When you work with The Young Team, your agent is just the beginning. While they serve as your primary contact, you also have the power of an entire team of experts behind you. Each team member specializes in an area of the home sale transaction to make the process more efficient and easier on the client.
With 180+ tasks to complete with every home transaction, agents who operate on their own have a hard time keeping up. They often do not have the time to find buyers for your home, or do the deep research to find the perfect home that fits your needs. The Young Team is different. We work together to relieve your stress and help you make the most out of buying and selling.
An upstate New York Native, Clare relocated to Cleveland to pursue her Bachelors in Marketing at John Carroll University, after which she joined The Young Team in 2016. After 3+ years working as a Transaction Coordinator, Clare was promoted to Director of Operations. When she’s not in the office ensuring the success of the team, Clare enjoys running, coffee, reading, spending time with friends and family, and exploring new Cleveland locations. She currently lives on the east side of Cleveland with her husband, Michael.
Nick is originally from the Akron area and spent most of his life there until graduating college. He began his full-time career in Orlando, FL where he worked in ticket sales for five and a half years with the Orlando Magic NBA basketball team. He focused on selling premium inventory, courtside seats, luxury suites and hospitality to companies and individuals. From there he transitioned to Pittsburgh, PA where he oversaw an Inside Sales and senior level sales team that produced record results for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He worked for the Pirates for five years until making the transition back to NE Ohio. He had two other stints with the Cleveland Browns and the Pro Football HOF Village before joining The Young Team. He currently lives in Wadsworth with his wife Rachelle and 20 month old son, Owen.
Fueled by a desire to improve the customer service standard in the real estate industry, Daniele joined The Young Team in 2016 to add her client-oriented skill set to the already thriving business. With 10+ years of customer service experience and an educational background in English Lit from Ohio University, Daniele is motivated, empathetic, and well-organized, a perfect fit for the Executive Assistant role. In her free time, Daniele enjoys spending weekends relaxing at her lake house, hiking at the metro parks, and cooking for her family and friends. She lives in Willoughby Hills with her fiancée John.
As Listing Coordinator, Emily focuses on meeting the needs of clients through every step of the home selling process. From the moment she receives a new file, Emily conducts the listing process with professionalism, organizational skills, and excellent communication. The client is her #1 priority, and Emily excels in meeting their needs with patience and compassion throughout the process. In her free time, Emily enjoys gardening, cooking, baking, reading, biking, hiking, going to farmers markets, and dreaming about her future dog. Her ideal weekend would be spent traveling to a new city with her husband or cooking a fantastic meal for her friends and family. She recently bought her first house in Shaker Heights with her husband and puppy.
After years of hospitality and retail experience, Michelle began her real estate career as a Realtor and transaction coordinator in the state of Georgia. She enjoys staying up-to-date on the dynamic industry, keeping up with the changes to serve her clients best. After moving to Ohio, Michelle joined The Young Team as a transaction coordinator to further her real estate career. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, including her baby daughter and two dogs, interior design, and retail therapy.
Attracted by the team's innovation, culture and growth, Danielle DeHart joined The Young Team in 2020 as a Closing Coordinator to help the team break sales records in 2021 and beyond. With over ten years of customer service experience, Danielle easily adapted her retail skills to the real estate industry. She is driven, organized, and dedicated to providing superior client support, making her the perfect guide to help you navigate the journey from contract to close. When she's not in the office, you can find Danielle grabbing brunch in Ohio City, hiking the local Metroparks, supporting local shops and farmers markets, or catching a yoga class to unwind. She also enjoys travelling to a new city, relaxing with family, and spoiling her pups. She currently lives in Lakewood with her boyfriend, Patrick, and her dogs, Henry and Hunter.
After a thriving career in corporate housing and relocation, Molly joined The Young Team in 2020 to adapt her organizational skills, attention to detail, and concierge level client service skills to the real estate industry. She enjoys the diversity of the day-to-day workflow and ensuring that each transaction is a positive experience as clients negotiate the challenges of buying or selling a home. When she’s not at the office, you can find Molly savoring a meal at Felice’s or browsing the new fiction selection at Mac's Backs-Books on Coventry. She also enjoys hiking the Metroparks, traveling locally and abroad, and recently discovered a love for baking sourdough bread. Originally from Hudson, Molly currently lives in Cleveland Heights with her husband Mike and two Boston Terriers, Moses and Kathy.
With an accomplished career in higher education, Matt Hands joined The Young Team in 2021 as the Training and Onboarding Specialist, overseeing the development and growth of new agents and other team members. A lifelong learner with a commitment to personal education and growth, Matt currently holds a Masters in Teaching from North Carolina A&T State University and is currently completing his doctorate in Educational Leadership. A systematic creative thinker with a commitment to innovation and pedagogical prowess, Matt brings over 10 years of experience in education and professional development to the team.
Originally from Northeast Ohio, Matt spent several years living and working in North Carolina before returning home to the heartland. He enjoys B horror movies, travel, and exploring different cuisines. He currently lives in Solon with his wife Christy and daughter Adeline.
Melissa Fitzgerald is highly skilled marketing strategist with extensive experience creating marketing campaigns for a variety of businesses in Northeast Ohio. She has helped to launch several new businesses and healthcare practices from creating a brand to building all marketing materials and managing comprehensive advertising campaigns.
Over the past 20 years, Melissa has worked in corporate, nonprofit and agency environments and has also served as an independent marketing consultant. She is highly accomplished in marketing communications, strategic planning, advertising, social media, content management, media relations, graphic design and digital marketing. She graduated with high honors from the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.
When not crunching the numbers on the latest marketing campaign, Melissa enjoys getting outside as much as possible for biking, cross country skiing, kayaking or just strolling through the neighborhood with friends.
Andre has over a decade of digital marketing experience working for small to large brands from around the world. He is certified in Google Adwords and Google Analytics while being skilled in search engine optimization, search engine advertising, email marketing, social media marketing, blogging, creating landing pages and web marketing analytics.
He is a Cleveland native and grew up in Bainbridge, Ohio. After graduating from the University of Toledo in 2007, Andre moved back to Greater Cleveland to begin his web marketing career.
When Andre is not busy strengthening the online presence of The Young Team, he is either buried in a good book or visiting the Cleveland Art Museum.
A perfectionist in everything she does, Cara takes The Young Team’s marketing to the next level. From the beautiful photos and interactive walkthroughs that bring your home to life, to the compelling descriptions that engage online audiences, Cara applies her keen eye for detail to each step of your home selling process.
After earning her MA in English Literature from CWRU, Cara spent several years in a customer support role with a global news distributor. She joined The Young Team in search for more challenge and creativity in her daily workflow, and we’re delighted to have her! When she isn’t working, Cara enjoys reading, hiking, and discovering new points of view around the city.
With four years of experience in graphic design and photography, Chris joined The Young Team in 2020 to apply his creative talents to the real estate industry. After earning his degree in visual communication, Chris strengthened his photographic talents while creating marketing collateral for a local private school. As a Marketing and Photography Associate with The Young Team, Chris utilizes his diverse skill set while also appreciating the history, architecture, and culture of the greater Cleveland community.
A Shaker Heights native, Chris explored the country before settling down in Cleveland Heights. An avid outdoorsman, he has hiked the Pacific Crest Trail and will take any opportunity to be outside. You can find him surfing at Edgewater Park, trail running through the North Chagrin Reservation, or cycling along the Towpath. He also enjoys contributing to the local music scene, skiing, and restoring vintage furniture and bikes.
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