Tenzesta “Marie” Smith
Born and raised in Northern California, Tenzesta took advantage of a corporate relocation opportunity and settled in the Houston area in 1999. This has given her a unique perspective on the prospect and prosperity of real estate. With so many real estate questions and opportunities, she pursued her degree in real estate and became a licensed agent in 2006 and Broker in 2018.
Tenzesta’s mission is to preserve, strengthen, and enrich her clients’ quality of life through homeownership, and she is a relentless advocate for the underserved and underrepresented. Tenzesta is intentional and consistently performs at a high level. Having more than 15 years of real estate experience, Tenzesta is a respected Top Producer and Triple-Crown recipient. With education as a staple in her core values, she is a Professor of Real Estate at Houston Community College. She also proudly served as an Officer of the Houston Black Real Estate Association 2016 – 2020, an active member of the Houston Black Chamber of Commerce, a member of Greater
Houston Builders Association, and current President of her Homeowners’ Association.
Her academic accomplishments include an associate degree in Real Estate, Bachelor of Science in Business Management, a Master of Business Administration and soon, she will pursue her master’s degree in Community
Development at PVAMU. Tenzesta holds a Texas Real Estate Brokers’ License, a California Real Estate Salesperson License, a Texas Mortgage Loan officer’s license, and Insurance Adjuster licenses. She values her partnerships, listens to their needs and whether it be at the office, classroom, boardroom, or the closing table; she applies her education, experience, and strong negotiating skill to achieve a win-win outcome.