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About Us: Real Property Management First Choice

Real Property Management is the trusted leader in reliable single-family and small multi-family residences. With over 30 years of experience and 300 plus offices nationwide, local expertise, and a highly-trained responsive team, Real Property Management manages tens of thousands of properties for individuals, investors, and institutions nationwide.

Real Property Management First Choice proudly serves investors and renters in Northwest Arkansas and Wichita, KS.

Addie French

General Manager

Addie has been with Real Property Management First Choice since 2017. She has been a part of almost every position in our company, from a Property Manager to a Business Development Manager. She has a great understanding of our industry, from working with tenants all the way through to investors and accidental landlords. As General Manager, she oversees all of our office locations to implement policies and procedures to keep our operations running smoothly and provide the highest quality of service to our owners and tenants. Addie is a licensed Broker in the state of Arkansas.

Jasmine Britton

Marketing and Sales Manager

Jasmine is our enthusiastic and creative Marketing Manager. She works with all of our office locations to spread the word about our amazing service and expertise! She has lived in many different places, including California, Colorado, and Germany, but her very favorite is Northwest Arkansas. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Marketing. She loves to exercise, mountain bike, and play games with her 3 kids in her free time.

River Valley Team

Casey Fraley

Regional Manager

Casey has spent the last 5 years of her career in Management and Operations. As a leader in that role, she was able to learn all functions and step in as needed, being an invaluable team player and helping the business thrive! She has brought that same leadership and willingness to our RPM team. As Regional Manager over our River Valley location, Casey makes sure that the day-to-day operations are handled as efficiently as possible to better serve our clients and give a great customer experience! Casey is a graduate of the 2022 class of Leadership Crawford County. She and her husband, J.J., are both natives of the River Valley and enjoy spending their free time riding in their jeep with their two dogs, Kimber and Piper. Casey also loves working in her flower beds and spending time with friends and family.

Michelle Madden

Account Manager

Michelle’s path to property management started in 2007, working in the insurance and appraisal industry. In 2013 she began as a leasing agent for a local property management company, working her way up to Broker Assistant within a couple of years. In 2020, she joined the ranks at Real Property Management. If you call the office, she is likely to be the voice on the other end.

Michelle and her husband, Aaron, are both Arkansas natives. Michelle grew up in NWA but has been a resident of the River Valley since 2000. They have lived in Barling for the past 12 years, not far from Aaron’s boyhood home. Outside of work, Michelle’s time is spent finding ways to embarrass their 3 children, tending to their 8 pets, and supporting Aaron in his ministry work.

Michelle Harding

Account Manager

Michelle has been a Property Manager with Real Property Management since 2019 and works at one of our larger multi-family complexes. She was born and raised in Oklahoma. She graduated from MACU with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and an Associate’s degree in Journalism from CASC. She has raised 2 beautiful daughters and now enjoys spending her time with her 3 beautiful grandchildren.

Shadow Schoening

Onboarding Specialist

Shadow has a background in management, customer service, training, and leading a high-production team to meet their goals. Her background makes her an incredible Onboarding Specialist, creating a seamless process for our new owners as well as smooth transitions for our incoming residents. Shadow enjoys spending her spare time with her husband, children, and their cats. She also loves being outdoors, hiking, swimming, and doing arts and crafts.

MeChelle Boyce

Account Manager

MeChelle has been a Property Manager with Real Property Management since 2012 and currently runs one of our larger Multi-family properties as well as managing some single-family homes around the complex in Van Buren and Alma. Born and raised in Arkansas, she found herself late in life, enrolling at the University Of Arkansas, where she graduated with an Associate Degree in Applied Science Legal Assistance/Paralegal. She has been a member of BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) for 11 years, and her husband of 10 years has been Sgt of Arms of BACA for 17 years; she loves doing what they do for the children. She is a mother of 3 wonderful children and a grandmother of 10 beautiful grandchildren.

Trinka Blankenship

Office Administrator

Trinka is the Office Administrator in our Fort Smith location. Most of her career has been spent in roles focused on helping people, which is clear when it comes to her role at RPM! She consistently helps her team and gives extraordinary service to our customers and clients! Trinka was born and raised in Oklahoma and received her Associate of Arts degree from CASC. She is a mother to 4 wonderful children and grandmother to 3 grandsons. She enjoys sporting events, sewing, and reading, but her favorite thing is spending time with her family!

Kenneth Samson

Leasing Agent

Jorge Zuniga

Leasing Agent

Brenda Ballinas

Account Manager

River Valley Maintenance Technicians

Travis Wesley

Don Bailey

Bryant Sober

Dallas Roe

James Herold

Terry English

Northwest Arkansas Team

Whitney Lee

Regional Manager

Whitney has held several different titles at Real Property Management First Choice since she joined us in 2018. Whitney can do it all! She is currently the Regional Manager at our Northwest Arkansas location. Whitney is detail and customer oriented. She has extensive knowledge of how to provide exceptional service to both owners and residents and is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Arkansas.

In her free time, Whitney enjoys crafting, decorating, party planning, and spending time with her family and her Corgi, Buster.

Darin Mealey

Business Development Manager

Darin has been a licensed Realtor for over 25 years, working in all aspects of the real estate industry, including sales, rentals, and management. During that time, he owned and managed an extensive investment property portfolio and is keenly aware of what it takes to be a successful property manager. Darin has an outgoing personality, is a people person, and is adept at creating personal relationships with his clients, customers, and co-workers.. Darin has been married to his wife, Amy, for 26 years. They have 2 kids, both students at the University of Arkansas. He recently moved to Fayetteville from Louisiana and is a licensed Realtor in both states. He plays bass, loves baseball, fishing, Razorback sports, being outdoors, traveling, and attending concerts with his family. During football season, Darin cooks, grills, and tailgates at the RoadHog RV Park, where he loves to park his retro RV and draw a crowd. He has been a member of the Lions Club for 25 years and is a founding member of the Krewe des Ambassadeurs Mardi Gras Krewe in Louisiana.

