Our Team

Meet Our Team

Prestige Properties has over 30 experts in the area and the industry that are ready to help you. Find the realtor that fits you and they will find the house that fits you. Even after you buy a home, your realtor will still be there for you. Continue on to meet our award-winning agents and support staff:

Mark Jones

I started my Real Estate career as a starving new agent in 1990. I was fortunate enough to be able to open Prestige Properties in 1997. It brings me great joy and pride to have worked in the Auburn-Opelika Real Estate market for over 30 years. I have surrounded myself with an amazing staff and some of the best agents in the industry.


Prestige Properties has the distinct honor of being home to Lee County's REALTOR® of the Year seven times over the past years. As a privately owned and privately operated business, we love to say that we are "Not Part of a Chain...We Are Part of the Community!" We are so appreciative to all our clients who have made us a staple in this great community. Thank you...Thank you...Thank you for your continued support.


Owner/Broker

Kendyl Decker

I have proudly served as Prestige Properties' Office Manager for over 20 years assisting our sales agents and rental department while providing exceptional customer service to our clients and customers. From scheduling appointments and ordering supplies to social media marketing and EVERYTHING in between, my goal is to help our office run as efficiently as possible.


I love Auburn and graduated from Auburn University! Not only can I cheer on my beloved Tigers, but we also have excellent public schools, unique local businesses to support, and a wonderful community to happily live, work, and play! I have been married to my husband, Joe, since 1999. Our son, Aaron, is studying at Auburn in the Architecture program. We have an orange tabby named Boots that keeps us entertained! I am most thankful to be a cancer SURVIVOR and am blessed by the many friendships made through Prestige Properties.


Office Manager

Blake Peacock

As operations manager with Prestige Properties, my job entails overseeing day-to-day operations. I love being able to assist and help in every aspect of the home sale and rental process. I also love being able to help and assist agents when they need me.


I love Auburn/Opelika and how the area is not too big, but not too small. There are plenty of great things to do in this community without the heavy traffic of cities like Atlanta or Birmingham. I have a miniature chocolate schnauzer that can be seen visiting the office from time to time. If I am not doing DIY home projects, I love going out to dinner at the many locally-owned restaurants.


Operations Manager

Amber Bellflower

I have worked in the industry since 2013 and assist buyers in finding the right house to call their home! Whether it’s a first-time home, a dreamy secondary home, or an investment property, I am here to help. I am a people person and love forming new relationships. I enjoy getting to interact with all parties involved in a real estate transaction.


My favorite aspect of the Auburn/Opelika area is the small-town feel where you can build personal relationships. I enjoy reading and being outdoors–especially by the water– and am married with two lovely children.


Realtor®

Buyer's Agent with Bruce Real Estate Group at Prestige Properties

Marlene Bowman

I have over 16 years of experience in the real estate industry. I help my clients find their perfect property and make the sale of their current home! I love meeting new people and helping them transition between homes and sometimes a new town. Buying and selling can be stressful and my goal is to give personalized service to help make everything easier on my clients.


There is such a connection in our Auburn/Opelika community, making it a great place to live. The university brings so many of us together in different ways and it is so special to be a part of the Auburn family. It's a friendly place and there is always something fun to do where you will run into friends.


My family has lived on a small horse farm for many years and our horses and dogs are a big part of our family. We have 3 grown children and 2 amazing grandchildren. We spend most of our time outside working around the farm or following our Tigers in sports. My favorite place to visit is the mountains where we all enjoy hiking the beautiful trails. War Eagle!


Realtor®

Melissa Bruce

I am the lead Realtor® and Owner of Bruce Real Estate Group at Prestige Properties. I was the previous Buyer's Agent for the Auburn Opelika Lifestyle Group, managing the buying side since 2019. I was proudly awarded the Lee County Rookie Realtor® of the Year Award in 2020 and served as the 2020 Lee County Women's Council of Realtors® President.


I started my Real Estate career with years of knowledge in real estate appraising, mapping, customer service, and extensive knowledge of our multiple listing service. I have always had a passion for real estate. The exceptional service and experience that you have come to trust from me, and my team, are here and ready to serve you. Let me know if I can help with your next selling or buying journey.


Realtor®

Bruce Real Estate Group at Prestige Properties

Chris Carter

Associate Broker

Robyn Chang

Realtor®

Shane Dunn

I have been a local Lee County resident for almost 20 years now and currently live in Auburn, Alabama. I taught music for three years in the Muscogee County Georgia School System and traded in my "apple" for a wonderful career in real estate. My knowledge of this market area and experience teaching has provided me with the tools necessary for helping, educating, and serving Buyers and Sellers with all their real estate needs. I will be your REALTOR® who is Diligent and Dedicated to serving you and your family with all your real estate needs.


I always try and provide a cheerful, positive, and fun atmosphere for anyone I have the opportunity to serve. I pride myself on personal service and making personal connections with my clients in order to facilitate their needs to the best of my ability during a transaction. This makes me a great realtor, advisor, educator, and professional and provides a positive and rewarding experience for both the client and myself.


