I was born & raised in Uvalde and left for a number of years, but recently came back to my home town in 2002. I lived, worked & raised my children in San Antonio. I have had my real estate license since 1993 and I received my Broker's license in January, 2007.
I hold the following designations: GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) and E-Pro Certification (Internet Professionalism Certificate) in addition to being a member of the Uvalde Board of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors, and the local Multiple Listing Service.
I am also active in the community with the Chamber of Commerce, El Progreso Club, Uvalde High School Alumni Association as a board member, and the Methodist Church.
Having bought & sold houses for myself in the past, I know what both buyers and sellers go through in the process. I work with both buyers and sellers to find the best solution for their real estate needs whether it is a house, raw land, a ranch or commercial property.
Meet the Agents
Marvin was born & raised in Uvalde and graduated from Uvalde High School in 1960. He attended SWTJC and then moved to Houston. In 1976 he purchased Auto Supply Store in Sealy. Then in 1983 he was a stockbroker in Houston for 4 years. The next 8 years Marvin worked in investor relations for Sun Records. Since that time he has been self-employed. He managed a ranch in Dimmit County for 10 years and has had his real estate license since the 70’s. Marvin was married from 1962 until his wife passed away in 1998. He then moved back to Uvalde in 2000. He has 3 grown children and 8 grandchildren living in San Antonio & Austin. With Marvin’s varied background and experience he is sure to be an asset to Graves Real Estate.
Kathie Carr is a retired teacher and taught for 24 years, 15 years in the Uvalde school district. Her Mother is a native Uvaldean and came back to Uvalde so Kathie moved here in 1974. Kathie also deals in antiques and collectibles & works part time at Antiques on the Square. Kathie is a widow and her husband had a real estate license before her so she has had experience in real estate. Kathie works with both buyers and sellers in all types of real estate. With Kathie's varied experience she has worked with the public for many years and that will enhance her experience in real estate.
Nancy Carper Bennett is a fourth generation Uvaldean. She has been here her entire life. She is married to Blaine Bennett. They have two daughters, two grand daughters and a grandson. Nancy is an active member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church where she serves on the Vestry and also sings in the choir. She is also involved in the Uvalde Community serving on The Historic Preservation Board and a former member of the Main Street Board. Her main hobby is singing and she has been singing with the Memories trio for the past 35 years. Being a native Uvaldean, she is passionate about this community and all that it has to offer. Real Estate runs through her veins as her grandfather was a broker as well as her uncle and her father was a Realtor. She knows the area well and loves to promote it. She has been in sales all of her life and she brings 15 years of real estate experience to this brokerage.
Kimberly DeRusha has lived in Uvalde Texas her entire life. She attended UCISD and SWTJC. In 1991 Kimberly married her best friend and high school sweetheart Cody DeRusha. Together, they have helped run the family farm and ranch business, and a successful I.T. business. They have one son and one daughter and their family is blessed to be members of The First Baptist Church. They have bought and sold numerous properties in the Uvalde area and it has always been Kimberly’s personal goal to pursue Real Estate on a professional level. Kimberly received her real estate license from Champions School of Real Estate, is a member of the Uvalde Board of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors, and the local Multiple Listing Service. She is currently working with Graves Real Estate in Uvalde. Being a native Uvalde resident she knows the area well and would love the opportunity to help you in the process of selling or purchasing any type of Real Estate.
Lisa was born and raised in Austin, Texas and moved to Uvalde, Texas in May 2009. Lisa received her Real Estate license from the Champions School of Real Estate in March 2017. She is a member of the Uvalde Board of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors and the local Multiple Listing Service. After graduating from high school, Lisa went to work immediately with a printing company where she stayed for 13 yrs. She spent the next 10 years in the printing/copying business. When moving to Uvalde in 2009, she went to work as a receptionist for a local lumber company. After six years of working in the lumber business, she went to work doing administrative work for her boyfriend’s construction business. She enjoys playing with her three dogs and watching her boyfriend race cars. “I chose to get into Real Estate so I would have the opportunity to meet people and help them get into their dream homes.” Lisa will work with both buyers and sellers to help them find what they are looking for.
Paul Sanders, a sales professional with experience starting at the age of 10 - when he began running a fireracker stand - has joined the office of Graves Real Estate. Sanders holds a master's degree in education from Texas State University in San marcos. He managed Yeargan's River Bend camp on the Frio River in Concan for 23 years. He is married, with two grown daughters, and attends the First United Methodist Church in Uvalde, where he has been a member of the congregation for 21 years. Sanders is a licensed Texas Water operator and member of the Uvalde Board of Realtors, the Texas Association of Realtors, the National Board of Realtors, the local multiple listing service, and the Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce. With decades of experience dealing with property in the Frio Canyon and surrounding areas, Sanders said he looks forward to putting his expertise to use helping clients.
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