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October
10

REALTOR Melton Little has joined Wagner Realty's Manatee Ave West Office.

Melton is a partner and attorney at Kallins, Little & Brosious, with nearly four decades of legal experience and is a veteran of the courtroom. He was Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial lawyer from 2004 to 2019 and Board Certified in Marital and Family Law from 1993 to 2019.

In 2020, his passion and tenacity for his clients and the community motivated him to pursue his real estate license so that he can continue to help and support families to fulfill their dreams of homeownership.

As a graduate of Bayshore High School and a long-time resident of Manatee County, Melton is committed to giving back to the local community. He has been actively involved in a wide variety of local organizations and has served on many nonprofit boards. During his career, he has also logged over 600 hours of pro bono legal services donated to those in need. In addition, he has actively coached youth basketball, soccer, and football for several local schools. In 2003, he was awarded the Boys and Girls Club National Medallion, the highest honor the club can award to a volunteer. His dedication to the community was also recognized in 2004 when he received the Manatee County Bar Association Community Service Award and again in 2013 when he was given the Manatee County Bar Association William C. Grimes Award for Lifetime Achievement in Community Service.

Melton will be providing residential real estate listing and sales services throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties. "I chose Wagner Realty because of their decades of experience and the exceptional training curriculum they provide "Melton added, "Wagner just had that family feel and support that I was looking for."

Melton can be reached at the Wagner Realty Manatee Ave West Office located at 7411 Manatee Ave West, by phone at 941.730.5000, by email meltonlittle@wagnerrealty.com, or at www.mlittle.wagnerrealty.com.

August
29

Rick Chang

LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL August 29th – According to the Fall, 2022 Issue of Living Lakewood SRQ Magazine, the readers have spoken. They voted Rick Chang, REALTOR with Wagner Realty as the LWR Best Lakewood Ranch REALTOR specializing in working with international as well as domestic customers.

Born in Nanjng, China, Rick grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  He came to the United State to attend College and received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) degree with a minor in economics.  Rick speaks five major Chinese dialects, is fluent in Portuguese, and adequate in Spanish.  He has been in the hospitality business for most of his life and is now very passionate about real estate, tennis, golf, and fitness. His motto is "If it is out there, I will find it. There is no task too difficult, and I am the deal maker agent. If it is humanly possible, I will get it done," said Chang.

Rick is proud to be selected as the Platinum winner in this local competition and thanks everyone who voted him as the local real estate expert.

Rick can be reached at the Wagner Realty Lakewood Ranch Main Street Office located 8141 Lakewood Main Street #N100, Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202 or by phone at 941.726.2550 , on the web at www.RickChang88.com or by email at RickChang@WagnerRealty.com.

August
12

REALTOR Pauline Rocco has joined Wagner Realtyʼs First Street Sarasota Office. Pauline is a Sarasota native and a graduate of The New York School of Art and Design. Impassioned from a young age by her late mother Pauline Schultz to create beautiful spaces, she began her career as an Interior Designer in 1999 with her firm. Pauline has been a part of the growth of Sarasota, Florida, with many Speculative Homes, Custom Homes, and High-Rise Condominiums. In entering a new chapter of her life Pauline and her husband, Dan Rocco, have created Rocco Design Associates. 

With a fiery passion for properties and a clear understanding of a client's vision, Pauline combined her expert skills into a unique real estate experience. She obtained her Florida real estate license in August 2022 and can now bring a client's vision to life. Using her keen eye to identify unique features and potential areas in space design, and can envision additional options in any given property and present them to discerning clients. She has built many lasting professional relationships with a blend of exceptional work ethic, communication, and trust. She enjoys working closely with people and making their real estate dreams come true. 

Aside from creating beautiful design spaces and selling homes, Pauline enjoys traveling with her husband, spending time with her daughters Olivia and Sarah, and playing with their two English Cream Retrievers. 

Contact Pauline today to receive your full-service luxury concierge real estate experience!

She can be reached at the Wagner Realty First Street Sarasota Office located at 1440 First Street Sarasota office or by phone at 941.402.7572, on the web at www.paulineroccorealtor.com  or by email at paulinerocco@wagnerrealty.com.

August
11

Holly Hulsman has joined Wagner Realtyʼs Lakewood Ranch Office as a licensed REALTOR®.

Holly was raised in Northeast Ohio about 30 minutes east of Cleveland and remains a devoted Cleveland Browns fan.  After marrying in 2003 and starting a family, she obtained her Class B CDL license, and chose transportation as a part time career, that lasted for 13 years.

In 2016, she moved to Sarasota where they salt margaritas and not roads and became a school bus driver for The Out of Door Academy in Lakewood Ranch. She graduated from Manatee Technical College with an Applied Technologies Diploma in Medical Coding.  Although she went through many career changes, the most consistent and valuable qualities she maintained was her passion, her down to earth personality, and humorous nature.  No matter what she pursues, it is always done with a smile and plenty of enthusiasm.  She is confident that those qualities are exactly the ones that will help her achieve positive success in her new real estate career. Holly will be providing residential real estate listing and sales services throughout our great community of Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

When Holly is not helping families locate their dream homes, she will be working out at the gym, gardening, fishing, and travelling.  Her life revolves around her 16-year-old daughter, 14-year-old son, and the cutest rescue bull terrier mix named Sam.

Holly can be reached at the Wagner Realty Lakewood Ranch Main Street Office located 8141 Lakewood Main Street #100, Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202 or by phone at 440.856.5744, on the web at www.hhulsman.wagnerrealty.com or by email at hollyhulsman@WagnerRealty.com.

