Crystal Gonzalez High Caliber Agent

If you’ve ever driven down West Davis Street toward the Bishop Arts District, you already know Crystal Gonzalez’s face. This North Oak Cliff Realtor takes great pride in representing some of the most beautiful and sought-after neighborhoods and enclaves in the area.

She’s driven, dynamic, and service-focused, earning her a near-permanent spot on “best of” lists — reason enough to call her this week’s High Caliber Agent sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans. While we are always impressed with this West Texas-born gal, we wanted to find out more about her approach to building the kinds of relationships in this business that mean long-term success. This week, get to know this David Griffin & Company Realtor a little better after the jump!



You’ve heard about Realocator from us before. It’s the new app that helps buyers connect with Realtors in real time via GPS. It’s like Uber for real estate, and it’s a concept that intrigues us!

If you’ve wanted to see Realocator in action, check out this spot on CW33’s News Fix featuring Vivo Realty Group co-founder David Maez as he demonstrates what his app can do to revolutionize the real estate industry, one showing at a time.

Have you downloaded the iOS app for Realocator yet? What did you think?

Alex Prins Head Shot

We love the diverse background that Rogers Healy and Associates Realtor Alex Prins brings to the real estate industry. He’s done everything, it seems. From skincare to writing, Prins has turned his personality and tenacity into a successful career in one of the most demanding industries in America.

For those reasons, Prins has been named our Great Western Home Loans featured Realtor. What has your lender done for you lately? Find out more about the unequaled service you can expect from Great Western Home Loans by calling Jeff Lindigrin today.

Jump to read more about how Prins, an animal lover nonpareil,  has turned challenges into character-building moments that define him.


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This unique mid-century modern at 10551 Somerton Drive is a shining example of the interesting architecture to be found in Walnut Hill. (Photos: Dan Piassick)

An idea had been bouncing around in the back of Kathy Adcock-Smith’s mind for a while. How could she promote preservation inside her small North Dallas neighborhood? Walnut Hill is a tidy square mile, bounded by Royal Lane on the north, Midway on the east, Walnut Hill on the south, and Marsh on the west. It’s full of mid-century modern homes, with low-slung roofs all made popular in the 1950s, a style that is very much in demand right now, but was somewhat of a novelty back then.

In fact, several of the homes in Walnut Hill were featured in the National Parade of Homes in 1954, hosting more than 100,000 people. The neighborhood is not only architecturally interesting, but many of the residents grew up here and then bought their own home in the area. It’s teeming with fabulous homes, but they’re being scraped at record rates.

“I go to the White Rock Home tour and the AIA tour of homes every year,” Adcock-Smith said. “A lot of the mid-century modern homes in this neighborhood could benefit from restoration.”

But she didn’t put two-and-two together until a neighborhood association meeting a year ago. “Someone suggested doing a home tour, and I thought ‘That’s it! That’s perfect!'”

10222 Better Drive was  renovated using the home's original footprint.

10222 Better Drive was renovated using the home’s original footprint.


Mindy Niehaus

Isn’t she just adorable? We love Mindy Niehaus, a go-getting Realtor with Nathan Grace Real Estate, because not only is she absolutely lovely on the outside (just look at that hair!) but she’s a real beauty on the inside, too. Mindy learned about the real estate business from the best teacher there is: her mother. She took that drive and ingenuity from her time in fashion and her patience from her time as a teacher and became a Realtor that is scoring referrals like good deals during a sale at Nordstrom’s.

Not only that, but she has a killer sense of humor; it’s a trait almost required of Realtors nowadays. In that way, she reminds us a lot of Jeff Lindigrin at Great Western Home Loans. What has your lender done for you lately? See what you’re missing by calling Jeff Lindigrin at Great Western Home Loans today.

Jump to get the scoop on Oklahoma transplant Mindy Niehaus and what she loves about North Texas!


Alyssa O'Brien Ramsey Sponsored

Smart, creative, and hard-working, Alyssa O’Brien Ramsey is a Realtor you want on your team. Not only has she made a name for herself with client referrals, but she’s become an integral part of the well-oiled machine that is the up-and-coming independent brokerage Nathan Grace. But Alyssa, every humble, says that it’s the other way around when it comes to the people that make up the brand — they’re all family, and all indispensable.

“In my career I have been blessed to work with great people at great companies, or so I thought,” Alyssa said. “It wasn’t until working at Nathan Grace that I have truly experienced working with great people at a great company. As cliché as it sounds, the Nathan Grace team are my extended family.”

And family matters, Alyssa notes, especially in an industry that follows the law of the jungle: Eat or be eaten.

“This is a competitive business, but at the end of the day, we lift each other up and have built a culture that is second to none,” Alyssa said. “The leadership and support team truly care about the success of the agents’ business first and foremost – without our success they don’t have success.”

Alyssa O'Brien Ramsey's home was "Graced" by her fellow agents at Nathan Grace.

Alyssa O’Brien Ramsey’s home was “Graced” by her fellow agents at Nathan Grace.

To recognized that success, the brand does something called “Gracing” Alyssa said. A team member’s front yard is littered with branded signs a la flocking. “We have fun, we love to win, and we take our work seriously, but not ourselves,” Alyssa notes. “There are many reasons that Nathan Grace has been named one of the ‘Best Places to Work’ by Dallas Business Journal and I but the number one reason – the people! It’s not your mama’s real estate company, but she’d be so proud!”

Now that sounds like company culture that Jeff Lindigrin of Great Western Home Loans could get behind! He works hard and has fun, all the while recognizing the hard work that Realtors and brokers put into every transaction. What has your lender done for you lately? Find out what you’re missing by calling Jeff Lindigrin of Great Western Home Loans today.

Jump to find out more about Alyssa!



Photos: Shoot2Sell

Be forewarned: This is one of those homes that you’re going to want to look at with the doors closed, because you may make some interesting noises as you scroll through these pictures. Turn off your phone and close all of your other windows, too, because this beautiful Spanish bungalow in Hollywood Heights deserves your undivided attention.

Another fabulous listing from David Bush Realtor Joe Kacynski, this is a lovely little number on a corner lot with expert landscaping and oodles of curb appeal. It’s not yet on the market, but hey, you can still look, right? Jump to find out more!


Katie Hughes GW Home Loans Featured Realtor

Katie Hughes is a young go-getter with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s, and she’s been in the biz since she was an undergrad at Texas A&M! We do love our Aggies on CandysDirt, and Katie, who is both smart and hardworking, really exemplifies the character you hone after a few great years in Aggieland. She’s both tough, but not without a sense of humor, which reminds us a lot of Jeff Lindigrin of Great Western Home Loans. What has your lender done for you lately? See what you’re missing by calling Great Western Home Loans today.

Now jump to find out more about this brilliant young Realtor!