Meet Sam Yockey

Meet Sam Yockey

Sam Yockey is a Dorchester County native and a 1981 graduate of North Dorchester High School. He currently resides in East New Market with his wife Jane and their loving Basset hound Gunther.

Sam was employed by the Cambridge Police Department as a Police Communications Officer II from 1985 until his retirement in July of 2016. During that time, Sam received his Associate of Applied Science degree in Mortuary Science, and for over 12 years, has been a licensed Funeral Director with Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge

Sam is a Life member of both the Secretary and East New Market Volunteer Fire companies as a firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician and has held the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Ambulance Lieutenant, and Trustee. He also serves as town councilman for the town of East New Market and is a member of the Sons of the American Legion #243, Dorchester County Volunteer Firemen’s Association, Delmarva Funeral Service Association, Lower Eastern Shore Mayor’s Association, The National Funeral Directors Association, Mid Shore Board of Realtors, and The River at Jubilee Christian Fellowship.

Sam’s passions include gardening, cooking, and music.

“I believe that Dorchester County and the surrounding areas afford the greatest tranquility and natural beauty. It affords me the greatest honor to help those in search of their dream home find it here. I have always believed this is the greatest place in the world to live,” says Sam.

If you’d like Sam’s help finding the perfect home, you can reach him by email or call him at 443.521.9310.

Meet Rhonda Richardson!

Meet Rhonda Richardson!

Rhonda is a native of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, born and raised in Dorchester County.  She is passionate about the natural beauty that the area offers from picturesque farms to the miles of breathtaking waterways.  She says, “This is my home and I welcome the opportunity to help make it yours too!”

Rhonda has enjoyed much success in her 22-year career in real estate and is very proud to be a member of the Powell Realtor team.  She feels it’s a good fit to be a part of a true locally owned and operated family business that has been serving the Eastern Shore for 47 years! 

Her number one priority as a Realtor is listening intently to her client’s needs.  She makes it a point to surround herself with the best in the business – from mortgage lenders, to inspectors, to appraisers – allowing her to provide the utmost personal and caring service for a smooth transaction.

In her spare time, Rhonda enjoys the Chesapeake Bay and it’s many tributaries whether fishing, crabbing or simply taking a boat cruise to one of the many area restaurants.  She also enjoys traveling, gardening and nature walks.  Above all, her most cherished times are ones spent with her family and friends.

Whether you’re thinking about buyer or selling we encourage you to put Rhonda’s years of experience to work for you!

Interested in working with Rhonda?

You can reach her at 410.330.2140 (cell), 410.228.9333 (office), or

Meet Jessica Lewis!

Meet Jessica Lewis!

Introducing Jessica Lewis! Jessica joined the Powell team in 2017. She’s been helping people her whole life, formerly as a registered nurse and certified case manager. She always enjoyed putting a smile on people’s faces and now she gets to work with families to help them find the perfect home where they can grow or downsize.

When she started doing this job, Jessica determined that buying a home is something people should never feel rushed into. She says it’s important to take your time because buying a home is such a huge decision. She believes it’s really important to make sure you truly love a home before making any decisions about buying it.

Jessica also really loves working with sellers. Her secret tip for home sellers: Stage your home! Many people look at homes on the internet and seeing a home furnished makes them picture their own family in that house.

When Jessica is away from work, she spends time with her husband, four kids who are still at home (plus one adult daughter when she’s able to visit!), and dog Axl. She enjoys many coastal activities that are part of life on the Shore. She loves traveling with her family and kayaking on the water. She regularly volunteers with various organizations to help in the community, as does her husband who is a volunteer firefighter. Aside from their five children, Jessica and her husband have also chosen to be a foster parent for nine years. She loves having the opportunity to help and care for others.

Jessica Lewis, Eastern Shore Realtor, with her family

Jessica Lewis, Eastern Shore Realtor, with her husband

If you would like to chat with Jessica to see if she’s the right Realtor for you, just shoot us a message!

Jessica Lewis, Realtor at Powell Realtors, shares photos of her family enjoying the Eastern Shore lifestyle

Meet Our Newest Team Member: Heather Kramer!

Meet Our Newest Team Member: Heather Kramer!

