We had the good fortune of connecting with Jennifer Cloud Esq and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jennifer, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
By the time I decided I wanted to transition into real estate, I had been practicing law for over a decade. The stress and hours required as a litigator was extreme and I knew that I needed to be more available to my family. I was already in somewhat of a niche practice area as a women in construction law so I was quite certain that whatever I chose to do in real estate would also need to be unique. There was no doubt in my mind that the minute I received my real estate license that I would eventually open up a brokerage that was limited to a certain breed of agents. I had worked comfortably with architects, interior designers, lawyers and engineers for a number of years and respected the tenacity, grit, intellect and artistic abilities that these individuals possessed in their respective fields. I also knew that their expertise would be extremely beneficial in any real estate transaction and this is something that I wanted to be able to offer to my real estate clients. This is the reason I decided to require that all Prominus real estate agents have at least a legal, architectural, engineering and/or design degree. Not finding any other real estate brokerage model like this anywhere else, it then became my mission to start a business and perhaps a movement, towards a more elevated real estate experience.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Prominus® is a full-service real estate brokerage whose agents are particularly unique because they each have either a law, architectural, engineering or design degree. So when we say that Prominus® is THE elite brokerage to go to in Texas, we can back that up. With so many agents now entering the real estate market these days, it’s critical for our clients to feel safe and secure with the choice they’ve made for representation. It’s also important for our agents to feel empowered with as much knowledge as possible and co-sharing our specialized expertise and skills with each other and our clients allows for an agency experience that no other brokerage can offer.
Type A personalities, crazy organizational skills and a live-or-die by deadlines mentality are not all that we bring to the table. Each agent is allowed to offer their professional independent services to Prominus clients and all agents are master negotiators capable of handling large, complex and multiple transactions with the skill of a real estate ninja. On the other hand, they also respect and appreciate any transaction, no matter how small, and treat all their clients with the utmost respect and confidence. Pushing the client to be as informed as humanly possible from start to close is one of our main goals as an agency and that responsibility continues on, even after the transaction has ended.
We currently have agents in the DFW and Houston areas and plan to eventually expand into the Austin and San Antonio markets. We think you should expect more from your Realtor and with our help and guidance, now you can!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’ve hosted many friends in the Big D and without a doubt I take them for the brisket tacos and Mambo Taxi’s at Mia’s on Lemmon. Top Golf and Bowl and Barrel are fun places that bring out just about anyone’s competitive side and always tend to stir up a good laugh or two. On a pretty day, Klyde Warren Park is a must with drinks and light bites at Meso Maya. For some great picture taking, we walk around Deep Ellum and search out all the colorful and inspiring murals around the neighborhood. And if furniture and furnishings are on their mind, Jean de Merry in the Dallas Design District never disappoints. When we need a pick me up, we scoot on over to Hola Cafe in the Bishop Arts District for some of the best coffee in all of Dallas. While we are there, we may walk in and out of the shops in the area until it’s time for dinner at Boulevardier Bistro.
Shoutout is all about shouting out to others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
One person is truly responsible for helping me meet and exceed my career goals and accomplish more than I had ever expected. Without his unconditional love, encouragement and support, I would have missed out on so many opportunities that altered the course of my life and eventually molded me into the person that I am today. And for that, I say thank you to my father Ronald C. Phillips.