What we're about

Welcome to the Allentown, PA, InvestHER Chapter! This group has been created to help women real estate investors local to Allentown meet, connect, and learn together and from one another!


Shelby Ek is a parent, investor, and property manager. She believes in using real estate as a means of helping ordinary people achieve financial freedom. In particular, Shelby is passionate about the house hacking strategy—living in one part of the property while renting out another—allowing those even with lower incomes and limited funds to get started in real estate investing.
When she was 22, Shelby used this strategy to buy her first duplex. She has since purchased and renovated several other properties together with her husband, including another duplex house hack. Along the way, Shelby started a family and obtained her real estate license. She has experience working with buyers and sellers as well as in property management.
Shelby loves sharing her experience with others, particularly with people who may not know that they are in a position to own their own home. While pursuing her own goal of becoming financially independent through real estate investing, she remains passionate about helping others to do the same.

Christine Stefchak fell in love with real estate after buying her first home. She became a licensed Realtor and quickly found interest in real estate investing.
Christine has proficient knowledge of the Allentown investment market but also works with investors in other areas of the Lehigh Valley. Investor buyers & sellers made up 40% of Christine's business in 2020.
Christine and her partner Jake have recently purchased and are house hacking a 3 unit in Nazareth. They also own a single family rental in Hellertown.

A more personal note: Christine has lived in the Lehigh Valley her entire life. She worked in the mental healthcare field for 10 years before becoming a full time Realtor in 2018. Christine is a mother to a two year old boy. When she's not knee deep in real estate contracts, Christine loves camping, following the band Phish, and cooking dinner for loved ones.


The Real Estate InvestHER® is more than a community - it is a movement. Our mission is to empower women in real estate to live a financially free and balanced life. We are dedicated to creating empowering online and in-person communities where women have a non-intimidating environment to receive the support, knowledge, and accountability to live life on their own terms.

How To Join the InvestHER Movement

1. The Real Estate InvestHER Membership
This one-of-a-kind membership offers women investors a supportive community and a step-by-step roadmap to create a steady recurring income to live life on their own terms. Members receive custom content that specifically helps them wherever they are on the path to financial freedom, on-demand and live events that fits into their busy schedules, and mentorship and accountability to propel them to take their business to the next level while taking care of themselves in the process. Learn More Here. (https://www.therealestateinvesther.com/membership)

2. The Real Estate InvestHER Podcast
The weekly show that has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times across the globe details the journey of the most amazing women real estate investors, who open up their lives and share practical and strategic tools for building wealth, becoming financially free, and the mindset to balance it all.

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3. InvestHER Community on Facebook
We have thousands of experienced and newer community members in our free Facebook InvestHER Community group. This is a safe place for women to ask real estate investing questions and gain the support they need to achieve their goals! Join here. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/therealestateinvesther/)

4. Amazon Bestseller: The Only Woman in the Room by Ashley Wilson
Twenty incredible women share how they were able to achieve financial freedom in a world historically dominated by men. From residential to commercial, this book is packed full of knowledge and inspiration on all facets regardless of where one is in their real estate investing journey. Our passion behind this book is to help women secure a financially strong future especially during these unprecedented and uncertain times.

“Throughout my career there were multiple occasions where I have stood as the only woman in the room. This powerful book is a must read and I only wish it had been available early on in my career!”

-Barbara Corcoran (Founder of The Corcoran Group)

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Real Estate InvestHER Allentown, PA Meetup - Loan Officer Speaker

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At this meetup we will have guest speaker, loan officer, Caitlin Davis.

Caitlin is a Loan Officer with the alternative lender, I Fund Cities. She’s an informative resource for investors nationwide. She loves to teach, and realized early on that to be successful, it is imperative to continue to relearn what you think you already know. Caitlin spends her time enjoying nature, shopping (of course), and giving back, but one of the most fulfilling things she does is empower women in the real estate business with the knowledge and understanding that other Loan Officer simply don’t have the time, or ability to teach.

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Real Estate InvestHER Allentown, PA Meetup - Title agent

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