Meet The Leadership Team







Steve Gould


Managing Broker/Partner

Pledge to Clients: To excel beyond all expectations of my family, customers, and friends while providing a valuable resource of support, knowledge and integrity.

Professional Experience: Practicing Real Estate since November 2004. Working with Relocation Professionals since 2006. Prior to becoming a Realtor, was CEO of a privately held company 1995-2007. Executed sale of that company in 2007. Prudential Relocation Certifications earned include Relocation Inventory, Marketing Assistance and Destination Services. Weichert Services-WRRI Accredited Agent. GMAC Medallion Club 2005, Prudential Leading Edge Society 2006, 2007, 2008. Chairman’s Circle Gold 2009. 2009 Licensed as Associate Broker. President’s Circle 2010, 2011. Emmaus Rotary Member since 2005, Board Member 2010-2013. Opened Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Valley Partners June 2012 and became the Managing Broker in March of 2019. Education: Being licensed as Associate Broker means I have achieved the highest level of education and license status available. The standards of practice and knowledge are elevated in an effort to provide the absolute highest professional, ethical and service levels available in today’s ever-changing market. I have also obtained the following designations: Certified Residential Specialist(CRS), Graduate REALTOR Institute(GRI), Accredited Buyer Representative(ABR), Senior Real Estate Specialist(SRES) and Seller Representative Specialist(SRS).

Outside Interests: Golf, Skiing, camping and spending time with my family.

Personal Information: Steve has been practicing Real Estate since November 2004. Prior to becoming a Broker, he was the CEO of a privately held company from 1995-2007. In 2007, he executed the sale of that company to focus on Real Estate full-time.

Over the past years since getting his Real Estate license, he has been in the Top 2% of Producers in the Lehigh Valley. In 2012, Steve was a founding partner of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Valley Partners in Emmaus and progressed to help organize The Next Generation Group, Inc. which he operates as Broker of Record. He currently lives in the East Penn School District with his wife and two daughters and has been a lifelong resident of the Lehigh Valley. Steve has been a Rotarian since May 2005, where he served as a Board Member from 2010 to 2018, served as 2019-2020 Rotary President and regularly participates in Philanthropic endeavors.

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Renee Gould

President of Operations/Partner

Renee began her career in real estate in 1996 after graduating from Penn State University with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant Management.   With 25 years of Real Estate experience, Renee has excelled in creating advanced operational systems for the Real Estate back offices she has managed.

In 2012, Renee was a founding Partner of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Valley Partners and once again helped to create a solid operational platform for the company.  She became the President of Valley Partners Real Estate, Inc in 2018 and still oversees all daily operations of the company. Renee’s husband, Steve, is the Managing Broker/Partner at BHG Valley Partners.  She and Steve are lifelong residents of the Lehigh Valley and live in Lower Macungie Township with daughters, Elizabeth and Morgan, and their two Vizslas, Crosby and Bentley.









Becky Hite

Vice President of Growth and Expansion

Becky began working with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Valley Partners in January of 2020 as a Transaction Coordinator, but her knowledge in Real Estate began long before that at various brokerages and title companies in the area. In 2021 she was promoted to VP of Growth and Expansion and is looking forward to helping the company continue to grow!  Just to keep things interesting she also acquired her Real Estate License in August of 2022.

Becky is a member of the Northwestern Lehigh School District School Board and enjoys being an active community member.  Becky, her two boys and a collection of plants and animals reside in Orefield. She enjoys unicorns, glitter and executed Agreements of Sale.









Frank Mastroianni


Senior Vice President of Sales

Frank has been an active REALTOR since 2007. For the first 5 years of his career, Frank was part of The Steve Gould Team. While a member of one of the top-producing real estate teams in the Lehigh Valley, he gained valuable knowledge and experience in this ever-changing real estate market. As an independent, full-time Realtor, Frank has become a top 1% producer in the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtor Association. He has done so by providing all his clients’ with unparalleled service while helping them fulfill their real estate dreams. His hard work and dedication to my clients and this industry make me the BETTER choice for all your Real Estate needs.

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Melissa Bargel

Vice President of Marketing and Administration

Bio coming soon!