By Nicole Slaughter-Graham
With a robust, thriving luxury real estate market, the Houston, Texas area has long attracted some of the finest REALTORS® and affiliates in the industry.
The area offers the trifecta when it comes to what REALTORS® crave: an abundance of luxury properties, the right clientele and resources. One such resource is the Greater Houston Luxury Home Connection, an organization which brings together industry professionals. The organization provides monthly networking, education and access to an entire network of support.
2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the organization, which will be celebrated by members in the summer. Carrie Ousley, one of the original members of the group, has been hosting the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing Training classes, which are a requirement for membership. “The designations offered through the class are nationally and internationally recognized,” she states in an interview. “Associating with this organization and working toward and/or having the “Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist” designation, helps brand the REALTORS® in the Luxury Market.”
The many networking opportunities have kept Weldon Rigby involved for 10 years as well. “We decided we wanted to have a monthly luncheon where we could exchange ideas, and it’s turned into a great networking opportunity,” he states. “All the folks in our group have undergone extensive training on luxury products and practices, and if I need something, I can call any of them.” This year, the organization has seen its largest member base since the group’s inception, which provides REALTORS® and affiliates with even more resources and networking opportunities.
David Young, another original member notes the hard work of the group’s board, “Our board, which was set up about four years ago, worked tirelessly to increase membership and reach out. It’s made all the difference.”
When it comes to providing a unique and ultimately unprecedented resource for REALTORS® , the Greater Houston Luxury Home Connection has Houston, Texas covered.
Greater Houston Luxury Home Connection