Where are you from originally?
I was born and raised in the Philippines before moving to Houston in the late 90s and calling it my home where I met my husband. Since then, I have never looked back. Right now, I live in the NW area of Houston and have been a resident of Texas for more than a decade.
What was your first job in the industry?
I really wanted to have my own business and meet new people. I transitioned from being a licensed Chemical Engineer (graduated with Cum Laude), then worked as an Information Technology Consultant/Team Lead in one of the prestigious consulting firms here in the U.S., then went to become a registered Pharmacy Tech/Trainer and now a FULL time licensed REALTOR®.
How did you get into real estate?
I started doing real estate investing when I was in College (1995). I purchased my first condo together with my sister. I continued investing by purchasing a duplex where I have two tenants renting for me. I really wanted to concentrate on investing. With the influence of my folks who are also real estate investors, they encouraged me to get my real estate license. I pursued this goal not only to help them but also to help those who need a trustworthy and reliable Real Estate Agent.
What do you love about the industry?
I went into real estate to help people make their dreams come true. I get to know each of my clients personally and work for them to ensure that their goals and wishes are met. It’s my goal that each client has a positive home buying and selling experience along the way.
Where do you predominately sell real estate?
I sell real estate in the greater Houston area and the surrounding cities. I concentrate mainly on residential homes helping sellers, buyers, and investors.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?
I take care of the details so my clients can focus on the big picture and their busy lives. With me, you get more than a Real Estate Agent, you get an advocate, a home stager, and a consultant all in one. I believe in S.M.A.R.T goals and that is S – SENSITIVE TO YOUR NEEDS; M – MAKING YOUR DREAMS A REALITY; A – ALWAYS; R – RELIABLE &; T – TRUSTWORTHY.
QUALITY is my number 1 priority and NOT quantity. When I started in the business, I already earned TOP PRODUCER and CENTURY 21 QUALITY RECIPIENT AWARD.
Which Home Builders have you had a great experience working with in the last 12 months?
DR HORTON – always takes care not only the clients but also the Realtors
PERRY HOMES – heard my buyer’s needs during the pandemic
DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES – customer service is truly their satisfaction
What is your favorite Model, Floorplan, or Feature?
My favorite floor plan is the next-gen home. I want a home within a home.
What is your favorite podcast?
Joyce Meyer Podcast – In this business, I really need a spiritual boost in having the right mindset to overcome and handle difficult challenges. This business is really stressful and if you are not ready mentally, physically and do not feed your spiritual life, it will consume you.
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Prayers, hard work, perseverance, and always thinking that you are a client. Never about the money. Do not compare yourself to others, because you will never be satisfied. Be happy and surround yourself with those who will really support and cheer you on.
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app?
Tell us an interesting detail about you that many might not know?
I have an identical twin sister who is also a Chemical Engineer and now a nurse. My twin also graduated with high honors, a double degree, Summa and Magna Cum Laude, and was named in the Houston Chronicle as one of the top 150 nurses. So we know what it takes to excel and strive to be the best.
What experience would you repeat?
Taking the leap of going into real estate despite the many disappointments and negativities
What are 3 adjectives that describe you best?
2.) Problem Solver
What is one of your favorite things to do in your city?
Trying different foods from different cultures. I love the diversity here.
What have you heard or listened to lately that has inspired you?
Right and wrong mindsets – Joyce Meyer Radio Podcast
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
The best advice came from my parents – try changing for the better, opportunity knocks only once. They are the reason why I am here working in real estate.
What lights you up in life?
My entire family – my folks, sister, husband, and son. If not for their constant support, I would not be here. My husband has been so patient with me and now works in the marketing side of the business. Even my son has been an inspiration for me to do this kind of work.
Do you have someone in your life that has been an exceptional mentor? Who? Why?
Mary Anglin and Karin Carr. Both have been instrumental in my success. If not for them, I would not be here right now.
What are one or two books that have changed you?
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
What Charity do you support? Please tell us more about your involvement?
Woodsedge Outreach Ministry – I provide support financially.