Realty Group of Southwest Florida
9480 Corkscrew Palms Cir, Suite 1, Estero, FL 33928Email Me
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, where you had dreams but only few thought they would ever happen. I went to work at age thirteen as a carhop. Keep a positive attitude, which I was blessed with all my life, and learned very young what working hard meant.
My sales career started in high school working in retail. I worked my way through college with commission sales and obtained a Marketing Associates Degree.
I married my husband Doug and his career opportunities took us to several states and across the world to Hong Kong. We have three children who are now grown. Our local and international experience offered interaction with many cultures and customs.
During the moving I became a Realtor because I wanted to understand relocation and the home buying process for myself. I soon realized my love for the Real Estate business and built a career each time we moved. Achieving status of Top Producer in Indiana, Ohio and Illinois, and now solely Florida. My proven sales record speaks for itself. In Toledo, Ohio I was new to the area became a top seller and lister in my first six months. (2001-2007) Achieving A Lifetime Million Dollar Member.
Florida was always my first choice to live and work. Successfully becoming a top producer and providing quality service to every client! Offering Professional Experience with buyers, sellers, relocation and investors plus Short Sales & REO’s (foreclosures). Servicing Clients with all their Real Estate Needs in South West Florida (Estero, Bonita springs, Naples, Ft Myers, Cape coral and surrounding areas). Continuing to grow and expand in Southwest Florida
My belief is providing quality service with high standards expected.Through the travels and moving I ended up happy with my life and my work. Helping people with the highest standards and integrity. I was never alone. God was and is still with me every step leading me.
In 2010 Doug was rounding out a 33-year career in industry which had availed him the opportunity to work in many regions of the world and specifically in 28 countries and cultures. Upon exiting this segment of his life, he spent the next three years working with non-profits helping them in construction of meeting centers and in coaching individuals in several countries in finding their Purpose in Life and Business Principles. To this day Doug continues to spend time supporting non-profits.
In 2014, he joined his wife and partner of 35 years in the real estate business as a supporting member of the “Hodge Team”. When Karen and Doug joined together it provided for clients the continuing exceptional skill in Real Estate that Karen had demonstrated for over 17 years and coupled that with Doug’s administrative and financial capabilities. Presently they are a fulltime real estate team working throughout all the communities of Southwest Florida.