About

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This is where it all starts. The journey of creating spaces you love—where you can grow, rest, and belong—all begins with finding home. Founded by Chip and Joanna Gaines in 2007, Magnolia Realty was born out of the belief that home isn’t just a handful of walls, but the very place where you become who you were made to be. For us, home is the most important place on Earth. 

Magnolia Realty is a full-service brokerage equipped to assist you in your buying and selling journey from start to finish. Our team leads with kindness and generosity, acting as a guide so that you can begin this process with confidence. Each of our agents is experienced, invested in their community, and ready to go the extra mile in helping you find a home that will serve the season you’re in and tell your story. We are available in cities across Texas, including Waco, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, and Temple/Belton.

We believe in home, and this is where your journey in finding it begins. We can’t wait to embark on this new adventure with you. 

Our Agents

Abbey O'Brien

REALTOR®

254-654-3144
License Number: 653674
abbeyobrien@magnoliarealty.com

Everyone knows real estate agents help people find and sell houses. It sounds simple. But a house is more than just shelter. It’s home -- where our families connect, grow, and thrive together. It’s where we meet our neighbors that become like family and where we find the community around us that bands together when times get tough. I love that I can be an ambassador for this community. Often times, I am the singular first person someone knows when they move here. It's good work. It's important work. That's why I love doing it. Nothing worth doing is easy, but I LOVE the opportunity to serve families well. "Wherever God has put you, that is your vocation. It is not what we do but how much love we put into it.” -St. Teresa of Calcutta

Amanda Aranda

REALTOR®

254-317-5315
License Number: 783143
Amandaaranda@magnoliarealty.com

As a military spouse of 10+ years, I understand firsthand the unique challenges that come with frequent relocations and the stress of finding a new home in an unfamiliar area. That's why I'm dedicated to helping military families and civilians alike find their perfect home and community. With over a decade of experience in the real estate industry, I have helped countless clients navigate the buying and selling process with ease. My knowledge of the local market, coupled with my attention to detail and excellent communication skills, make me an invaluable asset to anyone looking to make a move. Whether you're a military family relocating to a new base, a first-time homebuyer, or an experienced investor, I am committed to providing personalized service and expert guidance every step of the way. I take pride in building long-lasting relationships with my clients, and I am dedicated to helping them achieve their real estate goals. In addition to my real estate experience, I am also a proud military spouse and understand the unique needs and challenges faced by military families. I am committed to supporting our military community and giving back whenever possible. If you're looking for a knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated realtor who truly understands the needs of military families and civilian clients alike, please don't hesitate to contact me. I would be honored to help you find your perfect home.

Ashley Dusek Williams

REALTOR®

254-541-0216
License Number: 496047
ashleydusekwilliams@magnoliarealty.com

With over two decades of experience in real estate, Ashley Dusek Williams is not just a REALTOR®; she's your trusted guide through the diverse landscapes of Temple-Belton. Central Texas has been Ashley's home for most of her life, and her roots run deep in the community. Temple holds a special place in Ashley's heart, where she and her husband chose to raise their three children. As a daughter and sister to new home builders, Ashley's passion extends effortlessly into the realm of New Construction. However, her love extends to first-time homebuyers and those looking for the perfect resale property. What sets Ashley apart is her wealth of experience and her commitment to making your home-buying process stress-free and enjoyable. With a keen understanding of the local market, she tailors her approach to your unique needs, whether you're a first-time buyer, building your dream home, upsizing, downsizing, or investing. Beyond real estate, Ashley is a community enthusiast and believes in giving back. Her negotiating skills and dedication to exceptional service make her the go-to real estate professional in Temple-Belton. If you're looking for a knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated real estate agent, Ashley is here to transform your real estate goals into reality. Let her be your partner on this exciting journey!

Chelsea Mayes

REALTOR®

254-931-8232
License Number: 756975
Chelseamayes@magnoliarealty.com

Meet Chelsea Mayes, a passionate and driven real estate professional with a heart for serving others. Chelsea grew up in Belton, TX, and has lived in the Central Texas area her entire life. She has been happily married for 9 years and is the proud mother of four beautiful children. With a background in customer service, Chelsea has a sharp eye for detail and a natural ability to connect with people. She is dedicated to providing her clients with exceptional service and support throughout the entire real estate process. Whether you are buying or selling a home, Chelsea is committed to working tirelessly on your behalf to ensure that your goals are met and your expectations are exceeded. Her knowledge of the local market, combined with her professionalism and integrity, make her a top choice for anyone in need of a real estate agent in the Central Texas area. In her free time, you will find Chelsea on the sidelines cheering on her children at their sporting events and in life. Chelsea is an active and supporting member of the Bell County community. She also has a passion for traveling and working out!

