Born in Polamar, Venezuela and from Portuguese parents from mainland Portugal, Roger spent most of his youth living between Portugal and New England, where his parents first settled. As a result, Roger speaks fluent Portuguese and his Spanish is getting better by the day. Roger first moved to Florida in 1981 and has called Florida home ever since. A retired U.S. Marine as well as a U.S. Navy veteran with 21 years of honorable and faithful service, he attributes his success in real estate to the values of service, dedication and integrity he learned in the Marine Corps and Navy. After hearing the horror stories associated with home buying as well as having his own personal negative buying experiences and not so good Realtors, Roger wanted to make a difference and decided to begin his real estate career in 2005. Since he had come from successful careers in occupations where serving others is critical, Roger knew that he had the right attributes necessary to make the buying or selling process a positive one. Roger started by approaching real estate more as a consultant and a professional confidant to his clients than just another real estate agent looking to make some quick cash. Roger lives by the golden rule and most of his clients become friends.