About Service Star Realty

We are incredibly thankful for the people and the success of Service Star Realty. Whether you’re a tenant, investor or realtor, we hope to count you as one of our future success stories! Starting small, we had no idea that we would grow as fast and strong as we did. In the time it took to plan a centennial celebration for our first hundred units, we had doubled in size (so doubled the celebration!)

We now manage around 800 properties with a team that still feels like family. We’re not shy about this success because it’s driven by our philosophy to help people and provide exceptional service. You can get to know us in this video, hear why we kept our first ever keybox, who is the number-cruncher and who is the people person, but most importantly, what it is we love about our clients, our team, and a life in property management.

Co-Founders
Dora Pinter RMP®, CRPM®, MPM®, Master Property Manager and
David Swaim RMP®, CRPM®, MPM® Designated Broker

The Service Star Story


Service Star Realty began in 2011 from a shared vision of Dora Pinter and David Swaim, a Phoenix realtor couple with 60 plus years of combine real estate experience. David and Dora wanted to create a property management company that offered valuable service at an affordable price that owners can trust in.

The original idea for developing a Phoenix property management company came to them when they watched David’s parents deal with a troubled property management company. That company was impossible to reach. They would return voice mails a week later or send an email instead of calling. They had extensive repair costs and a terrible track record for keeping tenants. When they charged for a new dishwasher three times in the same year, the Swaims decided they needed a different company. This was a perfect opportunity for David and Dora to help and start fulfilling the vision.

The industry needed professionals who offered great customer service, honesty and a strong work ethic. Service Star Realty was created from this initial dream. Since then, the company has grown to manage around 800 properties because of client referrals and proven track record. The secret recipe is great systems where nothing falls through the cracks and an enthusiastic staff who loves property management. David and Dora are proud of their company growth and grateful to all the clients who have recommended them. Today, the Swaims and over 550 investors remain satisfied customers of Service Star Realty.

Meet the Team


When you join Service Star Realty, you get the power of an entire, personable team whose sole aim is to help and delight you.

They love to solve problems and enjoy being able to help tenants and owners at the same time. But they also have a wide variety of other passions and interests.

Meet the team below and see who you’ll be working with from accounts, to property management, and maintenance.

Guess who loves the great outdoors, and who is the music festival fan... Get to know them all in the videos below.

Service Star Realty Company Photo
Michelle Nelson » Operations Manager
Michelle has worked for Service Star Realty for almost 5 years, and her job entails auditing of all the policies and procedures of the company. She is in charge of accounting, and she makes sure owners and tenants have all of their questions and concerns taken care of. Anything that anybody needs to get their job done effectively and productively -- that's what she's here for. She loves working here because we just don't work hard but we also have a lot of fun doing it.
Direct: 480-426-9696 x 105 E-Mail: Michelle@LeaseAZ.com
Debi Katzman» Property Manager
Meet Debi Katzman, a property manager at Service Star Realty. Debi loves to travel, savoring the experience wherever she is at and no matter how simple the activity is. Having been an agent since 2000, Debi says there is still more room for her to learn and to grow. Moreover, she enjoys the opportunity to help other people which is her ultimate goal as a property manager.
Direct: 480-290-3142 E-Mail: Debi@LeaseAZ.com
Michelle Wesala» Property Manager
Michelle joined the team with 15 years of Multi-Housing experience. She is enjoying her transition in Service Star Realty, specifically from the Apartment Industry. She is having fun managing a variety of homes that gives her the opportunity to meet great people and see different properties. She is fond of meeting new people and trying to find the best possible living space for them.
Direct: 480-290-3431 E-Mail: MWesala@LeaseAZ.com
Kristie Teawalt» Property Manager
Kristie came into the company with 14 years of experience in Property Management. She enjoys working with her clients, owners of single-family homes. She is very fond of the team behind Service Star Realty because of the free flow of communication and the working environment is fun! Outside her work, she enjoys spending time with her dog, hiking, swimming, and other outdoor activities.
Direct: 480-291-3856 E-Mail: Kristie@LeaseAZ.com
Michele Filener» Property Manager
Michele joined the team in 2020. Before this, she worked as a community manager and a portfolio director for assets for 15 years across Arizona and Texas. She loves working at Service Star because of the amazing people and the strong core values that are shared across the company.
Direct: 480-294-0393 E-Mail: MFilener@LeaseAZ.com
Nina Warburton» Property Manager
Nina joined Service Star Realty with several years of experience in property management and real estate. She started her career in 1999 handling multi-family property management. Nina loves to travel and visit theme parks. She also loves to spend quality time with her family, especially with her four kids. She takes pride in the relationship and trust she built with her customers. For her, being trusted with the owners’ investment properties is the greatest compliment.
Direct: 480-435-6223 E-Mail: Nina@LeaseAZ.com
Rachel Cameron» Property Assistant
Rachel will be at the front desk when you walk into Service Star Realty, answers the phones when you call into the office and so much more! One thing that she loves about working with Service Star Realty is the ability to come together and work as a team. They are able to share their ideas in order to get things done. She is an Arizona native and loves to go out and explore their state that offers fantastic recreational parks.
Direct: 480-426-9696 E-Mail: Rachel@LeaseAZ.com
Kayla Nelson» Marketing Director
As the Marketing Director, her job is to monitor Service Star Realty's presence and brand. She ensures that the website and listings are presentable, accurate, and up-to-date. She also helps with onboarding new investors by helping answer questions regarding property management. What she likes the most about working with Service Star Realty is everyone in their team has sets of expertise, and they have a wide array of experience when it comes to solving problems.
Direct: 480-338-7219 E-Mail: Kayla@LeaseAZ.com
Ashley Bean » Business Development Manager
As the business development manager, Ashley’s job is to bring new investors to the company. She helps them by walking them through the sign-up process and ensures they have all their questions met with what to expect from a property management company. What she likes most about Service Star Realty is that her colleagues are friendly, awesome to be around, and they are like one big happy family.
Direct: 480-294-5300 E-Mail: Ashley@LeaseAZ.com
Richard Noeltner » Director of Sales
Richard handles the sales and acquisitions of Service Star Realty. He is also an Associate Broker of the company. He and his team accommodate potential clients on long-term objectives regarding their properties and the outlook of the marketplace. After evaluation, he provides the highest profit possible.
Direct: 602-799-9494 E-Mail: richard@realrichard.com