The Founders

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Bruno Fernandez, the Founder/Broker of Imagine Realty, was born and raised in Lugo, Spain! Upon graduating from Law School, he moved to the United States in 1996 and has taken the world by storm ever since. His work experience ranges widely from teaching, to becoming an assistant principal and dean, to banking, to creating non-profit organizations, to where he truly found his life work’s passion: real estate. Bruno formally earned his US Citizenship in 2008, and he created his first real estate investment company shortly after. It is here that he discovered his love for helping families purchase the homes that he had poured his blood, sweat, and tears into creating for them. He knew from then on that real estate was his passion and his calling. The name “Imagine” to Bruno represents all of the amazing possibilities and doors that were opened for him upon moving to the United States. He always imagined a life where anything was possible, regardless of one’s background, education, ethnicity, social status- none of it matters here in the Land of Opportunity, and he will never stop carrying out his passion through the motivation he and his wife have ignited inside themselves together with their creation of Imagine Realty.

(727) 254-9464
imaginerealtyflorida@gmail.com

 

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Katie Fernandez, the Founder/Broker of Imagine Realty, was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida, but always spent more time with her friends and family in Tampa and St. Petersburg, so she really has three hometowns! After graduating from Florida State University, she moved to Chicago, Illinois and left her mark on the Windy City for two years. After realizing that she was too far away from her family and the beautiful sunshine, Katie moved back to St. Petersburg and taught high school math for three years. It was actually at this school that she and Bruno met! After their wedding in February 2018, she retired from the classroom to become a full-time Realtor, and has never looked back since. Katie and Bruno knew upon meeting each other that they had to use their go-getter, lighthearted spirits to help people together. Katie jumped on board with Bruno’s real estate investment company, and fell in love with the industry from there. She believes that they are an amazing team, and that they work incredibly hard to communicate their ideas and goals with each other. When Bruno mentioned wanting to start a brokerage, there was no question in either of their minds that it was going to happen, and he always had his wife’s support every step of the way. The name “Imagine” to Katie represents not only carrying on the legacy of care, kindness, and inclusion instilled within her by her grandmother, but also letting her imagination run wild with Bruno in their life, their love, and this wonderful, trustworthy company that they have created together from scratch.

Cell: (727) 239-9297
Office: (727) 504-8909
Katiefernandez210@gmail.com

 

Our Team

Carrie James is a Kansas City native who has also lived in central Ohio.  She has a strong Midwestern work ethic, and an incredibly diversified background.  Imagine this:  she is a college professor, radiographer, singer, pastor, facility maintenance manager, business owner, and the list goes on!  Do not let this sway you- she is tenacious and passionate about the Real Estate industry.  Her diversified background is a huge plus in helping her clients spread their horizons, ensuring that they purchase a home they absolutely love!

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Ricky Cabrera 

Ricky joined the Imagine Realty team from Orlando in January 2020 after moving to St. Petersburg to be closer to his family.  He is an incredible Real Estate agent who has over 20 years of experience helping his clients to buy and sell their homes.  His energy is contagious, and we are lucky to have him on board with our company!
 

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Jessica Stone

Jessica Stone is a Florida Girl, born and raised in the sunshine. She loves her hometown of beautiful Lakeland, and the surrounding areas of Central Florida as well.  After attending college on a full-ride volleyball scholarship, Jessica had the opportunity to live in multiple states- including Texas and Georgia. While traveling is an adventure she still actively enjoys, ultimately she was drawn back home by the allure of the ocean waves, sunshine, and proximity to her family. After returning home, Jessica pursued a rewarding career and served her community through veterinary medicine. She was even part of the team responsible for providing medical care for the swans of the City of Lakeland!  She later went on to specialize in the intense field of critical care/emergency referral services. Jessica has always had a special place in her heart for home and family, which ultimately drew her into the world of Real Estate.  Her passion for helping others has transitioned flawlessly into this field, where she gets to form relationships with her clients and help them with the biggest decisions of their lives!  Jessica is fueled with a fire to succeed, and truly wants what is best for her clients.  She is a family-woman who cannot wait to help you buy or sell your home with Imagine Realty!

