The LANE Team
859.489.4356 | Keller Williams Bluegrass Realty | laneteamky.com
Back in 2006, Kitty Lane and eleven other investors started Keller Williams Bluegrass Realty in the back of a Subway sandwich shop. Twelve years later, Keller Williams has been named the #1 real estate company in the United States.
With over 60 years of combined experience, the eight members of The Lane Team each bring a wealth of expertise. “Through the team atmosphere, we are able to provide support to each other, as well as our clients,” Kitty explained. “By having multiple trained and experienced professionals working together toward one common goal, we can always put our clients and their families first to provide fantastic service. Why hire one agent when you can have an entire team working for you?”
Former UK basketball player Ravi Moss is the newest addition to The Lane Team. He joins Diane Scott, Kitty Lane, Brandon Hedinger, Savannah Cloe, Chelsea Sligh, Blake Ferguson and Meredith Lane: they are each motivated by the relationships they develop through their work. “It is an honor to be able to help these families find a home they will make memories in, assist individuals going through a multitude of transitions in their lives while helping investors buy, sell and renovate properties and more.” Kitty added, “Being a real estate agent is really about serving the people involved, and we do not take that responsibility lightly.”
The Lane Team loves serving the Central Kentucky real estate market, both through real estate transactions and by being of service to local charitable organizations. “We are surrounded by beautiful horse farms, but we also have fabulous suburban neighborhoods and a robust transitioning downtown urban area,” Kitty said. “There is a lot to offer in this community and not only do we love working here, we love living here as well.” #25509
Real estate for sale by The Lane Team
Victor & Sarah Espinosa | Sarahsold, Inc.
859.509.1299 | RE/MAX Elite Realty | SarahSold.com
Sarah, a lifelong resident of Kentucky, has been a licensed real estate agent since 1992. She was a Top Producting Agent at RE/MAX Elite Realty 2011-2017 and the #3 Overall Top Producing Agent in the Kentucky/Tennessee Region in 2017. Her husband, Victor, obtained his real estate license in 2017 and the pair formed Sarahsold, Inc. to better serve Central Kentucky’s buyers and sellers.
“In today’s market, you need someone who knows what they’re doing and will work hard to get the job done. Our knowledge of the real estate market, negotiating skills, and ability to listen to clients’ needs and desires is key,” Victor explained. Sarah agreed. “Our customers and clients stay loyal and refer friends and family because they know we will always do whatever it takes to make sure everything goes smoothly from beginning to end.”
Sarah is a retired Delta Airlines flight attendant. They have three daughters and enjoy traveling, boating, skiing and UK sports. Victor spent 24 years with Equibase Company as the Vice President of Sales & Operations before deciding to follow his wife into real estate, where he applies his skills in negotiation, contracts and digital advertising.
Real estate for sale by Sarahsold, Inc.
859.338.7857 | Keller Williams Bluegrass | KarenAngelucci.com
Karen became a Realtor because she loves working with people and facing new challenges. “The most rewarding part of my job is waking up to meet new people, new places and new experiences every day,” she said. “I work with many top producers so I can learn every day about my industry.”
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 explained, “As my tagline says, I love ‘…walking you home.’”
Karen said that her proudest accomplishment has been her two daughters. “They are the motivation for my non-stop work ethic,” she said. It may surprise some to know that Karen is the author of five books on topics ranging from gardening to history: she is also the president of the Lexington Council Garden Club. Her passion for nature and life shows. “I work the entire Bluegrass region,” she explained. “I enjoy the country drives as much as my downtown showings.” #217748
Vicki Weesner’s desire was to open this small company so she could be surrounded with her friends and family who are in the business doing the work that she loves. This small group has brought her dreams to life. The combined years of knowledge and experience Weesner Properties has between their office of 5 is unmeasurable!
In 1981, Pat Borg completed her MBA at UK. Vicki approached her about beginning a career in real estate. Pat took her advice and is now in her 37th year of helping people fulfill their dream of home ownership in Lexington and surrounding counties. She is married to Russ Milburn, a local builder and remodeler, and they have four wonderful children.
After a 17 year airline career, Carole Schoo became a licensed real estate agent in 1988. When Vicki opened Weesner Properties, she included Carole in office social functions until she finally joined the team. In her off time, Carole is a health enthusiast. She walks for sport and does Pilates. Her dogs and cats are her children. She loves reading nonfiction.
Crystal Weesner Smith received her license in 1998 and just recently passed her brokers exam and is now a Broker Associate. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 18 years, they have two daughters (ages 13 and 15) that are active volleyball players. They recently added a new addition to their family: a mini labradoodle named Bella.
