What was your first job in the realty industry? Working as a Realtor.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Hmmm… basically anything with my husband: dancing, working out, drinking a good glass of Pinot Noir, having a good conversation and sleeping, of course.
Where did you grow up? In the Houston area.
Growing up, what did you want to be? A concert pianist
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Jesus Christ. I would love to ask him so many questions about my life, life in general, about the mysteries in life, how he feels about love, grace, forgiveness, wisdom, good and evil and his father. I know it’s in the Bible, but to hear it from him firsthand would be something I’m sure I couldn’t describe.
Where is your favorite place to hang out? At home with my family.
What do you love most about the industry? It’s always changing and challenging me. I love never sitting still and being more and more informed and educated. Knowledge is power, which I love to inform my clients with.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I respond quickly, within minutes. A lot of agents move very slow, and I recognize there are times for that, but we live in a world of instant gratification where technology rules. You have to be quick, responsive and informed with great communication skills to not only get the job done, but to secure your future by having lasting, strong relationships with your clients. You want them to keep coming back to you for their needs as well as their referrals. Word of mouth is the best form of advertising I have ever known.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? There are a few issues, like dealing with difficult or non-compromising agents or title companies/lenders who do not respond quickly enough. But one of my biggest issues is saying goodbye to my clients after closing. The relationships are so important. It’s what makes life worth everything.
Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Everywhere! My office, at builders, at the lenders, title co., at banks, restaurants, sporting events. Anywhere there might be a conversation about someone looking for a Realtor to help them with their needs.
What has been you greatest accomplishment? I really can’t say it’s been just one, because all of my clients are happy with the home they bought or just sold. So, I would say my greatest accomplishment is that we are so consistent in delivering what we promise: to put our clients in the best possible position in regards to buying or selling a property.
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? Oh, I just saw a movie this week. It’s called “God is (not) Dead”. Wonderful, wonderful and so true of a message. It should be required for all students to view. (as well as all non-students)
What is your favorite restaurant? That’s easy. Vic & Anthony’s downtown.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston? The Williams Tower is so streamlined. And I know it’s old by today’s standard, but I also think I prefer the throw back architectural style, like the old original court house from the 1800’s the COH has been renovating for years now. It’s so ornate and beautiful.
What kind of car do you drive? Honda CR-V suv.
Smartphone or paper? Smartphone
What is your favorite city after Houston? Austin. Music, music, music and the Longhorns, of course.
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Never give up. Keep striving for better. Give it everything
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? It’s not really a real estate app, but it’s where I do a lot of real estate business… Gmail app.
Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? I love to follow financial & historical interests. People who share information that will better prepare me for my future, as well as my clients.
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