Jenny is a top-producing Realtor with a proven track record! She has been the top salesperson company-wide for Rector Hayden, Realtors 2010-2014. She is motivated to provide top-notch service to her clients. “It’s important to me that my clients feel like family and have a great experience from start to finish,” says Jenny. Jenny has a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration from UK. She and her husband, George Mateyoke, have one son, who is five.
Heather has been a Realtor for four years. “It has been a lot of fun and every day is different,” she said. “It’s stressful at times, but problem solving has become one of my best attributes!” She enjoys helping people through one of the biggest purchases of their life. Jenny and Heather agree, “It’s an honor to be a part of such a huge decision and guiding them through that process is very rewarding.” On a personal level, Heather looks forward to getting married in June of this year.
The Mateyoke Group advises buyers entering the real estate market to really understand their price range first. “Know your price range before you start looking by getting pre-approved, and be comfortable with the payment. Know your budget and stick to it,” Heather suggested. For those looking to sell, they suggest staging a home by cleaning, decluttering or making easy repairs where needed, then listing the home at a competitive price.
“Jenny and Heather are professional and knowledgeable. We have worked with other Realtors in the past and have never received the customer service that Jenny and Heather provided to us. They went above and beyond to help us through the process of buying and selling.”
- Chris and Jennifer
THE LANE TEAM at Keller Williams Bluegrass Realty
Kitty Lane 859-489-4356
Meredith Lane 859-539-9169
Abby Dority 859-361-4052
Blake Ferguson 859-749-7605
Chloe Hollon, Marketing & Closing Coordinator
The Lane Team at Keller Williams Bluegrass Realty consists of four experienced real estate professionals, including Kitty Lane, Meredith Lane, Abby Dority and Blake Ferguson, along with their closing coordinator/marketing assistant, Chloe Hollon. They are dedicated to providing the finest customer service, top-notch negotiating power, a comprehensive marketing plan and the best real estate technology available.
Kitty always puts her clients best interests first and it s one of the reasons she excels in her field. She has been a top producing, award-winning Realtor for more than 30 years. She is a Listing Specialist, Accredited Buyer s Agent, Relocation Specialist and a Lifetime Member of the LBAR Million Dollar Club.
Meredith has assisted many buyers and sellers in achieving their goals and is recognized as a social media expert. She uses her past marketing and media experience (FOX News, WKYT, WLEX, 104.5 The Cat and The Lane Report) to promote the teams listings. She is the only Realtor in Central Kentucky to receive the distinguished national award of 30 Under 30 by Realtor Magazine and is a Lifetime Member of the LBAR Million Dollar Club.
Abby specializes in helping physicians and other busy professionals buy and sell homes in Central Kentucky. In addition to traditional real estate, she is part of UK Anesthesia s Physician Recruitment Team and has been invited to speak at UK s medical college on sound real estate practices. She is also an Army veteran and a member of the LBAR Million Dollar Club!
Blake is a licensed Realtor and the Principal Auctioneer of The Lane Auction Group, LLC. He has nearly a decade of auction experience working for the most prestigious companies nationwide including Keeneland, Barrett-Jackson and Tattersall s. Blake represents buyers and sellers in the sale of everything from starter homes to luxury farm properties and commercial buildings!
In addition to selling real estate full time, each member of the team actively gives back to the community in various ways.
The Lane Team has decades of experience representing sellers and buyers, including the sale of downtown condos, horse farms, Chevy Chase gems and new construction, currently representing Quality Plus Homes, Webb-Beatty Homes, GDP Homes and Silver Star Homes. When selecting a Real Estate agent, why choose just one when you can have a whole team?
The Lane Team. Proven Results. Happy clients.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Real Estate Cypress
Kim Soper, Partner & Nick Ratliff, Broker
Kim has been a realtor for ten years. She said she has always had a passion for real estate. “I’m the one who begged my parents to take me to open houses as a child. I found it fascinating to see all the homes, especially the historic homes or those on Eastin Road or Paris Pike, where I grew up.”
Nick worked as an electrical engineer for many years befor shifting to building homes and working as a realtor. He has since focused 100% on building their real estate business. Nick has a passion for social media and utilizing technology to get his clients results, all while offering a personal touch.
