About Us

Our Company

Elsie Halbert began her career in real estate in the 1970s, starting out as a real estate agent with a local brokerage in Kaufman.  Feeling that she could deliver excellent customer service to buyers and sellers in the Kaufman area, she branched out in 1979 with another local broker to form Halbert-Graham Real Estate.  In 1988 Elsie Halbert Real Estate was founded, with the namesake serving as broker/owner until 2007, when Elsie retired and handed the leadership of the company to her daughter. 

Today, we rely on the same ideals and values that have made Elsie Halbert Real Estate a mainstay in the local real estate market.  We treat our clients with dignity and respect and keep their interests as the number one goal.  We want to make your experience, whether as a buyer or seller, as smooth and as painless as possible. 

Because we live and work here, our depth of knowledge of the area is something outside real estate companies can’t compete with.  We serve Kaufman, Van Zandt, Ellis,Henderson, and east Dallas counties, including Kaufman, Terrell, Forney, Crandall,Canton, Wills Point, Ennis, and Waxahachie.  We represent both buyers and sellers and have extensive experience with existing homes, acreage, farms and ranches, foreclosures, and short sales.  Our experienced agents are just a click or phone call away.  We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.


Our Team

Collett Halbert-Ricks

Collett has spent nearly all of her life in Kaufman, where she attended school from grades 1-12.  Afterward she received her undergraduate degree from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M- Commerce).  She grew up riding barrel and cutting horses and working on her family’s ranch in the Ola community of Kaufman.  Her real estate career began in 2000, when she started as a real estate agent working with her mother and namesake of the company, Elsie Halbert.  Collett became the broker of record for Elsie Halbert Real Estate in 2007, succeeding her mother.  Since she started selling real estate, Collett has used her first-hand knowledge of the area to successfully close real estate transactions in Kaufman, Ellis, Henderson, Van Zandt, and Dallas counties.  Collett is married and has one son and daughter-in-law.

 You can reach Collett at 214-729-8695 or collett_ricks@hotmail.com.

 Casey Townsend

Casey is also a life-long Kaufman County resident.  After high school, Casey attended the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received a Bachelors degree in Finance as well as a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Real Estate.  Casey has experience with all aspects of real estate, including development, finance, and sales of both commercial and residential properties.  In Casey's real estate career he has been involved in over $2 Billion of real estate transactions.  He puts this experience to work for the benefit of his clients.  Call Casey today for any of your real estate needs, large or small!

 You can reach Casey at 214-728-0153 or caseytown@yahoo.com

Kelsey Davis

Kelsey Davis was born and raised in Scurry, Tx. She has deep roots in Kaufman, as both sides of her family were also born and raised here. Kelsey is married and has two sons. She attended Texas A&M University and received her Bachelor's Degree in Leadership. Kelsey worked as a Social Media Strategist for a recruiting company after college. She later began working on her real estate career and received her Texas Real Estate license through Texas A&M Commerce in 2014. 

 Kelsey uses all aspects of communication to ensure she reaches every angle possible in the transactions of Real Estate. She actively uses her leadership education  and experience to help her clients understand the process of buying and selling. She uses her social media experience to list her properties over the internet to draw more attention for a quicker sale. 

 You can reach Kelsey Davis at 214-596-8466 or Kelsdavis3@gmail.com 

 Beverly Davis

Beverly was born in Kaufman and graduated from Kaufman High School in 1982.  After graduation Beverly worked as a teller at First National Bank in Kaufman.  She eventually worked in every department of the bank, including mortgage lending, and was the Bank Manager and Vice President when she retired in 2001. Beverly subsequently decided to follow in her mother & fathers footsteps selling real estate. Beverly is married and has a daughter and a son. 

You can reach Beverly at 972-768-4178 or bevdavis84@gmail.com

Amy Watson

Amy is a highly motivated individual that pays close attention to her client's needs.  When purchasing a home, she walks you through every detail from getting prequalified, picking out your home (whether we look at 3 homes or 30), negotiating the best deal possible, assisting in setting up inspections and appraisals, coordinating closing and helping you in any way I can.  Purchasing a home can be a very emotional process, exciting yet challenging.  I am here to guide you!  For those interested in selling your home, she will do everything possible to sell your home.  Amy will let you know what your home needs to help it sell, do open houses when appropriate, make flyers and get the word out, and negotiate to get you the best deal possible.
Amy received her Real Estate license in 2010 and has loved every minute of it!  She is a people person and loves negotiating.  Amy is experienced with foreclosures, HUD, land, lake homes, investment properties, high end homes, ect.
You can reach Amy at 214-801-8069 or amysellstexas@yahoo.com
Mitch Smith
Mitch Smith lives in eastern Kaufman County, has a degree in Business Operations and possesses over 20 years in sales operations experience.  If you are looking for a new address to call home - residential, farm, or ranch - he can help guide you through the process and assist you in finding that "right" place for you.  He can also represent you in the sale of an existing property to negotiate the best terms possible.  Mitch is a licensed REALTOR and a member of the National Association of Realtors, Metro-Tex Association of Realtors and Texas Association of Realtors.
You can reach Mitch at 817-999-4745 or texasrealtormitch@yahoo.com

Patty Cave

Patty moved to Kaufman in 1963, where she graduated from Kaufman High Schoolin 1966.  She attended East Texas State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.  Patty has taught in public and private school ever since, which includes owning and running her own private kindergarten/day care for four years. Patty has taught in Terrell ISD, Scurry ISD, Kaufman ISD and Kemp ISD. She was selected as Kaufman Jr. High Teacher of the Year in 1993.  Patty received her degree from Texas A&M - Commerce in 1993 with a Masters in Administration. She received her real estate license in 2007.  Patty has 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and 1 great grandson and is a  Member of Missionary Baptist Church in Grays Prairie. She is a member of TRTA (Texas Retired Teachers Association), MetroTex Association of Realtors, and TAR (Texas Association of Realtors).

 You can reach Patty at 972-824-6134 or Patty.cave@ymail.com.

Kenny Sutton

 Kenny has been a licensed real estate agent since 2011 and has over 40 years of sales experience.  Kenny strives to give his clients the best customer service experience.  He has experience in a variety of property sales including residential, commercial, vacant land, and farm properties.  He works diligently to get the best deals for his Buyers and the best returns for his sellers.  Kenny also owns and operates a wholesale produce company that he has ran since 1985.  Sales and negotiations come naturally to him.  Think of Kenny if you are looking to buy or sell any type of property.

You can reach Kenny at 972-977-6413 or kennysutton54@yahoo.com.  

Sharon Visscher

Sharon Visscher has lived in the DFW area for 19 years, and has been residing in Kaufman since 2009.  She is married with 2 daughters, 6 grand-children and 1 great granddaughter.  Sharon is a member of Water of Life Lutheran Church in Forney.

Sharon knows there's more to selling homes than just showing them. Buying a home is a life-changing decision and it's Sharon's number one priority to insure that you are well informed and comfortable with all aspects of your home buying experience. Sharon is there with you every step of the way from showing you a home, to writing the contract, to closing and handing you the keys to your dream home.

If you are ready to sell your home, Sharon will help you understand all aspects of the market conditions that affect the sale of your home. When you list your home with Sharon, she will let you know exactly what to expect during the listing period, the sale process and closing. Contact Sharon today and let her assist you in Making the Right Move!

You can reach Sharon at 214-738-1796 or txrealtor4u@ymail.com