August 31, 2013
Highest Review Score/Count in the entire Greater Houston Area!
When I started my real estate business over from DFW to the Houston area in 2008, I wanted to be something different in real estate- no begging for business but rather establishing relationships with my clients and impacting the community in a positive way. I didn’t want to be a salesperson but rather a Real Estate Professional. To meet my goal I began obtaining certifications and giving back to the community. In the years that followed my business grew by leaps and bounds as more and more clients appreciated my knowledge and experience- evident by my reviews and referrals. In 2013, I formed the Monica Foster Team to better support my clients. By 2016 we became the #1 team in Greater Clear Lake and in the top 5 of all small teams in Houston. From 2017-2021 we ranked in REAL Trends “The Thousand” placing in the top teams in the U.S. and TX. We are currently the #1 standard team at eXp as well. We would love to have you as our next client.
|Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) agents have completed rigorous advanced training in finance, marketing and technology and met signification experience requirements. Because of this, less than 4 percent of the more than 1 million active REALTORS® have this certification, each averaging over twice as much sales and transactions as non-CRS agents.|
|The Seller Representative (SRS) designation is the premier credential in seller representation, conferred by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB) Council, recognizing real estate professionals who have completed special education in seller representation and meet practical experience criteria.|
|The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) has the necessary skills and education to understand the buyer perspective. Furthermore ABRs have the experience and special training necessary to promote and protect buyer interests, in fact it is a requirement.|
|The Price Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification adds valuable perspective whether buying or selling by taking the guesswork out of pricing. PSAs have the skills necessary to strategically build a thorough Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) for a property to obtain an accurate value.|
|The Military Relocation Professional (MRP) understands that when military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and timetables makes the transfer easier, faster, and less stressful.|
|Agents who have earned the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation have earned this special recognition as a result of special training, verified buying and selling performance, and competence over and above the average Realtor. In short, the choice of a CLHMS professional starts the smart decision making you will do for your next buying or selling transaction.|
|Agents who have earned the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation and have also closed several luxury homes over $1,000,000 in price become of members of the Institute of Luxury Home Marking Guild.|
|Accredited Staging Professionals® (ASP) are dedicated professionals who have studied and learned the proven and powerful techniques of Staging® homes with two primary goals: sell faster and for a higher price.|
|Certified Negotiation Experts (CNE) are trained on the different types of personality types involved in a transaction and therefore are best suited to negoiate on your behalf and resolve conflicts with the least amount of issues.|
|Real Estate Negotiation Experts (RENE) focus on improving their negotiation skills and learning how to deal with behind-the-scenes issues. It involves learning how to handle a wide range of personalities and situations along with sorting out competing, sometimes mutually-exclusive, objectives of the involved parties.|
|The Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS) has the education to know how to market your home. From the internet, to staging, to color selection, the CHMS has the criterion that buyers use to judge your home and knows how to deal with them.|
|The Certified Distressed Property Expert and Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource certifications mean that the Monica Foster Team knows how banks operate and how to deal with loss mitigation departments. They know the process and can help you whether you are listing a short sale or buying a foreclosure.|
|Because of the Certified New Home Specialist (CNHS) and Residential Construction Certification (RCC), the Monica Foster Team is uniquely qualified to deal with builders, their contracts, and any issues that may come up. A CNHS represents YOU- unlike the builder.|
|Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist designees are specifically suited to helping you find a second home. An RSPS has specific skills to help you with regard to the right location for your needs (vacationing, vacation rentals, long term rentals, investments, tourism, etc.), and financing among others. Wherever you want to go a RSPS can make you at home.|
|The Client Protection Expert Certification (CPE) is a designation for Real Estate Professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada that have shown proficiency in Home Inspection practices and standards, Home Warranty coverage issues, and General risk reduction practices for clients in regards to Property Condition Issues.|
American Dream TV
Monica (with guest appearances from Team Members) did a one year stint on American Dream TV showcasing listings, local businesses, and area lifestyles. Check out her episodes or all her videos at RealtyByMonica.tv.
