PRO recommends candidates for November 6 general election

Based on the public service, respect for property rights, commitment to economic development, and overall understanding of the real estate industry, the Board of Directors of the Pinellas Realtor® Organization (PRO) recommends the following candidates, amendment and referendum in the November 6th general election:

Pinellas County Commission District 6: Kathleen Peters

School Board District 2: Jeff Larsen

School Board District 6: Matthew Stewart

Amendment 2: Vote YES

Clearwater Strong Mayor Referendum: Vote YES

‘Welcome’ to all our new members who joined us in September

The Pinellas REALTOR® Organization would like to welcome all of our new REALTORS® who joined us in September! We are happy to have you as a part of our organization and wish you much success in your careers.

Alexandros Real Estate Group George  Hios
American Realty Stephen Hack
Anna Lythgoe Anna Lythgoe
Belle Isle Realty, LLC Robert Callahan
Berkshire Hathaway Commercial Conroy J. Jacob
Berkshire Hathaway Commercial Melissa  Rosario
BHHS Florida Properties Group Jessica M. Cruz-Segarra
BHHS Florida Properties Group Charles Johnson
BHHS Florida Properties Group Christopher C. Chiccino
BHHS Florida Properties Group Jane E. Parker
BHHS Florida Properties Group Scott C. Leventhal
Century 21 Affiliated Patricia Cashmore
Century 21 Beggins Noel J. Richards
Century 21 Beggins Tanya Cervo
Century 21 Coast to Coast Mitchell  Peterson
Century 21 Coast to Coast Josue Rosado
Century 21 Jim White & Assoc Joseph A. Tancos
Century 21 RE Champions Mechele  Litcher
Century 21 RE Champions William  Venezia
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Dillon Currier
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Serita D. Diana
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Nikolas T. Fekete
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc MANUEL J. HERRERA
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Anania M. Ramirez
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Beth Thompson
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Yu-Chung Wang
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Virginia M. Williams
Coastal Properties Group Loretta J. Muzzey
Coastal Properties Group Molly E. Silverman
Coastal Properties Group Robert Washington
Coldwell Banker Residential Androniki Floolis
Coldwell Banker Residential Ramon A. McCool
Coldwell Banker Residential Patrick G. Whitney
Cornerstone Realty Services Isaiah H. Senecal
Dalton Wade Inc Brandon K. Gish
Dalton Wade Inc Michael McGahee
Deborah Scott Realty LLC Pamela McCluskey
Dennis Realty & Inv Corp Gina  Couture
Engel & Volkers Madeira Beach Wiktor  Gier
Five Star Properties R.E. Rachael  Paulus
Florida Home Connection LLC Brian M. Jones
Florida Homes Rlty & Mortagage James Angelo
Florida Premiere Realty Mark Silverman
Florida Quest Realty Services Melanie Hollis
Florida Quest Realty Services Matthew J. Yonke
Florida Realty Experts Kerry J. Jackson
Future Home Realty Inc Stuart  Fuhrman
Future Home Realty Inc Michael  Parrino
Gaylord Property Group LLC Nathan Gaylord
Gulfport Realty Jonathan B. Micocci
Icono Realty International Kelly  Cochran
Keller Williams Gulf Beaches Sonia F. Bourgeois
Keller Williams Gulf Beaches William Parker
Keller Williams Gulf Beaches Steven Weber
Keller Williams Gulfside Rlty Natalia Higgins
Keller Williams Gulfside Rlty Ken P. Wulf
Keller Williams Realty Malcolm P. Acree Jr
Keller Williams Realty Cassandra Barone
Keller Williams Realty Rhett  Fischer
Keller Williams Realty Hany  Karas
Keller Williams Realty Dawn  King
Keller Williams Realty Dollie G. McCaskill
Keller Williams Realty Scott S. Moore
Keller Williams Realty Mayra L. Roland
Keller Williams Rlty Seminole Dawn M. Blakeslee
Keller Williams Rlty Seminole Krystal Crichlow
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Andrew D. Demott III
Keller Williams St Pete Realty David S. Elliott
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Heather L. Heiser
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Lori L. Lawson
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Jake  Maisner
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Kara J. Rewerts
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Rachel Scherer
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Roger S. Stapleton Jr
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Cynthia M. Van Buren
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Matthew S. Webber
Lipply Real Estate Aaron  Stallworth
ListSmart Debra  Banks Waz
NextHome Gulf to Bay Kimberly White
Pristine Bay Realty & Rentals Stanislaw Bukowski
Pyramid Realty Inc. Richard D. Barnes
RE/MAX Metro Caitlin Porcelli
RE/MAX Metro Brown Linda
Re/Max Preferred Tracy H. Kiesel
RE/MAX Realtec Group Inc Heather E. Terflinger
Realnet of Tampa Bay, LLC Kevin C. Mika
Realty Experts Daniel Soltys
Realty Experts Lesley Soltys
REK Realty Franklin S. DeFreitas
REK Realty James S. DeFreitas
Robert Slack Fine Homes Lila Gimenez PA
Robles Realty LLC Alescia G. Brown
Smith & Associates Real Estate Meghan Niezbecki
Stofel & Associates Realty Rolanda N. Jones
The K Company Realty LLC Mark  Rodrigues
Turnkey Real Estate Brokerage Valecia Y. Jones
Viewpoint Realty Int’l Inc Thomas J. Voegtli
Your Neighborhood Realty Assoc Kenneth Scott


