About Cameron & Teresa
About Cameron Ansari
With an English boarding school education and a childhood spent in the south of England, Cameron brings an Old World sensibility to representing the buyers and sellers of Houston’s most prestigious addresses. For him, a fine home is the most enduring asset a family can possess over generations.
Cameron is a graduate of the London School of Economics, with the result that he takes a thoroughly business-like approach to luxury real-estate marketing. “I’m a great believer in using business tools and methods to sell high-end properties,” he says. “Database marketing, statistical analysis of market areas, professionally-designed high-quality marketing materials and e-commercial methods are all part of my selling strategy.”
Nevertheless, he does not forget that buying and selling a home – and that’s what this process is about, not merely a house – requires making clients feel confident that they are well cared for. “This is a service- and relationship-driven business,” says Cameron. “I’m pleased that I’m now working with the grown children of many of my original clients.” Cameron’s 30-years-plus sales experience includes marketing multi-million dollar properties – many of significant architectural interest – in River Oaks, as well as the Memorial Villages, West University and Mexico.
In 2001, Cameron founded the highly respected River Oaks Market Report (Lazywood Press), a twice-yearly analysis of current market conditions in Houston’s high-end real estate market. His wife Teresa Byrne-Dodge joined Cameron as a realtor at Greenwood King Properties in 2015, and together they added the monthly digital River Oaks Letter to their stable of publications.
With his deep and diverse background, Cameron is often asked to speak about the Houston real estate market and the ins and outs of luxury real estate marketing. He also has a jolly ex-pat’s viewpoint of living in Houston.
About Teresa Byrne-Dodge
Teresa Byrne-Dodge is well known to many Houstonians as a food writer and long-time publisher of My Table ~ Houston’s Dining Magazine. And she continues to keep her hand in the Houston food world. However, she also loves beautiful homes and gardens, and in 2015 she joined her husband Cameron Ansari at Greenwood King Properties.
Together Teresa and Cameron bring their respective skills – his economics training from the London School of Economics, her proficiency with communications and advertising – to the marketing of fine homes in Houston’s best neighborhoods. The support team at Teresa’s publishing company is part of the package, too, producing beautiful sales materials, creating web and display ads, organizing special events in sellers’ homes (or offsite) and, especially, using social media to convey the story of a unique home. The goal: to make the process of home-buying and home-selling as enjoyable as possible — as well as financially sound.
Teresa specializes in “inside-the-Loop” neighborhoods, particularly River Oaks, Upper Kirby, West University and Montrose. As a Houstonian by choice – she moved here in 1982 from New York City – she has grown to love Houston’s history, food, culture and, yes, even our formidable summer heat.
Older homes and those with architectural significance are her passion. She has renovated several Houston homes and has a clear understanding of what it takes to restore or expand an older home. She has a well-thumbed Rolodex of local contractors, suppliers, inspectors, craftsmen, landscapers, resale shops, custom fabricators and architects.
In addition to graduating summa cum laude from Wichita State University with a degree in literature, Teresa holds a masters degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She is also a master gardener and a certified scuba diver. She and Cameron are members of the Rice Design Alliance, the Menil Collection, The Printing Museum and Museum of Fine Arts Houston, as well as many professional organizations.
Teresa and Cameron have three grown children – Taylor, Safa and Sam – and are currently restoring their own 1920s home in Montrose.