Chris and Mary started A-Action in 2012. Chris is a Licensed Professional Real Estate Inspector and a Licensed Technician in Pest & Wood Destroying Insect Treatment and Inspections. He graduated from the Real Estate Training System (RETS) in 2012. Prior to that Chris spent 5 years in the United States Marine Corps. Mary holds an MBA in Management from the University of Houston-Victoria, an MA from the Johns Hopkins University, and a BA from the George Washington University. Prior to A-Action Mary spent 8 years in the non-profit world as a Museum Educator.
My passion for real estate started around the age of 12, when I began helping my Dad renovate houses. He was a career enlisted soldier in the Army and in those days a second job was a necessity. There were always lots of G.I.’s being transferred to the Army base in need of housing so he started to buy old houses that could be improved and rented out. When he passed away, about 10 years later, the real estate assets, accumulated through his “sweat equity”, allowed my Mother to live financially independent for the rest of her life.
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I’ve been involved in real estate investing most of my life. I bought my first undeveloped lot when I was 15 and went on to rehab bungalows in the Houston Heights and on Main Street in old Sugar Land. Fortunately I’ve never lost money on Houston area property investments, although, there were times when some projects were more enjoyable than profitable.
For the past 12 years I have been helping home buyers in the Houston area avoid buying a money pit by providing comprehensive Houston home inspections of the property under contract. I’ve inspected thousands of houses, from 650 to over 12,000 square feet, with list prices from fifty thousand dollar starter homes to multimillion dollar River Oaks mansions. During this time I’ve also had the pleasure of working with some of Houston’s most successful real estate agents and brokers, who share my goal of protecting the interests of the home buyer.
Along with my bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Houston I’m also a licensed Texas real estate broker. The broker’s license has been a great way to further my real estate education and stay connected with Houston’s dynamic real estate community.
AKA/James Davis & Jimbo Davis
You can find out more information about how I can help you in your real estate endeavors at www.abouthehouse.com.
– Present (21 years)Greater Houston Area
Greg Bryan oversees management and operations for both Bryan & Bryan Inspections and Titans Commercial Inspections.
Bryan & Bryan is one of Texas largest multi-inspector firms proudly setting the standards of Residential Inspection Services in the Greater Houston Area.
Titans Commercial provides commercial inspection services including Property Condition Assessments; Reserve Studies; Partial Inspections; Draw Inspections and Customized Inspection Services based on client needs. Whether a bank, investor, association, property manager, etc. we will exceed all expectations. We gladly customize the scope of our services to meet your unique specifications.
Buyer, Seller, owner or corporation?
At Redfish Home Inspections we will not only inspect houses, we will also teach you about your property and help you look past the distractions to allow you to make a clear and educated purchase! Will is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Home Inspector.
Notes from Gordon Fox Interview
Favorite Quote :
“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”
Fox Inspection Group was founded in 1989 by Gordon and Lesley Fox. From its humble beginning as a single inspector company, it has expanded over the years and now is comprised of multiple inspectors and office staff. Since we now also provide Wood Destroying Insect Inspections, Swimming Pool Inspections, and HVAC Inspections, we have updated our name to Fox Residential Services Group.
The success of this company is due mainly to following a simple philosophy about real estate: we put ourselves in the home buyers’ shoes and treat them like family. Because we adhere to this policy at all times the majority of our clients are past clients, their family members, close friends, or associates of theirs. Many of our clients are Realtors, their family, or close friends.
Fox Residential Services Group – Providing Peace Of Mind, One Home At A Time, Since 1989