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Jennifer’s husband first encouraged her to get into the real estate market. She managed a corporate housing company for ten years, but waited until her son was a bit older before taking the plunge to become a Realtor. “I love what I do,” she said. “It is easy to go to work when you truly love what you do.”
Jennifer has received awards from the Home Builder’s Association for the past five years and has been the Top Producer for Ball Homes. For her, it’s key to stay motivated. “I always answer my phone and I’m always happy to answer your questions,” she said.
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After college, Melinda worked alongside her husband, Bruce, in the restaurant industry for many years. “As Bluegrass Hospitality Group evolved, there was an opportunity for me to assist the company and the BHG family with real estate needs,” she explained. “Working in real estate allows me to not only work with family and friends, but also build new friendships.”
Melinda is driven to be the best she can be for her clients. She aims to always exceed their expectations. “They place their trust in me with one of their most valuable possessions, and I take that seriously,” Melinda said. Melinda has earned designations in MRP, Million Dollar Club and E-Pro.
She acknowledges that the real estate process can be an emotional and confusing undertaking for people when they first begin. “My goal is to be able to remove the stress from the process in order to provide positive and exciting results. When that occurs, I have successfully done my job,” she said. “There are no set hours, and questions come up at all times. I am available to my clients when they need me.”
Melinda is proud to be a close part of the Central Kentucky community. She and her family are active in many local organizations, including Southland Christian, Lexington Christian Academy, UK, BSF and other charitable groups that have helped them make connections with people from all over.
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“My dad owned his own brokerage and my mom was a real estate agent, so you could say I grew up with real estate,” Tina explained. She learned from them that client satisfaction is key. “The most important thing to me is that my clients are happy with my service and will use me again in the future.”
For Tina, there are countless personal rewards for working as a Realtor. She loves seeing her clients living in their dream homes and knowing that she played a part in it. Her specialties include horse properties, residential housing and new construction.
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The Lane Team
859.260.1444 | Keller Williams Bluegrass Realty | laneteamky.com
As consistent Multi-Million Dollar Top Producers, The Lane Team, which consists of Realtors Kitty Lane, Meredith Lane, Diane Scott, Brandon Hedinger and Realtor/Auctioneer Blake Ferguson, has decades of combined expert experience representing sellers and buyers. This unparalleled experience includes work with luxury properties, farms, condos and new construction, currently representing Quality Plus Homes, Webb-Beatty Homes and Silver Star Homes in Lexington, Georgetown and the surrounding counties.
The Lane Team is dedicated to providing Lexington home buyers and sellers with the finest service, top notch negotiat- ing power and the latest marketing technology available. Kitty Lane, who has been a top producing realtor for over 30 years, asked, “When looking for homes for sale, or for advice on how to sell your home, why hire one agent when you can have an entire team working for you?”
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Erin believes in offering her clients stellar service. “I will always do nothing but the best for my clients. I don’t quit when things get tough: I keep going.” She believes her drive and passion are what sets her apart in the real estate world. She said, “I love my job and am very passionate about it. I make my clients feel as though they are my number one priority.”
Erin’s self-motivation and drive has turned into real results, for clients as well as herself. Her most memorable achievement was the first time she sold over $10 million in a year, a goal she had set for several years. “I believe the only key to success is going out there and getting it yourself,” Erin explained.
She loves getting to assist people with achieving their goal of home ownership. “I like seeing their faces light up at closings when everything is completed,” she explained. “The most rewarding part of my job has to be when the deal comes together and is exactly what the client dreamed.”
Erin loves meeting new people and wowing them with her passion for real estate. Whether her clients are buying or selling, Erin always gives 100 percent!
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Anne Hart Cornett
859.509.5628 | Milestone Realty Consultants | acornett.milestoneky.com
“My passion for real estate began at a young age, having grown up with a father that is a builder,” Anne Hart explained. “I love waking up every day knowing that I am doing what I love and was meant to be doing!”