After years of working for other companies, she and Nick decided to combine their unique skills to create a boutique real estate firm. They worked hard and built a great core group of Realtors, all dedicated to ensuring clients are well taken care of throughout the real estate process. Their firm caught the attention of Better Homes and Gardens. Nick and Kim were happy to partner with a company that shared their commitment to customer service.
Kim and Nick are proud of their agents. They take the time to understand their clients’ lifestyle needs to help them find the right place to call home. They are able to offer the tools and market experience one would expect from a brand whose legacy was built upon a passion for the home over 90 years ago!
859-797-3640 | ShaunRing.com
Let’s get this right from the beginning. That is the one piece of advice Shaun has for his real estate clients. As a former teacher with a background in the creative arts, Shaun has been bringing a different flavor to the Central Kentucky real estate market for 10 years. Self-described as having both a logical and artsy side, he says he’s a mad-scientist of sorts.
According to Shaun the key to a successful sale is a mix of positive first impressions and strategic pricing. He starts with helping clients prepare their home for sale, but the real magic begins when he photographs the property. In addition to being a Realtor, Shaun is widely known in the area as a high-profile commercial photographer. Regular readers of TOPS will recognize Shaun’s name from the monthly Tour of Homes feature. His goal in real estate is to create images of clients’ homes that look magazine ready, too. This kind of effort has continually proven itself effective. Shaun tells us that his listings sell twice as quickly as the LBAR average, and for very close to the asking price.
Milestone Realty Consultants
502-316-5513 | CathyMattingly.com
Cathy’s passion for real estate began when her mom drove her around Pulaski County, looking at new houses under construction. After graduating from Centre, she started her professional career with Kentucky Housing Corporation, before getting a law degree and becoming a legal publishing executive in the Washington, DC area. She left that job to make a movie, and is now back home in the Bluegrass and loving her career in real estate. “I ask a lot of questions and really listen to the answers, so that I can help my clients get what want and need from a home,” she said. Cathy is driven to make a real difference in the lives of other people – family and friends, clients, colleagues and the community.
T|D & Associates Concierge Real Estate
Trey’s career in the real estate world began with a book: What Color is Your Parachute? All the career tests in the book suggested that Trey should consider real estate. He took a class and realized that he had found his passion.
Originally, he worked in his home state of Virginia. When he joined eHarmony and met a “pretty blonde girl from Lexington”, he made the move to Central Kentucky. He and his wife have two children.
Trey serves the Central Kentucky area, including homebuyers and sellers. He enjoys serving as coach and counselor to clients going through the process.
Howard & Co. Real Estate Professionals/Keller Williams Bluegrass
Stephen Howard License #72618
Sisi Howard License #26218
Missy Marrs License #64065
With over 50 years of combined experience and $300 million in real estate transactions in the past 23 years, the Howard & Co. team is a lethal combination of style, expertise and finesse. As a full-service real estate group, they provide residential and commercial sales, as well as development, investment and new construction opportunities.
Stephen’s career took flight at the age of 20 in homebuilding while attending UK. His passion for ‘all things real estate’ coupled with an undeniable Bluegrass spirit led to numerous residential and commercial projects. He has developed some of the area’s finest subdivisions including The Colony, Parkers Landing, Cherry Blossom and Patchen Wilkes. Stephen makes the hard deals look easy.
Stephen and Sisi were high school sweethearts. After graduating from WKU, her father suggested she get her Realtors license. She said, “He thought we would make a great team!” He was right! Sisi is the team’s ‘style pro’, making properties look their best. She also operates Three Crowns Farm and is co-owner of Old Silo Golf Course in Mt. Sterling.
Missy’s maternal grandmother, Bettye Stoll Denton, was one of Lexington’s first female builders/developers. Her paternal grandfather, William Morris Hart, built Greenbrier Golf & Country Club. “Real Estate is in my blood,” Missy said. As a licensed broker and certified appraiser, she is the team’s valuation and transaction expert.
Keller Williams Greater Lexington
Dana Gentry-Jackson 859.396.2644
Nikki Ankeny 859-317-1375 | License #68926
Lynn Cobb 859-619-5927 | License #61367
Dana has been working for almost 10 years in real estate, which has led to an incredibly productive career. “Our team volume for 2014 was over $18 million in production, with over 80 homes sold–with 36 average days on the market and 97.6% list price to sell price,” Dana said. “We specialize in getting homes sold quickly, and for the best price.” She also loves working with new construction and utilizes social media to get results. She is proud to be an owner with Keller Williams, and considers herself blessed. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, attending UK games and spending time with her family.
