About Us

GET TO KNOW WHO WE ARE

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Finding your next home should be hella fun, not hella stressful.

HOUSE RULES

These are the Core Values we live by.

 

Serve not sell.
I believe that when we focus purely on helping our clients achieve their goals versus simply trying to sell a home, we all win.

Responsiveness.
Slow responders are my pet peeve, so I try my best to get back to my clients as quickly as possible and overcommunicate, so you always know what’s going on with your home buying or selling journey.

Lifelong learning.
I’m a nerd who loves learning about all-things marketing and economics. I study the market daily, hire coaches, take courses, and attend industry conferences to make sure I’m always on top of my game.

I’m Julee — Managing Broker, Realtor, Digital Marketing Expert, and Northern California girl who loves Swedish fish and puts avocado on everyyyything.

Every day, my team and I help fun-loving, growing families like yours find a home that brings you closer together, by giving you more space (can I get a heck yes!?). 

Studies have shown that buying and selling a home is the third most stressful life event. That’s why I’ve made it my mission to make this process feel as smooth and seamless as possible.

But, Julee, how “fun” can selling my home really be?
I’m so glad you asked. Just press play on the video below to get a preview of how I approach real estate.*

*Axl Rose outfit not guaranteed – but I DO guarantee that I will ROCK your home-buying and selling experience.

I haven’t always been a real estate rock star.
In high school, I was convinced that dentistry was my calling. While I was on the pre-med track in college, I got a part-time job working at a mortgage company. I went from cleaning the office to managing their books, and eventually I worked my way into loan processing and marketing.

This is when I realized that I kinda liked this real estate business – and that I didn’t actually want to be a dentist. It just felt like the “safe” choice.

Then I met the love of my life, got married, and we had a baby.
We bought our first home when I was just 21 years old, but we had ZERO money to spare. I wanted to stay home with my son, so we were trying to survive on my husband’s income alone. But the truth is, we were broke.

I knew exactly what had to be done.
In 2002, I took the real estate exam and got my license. When my son was older I became a Real Estate Broker, but I was always a mom first, and a real estate broker second. 

Before I knew it,  I was an empty nester at the ripe old age of 40.
Since then I have gone full force into my business, building my team, establishing myself as a trusted name in the Placer County community, and dedicating my days to helping families upsize into the home of their dreams.

I love that I’m able to use my experience and education to help other families find the perfect house to make their HOME.

My family is by far the most important and best part of my life and I understand firsthand the challenges other families face when it comes to buying and selling a home.

I’m proud to have the best team in Northern Cali behind me and we can’t wait to serve you.

Meet the Rest of the Band

(aka the best real estate team in the biz)

Becke O’Neil

Becke knew she was destined to be a real estate agent after buying her first house. She loves helping first-time buyers navigate the process and find their dream home. She has a knack for seeing the potential in a home even when no one else does. Her motto: “As long as a house has good bones and a great location, the rest of your needs/wants can be designed.”

When she’s not working, you’ll find her: On the beach or hanging out in her backyard oasis.

Currently binge-watching: Million Dollar Listing, Intervention, Unsellable Houses, Married at First Sight

Fave local restaurant:  Taqueria Garibaldi in Roseville 

Lisa Slack

Interior design has always bee lisa’s first love. As a construction industry veteran and a professional home stager, Lisa lives for helping her clients turn their existing home into a buyer’s dream come true. She’s a Folsom neighborhood expert and she and her family love taking advantage of all the great outdoors the city has to offer.

When she’s not working you’ll find her: spending time with her family outside

Currently binge-watching: Schitt’s Creek

Fave local restaurant:  Farm Haus in Granite Bay 

Paula Neri

Paula got her start in real estate doing the nitty gritty: processing loans as a loan officer. That experience has given her great insight into one of the most important parts of the real estate process. It serves her well when she’s working with first-time home buyers. One of her specialties is putting them at ease and guiding them through the process step by step. The Roseville neighborhood expert has a gift for connecting with other agents ad getting sellers to choose her buyers. Her favorite part of the job? Handing someone the keys to their new home.

When she’s not working you’ll find her: Camping with her family, reading, or watching a good movie

Currently binge-watching: Dead to Me

Fave local restaurant:  Farm Haus in Granite Bay

Susan DeBoer

Susan believes that the key to a smooth and seamless transaction is all about delivering top-notch customer service and building a solid relationship with the agent on the other side of the transaction. Since becoming a real estate agent 11 years ago, she’s proud to have earned her RCS-D Real Estate Collaboration Specialist-Divorce designation. With this, she is uniquely positioned to help families navigate the complexities that often come up during this sensitive journey, as it relates to real estate.