Anne Hart is setting herself apart in the market by offering complete client satisfaction that’s always just a text or call away. “I am a young go-getter that works 24/7 and I am always available,” she explained. “Give me the opportunity to go to work for you and I promise to exceed your expectations.”
Terri spent 15 years in banking while also helping run her husband’s electrical business. “It provided the opportunity to remodel, flip homes and build to suit,” she explained. After working for a commercial developer in Nicholasville, Terri was encouraged to get her real estate license. “My years in banking taught me to instruct my clients with a high level of customer service. I try to treat all my customers like family.”
“Helping those who do not understand the real estate industry and helping to educate them in the process and protecting their interest is my greatest reward,” she said.
When Beth and her husband purchased a piece of property in Richmond in 2006, they subdivided a portion for single-family homes. “I decided to go to real estate school to educate myself on how the business of real estate works, and real estate law,” she explained. “I had been a math teacher for 5 years, but I fell in love with real estate immediately.”
Beth, who was born and raised in Richmond, specializes in luxury home sales and works as an Accredited Buyer’s Representative. She has been a multi-million dollar producer for eight years of her nine-year career in real estate.
Initially, Diana got her real estate license to represent her own interests in investment. However, she quickly realized that she had discovered her passion! Her favorite saying is “How can I help?”
“The true measure of success for me is delivering on a promise to my clients to provide them with the best representation possible,” Diana explained. “I believe it’s my job to shoulder the stress and make my clients’ real estate experience as easy as it can possibly be.”
Diana loves expanding her knowledge and sharing it with others. As the managing broker and owner of her firm, she has also helped train many of her fellow real estate agents!
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859.661.5103 | Milestone Realty Consultants | marylayton.com
While in college at EKU, Mary took a course in real estate principles as an elective for her business degree. “I absolutely loved it and found out I had a knack for learning all the terminology and processes,” she recalled. Because of that class, she decided to join the real estate industry. Twenty two years later, she still loves her work. “My reward is seeing the happiness on the faces of the buyers and sellers I help every day,” she said. “Closings are so exciting! Many times, there are happy tears and sometimes sad tears. It is the opening of a new chapter for many and the close of one for others. I see it as an honor to be a part of their life in these emotional, life changing moments.”
Mary continues to take classes to learn new techniques and innovative ways to serve her clients. One old-fashioned way she does this is by answering her phone and helping clients with their tough questions, which echoes her motto: “Service That’s Good as Gold.”
Mary, who is a Broker Associate, sees that real estate is a very important service for her clients. “We are assisting people in probably the most expensive purchase in their lives,” she explained. “They count on us to know how to help them through the process. It is a very important profession.”
Homes for sale by Mary Layton
Weesner Realty Team
859.514.6753 | Weesner Properties, Inc. | lexingtonproperties.com
Vicki Weesner’s inspiration to get into real estate almost 40 years ago came from the need to be at home with her new babies, since her husband worked nights. Real estate allowed Vicki to work during the day and on the weekends. Juggling a young family and what turned out to be unpredictable hours became a challenge. However, the drive to be successful kept her going.
Vicki’s children, Casey Weesner and Crystal Weesner Smith, grew up in the business and at first said that they never wanted to do what their mom did. However, as they grew, it became very clear that they both had the empathy that is needed to be a Realtor, as well as the work ethic and dedication to never give up. All the experiences they have shared in the business helped them understand how to be better Realtors for their clients. They appreciate and respect their fellow agents and the relationships they have built with them as peers.
According to Vicki, to be a successful Realtor you must have an understanding support system behind you. The Weesner family understands what they are each going through. They are proud to stand behind each other and their team member, Shannon Dodd, through it all. They extend that care and understanding to their clients, as well.
Vicki moved a lot as a young person, which helps her understand the stress and happiness first hand that is involved with moving. The Weesners feel blessed to have the opportunity to work together as a family while helping others through one of life’s biggest decisions.
