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Founder and Broker-in-Charge
David is the founder and owner of Engage Real Estate Group. He is a Greenville native and has over 25 years of commercial and residential real estate experience. He would love to be a resource for you and all your real estate needs. David has been proudly married for 25 years and is a father to 6 children.
Michelle has consistently been at the top of sales units and volume over the last 4 years. Her commitment to customer service and attention to detail is second to none. She values the relationship side of Real Estate- taking a special interest in each person she comes in contact with. She handles each client with care and empathy, understanding that buying or selling a home is one of the biggest decisions of their life. Michelle handles all aspects of every transaction, so her clients can rest assured that all angles and steps are taken care of with their best interest in mind. She and her husband, Chris, have 3 children and 1 grandchild. In her free time, she enjoys camping, boating and watching her kids’ school and sports activities. You will often find her curled up with a good book at the lake or in her swing bed on her back patio. She is passionate, caring, empathetic and devoted. Her faith has played a big part in her life and she enjoys leading bible studies to help other women grow in their own faith journeys. If you want to get on her good side, dark chocolate and coffee are her soft spots!
Julie Chace is a proud native of Middle Tennessee but has lived in Greenville for 20 plus years. She has established herself for the past 15 years as the “go to” interior designer for real estate agents across the upstate to get houses sold and sold fast. Julie would love to put her experience into action by helping you with your real estate needs.
Barbara’s attention to detail and planning experience extraordinaire is how she thrives in the real estate business. Her husband, two children and Barbara moved from Arkansas to South Carolina in 2009. The challenges that came from trying to find an agent, purchase a home, resorting to renting then eventually building their home was not an easy process. It has pushed her to be the best agent possible – one that seeks to serve her clients in a way that their needs are the priority. Barbara is an agent that communicates, is honest, patient and shows the support and guidance needed for a successful process.
Kristen is a Greenville Native who graduated with a degree in music from University of Cincinnati College. She is actively involved in the music community in Greenville including performing in the Greenville Symphony as well as her own group – BellaNova Electric Strings. Kristen has been in real estate since 2014 and has been loving it ever since. Her favorite part of the job is seeing her clients find their dream home or sell their home in order to move towards their next steps in life.
Conner is a Greenville native and a third generation realtor. Conner loves the Greenville community and he has a passion for helping clients meet their housing needs. His top priorities are honesty, loyalty, a resilient work ethic, and a building meaningful relationships. In his spare time, Conner loves hunting and spending time in the outdoors.
Tyler is a Greenville native and a third generation realtor. He comes from a large family that includes two brothers and three sisters. Tyler is proud to be a part of Engage Real Estate Group and has closed on millions of dollars worth of real estate in the past couple years. He is passionate about the Upstate Community and strives to have a servant’s heart for all those around him. His top priorities are honesty, loyalty, a resilient work ethic, and a passion to create remarkable long term relationships.
Mary-Neel was born and raised in Greenville, SC. She’s a second generation Realtor and knows that her love for people, hard work, and get-it-done attitude will enable her to serve her clients well. With extensive experience in the non-profit world, Mary-Neel is well-connected and ready to wear every hat for her clients. In her free time, she loves staying active in the outdoors and hanging out with her family, friends, and pup, Sophie.
Ed and his family are so thrilled to be back in Greenville. He is beginning his second career as a realtor and is excited to help families find their dream homes. He recently retired after a 31 year career in public education. After teaching at Wade Hampton High School and Summit Drive Elementary for 10 years, he spent the next 21 years in administration and 15 as an elementary principal. He and his wife have been married for more than 34 years and have three grown and married children.
Phil grew up in Whiteville, NC. He graduated from NC State University with a degree in Horticulture. In 2001, Phil moved to Greenville. He and his wife, Heather, have 7 children- five girls and two boys. The first 30 years of his professional career were spent in sales, management and business ownership. He transitioned to Real Estate in 2018 and is passionate about doing whatever he can to best serve his clients. Phil is an active member at NewSpring Church in Greenville. In his free time, Phil coaches AAU Volleyball for Upward Stars and enjoys hiking, hunting and spending time outdoors.
Garrett was born and raised in Greenville. As a third generation realtor, Garrett has been around the business his entire life. He is excited to put his knowledge to good use by providing clients with excellent service. In his spare time, Garrett enjoys spending time outdoors and hanging out with friends and family.
