The Lisa Mathena Group
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Donna Girod Awarded Real Estate Negotiation Expert Certification

The Lisa Mathena Group is pleased to announce that Donna Girod has been awarded the Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) certification, the premier negotiation credential in the country. The RENE certification is conferred by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) and is an official certification of the National Association of REALTORS®.

According to Mathena, “Donna joins an elite group of real estate professionals from around the world who have earned the RENE certification, and we are extremely proud of her achievement.”

All candidates were required to successfully complete comprehensive coursework in negotiation and subscribe to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. RENE is wholly owned by REBI and focuses specifically on real estate sale negotiation. Formerly the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), REBI is a not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®.


An experienced top producer, Girod specializes in Buyer Agency and Property Management. “I begin each relationship by communicating with each client to identify the most important needs they desire from their real estate experience. I pride myself on making time for clients outside of the ‘normal’ business hours so I may better accommodate their schedules”, said Girod.

Girod is a native of Morris County, New Jersey, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania.

The Lisa Mathena Group has been named one of the Best Teams in Delaware for 2016,  2017, 2018 and 2019 by Real Trends.

Affiliated with Patterson Schwartz, The Lisa Mathena Group is a diverse team of experts specializing in residential real estate, property management, foreclosures, REO and bank-owned properties, Buyer and Seller Agency, and luxury home marketing via their affiliation with Luxury Portfolio. Whether you are a first-time buyer, a seller looking to downsize or are in the market for a luxury home, you can trust The Lisa Mathena Group to meet your needs with passion and professionalism.

For more information about Donna Girod and The Lisa Mathena Group, visit www.LisaMathena.com or call Donna at 302.270.4841. For more information about Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate, please visit www.pattersonschwartz.com.

Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate was founded in 1961 and has been committed to providing superior guidance and service to its customers.  We offer a full range of real estate services including residential home sales, purchase, rental, relocation services, property management and Home-Link® homeowners’ services. For more information on Patterson-Schwartz, visit www.pattersonschwartz.com or call 877-456-4663.

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Lisa Mathena Named America's Top 100 Agents

MILTON, DE – October 20, 2019 – The Lisa Mathena Group is pleased to announce that Lisa Mathena has been selected as a member of America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents® for 2019. Selection to America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most esteemed and skilled Real Estate Agents and Brokers with a history of routinely selling homes above market value.

According to Mathena, “Only the Top 100 qualifying Real Estate Professionals in each region receive this honor, and I am extremely humbled to be selected for membership in 2019.”

Members are selected through a comprehensive multi-phase selection process involving proprietary algorithms using advanced data analytics to assess a broad array of criteria and data for each candidate, including (but not limited to) the Real Estate Professional's total yearly sales volume, notable above market value sales, luxury home sales, efficiency rating for closing sales, lifetime professional experience, client satisfaction ratings, and other notable recognitions, among many other proprietary factors. Based on these criteria, a measure/rating for each Real Estate Professional is established indicating their relative effectiveness in closing high-value sales above market value in comparison to other Real Estate Professionals in their region. Accordingly, the most efficient and effective Real Estate Professionals among the community are then identified for selection among America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents®.


“With these extremely high standards for selection, less than one percent (1%) of active Real Estate Professionals in the United States will receive this honor — truly the most exclusive and elite level of Real Estate Agents and Brokers in the community. I consider it a privilege, and it is a real testament to the high value I place on outstanding customer service, ethics and professionalism”, said Mathena.

With over 27 years of award-winning real estate experience, Lisa Mathena was named a Five Star Professional for 2019, and is ranked in the top 1% of realtors nationwide and one of Real Trends 1,000 Best Agents in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. The Lisa Mathena Group has been named one of the Best Teams in Delaware for 2016,  2017, 2018 and 2019 by Real Trends.

Affiliated with Patterson Schwartz, The Lisa Mathena Group is a diverse team of experts specializing in residential real estate, property management, foreclosures, REO and bank-owned properties, Buyer and Seller Agency, and luxury home marketing via their affiliation with Luxury Portfolio. Whether you are a first-time buyer, a seller looking to downsize or are in the market for a luxury home, you can trust The Lisa Mathena Group to meet your needs with passion and professionalism.

