Clever Authors

Clever Real Estate is the nation’s leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors. We do the research, gather the data, and write the content — so YOU can make smarter real estate decisions! Here, you can meet the team of writers, analysts and real estate experts who power our platform.

Clever Real Estate

Organization

Clever Real Estate is a platform that guides you through the process of interviewing real estate agents to find the right one for you.

Jamie Ayers

Content PM

Jamie Ayers is a Content Product Manager at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Ben Mizes

Co-Founder & CEO

Ben Mizes is the Co-Founder and President at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Luke Babich

Co-Founder & CEO

Luke Babich is the Co-Founder and CEO at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Jon Stubbs

Content Writer

Jon Stubbs has been at Clever Real Estate since 2021 and has over 20 years of experience as a writer and editor.

Thomas O'Shaughnessy

VP of Marketing

Tommy O’Shaughnessy has been part of the Clever Team for over five years. Tommy created Clever’s PR and Research department in 2018.

Kristen Klempert

Former Lead Research Specialist

Kristen Klempert is the former Lead Research Specialist at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Kristy Snyder

Former Content Editor

Kristy Snyder is a former Content Editor at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Steven Porrello

Former Contributor

Steven Porrello is a former contributor at Clever. When he's not writing about real estate and investing, Steven spends his time surfing, reading on the beach, and traveling.

Steve Nicastro

Content Team Lead

Steve Nicastro is a Content Team Lead at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Katy Byrom

Content Writer

Katy Byrom is a content writer for Clever Real Estate, focusing primarily on non-traditional home sales and related trends.

Alex Long

Former Contributor

Alex Long is a former Content Writer at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate platform for buyers, sellers, and investors.

Bill Gassett

Former Contributor

Bill is a nationally recognized Real Estate leader who has been helping people move in and out of the Metrowest Massachusetts area for the past thirty-three plus years.

Andrew Whytock

Managing Editor

Andrew Whytock has been part of Clever's Editorial team for over three years, and has almost a decade of experience as a content writer and researcher.

Dr. Francesca Ortegren

Data Science & Research PM

Dr. Francesca Ortegren, PhD is the Data Science & Research Product Manager at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Michael Warford

Writer

Michael Warford is a Content Writer at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Bailey Peterson

Former Contributor

Bailey Peterson is Clever's former expert on real estate costs, fees, and commissions — harnessing the power of research and data to provide insights that lead to better outcomes for home buyers and sellers.

Daniel J. Goldstein

Former Contributor

Daniel J. Goldstein is a realtor in Frederick, Maryland, and is licensed in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Lindsay Stefan

Managing Editor

Lindsay Stefan is a Managing Editor at Clever Real Estate with over 8 years of experience writing, editing, and explaining complex subjects through media.

Felicia Oliver

Former Contributor

Felicia Oliver is a former Content Writer at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Katie Rothman

Contributing News Writer

Prior to joining Clever, Katie worked as a freelance writer for several startups and was an in-house copywriter at GUESS.

Matt Brannon

Data Writer

Matt Brannon is a Data Writer at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Josiah Wilmoth

Project Team Lead

Josiah Wilmoth is a Project Team Lead at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Catherine Collins

News Contributor

Catherine Collins is a freelance financial writer and author based in Detroit. She's the co-founder of MillennialHomeowner.

Michael Yessis

Content Project Manager

Michael Yessis is a Content Project Manager for the Clever Real Estate editorial team, focusing on homeowners who want to sell their house without a realtor.

Brendan Rigney

Former Contributor

Brendan is a former Content Writer at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Sam M. Huisache

Former Contributor

Sam M. Huisache is a former Data Writer at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Emily Kordys

Former Contributor

Emily Kordys is a former Content Writer at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Kristine Cameron

Former Contributor

Kristine Cameron is a former content writer at Clever Real Estate, crafting articles to help customers navigate the home buying and selling processes.

Michelle Delgado

Former Content Team Lead

Michelle Delgado is a former Content Writer at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Katherine Peach

Former Content PM

Katherine Peach is a former Content Product Manager at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Shannon Whyte

Contributing News Writer

Shannon Whyte is a freelance copywriter and social proof strategist who helps businesses authentically connect with their audience.

Seamus Roddy

Contributing Writer

Seamus Roddy is a writer based in Washington, D.C. He's written about real estate, tech, business, sports and music.

Ashley Simon

Content Project Manager

Ashley Simon has been part of Clever's Editorial Team for over two years. She’s an authority on discount real estate brokers, commission costs, and traditional brokerages.

Ashley Sweren

Former Contributor

Ashley Sweren is a former content writer at Clever Real Estate, crafting articles to help customers navigate the home buying and selling processes.

Amy Beardsley

Former Contributor

Amy Beardsley is a former content writer at Clever Real Estate. She has expertise in writing about real estate, insurance, and technology, and has worked with various reputable brands, including NerdWallet, Robinhood, LendingTree, Engel & Völkers, Opulence International Realty, Insurify, Legal & General, and NEXT Insurance.

Jaime Dunaway-Seale

Data Writer

Jaime Dunaway-Seale is a content writer at Clever Real Estate, the leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Greg Isaacson

Former Contributor

Greg Isaacson is a former Content Writer at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Taelor Candiloro

Former Research Analyst

Taelor Candiloro is a former Research Analyst at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Craig Donofrio

Former Contributor

Craig Donofrio is a formercontent writer at Clever Real Estate, the leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Danetha Doe

Economist + Former Contributor

Danetha Doe is an economist and former spokesperson for Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Trevor Wallis

Former Contributor

Trevor Wallis is a former Content Writer at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Laura Chapman

News Contributor

Laura Chapman is a contributing writer at Clever Real Estate. She has 15+ years experience in news reporting, corporate communications, and non-profit marketing.

