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Our Agents

Beth Ferester

A true entrepreneur with tenacity and unbeatable drive, Beth Ferester has remained at the top of the competitive and challenging world of real estate throughout the 35 years she has been in the business, always striving to build on the success she has already achieved. The Ferester name has become synonymous with quality service and professionalism, and Beth has spent her career devoted to her clients, whom she credits for her success through their continued loyalty and enthusiastic referrals. Beth has been featured as one of the Houston Business Journal’s top ten individual Realtors in Houston for the past 15 years, ahead of more than 25,000 other Realtors.

Carlotta Morris

“I love this business! To me it is about listening and finding the best solution……..whether buying a new home or selling an existing home my focus is on providing you with the best service and communication available.”

Carlotta began her career in real estate in Austin, Tx in the early ’80s. While juggling children, she sold land and ranches in the hill country. As the children grew and more time was available, she turned toward residential and finding homes for families.

After moving to The Woodlands in the early ’90s she continued helping families with their real estate needs. Her strengths include communication from beginning to beyond the sale and negotiating the best result for her clients. “ I am passionate about my career, my clients and positive outcomes!

Carolyn Swan

Carolyn joined the team after graduating from Texas State University, with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. Born in the United Kingdom, she moved to The Woodlands in 2002. As a resident of The Woodlands for over 10 years, she has witnessed the amazing growth in The Woodlands and surrounding areas. Having lived overseas and traveled extensively throughout her life, Carolyn takes pride in being educated in many world cultures. Her greatest strengths are her hard work, outgoing personality, and not stopping till her clients are satisfied. Any client demand or need, Customer Service is her highest priority. Carolyn’s goal is to make moving as simple and pleasant as possible.

Alisa Parsons

Alisa Parsons has been a resident of the Houston area since 1980, moving to South Montgomery County in 1995, and has witnessed the area population triple in size and understands the climate of change in The Woodlands and surrounding areas. Her motto is: “The market is ever changing, but the service always remains the same.” Alisa understands that every step of the buying or selling journey is important to her clients, that the process can be stressful and emotional, and she employs great effort to make the process as seamless as possible by utilizing her market knowledge and experience.

Alisa and her husband reside in The Woodlands, enjoying their time as empty nesters. She is active in her community, heads up the Neighborhood Watch in her neighborhood and supports the local schools. Alisa also has a heart for Veterans and First Responders and has created a program unique to them to show her appreciation for their service to our country and our community.

Donna Ellis

Donna began her real estate career in 1991 and after a short time joined Ferester & Company, a prestigious team in the FM 1960 and The Woodlands areas, which eventually was acquired by Coldwell Banker United, Realtors. After 20 years of being with Coldwell Banker, she has returned home to be a part of The Beth Ferester & Co. team. She uses her teaching background to properly inform her clients and coach them in the buying and selling process. As the President of CBU Steve Barnes once stated,” Donna embodies everything that we strive to be for the consumer, and does it with grace, intelligence and care.” Her client, Jason Simmons with Shell Oil described her by saying, “Donna stands out from the rest due to her professionalism, work ethic and no-nonsense approach.” Her hard work is rewarded with constant personal referrals from her clients, which is the highest form of a compliment that an agent can receive. Donna holds professional, educational and experience designations ranging from ABR, Accredited Buyer Representative, to CRS, Certified Residential Specialist, which is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents.

Louise Blanchard

For Louise Blanchard, real estate is a natural fit. Before becoming a Realtor, she was a practicing attorney for almost a decade. As a Realtor, she is able to combine her communications skills, contract training and negotiating savvy with her love of helping people. Providing a high level of service and understanding to help families find their most important investment, their new home.

Louise has a deep concern for the needs of her clients and prides herself in being able to facilitate the real estate process and create solutions where other people may see problems. Very detail-and goal-oriented, Louise’s experience has taught her to recognize and meet her clients’ needs and desires and to understand and quickly analyze shifting markets and environments.

Louise is active in The Woodlands community where she and her family, live, work and play. And, as the mother of two young girls, Louise brings the bonus of first-hand knowledge of schools, family- friendly areas and family activities in The Woodlands.

Melissa King

After relocating to Bucks County, Pennsylvania for 10 years a spark ignited Melissa King’s interest in the journey of relocating and the real estate profession. Thrilled to call the Houston area home again, Melissa King brings a strategic yet personal approach to the home buying and selling process. Drawing from years of experience as a change management consultant in the tech industry, Melissa has built a reputation for her refreshingly friendly customer service coupled with her proven ability to be detailed oriented and helpful to everyone who works with her. As a native Houstonian, Melissa has extensive knowledge of the Greater Houston area and loves calling The Woodlands home.