For more information about Lisa Mathena and The Lisa Mathena Group, visit www.LisaMathena.com or call 302.236.6232. For more information about America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents® or the selection process, please visit www.Top100RealEstateAgents.com .

Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate was founded in 1961 and has been committed to providing superior guidance and service to its customers.  We offer a full range of real estate services including residential home sales, purchase, rental, relocation services, property management and Home-Link® homeowners’ services. For more information on Patterson-Schwartz, visit www.pattersonschwartz.com or call 877-456-4663.

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Lisa Mathena and The Lisa Mathena Group Named REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals for 2019

MILTON, DE – July 23, 2019 – The Lisa Mathena Group is pleased to announce that Lisa Mathena and The Lisa Mathena Group have been recognized as one of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals for 2019. The Lisa Mathena Group was recognized as a team as a Real Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professional for Number of Transaction Sides.

Over 14,000 U.S. real estate sales associates from every state are featured. To be included in the ranking, agents must have closed at least 50 transactions or $20 million in closed sales volume in 2018. Teams must have closed 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume in 2018. All production numbers are independently verified by a third-party to ensure accuracy and report integrity.

 “Real Trends has been the trusted source of news, analysis, and information on the residential brokerage industry since 1987,” said Mathena. “It is a real honor to achieve the Real Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professional ranking for the fifth consecutive year.”

“The Lisa Mathena Group is a talented group of professionals who work very hard to help buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals. Our territory spans from South of the Canal 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 such as ours,” added Mathena.

With over 27 years of award-winning real estate experience, Lisa Mathena is ranked in the top 1% of realtors nationwide and one of Real Trends 1,000 Best Agents in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Lisa Mathena Group has been named one of the Best Teams in Delaware for 2016,  2017 and 2018 by Real Trends, and recently achieved Five Star Professional Status for 2018.

Affiliated with Patterson Schwartz, The Lisa Mathena Group is a diverse team of experts specializing in residential real estate, property management, foreclosures, REO and bank-owned properties, Buyer and Seller Agency, and luxury home marketing via their affiliation with Luxury Portfolio. Whether you are a first-time buyer, a seller looking to downsize or are in the market for a luxury home, you can trust The Lisa Mathena Group to meet your needs with passion and professionalism.

For more information about Lisa Mathena and The Lisa Mathena Group, visit www.LisaMathena.com or call 302.236.6232.

Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate was founded in 1961 and has been committed to providing superior guidance and service to its customers.  We offer a full range of real estate services including residential home sales, purchase, rental, relocation services, property management and Home-Link® homeowners’ services. For more information on Patterson-Schwartz, visit www.pattersonschwartz.com or call 877-456-4663.

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Lisa Mathena Named Five Star Real Estate Professional For 2019

MILTON, DE – July 24, 2019 – The Lisa Mathena Group is pleased to announce that Lisa Mathena has achieved the coveted Five Star Real Estate Professional status for 2019.

According to Mathena, “The FIVE STAR Professional Program is the only service award based on a combination of direct client and industry professional feedback, and I am incredibly grateful to my clients as well as my peers for their input.”

Award candidates are identified through evaluations completed by consumers. To receive the Five Star Real Estate Agent award, a real estate agent must satisfy five objective eligibility and evaluation criteria that are associated with real estate agents who provide quality services to their clients. The award process is conducted annually in each market. This award is limited to just 7 percent of all professionals within a specific industry and market area. Real estate agents do not pay a fee to be included in the evaluation process or to be named as a FIVE STAR Real Estate Professional.

 
“I consider it a privilege to achieve Five Star Professional status, and it is a real testament to the high value I place on outstanding customer service, ethics and professionalism”, said Mathena.

