Julie Pillans

Introducing Great Western Home Loans “Realtor of the Week,” a new spot written by our favorite Vice President of Happiness (yup, that’s really his title!), Jeff Lindigrin.

If you know anything about Jeff, you know he is one of the happiest, coolest guys in Texas. And he’s a real Texan through and through, who raises cattle on his ranch and drives a truck. 

He even wears cowboy boots.

Jeff hosts The Great Western Home Loans Radio Show live every Saturday on KLIF 570 AM from 3 to 4 p.m. The show focuses on real estate personalities and mortgage questions, but Jeff’s sense of humor really owns the show. Sometimes Candy is his guest, then things get really wild!

Great Western was created in 1981 by the Fred McDonald family, who continues to own and operate it. From its inception, the company has maintained an entrepreneurial spirit with the focus on its team of outstanding employees.  The “people first” philosophy at all times enables Great Western to deliver superior mortgage services for its clients.  Headquartered in Plano, Great Western Home Loans offers a complete menu of purchase and refinance  mortgage products to smooth the road to home purchasing for every Realtor.

Here’s one of them: Julie Pillans.

Julie is a proud native Texan who grew up in Plano.

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One of Julie’s early sales…

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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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Isn’t he adorable? This, ladies and gentlemen, is Ryan Schwartz, an up-and-coming Realtor with Rogers Healy and Associates. Not only is this guy whip smart, but he’s generous and friendly, too.

In fact, Schwartz has a certain je ne sais quoi that reminds us a lot of Jeff Lindigrin at Great Western Home Loans. What has your lender done for you lately? Find out what you’re missing by getting in touch with Jeff Lindigrin of Great Western Home Loans today.

Jump to to find out what career Schwartz would pursue if he wasn’t a Realtor. You’ll never guess!

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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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Jake Kammerer Featured Realtor

Jake Kammerer had always dreamed of playing professional golf, but he’s settled for a successful career in Dallas real estate. It just turns out that his patience, perspective, and persistence is paying off as an agent with Rogers Healy and Associates instead of on the links. Likewise, Kammerer, a self-admitted ski bum, is having the time of his life helping his clients find their dream homes in this fast-paced market.

He might be the only Realtor we’ve heard of that is willing to trade in his tony digs in Victory Park for living in the back of an SUV, but he finds that he spends most of his time working anyway, so it’s not a big leap for the Seattle native. Kammerer’s drive and flexibility reminds us a lot of Jeff Lindigrin of Great Western Home Loans. What has your lender done for you lately? Find out what you’re missing with Great Western Home Loans today.

Jump to find out more about this dashing Realtor after the jump!

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Pam C. Daniel Featured Realtor

With all of the hubbub going on in Travis and Hays County in Central Texas, our state is finally learning the true worth of water. Now that we’ve had day after day after day of rain, and our lakes are rising once again, we have to remember that conservation is key when it comes to accommodating the growth of our region. That’s a gospel that Ebby Halliday Realtor Pam Daniel preaches to classes and clients all over North Texas with her EcoBroker certification and her Master Gardner Chops. If you’ve wanted to learn the ways of rainwater harvesting, having a more energy efficient home, or balked at the idea of xeriscaping, Daniel can show you the ropes.

Her patience and expertise reminds us a lot of Jeff Lindigrin at Great Western Home Loans. He takes the time to understand his clients needs to find the best solution for their home loan issues. 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 learn more about Pam Daniel and how going green can make a big difference in your home!

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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!

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Ida Duwe Olsen and Ted Olsen

Multi-million dollar estates! Working cattle ranches! Tornadoes! Naked men! Yes, this hilarious, interesting, and altogether fun Q&A with Ida Duwe-Olsen and Ted Olsen of Williams Trew has it all!

Truly, this husband-and-wife team is not only talented, but they are extremely knowledgeable about the vast and unique city we all know as Fort Worth. Their sense of humor and insightfulness is a wonderful asset to them as both Realtors and great people in general. So of course we absolutely had to feature them as the Great Western Home Loans featured Realtors.

What has your lender done for you lately? Find out what you’re missing with the quality service that Jeff Lindigrin and Great Western Home Loans is known for all across North Texas.

Jump to find out more about Ida and Ted!

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