Our Team

Why Choose a Realtor?

For the same reason that you go to the mechanic to have your car checked out or you call the plumber when a pipe is broken. For the same reason that you go to a hair stylist to cut your hair or you take your children to the doctor when they don’t feel well.

Because these professionals were educated and prepared and every day they work and become experts in their field.

Because experience is not improvised

A house is a structure that people inhabit, when a family inhabits it, the house becomes a home. When the family moves, the house has a new opportunity to become the home of a new family. For a new family to see a home out of your house, you look for a real estate agent. Because again, experience is not improvised.

A real estate agent is a licensed professional. This meaning that for your peace of mind, their work is done following all rules and regulations pertaining to real estate transactions.

  1. A real estate agent has the capacity to handle all aspects of the selling process in a timely manner. The agent is not interested in you buying a specific house or project but in finding the one that best suits your needs or that represents the greatest investment for you.
  2. A real estate agent is a negotiator that knows the field and works for the best interest of his client, always aiming to obtain and negotiate the greatest advantages in the transaction.
  3. A real estate agent has the technical knowledge needed to obtain price comparable reports on similar properties, as well as market statistics reports

4. A real estate agent has access to the websites and data bases where all listings are published such as the Multiple Listing Service.

5. A real estate agent is a promoter for your home. Besides publishing it in all the databases, a good agent develops a marketing plan that involves marketing materials, video tours, open houses, real estate websites and more. He works so that his client obtains the best price for the home, interviews potential buyers and brings only qualified buyers to see your home.

6. A real estate agent is an active representative for your family and your home.

Meet Rafael

Rafael Ching

Team Leader


Our Office

166-20 Union Tpke
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366

Rafael is an amazing person inside and out, as a Real Estate Agent and also as a Samaritan. Rafael is extremely determined and dedicated to everyone he works with. He is one of the top agents at Exit Realty First Choice.  He does not stop at anything to deliver the best to his clients.  Rafael believes in quality of the relationship with the people he works for and making sure he finds exactly what his clients want and need.

Rafael Ching’s parents moved to Colombia from China before he was born.  Most of his life growing up and seeing the hardship of his parents as immigrants allowed him to learn how to deal with many situations with ease.  He adapted to the wonderful culture of Colombia, learned the language and created amazing possibilities. As a teenager, Rafael came to the US, where he went to high school, he then decided to go back to Colombia to work on his family business. In Colombia he also met his beautiful wife and had two beautiful children that he loves and supports.

Later, Rafael began to question what he really wanted in life. Although many years before he started in the industry, he knew what his calling was.  Rafael knew he wanted to help others make a life changing decision and walk them through every step of the way, this brought him to realize his love for Real Estate.

Working hard, Rafael became one of the highly respected Real Estate Professionals in the business by his colleagues and clients for many years. Rafael’s desire to provide his clients with the best service lead him to create the Rafael Ching Real Estate Team. A team of professionals dedicated to guide buyers and sellers and make each transaction as smooth and successful as possible.

He is a person with a huge heart of gold, and goes out of his way helping other agents in his brokerage to achieve greatness as well. Whether it is with a client or a coworker, Rafael and his team lead in any situation to make sure that every moment is left to be an unforgettable experience.

Tania Luzuriaga

Executive Assistant


Tania understands at a deep level how to assist clients in the purchase or sale of their home. She genuinely enjoys helping others and she provides her clients extended dedication and constant support in each transaction from start to finish.

Tania is a cum laude graduate of Queens College, the City University of New York where she received her BA in Psychology. She is fluent in English, French and Spanish. Her priority is to make her clients feel cared for and well informed and she is proud to be part of a team whose goals closely match her own.

Juliana Constant

Buyer Specialist


Juliana Constant originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has been living in Queens, NY for 11 years. While in Brazil, she pursued 2 year towards a BSN in Marketing at the University Estácio de Sá in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She worked as an intern in a leading advertising company and had the great opportunity to work with many multinational corporations.

First arriving to the US she felt a change in her heart and realized that what fulfilled her is the ability to help people. She decided to pursue a career in Nursing. She graduated from LaGuardia Community College in 2013 and became a Registered Nurse. Juliana has been working as a Medical and Surgical nurse in a 350-bed hospital in Brooklyn for 3 years now.

Looking into her future, Juliana wants to find a way to help people and also apply her knowledge in sales and marketing. As a homeowner, she also realized that she could help others to sell or buy their homes based on her refined aesthetic insight and attention to detail. Juliana became a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson to combine her passion to help people with her sales and marketing skills.

Juliana works effectively with culturally diverse clients; she is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. She has been married for 9 years and during her free time, Juliana enjoys reading and exercising. Her core values are integrity and loyalty and she guarantees her full commitment to attend your real estate needs.

Ryan J. Walsh began his legal career representing first time home buyers, real estate owners, lenders and nonprofit organizations in residential and commercial real estate transactions throughout New York State.
Mr. Walsh’s legal focus is on representing lenders and individuals in the purchase and sale of residential and commercial real estate. The firm represents clients in residential and commercial mortgage transactions, sales, purchases, refinances, leasing of commercial and residential real estate properties. The firm also counsels individuals in the preparation of wills and the sale and purchase of business interests.
Ryan is a active board member of Neighborhood Housing Services of Northern Queens, a State wide Board member of Best Buddies, a board member of the Central Queens Y. Ryan is a former board member of Community Board 11 and YMCA 189 Beacon Program.
Ryan received his Law Degree from St. John’s University School of Law in 2001. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from The University of Stony Brook, where he majored in Political Science.

Melissa Ruvio Esq. is an attorney at the Law Firm of Ryan J. Walsh & Associates, PLLC.
Ms. Ruvio’s main areas of practice are the representation of buyers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate transactions, and the representation of landlords and tenants in housing court throughout the tri state area.
Since being admitted, Melissa has worked in a variety of practice areas, such as Corporate Law, Family Law and General Litigation before honing her expertise in Real Estate and Landlord/Tenant Law. She combines professionalism and compassion for her clients to help them achieve the American Dream.
Ms. Ruvio is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. She is a graduate of New York Law School and CUNY Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business; and is an active member of the New York City Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.