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Mark A. Spurgeon, Broker and Owner of Boca Grande Real Estate, Inc.

Mark joined the firm just out of college in 1980 and has operated the business since 1984. Having grown up on Boca Grande he knows the ins and outs of island living having lived 40 plus years of island history. A family man with five grown daughters, a community volunteer and outdoors enthusiast, Mark offers a deep resource of information and experience to compliment the efforts of the sales associates.

Email: mark.spurgeon@bgre1.com

 

Ralph DiLena Jr. and Don Lutz

 

Brokers and Directors of Boca Grande Real Estate, Inc.

Business partners Ralph and Don, with a collective experience of over 35 years selling and listing Boca Grande properties with Boca Grande Real Estate, believe that two heads are better than one when it relates to adding value to the relationship with Buyers and Sellers.  Ralph served our country in the Navy and earned his bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management, and has a professional Community Association Manager’s license. Ralph has two children and has called Florida home for more than 40 years.  He is a licensed, private pilot and enjoys playing tennis and tarpon fishing.  Don earned his bachelor’s degree in Education and also grew up in the area.  Don is married with three children and is an active member in the community.  He served as President of the largest homeowners association in the state of Florida.  His hobbies include tennis and playing the bass guitar at his local church.

As partners, Don and Ralph offer a unique, synergistic approach to find the right property for each client. Combining their Real Estate knowledge and expertise, specifically in property management, sales and vacation rentals, has led them to some of the most competitive sales listings on Gasparilla Island (aka Boca Grande). Together, they have successfully listed and sold Boca Grande, Cape Haze, Rotonda and surrounding barrier islands’ residential homes, condos, town homes, villas, and beach front estates, as well as vacant home sites (beachfront, bayside and interior locations).  In addition, they have completed sales of commercial properties and development acreage in various parts of Florida State.

Ralph and Don are on the leading edge of technology. Utilizing the latest business tools, they’ve developed a free iPhone application titled “Boca Grande Vacation,” as well as a very effective, personalized “sales only” client search system. This system offers two primary benefits to their clients: a pulse and a competitive advantage in the market place. This 24/7 service system immediately delivers an email to their interested clients whenever a listed property is updated, added, deleted, goes pending or is sold.

Please feel free to contact Ralph and Don at 1-888-607-5224, locally 941-964-0055, or via email at ralph@bgre.net or don@bgre.net. If you have worked with them in the past do not hesitate to introduce a friend. Each introduction will receive special attention and  benefit from Ralph and Don’s and combined experience and the latest market tools to make the sales process most productive.

 

Randy Wojcik

Randy is a native of the Chicago area, and graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1982.  He had vacationed in this area since the 1970’s, and his love for Florida led him to move here permanently in 1984. Randy and his wife of 29 years, Judy, have three young-adult sons, Matthew (22),  Dan (21), and Joe (19), who have graduated from or currently attend Florida State University, in Tallahassee, Florida.  Randy enjoyed coaching his sons for over a decade in YMCA and USSSA basketball leagues, and is proud of all three who were all captains of their respective high school varsity teams. They also grew up as altar servers at Boca Grande’s Our Lady of Mercy parish, where Randy and Judy are active members.

Randy began his real estate career in 1985 and joined the Boca Grande Club’s sales team in 1986, where he marketed gulf and bay condominiums and homes.  In 1989, Randy was invited to join the newly created sales force at Boca Grande’s premier waterfront community known as Boca Bay, on the southern end of Gasparilla Island.  Over the next eleven years, Randy exclusively handled sales and marketing of all seven Boca Bay neighborhoods.  When new construction sold out in 2000, Randy became one of the principal broker/owners at Gasparilla Properties where he expanded his sales and management career for almost 14 years.  He has consistently performed in the top 1% of sales volume among the local Board of Realtors every year, and is fortunate to have been involved in several hundred million dollars of closed transactions.

More recently, Randy is focused on serving his many valued real estate customers as he assists the longest serving real estate office on the island –Boca Grande Real Estate, in expanding their sales division.  Come and see his new downtown office next to the Post Office, at the corner of 4th Street and Park Avenue.  Or visit him at their Boca Bay branch office at the historic Power House building, across from the world-class gulf front Boca Bay Pass Club venue.

Randy’s real estate services include unrivaled knowledge of all seven Boca Bay neighborhoods.  He also specializes in sales and listings of properties on Boca Grande and the Cape Haze peninsula.  His decades of experience and his long time commitment to Gasparilla Island and the surrounding area will benefit buyers and sellers as they navigate the sales process.    Randy looks forward to working with each of you and helping new buyers to discover this hidden gem called Boca Grande.   Call Randy anytime on his cell at 941-204-0015 or contact him via email at: Randy@bgre1.com

 

Connie Portell

Connie - CroppedConnie was born and raised in Michigan and moved in 2000 to Southwest Florida with her husband, Jim, and son Vinnie, who is currently attending the University of South Florida.  Prior to starting her family, Connie invested 14 years as the Customer Service Manager for Graco Corporation in Michigan.

Once settled in this area Connie wasted no time obtaining her Florida real estate license and joined Randy Wojcik as his Real Estate Assistant, along with developing her own career.   Over the years Connie has become an “expert” in vacant land opportunities in and around the golf course community of Rotonda, and has also involved herself with properties located on the Cape Haze peninsula.

Connie is also a partner/owner in a local real estate service company known as Gasparilla Home Watch, LLC. Connie and her husband Jim are the driving force behind Gasparilla Home Watch, which was established over 10 years ago to assist our many clients who require and appreciate the comprehensive list of services provided to them as absentee property owners. At this time Jim and Connie combine to meticulously oversee several properties primarily in and around Boca Grande.

Connie is an integral part of our team  and has earned the respect and admiration of the entire staff by consistently sharing her outstanding work ethic along with her unselfish willingness to help others.

 

Peggy Burns

Peggy Burns

Peggy has been in the real estate business for the past twenty years and manages the Sea Oats office for Boca Grande Real Estate, Inc. She is from South Dakota and was raised in a family owned and operated business. Peggy moved to Florida for its sunshine and beaches. She enjoys walking and spending as much time as possible with her husband and grandchildren. Working in the Sea Oats office has a special meaning to Peggy, as the intimacy of the Sea Oats community is much like a family. As you would expect, she loves taking care of the needs of her owners and guests, as well as listing and selling beautiful island properties. Peggy and husband, Doug, couldn’t be happier making their home in this special part of Southwest Florida. If I can be of assistance, please contact me at 941-964-0987 or toll free at 1-800-881-6287 and by cell phone at 941-323-6562. Email: peggy.burns@bgre1.com

 

Doug Burns

Doug joined the sales staff in 2005 following 18 years of restaurant and club management on Gasparilla Island and at The Coral Creek Golf Club. Prior to relocating from South Bend, Indiana in 1985, Doug was a Senior Vice President with a large Midwestern bank. His banking career covered 22 years. Doug is married to sales associate Peggy Burns and they make their home in Cape Haze. Along with enjoying his 5 children and 9 grandchildren, he loves to play golf and is a huge Notre Dame fan. Doug is a U.S. Air Force veteran. He looks forward to assisting you with your real estate needs and can be reached on his cell at 941-830-0403 or 941-697-9594.

 

 

Jay D. Spurgeon

Jay and his wife Susan owned and operated Loon’s on a Limb restaurant for 26 years. Jay grew up on Boca Grande, and was happy to see his three daughters grow up here. “It’s great to own real estate and to live in the best place in Florida.” Jay can be reached at 941-456-6817 or email jay.spurgeon@bgre1.com.

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