FastExpert Authors

The FastExpert Authors is made up of licensed and practicing Real Estate Agents as well as others working in the industry. These writers have years of experience and are passionate about passing on their knowledge. Our goal is to help home buyers and sellers feel confident as they navigate the market in their area.

We’re building a resource of experience and knowledge based information with the help of these authors. If you’d like to contribute to the conversation and join the team, click here.

Amanda Dodge is a real estate writer and expert. She has worked in the field for more than eight years. She spends her time writing and researching trends in real estate, finance, and business. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Communications from Florida State University.

    Ben Curry is a real estate agent in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He works on the Blunier Team with Keller Williams. Their team does around 140 transactions per year and he brings all of that experience to every buying or selling transaction.

    • Spina Realty Company

    Chris Spina of Spina Realty Company has 25 years of experience and leads local Real Estate Agents throughout Collier and Lee Counties on the Southwest Coast along with Orange and Seminole Counties in Central Florida. He offers Expert Negotiating Skills, Successful Strategies & Superior Service to guide clients through a stress-free experience.

    Desiree is the Office Manager extraordinaire for FastExpert inc. and has been with the company since the beginning. Her writing comes from an extensive knowledge of the Real Estate market and the Real Estate process. She loves an organized desk and a large cup of coffee. She currently resides on the west coast with her family.

        Doug Erdy is the owner and broker of one of Houston's most recognized brokerages, The Doug Erdy Group. They have grown organically to over 120 agents in the past 5 years. Prior that Doug was North Houston's Top Team, selling over $800 million in sales. Prior to real estate Doug was a Hub Manager for United Airlines in NYC and Houston. Doug also was a regional manager for Dining Services where he oversaw the airlines food and beverage quality and service.

            • Coldwell Banker American Homes

            Gail Carillo is the founder & leader of Team Carillo of Coldwell Banker American Homes. Her vision was to provide one-stop shopping for all real estate needs. The Carillo Team offers expertise to 1st time buyers, trade-ups, transferees, investors, or seniors seeking resales, new construction, condos, coops, or commercial real estate. She works in Ronkonkoma, NY and the surrounding area.

            • Pacific Sothebys International Realty

            Jenniffer Taylor has been a part of the San Diego Real Estate community for over 23 years. Licensed since 2002, she has helped over 300 families with their real estate needs, servicing all of San Diego County for homes, condos, vacant land, and equestrian estates. She works with first time buyers to multi-million dollar clients, from Lakeside to Rancho Santa Fe.

            • EXP Realty

            Joe Bourland is in the top 1% of agents Nationally year after year. He has served as a director of the local Board of REALTORS and participated in numerous real estate panels and events. When not working, Joe enjoys spending time with his two sons, traveling with his wife and attending local industry events.

            • The JRS Realty Group

            John Salkowski is a highly successful real estate broker based in Trappe, Pennsylvania. For more than a decade, John has headed The JRS Realty Group Real Estate Advisors as its founder, president, and broker. In addition to having distinguished himself among the top 1% of realtors in the nation and Philadelphia Magazine for client satisfaction and customer service, John is a best-selling author of the book – Leadership in the Line of Duty.

            • Keller Williams Premiere Properties

            John Wright is a licensed Broker in the State of Illinois since April 2007 and a licensed Real Estate Agent in Texas since August 2021. He has sold more than 1,300 homes and $200 million in sales in his 15-year career. John services the Chicago and San Antonio markets.

            • Century 21 Beggins

            Kathleen has 17 years of experience specializing in seller/buyer services, contract negotiations, military, relocation, resale, seller services, senior relocation, distressed sellers, REO, and investment. She provides outstanding Realtor service to Sarasota, Bradenton, Longboat Key, St. Armand's Circle, Lakewood Ranch, Ellenton, Arcadia, Parrish, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City, Wimauma, Riverview, Tampa Bay and surrounding St. Pete, Madera Beach and Indian Rocks communities.

            Kelsey Heath is a real estate content specialist with an extensive background in residential, industrial, and commercial property. She has been involved in the industry for a decade as a professional and personal investor, gaining a deep understanding of the market and trends. With a passion for written communication, Kelsey loves helping people understand the sometimes-complicated concepts behind real estate and is now a sought-out guest and ghostwriter.

                • Keller Willaims GSRE

                Margo Christophilis was born in Seattle, she is a first generation of Greek immigrants. Margo went to school locally and graduated with a double degree in music, and audio engineering. A mother of 2 children and a grandmother of 1. The Christophilis Team is a family-owned business, and has been serving the Seattle, WA community in Real Estate for over ten years. They specialize in selling homes that did not sell the first time. They are committed to our clients and the community.

