WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – For Tara Moore, choosing a career in real estate wasn’t a stretch. Her father was a RE/MAX broker for 40 years in New York state and she grew up in the business.Read More »
MIAMI – Realtor® Nelson Duque knows what it’s like to lose in the business world. At age 17, Duque launched a successful extreme sports and paintball center. By 19, in 2005, he lost it all due to financial irresponsibility, he says. Now 29 years old, Duque is vice president of business development and sales with Fortune International Realty in Miami.Read More »
BELLEAIR BLUFFS, Fla. — In 2010, Justin Helmus had been working as a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley for two years, but it just wasn’t the job he dreamed it would be.Read More »
FORT MYERS, Fla. — It was a routine day in 2011 for Kerry Constantine, broker/owner of Power Brokers Real Estate Inc. in Fort Myers. Regularly working with investors, Constantine would visit foreclosures and short sales to determine whether the property was suitable for investment.Read More »
Lou Nimkoff receives the 2014 Commercial Realtor Achievement Award from 2014 Florida Realtors President Sherri Meadows during last year’s convention.
WINTER PARK, Fla. — From his own experience, Lou Nimkoff, broker-owner of Brio Real Estate in Winter Park, understands that few things shape a person’s life more than the death of a parent. A third generation “real estate guy,” he didn’t have the luxury of learning the business from his grandfather or father.Read More »
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Bill Sharp, associate broker and co-owner of Exit 1 Stop Realty in Jacksonville, knows his way around a tennis court. He was a Division I collegiate player at both the University of South Florida and University of North Florida in the late 1980s, before entering the “real world” and beginning his career in real estate.Read More »
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — “I’m dealing in dirt, which has proven over time to be a better investment than stocks.” —Ben Crosby, Winter Haven Realtor®.
Like many people, Ben Crosby, broker-owner of Crosby & Associates Inc. in Winter Haven, found his passion quite by accident. After college, Crosby joined an investment-banking firm. At the time, he was also dabbling in commercial real estate as an investor. Investment banking wasn’t Crosby’s passion, so he took advantage of an offer to leave the company in 1980.Read More »
The Lotus House
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — When Barbara Tria, a commercial real estate specialist and senior broker-associate with Kerdyk Real Estate in Coral Gables, first moved to Florida in the late 1990s, she knew she wanted to get involved with the community.Read More »
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Last year, Gail Doxie, a sales associate with RE/MAX Realty Group in Fort Myers, led a 24-year-old veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan into a meadow at her Fort Myers ranch. She pointed out a group of horses and asked the young man to choose the horse that most resembled him before he was deployed, the one that resembles him now, and the one he would most like to be.Read More »