Realtor®

Ashley Durham

In 2006, after graduating from Auburn University and spending a short time in communications and marketing, I began a real estate career. My husband, James, is in the mortgage industry and encouraged me to get into the business shortly after our wedding. The Real Estate business served us well for over 15 years where I obtained titles such as Accredited Buyer’s Agent, Graduate of Realtor Institute, ePro, Certified Residential Specialist, and Realtor of the Year.


Having the opportunity to serve the industry through volunteer positions on the Lee County Board of Realtors and Women’s Council of Realtors helped me gain amazing relationships in the industry, as well as grow a team of six female businesswomen that worked together to sell 30 million dollars in real estate or more for several years.


Those relationships along with success in residential sales led me into new construction sales management for three years and have now provided an opportunity to spend the majority of time with James and our three children in Texas. Since connecting people with property and community is a continued passion, I’m currently fulfilling that desire by connecting buyers and sellers to otherwise professionals in the market to serve their needs.


Associate Broker

Kaylyn Hinton

Whether it is new construction, investment property, or a starter home, I am here to reach out to buyers and help them find their perfect new home! What I love most about my job is getting to show people around Auburn. My favorite thing about Auburn is the way that all the roads connect, making it easy to travel through town. I love how close campus is to downtown Auburn but you can get away from the college scene in just a few minutes. I love the community and how happy everyone in town is!


I am from Florence, Alabama. I went to Auburn University for a Bachelors's Degree in Public Relations and Business. My favorite place to eat in Auburn is Taco Mama!


Realtor®

Buyer's Agent with Bruce Real Estate Group at Prestige Properties

Michelle Hunt

I have worked with Prestige Properties since 2008. My responsibility is assisting buyers and sellers with knowledge of the market and providing the resources to assist in the home buying and selling process. It's important to me that I am a responsible and reliable guide in the process from start to finish and beyond.


I love helping people! Whether it's finding a new home or selling a home, I enjoy helping to make the process a positive experience. This job provides a unique opportunity to meet new people and friends. There's always something to look forward to and learn.


My sons Ryan and Cameron and their wives Lacy and Kalyn have blessed me with my four amazing grandchildren. Presley, Parker, Robert, and Barrett are the highlights of my life. I spend as much time as possible with them and I love being their "Mimi". I have two dogs, Nick and Grace, who I adore and spoil as well. I love shopping, family time, Auburn football, baseball, gardening, and beach trips!


Realtor®

Cindy Johnson

I have more than 40 years of experience in the industry and have been blessed to have been with Prestige Properties since 2007. In my job, I handle property showing, leasing, collecting rent, maintenance, putting up signs on the property, move-outs. My favorite part about working with Prestige Properties is the people I work with. The best part of the Auburn/Opelika area is the people and that small-town feeling. In my free time, I love working outside and fishing. I love spending time with my husband, children, grandchildren, my dog LJ, and the rest of my family and friends.


Leasing Agent

Teresa Jones

I began working at Prestige Properties in 2010. My favorite part of the job is assisting buyers and sellers with their real estate needs. I love helping people whether they're looking for a new home or needing to sell their existing home. I love the satisfaction of seeing people happy because I was able to help them find a new home. I also love the great people I work with that make what I do so meaningful.


I have lived in Auburn for over 57 years. I grew up here and have experienced all of the changes and growth. I love living here because of the great sense of community, the people, and of course, Auburn is the home of the Auburn Tigers!!!


I'm married to my high school sweetheart and we have a son and two beautiful grandchildren. We enjoy traveling whether it's on our motorcycles or a cruise ship and we love an adventure!!


Realtor®

Pamela Lankford

I am the Closing Coordinator and Business Manager for Bruce Real Estate Group at Prestige Properties. I have called the Auburn/Opelika area home for over 15 years. I not only share a desire to serve the community, but I also bring over 16 years of Real Estate Closing experience to the team. I lead the team in closing processes, accurate document preparation, and scheduling, which are all crucial for a smooth transaction. My relationships with agents, attorneys, and lenders enable me to find solutions and serve our clients exceptionally.


Closing Coordinator
Bruce Real Estate Group at Prestige Properties

Catherine Lowder

I started in 2016 with Prestige Properties and I have over 10 years of experience in the industry. I love solving problems for people! I feel like buying or selling in today’s market can be challenging and helping people navigate that successfully is what I love to do.


Auburn and Opelika are great places to live and both still have that small-town feel even though they have grown so much in the last decade. I live near downtown Auburn and I wouldn’t live anywhere else. I love being close to the university and all of the restaurants and shops.


Outside of work I serve as a board member for the Lee County Humane Society. My passion is rescue dogs. I frequently foster dogs and my dream is to one day have my own dog rescue farm. I also LOVE my AUBURN TIGERS!


