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Sensitivity and respect for all people in every stage of their lives and for those from diverse cultures allows Bob Mitchell to work successfully with experienced home sellers or buyers, international investors or first-time home buyers. With Bob, it truly is all about the relationships he builds with his clients. He is fluent in Spanish, speaks proficient French and has also taken basic Arabic language and courses in Middle Eastern politics and culture.
Bob chose a career in residential real estate sales because it pairs his love for Houston with his never-ending desire to connect with and help everyone he meets. Bob chose Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty after extensive deliberation because he found it "hands-down" the most sophisticated and innovative real estate company with a leading brand and technology that is second-to- none.
Born and raised in the Boston, Massachusetts area, Bob earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Spanish at College of the Holy Cross. He first came to Houston in 1992 with the Jesuit Volunteers Corps, a program similar to a domestic version of the Peace Corps, where he worked with refugees and immigrants from around the world. After falling in love with the city’s combination of Western heritage, Southern hospitality and international diversity, Bob made Houston his home following the completion of his volunteer service. Over the next several years, he worked in sales, management and recruiting roles at Texas Commerce Bank (Chase Bank) and a local executive search firm.
After a number of years in Houston, Bob returned to the Boston area to be closer to family members. As Sales Director with Boston-based EF Education, a global leader in educational travel, language-learning schools and cultural exchange programs, he had the opportunity to recruit, train and hire salespeople, work with colleagues on six of the seven continents, and help clients and sales leaders across the United States. Bob collaborated with clients and colleagues in every age group, from all walks-of-life and income levels, and from diverse cultural backgrounds. However, the Texas tug was strong and Houston still felt like home. When presented with an opportunity to return to the Bayou City, Bob did not look back.
In his free time, Bob enjoys fitness, traveling, cooking, the arts and exploring Houston's neighborhoods, bayous and parks with his standard poodle, Grace. For Bob, it has been a delight to witness Houston’s transformation as the city preserves tradition while embracing the future. He is an active and devoted member of his parish, The Church of St John the Divine, and volunteers with Meals on Wheels, The Beacon, Legacy Community Health Services, and AIDS Foundation-Houston.