This team and its Crush Mentality


By: Brandon Myers – 2016

Sand to City is anything but ordinary. They are some of the wackiest and the craziest agents to work with. Why? Because of their hard work and dedication to their clients and to the crush mentality that each of them have. This is truly team never quit. Let’s talk a little bit about the team and its principles and then we will talk about the members that make this team successful. Sand to City Real Estate Team is going to “CRUSH IT” as their team leader and mentor Kevin Taylor says. “We had a team meeting at Waterman’s Surfside Grill in Virginia Beach back in October to discuss our ‘agent’ slogan for 2017. Can you guess what they are known for?” Kevin continues, “They are known for their Orange Crushes because this team is going to Crush the real estate market in 2017” This team of exceptional Realtors from all blocks of life came out of nowhere overnight as a wrecking ball in the Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake areas as a real estate powerhouse. They are becoming Hampton Roads premier team to get your house sold and get into a new home. They take great pride in the relationships they build and always work relentlessly on the client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals day in and day out!

Kevin Taylor – is the team leader, he was in the Navy from 2005-2013 starting his real estate career in 2013 and exploding the market as its next rookie of the year and growing star. In 2015 Kevin was a Top Producer for Creed Realty in which he became a rising star in real estate. In 2016 he was named A Top Agent in Virginia by Kevin later started and formed his team Sand to City around his core values Honor, Education, and Perseverance. “This team is going to be the next household name next to Samsung and Apple in 2018, watch.” said Kevin in an interview in 2016.

Doretha Sivells – is a 10+ year veteran of Real Estate “I not only survived the crash, but I thrived during it” Said Doretha. She was with another agency until a few years ago when she started with Creed Realty and now in 2016 joining with Kevin Taylor and the partnership of realtors know as the Sand to City Real Estate Team. Doretha has lived in the Hampton Roads area most of her life. She educated children with special needs for 15 years in the Norfolk Public School system. Doretha merging her upbringing, with her teaching career and her love for real estate, you will find that she will be able to assess and individualize each clients needs.

Krystal Mills – began her career negotiating short sales, listing foreclosed properties, transaction coordination, and consulting with sellers and buyers. She said “These opportunities provided me with extensive knowledge of pricing homes correctly, professionally handling situations as they arise, getting my buyers the best deal, and my sellers top dollar for their homes”. She is a force of never ending commitment for her clients. She also joined Kevin in 2016 to further grow this amazing brand. Krystal Mills said “Wait you are offering a gym membership as a part of the team, why?” Kevin Replied “A fit body stimulates a fit mind”. Krystal is the recipient of Coastal Virginia’s Five Star Real Estate Professional Award in 2014. She was also a recipient of HRRA’s Circle of Excellence Small Teams Gold Award in 2014.

Tammy Castro – (or) the Raging Running Realtor of Hampton Roads never slows down and never gives up. She has been in real estate for 12+ years and still going strong. She said “Team Crush, we got this in 2017” to Kevin at a recent meeting at Top Golf. She is a marathon runner, supports her local community, always volunteering with kids that need a strong role model, she is also a stellar full time agent “I feel its right to give to our youth a strong role model to look up-to!” She mentions to us. “My community and real estate [are] my life” Stay fit and up to date with Tammy in your corner because, well she never gets too tired for her clients.

“Our support staff is what makes us whole and we could not achieve greatness with out them” Kevin mentions as we asked about the team. Kathy the Transaction Coordinator handles everything from beginning to end of the process and beyond. She handles the process for a smooth and easy transaction every time. Joaquina is their office staff manger and as Krystal puts it “She is our secret weapon” she handles daily activities and much more that Kevin and the Team did not want to elaborate on this *hints* “secret weapon.”

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