Agents' Choice

Rookie of the Year: Elfego Mendoza, Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan

Through buying houses for himself, Elfego Mendoza learned to pay attention to all the details that make each house unique.

Best Agent Website: – Charlie Kriegel, WinHill Advisors-Kirby

Celebrated for his profound expertise and commitment, Charlie Kriegel has been named a Top Realtor by the Houston Business Journal, served as the president of FIABCI in 2018 and remains a board member of the Houston Association of REALTORS®’ International Advisory Group.

Best Brokerage Website: – Nan and Company Properties

Nan and Company’s goal is to modernize the buying and selling experience and to empower agents through support as well as cutting-edge technology.

Announcing the 2023 Houston Agents’ Choice Awards finalists

The results are in! Based on thousands of votes, we’re so excited to announce this year’s finalists in the annual Houston Agents’ Choice Awards.

Vote now in the 2023 Houston Agents’ Choice Awards!

It’s time for the annual Houston Agents’ Choice Awards here at Houston Agent magazine! This is an opportunity for real estate professionals from around the Houston area to vote for the top players in the industry.

Announcing Houston Agent’s annual Agents’ Choice Awards winners

Welcome to the annual Agents’ Choice Awards, honoring the very best of Houston real estate — according to our readers. With thousands of votes cast across 15 categories, we’re proud to announce the winners.

Industry MVP: Moni Bohnisch, Douglas Elliman

For more than 20 years, Moni Bohnisch has been a top producer in Houston real estate. In 2021, Bohnisch was ranked the No. 1 Douglas Elliman agent in Texas.

Managing Broker of the Year: Joanne Justice, Coldwell Banker

Joanne Justice’s real estate career spans more than 50 years — 30 of which have been spent at Coldwell Banker.

Best Team: The Nikki Hohman Team, Nan and Company Properties

With over $26 million in sales during 2021 and a combined 40+ years of experience, the Nikki Hohman Team leverages its local and international network to help buyers attain beautiful homes.

Loan Officer of the Year: Ryan Rosplock, Guaranteed Rate Affinity

Ryan Rosplock knows that everyone has different financial goals, so he takes the time to fully understand each client’s situation. His first objective is to help clients make the best choice.

Best Dressed: Caroline Spagnola, Nan and Company Properties

Whether you are in search of a waterfront beach property, a downtown 
condo or a home with a historic aesthetic, Caroline Spagnola aims to please.

Charitable Service: Leigh Beard, Coldwell Banker

When Leigh Beard is not helping clients buy, sell or lease homes you can find her volunteering at her church twice a week; she is always first in line to help those in need in her community.

Rookie of the Year: Brandon Turner, Keller Williams

Brandon Turner began his career in real estate recently and he is currently an agent with Keller Williams Realty Metro Atlanta.

Best Agent Website: Jessica Abdulkareem, Coldwell Banker

Jessica Abdulkareem is a Houston native and an agent with Coldwell Banker. Check out her award-winning website, full of blog posts, tips and more.

Best Brokerage Website:, Nan and Company Properties

Nan and Company Properties is an industry leader, servicing the Houston real estate market as well as national and foreign clientele.

Lender of the Year: First United Mortgage Group

First United Mortgage Group has built a strong reputation as an outstanding mortgage company, serving the lending needs of real estate professionals, builders and individual homebuyers throughout Oklahoma and Texas.

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