At a Glance
University of Houston - Executive M.B.A. 2011
University of Houston - B.B.A. Finance 2005 (Cum Laude)
University of Houston - B.B.A. Management 2005 (Cum Laude)
Areas of Expertise
Sales & Leadership100%
Residential Mortgage Broker (NMLS 2017)
Real Estate Broker (TREC 2007)
Real Estate Salesperson (TREC 2003)
Honorable DischargeAfter getting Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps, I found myself jobless after being rejected by many employers due to not having a degree. So, I decided to use my G.I. Bill and enroll in college.
Houston Fire DepartmentI joined the Houston Fire Dept., joined the 1st Battalion/23rd Marines Infantry Reserve unit in Houston, TX, and began courses at Houston Community College.
TREC LicenseIn order to make more money, I earned my Texas Real Estate License and then transferred to the University of Houston to pursue a Degree in Business Administration.
BBA Finance & Management - U of HI graduated from the University of Houston with a BBA in Finance & Management and accepted a job as a Personal Banker. After realizing that the corporate wasn’t for me, I quit after my 2nd day of training, and decided to go all in with Real Estate as a career.
Independent BrokerageI opened up my own Boutique/Independent Real Estate Brokerage and began to grow my business and work on my extensive Real Estate Education.
Executive MBA - U of HWanting to enhance my Education and Business Skills, I enrolled the University of Houston and began the Executive MBA Leadership program and graduated in 2013.
Joined RE/MAXAfter being rejected for several listings because I wasn’t associated with a National Real Estate Company, I realized that brand does matter and may influence a customer’s decision. After 30 days of research, I decided to join RE/MAX because of its strong brand, culture of growth, history of productivity, and world-wide reach.
Opened own RE/MAX FranchiseI opened a RE/MAX franchise in East Downtown Houston, and quickly grew to over 50 agents within 2 years. This proved to me that Brand plays a huge role with growth & productivity.
Motto Mortgage - FranchiseThe opportunity to add a Motto Mortgage Franchise as an Ancillary business was presented to me. After much consideration, I decided to proceed with it in order to help more people and provide a value added service to our Realtors and clients.
Real Estate Brokerage - MergerI merged my Real Estate Brokerage with RE/MAX Top Realty because I realized they had what my brokerage lacked; a superior training program and the best Real Estate Broker & Mentor in Texas.
Further DiversificationI launched Rentsucks.com in order to educate Homebuyers and link them up with local-experienced Professionals that will guide them with their home purchase and make sure they get the best deal possible at the lowest costs.
RetrocadeFamily friendly development in Corpus Christi, TX which includes live entertainment, food & games, and a rooftop terrace.
The Sky’s the Limit and the Future is bright for those who have the desire, attitude, and work ethic to achieve their goals & dreams by doing whatever it takes.
-2017 | Residential Mortgage Broker | NMLS | Houston, TX -2007 | Real Estate Broker | TREC | Houston, TX -2003 | Real Estate Salesperson | TREC | Houston, TX
2012 | Master Certificate in Six Sigma | Villanova University | Houston, TX 2012 | Lean Six Sigma Black Belt | Villanova University | Houston, TX 2012 | Six Sigma Green Belt | Villanova University | Houston, TX 2012 | Lean Six Sigma | Villanova University | Houston, TX 2012 | Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR) | National Association of Realtors | Houston, TX 2010 | Executive Master Graduate Leadership | Discover Leadership Program (wayfo.com) | Brookshire, TX
2017 | Broker/Owner of The Year | RE/MAX of Texas | Dallas, TX 2017 | Top 100/Cougar Owned Businesses- (#3) 112.52% Growth | University of Houston | Houston, TX 2016 | Top 100/Cougar Owned Businesses- (#5) 103.52% Growth | University of Houston |Houston, TX 2015 | Top100/Cougar Owned Businesses- (#64) 13.88% Growth | University of Houston | Houston, TX 2014 | Rookie Broker/Owner/Franchisee of the Year | RE/MAX of Texas | San Antonio, TX
2011 | Executive MBA (Leadership) | University of Houston (3.65 GPA) | Houston, TX 2012 | B.B.A. Management (Minor in Asian Studies) | University of Houston (Cum Laude) | Houston, TX 2012 | B.B.A. Finance (Minor in Asian Studies) | University of Houston (Cum Laude) | Houston, TX 2003 | Associate of Arts (Pre-Business) | Houston Community College | Houston, TX 2019 | High Performance Forum | Darren Hardy | La Jolla, CA.