Nikki worked in aviation for three years before becoming a Realtor. “I am motivated to help others and provide the best service to my clients,” she said. She has been a realtor for over eight years and is now the Lead Buyer’s Specialist for the team. Nikki and her fiancé have two sweet dogs.
Lynn, who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing/Management, has been a licensed Realtor since 2003. She initially started her career working in administration for real estate agencies, but decided to make the move into selling. She considers her 3 children to be her proudest accomplishment.
“I have both the ability and time to produce outstanding results for my clients,” Victoria explained of what sets her apart in the field of real estate. She aims to always keep the needs of her clients in mind, which she believes makes it easy to offer them success at buying or selling a home.
Victoria, who holds an Associate’s Degree in Business and Marketing, is a wife and mother of two. Her son is a recent graduate of EKU and her daughter is a student at Seton Catholic School. She says God and her children motivate her to succeed.
Commonwealth Real Estate Professionals
Ed Sarfo is the principal broker and owner of Commonwealth Real Estate Professionals and a life member of the Million Dollar Club. His combination of experience and knowledge coupled with a passion to help others is what truly makes Ed a successful real estate professional.
For those seeking to buy a home, Ed suggests carefully choosing a real estate professional. “Make sure to choose a Realtor who will represent you, look out for your best interests and someone you can develop a trusting relationship with,” he advised. “Purchasing a home will always be your best investment.”
License # 63394
Casey & Vicki Weesner, Mother & son
Casey 859-621-4222 | Vicki 859-621-4221
Vicki’s career started out in property management. She decided it was time to start selling people their properties, rather than renting to them. Vicki eventually opened her own real estate company fifteen years ago. Casey joined his mother in the real estate business 13 years ago. In 2013, they formed the Weesner Realty Team.
Vicki and Casey have helped clients in many different situations. Their combined 51 years of experience allows them to find creative solutions that solve the many challenges that can arise during the real estate process, ensuring a smooth transaction for every client. “It’s not about the size of our company; it’s about the personal experience and care we have for our clients,” they said.
In his spare time, Casey enjoys hunting, playing golf and relaxing on the lake. He married his high school sweetheart, and together, they have two daughters. He is motivated to see his clients’ excitement when he helps them find their perfect home.
Vicki enjoys relaxing at her cabin on Lake Herrington, boating, and traveling. She and her husband of 42 years have two children and four granddaughters. She says one of her proudest moments was receiving Realtor of the Year in 2000 and seeing her son receive the same award in 2011.
License #17625 | 59846
ANNE HART ATCHISON
Anne Hart Atchison’s focus on residential Real Estate extends across the Bluegrass. She is a trusted advisor with the dedication, enthusiasm, and loyalty needed to create a smooth transaction. Anne Hart prides herself in quality relationships—from first time homebuyers to downsizing baby boomers, her client base is limitless.
Anne Hart is 100% devoted to her career, but family is the most important. Her dad, a local homebuilder, inspired her to go into real estate. “I spent countless hours on job sites, watching an empty lot turn into a family’s dream come true”, she said. When she is not making her client’s dreams come true, she is spoiling her baby goddaughter with love and attention.
License # 74048
LINDSAY EMMERICH MUZIC
Lindsay says that client satisfaction is important to her. “I treat each sale and purchase as if it were my own property,” she explained. “More than 90% of my listings sell, and every listing I’ve ever had has received offers.” She owns rental properties, has overseen renovation projects and specializes in helping new and experienced investors.
A member of the LBAR Million Dollar Club, Lindsay had $4.2 million in sales volume in 2014. Recently passing the Broker License Exam, she is looking forward to recruiting new agents to join the Estate Source team and making 2015 her best year yet!
License # 71111
MARY SUE WALKER
Justice Real Estate
Mary Sue moved to Lexington in 1997. “I was so lucky to join Justice Real Estate. My goal has always been to find the best property for a client, while at the same time making it a pleasant and non-stressful search,” she said.
Justice Real Estate’s reputation and focus on fine properties provided the venue to achieve Mary Sue’s goals. She loves the ever-changing pace of real estate and is pleased that so many clients have become great friends.
Mary Sue is an R.N. who graduated from Christ Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati. She held a real estate license in Ohio and a broker’s license in Colorado. She now raises and shows American Saddlebred horses and Maine Coon Cats.
