Cerissa Lair, leader of the Ben Kinney Team Dallas, is a cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas and a former NBA cheerleader with the Dallas Mavericks. Cerissa began her career in real estate in 2007, quickly becoming one of Dallas' top-producers, recognized as Top 2% of Real Estate Agents in Texas by Texas Monthly Magazine, named D Magazine “Best in Dallas” 3 years in a row and awarded the Team Leader Award 2015 by Keller Williams Preston Road. Cerissa has a passion for learning and considers sharing knowledge - with clients, colleagues and friends - an important part of her role as a Realtor, spending much of her time mentoring and coaching others to success. Cerissa's drive and success as a solo agent, along with her ability to attract top talent and leaders from multiple industries, allowed her to expand her business (formerly Mint Avenue) - a group of business-savvy, solution-oriented Real Estate and Relocation professionals consistently focused on providing the highest level of customer service experience with each transaction. Cerissa grew up in the suburb of Southlake, Texas. She and family now reside in Dallas and are actively involved in the community. In Cerissa's free time, she enjoys eating TexMex, doing high-intensity workouts, traveling to places that are warm, and laughing at memes. Awards & Designations Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) D Magazine Best Real Estate Agent 2015, 2016, 2017 D Magazine Top Producer 2015, 2016, 2017
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"Very knowledgeable and helpful through the entire experience. Cerissa has helped us both buy and sell and we are so thankful for her and her team's experience."
"Cerissa's professionalism and client advocacy is unparalleled! She listed our home for both rental and later sale, and she was able to give great advice in both instances. Cerissa also listed our home for sale as an investment and tapped a very unique pool of potential buyers by thinking outside the box."
MaryAnne and Greg Bauer
"Cerissa was great! In-depth knowledge of the East Dallas market, sound advice, hard-working, reliable follow-through. I would highly recommend her to anyone!"