Whether you are buying a home or selling a home, Landing Real Estate is the leader in Maine real estate. Our realtors take a proactive approach in making every real estate transaction straightforward, seamless and successful. From seller listings to buyer acquisitions, from new construction to property investment, or even first-time buyers, Landing Real Estate’s agents have the experience, energy, and insight to produce the optimum outcome for every client.
With over 13 years of real estate experience and featured in the September 2015 issue of Top Agent Magazine, Matt is well versed in every facet of the business. Be it acquisitions, sales, development, new construction, or renovations, his discipline, drive, proactive approach, and integrity are all assets that contribute to his success. With over 400 past real estate transactions already valued at more than $115 million, Matt has found success in obscure markets – such as expired listings, helping for sale by owners, and distressed properties – as well as more traditional real estate transactions. His wide range of experience also includes project management on dozens of development projects, from new construction to renovations and remodels. Matt’s ability to negotiate for his clients and work the ever-changing real estate market to the utmost advantage for the customer is unparalleled in the state of Maine. Matt is a licensed Designated Broker throughout the state of Maine.
Lisa DiBiase – Broker/Owner
A native of Laguna Beach, California, Lisa brings her West Coast experience and sensibility to Portland, Maine. Lisa began assisting her clients with buying and selling luxury, waterfront homes as a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in California. For 13 years, she developed an extensive clientele and a flawless reputation as one of Orange County’s top brokers. She parlayed her experience in the upscale real estate market to a position as a coach with the Mike Ferry Organization, a nationally recognized real estate training program. Since joining her husband, Matt, in Maine in 2007, Lisa has turned her attention towards real estate marketing, advertising, and design. With multi-faceted experience in real estate, Lisa leverages her creativity and knowledge of the national real estate market to provide a unique level of service to Landing’s clients.
Joe Hezlep – Director of Operations
Joe is a native of Maine. He joins Landing Real Estate as the Director of Operations handling many of the day to day tasks of the office. Joe’s background and knowledge of real estate extends back to 2005 as he brings an extensive knowledge from technology to operations. Additionally, Joe is former the head boys Lacrosse Coach at Scarborough High School and an Assistant Football Coach. At Scarborough, he has coached the team to 6 Class A Maine State Championships. Previous to Landing Real Estate, Joe worked in special education, including working at Spring Harbor Academy, a school that specializes in children with autism.
Katie’s goal in real estate is to provide the assistance needed for the buyer and seller to come together. With over 12 years of experience in sales and customer service, she understands what is important to her clients. Buying or selling a home is a major decision; Katie wants her clients to be satisfied with their purchase during and after the sale. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the greater Portland region, her attention to detail is second to none. Whether you are a first-time buyer, a seasoned investor, or selling your property, Katie has the resources, equipment, knowledge, and experience to assist you with all your real estate needs. Even after you have settled into your new home, she is more than happy to continue lending her knowledge, skills, and services.
Kristen Roy understands you’re not just purchasing or selling a home – you are making one of life’s most exciting yet difficult decisions. She understands the many concerns and challenges that come with this process, and takes a strong customer-focused approach to representing her clients. Developing long-term relationships, both personal and professional, are of the utmost importance to her. Kristen looks to her husband and two amazing boys as the true foundation and support for her love for real estate. This support allows her to focus the time and energy necessary to get her clients the results they want, in the time they need them. Kristen is a member of the Greater Board of Realtors and many local community ventures which keep her grounded. She looks forward to the opportunity to show you exactly what it takes to guide you home.
Michele has worked in the real estate industry since 2007. She began her real estate career as the office manager at a busy realtor location, where she learned the ins and outs of the real estate business. In 2008, Michele became a Licensed Real Estate Agent servicing the Greater Portland area. Her love for people and interest in homes is what makes real estate a perfect fit for Michele. She finds it rewarding to help someone, whether it’s guiding the purchase of a first home, dream home, investment property, selling a home, or simply educating her clients. She recognizes the importance of listening to the needs of her clients while remaining focused on their goals. Michele is a lifelong resident of Maine and currently resides in Portland with her husband and 3 daughters. Prior to real estate, she and her husband co-owned two businesses in the Greater Portland area. In her spare time Michele volunteers at her childrens’ sports and events, and she is an avid fan of baseball and soccer. Michele also works for the Portland Public School Department.
