Meet the Team

John Hayden

Senior Selling & Buying Specialist

John Hayden is a Senior Associate for Homegate Direct Realty specializing in the buying and selling of property in the Wisconsin Real Estate market. He joined Homegate Direct Realty after receiving a degree in Business from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee.

John is a native to Wisconsin and believes in building long lasting relationships with his clients. John likes to spend his time with family and friends. His hobbies include: Brewers, Packers, softball, golf, and whatever the great outdoors has to offer.

Throughout his career, Mr. Hayden has developed a passion for representing buyers and sellers in the marketplace. He has earned the trust of many and plans to continue that reputation in the future with Homegate Direct Realty.

Mary Ann Neville

Realtor Emeritus, CRS, GRI

Mary Ann is one of the Milwaukee areas longest serving and experienced Realtors. As a Realtor Emeritus, Mary Ann has over 40 years of experience in selling homes and assisting buyers in finding the exact home they are looking for.

Mary Ann began working in the Milwaukee real estate market in 1964 and has worked at firms ranging from Purtell and Wigdale, Federated and Shorewest to Coldwell Banker. She's worked with home buyers and sellers on transactions from $100,000 to $2,000,000 in all areas of Southeastern Wisconsin and has sat in the management chair so her experience is second to none in the Wisconsin real estate market.

Mary Ann is also a Charter Member of the Certified Residential Specialists and has been since 1980. Let her put her experience, knowledge and love of real estate to work for you.

James Vertz

Director of Real Estate Services - Green Bay/Fox Valley Office

Mr. Vertz serves as the Director of Real Estate Services for the Northeastern Wisconsin Homegate Direct Realty office located in Green Bay. Mr. Vertz has over 15 years experience in Sales and Marketing and has always had a very specific focus on large ticket retail consumer purchases for his buyers and sellers. He enjoys his time with his wife and 2 daughters. As with anyone who lives in Green Bay, he loves to watch the green and gold and is an avid cyclist.

Christoper Neville

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Mr. Neville is a lifelong Milwaukee area resident and the real estate industry has always been a large part of the Neville family. Mr. Neville brings a great deal of real world residential real estate and property management experience to the organization. The Neville family has a long history of being involved for over four decades in the Wisconsin real estate market.

Mr. Neville started his real estate career in the early 1990?s with the Alden Group, a private equity firm specializing in commercial real estate acquisition and redevelopment.
Mr. Neville is a key visionary for Homegate Direct Realty by creating the Fee For Service business model where our clients can receive any and all services a full service broker would provide, but at just a fraction of the cost to the consumer. This visionary model is saving home sellers tens of thousands of dollars in home equity.

Mr. Neville holds a BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin.

Tim Vertz

Co-Founder and Board of Directors

As the Founder and Managing Broker for Homegate Direct Realty, Mr. Vertz brings over 15 years of leadership, business, and entrepreneurial experience for the unique vision of Homegate Direct Realty and how they are revolutionizing the real estate market.

Mr. Vertz is one of the nation's renowned experts in customer relationship management and customer service leadership strategies and has helped many companies around the country maximize the right policies and principals to greatly improve their client relationships. As a life long Wisconsin resident, Mr. Vertz has been heavily involved in Milwaukee area business and community affairs for decades. The Vertz family also founded Shoot the Moon Photography, STMcreative, Vertz Marketing,, and HGD Commercial Real Estate with locations in Milwaukee, Green Bay, Mequon and Delafield.

Mr. Vertz holds a BA in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.