Powered by PLACE, The Saling Real Estate Team seeks to create multi-generational change through wealth building

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Tamera Saling-Starke and Barry Saling share how their past careers are helping them succeed in today’s market and how PLACE will help their team fulfill both professional and personal goals.

Arlington, Texas, May 2022 — PLACE, the industry’s only all-inclusive platform delivering intuitive technology and business services to top real estate professionals, announced today that The Saling Real Estate Team is now powered by PLACE. PLACE partners with leading real estate teams, regardless of brokerage, in more than 100 locations across the United States and Canada.

The Saling Real Estate Team is a top-producing real estate organization in the DFW region and ranked as one of the “Top Realtors in DFW” by Fort Worth Magazine. Led by Tamera Saling-Starke and Barry Saling, the team is on a mission to empower clients to build wealth through real estate sales and investments. With an emphasis on building trust, developing deep relationships, and educating clients, The Saling Real Estate Team is committed to a seamless real estate experience that goes beyond the transaction.

“Our mission statement is to be a real estate business that serves and is trusted by all communities.”

Tamera and Barry both started in real estate after enjoying long and successful careers in seemingly unrelated industries. Barry worked as a sound production professional in the music business for over 25 years. Tamera was a middle school science teacher and professor of education.

Barry took the plunge into real estate in 2014, building his initial book of business through open houses. In his previous life in music, Barry was used to being behind the controls of a soundboard. “When you are in a music studio setting, you are helping someone achieve their dream,” he explained. “Everything has to come together perfectly and that same skill transfers to helping people achieve the dream of homeownership.”

“Now we don’t have to make a choice between growing our team and personal production. With the leverage of PLACE, we can do it all.”

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In 2018, Tamera joined the team. As a former teacher and college professor, Tamera sees her previous career as exceptional training. “In education, I had to be a chameleon,” she said. “I listened more than I talked, and I had to coach and work with many different people. The ability to coach and talk to clients in different ways is a priceless skill that I was able to hone and now use today.” Her partner in business and in life agrees. “Tamera is a natural,” added Barry. “She is exceptional at opening doors, breaking down walls, and communicating with clients like nobody else can.”

Tamera and Barry have built an inclusive real estate organization and pride themselves on their large and diverse client base. “Our mission statement is to be a real estate business that serves and is trusted by all communities,” explained Tamera. “We serve the LGBTQ community, teachers, veterans, and other communities within our area. And they all become raving fans once they become our clients.”

The makeup of their team reflects their inclusive approach and embrace of all walks of life. “Our team currently includes four single parents, four former educators, and a former hair professional,” said Tamera. “And nearly everyone on the team was raised by, has been, or currently are single parents. We are looking to grow our team to 20 agents in the next three years and multiple businesses within our business. We are driving multi-generational change in the lives of agents who join us.” Barry sees the team’s growth as a way to give back and make a difference in the community. “We want to help people that have worked really hard, given selflessly to their community, and who have not been able to gain ground find the opportunity to build wealth,” explained Barry.

Tim Whiting, a former school administrator, had long considered a real estate career before joining the Saling Real Estate Team. Today, he proudly serves as their director of operations. “Education is all about relationships and opportunity,” said Whiting. “Real estate is a service industry and I am happy to continue to be serving people.”

Tamera and Barry made the decision to partner with PLACE for the leverage offered, allowing each of their team members to meet their personal and professional potential. “PLACE offers a big enough vision for all of us to grow,” explained Barry. For Tim Whiting, the processes, support, and systems are invaluable. “Sometimes I wonder how I could even do my job without PLACE,” he said. “PLACE offers all the support that is needed and proven to work. It takes teams at this level and gives them what they need to focus on goals, production, and clients.” Tamera sees PLACE as a logical move. “We are pouring everything that we can into our team,” she explained “Now we don’t have to make a choice between growing our team and production. With the leverage of PLACE, we can do it all.”

“We are so happy that Tamera and Barry have chosen to partner with PLACE,” said Chris Suarez, co-founder of PLACE. “The priority they put on family, team, and personal growth is inspiring and in perfect alignment with the values of PLACE.”

“It is so amazing to watch Tamera and Barry build a team of rock stars who have given so much to their communities,” said Ben Kinney, co-founder of PLACE. “We are honored they have chosen to partner with PLACE and are excited to watch them, their agents, and their clients achieve all their goals and then some.”

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