Meet the Team
Abby Sellers, Managing Member
Since her partnership with her husband as Managing Member of Texas Property Shop, Abby Sellers has been crucial in the expansion of their company. Abby has been able to rise to and overcome the many challenges a female owned business faces. She shares her husband Chad's passion for business, real estate and A+ customer support, which makes the working environment second to none. Since the birth of their second son, Abby has taken on a less active role in the daily activities of Texas Property Shop to be a caregiver to their children; however, she is still an active Board Member.
Abby's strong organizational and communication skills have been key to her success. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a minor in Psychology from the University of North Texas in Denton. While at UNT she was not only a member of the National Scholars Honor Society but she also made the Dean's List. Abby's solid background in Business Administration and Commercial Real Estate has helped elevate her in the field and in her company. She looks forward to continuing this success into future business ventures.
Chad W. Sellers, Broker & Managing Member
Sellers is a fourth generation Texan born and raised in Round Rock. He only left the Austin area for a short while to study real estate and earn a B.A. in Sociology from the University of North Texas. Sellers was so awe struck by real estate while studying it at UNT that he quickly got his license and started selling real estate before graduating. He knew real estate was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.
Sellers has enjoyed continued success specifically in the residential foreclosure listing market over the past several years. As broker/owner of Texas Property Shop, Sellers and his team of experts sold 408 properties ($38.4 million) across Texas in 2012. Although his focus has been on listing foreclosed properties for banks such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase, Fannie Mae, United States Housing & Urban Development, the U.S. Marshalls, and many more, he has always been dedicated to providing the best tools for his agents to succeed as well as engaging institutional buyers. In 2013, Sellers sold a total of 432 homes with 171 of these sold on the buyer’s side to institutional investors.
Darlene Haines, Account Manager
Darlene Haines joined Texas Property Shop in March 2011, and was instrumental in the development of our HUD account that she quickly earned her spot as HUD Account Manager. She is a self-starter who takes pride in completing projects on time and is very organized and efficient in the job she does.
Haines possesses outstanding organizational, multitasking and problem solving skills that are valuable to our organization in addition to her qualification of completing accurate Broker Price Opinions. Darlene has an exceptional knowledge of HUD practices and procedures that she enthusiastically shares. She conducts training programs to educate the public and other real estate professionals about HUD Owned Properties and we encourage everyone to participate in these informative courses!
Elaine Walsh, Associate & Bookkeeper
Since joining the Texas Property Shop team in September 2011 as their fulltime REO Bookkeeper, Elaine Walsh has successfully submitted and collected over $450,000 in REO expense reimbursements. Walsh is also a licensed real estate agent in TX. Within only a few months of employment Elaine was able to implement a system that allowed her to pay and submit expense reimbursements with 100% accuracy. Elaine also gives critical support to AP, Payroll, Utilities and the Contracts to Close process. Her ability to keep up with the ever changing REO processes has been a key to her success. She is always such a pleasure to be around.
Elaine’s background in Management and Media Buying has played a big part in her ability to show persistence and strong negotiating skills. She offers an unparalleled view when it comes to marketing and results. With her huge success in the media industry she was able to demonstrate not only an extreme level of passion but also show her high level of commitment to any task at hand. She has carried this forward not only in her professional life but in her personal life as well. Elaine also brings in a background as a Legal Secretary and as an Enumerator for the Census Bureau. Along with this comes strong administrative skills and a great level of confidentiality.
As a fifth generation Texan, Elaine loves spending time with family and friends. She especially enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. When not at Texas Property Shop and spending time with loved ones she enjoys playing Bunko, card making, sewing, embroidery among making many other crafts.
Judy Vaillancourt, Head Bookkeeper
Judy Vaillancourt joined the Texas Property Shop team in June 2010 as a part-time REO reimbursement coordinator and since then has worked her way to a fulltime Account Specialist. She provides support in accounting, administration, listing properties, utilities and other back office support. Texas Property Shop values her contributions of setting up their accounting systems, providing training tools, amazing support on the HUD and other REO accounts among many other contributions to help us run smooth and efficient. Just in the past year she has listed over 400 properties in 6 different MLS areas. She is a great asset to our organization.
Judy brings in a vast background in accounting, office administration and business management. Working in several different industries all the way from local to international and starting as an Administrative Assistant and earning her way into Business Management she brings in a unique perspective. Owning her own company also gives her insight into the challenges a company can face. This has given her the ability to problem solve, improve processes, and easily adapt to change. She has worked in accounting over 20 years and Management over 18 years. With a passion for business she always is looking for a way to improve anything she encounters to better customer satisfaction and keep her job exciting.
In her personal time away from Texas Property Shop she enjoys everything Austin and Texas has to offer. She especially enjoys life, family, friends, music, traveling, culture, and too many more other things to list. Originally from Upstate New York she moved to Austin in 1995 and feels blessed and thankful for the life Texas has given her so far.
Tracy Talkington, Account Manager, Associate
Working primarily in North Austin and Williamson County, Tracy’s #1 goal throughout her career has been to help people get where they want to be. Whether you are an investor looking to purchase rental properties or a homeowner struggling to decide what your next step should be, Tracy has always put her clients’ interests first; regardless of how it will affect her bottom line. She outlines the options, lets YOU decide what path to take and then helps you get there.
Tracy graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in Advertising, moved to Austin and fell in love with the city and her future husband. She began her career marketing real estate services and soon shifted to her passion – helping her clients buy, sell and invest in real estate. Three homes, two kids, two dogs and a handful of fish later she is still passionate about helping her clients discover and live their very best life.