We also welcome our newest Affiliate Business Partners who joined us in September!

Adscapz, LLC Larry Fleisch
Agent Leads Vincent Nowicki
Bay Area Real Estate Council Amanda Hersem
Colen & Wagoner Natalya Dudenkov
Cosmopolitan Title Jazmine Reddick
Custom Pest Management Gary Gilmore
Dwell Home Staging Brian Piccolo
Fintech Mortgage Association Orlando Imai
Flare Media Group Christopher John
Goldman Design and Development Asad Yusupov
Hommati Steven Peck
Independent Health Consultant Delene Darcel
KB Home Andrew Filler
Kraven, LLC David McCandless
Solid Rock Home Inspection James Reilly

Pinellas REALTOR® Organization awards members for volunteerism, longevity, creativity

The Annual Business Meeting & Installation was held on September 14, 2018. 

The following PRO members received the Good Neighbor Award for making an extraordinary impact on our community by giving their time and resources:

• Kim Adams, RE/MAX Elite Realty – Wheelchairs 4 Kids

• Susan Littlejohn, Littlejohn Real Estate – Dunedin Museum, Inc.

• Jaime McKnight, Coldwell Banker Residential – Pawlicious Poochie Pet Rescue

• Marnie Trainor, Great Homes Realty – Community Learning Center

• Kadi Tubbs, Randall J. Hendricks – Operation Military Matters


The following PRO members were given the REALTOR® Emeritus honor. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) defines Emeritus status as any person who has held membership in NAR for a cumulative period of 40 years in one or more Associations of REALTORS®, and one year of committee service at any association level.

Patricia Page – 1972
Janet Cookson – 1974
John Edwards – 1976
Stub Monroe – 1977
Harry Bright – 1977
Anna Stamas – 1977
Tony Brennan – 1977
Gary Buffington – 1977
Phyllis Apone – 1978
Charlie Harris – 1978
Sandra Hartmann – 1978
Cheryl Hopler – 1978
Nelah Parker – 1978
Leon Sarkisian – 1978
Sylvia Steeves – 1978
Lucille Casey – 1978
Heather Foderingham – 1978
Ann McBride – 1978
Daniel Porter – 1978

Once again, the Affiliate Business Partners sponsors decorated the tables at the event. New this year, all attendees had the ability to cast their vote for their favorite. The following PRO Affiliate Business Partners won a Best Table Honor:

