Abby Argo is an Austin-based realtor specializing in investment, house flipping, and rental properties. As a proud native Texan, Abby is intimately familiar with the Austin real estate landscape and lends her own personal experiences toward helping her clients find their dream home.
Abby has a background in wholesaling and provides invaluable advice and support to her clients on building networks, flipping homes, spotting and quickly analyzing deals, and maximizing rehabilitation budgets. On top of this, she is experienced in working with traditional homeowners looking to buy and sell.
Giving back to the community that raised her is something Abby values greatly. She serves on the non-profit boards for the Center for Child Protection as well as the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Central and South Texas.
Providing the highest level of service possible is very important to Abby. She has earned SFR certification and GRI designation in order to help better serve her clients.
When not working, Abby can be found traveling, wakesurfing on Lake Austin, or trying out all the new restaurants in town.
A native Texan and Austinite since age 7, Abe Candia loves Austin. His extensive knowledge of Austin area neighborhoods is only matched by his passion and motivation to help people through real estate.
Abe’s contagious positivity and high personal expectations set the stage for an exceptional client experience. An avid lifelong learner, Abe strives to stay ahead of real estate trends and best practices to offer his clients an efficient and seamless path to buying or selling a home. His strong mindset and kind heart give Abe’s clients confidence not only in his professional knowledge but also in his caring approach.
Fiercely authentic and driven by positivity, Abe stands out from the crowd with his neverending commitment to be available to his clients. He truly puts his clients above all else, and he accommodates all clients’ scheduling needs and requirements.
Abe draws inspiration from his family. Growing up in a family of six, his love of family is profound! He strives to make his family proud and shares his successes with them. In his free time, Abe loves to learn new things, exercise, attend local events, check out live music, travel, and spend time with friends and family.
The Austin market is perfect for buyers, sellers, and investors, and with Abe’s guidance, you’re always in good hands. Hire Abe Candia to experience the caring, professional difference he delivers.
Active in the Austin real estate market since 1999, Alison Michels participated extensively in the exciting growth and unique markets including Downtown, Central Austin and the Western Hill Country, among several others.
Alison’s passion for real estate ignited while living and renovating downtown Chicago and was solidified in New York City during a 10-year Wall Street career. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst with an MBA in Finance, and has experience in new construction, renovation and real estate investing, in addition to buying and selling properties.
Alison is committed to assisting others to ensure their real estate experiences are enjoyable, stress-free and fun. She builds and maintains client relationships based on collaboration, creativity and communication.
Making a difference for people has been a lifelong pursuit in all areas of her life. Alison and her two teenage sons volunteer together within the community whenever possible. Leisure time is filled with a passion for travel, yoga, hiking the greenbelt with their rescue dog and just about anything with her boys, especially cooking or going to the movies.
Amanda Garcia was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and loves witnessing the exponential growth our great city. Through this growth, she has learned the ins and outs of the diverse market and what it takes to deliver outstanding results for her clients. Her uncompromising focus allows her to guide clients quickly and skillfully through every step of the real estate process.
In her free time, Amanda likes to cook, attempt DIY projects, enjoy the outdoors and travel with her family. She has two children, a loving husband and an identical twin sister, Jessica.
Amy began her real estate career in 1992 in Lake Tahoe (back when MLS listings were in a book). She has been a licensed real estate agent in Nevada, Utah, and Texas where she has sold timeshares, done property management, and conduit lending. She’s been a commercial real estate loan officer, commercial real estate agent, as well as being a residential real estate agent. She’s found her happy place being a residential AND commercial real estate agent. She lived in California, Nevada, and Utah before moving to Central Texas to be closer to her family. She loves helping her clients in the way she’d want to be helped. Her wheelhouse is taking care of clients’ needs and repeatedly says, “I’m here for you!”
Amy is a mom to her 10-year-old son, Great Pyrenees, & Golden Retriever. She also enjoys gardening, reading, watching baseball, traveling, music, DIY projects and exploring more of the area. She has served as PTO President, MOMS Club of Layton President, and bazaar chairperson. She would love to do your homework!
