Our Story – McDowell Homes Real Estate Services
We are so much more than a full service real estate company. We are a team of highly talented professionals with a passion to help make your vision and dreams come true. Our high standards provide excellent service and we will get you results, holding your hand every step of the way. McDowell Homes encompasses award winning Realtors® that are continually trained and apply the best of the best marketing plans, advertising materials and cutting edge technology to ensure your home buying or selling experience is a success.
Our Mission – Excellent Service that leads to Results!
We pride ourselves on giving our clients Excellent Service that leads to results. You will receive a Personal orientation, Free customized Market Analysis and access to our tools and resources for a smooth buying or selling experience.
Our Promise to You – Discover the Experience
Our full time Realtors® will hold your hand every step of the way and maintain open lines of communication. We promise 100% satisfaction and strive to exceed your expectations. Place your trust with us and experience the difference when you choose McDowell Homes Real Estate Services. We are here for you.
License Number: 2013003943
Envision * Believe * Inspire
Kayleen McDowell – Broker/CEO and Co-Founder of McDowell Homes Real Estate Services. Kayleen has an amazing passion for real estate with an entrepreneurial spirit. She has many years of experience as a successful REALTOR® and has been awarded for finishing in the top 1% in the Nation. Kayleen’s ability to listen and understand her client’s needs has allowed her to rise above their expectations. As a result, she stands by her mission “Excellent Service that leads to Results!” Kayleen is the granddaughter of the great philanthropists Donald and Ruth Goodman and has a bachelor degree in Psychology from Ohio University. Kayleen is also an active member on the University Hospital’s Seidman Cancer Leadership Council and the Case Western Reserve University’s President’s Circle. She also sits on the Board of The Cleveland Children’s Museum and WVIZ Ideastream. In her spare time she loves traveling to experience different cultures around the world and spending time with her husband and three children.
COO / REALTOR
License Number: 2014001883
Chaz has over ten years combined experience in real estate and quality assurance and is COO/ President and Co-Founder of McDowell Homes Real Estate Services. “Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or downsizing to a condo, the client's needs and expectations always come first.” Whether you are buying or selling your home you can count on his superior customer service and fast response for any question, big or small. Chaz has a B.S. from the Pennsylvania College of Technology with honors and is Director of Fundraising and Coach for Concord Youth Baseball. He enjoys spending time with his family and amateur photography
Director of Operations / REALTOR
License Number: 2010002987
Trustworthy Compassionate Determined
As the Director of Operations for McDowell Homes, I offer unsurpassed marketing, communication and negotiating skills; in-depth, up-to-the-minute and comprehensive market knowledge; honesty, integrity and a keen eye for detail. I pride myself on my reputation for getting results and getting the job done right. I’ve always had a deep desire for real estate, from very early on. My previous careers in Construction Management lead me into real estate. Education in Business Management and Construction Management allow me to provide you with the tailored service you deserve. Just like every home is different, that is how your experience will be at McDowell Homes. I promise we will make you our number one priority and we promise to go above and beyond your expectations. I am ready and available to exceed your expectations in all of your real estate needs.
License Number: 2003014671
I found myself when I became a REALTOR. It is truly my pleasure and greatly rewarding to be apart of assisting people through typically one of the largest transactions in their lives. Many times it can be during a difficult or stressful time - death, divorce, marriage, birth of a child, blending families, downsizing after many years of memories and collection of treasures, etc. Being able to offer guidance and market knowledge mixed with strong negotiation skills and advanced advertising options has allowed me the opportunity to live me dream while helping other achieve theirs it a winning combination. Thank you.
Senior Managing Director
License Number: 2004019980
Damir Paulic, a 1st generation American-Croatian, was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. A student of Villa-Angela-St. Joseph High School, he continued his education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Over the past 15 years of his real estate career, he built extensive relationships within the Commercial and Industrial communities of Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga, and Ashtabula Counties in Ohio. This will prove to be an asset to McDowell Commercial Real Estate Services.
Damir is a self-motivated, results driven, and detail oriented real estate professional with a strong track record of delivering results. The strong interpersonal skills that he possesses have enabled him to be an effective communicator, and his strong relationship building skills have resulted in being successful in real estate. Specializing in Corporate Real Estate Services, Leasing, Sales, Retail, Industrial, Land, Office, Investments, Consulting and Marketing. Damir is the one to help you Make it Happen!
