Listee Features — Real Estate


Nancy Ehlen, MIS, CLHMS, IAHSP, GUILD, began her career as the owner and operator of The Painted Lady Salon from 1991 to 2004 and concurrently worked as a domestic engineer for Paradise Cove throughout that same period. In 1995, she married her husband, Tom Ehlen, a general contractor, and became part of his family business, which encompasses a showroom and a construction and installation company. Today, she works alongside her husband at Ehlen Floor Covering and Ehlen Construction. Once she left her salon business, Ms. Ehlen decided to pursue a career in real estate, since it would bring a new, highly complementary element to her husband’s existing construction business, and went on to achieve licensure as a real estate sales

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Maude Wright


A licensed real estate agent in the states of Florida and Maine, Maude Packard Wright has excelled in the real estate industry for more than 20 years, specializing in both residential and commercial real estate. She attributes much of her success to her mother, an accomplished nurse who instilled in her the care and compassion that she now gives to others. Her mother was recognized for her work as an obstetrics nurse and the head nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital with a feature in a local magazine. Initially thinking she wanted to be a nurse like her mother, Ms. Wright completed three years of coursework at a nursing school before turning instead to art and design. Over the years, she

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Carol Eshleman


Carol Eshleman began her career in the hospitality industry after completing a Bachelor of Science in hotel and restaurant management, with a minor in business, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1983 following four years of study. For the first 12 years of her career, she served as a banquet and convention manager before becoming the owner of Privileged Pets LLC in 1995, a pet care company that she operated until 2016. During this time, she got her first exposure to the real estate industry through a class she took, where she was one of eight students. Ms. Eshleman was one of only two people to pass the required exam at the end of the class, becoming a licensed

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An accomplished professional and businesswoman, Jody Hamilton earned a Bachelor of Arts in physical education with a minor in agriculture from Fresno State University in 1975 and was licensed as a teacher for kindergarten through 12th grade. She came to the insurance industry quite by accident when the only job she could find after graduating was with an insurance company. While she only remained with the aforementioned insurance company for about six months, Ms. Hamilton remained in the field, achieving two insurance licenses in California and five insurance licenses in North Carolina. In 1977, Ms. Hamilton joined the American Automobile Association as an assistant cashier and bookkeeper. Eventually transferring to the claims department, she rose through the ranks to serve

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Carley Rae is the chief executive officer of the Realty Rae Group, an award-winning residential real estate team based out of Las Vegas and serving communities throughout Nevada. Before entering the real estate industry, Ms. Rae found success in the fine dining and hospitality industry as an employee of Caesar’s Palace. While at Caesar’s Palace, she rose to become the first female captain in company history. Though poised to continue her rise, her son had recently entered kindergarten, and his schedule changes led her to consider a career change that would allow her to spend more time with him. A former national-level debater with a natural eye for detail and a passion for customer service, Ms. Rae moved into real

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Marianne Zeltner


Marianne Zeltner embarked on her professional endeavors as a high school sports teacher in her home country of Switzerland after receiving a Master of Arts in sports from a local Swiss university. Finding her true calling in real estate, however, she obtained a variety of real estate certifications, including as an international property specialist, a resort and second property specialist, a graduate of the Realtor Institute of the National Association of Realtors, and a real estate broker in the state of Florida. Ms. Zeltner began her real estate career in Taiwan, where she lived for seven years, and since then, she has lived and worked in numerous countries across five continents. In 2002, Ms. Zeltner discovered southwest Florida and fell

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Carol Hulsizer


Carol Michelle Hulsizer is a broker with Spot Realty, where she has specialized in commercial transactions and industrial land sales since 1997. Born into a family with a strong tradition of working in building trades, Ms. Hulsizer was inspired by her father, a real estate developer, to pursue a career in realty. She studied at the State University of New York Brockport, graduating magna cum laude in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree, and went on to earn a certificate in commercial real estate from the New York State Commercial Association of Realtors, Inc. Ms. Hulsizer has spent more than 25 years of her career as a broker for Spot Realty, a family-owned, Rochester-based business offering brokerage and property management services.

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Constance Jenkins


Constance C. Ware Jenkins began her professional path with business administration coursework in high school, study which was equivalent to two years of college at the time. Embarking on her business career with NGC, she subsequently joined the airline industry as an office secretary before being offered a job at the Raytheon Technologies Corporation. After three years as the assistant to the vice president of marketing at Raytheon, she was hired by Pitney Bowes Inc. and went on to serve as the assistant to the executive director of government and postal service relations for seven years. During this time, Ms. Jenkins’ duties included liaising with the postmaster general and various congressmen at Capitol Hill and helping to make decisions in

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Coming from a family of real estate professionals, Reamie Joy Tabin gained early experience rehabbing homes and properties with her family. From there, she pursued higher education at Tidewater Community College, where she earned an Associate of Science in interior design, magna cum laude. She also achieved an Associate of Arts in professional designation in merchandising and marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Ms. Tabin subsequently began her career as the owner of Blue Ivory Couture, LLC, in 2008 and ran the business until 2016. During this time, Ms. Tabin attained additional certification in Jikiden Reiki, a traditional Japanese holistic therapy. She worked with a teacher locally, and together they began running courses to teach Reiki in

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Patricia “Pat” Settar is a realtor and broker associate of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors, where she has been a team member since 2008. At Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors, Ms. Settar specializes in all aspects of residential real estate sales and listings, including new construction and relocation. Serving clients in several New Jersey communities, she works with first-time and transitional buyers to guide them through the process and find the perfect home for their needs. Before entering the real estate industry, Ms. Settar spent 15 years as a professional travel agent, a position that allowed her to develop her sales and customer service skills in addition to cultivating a deep knowledge of the industry. Her

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