Transformation by Passion!

January 2, 2011

 by Christi Borden

If you were to ask anyone who knows me very well for a description… the following adjectives would not necessarily make the short list:

Patient, Methodical, Analytical, Calm or Organized. Sad, but there it is.

This does not mean that I cannot be these things when I really put my mind to it,  but I have yet to master these traits. I have spent endless hours (okay, years) trying to develop systems to enhance my skills. In the end, I have managed to hire a fabulous staff… delegation is a wonderful thing.

However, as I spent ALL DAY today (and yesterday) cooking, I realized that cooking is a task that by its very own nature requires the exact traits that have so long escaped my grasp. Yet through it all, I absolutely LOVE to cook. I always have. Following the passion of my professional chef Grandfather… I derive sheer and utter joy from the planning, organizing, creation and completion processes involved. And each time I delve into a very complicated recipe or menu plan … I become someone different in the process. I am transformed into the gal I have always wanted to be.

So to anyone out there that might want to know me – Yes, I can be Patient, Methodical, Analytical, Calm and Organized…Well, at least while I am cooking.

What transforms you?

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HAR Board of Director, Largest Firms – Christi Borden’s Candidate Profile

June 12, 2009

I have recently announced my candidacy for HAR Director – Largest Firms Category. If you are a voting member of the Houston Association of Realtors and you have not already pledged your support, I would appreciate your consideration and your vote beginning July 10th.  

My Profile:

I have been licensed since March of 2004 and working as a full time Prudential Gary Greene Realtor® in the Katy/West Houston office ever since. With my extensive background in real estate, both professionally and personally, a long history of volunteer leadership and charity organization, I am looking forward to increasing my involvement at HAR knowing that it is through volunteerism that our local, state and national associations meet the needs of our growing industry. I invite you to visit my web site to learn more about my background and my business philosophy. Also visit me on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Education coursework and/or designations:

  • TRLP – Texas Realtors® Leadership Program – 2008 Houston Inaugural Course
  • Prudential Gary Greene – Leadership Academy 2006
  • CIPS – Certified International Property Specialist
  • GRI – Graduate Realtor® Institute
  • ABR – Accredited Buyer’s Representative/NHS – New Homes Sales
  • ALHS – Accredited Luxury Home Specialist
  • CHMS – Certified Home Marketing Specialist
  • TRC – Transnational Referral Certification

HAR Participation:

  • MLS Advisory Group: 2009
  • International Advisory Council: 2007, 2008, 2009
  • TREPAC Advisory Group: 2009

TAR Participation

  • TAR Board of Directors: 2007, 2008, 2009
  • International Advisory Council: 2008, 2009
  • Faculty Assessment Committee: 2008, 2000

Professional and Community Involvement:

  • WCR – Women’s Council of Realtors®
  • FIABCI – International Federation of Real Estate
  • BNI – Business Network International, President Cinco Ranch Chapter: 2009
  • The Katy Sunshine Fest, Fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids Foundation – Chair: 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Katy Chamber of Commerce: 2004 to Present
  • Krause Center of Katy
  • The Women’s Home Auxiliary Board of Directors

Past Professional Experience:

  • Manager of Council Affairs – American Business Council of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Official Court Reporter – 15th Judicial District Court, Lafayette, LA:  1982 – 1993
  • Thompson, Nance and Associates Freelance Court Reporters: Owner/Partner:
  • Burns, Miller, Nance and Kennedy Freelance Court Reporters: Owner/Partner

I enjoy having the opportunity to positively affect our profession and to meet and learn from some of the brightest minds in our industry. I am so very proud of our Association and know that it is through the hard work and direct contributions from our members that the Houston Association of Realtors® is recognized as the industry leader. I am actively involved in several committees at both the Local and State level and promise to work very hard to represent you as your Director.



 Christi Borden