August
10

August
10

Holmes Beach, FL – August 8, 2022

Think Anna Maria Island (AMI), and the images most likely to pop into your head are the beautiful gulf beaches, the white fine sand, the lush landscaping, the quaint island lifestyle and of course, that famous sign that reads, "Welcome to Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island." For many visitors to the island, it's the first thing they see on the way in and the last thing they see on the way out – that is, unless they bought any of the numerous souvenirs that bear its image. We all know the sign, but where exactly did it come from?

The original sign was contributed to the community by the Anna Maria Island Rotary club back in the 1980s. In 2001, Ernie Kerr was an island resident and current president of the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club. He felt the old sign "...just didn't portray the true island flavor that we have come to love." Ernie was a retired commercial artist, so he made it his mission to replace the old sign. He then designed and fabricated a model of his vision. The model was presented to the Rotary Club and city officials where it was unanimously approved.
 

Ernie enjoyed every minute of fabricating the elements of the sign in his workshop garage. It took about six months to complete the construction and installation. The project was solely sponsored and funded by the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club. "Looking back, I have to say that I'm grateful for the support of my wife, Becky Smith, Branch Manager with Wagner Realty on the island, for her patience while I spent literally all my days into the evening perfecting every little detail of the sign. There were many nights that Becky sat at the dinner table alone, while listening to the annoying sound of the skill saw," says Kerr.

The new sign was erected in 2001 and continues to attract both young and old. Ernie admits that although this was the only monument he designed and built, he looks back with fond memories, and feels so much satisfaction every time he sees smiling families photographing themselves in front of "the sign that Ernie built." A sign built with a lot of love for the local community.

August
5

REALTOR Robyn Reynolds has joined Wagner Realty's Manatee Ave West Office.

As an entrepreneur Robyn, a licensed esthetician opened and successfully managed a skincare studio in California for over ten years. She started her real estate career in early 2000 in luxury real estate in California. After much thought, she listened to her heart and moved to Castle Rock, Colorado, to be near her growing family. There she managed two careers, one in property management and the other in skincare. But her passion for real estate was still present and obtained her Colorado real estate license.

Robyn enjoys working closely with people and helping them sell or find a home. As a realtor, she finds it extremely rewarding to see the entire process through, from listing, staging, and selling, to helping families and individuals find a new home. She has always loved Florida and, after visiting for many years, made the move in 2017. Robyn is now selling luxury properties throughout Manatee, Sarasota, and surrounding counties.  

Her close-knit family is essential to Robyn; she visits Colorado often. In her spare time, she enjoys #vanlife and seeing the country. Recently, she has taken up e-biking and loves to be in nature. Her other hobbies include time with family, traveling, listening to live music, and indoor gardening.

"I chose Wagner Realty because of their decades of experience and the many offices in the area. Speaking with many people within the company, I knew I would work with the best team in the fast-paced Florida real estate industry. "Robyn added, "Wagner just had that community and family feel that I was looking for."

Robyn can be reached at the Wagner Realty Manatee Ave West Office located at 7411 Manatee Ave West, by phone at 805.279.3059, by email robyn@robynreynolds.com, or at www.rreynolds.wagnerrealty.com.

July
26

Bradenton, FL  July 26th – On Friday, October 7, 2022, Wagner Realty will host its annual Golf Classic at Tara Golf and Country Club in Bradenton.  The Golf Classic has raised vital funds for the Bradenton Police Department's Bradenton Blue Foundation, a non-profit created to support officers and our community with funds for specialty training, technology, safety equipment and community outreach. 

"This has become such an important community event," notes David Eckel, Wagner Realty's President and owner, adding "supporting our local law enforcement is so important. The Golf Classic is a wonderful opportunity for like-minded people to enjoy a great day on a premiere golf course, all to benefit our men and women in blue and the greater Manatee community." 

Every year, more than 70 businesses support  the Golf Classic through sponsorships and/or donated auction items. "The generosity, time and effort of everyone involved, is just incredible," notes Natalie Russell, event organizer and company Operations Manager. Businesses – large and small, and individuals have enthusiastically supported The Wagner Golf Classic to support the Bradenton Blue Foundation.

Sponsorships are available as low as $100, and auction item donations are appreciated.  To purchase golf tickets, sponsorships and/or participate in auction bidding visit www.Wagner2022GC.givesmart.com or scan QR code. For questions, please contact Natalie Russell, Operations Manager at 941.727.2800.

July
18

Bradenton, FL., July 18, 2022 - Every year, the Bradenton Herald features the "People's Choice" Awards, inviting readers to vote for their favorite service providers in a variety of businesses.  For the 24th consecutive year, Wagner Realty has been voted "gold" in the "2022 People's Choice" as the #1 local real estate service provider.  We would like to take this time to thank the general public and our customers for their vote of confidence and support, year after year.

The Commercial Division of Wagner Realty was also awarded gold and bronze recognition was acheieved in Wagner Realty's Property Management Division.

"I want to thank our hard-working and talented team for this honor" said David Eckel, Owner and Broker of Wagner Realty.  "Our agents are simply the best.  They're dedicated to improving the quality of life of our customers, their families and the communities we serve.  The People's Choice award exemplifys the excellence we foster in all aspects of our business.  Congratulations to all our brokers, agents and staff on this wonderful achievement!"

Established in 1939, Wagner Realty is one of the oldest and largest independent, local, veteran owned and operated real estate companies in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. With more than 200 agents, Wagner Realty serves all of Manatee and Sarasota Counties, as well the Greater Tampa Bay Area. For more information about Wagner Realty, visit www.WagnerRealty.com.

July
6

Wagner Realty June 2022 Top Producers

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