Name: Kristy Kubala
Company: Bernstein Realty, Inc. Memorial- main office 9575 Katy Freeway
What was your first job in the realty industry? Realtor
Where did you grow up? Houston – Memorial area
Growing up, what did you want to be? A residential architect
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Hot yoga and walks with my dogs
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? My grandfather, Edward H. White II, the astronaut and American hero
Where is your favorite place to hang out? These days, friends’ homes
What do you love most about the industry? The rewarding feeling at the end of a closing that you helped your client(s) find a place they will call home each day
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I try and take as much stress away from the home buying experience and make sure they know I am 110% on their side and there for them night or day. I have a huge amount of passion and pride for client satisfaction throughout the entire process.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Time management
Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Neighborhood events and the park
What has been your greatest accomplishment? I had a baby boy last December and I’m also going to have my most successful year to date, in terms of production, this year. I love merging the two worlds together!
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? The Big Sick
What is your favorite restaurant? State of Grace
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston? Minute Maid Park
What kind of car do you drive? Nissan Murano
Smartphone or paper? Smartphone
What is your favorite city after Houston? New York City
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Every client should be treated like a million dollar deal.
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? HAR
Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? Barbara Corcoran, Rob Delaney, Ellen DeGeneres