The Monica Foster Team

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Buying or Selling a Home with The Monica Foster Team

When I started my real estate business over from DFW to the Houston area in 2008,  I wanted to be something different in real estate- no begging for business  but rather establishing relationships with my clients and impacting the community in a positive way.  I didn’t want to be a salesperson but rather a Real Estate Professional.  To meet my goal I began obtaining certifications and giving back to the community.  In the years that followed my business grew by leaps and bounds as more and more clients appreciated my knowledge and experience- evident by my reviews and referrals.  In 2013,  I formed the Monica Foster Team to better support my clients.  By 2016 we became the #1 team in Greater Clear Lake and in the top 5 of all small teams in Houston. From 2017-2022 we ranked in REAL Trends “The Thousand” placing in the top teams in the U.S. and TX.  We are currently the Top Ranked standard team at eXp as well. We would love to have you as our next client.

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CERTIFIED-2009-Logo-Square-Transparent-Logo-OnlyCertified Residential Specialist (CRS) agents have completed rigorous advanced training in finance, marketing and technology and met signification experience requirements. Because of this, less than 4 percent of the more than 1 million active REALTORS® have this certification, each averaging over twice as much sales and transactions as non-CRS agents.
srsThe Seller Representative (SRS) designation is the premier credential in seller representation, conferred by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB) Council, recognizing real estate professionals who have completed special education in seller representation and meet practical experience criteria.
abrThe Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) has the necessary skills and education to understand the buyer perspective.  Furthermore ABRs have the experience and special training necessary to promote and protect buyer interests, in fact it is a requirement.
psaThe Price Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification adds valuable perspective whether buying or selling by taking the guesswork out of pricing. PSAs have the skills necessary to strategically build a thorough Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) for a property to obtain an accurate value.
mrpThe Military Relocation Professional (MRP) understands that when military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and timetables makes the transfer easier, faster, and less stressful.
CLHMSAgents who have earned the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation have earned this special recognition as a result of special training, verified buying and selling performance, and competence over and above the average Realtor. In short, the choice of a CLHMS professional starts the smart decision making you will do for your next buying or selling transaction.
CLHMS GuildAgents who have earned the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation and have also closed several luxury homes over $1,000,000 in price become of members of the Institute of Luxury Home Marking Guild.
ASPREAccredited Staging Professionals® (ASP) are dedicated professionals who have studied and learned the proven and powerful techniques of Staging® homes with two primary goals: sell faster and for a higher price.
Certified Negotiation ExpertCertified Negotiation Experts (CNE) are trained on the different types of personality types involved in a transaction and therefore are best suited to negoiate on your behalf and resolve conflicts with the least amount of issues.
Real Estate Negotiation ExpertReal Estate Negotiation Experts (RENE) focus on improving their negotiation skills and learning how to deal with behind-the-scenes issues. It involves learning how to handle a wide range of personalities and situations along with sorting out competing, sometimes mutually-exclusive, objectives of the involved parties.
Certified Real Estate NegotiatorCertified Real Estate Negotiators (CREN) focus on different approaches to negotiating, the psychology of buying, and principles of persuasion to ensure the best outcome for our buyers and sellers. CRENs are taught to discourage strategies than weaken a negotiating position and not negotiate based on price alone.
Certified Listing ProfessionalCertified Listing Professionals (CLP) focus on the correct value proposition and getting a home sold for the best price in the shortest amount of time.
CHMS_200dpiThe Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS) has the education to know how to market your home. From the internet, to staging, to color selection, the CHMS has the criterion that buyers use to judge your home and knows how to deal with them.
cdpeSFR_smallThe  Certified Distressed Property Expert and Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource certifications mean that the Monica Foster Team knows how banks operate and how to deal with loss mitigation departments.  They know the process and can help you whether you are listing a short sale or buying a foreclosure.
certified_new_home_specialistrccBecause of the Certified New Home Specialist (CNHS) and Residential Construction Certification (RCC), the Monica Foster Team is uniquely qualified to deal with builders, their contracts, and any issues that may come up.  A CNHS represents YOU- unlike the builder.
New Home Certified ProfessionalSince builders represent a large percentage real estate transactions in our area an in-depth knowledge about the different stages of the development cycle for new home builders from selecting a homesite to construction along with transaction management including deposits, post-closing activities, and how to resolve issues to ensure a smooth process for you is critical. The New Home Certified Professional (NHCP) is helps with exactly that and another feather in the education cap for the Monica Foster Team.
RSPS Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist designees are specifically suited to helping you find a second home. An RSPS has specific skills to help you with regard to the right location for your needs (vacationing, vacation rentals, long term rentals, investments, tourism, etc.), and financing among others. Wherever you want to go a RSPS can make you at home.
CPE The Client Protection Expert Certification (CPE) is a designation for Real Estate Professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada that have shown proficiency in Home Inspection practices and standards, Home Warranty coverage issues, and General risk reduction practices for clients in regards to Property Condition Issues.
CPRES The Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist is an expert on the process of selling real estate through the probate process that must be carefully monitored and managed. A CPRES understands the unique complications, the time-sensitive process, and adheres to the the best practices necessary to navigate the potentially treacherous transaction to completion and help the estate realize a win-win-win transaction.

