Let's Be From The Neighborhood®

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What's From The NEighborhood® About? (Video)

Ever visit a city and wonder what's it like to live in one of its neighborhoods? What is it to be from that neighborhood?

Hi and Welcome! I'm your host, Anthony Fernandez. Exploring neighborhoods, providing education and building community.

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The Why, Who, What, How and Where...

"Hey Anthony, you've got some 'splaining to do!" - in my Ricky Ricardo voice

Why I created From The Neighborhood®?

My mother had made a career of being a real estate agent from her own experience in becoming a homeowner. We came to opposition and triumphed in this journey to become an invested part of the neighborhood we loved. I witnessed the transformation that occurred from when a person took their first step to own till the day the received the keys. The pride and the sense of connection you could see in their faces was a priceless.

Starting 15 years ago, I'd been called Anthony "From The Neighborhood" and having said this in nearly every salutation and introduction while operating my real estate practice, I said to myself "This could really be something one day...". I wanted to create that same feeling for someone. In 2020, it struck me while watching one of my favorite children's show with my kids and asked myself "How can I serve a bigger purpose?" and my answer was to "Bring out the beauty of every neighborhood !"

Then I had an epiphany, which was that everything happens in real estate and we are all great pieces of a picture that makes a neighborhood special. We all are From The Neighborhood® and at the center of this union are the everyday hardworking local real estate agents helping people move into their new neighborhood every day.

Who is Anthony Fernandez?

Son of parents from the Dominican Republic and who came to the United States as many do to seek a better future for the next generation. Dedicated in their roles as parents, smart, hard working, faithful and loyal to the American dream of home ownership and about how that dream builds families and communities.

Growing up in Brooklyn NYC, Anthony was born into knowing the importance of connecting with the community and building relationships. He was raised to be confident and forthright. "My parents instilled in me to always think broadly, like a business owner, even when I wasn't." They always showed him that this mindset would be the doorway toward a brighter future.

His parents taught him to earn his place and as he got his first job at age 10. Their core values have led him to hardly ever need a job application. "I loved my start and the experience I gained in our bodega. It's led to so many things in life...I then started a computer and digital design business, worked in retail, arts and entertainment, information technology, as a property manager and a real estate broker. "

Throughout all of this experience his constant has been the love to create, contribute and perform. "I loved to be the party planner, home video director, family photographer, DJ, and dancer at every family party. "

One of his mantras has been "Everyday you're alive and in nearly every way it's showtime so show up and make it happen!"

How is this made?

To date, I produce, direct and host nearly every production. Recently, a few good friends have step forward and contributed. Thank goodness! Our production has very little to zero to minimal scripting because being "at home" with yourself and others is authentic, natural and real. Why care about who's line is it anyway? Come as you are, I'll coach you. Remember, to love the way you are because that what god made and everyone loves a real character.

I use the most common recording, sound and lighting gear (smart phones too!) and pride myself in being good at picking the right weather, timing and places. You can't make that up in any studio. It goes a long way in producing an authentic episode. This comes from being kid at every family party without a production budget and yet they would never trust anyone else with the VHS camcorder.

What is From The Neighborhood®?

It is not a real estate brokerage, a team or in any way involved in sale or rental of real estate. I started it as an experiment on YouTube to help a client. It quickly became like conversation piece like what you'd have in a living room. I simply show how much I enjoy to get to know people and places you are likely to cross on your way to work, hear about from a friend and yet know very little about.

Real estate agents do this everyday and their impact on a community is immensely underrated and misunderstood. Through my work, I connect with exceptional real estate agents that are heartily invested in their neighborhoods to talk about the neighborhood, bring out the goodness of living there and together we deliver to the world these enjoyable places that makes you want to be... From The Neighborhood®. Other professionals and companies are invited to support these agents and their communities.

The show is centered around community connecting with the people that are moving in and out in every neighborhood each day. I want to help you personally discover new places and even rediscover a new perspective of your daily world, to embrace the people and places in your neighborhood and grow by learning something from each episode.

Where is From The Neighborhood® going?

Wherever there is a neighborhood...I want to be there; Seriously.

At this time, I'm connecting with many real estate agents across the country (Puerto Rico too!) and understanding their stories and learning about their neighborhoods. If you're an agent be sure to reach out. because I'll be seeing you...back in the neighborhood.