About Us

About Us

Glenn and Kyla Wallace founded My Dog Tess in June of 2002 to offer price conscious consumers an alternative to the traditional economic model of buying and selling real estate.  To hear a detailed  retelling of the founding of the firm you can listen to Glenn Wallace discuss the firm, the industry, and the industry commission structure on the State of Things on NPR in our "Tess Results - Did You Know" page.

Our business model is simple. If we help you buy property, we share the commission we earn with you, our buyer client. If you are selling, we offer professional representation and marketing at a greatly reduced fee. High transaction volumes, the absence of brick and mortar sales offices, and targeted online marketing in lieu of print advertising allow us to operate efficiently and pass cost savings to our clients. 

Now in our 16th year, we continue to grow from referrals and repeat business and have saved buyers and sellers millions in fees while providing exceptional customer service. Since 2006, the company has consistently ranked in the top tier of firms in the Triangle based on closed transactions and has had individual agents ranked in the top tier of agents in the Triangle based on closed transactions.

The My Dog Tess team is dedicated to responsive and professional client service. We set a high bar for our agents because buying or selling real estate is a serious financial undertaking and expertise matters.  Let us put our professionalism and experience to work for you.

We look forward to helping you!


If you could get 1% back on the purchase price of a house without sacrificing service, why wouldn't you do it? We are so pleased that we used My Dog Tess. We found Kyla to be extremely hard-working, knowledgeable, and attentive. She took the time to explain things thoroughly and made the process of looking for and buying a house a pleasant experience. She is down-to-earth, and we know she would provide the same level of service whatever the buyer's price range. We highly recommend Kyla