Kelli Dillard and Vanita Sansom began their careers in the real estate world in 2002 and joined forces as business partners in 2005. We ventured out or as some would say…”jumped off the cliff” to start their own real estate company September 9, 2011 when everyone was saying it wasn’t a good time to start your own business, especially the voices coming from the media. No regrets here for Kelli and Vanita. It has been an exciting journey for these two very independent, hard working women.
“Thank you so much for your hard work! You made my home buying experience so much better! I can not express enough how much I appreciate all that you did to help with this house. It has been such a pleasure to work with you! Thank you so much!” Barbara Berry
Kelli brings to the table her experience in computer programing. She graduated from Troy University in 1996 and has worked with computers for 15 years. Kelli was born and raised in the quaint little town of Hartford, Alabama, where she grew up on a farm and enjoyed the small town family atmosphere and the secret adventures that comes with the territory. Her off time is spent with her parents and 2 nieces on a hundred acre farm with the original farm house that was built in 1908. Her strengths are organization, research and “getting to the point” and a genuine desire to help people.
Vanita’s degree from Troy University in 1980 in accounting and business has greatly enhanced her real estate skills. Orginally from Atlanta(Stone Mountain, Gal) Vanita moved to Dothan, where she married, finished college and raised 4 children. She is proud of the fact that she home taught her children for over 10 years, putting her career on hold but still working part time in Tax accounting. She says she became skilled in negotiating and conflict resolution while raising her kids. Her strengths are her creativity, networking, leadership and that same desire to help people.
The goal of the Dothan Real Estate Team is to be a resource of information, a friend and confidant to the consumer to help them make informed decisions about purchasing real estate. A recent quote says it all…”We don’t give perfect advice, but we give excellent advice”.
We also have 2 agents working hand in hand with us, for more information feel free to give us a call at 334-699-SOLD or complete our contact form.
I started working in real estate in 2002 as an assistant for my father who is also a Realtor. I have been a licensed Realtor since 2005 in Tennessee and am now licensed in MS and AL as well. I love working with both buyers and sellers, and also have experience and training in New Home Sales. As part of my extensive new home sales experience, I was in charge of plan review & approval, interior and exterior home selections, and keeping buyers up to date on every part of the construction and home-buying process. My wonderful husband Jon and I settled in Dothan four years ago and have fallen in love with lower Alabama. We have two Children, Harper and Brodie. We love to travel, kayak, snow ski, but any quality family time is always fun! We attend Wiregrass Church on W. Main St. in downtown Dothan. Our favorite thing about our life in Dothan is the sense of community we feel in our own neighborhood and throughout the entire Wiregrass area. It is important to me to help every buyer I work with find the perfect home that fits their life, whether you are new to the area or simply moving to a new neighborhood. It is my job to make the stress-free for everyone I work with, including both clients and fellow Realtors. Lastly and most importantly, I will have Christ as the center of my life, home, and career.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as if working for the Lord… Colossians 3:23
Cathy Riley joined forces with The Dothan Real Estate Team shortly after DRET opened its doors in 2011. This has been a good fit for all parties and she adds much to our team.
Cathy began her Real Estate career in 2004, after a 30 year career with the Federal Government. Cathy’s creativity and high energy, enabled her to launch an antiques and gifts business, which she owned and operated for 12 years while simultaneously and effectively continuing her government job. Multi-tasking is something she does well!
Cathy’s main love is for her family – she has been married to Bobby, her high school sweetheart, for over 40 years. They have a son, daughter in law and beautiful grandson.
Cathy has worked in the Florida and Alabama Real Estate markets, and remains active in both – bringing her clients a wealth of knowledge and an ability to service clients in both settings. She works with Buyers and Sellers and looks forward to helping you with all your real estate needs.
The Dothan Real Estate Team is pleased to announce Gene Martin has joined their sales force. Gene brings a wealth of real estate experience to help the DRET clients. With over 10 years experience in real estate, Gene adds much value to meeting the real estate needs of our growing list of satisfied clients.
Gene brings with him an extensive list of sales and marketing experience to better serve our clients. His knowledge of the Dothan market is extensive with special emphasis on the residential rental/investment area. An active investor himself, Gene not only ‘talks the talk’, but ‘walks the walk’.
Gene graduated from Auburn University in 1975. He is married to the former Joy Shealy of Dothan, and they have two fine sons, Bobby and Scott. His interests include real estate investing, fishing, scuba diving and spending time at the family cottage at Compass Lake Florida.
