Realtor Spotlight

Suzy Tarnowski Coldwell Banker United Realtors
Suzy Tarnowski, Sales Specialist with Coldwell Banker United Realtors®, Cy Fair is attentive to her clients and prepared to go the extra mile to meet their needs. She’s dedicated to customer service and always makes doing business a pleasure. Suzy is proud of the relationships she’s built in the real estate community, but she’s most proud of her role as a loving wife and mother of one gorgeous daughter and two furry four-legged rescue dogs. Although it has been several years since her appearance on Good Morning America, you may recognize her as a finalist in Emeril Lagasse’s recipe contest with her Texican Burger. Even though she was born in Brazil, she considers herself a native Houstonian. As the saying goes – she got here as fast as she could!

Her family moved to Houston when she was just three years old and she grew up on “the north side.” Later she studied both music and English at Rice University and she lived and worked in the medical center area. Suzy has worked as both a technical and marketing writer, but she’s also taught piano and voice lessons in Cypress where she’s lived for nearly twenty years. Her creative background makes her a uniquely qualified sales specialist. She has an eye for design and she’s very detail oriented, but perhaps more importantly, Suzy is a great listener. So, whether you are selling your home or purchasing your first home, a vacation home, or a retirement or investment property – Suzy’s experience coupled with her dedication to serving her clients will ensure that you get exactly what you need.

Suzy Tarnowski
Sales Specialist, REALTOR®

23800 Northwest Freeway, Suite 101
Cypress, Texas 77429



Stephanie Swope Martens Realtor
As a second generation Realtor and third generation Houstonian, Stephanie lived near Uptown Park, and raised her family in northwest Harris County. She can help you find the right home, be it location or schools. Stephanie knows working together takes trust and teamwork. She treats each real estate transaction as a partnership and works diligently with clients to build successful relationships.

Being a consistent award winning top producer, Stephanie has earned her professional designations as Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), and certifications with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World certifications for Relocation Sales Specialist and Relocation Service Expert. Stephanie is Relocation Certified and works with Cartus, SIRVA, Weichert, Brookfield, Halliburton, and many more.

Family and friends are the treasure of her heart! Married to her wonderful husband, Tom. They have a son and twin daughters. Stephanie is an active member at Windwood Presbyterian, volunteers with marriage and youth ministries. She supports Northwest Area Ministries, Cypress Area Ministries, Stoney Creek Ranch, HOPE Center, Pearl Fincher Museum, University of Texas Alumni, Concordia University @Austin.

Stephanie Swope Martens, ABR, CNE
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene- REALTOR®
C: 713-922-8529 | O: 281-310-5888
Cartus Relocation Certified


Claudia Da Silva - Houston Realtor
Claudia Da Silva, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, provides perspectives and insights gained as a proud resident of Houston, Texas and ensure an optimal experience for her real estate clients.

A dynamic businesswoman, Claudia Da Silva is a board member of NAHREP, HAR IAG and co-founded WOW Network both to empower and build communities. This valuable experience and her insistence on taking the time to understand her client’s individual needs, informs her ability to deliver responsive, highly personalized service that transforms their dreams into reality; a formula that she adheres to in her Real Estate business.

While running her business, Claudia developed strong negotiating skills, marketing strategies and extensive, longstanding business relationships with the various entities involved in the real estate transaction, an added benefit for her real estate customers. Claudia prides herself in attending to her buyers’ and sellers’ very individual requirements with every attention to detail, seamlessly navigating the buying and selling process, making each transaction a positive experience.

Claudia has completed a rigorous and specialized training process to earn a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation from the National Association of Realtors. She has helped clients, including international investors wishing to invest in United States properties and customers who are relocating abroad. A world-traveler, Claudia is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and conversant Dutch with in-depth local knowledge of Central America and Europe, she is eager to help buyers and sellers alike take advantage of Berkshire Hathaway worldwide network and close their international real estate transactions.



Denise Kane- Houston Realtor
Denise Kane is with RE/MAX Elite Properties, the Renee Buckhoff Group. Denise has been a realtor for 11 years and is an expert in finding and selling homes and contract negotiations. She has represented clients from all over Houston including Katy, Cypress, Tomball, The Woodlands and Inner Loop. She is client focused with unparalleled service and results. Buyers and Sellers will appreciate her easy communication style and professional attitude.





