Bart Tipton

Real Estate Agent/Broker


“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.”

“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.

Judd has also been in the Mortgage industry for many years so he can help to make sure you are getting the right loan for your purchase or refinance. Just ask him, he loves to help his clients save money.

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

Christy Welte

Real Estate Agent


“Christy Welte has been married for over 14 years and has 3 beautiful children. She was born and raised in Bakersfield and started her career in the real estate field in 2004. She has been involved with many aspects of real estate for most of her life from owning homes and being a landlord, to having family members in the mortgage profession and eventually becoming a Realtor. She prides herself as a hard worker, honest and staying on top of the current market trends and conditions. She is here to help buyers find their dream home and to help sellers get top dollar for their property. She would love to help you with your next real estate transaction!

On a personal level, she is passionate about living a clean, healthy lifestyle and excels in the home decorating field. Christy is also a great listener for her clients which enables her to assist them with their needs better, negotiating the best possible deal for her clients, and developing great relationships with other professionals in the industry to better serve her clients.”

Timmy Tan


“Tim was born in the suburbs of Chicago and raised in Long Beach.  He has lived in Bakersfield for over 15 years.  He knows this area, and he knows Real Estate.  Tim has worked on all sides of the real estate transaction process including lending.  As a Realtor, he is dedicated to helping each client find their perfect home and at the best value possible.  His passion to help others and make them happy is evident by his strong work ethic, affable personality, and dedication to his career.”

Jackie Sorensen

Transaction Coordinator

“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. “

Chelsey Frapwell

Inside Sales Agent

“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.”

Kala Knox

Buyers Specialist

Kala has resided in Bakersfield for 27 years. Her family has invested in all areas of Kern County since 1991 which created a passion for this industry at such a young age. Kala is the epitome of honesty, integrity, and a “nose to the grindstone agent” which ensures
her clients that they are always well taken care of. Kala’s expertise and market knowledge have been key to her successful record. Her witty and outgoing personality makes it a fun and easy process so her clients can relax and enjoy the home buying

Some fun facts about Kala: Mother of 2 daughters. Enjoys being outside, running, a sucker for campfires and the mountains. Loves spending as much time as possible with friends and family.

“My main goal is communication. Making sure everyone is working as a team to execute a smooth transaction. Getting to know my client and who they really are. Starting off the process with a strong and professional relationship with my clients is great, but when that relationship develops into a friendship it’s priceless. That is why I love my job.”

Mike Still

Real Estate Agent

“Born and raised in Bakersfield, Michael Still is your local connection for buying or selling a home. Specializing in excellent customer service and negotiations, Michael Still is your local Elite Agent. He ensures the home buying and selling process is a smooth and seamless one while keeping you informed in every step of the way.”

Joseph McLemore

Real Estate Agent

“J.D. Mc Lemore is known as the People’s Champ of Real Estate because he will fight to get his clients exactly what they deserve. His goal is to ensure all his clients feel like the champions that they are! J.D’s hard work ethic, market knowledge and determination keeps his client’s home buying experience top notch.”

“Hollie was born and raised here in Bakersfield and has an immense knowledge of the Bakersfield real estate market with her 15+ years of experience as a Realtor. Buying and/or selling a home can be a very emotional and exciting transition and she takes great pride in being there every step of the way while guiding her clients through this sometimes very complicated process. Her market knowledge and her empathetic approach to making sure every client is completely satisfied sets her apart from other agents. Give Hollie a call and see what top notch service and expertise can do for you.”

Hollie Whitfield

Real Estate Agent

Melissa Martinez

Real Estate Agent

“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.”

“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.”

Traci Woody

Real Estate Agent