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Hello, World. I am Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®

Real Estate Agent with klm Real Estate 639789

A short biography of Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®, Lubbock, Texas

Born and raised in western Massachusetts, I left the comfort of my parent's home in 1994 to serve in the United States Army and remained until the summer of 1997. I was stationed in Texas, and I fell in love with the Lone Star state. I also fell in love with a fellow soldier who was from Lubbock,Texas. I didn't know where or what a Lubbock was, but my parents did. They were quick to point out that Lubbock, Texas was the hometown of famed rock & roller Buddy Holly.

At twenty years old, my husband and I purchased our first home using a VA loan. We were between permanent party locations, and we literally had one week to find a suitable house. In a short period of time we had collected three pit bull dogs, and nobody in their right mind would rent to us. With the help of a great real estate agent and a savvy lender, we did it. We had no closing costs, and our interest rate was 9%. We thought we were in high cotton. 
Eventually, we left active duty and relocated to Lubbock, Texas. In the next twenty years I earned two degrees from Texas Tech University (B.A. in English and a B.B.A. in Accounting), raised a family, collected more animals, bought more property, sold more property, went through a divorce, got remarried, opened a small HVAC business with my second husband, and eventually earned first a Texas real estate salesperson license and then a Texas broker license. 
I am firm believer in the American Dream including real property ownership and small business ownership. I believe that once we set our intention there is not much we cannot accomplish. Yes, it takes discipline. Yes, it takes commitment. Yes, there are sometimes disappointments and doubt along the way. However, I am here to tell you that if you "just keep swimming" you will get there. Let me help you get there. 
Texas law requires all license holders to provide the Information About Brokerage Services form to all prospective clients. Please see the link below.
Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®
Business & Real Estate Brokerage
Egenbacher Real Estate
P.O. Box 94337
Lubbock, Texas 79493
Office: 806.771.0003

Comments (12)

Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Hello Krista.

Mar 20, 2019 04:21 PM
Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®

Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, hello.

Mar 20, 2019 04:53 PM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Welcome to the Rain, Krista. I hope your stay here is a long and prosperous one.

Mar 20, 2019 04:34 PM
Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®

Anita Clark , thank you. I hope so too! 

Mar 20, 2019 04:55 PM
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good evening Krista Jenkins, REALTOR® 

Thank you for sharing your information with us and welcome to AR.

Have a great night.

March 20, 2019. 

Mar 20, 2019 05:25 PM
Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®

Thank you, Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM .


Mar 21, 2019 12:54 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

What a great introduction to you. Thank you for your service, and for giving us a peek into your life. Best wishes with your posting here!

Mar 21, 2019 03:13 AM
Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®

Thank you, Kat Palmiotti . The reception has been great. I am practicing "putting myself out there".

Mar 21, 2019 12:55 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 Thanks for the introduction and I hope you find ActiveRain to be as informative as I have found it Krista Jenkins, REALTOR® 🤓

Mar 21, 2019 11:35 AM
Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time thus far on Active Rain. I cannot believe I did not engage in the wonderful resource sooner.

Mar 21, 2019 12:53 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Krista loved this post, no wonder we are connected, I lived in CT and then went to the  US Army .... when I left I ended up in a round about way in Boston, MA:)) two army vets and both from MA:) Endre

p.s.: where is western MA?

Mar 21, 2019 10:46 PM
Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®

Endre Barath, Jr. , West Springfield. My cousin Joe Schutt owns an independent brokerage in Boston, MA called Unit Realty Group. How did you end up in Beverly Hills, CA?

Mar 25, 2019 10:45 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Hi Krista Jenkins, REALTOR® what a fantastic profile.... and there's no way I'm going to believe you are anywhere near "treading water".... you're more like a super star.... soaring with the eagles.... 


Mar 22, 2019 03:28 PM
Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®

Barbara Todaro , I struggle with perfectionism, and it stalls me out sometimes. My dad has always told me I am "my own worst enemy". My strengths are often my weaknesses. :)

Mar 25, 2019 10:47 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Krista, Welcome to Active Rain. I liked your quote: "don't wait to buy real estaet. Buy real estate and wait." :)

Mar 25, 2019 09:54 AM
Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®

It is the truth though, isn't it?

Mar 25, 2019 10:48 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Krista, congratulations on this blog post, and sharing more about yourself.

Mar 27, 2019 03:10 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Krista, my other half wanted to relocate to California 22+ years ago for a job transfer.... and I said I can sell Real Estate anywhere... so from Los Angeles Real Estate it was a natural progression to be in Beverly Hills...Endre

Apr 05, 2019 10:37 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Welcome! I grew up in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. It was a wonderful place to live. I've been in NH for forever now though.

Welcome to the Rain. I'm sure you will love it as much as the rest of us do!

Apr 09, 2019 12:49 PM
Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®
klm Real Estate - Lubbock, TX
Residential sales and retail & office leasing

Sharon Tara , thank you. I am enjoying AR so far. 

Apr 09, 2019 01:06 PM