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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.