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859.983.9933 | Bluegrass Sotheby’s International Realty | [email protected]
Ken’s grandfather was a successful real estate investor in Dublin, Ireland. Since coming to the United States, Ken decided to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps, but in a different way: he pursued his real estate license and decided to get his own broker’s license with Bluegrass Sotheby’s.
“The team at Bluegrass Sotheby’s is the best in the business,” he said. “The administrative people in the office are the major support structure behind the scenes and never get the amount of credit they should.”
Something that sets Ken apart in the market is the fact that he is Irish and a straight shooter. “I feel a lot of people are not and more interested in the commission, whereas I am more interested in telling clients the way it is–whether they like it or not,” he explained. “This trait has cost me lots of sales but ultimately it will be my reputation and longevity.”
With a background in the equine industry, Ken enjoys helping people find farms and homes in the heart of horse country. As a father, he also takes great pride in helping find a home that’s perfect for his client’s family. He said, “It’s great to see people buying starter homes and then graduating up to larger homes as their family gets bigger and hopefully then when the family wants to downsize if kids go off to college,” he said.
“It gives me some satisfaction to have completed the cycle. In some cases, families are buying investment properties along way to help increase their net worth and have a nice asset.”
Lindsay is a Lexington native and graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing and Management. She was a real estate assistant while in college, worked in commercial property management after graduating and has been a Realtor in Lexington for the last 7 years. She has been a member of the LBAR Million Dollar Club since 2013.
“There are so many rewarding parts of my job, whether it’s helping a first time homebuyer, helping a homeowner that has been struggling to sell or helping a client make a sound decision on investment property,” Lindsay explained. “Also, I’d have to say that one of the most rewarding things is when a client refers me to their family and friends. The majority of my business comes from client recommendations.”
Lindsay enjoys preparing her listings for the market. Property preparation is a very important step that shouldn’t be underestimated and can make a big difference in how much a home sells for and how quickly it sells. “I offer home staging services and professional photography which really helps my client’s homes stand out from the competition,” she said. “Every single one of my listings has sold over the last 2 years.”
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Kim’s husband was an appraiser before they started dating. She has been a Realtor for almost 15 years. “I have always loved most every aspect of real estate from construction, design, renovation, helping my clients, seeing a dream of theirs from start to finish (and being a part of that), even doing my own remodels,” she said. “So, to say that this family loves real estate is an understatement!”
One of Kim’s favorite ways to help her clients’ listings succeed is Legacy’s complimentary home staging service. “You can take a completely vacant space and transform it. Or, you can take a client’s current furnishings and move them around a bit to create a whole new , fresh look,” she explained. “That’s been a huge game changer for us. It’s a known concept that, when done right, has been hugely beneficial for our clients. And we’ve carved out a nice little niche for ourselves doing this!”
Kim says that she was fortunate to have really great mentors along the way. “I’m constantly learning and trying to learn,” she said. She also hopes to be a good role model for her children. “My hope is that my 3 daughters can see that you really can have it all.”
As the Principal Broker for Legacy Real Estate, Kim is well versed in all aspects of the real estate process. “I like to think that my experience and skill set helps to ease the worry that comes with the buying or selling process,” she said. “Buying and selling homes can be incredibly emotional and stressful, but also joy filled. I get to be a part of chapters closing and opening in one of the largest decisions and life moments that a person or family will ever have. That’s pretty special!”
Homes for sale by Kim DeRossett
859.619.9069 | United Real Estate Lexington | LexingtonKyHouses.com
Teresa’s father’s family, the Dulworths, bought, sold and developed real estate in Louisville. Her mother’s family owned a farm, a wholesale company and commercial real estate. “When I was 9 years old, I started playing Monopoly with friends in my neighborhood,” Teresa recalled. “Two of them are now clients and have purchased several rental properties near UK! I was intrigued with the buying and selling process of homes and investment properties. Real estate is my favorite real life game!””
