Throughout her many years in the hospitality industry as a sales manager for a major hotel chain, Dede Coats sold Dallas as a destination. It wasn’t difficult work. Why? Because she was born and raised here (W.T. White grad) and only left to get her degree from Texas Tech University. Dede has always taken great pride in calling Dallas home, and she is honored when others ask for her help in finding their place here.
In addition to her prior sales experience, Dede worked as a portfolio analyst and onboarding specialist, handling real estate and facilities for all HilltopHoldings entities. The transactional process is second nature to her, which helps ensure clients feel confident in her hands. Clients say Dede also excels at determining what you need, then delivering beyond your expectations -- all with a positive attitude.
Dede lives in Richardson with her husband, two of their three kids (the third is in college), and two dogs Bear and Hank. In her free time, she is working on a cactus garden and enjoys being outdoors, especially camping and hiking. She has run several half marathons and has a full marathon on her bucket list. She jokes, “possibly one in Utah that is mostly downhill.”