Meet the Experts Ready to buy or sell in Leisure World or the Mesa area or rent in Leisure World?

Our real estate office in Leisure World has a rich history in Leisure World and the East Mesa area.

We have been serving clients for over 30 years. Initially selling new homes in Leisure World, our office transitioned to resale within the community and the surrounding area. With 1000’s of homes SOLD in Leisure World our agents are the Leisure World Experts. Many of our real estate agents are also part of the Leisure World community. They live in Leisure World because they love Leisure World. From the 24 hour gated security to the many community amenities, it is the East Valley’s top retirement community.   Our RE/MAX Classic office is owned by the Leisure World Community Association with all profits going back to the community. 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. Dan has lived in the Phoenix metropolitan area for the past 29 years, most 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 here 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 2 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. Jill 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 that 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 Buyer’s and Seller’s throughout Greater 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 3 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, go boating or 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 given the majority of her volunteer time to 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, 5 of which was as Director of World Wide Training & Dean of Hamburger University in Chicago & 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 lived in Scottsdale, Gilbert, Prescott & now Mesa. He now enjoys his career in residential real estate and helping people find their dream home. Let Don and RE/MAX Classic find you just what you are looking for or help you sell your home. Our Promise to you is, we want 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 U.S. 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 yet fun demeanor makes everyone’s search for the right home a pleasant and successful experience. Dennis’s 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 the experience she has in customer service, she can understand her client’s needs and in turn assist them in the buying and selling of 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 4 years Cherie brings a wealth of knowledge about Leisure World to all. Cherie was born and raised in New Jersey and fell in love with Arizona in the 80’s. 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+ years as a REALTOR® and 10+ years as a Designated Broker. Jim was born in Iowa and raised in Upper Michigan where he attended Northern Michigan University. After dealing with too many snow storms, over 40 years ago he packed up his belongings and headed out 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, and traveling to Vienna, Austria where their son and his family live and spending time with his grandsons in Arizona.