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 »
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — “Having your first child is supposed to be filled with joy and fun,” says Paul Wilson, a sales associate with RE/MAX Unlimited in Ponte Vedra Beach.Read More »
DESTIN, Fla. – His mission: to change hearts and minds in Iraq. Seem impossible? Not to Justin Lindsey, a Realtor® from Destin who proudly served his country in the Army.Read More »
VENICE, Fla. – You might remember Greg Pitts as Drew, the O-face guy in the cult-hit movie, “Office Space,”released in 1999. Or you may remember him because he sold you a home in the past year!Read More »
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 »