With over 27 years of award-winning real estate experience, Lisa Mathena is ranked in the top 1% of realtors nationwide and one of Real Trends 1,000 Best Agents in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Lisa Mathena Group has been named one of the Best Teams in Delaware for 2016,  2017 and 2018 by Real Trends.

Affiliated with Patterson Schwartz, The Lisa Mathena Group is a diverse team of experts specializing in residential real estate, property management, foreclosures, REO and bank-owned properties, Buyer and Seller Agency, and luxury home marketing via their affiliation with Luxury Portfolio. Whether you are a first-time buyer, a seller looking to downsize or are in the market for a luxury home, you can trust The Lisa Mathena Group to meet your needs with passion and professionalism.

For more information about Lisa Mathena and The Lisa Mathena Group, visit www.LisaMathena.com or call 302.236.6232. For more information about the Five Star Professional program, visit www.fivestarprofessional.com.

Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate was founded in 1961 and has been committed to providing superior guidance and service to its customers.  We offer a full range of real estate services including residential home sales, purchase, rental, relocation services, property management and Home-Link® homeowners’ services. For more information on Patterson-Schwartz, visit www.pattersonschwartz.com or call 877-456-4663.
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Lisa Mathena Recognized Nationally for Protecting, Investing in Real Estate Industry

MILTON, DE February 13, 2019 The National Association of Realtors® has announced that Lisa Mathena a Realtor® from Milton, DE, has become a Sterling R  investor in the Realtors® Political Action Committee (RPAC). RPAC is a national bipartisan grassroots-based political advocacy organization that works to protect the real estate industry and the dream of homeownership for Sussex County residents and across the country.

Lisa Mathena has supported RPAC for the past several years and has been a member of the National Association of Realtors® since 1992. With over 25 years of award-winning real estate experience, Lisa Mathena is ranked in the top 1% of realtors nationwide and one of Real Trends 1,000 Best Agents in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Lisa Mathena Group has been named one of the Best Teams in Delaware for 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Real Trends.

“I support RPAC because doing so is important to my profession,” said Mathena. Since 1969, RPAC has promoted the election of pro-real estate candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is to elect and support officials who advance the interests of real estate professionals and their home buying, selling and investing clients. In addition, RPAC uses its resources to develop public policies that make it easier for consumers to own homes and build their communities through commercial investment. Mathena’s investment will be applied to supporting homeownership, commercial real estate transactions, and the very future of the real estate industry.

Current Realtor® priorities include working with Congress and the administration to craft long-term reform of the nation’s infrastructure; tracking additional changes to the tax code to ensure reforms are understood by and beneficial to our members; and educating lawmakers about the importance of protecting the availability of 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage financing.

The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

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Affiliated with Patterson Schwartz, The Lisa Mathena Group is a diverse team of experts specializing in residential real estate, property management, foreclosures, REO and bank-owned properties, Buyer and Seller Agency, and luxury home marketing via their affiliation with Luxury Portfolio. Whether you are a first-time buyer, a seller looking to downsize or are in the market for a luxury home, you can trust The Lisa Mathena Group to meet your needs with passion and professionalism.

For more information about Lisa Mathena and The Lisa Mathena Group, visit www.LisaMathena.com or call 302.236.6232.

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Homes in Sussex County Selling Faster in 2019 than in 2018

MILTON, DE – May 1, 2019 – The 2019 Sussex County real estate market is quite a bit different than the 2018 market, according to Lisa Mathena and The Lisa Mathena Group.

“Year to date, the average sale price is down 2.9% over the same time frame in 2018,” said Mathena. “In addition, the number of new listings is down 11% versus the same time frame in 2018.”

However, there is a silver lining in the 2019 market according to Mathena. “The average days on market has dropped 11.4% in 2019 versus 2018-which means that homes are selling faster than a year ago. Although the listing inventory is down, when a new listing comes on the market, it’s going to sell much faster than last year, which makes this a great time to sell your home.”

