Choice Group Keller Williams is picking up speed, adding members and gaining momentum

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The Choice Group’s first-hand knowledge of the local real estate scene is an invaluable asset to clients

By Patricia Nugent

Christy Morek’s Choice Group Keller Williams is picking up speed, adding members and gaining momentum.

Launched last year, the team is anchored by top-performing industry veterans Christy, who has 16 years in the business; Wendy Connelly, who has 17 years, and Mechele, Cheryl and Mike, who also have decades in the industry. They are joined by Katie Hollo and Leanne Saffer, who are newer to the field but already crushing the numbers.

The Choice Group offers a free market consultation that’s zero pressure and very educational. Included free with every listing are home staging and drone photography

What they all have in common are roots on Cleveland’s west side, and a love of real estate.

They are hanging tough during Covid-19 as well, continually working on ensuring the health and safety of their sellers, buyers and staff by offering 3D virtual tours, virtual open houses and walk-throughs at no added charge.

“During these uncertain times, we are committed to supporting our sellers and buyers with the latest information, resources and guidance to keep all of us moving forward,” says Christy. “We are here to help.”

Meet the Team

  • Christy: She’s lived in North Ridgeville for more than 20 years and watched it grow. She’s also closely involved in the schools and has a daughter who is a junior at the high school. (Go Rangers.) “I’m all about community. This is where we live, work and take care of each other. I bought my first home right here in North Ridgeville.”
  • Wendy: Having lived on Cleveland’s west side for more than 33 years, she knows the ins and outs of every neighborhood. Wendy is passionate about finding clients their dream homes and also specializes in downsizing. If she’s not out closing deals, you can find her enjoying Lake Erie with her grandchildren
  • Katie: As Wendy’s daughter, real estate is in Katie’s DNA. Coming from a sales background as well as graphic design, this new mom has exceptional people skills and creativity. “My Mom has worked at a few local agencies and always said KW had the best culture and training, so that’s why I wanted to get my start here.”
  • Leanne: She loves everything about homes, down to the gutters, and wanted to be an interior designer growing up. “When I bought my first home, the process made me realize how much I wanted to follow this path. I met Christy at a job fair and she was so warm and welcoming. I’m thrilled to be on this team.”
  • Mechele: As the transaction and communication specialist for The Choice Group, Mechele posts listings and ads on all social media sites, helps to plan events and pitches in with transaction flow from contract to close. “I’ve been in the industry for 15 years and am thrilled to be working with this team. I’ve actually known Christy since we were teenagers, growing up on the west side.”
  • Cheryl: With 13-plus years working in new home construction, Cheryl says that’s one of her specialties. She does a lot of deals in Lakewood and on the west side. “Christy’s enthusiasm for real estate is genuine and contagious. I’m thrilled to be working with her and this team and feel like it’s a great fit.”
  • Mike: Seeing himself as someone who never pushes, only guides, people to find their ideal home, Mike has been in the business for 17 years. “I love the freedom of working within this friendly and efficient power team and enjoy support from Christy and the others. First-time buyers are a specialty of mine, and this is a great market for them. I go wherever the deals are happening, from Cleveland to Lake County to Medina County.”

What Does the Name “Choice” Mean?
“People have so many choices when it comes to real estate,” says Christy. “Choosing the wrong company can cost you tens of thousands of dollars, whether you are buying or selling. Obviously, we think we are the best choice. And we’re proud that our hard-earned reputation for legendary service has encouraged people to choose us and tell their friends.”

At the end of the day, these rock star Realtors are busy moms who love their careers as much as their families.

“We know how stressful home buying and selling can be, that’s why our clients know that we’re always here to help them through the process,” says Christy.

What’s the Choice Difference?
You will not be nickel-and-dimed working with the Choice Group. Professional staging services and professional photography (including drone) are included at no extra charge.

She says that the team’s first-hand knowledge of the local real estate scene is an invaluable asset to clients.

“As professionals, we take the emotions out of what can be an emotional transaction,” she says. “Often people who have tried and not succeeded at selling their home by themselves, or those who have sold by themselves and need help getting the deal across the finish line, have come to us for help.”

Market Forecast: Hot, Hot, Hot
“With interests rates dropping to 3% and better, an already hot market is getting even hotter,” says Christy.

“This means with this historically low rate buyers will increase their buying power with this lower percentage. Plus, with a shortage of inventory, mostly in that first-time homebuyer price point of $150,000-$250,000, homes are selling as soon as they hit the market—often going into multiple offers.”

She suggests if people are thinking of putting their homes up for sale, now’s the time. The Choice Group offers a free market consultation that’s zero pressure and very educational.

“We run the numbers to let people know how much they can get for their home, and we make strategic suggestions for how they can attract top dollar,” she says.

And she mentions her team has a contact list of pre-approved buyers looking to move to North Ridgeville.

“We have so much to offer—less than a 45-minute drive to downtown, great schools and a safe city,” she adds.

Congratulations to The Class of 2020
Christy Morek and the team at Choice Group Keller Williams are offering a $750 scholarship to a deserving high school senior. Do you know a senior who is especially worthy of special recognition? You can nominate him or her by Friday, July 31, 2020. Just send an email to, subject/North Ridgeville Senior Covid Scholarship.

Choice Group Keller Williams is located in the Gemini Tower, 2001 Crocker Road, Suite 200, in Westlake. Call 440-892-2211 or visit to contact the group.