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Martha Turner Properties Broker Associate Marlene Rhoden has over 45 years of practicing real estate and more than 25 years with Martha Turner Properties. A native Houstonian, Marlene comes from a long line of Houston entrepreneurs. Her grandfather founded the Dentler Maid Potato Chips Company. Marlene received her broker’s license in 1967 and sold commercial real estate for several years but “it was not a good fit for me or women in general in those years,” she says. She moved to residential real estate, selling first in Houston and then in Fort Worth, where she developed a successful business and sold the most expensive home then listed with MLS.
Returning to Houston in the late 1970s, Marlene became a partner with commercial Realtors Benton & Gould and opened Carriage Realty, which she later operated as sales manager. In 1988, she merged the company with Martha Turner Properties. “That turned out to be a good move,” says Marlene. “It’s been a friendly association and a financial success.”
Marlene has been a member of the Martha Turner Properties Circle of Excellence for 25 years and belongs to the Hall of Fame, Pinnacle-level. She is a graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI), holds Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified Residential Broker (CRB), and Certified negotiation Expert (CNE) designations, and was named one of Houston’s top 25 Realtors by the Houston Business Journal.
Marlene attributes her success to strong spirituality and paying careful attention to each client’s special needs and individual wishes. Her greatest delight is surpassing clients’ highest expectations. “I am thankful to be doing the job I love – helping place people in the home of their dreams,” Marlene says. “‘I can sell your home’ are the five positive words that I live and work by every day.”
Marlene’s leisure hours are spent birding and gardening, and she is particularly fond of roses. She enjoys time spent with her four grown children, their spouses and her nine grandchildren.
Circle of Excellence Award Winner
Honored by The Houston Business Journal as one of the Top 25 Real Estate Teams in the city of Houston
20 Years in the Martha Turner Properties Circle of Excellence