Each day, Creston Inderrieden, broker/owner of IndyQuest Properties, meditates on three words: Love, Serve, Care. And those words serve as the crux of his and IndyQuest Properties’ motto that life and real estate are a quest – one to which he is dedicated to helping area residents navigate.
Inderrieden, who became licensed in 2006, has earned the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation and the Certified Negotiation Expert certification during his career, and his team is currently ranked No. 18 out of more than 36,000 agents, according to the Houston Business Journal.
His path to becoming one of Texas’ top realtors has been a winding one. Originally from Utah, Inderrieden said a family friend attempted to nudge him toward real estate in high school – but it wasn’t his calling at the time. Or so he thought.
“They said, ‘We think you’d be really good at it.’ But at the time, I probably wasn’t in a place where I could’ve handled it,” he said.
Eventually, Inderrieden and his wife and high school sweetheart, Holly, made their maiden voyage to Texas in 2002, studying at Texas A&M. Inderrieden then began traveling the country as a management consultant after receiving a bachelor’s degree in finance; but along the way, he fulfilled his family friend’s prediction after the pair moved to Houston in 2004.
“As (Holly and I) were buying our first house, something made me think I should become licensed,” he said.
Following Inderrieden’s initial foray into real estate in 2006, Holly joined him part time in 2007. And by 2009, the pair was well on their way. After closing on seven deals during his first year as a side gig, Inderrieden knew he had something special in the works.
His wife handles much of the office management, while Inderrieden primarily handles client interaction along with 20 additional agents in his charge. Owners of three different homes in Shepherd Park Plaza at various points, the majority of IndyQuest’s transactions occur in Garden Oaks, Oak Forest, the Heights and other local markets north of I-10. And true to their motto, “Your Dream is Our Quest,” the pair and their agents work seamlessly to aid clients through a process which can be full of potholes for the inexperienced.
“I have three admins involved in every transaction,” Inderrieden said. “It’s not just me as the one-armed agent going out to facilitate a deal.” With a business background in finance and capital projects consulting, Inderrieden lends his personal knowledge and expertise to help his clients understand the value of their real estate investments. More than 80 percent of last year’s business was repeat and referral business, a testament to IndyQuest’s efforts to see clients as more than just a number.
“It’s not that I see myself as better than anybody else, but I feel that I possess a different skillset and way of connecting with people that helps me serve people better,” Inderrieden said.
Combine such people skills with Inderrieden’s strong negotiation skills and business acumen from his time as a consultant, the end result is a realtor that leaves no stone unturned in understanding someone’s needs and is prepared to help all clients have a seamless transaction from initial offer all the way through closing.
“Every day, I try to think of what I can do to love people,” Inderrieden said. “If I can encourage you and make you feel better, then I’ve done my job. We do our best to love, serve and care more. Our end game is to make a meaningful impact on everyone we meet.”