Meet Our Team

Ed Eakin, Jr.

Broker / Owner

Ed Eakin, Jr. CIPS, ABR, ALHS, CLHMS, RENE – Broker/Owner of Eakin Group, began working in Dallas as homebuilder in 1988. After 20 years of homebuilding in some of Dallas / Ft. Worth’s elite subdivisions, his real estate career started in Playa del Carmen in 2007. He is one of 4200 brokers worldwide with a Certified International Property Specialist designation along with earning his Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Accredited Luxury Home Specialist, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and Real Estate Negotiation Expert designations.

Today, Ed not only is marketing and selling homes in Texas he is using his international real estate experience that started with onsite sales in Playa del Carmen to helping clients purchase second homes throughout Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Belize, Ecuador, Bahamas and the Caymans. Currently Ed is working with developers at Copala and Residences at Chileno Bay in Cabo San Lucas, Itz’ana and Palm Reef in Belize, Axiom in Costa Rica, Pristine Bay on the Island of Roatan, Grand Hyatt Residences in the Caymans and Auberge Residences at Susurros del Corazón.

Eakin lives in the Irving area while his two older children Edward III (Austin) and Sydney (College Station) are in college and his youngest Ashley is completing her senior year Highland Park High School. When Ed is not a beach, you are likely to find him at the course playing golf or working on training one of his foster German Shorthair pointers.

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Debbie Dartford

REALTOR in the Houston area. Debbie started her real estate career 25 years ago, in the multi-family residential industry. She received her real estate license in 2004.

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Joy Thompson

Joy began her real estate career in 2014 as a buyer’s agent working with first time homebuyers. Today she active in the Dallas/Ft. Worth real estate market helping clients with all their local real estate needs along with some incredible opportunities on some of the prettiest beaches in the Caribbean.

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Kim Paolino

Kim Paolino was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and migrated west to North Dallas in 2005. She began her real estate career in 2007, specializing in the DFW housing market. With a keen eye for opulence, Kim is incredibly attentive to detail and pushes herself beyond expectations. Her client service acumen makes her an outstanding advocate for finding your dream home at a competitive price.

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Mark Alameel

For over 20 years, Mark S. Alameel has been a Creative Director helping businesses market their products and services to customers in a variety of way from grassroot events to broadcast campaigns. At the forefront of marketing, Mark is always focused on how to be efficient, effective, and relevant to his clients. His marketing experiences came forth out his love of media production including everything from Broadcast TV to photography.

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Melisa Urban

Born in Dallas Texas, Melisa grew up all throughout Texas and finally settled in Austin in 2002. She was licensed realtor in 2009 but went on to study visual mixed media at Austin Community College. Somehow, the real estate industry always called her back, as she was marketing and assisting for agents in the recent years. Her knowledge of photography and marketing, combined with her passion for helping others will be a huge asset to any client. Melisa is eager to work with her Austin clients in selling, buying, and maybe even purchasing that destination dream home on the beach.

When she’s taking a break, she can be found on one of Austin’s many hiking and biking trails, swimming at a waterhole, or snapping photos of the best food in town.

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David “Woody” Woodham

David (Woody) Woodham was born to serve, teach, & help his fellow man. He’s served North Texas as a General Contractor for over 35 years, helping with residential remodeling & repair while teaching others the trade. He also served his Country in the US Navy for over a decade, before realizing his calling to serve the Heavenly Father.

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