Agent Snapshot: Marchelle Cook, Realtor, Champions Real Estate Group, Houston

by James McClister


Marchelle Cook is a Realtor and real estate investor with Champions Real Estate Group working in Houston.

What was your first job in the realty industry? Apartment locating in Austin, TX.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Working 14 hours a day, seven days a week, who has time to think about stress? But really, my passion is real estate. My mother and little sister are realtors. It’s in our blood. When all else fails, a glass of wine, relaxing music, a hot bath and no man around to bother me. – then I can relax.

Where did you grow up? Houston.

Growing up, what did you want to be? Donald Trump’s daughter.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Donald Trump! For God’s sakes, read what I wanted to be. Can’t I at least have lunch with him from time to time?

Where is your favorite place to hang out? Smith & Wolinski’s, Delfrisco’s, the Palm, yes, but I really enjoy the water most. One day I will have my home on the water, and that’s where my favorite place to hangout will be!

What do you love most about the industry? Meeting wonderful people, and the opportunities available if you just use the training and tools. It is really a path to the American Dream, in two ways: career wise for myself, and using what I have been trained to do – and do best – to find a perfect home for each of my clients. I sell homes, not houses. My slogan is “Make your realty dreams a reality!”

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I am relentless in being the best that I can be for my clients. In my first year (last year) moving to Baytown from the Galleria area, I achieved over $2.8 million in sales. I have already reached that in the first 6 months of this year. Lots of advertising, use of technology, constant studying, and long hours.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Being in so many places on any given day – lots of driving. Next, the details in the paperwork. Got to dot the ‘i’s and cross the ‘t’s.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Everywhere I can. Anywhere there is people is an opportunity, which includes out shopping, volunteering, in a restaurant, through all the real estate clubs and online chatting with friends.

What has been you greatest accomplishment? Achieving top producer status in one year. I love it when large brokerage firms call me and want me to join them. I just smile and say no thanks, I do it alone as I have to this point.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? Really, you’re not paying attention. I hardly even turn on the movies or have time to read a book. If I am reading, it’s about real estate and the markets. I am constantly studying. I am so busy the only way I shop these days is online.

What is your favorite restaurant? Papa’s.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston? Fred Hartman Bridge. I know it’s not a building, but it should be included in your list. If you are speaking about architectural qualities, well, that bridge is something to look at and is beautiful for welcoming ships into the Port of Houston. It’s like our Statue of Liberty.

What kind of car do you drive? Cadillac SUV. I want a sports car very badly, but clients come first.

Smartphone or paper? 2 iPads, 2 iPhones, Google everything, PDF, 3 websites and no paper. Contracts are signed on iPad.

What is your favorite city after Houston? Miami Beach/Ft. Launderdale.

What is your advice for someone new to the industry? Find a good mentor. It will be worth anything you have to give up to learn what it takes if you really want to be a Realtor.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app?
Agentfolio from Zillow.

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter?
Don’t really do Twitter that much; I’m a LinkedIn gal. Either way, Sir Richard Branson.

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