MEET THE TEAM


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LEAD AGENT, REALTOR®

BRENDAN SANFORD

As a top realtor in Austin, Brendan is committed to meeting his clients' needs and simplifying the complexities of real estate through education and guidance, thereby empowering Austinites to accumulate wealth through real estate sales and purchases.

Born and raised in Texas, Brendan brings an educated background to the Real Estate industry with his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing. Brendan is a strong proponent of real estate education and takes it upon himself to impart knowledge about the ever-evolving market to both the general public and his fellow industry peers. Beyond his professional pursuits, he actively champions equal rights for Texans and demonstrates his commitment by contributing a portion of his earnings to support LGBT+ youth housing initiatives.

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CHIEF OF OPERATIONS, REALTOR®

DEVIN SANFORD

As the Director of Operations for the Sanford Realty Team, Devin seamlessly integrates his background in Software Engineering with the dynamic world of real estate. With a knack for solving puzzles and a penchant for automation, he streamlines processes, ensuring that every transaction is efficient and client-centric.

A financial aficionado at heart, Devin possesses a deep understanding of personal finance and is an avid investor in the real estate market. His journey from a project manager to a software engineer, and now to the helm of operations, is a testament to his adaptability and diverse skill set.

Raised in Texas, Devin takes immense pride in calling Austin his home. Armed with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, he brings a unique blend of technical acumen and business strategy to the Sanford Realty Team.

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SHOWING DIRECTOR, REALTOR®

Kristen Salerno

Kristen Salerno was born and raised in the Austin area. She comes from a background of education. Her experience in the classroom has allowed her to communicate effectively and listen to the needs and desires of others. Education requires hard work, dedication, and organization. These skills have transferred to Kristen’s career in real estate and have allowed her to form strong relationships with her clients.

Kristen Salerno attended Texas A&M University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Educational Kinesiology. She also has a Masters in Administration from Angelo State University. 

Kristen Salerno is married and lives in Leander, Texas with her husband, two little boys, and their two dogs. She spends her free time chasing around her kids, trying out the local cuisine, and reading Science Fiction books.

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Transaction Coordinator

Samantha Estep

With a history of seamless real estate transactions, Samantha stands out as an exemplary Transaction Coordinator and is affectionately known as the "Director of Care" in our team.

With her extensive experience in managing real estate transactions and unparalleled attention to detail, she ensures every step of the buying and selling process is handled with precision and care. Samantha's role is pivotal in creating a stress-free experience for clients, marked by her readiness to answer questions and address needs promptly. Her expertise not only lies in meticulously overseeing the transaction process but also in fostering a sense of comfort and confidence among clients, making them feel thoroughly supported throughout their real estate journey. Her commitment to excellence and client satisfaction makes Samantha an invaluable asset to our team and a trusted ally to our clients.

Whether it's navigating complex paperwork, coordinating with various parties, or providing timely updates, Samantha's dedication to her role as Director of Care reflects her deep understanding of the importance of every real estate transaction in our clients' lives.

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ACHIEVEMENTS

Throughout his career, Brendan has achieved remarkable success, with a cumulative sales record surpassing $120 Million and a string of prestigious awards. In 2023, Top 1% of Realtors in Austin, Texas-PT50. 2022: Top 2.5% of Realtors in Austin, Texas, Quadruple Gold Medallion Status, #2 Realtor in Keller Williams NW with 18 Million Sold in Real Estate, #1 Realtor in the Keller Mortgage Program (saving $135,000 in fees for clients), 2021: #2 Realtor in Keller Williams NW. 2021 Platinum Top 50 Top 500 Realtor in Austin. 2020: Top 3.5% of all Real Estate agents and awarded the 2020 Platinum Top 50 Top 500 Realtor in Austin. In 2019, awarded "10 Best Real Estate Agents - Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service" by the American Institute to Real Estate Agents. In 2016 & 2015, awarded the Master Ruby for his commitment to extraordinary client satisfaction, Top Leadership Producer, Top 100 REALTOR in Q1, and in 2014 Silver Eagle Sales Award. His exceptional track record and dedication to his profession have solidified his position as a prominent figure in the real estate arena.