Buying or selling of a home has been said to be the single largest investment a person will make in their life and it’s not uncommon for stress and uncertainty to wreak havoc with their emotions. Howard Ashkinos has a great passion to comfort and reassure people that there is no obstacle too big that can’t be overcome. This mindset comes from Howard’s diverse background and his natural love for people. He is a consummate coach and wants to see everyone grow in all circumstances.
Growing up in the southwest part of Fort Worth, Howard fell in love with the small town friendly feel that Fort Worth offered. After High School graduation, he attended Southwest Texas State University and then decided to follow his entrepreneurial spirit and moved back to his birth place of New York City. Howard pursued a film career in production while in New York City from 1988-1992. The entrepreneur in him was constant and in 1992 he returned to Texas to start a magazine publication. Soon after, Howard opened a small coffee shop across from TCU. It was in 1993 that Howard met the love of his life Shannon. Throughout his life, Howard spent most of his free time coaching young athletes in sports with baseball being his greatest passion. Howard began his real estate career in 1995 and has been serving his clients ever since with an open heart to help each client realize the dream of home ownership. Howard served as a board of director for multiple terms at the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors and is also a Texas Real Estate Leadership Program graduate (TRLP). What’s most important in Howard’s life are his relationships with his wife Shannon and their three children. He credits his amazing journey to God whom which all things are possible. With a passion for people and a never-ending desire towards personal growth, Howard graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Tarleton State University in 2014 and now serves JP & Associates Realtors as the brokerage’s Tarrant and surrounding counties area recruiter.
Both Howard and Shannon spent their first two years in real estate with William Riggs Real Estate, the largest and most productive broker in Fort Worth at that time. The next 19 years were spent with Re/Max and in November of 2016 they both transitioned to JP & Associates. Howards new role as recruiter for JPAR (as their agents like to call it) has been an amazing opportunity which has given him the opportunity to listen to agents who want to start a career and also to those existing agents who want to build a more productive career in real estate. Sharing his experiences is a true blessing and helping guide others is a privilege he does not take lightly.