I am Lydo Rivera, originally born and raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico but made the move to the United States in the year 2000. I have lived most of my life here and have been fortunate to call Central Florida home for the past seven (7) years. Presently, I live in Lakeland, with my wife and our cat, and love the convenience living here affords me, especially being in the middle of large metro areas, airports, and beaches. The area is increasingly diverse, and constantly growing its economy. Anywhere I go in Lakeland, I feel welcomed. Downtown Lakeland has some of the best restaurants I have experienced in Florida, many spots for tranquil walks and is bustling with a plethora of small businesses!
I had my very first job within the customer service space as a teenager, and ever since then I decided to dedicate my professional life to enhancing the lives of others. While attending college, I secured an amazing job in non-profit management in Boston. I secured 12 years of experience there with a handful of organizations in the Boston area in education, arts, and community development. I absolutely LOVE working with people, and that love of people steered my career path to new heights. Although my education and professional background is mostly related to non-profit work, my passion for learning and traveling has led me to add both traveling and hospitality to my resume.
I decided I wanted to see the world, and 10 years ago became a flight attendant. During that period, I worked in recruiting and as an evaluator, bolstering my skillset, while helping others maximize their potential. Being a flight attendant taught me that excellent customer service skills are hard to learn, it’s more a choice we make when we connect with people. We decide to treat people with respect, responsibility, and accountability. Those things must come naturally to be able to make lasting and unforgettable impressions.
My interest in real estate was sparked in part by my own experience in buying a home. I was very lucky to have an awesome realtor who went out of his way to make sure I felt comfortable and confident. It felt right and reassuring to have a professional by my side, every step of the way, in what was one of the most memorable milestones of my adult life. I wanted to impart that feeling on others, and now I am proud to represent you as your trusted Central Florida Realtor. Within eXp Realty and being part of the Ben Laube Homes Team brokered by eXp Realty, I have found a fun, diverse, and supportive family that has trained me to provide you a seamless path on your real estate journey.
Outside of my professional life, I give back by way of volunteering. I have volunteered at the Zebra Coalition in Orlando, and currently, I volunteer at the SPCA Florida in Lakeland. I love kayaking, and the numerous beaches we have access to in Florida. Reading is one of my favorite pastimes and I prefer to schedule long drives so I can listen to audiobooks when I don’t have time to open a book. I also enjoy traveling with my family, and always look forward to our next big adventure.