When she’s not working you’ll find her: At Rock Fitness, hiking on a trail, enjoying backyard gatherings with family and friends and sitting on the deck in my backyard.  

Currently binge-watching: Shark Tank and The Titan Games with my sons

Fave local restaurant:  The Fish Market in San Mateo

Melissa Duvane Gateway Properties Roseville Real Estate

Melissa Duvane

This “Best of Zillow” agent has been in the game for 12 years. Handing people the keys to their dreams is hands down, the best feeling in the world and she feels lucky to be able to do it for a living. The country music lover is all about communication from the first phone call to closing day and beyond. Communication, she says, can make all the difference between getting an offer accepted or losing out to someone else. She prides herself on being present during every stage of the transaction, not just for her clients but for the agent on the other side.

When she’s not working you’ll find her: On the lake, at the barn or cheering her kids on at their lacrosse games 

Currently binge-watching: “The Goldbergs”

Fave local restaurant:  Paul Martins has the best grilled artichoke in town!   

Melissa Duvane Gateway Properties Roseville Real Estate

Meghan Wood

After graduating college from Union in upstate NY and living in NYC for a year and a half Megan moved back to CA. After an unfulfilling job in advertising in NYC Megan knew that was not her passion. Her friend’s father mentioned she would be a great Realtor and she’s been hooked ever since!  Megan loves to figure out her client’s real needs/problems/pain points and being able to deliver a solution that meets those.  Real Estate allows an intimate bond to form with clients and she loves to become a part of their lives.


When she’s not working you’ll find her: Enjoying anything outdoors with my kids and dog, Traveling, Spending time with friends and family, Binge watching movies/TV, eating cheese and maybe drinking wine.

Currently binge-watching: Below Deck Med, Vanderpump Rules, Reign, Shitts Creek, but right now it’s hard to get a good show in since by the end of the day I’m pooped.

Fave local restaurant: Do they serve tacos… THEN I WILL GO!

Melissa Duvane Gateway Properties Roseville Real Estate

Kelly Pierce 

Kelly Bio

When she’s not working you’ll find her:  

Currently binge-watching: 

Fave local restaurant:     

Hold the Mic

10 Things You Might Not Know About Me

  1. I went back to school in 2015 to get my degree in Economics.
  2. Before I was a Realtor/Broker, I built and sold a mortgage company, Gateway Financial Group.
  3. I bake the best Sugar Cookies in the world.
  4. I love herbal iced tea and Diet Coke with lime.
  5. I’m a Certified Negotiator (aka, I know how to get my clients what they want).
  6. I often speak in song lyrics.
  7. I’m a fierce supporter of local businesses.
  8. I spend most of my time in my car (my son calls it my Mom Mobile).
  9. I hit the snooze button every morning.
  10. I make epic videos about real estate tips that are actually entertaining. You can binge-watch them here.

Julee was fantastic to work with. She is incredibly knowledgeable, personable, and diligent. Julee always made us feel like we were her priority throughout every step of the way. As first time home buyers, we appreciated that she took her time to explain the process to us. If anyone is looking for a realtor, hands down go with Julee. She is amazing!

Nancy

Julee has been amazing throughout our whole process. Julee is very knowledgeable, extremely informative, and extraordinarily patient.

We could not have asked for a better realtor. Julee went above and beyond the call of duty. Whether it was normal business hours or even after work hours, Julee always made herself available to answer any questions we may have had.

I would recommend Julee to everyone and anyone in the market. It has been an absolute pleasure. If we had to start over and do it all over again, one thing is for sure, Julee would be our go to.

Robbie Cruz

Julee is wonderful! She worked with me to purchase my very first home and I couldn’t have asked for a better agent. I had recommended her to some friends who loved working with her too. She is friendly, prompt, and genuinely cares about finding what works best for her clients and their personal situation. We’re now hoping to collaborate with her on opportunities in Sacramento, and would recommend her to anyone who has a chance to work with her.

Kristina

JULEE is a Unicorn! She is all business with an understanding of what her clients need and want! But most importantly she is honest and knowledgeable about the whole process, even the parts she isn’t responsible for. We are truly thankful for her help with making our first purchase a smooth process!! And will using her services again when we sell! Thank you, Julee!

Priscilla F.

Julie waded through every available property and chose the best of the best for us. It was a turn key process with Julee even finding a tenant for us! Her  availability was over the top. I would text her on a Saturday or after hours not expecting her to reply until the next business day, but she always did within the hour. She guided us without pushing. She identified pitfalls and protected us from them. Outstanding in every way. I am in customer service for a national company and I would hire her in a minute.

Robin Robley