Ronda Ross Broker / Owner

Texas Living Company

What was your most interesting job before going into real estate?
International Supply Chain Management

Where did you grow up?

Growing up, what did you want to be?

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?
Go work out or meet with friends or family over good food and wine.

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg — I would love to meet this strong woman who was a trailblazer in her time.

What is Houston’s best-kept secret?
That fact that we have so many amazing parks. When I tell people they are shocked.

What do you love most about the industry?
The people that I get to meet every day. I love learning about cultures, places they are moving from and what their goals are for the future.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
Managing personalities and emotions when I am working with divorcing clients.

What’s your best advice for generating new leads?
Sphere – It is all about relationships and being genuine. I am 100% referral and repeat client, and I do everything I can to make sure everyone feels special because they are.

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to?
Netflix is my go-to for a quick binge. I am always reading a few books at a time. I am currently reading “The 7 Levels of Communication,” “Ninja Selling” and “How to be a Power Connector.”

What’s your favorite meal in Houston?
Do I have to pick just one… There are so many great places in Houston. I love Nancy’s Hustle to share small plates, Maison Pucha for an elevated experience, Toulouse’s patio for brunch, and I can keep going. We have the best food scene.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston?
James Turrell “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace. The science and art behind it was breathtaking. I was not sure what to expect when going to see it but was truly impressed.

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job?
I was asked on a date by my client in the middle of a showing that was accompanied.

What’s one thing people might be surprised to learn about you?
I own multiple businesses. I only share parts of my personal life and real estate life with people. I think some things can be kept private.

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?
I love going to London. The architecture, walkability and people watching is amazing. It is one of my favorite places in the world.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Find a mentor, and ask lots questions.

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?
Interior designers and builders from all over the world.

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