What was your first job in the realty industry? My real estate career began in Miami, Fla. where I had the experience of a lifetime showing beautiful properties and hosting open houses.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? I enjoy time with my kids, a big piece of cake and watching a crime drama on TV.
Where did you grow up? I am a proud Texan originally from Spring. I make it a point to use my 30-plus years in Spring to my advantage in the real estate business.
Growing up, what did you want to be? I always wanted to be a doctor; a surgeon in fact. My goal to help people has always been a big part of my life.
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? I’d love to meet with Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks. He is a self-made success story and seems to be an incredibly hard worker. I’m sure he’d have some of the best advice you could get in business.
Where is your favorite place to hang out? Home; it’s my sanctuary and my comfort zone. You can find me there with my vanilla scented candles lit, my pj’s on and cuddling with my boys while watching a movie.
What do you love most about the industry? The people! I love my customers and it brings me incredible joy to assist them with their real estate goals. Many of them become like family through the process of the transaction. You can’t beat getting to look at beautiful homes everyday either.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I’ve been told that I’m warm, personable and passionate about what I do. My motto is providing my customers with my Texas Triple D Guarantee: dedication, determination and diligence. My goal is a smooth transaction, a happy customer and forming a trusted bond with my clients.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? The emotional side of the transactions. Sellers have attachment to their homes and it’s hard for them to sell sometimes. Buyers find homes and fall in love with them but the deal may not happen. It can be a rollercoaster.
Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Everyone I see is a perspective client. I have the “gift of gab” and I use that to my advantage. I love talking with people and hearing about their story. It’s amazing the doors that will open up if you just say hello and give someone a smile or kind word.
What has been your greatest accomplishment? In my professional life it’s finding a career that I love; it’s not just a job for me. I am helping people with some of the biggest changes and choices in their lives. Being a partner with clients through their journey is very rewarding and memorable. Every client I meet leaves an impression on me and it’s a fulfilling experience.
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? I am reading “The Millionaire Real Estate Agent” right now and so far I am really enjoying it. Any insight on our business is helpful and it always pays off to keep up with what’s going on and what’s to come in our industry.
What is your favorite restaurant? Pappa’s Seafood House! You can’t beat the shrimp and crawfish fondue.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston? I really enjoy the Hobby Center for Performing Arts. The tall glass walls with views of our city are beautiful.
What kind of car do you drive? I love a good sports car! Do I have to name names??? My daily drive is a modest four door. For fun you can find me at a race track.
Smartphone or paper? Both! Why choose; they both have their benefits. I respect our past and embrace our future.
What is your favorite city after Houston? Well, Miami, of course. Since I practiced real estate in Miami I do have a fond place in my heart for the city. It’s an experience of a lifetime to visit or live in Miami.
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Stick with it; hard work is the key to success.
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? HAR.com of course! I can’t make it through a day without it!
Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? Well, I am not a Twitter person. With the amount of people I talk to on a daily basis you could say I talk enough without having to twitter.
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