What was your first job in the realty industry? Realtor.
Where did you grow up? Jersey City, New Jersey.
Growing up, what did you want to be? A teacher.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Take deep breaths and talk to friends.
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Elvis Presley, because he came up from a poor family and was very generous.
What do you love most about the industry? Helping families live the American Dream.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I answer the phone when someone calls. I am never too busy for you.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Not getting return calls during the process from others involved in the transaction.
What has been your greatest accomplishment? Becoming a licensed real estate broker in Texas.
What is your favorite restaurant? La Fiesta.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston? It was Transco Tower, before they changed names. But the building is still my favorite, because it looks like the Empire.
What kind of car do you drive? Volkswagen.
Smartphone or paper? iPhone 7.
What is your favorite city after Houston? San Antonio.
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? It’s hard work, but can be very rewarding.
Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? I don’t tweet.
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