Live Interviews with Real Estate's Top
Producers Presented by Rita Santamaria
Founder & Owner of CSRE
Rita Santamaria - Founder & Owner of CSRE

Join Champions Founder and CEO, Rita Santamaria, every month for live interviews with high-profile Agents, Brokers, and Educators. Get vital tips on what it takes to thrive in the Real Estate world and come away from every episode having a leg up on the competition.

Upcoming Real Estate Superstar Interviews

Register for free and we will email you the link on the day of the interview. Or subscribe to the CSRE YouTube channel and hit the bell icon to get a notification before we go live. The live stream will also be available on our Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter so make sure to follow!

Bea Flores

October 18, 9:30 AM

Small Office, Huge Production, The secret to her Doing it All

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About the Guest

  • Houston REALTOR® with over 15 years of experience in residential and investment real estate
  • TREC-certified instructor with 7 years of experience teaching QE and CE courses at Champions School of Real Estate
  • The current broker/owner of Luxe Living Group, a boutique brokerage in Houston
  • Past manager of several top real estate firms in the Houston area
  • Expert in customer service and facilitating the best deals for residential buyers and sellers
  • Representative of a large nationwide institutional buyer, assisting with selecting investment properties
  • Named one of the Top 25 Real Estate Producing Stars in Houston Business Journal in 2022
  • 2013 president of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® Bay Area Houston

Donna Andruk

November 16, 9:30 AM

How to Rise to the Top and Stay There!

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About the Guest

  • Top producer at Keller Williams Realty since 2016
  • Manager of rental properties in the Austin area since 2005
  • Entrepreneur skilled in maintaining success in a competitive market
  • Expert in buying and selling investment properties
  • NAR-certified Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE)
  • Member of the Agent Leadership Council
  • Associate broker at Keller Williams since May 2022

Stephanie Sieckenius

December 6, 9:30 AM

Selling Success in a Medium Size Market

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About the Guest

  • Broker and owner of Lantana Realty with over 14 years of experience
  • Specialized in farm and ranch, recreational, and residential real estate
  • Expert in maintaining success in medium-sized markets
  • President of the Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Former president of the Uvalde Board of REALTORS®
  • Member of the Uvalde Area Development Foundation
  • Holder of many designations, including the Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (AHLS) designation and the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation

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Soomin Kim

Marketing with Social Media

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About this Video

With over $100,000,000 in sales in less than two years, Social Media Ninja Soomin has some amazing tips for new and old Agents alike.

He joins CEO and CSRE Founder Rita Santamaria to chat about how Soomin has used social media, youtube and non-traditional marketing to produce Soomin moved to Texas during the pandemic and utilized his entrepreneurial skills to carve out a substantial piece of the central Texas luxury and suburban market. And we are also proud Soomin is a Champions School of Real Estate Alumni!

Cindy Boutwell

How to Open and Operate a Boutique Real Estate Office

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About this Video

Learn how to nail an interview as a brand new real estate agent, how to market your business by giving back to the community, and how to expand your brand without coming on too strong with potential clients! In this video, Champions CEO Rita Santamaria and acclaimed Houston real estate broker Cindy Boutwell discuss what it takes to open a boutique real estate office and how to take it to the next level. They also discuss pumpkin contests, grain bin silo offices, and why you’ll find a cardinal in every room of the Boutwell Team’s listed homes. It’s a fun episode—we hope you enjoy!

Wauketa Jones

Hot Housing Markets & Suburbs

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About this Video

Learn key tips on how to launch your business as a new real estate agent! In this episode, CSRE founder Rita Santamaria speaks with 2021 Teacher of the Year Wauketa Jones about how to generate leads when you’re getting started. Wauketa gives advice on how to host impactful open houses as a new agent and offers guidance on efficient activity tracking. They’ll also discuss low-cost marketing strategies, how to adapt to industry disruptors, and why Fort Worth is one of the hottest markets in Texas. Don’t miss this one!

Hank Moore

Pultizer Prize Author of "Operating Your Business Like a Business"

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About this Video

Learn critical advice on how to set yourself apart as a real estate professional! Pulitzer Prize nominee Hank Moore and CSRE founder CEO Rita Santamaria discuss the necessity of being a lifelong learner and keeping an open mind to growth. Mr. Moore’s incredible stories include an impromptu meeting with Walt Disney and inspiring one-on-one talks with Lady Bird Johnson. You’ll come away from this episode with key knowledge about how to keep track of your ideas, the importance of humility, and the role pop culture plays in one’s professional growth.

Tamara Strait

Luxury Market Tips & Tools for Success!

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About this Video

In this episode, Champions School of Real Estate's statewide instructor liaison, Becky Hill, talks to luxury REALTOR® Tamara Strait. Owner of Strait Luxury, Tamara discusses her philosophy of providing a luxury experience no matter the price point. She opens up about mistakes she made early in her career, gives tips for how to hack a hot market, and explains how to maintain a balance of business and family. Tamara also provides guidance on how to help sellers adjust to a changing market, details the importance of high-quality photography, and comments on some raving client testimonials. Whether or not you work in luxury real estate, Tamara provides invaluable info that will help you take your career to the next level. Don't miss it!

Hailyn Bella

I Will Make this Happen: An Inspiring Journey from Tejano Music to Real Estate

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About this Video

Learn how to keep a “glass half full” attitude and persevere through hardship in this inspiring episode of Superstars. CSRE founder Rita Santamaria interviews San Antonio REALTOR® and Tejano artist Hailyn Bella about the importance of visualizing your dreams, how to market yourself as a new agent, and why every agent should never stop learning. Hailyn discusses how a telenovela character inspired her, reveals her ingenious business plan as a young child, and explains how she purchased her own condo at just 19 years of age.


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