Laurie Coton - Houston Realtor
Laurie Coton is a third generation Houstonian who has lived and worked in the Inner Loop for over 25 years. As managing broker for Nan and Company Properties/Christie’s International Real Estate, she provides top-notch mentor-ship to clients and colleagues through her warm, caring attitude and attention to detail. She specializes in creating an open line of communication and believes sincerity and professionalism are keys to offering unsurpassed service.

Laurie holds a degree in interior design from the Art Institute of Houston, a BBA from the University of Texas and has studied art history and architecture. Prior to becoming a realtor, Laurie held a successful career in residential remodeling & interior design where she learned to fine tune her expertise in subjects such as space planning, home infrastructure, construction, furniture placement, and finish selections. She is able to help clients make logical decisions about the purchasing process as well as assisting in creating an environment that not only suits their aesthetic but is also highly functional. If you’re looking to buy or sell in Houston, you’re going to need someone who is well-rounded, knows reports, can visualize a finished project, and gives trustworthy advice on the contracts that come with it. There is no one who will represent you better because Laurie understands what her clients need even before they do.

In addition to owning her own business, Laurie is on the HAR Political Affairs committee and the Professional Development Committee. She is also active with American Society of Interior Designers, River Oaks Networking, The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and WOW charities. Much of her past volunteer efforts have been spent at St. John’s School, River Oaks Elementary, Zoo Friends, AFS and Wellsprings Resources.



Linda Swope Houston Realtor
Serving West University, River Oaks, Galleria/Tanglewood, Bellaire, Willow Meadows/Meyerland area, Montrose, Midtown, Memorial, Rice Museum District & Rice Military, University area, EaDo district, Memorial Park, Heights areas, Suburban Master Planned Communities and Relocation Specialist.

  • Realtor since 1988, Rookie of the year 1988
  • Office & Company Top Producer 1989-2017
  • Named “Top Producer Realtor” for 2004-2016 by Houston Area Realtors (Only the top 150 Realtors of 20,000 city-wide members receive this recognition) 2007-2012 top ½% of all Realtors
  • 2017 Top 5 GCI Coldwell Banker United, Realtors (of over 800 Realtors) 2010 Number 2 in State of Texas
    4.99 out of 5 approval rating per Buyers and Sellers
  • Holder of B.A. & Master’s Degrees
  • Houston resident since 1975
  • Founding member of Texas Heart Institute Associates
  • Multi-Lingual
    • Multiple referrals from:
    • Former clients
    • Coldwell Banker United’s Corporate Relocation department (whose clientele include major Fortune 500 companies, USAA)
    • Cartus (the world’s largest relocation company)
    • Other Third Party Relocation companies
  • Coldwell Banker International Previews Specialist
  • Chosen twice by the former owner of Coldwell Banker United to represent him on the purchase and sale of his personal residences
  • References available upon request
  • Recipient 2018 Coldwell Banker Humanitarian Award

Melissa Baker Houston Realtor
Ask others what they think about Melissa Baker, the response will be a long list of superlatives that includes tireless, eager, compassionate, committed, reliable, and lots of fun. They’ll say she is a hard worker, the kind of person who will take initiative when no one else will, and one who strongly believes in the power of positive thinking.

At the end of 2016 she was recognized as one of the top producers in the Cypress Office. Part of her success is due to her participation in The nationally recognized Ninja Skills Workshop where she learned the tools it takes to become a trusted real estate adviser. That experience led her to be honored as one of the top producers company wide for two of the quarters in 2017.

A former flight attendant, Melissa learned much of what’s needed to be successful at selling real estate while flying above it. First, of course, was the importance of good customer service. No flight was ever the same and anything could happen, so flexibility, good organization and patience were a must! Through the international routes she flew, she learned a lot about diplomacy and working with people of different cultures.

As a mother who raised three children in the Cy-Fair area, she certainly knows the needs of growing families – whether it’s housing requirements, schools, shopping, and access to sports, or neighborhood amenities, available activities and businesses that cater to families. She is and always has been extremely involved in her community and schools through volunteer work.

