Inspirational Breakfast 2020

| February 20, 2020

Inspiration, Gratitude and Growth Celebrated Throughout
South Florida

Thank you to all who participated in our January 2020 Inspirational Breakfast! As we do each year, our Keller Williams family gathered in Davie to share acts of kindness, courage, compassion, and charity throughout the Region.

More than 400 agents and associates came together to share inspirational stories as well as celebrate our annual awards for top agents.

When Aaron Keene, a U.S. Marine veteran, thought he would be back in school after serving his country, he instead was faced with one of the biggest challenges in his life: The 25-year-old father was diagnosed with stage 3 Melanoma. His surgeries and chemo treatments took Aaron out of the workforce for months. The KW Vero Beach Market Center rallied to Aaron’s cause to help with the Keene’s medical bills. They held a silent auction, raising $6,500, and continue to take donations for Aaron and his family.

The story of Sema Alpaytac touched us all too. After going through an emergency surgery to remove a brain tumor, this courageous woman has bravely faced challenge after challenge. Sema’s KW Miami NE family came together to support her recovery with several fundraisers to help offset growing medical expenses.

This amazing outreach and show of support is the epitome of what a group of Keller Williams associates can do to have an impact on the community—not just selling homes but touching lives.

Joseph and Christina Kipping were sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. They wanted to continue to be outstanding role models for their children in all aspects of life, including health and fitness. The couple started exercising and improving their nutrition — losing a combined 165 pounds!

We were also proud to recognize the following honorees in our 2019 Regional Awards:

Top 3 Individuals by GCI

  • Kathrin Rein – Coral Gables
  • Alexandra Silva – Treasure Coast
  • David Weinstein – Boca Raton

Top 3 Individuals by Units

  • Julian Soffer – Boca Raton
  • Lauren Sencion – Miami NE
  • Nicole Bouchard – Boca Raton

Top 3 Teams by GCI

  • The Bass Group – Boca Raton
  • The Caruso Group – Clearwater
  • The Jackie Ellis Team – Boynton Beach

Top 3 Teams by Units

  • Live Work Play Miami Group – Miami Beach
  • The Crowe Team – Wellington
  • Regueira Saldias Real Estate Team – Pembroke Pines

Top 3 Groups by GCI

  • The Tricoli Team – Palm Beach Central
  • Team Bohannon – NW Tampa
  • Joseph W. Sabato Group – Treasure Coast

Top 3 Groups by Units

  • The Elliott Team – Punta Gorda
  • The Tricoli Team – Palm Beach Central
  • Team Bohannon – NW Tampa

Top Listing Specialist

  • Tony Erpenbeck, Denny Grimes & Team – Naples

Top Buyer Specialist

  • Tina Sun, Edwards Group – Ft. Lauderdale

Top Commercial Individual by GCI

  • Lorne Gornitsky – Boca Raton

Top Commercial Team/Group by GCI 

  • Roughen Team – Boca Raton East

Top Luxury by Volume

  • The Patterson Group – Punta Gorda

Top Expansion Business Location by GCI

  • Savannah Sheppard, The Exceptional Home Team – Punta Gorda
  • Morgan Grimes, Denny Grimes & Team – Ft. Myers
  • Jonathan Pearlman, Lucido Global – Miami Beach

Rookie of the Year

  • Justin Orlando – Jupiter — $290,944 GCI

2019 Million Dollar Agents

  • The Tricoli Team – Palm Beach Central
  • Team Bohannon – NW Tampa
  • Joseph W. Sabato – Group Treasure Coast
  • Team Borham – Clearwater
  • McCarty Group – Marco Island
  • Denny Grimes & Team – Naples
  • The Elliott Team – Punta Gorda
  • The Patterson Group – Punta Gorda
  • Team Terry Story – Boca Raton East
  • The Prenner Group – Ft. Lauderdale NE
  • The Teri Arbogast Real Estate Team – Pembroke Pines
  • Ryan Schulze Team – NW Tampa
  • The Jodi Avery Team – Clearwater
  • Rathe Team – Weston
  • The Edwards Real Estate Group – Ft. Lauderdale NE
  • The Moscoso Group – Pembroke Pines
  • Shannon Anderson Group – Treasure Coast
  • The John O’Flaherty Team – Ft. Lauderdale NE
  • The Rhonda Gustitus Team – Punta Gorda