 “Our territory spans from South of the Canal 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 such as ours. My team and I continue to work seamlessly for each and every client with courtesy, responsiveness, integrity, honesty, and experience. We find these are the qualities that bring our clients, their families, and friends back to us when their real estate needs change,” Mathena concluded. “In fact,

With over 25 years of award-winning real estate experience, Lisa Mathena is ranked in the top 1% of realtors nationwide and one of Real Trends 1,000 Best Agents in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Lisa Mathena Group has been named one of the Best Teams in Delaware for 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Real Trends.

Affiliated with Patterson Schwartz, The Lisa Mathena Group is a diverse team of experts specializing in residential real estate, property management, REO and bank-owned properties, Buyer and Seller Agency, and luxury home marketing via their affiliation with Luxury Portfolio. Whether you are a first-time buyer, a seller looking to downsize or are in the market for a luxury home, you can trust The Lisa Mathena Group to meet your needs with passion and professionalism.

For more information about Lisa Mathena and The Lisa Mathena Group, visit www.LisaMathena.com or call 302.236.6232.

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2018 A Record Breaking Year For Lisa Mathena and The Lisa Mathena Group

MILTON, DE – January 8, 2019 – The Lisa Mathena Group is pleased to announce that 2018 was a record breaking, outstanding sales year for Lisa Mathena and The Lisa Mathena Group.

“Our total sales volume increased almost 20% from 2017 even though our units sold was virtually the same as 2017,” said Mathena. “What this means is we sold virtually the same amount of homes in 2018 as we did in 2017, but at a much higher sale price-good news for sellers in today’s market.”

Added Mathena, “In addition, we compared our last five years from 2014 through 2018, and the numbers are startling. Our 2018 sales volume is up 167% over our 2014 sales volume; our 2018 sales volume is up 30% from our 2016 sales volume, all signs that we have more than doubled our business here in Sussex County within just five years. Our business has grown so much that we are looking to expand our team. Whether you are a seasoned professional looking to grow your business, or contemplating a new career in real estate, we want to talk to you.”

Asked about the team’s growing success, Mathena explained, “We have made a big investment in increasing our visibility, from our new logo design, signage, expanded billboard advertising as well as print and digital advertising. We have also made personnel investments, including hiring a marketing director with over 2 decades of experience in real estate marketing. Buyers and sellers have taken note, and we are seeing the results in increased sales and listings.”

“Our territory spans from South of the Canal 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 such as ours. My team and I continue to work seamlessly for each and every client with courtesy, responsiveness, integrity, honesty, and experience. We find these are the qualities that bring our clients, their families, and friends back to us when their real estate needs change,” Mathena concluded.

With over 25 years of award-winning real estate experience, Lisa Mathena is ranked in the top 1% of realtors nationwide and one of Real Trends 1,000 Best Agents in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Lisa Mathena Group has been named one of the Best Teams in Delaware for 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Real Trends.

Affiliated with Patterson Schwartz, The Lisa Mathena Group is a diverse team of experts specializing in residential real estate, property management, foreclosures, REO and bank-owned properties, Buyer and Seller Agency, and luxury home marketing via their affiliation with Luxury Portfolio. Whether you are a first-time buyer, a seller looking to downsize or are in the market for a luxury home, you can trust The Lisa Mathena Group to meet your needs with passion and professionalism.

For more information about Lisa Mathena and The Lisa Mathena Group, visit www.LisaMathena.com or call 302.236.6232.

Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate was founded in 1961 and has been committed to providing superior guidance and service to its customers. We offer a full range of real estate services including residential home sales, purchase, rental, relocation services, property management and Home-Link® homeowners’ services. For more information on Patterson-Schwartz, visit www.pattersonschwartz.com or call 877-456-4663.

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The Award-Winning Lisa Mathena Group Keeps On Winning

MILTON, DE – November 28, 2018 – The Lisa Mathena Group has won countless real estate sales awards. Now they have added another trophy to their collection: Best Antique Car in the 2018 Milford Community Parade!

Held October 17th, the Milford Community Parade featured dozens of antique vehicles as well as custom floats and costume entries reflecting the parade theme “Autumn Spooktacular”. The Lisa Mathena Group’s entry was a 1952 MG convertible with a “Spooktacular” themed 10-foot backdrop.