Disruption Nation – Summer 2019
Monica and team were guests of Taylor Waidhoffer’s Disruption Nation and Houston Real Producers discussing all things real estate in the Greater Clear Lake and Houston market.
ICON Panel eXp Shareholder Summit
Monica Foster was panelist at the 2019 eXp Shareholder Summit for ICON agents (agents who have met certain production criteria). She provided insight on her personal habits and strategies for not only be the #1 team in the area but also one of top teams at all of eXp Realty.
Houston Real Producers Magazine
Monica and the team were selected to be featured in the March 2019 edition of the Houston Real Producers, a magazine that highlights the top 250 teams and individuals in Greater Houston. In the article Monica discusses how she got to be a top 5 team in Houston and her move to eXp in February.
WCR Mastermind Panel
Monica Foster was panelist on the Women’s Council of Realtors Bay Area Mastermind Agent Panel discussing how to run and grow a successful Real Estate business.
Real Estate Rat Pack Radio Show
The Monica Foster Team was a guest of the Real Estate Rat Pack radio show on 2019 to discuss their move to eXp and the disruption coming to real estate along with market trends. Take a listen.
VoyageHouston Magazine Spotlight
Monica and the team were selected to be featured in the “Meet” section of the online magazine VoyageHouston. The brief interview discusses how Monica and the team rose to top of the industry by taking care of their clients.
Real Estate Executive Magazine 2016 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents
Based on comprehensive research Real Estate Executive magazine has selected Monica Foster as one of the 100 most influential real estate agents in Texas. Monica was chosen for her dedication and hard work she has put into building her business and serving her clients.
Houston Agent Magazine 2016 Who’s Who in Houston Real Estate
Monica Foster was chosen for the second time to be one of Houston’s Who’s Who in Houston Real Estate for 2016 by Houston Agent Magazine. This year’s article focuses on how this year we have made into the Top 10 in Houston and the Top 100 in the U.S. and how critical it is to do more for your clients and not play the same game as your competition.
GenGenTexas Success Panel
In October of 2016 Monica was honored to speak at the GenGen Houston Success panel, helping other agents meet their goals.
Houston Agent Magazine 2015 Who’s Who in Houston Real Estate
Monica Foster was chosen to be one of Houston’s Who’s Who in Houston Real Estate for 2015 by Houston Agent Magazine. The article tells her story of how she went from starting her business over in 2008 in a new city to being one of the top RE/MAX Teams in the state of Texas.
Masters and Millenials Panel
In May 2015 Monica was honored to speak at the Master vs. Millennials luncheon panel. Exhibiting aspects of both categories, she answered questions for fellow agents on marketing, social media, web and more.
Houston Agent Magazine
In March 2015 Monica Foster was featured in the viewpoints section of Houston Agent Magazine. The topics included online marketing campaigns, goals, and the low inventory situation of the Clear Lake area.
Clear Lake Real Estate Guide
In December 2013 Monica Foster published her first book entitled “What to Know before Buying or Selling a Home in Clear Lake, Texas” was published. The book covers all the Greater Clear Lake area including Clear Lake City, Seabrook, League City, Friendswood, Webster, and Kemah. It can be found on Amazon.com.
Street Talk Live
The team was on the Dec 13th 2013 edition of Street Talk Live KSEV 700 AM radio show to discuss real estate in the League City, Friendswood, Seabrook, Pearland and the greater Clear Lake areas. Take a listen.
Real Estate Rat Pack Radio Show
Monica Foster was a guest of the Real Estate Rat Pack radio show to discuss real estate in the Clear Lake and Pearland areas. Take a listen.
Monica Foster was the only real estate agent featured in the December 24th 2012 Edition of Forbes Magazine Texas Business Leaders section for Real Estate Excellence.
Top Agent Magazine
Monica Foster was featured in the September 2012 national issue and January 2013 Houston issue of Top Agent Magazine.