Melissa graduated with a BA in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and went to Bellaire High School. In her free time, Melissa enjoys volunteering at her sons’ school and can be seen assisting in many areas of the community. She is especially proud of the work she does with her therapy dog, Gracie. They bring smiles and comfort to children in Conroe ISD and other elementary schools and hospitals in the area.

Beatriz Manchado

“Your home is your comfort zone, your life and the place where you will build some of your best family moments. I like to think that somehow I contribute in building those nice memories.”

Beatriz is an entrepreneur and mother of three. Fluent in English & Spanish, with a degree in Economics, her experience in International Business is unparalleled and her focus on customer service has provided her with an advantage to anyone looking to sell or relocate.

She knows that communication is vital and listening to her clients is the key to her success. Selling or finding the perfect home can take time and she is willing to take as much time as necessary to make sure her clients are 100% satisfied with the process. “I can’t wait to meet you!”

Sandy Sturrock

Sandy is a native Houstonian and has lived in several Woodlands neighborhoods over the years, currently in Grogans Forest. She has also lived in the Heights and Lake Conroe, giving her a well -rounded knowledge of assisting buyers and sellers in these various areas.

Originally, Sandy worked in corporate America for 27+ years, where she was responsible for global marketing communications leading to her extensive knowledge of marketing. Managing a staff of 60 in her job along with multiple contractors and vendors, gave her experience in multi-tasking and understanding deadlines.

Once she left the corporate career, she designed, built, decorated and opened an Inn and restaurant on an island in Maine, while building her own home there. Both the Inn and the home were featured in several magazines including Better Homes and Gardens.

Deciding to sell the inn and her home on the island, Sandy returned to The Woodlands and launched her successful real estate career in 2011, moving to Beth Ferester & Company in 2018. She still maintains a home in Maine, but focuses on her real estate career. Whether buying or selling, Sandy knows the area and can assist you in finding or selling that perfect place called home.

Darlene Bonniwell

Darlene began her real estate career of over 35 years in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. She graduated from the Ohio State University with degrees in English and Psychology. Before discovered her true passion for real estate, she was a high school English teach. She has four grown children and 2 grandsons.

Darlene sold new construction and preowned homes in Cleveland for 14 years before a corporate relocation move with Shell Oil brought her family to The Woodlands, which she has proudly worked and called home since 1991. She is an expert on the local market. She listens carefully to her clients wishes and uses her years of real estate experience and extensive business network to help her clients not only find their perfect house but also feel at home in their new community.

She is a past president of FIABCI (The International Real Estate Federation) Houston Council, a Leadership Montgomery County Alumnae, a Corporate Relocation Specialist, a Platinum Luxury Home Specialist and has expertise in working with estates.

Marilyn Carson

A dedicated entrepreneur, Marilyn’s background in Marketing has laid the foundation for her highly successful real estate career. Marilyn graduated from St. Agnes Academy and graduated from The University of Houston with a BA in Marketing. Marilyn began her real estate career over 20 years ago as the first agent to join Beth Ferester’s new mentor program launched at Ferester & Company in 1997. Learning from the best, Marilyn quickly became one of the top 100 Realtors in Houston and maintained that status for over 18 years. Marilyn and her husband Clay were relocated to NW Florida for five years where they resided in Seagrove Beach on Hwy 30A. Marilyn continued her real estate career as an associate for Rosemary Beach Realty, selling over $75 million in luxury real estate and investment properties and still retains her license and ties to that market.

Marilyn’s growing family called her back home to Houston where she has reunited with her longtime friend and mentor as an associate at Beth Ferester & Company. Marilyn and her husband reside in Liberty Branch in Creekside Park, The Woodlands. An expert marketer and negotiator, Marilyn’s secret to success has always been market knowledge, identifying trends and simply listening to peoples’ needs. She brings and unmatched sense of passion and enthusiasm to the table. Whether you are selling or buying, Marilyn will provide you with a very high level of service and expertise.

Kadie Rose

Kadie Rose has been a lifetime resident of Houston, TX, and a graduate from Texas Tech University with a degree in Hospitality Management. With a background in hospitality, Kadie has a true passion for serving those in the community, which led her to a career in real estate as well as home staging. Her natural eye for interior design provided her the opportunity to work with two of our other agents and their staging company.

Before Kadie started her career in real estate, she worked in the oil and gas industry as a Marketing Specialist. This experience has allowed her to promote her real estate and home staging services to those in the area.

Whether you are buying or selling, Kadie would be honored to work with you and your family!

Grace Ferester Petty

Grace Ferester Petty has her real estate license and is interning with her Grandmother, Beth Ferester, during the summers. Grace attends Texas A&M where she is majoring in Leadership and Development. She is a member of Alpha Chi Omega and will graduate with the class of 2022. With a 4.0 grade average, Grace is advancing her knowledge of her major while working with her grandmother and gaining insight into the real estate “world”. Grace is learning, from all the seasoned agents at Beth Ferester & Company, how to navigate the real estate business. At the same time, she is sharing her creative and innovative ideas with us, helping us market and sell homes.

