Although born within Oklahoma, Justin Flanagan has had his roots planted firmly in Texas from the time he was six months old. Justin was brought up in the typical middle class family in Alief along with his mother and father, Patrick & Terri Flanagan, who instilled a powerful work principles and a devotion to family in both Justin and his younger brother Michael. That commitment to family was additionally reinforced by his paternal grandmother, Elaine Flanagan, with whom both he and his brother spent their summers with in Somerville, TX. Their summer days were spent serving at the marina, where Elaine worked, staying involved in numerous community activities and being regular boys of summer checking out trails, fishing and having a number of adventures together.
The summer just before his senior year in high school Justin Flanagan met his wife, Cyndie Balfour-Flanagan, and together they have formed a family with their two daughters, Kesley and Kyndall, and continue to maintain their commitment to hard work, taking care of charitable causes, and building an agency that echoes their views. When asked about how the high school heartthrobs have been able to beat the odds, Justin reflects that although marriage is not always a simple commitment, it is effortless to be committed to someone and your relationship when you determine you have found your soul mate. “I realized I loved her within two weeks of our dating. It was an intimidating thing to a 17 year old but once you know you’ve discovered it, you know it’s really worth hanging on to.”.
Outside of Topmark Realty, the real estate business Justin Flanagan initially established with the help and mentorship of his mother-in-law Gayla Gayden, Justin is a passionate supporter of the Katy Independent School District, Snowdrop Foundation (a pediatric cancer foundation), various Veteran causes, and charities that assist children or strengthen communities. “I believe that contributing and giving back is a responsibility. My wife, family, and our team members are tremendously grateful for what we have been provided with and we are overjoyed to be able to give back. It’s part of our faith and core to our belief.”
What does the foreseeable future contain for Justin? His wife left her leadership role in the natural gas sector in January 2015 to integrate their talents and efforts to further grow Topmark Realty and to build a legacy that their children can inherit as well as offering a solution that empowers the Topmark team members to build their own businesses inside of the agency. “If I look forward 3, 5, 15 years or more, I catch a glimpse of my family, all those who are helping to build Topmark, and those who join us along the way, all making a difference by continuing to provide an unmatched level of service to our clients, contributing to charitable causes, and assisting to change lives of other people. We want to be able to give away homes to veterans, to further support educators and educational support staff, help children, and to influence others to have faith in the future and know that they can make a huge difference in the world.” Based on that proclamation and the conviction he delivers it with, that future looks extremely bright.
If you didn’t already know, Justin Flanagan’s favorite car color is purple. So if you see a car moving really fast and it’s the color purple… it’s probably Justin!