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“It was a pleasure working with Jessica.  She was highly professional- we will use and recommend her again!”
-Sabina Grbic, First-Time Home Buyer

Zack Higgins

Zack Higgins is a Florida native, originally from West Palm Beach, but has lived in Central Florida for the past ten years. Zack attended UCF and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in hospitality management and a Masters in sport and exercise science. During his time at UCF, Zack played competitive tennis and was able to travel and explore all throughout Florida playing in various tournaments. His love of sports and helping people came together when he started working at a tennis academy in Orlando after graduation.
 
Zack brings the same level of passion and care that has made him a great coach into the Real Estate industry.  He makes the process of finding your dream home easy and stress-free! 
 
“I highly recommend Zack as your Realtor. He is very attentive, a strong negotiator with kind communication skills. He is very dedicated and professional!”
– L. Hernandez, Seller
 
“I sold and bought a home with Imagine Realty. My Realtor was Zack Higgins. He went above and beyond himself to walk me through the Real Estate industry. He was there for me every step of the way. Zack you were awesome!”
– P. White, Seller

Francesca de Laurentiis

Francesca is a Fort Lauderdale native, serving customers across the state of Florida. Born into a culturally diverse Columbian-Italian family, Francesca is trilingual (English, Italian and Spanish), with Spanish as her first language!

Instantly falling in love with the West Coast cotton-candy sunsets, she moved to Tampa to pursue a career in the insurance industry.  However, she discovered through working in Real Estate that she has a great passion for helping individuals with the biggest decision of their lives!  She has a primary focus of working with first time homebuyers, and provides wonderful coaching and insight into helping her clients make informed buyers’ decisions.

Working at her Colombian family-owned hotel from a young age, Francesca learned to pay great attention to detail, customer service, and property management skills. She is known for her unmatched devotion to her clients, and strives daily to exceed their expectations. Clients appreciate her flexibility, accurate home market pricing, and ability to listen to their goals and desires.

In her free time, you can find Francesca volunteering at animal and homeless shelters, fostering dogs, and exploring nature.

Francesca can help you with any of your Real Estate needs!

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Greg Greene

Greg is a devoted husband and father, helping people find that special house to call “home.”  He also specializes in single-family and multi-family investment properties, to help secure a prosperous future for his clients.  Let him steer you into the right driveway! 

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Mike Murray

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Mike has been proud to call Florida his home for over 4 years. His passion for Real Estate is data-heavy and analytical, spanning from investment properties to traditional “retail” Real Estate. Whether he’s researching properties or analyzing the best deals in town, Mike is driven to help his clients find the perfect property.  

Wendy Scrimpshire

Combining her background in Business and Marketing with her passion to share the Florida lifestyle with her clients, Wendy has found her calling as she truly is “Everybody’s Realtor.”
 
Whether you are searching for your first home or your forever home, you want the fast-paced downtown lifestyle or the laid-back beach feel, Wendy’s knowledge of the area and ability to understand your wants and needs will make the home buying and selling adventure truly enjoyable.
  
Wendy will ensure a personal connection and continues to work for each client in her own unique fashion, as her experience reminds her daily that every individual and every home buying/selling experience is very personal.  She ultimately wants every client to find happiness in their dealings with her!

(727) 537-WAVE (9283)
imaginemydreamhome@gmail.com
 

“Wendy Scrimpshire truly helped to relieve all of my angst through the entire process. Whenever I had a question she was right there to help, whenever I got stressed, she assured me that things were right on track and not to worry…my home purchase went smoothly, we got a great house for a remarkable price and I highly recommend working with Wendy to all of my friends!”     
-D. Schwenker, Buyer

I couldn’t have asked for a better Realtor than Wendy Scrimpshire! She was very attentive and responsive to our wants and needs. Thank you so much for helping us find our dream home!!!   
-C. Hues, Buyer

Michael Alicea

Michael Alicea was born and raised in Upstate New York in the wonders of the Hudson before making the move to St. Petersburg, Florida. He enjoys the warm winters that the Sunshine State offers, and does not miss the snow and cold weather one bit! He spent the past 10 years working in the Social Services field assisting individuals struggling with addictions. He now transfers his desire to help people into the Real Estate industry. He obtained his license and set his goal of assisting buyers, sellers, and real estate investors with completing their transactions as smoothly as possible. 

