In June of 1981, Jane Henry Realtors began in a blue and white house on the outskirts of a small town called Wylie. Since 1981, in the now bustling suburb, the group of qualified agents not only celebrates clients but the enduring legacy of friendship, knowledge, and ethical business practices.
“It’s a people business,” says the principal broker, Lisa Henry-Weaver. “It’s really neat to work with people who are established and know the business and its ethics. The friendship aspect is wonderful, too.”
Jane Henry has had her license since the late 1960s, and was a broker in Plano prior to working here in Wylie. In 1973, Jane and her husband and business partner Bill bought the house and current location with the idea of opening an office in the Wylie area. They were known simply as Jane Henry Realtors until 1995, when they affiliated with Coldwell Banker. Under this system, each office is privately owned, but is teamed up under the Coldwell Banker moniker.
“When we first opened, it was just Bill and l. An agent stopped in one day and asked to join,” says Jane. “Since, we’ve never solicited agents, they all just came in. We’ve had many qualified long term agents. Jane still works at the office, but turned the business over to her daughter Lisa Henry- Weaver several years ago. Lisa is a member of the Lisa Henry Group and enjoys it tremendously!” Jane says.
“l love people and helping people, and it’s just been a great blessing to help people find their first homes,” she continues. “Some of them now have grown kids who have gone off to school, or are married with children of their own!”
Jane and Lisa pride themselves on their reputations of honesty and crystal clear business principles and values. “We’ve had agents leave and come back, saying ‘l didn’t realize how great it was here until I left!'” says Lisa Henry-Weaver. “They say, ‘Coldwell Banker Jane Henry Realtors is very honest and ethical and I will never leave again.’ It’s very difficult in this business, there are so many rules, but we help everyone learn them.”
Jane’s husband Bill, also a broker himself, is more than happy to help out with tech support and the odds and ends around the office these days. He likes telling clients that moving to Wylie is a smart move; with a great education system, and beautiful lakes nearby, it really is a great place to live. But Bill’s favorite aspect of working at Jane Henry Realtors is spending time with his lovely wife Jane Henry and his daughter Lisa Henry-Weaver.
Jane and Lisa continue to grow Coldwell Banker Jane Henry Realtors and they both love it. Although Lisa runs the day to day business, Jane still comes in and both are available to their agents and clients 24/7.