Texas, popularly known as ‘The Lone Star State’ is the second largest state in the U.S. It expands across 286,581 square miles and has a population of 27.86 million as of 2016. Located in the South Central part of the country, Texas shares its border with Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas and a few Mexican states. Houston is the fourth largest city in the country is also the most populous city in the state while the second most populous city is San Antonio. Austin and El Paso are other important cities in Texas. The state also has the fourth and fifth largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country which are Dallas-Fort Worth and Greater Houston. Texans are friendly and approachable, and in fact, the name Texas is derived from the word ‘Tejas’ meaning ‘friends’ in the Caddo language.
No matter what real estate transaction you are looking at, it’s always good to consult with a realtor. Real estate transactions are often a long process and going through the whole process without the guidance of an expert can get confusing and strenuous. When it comes to selling, real estate agents can increase the pace of the process and close the deal quicker and also get you a better price. During buying, realtors filter out homes to suit their clients’ needs and shorten the process by reducing the burden of looking at multiple homes. Realtors also assist their clients with their mortgage, legal procedures involved in closing the transaction and ensure that the home comes with a home warranty. Here is a list of the top 15 real estate agents in Texas.
Aislinn Phelan’s specialties include buyer’s agent, listing agent, relocation, property management, interior design, and foreclosure.
Experience: 10 years
Areas served: Beaumont, Buna, Fannett, Lumberton, Silsbee, Sour Lake, Winnie and all the way down to Crystal Beach. She is also well acquainted with Orange County area, Nederland, Port Neches, Groves, Port Arthur, to the outskirts of the East side of Houston including Mont Belvieu.
Aislinn is an expert in real estate in the Southeast Texas area. Being a fourth generation real estate professional, the business flows in her veins. Entering the real estate industry at the young age of 20, she decided to start her own team called The Phelan Group, LLC. Where she is the Owner and Lead Agent of The Phelan Group. Her office is based at Keller Williams Realty in Beaumont, Southeast Texas.
She and her team work with a range of real estate transactions that include commercial, residential, farm and ranch, coastal properties, and development projects.
Aislinn graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Interior Design from Lamar University She started off as a Real Estate Agent and became a Broker Associate in 2011.
Alex specializes as a buyer’s agent, listing agent, relocation, foreclosure, landlord, property management, and new homes.
Experience: 15 years
Areas served: Cypress, Houston, and Sugar Land.
Prior to his career in real estate, Alex was a sales and marketing manager at Marriott International. His past experience in sales and marketing has helped him understand the requirements of his clients better and ensure that the transaction takes place in a smooth manner. Alex is diligent and knowledgeable in his work. He makes himself accessible to his clients at all times and makes sure that they understand every step of the process. He is kind friendly and honest in his transaction which makes him a wonderful agent to work with. Alex provides his clients with a smooth environment that helps them go through the entire process in a stress-free manner.
Allison Olson specializes in buying and selling luxury homes, property management, and general contracting.
Experience: 14 years
Areas served: Austin
Allison is enthusiastic and has a true passion for residential real estate. She has brilliant negotiation skills with a vast experience and knowledge in selling residential properties. She gives her clients the best real estate advice no matter which stage of their life they are in. Allison’s most favorite part of real estate is negotiating the best possible deal for her clients and at the same time making sure that all the parties involved walk away with a positive experience.
Living in Austin for the past 19 years, Allison is proud to call the place her home. She is a graduate of The Hockaday School in Dallas and The University of Texas at Austin. She is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and also an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR). Allison is an expert in Central Austin, Westlake, Southwest Austin, Northern Austin, and Old West Austin. She is well-known for her skills as a realtor and has often been named as a top producing agent for different months and quarters at Realty Austin. Among the many rewards and recognitions she has received, a few are:
Amy specialties are buyer’s agent, listing agent, consulting, marketing specialist, negotiation specialist, design specialist, strategy specialist, new home building specialist, and construction specialist.
Experience: 11 years
Areas served: Addison, Aledo, Arlington, Argyle, Azle, Bedford, Burleson, Carrollton, Colleyville, Coppell, Crowley, Euless, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Garland, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Haltom City, Hurst, Haslet, Irving, Justin, Keller, Kennedale, Lewisville, Mansfield, Naval Air Station Jrb, North Richland Hills, Rockwall, Roanoke, and Southlake
Amy Allen heads a team called the Amy Allen Group. The team is highly committed and comprises of a bunch of highly driven career real estate professionals. Their foremost goal is to exceed their client’s expectations and deliver the best real estate experience one has ever had.