Her philanthropic nature led her to join National Charity League, Cypress Belles Chapter, where she was very involved for 10 years, she served many board positions including president. As mother/daughter charitable organization, it has given her the opportunity to serve her community alongside her daughters.

Add to that, her membership in a book club, two tennis teams and her board membership on the BlackHorse Ranch’s HOA, she’s a veritable whirlwind of positive activity.

Tammy Bateman Houston Realtor
When Native Texan Tammy Bateman started as a Realtor she found, as predicted by a friend, that she was a “natural.” She remembers that he went down the list of her qualifications: ability to analyze and negotiate; professionalism; strong ethics; sense of style; and ability to work with people in all walks of life. It was a defining moment for Tammy who took the plunge and received her Texas real estate license in 2000 and her brokers license in 2010!In May, 2009, Tammy opened her exciting new company located INSIDE the HEB to be right in the community, ready and available to everyone! Recently, Tammy saw the need to adjust to the changing market in Houston and find ways to meet her clients’ needs better, so the office physically moved into first-floor walk-up space in Hedwig Village.

Tammy’s career has been a resounding success. A consistent top producing Realtor, she understands that a solid reputation builds good repeat and referral business, which she enjoys in abundance. Tammy realizes that in a fast-changing, competitive market like Houston’s, it is imperative to stay abreast of market conditions and changes. She continues to do her research and attends real estate seminars in addition to any advanced real estate related education. Tammy holds the coveted Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation.

Although Tammy’s main sales focus is the Memorial Villages, including Spring Valley Village and neighborhoods inside Loop-610, she believes one of her primary strengths is her ability to relate with all people, no matter their background or where they live. “I sell homes anywhere in the city, regardless of price or location,” she says. “My forte is finding exactly what clients want and negotiating to get it. I love a challenge and I love helping my clients.”

Tammy grew up in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology from the University of Houston, both fields helping her immensely in the successful practice of real estate. She is a major underwriter for her local schools; passionate about giving back. Tammy participates in the annual MS150 to support multiple sclerosis. Tammy also enjoys animals and any opportunity to foster or rescue them. Tammy’s free time is spent entertaining and with her two boys enjoying sports and travel.

Tammy has been featured by Texas Monthly as a Five Star Profile winner four years in a row!

Tammy Bateman
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Ronda Ross Houston Realtor
Ronda Ross is seasoned businesswoman who goes the extra mile for her clients. Her strong leadership, work ethic, and dedication to the community has resulted in recognition as the 2015 International Emerging Leader of the Year as well as the President for the National Association of Women Business Owners-Houston. Ronda understands that buying a home is often the biggest transaction anyone can make. As a Certified Negotiation Expert, she holds the additional training and skills to ensure the very best deal for her clients. When you’re working with Ronda, you’re working with a consummate professional you can trust.

Before a career in real estate, Ronda worked with various companies within the oil and gas industry in fields such as marketing, business development and supply chain management. However, the desire to pursue her true passions in architecture design empowered her to make the natural transition to real estate. She now leads a fulfilling career in helping her clients buy and sell homes in the Greater Houston area. An alumna of Texas State University, Ronda’s degree in International Marketing allows her the skills to give sellers’ homes the proper exposure they deserve while helping buyers find the most qualified homes to match their needs and requirements.

Ronda continues to take care of her clients even after the transaction, often becoming close with most. The people she has met and the relationships she has built are some of her favorite parts of working in the industry. Ronda is active in several Houston organizations such as Women of Wardrobe, Dress for Success, the Houston Food Bank, Texas Children’s Hospital and Candle Lighters. Born and raised in Houston, some of her favorite things to do during her free time involve trying new Houston cuisine as well as travelling to new places where she can feed her enthusiasm for new cultures and architecture.

Ronda Ross


  • CNE – Certified Negotiating Expert
  • VLB “Veterans Land Board” Certified
  • Luxury Certified


  • Future Business Leaders
  • 2015 International Emerging leader

Organizations I am Active in:

  • President of NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) 2017-2018
  • Public Relations Director for NAWBO 2016-2017
  • Ambassador for Texas Children’s Hospital 2016-2017
  • F.R.E.S.H with the Houston Food Bank 2016-2017
  • W.O.W Women of Wardrobe for Dress for Success 2015-Current