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 2017-2022 we ranked in REAL Trends “The Thousand” placing in the top 75 teams in the U.S.. In 2023, we passed over 1 billion in sales and 3500 transactions, a significant milestone. So if you want a team that can take care of your real estate needs we have the experience and reviews to back it up. 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.|
|Certified Real Estate Negotiators (CREN) focus on different approaches to negotiating, the psychology of buying, and principles of persuasion to ensure the best outcome for our buyers and sellers. CRENs are taught to discourage strategies than weaken a negotiating position and not negotiate based on price alone.|
|Certified Listing Professionals (CLP) focus on the correct value proposition and getting a home sold for the best price in the shortest amount of time.|
|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.|
|Since builders represent a large percentage real estate transactions in our area an in-depth knowledge about the different stages of the development cycle for new home builders from selecting a homesite to construction along with transaction management including deposits, post-closing activities, and how to resolve issues to ensure a smooth process for you is critical. The New Home Certified Professional (NHCP) is helps with exactly that and another feather in the education cap for the Monica Foster Team.|
|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.|
|The Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist is an expert on the process of selling real estate through the probate process that must be carefully monitored and managed. A CPRES understands the unique complications, the time-sensitive process, and adheres to the the best practices necessary to navigate the potentially treacherous transaction to completion and help the estate realize a win-win-win transaction.|
NAHREP Katy West Billion Dollar Panel
Monica was one of several agents on a panel representing a Billion Dollars in volume production over the last year. The focus was on home ownership for Hispanics (The team was #5 in the country for NAHREP in 2021).
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.