Feeling Right at Home

When Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene Top Producer Debbie Marcell heard Renee McKelvey was joining her office, she couldn’t believe it. “Her previous company redid my floors…twice. And if I had known she was going into real estate, I would have gone after her with a vengeance.”

Renee owned All About Carpet and Floors for 25 years with her husband Bob. But when Bob tragically lost his life, Renee decided to close the business. “I’m not a quitter in any shape or form,” says Renee. “But Bobby and I had worked together our whole life. It made me sad to keep going without him. Part of my healing was moving on in a completely different industry.”

“As part of All About Carpet, we did floors and countertops..and remodeled kitchens and bathrooms,” continues Renee. “Customers frequently asked our advice when trying to up their resale value. I’ve had 25 years experience helping people prepare to sell. Plus, it takes great project management skills to organize a remodel…and these skills translate well to the coordination of a real estate transaction. There is so much involved behind the scenes, from contract through execution. The more I looked at real estate, the more it just seemed like a natural step.”

“I am very impressed with Renee,” says Debbie. “Her knowledge and past experience bring a lot to this business. She can look at a kitchen or bath remodel and tell you how much was spent on it. That really helps with pricing and marketing. She’s held a lot of open houses for me and I’m honored to be one of her mentors. She treats clients the same way I do and I’m excited to enter into a longterm business relationship with her. She’s got what it takes to be successful.”

“I think it was divine intervention that I landed at Better Homes and Gardens,” says Renee. “I interviewed with all the majors, but when I interviewed at Better Homes and Gardens…I knew this was it. Bobby and I built our business from the ground up…and I was prepared to do that again. But as hard as it is, here I don’t have to do it alone. Debbie and everyone in this office is amazing and always willing to stop and answer any questions I might have. I know I could…but I wouldn’t want to do it anyplace else!”

Debbie Marcell
Renee McKelvey

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
Gary Greene
2323 Town Center Dr., Sugar Land, TX 77478


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