Powell Realtors is excited to welcome our newest team member, Heather Kramer! Heather is new to real estate, but she is already a huge success!! She closed her first sale shortly after joining Powell Realtors in March of 2018, and she quickly picked up three additional listings.

Heather’s transition to real estate is a natural fit. She spent 27 years as a hair stylist, and always loved talking with and helping people. She also has a passion for renovating houses. She and her husband Rob have purchased and restored several homes over the years. Heather has a real knack for spotting a “diamond in the rough” and seeing the full potential every home has to offer. This skill is a real asset to homebuyers! She advises buyers to look for architectural details and unique features that make a home special.

Heather is especially excited about helping newcomers discover the many advantages of living in Dorchester County and the greater Eastern Shore region. She has lived in the area her whole life, though she’s had the opportunity to travel extensively. She always enjoys coming home to the natural beauty of the Shore. She likes to spend as much time as possible outdoors and is an avid gardener.

Heather Kramer and Rob Kramer in Alaska

Heather Kramer and her husband Rob enjoying their vacation in Alaska

Heather has two grown children, Collin and Emma. She and her husband share their home with two rescue dogs, a black lab and a German shepherd.

Heather’s children Emma and Collin

German shepherd and black lab

Heather’s rescue pups, a German shepherd and black lab.

If you’d like to chat with Heather about buying or selling a home, you can reach her by email or phone at 443.521.1470. If you’d like to begin your property search online, you can view our listings here.

Get to Know Janet Emerson

Get to Know Janet Emerson

Meet Janet Emerson! Janet has been with Powell Realtors for just over a year, though she’s been in real estate since 2003. That’s about the same time she moved back to the area. After living all over the world with her husband, Janet was ready to return to her roots. Real estate was the perfect fit.

Janet’s favorite things about working in real estate are the flexibility and the opportunity to work with all kinds of different people. She loves that every day is a new adventure. The work is never monotonous, so there’s always something new to look forward to.

Janet’s top advice for home buyers is to keep in mind that there’s no such thing as the perfect property. There are lots of great homes out there, so it’s important to keep an open mind. Try to narrow your wish list to a few key must-haves. There are lots of things you can change after you buy your home.

For sellers, Janet’s advice is, “Clean it up and clear it out!” A clutter-free house that’s been cleaned top-to-bottom makes a great first impression. Buyers will love it!

When Janet isn’t working, she enjoys playing pickleball and reading mysteries and historical fiction. She’s also active in her church and loves spending time with her grandkids and her cats. Janet also enjoys traveling, especially in Hawaii and Europe.

If you’d like to talk with Janet to see if she’s the right Realtor for you, just send us a message!

Get to Know Sue Wyatt

Get to Know Sue Wyatt

Meet Sue Wyatt! Sue has been bringing her energy and positivity to Powell Realtors for 13 years. Before transitioning to real estate, Sue owned and operated the Dairy Queen in Cambridge (she still owns it today). She wanted to do something completely different, and Val Brown was eager for Sue to join the team!

Sue’s favorite thing about working in real estate is the people. She especially loves helping people when they are making a major transition in their lives, like buying their first home or beginning retirement. Sue’s top tip for buyers is to get your ducks in a row before starting your home search. Understand your finances and get pre-qualified for a mortgage. Her top tip for sellers is to try to look at your home objectively once you decide to sell. Walk through like you’re a buyer seeing it for the first time. Consider asking a friend to provide honest feedback about things you can tweak to make your home more appealing to a wide audience of buyers.

When Sue isn’t working, she loves traveling with friends. She’s been all over the world – Italy, Greece, Cuba, and Ireland, to name a few. Her favorite travel destinations are Venice and Santorini Island in Greece. When she gets home, Sue likes spending time with her two grandchildren and her Boston Terrier, Albert. She also loves enjoying everything Cambridge has to offer.

If you’d like to chat with Sue to see if she’s the right Realtor for you, just shoot us a message!

Sue Wyatt, Eastern Shore Realtor, Powell Realtors

Sue Wyatt, Eastern Shore Realtor, Powell Realtors

Sue Wyatt, Eastern Shore Real Estate Agent, Powell Realtors