PGA Professional Specializing in Golf Course Communities
Throughout my real estate career, it has been my utmost goal to provide a first class, professional real estate experience catering to your needs and the needs of your family. When you are ready to buy a home, sell your current home or expand your real estate holding investment, you deserve a professional working for you.
I strive to consistently provide you with the highest quality real estate experience including: utilizing the latest marketing techniques, negotiating strong contracts, exceeding your expectations and providing prospective home buyers and sellers a smooth transition out of their old home and into their new home.
Originally from Lytham St.Annes, England, I had the opportunity to play some of the greatest courses in the world. From caddying for Tiger Woods in the 1996 British Open to playing golf with legends like Arnold Palmer, I have learned the importance of building business relationships on and off the golf course. As a PGA professional, I am able to combine my passion for real estate with my love of teaching.
"The most important thing I provide for your family is a first class
experience based on professionalism, loyalty and results."
Specializing in fine homes and golf course properties, my golf career puts me in the hands of discerning buyers and goal-oriented sellers.
Serving the entire DFW metroplex specializing in Southlake, Colleyville, Grapevine, Coppell, Westlake, Keller and Flower Mound
New Home Construction
Golf Course Communities throughout DFW including:
- Sky Creek Ranch
- TPC Four Seasons
- Cottonwood Valley
Although I was born and grew up in the Upper Midwest, not Texas, I got here as quickly as I could! I was raised in a family that considered the real estate business just a part of growing up: Dad, my two brothers and sister are builders involved in both residential and commercial development. It was a natural that I would begin my career in the "family business" when I moved to the Southlake area in 1991. With more than 17 years as a REALTOR, I can honestly say that I love the business because I love to work with the customers and clients, the Buyers and Sellers. I enjoy having a positive effect on these people's lives through successful real estate transactions.
Known for my attention to detail and ability to concentrate on each individual Buyer and/or Seller, I am also highly skilled at today's leading edge technology.great assets for clients and customers. To quote comments from a recent customer, ".it was a perfect experience and a great investment.Joel's a terrific guy.all very smooth.no stress.I would definitely recommend him." My clients do not hesitate to recommend me.in fact, they want their friends and relatives to have the same great real estate experience they've had. Over 60% of my sales and listings come from the recommendations of previous clients!
Whether listing a home, leasing an office, working with a builder to locate prime development property or working with excited buyers, I am intent on meeting the needs of my clients and customers. I love it when clients tell me, "Joel, you really made the difference in our lives." The biggest compliment is a referral.and the best accomplishment is a quality relationship with a customer for life!
A cum laude graduate of the University of North Texas with a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Banking and Investments, I have also served in the Texas Army National Guard as a Staff Sergeant in the Signal Corps. In my off-duty hours, I enjoy bass fishing, gardening and landscaping, as well as international travel.
Call me with all your real estate questions!
* Residentail Real Estate
* First Time Home Buyers
* Investment Properties
* New Construction
* Commercial Real Estate
Other Awards & Recognition:
CENTURY 21 CENTURION Honor Society - 2006
CENTURY 21 CENTURION Award - 1999 - 2006
CENTURY 21 Masters Club - 1999, Emerald - 2000 - 2006
CENTURY 21 Mike Bowman, Inc. CENTURY 21 Club - 1997 - 2006
Iowa State University Outstanding Achievement Award for her work with young students
FIVE STAR Real Estate Agent - Best in Client Satisfaction Awarded by the Fort Worth Business Press
You've heard "give a job to a busy person and the job will get done" that busy person is Chris Ortegel. But Chris is more than just another busy professional. She is a person who cares about her community and is active in it. She is a person who has many personal and professional achievements.
Chris is a person with high professional standards, her work philosophy is "don't compromise excellence." And she lives up to it by diligently searching for the very best property for her clients and by advertising well to get her listings sold as soon as possible! Chris says the most rewarding aspect of her job is "watching my buyer(s) or seller(s) leaving the closing table happy and excited about the home they just purchased or just sold."
In between buyers and sellers, Chris enjoys decorating, (she has a real flair for it), updating houses, she loves to travel (outside and within the US), and spending time with her eight wonderful grandchildren, an adopted puppy and cat!
"Live one day at a time, do for others, appreciate all my blessings, and exercise a sense of humor" is how Chris Oretgel lives her life.