Gene is delighted to become a member of one of the fastest growing real estate brokerage firms in the Wiregrass area. Together, their emphasis is to offer the absolute best in real estate services for their clients.
Danny Freeman is a lifetime Realtor, selling homes now for almost 30 years. Danny’s team sells on average 75+ homes a year. Danny is coming to the Dothan Real Estate Team after being a top producer at one of the largest companies in the country. His professional designations include Certified Residential Specialists and Accredited Buyer Representative. He was also a licensed homebuilder and knows the ins and outs of building new construction.
Danny’s favorite activities outside of work, include golf, playing guitar, spending time with his family, especially his 3 grandkids. Danny attends Wiregrass Church in Dothan. He moved to the Dothan area to be closer to his grandchildren, and to team up with his daughter, Aubrey, who is also a Realtor. Coming from a larger city, Danny loves the warm southern charm that Dothan offers. Danny has so much enthusiasm and energy with a true passion for creating raving fans out of every person he works with.
As a Realtor, Harry Reeves has been involved in real estate for 17 years and has been a consistent top producer. Having grown up on an active family farm, he is still actively involved with the farming. This has given him considerable knowledge of land, especially farmland. Over the years Harry has seen different sides of the real estate market working with many satisfied buyers and sellers. With emerging markets in the REO industry in recent years, Harry is now considered one of the top realtors’ in the area in marketing foreclosed properties. Whether you are looking for land, residential property or foreclosures Harry will be glad to assist you.
With 30 years of Real Estate experience, JoAnn Whiddon has proven her dedication to her clients time and time again. She has been successful in all types of markets and has received numerous awards during her career, both for production and quality service. JoAnn credits her achievements to her strong work ethic and dedication to her clients. JoAnn is a lifelong Dothan resident and lives here with her husband Larry. They have two sons and are blessed with four grandchildren.
Judy Spears is a Broker Associate with Dothan Real Estate Team. Judy works everyday fulfilling the real estate needs of home buyers and sellers and is a strong believer that continued education helps her serve her clients and customers at a higher level. She holds the Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI) designation, is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), and a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS). Judy is also a Certified New Home Specialist. Judy is a NAUI Certified SCUBA Instructor and loves to dive with her husband Rick.
Marty was born in St.Petersburg, Florida, where she lived until age 20. Marty was first licensed in Georgia in 1970, where she completed the GRI designation. She then moved to Dothan in 1975 and got her Alabama Brokers license. She opened Key Realty in 1980 and then bought the Century 21 franchise in 1984, which became C21 Key Realty. She completed the C21 International Management Academy in 1984. In 1994 she completed the C21 “Operation Orbit” for Brokers. Marty also served as President of the Dothan Association of Realtors in 1986 and was named Realtor of the Year in 1987, served on several State Committees for ARA and currently serves on The Salvation Army Advisory Board, Dothan Corp. Marty is married to Jerry Tadlock and together they have 6 children and 8 Grandchildren. Marty is a member of Dothan First Assembly, where she teaches an adult Sunday school class.
Priscilla is a native of Mobile, AL, but has called Dothan home for the past 26 years. Priscilla attended Troy University, where she received her Realtors license. From there she did additional training at Century 21 Key Realty, where she earned Century 21’s Performance Plus Award and Quality Service Award and worked full time for 3 1/2 years, before joining Dothan Real Estate Team. Having worked in the customer service industry nearly her entire life, Priscilla has developed a strong love for helping people in unique situations. She is also a real estate investor, which gives her a different perspective of the Dothan and all the Wiregrass area real estate market.
Jim is joining the Dothan Real Estate Team after 23 years of military service in the Marine Corps and Army. He brings a diverse, in-depth, global, and multicultural background giving his clients a refreshingly unique and powerful perspective. His experiences include, but are not limited to: a BS in Accounting; 12+ years living abroad throughout Asia, Europe, and the Middle East; personal lawn care business; and a family owned nursing home. Jim is also a published photographer and a local member of the Southeast Alabama Photography & Adventure Club. Jim and his wife Marianna reside in Dothan. Jim is an active volunteer for Fort Rucker’s Annual Wounded Warriors Hunt, where he has had the privilege of mentoring and guiding Wounded Warriors.
If you qualify for Military Movers Advantage contact Jim to discuss how Dothan Real Estate Team can match Advantage rates. Let Jim’s life-long love of home construction and architecture find the value of your present home or future home!