“We have had this great car for several years, and it’s prominently featured in our company logo”, said Mathena. “One of my agents who lives in Milford, Dean Donovan, kept telling me that we should enter the car in local parades, so this year we decided to do just that. The fact that we won was icing on the cake.“

Recently named one of Delaware’s Best Real Estate Teams for 2018 by Real Trends, The Lisa Mathena Group has expanded their marketing as well as sales and office staff to better serve their clients and meet the growing demand for their services.
“Our territory spans from South of the Canal 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 such as ours. My team and I continue to work seamlessly for each and every client with courtesy, responsiveness, integrity, honesty, and experience. We find these are the qualities that bring our clients, their families, and friends back to us when their real estate needs change,” Mathena concluded.

With over 25 years of award-winning real estate experience, Lisa Mathena is ranked in the top 1% of realtors nationwide and one of Real Trends 1,000 Best Agents in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Lisa Mathena Group has been named one of the Best Teams in Delaware for 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Real Trends.

Affiliated with Patterson Schwartz, The Lisa Mathena Group is a diverse team of experts specializing in residential real estate, foreclosures, property management, REO and bank-owned properties, Buyer and Seller Agency, and luxury home marketing via their affiliation with Luxury Portfolio. Whether you are a first-time buyer, a seller looking to downsize or are in the market for a luxury home, you can trust The Lisa Mathena Group to meet your needs with passion and professionalism.

For more information about Lisa Mathena and The Lisa Mathena Group, visit www.LisaMathena.com or call 302.236.6232.

Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate was founded in 1961 and has been committed to providing superior guidance and service to its customers. We offer a full range of real estate services including residential home sales, purchase, rental, relocation services, property management and Home-Link® homeowners’ services. For more information on Patterson-Schwartz, visit www.pattersonschwartz.com or call 877-456-4663.

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Average Sale Price UP for Lisa Mathena and The Lisa Mathena Group in 2018

MILTON, DE – August 6, 2018 – The Lisa Mathena Group is pleased to announce that the average sale price has increased in 2018 for Lisa Mathena and The Lisa Mathena Group.

"Year to date, our average sale price per unit has increased 7% over the same time frame in 2017," said Mathena. "For many consumers, today’s market presents historic homeownership opportunities, and our outstanding team of professionals stands ready to help homebuyers and sellers achieve their real estate dreams."

Asked about the team’s growing success, Mathena explained, "We have made a big investment in increasing our visibility, from our new logo design, signage, expanded billboard advertising as well as print and digital advertising. We have also made personnel investments, including hiring a marketing director with over 2 decades of experience in real estate marketing. Buyers and sellers have taken note, and we are seeing the results in increased sales and listings." "In fact, our business has grown so much over the last year that we are looking to expand our team. Whether you are a seasoned professional looking to grow your business, or contemplating a new career in real estate, we want to talk to you", added Mathena.

The time frame covering these latest sales figures compares January 1, 2017 through August 1, 2017 versus January 1, 2018 through August 1, 2018.

"Our territory spans from South of the Canal 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 such as ours. My team and I continue to work seamlessly for each and every client with courtesy, responsiveness, integrity, honesty, and experience. We find these are the qualities that bring our clients, their families, and friends back to us when their real estate needs change," Mathena concluded. "In fact, With over 25 years of award-winning real estate experience, Lisa Mathena is ranked in the top 1% of realtors nationwide and one of Real Trends 1,000 Best Agents in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018." The Lisa Mathena Group has been named one of the Best Teams in Delaware for 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Real Trends.

Affiliated with Patterson Schwartz, The Lisa Mathena Group is a diverse team of experts specializing in residential real estate, property management, REO and bank-owned properties, Buyer and Seller Agency, and luxury home marketing via their affiliation with Luxury Portfolio. Whether you are a first-time buyer, a seller looking to downsize or are in the market for a luxury home, you can trust The Lisa Mathena Group to meet your needs with passion and professionalism.

