Meet the Experts Your Go-To Agents for Buying and Selling

RE/MAX Classic: A Success in Leisure World and Mesa

Our real estate office has been serving clients for over 30 years. Initially selling new homes in Leisure World, our office transitioned to resale within the entire community and surrounding area.

With 1000s of homes SOLD in Leisure World, our agents have earned their title as experts. Many of our real estate agents are part of this great community. They live in Leisure World because they love all the amenities, exciting activities and courteous staff. There is nothing this beautiful, 24-hour securely gated community doesn’t offer!

But that doesn’t mean we take things for granted. Our mission is to provide the highest level of service and experience to all our clients.

 

Joy Meile

Property Manager

Joy is the only on-site Property Manager for Leisure World rental property. No other Real Estate office has on-site services. She manages long-term and short-term rentals. Her direct number is 480-306-8745.

Dan Callahan

Listing and Sales Agent

Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Dan went to Kansas University on a golf scholarship. He has lived in the Phoenix metropolitan area for the past 29 years, mostly in the Southeast Valley. Dan visited over 20 communities before deciding that Leisure World was the best active adult community the Valley had to offer. Dan is active in many aspects in Leisure World and can help you find the perfect home. Dan’s direct number is 480-703-5326.

Babs Shadoan

Listing and Sales Agent

Barbara “Babs” Shadoan was born and raised in Pennsylvania and moved to San Diego to raise her two sons in 1968. She has lived in Arizona for the past 16 years and has been a licensed agent since 1985. Babs is a full-time resident in Leisure World and is a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. She loves to travel, dance, hike and walk with her two Westie dogs. Babs loves to work hard for all the great sellers in Leisure World. Her direct number is 480-225-4308.

Jill Vicchy Heimpel

Listing and Sales Agent

Jill was born in Pennsylvania and spent parts of her life in Ohio, Wyoming and California. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Wyoming. She moved to Arizona in 1992, working in management for America West Airlines. During this time, Jill served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business (SOCAP). In 2004, she became a licensed realtor, enjoying her work with buyers and sellers throughout Phoenix. After residing in various areas of the Southeast Valley, Jill and her husband became residents of Leisure World and began enjoying life in this great active adult community!  Jill likes to travel, play golf and other sports, enjoys music and loves the outdoors. Jill’s direct number is 480-213-9489.

Sheila Popeck

Listing and Sales Agent

Sheila was born in Utah and raised in California. She then moved to Phoenix in 1993 to raise her family of three beautiful children. She became a licensed real estate agent in 2005, and has absolutely loved her career helping homeowners both sell and purchase their dream homes. She prides herself in providing timely and superior service. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. She loves to travel, hike, workout, hunt, fish motorcycle ride, boating and anything that gets her outside! Sheila’s direct number is 480-620-0650.

Mary Jane Burns

Listing and Sales Agent

As an Arizona native with more than 10 years of real estate experience, Mary Jane provides her clients with local market expertise and neighborhood information–key to any real estate transaction. She began her career as a mortgage originator and spent several years as a lead buyer agent and trainer for new hires. Mary Jane was an educator in the public school system in Phoenix and Tucson, and worked as an account manager for a Scottsdale educational consulting company. As an alumnus of Arizona State University, Mary Jane served on the board of the Triangle Y Camp in the Tucson area, volunteered at North Mountain Park and has volunteered with a number of elder care organizations.  Mary Jane’s direct number is 480-861-8532.

Don Allio

Listing and Sales Agent

Don was born in New York and raised in California. He spent 36 years with McDonald’s, five of which as Director of World Wide Training and Dean of Hamburger University in Chicago and 15 years as a Regional Vice President in Kansas City, opening restaurants in California, Michigan, Chicago and Kansas City. His favorite aspect of the position was his exposure to real estate while buying, selling and building McDonald’s restaurants through the years. Since retiring from McDonald’s, he and his wife have lived in Scottsdale, Gilbert, Prescott and now Mesa. He now enjoys his career in residential real estate and helping people find their dream home. Let Don and RE/MAX Classic help you find what you are looking for or sell your home. His promise to you: To make sure you get the home you want and, more importantly, want the home you get. His direct number is 480-236-8136.

Chuck Carlson

Listing and Sales Agent

Chuck is a resident of Leisure World and has many years of real estate experience. Chuck’s direct number is 480-290-9436.

Dennis Heimpel

Listing and Sales Agent

Dennis was born in Kitchener, Ontario, immigrated to the United States in 2012 and is a Leisure World resident. Dennis retired from the Canadian Armed Forces as a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer in 1992 and has been a member of the PGA of Canada since that time. His hobbies include golf, music and travel. Dennis’ professional and fun demeanor makes everyone’s search for the right home a pleasant and successful experience. His direct number is 480-262-7535.

Sue Lorentzen

Listing and Sales Agent

Suzanne ‘Sue’ Lorentzen was born in Korea and raised in the suburbs of New York City. She moved to Arizona in 1996 where she raised her three daughters. She went to college in New York on a full volleyball scholarship and spent a year in Korea studying at one of the top universities. She has been working in the airline industry since 2006. She sold real estate for several years during that time and has joined Re/Max Classic. With her experience in customer service, she can understand her client’s needs and help them with buying and selling their home. She enjoys traveling, snorkeling and spending time with her family and new grandson.  She has also just recently acquired a new addiction called golf. Her direct number is 480-221-8101.

Cherie Lauro

Listing and Sales Agent

Having been the property manager for RE/MAX Classic the last four years, Cherie brings a wealth of knowledge about Leisure World. Cherie was born and raised in New Jersey and fell in love with Arizona in the 80s. Cherie had been with the largest clothing retailer before starting a family here in Mesa. She has spent her time volunteering for programs such as Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Cancer Support Community. She has a passion for helping people find a place to call home. Cherie’s direct number is 480-206-5532.

Jim Ellis

Designated Broker

Adept in real estate sales and management, Jim has worked for 13-plus years as a REALTOR® and 10-plus years as a Designated Broker. Jim was born in Iowa and raised in Upper Michigan, where he attended Northern Michigan University. Over 40 years ago after dealing with too many snowstorms, he packed up his belongings and headed to find warmth and sunshine. He ended up in Arizona, where he met his wife Gloria. When away from work, Jim enjoys spending time kayaking, hiking, traveling to Vienna, Austria, where their son and his family live and spending time with his grandsons in Arizona.