Roger Martin, of Roger Martin Properties, has been named Realtor of the Week by the Houston Chronicle. The full text of the article is below...
Martin benefiting from 28 years of experience
By JUDE PATRONELLA, Homes Correspondent
In addition to living in West University Place, real estate broker Roger Martin has been specializing in the sale of homes within its city limits and the close-in neighborhoods of Houston since opening Roger Martin Properties in 1989.
Martin is a native Texas and a graduate of the University of Texas. He started his practice as a Realtor in the Austin residential market 28 years ago. After moving to Houston in 1982, Martin worked as a leading sales associate for several large real estate firms before establishing Roger Martin Properties.
His office is in the old Compass Bank building on University Boulevard, across the street from West University Elementary School. He refers to Roger Martin Properties as “a boutique real estate company with seven Realtors and three staff members promoting professional and highly personalized real estate service.”
“Our office serves as a neighborhood center where people can come for information. It is not a standard cubicle office because we wanted people to feel more at home when they visited,” said Martin, who has been active in numerous community and school endeavors.
“In line with the bank building’s architecture, the oak desks and other furniture are Mission style. We are a high-tech company, and when people walk through our antique-brass door we want them to feel comfortable.”
As a subscriber of the latest trends in technology, Martin has developed an in-house publishing department with the capability of providing brochures and photographs of listings for previewing on Multiple Listing Service and virtual tours on the Internet.
Martin maintains a company Web site and links all listings to several other sites on the Internet. Along with the Internet, Martin said his company does “a spread of advertising in newspapers, mail-outs and other publications.”
He also places advertisements on billboards.
Besides West University, Roger Martin Properties’ primary area of market specialization includes residential properties inside Loop 6510 from Bellaire, Southside Place and Upper Kirby to the Museum District, Montrose and River Oaks. The company participates in numerous sales of homes in various areas outside the Loop, including Memorial, Tanglewood and the Uptown District.
Martin has always endorsed the practice of offering a professional and personalized level of service for the benefit of all parties involved in each of his real estate transactions.
He feels that developing a relationship with clients by offering excellent service often brings additional business, and advises members of his company that “it is not the deal, it’s the relationship.”
Many thanks to the Houston Chronicle for the recognition!