Cindy Rendon

After running a successful photography business for four years Cindy Rendon, a native Houstonian, joined the Ferester team as a social media and marketing specialist.

The same skills and experience that made her successful as a small business owner have prepared her for a career in real estate. Cindy has an eye for detail, speaks multiple languages, and has an outgoing, driven personality that all allow her to be innovative and client focused.

While striving for excellence and keeping the traditional values of the industry, Cindy is also introducing new methods and perspectives from her experience in business, photography, graphic design, and marketing.

As an agent she is committed to using her knowledge and experience to serve her clients and help guide them with the buying or selling of their home.

Melissa Terry

Originally from DFW, Melissa moved to North Houston with her husband and three children in 2017. She understands what it is like to stand in her clients’ shoes. Whether it is relocating, buying or selling a home, Melissa has a sensitivity towards her client’s journey and needs. She has navigated through the Conroe ISD school system, serving on several committees, and chairing extra-curricular organizations while gaining a full understanding of the diverse wants of families in the community.

With a passion for service, her sincere interest, knowledge and experience in the industry, Melissa is ready to help with your home buying and selling needs. As a proud member of the Beth Ferester & Company family, Melissa carries the values of hard work, integrity and outstanding client service into everything she does.

Kylie Allison

Kylie was born and raised in the North Houston area and has a unique set of skills that have brought her into her real estate career. From studying business management at Texas State University to heading up Operations at a digital marketing company, she has not only learned a number of approaches to managing people and deadlines, but also developed an understanding of online marketing. Her attention to detail and efficient workflow make her a top candidate for keeping a real estate transaction moving smoothly for clients. Her focus in this business is to put her clients at ease by being personable, knowledgeable, and offering perspective through the big decisions that accompany any transaction. Education paired with peace of mind is what she aims to provide for those looking to buy or sell.

Kylie grew up being the oldest of 6 children and has found that prepared her for various leadership roles throughout her career. Her husband Chris owns a Real Estate media company, offering photography, video, websites, brochures and more. These tools ensure the highest level of exposure for any home listed with Kylie. Coming from a large family and having recently moved into a home of her own with Chris, she understands the impact your environment can have on those relationships. For this reason she remains passionate and driven to help her clients find the home that will make a difference.

Stephanie Graff

Stephanie has been a resident of the Houston area since 1997 and The Woodlands area since 2001. Stephanie graduated from Tulane University with a BA in Psychology. She has two teenagers, so she has gone through the CISD school system as well as participated in numerous extra-curricular activities with her girls in The Woodlands. She has been an Administrative Director, dealing one on one with customers, so she knows what it takes to keep people happy and is very responsive to others needs.

Stephanie is excited to help others with their home buying or selling needs. Her attention to detail will be an asset to her clients. She understands that the process can be stressful but will partner with her clients to make the process as stress free as possible. Stephanie is passionate about her work and looks forward to working with clients to make the overall experience enjoyable.

Julian Schwertz

Julian began his journey into the real estate industry in 2018 after spending 10 years in the banking and sales…learning and honing essential skills in order to provide exceptional service to his customers. Since becoming a Realtor, Julian has helped many buyers, sellers, renters, and landlords achieve their goals and get the results they deserve. He actively follows the best Realtors, coaches, and experts in the real estate world to continue building his skills and knowledge and adding strategies to his playbook to help sellers and buyers win in an increasingly competitive market.

Julian is a born and bred Houstonian, has three wild children and three equally wild cats, is a HUGE Formula 1 fan, and a proud supporter and participant of the Movember Foundation.

Becky Shannonhouse

Becky Shannonhouse started her career in real estate in 2000 working for The Woodlands Development Company. Working there, Becky worked with realtors daily, and as families moved to this area and visited the welcome center, Becky was often the first person they would meet. During this time, Becky formed business relationships with many realtors teaching her a lot about the real estate world. Then, in the spring of 2012, she decided to go into real estate and has since worked for a couple of brokerages in the area. In 2017, Becky wanted the experience of working for the title side of the transaction, and so she went to work for Stewart Title. Although she loved being a Director of Business Development & Marketing and planning realtor events and CE classes, after 4 years, Becky decided her heart is really in real estate, and she formally retired, but is now working as a Realtor with Beth Ferester & Company.

Through all of her work experiences, Becky has gained knowledge of every side of a real estate transaction. She learned every side of the business, and now she gets to focus on creating an exciting experience for each buyer and seller.

Becky currently lives in the Creekside area, and is the proud mom to four children and grandmother to seven grand babies.

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