Monday, November 20, 2006
Mr. Matthews has over 20+ years experience in the Houston real estate market. His goal is to provide his clients, with the utmost in professional Realtor services. His unique turn-key services include marketing properties with sound planning, expert marketing advice, loan processing assistance, creative decorating tips, persuasive skills and a strong company support system. He has received the #1 RE/MAX team award in Texas for eight years out of the past 14 years; # 3 RE/MAX Team in the world in 2005, has ranked in the Top 10 RE/MAX Teams in the world for 8 straight years. Other awards include: Circle of Legends Award, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, and winner of the Chairman’s Club Award.
What is your personal background and how did you get into real estate?
"We got in by default. I owned a plumbing utility business, employing about 65 people. Then the Houston economy started to collapse. From 1985 to 1987 several big developers went out of business. We lost everything. One day we looked at each other and said, "What do we do next?" There were not a lot of job opportunities for high school dropouts or ex plumbers. We had always been interested in real estate, so here we are. "
What lessons did you learn from your family, friends, previous jobs, and life experiences that helped you most to succeed in your career?
"I think the basics are he who works hardest is usually the most successful. You have to always be looking for ways to grow and improve your business. "
What do you enjoy most about the business?
"I am the Leader, money manager, and big picture person. "....."I enjoy the freedom, flexibility, and new challenges these other ventures bring. "
Do you believe goals are important to your success?
"On a personal level, if we are always doing the best we can and working hard, then the growth will come automatically. "
Are you a Billion-Dollar Agent or do you believe you will hit that level during your career?
"Our career totals are over $1 billion. "
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