Karol Yeager – Realtor
I’ve been involved in the real estate industry for over 14 years and was in the newspaper advertising business and the home interior / furnishings industry for 18 years prior to that. I absolutely love design and marketing and how they relate to homes. I like sharing ideas with my buyers about what a home could look like with the right style of furniture, floor coverings and accessories. Helping them maximize their homes potential is always fun for me! Guiding my sellers with suggestions of how to get their home “buyer ready” is very rewarding. Most of the time a few changes here and there can make a world of difference to the appeal, size & traffic flow of a home. I was born and raised in Defiance and have been married to my husband Tim for over 35 years. Together we have two sons, a daughter, a daughter-in-law along with a son-in-law and yes the best part of all these adult kids are the grandchildren they gave us. They have become our pride and joy… we do love our role of being Grandparents! Our big back yard is family entertainment, our pond and the grandkids make for very enjoyable summers! Anyone who knows me knows I’m a Relay for Life volunteer. I love being on Relay for Life of Defiance Leadership Committee and enjoy being our Relay for Life team captain of our Realty Five Relay Team…I love to Relay! I invite you to join us!
Dawn Carpenter – Realtor
I earned my real estate license in 2006 after working many years with General Motors in their Defiance Ohio plant. I had always had great interest in real estate and loved being with people. So, I took the plunge to become a real estate agent and have never looked back. I absolutely love listing homes for homeowners who are wanting to sell them. There’s just something about helping people move on to the next home that just brings me joy. In addition to residential properties, I also list commercial properties and really enjoy the business aspect of a commercial property. I love working with buyers in all areas of their lives from first time home buyers to empty-nesters to the elderly needing a maintenance free home. It brings me joy to hear them say This is the one! I love it. I have been married for close to 30 years to my high school sweetheart. We have two adult children and a two year old grandson who has stolen my heart.
Becky Strickler – Realtor
I’ve been a real estate agent for over 11 years and am passionate about working with people to get the most value for their money when it comes to buying and selling a home. I love home design and architectural styles of homes. Some of my favorite homes are historical homes with all the old woodwork that many of them have. I’m passionate about being involved in the community and love working with home buyers and home sellers who I meet at these events. My high school sweetheart and I have been married for over 23 years. We have two beautiful daughters of whom we are very proud. Our oldest is married to a wonderful guy and they have given us a beautiful little granddaughter. She is the light of my life! Our youngest is in high school and is passionate about playing softball and playing it all year long. I love being involved in my church, helping others and going on mission trips.
Cari Kost – Realtor
After spending over a decade working in business management, accounting & customer service, I decided to combine my talents & experience in those areas with my LOVE of all things real estate & got my real estate license in 2014. I truly feel like being a Realtor is my passion & calling! The titles of wife, mom & Realtor allow me to fulfill my God-given purpose. These are the most wonderful, rewarding & challenging aspects of my life!
I have been truly overwhelmed (in a great way!) with the business I have received. I deeply appreciate the referrals from family and friends that have allowed me to do what I love to do! I love meeting new people, learning their stories & helping them through transitional chapters in their lives. Buying or selling a house is usually an exciting & sometimes stressful event. It’s my pleasure to add to the excitement & help alleviate the stressful side of it.
On a personal level, I’ve been married to my college sweetheart for over 14 years & together, we have three great kids. We also enjoy buying homes to fix up & rent out. We have seen a need for nice rental homes in our community & do our best to help fill that need. We also are actively involved in our local church & love traveling together.
I was drawn to Realty Five because of our “Give 5 for Charity” program. Giving back to our community is extremely important to me & I love being a part of a team who shares my same values! Together, we can make such a difference. A huge thank you to those who have already put their trust in me & the Realty Five team. Your business, trust in me, and the ability to serve you are privileges I don’t take lightly!
Steven Lee – Realtor
I’ve always had a great passion for real estate. As a real estate investor for over 15 years I have bought and sold close to 30 properties. Each experience had its own little quirks, trials and tribulations. Overcoming these situations has given me the knowledge and experience to share with my clients in hopes to make their experience more enjoyable. I’ve lived in Defiance over 50 years, which has given me the opportunity to watch and learn the values and demographics of the neighborhoods and see how the Defiance area has grown over the years. I married my best friend in 1978 and together we have raised two wonderful children who have now blessed us with six grandchildren and one on the way. After meeting the Realty Five team and understanding their unique business concept, I decided I wanted to work together with them to help give each and every client we have the most pleasing experience in buying or selling their home. With my past experience and knowledge, along with their unique talents, we can give our clients the best service and most memorable experience.
Scott Williams – Broker/Owner
I started in the real estate business in 2001 as a real estate investor when I purchased my first home to rehab and flip for sale. It began a love affair with real estate that eventually led me to become a real estate agent then eventually open Realty Five of Defiance in the fall of 2009. I had been both the buyer and seller of many properties over the years and learned a lot about what I liked and did not like about the real estate industry. Realty Five was born out of those experiences. I have been married for over 20 years to my best friend, am the father of two great teenagers, am an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene and am the youth pastor at the local church. I believe I have been very fortunate to assemble one of the finest real estate teams around who have a passion for people, for giving and real estate. I think it’s a great combination.
Hanna Fedorka – Realtor