Having a track record of selling more homes than the average agent, she has achieved the highest industry ratings possible from her clients. The National Association of Realtors states that she sells 1253% more. Amy’s career in sales began at the age of 10 when she was a Girl Scout. After graduating from college, Amy took up other sales positions before discovering her forte in real estate. She began her real estate career as a consultant for a custom home builder. After quickly becoming the top salesperson at the company, she decided to take the next step and become a residential realtor. It was at her job as a consultant where she acquired the precious knowledge about the motivations behind why homebuyers buy. In her first year as a realtor, Amy was named as the worldwide rookie of the year for a major real estate franchise brand. Amy is well known for being an energetic listening specialist with an uncanny ability to present homes so they sell well.
Brenda specializes as a buyer’s agent, listing agent, relocation, and foreclosure.
Experience: 17 years
Areas served: Addison, Frisco, Carrollton, Mckinney, and Plano.
Brenda Myers Thompson is the Managing Broker of United Real Estate, Dallas. She delivers top class services to the clients and sales agents of the firm. Due to the years of her experience as a realtor, Brenda has an immense knowledge in real estate sales, marketing and management.
Before joining United Real Estate, Brenda owned and ran a leading real estate brokerage in Dallas. She holds an ABR, ASR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, RECS, SFR and TAHS certifications. Brenda has received numerous honors and accolades which include:
Carmen specializes as a buyer’s agent, listing agent, relocation, and foreclosure.
Experience: 8 years
Areas served: San Antonio, Leon Valley, Heletos, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base and the surroundings of Bexar County and Wilson County including Adkins, Floresville, La Vernia, Pleasanton, and China Grove.
Carmen is a full-time real estate agent and offers support to clients at all times, right from the beginning of the transaction till the completion of the process. She personalizes her services to suit the individual needs of her clients. Carmen has high moral and ethical values which can be seen in her real estate transactions. Keeping her client’s best interests in mind, she conducts a Competitive Market Analysis to get the most recent information about the local real estate market conditions.
Whether it’s buying or selling, Carmen uses the most updated technology to ensure that her clients’ real estate needs are met. She creates elaborate marketing plans to ensure that the property gains the maximum exposure for sellers and makes sure to help buyers find the perfect home. She is highly committed to negotiate the best deal and meet her clients’ real estate goals in a stress-free smooth process. She always makes herself available to her clients whenever they need her throughout the entire process.
Dyron’s specialties are buyer’s agent, listing agent, foreclosure, and consulting.
Experience: 9 years
Areas served: Austin, Buda, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Hutto, Leander, Pflugerville, and Round Rock.
Dyron Taylor is the owner and lead agent at The Dyron Taylor Group of Keller Williams Realty. He was born and brought up in Georgetown, Texas, and has watched the central Texas area growth increase rapidly. He graduated from the Texas State University, after which he worked on developing and polishing his sales generating skills, customer service and the art of building strong business relations with his clients. In 2006, Dyron became a part of the real estate industry and started his career with home builders in the Austin area. While he was working with Lennar Homes, Dyon became one of the top New Home Consultants which got him multiple recognitions for being among the top sales consultants in the Austin real estate market.
In 2010, Dyron joined Keller Williams Realty, a step that helped him gain more resources at his disposal. Being a part of the largest full-service real estate brokerage in the nation, he now provides even better opportunities to his clients. Dyron has high values which can be seen in his work. He believes in honesty, integrity, and quality and aims to attain the best results for his clients.
Jill Fugger specializes as a buyer’s agent, listing agent, fixer upper, relocation, vacation properties, investment properties, lake properties, sale of personal business, small business acquisition, and commercial transactions.
Areas served: Dallas, Frisco, and Plano.
