REALTOR OF THE WEEK Ashley Mandola listens to clients to meet their needs
There is a home for everyone in Houston, from starter homes to mega-mansions, from different and distinct communities inside the loop, to the suburbs and farms/lots with acreage. Houston offers it all, which keeps the area’s Realtors busy, including Ashley Mandola, a Realtor with Beth Wolff Realtors Real Living.
As a native Houstonian, Mandola knows these different areas well, and goes where her clients are interested, from Katy to The Woodlands to inside the Loop. However, her home turf and main focus area is the close in communities, Memorial, Galleria, Heights and Spring Valley.
“I have watched many different areas develop, different communities grow and renovate, and it has been a wonderful experience to watch it all unfold,” Mandola said.
Mandola grew up watching her parents invest in homes, update or renovate them, and put them on the market.
“I loved being involved with my parents’ investments, and I learned so much from them. So, real estate was always an interest for me,” Mandola said.
In college, Mandola was an education major to become a teacher. However, right out of college she went to work for a builder, honing more skills and advancing her knowledge of the industry. A year later, she obtained her real estate licenses, and found her teaching experience benefits her clients as she educates on the process.
She has been a Realtor for 12 years and continues to look forward to each day and working with clients.
“I love what I do. I love finding the right home for my clients, and that is the reward I love in this business,” Mandola said.
Mandola is known for being patient and analytical; closely listening to her clients; being available, outgoing and friendly; being knowledgeable of the market, and offering strong skills in communication and negotiation.
“I listen closely to my clients, even when sometimes they are not sure what they want. But because I’ve been listening, I can show them a home that I think they want, and they usually love it.
“Sometimes I show them a home that they say they want, only for them to realize that isn’t what they want. Then I show them a home they did not think they wanted, and they love it and say ‘that is it.’ If I didn’t listen, I wouldn’t know how to help my clients be successful in their home search,” Mandola said.