Realtor & Closing Coordinator
Amanda was born and raised in Greenville and spent the first 13 years of her professional career working with Greenville County schools as a music educator. She and her husband, Grady, have been married for 14 years and have two adopted children. In her free time, Amanda enjoys leading people into the presence of God through worship. She got involved in real estate because she enjoys taking administrative tasks off of agents’ plates to allow them more time to focus on what they love doing. She is also available to serve clients directly with their real estate needs. Amanda also has a heart for foster care and adopting so she was excited to see her passions merge in her role at Engage.
Samantha grew up in Greenville, SC so her love of the upstate runs deep. She loves the growing food scene along with all of the different breweries and wineries around town. Prior to working in real estate, Sam worked in various capacities with nonprofits in the upstate and in Atlanta. She had always loved houses and realized a couple of years ago, she could pair that interest with her passion for helping people and build a career in real estate. Sam knows that homes not only provide owners with a place to make memories but can also serve as a vehicle to build wealth, and she loves helping clients find the perfect properties to suit their specific needs. Sam and her husband, Craig, have been married for 9 years and have an adorable little boy named Oliver. Their favorite thing to do is spend time together on the boat at the lake.
After growing up in Kansas City and Chicago, Tatum moved to South Carolina to attend Anderson University. She spent her first 2 years postgrad working for a nonprofit before deciding to pursue a career in real estate. Tatum knew working as a realtor would allow her to combine her love for people and the upstate community. She’s driven by her passion to advocate for her client’s best interests so each one can achieve their goal of homeownership. Tatum and her husband, Drew, are newlyweds and dog parents to their Great Dane, Moose. They enjoy exploring Greenville’s food scene and the natural beauty the upstate has to offer. Tatum’s favorite thing about Greenville is that it’s a growing city that still manages to boast small town charm.
Realtor & Marketing Coordinator
As a Greenville native, Tanner loves to enjoy all the upstate has to offer. Whether it’s rock climbing, hiking, one-wheeling, riding dirt bikes and four-wheelers or playing volleyball, he simply loves to be outside. Above all, Tanner is passionate about learning and teaching about Christ and what it means to love God and others. He feels very fortunate to have been mentored growing up and loves providing the same guidance for others now. Tanner got into real estate 2.5 years ago because he saw it as a great way to combine his passion for people with his love of sales to create a thriving life and career. Tanner and his wife, Taegen, are proud parents to a golden retriever and look forward to growing their family in the future.
Growing up in Anderson, Lauren’s fondness for the upstate runs deep. After receiving her bachelor’s in Business Administration from Clemson University, she briefly left South Carolina to pursue her MBA and Master of Science in Health Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She didn’t stay gone for long though! Lauren returned to the upstate where she met and married her husband, Ryan. They’ve built a family together that includes two wild and precious little boys and two german shepherds. Lauren decided to pursue real estate because she has an eye for details and loves serving people! Her goal as an agent is to make buying or selling an easy and enjoyable process for everyone. When she finds spare time, Lauren enjoys reading, working out, spending time with her family and trying out all the new restaurants Greenville has to offer!
Brooke is a South Florida native that moved to Greenville, South Carolina in 2009. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA and has a keen eye for design and interiors. Brooke is not afraid of taking on a challenge and enjoys helping people bring their dreams to fruition. From locating a property to helping you see the potential, she is there to listen and understand what is most important to you. When she is not showing real estate, you can catch Brooke on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, the golf course or spending time with her husband Brandon and dog Rafa.
Before settling in Greenville, Ashley grew up in Texas and Oklahoma. She was drawn to real estate because she saw it as a way to walk alongside people in making their dreams of homeownership a reality. Ashley is married to her middle school sweetheart, and together they have three beautiful children. In her free time, you can find Ashley enjoying time outside with her family whether that’s on the lake, working on the farm or exploring and taking adventures together. To Ashley, the best thing about the upstate is the fact that the great outdoors has something to offer everyone!
Originally from Hicksville NY – a suburb of NYC, Matthew has called Greenville, SC (or “Oz” as he likes to refer to it), home for over three decades. In that time, he and his wife Patti Jo have raised 3 wonderful children, all now adults, married, and who also call SC home.
Having just retired from a life-time of various leadership roles in IT, Matthew‘s launching his 2nd career in Real Estate – which seems fitting, since over the years, he and his wife have bought & sold nine homes, including a “flip house,” and currently own a couple of buildable lots too. As a client, you’ll benefit from his wisdom, organizational skills, and years of home buying experience as he helps you find that dream home or property.
Matthew‘s hobbies and passions include singing/playing guitar, riding motorcycles, hiking, hunting and enjoying time with family including the grandkids. And his greatest passion is seeing lives changed by Jesus Christ.
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