Jenny Rollins

Former Content Editor

Jenny Rollins is an award-winning writer, editor, and content producer. She is a former content editor for Clever Real Estate, where she edits and prepares quality articles to help people navigate the complex world of real estate.

Suzannah Kolbeck

News Contributor

Suzannah Kolbeck writes and paints in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the author of Healing Where You Are: An Introduction to Urban Foraging, The Food Market: At Home, and Build a Better Bond: 100 Ways to Connect With Your Horse, coming in 2024.

Leandra Beabout

Contributing Writer

Leandra Beabout is an independent journalist and content writer based in Indiana and India. She covers real estate, travel and health, often through the lens of sustainability.

Dennis Shirshikov

Former Contributor

Dennis believes everyone should have a great real estate experience. That's why he's dedicated his efforts to finding the top agents in every city in America.

Mark Sette

Former Contributor

Mark Sette is an investing and personal finance expert, helping individuals achieve insight and peace of mind through financial education for over 10 years.

Kelsey McKeon

Contributing Writer

Kelsey McKeon is a Brooklyn-based content marketer with experience writing across a variety of industries, including SaaS technology, marketing, and packaging.

Jasmine Mainguy-Seers

Specialized Moving Concierge

Jasmine is a specialized moving concierge at MovingWaldo, a moving app allowing you to organize your move, save time and money and access all the resources necessary for a smooth move.

John Schlander

Former Director of News

John Schlander is the former director of news for Clever Real Estate. He publishes real estate news and guidance for buyers, sellers, and investors — from dreaming through closing.

Eylul Tekin

Former Contributor

Eylul is a PhD candidate at Washington University in St. Louis' Memory Lab, studying cognitive psychology, human learning, and memory.

Daniela Andreevska

Featured Author

Daniela Andreevska is Marketing Director at Mashvisor, a real estate analytics tool which helps real estate investors quickly find traditional and Airbnb investment properties.

Kristen Herhold

PR Editor

Kristen Herhold is the PR Editor at Clever Real Estate.

Joseph Hogue

Featured Author

Joseph Hogue is a real estate investor and online entrepreneur. Born and raised in Iowa, he worked in corporate finance and real estate before starting a career in investment analysis.

Trent Seigfried

Data Analyst

Trent Seigfried is a data analyst at Clever Real Estate. Trent has more than ten years of data analysis and writing experience explaining financial and lifestyle topics in easy-to-understand terms.

Galina Velgach

Content Editor @ Clever

Galina is a Content Editor at Clever Real Estate, the leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Brad Babendir

Former Contributor

Brad Babendir is a former Content Writer at Clever Real Estate. He writes to help home buyers and sellers understand complex issues.

Gerelyn Terzo

Former Contributor

Gerelyn is a freelance journalist covering real estate and institutional investing. She has reported on commercial real estate, SMB loans, the capital markets, fintech, DeFi and more.

Sam Radbil

Featured Author

Sam Radbil is the content manager and a contributing author at ABODO. Sam previously worked as a content and media specialist at an Austin, Texas software startup.

Brentnie Daggett

Writer and Contributor

Brentnie is a writer and contributor for Rentec Direct, providers of management software and tenant screening services.

Darrell Davis

Director of Maintenance

Darrell Davis is the Director of Maintenance Content at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Brian Davis

Featured Author

G. Brian Davis is a real estate investor and co-founder of SparkRental.com, which helps everyday people build rental income and reach financial independence.

Madison Smith

Featured Author

Madison Smith is a personal and home finance expert at BestCompany.com that has been featured in Forbes, Finder, and more.

Brian Fink

Freelance Writer

Brian Fink is a Michigan-based freelance writer who’s sold four homes in the past decade using many of these tricks.

Doug Whiteman

Featured Author

Doug Whiteman is the editor-in-chief of MoneyWise.com. Previously, he was a senior editor with Bankrate.

Casey Hughes Wade

Strategic Partnerships Director

Casey Hughes Wade, a long-time champion of the mortgage industry, currently functions as Strategic Partnerships Director at Clever Real Estate.

Mary T. Prenon

Former Contributor

Mary T. Prenon is an award-winning journalist with a 35-year career in media, communications and public relations.

Hannah Warrick

Content Editor

Hannah Warrick joined the Clever team in May 2023 as a Content Editor. She has over 5 years of experience in writing, editing, and research, specializing in personal finance, investing, and real estate topics.

Keith Riley

Featured Author

Keith Riley is a featured author with Clever Real Estate, the nation’s leading platform to help home buyers, sellers and investors reach better real estate outcomes.

Ashley Johnson

Former Contributor

Ashley Johnson is a former Copy Editor at Clever Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate education platform for home buyers, sellers, and investors.

Elizabeth Boyd

Former Contributor

Elizabeth Boyd is a freelance writer who enjoys helping people understand complex subjects through her online content.

Chelsi Hewitt

Senior Content Project Manager

Chelsi Hewitt is a Senior Content Project Manager at Clever Real Estate, with over 7 years of experience as a writer and editor.

Meaghan Hunt

Former Contributor

Meaghan Hunt is a writer and editor based in Oklahoma City. She has over a decade of experience writing and editing for the web, magazines, and print publications, and has spent the last several years focused on personal finance topics including real estate.