Team Brahler gives back

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When she’s not helping home buyers and sellers get moving in the westside of Cleveland, Akron and Kent, Re/Max Realtor Katy Dix Brahler goes above and beyond to give back to a cause. Here’s what Katy’s doing—right now.

By Patricia Nugent

Katy Dix Brahler has enjoyed a long career with many accolades along the way. (This multi million-dollar producer is a distinguished member of the President’s Club and Executive Club of Re/Max.)

But she says the most humbling honor came recently when she was nominated to become the Woman of the Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in 2015.

“Along with the support of my family and friends, I’ve always been involved with philanthropy,” she says. “And this call takes our efforts to a new level. I’m thrilled to get going.”

A Critical Mission
The LLS seeks to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

“To date, the LLS has invested $1 billion in research aimed at helping blood cancer patients live longer, healthier lives,” says Katy. 

“This effort is near and dear to me because of my brother, Clint Dix, who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma, as well as my dear friend, Jody DeMarco Schaffer, who is currently waiting for a bone marrow transplant at the Cleveland Clinic.”

As soon as Katy was nominated by past clients and friends Don and Maleia Greenberg, she put together the trusted team of twin sister Amy Haught and friends Julie Holowenko and Sue Olson to help her spearhead the campaign.


They came up with a goal of raising over $50,000 in the 10-week timeframe.

Homegrown Talent
The skills Katy brings to the table as a Realtor will be well used in this Herculean task. 

“In addition to rallying my friends and associates to help with the cause, I personally plan to donate $500 from every commission I make to the LLS,” she says.

This formidable Realtor’s slogan is a perfect fit with fundraising at this level.

“Katy Can. Katy Will. Katy Did. Call Katy!”
Though she boasts listings as far away as Kent and Downtown Cleveland, the Bay Village resident likes to keep things close to home, with an abundance of homes for sale in Bay and Rocky River. 

“There is just an unexplainable magic about these cities,” she says. “From skirting Lake Erie along Huntington and Wagar Beaches to the Nature Center, Bay Days and town parades, people want to be part of these close-knit communities.”

And as a busy mom of teenage daughters, she knows firsthand the excellence of the nationally recognized Bay Village school system and offers a unique, homegrown perspective of the area. 

The Art of Personal Contact
“One of the things that I will always do is call clients personally,” she says. 


“I know a lot of Realtors just shoot an email or text to communicate, but I don’t work that way. I like to engage in real dialogues with people for the most effective results.”

She will work harder for you than many other Realtors because Re/Max Realtors operate on a different pay structure, paying for all the advertising to market a home upfront themselves.

“This means we are highly motivated to sell quicker and more efficiently than other agents,” she says. 

“We will not take on a home unless we are confident we can sell it for what the seller wants.”

Those Who Hesitate…
“If I had a nickel for everytime I hear people say they want to wait until spring or summer to put their houses on the market,” she smiles. 

“I’d have a lot of nickels. I have dozens of pre-approved buyers who are just waiting for your home to come on the market. If you wait until later in the spring to put it on the market, you’ll then be competing with all the other people who waited, and might not get the price you were hoping for.”

Historically low interest rates and a shortage of homes on the market can only mean one thing: Now is the prime time to sell. Anyone thinking of selling a home should take advantage of Katy’s free Competitive Market Analysis service.

And for busy buyers, Katy does the house hunting for you. She wakes up each morning and scours MLS listings and then emails potential homes that fit your criteria.

RE/MAX is located at 20006 Detroit Road, #201, in Rocky River. Her direct line is 440-724-4313. Visit for more information. And check out inspiring stories from survivors on Katy’s Facebook page. 

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