Marty Rodriguez has a simple business philosophy: To bring happiness to herself and to others by being the best example that she can be; to inspire and change lives; and, to bring out the best in the people whose lives she touches.
That philosophy can be seen every day in the "Rules of the Road" that is clearly posted for all to see.
For Marty, 43 year of the real estate industry, these words are more than just a motto – they literally define the way she lives. And because she takes these words to heart, living by them has resulted in achieving a level of success that only a select few can claim.
Growing up in El Monte – in a two-bedroom home with a single bathroom – the children attended school and worked with their parents whenever possible, cleaning houses, cleaning walnuts, taking in ironing, or by doing other odd jobs. Rather than allowing circumstances to limit their expectations, Marty’s parents, Felix and Rosalina Castruita, encouraged their children – all 11 of them – to settle for absolutely nothing less than the best. Marty’s first job in real estate sales was in partnership with another agent at a CENTURY 21® office. And if there were ever any question as to whether or not Marty had chosen the right path, the achievement of $1 million in sales during that first year erased any chance for doubt. Marty more than survived the tumultuous market of the late 80s and early 90s: she thrived.
She sped past the $10 million in sales volume achieved in 1986, earned more than $500,000 in closed commissions in 1988, and was bestowed double honors by the CENTURY 21 System in 1991: she was named World Sales Champion and inducted in to the Century 21 International Hall of Fame. Building on her success, Marty continued to receive accolade after accolade, earning World Sales Champion in 1991, 1992 and 1993, making her the first in the history of the Century 21 System to receive that honor for three consecutive years. She would again be ranked number one in the world in 1997. With over 25 years of record breaking accomplishments under her belt, she opened the doors to Century 21 Marty Rodriguez in 1996.
Over the years the office has grown to include 13 agents and a support staff of 14. Sales records continue to fall. It would be hard to enjoy this level of professional success without having at least some semblance of balance in her family life. Marty has gone a step further, and firmly believes that children should not only share in, but should learn to appreciate the work their parents are dedicated to. The team includes daughter Shelley, a USC Marshall School of Business graduate, at the helm as Broker and business manager; Jesenia Ontiveros, is the sales manager; Valerie Ayala, is the Sales Support Manager and son, Sean, is the brain behind the agency’s computer system and Internet presence. He also helped his father expand the agency’s office into an 11,000 square foot complex. The honors are too numerous to mention, but today Marty is the embodiment of personal and professional success, for her clients, her team and for industry contemporaries. Her tenacity and tireless devotion to the work that she loves, balanced with a genuine concern to the needs of her clients makes Marty Rodriguez the logical choice for meeting all of your real estate needs.