Our Rockstars

Annette Herbert

As your local full-time agent, I’ll be there for you – CHARGING ahead and ensuring a successful transaction. Solid real estate experience (135+ career sales in excess of $25 million) assures you that I’ll be able to anticipate problems and prevent them from manifesting. It also means I’ve learned how to handle just about any type of potential difficulty without running elsewhere for advice.

Communication. It’s the single most important thing in any real estate transaction: Communication between you and me, communication with your title company or lender, and communication with the other party’s agent.

Here’s my promise: You’ll be able to reach me when you need me, and so will everyone else. It’s the hallmark of my success. Communication builds trust, and trust results in a successful transaction.

I’ll know I’ve succeeded when you tell your friends and family that I did a spectacular job like these past clients have:

“On the buying side, Annette knew exactly what we were looking for & went out of her way to find us something in our price range in the location of our choice. She worked with our lender & buyer to complete this transaction expeditiously. On the selling side, she was just as personable, giving us guidance in how to stage our house & the price to list it at. Our house sold quickly. We would recommend her to anyone we know looking to sell or buy real estate as she is with you all the way, keeping you informed every step of the way. “

“Annette is an absolute pleasure to work with! She is an active listener and takes her time to understand buying needs and caters her plans accordingly. As an individual, she is polite, inquisitive, proactive and incredibly honest. She accomplishes everything with a noticeable degree of integrity and competency that is difficult to find these days. “

NOT ALL REALTORS ARE THE SAME – I’D VALUE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW YOU THE DIFFERENCE. Annette can be reached at: annette@soldwisconsin.com or on her cell at  262.271.4894.

John Gscheidmeier

John is the broker & owner of RE/MAX Service First, and is proud to be located in the same city he grew up in. John named the company “RE/MAX Service First” because of his desire to provide real estate services with a “Service First” approach and attitude. John learned early in life that service to people is how life and business should be.

John grew up on the northwest side of Waukesha, then known as the town of Pewaukee. He is a proud graduate of Catholic Memorial, the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, where he obtained his BBA – Marketing. John also holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Cardinal Stritch University.

John’s “service” roots began when he was 19 years old and he joined the Pewaukee Fire Department as a Firefighter. John learned the true meaning of “Service First” when helping people as all firefighters do when called upon. John’s introduction to public service would extend into law enforcement, where he worked for a few departments as a police officer. In Glendale, John was a DARE and juvenile officer, assigned to help kids in the communities the Glendale schools served. John’s passion for keeping kids safe and away from the extreme dangers in life created a great bond between the children and the police department. John also served his fellow police officers as a trainer, mentor, and teacher at various training academies in SouthEastern Wisconsin.

John began managing and owning property in 1994. He assisted landlords manage their properties, screen applicants, handle contractors & repairs, while managing rent rolls as well. He still owns real estate and is a great resource to those people looking to buy, sell, or invest in real estate holdings.

In 2011 John obtained his Wisconsin real estate license and began helping people buy and sell real estate. With his history, he brings an extremely unique skill set to his clients. His client’s directly benefit from decades of knowledge as it relates to homes. Since obtaining his license John has sold nearly 400 homes – which ranks him in the top 1% nationwide for sales according to Trulia.com. John’s Team has sold over 600 properties since that time as well – unbelievable!

In 2016 John decided it was time to create his vision and open his own real estate firm. John’s firm is committed to helping others achieve their dreams. This is evident amongst his team and his company agents as they too subscribe to this belief. Our agents subscribe to the company’s 12 Point of Culture, and commit to placing our client’s needs ahead of our own. John is committed to the education of his clients and his customers, his agents. He strives to educate and empower them to be the best they can for their clients.

John is married to his wife, Samantha, and they enjoy their time with their 3 dogs, all rescued. They are definitely part of their family and they firmly believe the dogs adopted them. In his spare time John loves to golf and is a Green Bay Packer season ticket holder.

John and RE/MAX Service First is a regular supported of the Waukesha Sheriff’s Department K9 organization, the West Allis Police Department K9 organization, Milwaukee Brewers’ Marcus Hanel’s “Koos for Kids” fundraiser, and more. John is also a “Home for Heroes” affiliate which rewards law enforcement, military, firefighters, EMS, teachers and healthcare workers with a Hero award check after closing. John can be reached at: john@soldwisconsin.com or on his cell at 414.559.8898.