1st Place – John Ricker, Baxter Title – Alice in Wonderland
2nd Place – Michelle Rothwell, Your Mortgage Source – Garden Butterflies
3rd Place – Sonia Pfizenmaier, Kron & West A/C – USA

2019 Pinellas REALTOR Organization Board of Directors

The following members will be serving on the Board of Directors in 2019:

  • Chair: Kevin Batdorf, Batdorf and Associates
  • Chair Elect: Cyndee Haydon, Future Home Realty
  • Past Chair: Paul Hendriks, Gulf to Bay Homes & Estates
  • Secretary: Tom Steck, Century 21 Real Estate Champions
  • Treasurer: Glen Richardson, Smith & Associates Real Estate
  • Director: Ken Breland, Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty
  • Director: Marsha Gordon, Coldwell Banker Residential
  • Director: Manuela Hendrickson, Global Lifestyle LLC
  • Director: Fred Hintenberger, Charles Rutenberg Realty
  • Director: Jill Long, J Long Realty Group LLC
  • Director: Mindy Rovillo, iMapp Realty Group
  • Director: Rachel Sartain, Keller Williams St. Pete Realty
  • Director: Jim Schanz, Future Home Realty
  • Director: Linda Wilson, Wilson & Associates
  • Director: Michael Wyckoff, Engel & Volkers Madeira Beach
  • CPAR Chapter Director: Lars Kier, Sky International Realty
  • CPAR Chapter Director: Lyndie House, Homeward Real Estate
The Chair declares that the above Officers and Directors are duly elected. They will be installed in January 2019.

‘Welcome’ to all our new members who joined us in August

The Pinellas REALTOR® Organization would like to welcome all of our new REALTORS® who joined us in August! We are happy to have you as a part of our organization and wish you much success in your careers.