For more information about Lisa Mathena and The Lisa Mathena Group, visit www.LisaMathena.com or call 302.236.6232.

Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate was founded in 1961 and has been committed to providing superior guidance and service to its customers. We offer a full range of real estate services including residential home sales, purchase, rental, relocation services, property management and Home-Link® homeowners’ services. For more information on Patterson-Schwartz, visit www.pattersonschwartz.com or call 877-456-4663.

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Lisa Mathena Group named to America’s best list

The Lisa Mathena Group recently announced that Lisa Mathena and The Lisa Mathena Group have been recognized among the REAL Trends Best Real Estate Professionals for 2018. Mathena was recognized on an individual level, and The Lisa Mathena Group was recognized as a team.

Nearly 14,000 U.S. real estate sales associates from every state are featured. To be included in the ranking, agents must have closed at least 50 transactions or $20 million in closed sales volume in 2017. Teams must have closed 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume in 2017. All production numbers are independently verified by a third party to ensure accuracy and report integrity.

“Real Trends has been the trusted source of news, analysis, and information on the residential brokerage industry since 1987,” said Mathena. “It is a real honor to achieve the Real Trends Best Real Estate Professional ranking for the fourth consecutive year.”

“The Lisa Mathena Group is a talented group of professionals who work very hard to help buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals. Our territory spans from south of the canal 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 such as ours,” said Mathena.

With more than 25 years of award-winning real estate experience, Lisa Mathena is ranked in the top 1 percent of realtors nationwide and was one of Real Trends 1,000 Best Agents in 2015, 2016, and 2017. The Lisa Mathena Group has been named one of the Best Teams in Delaware for 2016 and 2017 by Real Trends.

Affiliated with Patterson Schwartz, The Lisa Mathena Group is a diverse team of experts specializing in residential real estate, property management, REO and bank-owned properties, buyer and seller agency, and luxury home marketing via their affiliation with Luxury Portfolio. First-time buyers, sellers looking to downsize, or buyers in the market for a luxury home can trust The Lisa Mathena Group to meet their needs with passion and professionalism.

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Milford REALTOR Member of America’s Best Real Estate Professionals for 2018

MILTON, DE – July 26, 2018 – The Lisa Mathena Group is pleased to announce that Milford native Dean Donovan and The Lisa Mathena Group have been recognized as one of REAL Trends Best Real Estate Professionals for 2018. The Lisa Mathena Group was recognized as a team as a Real Trends Best Real Estate Professional.

Nearly 14,000 U.S. real estate sales associates from every state are featured. To be included in the ranking, agents must have closed at least 50 transactions or $20 million in closed sales volume in 2017. Teams must have closed 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume in 2017. All production numbers are independently verified by a third-party to ensure accuracy and report integrity.

 “Real Trends has been the trusted source of news, analysis, and information on the residential brokerage industry since 1987,” said Donovan. “It is a real honor to achieve the Real Trends Best Real Estate Professional ranking.”

An experienced, award-winning top producer, Dean is a graduate of Milford High School, and continues to live in Milford where he is very active in the community. Prior to joining the Lisa Mathena Group, Dean managed his own real estate brokerage. From first time buyers, to land acquisitions and development, to luxury home sales, Dean covers all aspects of real estate. “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”, says Donovan.

“Dean is a valuable and integral part of our team, which spans from South of the Canal 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 such as ours,” added Mathena.

With over 25 years of award-winning real estate experience, Lisa Mathena is ranked in the top 1% of realtors nationwide and one of Real Trends 1,000 Best Agents in 2015, 2016, 2017. The Lisa Mathena Group has been named one of the Best Teams in Delaware for 2016 and 2017 by Real Trends.

Affiliated with Patterson Schwartz, The Lisa Mathena Group is a diverse team of experts specializing in residential real estate, property management, REO and bank-owned properties, Buyer and Seller Agency, and luxury home marketing via their affiliation with Luxury Portfolio. Whether you are a first-time buyer, a seller looking to downsize or are in the market for a luxury home, you can trust The Lisa Mathena Group to meet your needs with passion and professionalism.

