We had the good fortune of connecting with Aaron Dvorak and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Aaron, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
After graduating from business school I had no intention of ever starting my own business. I went to work for the State of Texas and after my family being relocated to Houston I began to think about what I wanted to do next. I have always wanted to get into real estate and having an emphasis on helping people was the trigger that led me to being a REALTOR. Looking into what it takes to be successful, it is definitely starting my own business. I enjoy the freedom of scheduling and time I have to prioritize what is important- spending time with my children, family, and helping as many people buy and sell their homes as I can.
What should our readers know about your business?
Being a stay-at-home dad for a number of years, I was fortunate to attend many events with my kids’ school and groups. Getting to know my neighbors and community has inspired me focus on giving back by helping with one of the largest purchases people make- their home. Although there are many agents in my area, having the personal touch of being a neighbor helps give confidence and assurance with my level of care. It is a challenging field to break in to as there are many successful and established agents around, but I strive to show how my previous education, work experience, and knowledge of the area can be a great benefit. Every day is a new ‘lessons learned’ as no two days look alike. Social media is playing a larger role in prospecting and getting familiar with strategies has been challenging but also fun. Putting out value to people who need help and direction during this crazy real estate market helps keep my focus. I believe the market is in a similar place as the last boom we had in ’08/’09, but do not think we are in a bubble. So getting information out to buyers and sellers on how to navigate these times is extremely important.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Being in The Woodlands, I am very fortunate to have most everything we can ask for regarding entertainment. A few of my favorite spots I would take them to is The Refuge- Steakhouse and Bourbon Bar in Creekside (a village of The Woodlands). They have a fantastic menu with steaks and sea food that is incredible. Also, their bourbon menu is second to none. I would take them on the Trolley to show them around The Woodlands in a different perspective. Free to ride, the Trolley has designated paths along the Waterway that gives a unique first-hand view of the area. If there is a good concert in town, The Cynthia Woods Pavilion hosts year-round shows and artists. Finally, something unique to The Woodlands, is the over 220 miles of hike & bike trails and 151 parks to have a picnic, watch the ducks and turtles, or let the kids play on the playground.
Lastly, another favorite dining spot is Hughes Landing. Tucked in the middle of “downtown,” Hughes Landing offers several high end restaurants, dessert shops, and an outdoor concert stage that hosts local artists for free shows.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My children- for all the times I spent studying for the exams in the beginning, to the crazy schedule real estate requires, they have always been on my side and wanted the best and most success for me and my business.