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Principal broker and owner of ERA TEAM Real Estate
Steve is the principal broker and owner of ERA Doty Real Estate in Jonesboro and ERA TEAM Real Estate in Conway and Hot Springs. In July 2020, Steve and his business partner, Tom DeWine, principal broker and CEO of ERA Colonial Real Estate of San Antonio, Texas, joined to purchase ERA TEAM Real Estate. With a robust housing market, Conway’s economic growth, and ERA TEAM’s strong reputation in the Conway market, it became the right time for Doty and DeWine to increase their real estate footprint. Their 11 offices throughout Arkansas and Texas combined to sell more than $679 million in real estate in 2020 during a pandemic — ranking them with the 7th highest sales volume among ERA franchises in the country.
Doty has been involved with real estate since his childhood but graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from Arkansas State University. He worked eighteen and a half years as COO in the manufacturing industry and sold eight patents before purchasing the Doty ERA firm in 2005. Doty has 25 years of professional experience working as an investor with builders and developers in the commercial and residential market.
Community has always been important to Steve, and that is proven by having won the Circle of Light Community Service Award twice and having been nominated four times for the highly coveted award given by ERA. His give-back attitude fits right in with the ERA TEAM’s culture of community.
Owner and principal broker of
Sandstone Real Estate Group
Korry Garrett made a career choice based on his relationships with people, and as he grows in his work, he continues to grow those relationships.
A principal broker at Sandstone Real Estate Group, Korry says he was first inspired by his wife, Shawnte Garrett, to tackle the business because he knew so many people and real estate would be a good fit, but a beloved colleague, Greg Hunt, ultimately showed him the way.
“The funny thing is that I didn’t even like him when we first met,” Garrett said. “But God allowed our paths to cross again, and he taught me real estate, but not only that, he helped me out with life, which is one of the reasons why SREG and Korry Garrett are successes today. He used to say, ‘Someone is sitting in the shade because of a tree that someone planted a long time ago.’ I’m sitting in the shade.”
As Principal Broker, Korry is responsible for training, assisting, and equipping 15 licensees with whatever tools that they may need to complete their ultimate goal, which is making clients dreams come true.
In his personal time, you can find Korry actively involved with his wife Shawnte Garrett and their children Jaxen & Jersei Grey. ‘
“We get so much joy in watching them grow and they are so silly,” he said. “It’s almost like our own daily comedy show.”
Korry was named to Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 in 2012, he is a Conway Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee Member, a member of Arkansas Association of Realtist, a charter member of the graduate chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated and is a good standing member of New Hope Baptist Church.
Korry always wants to be inclusive of all people who desire to live out the American Dream. He is always willing to share what he has learned to help the next person succeed because he believes if one person wins the whole community wins.
Mortgage loan officer at First Service Bank
Whitney made Conway her home in 2010. She was born in Greenville, South Carolina, but spent most of her time growing up in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. In 2007, she got her real estate license.
She moved to Conway in 2010 when she married her husband, Ryan Long, a Conway native. Not only was Whitney a top 20 producer for several years, but she also took the next step and got her broker's license. In 2017, the world changed forever for their family with the birth of their first son, Harrison!
That lead her to pursue the position she now holds as a mortgage lender for First Service Bank. Being a lender allows her to use her experience in the real estate world to better serve people in fulfilling their dream of homeownership. When Whitney is not hard at work, she enjoys serving in the community, horseback riding, and gardening but most of all spending time with her family.
Owner and broker of RE/MAX Elite
Keith Pike is the owner and broker of RE/MAX Elite. With offices in Conway, Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Benton, RE/MAX Elite has grown to become the largest real estate company in Central Arkansas by number of homes sold. Keith began his career in real estate nearly 20 years ago building houses in Conway while still in college at UCA. He soon became a licensed real estate agent. In addition to RE/MAX Elite, Keith owns mortgage, insurance, and media companies as well as a law firm.
Keith holds a bachelors and masters in business from UCA and Juris Doctor from the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas Little Rock. In addition to being a real estate broker, Keith is also an attorney, certified mediator, and licensed loan originator.
Panel moderator and director of sales and marketing for WACO Title Company
Bart joined the WACO Title Company executive leadership team as Director of Sales & Marketing in spring 2019 launching the formalization of the Sales & Marketing Division. Overseeing the business development strategy and corporate marketing initiatives, Bart is responsible for driving a coordinated sales effort in the WACO footprint with over 24 locations throughout Arkansas and Missouri. Bart joined WACO Title in the summer of 2014 as North Central Arkansas Area Manager overseeing the highest volume single closing office as well as leading expansion into new markets.
Prior to joining WACO Title, he has been in banking business development as well as lead operations for the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he currently is an adjunct instructor for the University of Central Arkansas College of Business.
Bart resides in Conway, AR with his wife, Rachel, and three-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Georgia.