Arturo Ordonez has lived in Austin, Texas since 1997. Here, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in engineering with a minor in criminal justice from Saint Edward’s University. He has been purchasing real estate investment properties since 1999 while working full time as a police officer. After Arturo retired from his law enforcement career in 2018, his strong passion for real estate and investing led him to pursue a career in the industry. As a bilingual licensed real estate agent in the state of Texas, he offers professional knowledge through exceptional service, delivering outstanding results for his clients. Arturo has over 20 years of experience in finding the right properties as a real estate investor. Through this growth, he has learned the ins and outs of the diverse market. He wants to help others achieve their real estate goals, whether it is buying, selling, or investing. Arturo strives to ensure your real estate goals are met and surpassed. His rich understanding of the residential market in the Central Texas area and wide range of expertise makes Arturo the right realtor for you.
Brenda Kay grew up in Round Rock, Texas. Having enjoyed a successful career in the medical field, Brenda and her husband moved to Georgetown, Texas in 1994 and started a family owned and operated business.
As a current, successful business owner for the past 23 years, Brenda offers a wide range of professional knowledge and business expertise.
With the last of three daughters graduating soon and the real estate market thriving, Brenda decided she wanted to use her business knowledge to help others.
Always having a strong passion for real estate and having built three houses of her own, Brenda decided to get her real estate license.
Brenda’s motto has always been that real estate is not just about finding someone a House to eat and sleep in…it’s about finding them a Home where they can enjoy family, friends, pets and make memories to last a lifetime.
Cathy is a people person that has enjoyed working with buyers and sellers since 2013. She and her Veteran, David, live in the Temple-Belton area of Central Texas, about an hour north of Austin along the IH-35 corridor.
Graduating from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a degree in nursing, Cathy had the opportunity to work with newborns and premature infants, as well as an Army wife volunteer in a variety of capacities. Before obtaining her REALTOR® license, she stood up a small consignment gift shop with the good people of Leesville, L.A., before returning to Texas.
Cathy considers it an honor to work in the real estate industry and her goal is to meet or exceed her client’s expectations throughout the process.
Colleen Cruz believes in understanding your ultimate real estate goals. Taking the time to listen to your needs, and creating an effective and adaptable strategy that suits your goals specifically is what you can expect. Born and raised in California, Colleen made the move to Texas following graduation from California State University Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration in 2010.
As a professional that has fully acclimated to the laid-back Austin culture, Colleen knows the stresses of moving to a new city or making the decision to purchase a home. She takes pride in walking her clients through the process with her communication, staying positive, and being proactive. Answering every question you have is part of that process.
When Colleen isn’t working hard for her clients, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two girls, and two shih-tzus. They are also parishioners at St. John Vianney in Round Rock and love spending time with family and friends over the grill. Colleen and her husband are Certified Assisted Living Managers that locally own and operate their very own Small Assisted Living since 2008.
“My mission is to provide exceptional service utilizing my core values of respect, loyalty, and reliability to help people achieve their goals and dreams in real estate.” – Colleen Cruz
Daniel La Rocca
One of the things that I enjoy the most is to add value to people’s lives and to help people to achieve their goals. After spending many years in the logistics industry, and after a long learning process about my purpose, I decided it was time for a change. Real estate was the obvious choice. First, because the real estate market in Texas is booming, everybody can take advantage of this market. Secondly, because what I did in Logistics is what I’m doing in Real Estate: I follow-up in every single aspect of a transaction “From A to B” to make sure you have a remarkable experience. I would like to stay connected with you, not only because I can find you great properties, but also to keep you informed about the market and its possibilities. Whether you are planning to invest in real estate or if any of your family, friends, or co-workers are thinking about buying, selling, or leasing, I would be honored, if you shared your thoughts and their contact information with me. Daniel La Rocca owned and operated successful businesses in Argentina, Venezuela, and in the US. In addition to his Texas Real Estate Certification, he holds an MBA from St Edwards University, MA in Latin American Business from The University of Texas at Austin, and a BBA from the UCAB in Caracas Venezuela. He is also a Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker by John C. Maxwell
Buying or selling a home or property is one of the, if not the, biggest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. Real estate can be a tricky industry to navigate, especially if you are brand new to it.
