Archive for August, 2015

Chad Sellers

Chad SellersChad Sellers
Texas Property Shop




Sellers is a fourth generation Texan born and raised in Round Rock. He only left the Austin area for a short while to study real estate and earn a B.A. in Sociology from the University of North Texas. Sellers was so awe struck by real estate while studying it at UNT that he quickly got his license and started selling real estate before graduating. He knew real estate was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Sellers has enjoyed continued success specifically in the residential foreclosure listing market over the past several years. As broker/owner of Texas Property Shop, Sellers and his team of experts sold 408 properties ($38.4 million) across Texas in 2012. Although his focus has been on listing foreclosed properties for banks such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase, Fannie Mae, United States Housing & Urban Development, the U.S. Marshalls, and many more, he has always been dedicated to providing the best tools for his agents to succeed as well as engaging institutional buyers. In 2013, Sellers sold a total of 432 homes with 171 of these sold on the buyer’s side to institutional investors. Chad is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), member of The Federation of REO Certified Experts (FORCE), Five Star Institute REO Certified, Equator Platinum REO & Short Sale Certified, member of the National Association of Real Estate Professionals, Texas Association of Real Estate Professionals, Williamson County Board of Real Estate Professionals, San Antonio Board of Real Estate Professionals, Houston Association of Real Estate Professionals, Central Texas Area Board of Real Estate Professionals, Corpus Christi Association of Real Estate Professionals, and the Temple/Belton Board of Real Estate Professionals. Sellers is a licensed broker in Texas and Minnesota. In addition to being the broker/owner of Texas Property Shop, Sellers is also the founder of real estate franchise and software innovation company, Realty Force International, broker/owner of Realty Force Round Rock, and owner of Ranger REO. Sellers is married to his high school sweetheart, Abby, to which they have two boys, Brady and Levi. He spends most of his free time with his family, playing guitar, softball, scuba diving, and pretty much anything outdoors.

Sandra Alvarez

Sandra AlvarezSandra Alvarez
Coldwell Banker United




Sandra Alvarez is a native Texan from Mcallen, TX. She relocated to Austin back 1985 and has been here ever since. She is a family woman married with 3 children, ages 17, 20 and 22. Two of her children are in college and the other a Senior at Bowie High School. Sandra has been practicing real estate for 16 years and began her career working proudly with the Hispanic community. She has consistently been one of the Top 2% biggest producing agents in her office for the last 3 years along with a number of other awards and recognitions. When not working Sandra spends her time with her family, is involved in a number of charities and is involved within her community. She is an avid traveler and loves the beauty that the world has to offer. She is truly passionate about educating new buyers and being active in the Hispanic Community. She has an amazing drive and attention to detail with a dedication to providing top service and communication. Exceeding Your Expectations!!


Ryan RodenbeckRyan Rodenbeck
Spyglass Realty




Ryan started in Austin real estate as an investor in 2001. He looked at all investment opportunities — Austin foreclosures, condos, homes for sale. After buying and selling houses for a few years, he felt like he knew more than most investment agents holding themselves out as “experts”and decided to get his real estate license. He started his first Austin real estate brokerage in 2005, Elite Team Realty. In addition to Austin foreclosures, the team excelled at maximizing other investment opportunities for clients and took on property management as well. Elite Team Realty completed over a hundred million in real estate deals from January 2005 until September 2007. Their focus was residential investment property and foreclosures. Ryan turned his talents to estimating renovation costs. His contracting business completed renovations on Austin foreclosures and make-readies for vacant property. After working with dozens of buyers on foreclosure property, Ryan became a listing agent for many national banks, of which he still contracts for today. In July of 2008, Ryan started Spyglass Realty and Investments. This time around, the focus was on residential real estate in the areas that he had a passion for, including Travis Country, 78704, Travis Heights, and downtown Austin. Anything with a modern Austin vibe was attractive. He began hands on training by the most recognized real estate training facilities he could find on how to increase exposure and market properties properly. He also used his experience in renovating properties to help his clients make the proper upgrades that will ensure top dollar.

Caren Upshaw

Caren UpshawCaren Upshaw
Realty Austin




Personal Mission Statement: “To treat each individual in my path with respect and honesty, no matter which side of the table they are on.” Experience: Caren has personal experience with the psychology of transition — she moved 12 times before getting to Austin in 1982. She has been a Real Estate Professional since 1999, hitting the ground running as Rookie of the Year. Caren’s strength as a Real Estate Professional, according to her clients, is using her intellect, intuition and perseverance to partner with them in either Buying or Selling their homes. Because there is so much information available, her job is to help provide informed questions so that the clients can determine their preferred decisions at each fork in the road.

Paul Smith

Twelve Rivers RealtyPaul Smith
Twelve Rivers Realty




Paul Smith has been helping people buy and sell Austin Real Estate for the past five years, whether moving here for the first time to buy a new home or luxury condo in one the of most wonderful, friendly and diverse group of neighborhoods in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Paul started his Austin Real Estate career with Goodwin Partners and in his first year of selling homes and properties closed over $6 million in Real Estate transactions. In the five years Paul has been in the Austin Real Estate business he has closed over $37 million in real estate transactions while positioning himself as an effective and fair Realtor. A Trusted Leader In Austin Real Estate And New Home Sales Paul has a broad client base that spans from first time new Austin home buyers, sellers, investors, Austin home builders, and developers. Paul has also successfully spear headed several different Austin condo projects. Among those are his work on the lovely Crestview Condos. Paul grew up in New England and made a four year pit stop at Fort Hood before making his way down to Austin, TX. The Army instilled in Paul many of the core values that he lives by today including honesty, integrity and an unparalleled work ethic. Paul says “Austin is an amazing city that offers something for everyone and Austin Real Estate is just as diverse. The Austin Community has introduced me to my beautiful wife, Denise, provided me with an amazing place to live, and given me the opportunity to turn my passion into a career in Austin Real Estate. I hope I can play cupid and help you fall in love with Austin as much as I have.” So whether you’re looking to buy a home in Austin, selling here or any of the Austin surrounding communities – whether it is Downtown Austin condos, SoCo condos, East Austin condos, or any Austin home for sale, Paul is willing to show you the best that living in Austin has to offer.

Will Steakley

William SteakleyWill Steakley
Den Property Group




Native Austin entrepreneur Will Steakley is the co-founder of DEN Property Group. Mr Steakley consistently ranks one of Austin’s top real estate producers, and has over $275M in closed transactions. With a strategic focus on downtown and architecturally significant homes, Mr. Steakley is the top grossing agent at DEN Property Group and the 2013 Austin Business Journal #3 Producer in Austin, TX. Experience : 8X Austin Business Journal Top 25 Producer Award (2006-2013), Elite 25 Member, Platinum Top 50 Award, Certified Negotiations Expert (CNE) Designation, University of Texas – Austin BA 2000. Ballet Austin Fete Gala Chairman, Ballet Austin Board Member, Dell Children’s Trust Member, Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association (DANA) Former Board Member, Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association, Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) Member, Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) Member, Preservation Austin Member, Austin Music People Member, Austin Young Chamber Member. Austin Surf Company – Co-founder FOVNDERS – Co-founder GreenLight Energy Services – Co-founder Mohawk Austin – Co-founder Axium Nanofibers – Advisory Board Member SOZO Global – Advisory Board Member