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Meet our Team

Jimmy Franklin
Jimmy Franklin
Founder / Broker Associate
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Jimmy has over 34 years experience in the Houston area. He knows many Realtors, builders, brokers, loan officers and other professionals in the business. He constantly works with this network to sell your home. Jimmy's clients describe him as intuitive, knowledgeable and hard working.

The Franklin Team's philosophy is to do the best job for the client and to make the experience as pleasant as possible. The team's retention is second to none.

When he's not working, Jimmy is usually relaxing by the pool at his lake house in the hill country. He loves spending time with his children, exercising and traveling.

Andy Gleason
Andy Gleason
Partner / Licensed Agent
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Andy has over 21 years experience in the real estate industry, including mortgage finance. Andy's background in finance really compliments the Home Buyout Program, while his extensive sales experience is the main reason he helps sell so many homes. He frequently tours listings to see what suggestions he can make to improve showings and attract buyers.

Andy's personal time is dedicated to his wife and three young boys, Zachary, Cameron and Brady. He is a coach for the boy's sports teams during just about every season of the year. He enjoys the outdoors and his season tickets to the Houston Texans.

Sarah Savard
Sarah Savard
Partner / Licensed Agent
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Sarah is Jimmy's daughter and a 2006 graduate of Texas A&M University. She has worked in residential real estate for over 10 years, all with The Franklin Team. Buying or selling a home is the largest transaction a homeowner will undergo. Sarah's communication and dedication to her clients always facilitates a smooth transaction. Her awards include RE/MAX 100% Club and Rookie of the Year from RE/MAX Grand.

Sarah loves spending time with her family (especially her new baby girl Logan Ann) and friends, working out, shopping and traveling.

Andrew Franklin
Andrew Franklin
Partner / Licensed Agent
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Andrew is Jimmy's son and a graduate of Washington & Lee University. Before joining the team, Andrew worked in investment banking for approximately 6 years, primarily on mergers and acquisitions. Andrew has been around residential real estate since he was a kid and learned early that putting clients' needs first is always smart business.

Andrew is an avid sports fan. He spends most of his time with friends and family, watching or playing sports and traveling.

Ed Dermody
Ed Dermody
Licensed Agent
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Ed has an extensive knowledge of the real estate industry as he's been in the business for 20+ years which include experience in mortgage lending, management and ownership. His business philosophy is simple and can be summarized in the phrase – treat people how you want to be treated. Realizing the real estate industry is not second nature to everyone, his goal is to simplify the process so that his clients feel comfortable every step of the way, from beginning to end.

When not focusing on my business relationships, I enjoy spending time with my family, which includes my beautiful wife of 25 years, our three beautiful daughters and granddaughter. We enjoy the outdoors, including hunting, fishing and golfing.

Brenda Blach
Brenda Blach
Licensed Agent
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Brenda brings over 15 years of customer service experience to The Franklin Team. She has worked for United airlines for 16 years and has previous experience working with home builders and in leasing. Her outgoing personality and excellent customer service skills will ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience with her clients.

Brenda is married with 3 children and lives in the Katy area. She enjoys traveling, working out, entertaining friends and shares in her husbands passion for fast cars.

Shelley Cooley
Shelley Cooley
Licensed Agent
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Whether buying or selling, Shelley will provide her clients with the special attention one expects of a dedicated real estate professional. Shelley joined the Franklin Team in 2009 to meet our clients' home staging needs. She is praised most often by clients for her enthusiasm, work ethic and unwavering loyalty.

Shelley was born and raised in Houston, graduated from the University of Houston, and resides on the north side with her husband and children.

Lance Bertolino
Lance Bertolino
Licensed Agent
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Lance comes to The Franklin Team with a diverse real estate and business background, but it all stems from his belief in serving others. He has over 25 years of negotiating complex commercial values through property tax consulting, arbitration, and litigation support for taxpayers. Additionally, Lance has been an active Realtor for over 14 years and prefers helping clients with both residential as well as farm/ranch sales. For him, this side of real estate is more rewarding and exemplifies the adage "If you do what you love, you never work a day in your life."

A devout family-man, Lance looks forward to spending time with them in the outdoors. Community stewardship is important to him, as he also donates his time to serve the citizens of Fort Bend County as a Lieutenant (Reserve) and Instructor with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, with over 23 years of service.

Tyler Knowles
Tyler Knowles
Licensed Agent
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For the last 24 years, Tyler has been able to call Katy his home. Tyler was raised in a "Real Estate Family" with both his Mother and Father as top producing Real Estate agents for over 40 years. Tyler has been a licensed agent for 2 years and is apart of the RE/MAX 100% club. While using knowledge and experience passed on from his family, Tyler pursued and obtained a B.A. in Marketing from Nicholls State University in May 2015. In addition to academics, Tyler participated as a 4-year letterman for the Nicholls State University Football team.

Tyler enjoys the outdoors, along with spending time with his family.

