Delaware Best Real Estate The Lisa Mathena Group
About The Lisa Mathena Group
Our diverse team of experts specialize in residential real estate, property management, foreclosures, REO and bank-owned properties, buyer and seller agency, and luxury home marketing. Our territory spans from Southern New Castle County all the way down to Rehoboth Beach and beyond. Very few real estate teams can cover such a vast market area as efficiently and effectively, and with proven results.
The Lisa Mathena Group has been named one of the Best Teams in Delaware every year since 2016 by RealTrendsTM, and we have been consistently ranked among the top real estate teams in the state of Delaware ever since our inception.
Previously affiliated with Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate, The Lisa Mathena Group, Inc. became established as an independent brokerage firm in August of 2020.
Front row, L-R: Felecia Duggins, Jennifer Richburg, Pattie Chille, Donna Girod, Michelle Wesley-Ford, Lisa Mathena. Back row, L-R: Dean Donovan, Neil Elmore, Debby Queitsch and Claudia Sosa-Ducoté.
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A lifelong resident of Delaware, Lisa's expertise and experience of nearly 30 years in the real estate market of Delaware’s Southern New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties is extensive. As a Top Producer throughout her career, clients can be assured that she understands how to successfully navigate through the state and local Real Estate rules and regulations. She can identify and assist in procuring any necessary vendors and services while simultaneously providing knowledge, advice, and negotiating skills to help the process go smoothly.
Her primary goal is to assist her clients and customers in making the decisions that are best for them. Lisa holds the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation, as well as the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR®) and Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE®) certifications. Lisa is ranked in the top 1% of realtors nationwide and one of Real Trends 1,000 Best Agents every year since 2015. In 2019 Lisa was named one of America's Top 100 Agents, and she also achieved Five Star Professional Status.
As business increased, Lisa realized the need to secure the assistance of additional professionals who shared the same high standard of customer service; a true team of professionals. The Lisa Mathena Group was formed in 2009, and has been consistently ranked among the top real estate teams in the state of Delaware ever since.
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In August of 2020, Donna Girod was named Director of the Property Management division at The Lisa Mathena Group, Inc. “I am able to assist homeowners who have made the decision to lease their home as opposed to selling it. This enables homeowners to generate an income while possibly relocating and not selling their home at the present moment. My experience in property management goes back to 1990. I find the years I’ve spent working with renters and owners has provided me with the expertise in dealing with people in a variety of living situations,” Donna concludes. “I look forward to working with you as well!”
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A Buyer’s Agent since July 2009, Donna begins each relationship by communicating with each client to identify the most important needs they desire in their new home. “I pride myself on making time for clients outside of the “normal” business hours so I may better accommodate their schedules. My experience to date has shown me clients who have easier access and availability to reach their Realtor is essential. I have established relationships with reputable mortgage lenders, settlement attorneys, and service contractors to streamline the closing process.”
Donna recently received the RENE (Real Estate Negotiation Expert) designation.
Why not work with Donna to find the home of your dreams?
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Dean brings a wealth of Real Estate experience to The Lisa Mathena Group! From managing his own Brokerage; receiving Top Sales Awards in Community Sales and Land Acquisition negotiations; and several stops in between, Dean has, in a sense, seen it all!
He readily admits his favorite segment of the Real Estate transaction is as a Buyer’s Agent. “It’s amazing how rewarding it is for me to experience the reactions of my clients when they locate, then settle on the house of their dreams,” Dean explains. “I like to believe I bring a detective-like sense when I meet with clients. I listen carefully to their desires and requirements and with my years of experience in this market, I believe I have a definite advantage when I compile the list of available houses for them to see.” Many times clients have reported that Dean was able to show them houses in locations they may not have considered if searching on the own!
Why not let Dean assist you to find the home of your dreams?
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As both a Realtor and a former educator for more than 30 years, Felecia Duggins recognizes the importance of homeownership. It has become her personal mission to educate as many people as she can as to how empowering it is to own your own home. “I feel it’s so important to show people the numerous benefits of paying a mortgage as opposed to paying rent,” said Felecia. “When you buy a house, in addition to the sense of satisfaction of home ownership and tax benefits, you essentially become a member of a community. A home is the largest investment we make in life. In order to protect our investment it is also important to protect the community in which the property is located.”
Many people Felecia meets are surprisingly unaware that they can afford to own their own home. “I have conducted workshops for first-time home buyers. I show my clients what they need to do to improve their credit score, save for a down payment, and manage their money to afford their mortgage payment. “I have assisted several clients in the purchase of their second, larger home as well. I take my clients from beginning to the end of their real estate transaction,” Felecia concluded.
If you are considering owning your first home… or your next home, let Felecia Duggins assist you with all the steps necessary to put you in the home of your dreams!
