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Meet Trailblazer Marnie Greenwood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marnie Greenwood.

Marnie, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Houston native and graduate of UT Austin. Prior to being in real estate, I was the owner and designer of Marnie Rocks, a jewelry and accessories brand. I have been in real estate for 7.5 years. It was a natural transition that used my love of helping people, creativity and business. Below is a in my bio on the Compass website:

Since 2012, Marnie has transitioned her creative talents, love of working with people and business acumen to a successful career in real estate. She was drawn to real estate because of her passion for assisting others. Marnie attributes much of her success to lessons learned as a waitress independently paying her way through college at The University of Texas at Austin.

A native Houstonian, Marnie focuses her business on areas in which she’s lived and knows well including the Memorial Villages, River Oaks, Spring Branch, Tanglewood and West University. Marnie has participated in some of the most significant sales in these markets and often utilizes her network to sell properties the Multiple Service, which include lots for builders and unique homes for discerning clientele. Marnie understands the stress and emotion often involved in a real estate transaction and ensures the smoothest possible process for her clients. Her vast repeat and referral business is a testament to the exemplary level of service and expertise she provides. Marnie enjoys assisting clients in all price ranges and often connects with her clients on a personal level.

Has it been a smooth road?
I believe that obstacles and challenges are the pathways to success. If you are not hitting roadblocks, you probably are staying in your comfort zone and nothing grows there! From an early age, I have had to “figure it out.” I was raised with a strong work ethic, where I earned everything that I had. If I wanted to go to the movies, my dad would say, “you can go if you can pay for it.” The same applied fo attending college. I wanted to attend UT because a friend was going there and I wanted to be with her. I drove to Austin and knocked on doors until someone gave me a job. Starting my own business, Marnie Rocks, was full of learning opportunities. I made some big, costly mistakes, but only made them once. I learned from them and grew as a business owner and person.

My advice for a young women just starting their journey is to clearly define where they are going and why they want whatever they are striving for. The “why” has to be big enough to make quitting not an option.

We’d love to hear more about your work.
Residential real estate agent. Most of my business is in the memorial villages, spring branch, tanglewood, river oaks, montrose, heights and west U.

I am most proud of the customer service I provide and my gift for connecting with people. I always say that I dont sell houses, I guide people in making one of the biggest choices they will ever make. A house is where people go to unwind, gather with family and friends and make memories.

At Compass, we offer a service to help people sell their homes faster and for more money. Compass will cover the upfront expenses to prepare the home to sell. This includes painting, staging, landscaping and much more. We also have a bridge loan program so that people can purchase their new home before selling their current home. We are the only brokerage in Houston to offer these programs.

We’re interested to hear your thoughts on female leadership – in particular, what do you feel are the biggest barriers or obstacles?
I do not feel a barrier to leadership in my field. Women have a strong presence in residential real estate.

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Matthew Yarnell

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