Meet the Chandlers

We're passionate about houses! Big ones, tiny ones, already perfect ones, not yet built ones, and ones that need a little extra love. There is a just right fit for everyone, and we will take you on that journey to find "The One" for you. 

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To say that John was born to be a real estate agent would be an understatement. John's love for homes started when he was a child with his father, Nev Chandler, Sr who started building with his father, Charles Chandler, on Cleveland's westside in 1922. While his brother, Nev Chandler, Jr took the route of sports caster for channel 5 and the voice of the Cleveland Browns and the Indians, John's love stayed with the family business in real estate. John met the love of his life, Deb, at Rocky River High School. After their senior year John left Deb and Ohio behind to attend college in greener pastures in Colorado. But as much as he loved Colorado, it couldn't hold him. After graduation, John came back to Cleveland and the family business. In 1977 John and Deb were married,  he received his brokers license, and managed The Chandler Realty Company, which included 3 westside offices, and over 100 agents! While being a real estate agent & a broker, John was also a member of the local and state REALTORS Associations, memberships that he still holds to this day. In 1985, Deb joined John at Chandler Realty Company, and they've been working together ever since. In 1988 John was elected president of the Cleveland Area Board of REALTORS, and served as a district representative to the Ohio Association of REALTORS. He went on to be awarded Realtor of the Year in 1990. After spending all of the 90's at Chandler Realty, John and Deb decided it was time for something new. They moved on to work for Realty One, which is now, Howard Hanna. Over the course of his career, John has earned the following designations:

  • GRI, Graduate of the Real Estate Institute

  • CRB, Certified Real Estate Broker

  • SFR, Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource

  • RCC, Residential Construction Certified

  • CNHS, Certified New Home Specialist

There is no doubt that John gained his passion for real-estate from the influence of 3 generations of home builders and developers. To read more about the Chandler Building history, click the link below.

Chandler Building History
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Born and raised in Rocky River,


  • Certified Relocations Specialist

  • Homes of Distinction Specialist

  • Certified Residential Broker Specialist

  • SFR Designation for Short Sales & Forclosure Resource Assistance



  • Howard Hanna's Distinguished Customer Quality Service Award (30+ years)

  • Howard Hanna's "The Best of the Best" Award (30+ years)

  • Top Lister (30+years) Realty One and Howard Hanna

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Heather grew up in the Kansas City area. Daughter of a home builder, she has always had a special love for homes. "Since I was a little girl, I have always found houses fascinating. My great-grandmother passed away when I was 4, but to this day, I still remember the exact layout of her house, even though I'd only been there once." Since joining the Chandler team in 2017, Heather has collaborated with John and Deb on everything from transactions to how to make the Chandler team better. "I love that I've been gifted with the opportunity to work with these two amazing people. I say that so much, they just laugh now, but I truly think that you're lucky when you have the ability to work with the people you love, and it's fun." With a background in art, Heather uses her graphic design knowledge to add a professional touch to the marketing for the Chandler Team and their clients. "Since part of a Realtor's job is to market and sell a property, I really think it's crucial to have an understanding of how design works. The fundamentals of good design and a marketing plan are what will bring the best offers on your house. While  it's a less traditional part of a real estate agent's job to provide in house graphic design, I believe it's just one more detail that makes us stand out from the rest." Heather studied art and design during college, and keeps up with the ever-changing trends by taking software and design classes in addition to her real estate education. "This spring, 2021, I have the opportunity to work closely with an interior design prodigy who has traveled the world designing homes for her clients. I'm excited to learn some staging tips straight from the expert!"