Deb is a Maine native, growing up in Portland and now living in South Portland with her three children, Ashley, Michael and Matthew. Before becoming a real estate agent, she worked at UNUM for 17 years. During her time there she bought and sold over 150 bank owned properties where she renovated the properties including staging and successfully selling them. She enjoyed the process so much; she decided to get her real estate license over 5 years ago. Deb works all over Cumberland county and understands how to work with all parties; buyer, sellers, investors and banks. She prides herself on her integrity, commitment, passion and having fun.
Jamie’s goal in real estate is to promote whatever is in the best interest of her clients, and what is right for them. Whether you are looking for a cozy cottage in the country, or an urban condo in town she will go above and beyond to find just the right property for you. Additionally, if you are looking to sell your home, Jamie understands how important this process is and how important your home is to you. Jamie will tackle this job with energy and passion to get your home sold as quickly as possible at a fair price. She knows what it’s like to have competing priorities, so she will provide you with the support and guidance you need to get through this major life decision with as much information, and confidence as possible. Buying or selling a home can be a stressful process, but the outcome is so rewarding. Jamie lives with her husband, five children, dog, and cat. Most of her time outside of work is focused on her family.
Meghan has lived in Maine her entire life, currently residing in North Yarmouth with her husband and two daughters. The home buying process has always been a passion for Meghan. Prior to any purchase or sale, It’s always been important for Meghan to not only meet the needs of any client but to also provide them with a vision. Over 10 years ago, Meghan and her husband started a portfolio of buying distressed properties, renovating and reselling them. Having transformed many properties herself gives Meghan the unique ability to see beyond the space, regardless of its current condition. Having the ability to see a space in many forms, has proven to be extremely helpful to her clients. Often times, minor changes to a property, can paint a whole new picture, preventing her clients from walking away from what might have been their perfect home! Meghan loves the outdoors, especially Maine’s beautiful beaches and golf courses. Most of all, Meghan loves spending time with her family!
Kathleen joins Landing from the hospitality industry. While beginning the search for herself to find the perfect home, she realized the potential to make a lifelong impression on those in search of the same. Fourteen years of experience in hospitality have taught her to do whatever it takes to provide exemplary customer service. Kathleen prides herself on making lasting personal connections with the customers she has encountered. Having spent several of those years at the management level, she knows what it takes educate herself on the specific needs of a client, and execute a plan to fulfill those needs. No matter what your guidelines are, Kathleen can help you sell your home or purchase a new one in a timely manner. Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Kathleen moved to the east coast 7 years ago. She loves spending time exploring Maine’s coast and hiking trails with her boyfriend, friends, and puppy. She also enjoys following the Red Sox and travels regularly.
Shawn, a native of Scarborough, has years of experience going the extra mile for clients. He has owned a lawn care company for over 8 years and also managed a small local retail store for almost 10 years prior to that. He is social, extroverted and extremely kind-hearted. He is excited to bring his dedication to his clients into real estate. He is very hard working and will always put his client’s needs first. Shawn enjoys bowling, spending time with his friends and cruising Sebago Lake on his boat.
Ashley’s Real Estate career revolves around loyalty and integrity. It is her top priority to help you buy or sell your home, at the best price and with the least amount of stress. She is no stranger to the ins and outs of the Real Estate business; Ashley has spent many years assisting her family in successfully buying, renovating and selling bank-owned properties. She comes with an extensive background in business management – focusing on marketing, sales, and negotiation. This education has provided her with the skill set to take her real estate career to the next level, assisting clients buying and selling all over Southern Maine. Her drive, determination, and attention to detail ensure her clients first class service. Ashley is passionate about helping people reach their real estate goals!
Garrin is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a native of Windham Maine. Applying the values of hard work, integrity, respect, and commitment Garrin has been successful owning several local businesses before making the transition to real estate. As a husband and a father of two boys, he understands the importance of making the decision to buy or sell your home. As important as that decision will be, Garrin believes that your experience should be fun, exciting and stress-free. By actively listening to you he will make you feel comfortable and stop at nothing to find you the best deal for you and your family.
Bobby is Maine native who grew up in South Portland. Graduated South Portland High School and went on to earn two Bachelor degrees. One in Business Administration and the other in Mechanical Engineering at University of Southern Maine. Bobby comes with a family background in residential construction, as his Father was a General Contractor in Southern Maine. This transitioned into being a full-time carpenter for five years while attending college. Bobby takes pride ensuring that all of his clients get the attention and support they deserve, whether it’s first time home buyers, new construction, downsizing and all aspects of your real estate needs. Bobby has the technical expertise and a builder’s eye so that he can help his clients find not just a house, but a home. In his free time, he loves to be outdoors and active. He enjoys skiing, snowmobiling, camping, archery, shooting sports, photography, trail-running, and birding with his two dogs.
