A native of North Carolina, and son of a Real Estate Broker in Greensboro, Tom recalls as a teenager prepping and maintaining his father’s active listings; mowing the grass, washing the windows, his father reminding him to shine the heel as well as the toe, but what most impacted Tom were the relationships he saw develop between his father and his father’s clients. That, a good sense of humor, and a frank honesty, which Tom says is the biggest time-saver in his toolbox, are the traits that he is most grateful to have carried into and throughout his 30 year real estate career in Washington.
In Tom’s view, all of the awards and top Realtor rankings pale as rewards in comparison to so many people allowing him to be a part of such a personal transition in their lives.
Tom believes that for both Sellers and Buyers, it’s about much more than bedrooms, bathrooms, even money. Some say getting to the bottom of what it’s about is one of Tom’s gifts. Whichever type of client, Tom’s goal is to teach, promote and protect. Quite frankly, that’s why he and his team sell so much real estate.
Principal - Design & Operations
Born and raise in Dallas, Texas, Kendall has been moving north up the eastern seaboard since graduating from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Prior to joining the Faison team, Kendall worked in Business Development for a healthcare start-up base in DC. During her time with the Faison team, Kendall has designed and managed hundreds of homes as Principal of Design & Operations. She works directly with homeowners and alongside developers with the goal of curating homes that will sell for the most amount of money in the shortest amount of time. Kendall has called Washington, DC home for over seven years and lives in the Eastern Market neighborhood of Capitol Hill with her husband, Andrew.
A native of upstate New York, Linda enjoyed over 20 years in the Broadcast industry where she sold and managed sales teams for Radio station groups. Many of these years were spent living in the San Francisco Bay Area where she also married and had two children – both girls. DC became a destination for Linda and her family, and that decision sparked a love of the nation’s capital. The diversity, beauty, and wealth of opportunities and experiences, which are so characteristic of DC, are just the tip of the iceberg for Linda. Linda came to the Faison team originally as a client. She loves sharing her enthusiasm for buying and selling homes with clients, and in particular, working to hone the process toward a successful purchase or sale. Linda’s ability to understand and be empathetic with her clients from both sides of her buying and selling experiences are key to her success. Her goal is to make the experience of buying or selling a home successful and more enjoyable through education, energy, and experience. In her free time, Linda is a docent at the US Botanic Gardens. She loves time spent with her family, walks, biking, nature in all forms, and music. She also records professional Voiceovers for a variety of broadcast and corporate clients.
Lee Anna Melton
Lee Anna grew up in Louisiana, but has called DC her home for over ten years. During her time in DC, Lee Anna has loved living in various neighborhoods and exploring the distinct cultures & personalities of each one. The Louisiana architecture was an influence in her upbringing, and woven into the way of life with its Creole courtyards and deep porches, so when it came time to plant roots and build a home, the gardens & wrought iron of Capitol Hill drew her in.
When buying her own home in Capitol Hill, Lee Anna loved the Faison team’s listings so much that she bought one. And this purchase, led to a feeling that maybe there was something more for her – possibly a career change to real estate. Lee Anna loved her career in surgical-robotic sales, she enjoyed the art of tailoring things specifically to each individual and simplifying the complex, and that passion translated perfectly to a career in real estate. Listing or buying a house is so much more than a transaction when the home is the epicenter of our lives, and it’s an honor for Lee Anna to see someone’s vision for their life become a reality.
Justin was born and raised in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas but moved around as a teenager to far flung places like the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Moscow, Russia. In 2004 he joined a political campaign where a win led him to settle in DC. After spending a decade working for Congress, Justin traded the marble halls of the Capitol building for the brick row houses of Washington, DC. Politics brought him here, but his love of the city has kept him here.
After buying his first home, Justin realized what seemed to be a daunting experience could actually be a pleasant one. And so over the years he enjoyed talking to his friends and colleagues about the DC housing market and their potential homeownership. This love of helping counsel people to find the right home for the right price led him to decide to work full-time with The Faison Team. As a Capitol Hill homeowner and property manager, Justin has gained knowledgeable insight into the market and its trends. He enjoys finding “diamonds in the rough” and helping people envision a home’s potential. He also desires to ensure a smooth real estate experience like the one he enjoyed. Justin and his wife Abigail live in the Hill East neighborhood with their 5 children.
Betsy’s father introduced her to the world of real estate as a child when he took her along to preview listings. Between then and now, Betsy earned a degree in Education and Psychology, married her beloved husband Bill, raised her family, taught school, and moved to Capitol Hill in 2010. The next year, she joined the Faison team. She brings decades of administration and organizational experience from her involvement in diverse school, church, and community projects to her role as Transaction Coordinator.