Alyse Black


Alyse is a musician and real estate agent that has toured over 900 shows across the country as a touring and recording artist, and averages more than 30 transactions a year since she became a licensed agent in 2016. Along with her team of highly-skilled real estate ninjas, she has helped  ease the stress of people buying or selling a home. Together with John Blackman, she has 3 amazing children who are growing and learning every day. 

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Eric Longbine


Eric is originally from Portland and moved to Austin in August of 2020 with his wife, three children and mother in-law. He enjoys motorcycle touring across the country, camping, hiking, golfing, music, and great food! Ready for a new career, Eric joined the team at the beginning of 2022 after becoming a licensed real estate agent.

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Kameron Johnson

Director of Marketing

Originally from Houston, Kameron  moved to Austin shortly after graduating high school in 2016. He managed the Skechers store in the Barton Creek Square Mall and began working as an intern with The Heart of Austin Homes Team in early 2019. He was brought on full time in mid 2019 as the Director of Marketing.


Paula Marciano

Social Media Manager

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John Blackman


John is a residential real estate agent and developer who started building homes in Austin in 2010. He and his partners have financed and developed over 50 single family homes in Austin since then. He and his wife, Alyse Black, created the Heart of Austin Homes Team, a real estate sales team at Keller Williams. His expertise in real estate development, financing, management, crowd funding and construction in the city of Austin has given him a unique insight and expert knowledge needed to best serve those who are interested in developing their property.

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Ethan Stites


Ethan has been an actor for the last 6 years, starring in the show Vials on Amazon Prime, performing in the Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival, and starring in various commercials. He became a licensed real estate agent in 2019 and has helped his clients and friends achieve their financial and real estate goals.


Fran Francisco

Administrative Expert

Before Fran Francisco joined the team in 2022, she was in the BPO industry formulating strategies and implementing processes and systems as an Operations Manager. Now, she assists in the team's day-to-day operations as our Administrative Expert. When she isn't scheduling showings or booking vendors, Fran loves travelling, watching movies and TV shows on Netflix, and spending time with her partner and their adorable dog.

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Kate Rogers


Kate Rogers became a real estate agent in 2018, and successfully closed more than 10 transactions in her first year. She is the mother of 3 adult children, and grandmother to 2 beautiful grandkids. Before she became an agent, she managed over 10 privately owned properties for 15 years and helped run a privately owned software company. She is an experienced home owner and has personal insight  on every step of the home buying, and selling process. Bottom line- She is all in! 


Chelsea Doughtry

Director or Operations

Chelsea moved to Austin in 2014 from Columbus, Ohio, mostly to escape the cold weather. She met Ethan (a Texas native and now her husband) in 2015 and never looked back! She met Alyse at her previous job running the front desk at a chiropractic office. They hit it off as friends right away, and loved talking about all the gorgeous houses Alyse got to see hosting open houses on the weekends. Naturally, when Alyse was looking for an assistant to start expanding her Real Estate career, Chelsea jumped at the opportunity.The team has grown since then, and with it, Chelsea's role has grown from assistant to now Director of Operations! 


Kat Ancheta

Transaction Coordinator

A BPO-veteran, Kat Ancheta started her virtual career in 2019 as a freelancer supporting clients from different industries including travel and hospitality, financing, and human resource. She joined the team in 2021 as the team's very first Virtual Assistant. Since then, Kat has been managing the VA team and managing contracts as the team's Transaction Coordinator. In her free time, Kat loves to read good books—if she's not busy playing video games or Dungeons and Dragons.