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About the Team

Barbara Heicher Gale is a co-owner of Keller Williams Consultants Realty and team leader for the Gale Group. Barbara was licensed in 1974 and brings 47 years experience to the team. Barbara has consistently been a leader in the real estate field.   As a single agent in  2000 Barbara was named in the top fifteen salespeople in real estate in Central Ohio closing over 12 million dollars in sales. In 2002 Barbara was ranked #1 at Re/Max Affiliates closing over 17 million dollars in volume. Since opening Keller Williams Consultants Realty in 2003 Barbara  has formed a team consisting of 4 additional buyers agents and an operations administrative manager . In  2020 the team closed  93 transactions with over 23 million in sales volume. Barbara is a high energy high producing agent always keeping her clients’ needs, wants and desires foremost in her mind. As team leader for The Gale Group, Barbara is the listing specialist and lead generator for the team. Her marketing skills are unique and her tough negotiating skills for the sellers set her apart from the rest of the industry.

Ash Gale now calls Dublin home after 21 years of sales and management experience with local and international companies in Australia. His rich background in customer service and technological expertise should be of benefit to clients in these shifting real estate markets. When you work with Ash, you will receive worldly knowledge and professionalism,a committed ally to negotiate on your behalf, the systems in place to streamline buying or selling your home. Ash is known around the office as the “Open House King” due to his successful open house system that he uses for all our listings. In 2020, Ash was the recipient of the Columbus Board of Realtors’ 1 Million dollar sales award after only 2 years in the business. 

Delores Blakely joined The Gale Group in 2004. Delores has lived in the Columbus area most of her life and has been a Real Estate Agent since 2003. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Delores was a Business Analyst in the banking IT business.  Having a technical background gives Delores an edge in understanding the on-line tools available to better market your home and communicate with today’s buyers. Living in the Dublin area, Delores has a keen understanding of the Dublin and Columbus real estate markets. Delores is passionate about providing excellent customer service to her clients, being a strong negotiator, and finding solutions to the many surprises that arise in an ever changing real estate market. Delores is also fluent in Spanish and has helped many Spanish speaking clients buy their first home in  America.

Deann Brunke joined the team in 2019 after over 25 years in the property management industry, owning her own management company since 2001. She has lived in central Ohio for most of her life and is a graduate of THE Ohio State University. Deann is ready to use her property management experience and local knowledge to grow a residential real estate business. Deann specializes in investment properties and is passionate about helping her clients grow their wealth through real estate. 

Emilie Hebert has over 35 years of real estate background specializing in new construction, selling in excess of 1600 new homes and over $500 million dollars in real estate in central Ohio.  She has received several top producer awards throughout the years from the BIA. Emilie has an excellent understanding of buyers wants and needs, and her specialty is in financing. With Emilie’s expertise buyers are able to  purchase the home of their dreams while maximizing their investment without overspending. Emilie is known for her superb customer service, does not beat around the bush and gets the job done.

Punam Mahajan originally comes from India where she was raised. She migrated to the US with her husband  in 2010, when she called Barb to sell her a home and they became instant friends.  Punam is highly intelligent-she has a double masters degree in science and math and has done extensive tutoring in the Olentangy School system.  Punam has always aspired to sell real estate and decided to join the team and pursue that passion this year. She is personable, knowledgeable and an extremely hard worker. 

Howie Kiner just joined The Gale Group after recently getting his real estate license. A resident of the Columbus area for 49 years, he’s worked in Sales his whole career. Currently working for Capital City Hospice, he was one of the first 6 employees, building the business back in 2016 as a marketing representative to what it is today, a leader in Hospice Care. A Graduate from The Ohio State University in 1996, he thrives on building solid relationships, meeting client needs, and providing the best customer care possible. He is looking forward to becoming a valuable team member as part of The Gale Group. 

While new to real estate sales, Shawn Harding is not new to the housing industry. He’s built foundations, walls, roofs, plumbing, HVAC, electric, painting, and nearly everything else. He has a strong understanding of the credit score industry and how to make quick improvements to see an increase in scores which can help his buyers get the best rates available. Shawn is a career firefighter in Dublin, Ohio and has been in the fire service since 2010. His biggest passion is his family which includes three young children. Shawn has always pushed for others to buy instead of rent because he understands home ownership is the greatest investment most people make in their lifetime. He’ll bring passion, excitement, expertise, patience, and understanding into every transaction and fight to ensure everyone in the transaction is treated honestly and fairly, while ensuring his clients needs are met! 

We also have a full time Operations Manager, Katie Good, with vast experience in taking the transaction from “in contract” to closing. Katie works closely with the sellers and buyers to provide as much information on a daily basis so that all our transactions are seamless. She coordinates all the details with the lender, title companies and home inspection companies. Katie also specializes in social media and handles all marketing for the team. Katie is available Monday through Friday, 8-5, to answer any questions and coordinate all details. She is a graduate of Ohio University and has worked for the Gale Group since 2015.