Meet Our Team

Ernestine-MatthewsErnestine Matthews

Ernestine Matthews is the owner, broker, and lead agent at Matthews Real Estate LLC in Dowagiac, Michigan. She started her career in real estate more than 40 years ago and is a Life Time Gold Award Member of the Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors. After all this time, she still has an unrivaled passion for helping clients find the right home. As a broker and agent, Ernestine represents both buyers and sellers in transactions ranging from first time home buyers to multi-million dollar commercial property deals.

Ernestine works hard to ensure that every transaction is as simple and stress-free as possible. She understands the stress that buying or selling a home can cause and does everything she can to guide her clients through the process without adding to their worry.

Ernestine moved to Dowagiac more than 50 years ago with her husband Doug and their six children. The move was meant to be a temporary one, but they fell in love with the area and were never able to pull their family away. When she isn’t working, which is rare, Ernestine enjoys spending time with her husband, her children, and her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Give Ernestine a call today at (269) 782-2400 (office) or (269) 462-1096 (cell), or get in touch through email.

Lissa-McIntoshLissa Carter

Lissa Carter has served Southwest Michigan for more than 5 years as a real estate agent at Matthews Real Estate LLC in Dowagiac, Michigan. Lissa has represented both buyers and sellers during her short, but successful time as a real estate agent.

Lissa loves real estate, and more importantly, she loves the look her client’s face at closing. Prior to her career in real estate Lissa owned numerous rental and rehab properties. She uses her experiences in these areas to help her clients find the perfect investment opportunity and hidden gems that other realtors may overlook.

Outside of work, Lissa is a loving and devoted mother to three incredibly active children. Originally from South Bend, Indiana, Lissa has lived in Dowagiac for the past 22 years. As a life-long resident of the Michiana area, Lissa knows the area and helps her clients find the perfect place for them and their families.

Get in touch with Lissa today through email, or give her a call at (269) 462-2298.