What was your first job in the realty industry? I was a network administrator for Keller Williams The Woodlands. I found the lives of the agents to be exciting and I thought it would be a welcomed change from computer work. I fell in love and have been in real estate ever since.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? I spend time with my family and entertain.
Where did you grow up? I grew up in Oak Ridge North. My mother was a principal in The Woodlands and opened Sally K Ride. My father worked for HPD as a law enforcement officer, and I had a lovely childhood growing up in the area. It grows ever difficult to find those of us who were born, raised and stayed here. I think my long history in the area gives me an advantage to others in my industry.
Growing up, what did you want to be? I desperately wanted to be an astronaut. I distinctly recall a space camp being offered in Florida that I wanted to attend more than anything. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend. I remember countless hours spent gazing at the night skies. Fond of those childhood dreams.
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Einstein would have to be my choice. The man was such a genius that just to have a half hour with him would be amazing.
Where is your favorite place to hang out? Anywhere with my family.
What do you love most about the industry? Meeting people; the relationships forged with my clients; and helping families find the place their memories will unfold.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? Being a christian Realtor/broker, I conduct my business accordingly. I care about my clients’ needs and goals in a true sense. I am honest and ethical to a fault, and take great care of my treatment of every being.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? When clients disagree with my experience. Sometime we come into clients who believe they know more than their agent; this is hard because it is difficult to help someone who is standing in your way of helping them.
Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Usually a social eatery in town will strike up new relationships that may or may not turn into new business. If nothing else, I have a lot of fun.
What has been your greatest accomplishment? I would say my greatest accomplishment has been that of a mother. A single mother who started her own company and is growing that company in a competitive market place.
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? I saw “Jurassic Park” with my oldest yesterday. It was a great movie.
What is your favorite restaurant? Hands down…Perry’s.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston? Any of the old churches in downtown.
What kind of car do you drive? I had a BMW but traded it in for a Hyundai Tuscon LT; it’s more my style.
Smartphone or paper? Smart phone. We as agents must adapt to the ever changing world of technology, if we want to survive.
What is your favorite city after Houston? Tucson, Ariz.
What is your advice for someone new to the industry? Go with a broker who will take the time to teach you.
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? HAR app.
Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? Real estate related Twitter accounts.
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