Being a consistent award winning top producer, Stephanie has earned her professional designations as Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), and certifications with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World certifications for Relocation Sales Specialist and Relocation Service Expert. Stephanie is Relocation Certified and works with Cartus, SIRVA, Weichert, Brookfield, Halliburton, and many more.
Family and friends are the treasure of her heart! Married to her wonderful husband, Tom. They have a son and twin daughters. Stephanie is an active member at Windwood Presbyterian, volunteers with marriage and youth ministries. She supports Northwest Area Ministries, Cypress Area Ministries, Stoney Creek Ranch, HOPE Center, Pearl Fincher Museum, University of Texas Alumni, Concordia University @Austin.
Stephanie Swope Martens, ABR, CNE
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene- REALTOR®
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Cartus Relocation Certified
A dynamic businesswoman, Claudia Da Silva is a board member of NAHREP, HAR IAG and co-founded WOW Network both to empower and build communities. This valuable experience and her insistence on taking the time to understand her client’s individual needs, informs her ability to deliver responsive, highly personalized service that transforms their dreams into reality; a formula that she adheres to in her Real Estate business.
While running her business, Claudia developed strong negotiating skills, marketing strategies and extensive, longstanding business relationships with the various entities involved in the real estate transaction, an added benefit for her real estate customers. Claudia prides herself in attending to her buyers’ and sellers’ very individual requirements with every attention to detail, seamlessly navigating the buying and selling process, making each transaction a positive experience.
Claudia has completed a rigorous and specialized training process to earn a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation from the National Association of Realtors. She has helped clients, including international investors wishing to invest in United States properties and customers who are relocating abroad. A world-traveler, Claudia is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and conversant Dutch with in-depth local knowledge of Central America and Europe, she is eager to help buyers and sellers alike take advantage of Berkshire Hathaway worldwide network and close their international real estate transactions.
Laurie holds a degree in interior design from the Art Institute of Houston, a BBA from the University of Texas and has studied art history and architecture. Prior to becoming a realtor, Laurie held a successful career in residential remodeling & interior design where she learned to fine tune her expertise in subjects such as space planning, home infrastructure, construction, furniture placement, and finish selections. She is able to help clients make logical decisions about the purchasing process as well as assisting in creating an environment that not only suits their aesthetic but is also highly functional. If you’re looking to buy or sell in Houston, you’re going to need someone who is well-rounded, knows reports, can visualize a finished project, and gives trustworthy advice on the contracts that come with it. There is no one who will represent you better because Laurie understands what her clients need even before they do.
In addition to owning her own business, Laurie is on the HAR Political Affairs committee and the Professional Development Committee. She is also active with American Society of Interior Designers, River Oaks Networking, The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and WOW charities. Much of her past volunteer efforts have been spent at St. John’s School, River Oaks Elementary, Zoo Friends, AFS and Wellsprings Resources.
- Realtor since 1988, Rookie of the year 1988
- Office & Company Top Producer 1989-2017
- Named “Top Producer Realtor” for 2004-2016 by Houston Area Realtors (Only the top 150 Realtors of 20,000 city-wide members receive this recognition) 2007-2012 top ½% of all Realtors
- 2017 Top 5 GCI Coldwell Banker United, Realtors (of over 800 Realtors) 2010 Number 2 in State of Texas
4.99 out of 5 approval rating per Buyers and Sellers
- Holder of B.A. & Master’s Degrees
- Houston resident since 1975
- Founding member of Texas Heart Institute Associates
- Multiple referrals from:
- Former clients
- Coldwell Banker United’s Corporate Relocation department (whose clientele include major Fortune 500 companies, USAA)
- Cartus (the world’s largest relocation company)
- Other Third Party Relocation companies
- Coldwell Banker International Previews Specialist
- Chosen twice by the former owner of Coldwell Banker United to represent him on the purchase and sale of his personal residences
- References available upon request
- Recipient 2018 Coldwell Banker Humanitarian Award
At the end of 2016 she was recognized as one of the top producers in the Cypress Office. Part of her success is due to her participation in The nationally recognized Ninja Skills Workshop where she learned the tools it takes to become a trusted real estate adviser. That experience led her to be honored as one of the top producers company wide for two of the quarters in 2017.