Nathan Dorn

Nathanial Dorn grew up in the Watertown area with his family and has recently built a new home in Dodge county. In 2012 he married his beautiful wife and in October of 2016 they were blessed with their first child. Nate graduated from College in 2005 with a degree in Criminal Justice and has worked for 12 years in Law Enforcement where he enjoys working with kids while using his K-9 partner Cash to build  relationships and help those who need it.

Nate has several family members and friends in the construction industry and even helped build his own home. He believes that buying and selling a home is one of the most important things you do in life and he wants to make that experience as simple, informative and exciting as possible. Nate has gained a vast amount of knowledge on how homes are constructed and what to look for when buying a home to make sure you get the best one for you. He uses this knowledge and foresight to proactively address details before they become a problem.

Nate’s core values are love, integrity, commitment, passion, persistent and fun and he uses those in every transaction whether it’s to make your sale as simple and productive as possible, or to make sure that you find the right home for you. Nate can be reached at nate@soldwisconsin.com or on his cell at 920.248.6878.



Leslie Tadin

Leslie Tadin is a lifelong resident of Waukesha County’s Lake Country and loves her career in real estate. Leslie’s goal for her clients is to not only help them with buying or selling real estate, but building life-long relationships. The “WHY” of what she does is more important than anything else. Rarely do you find the dedication to her clients you’ll find in working with Leslie. Leslie is passionate about people and passionate about helping all people achieve their dreams & goals. Leslie’s dedication to her clients includes her involvement in one of Waukesha County’s top teams – RE/MAX Service First Pros. With decades and decades of collaborative experience, the Service First pros team has sold multi-millions in real estate. When you work with Leslie, you work with a team that has sold thousands of properties in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Leslie has consistently demonstrated her desire to help people, but her work ethic is second to none. She is detail-oriented, organized, and an excellent communicator. Leslie has a passion for working hand-in-hand with her clients to achieve the maximum results. She is trustworthy and will help educate her clients before, during, and even after the sale.

In her free time Leslie enjoys boating, skiing, fishing & spending time with her boyfriend and family. You’ll find that Leslie is an early riser to so try and keep up! Leslie can be reached at: leslie@soldwisconsin.com or on her cell at 262.844.2424

Stacey Guzanick

Director of Agent Experience

Stacey has have lived in the South East Wisconsin for the past 16 years and absolutely loves working where she live. She has been an Associate Broker for 10+ years. Stacey is available to care for your real estate needs 7 days a week, whether you are looking to purchase or sell your home. As a Real Estate Professional, it is her passion to understand clients’ needs when it comes to the paramount decision of buying or selling a home. Stacey truly value her relationships with her clients and believes in incorporating a hands-on-approach. She is with her clients from start to finish and beyond, applying her professional expertise to develop a smart strategy to help achieve my clients’ goals ~ however big or small. Stacey is dedicated to excellent customer service.

Stacey prides herself on utilizing the latest technology and techniques to negotiate the best possible price and terms. In today’s changing market, it is extremely important to have a real estate agent on your side. Stacey is devoted to working on your behalf and making your dreams come true one home at a time.

Stacey’s values are important to her & her family ~ honesty, hard work, integrity, and professionalism.

Purchasing or selling a home is one of the biggest decisions one can make. Stacey’s main goal is to ensure no detail is overlooked and everyone she works with is 100% satisfied. Stacey can be reached at: guzanick@gmail.com or on her cell at 262.490.3696

Phil Piering

As your Realtor, Phil will be an advocate for you. Whether you are buying or selling, he will work tirelessly to promote your best interests. If you are selling, he will work with you to get you the fairest price, in the least amount of time, by using state-of-the-art technology, team collaboration and RE/MAX Service First superior marketing materials. If you are buying, he will work hard to provide you with the best information and market data to inform and assist you so you can be a well-equipped buyer with the strongest possible negotiating position.

Phil understands that buying and selling real estate can be stressful. As a full-time Realtor, he will work hard to lower your stress level and make your experience as pleasurable as possible. He will accomplish this through constant communication and by being accessible whenever you need him.

When not assisting clients, Phil enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing golf, Kayaking and snow skiing which he coaches Wauwatosa East and West Ski teams. He has also been coaching or teaching for the last 30+ years.
‘It would be a pleasure and an honor to work for you.’ Phil can be reached at: phil@soldwisconsin.com or on his cell at 414.406.5999.