A Better Life Realty Christian A. Ellis
All County Advanced Prop Mgmt Sarah D. Holsopple
A-Team Home Sales & Rentals Darius DeBuhr
Barefoot Realty Group Lisa M. Pastorius
Bay Concierge Realty Kimberly J. Clyde
BHHS Florida Properties Group Andrea  Marino
BHHS Florida Properties Group Grace Rudawski
BHHS Florida Properties Group Donald  Stelmaszek
Blake Real Estate Inc James A. Hazel
Caldwell Realty Krista  Gibbons
Century 21 Affiliated Francisco  Toro IV
Century 21 Beggins Henry  Bartels
Century 21 RE Champions Angad K. Kenneth
Century 21 RE Champions Lauren  Tami
Century 21 Suncoast Realty Marco  Olivarez
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Jason A. Abellada
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Virginia A. Cemberci
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Barbara D. Chorney
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Lanetta L. Daniels
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Audrey  Deal
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Tammy  Fisher
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Emilie Frechette
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Joshua  Innes
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Matthew E. Schaffer
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Sally Sorial
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Mary K. Viselli
Coastal Properties Group Kyle Launius
Coderre R E & Development LLC Steven Coderre
Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT Sherry H. Clements
Coldwell Banker Residential Brad A. Davidson
Coldwell Banker Residential Erin M. Williams
Coldwell Banker Residential Barbara Bazil
Coldwell Banker Residential Christine A. Brown
Coldwell Banker Residential Guy Rizzo
Coldwell Banker Residential Amy L. Karol
Coldwell Banker Residential Erdem  Karol
Coldwell Banker Residential Teresa  Silver
Coldwell Banker Residential Kelly  Fisher
Coldwell Banker Residential Melissa A. Pawloski
Dalton Wade Inc Anthony  Laudato
Dalton Wade Inc Cindy  Pinkston
Engel & Volkers Belleair Melissa  Nicholls
EXP Realty LLC Elizabeth A. Ames
EZ Choice Realty John Lynch
Florida Luxury Realty Inc Jan Daoud
Florida Luxury Realty Inc Susan  Kalta
Florida Quest Realty Services Masako  Torena
Florida Realty Investments Emily Burman
Future Home Realty Inc Jessica D. Dwyer
Future Home Realty Inc Juan R. Quintero
Future Home Realty Inc Cameron Sylvester
Garland Realty Group Renee Garland
Gulf to Bay Real Estate Vincent A. Leverenz
Keller Williams Gulf Beaches Stanley E. Chow
Keller Williams Gulf Beaches Tatiana M. Diaz
Keller Williams Gulf Beaches Kimberly T. Franklin
Keller Williams Gulfside Rlty Michele  Bluitt
Keller Williams Gulfside Rlty Victor A. Bout
Keller Williams Gulfside Rlty Nicole C. Faulkner
Keller Williams Gulfside Rlty Deborah L. Francisco
Keller Williams Gulfside Rlty India  Kudla
Keller Williams Gulfside Rlty Amanda  Payne
Keller Williams Gulfside Rlty Lisa C. Pezzella
Keller Williams Gulfside Rlty William A. Rutledge
Keller Williams Realty Carrie E. Campbell
Keller Williams Realty Shelley J. Coon
Keller Williams Realty Jeffrey M. Folven
Keller Williams Realty Joshua M. Graves
Keller Williams Realty Tatyana  Hudson
Keller Williams Realty Karissa F. Kalwa
Keller Williams Realty Aamir  Khan
Keller Williams Realty Jessica R. Leasure
Keller Williams Realty Margaret  Lejman
Keller Williams Realty Constance  Martz
Keller Williams Realty Perry Colleen
Keller Williams Realty Russell M. Taylor Jr
Keller Williams Realty David E. Timmons
Keller Williams Realty Stephanie L. Wilbur
Keller Williams Rlty Seminole Laura  Demarest
Keller Williams Rlty Seminole Jerry  Weitsz
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Keaton  Connolly
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Bryce A. Gonzalez
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Sierra P. Kluson
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Erica P. Lovingood
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Justino  Melendez
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Warren Segraves
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Frank W. Trump
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Alexis N. Wise
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Austin K. Wise
Land of Liberte’ Realty Philip E. Henry
Lipply Real Estate Marianne  Knowles
Luxe Properties Intl, LLC Chelsea W. Freeman
Luxury & Beach Realty Inc Steven  Powell
Luxury & Beach Realty Inc Amanda Soto
New Western Acquisitions Nicholas J. Balzano
New Western Acquisitions Trevor L. Camanse
New Western Acquisitions Michael C. DeBuccio Jr
New Western Acquisitions Eric  Pearson
New Western Acquisitions Michael  Santucci
Northstar Realty Zalysia Kaczmarczyk
Personal Realty Advisers Beth E. Eschenfelder
Pinellas County Realty LLC Sherry  Dunlap
Pineywoods Realty Aaron  Tankel
Pyramid Realty Inc. Lindsay L. Miller
Re/Max Action First of Florida Damon Halvorsen
Re/Max Marketing Specialists John J. Rurkowski
Re/Max Marketing Specialists John J Rurkowski
RE/MAX Realtec Group Inc Patricia Attallah
REALnet Brokerage Sharon E. Dizon
Realty Executives Sigler Prop Morgan Sigler
Realty Experts Aaron  Marcum
Realty Experts Vjeran  Martinovic
Realty Experts Rachel Scholer
Sand Key Realty Eric  Patrick
Skelton & Associates Suzanne E. Skelton
Smith & Associates Real Estate Bryan  Wholey
South Beaches Real Estate Jean C. Bryan
Strickland Property Group Christine F. Carvin
Strickland Property Group Megan Lacombe
SunCoast Group REALTORS LLC Wayne Markley
SunCoast Group REALTORS LLC Carla J. Moseley
The Prime Real Estate Co. Jaime Malamoutsis
The Seaside Real Estate Store Taylor K. Cowgill
Waterfront Realty Tampabay Christopher Kelly
Weichert, REALTORS® – Equity Kenneth L. Jones


We also welcome our newest Affiliate Business Partners who joined us in August!

