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

Hi Bridget, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
I actually don’t believe in balance. I think the word, “balance” has an unrealistic expectation and often is a goal that is unable to be achieved. It’s rare that anything will always be even; therefore, you must adapt, but more importantly be ok with that. The minute I gave myself the freedom to be ok and no longer obsessed with finding “balance”, the happier and more productive/successful I became. I believe in knowing your strengths and weaknesses and giving yourself grace for both. Whatever your weaknesses are, find someone who has that as their strength and delegate to them. They’ll be happy and you’ll be happy. it’s a win win. Being able to ask for help and not taking that as defeat is a quality that took me a long time to find, but once I found it, it’s life changing. I’m never going to be the mom who has a homemade, gourmet meal cooked every night for dinner….much less ever. I love the moms that can do that and have huge admiration for them, but I know that’s not me and I’m ok with it. I don’t think of myself as less than because I may order carry out (or Taco Bell!) because I’m happy and so are my kids. If anything, that’s my balance. Being truly happy with yourself in every aspect of your life. Whatever that may be.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I grew up in Katy, TX and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University. I had no intentions of ever becoming a Realtor. I graduated with a BBA in Marketing and worked my way up to Managing Editor of a luxury real estate publication. Realtors were my clients and ultimately became my friends. I had several of these Realtors try to convince me to come to the dark side and ultimately they won! I obtained my license in 2007 and never looked back. In 2008, I dealt with hurricanes, the stock market crash, a Presidential election and more. 2008 was a rough year for Houston real estate and ended the careers for a lot of Realtors. I’ve always been a believer that you can wallow in your pity party or you can put on your big girl pants and face life head on. I chose the latter and continued to wake up every day, get dressed, shower and go to work. Sometimes that meant taking donuts to apartment complexes, but I was bound and determined to not let the economy define my success. 2009 is still one of my best years ever in real estate. I quickly realized that “what you give is what you receive” is real. If you get up every single day and don’t quit, you will be successful. Consistency is everything and the best thing you can be consistent with is yourself. 2020 posed an interesting year for all of us. Between businesses being shut down, kids at home, we were dealt a hand we never anticipated. Both being self-employed, my husband and I looked at each other and sincerely braced for the worst. We had no idea what to expect, but we completely expected it to not be good. We took the same approach as I did in 2008. We got up, we got dressed, we showered and we went to work. That may have looked a little different, but we considered our work to be helping our community. Whatever that meant. We helped raise donations for local restaurant owners to donate food to those in need, we looked for individuals struggling with their mortgages due to being laid off. We helped talk to their mortgage company and formulate a plan in order to save their equity. We put people in touch with others who could help them when we couldn’t. We did this with no expectation other than to help because that’s what’s we know. 2020 ended up being my second best year ever in real estate. We grew our team over 167% during a global pandemic and that is 100% because of our community in turn helping us.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This might be my favorite question ever. As a native Houstonian, I love our city and love showing it off! First, I’d have to take them to Galveston. I have a soft spot in my heart for good ‘ole Galvy! it’s so close and completely underrated! I’d go see Tilman over at San Luis, then stop by for the Bloody Mary brunch at Number 13. NRG Stadium would be a must! Regardless of who our coach is or where JJ is, our Texans are my boys! Plus, it’s the home of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, which is near and dear to me! El Patio for their famous margarita. If you know, you know! The Galleria for sure for some incredible shopping while swinging by Bayou City Seafood for the best seafood gumbo you’ve ever had! Nasa and the Houston Zoo for sure! We’d have to go support our Astros at Minute Maid while we’re at it! We’d have to stop by the Deacon Baldys on 1488 for some of the best food trucks you’ve ever had! I’d end up on Lake Conroe for a boat ride and the make a stop at the hidden winery of Bernhardt in Plantersville, just outside of Montgomery. Of course, I’d have to swing by my office in Market Street in The Woodlands because they’d be buying all the real estate while here!

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 husband and business partner, Richard Moore is my biggest cheerleader in life and in business. It’s difficult being a man married to a woman who is focused on her career and has built a life being in charge, much less working with that woman day in and day out. Richard loves me for me with all my faults. He understands real estate is nights, weekends and holidays. It’s long hours and often a juggling act between clients, kids, extra curricular activities, plus trying to plan date nights for each other. Richard happily jumps into any situation in order to keep the ball in the air all while being an amazing Realtor himself and often our Top Producer on the team. He never complains and allows me to do what I love, but recognizes when I need a break without even having to ask for one. He’s taught me how to be a better person and is the most compassionate person I know. His dedication to our family inspires me daily. He never gives up and is always fighting for our clients while keeping everyone happy and smiling. He looks to go out of his way for everyone. and truly does everything out of the goodness of his heart. Richard is former Marine and a huge supporter of our Veteran community. The love he has for his country and Veterans is a huge part of his why. I am who I am because of him. His unwavering support allows me to do what I love and I’m honored to be his wife.

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Sara Spada Photography

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