Agent Snapshot: Jorge Ordaz, Realtor, Refuge Real Estate

Jorge Ordaz, Realtor, Refuge Realty, HoustonFirst and last name: Jorge Ordaz

Title: Realtor

Company: Refuge Real Estate, Houston

What was your first job in the realty industry? I was a translator at a title company in 2003.

Where did you grow up? Southwest Houston

Growing up, what did you want to be? I wanted to be an attorney.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Work out or watch TV

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Martha Turner

Where is your favorite place to hang out? Around the Corner Bar

What do you love most about the industry? Meeting so many different kinds of people

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? By educating myself about everything in my area. I attend weekly classes on many topics from world issues to foundation repair.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? The setting of expectations for my first-time clients

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? I started my own networking group, a young professionals organization. And I volunteer in the community.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? I was the first person in my family to attend college in the U.S. I attended the University of Texas.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? “Start-up Nation”

What is your favorite restaurant? Villa Arcos

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston? The old Enron building

What kind of car do you drive? Hyundai Elentra

Smartphone or paper? Smartphone

What is your favorite city after Houston? Tel Aviv

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Have patience.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? HAR app

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? Bernie Sanders

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