HOW DID YOUR team form? After ten years as a realtor for a top firm in Houston, Kim Perdomo established a boutique brokerage in 2011. The team grew organically and joined forces with Compass in 2019.
What is the relationship within the team? We have a very special relationship as a team. A lot of us have been friends for many years prior to working together in real estate. With that brings a camaraderie and loyalty to one another that is truly remarkable. We all work together to help everyone succeed, and that is a huge benefit to our clients.
What makes you unique? Our Brand Promise:
Maintaining Lifelong Relationships With Our Clients
Helping Our Clients Make the Right Move
How do you bring this promise to life? We specialize in presenting our listings to the market to achieve the best results. Our personalized, hands-on service includes coordinating staging services, repairs, inspections and through distinctive marketing we attract the largest group of buyers. A few metrics we use to define best results include sales price, contract terms offered, days on market and list price to sales price ratios. Since we are with our clients throughout the entire process, our business relationships typically evolve into true friendships. We have done this successfully in a seller’s market and buyer’s market. As a team, we have 140 years of experience. We have seen it all.
What’s the secret to your success? Integrity. Doing what we say we are going to do and putting our clients’ needs above ours.
What’s next for the end of the year and 2023? We just returned from our top producer awards trip in Alys Beach, Fla., and we are beginning to set goals and prioritize on how we can continue to raise the bar as individuals and as a team. We are currently working with clients to help them evaluate their real estate needs and monitoring the luxury market while communicating exclusive listing opportunities to our buyer clients and fellow agents. Our team expertise and the Compass advantage provides the ultimate results for our clients.
MORE THAN 600 party animals gathered at the Royal Sonesta to celebrate 50 years of Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP).
The ballroom was decked out with glittery, glamorous floral arrangements and swaths of shiny fabric, in addition to several IG-worthy photo backdrops. Violinist Radu John warmed up the crowd with electrifying tunes played on a light-up violin, and JD Entertainment characters — like a Champagne-toting cat — roamed the room.
The main event was, as always, a fur-tastic fashion show, emceed by animal-loving television personality Frank Billingsley. Gala honorees strutted their stuff alongside their pets, and supporters Jody Merritt and Steve Spencer’s cat, Yuli, was named the Celebrity Pet of the Year. Other honorees included JD Adamson with Dolly; Deborah and Ernesto Bautista with Asher and Penelope; Rose Chen and David Webster with Muffin; Cortney Cole-Hall with Leo and Elia; Michael Gabbanelli with Daisy; Danielle and Derek Gillespie with Claire; Casey and Ryan Mitchell with Gabby Win; and Sonia Soto and Jeff Hoffman with Layla.
West Houston Subaru raffled off a 2023 Crosstek, which revved up the evening’s proceeds. The till currently stands at $725,000, with more donations rolling in.
Sterling Woerner and Kathryn Bonesteel
Yaritza and Alexander Scott
Austin and Marian Cornelius
Steve Spencer and Jody Merritt with Yuli
Bill Baldwin, Hallie Vanderhider and Fady Armanious
Cassidy Harriman and Dinah Linn
Shelby Kibodeaux and Bruce Padilla
Cindy Peoples and Mary Kenner
Rosemary McDonald and Jacqueline Swilling
Courtney Cole-Hall with Leo
Daryl and Amy Dichoso
Richard Ray, Tamara Bonar and Anthony Dowd
Michael and Ivanne Corsi
Deborah and Ernesto Bautista with Asher
Mica Piro and Anna Kaplan
Melanie Cizik, Alex Gonzalez and Reilly Cizik
Edna Meyer-Nelson and Julie Brookshire
Frank Billingsley and Kevin Gillard
Tony and Frances Buzbee
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- Animal-Lovers and Their Furry Friends Strut Their Stuff at CAP’s Record-Breaking Celebrity Paws Gala ›
Duarte, who was born and raised in the state capital of Chihuahua City, grew up hearing boleros sung at home by her mother, but by the 1970s, the popularity of these songs was fading. Years later, Duarte is on a mission to bring back the bolero. Her new album, Reencuentros, is a collection of classic boleros from Argentina, Cuba, Chile, México, Puerto Rico, Brasil, Perú and Ecuador, each with its own unique flavor. “I call them Latin American art songs,” says Duarte, who grew to love this romantic repertoire, and says her mother is “super excited” about the album.
The arrangements on Reencuentros range from traditional to experimental. On the album’s last track, “Gracias a la Vida (Thanks to Life),” composed by Violeta Parra, with lyrics many believe foretold her tragic suicide, Duarte used the recording software GarageBand to track and layer her singing and create a quartet of voices, not unlike what one hears in pop music. Her performance breathes new life into Parra’s lyrics, which describe both the joy and tragedy of human existence. “There’s no light if we don’t have the darkness,” says Duarte.
Beginning Dec. 8, Duarte reprises her role as Renata in the Houston Grand Opera production El Milagro del Recuerdo/The Miracle of Remembering, a holiday-themed mariachi opera. Despite her busy schedule as a classical singer, Duarte looks forward to performing the boleros on Reencuentros for Houston audiences soon. “It’s a more intimate, more natural way of singing,” says Duarte. “It’s so much fun to perform these songs live!”