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LANDING THE DEAL

Compass Realtor Lynette Sandidge Sells Homes And Land In A Growing Community

Article by Christine Clark

Photography by Holly Farrow

Originally published in Celina Lifestyle

North of downtown Celina, you can still find small family ranches and farms. These properties are far enough removed from the hustle and growth of our community providing a glimpse of what Celina was like ten years ago. A small 30 acre cattle ranch is the home of one of Celina’s best realtors, Lynette Sandidge of Sandidge Real Estate Group.

Lynette and her husband Paxton have called Celina home for more than 20 years. They are part of the fabric of the community having raised two children in Celina from Kindergarten to 12th grade, graduating in 2017 and 2019. They have been active in the Quarterback Club, Bobcat Moms, PTA and CARE. You can be sure they have seen much of Celina’s Friday Night Lights.

Lynette was raised in West Texas on a cotton farm near Wall, Texas. She went to San Angelo State University and earned her Business Management Degree. She quickly took the leap to try the big city and moved to Dallas with some friends from college. While working for the FDIC in the land real estate division, she met her husband of 26 years, Paxton. You can take the girl out of the rural Texas land, but you cannot take the land out of the girl. She spent 15 years working for Freddy Mac, Fannie May and other organizations, growing her expertise in residential real estate, farm and ranch land, and commercial land.

In 2013, Lynette made the decision to go out on her own. She had made connections from coast to coast and was ready to start with a solid portfolio of clients, both sellers and buyers. In 2019 she decided to join Compass Real Estate and is a member of the Compass Ranch and Land Division and has been named one of D Magazine's Best Agents and Top Producers in 2018 through 2022 She most recently was awarded North Dallas Real Producers Top 500 Agents for 2023.  

When buying real estate in the growing community, Lynette shared that it is so important to work with a local expert. She spends time with community leaders building relationships with the city, local investors, builders, and sellers. This gives her the ability to not only show property as it is today, but also explain the plans for that land and its neighbors in the future.

I asked Lynette what she sees for the next year for home buyers looking to move to the Celina area. She indicated that for buyers in the $500,000 to $800,000 range, there are many options available and most include some land. She recommends looking at neighborhoods such as DC Ranch, Country Crossing, Van Buren Estates, and the Residences of Cottage Hills. She recently finished a development project for Country Estates which offers 45 one-acre home sites that allow the buyer to bring their own builder and develop the home of their dreams, just north of Celina (CR 1104, MLS#20230579). There are some deed restrictions, but it represents a great opportunity to have a little country with your growing city.

But don’t be discouraged. There are still plenty of opportunities for first-time home buyers and move-up home buyers in Celina. It seems every day a new development is being plotted on the west side of Celina near the future North Texas Tollway which include Light Farms, Cambridge Crossing, Creeks of Legacy, and even Chalk Hill near Celina High School. We are also starting to see a good inventory of re-sell homes in neighborhoods like Bluewood and Buffalo Ridge.

One of Lynette’s favorite things about real estate is the opportunity to list truly unique properties. An example is her most recent listing of a custom luxury Barndominium on 53+ rolling acres of stunning views overlooking a 25-acre stocked lake and pond (6461 County Road 134, MLS #20160531). 

If you are in the market for something new or know someone wishing to make the move to Celina, Lynette should be on the top of the list of agents you should call.

Lynette.Sandidge@Compass.com

214.733.2385

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