Luxury Home Specialist
Accredited Buyers Representative - ABR
Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Commercial Specialist, Fine Homes and Estates Specialist, REALTOR, National Association of REALTORS, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
AWARDS:2014 - CENTURION,2014 - President's Team,2014 - Quality Service Pinnacle Team,2013 - DOUBLE CENTURION,2013 - President's Team,2013 - Quality Service Pinnacle Team,2012 - CENTURION2012 - Quality Service Team
PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS:Accredited Buyer Representative,Certified Distressed Property Expert,Commercial Specialist,Fine Homes and Estates SpecialistREALTOR, National Association of REALTORSSeniors Real Estate Specialist
Welcome to your one-stop source for real estate serving the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex . Real estate is one of the most exciting investments one can make, and it should be a fun and rewarding experience. Here you'll find everything you'll need to buy or sell a home, as well as learn about the market value of homes you may own in the area. It is my goal to provide you with superior service at all times, so please tell me more about you!
Specializing in Relocation, Creative Financing, New Home Construction and Unique Marketing Techniques
16 Years of Advertising and Marketing Experience
18 years Real Estate Experience Serving the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex
Visit Linda's website at lindasellsdfw
As a 3rd generation Texan, I grew up in Fort Worth and since returning to the area, have been a resident of Southlake for the past 10 years.
I began my professional career as a Special Educator meeting the individual needs of children in public and private schools in Texas, Arizona and California.
Having relocated 5 times in 3 states with my husband and 2 children, I fully understand the stresses that can accompany moving to a new home. I also understand the importance of finding not only the ideal home, but also, the location and schools that will best meet the needs of your family.
My familiarity with the area, coupled with my knowledge and experience in both education and real estate has afforded me the opportunity to provide clients with the necessary components to make their move a smooth and educated transition.
I am committed to providing first class, professional service, catering to the individual needs of every family I work with.
It would be a pleasure to work with YOU in locating your next "dream home."
My promises to you:
I will listen and respond to YOUR objectives and preferences.
I will diligently search for a home that meets YOUR criteria.
I will negotiate all terms of the contract on YOUR behalf.
I will keep you updated and informed you throughout the process.
I will communicate consistently so you know what to expect.
Serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area and Possum Kingdom Lake.
National Association of REALTORS
Texas Association of REALTORS
MetroTex Association of REALTORS
Board Member-Timarron Homeowner's Association
National Charity League
Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association
Personal attention and quality service is what clients expect and deserve. I've built my business by delivering those qualities. Real Estate is far more than sticking a sign in someone's yard. Understanding your client's needs and realizing that you are working for them and by doing so you are creating a business transaction, it's a live process. You must be plugged in. There are tools that you truly need for it to be a smooth and successful transaction. In today's fast paced world, I still believe in old-fashioned values. I'm from the Midwest and I have strong work ethics.
My belief system is based on integrity, honesty and hard work. That's the reason why I chose CENTURY 21 Mike Bowman Inc. Mike Bowman stands for the same things, he has built his company by these standards and I'm proud to be part of his company. Being proud of what you do and how you do it, gives your clients the assurance that their fiduciary duties are being held in the highest regards. It is my job to provide that service. To be able to provide those services, knowledge is a key factor. I'm constantly learning every day in this business.
The majority of our communities are linked to Real Estate, schools, churches, roads, shopping centers, hospitals, property taxes, and our homes. All clients have the same concerns to those entities, people don't just buy a house, they buy a home. The surrounding area can be just as important as the extra bedroom. Understanding your client's needs and using your knowledge of the market is a constant.
I love what I do, I enjoy people and I never get tired of looking at properties. Helping a first time homeowner is exciting, helping a relocation couple get acquainted with the area can be a blast, helping empty nesters with their second home or downsizings makes my days never dull. Real Estate has introduced me to some wonderful and fun people that I would of not meet otherwise.
I try to give back to my community by volunteering. I was the membership recruiter for Troop 332 while my son earned his Eagle Rank, I'm a member of the Colleyville Chamber of Commerce. My children went to the GCISD and I live and work in this community, which is delightful. Each individual I meet has their own unique purpose for contacting a Professional Realtor, so whether you are buying or selling, it is always my honor to assist you and my pleasure to get to know you.
Awards and Recognition:
Million Dollar Producer
Certified Luxury Home Specialist 2003
Certified New Home Specialist 2005
Certified Residential Specialist 2004
Novus Award 2009 Colleyville Woman's Club,
Youth Recognition Committee
Grants and Allocations Committee
CWC Holiday Home Tour
32 years in Scouting and proud of it!
CRS, ABR, e-Pro, CLHS, CNHS