A former flight attendant, Melissa learned much of what’s needed to be successful at selling real estate while flying above it. First, of course, was the importance of good customer service. No flight was ever the same and anything could happen, so flexibility, good organization and patience were a must! Through the international routes she flew, she learned a lot about diplomacy and working with people of different cultures.
As a mother who raised three children in the Cy-Fair area, she certainly knows the needs of growing families – whether it’s housing requirements, schools, shopping, and access to sports, or neighborhood amenities, available activities and businesses that cater to families. She is and always has been extremely involved in her community and schools through volunteer work.
Her philanthropic nature led her to join National Charity League, Cypress Belles Chapter, where she was very involved for 10 years, she served many board positions including president. As mother/daughter charitable organization, it has given her the opportunity to serve her community alongside her daughters.
Add to that, her membership in a book club, two tennis teams and her board membership on the BlackHorse Ranch’s HOA, she’s a veritable whirlwind of positive activity.
Tammy’s career has been a resounding success. A consistent top producing Realtor, she understands that a solid reputation builds good repeat and referral business, which she enjoys in abundance. Tammy realizes that in a fast-changing, competitive market like Houston’s, it is imperative to stay abreast of market conditions and changes. She continues to do her research and attends real estate seminars in addition to any advanced real estate related education. Tammy holds the coveted Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation.
Although Tammy’s main sales focus is the Memorial Villages, including Spring Valley Village and neighborhoods inside Loop-610, she believes one of her primary strengths is her ability to relate with all people, no matter their background or where they live. “I sell homes anywhere in the city, regardless of price or location,” she says. “My forte is finding exactly what clients want and negotiating to get it. I love a challenge and I love helping my clients.”
Tammy grew up in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology from the University of Houston, both fields helping her immensely in the successful practice of real estate. She is a major underwriter for her local schools; passionate about giving back. Tammy participates in the annual MS150 to support multiple sclerosis. Tammy also enjoys animals and any opportunity to foster or rescue them. Tammy’s free time is spent entertaining and with her two boys enjoying sports and travel.
Tammy has been featured by Texas Monthly as a Five Star Profile winner four years in a row!
Before a career in real estate, Ronda worked with various companies within the oil and gas industry in fields such as marketing, business development and supply chain management. However, the desire to pursue her true passions in architecture design empowered her to make the natural transition to real estate. She now leads a fulfilling career in helping her clients buy and sell homes in the Greater Houston area. An alumna of Texas State University, Ronda’s degree in International Marketing allows her the skills to give sellers’ homes the proper exposure they deserve while helping buyers find the most qualified homes to match their needs and requirements.
Ronda continues to take care of her clients even after the transaction, often becoming close with most. The people she has met and the relationships she has built are some of her favorite parts of working in the industry. Ronda is active in several Houston organizations such as Women of Wardrobe, Dress for Success, the Houston Food Bank, Texas Children’s Hospital and Candle Lighters. Born and raised in Houston, some of her favorite things to do during her free time involve trying new Houston cuisine as well as travelling to new places where she can feed her enthusiasm for new cultures and architecture.
- CNE – Certified Negotiating Expert
- VLB “Veterans Land Board” Certified
- Luxury Certified
- Future Business Leaders
2015 International Emerging leader
Organizations I am Active in:
- President of NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) 2017-2018
- Public Relations Director for NAWBO 2016-2017
- Ambassador for Texas Children’s Hospital 2016-2017
- F.R.E.S.H with the Houston Food Bank 2016-2017
- W.O.W Women of Wardrobe for Dress for Success 2015-Current