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HGTV Stars Share Their Success Journey with Space Realtors

MONTGOMERY, TX – It was a crowded home in Woodforest lately as Realtors from throughout the area visited to listen to Chris and Calvin LaMont with HGTV’s “Purchase It or Construct It” talk about how they constructed their empire.

Twins Chris and Calvin LaMont, proven left to proper, describe their journey to success in the actual property trade and to HGTV throughout a particular occasion held within the Johnson Improvement neighborhood of Woodforest. Picture courtesy of Woodforest.

The 37-year-old twins have come a great distance since shifting to Dallas 15 years in the past after graduating school. “We got here out right here as a result of we would have liked one thing to construct for ourselves,” Calvin advised the group.

Chris stated that they had a five-year plan.

“We had been going to be millionaires in our first 5 years,” he stated. “That didn’t occur. However what did is that we slowed down to know our strengths and labored exhausting to verify we knew what we had been doing. That sped up our journey to constructing our empire.”

The concept of “decelerate, velocity up” was central to the recommendation the brothers gave the group.

“It took us three years from when our first firm went underneath to come back again and say, ‘now, we now have the boldness and assets to have the ability to construct this empire,’” Calvin stated. “We needed to decelerate after which velocity up, remembering the method by resiliency.”




Being resilient additionally landed them on HGTV. The LaMonts had a number of companies earlier than settling into actual property, together with a cleansing enterprise, restoration firm and fixing properties broken by fireplace. Every time, they leveled up, Calvin stated, till they had been constructing and promoting properties.

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A Realtor who knew a producer thought the brothers’ dynamic personalities can be an excellent match for HGTV. The LaMonts met with the producer and a number of other others, selecting one to assist them construct a phase to pitch to HGTV. The channel turned it down, however saved coming again to the LaMonts for extra concepts and pitches.

“They stated, ‘no’ 4 occasions, however we took one thing from it each time,” Calvin stated. “We gave it yet one more strive, they usually stated sure.”

Chris stated he wasn’t discouraged.

“Generally a ‘no’ simply means you’re not prepared for a ‘sure,’” he stated.

“Purchase It or Construct It” premiered on HGTV final Might in the US and is now enjoying internationally. The brothers at the moment are constructing properties in Dallas, Georgia, South Carolina and New Orleans. Chris stated exhausting work introduced their journey to the place they’re now.

“It’s important to concentrate on holding your head down, offering priceless companies and being good,” Chris stated. “We by no means went out to say we’re going to be HGTV stars — we didn’t care about it then.”

The viewers laughed when he ended with, “We prefer it now, although.”




Katie Cooper, a dealer with House Candy House, stated she was keen to listen to how the LaMonts constructed their empire.

“I’m constructing my brokerage, so you may say I’m constructing my empire, too,” she stated. “I wished to listen to from skilled individuals how they did it. They had been nice audio system who had lots to share about development in the actual property sector.”

Tina Brickhouse, group chief for Keller Williams The Woodlands group, additionally discovered the speak inspirational.

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“Considered one of my greatest takeaways — and I do plenty of teaching — was to decelerate and velocity up,” she stated. “Success isn’t instantaneous.”

The LaMonts’ look was a part of the “JDC Empowers Realtors” program hosted by Johnson Improvement’s Houston communities. Along with internet hosting visitor audio system and lessons designed to assist actual property brokers each professionally and personally, Realtor Relations Liaison Monica Conchola additionally organizes Realtor volunteer days for native charities.

“We’re at all times seeking to empower our Realtor companions,” she stated. “This is only one approach we do it.”

There are almost 5,000 properties in Woodforest. New residence costs in Woodforest vary from the mid $300,000s to greater than $1 million. Woodforest is positioned about seven miles west of Interstate 45 and roughly 5 miles north of The Woodlands. Study extra at

Along with Woodforest, Conchola additionally represents Grand Central Park, a 2,045-acre neighborhood alongside Interstate 45 and Loop 336. Houses in Grand Central Park are priced from the low $300,000s to greater than $700,000. For extra info on the neighborhood, go to




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Woodforest, a challenge of Johnson Improvement Corp., is a 3,000-acre master-planned neighborhood surrounding Woodforest Golf Membership, one of many top-ranked non-public golf programs within the Houston space. The event presents a broad array of housing selections and costs — luxurious properties, patio, townhomes, and customized properties priced from the $300,000s to greater than $1 million — focused to lifestyle-oriented consumers. Woodforest is slated for greater than 5,000 properties and a full complement of facilities, retail and industrial properties. One of many nation’s top-selling master-planned communities, Woodforest is 5 miles north of The Woodlands and 6 miles south of Conroe. Handy entry simply seven miles west of Interstate 45 is offered by Fish Creek Thoroughfare, a serious north/south thoroughfare connecting Conroe in Montgomery County and Tomball in Harris County. For extra info, go to or name 936.447.2800.

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Grand Central Park is a 2,046-acre master-planned neighborhood in Conroe that has a naturally wooded setting, an in depth path system and lakes. The Lake Home amenity complicated options a 7,600-square-foot clubhouse, resort-style pool, health room, patio with lake views, pavilion, occasion garden, playground and canine park. Simply 5 miles north of The Woodlands alongside Interstate 45 and Loop 336, Grand Central Park presents an enviable location close to the rising Montgomery County power hall and world-class leisure. Homebuyers can choose from townhomes, single-family properties and luxurious properties priced from the low $300,000s. Purchasing, eating and on a regular basis conveniences are on-site at 336 Market. Metropolis Central presents upscale choices on the Marcel Boulevard procuring middle. The Hyatt Regency Conroe Resort & Conference Heart occupying 7.5 acres of land in Metropolis Central is predicted to open in Might 2023. For extra info, go to

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Devoted to creating vibrant, sustainable and related neighborhoods, Johnson Improvement was based in 1975 and is a nationally acknowledged, award-winning residential and industrial land improvement firm. Now celebrating 48 years, the corporate has set the usual for profitable master-planned communities in high residential markets across the nation, together with the Houston-area communities of Sienna, Woodforest, Cross Creek Ranch, Grand Central Park, Veranda, Harvest Inexperienced, Imperial, Edgewater, Riverstone, Cross Creek West, Jordan Ranch, and Tuscan Lakes. The corporate is also creating Viridian and Trinity Falls within the Dallas area, Lake Arrowhead north of Atlanta, and Bryson in the Austin space. Johnson Improvement has had extra top-selling master-planned communities than another developer within the nation over the previous decade. An affiliate of Johnson Improvement — Johnson Improvement Companies — manages improvement of boutique communities throughout the Johnson portfolio, together with Amira and Candela within the Southwest Houston space, and Nolina in Georgetown. For extra info, go to or LinkedIn.