Connie Sterling

REALTOR®

254-780-6263
License Number: 590026
conniesterling@magnoliarealty.com

Connie Sterling is a passionate and dedicated real estate professional who has earned the privilege of being a member of the Texas Association of REALTORS®, National Association of REALTORS®, and the Temple-Belton Board of REALTORS®. With a proven track record as a Multi-Million Dollar producer, Connie is committed to delivering exceptional service to her clients while maintaining the highest level of integrity and attention to detail. She puts her clients' satisfaction above all else and takes pride in providing personalized service that caters to their unique needs. To Connie, being a REALTOR® is more than just selling homes; it's about understanding her clients' hopes and dreams and making them a reality. She believes in putting her client's satisfaction above all else and is committed to providing personalized service that caters to their unique needs. Whether you're buying or selling a property, Connie's determination and expertise can help you achieve your real estate goals. With her exceptional communication skills and attention to detail, you can trust that you'll receive the best possible service and results. Don't wait to make your real estate dreams a reality. Contact Connie today and let her show you how she can help you with your buying or selling needs.

Jacque Wigginton

REALTOR®

254-931-6638
License Number: 778040
Jacquew@magnoliarealty.com

Hello! I'm Jacque Wigginton, a proud lifelong resident of Central Texas, with deep roots in the Temple and Belton communities. I’ve been in the real estate arena for about 7 years now, and handled hundreds of transactions as an Escrow Officer, before making the move to become a Licensed Texas Realtor. Throughout my professional life, I've had the opportunity to develop and lead teams, fostering growth and achieving success in various roles. My experience as a project manager and director of operations has honed my organizational and leadership skills, ensuring that I can navigate the complexities of real estate transactions with confidence and precision. My years in public education allowed me to make a positive impact on the community by securing grants and directing programs that benefited students and families. This experience instilled in me the not only a sense of dedication to our community, but the importance of giving back. With me, what you see is always what you get. I value transparency and honesty in all my interactions. As your trusted advisor, I will provide you with straightforward advice, making certain that you have all the information you need to make educated decisions in the world of real estate. Whether you're looking to make top dollar on the sale of your property, find the perfect home for your family or build a dream real estate portfolio, I'm here to guide you every step of the way. I understand that real estate decisions are some of the most significant financial decisions you'll make, and I'm committed to helping you achieve your goals and dreams. I'm thrilled to be part of your real estate journey in Central Texas. Contact me today, and let's work together to turn your aspirations into reality.

Jared Hartmann

REALTOR®

254-327-1571
254-493-4481
License Number: 656147
jaredhartmann@magnoliarealty.com

Family is my driving force. Six years ago, I transitioned from a successful music career with the band Flyleaf to real estate, all to prioritize my family's well-being. Constant touring kept me away from home, but it also reinforced my love for Central Texas. As a native of Temple, TX, I'm deeply connected to this community and take joy in helping others discover its charms. Guiding families through their home-buying and selling journeys has become my passion. I prioritize listening to my clients, providing exceptional service without pressure, and exceeding expectations. In today's chaotic world, I've realized that home and family are everything. I wake up each day grateful for the opportunity to help others find homes where they can create cherished memories with their loved ones.

Jodi Brazeal

TEXAS REALTOR®, GRI, ABR

254-721-7364
License Number: 466584
jodibrazeal@magnoliarealty.com

As a native of the Bell County area, I have over two decades of knowledge and experience in this market. I know Temple, and the country around it, like the back of my hand. My background and experience give me the utmost insight to help my clients make sound decisions. My passion for helping my clients will be evident the first time you visit with me! Ethically and morally driven, I will work for you in a very honest and open manner. Having the guidance, advice, and drive of a professional like myself can be paramount to your success when purchasing or selling real estate. Real estate transactions are some of the biggest decisions you will make in your lifetime. Ensure you are making knowledgeable and informed decisions by partnering with an experienced agent that will ALWAYS put the best interest of my clients FIRST. Having earned the Graduate of Realtor Institute (GRI) designation and Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) designation, I am well prepared to share my knowledge with you to ensure your greatest success in all of your real estate needs. The GRI and ABR designations have given me the specific knowledge to tackle some of the most complex transactions. Although connecting buyers and sellers is always at the forefront of my mind, I am also a devoted wife and mom. I am my active children's biggest fan and help my husband with his non-profit organization, The KIDFISH Foundation. I enjoy the outdoors, bible studies, and am committed to staying fit by leading a healthy and active lifestyle. I love to laugh and am in my element hosting regular get-togethers with family and friends.

