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Adam J Sanchez


License Number: 665942

Born and raised in Houston Texas. Earned a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Houston while working at UPS and serving in the Army Reserve during Desert Storm. Former IT Professional. Almost 20 years in the IT field. Last 12 were with Compaq/HP. I am also a Commercial Helicopter and FAA Certified Drone Pilot.

Chelsea Robertson



Jake Johnston

Lead Buyer Specialist


Jake joined our team in January of 2015 with seven years of prior real estate experience as a business owner. As a third generation real estate professional, real estate is in his blood. Jake loves to exceed our clients expectations through amazing customer service, market knowledge and skilled negotiation. Building relationships and working together to accomplish a common goal is what he is all about. Every Client has a unique set of circumstances and each transaction presents a new opportunity to learn in this business. He loves to come into work everyday because he knows that each day is filled with new and exciting challenges. Jake describes himself as a faithful, determined, selfless leader. He is an energetic, open-minded and spontaneous individual that loves to hang out with his ladies, wife Jodi, daughter Emma and new baby Ellie. He is unable to do without family, music and breakfast. Jake believes breakfast is the most important meal of the day. His favorite day of the week is Sunday, Sunday Family Funday. December is his favorite month because of the Christmas holiday, cold weather and football games. Would you believe that "Lonesome Dove" is his favorite movie? He describes this movie as an incredible journey through life. Pearl Jam is his favorite band. They have been making music for 20+ years and he wants to jam in real estate, just like his favorite band, creating an unbelievable performance. Jake's goal is to create such a tremendous experience buying and selling real estate, that you will want to tell all of your friends, family members and co-workers about him.

Vanessa Raanes

Backstage Foundation Director - Owner


A native Houstonian, who calls The Woodlands home, Vanessa is a proud mother to three children, is a licensed Realtor with Keller Williams Realty The Woodlands/Magnolia. Honored in 2015 as The Keller Williams Realty Southwest Cultural Ambassador and The Estelle Howard Eagle Award recipient for 2016, both are awarded for service within the market center and in the community. With over 20 years experience in Human Resources, Management & Marketing, Vanessa is co-owner of The Texas RockStar group, the Real Estate company her husband, Rick Raanes founded. Vanessa's passion is serving and giving back to the community in which she lives. Currently serving on the Advisory Board for The Blanton Eye Institute of Methodist Hospital, Vanessa is honored to help raise awareness for new treatments and opportunities in this field. Other nonprofits & organizations include Interfaith of the Woodlands, Operation Pets Alive, The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce & Real Life Real Music and The Foster EP. Vanessa is proud to add Green Zone Housing to this list and looks forward to making a difference for our honored Veterans.

Rick Raanes

RockStar Team Leader

License Number: 0525522

When it comes to buying a new home or selling your current home in today's tough real estate market, finding the RIGHT real estate consultant can make all the difference in the world. You need a real estate agent that you can trust and who will look out for your best interest. My extensive knowledge of construction, design, contracts and strong negotiation abilities will give you comfort and a professional commitment to personal and specialized real estate services. I am dedicated to going the extra mile to make your transaction as simple and as stress free as possible. As your real estate consultant, I focus solely on your needs and give you the personal and professional attention you expect and deserve. When it comes to real estate, I know the emotions and stress involved with the home buying and home selling process. As your real estate agent I always take a proactive approach to ease the tension of the whole process by assessing your real estate needs up front so it will enable me to exceed your expectations, answering your questions, and taking your calls. With customer service and satisfaction being a top priority I make sure my clients stay informed throughout the transaction every step of the way. First Class service is my top priority. In my personal life as well as my real estate career I am organized, detailed and result oriented. With every real estate transaction I focus on giving my clients the highest level of service. I treat everyone with integrity and honesty with an unsurpassed commitment to helping my clients achieve their needs in a timely and efficient manner. With a lifelong background in sales and marketing I put together a service and marketing plan that bests suits you, while excelling at negotiating with buyers and sellers, always keeping the best interest of the client in mind, all the while remaining calm under the most stressful situations. As a professional real estate agent, I utilize the most current technology trends, staying one step ahead of the competitors. My personal guarantee is to keep you informed on the local trends using the latest statistics from our local market. I am a resident of The Woodlands Texas with my wife Vanessa and three children, Holton 19 and an Aggie, Peyton 13, and Ellison, now 6. Living in the Houston area helps me to share the knowledge of the local and regional real estate market. Besides real estate and spending time with family, I enjoy traveling, a round of golf, home improvement and a fine wine. In my 12 years of being a Top Producing Agent, I have been honored with several achievement awards while I was with Prudential, Gary Greene Realtors, including the Presidents Circle Award, which is given to top producers who are in the top 5% of the company. I brought that same level of Production commitment and desire to satisfy to Keller Williams and love the Keller Williams philosophy of God, Family, and Work. We have consistently been in the top of our market since. We LOVE Keller Williams The Woodlands.

Holton Farnum

Licensed Realtor

License Number: 707147