“Having lived in the Aspen area and owning a home in the Bitterroot Valley in Montana, my love of the west calls me when I can travel,” Mary Sue said. She loves meeting new people and strives to find their NEW Kentucky Home.
Paula is motivated to provide the best experience possible for her clients. “When all is said and done, I want my buyers and sellers to feel like they–without question–made the right decision in choosing me to represent them,” she explained. She says customer service is her expertise.
Paula’s career began with owning a dry cleaning business for 20 years. After she had her second child, she decided to hand the keys over to her niece. Her husband, a co-owner of Sawyer-Elder Construction, suggested she take real estate classes. As it turns out, it is something she has loved doing.
TONY & CANDI PHILLIPS
RE/MAX Creative Realty
859-221-9297 | 859-608-5596
Candi and Tony met while working at the same restaurant while attending Morehead State University. Twenty-one years later they’re still happily working
The two say they’ve always had an interested in real estate. After college, they took sales positions with major corporations. They went through a few territory moves and corporate downsizing. “During that time, we started to dabble in real estate by flipping a house every
couple years,” Candi explained. The couple was faced with the decision to either move to Florida or leave their careers to remain in the Bluegrass state, where they both had grown up. “It was then that we decided to jump into real estate full time!”
Candi and Tony, who have two children and a miniature schnauzer, specialize in retail residential and investment properties. They’ve been part of the RE/MAX team for five years. They’re proud to be participants in the RE/MAX Creative Miracle Home Program. “When you buy or sell a home with us, we make a donation in your name to the Makenna Foundation, which benefits the Kentucky Children’s Hospital,” Candi said. “It’s a great way to give back to the community.”
License: 69589 & 69672
DEBORAH ISAAC BACK
Milestone Realty Consultants
859-983-1903 | DeborahBack.com
Deborah, an EKU graduate, worked for 20 years in the corporate side of the hospitality industry. Her work ethic and passion for business carries over into her work as a Realtor. “I am fortunate to have clients from many different market areas and every day is just as exciting as the day before,” she said. “I am able to act as an ambassador in selling the many great attributes of our emerging and vibrant community.”
Deborah believes strongly in forming lasting relationships with clients. She even works still with many of the same people she partnered with years ago in her former career. “This business is all about people, connecting with them and developing trust,” as she explained.
Deborah warns against the draw of DIY real estate transactions, as there is much to consider that Wikipedia just can’t help with. “There is so much information available to the public in the cyber world, but seek the help of a professional to assist you in what may be the single largest purchase (or sale) of your life,” she advises.
Deborah’s husband and two sons are all Realtors, as well! In her spare time, Deborah enjoys UK sports, traveling, shopping and gardening.
THE HOUSE STORE
Crystal Towe 859-492-8861
Jennifer Hawkins 859-285-9727
Cassie Beach 859-893-1092
Don Sullivan 859-321-3000
Jason Gabbard 859-509-8381
Natalee Mason 859-489-7802
Katherine Collier 859-492-0243
Crystal is The House Store’s Principal Broker. Born and raised in Central Kentucky, Crystal has lived in Lexington since 2001 and been a part of the Andover Management Group for nearly as long. She possesses the background knowledge and resources to ensure that every potential homebuyer finds the right match. She aims to make dream homes a reality!
Jennifer has a background in customer care, which has affected the way she views her work in real estate. “My goal is to build relationships that go beyond the closing table,” she explained. “Don’t be afraid to ask questions–that’s what we’re here for! Take advantage of our training and arsenal of contacts!” Jennifer says that outside of the world of real estate, her husband and son are the two best things in her life.
Cassie, a mother of two and wife of a Madison County paramedic, has worked in property management, commercial property sales and medical sales. While she specializes in new construction, Cassie is always eager to make her clients happy. She strives to find them exactly what they’re looking for.
Don has been a Realtor for 36 years. He helps work with nonprofit organizations to help start Home Builders Care through the Home Builders Association of Lexington. In May, they’ll be building their second new home for a veteran and their family. He is also proud to participate in Operation Military Cheer, which provides toys, clothing and food gift cards at Christmas for military families.
Jason prides himself on a great attention to detail. His many years of client relation experience helps him provide a great buying and selling experience. He spent almost 20 years in the television industry before deciding to make a change of scenery for a career in real estate. Jason enjoys grilling, playing golf, hunting and spending time with his two daughters.
