OUR TEAM

Mission Statement

“Our mission is to provide experienced, knowledgeable, real estate professionals a
friendly, supportive environment, while offering a spirit of cooperation, camaraderie,
trust and building of relationships.”
Vision Statement

“To remain a leader in Real Estate across the Crossroads and surrounding areas with a reputation of honesty, integrity, impeccable customer service, while helping others with service to our communities.”

Core Values

“All members of Manning Real Estate Group subscribe to this simple philosophy…
We serve our clients and community with honesty, integrity, knowledge and imagination to exceed their expectations and create win-win transactions for all.”

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MARK MANNING

Broker and Owner

Mark Manning, has been one of Crossroads top selling REALTORS for the last 12+ years. He was born in Yoakum & raised in Victoria. He has 40+ years of construction & real estate prior to becoming an agent. He uses his expertise of the area to best serve his clients while having integrity, hard work, & dedication. Mark has consistently shown the ability to satisfy clients in the buying and selling of their homes.

Aside from being a top agent, Mark has a wonderful wife and a son & daughter. He enjoys being a cattle rancher & tending to his Charolais, coaching baseball/softball with his kids. He enjoys playing guitar, skiing & riding ATV’s in Colorado when he sneaks away from real estate. He has previously served the Yoakum community as a firefighter/paramedic for 15 years.

Mark has built many relationships with lenders, banks, & title companies to ensure transactions go smoothly and provide his clients with the best service. He has had record breaking sales support his acclaim and includes his involvement in every transaction. Him and his team offer a level of expertise in all price ranges and consistently rank high in total sales but more importantly customer satisfaction.

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KIMBERLY HAWES

Realtor, GRI, PSA

Enthusiasm, hard work and personalized service go into everything Kim does. Realizing that each and every client has an individual and specific needs. Kim recognizes these needs and follows-up both before and after the deal has occurred. Her knowledge of real estate, along with these attributes, allows her to stand out in the industry. Clients choose to work with Kim for her full service, firm ethics, experience, and expertise. Kim has consistently shown the ability to satisfy clients in the buying and selling of their homes. Quite simply, she is trusted.

Kim loves to fish, beach comb, and spend time with her kids and husband. She spends most of her free time in Port O’ Connor and doing things with family. Kim also works with the homeless students in Victoria and volunteers for events that involve people without housing. She also has been volunteering for many years for the Port O’ Connor Toy Run which provides needy children with Christmas gifts.

Kim has lived her whole life in Victoria and with that she has a strong referral base. Clients receive an exceptional level of personal attention, including constant communication on a listing’s activity with sellers and status updates with buyers. And an integrated network of long-standing relationships with affiliated real estate service providers, such as home inspectors and mortgage representatives, and title companies. Kim works with one of the best teams in Victoria and with all of our knowledge together our team will lead our clients to a happy home.

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SHANNON RAMPLEY

Realtor

Shannon epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work, and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction. I moved to the Crossroads area 3.5 years ago and have started my real estate career here under the expertise of Mark Manning. I joined the team as an assistant and marketing specialist. I am the behind the scenes for Manning Real Estate Group and will continue this until my little ones are older. I will be right beside Mark every step of the way learning to better the areas need in real estate transactions.

I devote majority of my time to my family and animals. I have a wonderful husband and 3 little boys. We enjoy raising Australian shepherds and volunteering at the local stock shows and doing anything outdoors.

I am being trained by some of the best in this area. I have built strong relationships with lenders, bank institutions, and title companies so I can offer the crossroads area the best services to my clients. I use mine and my groups knowledge and experience to foresee and address details before they become a problem. With the help of the relationships I have built, I provide the best team work to provide communication in every detail of a transaction, from the first phone call all the way to close. I lead, train, and motivate our team to communicate with you better than none. Five words I guarantee in my work is love, integrity, commitment, passion and fun.

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TANNER CARSON

Realtor

Tanner Carson is everything you need and want in an agent. Honest, hard-working, and knowledgeable of the current market. Backed by years of outside sales experience across the state of Texas he knows how to maintain great relationships. This, coupled with joining the Manning Real Estate Group, there is a vast amount of experience to help with your real estate transactions.

Through love of investing in real estate and fixing up houses that were in need of some TLC, I have grown a large network of contractors and lenders that can help assist clients with their needs. I can help you envision possibilities, or uncover problems that an untrained eye might look right past. I grew up in Hallettsville, TX and I have a beautiful wife and three little blonde hair blue eye babies running around.

I chose to join the Manning Real Estate Group based on the previous houses sold to me by Mark himself. His knowledge of the situation really inspired me to learn everything I could about the home and process of buying a home. I truly feel like he is the best agent and am blessed to be a part of the team.

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ALICE GARNER

Realtor

Alice is one of the teams most experienced agents as a realtor of 12 years. She and her husband own a ranch in Hallettsville raising beef master cattle giving her knowledge of Farm & Ranch, while living full time in Victoria and has been helping clients get into there forever homes for over a decade. She retired from the Texas Department of Public Safety Driver’s License Division, & will be dedicating all of her time to real estate all over the crossroads area. She has spent over 40 years in customer service.

She has 3 children whom are now adults & have grown their families. Alice has 9 grandchildren & 1 great-granddaughter. Beside spending all of her free time with her family she enjoys reading a good book, watching a good movie, and trying new recipes. She is actively involved in fundraising activities in the community. She has been apart of Raymondsville school board and also a board member of Victoria Crime Stoppers. She devotes her time to her community just like she does her clients. She will work hard for every client and meet all of their personal needs.

