Jessica McCreary & Jessi Kessler
Broker Associate & Lead Agent, Buyer Specialist
It was during her time working on the Mosaic on Hermann Park, a luxury high-rise condominium development, that current Keller Williams top producer Jessica McCreary decided to put her contract-to-closing experience to work and pursue her Realtor’s license. Fast-forward six years, and she has not only achieved incredible success, but she is also on the brink of launching her own property management company later this year. McCreary was recognized by the Houston Association of Realtors as a Top 20 Under 40 Rising Star, and her success as an agent has translated to big accomplishments with her team as well: KW Memorial has honored her team for 1st place for gross closed income and 2nd place for both listing volume and closed units.
A Baylor University graduate, McCreary smartly carved a unique niche for herself as an estate property sales expert early in her career. After working as a licensed assistant for a top producer at Martha Turner Properties, she built strong relationships with probate and estate attorneys, certified public accountants and financial advisors by billing herself as the “Queen of Probate.” Doing so allowed McCreary to gain footing in more luxury-type neighborhoods early on. “Estate listings aren’t always the nicest or prettiest, but they typically sell the quickest,” she explains, adding that this experience established her credibility with real estate investors. It is one of the driving forces behind her decision to start her property management firm.
McCreary has led the team since 2013 and serves as the lead and only listing agent for their sellers, 90 percent of whom she describes as motivated. In addition, her team attracts first-time homebuyers because, as she puts it, “we relate well to the young professionals in Houston.” The reputation that she and her colleagues have established precedes them and she believes this is because they closely monitor contractual deadlines, skillfully manage expectations and remain in close communication even executing after the transaction. McCreary’s strong network with other Houston Realtors helps when it comes to knowing what properties will be coming on the market, and when. She is also deeply engaged with the Houston Association of Realtors, and holds several designations like Accredited Luxury Home Specialist, Certified Negotiation Expert, Texas Realtors Leadership Program and Graduate, Realtor Institute in addition to her newly earned broker’s license.
Kessler joined McCreary’s team two years ago when she made the shift to the industry after experiencing challenges buying her own home. “My Realtor was helpful, but my husband and I really had no idea what was going on throughout the purchase and we didn’t hear from him at all after we closed,” she recalls. This experience, as well as her desire to transition to a career that she could truly call her own, led her to the real estate industry. “The opportunity to help people find their dream home and use my people skills to develop a life-long relationship with them really appealed to me,” she says. “The possibilities that my career affords me are endless.”
A member of the Junior League and Daughters of the American Revolution, McCreary admits that being an entrepreneur in this industry can be intimidating in addition to empowering, which is why she works so hard to stand out from the pack. “I want to be the only Realtor my clients think of when they need to buy and sell a home, and I want to be the one they refer to their friends and family for years to come.”