Bill joined Levine & Co. in January 2017 after 40 years practicing commercial law in Houston. He has been listed in “Best Lawyers in America” since 1991, and is happy to now be using his legal experience to benefit his real estate clients. Bill grew up in Houston and earned both his undergraduate and J.D. degrees from the University of Texas.
Bill has personally bought or sold a number of properties for his own account before becoming licensed as a Realtor. He has always found the process interesting, and pays special attention to the factors that influence real estate values over time. Bill understands that no two properties are identical, and he still enjoys learning something new from every transaction that closes.
Bill is proud to put that knowledge to work with a firm that is seriously dedicated to client satisfaction. Whether it’s helping a buyer find a special place to call home or helping a seller realize the best value with the least stress, Bill says his clients’ satisfaction is more important to him than sales volume.
At home, Bill and his wife Laura are excited to be new grandparents. After their three oldest children were married within a short 16-month window, they are now proud Nana & Papa to four grandchildren under 4 years old. “We love spoiling them,” he says. “It really is true that grandparents are parents who are trying to get into heaven!” The Ogdens enjoy fishing, hiking, and skiing at their family vacation home in Colorado, as well as spending time with their grandkids at their bay house on Galveston Island.
Bill and Laura have been members of Chapelwood United Methodist Church for over 20 years. They have both served as past directors of the State Bar of Texas, and Bill volunteered for many years with the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas. Currently, Bill volunteers and teachers a job skills course at Memorial Assistance Ministries, serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society.