Kristan Cole, Broker Associate
The best word to describe Kristan Cole’s career is growth. Growth has been the key to her thirty years of real estate success, a track record of achievement that culminated in Kristan being selected as the Vice President of Mega Agent Expansion for Keller Williams Realty. This brand-new initiative allows Kristan to share her proven growth strategies with the elite of the elite among Keller Williams agent teams, providing everything from the initiative’s overall vision to the strategies and tactics agents will use to grow. While some real estate companies struggle to integrate teams into their model, Kristan is taking it to the next level and teaching agents how to replicate their success in multiple markets. Many industry experts view the success of Keller Williams teams as being a major disruption to traditional real estate, and Kristan is leading that disruptive force.
Kristan earned the right to lead this disruption through tremendous personal success in the real estate industry. While with RE/MAX, she consistently ranked among the Top 100 agents globally, including a Top 5 ranking in the commercial division. This success only increased once she moved to Keller Williams Realty, where her team consistently ranked in the Top 50 in KW and Top 250 among all teams, as ranked by The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends. This year, for example, her team is on track to close more than $50 million in volume with almost 250 transactions. Kristan practices what she preaches when it comes to expansion, as her team has recently expanded to a second site in its native Alaska and a third site in Arizona.
Along with this growth, Kristan has demonstrated a high level of leadership. From 2011 until taking her new role, Kristan served as the Regional Director for Keller Williams Realty’s Southwest Region, a segment of the company representing more than twenty-five offices and thousands of agents. She also owns one of these offices, which has over 300 agents and three satellite locations. Her other leadership opportunities have included serving as President of Alaska’s branch of the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network, Director of Keller Williams Realty’s Commercial Leadership Council, and Talent Search Director for Keller Williams Realty’s corporate headquarters.
In order to ensure that every transaction that her team does benefits others, she donates a portion of each commission to a charity of her clients’ choosing in their name. She also is a huge supporter of KW Cares, the in-house charitable organization of Keller Williams Realty. For a complete resume, go to the Designations page.
Shanna Lantto, Listing Coordinator and Lead Administrator
Shanna is a long-time member and leader on the Kristan Cole Team. She is the glue that holds our administrative team together. When you decide to sell your home, she will also be the first person you speak with. Shanna gathers all of your information to best prepare our Listing Partners for their appointment with you. Once you have committed to listing your home or property with The Kristan Cole Team, Shanna works directly with you, the seller. Her expertise is to make sure everything a potential buyer would want to know about your home is readily available. She leads the charge with managing the flow of communication between you, the team and the industry to ensure we meet your expectations and get your home or property sold!
Kristi Tanner Mock, Listing Specialist
Kristi joined the Kristan Cole team in 2010. Born and raised in Mat-Su Valley, Alaska is Kristi’s home and she loves to sell it! BS in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Arizona, Kristi started her professional career in criminal law and then found a spirit for real estate sales. Kristi is extremely detailed oriented and passionate about client service. She loves working with residential buyers and sellers and it shows through weekly glowing client testimonials. Kristi has been awarded the Top 30 Under 30 and Team Top 250 by Real Trends and Wall Street Journal. Her final numbers in Alaska; 242 $49,998,285 and $1,544,088 GCI; and our expansion team in Scottsdale; 38 $181,281 and $6,042,700. The Kristan Cole Team's sells were $1,725,369 GCI in Alaska and 280 units $56,040,985 in Scottsdale.
Quake Haydon, Buyer Specialist
As a lifelong resident of Alaska, Quake will put his insider knowledge to work to find a special property in your neighborhood of choice. He brings a genuine helpful nature to his dealings with real estate clients and non-clients alike. Quake has been involved in business and real estate for over 15 years and was awarded Top Forty under Forty Business Professionals by the Alaska Journal of Commerce. He has a Bachelor in Business degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage and his community involvement includes volunteering for Big Brothers of Alaska and Habitat for Humanity. Why choose Quake as your real estate agent? He genuinely listens, and will work tirelessly on your behalf to meet your needs. If you want to shake up your choices as to which property to purchase, call Quake, your Buyer Specialist!
Charlie Bagg, Anchorage/Eagle River Specialist
Charlie has a bachelor's degree in Marketing with an emphasis on professional selling and negotiating. He has served hundreds of families over the last 20 years as a real estate agent. He has extensive new construction knowledge after having spent 8 years with a large production builder in the lower 48, which provided him with a large amount of training in the new home construction planning, building & buying processes. Charlie is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), and has successfully assisted many families through the processes of saving their homes from foreclosure. He has the knowledge and experience to provide you with the best representation possible. Charlie says, "My main goal in serving my clients real estate needs is to be enthusiastically referred." He is a family oriented person who truly cares about his clients' home buying and selling goals.
Renee Burney, Buyer Specialist
Living in Alaska is an adventure, but buying a home here doesn’t have to be. Renee is a very talented, well rounded professional and a cut to the chase Realtor with a wide array of experience in the industry. Originally from California, Renee moved to the Washington DC area where she started her now Ninth year in the industry. Renee was drawn to Alaska by her passion for the outdoors and her love of all things Alaskan. She also has a passion for animals, being active and helping people find the home of their dreams. Coming from a family of mortgage professionals, Renee grew up with the topic of conversation being “Loans” at the dinner table. Since graduation she has been in the lending arena from a Loan Processor to an Account Executive and now a Realtor. Renee brings her first-hand knowledge of creative solutions for just about any buying situation. Having this weapon in her arsenal gives her a competitive edge in getting the job done. She is not just your Realtor, but your partner in the buying process. Renee will ensure that your buying experience is one you will never forget.
Steve and Mary Casillas, Arizona Specialist
Steve and Mary Casillas are our Scottsdale, Arizona expansion partners. With their wide knowledge of the Scottsdale area, they will be glad to help find you that perffect home.
Clay Thompson, Utah Specialist
Clay joins the Kristan Cole Team with local market experience in property management coupled with a background in specialized landscape management of multimillion-dollar homes. His initial interest of flying helicopters led him to obtain his pilot certificates and a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Administration from Utah Valley University. This unique education enabled him to obtain valuable skills and knowledge including effective communication, precision, attention to detail, and the ability to obtain proficient results through organization. Clay now applies his experience by diligently serving and assisting people with their real estate needs. Integrity is his core belief as he strives to understand those needs and helps you achieve your complete satisfaction. Come in and share with Clay your real estate goals and let him work with you in finding that new place called Home!
Teresa Steeby, Client Care Specialist/Adminstrative Assistant
Teresa has a keen eye for detail and ensures all our monthly client correspondences go out in a timely and error free manner. It is not uncommon to hear from Teresa during your relationship with the team as she occasionally calls just to see how things are going and ensure you are getting the service you deserve. When you call in or stop by there is a good chance Teresa will be the first one to greet you.
Chris Johnson , Runner
Chris provides excellent service to our clients by delivering any and all signs, documents, property setup, and photos for our listings. He's a positive addition to our team!
Marni Crockett, Distressed Property Coordinator/Accounting
Marni is amazing! She handles all of our distressed properties. It’s an incredibly complex job as most distressed property sales are delicate and require constant contacting of multiple parties. She’s diligent and a hard worker--a miracle worker for many distressed property homeowners!
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