Tanya Kulaga


Tanya Kulaga - 785-550-2585



With seventeen years of experience in the Lawrence, KS real estate market, I have developed an expertise in handling both buyer and seller side transactions. I've earned the respect of both my clients and my peers through fair dealing, being an effective negotiator and my ability to quickly resolve issues. I am dedicated to broadening access to home-ownership here in Lawrence through buyer education and assisting first time buyers through the purchase process. I also list properties for sale, and strive to add value for my listing clients by investing in the best marketing and advertising partnerships, enabling me to boost exposure for their listings. I'm considered a leader in online advertising, marketing and real estate technology by my peers. I'm a strong fair housing advocate and cherish the diversity we have here in Lawrence.


In addition to myself, I employ three full-time licensed real estate professionals and a full-time transaction facilitator. My team is not compensated on commission, which is unique. They receive a guaranteed salary and benefits package that empowers them to focus on what matters, customer service. Guaranteed pay, assures the entire team's focus remains on the customer's best interest and the quality of service we provide. This policy reinforces my top commitment to clients, that they will always receive the same honest and compassionate service my reputation was built on, regardless of who is servicing them. My licensed team approach magnifies and improves all levels of service provided, in addition to an unrivaled 160 hours of agent availability each week that includes after hours and weekend availability.
  • Ashley Qualls REALTOR® - (785) 380-9090
  • Hannah Towns REALTOR® - (785) 380-9102
  • Elisabeth Ready REALTOR® - (785) 363-9010
  • Chelsea Faust Transaction Facilitator - (785) 218-9634


2005 - Present
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Council of Residential Specialists
  • Experience To earn the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation, every REALTOR® must have significant experience and demonstrate volume of real estate transactions or gross sales, as well as complete rigorous educational requirements.
  • Ethics Every CRS designee is required to maintain membership in the National Association of Realtors® and to abide by its strict Code of Ethics.
  • Technology Expertise The training available to CRS designees includes a strong focus on technology and its applications in the real estate business.
  • The Top 3 Percent Less than 3 percent of all licensed Realtors® are Certified Residential Specialists.

2003 - Present
Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®)
Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council of the National Association of REALTORS®
  • Education Successful completion of the Accredited Buyer's Representative Designation Courses and verification of completed transactions in which I acted as a buyer’s representative.

Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
  • Education Pursued a course of study that represents the minimum common body of knowledge for progressive real estate professionals.
  • Skills Developed a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to navigate the current real estate climate.

(Elected 2 Year Term) 2012 & 2013
Board of Directors
Lawrence Board of REALTORS® (LBOR)
  • Experience Responsible for making policy decisions that govern the Lawrence Board of Realtors. Responsibilities also include approval of annual budget, establish membership dues, determine public policy positions as they pertain to the real estate industry, approve governing policies of the association, enact necessary amendments to the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.

2009 - Present
MLS and Rules Committee Member
Lawrence Board of REALTORS® (LBOR)
  • Experience The MLS Rules Committee regularly meets to review current and emerging rules-related issues, including those raised by Lawrence MLS subscribers, Lawrence Board of REALTOR® members and recommendations provided by both the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR). As needed, the recommendations of the Committee are presented to the Board of Directors for consideration and possible adoption into the official Lawrence MLS Rules. Topics the Committee covers include, MLS Rules, including IDX and VOW and the Lawrence Board of REALTORS Standardized Sales Contract.

2009 - Present
Technology Committee Member
Lawrence Board of REALTORS® (LBOR)
  • Experience Research, evaluate, and recommend methods to maximize and integrate existing information systems and recommend new technologies. Develop implementation plans and maintenance plans for approved systems and technology services.


2002 - Present
Realty Executives, Hedges Real Estate, Inc.
Sales Associate; Residential Real Estate Sales Specialist

2001 - Present
National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)
Member, REALTOR®

2001 - Present
Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR)

2001 - Present
Lawrence Board of REALTORS® (LBOR)
Member & Lawrence MLS Subscriber

2009 - Present
Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KCRAR)
Member & Heartland MLS Subscriber

2001 - Present
Kansas Real Estate Commission (KREC)
Licensee: Salesperson, License #SP00216815

2011 - Present
Lawrence Kansas Chamber of Commerce

2001 - 2002
Century 21, Miller & Midyett
Sales Associate

2007 - Present


2015, 2016, 2017
Ranked #1
Mid-America Region (Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska) - Realty Executives International Inc.

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Top Producer
Lawrence Board of REALTORS® (LBOR)

2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Top Agent
Realty Executives - Hedges Real Estate, Inc.

Salesperson of the Year
Lawrence Board of REALTORS® (LBOR)

2016, 2017
Ranked in the Top 10 Agents Worldwide (for Number of Homes Sold)
Realty Executives International Inc.

Ranked #69 Individual Transaction Sides (United States)

2015, 2018
Best of Lawrence
The World Company (LJWorld, Lawrence.com)

KU Credit Union Outstanding REALTOR®
KU Credit Union

REALTOR.com Online Marketing Award of Excellence


2005 - 2009, 2011 - 2013, 2015
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County
Gingerbread Festival & Auction - Gingerbread House Contributor

Ballard Community Services (Ballard Center)

Toys for Tots
Contributions & Volunteer (2010) - Lawrence, KS Distribution Center

Local Food Bank Programs

2006 - 2012
Douglas County Senior Services
Volunteer - Senior Meals Delivery