Bart Tipton

Real Estate Agent / Broker

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“Bart Tipton, founder and team leader for Prestige Properties, has been in the service industry for most of his life. Bart has a pharmacy degree from Drake University and has over 18 years of sales experience. He has transitioned from co owning Majestic Properties which has been the #1 team in Kern county over the last 3 years with over 150 million dollars in closed sales to form Prestige Properties to better serve his most important asset…The clientele.

Prestige Properties commitment to extraordinary customer service, market knowledge, proven marketing skills, and ability to manage the sales process efficiently and effectively are just some of the reasons that make the team one of the most sought after real estate teams in the Central Valley.”

Judd Welte

Real Estate Agent

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“Born and raised in Bakersfield, Real Estate has been a big part of Judd’s family life. Growing up he was always helping his parents paint and rehab many of their rental homes at a very young age, some are now known as the Westside Parkway we know today.

Judd graduated from Bakersfield High School in 1995 and has been married for over 16 years to his wife, a North High graduate Christy Welte, who is also a Realtor in Bakersfield. Together, they have 3 children. They are avid off-roaders, desert and dune campers. They also love to spend time at their place at the coast.

Real Estate runs deep into the Welte family, so you know when you work with Judd, or Christy, you’re getting years of experience and a true passion to help others find their dream home or investment property.

One thing about Judd is he is a great communicator with his clients, which means he answers his phone when it rings and he’s excited to talk to YOU!”

Judd Welte - Real Estate Agent
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Chelsey Frapwell

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“With a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and over three years of real estate experience, Chelsey works at easing prospecting buyers into the home-buying process. Whether you are ready to buy in a month, six months, or a year, she will make sure you are up-to-date with listings that match your criteria and set with the most compatible Prestige agent when the time comes.

Her and her husband recently began a new chapter in their lives by welcoming their sweet baby girl into the world. Becoming a mother is Chelsey’s greatest achievement and biggest blessing. She challenges herself daily to thrive as a daughter of Christ, mother, wife, health advocate, and full-time ISA. In any spare time, she focuses on her passion for fitness and health by helping her clients reach their goals both physically and mentally.”

Jackie Sorensen

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“With over twelve years of experience in Real Estate and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Jackie thrives in all things administrative. She works as a liaison between real estate agents, clients, escrow companies and mortgage brokers. Her goal is to manage every escrow transaction with a high level of professionalism and efficiency to ensure a smooth and successful closing for all parties involved.

Jackie also has her Real Estate license and is a CA Notary Public. As a Christian, she strives to honor God in the workplace. She believes in hard work, honesty and maintaining a high standard of integrity. Not only is she a committed professional but a devoted wife and mother, as well. Her passion for faith and family is evident in her work as she coordinates and manages one of the most important transactions that a family will ever make.”


Jerry Dufloth

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“Jerry began his real estate career immediately after graduating from UCLA. He and a friend and successfully flipped a small house and he was hooked on real estate. He spent the next twenty five years buying, renovating, and selling homes for both homeowners and investors. From that wealth of experience and contacts, he strives to be a valuable resource for every client seeking to either buy or sell a home. Jerry is a sports fan, enjoys exercising and spending time with his family, even though his two sons require more energy than work does!”

Traci Woody


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“Traci has deep roots in Kern County having the town of Woody named after her family that have been cattle ranchers for over 160 years. Traci has a master’s degree in counseling while being an educator for 21+ years. She’s been a lifelong resident of Bakersfield and has raised her own family here. She has been a CASA and continues to work with at-risk youth. Her outgoing, patient, problem solving approach to issues, friendly personality, and genuine attitude for helping others has paved the road for her clients having a top notch, dedicated agent to find them the perfect home.”


Melissa Martinez


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“Melissa is a lifelong resident of the Southern San Joaquin Valley. She is a mother of 3 boys and enjoys spending quality time with them. She enjoys trips to the beach and participating in Spartan races which are fun, challenging, and shows the same sense of discipline needed that she brings to her real estate career. Her previous profession in the medical field has led to a very compassionate, helpful, and service oriented mindset when working with clients. You will notice a strong work ethic and unquenching thirst for knowledge which in turn will lead to a very pleasurable experience in helping you find the perfect home.”

Mike Brown


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"Mike Brown was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA.  He graduated from Foothill High School & attended California State University Bakersfield where he earned a Bachelors of Science Degree, while also playing Division 1 Soccer. After college he owned and operated 2 local businesses, while also competing as a professional athlete. He has 2 beautiful daughters(Belle & Mila), who keep him motivated each day.  He approaches everything in life with an “All In” mentality, and Real Estate is no different.  It is his goal to be the best he can possibly be for himself, and those around him.”


Julie Vargas


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"Julie became a Realtor in Kern County in 2004, and have since gained a stellar reputation in our community. With 16 years of experience working in the Bakersfield and Kern County market, you can trust Julie with buying or selling your next home. Aside from being a Realtor, she has raised a family here in Bakersfield and understands the importance of finding the perfect home that fits you and your family’s needs. If you’re looking for an agent with nearly two decades of real estate experience and one who is familiar with your community, call her today!"

Connor Andreesen


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"Connor was born and raised in Bakersfield where he attended Garces Memorial High School. Prior to getting into the Real Estate Business, Connor worked in the legal field at one of Bakersfield’s premier trial law firms. With a background in Political Science, he initially planned on pursuing a career as an attorney but quickly discovered his passion for Real Estate and decided to get his Real Estate License. As a life-long Bakersfield native, Connor prides himself on his extensive local knowledge of Bakersfield’s most desirable areas. Connor is experienced in residential and commercial sales, residential income projects, and large scale commercial renovation projects. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or experienced investor, Connor will provide you with the highest level of service every step of the way.”

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Meghan Ellington

Meghan Ellington


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"With a passion for service in the Bakersfield area, Meghan is ready to help with your home buying and selling needs. As a proud member of the Prestige Properties family, Meghan carries the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service into everything she does. She believes a house is more than just a place to live - it’s where you make long-lasting memories. Meghan is excited and ready to help families make a house a home. On her time off she enjoys spending quality time with her family and loves to make new memories. Some of her favorites are going to the lake, the beach and taking Disneyland trips with her kids."