Agent Snapshot: John Paul Newsom, Broker Associate, Keller Williams Signature, Katy


John Paul Newsom is a broker associate with Keller Williams Signature in Katy.

What was your first job in the realty industry?
I started out as a Realtor in 1985 in Abilene.

Where did you grow up?
Stanford, TX.

What is your favorite free-time activity?
Sailing my boat.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?
Meditation always works best.

Growing up, what did you want to be?
Park ranger.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?
Vince Lombardi to discuss motivation and leadership.

Where is your favorite place to hang out?
My ice-house at home.

What do you love most about the industry?
All the different opportunities.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?
My 25 years of working with builders and developers gives me a keen insight on how to best create win-win situations with Realtors and clients. Plus, a personality that is solution based to work through issues.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
Liking the paperwork.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients?
Top secret.

What has been your greatest accomplishment?
Being a full-time real estate professional since 1985, through out all the up and down cycles, and providing a good income to support my family.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read?
The One Thing by Gary Keller.

What is your favorite restaurant?
Pappasito’s Cantina for margaritas and Los Cucos for its menu.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston?
The old time churches in Downtown Houston.

What kind of car do you drive?
Chevy Silverado.

Smartphone or paper?

What is your favorite city after Houston?
Canyon Lake, Texas.

What is your advice for someone new to the industry?
It’s simple: it isn’t easy. Focus.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app?
Mortgage Calculator Pro.

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter?
I’m old school and don’t use Twitter.

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