Karen Stewart

REALTOR®

254-718-6456
License Number: 781830
karenstewart@magnoliarealty.com

My family and I are lifelong residents of Little River Academy. I grew up in Academy playing sports and watching my Dad, "Wild Bill White" race cars at dirt tracks across the great state of Texas. After graduating high school, I worked as a teller for First National Bank of Temple. Once I turned 21, I moved to Austin and joined the team at Austin Endodontics where I worked as a registered dental assistant for 12 years. In 2006 I transferred back to Temple where I have been the office manager at Temple Endodontics. Seeking something different after 30 years in the dental field, I decided to jump into the real estate business. With a passion for customer service and impeccable communicative skills, I am ready to assist you. Whether you are buying or selling, I will assist in making your transition go as smoothly as possible. As a proud member of the Magnolia Realty family, I carry the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service into everything I do. When I am not making homeownership dreams come true, I enjoy spending time with family camping, playing pickle ball, traveling, participating in barbeque cookoffs with my husband and watching my kids play sports.

Kristi Sanguinet

512-922-7191
kristis@magnoliarealty.com

Lauren Hartshorn

REALTOR®

254-931-1754
License Number: 606787
laurenh@magnoliarealty.com

Lauren Hartshorn is a dedicated real estate professional with a true passion for helping clients find their dream homes. After graduating from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor she went on to obtain her real estate license, Lauren quickly established herself as a top-performing agent with a reputation for providing exceptional service to her clients. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the local real estate market, Lauren has helped countless buyers and sellers achieve their goals. Whether working with first-time buyers or experienced investors, she takes the time to understand each client's unique needs and goals, and she works tirelessly to ensure they are met. In addition to her expertise in real estate, Lauren is also known for her friendly and approachable personality. She takes pride in providing a stress-free and enjoyable experience for her clients, and she is always available to answer questions and provide guidance throughout the buying or selling process. Looking to the future, Lauren is excited to continue growing her business and helping even more clients achieve their real estate dreams. Whether you are buying, selling, or investing, you can trust Lauren to provide the expert guidance and personalized service you need to succeed in today's competitive market.

Louis Parker

REALTOR®

254-721-1979
License Number: 682084
louisparker@magnoliarealty.com

Meet Louis Parker, a seasoned real estate professional with over 5 years of experience in the industry. Originally from Toccoa, Georgia, Louis relocated to Texas in 2016 to pursue his passion for real estate. Since then, he has done hundreds of deals and has become an expert in his field. When he's not working, Louis loves to spend his time outdoors hunting, fishing, snowboarding, and surfing. He believes that staying connected to nature helps him maintain a healthy work-life balance, which ultimately enhances his performance as a real estate agent. Before his career in real estate, Louis spent 4 years as a police officer, which taught him the importance of discipline, communication, and integrity. These values have been instrumental in his success as a real estate agent, where he always puts his clients' interests first. Louis holds a Bachelor's degree from Georgia Southern and is also a licensed pilot. He believes that continuous learning is crucial in staying ahead in the real estate industry and is always looking for ways to improve his knowledge and skills. Louis is dedicated to helping his clients achieve their real estate goals and is committed to providing exceptional service that exceeds their expectations. Contact Louis today to discuss your real estate needs.

Melissa Navarro

REALTOR®

512-791-3912
License Number: 767380
melissanavarro@magnoliarealty.com

Melissa is a 5th generation Templonian and spent most of her life there until moving to Austin in 2000. After meeting her husband in Austin and having their 4th daughter, Melissa moved back to Central Texas and landed in Belton. Melissa has extensive knowledge of the Temple-Belton area and along with her husband and daughters, is very involved in the community. Melissa takes pride in representing her clients, who often become her friend, in both the buying and selling process and feels fortunate to have the opportunity to serve you!

Morgan Shine

REALTOR®

254-541-1117
morganshine@magnoliarealty.com

Morgan is a native of Central Texas and a graduate of the University of Mary Hardin Baylor with a double bachelor's in Marketing and Management. She has a wealth of knowledge about the area, the housing market, and the people from living there most all her life. Morgan offers a level of service that exceeds expectations by truly listening to her client's needs. She is organized, resourceful, and determined. She goes above and beyond to ensure satisfaction at every stage of the buying/selling process. She is passionate about putting a smile on anyone’s face and strives to find a slice of heaven for all her clients. From start to finish, and even down the road, Morgan is the agent you will be glad you chose to work with.

