Name: Lauren Aniess
Job Title: Real Estate Consultant
Company: Keller Williams Metropolitan
What was your first job in the realty industry? Market researcher for a healthcare development company.
Where did you grow up? Jakarta, Indonesia
Growing up, what did you want to be? Astronaut
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Yoga
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Thomas Jefferson
Where is your favorite place to hang out? River Oaks District
What do you love most about the industry? The thrill and excitement of negotiating and closing the next deal.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? My research skills are pretty remarkable. You’d be surprised on what sorts of information I can find and gather.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Staying organized.
Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Hosting my own open houses.
What has been your greatest accomplishment? I have run three half marathons.
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? Zero to One by Peter Thiel.
What is your favorite restaurant? Bazille at Nordstrom
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston? The Arabella, Randall Davis’s luxury condo development in the Galleria!
What kind of car do you drive? Honda Civic
Smartphone or paper? Smartphone
What is your favorite city after Houston? New York City or Copenhagen!
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Join my brokerage, we are ranked number 1 in training
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? My own app. Download it here: http://app.kw.com/KW100J6Q
Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? Nicole Richie
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