Jill Fugger is a third generation native Dallasite. Being a native of the city, she has more than thirty years of first-hand knowledge of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Jill is a graduate of the Texas A&M University where she got a degree in Business with a major in Accounting. She began her profession in real estate as a CPA at Price Waterhouse where she worked in Audit, Human Resources, and Management Consulting in Dallas, Boston, and New York. She took the next step of her career which was an entrepreneurial quest where she worked in stock trading, small business acquisition, and forming an artist equity development company. Jill then attended real estate school where she discovered her likings towards residential real estate.
Choosing a fine balance between her professional and personal experiences, Jill exhibits business savvy in real estate transactions. She is highly committed to delivering outstanding personal service to every client of hers.
Kristi Andrew’s specialties are buyer’s agent, listing agent, relocation, and consulting.
Experience: 18 years
Kristi’s realized how big an investment real estate could be when she bought her first home at the young age of 19. After her first home purchase, she was hooked. She and her husband have both owned and built many houses since then. Her personal inclination towards real estate along with her work experience took shape of her career and her love for being a realtor.
Before becoming a realtor, Kristi worked in the accounting and financial reporting side of real estate for 14 years. Unable to bear the feeling of being on the sidelines, Kristi took the brave step and decided to enter the real estate field as a realtor. With her background in finance and accounting along with the deep knowledge of the real estate market that she gained as an accountant, she provides her clients with the best information possible. Her 18 years of experience in the industry works as an enormous asset that helps her give her clients a competitive edge in today’s quick paced real estate market.
Kristi finds great joy and pleasure in helping her clients make some of the largest investments of their lives. She answers her clients’ questions in the most educated and professional way. Her passion for real estate is one of the biggest assets that her clients would benefit from. She strives to make each real estate transaction a fun experience. Being a person who loves finding houses that can be made into homes, she also enjoys building long-lasting relationships with her clients who later turn into her friends. Kristi helps her clients find residential property, land for new construction, and “horse” ready properties. Having lived in the country she has a huge love for horses.
Lauri McNevin’s specialties are buyer’s agent, listing agent, relocation, consulting, REO, short sales, and investment portfolios.
Experience: 24 years
Areas served: Austin and Spicewood.
Lauri is an expert in the Luxury Home Market in and around Austin. She works around Lakeway, River Place, Steiner Ranch, Spicewood, Westminster Glen, Glenlake, Estates, Belvedere, Jester Estates, Westlake, and Downtown Austin. She’s a specialist with Lakefront properties located on Lake Austin and Lake Travis. She gives her clients a good picture of the lakefront properties by boat. It provides them with a unique perspective of what living by the lakeside would feel like.
Always having believed in providing unmatched care for her clients, Lauri provides services to her clients’ pre and post-sale as well. She has fantastic negotiation skills and thorough knowledge of the market conditions and neighborhood which consistently benefits her clients. Her friendly qualities make her clients see her as a trusted advisor and helps them work closely with her. She makes sure to sell her clients’ homes at the highest price available and in the least amount of time. Lauri studied at the Texas Tech University where she graduated with a degree in marketing and merchandising. Her skills of savvy marketing expertise get her referrals as every client of hers recognizes her exceptional negotiation skills, market knowledge, and marketing expertise. Over the years of her career, Lauri has received many awards. Few of them are:
Penny Glover specializes as a buyer’s agent, short sales, foreclosure. She is also an expert in luxury, medical center real estate
Experience: 14 years
Areas served: Amarillo, Bushland, and Canyon
Penny has been in the real estate business since 2005. She has a wide experience in all areas of the market and always like to close her transactions on a win-win note. She is accessible to her clients at all times and addresses their concerns as and when required. She matches her clients’ expectations in every direction and is proud of it. She gives her listed properties exposure with the help of technology print and TV advertising. Being highly committed to her clients, she keeps herself up to date with all the information that is required to be a top realtor by continually educating herself.
Penny is an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), Graduate of Realtor Institute (GRI), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified Residential Stager (SRES), and has a Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification (SFR), and Affordable Housing Certification. She is also a member of the Association Leadership Council for Keller Williams Realty since many years and on the Board of Directors at the Amarillo Association of Realtors.
Nikki Meyer specializes as a listing agent, in foreclosure, and commercial R.E.
Experience: 13 years
Nikki is the owner and broker at Equity Assets Realty. She is an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS, Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), and a Seller Residential Specialist (SRS).
