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About Us

The Hometown Team is proud of the track record we have established, and our glowing testimonials, repeat clients, and referrals from past clients make that clear.

Whether you are searching for homes for sale in The Woodlands, TX, or any of the areas below, our team can help you find your dream home in a beautiful development or on unrestricted acreage.

Contact us today to choose from our continually expanding list of real estate developments. We proudly serve homeowners in the Greater Houston Area.

Our Locations

Montgomery County, Harris County, Brazoria County, and Fort Bend County. Including: The Woodlands, Houston, Spring, Conroe, Kingwood, Tomball, Magnolia, Oak Ridge North, Katy and all of the Greater Houston area


Carol Knott Tefft

Carol Knott Tefft is one of the hardest working agents in this marketplace and is the team leader for The Hometown Team who can help you buy or sell your home in the Greater Houston Area.

Carol diligently seeks to serve her clients by placing them first in all aspects. As a resident of The Woodlands, Texas, Carol knows the area well and calls it home. Having also lived in Houston, Carol has a wealth of knowledge and can assist you in many areas.

Carol and her family moved to The Woodlands in 1991, after making 14 moves in 17 years. Because of that, Carol understands and can empathize with the struggles you, as a buyer or seller, encounter. Professionalism, knowledge, commitment, effective communication, integrity, and honesty are cornerstones of Carol’s business. Find out why our team has been named a Top 500 RE/MAX REALTORS® for the past 7 years.

Contact Carol Knott Tefft today to discover more about our real estate options and her track record of excellence. We proudly serve homeowners in the Greater Houston Area.

Our Team

Kristine Bridges

Kristine is an agent with The Hometown Team and a proud member of the RE/MAX Integrity family. Kristine moved to Texas in 2005 and has been a licensed Real Estate Professional since 2007. Before Real Estate, Kristine was an Elementary School teacher and holds a BS in Elementary Education from the College of Charleston and an MA in Instructional Technology from Grand Canyon University.

Kristine’s goal is to provide quality customer service to her clients. Kristine’s passion is educating her clients through the Real Estate sales process. She uses her education background to teach clients the steps of buying or selling a home. Whatever your needs, whether you are looking to buy or sell, Kristine would be honored to serve you.

John Butler

John is an agent with the The Hometown Team and pleased to be part of the RE/MAX Integrity Family. John has been in sales for his entire career and moved to The Woodlands in 1989 as Head of Refinery and Chemical Sales for Chevron. John is known for his honesty and integrity in all negotiations on behalf of his clients.

John has experience in dealing with real estate investors as well as assisting those looking to buy or sell their home. Let him use his extensive sales experience and negotiating skills to assist you in your real estate needs.

John is from Virginia and is a graduate of Virginia Tech. John and Kathy have two sons that live in the area.

Mahdi Safa

Mahdi Safa is a seasoned professional real estate consultant with a proven record and over 20 years of progressive experience in residential, commercial, investment real estate market (U.S. and Canada), global business development, capital acquisition, project management, and contract negotiations. As an engineer, Mahdi has combined his analytical skills with a passion for service and love of Southeast Texas area real estate to create successful results for his clients.

Mahdi is also an active faculty member in the College of Science and Engineering Technology at Sam Houston State University. He has worked in the field of technical construction project management in both academia and industry. This perspective has provided him with a broad view of this contemporary topic. Prior to becoming a professor, Mahdi started his professional life as an engineer and progressed to the level of Senior Manager. Mahdi is qualified in most areas of real estate and construction management. He has more than 50 publications on real estate, project management, leadership, global business skills, and supply chain management. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Mahdi holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. He resides with his wife and two children on The Woodlands, TX.


In addition to your sincere time and effort we felt a “connection.” We saw more of you in two days than we saw of our previous listing agents in three months. We felt like your customer service was nothing short of EXCELLENT. We always felt that calling you with a question was more than welcome. You made us feel like we were your “Million Dollar Customer” when we know that we were far from that. You have a friend and customer for life.

Danny and Claudia G.


Carol Knott met and exceeded our expectations of a real estate company. Every avenue was explored and every thought was taken in by your company, and thoughtfully processed. We sincerely appreciate everything.

Kirk and Sandy N.


Carol is efficient and well organized. She always had a list of homes ready each morning for our itinerary. Carol did not try to show us homes outside of our stated price range unless we specifically requested a showing. Carol is extremely personable and an effective communicator. ‘Communicator’ should be Carol’s middle name. She has a cell phone and a pager; she is diligent in checking and returning each days’ messages. We plan to hire Carol as our Realtor again when we move from The Woodlands.

The Bayers


Carol was very helpful since we were out of state when our house was being built. They were probably most helpful when we were here on our house hunting trip. We had never been to Houston so we didn’t know where to start looking. Carol was friendly and helpful during the process.

Rick and Melodie E.


Carol was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her to anyone. she was accomodating on every level in making sure all my needs were met. What can I say . . . she’s the best! Thanks to her for everything. They helped make my first home buying experience a wonderful and as stress free as possible one.

Kathleen W.

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