Janelle Williams Broker Associate, REMAX Cinco Ranch

What was your most interesting job before going into real estate? A buyer for Tootsies.

Where did you grow up? Sugar Land, Texas

Growing up, what did you want to be? In the second grade, I wanted to be a police woman.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Pour a glass of wine and watch reality TV on Bravo!

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis or Princess Diana. I am just fascinated by both of their lives.

What is Houston’s best kept secret? Pre-Covid: Rooftop Cinema Club. I hope they get to open back up.

What do you love most about the industry? It’s constantly evolving, and I learn something new every day that allows me to continuously grow as a Realtor and better serve my clients.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Keeping transaction timelines on schedule when we are at the mercy of lenders, appraisers, inspectors, contractors, HOAs, etc., doing their part but we can’t control them.

What’s your best advice for generating new leads? Staying relevant and top of mind with your SOI, farm and past clients, so that they continue to refer you business.

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to? Currently binge-watching “Behind Her Eyes” (was a great book) and reading “My Dear Hamilton”.

What’s your favorite meal in Houston? The Carbonara at Coppa Osteria

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston? First United Methodist Church in Downtown

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job? I was showing a property and someone was asleep in bed in one of the bedrooms! Yikes!

What’s one thing people might be surprised to learn about you? I’ve never been on Pinterest.

What is your favorite vacation spot and why? On a boat in the British Virgin Islands. I lose myself in the sun and sea and never even know what day or time it is!

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Identify your sphere of influence, find your niche, promote yourself!

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