When Michael is not working, he spends his free time on the gorgeous local beaches of Pinellas County. He also loves to play handball, and is a member of the Pinellas County 3-wall handball team! 

He says: “If you are thinking about moving to Florida…call me. If you are thinking of selling your home…call me. If you are thinking of investing in real estate…call me. Just have a question? I’m here- call me!” 

Crystal Williams

~Experience~

Crystal has been trained by some of the best in the nation like Gene Rivers from Florida and Marc King from St. Louis, MO. They have trained her to be the top in communication, customer service, and negotiation~ she has even trained with Chris Voss, a former top FBI hostage negotiator to perfect her negotiation skills!  Her first year in the industry, she was an active part of 70+ closed properties. The most productive quarter she has ever had was with 47 simultaneously pending properties! She has also worked directly with David Jones, the CEO of Southern AZ and Coach for Mega Agents, and Rob Daniel, the Productivity Coach for Orlando, FL Agents. She worked on a successful high-producing team, grew exponentially, and is now working as an individual. She has always enjoyed growing and improving in her career!  

~Expertise~

Crystal found her niche in Luxury and Investment Real Estate. Naturally, we know first time homebuyers go hand-in-hand with investment-type-properties, due to the nature of the homes, and she really enjoys working with first time buyers/investors. She has been licensed in Florida since 2017, and before that she was a successful agent in Missouri. Crystal was born in LA, grew up in San Diego, and spent 10 of her college and early adulthood years in Southern Missouri. She has moved across the country herself, making her an expert in relocation. She also has a brother who is an investor, and is close friends with other investors in commercial businesses like Andy’s Frozen Custard, a local gymnastics & cheer gym, and numerous rental properties. To sum this up, if you are looking to buy, sell, or invest in Real Estate, Crystal will be of great help to you.

~Communication~

Initially, there is a strategy planning session in person or online, allowing everyone to best understand how, when, and what to communicate. This session is vital and most Agents don’t take the time to listen and understand each situation to the level that Crystal does. This session sets expectations for both clients and for Crystal, and allows our future conversations to be more productive.

~Awards/Recognition~

Crystal has previously been recognized as one of the top ISA (Real Estate Marketing) directors. She was also voted and elected as the lead of a team of eight Realtors in a local project based on her skills. Crystal is licensed in both Florida and Missouri, making her well-rounded on relocation. She also graduated multiple extensive extracurricular trainings for marketing and negotiation. The majority of Agents work only part time, but Crystal has dedicated her career to be a full time agent since she was only 21 years old!

~Personal~

Crystal supports the charities Mercy Ministries, CRU, and Gary Keesee. Back in the day, she coached gymnastics because of her love for the sport. She used to model as a hobby, and signed with Richie Walls Entertainment, but doesn’t have time for it these days! She loves to travel a few times every year to the West Coast, desert, or mountains. She and her husband have been together since 2010, and have two beautiful daughters who enjoy dancing and spending time with their friends.

~Commitment~

Her commitment to you as a business partner is to consistently keep you updated and informed to make this experience as seamless as possible. Crystal makes the processes of buying/selling/investing about you and your needs, and she does all of this in hopes that you will tell people how glad you were that you partnered up with her to take you through this home buying/selling/investing journey together. Communication and consistent updates prevent emotional roller coasters by being PROactive to situations vs the typical REactive behavior of most Agents.

If you have any questions, or need any recommendations for contractors, architects, repairmen, etc… reach out to Crystal~ she is always happy to put in a good word for other trustworthy people in the industry!

Sherry “Bonita” Benitez

 

With a passion for service, Sherry is committed to assisting her clients with buying or selling their homes and ensuring a successful transaction. Her engaging nature, contagious smile, and ease in which she connects with people makes Sherry an invaluable asset in helping you with one of the most important decisions you will ever make! As a proud member of the National Association of Realtors, Sherry carries the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service into everything she does.

With an enthusiasm to learn and share knowledge, Sherry previously served her Central Florida community as a middle and high school teacher prior to becoming a Realtor. With Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Management under her belt, she became a critical asset within the school system. The experience of working in schools taught her to be communicative, thorough, and detail-oriented.