Blanchard Insurance Andrea Kurjah
Brightway Michael Bennett
Brightway Insurance Rolando Quiroz
Discount Med Company Janelle Quinn
Experimac St. Petersburg Eddie Sutton
House to Home Kim Nashed
M & M Inspections, LLC Michael Mello
Market America Services Nicole Saunches
Marketplace Home Mortgage, LLC Andrew Kashella
Paramount Residential Mortgage Peter Ward
Rite Rug Flooring Jeremiah King
Service First Installers Gloria Savalli
Southern Cross Storm Protectio Bradford MacGregor
The Swenson Group Tye Swenson

PRO recommends candidates, Clearwater Mayor ordinance, Flood insurance update

PRO Recommends Candidates for State and Local Elections
The Board of Directors of the PRO announced its recommendations for Florida State House District 66, State House District 69, Pinellas County Commission District 6, Pinellas County School Board District 2, District 3, District 6, and District 7. Based on the public service, respect for property rights, commitment to economic development, and overall understanding of the real estate industry, PRO recommends the following candidates for election. Click here to see recommendations. 


Clearwater Takes Next Step in Strong Mayor Ordinance
On August 2nd, the Clearwater City Council voted 3-2 to hold a referendum that could change the City Charter to eliminate the city manager and establish a strong mayor. PRO supports allowing the voters of the City of Clearwater to decide if they want to change from a council-manager government to a strong mayor government in the November 2018 election. The final step before the Strong-Mayor Ordinance is place on the November ballot is the second reading on August 16th. #RealtorParty  Read More


Call for Action update: National Flood Insurance Program extended
Last week Congress passed a four-month extension of the NFIP, which now expires at the end of November. Your efforts and the grassroots outreach of over 128,000 REALTORS helped ensure that the NFIP did not lapse. Congress received over 422,000 emails in support of extending the program. Thank you to all who took action on this Call for Action! Next Monday, PRO will pick two lucky members that contacted Congress for a $50 Amazon gift card. 

‘Welcome’ to all our new members who joined us in July

The Pinellas REALTOR® Organization would like to welcome all of our new REALTORS® who joined us in July! We are happy to have you as a part of our organization and wish you much success in your careers.