Homes and Land Magazine
In 2012 Monica Foster was Homes and Land magazine’s first Featured Agent where she provided insights on how to help all buyers and sellers in the current Clear Lake market.
The Monica Foster Team is composed of a diverse group of individuals, not just the agents you deal with directly, but those that work behind the scenes to make sure your real estate experience is the best it can be. We are results-focused, detail-focused, and client-experience-focused demanding excellence. Whether it be marketing your home or making sure all your documentation is in order, the Monica Foster Team is here to provide the personal service you expect from an individual with support you expect from a team. We also have invaluable working relationships with other professionals in the real estate and related industries such as title companies, attorneys, lenders, movers, contractors, landscapers and others, which YOU can benefit from. We focus on Clear Lake City, Seabrook, League City, Kemah, Dickinson, Friendswood, Pearland, Galveston and the entire Greater Clear Lake/Houston Bay area.
As an author and highly-certified Realtor®, my goal is to bring my expertise to your real estate transaction whether you are working directly with me or with one of my team members- as the team leader of the Monica Foster Team you will always be working with me. I will ensure you get the personal attention you deserve. I am only a phone call, text, or email away.
In 2012, I was featured in Homes and Land magazine, Top Agent Magazine, and Forbes Magazine. In 2013, I was a guest on a couple of real estate radio shows including the renowned “Real Estate Rat Pack” and wrote my first book “What to Know Before Buying or Selling a Home in Clear Lake, TX”. That same year it became evident that I could not any more personally for my business and community so I formed the team to better help the increasing number of clients I was receiving from my extremely satisfied referral network. By adding valuable realtor assets to my team I am able to continue the same high level of personal service that my clients have come to expect from me. The result was that I was awarded the Diamond Club award for 2014 production, the highest yearly award, some six and half years after starting my business over in Clear Lake. In 2015, I was finally able to support one of my educational charities in a big way as a primary sponsor of the Communities in Schools Bay Area Keep Kids in School Golf Tournament. In addition, I was chosen for “Who’s Who in Houston Real Estate” by Houston Agent Magazine. I am committed to being more than just your Realtor®- my goal is to be your friend and real estate consultant for life.
Helping others is my passion and as a result I have been a full-time Realtor for over 9 years now. Over that 9 years I have done hundreds of transactions which has given me the industry experience needed to handle any situation. Previously in the customer service industry, I learned the importance of putting the consumer first and how to work with people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. These skills continue to serve me well with clients not only across the Houston area but with buyers relocating to Houston as well. As your trusted advisor my integrity, negotiation skills, market knowledge, strong work ethic, honesty, experience, efficiency, adaptability, and technological expertise will get the job done, going above the call of duty.
I believe my success in the real estate business can be attributed to so many things. In addition to being bilingual, fluent in both Spanish and English, I came to the real estate market with a strong business background. I received my degree in International Business Management and a double minor in Spanish and marketing from Kean University. Working initially as a Store Manager assistant for HEB, I developed a sense for business.
Working with people inspired me to take the leap into the real estate business, and I’ve enjoyed it ever since. I pride myself on being well informed about the market and its inventory and am proud to provide clients with top-notch service. In fact, walking clients through the entire process is second nature to me, and I find that puts clients at ease when faced with the difficult decision of buying a home. Service, dedication and communication have always been my top priorities while working with my clients- earning their trust, loyalty and continued referrals. On of my satisfied clients even wrote, “You were more than just our real estate agent. Somewhere along the line, you became a friend, and it made all the difference in the world.” That says it all for me.
As a former owner of the Tiger’s Den in League City I know what commitment to clients is all about. Now I specialize in waterfront homes all over Galveston and the Bay Area especially vacation and second homes. Given that I am certified in buyers and sellers along with being a Resort and Second Property Specialist (RSPS) I am uniquely qualified to help you whether you are looking a second home for rental/investment or just for vacationing.