Casey Weesner has been licensed since 2002. Five years ago, he decided to join his mother to form the Weesner Realty Team. He has two girls, ages 6 and 12, who participate in competitive cheerleading. He loves anything water and enjoys the beautiful lakes that Kentucky has to offer. He hopes to soon build a lake house on Lake Cumberland. He is married to his high school sweetheart, who he’s known now for 23 years. #25509
Real estate for sale by Weesner Properties
606.369.3846 | Keller Williams | HomeDreamsDelivered.com
Andrea has lived in Kentucky all her life. She was a real estate agent in eastern Kentucky before moving to Lexington in 2017. “Kentucky has always been and will always be my home,” she said. “I love the culture, the people and the beautiful landscape.”
She joined the team at Keller Williams and has been thrilled to be a part of a company that allows her to be herself. “Working with Keller Williams gives agents the right tools to succeed, but to also be an independent agent and run your business passionately, with control,” Andrea explained.
“I love having the ability to help other families sell their homes and find another home they love,” Andrea said. “Each client is an exciting new adventure and I feel so blessed to be able to be a part of such an important purchase in their lives!”
Recently engaged and having moved within the last year, Andrea has a new appreciation for just how emotional the real estate process can be. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys playing outside with their puppy or volunteering at her son’s school, The Lexington School. #76334
Finishing in the Top 2% of LBAR agents in sales volume in 2017, Teresa works to help her clients find or sell the right property. “I put a strong emphasis on customer service, advanced use of technology, creative marketing and organized record keeping,” she explained. “I am motivated by the chase of finding the perfect fit for my clients and am patient with their questions and needs. Once I know what my clients’ real estate goals are, I work tirelessly to help them reach those goals: I am available 24/7, which is a requirement in today’s market.”
A big part of Teresa’s success stems from her ability to negotiate. “A house is a home but it is also an investment,” Teresa explained. “Whether representing the buyer or seller, I thrive on a good deal and will negotiate the sale like it is my own.” She serves as one of the Kentucky Associations of Realtor’s State Political Coordinators for State Senators and Representatives, advocating for and offering a REALTOR® perspective on real estate issues affecting our state.
Teresa loves serving the Central Kentucky real estate market. “The beauty in the Lexington area is unique,” she said. “Properties can view the city, a lake, country side or be a part of a neighborhood downtown or in the suburbs.” #218709
Real estate for sale by Teresa Blakeman
859.983.9339 | Keller Williams Bluegrass | LynneSneed.com
Lynne loves a challenge. “My favorite part of selling or buying real estate is the negotiating!” For over seventeen years, she has been negotiating on behalf of her clients, and as she explained, it’s something that sets her apart in her field. “Not everyone loves this and can fold quickly. In this business you have to be a skilled negotiator.”
More than that, Lynne loves connecting with people. “As a Certified International Property Specialist, I have gone through specific training on how to work with other cultures and how to market specifically in our area. I’m one of the only agents in Lexington who has earned this NAR designation, and only one of six in Kentucky,” she explained. “We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, and it’s such a joy to get out and show others!”
Lynne is an avid runner and has recently taken up Peloton cycling. She said, “I just like to be on the move!” Lynne, who is a member of Southland Christian Church, has two adult children and two dogs that she said are pretty much just like little kids. She has a background in interior design, so she enjoys playing with her home’s décor and working on art projects of all kinds. # 201280
Real estate for sale by Lynne Sneed
859.338.8806 | Commonwealth Real Estate Professionals | EdSarfo.com
“Our Customers and clients have always been our #1 priority. It is the responsibility in our office to put the interest of our clients’ needs and wants first.” As the owner and principal broker, Ed is grateful to work together with great REALTORS® in his current company he started in 2011.
Ed represents a builder of unique and custom homes. “We have a unique housing market in Central Kentucky, especially for new construction homes. The buyers love them, and they are very affordable.” Ed also works with sellers and buyers of existing homes. He loves being able to offer his customers with all options when selling or buying a home. # 207180
Rooted in hospitality and passionate about real estate, Melinda is driven to be the best she can be for her clients, always aiming to exceed their expectations. That determination has earned Melinda designations in MRP, Million Dollar Club, ABR and E-Pro.
