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Spotlight on . . . Mannie Rodriguez, Director of Growth & Career Development

In August, CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty welcomed Manuela “Mannie” Rodriguez to our team as director of growth and career development. In her role, Mannie will recruit new real estate agents, and oversee their training and professional development.

Mannie has nearly 20 years of experience in real estate as an agent, trainer, recruiter, and office manager. She has developed coaching programs and one-on-one training for real estate agents, created programs to elevate performance standards and team productivity, and has a proven track record of increasing sales revenue and client acquisition. Before entering the real estate profession (which includes being part of the CENTURY 21® system), she worked in college admissions and commercial lending.

Aside from her keen interpersonal skills, team-building expertise, and extensive knowledge of what it takes to succeed in real estate, Mannie also brings a passion for performance to our team.

“I’ve been on the front lines of recruiting and development for years and enjoy creating an atmosphere that fosters enthusiasm for and learning about the real estate industry,” she said. “I am very lucky to do what I am passionate about every day, and I’m looking forward to bringing energy and excitement to our team, while discovering motivated talent that wants to become part of CENTURY 21®.”

Mannie has set her sights on growing the Cedarcrest Realty team with real estate associates at all levels of experience. In addition to training them on the online tools and resources available from CENTURY 21®, she will also provide professional guidance for new agents. Outside of the office, expect to see Mannie—a veteran networker—at area chambers of commerce and other business associations as part of her business development activities.

Mannie added that it’s the go-getter attitude she’s looking for to build the Cedarcrest Realty team. “I’m proud of my track record and am looking for agents who share that same thirst for success I had when I started out in real estate.”

She noted how the real estate field, like so many others, has evolved over the past 20 years.

“Real estate is no longer paper driven; it’s about being online and social media is the name of the game. But I understand that not everyone is at the same level of comfort or know-how with technology and that’s OK! I am here to partner with our associates, motivate them, and provide the skills and support they need to run a successful and productive real estate business,” she said.

Broker owner John Sass said that “Mannie’s passion for coaching and professional development aligns so well with my vision for the future of our agency. Her enthusiasm and ‘can do’ attitude will infuse our offices with tremendous energy. She understands the system’s digital tools and how they benefit our agents, and as younger recruits come in, they’ll have strong support here. The CENTURY 21 culture—one of relentless excellence and an elevated real estate experience for our customers—is in good hands with Mannie.”

Anyone interested in career opportunities at CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty should call the Caldwell office at (973) 228-1050 or email Mannie Rodriguez at More information about the brokerage is at