In Any Position, New John Daugherty Senior Sales Manager Rises to the Top

HOUSTON – (Oct. 8, 2008) – On Oct. 1, John Daugherty, Realtors proudly welcomed Stephen A. Thistle as Senior Sales Manager at our Post Oak office.Stephen A. Thistle, the new Senior Sales Manager of John Daugherty, Realtors' Post Oak office.“Steve will be a valuable asset to our management team,” John A. Daugherty, Jr., president of John Daugherty, Realtors said. “His integrity, experience, and industry acumen will assist us reaching new goals in the coming year. Steve brings a real understanding of our market and what our sales associates need.”Steve joins a strong management team already in place. “I couldn’t be more pleased about Steve joining our team,” said Lynne Skinner, Senior Sales Manager. “Along with the rest of our sales management and support team, we will be able to offer our sales associates more comprehensive support as they reach their goals.”A REALTOR® since 1984, Steve opened his own company in 1987 and made the decision to join a national company inside the loop as a vice president in 1992. Because Steve has been a sales associate, a broker/owner, and a manager, Steve brings unique knowledge and experience with residential real estate to John Daugherty, Realtors and our target market areas.Steve has also served on the board of directors for both the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and was a member of the MLS Committee for 12 years, serving as chair in 2005. While on the board of NAR, he was awarded the prestigious ‘The Medallion of Service Omega Tau Rho’ in recognition of outstanding service to the REALTORS® organization. This Medallion is awarded to REALTORS® who meet specific leadership criteria on local, state, and national levels. “I am very proud and honored for having received this award, however, my true reward comes in the satisfaction of knowing that I have served my fellow REALTORS® and their interests in the real estate market today,” said Thistle.Steve is passionate about his profession and it shows in everything he does – whether coaching a new agent, supporting an established agent, setting goals for the future, or working behind the scenes to improve the industry as a whole. “I enjoy being actively involved in the process and feel that although I’ve accomplished much in my life, there is so much more to do. Because of that, I am very excited about the opportunity to join such an established firm as John Daugherty, Realtors. It’s a forward-thinking company with the finest reputation for service both to its clients and to its sales associates and I look forward to being a part of its exciting future.”