These Real Estate Agents Are Making a Difference in Delaware

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These Delaware real estate agents support charity efforts, focus on clients and have a positive impact on the areas they serve.

Amy Lacy Powalski

real estate agent Amy Lacy Powalski
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Patterson-Schwartz (Greenville); The Lacy Group

For more than 22 years, Amy Lacy Powalski has been her clients’ trusted Realtor through all their milestones. She began her career in 2000 and formed her own team, The Lacy Group, in 2015. Client experience is paramount, she says: “I treat each client how I would want to be treated if I were buying a house. I sit down and listen to what they want price- and location-wise, and I can’t be pushy on that—at the end of the day, they are the ones that will be living in the house.” On top of running a client-focused business, Lacy also ensures her group makes a positive impact on the communities they service. They regularly support the Delaware Humane Association and The Mary Campbell Center. Lacy herself also supports Frogs for Life, a charity founded by two former clients who lost their son to a congenital heart defect.

Henry Jaffe

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Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s, Rehoboth Beach

Henry Jaffe has spent his life in the real estate field. His dad was a real estate developer, so it only seemed right that Jaffe joined the industry as a real estate agent after college. He’s spent 22 years helping people buy and sell their homes and has been working in the Delaware real estate market for the last decade. “Henry is a very hardworking guy and very client-focused.…Being client-focused is the heart and soul of our industry,” says agent Cory Mayo, “and it’s nice to work with someone who always pushes you to be better.” For Jaffe, focusing on his client objectives is key to what he does. “At Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s, we have a large team that helps support the transaction process,” he says. “That professional support at each stage allows me to lead the charge for my clients and get them what they need.”

Rhonda Hitch

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Century 21 Home Team, Seaford

Buying and selling a home can mean lots of working with banks, mortgage lenders and settlement officers, and for Rhonda Hitch, a career in real estate was an easy transition from her background in banking and construction. She spent 19 years as a loan officer and comes from a family of residential construction contractors. As an agent in Delaware for the last six years, Hitch says finance is paramount to her process. “If you are buying a home, I work closely with loan officers to determine a max monthly budget for your mortgage to ensure I respect my client’s budget,” she says. With all that finance information figured out up front, she says she is able to focus the search with her clients—and get them in their dream home.

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