She acknowledges that the real estate process can be an emotional and confusing undertaking for people when they first begin. “I am available to my clients when they need me. 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. “They place their trust in me with one of their most valuable possessions, and I take that seriously.” #70984
Real estate for sale by Melinda Drake
The Jubilee Team
Rector Hayden Realtors | 859.276.4811 | thejubileeteam.rhr.com
“From Castles to Cottages”, The Jubilee Team sells it all in Central Kentucky real estate. They were Rector Hayden’s #1 Top Producers in 2017! Last year, they sold The Kentucky Castle, one of the most spectacular and iconic properties in Kentucky. For The Jubilee team, every man’s home is his castle. They are committed to helping people reach their real estate goals, regardless of price range.
With over 45 years of combined experience, this Team is skilled and knowledgeable about real estate and the local market. Born and raised in Lexington, Andrea and Monty come from a family that has been in the Central Kentucky residential and commercial real estate industry, including development and building, for 3 generations. Andrea began her career at Palomar Hills in the late 80s and, after a 15-year career at Lexmark, later returned to her real estate roots in 2004. Her brother Monty, worked in restaurant management in Lexington for many years, and was soon to follow.
Susan is also a native Lexingtonian with deep roots here. She had many years of experience in property development and residential home sales as Vice President of a real estate development company near Austin, Texas. Paul is the team’s “green thumb” Realtor who has extensive experience in farms, residential real estate and 40 years of investment experience. He goes the extra mile and especially enjoys helping clients reap the rewards they deserve from maintaining and improving their home.
The Jubilee Team is dedicated to success for their buyers and sellers. They are creative and productive in their business, operating with joy, respect and integrity. Rector Hayden provides first class support to assist them in achieving positive results for their clients. Their combined ingenuity, marketing skills and vast network gives them a real advantage in the market. The Jubilee Team said, “We serve some of the most amazing families in Kentucky. Helping them achieve their dreams is important to us. It brings an incredible amount of joy and a sense of fulfillment to serve our clients with excellence, and to be a true advocate for them.”
After closing her successful café in Nashville, Jenny moved back to Kentucky in 2013 so that her daughter could be closer to her grandparents and dove straight into real estate. Through her experience in owning a successful business, customer service, a friendly disposition, client advocacy and problem-solving skills, 85% of her business is from repeat clients. “I love serving my clients and building lifelong relationships,” she said. She has a team of lenders, property managers, contractors and inspectors to help her clients through the entire process.
Jenny is passionate about helping others earn a living through property ownership. “I love helping clients find ways to make passive income with real estate, allowing them to grow and develop their own assets,” she said. “Lexington has a rental housing shortage, making it a prime location for long term buy and hold investors.” Because of her experience in rentals and house flipping that she actually authored a book titled Your First Flip: A Guide to Profiting in Real Estate Flips, which is available on Amazon. Her unique expertise makes her a great agent for people who are ready to invest in real estate.
“I am a widow and single mom. I chose to take my hard circumstances and turn them into something positive,” she explained. “I give back to my community with a portion of each commission check.” #73858
“With RE/MAX Elite, not only do I get to help clients buy and sell their homes, I also get to work closely with my broker and fellow coworkers on a new development that we are excited to promote in Georgetown, Kentucky,” Seth explained.
Having lived in Lexington for over twenty years, Seth has fallen in love with the community. “Central Kentucky has a lot to offer it’s people in regards to entertainment, scenery and the community feel. This is a growing community,” he said. “I am passionate about representing Hidden Creek Estates and these great builds by Nick Phillips.” # 219214
Penny loves putting her clients’ needs first. “My clients are never alone. I am there to help them every step of the way,” Penny explained. “Once a client tells me they want to put their house on the market, I am there to help. If I have a client that is wanting to buy, I enjoy helping them find a dream house that they can turn into their home.”
Penny has an entrepreneurial spirit. Having owned several businesses in the past, she was always curious about the buying and selling process. “My family kept encouraging me to get my real estate license. I finally did, and I LOVE it!” #223550
Judy has been in the real estate industry for over 30 years: the last thirteen have been spent with Milestone Realty Consultants. “The level of professionalism and camaraderie at Milestone is unmatched in our industry,” Judy explained. “I love what I do! How lucky am I to be in a profession where I love to go to work every day?”
One of Judy’s favorite aspects of her work is the beautiful landscape of Central Kentucky. “One day I may show a farm while the next I could be downtown, showing a condo,” she said. “It’s a lot of fun, and each day is different.” In her spare time, Judy loves playing tennis several times a week, walking, reading and listening to music. She enjoys spending time with her three sisters, two dogs and bevvy of close friends.
