About Us

As a consumer, you expect professional service provided by real estate agents who are thoroughly knowledgeable about the communities they serve as well an office that is technologically savvy. We promise to meet or exceed your expectations!

Founded in 1987 by Joe Steele, Steele Associates Real Estate has been offering consistent, high level service in the Mid-Cape area and across the Cape since conception. Located near historic Route 6A near Cape Cod Bay in East Dennis, we are known for our expertise in beach area and North side sales and quality seasonal rentals. The company has experienced controlled growth and today remains a respected independent firm in an era where personalized service and integrity has given way to larger, number crunching franchises. Steele Associates’ strength lies in our approach to buyers and sellers alike, providing individualized attention to every transaction.

Joseph Steele

Joseph Steele

The owner/broker/founder of Steele Associates, Joe Steele, was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey. After the Marines, Joe enjoyed over ten years of award winning employment with IBM as an engineer. Meeting the ever changing demands of the computer industry, he joined the sales force of a software/consulting firm and enjoyed success in sales until moving to Cape Cod in 1983. Outside of real estate, Joe devoted many hours to the local youth hockey organization and was past Chairman of the Board of the Tony Kent Ice Arena. Regretfully, Joe passed away in November, 2020 after a brief battle with cancer.  The Steele Associates team continues in his name, offering the highest levels of service and integrity to which Joe aspired.

Velia Pola

Velia Pola ~ E-mail Me

A Cape Cod native and a small business owner in her own right, Velia entered real estate as a second career when she met and married Joe Steele. After twenty-plus years at Steele Associates in sales and rentals, as well as behind the scenes as the office bookkeeper, Velia has taken up Joe’s position as owner/broker after his passing. Though no one can fill Joe’s shoes, Velia — along with the dedicated team at Steele Associates —  strives to honor his legacy and to maintain the  level of excellence that he established.

Lisa Steele

Lisa Steele ~ E-mail Me

Having moved to the Cape in 1983, Lisa, also a former IBMer, began her career in real estate in 1988 after doing the administrative work at the start-up of Steele Associates. Lisa’s interpersonal skills and genuine interest in people have earned her the respect of colleagues and the designation of as a Top Producing (top 5% Cape wide) salesperson for many consecutive years. Her dedication to her clients, energy and integrity enables her to assist countless buyers and sellers who not only refer friends but also return to her when it’s time to buy or sell again! 

Robert Teahan

Robert Teahan ~ E-mail Me

A Massachusetts native and graduate of Westfield State College, Bob spent over ten years in law enforcement before joining Steele Associates in 1989. Bob’s experience and contacts have enabled him to consistently turn in multi-million dollar sales figures each year. He has lived on Cape for 18+ years and his knowledge of the area is unmatched.

Sandy Schwenk ~ E-mail Me

Raised in Marlborough, Massachusetts, Sandy vacationed all her life on Cape Cod, moving here permanently in 1990 after living in California for 12 years. Her experience in working with the public and bookkeeping as a small business owner (moving company), has been a tremendous asset. She has found success here since joining us in 1997 & the many people she has helped buying or selling properties proudly recommend her to friends & associates.

Bette Landry

Bette Landry ~ E-mail Me

Bette landed on the shores of Cape Cod from Connecticut in 1979 with her college sweetheart/husband Bob. Son, Bobby, and daughter, Christine, completed the family unit. Bette used her fascination with homes and architecture to catapult her into the real estate field and has proudly been a REALTOR® and Broker since 1983. As a former owner of a successful Cape real estate office for 22 years, Bette brings experience and insight to Steele Associates.

Tessa LeBlanc ~ E-mail Me

With family ties to the Cape dating back over 70 years, Tessa is incredibly familiar with Cape Cod. As a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Bridgewater State  with a degree in Psychology while also enjoying membership on the equestrian team, she has a great skill set to assist her clients in negotiating selling or buying on the complicated, always changing Cape marketplace. Tessa brings her strong work ethic and interpersonal skills  as a REALTOR® assisting her clients with their Cape Cod real estate needs.

Richard Mckenzie

Richard McKenzie ~ E-mail Me

Hailing originally from Attleboro, Massachusetts, Rich moved to Cape Cod in 1980 following two years in the Army. He and his wife began their own business in 1984 which has flourished ever since. In his off time, Rich enjoys relaxing with his wife and two daughters, golf and his oyster farm in Quivet Neck. Joining Steele Associates in 2007, Richie’s complete knowledge of the Cape’s many areas and his easy going, but “there when you need him” attitude is sure to make your dealings with him a most enjoyable experience!

David Hagstrom

David Hagstrom

Originally from the Blackstone Valley region of Massachusetts, Dave moved to Orleans in 1982 where he enjoyed a successful career in law enforcement. Following his retirement, he worked in the mortgage industry and began dabbling in real estate. In 2014, Dave joined the team at Steele and put his experience to work for the many buyers and sellers in his vast network. He provides caring and honest professional advice with a blend of dry wit to his many loyal clients.   Sadly, David passed away suddenly in May, 2023. He was a true friend and a kind human who will be deeply missed.