TOD CompositeTexas Open Door Realty is located in Historic Downtown Round Rock. Our office is commonly referred to as the “Old Texaco Station” located at the intersection of Mays and Main Street, one of the main intersections in the downtown area. The building was built in 1918 by the Mays family and was originally a Gulf Gas Station. The Mays family owned the building until 1997. It was the original home of the Round Rock Express (Round Rock’s professional baseball team) and the headquarters for

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numerous political campaigns. However, the site is most famous for the legendary “domino game” that occurred outside under the awning for years. Even though the pumps outside have not been operational for years, we still get customers who come by for gas, so there’s a “Sorry, No Gasoline” sign in the window.





My name is Sondra Apelt and I began my real estate career in the mid 1980′s with a Business degree and experience in business development. Since then, I have worked in the diverse areas of real estate development, sales, leasing, property renovation and historical restoration. My husband, Kurt, is a residential building contractor. Having lived in the Austin area since 1976,19 years ago we restored our home in downtown Round Rock …





My name is Dan Campbell and I am a native Texan and have been a REALTOR® for 9 years.  Since 2005, I have listed 108 homes and 97% have sold for an average of 98% of their list price in an average of just 35 days!  As Sondra stated, we use a proven system which helps people get more money for their home than traditional real estate agents.  If you are ready to sell your home, know that my team and I are ready to go to work for you today!  





Nan Grimm is an aggressive, customer service oriented Real Estate professional who treats every home sale or purchase as if it were her own. Although a veteran now, Nan started in Real Estate years ago due to her passion for buying and selling personal property and her sincere love for people. Nan is no stranger to pressure situations. She served our great country for 6 years as an Army nurse and later worked for a perfusion company in Houston, TX.

My name is Lisa Salinas-Gruver and I have been a REALTOR® for over six years. I view being a Realtor as a privilege.  One of my pleasures is getting to serve many wonderful people in making their Real Estate dreams a reality.  I am originally from San Antonio, Texas but moved to Austin in 1988. I received a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin. My husband, Dan, is a middle school science teacher and we have three wonderful boys and a lovely daughter.





Dena Hinds has a “client first” philosophy that has guided her success as a Realtor.  A Realtor since 2005, Dena brings a wealth of experience as well as an outstanding track record to her clients.  She has worked with hundreds of clients and her average days on market for listings sold is 32 days (the average Realtor’s performance is two to three times this figure) and her listing to sold pricing ration is 93% (comparing listing price to sales price).





Dan joined Texas Open Door Realty and formed a real estate team with his wife, Lisa Salinas-Gruver. Dan brings a diverse background from his years of relocating throughout the United States and Europe as a son of a U.S. Air Force officer. He received his bachelor of science in forestry in 1981 from Iowa State University. He was a forester/firefighter/EMT for Los Angeles County Fire Department until 1984 when he relocated to Austin. He applied his science background to the garden center and home-energy retrofitting businesses he managed and owned in the mid to late 1980’s.



Our Support Team




Sherry Mullin, Marketing Assistant




Conner Lytle, Administrative Assistant




Tom Brown, Senior Mortgage Banker, Willow Bend Mortgage





Kurt Apelt, Remodeling and Renovation Contractor, Baker Street, Inc.





Mary Ellen Schmidt, Account Executive, American Home Shield: Issues home warranties that help protect both buyers and sellers by covering major system failures in the house.




Gary Mohel, Home Team Inspection Service: Our preferred licensed home inspectors that do mechanical, structural and termite inspections. This great team does hundreds of inspections each year and is very thorough, but reasonable, in their inspections. Gary is also licensed to conduct wood destroying insect inspections. 




John is Gary’s partner with Home Team Inspection Service.  With years of collective experience we rely upon them to not only do  a thorough inspection, but also to do an excellent job explaining any issues they find to both Buyers and Sellers. 




Candy Buzan, Prime Lending: Specializes in all first-time lending programs that many lenders area not willing to deal with due to the extra time involved. Candy’s joy is helping first time homebuyers qualify for their first home. 




Phillip Gunter, Farmers Insurance: Phillip specializes in tailoring products to your individual needs and situations. We always recommend getting a quote from Phillip to see if he can provide superior coverage at a lower cost.