Christine Kalmbach Licensed Professional Realtor

Keller Williams Platinum, Northwest Houston

What was your most interesting job before going into real estate?
Before Real Estate, I was a full-time mom, by far the most interesting job I have ever had! Professionally, I was a recruiter and small business owner of a Personnel Service placing Accounting, Bookkeeping and Clerical personnel in Northwest Houston. My office used to be in the building across from Neiman Marcus at Town & Country (it got razed for new build out at City Centre)!

Where did you grow up?
Originally from Michigan, though I spent most of my time growing up right here in H-town and love it!

Growing up, what did you want to be?
I love animals and wanted to be a veterinarian, however, I really don’t like bloody or gory stuff so I figured out pretty quickly that I would not be doing anything medical!

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?
When I am stressed, I stop, breathe, and pray or go for a walk to clear my head.

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?
I would love to meet Jesus Christ, and ask Him a whole litany of questions, like why did He invent mosquitoes and how did He align the planets so perfectly for starters?

What is Houston’s best kept secret?
Our southern hospitality, we have a lot of negative publicity grabbing the headlines about our city… Houston has some of the best people around! And if you like custard, then you must visit Connie’s Custard on Jones Road!

What do you love most about the industry?
I love providing knowledge and exceptional service while making a true difference in people’s lives! My goal is to really help people through all stages of life and be their advocate!

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
When things don’t work out for a seller or buyer, especially when it’s beyond their control. I always want to be their cheerleader. Also, when another professional in the process does not do their job and it causes the transaction to be very difficult or fall out.

What’s your best advice for generating new leads?
To generate new leads, always come from a place of contribution – make a difference in the lives of the people you speak with and make those phone calls!

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to?
Reading the book, “Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives” by Richard Swenson, it’s a must read especially in today’s world! You can also find me at or watching Houston Astros Games, I’ve been a fan since 1978!

What’s your favorite meal in Houston?
I absolutely love Taste of Texas! Their Filet Medallions are on point including just about everything on their menu! Melting Pot and Cheesecake Factory would be on the list as well!

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston?
Even thought I am not a Contemporary/Modern type fan, I love the Pennzoil Place building! It’s truly a Houston icon!

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job?
Well, there have been some weird things that happen on the job! One time I found an ax and a spear on the floor in the owner’s suite of a bedroom – a handyman had left a window unlocked and some teenagers had come in the house and left them behind. Nothing was taken or damaged. It was so weird! Remember to lock your doors and windows!

What’s one thing people might be surprised to learn about you?
People may be surprised to learn that I once met Earl Campbell of the Oilers when I was a kid!

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?
My favorite vacation spot would be anywhere my family is with me! Second place is a cruise!

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Pick your broker very carefully, it matters!

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?
Shannon Perry, Franklin Graham, Gary Keller, Dave Ramsey, and anything Astros!

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