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Amy and everyone at Bernstein Realty were a pleasure to work with. Amy is very knowledgeable about the Houston real estate market and contract negotiations. ...
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Amy Bernstein founded Bernstein Realty in January of 1985 as a way to combine her two greatest passions – people and real estate. Bernstein holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education from The University of Texas at Austin and in addition to her Texas Real Estate license, has also earned her Graduate Realtor® Institute {GRI} designation. Bernstein’s knowledge regarding current trends of the local real estate market and her unmatched negotiation skills make her an invaluable resource to her clients. She is also consulted regularly by the local media, including The Houston Chronicle, the Houston Business Journal, Ralph Bivin’s Realty News Report, CultureMap and Houston’s NBC affiliate, Channel 2. She has also appeared on several radio shows and has been a guest on Beyond the Headlines and Debra Duncan’s show, Great Day Houston, on KHOU. Amy has also been invited to participate on several panels at local events including the Houston Business Journal’s Powerful Women: Executive Women in Business.

Bernstein spearheaded her company's growth by making exceptional service to clients the highest priority. As a result, the company enjoys an unusually high number of repeat and referral business. Because of her dedication, hard work and willingness to go the extra mile, Bernstein has been recognized every year since 2008 by the Houston Business Journal as one of the top 25 residential real estate professionals based on sales production. In 2014, she was recognized by Houston Woman Magazine as one of Houston's 50 Most Influential Women and in 2015, she was recognized as the Industry MVP by Houston Agent Magazine. In 2016, she was recognized by Houston Agent Magazine as Managing Broker of the Year and a finalist for the Charitable Service Award and Industry MVP. In 2017, she was recognized by the Houston Business Journal as #9 of Houston's Top 25 Residential Real Estate Professionals, based on sales production. She has also been recognized numerous times by Texas Monthly Magazine as a Five Star Realtor.

Taking the Lead
As an active broker, Bernstein leads by example and has been active in both the Houston Association of Realtors® and the Texas Association of Realtors®, serving on numerous committees. Over the years, she has also demonstrated leadership as a:
• Director of the Houston Association of Realtors®
• Director of the Texas Association of Realtors®
• Member of the Houston Relocation Professionals
• Member of the Employee Relocation Council
• Member of the Women's Business Enterprise Alliance
• Member of Houston, Texas and National Association of Realtors®
• Member of The Greater Houston Partnership (GHP)
• Board Member of the Anti-Defamation League, Southwest Region

Areas of Real Estate Expertise
A former real estate instructor, Bernstein’s extensive knowledge and experience buying and selling homes throughout Houston and its suburbs enables her to offer clients a comprehensive portfolio of real estate services, including:
• Home Sales (New Construction and Resale)
• Leasing
• Apartment Locating
• Corporate Housing
• Corporate Relocation
• Property Management
• Area Tours
• Complimentary Home Market Analysis

In addition, Bernstein's vast background and expertise in corporate relocation creates a continuous demand for her to travel throughout the United States to educate third-party relocation professionals and corporations about the Houston real estate market.

A Passion for The Cure
In 2002, Bernstein co-founded the Nancy Owens Memorial Foundation {NOMF}, which is dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research. Bernstein, along with a committee comprised of Realtors® and friends created this nonprofit organization to honor Bernstein’s best friend and mentor, Nancy Owens, one of the most loved and respected members of Houston’s real estate community. Sadly, Owens lost her battle with breast cancer in 2001; however, since that time NOMF has raised and contributed over 1.5 million dollars to benefit breast cancer research through the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, The Department of Nanomedicine Houston Methodist Research Institute and The Susan G. Komen Houston Affiliate. Since its inception in 2002, Bernstein has served as Chairperson for NOMF committee. In 2002, Amy Bernstein received the Houston Association of Realtors® John E. Wolf Community Service Award. In 2006, Bernstein along with the NOMF Committee received the John E. Wolf Community Service Award for all of their contributions. The Nancy Owens Memorial Foundation continues to receive tremendous support from the community, local media and press to find a cure for breast cancer.

Career Highlights

2017
Houston Business Journal named Bernstein #9 of Houston's Top 25 Residential Real Estate Professionals, based on sales production. Houston Business Journal named Bernstein a Top 25 Residential Real Estate Professionals in Luxury, based on median transaction price. Houston Business Journal named Bernstein a Top 30 Residential Real Estate Professionals, based on number of Transactions. Five Star Professional recognized Bernstein as a leader in the industry.

