What was your first job in the realty industry?
An on-site agent for a luxury high-rise.
Where did you grow up?
What is your favorite free-time activity?
Being with my family and my three Maltese dogs.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?
I usually exercise.
Growing up, what did you want to be?
I wanted to just be successful, regardless of what it was.
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be?
Where is your favorite place to hang out?
What do you love most about the industry?
The people. I’m really passionate about not just the clients, but the other Realtors as well; there’s always a story.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?
By listening to my clients.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
Where do you go to network and meet new clients?
Every place I go is where I network. If you’re interacting with someone, you have a chance to network.
What has been your greatest accomplishment?
My son joining my business.
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read?
What is your favorite restaurant?
I have too many friends in the industry, so it’s three: for sushi, Blue Fish House Sushi & Grille; for fresh fish and Italian, Arturo Boada Cuisine; and for seafood, Tony Mandola’s.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston?
The Bank of America Building; my father and Philip Johnson, a renowned architect, collaborated on that building.
What kind of car do you drive?
An Infinity M.
Smartphone or Paper?
What is your favorite city after Houston?
Santa Fe, New Mexico.
What is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Learn, learn, learn.
What’s your favorite Real Estate iPhone/ Blackberry app?
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