Creating valuable relationships and caring for people has always been a passion for me. Before beginning a career as a real estate agent, I had an amazing career in the healthcare industry. I have operated and co-owed a successful medical practice and also worked at the top cancer institute in the Houston Medical Center. I am a graduate from University of Houston – Clear Lake with a Bachelor in Science – Healthcare Administration.
My background of working with people made it a natural transition to begin a career in real estate. Being raised in the Houston-Galveston area helps me educate clients to make an informed decision when purchasing real estate and my experience helps guide them through the entire process. My main goal is to not only to be your real estate agent, but to also be a trusted friend and advisor.
My goal is make sure you have the best buying experience possible with the Monica Foster Team. Whether buying or selling I am here should you need anything or have any questions.
Originally, I started out as an administrative assistant in the medical industry and thus I am well versed in customer service. Now, as a licensed Realtor® I am able to perform duties beyond what a regular admin is legally able to- from giving advice, answering questions, showing properties and more. My main role is helping landlords and tenants along with duties concerning new client onboarding. As a new client of the Monica Foster Team if you need anything do not hesitate to contact me.
A native of Clear Lake I am very familiar with the area and use that knowledge to help my buyers find the right home. I also assist Monica with showing her clients and I also am the condo and leasing specialist for the Team. Furthermore, I serve as a client concierge for new clients. My goal is to ensure you are 100% satisfied with the service you receive from the Monica Foster Team. To that end, I am continuing my education in the real estate field to best serve all the team’s clients.
Initially I started out in apartment leasing which gave me the experience needed to deal with clients. When I joined the Monica Foster Team back in 2014 I started as a Buyer’s Specialist where I learned valuable knowledge of the industry. After a brief hiatus I am back focusing on the Galveston market where I was born. As part of our coastal experts team I have the special knowledge needed to buy and sell homes on the island as primary home, second home or vacation rental.
Prior to beginning my real estate career I was a paramedic for 13 years helping save lives while serving as an adoptive and foster parent. Ultimately, I wanted to be more involved in the community and help people achieve the dream of home ownership. A new endeavor as an agent has allowed me to switch gears a little and use my previous experience to handle the stress that can come from buying or selling a home. Currently I live in Cove, Texas where I serve the Greater Baytown and Pasadena areas.
I was born in McAllen, Texas and moved to Houston in 2016. Since that time I have become very familiar with the area and currently live in Clear Lake. I have accrued considerable experience in a short time being on such high profile teams. Now I am using that experience to help my clients and provide them with the best service possible. Furthermore, I am bilingual speaking both English and Spanish so I can help many clients achieve their home ownership dreams!
I am a Texas native and I have worked in the sales industry for 10 years. This combination has helped me bring a wealth of knowledge into the real estate market.
I recognize the value and trust that my clients place in me from the beginning of each interaction, this is why my main goal is to guide you in in the right direction every step of the way. Also, I am bilingual in English and Spanish. With my dedication and understanding of the real estate market, we will do great business together.
As your Realtor, I will help you achieve your home ownership goals while making the process as smooth as possible! My background is in medical sales where I developed a foundation of customer service, sales and negotiations. After moving to the Clearlake area 10 years ago, I use these skills to support my clients during the home buying experience. I build trust and confidence by exhibiting integrity and putting my clients needs first. Buying a home can be one of the biggest purchases someone can make. I am honored when my clients choose me and The Monica Foster Team to help them though the process.
I have been passionate about real estate since my earliest years growing up in Marrakesh, Morocco. I always knew that I wanted to chart a path helping others and I found my true calling in real estate at a young age serving clients and guiding them through one of the biggest investments of their lives. Over the last few years, I have been incredibly blessed to work with amazing clients who have become my friends and a strong part of my network. I speak Arabic and French so am able to help diverse clients in and around Greater Houston.
After retiring a decades-long career in executive staffing and customer service, I decided that my time in helping others wasn’t over. That’s when I joined Monica Foster’s team as a dedicated Client Liaison and Licensed Agent for the Greater Houston, Bay Area and Galveston areas. Now, along with my skilled and devoted colleagues, I have the great opportunity to add my professional expertise and love for people to the home-buying experience. I believe that every transaction is a personal one and I value my clients’ needs and wants above all else. My buyers can trust that I’ll be by their side for every decision made and every step along the way to homeownership.