That is why it is so important to choose a Realtor® that has a reputation in your community for excellence, and for always operating with honesty and integrity. If you are looking to Buy or Sell in the Waco/Temple/Belton or surrounding communities, Devin M. Forbes of Amazing Realty, is that Realtor®. Unlike many of his competitors, Devin provides a personalized service that is tailored to each specific customer’s unique set of wants and needs. Devin’s goal is 100% satisfaction for every single client, and he does this through his special mix of industry insight, local knowledge, and 1st class customer service. Whether you are a first-time home buyer looking for that perfect home for you and your family to start your lives together, or you are putting your home on the market because you are moving onto bigger and better things, allow Devin M. Forbes to help you achieve your dreams in real estate.
Edward Elizondo is no stranger to the sales landscape. His career has taken him from vehicle and home security sales to owning his own business selling handcrafted wood items (coffee tables, porch swing planters and more!) all the way to a career in real estate. While he does have a talent and passion for sales, the real reason he chose real estate is because he enjoys working with other people.
A Texan to the core, Edward describes himself as a Houstonian from San Antonio that lives in Jollyville. With that being said, he is happy to help Texans from Austin to the Gulf Coast and nearly everywhere in-between.
In his spare time, he finds no great joy than heading to the Texas Coast to enjoy the sun and sand and help keep the beach clean (Friends of Padre).
I’m not your typical dog-and-pony show real estate agent. I’m not going to sell you with “I’m going to sell your house in less than 30 days for $20k more” promises, but it could happen! That is, if you take my advice. Bottom line: your home will sell quickly if it’s priced right for the condition and location. Sometimes those rules seem to elude us, but most of the time it holds true. Even though I won’t give you the “I’m better than all the other agents” speech, you won’t be sorry for choosing to work with me! I love San Antonio and the surrounding areas and pride myself on my knowledge of our current market atmosphere, school districts, and neighborhood information. I work hard to provide my clients with the most positive real estate experience possible! I have earned the following accreditations which enhance my knowledge base:
- ABR: Accredited Buyer’s Representative
- CRS: Certified Residential Specialist
- SFR: Short Sale, Foreclosure Resource
- EcoBroker®: Helping folks green things up
A vital part of today’s real estate industry is technology, and I provide my clients with state-of-the-art web tools and marketing. Mobile technology is just one of the many things that have made me one of the most respected real estate agents in San Antonio. I am a customer driven REALTOR® dedicated to achieving results and providing exceptional service. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, I will put my years of real estate expertise to work for you! I put people before profit without fail!
Erika has lived in Austin, Texas since 1995. She first set off to Austin to pursue and accomplish a Bachelor degree in Microbiology from the University of Texas. From the moment she set foot in the Live Music Capital of the World, she knew she was home. After her graduation, she used her degree to manage clinical trials for 11 years, receiving high praise from those surrounding her. She purchased her first investment property in 2007 and quickly realized that Real Estate was her passion. With an unparalleled understanding of the local housing market, she is now an exceptionally talented Realtor here at Amazing Realty.
When not she’s not in the office doing a spectacular job, she spends time with her loving husband and their three beautiful children. Beyond family and real estate, Erika’s compassionate heart extends to fostering puppies and kittens for the Williamson County Animal Shelter and Texas Humane Heroes.
Originally from Colorado, Genevieve Hartley has proudly called Houston, Texas home for the nearly three years.
Genevieve has a PhD in tumor immunology and has spent time working in cancer research. As an extroverted scientist, she found herself drawn to the world of real estate due to a desire to work with people.
