“It’s in the genes,” says Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty’s Circle of Excellence member Victoria Giammalva Minton of her chosen career. Raised in a family of real estate professionals, it was inevitable that Victoria would follow the path to real estate. A native Houstonian associated with Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty since 1991, she exhibits a natural talent for the business.
Victoria Co-listed and sold the most expensive home in River Oaks in 2011- and did it in four days. "I don't just wait for a listing to sell," she says. "Over the years, I have developed a strong ability to assess a property's value and I have and excellent history of attaining at or above list price for my listings. I create a customized marketing plan for each listing to maximize market exposure. I know what it takes to get it sold with minimal days on the market; after 20 years in the business, you pretty much get it down. The key is building trust. If your clients trust you, they will listen and let you do your job."
"I owe a lot of my success to Martha Turner who always preached Preparation meets Opportunity." Much of Victoria's time is spent on preparation: monitoring the market, previewing homes for Buyers, staying current on the Seller's competition, networking and attending professional seminars and legal updates. She is an advocate for her clients in every way and loves what she does. Growing up in Tanglewood, Victoria has extensive knowledge of the market both inside and outside the 610 Loop, and is a market expert in Tanglewood, River Oaks, Memorial, Southampton and West University area where she has lived for the past 20 years.
Victoria graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a BS in Communications and is a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She has served as a member of the Junior League of Houston, and has been a CCE teacher at her church, St. Vincent de Paul, preparing children for their first communion. She is a member of the Briar Club where she has served on their Youth Committee, has been an active supporter of West U Little League and Challenger Baseball. Victoria's present volunteer commitments include St. Thomas High School where her two sons attend, and Presbyterian School where her daughter attends. She is married to Jarrett Minton, a principal with M-M Properties and lives in the heart of West University Place.
Victoria's hobbies and interests include cooking, yoga, and exercise to maintain balance in her life.