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.
Before becoming a realtor Sam had a successful career as a Major League Baseball pitcher! With nearly 10 years in the game, spread out over 5 teams; Oakland A's, Arizona Diamondbacks, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Upon his retirement he joined forces with his wife, Jennifer, at Burt Ladner. He now has roughly 12 years of experience in real estate and 3 years as an agent. The most rewarding part of his job is being able to team up with his wife and being a part of huge moments in their client's lives. Sams favorite neighborhood in Fort Worth is Mira Vista! He loves the golf course (one of his favorite things to do is golf there), the landscaping, and he is always intrigued by the architecture as the community is still developing 40 years later. The funniest thing he has ever seen when showing a house would have to be the looks that women give to their husbands! If Fort Worth could add ONE business to make his life complete it would be a True Foods, which is an amazing restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ that has all natural food and drinks.
To sum himself up in 5 words he is competitive, loyal, creative, hardworking, and passionate.
Before beginning her real estate career, Jennifer worked for Chesapeake Energy. She now has 14 years of real estate experience and 4 years as an agent! The best part about her job is helping clients make great investment decisions while still buying and selling the home that best suites their needs. Her favorite neighborhood in Fort Worth is Ryan Place as she is a true lover of historic homes and loves the sense of community. It's a walking neighborhood with sidewalks, families on the front porch, kids playing in the front yard, and neighborhood events and dinners. One of the funniest, or maybe most traumatic, things she has seen while showing a house would have to be at her very 1st listing when a bird flew through an upstairs window, shattered the glass, and died on the floor in front of potential buyers! Jennifers favorite thing to do in Fort Worth is taking her son to the Modern Art Museum- they see every exhibit together. If Fort Worth could add ONE business it would be a Village Healthclub and Spa, which is located in Scottsdale, AZ.
To sum herself up in 5 words she is dedicated, determined, empathetic, strong-willed, and a perfectionist.
Vacation: Scottsdale, AZ
Restaurant: B&B Steakhouse
Dessert: Ice Box Pie from McKinley’s
Drink: Jamie Pinot Noir
Things you didn't know about him
Sam never watches baseball! Everyone always asks him what he thought of the Rangers game last night or did you see this playoff game etc and after 10 years of 200+ games a year...once he retired he doesn’t watch the game anymore. Maybe that will change one day but for now when you see him the answer is NOPE he didn’t see it last night!
A perfect date would start with a bottle of wine on the patio of Mira Vista, then off to B&B for dinner and finish up at Silver Fox for desert and a Gentleman Jack & Ginger Ale. Oh and the baby sitter has the kids asleep when they get home! Hope you're reading this Jenn :)
Sam and Jennifer have 2 Golden Doodles named Bulldozer and Belle (the kids named them.) The dogs were supposed to be well over 40 lbs each...instead they have Bulldozer at 35 lbs and Belle at 25 lbs. Bulldozer lives up to his name and Belle is a ball of energy only matched by their daughter!
Vacation: Vail, CO
Restaurant: Little Lily Sushi
Dessert: Chocolate Ice Cream
Drink: A great bottle of wine
Things you didn't know about her
If Jennifer was not in real estate, she would be an attorney. She loves contract law and took the LSAT but never attended law school.
A perfect date would be a progressive dinner through some a Fort Worth’s wonderful restaurants....either walking or biking to each along the Trinity River.
We are thrilled to have Sam and Jennifer as part of the Burt Ladner family!
Check them out on Instagram and give them a follow: @samjennblre
or give them a call if you are ready to list or buy: 817.899.6899 (Sam) or 817.909.6440 (Jennifer)