When Sherry isn’t making home ownership dreams come true for her clients, she is spending time with her 2 beautiful boys, Zeke and Gabi. For fun, she enjoys surfing the net and blogging. It’s evident that Sherry truly enjoys meeting and establishing relationships with people and will work hard to help you accomplish your Real Estate needs.

Damir Mujkic

I have over $20 million in sales (and counting!), and numerous satisfied clients. I never settle for less than complete satisfaction.

I have built my successful business by focusing on my clients. The key principal that I run my business on is valuing relationships over transactions. Buying, selling, and investing in real estate is an exciting and complex adventure. It can also be a very time-consuming and costly one if you’re not familiar with all aspects of the process, and if you do not have the best information and resources at hand. I pride myself on educating and empowering my clients to fulfill their dreams. I help my clients balance the qualitive and quantitative choices to obtain the best possible outcome.  I know that homeownership is the result of hard work and sacrifice. To be part of the process is a privilege and I do not take that responsibility lightly.

I bring the knowledge, experience, and connections that have come from involvement in many real estate transactions. My comprehensive, high-quality services can save you time and money, as well as make the experience more enjoyable and less stressful.

After graduating from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Finance, I spent the first four years of my career providing consulting services (at Deloitte and Protiviti) to the real estate industry, Fortune 500 companies, and federal agencies. Subsequently, I worked for Freddie Mac in a senior position, so I have truly worked within the full spectrum of the real estate industry. This past experience has been invaluable in seeing the larger picture. These experiences have led to a highly data-driven approach – tracking the heartbeat of the local market and understanding the implications of the macro environment.

Providing my clients with comprehensive high-quality service is my top priority. So when you decide to buy, sell, and/or invest please contact me and let’s get started!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out. I love talking real estate – there is no commitment and no pressure.

Bella Guillen

Bella is an immigrant who was born in Dominican Republic and raised in Brooklyn, New York in Sunset Park- a neighborhood that was so named because of the elevation of the park and its views of the sunset and the Manhattan skyscrapers. The row houses of brownstones and the different backgrounds of the community inspired her interest in Real Estate! Her parents owned their business where, during her childhood, she learned to pay attention to details and to treat each customer with integrity. 

 
Her professional journey in Real Estate started 15 years ago when she accepted a part-time position in a brokerage firm for one year while she simultaneously served in the Pharmaceutical industry AND completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Sales! She has worked with some of the largest Pharmacy Benefit Managers, hospitals, first responders, specialties, retailers, and independent pharmacies nationwide. Being a risk-taker, Bella moved to Miami in 2017. She was focusing in Pharmaceutical Sales, and managed the territory of Miami, eventually expanding her reach throughout Key West, Naples, and Fort Myers. She earned a strong referral base due to her dedication, communication, and professionalism. Her sales expertise, negotiation skills, knowledge, persistence, empathy, transparency, and strong work ethic are incredibly valuable assets that she carries throughout her client dealings. She believes that appreciation is the key to any relationship, and she treats her customers with integrity and respect in every transaction. She takes pride in saying that she has earned her strong ethics from both of her immigrant parents!
 
During her free time, Bella is volunteering and helping those in need, training outdoors, doing Pilates, or reading. She loves to travel with family and explore the city of Miami, where she has further developed her passion for Real Estate. 
 

Bella is fluent in both English and Spanish. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors, and is committed to help you accomplish your dream- whether you’re looking to buy, sell or invest with Imagine Realty! 

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Heather Schultz

Heather was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois until the tender age of 10, when she moved to Bradenton, Florida with her family. She has now been a resident of the Bradenton/Sarasota area for over 40 years, and growing up here has afforded her the opportunity to get to know both cities very well.  She absolutely loves what Bradenton and Sarasota each have to offer in their own unique ways.

Heather now resides in Sarasota with her daughter, who is on her way to college in the fall!  She plans to keep busy not only as a Realtor assisting buyers and sellers achieve their Real Estate goals and dreams, but also as a paralegal with a local prestigious law firm, where she has worked for over 10 years. Heather enjoys all things outdoors and works hard at maintaining a healthy balance between work and play. She is excited to join our team, and looks forward to making your dreams come true! 

Dr. Michael Kowalski

I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself! I was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island, graduating from the “famous” Great Neck South High School. I hold a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I also played baseball. UNC Chapel Hill is known for being an excellent academic institution and the first public university in the USA (not just a great basketball school!).