Ashley Cabe

Business Development Manager

Ashley has been in the customer service industry for over 10 years and strives to put the customer first and lends a helping hand where she is needed! She has been an Arkansas Realtor for 3 years and has extensive knowledge of the housing market and the local area. Before becoming a Realtor, she worked in the apartment industry as a leasing consultant and teached tumbling on the side! She has also worked as a Ride Operator at Silver Dollar City and learned how to work well under pressure! Ashley has a bubbly personality and has a heart for giving and serving others. When she isn’t working hard for her clients, she enjoys floating the Elk River and hiking at Devil’s Den! She also enjoys furniture restoration and trying new recipes!

Caitlyn Horton

Accounts Owner

Caitlyn started working with Real Property Management in 2022. Caitlyn is the Office Manager for the NWA Office and helps our office run smoothly. She helps maintain the flow of communication in the office and takes care of the billing side of the business. She has a background in customer service and is always ready to assist where she is needed! Caitlyn is an Arkansas native that recently relocated to the NWA area. She graduated from UAM with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and has a passion for animals. Caitlyn enjoys spending time with her Fiancé and friends in her free time, exploring Northwest Arkansas.

Avia Johnson

Onboarding Specialist

Avia joined Real Property Management First Choice as the Office Manager for the NWA office in April of 2023. With over 10 years of experience in customer service and office management, she is versatile and applies organizational skills while overseeing both smaller and larger tasks. Avia is focused on ensuring efficient office operations through clear communication and by being proactive. Avia was born and raised in Texas but moved to NWA with her daughter in 2021. In her free time, Avia is a professional makeup artist that adores taking care of her clients for their special occasions.

Macee Underwood

Owner Coordinator – Benton County

As the property manager of the upper NWA region for Real Property Management, Macee is both diligent and committed to customer satisfaction. Macee enjoys building relationships with owners & tenants and takes pride in being someone that they can trust.

Macee is a dog mom to a Cockapoo and a Goldendoodle and loves traveling and watching true crime documentaries. Most importantly, she is ready to be your next property manager!

Mary West

Resident Coordinator – Washington County

Deidre Johnson

Resident Coordinator – Benton County

Deidre has been with Real Property Management since 2022. She is hard-working, loyal, and dedicated to building great relationships with residents. No matter the task, big or small, she is ready to do what it takes to get the job done! Deidre’s background in customer service helps her prioritize our client’s wants and needs. She loves cooking, fashion, and listening to music.

Sarah Westbrook

Maintenance Coordinator

Sarah has been in Property Management and Maintenance for over 16 years. Sarah was born and raised in rural Arkansas. She is a wife, a mom of 2 teenage boys, and a bonus mom to 2 adult daughters. Sarah loves the outdoors and enjoys camping, fishing, and spending time with her blended family and her friends.

Ashley Sullivan

Owner Coordinator – Washington County

Ashley has been working in property management for 15 years and is dedicated to growing positive relationships with owners and tenants. Ashley’s focus is to go above and beyond for each client and will attack any challenge full steam ahead!

Kenneth Patawaran

Leasing Agent

Irish Gomez

Leasing Agent

Quis Pickens

Field Technician

Quis joined Real Property Management First Choice in the summer of 2022. He is grateful for the opportunity to work for such a great company and takes pride in coming into work every day. Quis is a team player that strives to have good chemistry with everyone he works with. He is from St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to Northwest Arkansas in 2019. Quis is a huge Razorbacks fan, partly due to the fact that his older brother attended the U of A. He likes to watch European soccer and supports Liverpool Football Club. In his free time, Quis likes to play video games, watch sports, and spend time with his family.

Northwest Arkansas Maintenance Technicians

Stefan Moore

Stephen Roberts

Manny Lolin

Wichita, Kansas Team

Kim Garth

Regional Manager

Kim has been the Regional Manager for Real Property Management First Choice since February 2020. She has been working in the Property Management field since 1999. What started as a side job to help her through college quickly became her passion. She loves serving tenants and owners alike. She has a bachelor of science degree in Recreation Administration, which has played a huge role in developing her customer service and management skills throughout the years.

Kim grew up in Northern California, where she dabbled in professional ballroom dancing. She moved to Kansas in 2015. She has two beautiful children that she absolutely adores. She stays busy spending time with her kids and getting involved in the things they love to do.

Amy Means

Property Manager

Amy has 20 years of property management experience and enjoys building quality relationships with owners, vendors, and residents. Amy is a self-starter who likes to keep busy. Amy has unparalleled customer service skills and takes pride in ensuring that properties are well maintained. As our Property Manager, she can problem-solve requests quickly and effectively. In her free time, Amy enjoys spending quality time with her beautiful family and wonderful friends.

Lana Collins

Leasing Assistant

Lana was born in Wichita but raised in both Wichita and Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is a very active person and played every sport for North High School. Lana likes to travel, go on adventures with her kids, and enjoy life. She also enjoys having structure and is hard-working and loyal. Lana started her career in property management in 2013. From the very start of her career, Lana has proven to be willing to learn and hardworking, earning awards for Dedication. She loves property management and has worked all over the Wichita area.

Jamie Hoover

Business Development Manager

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