Leaving familiar places, schools, friends and an accustomed lifestyle can be difficult; however, change also can bring new opportunities and adventures. Since 1974, John Daugherty, Realtors Global Relocation Services Division has been committed to making relocation as effortless as possible.
Whether you are looking for a well-established urban neighborhood or one of Houston’s surrounding communities, the John Daugherty, Realtors “Relocation Team” will introduce you to your new home in this special city.
For more information, contact the Director of Global Relocation Services, Anne Incorvia via the website.
John Daugherty, Realtors looks forward to welcoming you to Houston!
John Daugherty, Realtors combines six decades of experience, a personalized approach to your transaction and the resources that only a large, established company such as ours can provide. Our 170+ real estate professionals include experienced sales managers, who attend national and international conferences to stay on top of real estate trends. Our sales associates receive comprehensive weekly training on all aspects of real estate through an on-staff trainer and other industry professionals. Rounding out our team is 85+ highly trained administrative staff members in areas ranging from IT to relocation to marketing.
Though our company has a long history, we remain on the cutting edge of technology. The Internet is an increasingly important tool in real estate, and our Website is a cut above the competition's. On our site, visitors can search not only John Daugherty, Realtors properties, but also the properties of the 25,000 Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) members through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). And, viewing MLS listings on johndaugherty.com is superior to viewing them on other real estate sites, because our photos are larger and clearer, and our listing information is often more detailed than that found in the standard MLS listing.
In addition, you can search the MLS by your favorite Houston neighborhood (for example, "River Oaks"), rather than searching the huge, generalized regions designated by HAR. Want updates on new listings that meet your designated criteria? We will e-mail you as often as every hour.
Looking to buy a new home? Here is a step-by-step guide of what to do and what to expect.
Choose a Realtor. Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions of your life. Let John Daugherty, Realtors help. All of our sales associates are seasoned full-time agents licensed by the State of Texas, who specialize in making the buying process as easy and stress-free as possible. No other real estate company knows the greater Houston market better than ours.
Decide on your wants and needs. Make a wish list for your new home before you start looking. Include what you want and what you need, which items you are willing to give up and which are most important. This will help you decide which type of home will be the best fit: new construction or an older home; and single family, townhome or condominium.
Decide on a location. Issues to consider include the price of properties; the school district; travel distances to work and schools; property taxes; and area amenities. Your John Daugherty, Realtors sales associate will provide you with detailed information about the neighborhoods you are interested in and coordinate showings of suitable properties.
Qualify for a loan. Your John Daugherty, Realtors sales associate will guide you through this process. Frequently, the seller will request a pre-approval letter when an offer is presented.
Submit an offer. Your John Daugherty, Realtor sales associate will provide you with copies of all of the forms and documents you will be required to sign. You will come to appreciate the seasoned negotiation skills of your sales associate during this stage. He or she will take care of every detail, such as helping you choose a qualified home inspector.
Close the transaction. Your John Daugherty, Realtors sales associate will continue to represent your best interests all the way to closing.
Q. How do I know how much I can afford? Answer. How much you can afford depends on your income, credit rating, current monthly expenses, down payment and the interest rate. Our mortgage calculator will give you an idea.
Q. How do I find the best loan? Answer. You can save money by doing your homework. Talk to several lenders, compare costs and interest rates and negotiate to get a better deal. It’s a good idea to get pre-approved for a loan before you start looking for a home.
Q. What’s a HOA? Answer. A Home Owners Association. If you choose a home in a neighborhood with an HOA, your John Daughter, Realtors sales associate will make sure you get a copy of the HOA packet, so you can review it before closing.
Q. What happens after my offer is accepted? Answer. Your John Daugherty, Realtors sales associate will organize a home inspection. An inspection will tell you about the condition of the home and can help you avoid buying a home that needs major repairs.
