After spending the past eight years at Halo Real Estate, Mandi Simpson joined RE/MAX Four Corners in July. She says she is looking forward to the challenge of working with the firm’s heavy hitters, and hope they will help inspire her to double her current production of $10 million. For her, the hardest part of the decision was informing her former colleagues.
“It’s tough because even though it’s business, the decision is personal because it affects people on a very deep level,” she said. “Once you are with someone a long time in this business it’s like family.”
According to Simpson, her decision was based on a desire to keep everything hyper-local while at the same time working with a brand that doesn’t limit her to a specific area. She’s a second-generation Realtor who has long admired the work of the Four Corners office. She’s looked up to agents like Hannah Gigley and Maureen Tedesco, whose way of doing business has always resonated with her. She’s also been an admirer of Matt Wandersee and his team. Those feelings are apparently mutual — he’s been trying to talk Simpson into coming over for a few years now.
While she has sold everywhere from Cleburne and Rockwall to Fort Worth and Pilot Point, Simpson’s bread and butter remains in the Frisco, McKinney, Prosper, and Celina areas. The move to RE/MAX brings her back to the first place she worked after earning her license 11 years ago.
“I like to think of myself as more of a problem solver than a salesperson,” she said. “When I can create solutions that affect people and help them at the end of the day, that’s what makes it worth while—making people happy.”
One project that will be hard to top was a home she sold nine years ago. Not long after closing the deal, she began dating her former client. They were engaged in 2014. Since then, their life changes have come in groups of three. First it was moving to Chicago, planning a wedding and renovating a house. Fast-forward a couple of years, and they were moving back to Texas, selling a home, and having their first baby. This year finds her building a new home, having a second child, and changing firms. She admits that they can’t seem to do things normally, but says it’s been an interesting journey. And things always have a way of working out.
“I call it the greatest love story next to the Notebook,” she said. “He hates when I say that too …we’re not the ‘romantic’ couple but it’s cute how our story has played out.”