After moving to Clear Lake from Austin several years ago I decided to enter the real estate profession as it has always been a passion of mine. Later it was clear that I needed to step things up for my career and clients by joining the Monica Foster Team. This team has the experience and support necessary to ensure a smooth and safe transaction for all my clients and I am thrilled to be a part of it!
From my childhood I have always enjoyed making others happy. Thus as an adult I found that (after a detour running a trucking company) real estate was a natural fit for me. I did decide to take my business experience and apply it to a real estate career. It allowed me to meet people from all walks of like and take comfort in knowing I was guiding them through possibly the biggest purchase of their lives. Furthermore, because I grew up in this area I am very familiar with all the cities and neighborhoods (as well as all the changes!). Also, with three children in school I also can advise on the local schools as well. Now, I am an agent and client liaison on the Monica Foster team the best run real estate business in the Greater Houston Bay Area!
I am a native Texan from El Campo who began my real estate career as a leasing consultant serving military families as my husband and I were moved from base to base in the U.S. Army. I am an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), Military Relocation Professional (MRP), and Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) and thus am well positioned to help my clients with all their real estate needs. I am committed to 5-star service to all my clients and for the team as a whole.
As a 15-year Veteran of NASA and the Aerospace Industry I bring my experience in dealing with customers and processes to the Monica Foster Team. Whether it be promoting a listing with a video, communicating via social media, interfacing with sellers or coordinating transactions it falls under my umbrella. I interface with all our clients in various ways and at various times even including planning and executing client appreciation parties. If there is anything a client needs I am there.
Born and raised in Houston, helping my community and giving back has always been an interest of mine. I have over 7 years experience in assisting clients and have grown up in a family involved in the Real Estate industry. I have a strong love for Real Estate. Here on the Monica Foster Team as one of the Client Concierges, I work diligently to make sure every transaction goes as smooth as possible from start to finish.
The Houston Business Journal – 2021
The Monica Foster Team was ranked #7 in Transactions and #8 in Volume out of all Large Teams (10 or more agents) in the Greater Houston and Galveston areas. Our commitment to our clients has shown as we continue to move up in the rankings locally (and nationally). This time we had over 550 transactions and almost 200 million in volume.
The Houston Business Journal – 2020
The Monica Foster Team was ranked #4 in Transactions and #6 in Volume out of all Small Teams (10 or less agents) in the Greater Houston and Galveston areas. Our commitment to our clients has shown as we continue to move up in the rankings locally (and nationally).
The Thousand – 2020
The Monica Foster Team for a 3rd time made it into Real Trends The Thousand out of all agents and teams in the country. The team placed #16 for small teams (5 or less agents) in the U.S. and #1 in TX for small teams for transactions (399) and volume (177 million).
The Thousand – 2019
The Monica Foster Team again made it into Real Trends The Thousand for the second time in a row out of 1.3 million agents. This time they created different categories so the team placed #14 for small teams in the U.S. and #1 in TX for small teams for transactions (323) and volume (92 million).
The Thousand – 2018
The Monica Foster Team made it into Real Trends The Thousand for the second time in a row out of 1.3 million agents. The team was ranked #206 for transactions and again was the only team in our area to make the list.
NAHREP #4 – 2018
The Monica Foster Team was recognized as the #4 team out of all Hispanic Realtors by the National Association of Hispanc Real Estate Professionals for for 2018 (awarded in 2019).
HBJ #4/#5 – 2018
The Monica Foster Team made it to the #4 spot for transactions (352) and #5 for volume (92 million) out of all small teams (under 10 agents) in all of Greater Houston as determined by the Houston Business Journal for 2018 (awarded in 2019).
