About Us

Our Philosophy Helping, Passionate Customer Care, Value & Responsibility

Buying your new home or selling your home, we can help you through the entire real estate transaction from start to finish.  As your realtor, we are committed to providing you passionate customer care. We will provide you the best results with integrity.  Please take a look at what some of our recent clients are saying about us on our TESTIMONIALS page.  As residential real estate agents in the Lafayette / West Lafayette Indiana area, Team Howlett is committed to help you above and beyond.

Our Methods Going Above & Beyond, Diligence, Innovation & Personal

We don't take your transaction for granted.  We have developed detailed tracking and marketing methods that proactively ensure the best possible attention to your transaction.  Utilizing both traditional and innovative tools, we have developed a "bricks and clicks" approach to providing a personal solution to your residential real estate needs.  We go above and beyond the standard norms. For Buyers, you get personalized service, daily market reviews, and detailed closing support.  For Sellers, you get pre-sale repair consultation / management, free home staging, and post inspection support.  When you are ready for more helping, caring and results, please contact us.

Team Bio

Team Howlett is made up of Meg Howlett, Eric Howlett, Kelli Stump and Billy Brand.  We are licensed Indiana Realtors, Broker Associates, working with Coldwell Banker Shook in Lafayette, Indiana.  Each year, we help our clients buy or sell approximately 100 houses a year.  We are consistently in the top 2% of the county Realtors in sales volume.  With Meg's local Lafayette / West Lafayatte real estate expertise and Eric's world class operations and marketing expertise, Team Howlett provides results for our clients.  We care about you and help you do more.  In 2014, Kelli Stump joined as Team Howlett's licensed assistant. Kelli brings with her the same passion for helping our clients.  With a wonderful eye for home decor and staging, she is now an integral part of helping us with our complimentary staging for our sellers.  In 2017, Billy Brand joined our team as a dedicated buyer's agent.  With Billy's local history and superior customer service, he has immediately hit the ground running by providing dedicated client support backed by an experienced and knowledgable team.

Meg Howlett

Meg Howlett

Meg (Local & Loving It, Face of Team Howlett, Buyer Expert, Real Estate Expert ): Meg was thrilled to come back to her hometown in 2007 after living all over the country and Europe.  With over 25 years real estate experience, she considers herself much more of a social worker than a salesperson.  With first time home buyers, she is the real estate mom who is fiercely protective of her clients.  With clients of her age, she is the real estate sister who will make the transaction as smooth as possible.  When she is the real estate daughter, she does some of her most important and meaningful work.  Team Howlett has a plan for all of our clients and we care so much.

Meg moved to West Lafayette in 8th grade when her father accepted a faculty position at Purdue University. She attended West Lafayette High School for her first two years, and spent the last two years at the North Carolina School of the Arts in North Carolina, where she graduated as a flute major. After attending Indiana University for two years, she decided to head to Philadelphia to play in the Philadelphia Orchestra. The best part of moving to Philadelphia was meeting Eric, who was finishing up his senior year at the University of Pennslyvania.

One of the things that make Team Howlett unique is how much they have moved in their own lives. Both Eric and Meg understand the stress and difficulty involved in relocating. After Philadelphia, the newlyweds were off to Orlando, Fl., where they had their first daugheter, Adriana. Next they were off to Saratoga Spring to spend the next six months. They spent a short stay in Groton, Connecticut, but then it was moving time again. Meg and Eric moved to Washington State, where their second daughter, Lindsey, was born. Three years later it was back across the country to spend the next three years in Boston. After that, it was back to Groton for six months and then back to Washington State for another three years, where the entire time Meg sold real estate with Windermere Real Estate.

After Eric got out of the Navy, they still kept moving. Two years in Michigan, then down to Columbus, IN for three and a half years. It was in Columbus that Meg was able to finish her undergraduate degree at Indiana University in Germanic Studies. After Columbus, it was across the Atlantic to spend six months in Rome, Italy and two years in Frankfurt, Germany. After returning to the states, the Howlett's lived for a brief time in Kenosha, WI before deciding that "there's no place like home". Meg is thrilled to be back in her home town. She is even more thrilled that her husband is right by her side, working with her as a team.

