Agent Snapshot: Eli Torres, Realtor/CEO, One Sixteen Group at Keller Williams

Name: Eli Torres

Job Title: Realtor/CEO

Company: One Sixteen Group at Keller Williams Realty

What was your first job in the realty industry? Assistant

Where did you grow up? Puerto Rico

Growing up, what did you want to be? Actor

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Road cycle

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Jesus. To be in the presence of greatness

Where is your favorite place to hang out? Home in my media room

What do you love most about the industry? Helping people build wealth

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I make a genuine connection with my clients. I listen and care genuinely

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? A deal with an agent on the other side that don’t work well with others

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Facebook.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? Coming from Puerto Rico with nothing to being #1 agent in my office of 220+ agents

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? “How to win friends and influence people”

What is your favorite restaurant? Agnes and Viola in Nassau Bay

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston? Williams Tower

What kind of car do you drive? Lexus IS250

Smartphone or paper? Smartphone

What is your favorite city after Houston? Aguadilla, PR

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Learn before you earn

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

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? Gary V

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