About Our Team
REALTOR® | GRI
Professional Historic House Specialist
A native Fort Worthian who grew up in old and new homes in historic neighborhoods, Shelby has been around real estate his entire life. He helped hold the measuring tape for his appraiser parents when he was in elementary school, delivered reports when he was in high school, and worked at the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University when he was a student there. Shelby has also been a Professional Real Estate Inspector and a teacher and coach in the FWISD. He now resides in Eastern Parker County with his wife, four boys, dog, chickens, ducks, goats, a rabbit and cats.
Shelby is actively involved with the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors where he is co-chair of the neighborhood revitalization/housing initiatives committee and was recently elected for a two year term on the board of directors. He is presently serving on the young leadership council of the Fort Worth-Arlington Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He is also the secretary of the Planning and Zoning Commission for the Town of Annetta.
Let Shelby’s detailed and intimate knowledge of the real estate industry help you buy or sell your home, ranch, or investment property!
Mary Jo Thomas
A staple of the North Texas real estate world since 1974, Mary Jo worked full time in the residential appraisal and consulting business until 1996, and part time until 2013. She has 19 years in the residential brokerage business serving clients in Tarrant, Dallas, Parker and Johnson Counties. With 41 years in many phases of real estate, she has a strong foundation for serving her brokerage clients with the ability to accurately analyze real estate market data and trends. Many of her loyal appraisal and consulting clients have transitioned with her, which has been very rewarding.
Mary Jo has been an active volunteer in the Fort Worth community for many years, being the first woman to serve and then chair the Tax Equalization Board for the City of Fort Worth; serving and then chairing the Zoning Board of Adjustment; serving on the Appraisal Review Board for the Tarrant Appraisal District; serving as a member and then president of the Central Texas Chapter of the Appraisal Institute; teaching and helping to author books on residential appraising; and serving on the boards of directors of The Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors (Past President), Texas Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. She has also served on the boards of directors of Suicide Survivors, The Parenting Center, Leadership Fort Worth and LeaderKids, and the Rotary Club of Fort Worth South, where she was the recipient of the Service Above Self Award and is a Paul Harris Fellow. Additionally, she was a founding member of the Mistletoe Heights Neighborhood Association.
In 1993, Mary Jo was a delegate in the Urban Valuation Delegation to Latvia and Russia and is currently working on her Certified International Property Specialist designation. Formerly she held the RM and SRA designations of the Appraisal Institute.
Whether you are buying or selling (or both!), Mary Jo’s friendly smile and professional attitude will guide you effortlessly through the ins-and-outs of even the most complicated real estate transactions.
Certified Home Marketing Specialist
Jan was born and raised in Fort Worth, and while she left the nest to spend 23 years in the San Francisco Bay area, she returned to North Texas 13 years ago with renewed appreciation for her home town. She has a broad background including 20+ years in Human Resources and 12+ years in Real Estate, and attended Arlington Heights High School, SMU, and Tulsa University, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art. Jan has two adult daughters and currently she and her husband, Devin Holloway, live in downtown Fort Worth.
Jan loves to assist sellers in preparing their homes to be ready for sale, and in doing so, she has received the designation of Certified Home Marketing Specialist. She is also dedicated in assisting veteran and first time home buyers with property selection, contract negotiation, and home purchase related insecurity through to the closing table. Another passion of Jan’s is to help property investors with finding financially acceptable projects, arrangement of financing, and selection of choice contractors for project renovation.
She likes to stay on top of what is going on in Fort Worth, and therefore, she is a dedicated member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Neighborhood Association, and Fort Worth South, Inc. Jan and Devin love to cook, travel, read, and go antiquing.
Jan’s real estate aim is to give her clients the best possible service to make the home buying and selling process painless and fulfilling. As a former HR professional, Jan understands listening is the most important part of her job. Her knowledge of the market, her attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and her accessibility to her clients provides a professional real estate experience.
Certified Home Marketing Specialist
Devin Holloway is a Texas Realtor who specializes in both historical homes and new Builder homes. This dichotomy stems from unique circumstances, as he has worked with older homes in sales and contracting in multiple markets, from Chicago, to the Bay Area, to Fort Worth’s Fairmount district, as well as having 10+ years’ experience working for a new home builder. “The markets are different, and the buyers are different,” Devin explains, “but they’re still looking for that same level of comfort, peace, and enjoyment. Some people like to work on old cars, some people like to speed around in new ones, I think on one level it can be that simple”. What’s not simple, Devin believes, is the buying process for each. Devin’s negotiating skills take into account different elements in both markets, as well as recognizing what you, as a buyer, should watch out for when looking at long term enjoyment of your investment.
Devin’s other interests include anything outdoors, stone masonry, jazz, and motorcycles, not necessarily in any order. He speaks fluent Spanish, Italian, and German, and has a degree in Organizational Management. If you’re looking for a Realtor with market knowledge, architectural sensitivity, and business born common sense, consider a conversation with Devin before you jump into the fray ofntoday’s real estate storm.
Caitlin Arriaga Nantz was born in Fort Worth and raised in Weatherford. Caitlin attended Mary Martin Elementary, Tison Junior High and graduated from Weatherford High School in 2006. Weatherford is also where she met her husband, Michael A Nantz II, and where they are now raising their young daughter. Caitlin received her real estate license from the State of Texas through School Estate, a sister school to Texas State University. She is a licensed Real Estate agent and a member of the Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS®, Texas Association of REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS®.
Caitlin has lived in Parker County for 28 years, so to say she knows this area like the back of her hand is an understatement! She is excited to be a part of the growing team here at Kimball Real Estate and is happy to help with all of your real estate needs!
Chelsie Zachman Synatschk
Chelsie Zachman Synatschk fell in love with Fort Worth while attending Texas Christian University, where she received a degree in Communications. In the nearly two decades since, she has gained an intimate knowledge of the city and its many unique neighborhoods. Chelsie appreciates all types of architecture but has a soft spot for historic and mid-century homes, having completely renovated one of each.
One of Chelsie’s favorite things about her job is getting to know her clients and matching them with the best solutions for their needs. Whether she is assisting with the purchase or sale of a home, her attention to detail and commitment to customer service ensure a smooth and headache-free transaction.
In her free time, Chelsie enjoys traveling as well as dining at Fort Worth’s many fabulous restaurants. She resides in Ridglea Hills with her husband, Joe; son, Jude; and lovable, yet ill-behaved mutt, Rhylie.
Joe’s passion for real estate started, not surprisingly, with his own home search. His agent—who has since become a good friend—patiently showed him house after house and, in the process, taught him a lot about how the agent-client relationship should work. Joe spends time getting to know each of his clients and their needs and prides himself on making potentially stressful transactions as stress-free as possible by thoroughly explaining the process, managing expectations, and utilizing the latest technology.
In addition to residential real estate, Joe also has extensive experience in land and commercial property sales. So, whether you’re looking to sell a property or to find a project, an investment, or your forever home, Joe has the knowledge and experience to see your transaction through!
He and his wife, Chelsie, have bought and renovated three Fort Worth houses, ultimately landing in a mid-century Ridglea Hills home where they love to entertain.
REALTORS® – Broker of Record: J.R. Kimball (license #84294)