Name: Amy Bernstein
Company: Bernstein Realty
What was your first job in the realty industry? Associate at a local Memorial Real Estate Company
Where did you grow up? Born in St. Paul but moved to Houston at the age of four, so I consider myself a Houstonian
Growing up, what did you want to be? Professional tennis player
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Catch up with whats happening with friends on Facebook
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Chris Evert. She was a strong force in the tennis world and continues to play a major role after retiring from the sport.
Where is your favorite place to hang out? My house, both inside and out!
What do you love most about the industry? I love working with people and every day presents new opportunities and challenges.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I am a practicing broker as opposed to a managing broker. Because of this, I stay abreast of the market and can share my experiences and knowledge with our agents.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Finding the time to do everything I want to accomplish every day
Where do you go to network and meet new clients? I meet new clients everywhere, but most of my clients come from referrals from other clients.
What has been your greatest accomplishment? Bernstein Realty. I am so proud of the agents and service provided to all customers and clients.
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
What is your favorite restaurant? Ciro’s Italian Grill
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston? No one particular building-I like so many!
What kind of car do you drive? Mercedes ML350
Smartphone or paper? I am trying to give up paper…just not yet!
What is your favorite city after Houston? Las Vegas
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Listen, learn and focus on the customer.
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? HAR.com
Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? Various athletes as they all show varying degrees of grit