“Good News Bob” Ochterbeck is a genuine native Houstonian who has lived in the Houston area all his life. At age 15 he began working summers for the automotive accessory business his dad started in downtown Houston in 1946, Ochterbeck Distributing Co., Inc. After graduating from Memorial High School, he then earned his 4-year business degree from TCU in Fort Worth, and immediately went to work full time for the family business, although his passion was real estate. For many years he and his brother Lloyd managed the company, eventually expanding to five locations around the Houston area.
But eventually the lure of real estate drew him to obtain his salesperson’s license in 2003 where he started his career at Keller Williams Realty of The Woodlands. Applying his training and Keller Williams’ methods, he quickly grew his business as he developed a reputation for integrity while working patiently with his clients through every step of the selling or buying process.
What makes Bob Ochterbeck different?
In addition to knowing the real estate market, the trends, and how to negotiate a contract to his client’s advantage, Bob is highly tech savvy, he uses cutting edge technology & social media to market his listings for sellers and find properties for his buyers. In fact, Bob has earned the Houston Association of Realtors’ Social Media Professional (SMP) designation.
Bob is also known as an expert communicator. He carefully breaks down each step of the buying or selling process for you, his client, so they can be easily understood. And he keeps you engaged in the process so you can make knowledgeable decisions you can be confident of!
And, simply stated, Bob loves people! He always has a genuine concern for the best interest of each of his clients, no matter their position, wealth, or status. He will take care of you, too!
As mentioned, Good News Bob has taken classes on social media marketing, and has earned HAR’s Social Media Pro designation so his clients can best benefit from the latest cutting edge technologies for marketing listings for his sellers and researching available properties for his buyers. Bob also maintains a current database of area Realtors’ email addresses for more effective direct marketing of his listings than most agents offer.
Bob and his beautiful wife Jane have home schooled all seven of their incredible children, two of whom are married. Their oldest son Jonathan works full time in Houston and is also earning his second degree in chemical engineering from the University of Houston. Their daughter Julie is a missionary to Belfast, N. Ireland, U.K., bringing the love, hope, and healing of Jesus Christ to the troubled youth of that nation. Son Jeremy works offshore in the Gulf and is recently married to precious Mayra, a native of Mexico. Daughter Melody lives at home and is very active as a church youth leader and sings on the church worship team. Daughter Emily married Marcus in 2014 and both have full time jobs while attending Lone Star College in the Woodlands/Magnolia area. And their twins, Rachel and Rebekah, are high school freshman who love theater and have performed in musicals such as Narnia and Music Man with National Youth Theater and Christian Youth Theater. Their dog, Marshall, loves to play fetch with his ball over and over and actually brings it back each time for another throw! And finally, their two cats, Topaz and Fudge, pretty much do what cats do, which is sleep and lounge most of each day.
Bob is a founding Elder in his church, Freedom Fellowship on FM 1488, and active in the men’s ministry. He and three fellow businessmen members recently began meeting weekly to pray for each other’s businesses and opportunities to minister the love of God in their workplaces.
Knowing you have freedom of choice, why should you choose Good News Bob for your real estate needs? Experience + integrity + communication + knowledge + care & concern + corny jokes = FUN! Real estate transactions can be intense and stressful, but Good News Bob breaks the process down into manageable steps while focusing on your ultimate goal—the final closing!