Teresa enjoys details and having a deep understanding of what her clients want. She also enjoys learning more about her profession and how to best serve her clients’ needs. “I pull ideas and strategies from those around me who have been successful, and I implement those techniques to give the best service to my clients,” Teresa explained. “I understand the importance of learning something new every day, from others, as well as from personal experience.”
She says her passion is helping people sell their homes and find new ones that are just right for them. “Once I know your goal, I make it my own,” she explained. “I helped buyers find these dream homes. I can help you find yours, too!
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Homes for sale by Teresa Blakeman
859.338.8806 | Commonwealth Real EstateProfessionals | CommonwealthRePro.com
Ed is a full time, full service Principal Broker who works successfully with buyers, sellers, and investors. Ed also represents Keeling Classic Homes, a well-respected Lexington builder that is building in the Summerfield and The Home Place Subdivisions. As a new construction specialist, Ed can assist clients in the purchase of new and custom built homes.
Ed has the knowledge, experience, and training that clients expect when buying or selling their homes. Ed insures his clients receive amazing results in all real estate transactions, which has earned him referrals and return business from previous clients. He is very dedicated to his career and enjoys assisting clients with all their real estate needs.
Homes for sale by Ed Sarfo
859.806.7550 | RE/MAX Elite | paulaelder.remax-kentucky.com
Paula ran a family business for over 20 years. After having her two children, Paula needed a career change. Paula’s husband, a partner in Sawyer-Elder Construction, encouraged her to take real estate classes. “I love challenges, the encouragement from people in my office, learning something new all the time and most importantly, the relationships I make along the way,” she said.
“Selling and buying is way more than agreeing on a price; that is the easiest part of it all. It’s working through every other detail like inspections and financing,” she explained. “That is why people need an agent: to keep things as seamless and stress-free as possible.”
Crystal was born and raised in Central Kentucky and has lived in Lexington since 2001. Her career began in the multifamily industry, but Crystal decided to expand her horizons and became a real estate agent and broker. “Whether you are looking to purchase a home, sell your home, or would like to design your home from the ground up I have the background knowledge and resources to ensure your success,” she said.
Crystal goes above and beyond for her clients by advertising her listings in publications like TOPS. “I invest in my clients to make sure that their homes are being seen by as many people as possible,” she explained.
Erin had never considered a career in real estate until she sold an ad to a local Realtor. They hit it off right away and Erin ended up working part time for her as an assistant. When the Realtor suggested that Erin become a real estate agent, too, she jumped at the chance. “It’s such a great, rewarding feeling to have helped someone achieve the American Dream when they never dreamed it was possible,” she said.
Erin has an infectious personality that makes real estate transactions virtually stress-free. “I have the ability to make the home buying and selling process fun and easy!” She added, “I love building relationships with these families, watching them grow and becoming friends for life.”
Homes for sale by Erin Hurst
859.338.7857 | Berkshire Hathaway de Movellan | Properties | karenangelucci.com | [email protected]
Karen became a Realtor because she loves working with people and she wanted a challenge. “The most rewarding part of my job is waking up to new people, new places and new experiences every day,” she said. “In most cases, I’m working with people during a very emotional time, whether it’s good or bad. This is not an easy job.”
Karen is driven by a desire to succeed by providing exceptional personal service to the people who choose her as their Realtor. “I listen and understand what my clients’ needs are,” she explained. “I love working with all of my clients whether they are repeat customers or brand-new. I treat them and their home like I am going to move in and live with them.” She joked, “But I won’t cook!”
It may surprise some to know that Karen is the author of five books on topics ranging from gardening to history. Karen says her proudest accomplishment has been her two daughters, who she calls “beautiful, smart and talented.” She added, “They make me proud every day!”
“I am a full-time, Top Producing Realtor who makes things happen,” Karen explained. “Work with me and your real estate transactions will never be off key!”