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Paul M. Pantano

Paul M. Pantano is a local and national leader in the real estate industry who acts as both an active real estate broker and an individual market participant through his closely held operating companies. Before establishing PANTANO Real Estate in 2001, Paul was a highly successful REMAX broker.

Paul has been engaged in New Castle County residential and commercial real estate since 1990. Throughout his career, he has participated in the marketing, managing, and selling of thousands of residential, commercial, and institutional assets, and received numerous awards including 2010 Realtor of the Year for New Castle County and the State of Delaware. He is also the past president of the New Castle County Board of Realtors.

 Paul grew up in Wilmington and attended the University of Delaware, where he earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration and Organizational Theory. He lives in Greenville with his wife and three children and is active on numerous housing-related boards and in volunteer activities in the community. Paul is the president of the Delaware Housing Opportunity Fund, Inc. (DEHOFI), a nonprofit housing agency that provides essential home repairs to seniors, veterans, and homeowners in need, and a member of the Wilmington Ballet Board of Directors.

Clients describe Paul as great to work with, honest, and knowledgeable.

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Johanna Novack


Johanna is a hardworking professional who gives her clients 100%, keeps them informed, and always returns their phone calls. She gets the best results for her buyers and sellers by helping them analyze the current real estate market and create realistic goals and expectations for themselves. 

 Johanna specializes in residential sales within Delaware, with an emphasis on the New Castle County area. When it comes to listing a property, she strives to develop a marketing plan that includes aggressive advertising of the home and obtaining the best return for her sellers.

 Clients describe Johanna as a pleasure to work with, extremely helpful, and an excellent resource and go-to.


Tony Carlton


Tony has been involved in Real Estate as an investor and property manager for over 10 years. He has a bachelor's degree in business management, served 8 years in the US Army, and now works at Pantano Real Estate as a sales associate. Originally from Philadelphia, PA he's now a Wilmington, DE resident and member of the New Castle County Board of REALTORS(r). Tony's goal is to empower you with knowledge and tools to make informed decisions and leverage the market for the best outcome.

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Jeffrey Sheraton

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Jeffrey Sheraton is a Wilmington native with years of experience investing in residential real estate.  Through his company, Sheraton Properties, he owns and manages several dozen properties.  Jeff also has experience with foreclosures and alternative real estate financing.  He specializes in properties located in the City of Wilmington and New Castle County.  In addition to his real estate business Jeff is also a career firefighter/EMT.  Jeff would be happy to help you with any of your real estate needs.

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Holly Henderson-Smith

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In June 2018, Holly Henderson-Smith joined PANTANO Real Estate, a boutique real estate brokerage focused on listing and selling residential real estate in the Greater Wilmington and New Castle County marketplace. A native Delawarean, Holly is a graduate of Archmere Academy, and has a bachelor's degree of science from Villanova University. Following her undergraduate studies, Holly furthered her education by attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and earning a degree in Textile Development and Marketing. Holly then pursued an illustrious career in Fashion where she held the position as the Vice President of Advertising and Marketing at J. Mendel. While working a total of 11 years for J. Mendel Holly became certified in Marketing & Graphic Design, doing work for companies such as Art of Shaving, Shawn Warren, Oscar De La Renta Furs, Empowers Africa, Lens Crafters, Dewar's etc.

Holly's past experience has helped to create the backbone for the beginning of her career in Real Estate. As she continues her daily pursuit to being one of the top agents in her office, she welcomes the everyday hustle allowing her to push her business to the next level. The unique marketing plans she creates specifically tailored to each property is where she excels, giving her clients  the results they want in every transaction. She truly values and recognizes that for most, this is the single most significant purchase they will make in their lives. She lives by the mantra "Holly Values Homes", and will guide you through every step of the process... Buyer? Seller? Investor? Holly Henderson-Smith will work for you to get you where you want to be.

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Erik Bashford


Erik Bashford is a Delaware native and brings a wealth of real estate & New Castle County area knowledge to his clients.  Erik graduated from Salesianum and became involved in the real estate industry shortly after graduating with a BA in Economics from the University of Delaware.  An established niche in investment properties began with Erik's contracting company where he gained experience working with investors through purchasing and managing rental properties.  Erik's contracting company continued to grow to include property preservation of bank-owned homes, and he became a Certified Home Inspector while managing his own rental properties.  Due to his extensive knowledge and experience in the field, Erik is proficient at finding the right property for the first-time home buyer or investor.