Finding His Beat
It was a breakdancing breakthrough: When a client told Anthony Manzon, 28, that he had won her business because she found a YouTube video of him breakdancing, he realized he should incorporate more of his personality into his marketing and customer relationships. Now Manzon warms up crowds at open houses with an old-school boom box and moves he learned as a professional breakdancer. “By just being myself, I found people wanted to work with me,” he says. Manzon was drawn to real estate as a way, among other goals, to give his wife-to-be a dream wedding at a time when their finances were limited. Now he seeks to set an example of success for others with humble beginnings. He volunteers at a local elementary school with a high minority population in hopes of inspiring students to shoot for their dreams as he did.