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Native Houstonian Kristin Hite Dorsey knew that sales would be her career when she was still a college student at Louisiana State University - and it was the perfect choice. “Since the 1940s, my family has owned Norton Ditto Men’s Fine Clothing, founded in 1908, and I learned at an early age that a big part of sales is building relationships and understanding and meeting customers’ needs,” Kristin says. “Everyone is very different and as a salesperson, you must be open to anything. When you create a friendship, you create loyalty. I genuinely care about people in general and LOVE helping my clients. I find it incredibly rewarding, and at the end of each long day, I am happy and content when I know I have helped to guide them in the right direction.”
Kristin’s father-in-law is the founder and president of Dorsey Custom Homes, where her husband also works, and her mother-in-law is the founder and owner of Longoria Collection. “I think my biggest asset is being able to work very closely with my husband and mother-in-law,” Kristin says. “They help me prepare my listings by staging or by sending their contractors to do repairs and get the property in the best possible condition. They have also met with buyers to help them visualize a remodel or to review inspection reports and give repair estimates. The simple truth is that homes with great curb appeal and homes that are super clean, well-maintained and have pleasing décor sell faster and for more money than homes that don’t measure up.”
Kristin’s earlier career was in medical sales where she learned the importance of remaining patient and communicating effectively. “Learning how to read people and connect with them is paramount,” Kristin says. “As a Realtor, I am able to combine my love of meeting new people with my analytical skills to really service their needs whether they are buyers or sellers. I also like looking at different interior design techniques. It opens my mind and educates me as to what is “hot” in the market today, and that is valuable information I share with my clients.”
Kristin’s roots run deep in the Tanglewood area where she grew up. Like her mother and many aunts and cousins, she attended St. Michael Catholic School and then St. Agnes Academy. She is married to home-builder Thomas Dorsey, Jr., and they have an infant son. When not working, Kristin enjoys running, walking with friends, visiting with her family, and traveling to Maine in the summer.