Alice uses all professional service providers to assist with her clients buying and selling needs. She is very communicative, thorough, and detail-oriented, and she will be alongside you every step of the way and in years to come. You not only have a REALTOR but a longtime friend when choosing her as your agent.

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Kelly Rudolph

Realtor

Honest, hardworking, everything in my power to ensure high ethical standards, integrity, energetic. Whether you are buying, selling or renting, she will work tirelessly to promote your best interests. If you are selling, she will work with you to get you the fairest price, in the least amount of time, by using state of the art technology, team collaboration and superior marketing materials. If you are buying she will work hard to provide you with the best information and market data to inform and assist you so you will have the knowledge that a buyer needs with the strongest negotiating position.

Kelly understands that buying and selling real estate can be stressful, so as a full time Realtor her plan is to lower your stress level to make your experience as pleasurable as possible. She will have constant communication and be accessible to you.She was born and raised in Victoria, has lived in Yoakum for 26 years, she is very knowledgeable of the crossroads area. She has 2 beautiful daughters, 1 son n law & 2 wonderful grandchildren whom she spends most of her free time with her family also while enjoying Cycling, hiking, & traveling.

Growing up my parents taught me the glass half full method as well as being goal oriented, so when I had a failure or was having a difficult time reaching a goal, I never let it get the best of me, I would dig deeper until I overcame the situation or until I found a way around the obstacle to get to that goal.

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Linda Dlugosch

Realtor

Linda Dlugosch grew up in DeWitt County and graduated from Cuero High School. and later graduated from University of Houston with a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice. Linda retired from The State of Texas after 25 years of social service. She has also worked as a disaster case manager and a drug and alcohol counselor.

She enjoys spending her time with her grandchildren, and you will often see her at gymnastics, ju jitsu, car shows, or horse lessons with one of more of her grandchildren. Linda has been fortunate in that she has been able to travel to some of the places on her bucket list. In her free time, she likes to read, tend to her plants and dogs, and spending time at her ranch in DeWitt County.

Linda is starting a new chapter of her life in the real estate world. She has decided to join the manning real estate group to embark this journey and get all the knowledge that comes along with the team. She enjoys meeting new people and helping them make their dream of home ownership become a reality.

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Deanna Smith

Realtor, GRI, ABR, SRS, CDPE, SRES

My name is Deanna Smith I grew up close to Victoria in the small town of Refugio. Here, I also raised my 3 children; Jessica, Jake and Jovanna. I now enjoy spending time with our 10 grandkids. My husband, Michael and I built a home in the Mission Valley Area in 2007 and this is where we are in love with the slow pace of living and the peacefulness of the country!

I have been a realtor since 2006 and I specialize in selling homes, land, and ranches. I also have experience with new construction. I have worked with many contractors in building my own 2 personal
homes and could share my knowledge with my clients. Being in the real estate industry for 15+ years has allowed me to become familiar with area lenders, appraisers, contractors, surveyors and title
companies.

I love working with buyers and sellers and strive to make the process of purchasing or selling property a pleasant experience. I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and enjoy helping everyone in their next step in their lives creating memories in a new
home or on a new property! Working to make every transaction go easily and smoothly for my clients is top priority!

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Caesar Leita

Realtor, GRI

Caesar has joined Manning Real Estate Group with much knowledge of Farm & Ranch to assist clients on their pursuance of finding their next property.  He decided 4 years ago to acquire his Real Estate and has now been successful in the industry for 3 years working alongside with his wife Karen.

Growing up part of a farming family in the Woodhi area in Victoria County, Caesar has gained much expertise on the Victoria/Crossroads area. He was also owner and operator of his own hog farming operation and raised cattle for 20 years.

Outside of being an agent, he enjoys time with his wife, two sons, along with hunting, fishing, and traveling. If you’re looking to acquire your next property in South Texas, contacting Caesar will be the best start!

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Karen Leita

Realtor, GRI, ABR

Karen has been a top producing Realtor in the Victoria Area for 11 years now. She moved to the crossroads 20 years ago after living most of her adult life in Sugarland, TX. Before becoming an agent she worked in construction. You could find her anywhere from bookkeeping to working out in the field as a supervisor. This allowed her to gain much knowledge to assist her in the real estate industry

Buying or selling a home, land or commercial property is an investment process in which you want to be properly represented. As an agent for Manning Real Estate Group, Karen understands and will focus on your needs and make your priorities her own. She  prides herself on giving the best service to her clients by getting to know each of them personally while working for them to ensure their goals are met. You are getting more than an agent; you get an advocate for all your real estate needs.

Karen has 3 children and 5 grandchildren and enjoys spending time with her family. With any free time, she loves to travel, hunt, and go boating with her husband Caesar. Karen takes pride in the fact that she lives, works, and volunteers in her local community.

Proud members of CTXMLS, HAR,
SABOR, NAVICA

Charities we Support

Manning Real Estate Group believes in supporting local charities to build our communities. Our platform gives us the opportunity to positively impact our schools, student programs, veterans, first responders, hospitals, nursing homes, those suffering illness or loss, the less fortunate and more. We take pride in giving back to the people, businesses and organizations who continue to sustain our small business. Our members believe in the importance of keeping the foundation of our communities strong and encourage you to always choose local.