What is an Advocate?

We picked this strong word on purpose. An advocate is someone who can set aside their sense of self and see the needs of whoever they are serving. They have particularly helpful skills, a knowledge of where the road gets bumpy, and a heart for making huge life transitions more exciting while keeping it from turning into a headache.

We are advocates for a rich community life and the people we welcome into it.

not just agents

Meet your Advocates

Andi Eystad

Andi is as soft-spoken and empathetic as they come. But don’t let that disarm you, she loves people and she loves Hill Country land with an extreme level of passion and devotion…


Maelee Sowa

Maelee Sowa was born and raised in Sealy, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University – Kingsville on a scholarship for Beach Volleyball and received a degree in Biomedical Science in 2020. She joined Anders Ranch Realty in 2021 and immensely enjoyed learning the ins and outs of the industry. Maelee has hit the ground running since joining the company and excels in all areas of real estate. She is an expert at organization and multitasking. Her dedication to her clients comes from her passion for helping people and seeing them happy. She knows what looks good and how to turn a nice house into a dream house. Maelee has a genuine desire to connect with her clients to help them find their perfect property. Her integrity, solid work ethic, and friendliness are among her many strengths that make her an exceptional real estate agent.

Maelee welcomes the opportunity to help you however she can; please contact her at

Maelee@andersranchrealty.com or 832.259.0863

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Andi Eystad


Andi is as soft-spoken and empathetic as they come. But don’t let that disarm you, she loves people and loves Hill Country land with extreme passion and devotion. She’s an absolute go-getter in the community and proudly sports a lifetime membership to the Blanco 9-Pin Bowling Club. The line between her work and her life is blurry, not in a big city way, but just because when you are helping people move to your hometown, they soon become friends. She loves that moment when people find “The One”, that new home or piece of property they’ve been so eager to find, and watching the story move from one person to the next. She feels honored to be a part of enriching her clients’ life stories. Andi is a Certified Mediator (no surprise once you meet her) and a Farm & Ranch Specialist (which is a bit more surprising). She is a champ at helping families and empty-nesters relocate to the slow pace of the Texas Hill Country. You’d laugh if you ever pulled up next to her in the truck, there’s an 80% chance she’s throwing the concert of a lifetime and singing at the top of her lungs or having a serious discourse with her German Shepherd, who seems to understand everything she says.

Christina Ray


Christina has this rare blend of being invigorating while knowing how to stop and listen. She energizes the people and environment around her, which in turn energizes her. She’s always engaged with whatever’s going on in Fredericksburg whether it’s a community fish fry or Robert Earl Keen playing a gig at Hondo’s. If you need a cheeseburger recommendation, hers won’t disappoint. Being with clients isn’t work, it’s an opportunity to share the joy, to toast the end of a transition with a glass full of champagne. “I think ‘closing’ is the wrong term, because I hate the idea that a purchase is the end of anything, it’s the beginning!” Christina is a graduate of the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University with a degree in Marketing. She and her husband Bryan Ray are avid travellers, anywhere in the US or abroad, they love to see new things and experience unique places. But when they’re home, they put their TAMU season football passes to good use!