Papasan Properties Group Proves Things Are Indeed Bigger in Texas

By Heather Schuck | Team News

May 01



Everything is bigger in Texas, and that couldn’t ring truer than with the real estate market opportunities here. Business is booming! Consistently ranked as one of the top real estate markets in the United States due to its robust and diverse economy, plentiful land development opportunities and low tax rates, Texas is ripe with opportunity.

Headquartered in Austin, Papasan Properties Group is poised to capitalize on this boom as it launches expansion teams in key Texas cities Houston, Dallas, and Bastrop. Led by Wendy and Jay Papasan, the award-winning team has experienced exponential growth over the years by recruiting top talent, fine-tuning its operations, creating an in-house marketing department and committing to a stellar client experience. With the foundation for exponential growth firmly planted, the award-winning team is ready to share its secrets for success with these other complementary Texas markets.

Mary Salle Preston, Houston Real Estate Agent


Slowly emerging from the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Houston market is determined to rise again. With lifelong family ties to Houston, our Houston expansion partner Mary Salle Preston is up for the challenge. Drawing upon a strong track record of success at Keller Williams International, she will utilize her years of experience team building, developing business plans and strategy along with expertise in productivity coaching to navigate the rough seas the Houston market is feeling right no

Mary’s mission is to build a strong team characterized by rugged determination, resourcefulness, and a resolute commitment to helping residents regain stability. As a victim of the flood herself, she understands the challenges unique to the area.

Trace Mitchell and Gigi Olivo, Dallas Real Estate Agents


Often considered one of the most resilient markets in Texas, Dallas not only survived the 2008 housing crash- it has thrived since then. With a population of 4.7 million it has seen a 4% population growth over the last three years. That growth has caused housing prices to rise 11% in 2018. As more large international corporations continue to build out their workforces there, the market continues to flourish.

Our Dallas expansion partners, husband and wife team Trace Mitchell and Gisella “Gigi” Olivo formerly of The GO Team, know this market well. Each with diverse backgrounds, this team has a gift for connecting with their clients and their community.

Gisella “Gigi” Olivo is an international speaker and realtor who serves her clients through high-touch relationships to help them sell, buy, and invest in private and commercial real estate in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex.  Gigi was raised in a military and US State Department’s Foreign Service family, which afforded her the opportunity to live in many countries and learn several languages. She parlays these life experiences to assist her clients with their relocation needs, especially the very difficult needs that come with repatriation relocations.  Gigi is extremely active in the community and always gives back. Gigi is the co-founder of the W.W.W. Health Foundation, is a strong American Heart Association advocate, a Women’s Alliance of McKinney board member, and an active community leader.

Trace Mitchell is a dedicated professional with a passion for customer service and 25+ years experience in marketing and account management for Hewlett Packard and Ericsson. With his proven track record and successful career in technical sales and marketing, Trace is excited to utilize his customer relationship and technology expertise to benefit his clients. His areas of specialty include educating and advising clients on the real estate process, contracts, financial analysis, market and industry trends, as well as home repair and maintenance. As a lifelong musician and band member of the touring group, The 3 Amigos, Trace is passionate about the arts and celebrating vibrancy in the community.

Chrissy Sundt, Bastrop Real Estate Agent


Another Texas town booming with growth and rising quite literally from the ashes is Bastrop. A bedroom community to the East of Austin, it is currently the 11th fastest growing city in Texas. Its rural hometown feel, close proximity to well-paying jobs in nearby Austin and low cost of living has driven this influx of residents. Bastrop ambassador and resident, Chrissy Sundt, is leading our Bastrop expansion efforts and has big plans for the future. She has spent the past several years working closely with upcoming residential developments, city government and community groups to ensure she has the finger on the pulse of this fast-growing town.

With headquarters in Austin, and now expansion teams in Dallas, Houston, and Bastrop, the Papasan Properties Group is not only capitalizing on BIG opportunities in Texas- it’s providing them. Wendy Papasan and the team are actively recruiting agents to join these key cities as well as seeking out other expansion partners across the state.

Interested in learning more? Potential recruits are encouraged to call (512) 330-1004 or text “JOINPPG” to 44-222.