Sara Rose Bytnar and her mother Beth Rose at the recent 2014 International Auctioneer Championship in Louisville, Ky.
NAPLES, Fla. – When Sara Rose Bytnar, a Realtor® and auctioneer with Rose Auction Group in Naples, was just six years old, she found her calling – literally.Read More »
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Lucia Brawley danced with the Joffrey Ballet, earned an English degree from Harvard and a graduate degree from Yale, appeared on the soap opera “Guiding Light,” had featured roles in Broadway and off-Broadway shows, worked with famous film director Oliver Stone and enjoyed an illustrious film career in Hungary.Read More »
Phil Wilson, co-recipient of the 2012 Humanitarian of the Year award from Florida Realtors, receives congratulations from then-President Summer Greene during the 2012 Convention & Trade Expo.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – For nearly 30 years, Phil Wilson, a real estate professional with Philip Wilson Auctioneer in Port Charlotte-Punta Gorda, has volunteered his time and talents to serve as the community auctioneer for the American Cancer Society’s annual auctions.Read More »
Citrus County Housing Director Heidi Blanchette, left, discusses a 51 contract for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) with Realtor® Cheryl Lambert, who works with the program.
INVERNESS, Fla. – What happens when you find out that good news – a raise – at work may result in your family losing their place to live? Where do you go for help?Read More »
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A community group that helps sick children enjoy the healing power of music started with one ukulele and the dream of a father to carry on the memory of his son, who died at age 22.Read More »
Shown here with his children, from left; Madison, Christian and Alyssa, Orlando Realtor® David Fraser is grateful for the liver transplant that saved his life.
ORLANDO, Fla. – “It could have been worse,” says Orlando Realtor® David W. Fraser, of the seizure he suffered in April 2009.Read More »
SARASOTA, Fla. — When Kristi Service, a sales associate with DWELL Real Estate in Sarasota, was about five years old, she received a life lesson she never forgot, all because her mom made a huge birthday sheet cake for one of the foster children who lived with her family.Read More »
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Giving back to others and being involved in the community has always been a priority for David Chirico, a sales associate with Illustrated Properties in Palm Beach Gardens. “I volunteered with the Sons of Italy and with my church, but I always thought I had to be rich to give back in big ways,” he says.Read More »
Cynthia J. Shaffer and her husband John collect sheets, bedding, stuffed animals and beds to help foster kids through their Beds for Kids program.
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. – Cynthia J. Shafer of Lahaina Realty Inc. in Fort Myers Beach was shopping at a Ross Dress for Less store, buying sheets and supplies for her charity Beds for Kids, when the girl at the register stopped her. “The girl said, ‘Do you remember me?’” Shafer recalls. “She then told me that I had delivered a toddler bed to her son. She said that I made the bed and handed her son a stuffed animal and that, at the time, she didn’t have money for rent or food in the refrigerator, but my act of kindness made her feel like a real person,” says Shafer.Read More »
John Castelli, a Broward County Realtor, receives his Humanitarian of the Year Award from 2012 Florida Realtors President Summer Greene at the Florida Realtors Convention & Trade Expo that year.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Unpredictable things happen in life: Cancer may sideline a man’s career or a car accident permanently puts a 15-year-old boy in a wheelchair.Read More »