About Alysse Musgrave

My Story

If you’ve seen my iconic monkey around the Dallas area you already know me. My monkey and company tagline, “Don’t Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You!” have been insulting and infuriating real estate agents for 24 years!

When I bought my first house in 1994, Texas was a “buyer beware” state. Buyer representation didn’t exist and the mortgage industry was largely unregulated. Predatory lenders were able to convince borrowers to accept expensive and unfair loan terms. Thousands of people bought homes they couldn’t afford when they, unknowingly, worked with real estate agents whose job it was to get the highest price for the seller. It was a very risky time to be a homebuyer.


Keep Reading

It was at a cheesy real estate investment seminar that I first learned of Exclusive Buyer’s Agency. The pro-consumer attitude and buyer focused business model were a perfect fit for me. Within months I quit my corporate job and HelpUBuy America was born. 

As a graduate of Texas A&M University, I was able to take the Aggie Code of Honor: “An Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do” and apply it to my work in real estate. As the moral and ethical foundation of HelpUBuy America, adherence to this code of honor has led to an outstanding record of customer satisfaction  and hundreds of homebuying success stories. 

I’m not the right agent for everyone. I have a lousy sense of direction, I always wear jeans, and I have ridiculous hair (think Chia Pet). But I’m also smart and brutally honest. If you’re doing something stupid I’ll let you know. I’ll treat you like one of my brothers and hold your hand through the buying process (the brother I like, not the one that I don’t). 

So, If you’re buying a home in the D/FW area give me a call. Even if we decide not to work together, I’ll give you some sound advice and a push in the right direction.


24 Years Experience

82% Referrals or Repeat Clients

96% Client Retention

Hundreds of Happy Clients


My job is to hold your hand through all the complicated steps of the home buying process from house hunting to closing.

Home Finder Account

Write Contracts

Tour and Select a Home

Negotiate Price & Terms


Compare Lenders

Negotiate Repairs


Supervise Closing



B.S., Texas A&M University – College Station, TX – 1989
Graduate – Sheffield School of Interior Design – NYC – 2008
Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®)
Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
NAR e-Pro

Work History
  • Founded HelpUBuy America in 1995
  • Full-time Exclusive Buyer’s Agent for 24 years
  • Member: NAR, TAR, HAR, Metrotex, ABOR, NAEBA, CAARE
  • Contributing Writer – Zillow Group
  • Author of the internationally acclaimed and best selling series, “Buying a Home: Don’t Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You!”, now in its 6th edition.
  • President, Single Agent Realty, Inc.
  • Co-Owner, HelpUBuy Network


fun facts
  • Her daughter is a second generation Aggie.
  • Alysse is a football lover (Texas Aggies & Dallas Cowboys).
  • She is instantly recognizable by her huge head of ridiculous curls.
  • Alysse worked as a systems analyst for Dun & Bradstreet/Sales Technologies after college. It was her one and only corporate job.
  • She has an easygoing, laid-back demeanor and a wicked sense of humor.
  • Her passions include historical architecture, midcentury modern design, and presidential history.


Alysse is the author of four books including the best selling series, “Buying a Home: Don’t Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You!”. Her new book, “How to turn $50 Million Dollars in Real Estate into $50 Cash” will be released in the Spring of 2019.

Buying a Home: Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You!

US Edition


Buying a Home in Texas: Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You!

Texas Edition

Comprando Casa ¡Que no lo hagan quedar como un tonto!

Spanish Edition


Monkey See Monkey Don't! See Why 88% of Real Estate Agents Fail. Don’t Be One of Them

For Realtors



“I can definitely recommend Alysse as a buyers agent. My wife and I first worked with a different agent with whom we were not very satisfied. Alysse has a good eye for spotting structural problems before you go to the trouble of getting an inspection done. I was very pleased with the information she provided and felt it was unbiased. Alysse also knew the areas where we were shopping very well.”

Drew C

Flower Mound, Texas

After reading the book, I googled her name and found that she works in Dallas area where I was looking for a house! I immediately contacted her and decided to work with her. When I interviewed her, it was kind of funny to ask her the questions she recommended to ask in her book:) I really enjoyed working with her and we bought a house we really liked at a great price. If you were in Dallas area, don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview.”

Dukgun Kim

Coppell, Texas



(214) 734-3863




820 S. MacArthur Blvd Suite 105-535
Coppell, Texas 75019