Judy is deeply passionate about the clients she represents. “I find great satisfaction in helping my clients navigate the process of buying or selling a property,” she said. Her certifications include: Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Residential Specialist, Certified New Home Specialist, Certified New Home Sales Professional, Graduate Realtor Institute and E-PRO. #182753
Homes for sale by Judy Craft
859.749.2856 | Milestone Realty Consultants | ErinKY.com
Erin thinks of herself as a housing matchmaker. “My motivation comes from helping buyers and sellers find exactly what they are looking for in residential or commercial real estate. I am customer service driven and like to consider myself a full-service Realtor,” she explained.
For all fourteen years of her real estate career, Erin has worked with Milestone Realty Consultants. “Milestone is a company of seasoned professionals who have helped me grow and achieve great success in the real estate industry since day one,” she said. “They have always believed in me and given me all of the tools I need to grow and develop an amazing real estate career.”
Between work and keeping up with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Erin is a busy woman. She started running two years ago and completed her first half marathon last year. (She’ll be running the NYC marathon in November!)
Erin loves being a REALTOR® in this area. “I am a native of Central Kentucky and love selling real estate where I was born and raised,” Erin said. “I’m definitely a local and I put that to use when representing buyers and sellers in Central Kentucky! I’m excited to get your property SOLD!” #64985
Real estate for sale by Erin Lewis
859.948.8281 | Bluegrass Sotheby’s International Realty | [email protected]
“A home is where life happens and memories are created. Helping clients find their perfect place to ‘do life’ or move on to their next chapter is such a special task,” Emily said. “Buyers and sellers alike place a high level of trust in us as Realtors to help them navigate major life and financial decisions. Knowing that I am able to equip them with the knowledge they need to feel confident in their decision is a really great feeling.”
For Emily, being a part of the Bluegrass Sotheby’s International Realty team is a privilege. “From the leadership, to the experienced agents and support staff, I feel that I could not be better equipped to represent my clients in this fast-paced market,” she explained. She has been a real estate agent for over three years.
When she’s not working with her real estate clients, Emily loves spending time with her husband, son and their Golden Retriever. They enjoy vacationing in Vero Beach, Florida. Emily loves cooking and dabbling in home décor and DIY: “I am always looking for a good project!” #219819
Anne Hart, who was born and raised in Lexington, loves the relationships she builds with her clients. “It’s very rewarding to play a role in one of the most important decisions a person makes in their lifetime,” she explained.
Anne Hart’s husband is a teacher at Maxwell Elementary and they have 2 rescue dogs. When they’re not spending time with family, she enjoys learning more about her work. “I love to travel and am so incredibly passionate about real estate that it almost feels like a hobby,” Anne Hart said. “I have always heard ‘do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life’ and that certainly rings true for me!”
Missy has been with Rector Hayden for two years, and she truly believes the company has made her a better real estate agent. “The technology, support staff, the education and marketing materials give me the tools to give my clients the best and most efficient experience. They are also a company that cares about the community and as a group, we make the Bluegrass a better place to live and raise our families.”
Missy loves helping the community. She has worked with over 30 charities in Lexington. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center and created the Senior Sleigh five years ago. #206224
Real estate for sale by Missy Ward
859.618.4008 | Keller Williams Bluegrass | DistilleryHeights.com
Melia Hord and Jo Gawthrop are the leading ladies behind Distillery Heights, Downtown Lexington’s most anticipated residential community. Located at the corner of Manchester Street and Oliver Lewis Way, Distillery Heights will be the first infill development marking the entrance to the historic Distillery District of Lexington. The design of the 34 three-story brick townhomes will be influenced by the industrial architecture of the area. Individual units consist of two and three bedrooms, open concept living area and will range from 1900-2300 square feet. Residents of the community will enjoy downtown living with green space and private one or two car garages. The first models are expected to be open and for sale by mid-Summer 2018.
Melia, a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, is ranked by Real Trends as one of the Top 1,000 agents in the USA, and is recognized among the Top 1% of Real Estate Professionals in Kentucky and the Ohio Valley Region. Jo, a Keller Williams Commercial Property Specialist, is a 30+ year award winning Kentucky homebuilder and real estate industry veteran. Jo’s knowledge of home construction, building codes and home inspections help her navigate obstacles that clients often encounter.
Avid community leaders and real estate professionals with Keller Williams Bluegrass, Melia and Jo have worked intensely on Distillery Heights for the past year and a half. “Our goal is to leave a beautiful legacy in the Distillery District and a landmark for our community,” said Melia. # 219790