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Exceed Realty

Houston, TX (map)

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Real Estate - Salesperson/Broker – 597753

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About Exceed Realty

Sun: 7:00am-7:00pm
Tue-Sat: 7:00am-7:00pm

When Terry began his real estate career in summer of 2009, he came in when the housing market crashed and knew that it would be a challenge to work during one of the most volatile housing markets in recent memory. Never one to balk at a challenge, Terry worked hard—perhaps harder than other agents—and came out on top while other agents were struggling.

Prior to real estate, Terry was a Houston area school teacher for 9 years, teaching in Cy Fair, Galena Park, and Crosby. He then went on to receive his Masters in Counseling and Education and worked as a high school counselor for 5 years at Westfield High School in Spring ISD. Terry's teaching and counseling background greatly benefits his clients as these are skills that he uses every day as a Realtor: he teaches his clients about the real estate process and then he counsels them on what their best options may be.

Terry also feels that his expert negotiation skills and his knowledge of Houston's housing market are better than most, and that many of his clients appreciate his patience and understanding. "I listen to my clients and have worked with a variety of home buyers, sellers and investors. I want my clients to refer me to their friends and family so I make sure that they are satisfied with the job I do for them."

In addition to working with buyers, sellers and investors, Terry has also facilitated successful short sales and foreclosure transactions, as well as new construction and relocation services.

Terry is an e-PRO certified agent and has lived in Houston since 1994. When he isn't busy helping clients, Terry enjoys writing music and singing.


I work in the inner loop and surrounding areas, including Afton Oaks, Avalon Place, Bellaire, Braes Heights, Braes Manor, Braes Terrace, Braeswood, Briargrove Park, Bunker Hill Village, Camp Logan, Collegeview, Crestwood, Downtown Houston, Garden Oaks, Greenway Plaza, Hedwig Village, Highland Village, Houston Heights, Hunters Creek Village, Hyde Park, Knollwood Village, Lynn Park, Medical Center, Memorial, Memorial Park / Rice Military, Memorial Villages, Midtown Houston, Montrose, Museum District, Oak Estates, Oak Forest, Pemberton, Piney Point / Shady Lane, River Oaks, Royal Oaks, Royden Oaks, Shepherd Plaza, Southampton, Southgate, Southside Place, Sunset Terrace, Timbergrove, Upper Kirby, Weslayan Plaza, West Gray Corridor, and West University.

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Houston, TX 77092

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Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Residential Home Sales
I help buyers find homes that are best suited for their needs based up on their wants and needs. I help to negotiate the best terms and make sure the process is going smooth through closing and I help them after the sale.
For sellers I help them determine best price for their home, I market their home online and offline, I help them find a buyer willing to pay the highest and best offer for their home, and I help keep the process going smoothly through the closing and beyond.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. I recently helped a seller sell his home in the time frame he was trying to sell and at a higher price he was asking for.
I helped a buyer find her dream home that she absolutely loves.
I recently listed a condo for a client who is interested in selling fast.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Do your research. Find a Realtor® who has time to work with you. One who will return phone calls and will give you the attention you deserve. Find a Realtor® who is not afraid to ask questions because it is virtually impossible to know everything. Find a Realtor® who is internet savvy. There are a lot of realtors out there today who have not kept up with technology and that gives them a distinct disadvantage. Find a Realtor® who will work hard and will listen to you.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. 10 Questions to Ask When Choosing Your REALTOR®

1. How long have you been in residential real estate sales? Is it your full-time job? While experience is no guarantee of skill, real estate — like many other professions — is mostly learned on the job.

2. How many homes did you and your real estate brokerage sell last year? By asking this question, you’ll get a good idea of how much experience the practitioner has.

3. How many days did it take you to sell the average home? How did that compare to the overall market? The REALTOR® you interview should have these facts on hand, and be able to present market statistics from the local MLS to provide a comparison.

4. What types of specific marketing systems and approaches will you use to sell my home? You don’t want someone who’s going to put a For Sale sign in the yard and hope for the best. Look for someone who has aggressive and innovative approaches, and knows how to market your property competitively on the Internet. Buyers today want information fast, so it’s important that your REALTOR® is responsive.

5. Will you represent me exclusively, or will you represent both the buyer and the seller in the transaction? While it’s usually legal to represent both parties in a transaction, it’s important to understand where the practitioner’s obligations lie. Your REALTOR® should explain his or her agency relationship to you and describe the rights of each party.

6. Can you recommend service providers who can help me obtain a mortgage, make home repairs, and help with other things I need done? Because REALTORS® are immersed in the industry, they’re wonderful resources as you seek lenders, home improvement companies, and other home service providers. Practitioners should generally recommend more than one provider and let you know if they have any special relationship with or receive compensation from any of the providers.

7. What type of support and supervision does your brokerage office provide to you? Having resources such as in-house support staff, access to a real estate attorney, and assistance with technology can help an agent sell your home.

8. What’s your business philosophy? While there’s no right answer to this question, the response will help you assess what’s important to the agent and determine how closely the agent’s goals and business emphasis mesh with your own.

9. How will you keep me informed about the progress of my transaction? How frequently? Again, this is not a question with a correct answer, but how you judge the response will reflect your own desires. Do you want updates twice a week or do you prefer not to be bothered unless there’s a hot prospect? Do you prefer phone, e-mail, or a personal visit?

10. Could you please give me the names and phone numbers of your three most recent clients? Ask recent clients if they would work with this REALTOR® again. Find out whether they were pleased with the communication style, follow-up, and work ethic of the REALTOR®.

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. Save up about 3-6 months worth of monthly income you need in order to survive. It takes time to build a business in real estate. Don't give up and don't let disappointment bring you down. There will be events situations that will upset you but don't let them discourage you. Shake if off and move on.

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