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About Us


As a small, local company with select professionals, our focus is more on every client's success rather than vast Corporate operations. Like many of today’s local businesses, we care about our communities and strive to offer the best service possible to support them.

Don Wride

Employing Broker/Owner

I began my real estate career in 1995 as an investor and also in property management. I started selling real estate in 2001. In 2004 I started The Gold Star Group LLC while working at a nationwide real estate company. Real estate is my passion and I am very proud of the business I have built. January of 2012 I opened my own real estate company, The Gold Star Group

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Tamara Yaromy

Broker Associate

I have been a licensed real estate professional since 2010. Prior to real estate, I was in the new construction industry for 13 years. I specialize in residential sales. I am a great negotiator working with buyers or sellers

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Jen Dingman

Short Sale Specialist Broker Assistant

Prior to joining Don Wride and The Gold Star Group LLC as the office manager in 2010, I spent three years at a nationwide real estate company as their office coordinator and broker assistant.

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Leigh Ann Ellis

Office Manager

I became a licensed real estate agent in 1995 while employed at a nationwide real estate company as the closing coordinator. After working there for five years, I took time off to stay home with my youngest child. I returned to the real estate industry as an assistant market center administrator for six years prior to joining The Gold Star Group

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Sally Hanks

Broker Associate

Buying or selling your home will likely be the biggest financial decision you will ever make. I will put forth 110% of my efforts, and provide the necessary support and tools to help you make the best real estate decision. I have been a home buyer and seller and I know what its like to agents who didn't fully respect my interests. I promise to put your interests first and ehlp to make this an enjoyable experience for you. Please let me earn your trust. I will lead you through the selling or buying of your home with knowledge of the process, utilizing the support of my team when needed.  There's no place like home! A home is the realization of hard work and dreams. I want to help make your dream come true.