Realtor®

Payton Moeller

My favorite part about working with Prestige Properties is assisting clients in finding their dream home. I always have the best interest of my clients that are selling or buying. I was awarded the 2021 Lee County Rookie Realtor of the Year! I love helping people and serving my community. I am very knowledgeable about the Auburn/Opelika area and am committed to my customers. I love being able to be a sounding board for my clients and helping them walk through the journey they are on whether it’s finding their dream home or assisting in selling their home. I always have the best interest of my client in mind!


I was born and raised in Opelika and I love to see how the Auburn/Opelika area is growing while keeping the charm it has always had. I love to serve in my community. In my free time, I love to travel and see new places. I have a love for red wine and a nice dinner and enjoy spending time with my family and friends every chance I get. I have a degree in business marketing, specializing in marketing.


Realtor®

Susan Murphree

I joined Prestige Properties in 2009. Born and raised in Opelika, I am knowledgeable about the area's neighborhoods and school districts. My goal is to provide each client with support, sound advice, and an enjoyable experience when buying or selling a home or property. Let me handle your next listing!


Realtor®

Sylvia Paul

I have worked with Prestige Properties since 2006. I absolutely love meeting with clients both new and old. I enjoy working with design, concept, and dreams of a new home, bringing my client's vision to reality. I get the deal signed, sealed, and delivered and love doing so.


My favorite part about the Auburn/Opelika area is the people! The atmosphere is full of welcoming people and talent that brings the cities to life.


I am biracial, bilingual, and have a marketing degree and an international degree. This gives me an edge in the industry. I am blessed with a large blended family, Marisa, Ella, Lauren, Andrew…and Blake. I have a dog named Oreo and a Gecko named Lizzo. In my free time, I love to travel, go on family vacations, and spend time with my friends and family. I am never opposed to a good party and love to have fun!


Associate Broker

Lila Ryan

I love helping clients find a home they will love! I love helping buyers navigate the real estate market, taking the stress away from buying a home. Auburn is an amazing place to find a home! I love how Auburn is full of the small-town charm and has so many fun traditions. As a graduate of Auburn, I take great pride in my alma mater. I have a golden retriever named Clyde and have a passion for interior design and decorating.


Realtor®
Bruce Real Estate Group at Prestige Properties

Michelle Scott

I am passionate about my business and real estate. I consider myself an expert negotiator! A first-time homebuyer specialist and an aggressive Listing Agent giving 110% to get my listings sold!!! I work in ALL PRICE RANGES and thrive off working with buyers to find the perfect home for their wants and needs. Contact me today and we can get started finding your dream home or selling your current home in a timely manner.


Realtor®

Betty Shin

Since I started in 2015 with Prestige Properties, I have enjoyed helping clients find homes that are suitable for their wants and needs. There has been a meaningful increase in the Korean population in Auburn and I love helping a lot of people in that community find homes. My favorite part about Auburn is how clean and peaceful the suburban area is and how beautiful the houses are.


To learn more about me, I studied metal crafting arts in college and transitioned to work in the real estate industry in Korea as a Real Estate Agent. In my free time, I enjoy playing golf when I get the chance.


Realtor®

Faye Smith

I began my career in Real Estate as a Rental Agent not long after my family and I moved from Kentucky and arrived in Auburn in 1980. Auburn has been my home ever since! I have worked in the Rental Department at Prestige Properties since 2003. I have over 40 years of experience in Property Management and have an amazing network of professionals that I interact with every day. I am here to help manage your rental property or assist in finding the perfect rental home for you!


Leasing Agent

Jason St. Clair

Realtor®

Russell Stephens

Associate Broker

Debby Thayer

I have been with Prestige Properties since 2009! I have worked in the Real Estate industry for over 30 years in residential, new construction, and farms. I enjoy helping first-time homebuyers and repeat clients. I love getting to know the client, their wants and needs, and finding the right property for them to be happy in. Seeing clients I have worked with grow and move into the new phase of their life is all so gratifying for me. When the situation presents itself, I enjoy bringing out my “farm knowledge” to help others find their new farm home.


I enjoy the Auburn/Opelika area and find that even though it is growing, it still has that small-town feel-good atmosphere. A large part of my family came from the Auburn/Opelika area, enticing me to plant my roots here. My husband Mitch and I have a little 20-acre paradise close by. We share the home with our two dogs and two donkeys. We have a daughter, Andra, and two sons, Matt and Herb. Blessed with a big family, we also have four grandchildren, Blake, Ian, Luke, and Mati. I love spending time with my family, traveling, gardening, and creating large “messterpieces” in my art studio!


Realtor®

Rick White

Having a successful result between a buyer and a seller is more than putting a sign-up and presenting offers and counteroffers in a transaction. It is the ability of the REALTOR® to communicate and act as an effective liaison between all parties involved. Timing and bridging the gap can mean everything. Keeping my finger on the pulse of all involved, whether it is buyer, seller, loan officer, or inspector has always been my goal to a smooth closing.


Associate Broker

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