In 1997 I earned my Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic, and have helped thousands of patients achieve their health care goals in South Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, and here in Florida. With me as your Realtor, it’s a win-win~ as we work together to align your real estate goals, I can even align your spine!! Although I’ve been out of baseball and athletics for many years, I enjoy biking, weight training, cooking yummy healthy meals, and traveling. I am married with two children. My wife (LeeAnn) is an anesthesia provider, my son Caleb (Indiana University graduate) is married and living in Kentucky; and my daughter Sarah is an extremely talented actress living in New York City.

As a Realtor licensed in Florida, I’m excited to be working under Imagine Realty!! My primary goal is to focus on my clients’ various needs, dreams, and goals from the moment we meet and beyond by providing strategic marketing and transaction management. I am committed toward helping as many people as possible achieve their real estate goals in whatever capacity that may be. Rest assured, I will listen to you! With an understanding of your needs and wants, I will do my best to help you achieve them all! Look me up on Facebook and Instagram for some spontaneous, fun, informative and entertaining things 🙂 See you soon!

Lupita Hahn

After serving in the military for nearly a decade, Lupita is ready to serve YOU! Born in Mexico, raised in Los Angeles, and relocated all over the country for Uncle Sam, Lupita is an expert at finding the perfect homes (from personal experience!) Let her be of service to you during your buying or selling journey! 

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Stefanie Boettner

Stefanie Boettner comes with over 21 years of retail management and customer service experience.  Now, she is excited to be turning that customer service focus toward Real Estate.  Whether you are buying your first home, looking for investment properties, or selling your home to make way for that next chapter in your life, Stefanie’s passion for service will help you on your way!

As a proud member of Imagine Realty’s team, Stefanie carries the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding customer service into everything she does.  Her professionalism, attention to detail, and commitment to always put her clients first ensure that she continually exceeds her clients’ expectations.

Stefanie’s other passion is spending time in the great outdoors!  She especially loves to camp, hike, and kayak. She also enjoys spending time with her adorable cat, George.

Stefanie is located in Port St. Lucie and is happy to call The Treasure Coast her home! She is looking forward to helping with your home buying and selling needs!

Carissa Woerner

An avid explorer and unwilling to settle, Carissa has lived all over our beautiful and diverse United States- from her Long Island, NY upbringing that instilled in her hard work and determination, to the deep south of Arkansas where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and discovered her talent for photography and Interior Design. 

After College, Carissa relocated to Central Florida to work for the Walt Disney Company and further embrace her creativity as a photographer and Disney PhotoPass trainer. Always up for an adventure, she then moved to California to work for Disneyland and explore the West Coast before coming home to study Child Psychology and spend a few years as a pre-school teacher between New York City and Connecticut. 

After road-tripping through 47 of our 50 states and studying abroad in South America, she found that her heart is happiest in the Florida sunshine. Drawn to the easy living and coastal breeze, Carissa decided to plant new roots and moved back to the state in the summer of 2019. While working for Disney Cruise Line and earning her certificate in Interior Design, she also embraced the challenge of obtaining her Real Estate License. She delights in house hunting and finding hidden gems throughout Central Florida.

Carissa has a passion for serving others, prides herself in anticipating needs, and enjoys making any house into a home filled with memories. She is elated to be a Floridian again and is excited to help you find your slice of paradise too!

Nicole Acquilano

You will want to call Nicole for your Real Estate needs! Whether buying or selling, Nicole has experience in the process. Nicole’s personal journey with Real Estate began when she bought her first-ever home in Orlando, FL.  She relocated from New York City to Orlando after a successful career in dance, working for both Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Lines. 

With a background in both teaching and sales, Nicole will help you learn throughout the process, and will ease some of the stress that can come with buying or selling your home. Nicole will take great pride in helping you with your Real Estate needs. She will take the time to make sure your needs are met with professionalism and expertise.

Easy access to the beaches and the theme parks? Central Florida has it!  No snow in the winter? Central Florida has lots of sunshine too!  Downsizing? Upsizing?  Imagine yourself working through a home sale or purchase that features agent professionalism, care, expertise, and thoughtfulness. Whatever you are “imagining” for your home, contact Nicole today!

