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  • About

    The Salem Team is committed to being the #1 Real Estate Team in Northeast Ohio by providing our clients excellence in all aspects of buying and selling your Home. With over 15 years of real estate experience, our thorough knowledge of the housing market will provide a well-rounded perspective in what to anticipate during the buying and/or selling process. Our full time Realtors are an extension of Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West, which prides itself on cultivating an agent-centric, education-based, technology-driven culture. This environment provides us with the most advanced forms of marketing, negotiating techniques and most of all freedom to do what is in the best interest for our clients. We realize buying or selling a home can be stressful so our streamlined systems are designed to alleviate anxiety. Timely actions and well-orchestrated plans make the difference in the final outcome of your transaction and our team is dedicated to that commitment. Not only will we provide you great service within our organization, we will also connect you to area professionals that will help make the process smooth and enjoyable. Our goal is to exceed client expectations and create life-long relationships.
    Featured Agents

    Ada Roman



    Ada Roman is a premier real estate agent in the Northeast Ohio area. She moved to Cleveland from Romania 25 years ago, and received a bachelors degree from John Carroll University in Business and Marketing. Ada’s goal is to, “begin by listening to my clients’ goals and expectations. From there we work together to create a strategy that will meet those goals and exceed those expectations.” She is determined to give a quality experience and to create long-lasting relationships with all of her clients, by giving every person VIP service.

    Brian Salem

    Realtor, CEO

    License Number: 2002000786

    Brian grew up in the Dayton, OH area and moved to Cleveland after graduating from Bowling Green State University in 2001. Since then, he has made Cleveland his home. Brian took a chance with real estate in 2003 and after a short few months he realized his passion. He was helping people achieve their dreams and enjoyed the excitement of seeing joy and pride on their faces when they received their keys. His commitment and drive led him to achieve Northeast Ohio’s Top 25 Under 35 Movers and Shakers Award in 2008. Through his work, he has created a network of resources and connections instrumental to his success. Besides selling homes, Brian has found there is no better reward than to give back to the community. He volunteers with different organizations, such as the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and Rotary as well as hosts annual fundraisers to help local causes and charities. When he has free time, he loves traveling to tropical locations with his wife, water sports, volleyball, reading and walking his dogs. He also looks forward to his annual golf trip with his dad.

    Cheryl Cook


    After 13 years as a new home construction representative, Cheryl Cook has joined The Salem Team with an abundance of knowledge and experience from working with clients through the new construction process. As a Real Estate Professional with the team, her goal is to help her clients with the process of buying, whether new construction or resale, or selling their home. Cheryl is a lifelong resident of Bay Village and is confident with her knowledge of the real estate market in Northeast Ohio. Outside of working with her clients and the team, Cheryl dedicates her time to supporting her four sons through their athletic ventures (flag football, track, cross-country, and crew) with her husband, Scott. Cheryl is enthusiastic, genuine, and attentive when working with her clients and has a strong desire for being of service to families around the community in their search for their dream home.

    Debbie Welsh


    Along with her business, The Decorating Gals, Certified Staging Pro and Decorator, Debbie joined Keller Williams Realty in September of 2009 as a licensed professional Realtor. She has worked with Brian and The Salem Team in the past, and looks forward to continuing the relationship as she further builds her career with the Salem Team and The Decorating Gals. By joining the Salem Team she can better serve you by adding systems and technology, which are the benchmark of the company. Debbie also plans to further her own training as your real estate professional. “If you know someone who is thinking of buying or selling now or in the future, I would very much appreciate to have the opportunity to assist them with their real estate needs. I encourage you to share my name with your family, friends and neighbors.” - Debbie

    Jackie Salem, Client Support Specialist

    Client Support Specialist


    Jackie has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and moved to the Cleveland area shortly after graduating in 2002. Being a native Chicagoan, she has grown to love Cleveland because of the accessibility, affordability and great people. Avon is now her home and has become an avid Cleveland sports fan. She comes with an extensive background in new construction after working for Ryan Homes for over 9 years. As a sales representative, she won numerous awards and was recognized as Northeast Ohio’s #1 Sales Representative and MVP in 2008. As her career continued, she became a Regional Sales Trainer and coached new representatives throughout the mideast. After the birth of her son, travelling was no longer an option and took a position as an Internet Lead Specialist. With that experience, passion for helping people and the rapid growth of The Salem Team, there was no better choice than to join as a Client Support Specialist to assist potential clients. When she’s not working, Jackie enjoys spending time with her family, entertaining, watching sports and going to Crossfit. She also loves boating on Lake Erie in the summer, travelling with her husband, and hanging out with her son.

    Julie Rasic


    License Number: 2014003834

    As a native of Northeast Ohio, Julie was an accomplished high school and collegiate athlete. She carried that same competitive spirit into her career path. She first earned her stripes in direct sales for an internationally recognized brand and later acquired her Insurance license which towards her true passion in real estate. As your real estate agent, she will counsel and assist you in one of the most important decisions of your life. These attributes combined with her strong desire to serve her clients are a proven blueprint for success. When not hard at work, this dog lover, enjoys exploring new restaurants, traveling and kicking back with family and friends.

    Laura Bainbridge


    Laura grew up in Moreland Hills, Ohio and graduated from St. Petersburg, Florida University. After moving back to Lakewood, Ohio, Laura has spent many years in finance as a mortgage specialist. She is very excited about her career change to The Salem Team, and looks forward to helping her clients reach their real estate dreams.

    Mechele Nally, Communication Specialist

    Communication Specialist


    Mechele manages and updates all team websites, email campaigns and blogs. Coordinates all team, client and vendor appreciation events. Implements team marketing videos and regularly assist agents managing and enhancing the Salem Team social media presence. Mechele is the mother of 4 children and in her free time enjoys spending with them along with traveling and cooking.

    Michael Mooneyham



    As a Realtor who will always puts his clients first, one of Mike’s priorities is listening and always making his clients #1 goal, his #1 goal. The hallmark of his business is to always be willing to work for the best deal for his client, whether a buyer or seller. Mike’s career started in 2003 with a single purpose in mind; to treat people the way they would like to be treated while successfully executing win-win real estate transactions. By keeping this philosophy in mind, he has been able to connect with his clients as well as create lasting relationships.

    Wendy Transaction Specialist

    Transaction Specialist


    Wendy comes to the Salem Team with over 30 years in the customer service industry. Before joining our team, Wendy worked as a loan processor for 5 years for Allied Home Mortgage and Primary Residential Mortgage. Prior to that, she worked as an Administrative Assistant for Farmers Insurance in Olmsted Falls. Her vast background enables the Salem Team to provide its customers with complete service for any Real Estate transaction from start to finish. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and son.