Our Story

We are blessed and grateful beyond measure to have built a real estate business to 98% referral and past clients. As Brokers at eXp Realty, we each bring our individual areas of expertise to the business which encompasses all aspects of real estate, from the residential market, first time buyers and luxury home buyers, to vacant land and development projects, commercial properties and running a systems-based business, we have it covered. We love what we do and are committed to our agents’ growth and success.

Meet Our Team

Deb Ronayne

Associate Broker

Deb has a great variety of experience in business but counts her children as her greatest accomplishments in life. Deb spent her early career in manufacturing, owning and operating a plastics injection molding company and implementing QS-9000 standards. Licensed in real estate in 2003, she generated over $68 million in sales in four years during a challenging and declining market. Deb’s unparalleled expertise and professionalism allows her clients to focus on their busy lives while she efficiently manages every detail of the real estate transaction. This is demonstrated by clients who work with her time after time and who refer her to their friends and family. Deb earned her Broker’s license in 2011 and she and Lou are consistently recognized in the top 5% of Realtors in the industry.

Lou Ronayne

Associate Broker

Lou became a Licensed Realtor in 1983 and quickly earned his Broker’s license. In his early career, he managed an FHA 515 Moderate Housing Program and then went on to successfully develop several residential neighborhoods in Southeast Michigan, including Fox Creek Meadows and Crystal Shores Estates. Lou was a top sales agent before becoming a stockholder and managing broker for a local Keller Williams office. He then went on to to become the Regional Director for the KW Michigan-N. Ohio region for six years, where his leadership skills and tenacity helped grow the Region to 31 successful offices during the economic recession in Michigan. He brings his many years and vast experience and vision to the team, assisting our clients with vacant land & development projects and commercial real estate.

Deb & Lou are Certified Mentors and 5x ICON agents at eXp Realty.

Family – Faith – Freedom

Katy Swallow

Sales Associate

Katy is a Sales Associate with the Ronayne Team and Program Administrator for Ronayne Associates.  She graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.  Katy’s natural ability to focus on the details of numerous tasks at once, along with her organizational skills, make her a trusted professional with buyers and sellers.

Louie Ronayne

Business Litigation Attorney

Louie is a business litigation attorney at Butzel Long, one of Michigan’s largest and oldest law firms.  He graduated from the Michigan State University College of Law, magna cum laude, in 2017 and received his bachelor’s degree from Adrian College, cum laude, in 2014.  While in law school, Louie obtained his real estate license and joined his parents in real estate.  A large part of his law practice is also dedicated to real estate and resolving disputes arising from real estate matters.  His combined skills and insight as both an attorney and realtor add tremendous value to clients looking to sell or buy real estate.

Our Boundless Partnership

With a combined 54 years in the business, over $1 billion in sales, and extensive management and development experience, Lou and Deb Ronayne have undoubtedly flourished alongside one another in their professional lives. In real estate, they have not only built a thriving career and productive business partnership; they have also carved out a space to grow closer to one another — to flourish as partners in business and in life.

“We’ve been married 29 years but feel like newlyweds,” Deb said. “We’re best friends, we share our Christian faith, we have each other’s back and we are always there for each other through all the highs and lows. We’re business partners who have fun in real estate and love our work … and we are encouragers for everyone we meet who is searching for direction.”