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Carol Swanson began her real estate career over 20 years ago working part time as an office manager for an agent. She always loved houses and decorating so after her last daughter was born, she decided to go to work as an assistant for Cecile Montgomery (who is now our very own agent here at Burt Ladner) and Paula White at William Rigg. She worked for them for 5 years before deciding to get her own license, in 2000, and the rest is history!

Everyone has to getaway sometimes. Thats why we made a list of our 5 favorite places that are all within driving distance of the Fort!

We are so excited to announce the Cowtown Ball will be back for its 25th year on Friday, September 28, 2018. The "Life is our Legacy" themed 25th Anniversary celebration will be held at Whiskey Ranch, the new home of the Firestone & Distilling Co., with live entertainment from Diamond Rio, dinner by Reata, Open Bar, Silent & Live Auction, Pig Races, and much more!

The best part is that all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society, an organization that is very near and dear to our hearts. They are on a mission to celebrate more birthdays and free the world from cancer, something almost all of us have been touched by in some way.  

Lynette Jensen began her real estate career in 2005 after her oldest child, Dane started college. She had spent her entire career in politics before children and this was the time to make a switch. After a friend suggested real estate as a good fit, Lynette jumped in full force and hasn't looked back for over 13 years!

She has lived in the Tanglewood area since 1991 and this naturally became her favorite group of neighborhoods and where she does most of her business. "The best part of my job is finding a client's ideal home and I have a knack for learning what a buyer wants after the first time showing homes," Lynette shared. Whether she has a buyer who she can help find a dream home for or a seller who she can get creative with marketing plans, Lynette enjoys every side of the business.

Scott Bailey is one of our Burt Ladner agents who will help anyone in need, is always in a good mood, and...will literally drive anywhere his clients want to go! He has done business in and around Fort Worth, in small towns you would never know existed, and everything in between for over 19 years. 

Meet Christina Phillips of Park + Eighth, a well-known Fort Worth designer, dog lover, adventure seeker, and the owner of the most fabulous home decor store in town. Her shop is filled with unique finds, both old and new, that you won't find anywhere else. We have all experienced that design hault when we strain to find a statement piece for our home. Park + Eighth's selection will not let you down!

We have seven wonderful open houses this weekend. It is going to be hot so use this open house expo as an excuse to get out of the heat and check out some amazing houses spread around town.

Happy Birthday to you Fort Worth! 169 years ago, fort worth was founded. In it's early days, Fort Worth was called "the place where the West begins" and has since grown in to the home of almost 800,000 who have given the city the new nickname, "The Fort", to more appropriately fit its current urban-esque vibe. Fort Worth will always be a place where history lives from the iconic Stockyard Station developed in the 1900's, our beautiful downtown square, Southside, Thistle Hill, and the list goes on.


Burt Ladner Real Estate's Open House Expo is happening this weekend! Go take a peak at some of our great listings.

We know you guys are ready for those mud-buggin feasts so we have put together a map of crawfish spots in Fort Worth...enjoy! 


About Selling the Fort

Suzanne Burt & Laura Ladner

We began as friends and we share a passion for our city, our neighbors, and our homes, so it only made sense to work alongside each other in the real estate industry. Between the two of us we have over 40 years of experience working in real estate. We have lived here most of our lives so rest assured when we tell you; we know this city like the back of our hand!

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