We had the good fortune of connecting with Ashley Esparza and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ashley, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
My business is solely focused on uplifting, educating, and changing the mindset of our community. We inspire others to pursue the one thing that will live on forever. We inspire individuals and families to build generational wealth through real estate. Having the opportunity to sit with someone and shift their focus to their short-term goals, their long-term goals, and their children’s future lights a flame of determination in their hearts as well as hope that all things are possible. No matter where the consumer is in their life situation, the HTX Home Team strives to be the one-stop resource to all their needs. We are able to educate the consumer on how to build and structure their credit profile. We are able to educate buyers on down payment assistance programs across the surrounding cities as well as other programs that offer financial assistance towards home ownership. We have builder relationships with thousands of builders to provide options to our buyers, no matter their price range. We also have the business relationships to ensure our customers and clients ultimately achieve their goal of home ownership or investment.

What should our readers know about your business?
Our real estate team is derived of native Houstonian real estate professionals with a like-minded vision for serving our community in areas from housing, investments, outreach, and more. Collectively, we have over 18 years experience in Construction Management, Customer Relations, Property Appraisal & Valuation, Homebuyer Education, and Credit Building. I’m most proud of our challenging moments we encounter with clients who are convinced that ownership will never be a part of their story due to their history. I love it when we are able to re-write their story!! As a business owner in the real estate industry, my goal is to help everyone, but I’ve learned along the way that you can’t want the dream more than the consumer desires to achieve the dream. HTX Home Team is all about achieving the impossible with the utmost professionalism and expertise. As hometown real estate professionals, we are committed to offering a quality full-service experience in selling a home, helping a customer find their first home or forever home, as well as facilitating an investment transaction for a business opportunity.

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?
Well, as I’m slowly inching towards 40 (lol), my idea of a “good” time has changed!! There are several places around HTX that I love to visit. Being a native Houstonian, I’m already a foodie at heart. My favorite local restaurants are Spanky’s Pizza in southeast Houston, El Tiempo Mexican Cantina on Washington Ave., The Breakfast Klub, Taqueria Los Reyes (best tacos EVER), Tel-Wink Grill, Taste of Texas, Grace’s, The Capital Grille, and Lucille’s.  I also have a love for local wine and cigar bars across town.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My greatest successes have been possible thanks to the love and support from my biggest supporters. My husband, Mark, is my biggest cheerleader. He has taught me to accept constructive criticism and use it to my advantage. After 20 years together, he has seen me grow from this modest teenager to a boss chick who knows how to work a room full of people. I also have to give credit to where credit is due and acknowledge my amazing broker/owner team, Angel Gaither and Terry Hall. Angel has known me since I first received my license over 7 years ago, and she has been an active encourager all these years. She has spoken life into me when I didn’t see greatness in myself. She’s such a beautiful person inside and out. I was also placed in a position to have one of the most selfless mentors to help influence my real estate business these last two years. Mr. E.L. Craine, was introduced to me at one of the lowest points in my personal life, and he turned my entire mindset around through his mastermind groups, collaboration events, and his desire to grow real estate professionals who have a great vision for their business.

Website: www.htxhometeam.com

Instagram: @missashley_htx & @htxhometeam

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/MissAshleyHTX

Twitter: www.twitter.com/MissAshleyHTX

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MissAshleyHTX

Youtube: @HTXHomeTeam

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