Genevieve is a strong advocate for her clients, striving to build meaningful relationships and to truly understand the wants and needs of each client. Her favorite part of a transaction is getting to see all the moving parts come together to turn somebody’s dream into a reality.
Outside of work, Genevieve is a mom to two Shih Tzus and loves to try new cuisines and restaurants. Supporting and shopping at local businesses is very important to her!
Home is where your story begins!
I work hard to provide my clients with the most positive real estate experience possible. A vital part of today’s real estate industry is technology, and to that end I provide my clients with state-of-the art web tools and marketing. It’s just one of the many things that has made me one of the most respected real estate agents in the neighborhoods I work!
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In today’s real estate market, you need to work with a real estate professional you can trust. I am dedicated to providing the absolute finest service and expertise possible for my clients. Whether you are buying or selling your primary residence, a second home, or relocating to a new neighborhood, I can help make your home ownership dreams come true.
Whether in the buying or selling process, my website and one on one offers a wealth of information to help you!
Helena was born and raised in Texas. She’s lived up and down I35; San Antonio, Waco, Dallas, and finally landing in Austin where she has spent the last 18 years. She received her BBA degree from Baylor University and has worked in multiple corporate settings. Once an owner and operator of a printing franchise, she has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. She and her husband’s interest in real estate investing led her to pursue a career in real estate. She wants to help others to achieve their real estate goals, whether buying, selling or investing.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenagers, serving in her church and cheering on their favorite sports teams.
Jason is a dedicated Texas realtor who primarily serves Austin and the surrounding areas. Boasting almost two decades of experience in housing, Jason’s favorite thing about real estate is having the opportunity to help people out.
Jason spent 17 years as a new home builder and is the guy to call for anybody with an interest in a new home build. His extensive experience in the field has greatly lent itself to his career in real estate. Jason knows the market inside and out and is excited to help you with a sale or to find your next home.
Jason is a loving husband and a father to two boys who were adopted in 2013. The family has a Mastiff named JoJo and a Pug named Coco. He is passionate about his family, real estate, and corny dad jokes.
You’ll be happy you chose Jason to help you navigate through the home buying process.
Jennie Gayton is a dedicated and savvy realtor with a strong commitment to each of her clients. She is particularly passionate about renovations and new home builds and loves to consult with clients in order to turn their home dreams into a reality. Whether a property is brand new or needs a little love, Jennie will be there every step of the way.
Jennie is flexible and is happy to communicate in whatever way you feel most comfortable with. She knows people have different needs, schedules, and expectations and works hard to accommodate this and to ensure that all clients have an excellent home buying process. Jennie is very family oriented and goes above and beyond to ensure that her people are always taken care of. Her clients are a part of this network.
A professional chef as well as realtor, Jennie has a uniquely creative and solution driven approach to real estate. She also understands the value of a great kitchen! Jennie knows that everybody has different needs for their home and goes the extra mile to help her clients find the right space for what they are passionate about.
Jennie has a PSA certification and is GRI designated. These exemplify her dedication to providing the highest level of service possible to everybody she works with. Rest assured that you will be in good hands!
Jennie is based in central Texas and specializes in the Austin, Round Rock, Buda, and Leander real estate markets. Reach out today for assistance with any real estate needs!
Jennifer Welch has lived in Central Texas since 2006 and previously lived and worked all over the world: starting in Birmingham, AL with stints in Leeds England, Seattle Washington, Manila Philippines and now in Austin Texas. Jennifer offers a wide range of expertise, professional knowledge, and exceptional service. Since 2001, she has offered customers residential real estate services, including: buying, selling, leasing, investing, relocating, new home construction and other real estate support services.
Having enjoyed a very successful career in corporate America while launching into real estate investing, Jenn was lucky enough to ‘retire’ from punching a clock in 2012 to focus full-time on real estate and investing. As a Real Estate investor, Jennifer has over 15 years of experience in finding the right deal, analyzing the highest return, and finding the most creative ways to finance the deal! Jennifer loves to work with other investors and is always happy to consult on ‘how to flip’.
