Modtown is Dallas's most innovative and first lifestyle-focused real estate firm; our foundation is built upon the notion that you should love where you live, and we adhere to this premise with each of our clients.
The Dallas metroplex is flourishing with a wide range of economic opportunity, accompanied by an undeniably prominent Southern charm. The various neighborhoods that make up Dallas have distinct personalities, but they are all founded upon a pride for their city. You can see sculptures and attend symphonies in the Arts District, eat unbelievable food off of Mckinney Avenue, or see the Dallas Mavericks play at the American Airlines Center. Dallas is a grand city with still greater plans for the future and the Modtown Dallas team wants to help you make this beautiful city your home. We are dedicated to finding the property best suited to each client's needs and desires, whether that is a high-rise in the Downtown Historic District or a paradisal suburban estate. Buying a home is investing in a lifestyle, and we believe that our clients deserve the utmost customer service and knowledge of the Dallas area available.
The word that best describes Jessica Zavala is dedication—she is completely committed to her clients reaching their goals. She believes that buying a house is one of the most important decisions a family can make, and she wants to be there every step of the way to ensure that her client’s criterion is met. She worked in property management for ten years in leasing and customer service, making her the perfect candidate for a patient, consistent, and dedicated realtor. Jessica has a hands-on approach to realty that will guarantee a client’s utmost satisfaction. She gets her motivation and commitment from her family—the support of her husband Giovanni and her daughter Ava gives Jessica her energy and optimism that she then gives to each of her clients. Jessica loves negotiating for her clients and is invested in their success. Her spirited dedication is a welcome addition to the collaborative Modtown team.
Alex was born and raised on the outskirts of Dallas in nearby Kaufman County. As a kid, he remembers “going into the city” on weekends and school field trips. His interest in real estate was sparked from a young age growing up in the home building industry. His father worked as a sub-contractor for Centex Homes and his Mom worked and still works as a private lender. He spent every summer “on the job” with his Dad observing homes being built from start to finish. Alex’s summer “playground” was an unfinished subdivision and his “toys” consisted of plywood, 2x4’s, insulation, roofing, compressors and home building tools. He’d also tag along every weekend touring homes for sale with his Mom.
He attended the University of North Texas and received a degree in Radio, Television and Film Communications. After graduating, Alex entered the advertising sales industry as the National Sales Assistant for CBS Television Stations. There he familiarized himself with contracts, overcoming objection, building relationships and most importantly how to sell “the intangible.”
In 2008, he moved to Los Angeles and worked in multiple industries proving to be a chameleon. Alex’s creative skills were utilized as a member of the song production team, The Go Gettas, signed to Riptide Music Group. His vocals, melodies and lyrics have been heard on E!, TV Land, Oxygen, SpikeTV, VH1 and MTV. Aside from television, he has placed songs with recording artists overseas in Japan and in the UK. The relationships he made in music have allowed him to work and be seen in music videos featuring Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Jojo, MetroStation and the cast of 2009’s “Fame.”
Alex’s sales abilities were tested and strengthened when he added Property Management to his resume and joined the Apartment Industry. Los Angeles provides a clientele that is ultra high-end, requiring attention and a strong presence. As a leasing professional in the apartment industry, Alex was able to turn the toughest prospect into his best friend. People fell in love with his southern charm, approachable demeanor and the wide scope of knowledge he offers.
Seven years later, Alex and his fiancé decided to call Dallas home. Alex immediately acquired his real estate license, increased his knowledge of the DFW market and closed more than 45 leases and home sales in his first year practicing. Alex brings with him a well-rounded knowledge of the DFW area, a home builders eye, a network of vendors needed in the home sales process, people skills, creative marketing ideas and the ability to make you laugh. There’s no reason the home selling or home buying process shouldn’t be fun! His motto is, "Let’s have a blast while we find you your dream home!"
