For designer, real estate investor, event planner, writer, TV personality and dedicated loving mother, Xiomara Martinez it was obvious at a young age that she had inherited talent from her father, a popular Cuban artist, well-known in the U.S. But, it is her experience in the family's construction; redesign business and event planning that separates her from the rest. Known as South Florida's "Decorating Diva," Xiomara first developed an eye for home styling by staging investment properties she already owned to facilitate a quick sale. Now she transforms homes to fit contemporary Florida lifestyles, and stages others for resale, with flair and finesse.
She has enjoyed a spectacular record. Xiomara work has helped make speedy and profitable sales for her real estate clients, yielding an average 50 percent return on their investment. She brings a unique blend of design, merchandising and building experience, along with good, old-fashioned industriousness, thanks to her studies at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, a marketing degree from Florida International University and the practical experience of running a construction company.
The National Association of Professional Women named Xiomara Professional Woman of the Year for 2010. She also belongs to numerous association and charity groups where she motivates others to cross bridges and build success. Her enthusiasm and positive energy has allowed her to been featured in numerous newspapers and magazines, but desiring to expand her opportunities, began writing a decorating column on Coastal Breeze, a weekly newspaper, and also for D'Latino magazine. From there, it was only natural to produce a decorating segment, "D'corando con Xiomara, " or "D'corando with Xiomara as part of the TV show "D'Latino al Dia," on the Azteca America TV channel. Her experience and her passion for design has taking her to a total different level in the broadcasting industry, where she is currently producing an additional segment covering the do's and don'ts of real events around South Florida. She is also the host and producer of El Show de Xiomara Martinez on Telemundo South West Florida.
Xiomara was born in Cuba and raised in Miami, Florida. Her ability to fluently speak English and Spanish has been a major factor on her success. She continues searching for new opportunities and to expand her appearance in the television industry. When Xiomara is not designing, staging properties, coordinating events, or recording her TV segments; she spends her time with her daughter Kassandra and her family. "Family is always first and my daughter is my inspiration in life."