Certified Real Estate Coaches

Christopher Chavez

Chris Chavez is The President of CC MEDIA a company that specializes in real estate marketing, brand management, and social media marketing.  His company have assisted with over 150 real estate agents to help grow and sustain a successful real estate business. He is also a license realtor who began his career with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. He was also a former recruiter & business development coach for Century 21.  Chris is a graduate of Cleveland State University and holds a Bachelors of Science with a minor in Education.  Chris was a former Field Service Engineer for a medical company for 10 years prior to taking the jump into real estate.

Nick DeVito

Nick DeVito is the Chief Recruiting Officer / Senior Agent and Manager for The Michael Kaim Team. Nick is licensed in both Real Estate and Insurance.  Before Real Estate, Nick consulted for a 2.5 Billion dollar REIT headquartered in Cleveland which had properties in over 15 states. Nick’s primary functions are to Recruit, Coach, Train and Mentor agents to meet and exceed their career and personal goals.  Personally, Nick has been coached for over 3 years and he believes much of his success can be attributed from the professional coaching he receives. Nick has been in the top 5 agents in Volume for The Michael Kaim Team every year since joining in 2015. 

Personally, Nick and Cindy have 3 children Fiona, Nicholas and Brady.  When not working you can find Nick coaching all 3 of his children in Football, Basketball, Hockey and Baseball just to name a few.  Although he has accomplished much in Real Estate in the last 13 years if you ask Nick he will always say “Family is and will always be the most important thing in my life”.

Den Drennan

Coach/Consultant
Den is a man of many tricks and trades. He holds a commercial pilots license, a merchant marine masters captains license and a grandfather to fourteen. Had a wildly successful career in selling real estate throughout Northeast Ohio and a broker manager. A very active member and co-founder of CAST, Caring and Serving Together that mentors high school students, provides apprenticeship jobs and offers college scholarships. He loves everything outdoors and will astound you with his wit and knowledge of all things real estate.

Betsy Feierabend

Betsy grew up in Real Estate, her father was a Broker and Appraiser and she worked in his office thru high school and college.  She became a real estate agent in 1992 after her 4 children were in their teens and has consistently been a top producer.  Betsy has always enjoyed working with people, building relationships and having fun along the way.  Selling and buying a home can be stressful and Betsy strives to make the process as stress-free as possible by communicating in a professional manner.  She also has mentor newer agents by sharing what has worked for her.  Selling real estate can be challenging at times and the rewards and the people you meet along the way makes it all worth it.  Real estate is more than a career, it is a passion.

Mel Feller real estate coach

Mel Feller

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.

Bill Fennelly real estate coach

Bill Fennelly

A true seasoned veteran with 27 years of full-time experience in the real estate industry, he is both an active Residential Real Estate Broker and an Appraiser, with a MBA, his real estate career started straight out of college as a commercial and industrial real estate appraiser, and his sales and brokerage experience dates back to his early start in a Century 21 franchise where he “learned the ropes”, when he started his own independent brokerage office, and then owned, operated, managed and subsequently sold a RE/MAX franchise. Today, he is a consistent top producing multi-million dollar real estate broker with Coldwell Banker and focuses on residential and commercial real estate, buy & sell side multi-family investors, new construction and land development.  In addition, he manages to run a successful appraisal practice.  He is also a former Board Member for The Town of Hingham Board of Assessors.

Jill Katzenberg

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.

Becky Novak

Successful Realtor since 2005, Becky has a passion for helping people to achieve their dreams including home ownership. She seeks out the good in people and strives for greatness in all that she does. A former corporate trainer and territory sales manager she possesses a depth of knowledge and power in communication to keep reaching and surpassing goals every step of the way. She loves the Cleveland Indians, all things baseball and her boxer Chopper.

Matthew Ody

Matthew offers his services as a dedicated, decisive and detail orientated real estate professional. This success is achieved through developing trusting relationships based on integrity, professional character and industry expertise.

Matthew’s dynamic research approach helps his clients become the savviest, most informed buyers and sellers in the market to safely navigate the pull and push of supply and demand, in good and bad markets, for a predictable and successful outcome.

Matthew has carried this approach over to real estate coaching because he wants help people get better outcomes in life, performance and business through their real estate business. This includes generating new business opportunities, managing the current business relationships in a more effective manner, and understanding first-hand the benefits of continuing to learn more about managing and growing a real estate business and surrounding yourself with other success-minded agents.

Joe Parker real estate coach

Joe Parker

Joe Parker is a native of Santa Barbara California, UCSB graduate, and has been selling real estate there since 2001. Joe enjoys spending time with his family, two daughters Ashley and Katelyn and his wife Adele. Joe is adventurous and loves activities such as surfing, swimming, hiking, yoga along with hanging out at the beach and traveling. Joe is the founding member of his team, The Santa Barbara Group at Berkshire Hathaway a California Properties and has had a successful career earning him ranking in the top 1% in the country. Most recently his focus has been on social media marketing and growing a tight network of referral partners. Joe is an avid listener of Audible and enjoys the process of learning and being inspired by topics such as human consciousness, motivation, and ancient history.

Paul Simon

 A 30-year Real Estate veteran, starting in his father’s real estate office after graduating college with a business finance degree from the University of Akron. Paul became a broker in 1996 and he and his sister purchased the family business, which later became Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. Paul has mastered every aspect and skill available to grow his team. While owning and now managing his brokerage, Paul maintained multi-million dollar status as a selling broker and earned his relocation director title. “Get off your seat, on your feet, and in the street!” is his daily message to his team.