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Tina Marr, REALTOR®, GRI, SFR, TAHS
Broker Associate, Listing Specialist
As a licensed real estate agent for 10+ years, I have seen the real estate market in many different stages and a couple different locations. When I received my license in 1999, I lived and worked in the Midland-Odessa area where I was an active part of the real estate community and earned the Rookie Realtor Award my first year. I later made the move to the Dallas area where I met my husband, Dustin. We lived in the Addison area for a year then 8 years ago we found McKinney! We love the small town feel, the great terrain as well as all our great friends and neighbors. We also chose this community as a great place to raise our daughters because of the numerous parks and outdoor activities for us to enjoy as a family, recognized school districts and great proximity to everything else the metroplex has to offer.
I am a full-time Realtor® serving Collin County and the surrounding areas. Our team works to meet the needs and goals of our buyers to find land, preowned homes, investment property or new construction. I work directly with sellers with our aggressive and successful marketing plan that doesn’t just list homes, but sells them.
I also firmly believe in keeping up-to-date with the latest information to best service my clients. I annually exceed the Texas real estate license mandatory continuing education requirements because I am learning to excel at customer service and real estate, not to just be licensed. I currently hold a Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation, Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) and Texas Affordable Housing Specialist (TAHS) certifications.
Dustin Marr, REALTOR®, SFR
Agent, Marketing and Technology Specialist
Licensed Amateur Radio Operator – KC5FML
As a native Texan I have always loved Texas and its rich history in independence. I grew up in the Abilene area and also lived in Stephenville for several years. Once Tina and I were married I joined her in the metroplex and am so thankful that we found McKinney and made it our home for us and our children. I am a licensed amateur radio operator and have several other hobbies that keep me busy besides spending time with my family.
As a Realtor® I am always thinking two steps ahead to help guide buyers and sellers through the ever changing real estate market. I have general knowledge of construction and home maintenance that allows me to offer suggestions on updating, flipping and/or repairs to ensure you get the most for your money and return on your home investment. With a background and interest in technology I am always helping our team to be on the cutting edge of technology and ensure that dealing with us is stress-free and efficient while ensuring that technology does not interfere with our great customer service.
Christie Thornton, REALTOR®
Marketing and Communications Specialist
As the Marr Team Marketing and Communications Specialist, Christie Thornton is involved in our community and brings years of customer service experience. Continually looking for ways to help provide the best real estate experience for our clients, she is a great asset to our team and clients. Christie is a newly licensed Realtor and along with her exceptional organization and communication skills, she will keep us in touch with the community and our clients through her efforts.
Christie was born and raised in Lewisville/Flower Mound and has lived in this area her entire life. Married to her husband, Jason, for 13 years they have 3 children. Christie is a former Property Tax Agent, a current member of the Community Association Institute (CAI) and enjoys home staging. She volunteers with her children’s school PTO and as her neighborhood social committee chairman.
Client Care Specialist
As the Marr Team Client Care Specialist, Michelle Gell, is the perfect combination of a truly caring person with great attention to detail. She works to make this sometimes stressful process as enjoyable as possible. With Michelle’s organization and efficiency, Marr Team client transactions are kept on track, meeting deadlines and always with a smile.
On a personal side, Michelle has lived in the north Dallas area for over 40 years and cannot imagine living anywhere else. She has been married to her husband, Darren, for 17 years and they have twins (a boy and a girl) that keep them very busy with baseball and volleyball. Prior to having her children, Michelle taught 3rd and 4th grade for 8 years with most of those years in McKinney ISD. Michelle continues to teach children through Bible Study Fellowship and volunteers at her church and children’s school.
PATSY McFATRIDGE, REALTOR®
As a Marr Team Buyer Specialist, Patsy McFatridge, uses her years of sales and customer service background, coupled with her over 9 years of real estate experience, to provide a wealth of information and guidance to her clients. Patsy is well-versed in the local area whether looking for a family home or acreage homestead to help clients find the right area to make their new home and new memories. She is a dependable agent that listens to her clients and enjoys the thrill of helping them find the perfect home.
Patsy McFatridge was raised in rural Grayson County and was a resident of McKinney for over 30 years. She is the mother of 3 children and proud grandmother of 6 grandchildren. Patsy is an active member of her church and has also been involved in service projects like KW Red Day, Samaritan Inn, Habitat for Humanity, church mission trips and disaster clean up teams. In her downtime she enjoys many activities around the house including piano, singing, reading, gardening, cooking and craft projects.
CINDY TOOPS, REALTOR®
As a Marr Team Buyer Specialist, Cindy Toops, uses her real estate and local area knowledge along with her desire to help others to provide a great buying experience. Cindy works hard to ensure her clients get the home of their dreams at the right price. As a proud Texan she also enjoys working with our relocation clients to help them find the best fit for their place in Texas and all the unique things to see and do in a Texas lifestyle.
Cindy is a native Texan who has lived in Austin, Grapevine, Round Rock, McKinney and currently Prosper. She has been married to her husband, Jordi, for 23 years and they have two children. They are proud supporters of their children in their academic and community service accomplishments.
One of Cindy’s passions has always been to give back to her community. She continues to nourish her passion by volunteering weekly whether at her church, children’s schools or around the neighborhood. She knows that providing community service that helps someone else brings joy to their life and that’s what puts a smile on her face.