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Amy Bernstein

A driven entrepreneur, Amy Bernstein founded Bernstein Realty more than 25 years ago 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 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, Houston Business Journal and Houston’s NBC affiliate, Channel 2.

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 multiple times by the Houston Business Journal as one of the top 25 residential real estate professionals based on sales production. She has also been acknowledged numerous times by Houston Association of Realtors® as one of the Association’s Top Producers with the highest number of total sales and dollar volume sales, an honor that is based on both buyer and seller side transactions.

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
  • 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

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 Realtor© affiliates, 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 a million dollars to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Houston Affiliate, the Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine, and MD Anderson Cancer Center. For over a decade, Bernstein has served as Chairperson for NOMF’s largest fundraising event, the annual “Realtors© Making a Difference” luncheon.

Additionally, Bernstein and her colleagues are committed to breast cancer research and regularly participate in the annual Susan G. Komen Race for The Cure in Houston.

Career Highlights

1985

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

1986 to 1988

  • Instructor at Spencer School of Real Estate.

2001

  • Bernstein was featured on the cover of Broker/Agent Magazine

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®.

2003

  • 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.

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.
  • The Houston Chronicle received over 300 nominations for its annual “SOLD on My Realtor©” and chose Bernstein as one of the top ten Realtors© who provide exceptional customer service.

2005

  • Bernstein was named to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Houston Affiliate Advisory Board.

2006

  • Bernstein Realty was granted membership in to the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA).
  • The Houston Association of Realtors® presented the Nancy Owens Memorial Foundation Committee, including Bernstein, with the John E. Wolf Citizenship Cup Award.

2007

  • Houston Woman Magazine featured Bernstein on the cover of the March issue dedicated to women and real estate.
  • 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.

2008

  • H Texas magazine recognized Bernstein as one of Houston’s top Realtors©.2009
  • Houston Business Journal named Bernstein one of Houston’s top 25 residential real restate professionals, based on sales production.
  • H Texas magazine recognized Bernstein as one of Houston’s top Realtors©.
  • Bernstein named to the Flagstone Lending Group Advisory Board.

2010

  • Houston Business Journal named Bernstein one of Houston’s top 25 residential real estate professionals, based on sales production.
  • The Houston Business Journal profiles Bernstein and Bernstein Realty in its Growth Strategies feature, a monthly profile that focuses on a privately held company that stands apart in its sector and has demonstrated substantial growth.

2011

  • Houston Business Journal named Bernstein one of Houston’s top 10 residential real estate professionals, based on sales production.
  • Houston Business Journal recognized Bernstein Realty as one of Houston’s “Fast 100? Growing Companies for 2010.

2012

  • Houston Business Journal named Bernstein one of Houston’s top 20 residential real estate professionals, based on sales production.

2013

  • Houston Business Journal named Bernstein one of Houston’s top 25 residential real estate professionals, based on sales production.
  • Five Star Professional recognizes Bernstein as a five Star Real Estate Agent for the Houston region. This means Bernstein is in the top 3% of Realtors based on client satisfaction surveys.
  • Houston Business Journal named Bernstein Realty one of Houston’s “Fastest-Growing Houston-Area Woman-Owned Businesses”, based the percentage of revenue growth from 2011 to 2012.
  • 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.

2014

  • Houston Women Magazine recognizes Bernstein as one of Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2013.
  • Houston Business Journal named Bernstein #9 of Houston’s top 25 residential real estate professionals, based on sales production.
  • Five Star Professional recognized Bernstein as a leader in the industry for 2013.
  • Bernstein Realty named a finalist at the 16th Annual Economic Development Summit’s Star Awards.
  • TheMIGroup Worldwide Partner Network awards Bernstein Realty the United States Real Estate Service Partner of the Year Award.
  • The Houston Business Journal named Bernstein Realty one of the Houston Fast 100. This award recognizes Houston’s 100 fastest-growing privately owned companies, based on percentage of growth.
  • Bernstein Realty named a Finalist for Houston Business Journal’s 2014 Enterprise Champion award.
  • The Houston Business Journal named Bernstein Realty one of the Houston Fast 100 (#57). This award recognizes Houston’s 100 fastest-growing privately owned companies, based on percentage of growth.
  • 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.