“We are heartbroken by Martha’s passing,” Robin Conner, president of Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty, told CultureMap. “She was a deeply respected leader in the Houston real estate industry and an inspiration, friend and mentor to all of us. Last year Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty celebrated 40 years of excellence and in her honor we will continue her legacy by upholding the values she established so many years ago. We are so fortunate to be living out her vision and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity she gave us all to succeed.”
The real estate icon who has watched her empire grow to $2.5 billion in sales (as of 2021) was born in 1940 in the east Texas town of Hemphill. She credited her young days to helping out in her parents’ feed business – Fuller’s Dry Goods, Feed, Seeds and Fertilizer – for developing her work ethic – for which she was legendary. The North Texas University graduate married and began a 15-year career as a teacher, often supplementing her income by selling wigs and even door-to-door encyclopedias.
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https://abc13.com/martha-fuller-turner-died-houston-self-made/11731038/ Martha Turner, 81, who turned a fledgling real estate business into a $2.5 billion empire, died in Houston, Texas