When Hard Works Pays Off: My Takeaways From the HBJ Residential Real Estate Awards

Happy Motivation Monday, everyone! Last week was an incredible time at Nan and Company Properties Christie’s International Real Estate! We discovered that we have been certified as a Women's Business Enterprise, but more importantly I am also thrilled to announce that as CEO and Broker of Nan and Company, I have been awarded as No. 1 Real Estate Agent in Luxury and as one of the Top 25 Agents by Sales Volume for 2016! (Yay!)

For those of you unaware, every year, the Houston Business Journal hosts the Residential Real Estate Awards to recognize the city’s top selling agents and teams in the industry, based on five lists: agents by sales volume, agents by transactions, teams with 10 or fewer members by sales volume, teams with 10 or fewer members by transactions and teams with 11 or more members by sales volumes. The Residential Real Estate special section in the March 24th edition also includes two luxury Lists, one each for agents and teams. The list for Real Estate Agents in Luxury was based on average price of homes sold in 2016.

On March 23, finalists gathered at 7:15 in the morning at the brand-new Marriott Marquis in Downtown Houston to learn of the competitive rankings. Finalists include 40 brokerages, including 38 teams and 35 agents, all averaging 20 years-worth of residential real estate experience. Nearly 46 percent work between 41 and 60 hours a week, and another 46 percent work more than 60 hours a week. I definitely fall under the latter. Through the hard work of all HBJ finalists, in addition to others in the industry, Houston was able to beat several residential real estate records, such as number of homes sold, total property sales and full-year total dollar volume! 

I'm so grateful for this recognition! After being in residential real estate for 14 years, I’m always finding ways to share my knowledge and my experience to help my team be successful. Hard work truly pays off, and these awards are just two examples that with the right tools, you can accomplish any goal you set your mind to. I couldn't have done this without the support of my family, friends and team, and I can't wait to see what the rest of this year will bring! 

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