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.
Rick graduated from Texas Tech University and received a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE) and a Bachelors of Architecture (BARCH). He moved to Dallas and worked as an engineer until he applied to become a Professional Engineer (P.E.). After 13 years as an engineer, he decided to obtain his Real Estate license when he realized the potential it had for his future. Because of his background, he is an authority on new construction and existing homes and has a great eye for architecture. Since 1999, he has helped buyers and sellers with new construction and existing home sales throughout DFW. He has also helped hundreds of renters find the perfect apartment home too, including his two boys.
He has a great selling style, networking, marketing and great attention to detail and impeccable taste in a variety of homes. If asked, he will give you ideas on staging your home and sometimes assisting with arranging as well. When you list your home with Rick, he will assist you in putting a pre-work list of items before your home is listed in order for you to maximize your profits.
+ Rick Robles is a top producing agent working with builders, sellers and buyers.
+ With his degrees in civil engineering and architecture he is not the ordinary Realtor. He looks at things with a different set of eyes during the new building process that is mutually beneficial to the builder and buyer. That also applies when he lists your existing home or representing you when you are buying an existing or new home.
+ He has worked with numerous builders on over 11 different projects selling new construction. Ranging from condo flats to town homes to hi rise with each varying from 10 to 85 units per development.
+ Rick is a "GREEN" designated Realtor agent. "GREEN" designation specializing LEED, energy efficient , and sustainable homes. Less than 1% of the over 13,000 Realtors in the DFW Metroplex carry this designation.
+ He is a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) and has worked with different developers regarding new construction in various aspects from design, construction, completion through to sales of the project.
+ His knowledge and background of building construction, architecture and finish materials as well as floor plan layout and spacial configuration provides you with a uniquely qualified Realtor like none. He is very detail oriented, some say a perfectionist. His knowledge and experience is what you need to find a home that you want to invest in for your future. Awards & Designations
Joe is a U.S. Army Veteran who lives by the values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. As a Wounded Warrior Project Alumni Joe serves his community by being a volunteer Firefighter. Joe was recently awarded the Key to City of Mesquite by Mayor Monaco. Joe's values and work ethics provide exceptional customer service.
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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.
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.
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!"
Michael Pusateri has an unparalleled background and expertise in real estate and finance. Michael prides himself in his deep-rooted commitment to serve his customers with an objective to achieve positive results. He is dedicated to the relationships he builds with trust, loyalty and in supporting common goals. His expertise is blended with an understanding of complex transactions that insure his clients a more comprehensive experience. He also boasts a unique sensitivity to his clients’ personal needs and expectations.
Michael’s qualifications are extensive with more than 20 years in mortgage banking and real estate consulting. He has been recognized with Circle of Excellence Awards (Capital One Bank) and Chairman of the Board in Real Estate. He managed a national Litigation and Mediation team in mortgage servicing, oversaw high profile renovation remodel projects, which were featured in Washington Spaces Magazine and the Washington Post. In addition, he held the title of Honorary Chair for the Kennedy Center NSO Show House.
Michael is deeply committed to his family, his community and his clients, many of whom he considers friends. His degree is from ORU in Tulsa, where he majored in Business with a concentration in Finance. He has a heartfelt commitment to his work and is widely respected for his integrity, loyalty and expertise. Michael is skilled in decision making and negotiating and has a wealth of industry knowledge making him a highly valuable asset in real estate transactions.
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.