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The Monica Foster Team of eXp Realty

Real TrendsThe Monica Foster Team is composed of a diverse group of individuals, not just the agents you deal with directly, but those that work behind the scenes to make sure your real estate experience is the best it can be.  We are results-focused, detail-focused, and client-experience-focused demanding excellence.  Whether it be marketing your home or making sure all your documentation is in order, the Monica Foster Team is here to provide the personal service you expect from an individual with support you expect from a team.  We also have invaluable working relationships with other professionals in the real estate and related industries such as title companies, attorneys, lenders, movers, contractors, landscapers and others, which YOU can  benefit from. We focus on Clear Lake City, Seabrook, League City, Kemah, Dickinson, Friendswood, Pearland, Galveston and the entire Greater Clear Lake/Houston Bay area.

Monica Foster

Team Leader, Author, Broker, SUCCESS Coach, eXp Mentor, CRS, ABR, SRS, CLP, CHMS, CLHMS, CNE, ASP, CNHS, CPRES, CDPE, SFR, RCC

Monica FosterSuccess CoachAs an author, SUCCESS® Coach and highly-certified Realtor®, my goal is to bring my expertise to your real estate transaction whether you are working directly with me or with one of my team members- as the team leader of the Monica Foster Team you will always be working with me.  I will ensure you get the personal attention you deserve. I am only a phone call, text, or email away. My core focus area is League City and surrounding areas along with the Montrose/Heights/Midtown/River Oaks area of downtown Houston.

In 2012, I was featured in Homes and Land magazine, Top Agent Magazine, and Forbes Magazine. In 2013, I was a guest on a couple of real estate radio shows including the renowned “Real Estate Rat Pack” and wrote my first book “What to Know Before Buying or Selling a Home in Clear Lake, TX”.  That same year it became evident that I could not any more personally for my business and community so  I  formed the team to better help the increasing number of clients I was receiving from my extremely satisfied referral network.  By adding valuable realtor assets to my team I am able to continue the same high level of personal service that my clients have come to expect from me.  The result was that I was awarded the Diamond Club award for 2014 production, the highest yearly  award, some six and half years after starting my business over in Clear Lake.  In 2015, I was finally able to support one of my educational charities in a big way as a primary sponsor of the Communities in Schools Bay Area Keep Kids in School Golf  Tournament.  In addition, I was chosen for “Who’s Who in Houston Real Estate” by Houston Agent Magazine.  I am committed to my team and I being more than just your Realtor®- my goal is to be your friend and real estate consultant for life.

Brittany Burns

Realtor® Associate, eXp Mentor, ABR, SRS, CNHS, CHMS, CNE, PSA, MRP, RCC, CLP, CPE

Brittany BurnsHelping others is my passion and as a result I have been a full-time Realtor for over 9 years now. Over that 9 years I have done hundreds of transactions which has given me the industry experience needed to handle any situation. Previously in the customer service industry, I learned the importance of putting the consumer first and how to work with people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. These skills continue to serve me well with clients not only across the Houston area but with buyers relocating to Houston as well.
 As your trusted advisor my integrity, negotiation skills, market knowledge, strong work ethic, honesty, experience, efficiency, adaptability, and technological expertise will get the job done, going above the call of duty.

Gretchel Smith

Realtor® Associate, eXp Mentor, ABR, SRS, CHMS, MRP, CNHS, CNE, RCC, PSA, CLP

Gretchel SmithI believe my success in the real estate business can be attributed to so many things. In addition to being bilingual, fluent in both Spanish and English, I came to the real estate market with a strong business background. I received my degree in International Business Management and a double minor in Spanish and marketing from Kea