For more information about Dean Donovan and The Lisa Mathena Group, visit www.LisaMathena.com or call 302.670.2658.
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Lisa Mathena and The Lisa Mathena Group Named REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals for 2018

MILTON, DE – July 10, 2018 – The Lisa Mathena Group is pleased to announce that Lisa Mathena and The Lisa Mathena Group have been recognized as one of REAL Trends Best Real Estate Professionals for 2018. Lisa was recognized on an individual level as a Real Trends Best Real Estate Professional, and The Lisa Mathena Group was recognized as a team as a Real Trends Best Real Estate Professional.

Nearly 14,000 U.S. real estate sales associates from every state are featured. To be included in the ranking, agents must have closed at least 50 transactions or $20 million in closed sales volume in 2017. Teams must have closed 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume in 2017. All production numbers are independently verified by a third-party to ensure accuracy and report integrity.

 “Real Trends has been the trusted source of news, analysis, and information on the residential brokerage industry since 1987,” said Mathena. “It is a real honor to achieve the Real Trends Best Real Estate Professional ranking for the fourth consecutive year.”

“The Lisa Mathena Group is a talented group of professionals who work very hard to help buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals. Our territory spans from South of the Canal 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 such as ours,” added Mathena.

With over 25 years of award-winning real estate experience, Lisa Mathena is ranked in the top 1% of realtors nationwide and one of Real Trends 1,000 Best Agents in 2015, 2016, 2017. The Lisa Mathena Group has been named one of the Best Teams in Delaware for 2016 and 2017 by Real Trends.

Affiliated with Patterson Schwartz, The Lisa Mathena Group is a diverse team of experts specializing in residential real estate, property management, REO and bank-owned properties, Buyer and Seller Agency, and luxury home marketing via their affiliation with Luxury Portfolio. Whether you are a first-time buyer, a seller looking to downsize or are in the market for a luxury home, you can trust The Lisa Mathena Group to meet your needs with passion and professionalism.

For more information about Lisa Mathena and The Lisa Mathena Group, visit www.LisaMathena.com or call 302.236.6232.

Patterson-Schwartz welcomes Melissa Graver as new sales associate

Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate announced Melissa Graver has joined the firm as a sales associate with The Lisa Mathena Group.

Graver earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Wilmington University, and she has an extensive professional background in account management and industrial sales.

Originally from Berks County, Pa., Graver has lived in Lewes for more than 15 years. She is a proud mother and grandmother who enjoys giving back to the local community through Beebe Healthcare fundraising efforts. She is licensed in Delaware.

To reach Graver, call 302-448-9631 or email mgraver@psre.com.

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LISA MATHENA AWARDED AS A TOP RATED REAL ESTATE AGENT IN DOVER

The Top Rated Real Estate Agent to be Featured on Top Real Estate Available on Xfinity On Demand

Dover, Delaware -- September 26, 2017 -- Lisa Mathena has been selected as one of the Top Rated Real Estate Agents in Dover to be featured on Top Real Estate available on Xfinity On Demand. Top Rated Real Estate features videos of Top Rated Real Estate Agents and their homes listed for sale which will allow consumers to select the best Real Estate Agent when buying or selling their home. “I am extremely proud to be recognized by this distinction,” said Mathena. “My team and I continue to work seamlessly for each and every client with courtesy, responsiveness, integrity, honesty, and experience. We find these are the qualities that bring our clients, their families, and friends back to us when their real estate needs change,” Mathena concluded.

As a top rated agent, Lisa Mathena is one of the exclusive agents to offer her clients the opportunity to sell their homes on television 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. Lisa Mathena has also been honored on top real estate television shows as an award-winning Real Estate Agent. Top rated Real Estate Agents like Lisa Mathena were hand selected and interviewed by an independent research team who determined them to be the top 5 percent in the region. Real Estate Agents were selected because of popular reviews by customers on review websites such as Yelp, Trulia, Zillow, Redfin, Realtor.com and other leading independent real estate rating companies.

