The Founders

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Bruno Fernandez, the Broker/Owner 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 Owner/REALTOR® 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

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Dwight Barnett moved to Queens, NY from Portmore, Jamaica. He graduated from Herkimer County Community College and Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida where he studied Business Management. During his collegiate career, Barnett was a three time All-American and NJCAA National Player of the year, and was later drafted to play professional soccer for Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. Passionate about soccer, after his professional soccer career he went on to be the Director of Soccer Shots Tampa and coach at Tampa Bay United (Tampa Bay Rowdies) where he worked with developing youth skills throughout the Tampa Bay area. 

While coaching, Dwight started a secondary career as an Independent Adjuster where he was able to help families recover from natural disasters throughout the Southeast. Being an adjuster has helped him develop a passion for Real Estate and an eye for quality properties. Dwight deals in all facets of the Real Estate business, whether it’s navigating the way for first-time buyers, scoring that perfect distressed property, or providing help transitioning into a new area of life. His hard work, charisma, and dedication for helping others has developed great relationships throughout his time in the Real Estate business.
 
Cell:  (718) 926-3235
 
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Yusmary Rico was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela facing the majestic Avila mountain views.  She had the opportunity to travel through various countries, which ignited her passion for traveling.  In her native country, she studied Advertising, and proceeded to work in Telecommunications and customer service for over 12 years.  When she discovered that she enjoyed the creation and development of new products, she decided to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing as well!

She moved to the United States in 2014, and has lived in Florida ever since (which she attributes to our beautiful weather and welcoming Latino communities!)  She discovered her passion for Real Estate and decided to obtain her license.  Her goal is to help the Latino community pursue their dreams of homeownership in the beautiful Sunshine State.

 
Cell:  (813) 447-6263    Hablo Español 
 

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 that purchase a home they absolutely love!

 
Cell:  (941) 204-3505    
 
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Mary Skorupa is a native of New Jersey!  She has over 13 years of experience with both Real Estate Sales and Community Association Management in Florida.  She serves our lush, beautiful Manatee and Sarasota Counties!  Whether you are looking to buy or sell, she will provide the very best customer service to ensure your experience through the entire process is happy and stress-free!

 
Cell:  (941) 773-1414   
 
“We couldn’t have been more pleased with Mary.  She was outstanding.  Her professionalism was refreshing.”
Carolyn Carpenter, Seller
 
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Hannah Rao was born in Coral Springs, Florida and later moved to the Tampa Bay area.  She attended the University of South Florida, where she graduated with a dual-Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Business Management.  She has always had a passion for the Real Estate industry, and is excited to help you find your dream home!

 
Cell:  (863) 272-5561 
 
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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!
 

Hablo Español
Cell:  (352) 455-1041
rcrealty2000@yahoo.com 

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Zoe Ledwith 

Zoe was born and raised in Madison, WI.  She moved to the Tampa Bay area in 2016, and absolutely loves the sunshine and warm weather.  As a former boutique shop owner, she has a passion for all things beautiful- especially beautiful homes and our gorgeous city!  She would love to help you buy or sell your home with Imagine Realty!

 

Cell:  (727) 637-2010
zoela.with@yahoo.com 

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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!

 

Cell:  (863) 701-5035
realtorjessicastone@gmail.com 
www.jessicastone-realtor.com

“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! 
 

Cell:  (561) 797-0206
zhigginsrealtor@gmail.com

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!

Hablo Español          Io parlo Italiano
Cell: (813) 607-9628
FD@francescaFLhomes.com

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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! 

Cell: (610) 463-7787
realtorgregsellsflorida@gmail.com

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Ian Richards

Ian is originally from South Bend, Indiana.  He graduated from the University of South Florida with degrees in Economics and International Business.  He is also a former All-American athlete with the USA Rugby team!  Ian specializes in Investment Real Estate, but also works closely with traditional homebuyers and sellers as well.  Give him a call today to get started!

Cell: (574) 333-5785
imbr678@gmail.com