Agent Snapshot: Rachel Gonzalez-Dunham, Broker/Owner, Dee Rae Real Estate, Katy


Rachel Gonzalez-Dunham is the broker/owner of Dee Rae Real Estate in Katy.

What was your first job in the realty industry?
A commercial real estate property manager. I managed over 1.5 million square feet of retail and office space.

Where did you grow up?
In my early childhood I lived in Mexico City, went to junior and high school in San Antonio, college in Cincinnatti, Ohio, and have been back in Texas for the past 13 years.

What is your favorite free-time activity?
Yoga or enjoying a nice bottle of wine with friends. 

Growing up, what did you want to be?
A powerful business woman.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be?
Hillary Clinton; she has been an inspiration to me for years. She is a strong and intelligent woman that is not afraid to make decisions, yet she is always composed.

Where is your favorite place to hang out?
Kirans Restaurant and Las Alamedas. I like variety in my food.

What do you love most about the industry?
It’s never boring. I get to meet new people all the time from all walks of life.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?
I opened my own company five years ago when everyone was getting out of the industry. I am involved with committees at HAR, (International Advisory Group, and Management Central).  I keep up with changes in the industry, lending and real estate trend. I invest in real estate and guide my clients through the process with ease.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
Time management. As a broker, I am constantly interrupted with phone calls, walk-ins and calls. It’s hard to ignore the clients, or agents. They are all important and need my attention.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients?
I network with other investors, past clients, friends and at business luncheons.

What has been your greatest accomplishment?
Opening and owning my real estate company.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read?
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

What is your favorite restaurant?
Kirans, Las Alamedas.

What kind of car do you drive?

Smartphone or paper?
Smartphone and iPad.

What is your favorite city after Houston?
San Antonio.

What is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Never give up on your dreams. Work hard and use ethics to accomplish your goals.

What’s your favorite Real Estate iPhone/ Blackberry app?
HAR’s agent portal. I spent most of my time there.

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter?
Amy Smythe-Harris.

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