License Number: 2007002869
Resourceful Grateful Real
A lifelong resident of Northeastern Ohio, Melissa currently lives in Painesville, Township with her husband and two daughters. Before becoming an agent in 2007, she was a corporate paralegal for a Fortune 500 Company, and other smaller private and government entities. All of her past work and life experiences have contributed to her success as an agent including problem solving, negotiating and working with and for, all types of people. Melissa strives to think out of the box in order to make things come together but finds that her sincere concern for her clients is what truly matters most. She is very responsive and attentive which takes the stress out the buying and selling process. Working in real estate has been interesting but Melissa's very favorite part of being a Realtor® is helping people to realize their dreams and accomplishing their real estate goals.
Passionate Energetic Caring
Rebecca is a life long Clevelander, who currently lives in University Heights, just around the corner from where she graduated at John Carroll University. Her love for real estate is what drives her to get every deal done as smoothly as possible, while making sure her clients are enjoying the process as much as they can. She prides herself on excellent customer service, and goes above and beyond for her clients in every sale. Rebecca's previous work experience in customer service and sales has helped her to become a successful real estate agent, along for her passion for the business. During her free time, Rebecca loves to spend time with her husband and two cats, watch the Cavs, and go for long runs.
Jerry A Lesak CSD
License Number: 2003005234
Consistent Multi Million dollar producer! Helping you every step of the way. My job is to represent your best interest in an ethical and professional manner! I am Your Realtor. I enjoy helping Sellers and Buyers realize their dreams. Provide service and expertise to give them the tools they need to make informed decisions. My background is in residential and commercial real estate with over 30 years of working in the housing industry. My Experience comes from the Construction business where I worked many a project from building homes, remolding homes to common household repairs. I currently live in Lake County with my wife of 30 years.
License Number: 2004012635
As a lifelong resident of Northeastern Ohio with over 14 years of Real Estate experience, I am ready to help you with a real estate experience of a lifetime! Life is ever-changing and I take pride in understanding your circumstances with special care and consideration for one of life’s largest, emotional and most important decisions. My goal is to help all of my clients achieve their real estate goals and exceed their expectations doing so! I utilize expert pricing strategies and top negotiation skills to work in the best interest of you and your specific needs. I have a great passion to not only help others, but create a lifelong relationship with each of my clients.
I am a mother to two children, Tyler & Paige, and one adorable fur pup, Cash. Having grown up in Northeastern Ohio, I am a devout Cleveland sports fan and all around fan of the area! I have additional experience in Human Resource Management but Real Estate is my true passion.
If you are ready for an authentic, enthusiastic and all around fun Realtor® that is here not only for you, but most importantly with you, please contact me today!
Residing in Lake County since 1966 and alumni for Leadership Lake County, Denise is very knowledgeable about Lake and surrounding counties. Licensed to sell Real Estate in 1996 and obtaining the CRP (Certified Relocation Professional) designation in 2005, she has the perfect background to assist in relocating employees as well as local moves.
As a full time Real Estate Professional, she will explain the real estate process in a way that is clear and concise. Denise will skillfully facilitate successful outcomes during negotiations.
She strives to provide caring, unparalleled and uncompromising customer service – This means from your initial meeting to delivery of the keys to your new home and beyond!
In her spare time Denise enjoys the outdoors, traveling and spending time with family.
License Number: 2003003061
I have always enjoyed all aspects of the real estate business. I love meeting and establishing relationships with people from all walks of life, and helping them with one of the most important decisions they will ever make. Whether first time home buyer, or luxury home seller, I approach each transaction with excitement and energy, regardless of price. I am very dedicated and committed to helping buyers and sellers achieve a smooth transaction. Additionally, I pride myself on going the extra distance for my clients. My success is a combination of knowledge, expertise, and 16 years of experience. As a result of my career and educational background, I have acquired an understanding of local trends, pricing strategies, and negotiating skills that are unmatched by most other real estate professionals. Character is Essential to Building a Winning Team! McDowell Homes has built their business on Superior Service. Superior Service = Extraordinary Results.