Born and raised in Missoula, Montana, Howie grew up enjoying many outdoor activities, especially fishing and camping. In the mid 90s he moved to Dallas where he began his career in electronic manufacturing. After more than a decade in DFW, he decided to step away from the manufacturing industry and move to sunny San Diego with his Beagle, Newman.
In 2009, he caught the entrepreneurial bug and founded a distribution and wholesale company servicing local businesses. He later conceptualized and co-founded Blink Energy Water, a caffeinated flavored water, growing the brand into thousands of stores across 38 states, including retailers: Whole Foods, Central Market, Sprouts, Kroger, Albertsons, Shaws and Jewel.
As much as Howie loved the California sun, in 2014 he decided to return to Dallas. Howie always had an appreciation for aesthetics, real estate, and entrepreneurship so he decided to fuel those passions into a career in real estate sales.
Today, Howie is co-founder of The Burden Reed team with his business partner Nick Burden. Together they focus on investment and real estate development, residential sales and luxury homes. They specialize in new home sales, residential resale and purchase, residential development, lot acquisition, residential investment and off market opportunities.
Brandon Foster is an Arlington, Texas native and graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a BS in Learning Development while lettering in Football. Brandon was a member of the 2005 BCS National Champions football team that beat USC. Brandon thrives in a competitive atmosphere and serves his clients with the same attitude.
Since joining Modtown in 2016, Brandon has prided himself in his passionate and heartfelt drive to serve his clients' best interests. He is dedicated, knowledgeable, and committed to finding the perfect fit for his clientele. His devotion and unparalleled customer service has resulted in a continuously expanding network of loyal clients and referrals. Passionate to his craft, he continuously seeks to stay ahead of the game when it comes to market education and trends.
Whether rooting for the Texas Longhorns or playing golf in his free time, you can find Brandon watching or talking sports. An avid explorer of the city, he loves to try new restaurants and check out local music and neighborhood festivals.
Andi Snelling has lived in Dallas and the surrounding area since she was a young girl. Coming from a family of 6 children, she has a strong family support system and enjoys spending quality time with her family as often as possible. Her passion for real estate was inspired from watching her aunt become a successful realtor selling beautiful homes and working her way up to obtaining a successful client base. In 2009, Andi pursued this passion and obtained her real estate license while still working as a business analyst for local start-ups. As a business analyst, Andi focused on business processes and diligently worked to see these companies through great success. Andi has used this same work ethic to helping others find a home and helping make their dreams a reality. Andi gets so much joy seeing people fall in love with their new home and works diligently at making sure no detail goes unnoticed when finding her clients the perfect home.
Born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa, Marcus attended Iowa State University as a Division I football athlete and on full academic scholarship within the Engineering college. He moved to the DFW area in 2002 where he spent 12 years working in the technology sector in sales, marketing, strategy, and spent his spare time working in the real estate investing space.
As a DFW resident for over 15 years, Mr. Sallis is a highly experienced and sought-after advisor for his knowledge of the local DFW real estate market and his due diligence experience partnering with high net-worth individuals.
While earning an MBA at the University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Sallis founded a unique initiative for athletes in the McCombs Professional Athlete Entrepreneurship initiative to facilitate advanced business education and non-bias platform for professional athletes to prepare for life after football which now focuses on real estate investing, development, and the tax benefits of ownership.
Today, Marcus is the Founder of Greenwood Advisory Partners LLC which in partnership with Modtown Realty Group formed the new practice focused on the specific and customized needs of professional athletes and entertainment professionals.
Mr. Sallis received his Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering with honors from Iowa State University as a Division I football athlete. Mr. Sallis later earned his MBA from the prestigious University of Texas at Austin Red McCombs School of Business specializing in Entrepreneurship and General Management
Mr. Sallis currently lives downtown Dallas with his son Collin and enjoys cycling at White Rock Lake, sits on multiple boards focused on inner city youth and athlete development, and has the Greenwood Foundation, a 501c3 focused on Financial and Economic Literacy in Urban communities.