Kaitlyn is a Maine native who grew up in Standish and currently resides in beautiful Sebago, Maine with her Fiance’ and two children, Makenzie and Beau. She has more than 9 years of sales and customer service experience and prides herself in being upfront and honest. Katie knows that the excitement of purchasing a home also includes a flood of additional emotions and tasks; which is why she strives to keep the entire transaction as seamless as possible. Outside of family and real estate, Katie has a passion for coaching and mentoring student-athletes as the varsity cheerleading coach at Lake Region High School. As a mom and mentor, she understands that sometimes it is more important to listen than it is to speak and above all else, trust. With her free-spirited personality and deep roots in the community, she is the ideal person to put you at ease during the exciting process of purchasing, selling or investing in your next home.
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Kristin’s love for real estate and dedicated work ethic has driven her back into the real estate industry. From 2005-2008, Kristin was a licensed sales agent, all the while, continuing to work at Maine Medical Center where she worked for a total of 14 years until deciding to become a stay at home mom in 2014. Staying home with her children did not stop Kristin from learning and maintaining her exceptional work ethic ~ she obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Kapan University Online, both in accounting. These achievements show Kristin’s loyalty, dedication, motivation and passion to succeed and making the best use of her time. Kristin is dedicated, knowledgeable, and committed to assisting her clients in one of life’s major decisions: “I strive to stay ahead of the game when it comes to market education and trends.” Kristin brings her passion and sharp attention to detail to guide buyers through one of the most important investments in a lifetime, albeit first home, dream home or investment property. A Gray, Maine native, Kristin is ready, willing and able to serve her clientele: “I’d like to earn your business, so call me today and I will work extra hard to make sure your real estate transaction is a complete success.” In her free time, Kristin can be found “at the heart of it all”, in and around the community with her family, volunteering at the local schools, sporting events, exploring, local events, shopping and even a simple trip to the grocery store. With an unparalleled approach, drive and need to succeed, Kristin wants to work for YOU!
Norma prides herself on her patience and perseverance. She is always dedicated to client satisfaction, no matter the obstacle. Raised in the rural town of Gorham, Norma commuted to Portland on a daily basis to be a devoted member of Portland Youth Dance Company and a hostess for a local favorite restaurant. She has been lucky enough to travel and spend time at many of Maine’s best attractions and with it grew a profound love for the beauty and serenity that Maine’s southern coast has to offer. In 2015 Norma obtained her bachelors in communications from University of Southern Maine. Prior to obtaining her real estate license Norma came from a solid background in customer service and consulting management. If she is not doing real estate you might find her running the Back Bay, doing yoga, or laughing with family and friends at a local brewery. Norma is dedicated to developing valuable relationships with her clients while simultaneously managing seamless transactions.
After working in the mortgage and title industry for many years, Kara made a career move into real estate. Her love of helping people achieve their dream of home ownership inspired this move and she has never looked back. Kara is a Maine native and currently resides in Scarborough. She has a vast knowledge and love for the area she calls home. Her dedication to her clients is one of the biggest keys to her success. Kara is highly motivated and always goes above and beyond to assure client satisfaction and a stress free buying or selling experience. Kara truly enjoys sharing the home buying experience with prospective buyers, assisting/negotiating for sellers during the sale of their properties and most of all making new connections is her passion.
Courtney is a native to Maine and spent most of her life in Windham and Lakes Region. After attending college at USM she decided to start her career in Real Estate. She has vast knowledge in the Southern Maine market and prides herself in exceptional customer service. Her past clients will tell you how Courtney went above and beyond to make their home ownership dreams a reality. She puts her clients first and is quick to overcome any of the numerous pitfalls one can encounter during the real estate transaction. If you are looking for a level of customer service that exceeds your expectations she is the agent for you. She enjoys spending time with her family and young children outside of work.
Alex is a Maine native who spent time away after college but found his way back to the state 5 years ago. Alex has an undergraduate degree in Marketing and is currently pursuing his MBA. He has over 10 years of professional sales and marketing experience. He prides himself on his relentless devotion to providing a positive customer experience with his clients. Alex understands the home buying process can be complex so he works hard to make sure his clients understand the process each step of the way.
Outside of work Alex enjoys spending time with his family and rooting for all of his favorite New England sports teams. He is new to the Windham area and looking forward to enjoying the lakes region with family and friends.