Team Bios

Choosing Your Real Estate Professional

 

A real estate transaction is a major decision. Since market trends and laws constantly change, it’s important to work with a professional you trust. Our group of professionals is among the best in the business—knowledgeable, reliable, and dedicated to their clients. No matter what your real estate goals might be, you’ll find a professional here who is ready to help you through each step of the process.



RESIDENTIAL AGENTS

Geni Manning – Team Leader, Realtor

Geni Manning is a native Texan, and grew up right here in the Dallas/Ft.Worth metroplex. Her knowledge of the area gives her an advantage when working with families relocating to North Texas. She is an accomplished Realtor with a proven track record since 1982, and has been recognized as a leader in the real estate industry. Geni has been awarded ten of the top real estate designations. With these credentials one could say she’s a master of real estate. With her service oriented attitude, Geni provides the best negotiations and smoothest processes–creating successful transactions for our clients. Throughout this website you can read more about her experiences and qualifications. Read More About Geni

Specialty Areas: Certified New Home Specialist, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Divorce Real Estate Specialist and Certified Home Staging Expert.



 

Rickie Kule – Realtor, Buyer’s Specialist

 

Rickie has been in the real estate industry for over 30 years, and underwriting home loans for 25.  Her valuable experience and knowledge, assist our clients with educating them on the vast mortgages on the market today.  Rickie is helpful to our clients who have financial challenges and knows exactly how to structure a package for specific loans. She helps with our Seller clients by holding Open Houses and qualifying the Buyers on the spot. Rickie was born and raised in Dallas and has extensive knowledge of the area for families relocated to Dallas, Ft.Worth.

 

Specialty Areas: Buyer’s Agent and Finance Specialist



 



Andy Corridori – Realtor, Senior & Divorce Advocate

Andy brings the same dedication and passion to the real estate industry as he did as a semi-pro baseball player and coach. He also uses the same skills with our clients as he did to take his teams to ‘State Champions’ and why he was inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame.’ Skills like being a patient listener, good communicator, having concise and correct facts, and a well thought out game plan and strategy for success. Andy is also aware of the strategic planning it takes and the stress relocation can put on a family–he relocated from Delaware to Florida, to Las Vegas and now Texas. Andy has experience working onsite with a local builder and was trained in New Home Construction giving him the knowledge to work with Buyers wanting to build.  He also is a professional singer and comic impersonator who provides entertainment for our ‘Senior’ communities, charity events and our client’s house warming parties.

Specialty Areas: New Home Construction Specialist, Senior Real Estate Specialist, Divorce Advocate



Diana Levin – Realtor, CRS, ABR, E-PRO, GRI, CFS, CAPS, SRES, Senior Specialist

Diana has 30+ years experience in the real estate business and has been working the active adult and senior market since 1994. She can assist you in placement of retirement and independent living communities, assisted living, group homes, long term care, hospice, dementia and memory care facilities. Diana’s expertise in this area is invaluable! She is also a great source for our relocation clients as well and has worked with numerous relocation firms. Diana has lived most of her life in the DFW area and now specializes in Tarrant, Johnson and Denton counties.

Specialty Areas: Senior Specialist, Second Homes and Investment Properties, New Construction

 

 

Debbie Scrimshire – Realtor, Farm and Ranch Specialist

Debbie has proven to be the ‘Realtor of Choice’ by many clients since 1978. She has seen all the up and down markets and knows when to shift techniques to get the job done and stay on top of what is working in the current market. She works with Buyers and Sellers of all types and price range in the Tarrant and Denton counties. However, her real love is farm & ranch properties, and waterfront homes with acreage. Debbie lives on 70 acres herself with livestock and understands rural properties. She fills the needs of all our Rural clients with her vast knowledge. In 1982 Debbie was the Trainer for the second largest real estate firm in Tarrant County, and was assigned to Geni her rookie year…and they still work together!

Specialty Area: Farm & Ranch Specialist

 

 

COMMERCIAL BROKERS

 

Paula Osborn -Commercial Broker, Tenant Rep Specialist

For over two decades Paula has specializes in corporate real estate representation for office and industrial users. She handlings leases, build to suits, acquisitions, and dispositions of commercial real estate. Paula is a dedicated professional who values her clients. Through her persistence and determination she achieves the best possible real estate transactions. Paula is very detail-oriented and brings to her clients expertise in analyzing and evaluating options that are critical in making informed decisions. Paula received her B.S. degree from Baylor University and is active in several charitable

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Jim Nelms -Commercial Broker, CNE

Jim Nelms, Jr. has more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience with an impressive client roster that includes high-profile firms such as Ford, KIA, McDonald Douglas, Marriott, Baker Botts, LLP, Transamerica, Credit Union of Texas, and New York Life, among others. Throughout his real estate career, he has built partnerships with key decision-makers at both Dallas-based and national firms, representing more than 10 million square feet of transactions with a value of $6 billion. Jim has structured a Joint Venture for the development of a hospital, and closed over 1 million square feet of tenant consulting assignments. He was able to save his clients in excess of $4.5 million. Jim specializing in the disciplines for Space Users only, no landlord representation including Headquarters lease negotiation and restructuring, User / Purchaser property acquisition, joint venture negotiations, and the creation of development opportunities with various partners.

