After closing many home sales together as individual agents, two of the most-respected names in North Texas residential real estate joined forces – Kelly Marcontell and Susan Gilchrest. By bringing together their diverse and complementary backgrounds and award-winning talents, Kelly and Susan offer unique and extensive experience to their valued clients. Combining forces allows them to better assist sellers in positioning and marketing homes in today’s competitive environment, writing winning offers and successfully closing hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions. Over their 30+ years in real estate, both have consistently been Top Producers.
Kelly is an accomplished residential Real Estate professional with 25 years of experience. She grew up in Springfield, Ill., the youngest of five children and graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. She moved to Dallas from Chicago in 1993 and soon began working with a national homebuilder, where she became not only well-versed regarding home sales, but also the intricacies of design and construction. Since earning her residential real estate license, Kelly has worked for several well-known local and national firms, and extensively in custom neighborhoods in Southlake, Westlake and Keller. She has sold speculative homes for some of North Texas’ most-admired custom builders, and has extensive resale experience. Her diverse background in every phase of the real estate transaction provides invaluable experience that benefits both buying and selling clients.
Raised in the New York City/Connecticut area, Susan is now a longtime proud Texan and has been a full-time, high-volume Realtor since 2007. Susan holds a Bachelor in Science (Finance) from Boston College and a Master of Business Administration (Marketing) from Fordham University in New York City, where she graduated 1st in her class. Prior to her career in real estate, Susan was a marketing executive for a Fortune 100 company. Her unique combination of Marketing and Real Estate experience allows her to best position her clients’ homes for sale. After relocating her own family twice, Susan knows the process can be stressful for families, and works hand-in-hand with clients to make every transaction proceed as smoothly as possible.
As mothers, Kelly and Susan understand the importance of schools as a driving force in the home selection process. All of their children graduated from Southlake Carroll ISD and they are both actively involved in their churches and community.