Having lived in the Rio Grande Valley for more than the past 20 years, Nikki has watched the Valley grow and expand and become a hub for real estate investment and business opportunities. She heads a team of 5 professional agents for sales in the area for the past 5 years and has been listed among the top 10 sales teams.The team has generated over 125 sales in a year in the Rio Grande Valley (South Texas). Nikki is a native of Wyoming and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. She dedicates her career towards helping clients realize their dream of buying a home, selling homes and with investment properties.
Maria Wicker’s specialties are property management, buying, selling, relocation, and resale.
Experience: 19 years
Areas served: Crosby, Devers, Dickinson, Friendswood, Fulshear, Houston, Kemah, League City, and Seabrook.
Maria began her career in the real estate industry in 2001. She studied at the Southwestern University in the Philippines where she studied to become a Doctor of Medicine. As a professional realtor, she believes in “professional and quality service that you can trust”. She is friendly and highly dedicated to her clients’ transactions. Her caring nature, advanced knowledge about the local real estate market, and high levels of dedication make her an absolute delight to work with. She is always there for her clients when they need her and patiently clarifies all their questions, a quality that is greatly appreciated by her first time home buying clients.
Maria is not only an extremely skilled realtor but is also a CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), CHMS (Certified Home Marketing Specialist), GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), and CRS (Certified Residential Specialist). She is a top producer and consistently listed among the Top 500 Elite producers for RE/MAX Texas. Some Maria’s real estate achievements include:
John Canali specializes as a buyer’s agent, listing agent, relocation, foreclosure and property management.
Experience: 5 years
John Canali was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and moved in the U.S. when he was 11. He grew up in Miami where he got into sales at the young age of 16 where he sold computer parts during his summer breaks. He soon built a career in mortgage and real estate sales and has a combined experience of 15 years in the Houston and Miami area. His experience in sales is extremely vast and he’s represented every aspect of the industry for residential and commercial properties and has represented sellers, buyers, investors, and banks as well.
John’s experience and foresight give him the skills to address every detail even before it can turn into an issue. He along with his team at RE/MAX work with the banks to maintain properties and initiate all the communication involved in a transaction from the start until the very end. His work reflects integrity, passion, love, commitment, and fun. He motivates and trains his team to communicate effectively with his clients so that the entire transaction takes place in a positive environment.
Krystle Copulos’ specializes in first time buyers, luxury, high rise, condos, downtown, and selling.
Experience: 16 years
Areas served: Austin
Krystle has been a real estate broker for the past 10 years and is a well-known expert in condominiums in Central Austin. She keeps at the top of real estate trends to garner her vast market knowledge and retain her position as a top producing agent. She’s patient and attentively listens to her clients’ needs and treats all her clients’ transactions as if they were her own.
Krystle is the co-owner of Platinum Realty and has a wide range of experience in real estate. At the start of her career, she dealt with multi-family property management and later followed her interests to residential sales. Despite the declining real estate traction, she maintained an optimistic perspective while she was at 360 Condominiums sales team.
Krystle’s qualities like her empathetic nature, quick responsiveness, professionalism, calm manner, and professionalism makes her clients’ real estate transaction process painless and stress-free. She is an exceptional negotiator when it comes to condo sales. Krystle has nurtured wonderful relationships with her clients and her services as a realtor are deeply appreciated.
Working with a skilled realtor can make a huge difference through the entire process of a real estate transaction. The ease of the transaction process, experience, price, etc can be influenced by the real estate agent involved. Similarly, having a home warranty policy can give sellers an advantage over listed homes that do not have one. Buyers trust that the systems and appliances are better maintained in homes that are covered by a home warranty policy. It also gives the homebuyer a sense of comfort to know that in case an appliance or system breaks down, they won’t have to shell out a huge sum of money out of their pocket. If the home is not covered under one, it would be a good idea to for the buyer to purchase a home warranty along with the home and save on additional expenses (as the mortgage will take up a percentage of one’s monthly expenses). It is advisable to use a mortgage calculator to know how much your monthly mortgage payments would amount to. If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Texas, you can go get a free home warranty quote on HomeWarrantyReviews.com. All you need to do is enter your ZIP code, set the range for your preferred premium cost, deductible cost, the ratings, and a few other parameters and you can find the best home warranty service providers in your area.