Lisa Mathena, a lifelong resident of Delaware, has more than 25 years of experience in the Delaware Real Estate Industry. The market she covers spans from the C and D Canal including Middletown, Odessa and Townsend, all of Kent County as well as all of Sussex County from the beaches to western Sussex County. As a Top Producer throughout her career, she has completed thousands of successful transactions, assisting her clients and customers throughout the twists and turns of buying or selling their home. Over the years, as her business increased, she realized the need to acquire the assistance of additional professionals who similarly value the high standards of customer service that she strives to provide each and every one of her clients.

"The prospect of moving from NY to DE and conducting a long distance search for a home was a daunting prospect,” said Jeri Kaplan and Rose Mary Philips. “Fortunately, we were referred to the Lisa Mathena Group. Their vast knowledge of the area and the housing market plus a keen eye for knowing what's right for each client makes them the go-to realtor. We would not trust anyone else with our real estate transactions," the pair concluded.

The Lisa Mathena Group is a diverse group of Real Estate Professionals in the fields of Buyer and Seller Agency as well as Property Management. All the members of the group share the same commitment to work in the very best interests of all of their clients and customers. With agents located in Dover, Milford, Laurel, Milton, Lewes and Rehoboth Beach… they have Dover to the Dunes covered!

Lisa Mathena has been honored with several top achievements such as Real Trends Top 1000 Agents in the country 2015, 2016, 2017 and RealTrends Top Teams in Delaware 2017.

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THE LISA MATHENA GROUP NAMED TO 2017 REAL TRENDS AMERICA’S BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT LIST

Dover, DE – October 17, 2017 – The Lisa Mathena Group of Patterson Schwartz Real Estate was named one of America’s most productive sales associates as a part of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents, the newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends and sponsored by Zillow Group.  The Team is now a member of the “America’s Best Real Estate Agents,” and ranked number 14th for the state of Delaware.

REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents ranks over 12,600 residential real estate professionals solely based on their excellence in real estate sales during calendar year 2016. All production numbers are independently verified by a third-party in order to ensure accuracy and report integrity. “This group of highly successful real estate sales agents represents less than 1 percent of all real estate practitioners in the United States,” says Steve Murray, publisher of REAL TrendsAmerica’s Best Real Estate Agents and president of REAL Trends.

To qualify for inclusion, an individual agent must have closed at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume in 2016. For real estate agent teams, the minimum is 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume. The individuals ranked in America’s Best Real Estate Agents had an average of 73 transaction sides and an average sales volume of almost $37 million. Teams ranked in America’s Best Real Estate Agents had an average of 144 sides and an average sales volume of almost $61 million. This ensures that only the best of the best are included on the prestigious list.

“The average residential real estate agent in the United States closed 8.6 transactions in 2016 and had less than $1.3 million in sales,” said Murray. “To say that Lisa Mathena is an exceptional sales professional is an understatement. To attain this level of sales is truly outstanding.”

“We are also pleased that two of the nation’s most prominent online real estate websites, Trulia® and Zillow®, have partnered with REAL Trends to bring a superior level of customer exposure of these sales agents’ performance,” Murray added.

“I am obviously pleased and honored to be ranked on this ranking of the country’s top residential real estate agents,” said Mathena.  “It represents the time and effort that we put into each customer that we serve and how much work it takes to build a successful real estate career. The level of sales it takes to qualify makes it a truly special recognition.”

The Lisa Mathena Group is a diverse group of Real Estate Professionals in the fields of Buyer and Seller Agency as well as Property Management. All the members of the group share the same commitment to work in the very best interests of all of their clients and customers. With agents located in Dover, Milford, Laurel, Milton, Lewes and Rehoboth Beach… they have Dover to the Dunes covered!

Lisa Mathena has been honored with several top achievements such as Real Trends Top 1000 Agents in the country 2015, 2016, 2017.

Information on those receiving this recognition can be found online at https://www.realtrends.com/rankings/americas-best/

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