June 13, 2019 (DALLAS) – United® Real Estate, one of the fastest growing national real estate organizations, welcomes its recently appointed managing broker, Carol Garcia-Drake, to lead operations in the greater Houston, Texas marketplace. Garcia-Drake joins United after previously representing Inspired Living Real Estate Group in The Woodlands, Texas, as owner and partner. Prior to this, she held various leadership positions with Keller Williams for more than 14 years. With nearly two decades of experience as a real estate executive, coach and trainer, Garcia-Drake brings an extensive background in driving business growth and increasing agent productivity through delivery of outstanding client service excellence. Her versatility and exposure to all facets of real estate aid greatly in the company's expansion throughout the Houston and surrounding markets. The United brokerage model addresses long-standing agent and owner operator challenges still present in the industry today. Agents are provided the latest in training, marketing, technology, a full-service relocation department as well as access to a national referral network, all while receiving 100-percent of commissions generated.
"Throughout my career, I have always been an individual that sees value in helping and inspiring others while delivering outstanding service," says Garcia-Drake, managing broker, United Real Estate | Houston. "I am someone who is motivated to make things happen, I don't wait around to see if they will happen for themselves. This type of mindset is abundant throughout the United network and I am thrilled to be a part of a company that I align with so perfectly. United provides agents with the freedom to run their businesses as entrepreneurs, and I am eager to work with Amy as we help agents grow their business with the United model."
Amy Hillman-Skinner will join Garcia-Drake in the leadership of the greater Houston office as the assistant manager. With nearly 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, Skinner has served Century 21 for the last eleven years where she oversaw five office locations including the supervision of managers, staff and sales associates. Skinner excels in working alongside the managing broker and coordinating day-to-day operations while providing support to agents. Skinner will be instrumental in the expansion of the market as well as assisting the agents to achieve their individual growth goals.
"Both Carol and Amy's long history of providing agents with career development, guidance and support pairs extremely well with United's delivery of services, tools and 100% commission model," says Rick Haase, president, United Real Estate. "Their extensive knowledge and past successes, coupled with our internal resources to help drive client and agent's success truly creates a dream team of leadership in Houston and its greater market. We are very excited to welcome them both to the United family."
Agents interested in learning about career opportunities with United Real Estate | Houston can visit JoinUnitedRealEstateHouston.com. To learn more about United Real Estate's franchising opportunities, visit GrowWithUnited.com or call 888-960-0606.
A Closer Look at United Real Estate
United Real Estate – a division of the United Real Estate Group – was founded with the purpose of offering solutions to the challenges facing agents in the residential real estate brokerage industry. Providing the latest training, marketing and technology tools to both agents and brokers under a 100-percent commission strategy, United Real Estate makes it more profitable for an agent to sell real estate and for real estate brokers to leverage a complete system to better grow a successful, thriving real estate brokerage. Named as a "frontrunner" in the real estate industry in 2013, "part of the next generation of real estate brokers" in 2014 by the Swanepoel TRENDS Report, as well as being listed in the "Power 200 Most Influential" from 2015-2019 by Swanepoel Power 200. United Real Estate has more than 85 offices and over 3,900 agents. Through a worldwide franchise solution, United continues to rapidly expand and was named to the Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies in 2015-2017 and 2018 Entrepreneur Franchise 500® - Ranked in Top 100 New Franchises, Top Franchises and Top Brands. Driven by an unwavering commitment to giving back, a pillar of United's core values and guiding principles, United Real Estate is proud to support and partner with Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, as United's charity of choice.