Two John Daugherty Agents Stay On Top After Nearly a Decade Together

Posted by Linda Dang — July 27, 2008

HOUSTON – (July 28, 2008) – Al Hanks and Thea McShay have been successfully pairing clients and houses both before and after the start of their partnership in 1999. With more than 50 years of combined experience, it’s no wonder they are counted among John Daugherty, Realtors’ top producers since joining the company. After almost a decade of working together, their success is compounded.Thea McShay (left) and Al Hanks (right), two top-producing John Daugherty agents with 50 years of combined real-estate experience.“Thea and Al work beautifully as a team, bringing the benefits of two sales associates to every client,” said John A. Daugherty, Jr., president of John Daugherty, Realtors. “We are so proud to have these two top producers in our family.”Hanks is skilled in finance, contracts, and negotiations, but the most important thing he brings to each transaction is a sense of humor, keeping the mood light and relaxed.Professional through and through, McShay has a strong work ethic and an enthusiasm that is contagious.At the heart of their customer service is making client needs a priority. “We are definitely committed to their needs, committed to them,” says McShay. “They have us for as long as they want us.”They approach buying or selling homes with a ‘whatever it takes’ attitude and the determination to see a transaction through to a positive end. “We try to make it a win-win situation for everyone,” Hanks says.Al and Thea’s partnership offers specific marketing techniques tailored to one’s particular market area and above all, to the need of the client. “We’re constantly sitting down with our clients and educating them to the market,” says McShay. “It is very important to keep the lines of communication open on a consistent basis.”Both Hanks and McShay are Accredited Luxury Specialists. Their main market focus is the Energy Corridor and the Memorial area, though, they are comfortable working with buyers and sellers throughout the Greater Houston area.“The honesty, integrity, and no-pressure personal touch with a thorough detailed market evaluation and comparison was different than any approach over the six homes we have sold in the past,” says client Lou Gallardo. “They followed up and produced every aspect of their promises from the marketing to the open houses…they were working for us, not themselves.”It is responses from clients like Gallardo and many others who have gone on to become repeat or referral clients that Hanks and McShay find truly rewarding. “It’s fun!” Hanks says of their work. “It’s very gratifying to help someone with one of the biggest decisions of their life.”McShay adds, “We enjoy every minute! Al and I are both people persons and we relish the various relationships we have made over the years because of our profession. We only consider a transaction a complete success if we have made a lifetime client as well as a friend.”

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