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Lolly Burns, Owner / Broker

Lolly-BurnsI was raised in a farming family and I married a farmer, too. My husband’s name is Rick and we have a son, Levi, who continues the tradition. Our roots definitely run deep, with my Norwegian grandparents coming from Wisconsin to this area in 1912 to engage in agriculture. Our daughter Carly works with me in real estate. Both Levi and Carly are married and have two children each. Between 2005 -2009, we had three grandsons and one granddaughter. Those little cousins have a blast and bring great joy to us!

Around 1990 my non-social husband suggested I go into real estate. Honestly I had never thought of it before. He saw the value in my ability to strike up conversations with total strangers and my love of people. I have to admit, HE found MY niche! I love this work…it’s a continual challenge. Changes in the world of financing requirements, technology, housing markets and local events keep us on our toes. But I have found that CUSTOMER SERVICE NEVER CHANGES! Nothing will ever replace the fact that you can trust someone to help you with your very important real estate investment.

In 2002 I served as President as the Harlingen Board of Realtors, and at that time I initiated the construction of a new office for our board. It was completed in 2003. In 2009 our Board began giving annual awards for the Broker Of The Year and I was the recipient of the award. The fact that it was the first time it had ever been given and it was only voted on by my fellow brokers is a recognition I will always treasure. I take pride in trying to maintain good relationships with other agents which eventually trickles down to benefiting my own sellers and buyers.

Agricultural knowledge has served me very well when it comes to representing buyers and sellers of farmland and acreage. Helping first time home buyers is fun…I love seeing their excitement. Working with very experienced buyers and sellers is great, because they know the drill, so to speak. They also can spot a good agent, too! At this stage in my life I have also been through the care and loss of elderly parents, so I find myself extremely empathetic in that area. Whether it’s dealing with older folks needing to downsize, move near their children, assisting the children who are my age as they help their elderly parents relocate, or even sell a deceased family member’s home, I can relate.

I have had countless interesting real estate experiences over the years, but one of the most recent ones will forever stand out in my memory. It involved selling a very unique piece of property for an estate which required the agreement and signatures of six heirs who didn’t see eye-to-eye on things. The transaction eventually closed and my file was probably two inches thick. It was a small commission, but I felt a sense of accomplishment, even though it probably aged me in dog years!

322 East Tyler
Harlingen, Texas 78550
Phone: 956-423-0400
Fax: 956-440-0300
Email:
lolly@lollyburns.com

Carly Burns Thomas, REALTOR®

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After getting my bachelors degree in Marketing in 2002, I chose to work with my mom in her very busy real estate business. I got licensed in 2003 and have been selling real estate ever since. Lolly is a fantastic broker and aside from the fact that she's my mom, I wouldn't want to work for anyone else!

I married a hometown boy, Steven Thomas and we have two wonderful sons who we love spending time with. As a family, you can find us fishing or hunting or hanging out at the beach just about every weekend, depending on the season.

We are active members of St. Albans Episcopal Church in Harlingen and our sons attend school at St. Albans Episcopal Day School.

I am a member of the Harlingen Board of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. I am an alumni of Leadership Harlingen and Harlingen Citizens Police Academy. I currently a school board member at St. Albans Episcopal Day School, the Education Committee Chair for the local Board of Realtors, a committee chair for a capital campaign at my church and I am an active volunteer for all things in my communities.

My favorite part of real estate is helping first time home buyers. It gives me great satisfaction that I can hold the hand of a first time buyer through the entire process and that they put their trust in me and my capabilities. I am eager to please my buyers and sellers and always look forward to meeting new people.

322 East Tyler
Harlingen, Texas 78550
Phone: 956-423-0400
Fax: 956-440-0300
Email:
carly@lollyburns.com

Dutch Richards, REALTOR®

DutchI was born "Merry Kay" right here in Harlingen, Texas and got the nick name "Dutch" at a very young age. I've lived in Harlingen pretty much all my life, it's a great place to call home.

 I have 5 children and 13 grandchildren. I enjoy spending time with all of them.

 I worked as an office manager for a local real estate company and decided I want to give a try to real estate sales myseld. I have been licensed for 11 year now and I love it.

I make a great agent because I love working with people. I love my repeat customers and the referrals they send me. It is so nice to know that they were happy enough with my work to use me again or refer me to a friend.

I am a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. I also serve as a Director on the Harlingen Board of Realtors and sit on the Governmental Affairs Committee and Professional Standards Committee. I am also involved in the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show.

When I am not working I love to spend time with grandchildren at home or on the soccer field. I spend a lot of time outdoors, whether is be roasting marshmellows over an open fire, hunting, fishing, watching wildlife or gardening.

322 East Tyler
Harlingen, Texas 78550
Phone: 956-423-0400
Fax: 956-440-0300
Email: dutch@lollyburns.com

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Contact Lolly Burns & Associates

Address: 322 East Tyler, Harlingen, Texas 78550. Tel: +(956) 423-0400 Fax: +(956) 440-0300 Email: lolly@lollyburns.com