The Importance of Working With Investor-Focused Agents


Not all sales agents are created equal. The most successful Realtors find their niche – whether working with first-time homebuyers or focusing on specific price points, neighborhoods and zip codes.

Investor buyers rely heavily on market expertise, knowledge of financial lending, and the ability of their agent-partners to assess the potential and risk involved in investing. The Auben Realty sales team has more than a decade of experience working with investors and has facilitated thousands of investment property transactions. Auben agents are investor-focused. They are committed to building lasting rapport and offering the best opportunities and solutions which align with their client’s investing goals.

Meet the Auben Realty Sales Team:

Betsey Davis, Realtor (Licensed in GA & SC) – a Thomasville, GA native, Betsey found her way to Augusta via Augusta State University (now Augusta University). She has been investing in real estate since 2004. Her initial investments included short-term rentals with equity building opportunities achieved through renovation.  Betsey’s work with local non-profit organizations, led her to advocate the need for quality affordable housing and stabilized housing for homeless families in the Augusta area.  To date, she has sold over 500 real estate investment assets in the Southeast.

Andrew Crumrine, Realtor (Licensed in GA) – For more than a decade, Andrew has been a visible advocate for Augusta businesses. He previously owned and operated the formerly successful restaurant Crum’s on Central. He decided to leave the fast-paced, long hours of the foodservice industry to focus on his family. Since then he has returned to real estate sales and continues to invest in residential and commercial properties. Andrew has extensive market knowledge, along with a vast network of friends and business partners in the CSRA.

Christine Kusters, Realtor (Licensed in SC & NC) – Christine left a career in paramedics and directed her efforts to serving others through real estate. Christine started in property management, but soon found that she enjoyed the autonomy of working as a licensed Realtor. For the past several years, Christine has assisted investors through property management, project management, and real estate sales transactions.

Richard Early, Realtor (Licensed in SC) – Richard brings six years of property management experience, as well as work in new home sales, and foundation repair. He’s always had a passion for real estate and home improvement. The Columbia, SC native is currently working toward investing in properties of his own.

Karenia Clark, Sales Transaction Manager– After years in social work, Karenia has found a renewed sense of excitement and purpose in lending support to the Auben sales team. Karenia is also involved in the organization, Family Promise of Augusta, of the leading national nonprofit addressing family homelessness, providing homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, workforce development, education, financial capability, health, and wellness.

April Woods, Transaction Coordinator – April worked as a paralegal for a regional law firm at their Columbia and Atlanta locations. She now assists our sales department with closings and other legal transactions. When she’s not in the office, she enjoys volunteering and spending time with her family.

Natalie Walls, Broker in Charge (Licensed in GA, SC, NC & TN) A graduate of Auburn University, Natalie found her passion in real estate after college. She’s been with Auben Realty since the very beginning and has helped lay down the foundation of this organization. She currently invests in real estate in the Augusta area and has more than a decade of experience working with investors.

Learn more about the importance of working with investor-focused (friendly) agents here.