Eric Howlett

Eric Howlett

Eric (Overall Operations, Marketing Dude, Technical Guy, Listing Focus).  After careers in the US Navy and international industrial management, Eric joined Meg in 2011.  Utilizing his past experience in marketing, he has brought innovative marketing tools to help our sellers gain a competitive advantage selling their homes.  Eric's financial background gives buyers and sellers a detailed understanding of the market for good decision making.

Raised in the Northeast (New York, Massachusetts), Eric met Meg in Philadelphia while getting an Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation and marriage in 1984, he was commissioned an officer in the United States Navy and served 11 years in the submarine force. He first served aboard the USS Henry M Jackson as a junior officer while he and Meg had their 2 daughters, Adriana and Lindsey. Eric later served as Chief Engineer Officer aboard the submarine USS Georgia. While on shore duty teaching Naval Science at MIT / Harvard / Tufts, Eric obtained a Masters of Science in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Focusing on product development, operations, and finance at MIT, Eric graduated with straight A’s, obtained a product patent, and wrote a chapter in a college textbook.

After leaving the Navy in 1995, he worked in a variety of management positions at General Motors, Cummins Engine Company, Dover Corporation, Snap-on Tools and Challenger / Quality Lifts. Through this career, he and Meg moved many times including a overseas move to Italy and Germany. With his experience and expertise in world class customer service, innovation, and operations, Eric is committed to providing our clients with value. Having lived around the USA and traveled the world on business, he was rumored to have turned to Meg in 2006 and said “let's make West Lafayette our home for the rest of our lives!” A year later, the house was built and Meg moved home. In 2011, Eric moved home from his apartment in Louisville and joined Meg. Thus, Team Howlett was formed.

Kelli Stump

Kelli Stump

Meet Kelli Stump!  Kelli is Team Howlett's Licensed Assistant and Accredited Staging Professional.  She started her career with Coldwell Banker Shook in 2006 and has been with Team Howlett since 2014.  She is an incredibly valuable member of our Team.  In additional to handling the adminstrative needs of Team Howlett, Kelli also stages our seller's home to perfection!

Kelli earned her Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) designation in 2016.  Her marketing vision and attention to detail has added an innovative element to Team Howlett that no other real estate broker in Tippecanoe County can equal.  The complimentatry staging offered by Team Howlett is a powerful marketing tool with results that speak for themselves.  Kelli takes pride in organizing rooms in a way that gives purpose to every space.  This is extremely helpful to prospective buyers.  Feedback from satisfied sellers has been overwhelmingly positive!

Billy Brand

Billy Brand

As a dedicated buyer's agent for Team Howlett Billy Brand is focussed on finding the right home that matches your needs and desires. After a successful first career in high-end hospitality management and service training he has transferred the know how of pleasing people in with his experience in the skilled trades doing home construction and remodeling in the Lafayette area. Billy has a keen eye for making a match between houses looking for a new owner and people who need a home to love.

Purchasing a new home can be one of the largest financial and emotional commitments you can make and it should end up being one of the most rewarding of your life. Being a native to the Wabash valley Billy has seen and lived all parts of the growing neighborhoods of Lafayette, West Lafayette, and everything the surrounding areas have to offer.

His high school years at Lafayette's Thomas Jefferson HS were spent in the performing and visual arts departments honing his eye for good design and sharpening his skills as an effective and comfortable communicator. After high school Billy attended Indiana University in Bloomington studying visual arts and Indiana history.

His relaxed approach to helping you navigate an otherwise hectic and often confusing world of real estate will make you feel at ease right away with a sense of trust that you are being helped by a friend and will be well taken care of. Few people you meet will display the true charisma and loyalty in service the Billy has to offer.