Your local full service brokerage, our goal is to EXPAND your expectations.


Local Experts – born and raised in Coryell County
Hometown Service – with a smile
Integrity – in every aspect of the transaction
Community – we are actively involved in the community we love
Excellence – strong tradition of excellence with buyers and sellers

Meet Our Team

The Front Porch Realty team is a group of local REALTORS® who are actively involved in the Gatesville community.

Kandi Luensmann


Phone: 254-223-8883

More about Kandi

Kandi Luensmann didn’t start out in the real estate business, but once she found her passion she hit the ground running and hasn’t looked back. Before beginning her adventure in real estate, she was a pharmaceutical sales representative and a chemistry teacher at Gatesville High School. Since getting her real estate license, she has been a multi-million dollar producer each year. A 2014 GRI graduate and a 2016 graduate of the Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program, she is on top of current trends and is always looking for new and innovative ways to market. As she believes it is important to give back to her profession, Kandi is the 2019 President Elect for the Fort Hood Area Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors and was recently appointed to serve on the 2019 Texas Association of REALTORS® Risk Reduction Committee and the Professional Standards Review Committee.

Kandi is also actively involved in her community; she is a founding member of the Coryell County Area Go Texan scholarship committee, serves on the Coryell County A&M Club Board of Directors and is a Director on the Coryell County Economic Development Board. Kandi is a 1996 graduate of Texas A&M University and is a huge fan of Aggie football. When not on the phone with a client, her hobbies include spending time outdoors, reading, watching her kids play sports and attending stock shows with family. Kandi is married to Brian and they have two children, Braden and Hailey.

Teresa Johnson


Phone: 254-248-7984

More about Teresa

Teresa Johnson has been a licensed REALTOR for over 6 years and has continually been a multi million dollar producer each year. She has a special passion for older homes and she and her family are on their second restoration project since moving to Gatesville. Teresa is very active in her local community; she is currently VP of the Gatesville Band Boosters, serves on the Coryell Central Appraisal District Board of Directors, the Gatesville Planning and Zoning Commission and the Gatesville Athletic Booster Club. Teresa is very involved in her church and the children’s program and was a youth minister for 8 years before moving to Gatesville. She has a special passion for first time home buyers and enjoys working with them throughout the process of achieving the dream of home ownership. Teresa is married to Nathan and they have 3 children. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors with her family and is a huge fan of Hornet football.

Shalan Crawford


Phone: 254-223-1997

More about Shalan

Shalan Crawford was born and raised in Gatesville. She is married to Ryan Crawford, also a Gatesville native and they have 2 boys, Elliott and Hunter. As a family they love to hunt, fish, water ski, play baseball, shoot skeet and attend stock shows. Shalan is very involved in the community she loves. She is a 4-H leader for the local Coryell City 4-H Club, serves on the local Area Go Texan Committee, is the treasurer for the Coryell County Youth Fair Board and currently serves on the Fort Hood Area Association of Realtors MLS Committee. She is very enthusiastic and passionate about real estate. Shalan is a GRI graduate and believes in constantly learning to continue her real estate education. Her mission is “to put God first in all things and to make a difference in other lives by transforming their dreams into realities”. She is committed to helping people purchase or sell property in the highest professional manner with total integrity and diligence.

Steve Sands


Phone: 254-721-6866

More about Steve

Steve has a long history in law enforcement; he began his career with the Dallas County Sheriff Office and was later the Chief of Police in Mabank before traveling the United States as a loss prevention and criminal investigator for 15 years. He moved to Gatesville from Utah and has been employed with the Coryell County Sheriff Office for 12 years. Steve is married to Cindy and they are active members of the Boots-n-Saddle cowboy church. He has one son who resides in Alaska and is an Alaskan State Trooper/Game Warden. Steve is also a member of the Gatesville Lions Club. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his dogs, horses and cattle. He recently obtained his real estate license and is eager to get started helping others in their search for land and property. If you have ever had the “Sands Special” at Studebakers, you can thank Steve!

Jana Dixon Carpenter


Phone: 254-493-8004

More about Jana

Jana is a career educator, business owner and life long resident of Central Texas. She is loaded with networking contacts. Her family has deep roots in Coryell County and she is excited to dedicate her energy and enthusiasm to your next real estate endeavor.

Kay Hunt


Phone: 254-223-0248

More about Kay

Kay was born in Gatesville and then lived the life of a military from Central Texas College with an Associate Degree and then a Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Texas. She taught school in Killeen for 13 years and then worked for the USPS for 8 years as a rural carrier. Kay has embarked on her final career as a REALTOR® and is very excited about her new endeavor. She returned to Gatesville and has lived here for the last 28 years and has a very long line of Coryell County descendants. She comes from a ranching family background and is ready to help you find the perfect land and property. Kay is married to Jared and they have 3 children; Kelby, Case and Kagen. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family, the outdoors, and attending community events.

Very helpful and quick! Absolutely a delight to work with! She drove all the way to the town we purchased our home in. She also worked with us on what seemed like a long list of homes and did so with a great attitude. Would definitely recommend her and use her again!

A. Luckenbach