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When you are looking for a Realtor, you should seek out someone who is more than a face on a bus bench. And truthfully, referrals don’t always tell the whole story. What you really want is someone who will negotiate for you, outsmart the competition, and seek out the best opportunities.

That’s Svetlana Grujic‘s M.O., and she’s got the attitude to go with it. She’s not really cocky — she’s just that good! It’s a stellar combination that we just had to share with our readers.

Naturally, all that attitude reminds us of Jeff Lindigrin at Great Western Home Loans. What has your lender done for you lately? Find out what you’re missing by calling Jeff Lindigrin at Great Western Home Loans today.

Jump to find out more about this clever, ambitious Realtor at Clay Stapp + Co.

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Amy Messer Featured Realtor

 

Let’s just say that from the moment we met Realtor Amy Messer, we fell in love with her smile and fantastic sense of humor. She may have not been in the game long, but this girl has some serious hustle. So consider this your warning, folks: Amy is being mentored by some of the best (Kerry Paradise Slaughter, natch!) and she has all of the tools to be a huge success in Dallas real estate.

Also, you have to ask her about the story with the goat. We can’t wait to hear it.

We could think of no one more deserving than this charming, brilliant, and smart-as-a-whip agent to be this week’s Featured Realtor sponsored by great Western Home Loans. 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 read all about Amy Messer and her unnatural infatuation with tacos and real estate!

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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!

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Kyle Rovinsky Family
If you don’t know Virginia Cook Realtor Kyle Rovinsky yet, you really have to ask yourself, “Why not!?” This gentleman is full of surprises, and he knows North Dallas better than almost anyone! He has a past in TV, and can sell ice to Eskimos he’s so smooth. Plus, he truly has a brain for the numbers side of real estate, and can calculate more than just 3 percent of a home’s selling price.
In fact, this smart, hardworking Realtor reminds us a lot of Jeff Lindigrin, who goes the extra mile for his clients. What has your lender done for you lately? Find out about the gold standard of service you get from Jeff Lindigrin of Great Western Home Loans.
Jump to find out more fun facts on Kyle Rovinsky!

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Courtney Molina

I first met Courtney Molina at a fundraiser and remarked at how much energy she had. Seriously, Courtney is one of those people who really listens to you, focuses on what you’re saying, and makes sure you know you’re heard. It’s like talking to a sister or a best friend. But not only does she listen to her clients, she makes sure they are treated in the best way possible, walking them through every step of one of the biggest financial transactions of their lives like she would with her own family. It’s no wonder that, after her first year with Ebby Halliday Realtors Lakewood office, she’s growing her referrals like gangbusters.

Her approach to business is not at all unlike how Jeff Lindigrin of Great Western Home Loans works. Lindigrin is also active in the community, taking time to listen to clients and referral partners, focusing on what they have to say, and making sure they know they are heard. What has your lender done for you lately? Find out what you’re missing by contacting Jeff Lindigrin with Great Western Home Loans today.

Jump now to read up on this fast-rising Realtor!

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Beth Fitzgerald 214 801-4992  09-05-08 A

Beth Fitzgerald is down to earth, and that’s what we love about her. After retiring from AT&T and becoming a Realtor just when the bottom dropped out of the market in 2008, Fitzgerald has used her optimism and no-bones-about-it attitude to serve her clients, and the many clients that are referred to her. She’s just that amazing and easy to talk to.

We think you’ll enjoy finding out more about Fitzgerald, a hard-working Realtor who has earned a spot as this week’s Featured Realtor, sponsored by Jeff Lindgrin of Great Western Home Loans. Of course, every sale should have a lender that works just as hard to get a great deal as their Realtor. What has your lender done for you lately? Find out what you’re missing by contacting Jeff Lindigrin with Great Western Home Loans today.

Read more about Beth after the jump!

 

CandysDirt.com: So are you a native Dallasite or where were you born?
Beth Fitzgerald: Army Brat, born in Alexandria, Va., but grew up in Fort Worth.

CD: Where do you live? House or Condo? House style?
Fitzgerald: I live in Coppell in a one-story traditional.