2019 South FL Region Cappers

Total = 880+

  • Aventura ~ 13
  • Belleair ~ 26
  • Boca Raton ~ 24
  • Boca Raton East ~ 26
  • Bonita Springs ~ 31
  • Boynton Beach ~ 8
  • Clearwater ~ 57
  • Cocoa Beach ~ 9
  • Coral Gables ~ 27
  • Coral Springs ~ 30
  • Ft. Lauderdale NE ~ 18
  • Ft. Myers ~ 48
  • Jupiter ~ 49
  • Key West ~ 18
  • Marco Island ~ 35
  • Melbourne ~ 7
  • Miami Beach ~ 5
  • Miami Doral ~ 27
  • Miami Kendall ~ 5
  • Miami Lakes ~ 20
  • Miami NE ~ 20
  • Naples ~ 36
  • NW Tampa ~ 92
  • Palm Beach Central ~ 22
  • Palm Beach East ~ 11
  • Palm Beaches ~ 20
  • Pembroke Pines ~ 44
  • Plantation ~ 16
  • Punta Gorda ~ 24
  • Port St Lucie ~ 41
  • Treasure Coast ~ 22
  • Vero Beach ~ 26
  • Wellington ~ 60
  • Weston ~ 12

MCA Awards

  • Cindi Brady – Belleair
  • Sonia Perlis – Boca Raton
  • Deanna Monastiero – Bonita Springs
  • Deanna CotroneovFt. Myers
  • Debra Joyce – Key West
  • Laurie Adams – Palm Beaches
  • Michelle Beitelman – Vero Beach
  • Melissa Race – Wellington

#1 Market Center for Increase in Owner Profit

  • Key West: $128,969

#1 Market Center for Increase in Profit Share

  • Key West: $157,605

Top Market Center for Growth

  • Palm Beach East – Highest Net Agent Count with Increase in Total Profit Year Over Year

Top Team Leader Talent Recruiter

  • Jessica Fox Wimmer – Most Cappers Recruited in 2019

Top 3 Market Centers for Total Profit

  • Clearwater ~ $909,435
  • NW Tampa ~ $869,859
  • Coral Springs ~ $769,621

Top 3 Agents in Profit Share

  • John Duffy – Boca Raton East
  • Joe & Mary Charters – Naples
  • Gail & Richard Bass – Boca Raton

2019 Market Center Cultural Icons

  • Shika Anderson – Aventura
  • Pam Douberly – Belleair
  • Denise Leckey – Boca Raton
  • Barbara Munoz – Boca Raton East
  • Andrew Brinkoetter – Bonita Springs
  • Lee Montgomery – Boynton Beach
  • Jaime Mumma – Clearwater
  • Emily Merbitz – Cocoa Beach
  • Juliet Restrepo – Coral Gables
  • Tara Carter – Coral Springs
  • Rhonda Hooper – Ft. Lauderdale
  • Shari Smith – Ft. Myers
  • McKinley Navaroli – Jupiter
  • Juan Benitez – Key West
  • Becky Irwin – Marco Island
  • Angelique Jones – Melbourne
  • Sofia Allam – Miami Beach
  • Soraya Zuloaga – Miami Doral
  • Pedro Casanova – Miami Kendall
  • JC Fernandez – Miami Lakes
  • Kristen Montuori – Miami NE
  • Michelle Combs – Naples
  • Julia Wright – NW Tampa
  • Krystal Fernandez – Palm Beach Central
  • Judy Torres – Palm Beach East
  • Charles Murphy – Palm Beaches
  • Sharon Lewis – Pembroke Pines
  • Tom Fonesca – Plantation
  • Gianna Werner – Punta Gorda
  • Noni Carinha – Port St Lucie
  • Iris Walters – Treasure Coast
  • Rodger Mehrer – Vero Beach
  • Anna Hall – Wellington
  • Patty Vasquez – Weston

South Florida Region 2019 Spirit Award

  • JC Fernandez – Miami Lakes

South Florida Region Ranked #12 in Total Donations through November 2019

  • $187,793

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About the Author ()

Mark Olesh, Regional Director - In the last 5 years, Mark has led the South Florida Region to Top 5 finishes in growing his team 3 times (including #3 in 2009, #2 in 2012, and #4 in 2013). In that same time span as Regional Director, total agent commissions have increased by $84 million. The Region has 28 market centers and over 5,000 agents. Mark began as a capping agent in Palm Harbor, became an ALC member and was then recruited into the Team Leader opportunity. There, under his leadership, the office grew from 95 to 210 agents and had sales of over $220 Million. Mark also enjoyed coaching many of the top agents in the market center as well. Mark is passionate about the Keller Williams opportunity and using it to help you build wealth in multiple areas. Contact Mark today for a confidential career consultation. 727-772-5600 x23 Olesh@kw.com

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