Jennifer specializes in the growing new home developments in Cedar Park, Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville and the other North Austin Suburbs. Along with an interest in new home construction, Jennifer is also a specialist in Historic Homes (see the blog page for posts showcasing some historic flips!)
The hospitality industry is a great teacher of passion for others. Leaving that industry for the world of Real Estate bestows Joe Byer with an enthusiasm for helping families find their nest. A lover of architecture and art, Joe received a BFA in Interior design from the University of North Texas, has a long tradition of family builders and keenness for mixology and the culinary arts. A creative type with a strong business sense that culminates in an enthusiastic drive to assist your search. Every home should be special to its occupants, a place to be close to loved ones, a sphere to entertain friends, the backdrop where you create memories, goals, and a passion for life; along with the team at Amazing, the objective is to locate your nest. Joe creates his personal nest with his husband Graham, a classical pianist, and their black lab, Ava, in north Austin, Texas.
Phone:+1 (901) 568-1948
Julia spent the last 17 years working in healthcare as a Physical Therapist where she developed a strong sense of compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence for helping others. Julia brings those same values to helping people find their perfect home or building toward their next great investment opportunity.
Julia was born and raised in Houston, attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX, and University of Galveston Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, and now resides in SW Austin. After many years exploring the US as a traveling PT, Julia ultimately made her way back home to central TX where she built a home in the country and found a love for all things Real Estate.
Julia enjoys all the outdoor activities Austin has to offer as well as live music and sports. When she’s not searching for amazing properties, Julia can be found , or hiking, taking in a show, or cheering on her any of her favorite teams (USWNT, Houston Texans, or any longhorn team)!
Buying or selling a home can be a daunting task to navigate. Kimberly Rowden brings years of area knowledge of East Texas and market experience along with a heart to serve to each client. In every situation, her goal is to help ensure that you have a positive and exciting experience. Kimberly is dedicated to meet your specific needs no matter how big or small that might be. After all, this process is all about you and “Helping YOU make the right move!” Call Kimberly today to get started!
Kimberly specializes in the greater Tyler area.
Lindsay King has lived in the central Texas area since 2001, previously residing in Tacoma, WA, where she spent most of her youth. Having worked six years in the retail and sales industry, Lindsay decided to follow her passion and made the switch to real estate, bringing with her a wide range of skills and exceptional service, to benefit her clients.
Family oriented, Lindsay spends all of her down time at her country home with her loving husband, two sweet girls, and the family pets: two dogs, a cat, and a beta fish called Fifi. When she’s not busy assisting clients and building her business, she enjoys photography, home renovating, furthering her education, and volunteering for charity events.
A native Texan and lifelong Killeen resident, Lorie Renegar-Jones’ deep understanding of Central Texas neighborhoods is only matched by her integrity, reliability and laser-sharp focus on getting things done.
Delivering an exceptional experience is paramount to Lorie. She is a natural at building relationships through trust and transparency, and Lorie is genuinely focused on her clients, striving to exceed every expectation. Her fiery passion for real estate was lit when she was taken advantage of by an unscrupulous real estate agent. This led Lorie to build her business on an unwavering commitment to honest business practices.
Previous experience with a home builder/brokerage gives Lorie a unique perspective and cultivated experience with new home construction. Her knowledge of the numerous stages of planning and building a home ensure clients will have a seamless journey – from picking a floorplan to keys in hand.
Lorie partnered with Amazing Realty because she believes in our foundational commitment to provide an AMAZING real estate experience for each and every client.
When it comes to investing in your own piece of Central Texas real estate, employ one of Killeen’s most trustworthy professional REALTORS® and experience the delight Lorie delivers.
Raised in Texas, helping people is Maggie Keller’s passion. She worked as a Registered Nurse for eight years but took time off once she had children. Maggie and her husband enjoy and have been involved in real estate investing together. She loves that real estate allows for schedule flexibility along with the opportunity to help others. Maggie enjoys being able to assist clients with all of their real estate needs, whether buying, selling or investing. She strives to ensure your real estate goals are not only met but exceeded.