 

 

Bob Lazenby – Commercial Broker

Bob brings 27 years of commercial real estate experience specializing in Tenant users of office, office flex, & industrial space, Tenant (User) Representation, user acquisitions/dispositions, financial analysis and sources for financing, user build to suits, and design builds. We also provide other services such as strategic planning, transaction structure analysis, architectural design and construction management, project management, and relocation consulting. Bob’s negotiating skills and knowledge of the industry has awarded him many satisfied clients.

 

 

 

Eric White -Business Broker, Mergers & Acquisitions

Eric provides full-service brokerage, representing mid-market companies with enterprise value from $5-100 million. He maintains a network of more than 1,500 Private Equity firms all across the country and within nearly every industry segment, so as to maximize value for strategic sellers. Unlike most competitors, we do not charge upfront fees. We specialize in representing companies in manufacturing, distribution, or wholesaling in which the owner is looking for an exit strategy or an equity partner. Contact Eric for a free analysis of your company and a value expectation based on your market evaluation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOAN OFFICERS

 

Gwendolyn Griffen -Loan Officer & Reverse for Purchase Certified Specialist

We are excited to provide such a wide range of expertise on our Team which Gwendolyn also provides for our clients. She shares her expertise on her radio show on KLIF and has been a “TOP” producer with over 15 years in the mortgage industry. Gwendolyn has also received numerous awards, acknowledgements, certifications and has been published in lending and real estate industry magazines. She has gained a reputation as being an “Out-of-the-Box” problem solver. Her passion for her clients and work ethic is evident in her professionalism, expertise, drive, and knowledge. Whether you are looking for a Conventional, FHA, USDA, VA, Reverse Mortgages, Jumbo, Construction, Rehab or Commercial loan, Gwendolyn can guide you to the very best option that fits your personal needs.

 

 

Denise Donoghue – Loan Officer, Certified Mortgage Planner

The biggest difference between Denise and another loan officer is that she is a Certified Mortgage Planner with a Financial Advisor background.  This allows her to prepare and analyze different loan strategies that look at more than just your interest rate and term. Mortgage loans are much more complex. Denise actually runs a Total Cost Analysis to review rate, term, insurance, tax benefit, amortization, costs, etc.  Then she can determine which loan program will give you the highest net worth in 5-7 years and up to 30 years. They work with over 30+ lenders to help ensure they not only find the best interest rate, but that they have all types of loan products. A mortgage bank offers the widest variety of products, mortgage rates, and start-to-finish control over the entire loan process. Whereas the big-box banks only offer their own products and services. This is why we have chosen Denise to be a part of our One-Stop-Shop.

 

 

 

Richard Woodard – Loan Officer, Certified Divorce Lending Specialist

Richard has 20+ years in the business and works with Service First Mortgage which is a mortgage banker and direct lender. They are able to ensure an accurate and faster closing process because each step occurs in-house – processing, underwriting, closing, funding, and shipping. Richard works side by side with our clients who are going through a divorce.  He will provide you the counsel and expertise of a highly trained professional in this area and will work with your attorney regarding marriage and divorce laws and help you understand the guidelines.

 

Jenay Bowen -Loan Officer

Jenay leads as Top Producer in the lending industry. Her and her team are committed to making every transaction as smooth and stress free as possible. She has systems in place to keep everyone updated in the transaction from contract to closing. Getting to the closing table on time is top priority. Receiving presidents club achievement status Jenay has also recently been recognized nationally as National Mortgage Professional Magazines Top 40 Mortgage Professionals under 40. What drives Jenay most is her family. As a wife and mother of 2 small children (1 boy and 1 girl) she understands that family is extremely important. She loves spending time with them and being involved in their activities from the soccer and baseball field, to dance classes, to gymnastics.

 

 

 

 

 

HOME INSPECTORS

 

David Bergeron -Licensed Home, Termite & Pool Inspector

David is licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) as well as the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) allowing him to perform both the Home Inspection and Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) inspection. Each Home Inspection adheres to the TREC Standards of Practice and the WDI inspection is performed in accordance with the official inspection procedures of the TDA. Each report is computer generated, printed and e-mailed on-site with embedded color photos and easy to understand findings. He will answer all your questions about your new home during an informative walk-thru at the end of the inspection that will give you the peace of mind that no stone has been left upturned. David provides value by offering additional services such as FREE Termite Inspections, inspection of Pier & Beam Foundations, Pools/Spas, Sprinkler Systems, Septic Systems and Private Water Wells–all at No Additional Charge. The Home Inspectors

 

 

REAL ESTATE ATTORNEYS

 

Martin Garcia – Real Estate Attorney, Escrow Officer & Trust Probate Specialist

Martin is a licensed attorney in Texas and helps his clients with legal document preparation and other real estate legal matters. Martin helps his clients determine the best course of action for protecting their real estate assets in estate planning and business formation. The past decade has been tasked with helming Texas Secure Title’s Fort Worth operation. Martin focuses on closing real estate transactions, and handling title curative matters for residential and commercial transactions, and is a specialist in the area of trust and probate cases. Martin attended Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth and graduated Magna Cum Laude, with Honors, with a Bachelor of Arts in 2009. Martin also attended Texas Wesleyan School of Law (now known as Texas A&M School of law) in downtown Fort Worth and graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2012.

 

 

Jerry Ware -Real Estate Attorney & Escrow Officer

Jerry’s practice focuses primarily on sophisticated real estate transactions including Seller Financing. He has many years of experience in negotiating, structuring and closing transactions. He actively works to meet our client’s objectives, evaluating risks and formulating exit strategies to ensure bottom line success. He regularly handles a wide variety of transactions for real estate and finance clients.

 

 

 

 

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