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Beth Caraway got into real estate 8 years ago after her youngest son graduated from high school. She had always been very involved in their school and knew she would need the challenge to avoid empty nest syndrome. Her good friend, Caren Parten, encouraged her to consider real estate and the rest is history. For years she was a stay at home mom and wife but before children, she was the sales director for the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

The best part about her job is knowing when her clients have found "the one" and they immediately know it. 

To sum herself up in five words, "Call Beth- she'll plan it!"

Karly Johnston got in to real estate about 9 years ago but has been helping people find their "spot" for as long as she could work. She started out leasing properties and preferred new communities that provided the challenge of leasing up a high volume of properties in a short amount of time. She eventually got her license and the rest is history!

The best part about her job is giving people peace of mind. Getting a fair price for your home as a seller or finding the home that makes your dreams come true is what she loves the most. The funniest thing she has ever seen when showing a client a home would have to be the time a couple was sitting on the couch, smoking a pack of Red's, and didn't even acknowledge that she and her clients were in the house!

To sum herself up in 5 words she: "BRINGS CHIPS TO THE PARTY"

Melinda Deckert has always had a strong interest in land development and residential floor plans. She and her husband Ben would spend hours driving through old and new subdivisions reviewing floor plans and sharing house listings with people they knew were looking to buy a home. 11 years ago, Ben urged Melinda to get her real estate license and she has loved it ever since. She even recently convinced Ben to get his real estate license and he is now an agent at Burt Ladner too!

Before real estate, she and her husband were both licensed ministers and worked at developing and implementing operational guidelines and training for a global non-profit.

The best part about her job is the people she gets to work with. She loves the challenge of helping individuals or families find that special place to call home! The funniest thing she has ever seen when showing a client a home would have to be the time she found a large raccoon in a master bedroom closet of a vacant home!

To sum herself up in 5 words she is: Friendly, Determined, Spontaneous, Compassionate, and Loyal.

Lisa Looney and Amanda Osterkamp are a mother and daughter team who both have a passion for real estate!

Lisa decided after her three children were grown and off to college that it was time for a career change. After having been a stay-at-home mom, volunteer, and owning her own decorating business she was ready for something that would offer her the opportunity to meet and help new people with their home buying and selling needs...Real Estate seemed like the natural next step.

As for Amanda, she was looking for a change out of the corporate world that would allow her the flexibility and ability to be her own boss while still feeling fulfilled. Her mother, Lisa, had already begun her real estate career and kept encouraging Amanda to come and work with her. She finally said, "YES!" and the rest is history. Previously, Amanda had worked in commercial real estate managing Class A office buildings for CBRE and Crescent Real Estate. 

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.

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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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