Kristen Boothe is a native Lake Highlands resident who moved away from Dallas only for the time it took to attend and graduate from Texas Tech University. For the seven years following graduation, Kristen taught in Dallas Independent School District at Sidney Lanier elementary school, a magnet school for the expressive arts. After teaching in various grade levels and departments, Kristen felt it was time to move to a different career. She is thankful for all her years teaching and the way she has grown personally and professionally from the experience.
While a teacher, Kristen discovered her passion for real estate, particularly in the renovation of older homes. Through several remodeling projects, Kristen found she loved seeing life breathed into older homes. It was this love that continued to direct her to put her energies into the real estate industry.
Kristen also discovered she loved the relationship building opportunity real estate provides while assisting her mom, Brenda, with her real estate clients. She discovered when working with her mother that the housing needs of her own generation were significantly different than the needs of her mother’s generation. This led both Kristen and her mother to unite their skills and knowledge to work as a team, forming the McBride Boothe Group.
Since then, Kristen has served clients in the Lake Highlands, White Rock Lake, and East Dallas areas by providing outstanding real estate services. She has coordinated several small renovation projects for her clients to help prepare their homes to be sold. Kristen earned her GRI, or Graduate Realtor Institute designation, which is the highest level of training offered through the National Association of Realtors (NAR). She has attained the Certified Home Marketing Specialist Certification to expand her knowledge base on staging and marketing. And, she continues to take advantage of opportunities to gain knowledge and expertise for the benefit of her clients.
Kristen lives in the Casa Linda Estates neighborhood with her husband and two children. She acts as the Social Activities chairperson for Casa Linda Estates Neighborhood Association (CLENA) and also volunteers her time at her church, Highland Park United Methodist Church (HPUMC) as well as at her sons' school, St. James Episcopal Montessori where she serves as Treasurer on the PTO board. Kristen enjoys biking at White Rock Lake, having "down time" with her family, cooking, and practicing yoga. Kristen is grateful to be in the real estate business she loves while working as a team with Brenda who she respects as a mentor and real estate expert.
Brenda McBride is a native Lake Highlands resident who attended Lake Highlands schools growing up and currently lives in the White Rock North area. Brenda moved to California in 1974 where she earned her California real estate lisence and discovered her love for real estate. After 10 years, Brenda was ready to move back to Texas so she returned to her roots in Lake Highlands. At this time Brenda pursued and earned her Masters in Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington and then worked as a counselor for almost 20 years before deciding she would like to practice real estate in the Dallas area. Brenda is grateful for the experience she has as a counselor because she feels many of the skills she learned in this profession help her in her real estate practice.
After becoming licensed as a realtor in Texas in 2002, Brenda worked under Ebby Halliday for 7 years where she reached top producer status. Brenda’s level of commitment to her clients is above and beyond as she strives not only to be an excellent realtor, but also to serve her clients as a confidant and friend. She works with individuals to help them in achieving their highest and most rewarding goals. Buying or selling a home can be an exciting transition for individuals and families, but it is also a time when you need to have someone on your side who is truthful, experienced, and a strong negotiator for your best interests.
Brenda’s recent transfer to MD Rose Realty has brought new and exciting ventures including the creation of the McBride Boothe Group. Brenda and her daughter, Kristen Boothe, work together as a team specializing in their clients needs as they go through all stages of life. Being a multigenerational team Kristen and Brenda understand firsthand both the needs of young, growing families as well as individuals and families who are downsizing or simplifying their housing needs. As a baby boomer, Brenda is in tune with the needs of her generation. Caring for her aging parents has also opened her eyes to this generation’s needs and given her valuable insight into the real estate transitions that happen at this stage of life. When Brenda is not working she enjoys walking at White Rock Lake, reading, and spending time with her two grandsons, Austin and Greyson.
What People Are Saying about the McBride Boothe Group....
“Working with Kristen and Brenda has been a wonderful experience on numerous occasions. Brenda helped us find the perfect house for our family in Lake Highlands while simultaneously selling our home in Lochwood. We were worried the timing would not work out, but Brenda took a pro-active role to ensure everything went smoothly. She remained calm and supportive when things were out of our control. Brenda was patient with us and responded to all our phone calls in an extremely timely manner. Since then, Kristen has consistently kept us informed of our neighborhood market value as well as a number of investment properties she knows would suit our needs. We have looked at properties on numerous occasions. When touring homes with both Kristen and Brenda it becomes evident they are very passionate about real estate and about their clients. Their ultimate goal is to find what is right for you.”
Loren and Jon Reynolds
“Brenda and Kristen really listen to what you are requesting and then come up with solutions tailored to fit your individual needs. When we decided to sell our home, they came to our house in the evening after our kids went down for bed and then professionally presented valuable information regarding our home. They educated us on the current market conditions, the value of our home, and the home selling process. You could tell they had put in a lot of time into researching our area so that we were well informed when setting a price for our home. Their local market knowledge was a great resource to us when selling our home. Plus their enthusiasm and positive outlook really shows they love what they are doing. I have recommended them to several friends.”
Kathryn and Stuart Qualia
“Being from the UK my husband and I didn’t have the first clue about the Dallas property market and were very glad that we had Brenda to guide us along the way! Not only was her searching comprehensive and varied, but it also proved successful! Knowing we were new to Dallas, Brenda was patient with us as she showed us many different neighborhoods which resulted in us finding the right home in Lake Highlands which we have been living in for the past 6 years. Thank you Brenda!”
Claire & Malcolm McLean
"Kristen and Brenda really listened to what we were looking for and narrowed down search results to find the perfect house for us. Their knowledge of the local neighborhoods came in really handy as we were relocating to Dallas from New York and were able to explore several areas, including the M Streets, Lakewood, Casa Linda Estates, Kessler Park and Munger Place. We were looking for a historic home with a lot of character, close to water and trees, with a large backyard. Due to a vast personal network, the McBride Boothe Group found our home in Lakewood just as it came on the market. Kristen’s experience with home improvments provided invaluable insight to our decision whether to upgrade the house prior to moving in. Overall, our experience simply could not have been any better with the McBride Boothe Group!”
Stephen and Chloe Huerta
“Brenda and Kristen really listen to what you are requesting. When we decided to buy our house, they showed us the types of houses we were looking for, had wonderful print outs for us to look at and keep notes on, and they were very flexible with their time. After working with Brenda and Kristen it is obvious they love what they are doing. I have recommended them to several friends and will continue to do so time and time again!.”
Stuart and Kathryn Qualia
“I just bought my first house in the Dallas area since relocating to from Chicago to Texas. Kristen Boothe and the whole team at McBride Boothe went out of their way to find me the perfect house. I have purchased numerous homes, but I found Kristen to be the most professional real estate agent I have ever worked with. I would highly recommend choosing the McBride Boothe Group at MD Rose Realty for all of your real state needs.”