I recently had an opportunity to speak with Marty Riva, Chicago’s charming realtor & hunky model.
By: Joshua Conner
Marty Riva, Chicago Real Estate Broker with @Properties & model for DAS Model Management Miami, inspires me both personally & professionally. I really found him relatable because we were both born in Illinois & our mothers played a pivotal role in our lives. I am so inspired by how Riva, has diversified his real estate & modeling brands both tangibly & through social media. I really admire his composure, work ethic & style.
What is a day in the life of Riva like?
“I’ll usually wake up, and I’ll check my emails. If I have any showings to do for real estate, I’ll do some real estate showings. Other than that, I’ll typically work out, late morning or early afternoon. I’ll usually work out 2 to 3 hours, depending on if I play basketball or not. I really love playing basketball, so I try to play it as much as I can for the cardio. Then at night, I’m either: doing a second job, where I work at D.S. Tequila Company, doing serving, or I will be spending some time with my girlfriend, watching a movie, or having some dinner,” said Riva.
What would be the title of Riva’s life story & who would play him in a movie?
“Oh, so I get told that I look like Jon Hamm a lot, so I imagine Jon Hamm would play me in a movie. The title would be The Calm Life of Marty Riva,” said Riva.
If Riva’s mantra were hashtag, what would it be?
“#Staycalm, just because that really embodies the person I am. I don’t really get nervous or scared, at least I don’t show it. Everyone just kind of looks at me, like I am cool, calm & collected twenty-four seven, even though on the inside, I may not be,” says Riva.
What is Riva’s underwear preference and what is his favorite brand?
“So, this is interesting because I recently made a change. I was only wearing boxers for as long as I can remember. After I got into modeling I learned that boxer briefs were a lot easier to change in & out of for photo shoots. So, I made a switch to boxer briefs & my favorite brand is definitely Calvin Klein,” said Riva.
Riva has also modeled Richard Dayhoff underwear.
“Modeling Richard Dayhoff underwear, was really nice. They were really comfortable, honestly no complaints about it. Having that name and being able to be on his Instagram, I really felt honored to be presented in that way,” said Riva.
Riva says he would like to be a wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings if he were drafted into any National Football League team.
How would Riva describe his real estate business?
“I would say that I am dedicated to the people I am working for. I would do anything to get them the place they want and at the price they want. I am pretty much there go to person, whenever they have a question about anything real estate related. If I don’t have an answer, I’ll do my best to find that answer for them or direct them to the person, that can give them that answer. I always try to be honest with the people I with, I believe that’s the best policy. I treat them the way I want to be treated, kind of like the golden rule. That kind of goes along with how I live my life,” said Riva.