiga Group is part of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, providing real estate brokerage services in over 70 countries. With this network, Lourdes is able to help clients purchase, sell or relocate both locally and internationally. One of her greatest passions is seeing people realize their financial and real estate dreams. No matter if it’s helping someone buy a first home or selling at the price they want in order to afford a bigger house. Clients and colleagues will describe Lourdes as passionate, knowledgeable, and above all, honest. Her client reviews tell of a real estate agent that becomes part of the family. Dedicated, energetic, and determined, her work ethic shines through in her clients’ relationships. Similarly, Lourdes is dedicated to giving back to her community. She is actively involved in the "Latina on Real Estate" outreach program, The Bronx Advanced Speakers Toastmasters Club, and the Make a Wish Foundation. As a mother of two, Lourdes enjoys spending her free time with her family. Her hobbies include walking, traveling, dancing, and being in nature. Lourdes is constantly pushing herself, and that’s why learning to play the piano is her latest challenge.