Michelle Ellis is a Central Texas realtor who has been licensed since 2011. Her passion for helping others is what drove her to become an agent, and it is this same drive to get the best results for her clients that has made her a success in the field.
She loves finding solutions to any and all real estate problems and has even worked as a real estate consultant. Michelle specializes in probate and distressed properties. Her decade of experience and drive to succeed make her an asset to any real estate transaction, regardless of your goals.
When not at work, Michelle loves spending time with her family. She is a homemaker and mother to five kids, along with a menagerie of animals.
Outstanding service should be the norm in the real estate industry and that’s exactly what you can expect from agent Nikki Popko. Going above and beyond is what the team at Amazing Realty is all about. Working with buyers and sellers in Central Texas, Nikki ensures that you are represented fairly and with respect, relieving the stress of the home buying or selling process.
Nikki’s experience hails from fifteen years in retail management, although she grew up in the housing industry since the age of nine. With a BA in Organizational Management and an MA in Education, teaching and learning with technology is part of what sets Nikki apart from other REALTORS.
As a detailed-oriented multitasker that takes pride in solving problems, Nikki’s empathetic approach plays well to your favor. When it comes to ensuring your rights and interests are protected in every real estate transaction, she works diligently to ensure every client has a wonderful home buying experience.
Clients describe Nikki as a friendly and dependable agent. It is important to her that all her clients have a wonderful home buying experience and would trust her to assist their friends and family in Central Texas.
When you’re ready to learn more about the real estate happenings or just have questions on what to expect, give Nikki Popko a call. Because your real estate transaction should leave a smile on your face.
Rey is an experienced realtor who proudly serves Austin, Texas and the surrounding areas. He moved to Texas in 1992 when his mother, a former realtor herself, saw the growth potential that the area held. He loves the area and has watched Austin grow into the booming city that it is today.
There is nothing Rey loves more about working in real estate than house hunting. He has a passion for learning about his clients and enjoys the opportunity to locate and research the perfect home for each one.
Rey works alongside his wife, another Amazing Realty agent. Outside of real estate, Rey enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. He can be found outdoor grilling, swimming, playing video games and Texas hold’em, or finding new ways to keep his kids entertained during these changing times.
Sandy was raised, as a rancher’s daughter, in Meridian, Texas and later attended Texas State Technical College Waco and Central Texas College. With an AAS in Homeland Security/Emergency Management, Sandy has always dedicated herself towards the betterment of others. With her passion to help others and her sharp attention to detail she always goes above and beyond to help buyers find their dream home and to help sellers get the most value for their property.
Sandy’s business is built on: Communication, Dedication, Determination & Trust while maintaining the ability to adapt and cater to all of her client’s Real Estate needs. She specializes in Residential, Farm & Ranch and Investment properties. Her outstanding customer service has resulted in an expanding network of loyal clients and referrals. Remember, “The finest compliment a Real Estate Agent can ever receive is a referral.
With a desire to help and take care of others, Wendy Marrs is a reliable and efficient REALTOR® serving buyers, sellers and investors in the greater Austin area. A nurse and homemaker for the majority of her life, Wendy attributes her patient and considerate personality to her career experience. Her dedication to her patients and family taught her great listening and detail-oriented skills she uses to this day as a REALTOR®. But, above all else, she can juggle multiple tasks at a time in an efficient and timely manner – a trait admired and sought-after by many homebuyers and sellers.
As a REALTOR®, Wendy strives to conduct her business with integrity and is committed to providing clients with a trustworthy advocate throughout the entirety of the real estate transaction. Beyond skills acquired as a nurse and homemaker, she also has extensive experience in property management, strategy and problem solving, accounting and budgeting, teaching, event planning and management, counseling and leadership.
Outside of real estate, Wendy finds no greater joy than spending time with her husband and their four children.
Wendy recently earned her GRI designation and will proudly be continuing her education so that she can better serve her clients in the future.