Agent Snapshot: Amber Kuhl Broker, The Collection Real Estate Team, Conroe/Lake Houston

What was your most interesting job before going into real estate?
I taught junior high and kindergarten before making the leap into real estate just under 10 years ago. The ability to multi-task and stay organized was incredibly helpful when making a career shift.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Willis, spending much of my time on Lake Conroe while growing up.
Growing up, what did you want to be?
Growing up, I wanted to be many different things, it seemed to change weekly, but by the time I got into college, I thought my art history major would lead me to work in an art museum.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?
I’m a lover of retail therapy, a good spa day, and an impromptu trip to unwind.
If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?
There’s no way I could narrow this down to just one. I think everyone in real estate would love the opportunity to sit down with Barbara Corcoran and Richard Branson.
What is Houston’s best-kept secret?
For me, Houston’s best-kept secret is our museums. Yes, everyone knows we have science and art museums. But we really don’t get enough credit for all that we have to see in the Museum District.
What do you love most about the industry?
I love that the real estate industry has so many success stories. It doesn’t matter your previous work experience, education level, or if you have spent time in sales. If you are willing to put in the work, learn the business, and pay your dues, the real estate industry can make a success story out of many.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
The most difficult aspect of the real estate industry is its unpredictability. Learning to keep your pipeline full, and plan fully for the “peaks and valleys” of sales is something that everyone in the real estate industry must learn to do well.
What’s your best advice for generating new leads?
My best advice for generating new leads is to never meet a stranger. It’s so important in this business to always make new, genuine connections, and stay in touch.
What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to?
I’m a podcast junkie. From the minute I wake up, and the entire time I’m riding in my car (minus returning calls), I’m listening to something new – all different subjects.
What’s your favorite meal in Houston?
You’re asking someone who lives for their next meal to narrow this down?! I love good seafood, and I love a good French 75 even more!
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston?
My aesthetic taste is wide open – the First United Methodist Church on Main is incredible, everyone likes the Williams Tower, but I also love the Rothko Chapel. And being a U of H Alum, I’ve always appreciated Cullen Performance Hall.
What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job?
Any agent that tells you they haven’t had someone “forget” there was a showing, is lying. This business is FULL of those stories!
What’s one thing people might be surprised to learn about you?
I can’t whistle. Like not at all.
What is your favorite vacation spot and why?
I’m always open to trying somewhere new. I love to go to as many new places as possible, and I actually really love cold weather, I’m here for it!
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Do the work, pay your dues. You can do this.
Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?
@HoustonAgentMag, @HoustoniaMag, @this_is_houston (Animal Rescue), @ItsNotHouItsMe

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