                Melissa Tucci is a real estate broker/agent in San Diego, CA, and the Official real estate agent of the San Diego Padres. She was ranked the #1 Coldwell Banker agent in California every year from 2016-2021. Prior to that Melissa was ranked #1 in sales for the entire Century 21 Western Region from 2012-2015. Voted the "Most Influential Woman" in 2019 by the San Diego Daily Transcript, Melissa is an excellent agent to work with.

                    • HomeSmart

                    Mike Jeppson is one of the Coachella Valley's most trusted brokers, counting among his associates and clients numerous business owners and distinguished community leaders. As the designated broker of HomeSmart in Palm Desert, CA, Mike oversees the daily operations and manages over 500 agents. A high touch broker known for his extensive market and contract knowledge, Mike aims to produce positive results and impact all of those he comes in contact with.

                    • Howard Hanna Outer Banks Realty

                    Mike Siers is in the top 1% of the Nations top Privately owned Real Estate company, Howard Hanna. With a strong history in sales and development, assisting buyers and sellers in today's market makes the whole process smooth. He always puts you, the client, first. He believes in being upfront and honest, even when you may not like what he needs to say about a location or the property.

                    • Re/Max Excalibur

                    Monique is the team leader of the Monique Walker Team in Scottsdale, AZ. She has over 18 years of experience in selling homes and has a knowledge of the local housing market that is unmatched. She has consistently ranked as a top-selling agent in Arizona and currently ranks in the top 1% of realtors(R) nationwide.

                    • Cloud Nine Spain

                    Paul Brazell Acosta is a Spanish Real Estate Expert, originally from America, but raised in Spain. He currently lives in Marbella on the Spanish Costa del Sol, with his wife and two teenage children and is Director of Realtors Cloud Nine Spain. He helps international buyers purchase property in Spain and unlock the incredible lifestyle he loves so much.

                    • Preston Hicks Real Estate Group - JMG Utah

                    Preston was born in Provo, Utah, and raised in Spanish Fork, Utah. He graduated from Spanish Fork High School. He is married with 7 children. Along with his love of family, he has a very strong competitive spirit, is passionate about personal development, and truly cares for others. He has a background in sales and marketing and construction as a Project Superintendent. He has taken his life experiences working with people and transitioned into helping families and individuals make the very best decisions when it comes to real estate.

                    • Lotus Properties of Pearson Smith Realty

                    Born and raised in the DMV, Priya has extensive local knowledge and is licensed in both VA and MD. Although she enjoys all facets of Real Estate, she specializes in Listings, First-Time Homebuyers, and Relocating Military Families. Priya not only supports her clients through their buy and sell transactions; she supports her team-Lotus Properties of Pearson Smith Realty and teaches Realtors across the country how to build their businesses and serve their clients on the highest level.

                    • Rebecca Csiszar Real Estate Broker

                    First licensed in Michigan in 1978, Rebecca has enjoyed living in the Sandhills area for over twenty years. No other agent from the Moore County real estate market can serve you in a larger geographical area, as she is a member of four MultiList Real Estate Boards, the Moore county, Cumberland county(Fayetteville), Triangle, and Sanford Area Association. In addition to real estate experience, she brings to the client professional experience in diverse areas of marketing & retail visual merchandising.

                    Scott is a content writer and blogger specializing in the Real Estate space. He has a passion for writing and helping companies grow. He has been working in the industry since 2017 and has been writing for the FastExpert audience since 2022.

                        Steph is the Marketing Director at FastExpert and has been working in the real estate data and research world for over three years. She is passionate about educating people on the real estate market and Excel spreadsheets. She lives on the East Coast with her family and recently purchased her own home.

                          • Keller Williams Prosperity Realty

                          Timothy Waller has been a Licensed Realtor and Broker in the New Jersey area for the last 38 years. He is one of New Jersey's Top Consumer Advocates working diligently to protect the interests of home buyers and sellers. He has appeared on Fox Business as a guest on Varney & Co.

                          • Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

                          Tom has lived in Concord Center for 8 years with his wife Amanda and their 3 children. Tom graduated from Acton-Boxboro high school and knows this region very well. He is a founding member of the Tom and Joanne Team of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty which they started together 18 years ago, and they recently celebrated surpassing $350 million in career sales. Tom is well respected in their area for his experience as an expert negotiator and master in pricing homes. He is very involved in the community and is also a lead real estate instructor for Gibson Sotheby’s. Tom can be found at www.TomandJoanneTeam.com, and is welcoming new buyer and seller clients.

                          Vivian Tejada is a freelance real estate writer from Providence, RI. She writes SEO blogs for real estate, travel and hospitality companies. She's passionate about the future of work and helping Latin American freelancers achieve time, location, and financial freedom. When she’s not writing you can find her at the gym, a family cookout, or at brunch with her girls.

                            Whitney Bontrager a marketing assistant at FastExpert. She has a BS in Economics, an MA in Education, and has a decade of property management experience. She loves her family, learning, and all things outdoors.