Name: Christina Boston
Company: Boston Real Estate Group LLC
What was your first job in the realty industry? Realtor
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Work out, or turn on good tunes and turn off all devises. Decompress!
Where did you grow up? Houston, TX
Growing up, what did you want to be? A marine biologist, then a pediatric hospice nurse, then a broadcast journalist. I ended up with a Mass Communication degree in college.
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Willie Nelson, he went from being an outcast to having a cult following. I’d love to pick his brain!
Where is your favorite place to hang out? At home by the pool!
What do you love most about the industry? Helping my clients make their goals and dreams come true. I’m driven by customer satisfaction.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I operate at a high level of integrity and do things by the books. I’m extremely loyal and always put my clients first. I don’t get emotionally involved in transactions, which I find is rare in our industry today and find that helps my clients come out ahead in negotiations 100% of the time.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? The attitudes and issues that come up with other agents, this is a business transaction. Not personal. Mutual respect is always there, but some agents require more energy/time than others.
Where do you go to network and meet new clients? I pride myself in giving back to my town/city. It’s important to me to stay involved philanthropically and to be present and active in the causes that speak to me.
What has been your greatest accomplishment? Getting my college degree. I worked hard to earn scholarships and grants to pay for it, worked hard to get good grades and pay my way and then completed my final year and a half in one year and with a newborn child. I’m very proud of my Bachelor’s Degree and work I did on my own earn it. No excuses.
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? I don’t have a lot of free time so I would have to say anything funny. Bad Mom’s was pretty cute. (I know I told you it’s been awhile & industry books don’t count)
What is your favorite restaurant? Reef, Brennan’s, & anything Italian that’s not a chain.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston? That’s impossible to answer, I love them all. The older the better for me. For the city though I can’t ignore the impact of the George R. Brown. It has become the go-to location for all things major in the city, combined with the landscape architecture and feel of Discovery Green. I can’t think of a modern building to change the dynamic of our big city like the GRB.
What kind of car do you drive? Infinity Q70
Smartphone or paper? Both, I always take written notes. Always will. But I can’t live without my smartphone!
What is your favorite city after Houston? Wimberly, TX – it’s beautiful there
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Never stop learning or hustling, and it’s not about you.
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? HAR app & MileIQ
Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? Barbara Corcoran, news outlets, my children (how else can I keep up)