About Modern Farmhouse
Mike and Joni Preston are from California but Joni’s family is originally from Short, Oklahoma. Mike’s family moved to California from Ohio. Moving away from CA to another state was tough at first, but Joni had family from Texas and Oklahoma so that helped initiate the process. Living in the San Francisco Bay area was not only expensive, but the quality of life was not what we wanted for our family or for our own lives. Joni and was a top selling Realtor® with various new home builders in the Bay Area of CA with over 20 years of sales and marketing experience as well as construction. Mike was a CPA working for a large accounting firm where he ran their tax practice for the West Coast as well as running all things Talent for his company so working with people is his special talent. His job was national so we were able to live in any town as long as there was an airport. We are so glad we made the move when we did, because the prices in Texas have already gone up a lot in ten years. We have seen the housing values going up in Texas since moving here ten years ago: we have been able to buy/sell eleven properties in three different states since then and have done pretty well on the lower priced homes. This is why we decided to buy land in Oklahoma and sell home sites to those who have not the ability to come and see and choose. We ran all over and found some great gems on major highways so that our home owners could be quickly into town or Fort Smith. We have learned a lot and would love to share our experiences and help you make the move.
Joni was consistently a Top Producing Agent and received a MAME Award for Sales Person of the Year by the New Home Builders Association of Northern California, selling $85 million dollars worth of homes in 2005. As Community Sales Manager, with a Master Degree in International Relations, Joni sold homes as they were under construction in Livermore, Concord, Dublin, Napa, Brentwood, and Martinez during a nine year period. The construction process comes naturally for Joni, and Mike has grown to love it as well.
Mike retires as Chief Talent Officer of his firm in June of 2019 so he will be enjoying his life as an avid golfer as well as helping others to determine the best place for their circumstances to retire to, as well as helping in the budgeting process.
We believe in taking the time to ensure that the home you choose is right for you, at the right price for you and that the process is enjoyable and as stress free as possible. We will always be accessible to answer any questions you many have during the process of purchasing your new home or selling your other home. Joni is also fluent in both Spanish and French and can help clients who prefer to work in those languages.
Leaving high rent CA has opened up time for us to enjoy our hobbies. It also allowed us to buy a piece of land where we could raise horses and have a great garden. Gardening and animals are our biggest love (Mike’s is probably golf first!) so naturally once moving here to Texas we began to raise Ragdoll Cats & Kittens. They are bred for their temperament and in such they love the Modern Farmhouse Life! If you want to see what we do for fun, you can go check out our babies at the link below or Click Here.
Room for Hobbies
Beautiful scenery for my Lovelies and room to ride
Antiques & Shopping
I love the Farmhouse feel with the local area touches!
Learning about the Local Cultural Background, Shopping and Decorating!