The Team Concept
Roy Busse, REALTOR® – Managing Partner
Roy Busse is a successful business man with 40 years of automotive, corporate, and entrepreneurial experience. Roy started his career with Ford Motor Company working in field operations and product marketing and his last position was National Dealer Advertising Manager in Dearborn. He left Ford to become a partner in a large Ford Dealership and over a 15 year period owned and operated retail automobile dealerships in a number of major markets.
Joining ADP Dealer Services in 1990, he was responsible for Manufacturing relations and a variety of sales and marketing responsibilities. He was promoted to VP Division Sales Operations and focused on identification and launch of sales automation tools such as Backweb, Sant, and Sales Logix. He then took the role of VP Sales Strategic Products facilitating acquisition of companies like BZ Results and creating new sales channels for products. These focused teams launch products for CRM, IP Telephony, and Digital Marketing. After the launch of two internet startups, he joined Jan in 2011 to form The Busse Group.
Roy’s focus for the Busse Group is sales strategy, sales management, conventional and digital marketing, accounting and business management, legal and taxes.
Beverly Graham, REALTOR®
Beverly Graham epitomizes energy, integrity and hard work. She grew up relocating frequently both with her family and then with her husband’s career and is a veteran of buying, selling and financing homes. The Hill Country is where she has been proud to call home for over ten years, and she loves helping clients to find their piece of Texas paradise.
Prior to real estate, she enjoyed as career as a senior financial analyst in the mutual fund, business consulting, technology, and engineering industries. Holding a degree in Economics and a Master’s in Business Administration, she wanted to continue to work with high level professionals without having to live in the big city. She was delighted to join The Busse Group representing buyers and have the opportunity to work in the very community where she lives. Her experience in the corporate world in strategic and analytical roles lends tremendous value to her real estate clientele. Understanding the state of the local market, realistic property values, historical price cycles and the current broader economic outlook helps her to support clients with the purchase of property as an asset, whether it serves as a home or as an investment addition to a portfolio.
A firm believer in giving back, she supports her church and several charities with her time and talent. In her free time, teaching power and hatha yoga is a continual source of inspiration. As a passionate cook and golfer, she loves sharing great meals and time on the course with her husband Kent.
Andy Burk, REALTOR®
After growing up in Odessa, Texas, Andy graduated from the University of Texas with a BBA in Accounting. Following a period with a CPA firm in Austin, he went to work in the family oil and gas service business in West Texas. The sale of that business lead to a position at a large energy company, first in management, then later in the mergers and acquisitions department. Andy moved to Horseshoe Bay in 2011. After selling and purchasing several homes with their help, Andy’s relationship with The Busse Group became a professional one when he joined their team as a Realtor. His business experience, understanding of the building process, and love for the area, made his transition into the real estate arena natural. He brings his experience as a licensed mediator for the state of Texas along with a common sense approach when assisting buyers who are searching for the perfect home. Andy and his wife of 38 years, Lee Ann, have 2 married children and 4 grandchildren and 1 on the way, all of whom LOVE to visit Horseshoe Bay.
Trey Wood, REALTOR®
Trey comes from the West Texas area, having spent most of his life in San Angelo. A true Texan at heart, he and his wife of 30 years, Janet, currently own and operate their ranch in Water Valley, TX with their three wonderful children. After falling in love with the Highland Lakes area and spending many years vacationing at their family’s lake house, he and his family decided to make it their permanent home. Trey comes to us with over 28 years of experience in the retail industry, focusing on sales and management. Before joining Busse Group Real Estate, he was the co-owner of two boat dealerships, so he understands the importance of honesty, integrity, and ensuring that his clients get proper care and all of their needs are met.Through buying and selling several properties of his own, Trey has garnered the necessary knowledge to ensure a smooth transaction for his clients. This, coupled with his expertise of the Highland Lakes market area and his passion for helping his clients find exactly what they’re looking for, makes him an incredible asset to our team.
Mary Julie Gusman, REALTOR®
Originally from Southern California, Mary Julie has resided in the Hill Country, more specifically Spicewood, for 25 years. She has been in the real estate field for over 18 years, working previously as an accountant for private real estate investors and aiding in the purchasing and selling of everything from raw land to million square foot industrial properties.
Mary Julie is well versed on the needs of families today, and will do everything she can to ensure a smooth transaction. She adores the hill country, lake life, and is excited to bring others to this beautiful area.
Kristi Neve, REALTOR®
A native Texan, Kristi Neve has claimed the beautiful Hill Country area as home for over fifteen years. She is genuine in her approach to real estate, placing her client’s needs as top priority. Whether it is a weekend getaway or the perfect family residence, she shares her client’s enthusiasm in finding their own Highland Lakes gem.
Prior to real estate, Kristi worked in the legal field editing confidential and time-sensitive documents for both attorneys and judges. She also efficiently organized college admission events and taught science and pre-engineering to middle school students. With a diverse portfolio, Kristi’s experience, professionalism, and meticulous attention to detail will serve her clients well. She enjoys exploring the lakes and rivers in Central Texas with her husband and two sons.
Kris Pelky, REALTOR® – Inside Sales Associate
Kris Pelky comes to us with over 20 yrs. background of administrative and operations expertise. Prior to the Realtor and Construction business, Kris worked in the medical field, where she learned the ins and outs of the quality and risk management profession.
Kris served in the Air Force as an Aeromedical Technician; there she earned her associates degree from Northwest Florida College in Liberal Arts. In addition to her vast experience in risk and operations management, Kris has also help positions in HR, billing, quality assurance, and facility start-ups.
Kris has an impressive education background, having earned her M.S. in Management (graduating Magma Cum Laude) from Texas Tech University. In addition, she holds her B.S. Business Administration, along with 7 professional certificates from Colorado Technical University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Kris’s overall compliance, risk, and operational management and dedication to clients and their families ensures that no details will be overlooked.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and pugs, the outdoors, boating on the lake, and playing sports.
Mary Jo Callaway, REALTOR® – Contract Coordinator
Mary Jo runs a tight ship. Carrying out contract to close and assisting with negotiations, she performs some of our most important processes and procedures. Working with clients, cooperating agents, title companies, and vendors, Mary assures smooth, efficient transactions in a very stressful, fast paced environment. Her attention to detail, focused work ethic, and unparalleled integrity, has made her a vital component of our company’s success.
Laura Gisi – Marketing Director
Marketing Director for Busse Group Real Estate, Laura is responsible for the marketing, communication, and business development efforts of the company. In addition to strategic expansion efforts, she directs media relations, branding, advertising, social media campaigns, and website development.
Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree from Portland State University where she graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in International Development. In her free time, Laura can be found traveling the globe, teaching yoga, or performing at the local community theatre.
Nicole Deal, REALTOR® – Listing Specialist
As the team’s Listing Specialist, Nicole is responsible for lead conversion and many other aspects the listing process. From preparing monthly market trend charts, to providing clients with specific market information about their individual homes, she is always up-to-date on current conditions. Nicole accompanies Jan on all new listing appointments, assisting with any questions potential clients may have about our processes. Nicole prospects for new clients on a daily basis from various lead sources (including homes that were previously listed but did not sell), responds to inbound leads, schedules appointments for potential listing clients, manages the client databases, and conducts thorough lead follow up and nurturing. Nicole works side by side with the Marketing Director to effectively solicit and acquire all new listing clients. Her industry knowledge, excellent people skills, energetic, sincere attitude, and professionalism inspire clients and partners alike.