Joseph Webb

Joseph Webb was born and raised in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Greenville, SC. He later moved to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina where he studied International Relations, Economics, and co-owned a beauty Salon!  In his spare time, he loves spending time with his friends on the golden beaches along the Suncoast of Tampa Bay, reading, and writing. 

Joseph understands that homebuying and selling- whether it’s your first experience or not- can be both exciting and stressful. He aims to take the stress off your shoulders and guide you throughout your Real Estate journey. He will communicate to you with clarity and will swiftly take action to ensure your Real Estate needs are met. He is meticulous, reliable, and eager to help answer any questions you may have about Real Estate in the diverse, beautiful Tampa Bay area! 

Feel welcome to contact Joseph for any questions you may have!

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Jamie Cobb

Jamie Cobb was born and raised in central and southern Indiana.  She comes from an Information Technology background and has a love of project management, solving problems and developing client relationships.  While she began working remotely, she recognized the opportunity to move to the Sunshine State, and considers herself a true Floridian.  Real Estate has always been a lifelong passion of Jamie’s, so she decided to pursue obtaining her license and extending her love of helping people. 

Utilizing her experiences with buying and selling homes, she is sure to provide an unmatched level of customer service and coaching that her clients will trust and appreciate.  Call her anytime to get started with your goal!

“Jamie Cobb was so organized, helpful, professional and fun that house hunting was not stressful at all. She lined up listings well in advance and gave us ample time to get there and move on to the next property, sometimes seeing 5 houses in a day. The timing and the market just weren’t working in our favor but when the market stabilizes, without a doubt I’ll work with Jamie Cobb again.”

Anica Rivera

Anica’s first interaction with all things Real Estate was as a legal assistant to a Real Estate attorney in Garden City, New York. A seed of interest and hope was planted, which later resulted in her first home purchase at 28 years old. She subsequently purchased a second house, and converted the first into a rental property that she managed for 10 years. Her experiences as a home buyer, seller, and rental property owner have inspired her passion for Real Estate and the many opportunities it brings. She understands firsthand the importance of communication and attention to details, from offer to closing, and beyond. Anica is truly committed to listening and acting on her clients’ needs and goals in order to effectively achieve the best outcome and experience in every transaction. 

Outside of Real Estate, Anica has earned university degrees in both psychology and education, has served as an educator for over 18 years, completed many triathlons, including the Louisville, KY Ironman, and now strives to experience the world one passport stamp at a time.

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Nick Shoemaker

Nick was born and raised in South Jersey. He moved to Florida after college and began his Real Estate journey. He enjoys the Florida weather and all of the opportunities it allows- especially year-round beach trips!

He loves to travel around the world experiencing different cultures, and enjoys being well-versed in anything that he does. He has a very analytical mind, and genuinely enjoys performing research on a wide variety of topics- including investments and Real Estate!

Nick is very big on loyalty, has an appreciation for fine details, and has a great work ethic! His self-motivation to ensure that his clients are happy is what drives him to be successful in this industry!

Dianelis Gongora

Dianelis was born and raised in Cuba. She moved to Kentucky at a young age, where she earned her Associates Degree in Graphic Design.

A few years later, she moved to St. Petersburg to be closer to her family. Her enthusiasm for helping others inspired her passion for Real Estate, and she enjoys working hard for her clients to guide them through one of the biggest investments of their lives!

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Maelisa Coombs

Helping to build a bridge to the essential needs of her customer, Maelisa has a passion for service and is ready to help with your home buying and selling needs.  As a proud member of the Imagine Realty family, Maelisa carries the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client services into everything she does.  

Prior to joining Imagine, Maelisa enjoyed an extensive career in Retail that spanned more than 20 years, and has provided her with valuable skills that she uses daily in her business.  

Collaborative, patient, and a great listener, Maelisa respects her customers, offering honesty and integrity.  She has built a solid reputation in her community through her professionalism, attention to detail, and commitment to always put her customer’s needs first.  She prides herself on building trust with her customers through communication and transparency.  

A native of New York, Maelisa grew up in Central New Jersey.  In 2013, she relocated to Southwest Florida for her corporate career and later moved to the Tampa Bay area.  She holds a degree in business with a concentration in Finance, and has studied graduate level courses in Marketing at Liberty University, as well as Interior Design with the NY Institute of Art and Design.

