What was your most interesting job before going into real estate?
Pharmaceuticals in the neuroscience field
Where did you grow up?
Growing up, what did you want to be?
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?
Any beach. I have a beach house in Galveston and travel to the Caribbean and Mexico often.
If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?
Gary Keller, to meet the legend and to learn something. Everytime he speaks, there is wisdom.
What is Houston’s best-kept secret?
The culture: museums, theater and music.
What do you love most about the industry?
The challenges and helping people. I’ve met so many amazing people from all over the world and in different industries. I love my clients!
What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
Knowing when to delegate to others on my team. I love to work and sometimes have to realize I can have others assist. Once I learned to delegate and grow the team, everything fell into place.
What’s your best advice for generating new leads?
Make it a habit. No matter what your lead generation source, you need to do it daily and at a high quality. It’s rare that a client falls into your lap, you have to be top of mind all the time. Don’t be shy to send your message.
What’s your favorite meal in Houston?
Culinary Institute Bistro, a hidden gem in Houston.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston?
Not a building, but Memorial Park.
What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job?
Rescued lost dogs, luckily it was after my last showing and I had time to wait for animal control.
What’s one thing people might be surprised to learn about you?
I went to Yale University.
What is your favorite vacation spot and why?
US Virgin Islands, enjoy the atmosphere and snorkeling.
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Be committed and don’t expect instant success.