Chris Cooley
Chris Cooley
Licensed Agent
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Chris is a "Naturalized Houstonian" ...he came to Houston in 1985, and naturally decided to stay! Since then, he earned his undergrad degree at UH, received an MBA from HBU, and gained extensive sales, marketing, and finance experience in a variety of fields, including Commercial Real Estate.

"The most important factor to consider at the beginning of any large financial transaction is choosing a professional to represent you; one that gives you confidence in their commitment to working on your behalf throughout the entire process."

Chris focuses on the north side where he lives with his wife Shelley, (also a Franklin Team agent), their kids, and way too many pets. On rare occasions he's able to squeeze in a round of golf, play some guitar, or crank up his Harley.

Sarah Pham
Sarah Pham
Licensed Agent
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Sarah believes as a real estate professional, that selling real estate is not about houses; it's all about establishing homes. Sarah has several years of diverse knowledge in the corporate world and has experience working with home builders. As a military spouse for over 20 years you will find Sarah's determination, enthusiasm and drive inspirational - her goal is to meet or exceed your expectations. She will handle the details, keeping you informed throughout the process and giving you true peace of mind.

Sarah currently resides in the Cypress area with her husband of 21 years who is a retired US Army-Colonel and their 3 children. She enjoys traveling, shopping and entertaining with family and friends.

Kim Clayton
Kim Clayton
Licensed Agent - Office Manager / Closing Coordinator
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Kim has over 25 years experience in the real estate industry and has been with The Franklin Team since 1996. She will assist you with any questions you might have during the closing process.

Kim loves spending time with her family, friends and "The Boys," her three Labrador Retrievers.

Lea Harper
Lea Harper
Business Development Manager
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Lea has joined The Franklin Team as a Marketing/Builder Relations team member for the Home Buyout Program. She comes with several years experience in HR/Recruiting from the corporate world. She values customer service and client relations.

Lea graduated from Abilene Christian University and resides on the North side of Houston with her 3 children. She enjoys reading, traveling, sports, and attending all of her children's various activities. She also owns a small photography business that specializes in children and family photography.

Morgan Schweitzer
Morgan Schweitzer
Business Development - North
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Morgan joined the Franklin Team as a Marketing team member for the Home Buyout Program. With 3 years of experience in new home sales, she is well versed in realtor-builder relations. She is passionate about campaigning, social media outreach and implementing the latest marketing trends. Morgan has a Bachelor's degree from Sam Houston State University (eat ‘em up Kats!) in Public Relations and loves all things marketing.

Morgan has way too many pets and enjoys yoga, good food, DIY projects and hospitality.

Carrie Bond
Carrie Bond
Business Development - South
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Carrie joins The Franklin Team with 7 years of experience in the real estate industry. As a former New Home Sales Counselor, Carrie knows firsthand how well the Home Buyout Program works. She takes that experience as she markets the programs to our builder clients throughout Houston.

Carrie is a native Houstonian, graduated from Texas Tech in 2007 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and currently resides in the Memorial area with her husband and young daughter. In her free time, you can find her trying new recipes in the kitchen, working out and entertaining friends and family.

Kathy Francis
Kathy Francis
Licensed Agent - Listing Coordinator / Offer Processing
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Kathy has 4 years experience in financial planning and has worked with The Franklin Team since 2006. Kathy will assist you with any questions concerning your listing until we have an executed contract on your home. She is also in charge of processing the offers we receive on all of our listings.

Kathy enjoys reading, gardening, traveling, cooking and spending time with her kids.

Elizabeth Francis
Elizabeth Francis
Listing Photographer
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Elizabeth takes the pictures for all of our listings. She will meet with you to get all information needed for entering your house into MLS.

Elizabeth is a recent graduate of Texas A&M. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, summertime at the river and running with her dog, Sadie.

Natalie Standley
Natalie Standley
Receptionist
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Natalie is our receptionist. She assists with phone calls, acquiring feedback, and confirming appraisal & inspection appointments.

Natalie enjoys spending time raising her daughter, working in her flowerbeds and reading books.

Eileen Franklin
Eileen Franklin
Licensed Broker / Assistant Closing Coordinator
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Eileen is a licensed real estate broker with over 20 years experience in real estate including leasing, rental management, buying and selling. She assists in our closing department. Eileen has a bachelor's degree in Management from the University of Houston.

She enjoys spending time with her grandbaby and the rest of the family, attending UH football games and going to a variety of events in the Houston area.

Stephanie Jones
Susan Reeves
Weekend Receptionist
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Susan is our weekend receptionist. She assists with phone calls, acquiring feedback and confirming appraisal & inspection appointments.

Born and raised in the beautiful town of Asheville, North Carolina, Susan moved to Houston in the early 1980's. Since her 30+ years in this area, she has seen all phases of the real estate market including over 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry. In her free time she enjoys reading, sewing and spending time with friends and family.

David Douglas
David Douglas
Runner
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David is our runner. He assists with delivering brochures and marketing mail-outs.

David is a native Houstonian with an extensive business background. He enjoys spending time with his two children, offshore fishing and spending time outdoors.