We had the good fortune of connecting with Andrea Curran and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andrea, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I am not usually a risk taker, by any means. I fear change and have a healthy fear of regret. In my business, each time I have taken a risk it has led to success beyond any I had planned. When I made the decision to start a team, hire a business manager, or join Compass, it all came with some risk. I am happy I took a chance on myself and those I trust. We are growing each year by leaps and bounds. Looking back, the real risk would have been not stepping outside my comfort zone. Like I tell my agents, we need to learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable in order to grow.What should our readers know about your business?
I am proud of the amazing people I have assembled on my team. We have a team culture like none I have experienced before. Every member of our team shares in our core values of integrity, relationship, impact, and expertise. This unmatched dedication to our profession and our clients has brought us through any challenge we have met, and we have met plenty. As our sales volume has increased by leaps and bounds, the one constant is our commitment to our clients. Client care is now and will always be our number one priority. Our team will never take for granted the opportunity to be part of a journey of a buyer or seller. This year, we are recommitting to our community. After the challenges of the last year, we want to make sure our neighbors and community know we are here for them, in or outside real estate.Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My favorite place in the metro Houston area is the Towne Lake Boardwalk. With retail, restaurants, and lake views it has a vibe of being in a resort. We are lucky our office is in the Boardwalk. Going to work is always fun. Another favorite for me is the Montrose area. I love the relaxed vibe and the walkability. Whether you want to brunch, shop, or have a nice dinner out, there is something for everyone. Hugo’s is always a favorite spot there for authentic upscale Mexican food. Poison Girl nearby is a unique little bar that is always a great time. For sweet treats, I never miss Empire Cafe or Common Bond. Last, I never let out of town guests leave without a trip to El Bollilo Bakery on Airline. There is just nothing like it. I usually grab tres leches or a queso empanada, but you can’t go wrong with anything there. It is a Houston treasure. I recommend grabbing a big silver tray and trying some of everything.Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Business manager, Rachael Estrada. Team buyer specialists, Carolina Purnell, Cindy Rochette, Shawn Ragsdale, Leslie Avila, and Brittany Decaires. Marketing Manager, Stephanie Fantasia.
Photo credits- Feather and Arrow Photography (lifestyle) and Alison Ermon Photography (Andrea individual).