Thomas A. Schinker

After a lengthy career in banking & financial services, and previously serving as President & CEO of Republic Capital Service Corporation my bank was sold. Newly licensed in 1988 I began my Real Estate career with Re/Max Properties Limited. Over time Tom has worked for a few different real estate companies and specialized in new construction. In 2001 he earned top honors and was named Metropolitan Builders Association New Home Salesman Of The Year. Tom is a licensed broker and a Broker Associate at RE/MAX Service First in Waukesha.

Tom has helped many investors build their real estate portfolio as well as hundreds of buyers & sellers. Tom has closed over 1230 transactions resulting in over $150 million plus in career sales. Tom is also a certified new home construction professional. Tom previously served on the GMAR Youth Foundation board of directors for many years.

Tom and his wife Barb are supporters of the Waukesha Memorial Hospital Foundation, Autism Speaks Milwaukee Walk, Fisher House Charities, Honor Flight, Messmer High School, and Waukesha Noon Lioness. Tom enjoys the sport of golf, the Brewers, Packers, bucks and U.W. athletics. He personally enjoys hunting and shooting sports. Tom can be reached at: tom@soldwisconsin.com or on his cell at 414.510.9810.

Alyona Caravella

Buying or Selling a home may seem common place practices in today’s world, but not one real estate transaction (or a “deal” as we call it) is the same. There is no “one-fits-all” when it comes to people, properties or real estate agents. Being on a part of a successful and high performing team at RE/MAX Service First, my clients benefit from the collaborative experience of the team. I dedicate myself to never stop learning and growing my knowledge base. I have achieved the designations of Certified Expert Advisor, Real Estate Negotiating Expert, and Accredited Buyer Representative. I am uniquely equipped to guide you through the journey of purchasing and selling a home no matter how complex your situation may be. My expertise and knowledge of the real estate market, pricing and negotiation strategies, as well as access to other trusted service providers will result in potentially beating the competition in multiple offer situations and lead to a successful close on your terms. In everything, I focus on details, pride myself on efficiency and always plan for surprises.

Since starting my full-time career in real estate in 2009 I have assisted hundreds of individuals and families achieve their dreams. With selling nearly $30 million in career sales I have an incredible amount of experience navigating my clients through complex “deals”. My clients tell me they value my honesty, integrity and trust me with helping their families and friends. I believe in Service First and that Relationships Make the Journey. I am ready to take the journey with you. Alyona can be reached at: alyona@soldwisconsin.com or on her cell at 414.520.7780.


Matthew Schrader

Originally from Stevens Point, WI, Matthew is a graduate of Ferris State University holding a degree in Business Marketing. Matthew comes to RE/MAX Service First through relocation from Fort Wayne, IN where he was a licensed real estate broker at a quickly growing brokerage

Other passions beyond real estate, included tennis, fitness and architecture. From an early age, Matthew has shown an interest in architecture and design and enjoys the works of Frank Lloyd Wright. Matthew is an avid water sport enthusiast, lake goer, and generally enjoys spending time doing outdoor activities with his wife, son and dog. Matthew can be reached at matthew@soldwisconsin.com.

Samantha Gscheidmeier

Samantha Gscheidmeier is the Director Of Social Media at RE/MAX Service First. She utilizes multiple marketing platforms to help RE/MAX Service First’s sellers further market their home, attract new clients, convert leads and successfully close transactions. Samantha monitors online trends which can assist our clients in achieving their goals of buying or selling real estate. In today’s real estate market it is crucial that a company fully recognizes and utilizes all online and social media outlets where potential buyers can find our seller clients. Samantha’s goal is to provide our clients with all the latest available online and in social media.

In addition, Samantha assists in chairing and organizing various charity events RE/MAX Service First. She works directly with the Client Service Coordinator and helps sponsor and participates in charity events. She understands the importance of giving back to our community and loves being able to help! Samantha studied at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and the Milwaukee Area Technical College. Samantha is a huge advocate for rescuing animals so while her and her husband, John, have three rescue dogs of their own she also enjoys volunteering her time with various shelters and rescues in our area.

When you’re looking to buy or sell again, we’ll always be here to serve you.



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