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Kaci Strawn first got in to real estate, 4.5 years ago, when a realtor friend of hers suggested it. She figured she would get her license and just "try it out" but now says, "it's been a dream come true ever since!" Before real estate she taught college history for three years and was in medical sales for six. She is a "historic home specialist" so real estate has been an amazing way to mix her prior experiences. 

The best part about her job is getting to know people on an all new level. Even when helping good friends, she learns new things about them through the process of buying a home.

The funniest thing she has ever seen while on the job would be when her client was closing on a house and the buyers had to sign closing documents with the closer in their car to avoid being seen in the office - apparently there was an employee they recognized and their marriage was a secret!

Jennifer Cohn first got in to real estate after a friend, who was a realtor, approached her and thought it would be the perfect fit. If there was really a job that would allow her not only to meet new people all the time, but simultaneously get to practice arguing like a lawyer every now and then- she may have truly found her dream career. And just like that, she now has 6 years of real estate experience! Before real estate, Jennifer owned and operated a tanning salon and spa, here in Fort Worth, for 12 years.

Alysa Dennett got in to real estate almost 5 years ago after Suzanne Burt asked (told) her to get her license and get to work! Before that, she was a stay at home mother to 2 beautiful daughters and a wife. The best part about her career in real estate is meeting new people and having continued friendships. The funniest thing she has ever seen when showing a client a home would be a stripper pole in the bathroom!

Sam and Jennifer Demel are a husband and wife team who both had a passion for real estate at a young age. Jennifer purchased her first home at the age of 18 while she was a freshman at TCU. She rented it out through college and has been hooked ever since. She graduated from TCU with a degree in Finance and Real Estate and has been investing in real estate since then. Sam and Jennifer met at TCU, married a few years later, and that is when their journey in buying, selling, and investing in real estate began.

 

 

Whiskey Ranch, home of F&R Distillery Co., is one of our favorite out-of-the-box places to visit in Fort Worth. Whiskey Ranch is located on a historic golf course, formerly Glen Garden Country Club, with stunning views of Downtown Fort Worth. It is the largest whiskey distillery west of the Mississippi. With the Holidays upon us, we wanted to let you in on a little secret. Did you know Whiskey Ranch is now offering public tours? Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 12:30PM and 2:00PM, you can experience the immersive tour on the art and science of whiskey distilling and see the beautiful Whiskey Ranch firsthand. It truly is an awesome experience for men, women, young, old, whiskey-drinkers, or not. It would be the perfect place to take your out-of-town family and friends to over the Holidays.

Carl Roland began his real estate career over 24 years ago. After buying and flipping Hud homes in the late 80's, he finally decided to market his own properties. Before real estate he was managing an invest property in downtown Fort Worth. 

Carl finds real estate to be very rewarding since he loves the people he works with. He finds an opportunity to learn from every deal he makes; whether it's commercial, residential, or farm and ranch. If he had to sum himself up in 5 words he would say he's friendly, experienced, knowledgable, dedicated, and attentive.

A Wish with Wings™ began in 1982 as Texas’ first wish-granting agency. For more than 30 years, they have granted over 1,800 wishes to Texas children fighting life-threatening medical conditions. Health issues make life difficult, especially for young patients. AWWW donors and volunteers help bring happy moments to families in need of good news. They think of it as giving wishes wings.

A Wish with Wings is back for its 7th Annual Kitchens Tour on Saturday, November 17th 2018, from 10AM to 2PM, in the Ryan Place neighborhood of Fort Worth.

This year, our very own agent Karly Johnston, will be one of the kitchens featured on the tour! You can check out her blog here to find out more about her and why she is so passionate about the homes of Ryan Place.

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.  

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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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