CD: And you drive a… let me guess, Mercedes Benz???
Fitzgerald: Lexus RX 330

CD: What’s you favorite ‘hood in Dallas and why?
Fitzgerald: Bishop Arts/Kessler Park. It reminds me of area that I grew up in Fort Worth — Mistletoe Heights.

CD: If you could move in Dallas, where else might you live?
Fitzgerald: Lakewood

CD: How the heck did you get started in real estate?
Fitzgerald: I was with AT&T for 26 years selling bits and bytes of voice and data networks to Fortune 500 companies. When AT&T merged with SBC, I was able to retire. I always loved looking at homes and I had an amazing experience with my last Realtor. I decided that helping people realize their dream of home ownership would be more interesting and fun. I have only had my license since August of 2008, when the bottom dropped out of the market. Needless to say, my expectations were “things can only get better.” My first broker was a “boutique” office in Park Cities — didn’t survive the market downturn. Most of my training came from Lori Arnold with Coldwell Banker APEX; an incredibly smart lady. Currently work at Keller Williams Realty in Coppell.

CD: What’s your worst sales nightmare? Just worst transaction ever?
Fitzgerald: People that watch HGTV and think that they know everything. They usually know just enough to be dangerous. Worst transaction was a woman in the middle of leaving her common-law husband and so anxious to buy her own home that she had unrealistic expectations of financing and the whole homebuying process. It was a real mess and she lashed out at everyone in her path. Funny thing was that she was referred to me by my best client!

CD: What’s your best/highest sale?
Fitzgerald: $526,000

CD: How quickly have you ever turned a house?
Fitzgerald: Three days before it went on the market!

CD: How much did you sell last year?
Fitzgerald: More than any other year!

CD: Secret Sauce to marketing a house?
Fitzgerald: Clean, clean, clean!

CD: If you ever change careers for an encore you’ll…
Fitzgerald: Owner of the Kessler Theater. I love live music.

CD: Finally, what is your favorite place for a second home and why?
Fitzgerald: I would love to have a home in Lake City, Colo. Beautiful little town and everyone knows everyone. Beautiful San Juan mountains.

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MaryJane Mathew with her husband, Prakash

MaryJane Mathew started her career in real estate to be her own boss. What she didn’t expect that her new job wouldn’t just be about making money — it would be about making her clients’ dreams come true, too.

That’s something that a lot of Realtors thrive on — making a sale that makes memories. And MaryJane is no different. For that reason, she’s our Featured Realtor, sponsored by Jeff Lindigrin of Great Western Home Loans.

Of course, every sale should have a lender that works just as hard to get a great deal as their lender. What has your lender done for you lately? Find out what you’re missing by contacting Jeff Lindigrin with Great Western Home Loans today.

Read more about MaryJane Mathew after the jump.

CandysDirt.com: Where are you from?
MaryJane Mathew: I grew up in West Texas, Midland to be exact, and came to Dallas when I was a teenager.

CD: How did you get into real estate?
MaryJane: I’ve always wanted to own my own business and so after ten years in corporate America with AT&T Wireless I left to start my own business in real estate.

CD: When it comes to buying and selling homes, what are some words of advice you often give clients?
MaryJane: Don’t stress out on trying to find the perfect house. When we see it, you will just know.

CD: What do you love best about being a Realtor?
MaryJane: I love the ability to make the dream of homeownership come true for people.

CD: And you drive a … let me guess, Mercedes Benz?
MaryJane: Yes, but I usually drive my Infiniti.

CD: What’s your favorite ‘hood in Dallas and why?
MaryJane: North Dallas, because that’s where I live

CD: What was your best/highest sale?
MaryJane: $750,000

CD: Likewise, what was your most challenging or memorable transaction?
MaryJane: Helping a first-time homebuyer purchase a home and having almost all of the new furniture and furnishings to convey with the home.

CD: How quickly have you ever turned a house?
MaryJane: Six offers within one afternoon of a home going on market.

CD: How much did you sell last year?
MaryJane: Our 2012 production was $5 million, and 2013 production is $10.2 million.

CD: What have you learned about selling that makes you so successful?
MaryJane: Connecting with people. Finding the common thread that connects and relates to us all.

CD: If you ever change careers for an encore you’ll …
MaryJane: I would work with orphaned children and/or no kill dog rescue organizations.