About Us

A passionate team that shares the same commitment to making the real estate industry more cost effective, transparent and convienent.

Next Gen Brokerage

We are committed to make the real estate industry more convienent, cost effective and transparent. We use technology and data, combined with  outstanding local agents.

Consumer centric

The consumer is at the center of every decision we make, while providing our professional agents a platform to accelerate their careers. 


We all share the same passion and purpose, around the consumer and genuinely care about our brand, customers and people.

our story

dwellowner was founded by Eric Eckardt, who paused operations to build out two other US national real estate platforms since 2012 for companies traded on the NASDAQ and London Stock Exchange (LSE) . In 2019, he exited his role from a UK influenced brokerage to assemble a world-class team and relaunch dwellowner in the US with complete autonomy to drive innovation with a commitment to building a more convenient, transparent and cost effective real estate solution for the consumer. 

dwellowner team

Every single member of our team is valued and instrumental in the growth of our company in CA, NY, MA, CT, PA, and FL, with deep experience across technology, real estate, marketing, and finance for private and public companies.  

Eric Eckardt


Over 20-years professional experience across real estate, investment banking and entrepreneurship. Formerly, US CEO for a company on LSE and NASDAQ.  Recognized as one of the Most Powerful Leaders in The Residential Real Estate  Industry in 2019 by SP200 and REAL Trends GC2019 Game Changer. 

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Eric Koenig

General Management

Thought leader with 20 years of experience transforming and unleashing class-leading global organizations in technology and client services.   President ATG NA, former CEO of Hubzu, COO of Expedia, SVP/Head of Corporate Strategy AON, Product and Software Executive Motorola Mobility, McKinsey & Co. 

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Jeff Fatora


Operations executive with substantial startup expertise in ecommerce and real estate technology. Has led international teams of 300+ to operational excellence. Former COO of Hubzu and Bidspotter.com, Head of Solution Delivery Porch.com.  

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Nitin Shingate


As an entrepreneurial, innovative, and goal-focused Design Engineering executive with a diverse background in developing and implementing high-impacting software and business solutions. Formerly, founder of Houserie.com, sold to Overstock (NASDAQ: OSTK) in 2018

Kevin Hincker

Head of Mobile Development

Accomplished mobile app developer in the real estate sector. Former co-founder of NuOffer, a leading transactional  app and behind several other progressive initatives. He will lead dwellowner’s mobile app development team and play an instrumental role in moving to a consumer mobile first solution.


Roger Zelaya

CA Managing Broker

A real estate veteran with deep brokerage experience leading and building teams in CA.  2018 President for National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP) So Cal Inland Empire Chapter. DRE# 01194060.

Nikki Irizarry

FL Managing Broker

Over 15-years of real estate brokerage experience in FL, leading teams and providing results. Diverse asset exposure across  new construction, resales, short-sales and investors. To obtain more info on joining our team in FL, visit https://dwellowner.com/agents/

Valerie Castle

Head of Regulatory Affairs | CA REALTOR®

Valerie, a licensed real estate professional in California, has joined our team to champion our growth across Ventura County while heading our corporate regulatory affairs. Valerie brings to our team a wealth of experience across entrepreneurship, sales and marketing and business affairs. DRE# 01065018

Kim Cervantes


 Kim has over 17-years professional real estate experience providing outstanding five-star customer service working with both buyers and seller. She is an Inland Empire native that will proudly serve the Temecula Valley and surrounding areas, playing an instrumental role in our growth. DRE# 01459212. 

Frank Palombo


Over 20 years of experience in investment consulting and business development in the NYC area. Frank was formerly the leading agent at his former brokerage and is passionate about driving superior results, given his depth of experience and local market knowledge. Frank is a licensed real estate professional. 

Philip Antunes


Phil brings sound real estate experience and proven entrepreneurship. He a licensed real estate professional and proud member of the NYSAR , HGAR and NAR.

Shane Nizzardo


Shane is a licensed real estate professional in Connecticut that works across both residential and commercial assets. He is also working across investor relationships for our home-buyer program.

Elizabeth Gebhardt


Liz brings over 25-years experience as a licensed real estate professional working with buyers and sellers across the Inland Empire and San Diego County.  DRE# 01161547

Cynthia Ziegler


Cynthia Ziegler is as a licensed real estate professional that covers Long Island (Nassau County). She brings strong experience with deep local market insights to help buyers and sellers.

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NJ Managing Broker

Over 10-years experience across NJ managing teams. To obtain more info in advance of our launch, please visit https://dwellowner.com/agents/ 

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We have a number of national opportunites across several markets – apply in confidence today to learn how you can accelerate your career.