License Number: 2013001981
The luckiest people in the world are those who love their work. This aspect fits me to the letter. My enthusiasm and zest for life are two of the driving forces behind my success in both my personal and professional life. I am a lifelong resident of Northeastern Ohio where I will put my extensive knowledge of the Real Estate market to work for you. Using the most innovative technologies and very aggressive marketing campaigns I will ensure your property gets the maximum exposure it is due. I will protect the equity you have in your home by negotiating the best price possible for your home. During negotiations you want me on your side of the table. To deliver the very best service I partnered myself with McDowell Homes Real Estate Services. If you are buying a home you need representation. You should know that sellers and builders are more apt to negotiate prices, and address or fix a problem when you have a Realtor. I attribute my successes in real estate, the medical community and career as an educator to my hard work, attention to detail, ability to develop rapport, continued education, and implementation of the latest technologies available and enjoying, Helping People. My family has been in the real estate business for over 50 years, so you can say it is in my blood. Family members that have influenced me, and helped the residents of Northeast Ohio have great real estate transactions, are Julie Carducci, Frank Kaim, Jane Kaim, and Tina Hivnor. When I take a little time off you will find me enjoying time with my family. Do you want to be treated as a Top Priority client? If you want to buy or sell your home Call me now to be your Realtor.
REALTOR, ABR, SRS, SRES, PPS
License Number: 2017001235
Karen Hillman is a Senior Real Estate Specialist with other certifications in Professional Property Staging, Accredited Buyer Representative and pending Seller Representation Specialist. She is a second generation Realtor with 15+ years of experience in flipping houses, 20 years in major account sales in Northeast Ohio and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron. Karen is a full-time real estate agent serving Cuyahoga, Summit, Geauga, Lake and Portage counties in Ohio.
Why choose to work with Karen? She keenly recognizes that there is a direct correlation between one's level of comfort in the home vs. their overall level of happiness in life. As a people person with a passion to help others, Karen actively listens and asks questions, then coaches and leads her client partners through the residential sale and/or search of their property. She will identify ways to maximize what you have, to achieve what you desire. She invites you to connect with her by phone, text, email or social media today!
Facebook: KarenHillmanSells LinkedIn: KarenHillman
Brendan lives and breathes North-East Ohio Real Estate and commerce. He graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, and has studied the real estate market ever since. His patience and positive outlook on life makes him a pleasure to work with. Brendan is very organized and thorough, his negotiating skills will prove invaluable whether representing you as buyer or seller.
Representing Northeast Ohio homeowners and homebuyers, specializing in the Akron/Cleveland area Candace's personable, nurturing and driven nature is perfect for matching each client's desires and needs in a new home. A native of Wooster, Ohio Candace holds a strong passion for the State of Ohio, especially the City of Cleveland. With all the city has to offer from sporting events, museums to amazing restaurants Candace is sure to help you fall in love with Ohio as well. She is friendly and fair in each and every transaction and committed to building long-term client relationships. Treating clients like family is not only a guiding principle but a way of life for the Rebecca Donatelli Team. You can be sure you are in excellent hands when you work with us.
License Number: 2017005690
I live with my husband Dave and four kids on our little starter farm in Geneva. I became a licensed Realtor after years of being home raising my kids and serving as the office manager for my husband's home improvement and remodeling business, which I continue to do today in addition to my real estate career. My passion for connecting with people, helping people achieve the dream of finding the perfect home and being active in my local community lead me down the path of working in real estate services. While my husband is busy remodeling and repairing homes, I enjoy having my hand in the market to know what is selling and what buyers are looking for. I have a wealth of resources at my fingertips to guide buyers through what to look for in a new home and how to go about fixing it up to meet their vision as well as assisting homeowners in how to get their home ready to market and sell. While I love a gorgeous move-in ready house any day, walking clients through older homes with unique character in need of a little TLC are my favorite days as a real estate agent!
License Number: 2016002225
Nicole Peterson is all about integrity, energy, hard work and exemplary service in every detail of your real estate transaction. Nicole grew up in Northeast Ohio and started her sales career around the age of five, pulling her wagon of "rocks for sale" to sell to her neighbors. She has continued her successful career focusing in real estate, and is licensed in three states. Nicole's goal is to provide a supreme experience for her clients during one of the most important transactions of their life.