Circle of Legends
The Monica Foster Team earned the coveted Circle of Legends award in August 2018 for earning 10 million in commissions while at our previous brokerage. Only a handful in the area have ever reached this level and the team has done it faster than anyone even without taking into consideration that only 10 out of 14 years (4 as individual in Dallas) saw any significant production after starting over in Houston in 2008. This is a testament to the team and our clients over the years as the team has reached new heights of production while maintaining the highest review ratings in the area.
The Thousand – 2017
The Monica Foster Team made it to the #235 spot for transactions on the Real Trends The Thousand for 2017,a ranking of the top 250 teams and individuals by volume and transactions in the U.S. out of 1.25 million agents. We were the first team or individual in our greater service area to EVER make the list.
HBJ #5/#6 – 2017
The Monica Foster Team made it to the #5 spot for transactions (322) and #6 for volume (81 million) out of all small teams (under 10 agents) in all of Greater Houston as determined by the Houston Business Journal for 2017. While we ranked higher last year for volume this was much higher, the highest to date and higher than anyone in our greater service area EVER.
NAHREP #25 – 2016
The Monica Foster Team was recognized as the #25 team out of all Hispanic Realtors by the National Association of Hispanc Real Estate Professionals for for 2016 (awarded in 2017).
HBJ Top 25 – 2016
The Monica Foster Team was #5 for small teams (10 or less) for transactions and dollar volume in the Houston Business Journal’s Top 25 Teams for all the Greater Houston Area.
HBJ Top 25 – 2015
The Monica Foster Team was #8 for transactions in the Houston Business Journal’s Top 25 Teams for all the Greater Houston Area and #18 for Dollar Volume.
Certified HAR Top Producer 2015
For 2015, The Monica Foster Team was listed in the top 150 of all agents for listing transaction sides, listing dollar volume, buyer transaction sides, and buyer transaction volume in Houston.
HBJ Top 25 – 2014
The Monica Foster Team was #20 for transactions in the Houston Business Journal’s Top 25 Teams in the Greater Houston Area, the first time Monica has received an HBJ award as a team.
2015 Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent
As a result of Monica’s high client satisfaction rating she received the 2015 Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent award, a honor bestowed to less than 7% of area realtors.
Certified HAR Top Producer Listing Transactions – 2014
For all of of 2014 the Monica Foster Team was certified a “Top Production Realtor®” based upon our number of listing side transactions.
Certified HAR Top Producer Listing Volume – 2014
For all of 2014 the Monica Foster Team was certified a “Top Production Realtor®” based upon our volume of listing side transactions.
Certified HAR Top Producer Buyer Transactions – 2014
For all of 2014 the Monica Foster Team was certified a “Top Production Realtor®” based upon our number of buyer side transactions.
Certified HAR Top Producer Buyer Volume – 2014
For all of 2014 the Monica Foster Team was certified a “Top Production Realtor®” based upon our volume of buyer side transactions.
2014 Trulia Top Agent
Monica Foster received the Trulia Top Agent award for 2014. This award goes to agents and teams in the top 1% of all Trulia agents for reviews and past sales. The Monica Foster Team maintained 77 reviews on Trulia and closed 167 transactions in 2014 for the Clear Lake City, Seabrook, Friendswood, League City, Pearland, and Greater Clear Lake Areas.
2014 Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent
As a result of Monica’s high client satisfaction rating she received the 2014 Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent award, a honor bestowed to approx. 7% of area realtors.
2013 Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent
As a result of Monica’s high client satisfaction rating she received the 2013 Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent award, a honor bestowed to approx. 7% of area realtors.
HBJ Top 25
For 2012 Monica was #17 on the Houston Business Journal’s Top 25 Residential Real Estate Professionals list for the Greater Houston Area.
Certified HAR Top Producer Buyer Transactions – 2012
For all of 2012 Monica Foster was certified as a “Top Production Realtor®” based upon number of buyer side transactions.
Certified HAR Top Producer Buyer Volume – 2012
For all of 2012 Monica Foster was certified as a “Top Production Realtor®” based upon buyer side dollar volume.