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Meet Steve Oliver

oliver2For over 30 years, broker and owner Steve Oliver of Steve Oliver REALTORS® has been using his experience, market knowledge, and reliability to help people sell and buy homes in his beautiful hometown of Odessa, Texas. Steve Oliver is considered one of Odessa, Texas’ most highly regarded realtors because he always puts his clients’ needs first and provides them with a superior level of professional real estate services. Steve has the designations and awards to prove it too: Steve is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), and was recognized as a “Texas Real Estate Super Agent” by Texas Monthly.

In 2011, Steve Oliver was recognized by the Odessa Board of REALTORS® as “Realtor of the Year”.

Steve Oliver truly enjoys helping people sell their homes and assisting buyers to find the home they absolutely love. He specializes in selling new construction, mid-level and luxury homes and uses dedication, honesty and reliability to get people the properties that they need. Steve graduated from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) in Odessa, Texas with his BA in 1974 and Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas with his MA in 1978.

Steve Oliver relocated to the Odessa area over 35 years ago and refuses to call anywhere else home. When asked why one should buy homes in this area, Steve touts Odessa’s affordable homes, low cost of living, wonderful medical facilities, and its great roads with minimal traffic. Steve enjoys living in Odessa with his wife, Bernadette because this is a town full of friendly people, where both the climate and outlook on life is bright and sunny.


Meet Wayne Dunson

wayne2Wayne Dunson may have only been a realtor since 2005, but his roots grow deep in the real estate business. In his own words, “Our family seems to have real estate and ranches in our blood.” Steve Oliver REALTORS® is run by Wayne’s mother and step father, Steve Oliver himself. Wayne attributes the fact that both his step father and mother have been selling real estate since the early 1980’s to helping him gain his wealth of knowledge and experience that he can use in helping his clients. Wayne also attributes his great knowledge of Odessa’s market to having grown up there. Wayne originally joined Steve Oliver REALTORS® in order to provide help to the family business, but quickly found that his love of buying and selling real estate went well beyond just helping his family. As he says, “Steve Oliver REALTORS® is a classic example of the whole being greater that the sum of its parts. Each one of us adds something good and positive to the company. When you put the ingredients all together, the result is far beyond anything you might expect. We create results in surprising ways.”

Since Wayne Dunson found his love of buying and selling real estate, he has gained a number of certifications and awards. These include Texas Real Estate Land Institute, National Association of REALTORS® and current Director for the Texas Association of REALTORS®. Wayne is a previous Education Committee Chairman had has served as the President Elect on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors for the Odessa Board of REALTORS®. Wayne was President for the board of Realtors in 2014 and has stepped into the role of Region 16 Trepac Trustee starting in 2015. Wayne received the Golden “R” award in 2012 and was nominated Realtor of the Year by the Odessa Board of Realtors in 2014.

Wayne was a participant in the 2011-2012 class of Leadership Odessa through the Odessa Chamber of Commerce. He was voted most outgoing that year and served as Co-Chair of Leadership Odessa the following year and received a volunteer award from the Odessa Chamber of Commerce in 2013. Wayne has been a Director on the board for Young Professionals of Odessa since 2012.

In Wayne’s own words, “There is no better feeling than working very hard to find exactly what my friends and clients are looking for and helping them negotiate to get it.” Since Wayne started in real estate he has developed a great appreciation of the lasting relationships he forms with his clients. Wayne is one Odessa born and raised businessman that you can trust when buying or selling your home!


Meet Tara Chisum

Tara Chisum Photo smallTara Chisum is a native of Crane, Texas and has lived in Odessa since 2009.  Tara has been the Administrative Assistant for Steve Oliver Realtors since 2008.  She is responsible for the day to day operations of the office.  Tara received her degree from the UTPB in 2008.  Tara’s off work passion is coaching volleyball.  She currently coaches 3:23 Club Volleyball. Tara was a participant in the 2015-2016 class of Leadership Odessa through the Odessa Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Junior League of Odessa.