About Kristy Thornton

Kristy often ranks within the top sellers in the Dallas area. She cares about building strong business relationships and her clients' successes.

Kristy has 24+ years of business management experience with demonstrated expertise in guiding business owners, entrepreneurs, and investors in identifying new opportunities and supporting the sale, purchase, and growth of new business operations. She has successfully owned, operated, and sold 8 businesses of her own over the past two decades. She is a true management professional with a career history in supporting the development and execution of highly efficient business operations. 

Kristy demonstrates expertise in working one-on-one with business owners to identify new opportunities and support the sale and/or purchase of new resources. She is adept at serving as a liaison between the seller and buyer, evaluating client needs and creating tailored solutions to achieve defined goals. She is an expert at managing program expectations and is quite skilled at building strong business relationships that expand the customers clientele base and generate record breaking revenues. 

Kristy creatively solves complex problems, negotiates the best-possible deal for each client, buyer, and seller alike. She can identify market conditions and quickly adapt strategies. Her greatest strength lies in her ability to understand and manage her client’s needs throughout the process while building long term relationships to ensure future success!

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Mission Statement

To create long lasting relationships by providing innovative solutions that result in exceptional outcomes for the buyer and seller alike. 


To lead the business brokerage and real estate industries with excellence, an outstanding reputation, and to create long lasting and strong partnerships.

Kristy Thornton and her team at Texas Empire Properties with Keller Williams are your solution for Business Brokerage and Commercial Real Estate. They are true experts in helping their clients achieve their goals.
Theresa Flood
Kristy Thornton is truly the most outstanding business broker in Dallas! I was recommended to her, and I couldn't be more grateful. I connected her with a friend exploring business opportunities ... and her expertise impressed us all.
Jacques B., eXp Realty
Finally I have a commercial/business agent that I can refer my friends/clients to, with complete confidence. Thank you Kristy for doing an outstanding job and making me look good in the eyes of my client!
Tom Calvaneso
My company has been saved by the most incredible lady in the business. I really couldn’t have done this a tenth as well without Kristy, and I owe her big. I could go on and on about how much she has changed my company and me as an owner.
Abe Nimeth, Business Buyer & Consulting Client
Kristy was AWESOME!!! I learned so much that I didn’t know. I feel more prepared for the future.Awareness is a must. I will do things differently in the future taking what I have learned [from Kristy].
Julie M., Keynote Attendee
We would highly recommend Kristy Thornton for ANY of your real-estate needs. Her background, knowledge and skill sets helped us to navigate the challenges of selling our business. Kristy is one that goes the extra mile...
Steve & Regina Faber, Business Owners
Kristy Thornton and her team ... provided a very professional and rewarding experience regarding the sale of our commercial building. They stayed in contact with us and communicated the progress of prospective buyers throughout the entire process.
Gregg Duggan, Seller/Landlord
Kristy had such neat ideas…she presented things I would have never thought of! She is extremely good at her job. If I could have added anything it would have been…MORE TIME. I wanted to learn so much more from Kristy.
Lorna, Smart Start Inc.
I’ve worked with Kristy and her team for many years. I really enjoy the personal customer service provided to my clients, trust in teamwork and excellent dedications she has given as my business partner. I am very proud of the work she has done...
Kevin Moon
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