Maelisa is passionate about travel (her favorite location to date is Spain!) and home design (she curates assortments of home furnishings for a local shop in St. Pete!).

In her free time, she takes full advantage of the nature and outdoor lifestyle that Florida offers, enjoying time at local parks, running, biking and yoga.

Lisa Herndon

I am originally from South Georgia, where I obtained my Master’s degree and pursued a teaching career of 20 years while raising a family. I have settled into living in Tampa, and am loving it. My passion for being in and around the water- whether it be fishing, scuba diving or wake surfing- makes Tampa the perfect place for me to live! I reside in South Tampa with my husband, and on the weekends we enjoy bike riding to the waterfront parks and visiting all the local shopping and dining.

I have always had a true passion for helping others and a life-long love of Real Estate. My twenty years of teaching provided me with the valuable skills of helping others problem-solve and reach their goals. My passions, desires, and experiences make it easy for me to offer a client-centered commitment to those I serve. I will listen to all of your needs and work tirelessly on your behalf.

Leslie Waldburg

I have been a resident of Jacksonville, Florida for over 40 years. I have traveled the state and am knowledgeable with all of the surrounding areas. My love for Real Estate began in November of 1996 when I purchased my first home. Since then, I have wanted each and every person to feel that warm and inviting feeling when they imagine themselves in that special place of their own, the place they can call home.

Throughout the years, I have worked in many areas of public relations. Whether pastoring, visiting with my patients in the hospital, or whatever the circumstances may be, at the end of the day the final conversation ends with “I just want to go home.” 

Since that day, I made a decision to help as many people as I can to achieve home ownership. Whether it is your first home or your dream home, I want to be the Realtor that leads you home. So I ask you to “Let Leslie Lead you home.”

Ilioni Payton

What’s up everyone! My name is Ilioni. I’m a younger guy with major goals! I’m currently a part-time student at St Petersburg College, studying to become a Civil Engineer, and am somewhat of a Renaissance Man (at least by my own definition.) I love and appreciate all forms of art/expression, and hope to bring my own creativity to the world of Real Estate.

Tiffany Martino

I am originally from Philadelphia/South Jersey, but moved to beautiful Sarasota in 2020. I believe that Sarasota and the surrounding regions are the most amazing parts of Florida.  I have spent the majority of my career working in the Title Insurance industry that has provided extensive skills in customer service. This resulted with a can-do attitude that allows me to provide the greatest value to clients. 

I am highly organized and attentive to the important details. I bring a combination of persistence, confidence, and professionalism as a few of my strongest qualities. With the values of honesty, hard work, integrity, outstanding client service, and a genuine love for real estate, I look forward and strive to help clients achieve positive results and ensure a smooth experience during the process. I believe clients should be involved and informed every step of the way.

When buying or selling real estate, a positive experience depends on having a confident, honest, passionate and persevering agent by your side that can educate you through every step of the journey.

Koty Riley

I am so excited to announce my new relationship with Imagine Realty! I am proud to continue to utilize my excellent customer service skills and unwavering work ethic in providing my clients the absolute best home buying experience they can get. I am passionate about ensuring the highest quality of service in the industry for my clients all the way from Consultation to Closing, by being there with them every step of the way. 

Before my career in real estate, I managed the operational administration as well as accounting needs for my corporation. Having been both a corporate executive and private business owner, I am a driven, independent professional whose number one priority is understanding and meeting the needs of my clientele.

As a professionally licensed REALTOR® in Florida, I provide everything from strategic marketing to transaction management services for my clients. My business is built on the principles of Dedication, Communication, Personal Responsibility and Integrity. Just as the Real Estate industry itself evolves to become more innovative and efficient, so have I. As your Realtor, I am an advocate for you! Whether you are buying, selling, or investing, I will work tirelessly to promote your best interest while gaining the best understanding of your needs and wants in order to help you achieve them all!

When not assisting clients, I enjoy being active and connecting to our community through volunteer work and making it a better place to live and play. I love traveling, especially to my beloved native country of Morocco, and enjoying warm summer days on the sunny beaches of Sardinia.