In her spare time, she enjoys raising her four children. They spend their time together by going to one of her daughters volleyball tournaments, exploring the many cool restaurants that Cleveland has to offer, vacationing, or just getting together for a night of friends, cards & board games. She hopes to perform one day with a local orchestra.
License Number: 2017004985
After 5 years in non-profit management, I ventured into the exciting world of real estate to join Jennifer Allen and McDowell Homes. I absolutely LOVE getting up every day and going to work in the ever-changing real estate market. Within 6 months of becoming a Realtor, I became a multi-million dollar producer and knew I could never turn back - I had found my true passion. This career has allowed me to utilize my communication skills, self starting personality, and desire to help those around me, and focus it on taking great care of my clients no matter their situation.
Since graduating college in 2011, I have had many opportunities in both my professional and personal life to assist families with critical and pivotal moments in their lives. With that said, buying or selling a home is one of the top three most stressful events someone will go through in their lifetime! My goal is to make my clients' big move as smooth as possible, AND enjoyable! I have helped many people find their first home, find their "forever" home, sell a family member's estate, sell the home where they raised their children, and more. I would love the opportunity to help you with your next sale or purchase, so that you can take that next step in life's journey with your family, and make new memories without worry.
License Number: 2018001154
My name is Nicole Rodriguez, I am part of the McDowell Homes Real Estate Services family and the Cleveland Team. I am a lifelong resident of Lake County, I absolutely love Northeast Ohio and all it has to offer. I started my career in the industry in 1999 at a national title company working with appraisers, learning about title and escrow, traveling and training lenders about the title industry while working in outside sales, and then switching gears to working with foreclosed properties. I am also a Notary and have sat at the closing table with thousands of customers helping them to understand their paperwork to buy, sell, or refinance their homes. I have always been interested in real estate and becoming a Realtor. When opportunity knocked, I opened the door and I could not be more excited about my career. I have a passion for helping others and now I have the opportunity to help others on a daily basis in one of the biggest choices of their lives.
I am a wife to an amazing husband and a mom to three growing boys. In my free time I love spending time with my family and our friends. I love playing and watching sports. If I am not busy helping my clients, you can find me on the volleyball court playing one of my favorite sports, pool side watching my oldest swim his heart out, or court-side for basketball or at a soccer field with my younger two. There is nothing more rewarding to me than watching my boys grow.
License Number: 2015004383
I have enjoyed helping customers for the past 20 years. I absolutely love my job, so it doesn't even feel like I am working. I am very dedicated to each and every customers needs and strive to exceed their expectations! Thank you for the opportunity to work with you.
Real Estate Consultant
License Number: 442190
I'm am born and raised in Northeast Ohio and proud to call Cleveland my home and hometown. I am fortunate enough to have a beautiful family with my wife Theresa and two Boys Nicholas and Andrew. I have been selling real estate since 2001 and couldn't have chosen a better career becasue I just absolutely love what I do and each day is a differant adventure! My nearly 20 years of real estate experiance is what sets me apart to make me your trusted go to Realtor whenever you thinking of buying or selling a home now or in the future.
We understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience. That’s why our team of highly-seasoned real estate professionals is dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service for all of our clients. We take great pride in the relationships we build and always work relentlessly on the client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals.
Our philosophy is simple: clients come first. We pledge to be in constant communication with our clients, keeping them fully informed throughout the entire buying or selling process. We believe that if you’re not left with an amazing experience, we haven’t done our job. We don’t measure success through achievements or awards, but through the satisfaction of our clients.
Our team of experts represents the best and brightest in the industry, and we’re always striving to lead the field in research, innovation, and consumer education. Today’s buyers and sellers need a trusted resource that can guide them through the complex world of real estate. With our extensive knowledge and commitment to providing only the best and most timely information to our clients, we are your go-to source for real estate industry insight and advice.
License Number: 2016004583
Melanie knows how exciting it is to find that perfect property. Whether its your first home, dream home or an investment she thrives on making your dreams a reality. She prides herself in communication, making sure that her clients feel confident and understand every step along the way. She is a nurture by nature and really forms a relationship with her clients. She works with buyers, sellers and investors. Melanie relies on her knowledge, hard work, personality and dedication to each client to ensure the future and growth of her business.
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