Action Pro Realty Terry L. Descaro
AdSizzle Realty Inc Benjamin E. Blanchard
Advantage Realty Florida Danielle L. Decker
Belloise Realty Salvatore  Belloise IV
BHHS Florida Properties Group Terry Bouge Jr
BHHS Florida Properties Group Marsha Osman
BHHS Florida Properties Group Scott E. Mayhew
BHHS Florida Properties Group Linda  Walburn
Bright Future Realty Inc. Marquac O. McGhee
Burwell Real Estate Jessica A. Bex
Buxton Properties Inc Karisma  Ramaiah
Century 21 Affiliated Tabatha M. Caraballo
Century 21 Affiliated Robert T. Mulligan
Century 21 Affiliated Judy L. Rhodes
Century 21 Beggins Michelle  Pineiro
Century 21 Beggins Amy  McCormick Bowles
Century 21 Coast to Coast Joanne L. Bowman
Century 21 Coast to Coast Cathryn L. Long
Century 21 Coast to Coast Alexandra G. Rosado
Century 21 Jim White & Assoc Luis  Vega
Century 21 RE Champions Michaela  McCoy
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Katherine J. Fernandez
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Luke  Fieselman
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Roma Kochanowska
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Catherine Nuebling
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc Patrick Vincent
Coastal Properties Group Brenda J Ward
Coldwell Banker Residential Lynnea  McKay
Coldwell Banker Residential Karen J. Brown
Coldwell Banker Residential Jeremiah D. Glowski
Coldwell Banker Residential Pamela S. Moll
Coldwell Banker Residential Christine L. Price
Coldwell Banker Residential Kathryn L. Salo
Coldwell Banker Residential Felisha  Mcdowell
Compass Real Estate Christine  Gerstmeier
Compass Real Estate Gene  Gerstmeier
EXP Realty LLC Jenny Settle
eXp Realty, LLC Britton  Kane
eXp Realty, LLC Rand Ralph
Florida Luxury Realty Inc Kristine L. DeBerry
Future Home Realty Inc Dylan R. Mott
Graystone Real Estate Angel Acosta
Hasenbeck & Associates Inc Alexia M. Hasenbeck
Homefront Realty Tarah B. McNaughton
J M Castro Realty Barbara M. Castro
Keller Williams Gulfside Rlty Gil J. Abernathy
Keller Williams Gulfside Rlty Janine M. Nuzzo
Keller Williams Gulfside Rlty Asunta E. Rich
Keller Williams Realty Arnela  Bajic
Keller Williams Realty Charles M. Driver
Keller Williams Realty Justin J. Hasenour
Keller Williams Realty Karen E. Ingles
Keller Williams Realty Scarleth N. Johnson
Keller Williams Realty Victoria L. Lazzari
Keller Williams Realty Marcos  Reyes
Keller Williams Realty Melda  Sabanagic
Keller Williams Rlty Seminole Christine  Frankel
Keller Williams Rlty Seminole Sarah E. Gerdes
Keller Williams Rlty Seminole Britney  Lentz
Keller Williams Rlty Seminole Daniel  Lentz
Keller Williams Rlty Seminole Kyle P. Manderscheid
Keller Williams Rlty Seminole Lee Austin Q. Tran
Keller Williams Rlty Seminole Tammy Webster
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Brad C. Bohnert
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Lori  Clark
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Michael  Incandela
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Traci A. Polvinale
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Shane M. Sniffin
Keller Williams St Pete Realty Rick A. Young
Kelly Realty Group LLC Lacey G. Kramer
ListSmart Milra  So
Luxury & Beach Realty Inc Latrisha R. Jarrett
Luxury & Beach Realty Inc Victoria Jarrett
Northstar Realty Jason R. Booe
Re/Max All Star Jonathan M. Walker
Re/Max Bay to Bay Lana S. Mercer
Realty Experts Joseph  Healy
Realty Experts Aimee L. Smith
RMS Elite Properties Conor J. Green
RMS Elite Properties Paul  Kovar
Sellstate Legacy Realty Riki A. Hasty
SellState Millennium Realty Sarah N. Kelleher
Smith & Associates Real Estate Nicholas A. Acosta
Smith & Associates Real Estate Aaron Tipton
Smith & Associates Real Estate Jacqueline M. Davidson
Strickland Property Group Amberly C. McWilliams
Sun & Sand Real Estate LLC Casey  Hatmaker
Tampa Bay Key Realty Fabio A Oliveira
Taylor Morrison Realty of Fl Brian Keller
Weichert, REALTORS® – Equity Mitchell S. Hoard
Willow Homes Realty, LLC Corie  Betz


We also welcome our newest Affiliate Business Partners who joined us in July!

A Radiant Property Inspection Donald Smith
Brookdale Countryside Susan Myers
Cosmopolitan Title Katherine Handzel
Cuervo Home Solutions, LLC Karen Cuervo
Florida Building Inspection Group Jared Hyers
Four Point Insurance Inspection Inc Richard Coon
Great Florida Insurance Chris Deptula
Hope Home Inspections Theresa Guest
Optima Home Inspections, LLC Glenn Scalia
Solid Rock Home Inspection Dean Burmood
Summit Property Inspections Tristan Page