The Lisa Mathena Group opens new brokerage firm 

September 7, 2020

Lisa Mathena has announced that The Lisa Mathena Group Inc. is now an independently owned and operated real estate brokerage firm based in Sussex County, serving the state of Delaware. 

“I’ve been in this business nearly 30 years, and periodically I would contemplate opening my own brokerage,” said Mathena. “Call it fate, but when 2020 arrived, the timing just seemed right for us to take a giant leap of faith,” said Mathena, a native Delawarean and longtime resident of Milton. “The benefits of having our own firm include the ability to be innovative in our approach, the freedom to make decisions that are crucial to everyone’s success, and the ability to grow as a team.” 

An immediate example of the new brokerage’s impact is the opening of a Property Management Division. According to Mathena, the new division will handle long-term rentals and management, not short-term or vacation rentals. Said Mathena, “There are plenty of firms who handle vacation and short-term rentals very effectively. Most of our inquiries about property management are from property owners who own one or more residential properties that they are seeking to rent on a long-term basis. Our Property Management Division led by Donna Girod offers a variety of options to help homeowners achieve their goal including our Homewatch program which gives out of town property owners peace of mind by having us keep an eye on their property.”

In addition to Mathena, The Lisa Mathena Group consists of Donna Girod of Milton, director of property management; Dean Donovan of Milford; Felecia Duggins of Dover; and Neil Elmore of Georgetown, along with administrative staff including Transaction Coordinator Debby Queitsch, Property Management Assistant Pattie Chille and Marketing Coordinator Kim Butler.

The Lisa Mathena Group has been named one of the Best Teams in Delaware from 2015 through 2020 by REAL Trends. The Lisa Mathena Group is a diverse team of experts specializing in residential real estate, property management, foreclosures, REO and bank-owned properties, buyer and seller agency, and luxury home marketing.

With nearly 30 years of award-winning real estate experience, Lisa Mathena is ranked in the top 1 percent of realtors nationwide and one of Real Trends 1,000 Best Agents in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2019, Mathena was named one of America's Top 100 Agents. She achieved Five Star Professional Status for 2019 and 2020. She holds the Certified Residential Specialist designation, the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification, and Real Estate Negotiation Expert certification, the premier negotiation credential in the country.

The Lisa Mathena Group Inc. is committed to providing superior guidance and service to its customers.  It offers a full range of real estate services including residential home sales, purchase, rental, relocation services, property management and asset management services. For more information, go to or call 855-334-6637. 

Subscribe to the Daily Newsletter