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Gretchen Carlson
Gretchen CarlsonBroker Associate | Icon Agent | Team Leader

Gretchen Carlson, P.A. – Gretchen Carlson Homes Gretchen Carlson, a resident of Florida for over 23 years, has over 36 years of experience in Real Estate Sales, including more than 12 years in Property Management. As a seasoned professional, she offers sales experience and has a strong background in business development, growth, coaching, and management. Married for 24 years, Gretchen and her husband Paul have two daughters, Gianna & Sydney. Her current passions are Volunteering, Scuba Diving, Traveling, Rea...

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Nelson Cruz
Nelson CruzCo-Founder | Team Leader

Nelson has been a resident of Central Florida for over 20 years, he has devoted those years to public service, Nelson’s passion and drive for serving others is demonstrated in everything he does. He takes pride in his VIP, concierge-level approach to serving clients and strives to provide clients with a best-in-class experience. His insight and enthusiasm for cutting-edge marketing and technology, and his love and commitment for helping others achieve their goals is reflected before, during and after each transaction...

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Madeline Cruz
Madeline CruzTransaction Coordinator | Client Care

Madeline has resided in Central Florida since 2003; a dedicated career in hospitality for close to 30 years where Ladies & Gentlemen serve Ladies & Gentleman. This experience has served her well in preparing her for the standard of care every client deserves. Madeline finds her passion directly correlates in supporting the Mission, Vision and Purpose of the team. She is a natural problem solver and is at the heart of every transaction providing the client with the care and assistance needed. As a licensed REALTOR® she...

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    Deborah Champman
    Deborah ChampmanBroker Associate

    Deborah has been serving customers in Real Estate for the last 21 years. Her career started in Colorado Springs, CO then decided to leave the cold and move to the warm Florida weather. She has lived in Winter Garden since 2017 and has loved the community for which she chose. Deborah is blessed with two wonderful children both are now in their 20's! She recognizes the importance of what a client needs and wants for a large purchase such as their home. Deborah enjoys helping her clients in every part of the real estate p...

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    Obed  Diaz
    Obed DiazReal Estate Professional

    After a successful 30-year career in the hospitality business, Obed found his greatest strength was working with people; listening to what was most important to them and executing their needs in order to achieve and exceed their expectations. As a former regional manager of several hotel properties, he felt the time was right to exercise his strengths and personalize the home buying experience by serving his community as a Real Estate Professional. Obed favorite phrase is “You have a friend in me”, It's his desire ...

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    James Goodyear
    James GoodyearReal Estate Professional

    James Goodyear has resided in Windermere since 2003 when his family relocated from Lake County. Spending most weekends on the family boat cruising the Butler Chain of Lakes, James grew fond of the tight community feeling that Windermere offered. With an education in Nursing and Aviation, James steps into the Real Estate industry with a positive, creative and energetic mindset, eager to build strong relationships with everyone he works with. James strives to provide excellence in customer service combined with a meticul...

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    Matthew Depanicis
    Matthew DepanicisReal Estate Professional

    Matthew DePanicis, a resident of Central Florida for almost 40 years. Having served over 16 years as a first responder, he brings a unique perspective to his real estate practice. With a strong commitment to serving, he has transitioned his skills, compassion, and unwavering dedication into the realm of real estate. Married for 12 years, Matthew and his wife Lacy have two sons, Cade and Croix. His current passions are Fitness, Traveling, Reading, and Coaching. Known for his integrity, honesty, and professionalism, he p...

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    Christina Fata
    Christina FataReal Estate Professional

    Christina Fata was born and raised in Central Florida and calls the Windermere area of Orlando home, she is ecstatic about joining MVP Home Group, Brokered by eXp Realty! Utilizing her talent and experience of over 10 years in the service industry with a keen eye for design, Christina is excited by assisting her clients in achieving their real estate goals. Her passion, enthusiasm and creative eye for design endear her to clients, adding value to the process of finding the perfect home or negotiating the sale. Christin...

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      Patricia  Merrick
      Patricia MerrickReal Estate Professional

      Patti’s passion for the area began as a child where she grew up boating and skiing on the Butler chain of lakes in Windermere. A recent client commented “Patti was so helpful and she was there every step of the way, we can’t thank her enough for making what we thought would be a stressful experience a positive one!” As a lifelong resident of the area, she has a vast knowledge of Central Florida and the amazing lifestyle it offers. She loves helping both buyers and sellers and has experience with new constru...

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        Nick Vasseloff
        Nick VasseloffReal Estate Professional

        Continuing his journey in the real estate sector, Nick truly embodies the notion of "a dream deferred is not a dream denied". He patiently honed his entrepreneurial skills for over two decades before making the leap into this industry. His dedication is echoed in his passion for his clients' dreams, recognizing that each home buying or selling experience is a meaningful journey often tied to fulfilling life aspirations. Nick's ability to visualize future possibilities and breathe life into every step of the real est...

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