Agent Snapshot: Amy Smythe Harris, Broker/Owner, Urban Provision Realtors, The Woodlands


Amy Smythe Harris is a broker/owner of Urban Provision Realtors in The Woodlands.

Where did you grow up?
Houston, Texas

What is your favorite free-time activity?
What free time? Haha! My daughter says my favorite free time activiy is working! Or, second is networking.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?
Get lost on the internet for a little bit- it unwinds me. Actually, in my house this as known as Amy’s online shopping addiction.

Growing up, what did you want to be?
For a long time I want to be a general manager of an Auto Auction.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?
Hands down Jimmy Buffett because he is a smart and savvy business man. From my background in business, I admire how he methodically built his empire versus looking for the fast cash. He seem approachable and I would like to think some of our philosophies on life, love, family and work are similiar.

Where is your favorite place to hang out?
By my pool.

What do you love most about the industry?
That everyday is a different day with new sets of clients, agent, title rep and lenders all working cohesively to make a transaction come to completion/closing. We all are striving to help our clients realize the American Dream.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?
Because I serve on numerous committees, I think makes my clients look at me in a different light. Source of knowledge for my client on the transaction as well as that I am a total paperless/digital.mobile agent and work to make the transaction efficient. I live stream video to clients to virtually walk them through homes.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
Agents that have not continued to raise the bar professionally for themselves or their clients.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients?
Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.

What has been your greatest accomplishment?
One of my clients called me “Crouching Tiger” because I fought so hard with a homebuilder that did not disclose something to my client and got them their money back.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read?
Iron Man 3.

What is your favorite restaurant?
No favorites, but I crave House of Nanking in San Francisco.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston?
I like the Franklin lofts.

What kind of car do you drive?
Ford Expedition EL.

Smartphone or paper?
iPhone/iPad/Mac – no paper! Everything is digital.

What is your favorite city after Houston?
I am drawn to San Francisco and San Diego.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Get up to speed fast on technology!

What’s your favorite Real Estate iPhone/ Blackberry app?
I have to many to count-EasyMeasure, ColorSnap, IscapeFree and HAR.com

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter?
My NAR peeps! Too many to list.

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  • Karen Parker says:

    You are a real professional. I have been in several of your classes and I am in awe of your technology skills and your willingness to give of your time to educate other realtors. Thank you.

  • Tim Kinzler says:

    Highly recommend Amy. Very professional, well educated, exceptional experience and customer concierge service minded. Technology powered business yet with personal touch.

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