Charlotte Blocker Broker Associate, Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty

 What was your most interesting job before going into real estate? I owned by own company, Kidz Cab (a private transportation service for kids).  It was a wonderful business to have when my kids were younger. I had vans and drivers — we transported kids to private schools and then after school activities. I had a monthly event calendar and took the kids to the movies, to the zoo and out to pizza parties. Busy parents loved the services I offered.


Where did you grow up? I was born in Conroe, Texas. My mom was from Louisiana and when I was just a baby, we moved there I grew in in Dequincy and Lake Charles. My senior year I moved back to Texas.

Growing up, what did you want to be? A fashion designer.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? I love to write — one thing on my list is to write a romantic comedy screenplay. I also try my best to meditate.

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Barbara Corcoran — I heard her speak at an event in New York City a number of years ago and I admire her very much. I appreciate her business sense in real estate as well as an investor. I want to be her when I grow up!

What is Houston’s best kept secret? The Woodlands

What do you love most about the industry? What I love mot about real estate are the people I meet — the clients that become friends and then become like family.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Seeing my clients disappointed when in a multiple offer situation and their bid doesn’t win. But I always let them know it is because God has something better waiting for them and sure enough, the next one is “the one.”

What’s your best advice for generating new leads? Open houses

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to? Selling Sunset on Netflix

What’s your favorite meal in Houston? Pecan-crusted chicken with asparagus at Taste of Texas.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston? Williams Tower — my daughter Jasmine used to call it the blueberry building when she was little.

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job? I was on a final walkthrough and got there early to get all the lights on, and when I walked into the living area all these wasps started flying out of the fireplace. Unfortunately, I am allergic, which made me a little nervous, however I kept my calm and called the exterminator. Luckily, my clients were late that morning and had to reschedule for later in the day. All was taken care of before their tour.

What’s one thing people might be surprised to learn about you? I am a Bravo nut — I love all of the Housewives franchises and have been watching since day one.

What is your favorite vacation spot and why? Disney — no matter your age, you always feel like a kid.

 In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Believe in yourself and always follow up.

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media? @ryanserhant and @barbaracorcoran

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