2016
Houston Business Journal named Bernstein #19 of Houston's Top 25 Residential Real Estate Professionals, based on sales production. Bernstein selected as a Mentor for the Houston Business Journal's National Mentoring Monday Event

2015
Houston Business Journal named Bernstein #13 of Houston's Top 25 Residential Real Estate Professionals, based on sales production. Bernstein Realty recognized by Houston Agent Magazine and Real Data Residential as a Top Office, based on 2014 sales volume. Five Star Professional recognized Bernstein as a leader in the industry. The Houston Business Journal named Bernstein Realty one of the Houston Fast 100. This award recognizes Houston's 100 fastest-growing privately

2013
Houston Business Journal named Bernstein one of Houston’s top 25 residential real estate professionals, based on sales production. Five Star Professional recognized Bernstein as a leader in the industry. The Houston Chronicle names Bernstein number 16 in a Top Agent list, based on dollar volume from survey results calculated by Real Trends. Bernstein Realty named one of the “Fastest-Growing Houston-Area Woman-Owned Businesses” by the Houston Business Journal, based on the percentage of revenue growth. Lexicon Relocation honors Bernstein Realty with an annual ‘Lexicon World of Quality’ award. This award is given to companies based on internal and external services, performance metrics, as well as Lexicon’s voice of the customer surveys. Served as the Chairperson for the Twelfth Annual NOMF Luncheon.

2012
Houston Business Journal named Bernstein one of Houston’s top 20 residential real estate professionals, based on sales production. Served as the Chairperson for the Eleventh Annual NOMF Luncheon.

2011
Houston Business Journal named Bernstein one of Houston’s top 10 residential real estate professionals (#9), based on sales production. The Houston Business Journal named Bernstein Realty one of the Houston Fast 100 for the second year in a row. This award recognizes Houston’s 100 fastest-growing companies, based on percentage of growth. Served as the Chairperson for the Tenth Annual NOMF Luncheon.

2010
Houston Business Journal named Bernstein one of Houston’s top 25 residential real estate professionals, based on sales production. The Houston Business Journal named Bernstein Realty as one of the Largest Houston-Area Residential Real Estate Brokerage Firms, based on 2009 Gross Dollar Volume and Number of 2009 Closed Transactions. The Houston Business Journal named Bernstein Realty one of the Houston Fast 100. This award recognizes Houston’s 100 fastest-growing companies, based on percentage of growth. Bernstein served as a role model at the Women in the Fast Lane of Real Estate luncheon and style show, sponsored by The Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Served as the Chairperson for the Ninth Annual NOMF Luncheon.

2009
Houston Business Journal named Bernstein one of Houston’s top 25 residential real estate professionals, based on sales production. H Texas magazine recognized Bernstein as one of Houston’s top Realtors®. Served as the Chairperson for the Eighth Annual NOMF Luncheon. Bernstein named to the Flagstone Lending Group Advisory Board.

2008
H Texas magazine recognized Bernstein as one of Houston’s top Realtors®. Served as the Chairperson for the Seventh Annual NOMF Luncheon.

2007
Houston Business Journal named Bernstein Realty one of Houston’s Top 25 Largest Houston-Area Residential Real Estate Brokerage Firms. Houston Business Journal recognized Bernstein Realty as one of Houston’s Top 50 Fastest-Growing Woman-Owned Businesses. Houston Business Journal recognized Bernstein Realty as one of Houston’s “Fast 100” Growing Companies. The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) chose Bernstein (for the second time in a decade) as one of ten finalists for Woman Business Owner of the Year. Served as the Chairperson for the Sixth Annual NOMF Luncheon.

2006
Bernstein Realty was granted membership in to the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA). Served as the Chairperson for the Fifth Annual NOMF Luncheon. The Houston Association of Realtors presented the Nancy Owens Memorial Foundation Committee, including Bernstein, with the John E. Wolf Citizenship Cup Award.

2005
Bernstein was named to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Houston Affiliate Advisory Board. Served as the Chairperson for the Fourth Annual NOMF Luncheon.

2004
Bernstein served on the Board of Directors for Avondale House, a local non-profit agency that provides services for children with autism and other developmental disorders. Served as the Chairperson for the Third Annual NOMF Luncheon.

2003
Served as the Chairperson for the Second Annual NOMF Luncheon. Houston BMW Group honored Bernstein as a “Local Hero” in the fight against breast cancer for her co-creation and ongoing involvement in the Nancy Owens Memorial Foundation. The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) chose Bernstein as one of ten finalists for Woman Business Owner of the Year.

2002
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation honored Bernstein for outstanding contributions to the development of Houston through real estate. Bernstein received the John E. Wolf Citizenship Cup Award from the Houston Association of Realtors. Co-Founded the Nancy Owens Memorial Foundation.

1986-1998
Instructor at Spencer School of Real Estate

1985
Opened the doors of Bernstein Realty. Received Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation.


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9575 Katy Fwy Ste 205, Houston, TX 77024   Get Directions
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