Barbara Novotny was named the new managing director at Standard Real Estate, the Dallas-based brokerage founded by Zach De Bernardi last year.

Novotny has worn a variety of hats in Dallas real estate. She began as an agent at Ebby Halliday for three years before moving to Nathan Grace, where she served as the firm’s director of business growth. She considers herself a fixer who enjoys helping agents. The best compliment she every received was when a former colleague called her “Siri.”

“I’m really passionate about this because I’ve been on the other side,” Novotny said. “I believe in services like how can I help you grow?  How can I take your strengths and help with your weaknesses to take the pressure off of you?”

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