Q. What else will my John Daugherty, Realtors sales associate do for me? Answer. Your sales associate will handle all of the details involved in home buying, guide you through the process and make the experience much easier. Your sales associate will be well-acquainted with the neighborhoods you are considering, will help you figure out the price range you can afford and will search the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for homes you’ll want to see. With immediate access to homes as soon as they are listed, your sales associate will save you hours of valuable time. When it is time to make an offer, your sales associate will know how to save you money, guide you through the paperwork and answer any last-minute questions.
"Our company is about people and homes. About bringing the two together so harmoniously that life becomes more pleasurable, more secure, more graceful." - John A. Daugherty, Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
John Daugherty, Realtors represents the vision, integrity and philosophy of the man at the top, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer and founder, John A. Daugherty, Jr. A third generation Houstonian, John Daugherty's life has been intrinsically intertwined in the history and fabric of his hometown since his childhood. He grew up in the heart of River Oaks, the son of devoted parents who were actively involved in philanthropy in their city - and friends with the legendary first families of Houston through his father, John Daugherty, Sr.'s career as an executive in the oil-field supply business. The young John knew everyone as a child, teenager, then young adult during the late 1940s, 1950s and 1960s in Houston, from "Silver Dollar" Jim West to wildcatter Glenn McCarthy, as well as other kingmakers who shaped what would become the most dynamic, international and influential city in Texas.
Attending St. John's School, Lamar High School and St. Thomas University, John Daugherty's connections, sense of community and the deep relationships fostered since his childhood made real estate a natural career. He sold his first home in 1966, and nine months later in 1967 founded John Daugherty, Realtors. He developed and pioneered the modern concept of a professional residential real estate firm, earning an exemplary reputation under his leadership - one based on teamwork, service and empowering agents to represent Sellers and Buyers with unwavering integrity, as well as the ability to confidently broker the most storied, and high profile, homes in Houston. To this day, more than 45 years after its founding, his company, John Daugherty, Realtors, is known as the undisputed king of the double-digit, million-dollar listings. The company's niche is wide and deep in the Bayou City's most extraordinary neighborhoods - River Oaks, Shadyside, Rice University/ West University/Bellaire/Medical Center, Tanglewood/Briargrove, Memorial/Spring Branch, Briargrove Park - and expanding to the communities of Sugar Land/Fort Bend, Katy/Cinco Ranch, Kemah, Galveston and the Woodlands/Montgomery County.
Besides his real estate success, John Daugherty gives back, and is recognized for his extraordinary philanthropy and civic leadership throughout his hometown. He has received the prestigious Man of the Year Award from the Greater Houston Tax Coalition and the John E. Wolf Citizenship Cup award from the Houston Association of Realtors. He has been honored for being one of Houston's most influential people by the Friends of the Texas Medical Center. His board memberships and nonprofit volunteer work include an extensive range of medical, educational and cultural interests. Current charitable commitments encompass St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation (Board and Advisory Board), Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (Life Member, Lifetime Committee Member, International Committee Board Member, Parade Committee Member), Houston Wilderness Association (Board Member), the Edna Gladney Home and Lemonade Day (Board Member). Previous long-standing board memberships, volunteer services and favorite causes have ranged from the Houston Association of Realtors (Board Member), his alma mater, St. Thomas University (Board Member), Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show benefitting Texas Children's Hospital (Board Member and Chairman of Sponsor's Club), to the Houston Museum of Natural Science (Board Member), the March of Dimes (Board Member), the Children's Museum of Houston, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Parade (Committee Vice Chairman), and the Post Oak School (Board Member and Chairman of the Board).
Additionally, he directs his firm's considerable philanthropy, which ranges from John Daugherty, Realtors' annual corporate sponsorship of the Azalea Trail, benefiting the River Oaks Garden Club, to Lemonade Day, which encourages entrepreneurship among school-age Houstonians. In 2010, John Daugherty, Realtors underwrote, and Mr. and Mrs. John A. Daugherty, Jr. hosted, one of the signature inaugural events for the opening of Bayou Bend's new Leslie Elkins-designed Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center.
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