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Agent Snapshot: Raymond Garcia, Realtor, The Reyna Realty Group, Oak Forest

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Raymond Garcia is a Realtor for The Reyna Realty Group in Oak Forest

What was your first job in the realty industry?
I worked with foreclosed properties for my first three years in the business.

Where did you grow up?
A small town in South, TX.

What is your favorite free-time activity?
When I’m allowed free time, I enjoy going out and listening to jazz music at any local venue that will take my request.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?
Play basketball or sit in the steam room.

Growing up, what did you want to be?
Young, busy and successful.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be?
Bill Clinton.

Where is your favorite place to hang out?
Any place where I can watch the sunset.

What do you love most about the industry?
The constant change in the market, it keeps me on my toes. I also, enjoy the earning possibilities. They are endless…

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?
My approachability is one of the key factors I think when it comes to setting me apart.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
The waiting game. Patience is something you have to have even if you don’t have it.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients?
All over the city, there are always possibilities of meeting a new client. The most affective way I believe is volunteering for a good cause.

What has been your greatest accomplishment?
I have had many accomplishments in my 30 years of being on this earth. I can’t narrow it down as to which was my greatest but coming to terms with personal sacrifices, and the past is what I’ve made peace with. I am looking forward to what is yet to be.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read?
Tony Bennett wrote a very inspiring and uplifting book called “Life Is a Gift: The Zen of Bennett”.

What is your favorite restaurant?
Backstreet Cafe.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston?
2727 Kirby Condominiums in Houston.

What kind of car do you drive?
A Lexus.

Smartphone or paper?
Paper and a Mont Blanc.

What is your favorite city after Houston?
San Francisco.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Good luck – and be prepared to starve at the beginning.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app?
HAR.com.

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