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Whether you are buying or selling a home, let Neil Elmore be your guide. An experienced professional specializing in residential resale as well as new construction, Neil will work tirelessly to make certain that your experience is stress-free and successful. He is a Certified Military Relocation Specialist, and also holds the RENE (Real Estate Negotiation Expert) designation. Neil is focused on working with both buyers and sellers, with emphasis on helping members of the military as well as veterans achieve their real estate dreams.
Prior to his real estate career, Neil spent twenty-four years in the United States military, beginning with the U.S. Army and finishing his career with the U.S. Air Force where he retired from active service. He served six tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Neil holds a Bachelor of Science in Airway Science Management from Delaware State University, and he is also a licensed pilot. A native of Washington State, Neil and his family have been longtime residents of Georgetown, Delaware.
In his spare time, Neil enjoys boating, tinkering with cars and ship cruises with his wife. Why not let Neil help you find the home of your dreams?
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Prior to her real estate career, Jennifer spent thirty-two years serving our country as an air traffic controller with the United States military and the Federal Aviation Administration. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware in 2003 and is also a licensed Notary Public. A native of South Carolina, Jennifer has been a Delaware resident since 1992 and currently resides in the Dover area. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, sports, reading, and vacationing in the Caribbean.
Formerly affiliated with the Linda Vista real estate firm in Seaford, DE, Claudia is a 14-year veteran of the real estate profession specializing in working with first-time homebuyers and investors. Claudia strives to achieve the highest level of client satisfaction, ensuring that her clients’ real estate experience is stress-free and successful. She is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, the Delaware Association of REALTORS®, and the Sussex County Association of REALTORS®.
A native of Argentina, Claudia has dedicated 23 years to helping clients as a travel agent and has earned the trust of the community, especially the Hispanic community. She is multi-lingual, with bi-lingual proficiency in Spanish and English, as well as a professional working proficiency in Portuguese, Italian and French. Claudia holds a degree in Tourism and Hospitality from the School of Tourism and Hospitality Montes Pacheco in Cordoba, Argentina, and her extensive background in Tourism and Hospitality enabled her to find immediate success when she emigrated to the United States in 2000. Working in Bethesda, MD for Dan Travel as well as managing a travel agency in Georgetown, DE gave her the skills necessary to open her own travel agency, Claudia Homes And Travel, which she still operates.
In addition to her real estate and travel career, Claudia spent 10 years in the banking/financial services industry, and also worked for the State of Delaware for several years in a variety of roles. Claudia also holds an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown, and studied Psychology at the University of Cordoba, Argentina.
Claudia, her husband Mark and their 2 children are residents of Milton.
Anteriormente afiliada a la firma inmobiliaria Linda Vista en Seaford, DE, Claudia es una veterana de 14 años en la profesión de bienes raíces que se especializa en trabajar con compradores por primera vez e inversionistas. Claudia se esfuerza por alcanzar el más alto nivel de la satisfacción del cliente, asegurándose de que la experiencia inmobiliaria de sus clientes sea sin estresa y exitosa. Es miembro de la Asociación Nacional de REALTORS®, la Asociación de REALTORS® de Delaware y Sussex Asociación del Condado de REALTORS®.
Nacida en Córdoba, Argentina, Claudia ha dedicado 23 años a ayudar a los clientes como agente de viajes y se ha ganado la confianza de la comunidad, especialmente la hispana comunidad. Ella es multilingüe, con competencia bilingüe en español e inglés, así como un dominio de trabajo profesional en portugués, italiano y francés. Claudia es Licenciada en Turismo y Hotelería por la Escuela de Turismo y Hotelería Montes Pacheco en Córdoba, Argentina, y su una amplia experiencia en turismo y hotelería le permitió encontrar éxito cuando emigró a los Estados Unidos en 2000. Trabajando en Bethesda, MD de Dan Travel y manejar una agencia de viajes en Georgetown, DE le dio las habilidades necesarias para abrir su propia agencia de viajes, “Claudia Travel and Homes “, que todavía opera.
Además de su carrera inmobiliaria y de viajes, Claudia pasó 10 años en el industria de servicios bancarios/financieros, y también trabajó para el estado de Delaware durante varios años en una variedad de roles. Claudia también tiene un título de asociado en Contabilidad de Delaware Technical Community College en Georgetown, y Estudió Psicología en la Universidad de Córdoba, Argentina.
Claudia, su esposo Mark y sus 2 hijos son residentes de Milton.
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Michelle Wesley-Ford specializes in the Sussex County residential real estate market, and strives to achieve the highest level of client satisfaction, ensuring that her clients’ real estate experience is stress-free and successful. She is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, the Delaware Association of REALTORS®, and the Sussex County Association of REALTORS®.
Prior to her real estate career, Michelle worked for over 30 years as a marketing and public relations specialist for a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations in the Washington, D.C. area. She received both a Bachelor of Arts degree and an MBA from George Washington University. A longtime resident of the DC-Northern Virginia area, Michelle and her husband Christopher now reside in Millsboro.