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Denise Ritossa
PPS, Leading RE Marketing Specialist

Willoughby Office, OH
34601 Ridge Road
Willoughby, OH 44094
(440) 944-9600

Service Beyond the Sale

Professional Bio:

I have been a licensed Realtor & Professional Property Stager with Howard Hanna Real Estate since 2016.  Prior to transitioning into residential real estate, I had over 25 years of domestic and international corporate real estate experience.  My previous area of expertise was in corporate and commercial real estate where I worked for fortune 200 & fortune 500 companies such as KeyCorp, Trammell Crow/CBRE and Eaton Corporation. I handled highly diverse and complex real estate transactions surrounding corporate acquisitions, dispositions, and lease negotiations on both a national and global basis. 

In addition to corporate real estate, I have a broad base experience with Retail and office space leasing, complex contract negotiation and various aspects of property management and lease administration. 

While I enjoyed a great deal of success in the corporate arena, I began to feel disconnected with a culture where transactions and projects more often centered around the business and bottom line vs the customer and personal relationships.  While Real estate was my profession, I found that people were my passion.  As such, I decided to redirect my attention to focus exclusively on residential real estate, where the customer is key, the transactions are personal and the results are truly meaningful and impactful. 

Buying or selling your home is one of the most exciting life events.  However, it can also be challenging and stressful.  It is the largest emotional and financial investment of one’s life and as such, you need the knowledge and expertise of a professional Realtor.   Whether you are a first time buyer, investor or luxury estate client, my commitment to you as your agent will be to approach each project with a sense of unparalleled priority and professionalism, where my ongoing goal will be to exceed your expectations.   I will work with you each step of the way to make the process as stress free and seamless as possible.  As your agent, you will not only benefit from my vast experience and industry knowledge but will have the full support of my local office and the power of Howard Hanna, the number one real estate service company in Ohio.

Personal Info:

I was born in Cleveland, Ohio and spent my younger years in Nashville, Tennessee.  I returned to Northeast Ohio and received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in the field of Education. After graduating, I accidently fell into the field of Real Estate and never looked back. I currently live in Kirtland, Ohio with my husband and two very active boys and a very large and social extended family.  We spend our free time traveling, hiking, biking, kayaking and attending our children’s sports events in addition to entertaining our huge base of friends and family.

The Howard Hanna Mission

Howard Hanna is a family-owned, full-service real estate company, providing the finest in real estate, mortgage, title and insurance services. We strive every day, in every transaction, to reflect our pride in our company, ourselves and each other, and in the people and communities that we serve. Through our knowledge, integrity and innovation, we are able to participate in our customers’ realization of the American Dream.


Dream Home
Executive Home
First Time Buyers
Historic Home
Luxury Homes
Move-Up Home
New Home

Listed by:Denise Ritossa
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 4057599
Listed by:Denise Ritossa
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 4048369
Listed by:Denise Ritossa
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
MLS # 3919945

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