Just 18 months after becoming a licensed realtor, Mel, became a multimillion-dollar producer. A former Chief of Staff for a US Senator, he holds two Master Degrees in Public Administration and Human Resources, with an emphasis in Adult Education and Training. He is a charismatic leader and is committed to serving. Mel has achieved great success in business development, marketing, real estate sales and team building.
When he’s not coaching, you can find Mel reading, listening to podcasts, fishing or with his family and grandchildren.
Jill Katzenberg was destined to be an entrepreneur in sales…she just didn’t know it. Moving to Cleveland from the East Coast for a job with a planning and architecture firm, Jill got to experience how cool it was to live and work downtown before it was cool. However, life has a way of showing us what our paths should really be. So when the 14-year-old firm had to shut its doors as a result of one of our national recessions, Jill, after living in town for a little more than a year and barely knowing anyone, had to figure out what her next course of action would be (while she was perfecting her suntan on her apartment complex’s sundeck). With the encouragement from her father (who was an entrepreneur all his life), Jill decided to develop a career in real estate sales and the rest, as they say, is history. Through hard work and creative marketing, Jill was able to build her real estate practice to the extent that she had to hire a staff of four and became known throughout the Cleveland area for her successful skills in getting the job done for her buyer and seller clients, averaging up to 100 sales a year. The ultimate reward, though, was in 2002 when opportunity knocked and she took the risk, along with 8 other courageous real estate professionals, to bring Keller Williams Realty, a totally unknown entity, to the Cleveland area. Starting with 24 agents December 5, 2002, the brokerage has grown to over 2000 agents in the area with Keller Williams Realty’s becoming the largest real estate company internationally.
Currently, Jill helps those who want to grow their businesses through repeat and referral business with a “tangible touch” tool known as SendOutCards. She is passionate about the power of keeping in touch (The fortune is in the follow-up), and with this high-tech/high-touch system, she offers businesses of all sizes a way to keep in front of their prospects and clients with real cards, gifts and/or gift cards selected and/or created from their smartphones or computers.
When she is not helping others grow their businesses, she is busy either exploring cultural treasures (both within and outside of Cleveland), salsa dancing or getting to the gym to burn off those calories that seem to creep up.
With the heart of an educator and the drive of an entrepreneur, Tara Morgan entered the real estate profession subsequent to her many years as a high school English teacher and an adjunct professor of writing/research methodologies. As a dedicated teacher, she embraced authentic learning, bringing literature and writing to life for her students through innovative and engaging methods, including using nature and other out-of-classroom settings.
In her real estate career, Tara quickly became a multi-million-dollar producer and a recipient of multiple sales awards. Known for her professionalism, positive attitude, and strong work ethic, Tara rapidly built a thriving business with a client-centered approach. She is steadfast in her belief that agents must add real value to any real estate transaction in which they are involved, using knowledge, integrity, compassion, and patience.
Tara also maintains a personal portfolio of investment properties and is a proud mother of two incredible young ladies. Architecture, photography, and history are some of her favorite diversions, along with her gleefully-unaware Chihuahua and her calculating cat!
Tara is a New York State Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and an SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist-NAR Designation). She also holds a Master of Science in Childhood Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Communications.
Chris Rader was licensed in 2003 and is an Associate Broker. She was a Managing Broker for 11 years and personally coached and trained many of the agents she managed to achieve their goals. She knows how important business planning, goal setting and accountability are in helping agents realize and achieve their potential.
Chris also has a passion for teaching and mentoring real estate agents. She is a Licensed Real Estate Instructor teaching: Pre-Licensing, Contract Law, Code of Ethics, Accredited Buyer Representative, Military Relocation Professional, Pricing Strategies, At Home With Diversity, Short Sales and Foreclosures, The Right Start Program, Realtor Safety and Exam Prep. She has developed and taught many other real estate classes.
She loves helping residential sellers and buyers in the Lehigh Valley, PA. Her expertise in real estate contracts, negotiating skills, strategically pricing and staging her listings, learning what is important to her clients and her counseling skills help her to offer first class service and dedication to her clients.
Chris lives in Emmaus PA, with her husband Frank and their dog Sherman. Chris is proud to be an Air Force Veteran and mother of 3. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband, family, children and grandchildren, gardening (both flowers and veggies), hiking, traveling, camping, reading, golfing and volunteering in the community.