Your local full service brokerage, our goal is to EXPAND your expectations.
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.
GRI, TRLP, e-PRO
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 current President of the Fort Hood Area Association of REALTORS®. She serves at the state level as the incoming Vice Chair of the Texas REALTORS® Risk Reduction Committee, the Professional Standards Review Committee and is a certified Mediator and Ombudsman for Texas REALTORS®. She has served on the new licensing test development panel for TREC and recently completed civil mediation and tax arbitration certifications.
Kandi is actively involved in her community; she is a founding member of the Coryell County Area Go Texan scholarship committee (over the past 10 years they have donated over $150,000 to Coryell County graduating seniors) and has served on the boards of Keep Gatesville Beautiful, Coryell County A&M Club and 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 camping, traveling and gourmet cooking. She has two children, Braden, a student at Tarleton State University and Hailey, a student at Texas A&M University.
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.
More about Shalan
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.
More about Andy
Andy James was born and raised in Gatesville and is married to Camri James. Together they have a little girl named Gemma. Andy has a bachelors degree in Rangeland Ecology & Management from Texas A&M University and a masters degree in Natural Resources Management from Sul Ross State University. Andy enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors as well as keeping up with his favorite sports teams. Andy currently serves as a 4-H volunteer, is a member of the local Area Go Texan Committee, and is the beef cattle superintendent for the Coryell County Youth Fair. With his knowledge and expertise in land management, Andy looks forward to assisting his clients buy and sell property while also being able to assist landowners with managing all facets of range and wildlife on their property.
More about Amber
Amber Carothers was born and raised in Gatesville. She is married to Brad, who is also a Gatesville native. They have 2 grown daughters, Curry & Darcy. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family, dancing, and bringing life back to old pieces of furniture. Though new in the real estate realm in 2022, Amber is very enthusiastic and passionate and ready to work with buyers and sellers in Coryell County!
Kandi is awesome
Kandi lined up buyers over the weekend and Monday we had multiple offers. I would ask her to sell again.