The Monica Foster Team

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Highest Review Score/Count in the entire Greater Houston Area!

buying a home or selling a home with the Monica Foster Team

When I started my real estate business over in 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.  Later, we were finally able to support our educational charities in a big way.  By 2016 we became to the most successful team in Greater Clear Lake ever placing in the top 5 off all teams in Houston. In 2017 we ranked in REAL Trends “The Thousand” placing in the top 250 of all teams in the U.S. and we look forward to doing even more in the future. We would love to have you as our next client.

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CERTIFICATIONS

CERTIFIED-2009-Logo-Square-Transparent-Logo-OnlyCertified 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.
srsThe 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.
abrThe 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.
psaThe 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.
mrpThe 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.
ILHSAgents 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.
ASPREAccredited 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.
CNE_1Certified 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.
CHMS_200dpiThe 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.
cdpeSFR_smallThe  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.
certified_new_home_specialistrccBecause 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.
RSPS 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.
ACP Accredited Commercial Professionals are specifically suited to helping you with your commercial real estate needs. They can estimate property value using the industry recognized approaches for both buyers and sellers. For buyers, ACPs can properly evaluate properties and conduct due diligence to protect buyers interests.

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MEET THE TEAM

Our Professionals That Make Things Happen
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Real TrendsMonica Foster TeamThe 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.

Monica Foster

Team Leader, Author, Broker, CRS, ABR, SRS, CHMS, CLHMS, CNE, ASP, CNHS, CDPE, SFR, RCC, ACP

Monica Fosterdesignation_image_1373394708As 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.

Monica Foster on YelpI also like to give back to the  the community and help others. I am a big proponent of education and support the Communities in Schools Bay Area organization through their annual Keep Kids in School Golf Tournament as one of the primary sponsors (along with other corporations).  I also have been a Yelp Elite since 2012 and try to review as many establishments as possible throughout the greater Clear Lake and Pearland areas.

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Brittany Burns

Realtor® Associate, ABR, SRS, CNHS, CHMS, CNE, PSA, MRP, RCC

Brittany BurnsAs your Realtor, I am dedicated to helping you find the perfect home that meets your needs! I am a Buyer’s Specialist of the Monica Foster Team. I specialize in representing my clients in the purchase of residential properties in League City, Friendswood, Kemah, Seabrook, Clear Lake City, Pearland, Dickinson and throughout the entire Clear Lake/Houston Bay Area. My goal as your Realtor is to go above and beyond the call of duty for your needs and expectations. You put your trust in me when you choose me to assist you in finding your dream home, negotiating and closing the deal. I strive to make the process as stress-free and exciting for you as possible, and to become your lifelong Realtor and friend! I will ensure that you are well represented and informed at all times.

Gretchel Smith

Realtor® Associate, ABR, SRS, CHMS, MRP, CNHS, CNE, RCC, PSA

Gretchel SmithI 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.

Sara Ahmadi

Realtor® Associate, ABR, SRS, PSA, RSPS

Sara AhmadiAs 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.

Rebecca Rodriguez

Realtor® Associate, Showing Agent, Client Liaison, PSA

Rebecca RodriguezA 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.

Wanda McHenry

Licensed Client Liaison, Administrative ABR

Wanda McHenryMy 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 new client on-boarding.  As a new client of the Monica Foster Team if you need anything do not hesitate to contact me.

Chrystal Tennyson

Client Communications Specialist

Chrystal TennysonAs 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.

Jorden Perez

Client Concierge

Jorden PerezBorn 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.

Megan Westerdahl

Client Concierge

Megan WesterdahlInitially 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. Now I have moved over to the position of client concierge helping clients once they go under contract sell their home and/or move into a new one. My goal is to help your real estate experience go smoothly!

Charities

The Monica Foster Team Gives Back to the Community

Communities in Schools – Bay Area

The Monica Foster Team is a proud supporter of Communities in Schools (CIS) – Bay Area and a Bronze-level contributor to the annual Keep Kids in School golf tournament at Bay Oaks Country Club. CIS provides help and guidance for at-risk elementary and middle school students. For the team, making sure at-risk kids get an education, graduate, and go on to become valued and productive members of society benefits everyone. The effects of successful adults as a result of CIS on the community and the local economy as a whole is difficult to measure but easy to imagine.

Sunshine Kids

Monica Foster is proud to sponsor the Sunshine Kids by supporting the yearly Rat-Pack Sunshine Kids calendar. Sunshine Kids is committed to providing positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients.

Susan Komen Foundation

Monica Foster is a regular donor to the Susan Komen Foundation through various Walk for the Cure activities throughout the year.

AWARDS

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.

HAR Top Production 2014 Listing Sides

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.

HAR Top Production 2014 Listing Volume

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.

HAR Top Production 2014 Buyer Sides

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.

HAR Top Production 2014 Buyer Volume

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.