Natalee has always called Central Kentucky her home. She said, “I adore our beautiful state, the homes and people who live here!” She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree from UK and Master’s Degree from Sullivan University. “I utilize leadership, communication and networking, and attention to detail to accomplish my clients’ home goals.”
Katherine says that selling real estate has been her life long dream. “I feel this is exactly where I was meant to be,” she said. “My clients are not just clients; they become my friends. I enjoy handing the keys over once that last document has been signed at closing.”
(not pictured: Maria Gillette 859-230-5493)
EXP REALTY, LLC
MaryAnne Simmons 859-983-4663
Kelly Simmons Karls 859-552-8101
MaryAnne and Kelly are a mother-daughter team with over 40 years of combined experience. Lifetime members of the Million Dollar Club, they aim to help Central Kentucky make wise real estate decisions.
MaryAnne has been in real estate for over 30 years and is a past president of LBAR. A former tennis pro and college basketball player, MaryAnne is a broker in seven states and a real estate educator/instructor for the National Association Realtors and on a local level. She also owns a staging company, design center and real estate consulting office, The LUXE For The Home, in Lexington. MaryAnne holds certifications and designations as a residential specialist, international real estate consultant, second home property specialist and buyers’ representative. She is currently president of the Ezekiel Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission of helping to provide affordable housing for the elderly and persons with special needs or income restrictions.
Kelly, a scholarship golfer at Purdue University, is a Lexington past president of the Women’s Council of Realtors. She is an accredited buyers’ representative and residential specialist, and a certified trainer and coach of CrossFit. She and her husband, Eric, own 2 CrossFit gyms and have 3 daughters.
Keller Williams Bluegrass
Lynne is very strong in negotiating and marketing. “I market properties not only locally, but also globally,” she said. She is one of only five Realtors in the state to have the National Association of Realtors® Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation.
With a degree from EKU in Interior Design, Lynne’s career began with designing interior residential and commercial properties. “My daughter was born with hip dysplasia. At that point and for the next several years, I stayed home to care for her. It was a lot of in and out of doctor visits at Shriners hospital for a while. Thankfully she’s fine now,” Lynne explained.
While staying at home, Lynne took real estate classes in the evenings to get out and about. She never even planned on taking the test! She gave it a shot, however, and passed. When she sold her first home, she was in love with the real estate profession! “It’s what I was meant to do. I love working with people,” Lynne explained. “I absolutely love being able to get someone’s home sold or find that ‘perfect home’ for someone.”
Lynne has been featured on HGTV’s “What You Get for the Money”. The avid runner and photographer says she’s motivated by challenges!
License # 57694
COLWELL REALTY PROFESSIONALS
ryan lemond 859-494-1818
Zack King 859-621-4008
David Cecil 859-983-7551
1321 Norcross Ct, Lexington KY 40513
Zack and his wife have two children. He works with residential clients in all stages of life, from purchasing a first home or investment property to buying their dream home. “I am also proud to work with current and former military personnel as well as local first responders,” he said. He served in the US Army in the 2nd Ranger Battalion for 4 years, and was the Honor Graduate of his Ranger School class. Susan and Roger Colwell were family friends, so when Zack decided to become a Realtor, he decided to work with a team he trusted and knew as hard-working professionals who care.
While most people in Central Kentucky know Ryan for his sports radio and broadcasting work, Ryan is making a splash as a real estate agent. “I’ve always been self-motivated. If somebody ever tries to insinuate I can’t do something or I’m going to fail, I’ll work ten times harder to do it and prove them wrong,” he explained. “We just try to make the entire home buying process as smooth as possible. Sometimes there are a lot of hurdles to jump over, but we try to make it ‘stress free’.”
Biederman Real Estate and Auctioneers
Tom Biederman was born for real estate. At the age of 16, Tom’s family decided to sell their farm. One day, the listing agent had a conflict. Tom showed the potential buyer the property. They bought it a week later and Tom was hooked. He has since sold everything from houses in Chevy Chase to famous Horse Farms. Tom is also an Auctioneer with Fasig Tipton. He loves to auction and has sold over 25 farms at auction, and dozens of other residential and commercial properties.
Tom is motivated by simply helping his clients. “I get paid for helping, and that’s a pretty good way to make a living!” says Tom. When he is not selling real estate, you can find playing golf, tennis, or anything that keeps him moving.