Shawn Prettyman

REALTOR®

254-654-1949
License Number: 757954
shawnprettyman@magnoliarealty.com

Shawn has called the Temple | Belton area home for over 15 years since he moved to the area in 2007 to study and play football at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor. He obtained a degree in finance and lead his class as finance student of the year in 2011 before going on to earn his MBA in Management | Finance. He has always been active in the market and fell in love with real estate investment early in his career while building up his own investment portfolio. As a tenured sales professional, with a background in detailed financial sales and sales management, he is well-equipped to serve the Central Texas market. Family is his core, and he currently resides in Moody with his wife Brittney, his son Brayden, and his three daughters Ryleigh, Addison, and Emory. Shawn looks forward to serving you in your search for residential, commercial, investment, and development opportunities all around Central Texas.

Taylor Reeves

Broker Associate

985-710-0547
License Number: 679066
taylorreeves@magnoliarealty.com

Taylor Reeves has been among the top-producing agents in the Central Texas real estate market, with her primary clientele being medical professionals including medical students, resident physicians and staff doctors. Born in Washington State and raised in Louisiana, Taylor finally made her way to Texas. She and her husband spent the last four years in Temple, Texas where her career in real estate took off! Taylor's husband started at Covenant Hospital in August of 2020, and they now call Lubbock home. Taylor's career excelled when she joined Chip and Joanna Gaines's real estate company, Magnolia Realty, and quickly became a top-producing agent in what was the #2 office in the county. She learned the value of delivering top-notch customer service, high quality care and ensuring that every family and client received a personalized experience. As a physician's wife, Taylor's niche organically paired with the medical community. She understands the unique needs and time constraints that come with a career in the medical community and has perfected the client experience. She also specializes in first-time homebuyers and loves serving our veterans. She enjoys guiding her clients through the process step-by-step and prides herself in setting expectations that will eliminate the unnecessary stresses that can come with buying and selling. Taylor offers a proven, repeatable system that will enable you to sell your home over the average price and under the average time. She looks forward to using these skills to bring another level of customer service to the Temple area!

Terry Poyser

REALTOR®

254-466-9566
License Number: 643450
Terrypoyser@magnoliarealty.com

I'm a native Texan but raised a Military Brat, so where Texas is my home, I have moved around the world many times. I have 3 beautiful daughters and one son. Growing up watching my parents pack, move, and re-establish us, I learned to appreciate how much was involved with that. I suppose that is where my passion for real estate started. I want to make that transition easy and fun. I love joking around, golfing, and spending time with my family. I have 3 beautiful daughters and one son, and we are big BBQ'ers. But when it comes to my business and your move…that, I take seriously. Let's do this!!!

Tim Kennedy

Inside Sales Agent

210-710-3238
License Number: 769580
Timkennedy@magnoliarealty.com

With a passion for service in the greater Centex area, I am ready to help with your home buying and selling needs. As a proud member of the Magnolia Realty Temple Belton family, and being a son of a retired Full-Bird Colonel in the Airforce, I carry the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding service before self into everything I do. When I’m not making homeownership dreams come true for my clients, I enjoy spending time taking wildlife photography and camping in the backcountry. I live locally in the West Temple area with my wife Brianna, son Micah, and two labradors. (Charlie and Mya).

Veronica Brown

REALTOR®

810-623-0614
License Number: 745956
veronicabrown@magnoliarealty.com

Born in Michigan, Veronica met the love of her life on vacation and was a proud military spouse for 20 years. Veronica understands the challenges and sacrifices that military servicemembers and their families face. Her adaptability from living in various states has given her a keen understanding of the unique needs of relocating and she is dedicated to making relocation transitions as smooth as possible. She doesn’t want to just help her clients to find a house, but a place they can truly call home - a place where memories will be made and lives will be built. Before getting her real estate license, Veronica spent 4 years in the mortgage industry. Veronica is well-versed in the mortgage process. With experience in 2 different side of the industry, she can guide her clients through the intricacies of the home buying and selling process, ensuring they are well informed and confident in their decisions. Veronica's love for her family and faith is at the center of her life, and she cherishes spending quality time with her husband and 5 kids. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the diverse offerings of Central Texas, from its vibrant culture to the hometown feel, and of course its beautiful natural scenery. If you're looking for a dedicated, knowledgeable, and caring real estate agent in Bell County, Veronica is ready to assist you and guide you every step of the way. She can't wait to welcome you home!
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