Ever since Tory Ramirez shifted to a management role at Krueger Real Estate, his focus has been on developing his agents.

During the past six months as team leader, he has recruited 24 agents and worked hard to raise conversion rates for his brokerage and agents. He recently allowed three agents to shadow him on his personal transactions and split his commission.

Ramirez has implemented a training called Morning Hustle, in which his agents share their successes, gratitudes, and challenges. “From there, we all mastermind ways to help one another and act as a constant support for one another,” he says. “I’ve created accountability groups and do my absolute best to push my agents daily toward success.”

Ramirez’s brokerage is third in the nation among the 700 Zillow Flex Teams, an elite group of Zillow partners chosen from the top 1% of Zillow’s 70,000 members. He says what sets him apart is that he genuinely cares about his colleagues and hopes to see them become successful. “I strive to become a part of the success stories of the agents I assist,” he says.

A Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program graduate, Ramirez specializes in residential real estate with a focus on first-time homebuyers and new construction. He has earned his Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation.

“I decided to obtain my real estate license for the sole reason of being able to put myself in a position where I can take care of my family and friends, and begin to build generational wealth,” he says. “My mission is to obtain ultimate financial freedom through building meaningful relationships and create opportunities for my friends and family. For me, real estate isn’t so much a business of homes, but more so a business of people.”

A key moment for him was when his mentor, James Krueger, asked him what’s more important: how much money you make, or how many families you help? “At that moment, I finally understood. The only thing that should matter is helping as many families as I possibly can.”

He serves as Leadership Chair of the Houston Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network. He volunteers and helps with Rebuild Houston and Hartsfield Elementary School.

“Being in YPN and TRLP has greatly changed my perception and has also given me great understanding of my community and self-worth,” he says. “My recent transition into management has also greatly changed me as well. I’m more empathetic than I’ve ever been and am highly obsessed with assisting my agents in becoming the best versions of themselves.”

“Being in YPN and TRLP has greatly changed my perception and has also given me great understanding of my community and self-worth.”


About the Award:

The REALTORS® to Watch Award is a Texas Young Professionals Network award recognizing excellence in leadership, community involvement, and everything else that makes a well-rounded young professional successful in real estate. Any active REALTOR® member of Texas REALTORS® under the age of 40 can apply for this award. Click here to check out past recipients of this award and to find out more.