New home community sales and marketing is our passion

Get to know the real estate development and marketing consultants who know what moves home buyers. Our greatest professional satisfaction comes from handing over the keys, knowing we have played an integral role in helping builders find the buyers that bring communities to life.
Kevin’s happy place is Carmel, CA.  He has probably logged 9600 miles of walking the idyllic streets admiring perfect architecture.

Kevin Coates


CEO and visionary leader of the Advantage Group, Kevin Coates has over 30 years of experience in new home sales, marketing, and operations. Kevin’s focus on hands-on involvement and innovative marketing concepts ensure our clients’ expectations are consistently exceeded.

You’ll probably find Ryan in the backyard of his home grilling–and sizing up the space for a putting green.

Ryan Coates

Vice President

Ryan’s diverse knowledge of the new home market and sales management support experience, coupled with his excellent interpersonal skills, ensure his clients achieve maximum results. Ryan is also heavily involved in business development and is not afraid to think outside the box.

Karen is following in her grandfather’s footsteps, spending her free time exploring her passion for painting.

Karen Jimenez

Operations Manager

Karen’s range of experience includes warranty management, customer relations as well as construction, design center and sales and marketing operations. She understands the homebuilder’s perspective, ensuring our service meets the needs and objectives of every client.

Margaret’s favorite travel destination is Sicily. She knows it’s basic, but she loves pizza. Sicilian pizza.

Margaret Olmsted

Division Sales Manager

Margaret’s 25 years of experience in construction financing, project development, sales, and marketing management, and strategic planning for companies both large and small, has resulted in a thorough understanding of all aspects of the real estate industry.

Chris loves being around people…but has been known to sneak off into the garage to tinker or plan his next hunting expedition.

Christopher Coates

Director of Market Research

Chris takes a pure grassroots approach to collecting and analyzing research for The Advantage Group’s Market Intelligence services. Working closely with sales and management teams, he provides the necessary information pertaining to market-related activity all our sales areas.

Anna is checkers enthusiast, winning 99% of games she plays. She also loves chess but can’t guarantee the same success rates.

Anna Curry

Escrow Manager

Being raised in a “real estate family” taught Anna from an early age to have a strong work ethic and to understand real estate office operations. Anna speaks four languages fluently, including English, Russian, Ukrainian, and French.

Lynelle was raised on a 100-acre farm where her family grew pecans, walnuts, and almonds. At 15, she designed and built the corral for her horses.

Lynelle Coates

Office Manager

Lynelle keeps our office running smoothly and efficiently. Her strong background in customer service has proven tremendously valuable in her daily communications with a variety of vendors, clients, and employees.

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