Why two names? Well, my given name is Maria Teresa Ruelas Bastida (nice and long!) but as a creative person I also have a pen name to go along with my writing projects and OLgA Flamenco is it. OLgA was my maternal grandmother's name. She was a bit of a firecracker and I can relate to that. Her father, my great grandfather, was a Spaniard so that's why I added Flamenco.
I'm a writer, I've been a teacher, and most recently I'm involved with (and in love with) the world of real estate. I work out of John Aaroe Group in Pasadena. It's a great office that looks and feels nothing like a traditional real estate office. It's ahead of the game and I love to go to work. It was created with that in mind. Of course, I spend a lot of time out in the field previewing properties and helping clients look for homes. It's a wonderful thing to do; to get to know people to the point where you understand what type of walls they need to nestle behind. I'm good at that. I know what to ask, I know how to listen. I connect the dots. I enjoy it and enjoying work is one very important ingredient in terms of making sure you do it well.
Keep me in mind if you or anyone you know has real estate related needs: aaroe.com/teresaruelas