Our team here in the office is a highly qualified group of people that aid in making the company flourish and grow every day.
Julie Simpson- Licensed Real Estate Broker/ Owner
After spending years in the real estate business working as a realtor for many big companies in the area, such as, Century 21 and Keller Williams, I realized something was missing. I was working too hard for my commissions to give away such a large percentage of it. I was paying too much in high franchise fees and wanted a change. That is when I became a broker and co-founded Luxury & Beach Realty. We are committed to keeping our fees low and giving 100% commission to our realtors because we believe in a fair market. Here at Luxury & Beach Realty we are committed to changing real estate one career at a time.
Lauri Transtrom- Operations and HR Consultant
Partnering with Luxury & Beach Realty, Inc. in April 2018, I am excited to use my entrepreneurial and HR background to help identify strategic goals; define business objectives; and drive future growth. I am inspired to contribute to developing a core team that believes in delivering quality service and support to our clients; as well as executing initiatives to maximize business resources. Together, we collaborate with implementing industry best practices, and leveraging our agents in their individual business pursuits. All while striving for a competitive advantage in an ever-changing market.
Ziomara “Zee” Martinez- Training Coordinator
My love for real estate started in 1997. I interned for a very prominent real estate company in Upstate New York, while I earned my degree in Graphic Design. I’ve worked with many realtors and brokers over the years. Luxury & Beach Realty is where I hope to stay for the long-term. My TOP priority is ensuring the success of all of our agents (customers). We offer comprehensive training workshops, and one-on-one mentoring to orientate our agents with the various tools that are essential to the success of their business. Working with our customers on a daily basis, I am always assessing ways to improve agent services. I believe that we, as a TEAM, excel beyond the “big box brokerages” in providing office support to our agents. And, for a fraction of the cost!
Gordon Francis – Recruiter
I’ve had a diverse career in sales, in addition to my experience as a Florida realtor. Consequently, I gained insight to the advantages and benefits that businesses and brokerages offer. My goal is to understand agents’ individual business requirements so that I can effectively recommend the value-based solutions we have to offer through Luxury & Beach Realty. After all, we offer the benefit of 100% commission; plus, additional tools and resources to help agents invest back into their business. When they are successful, then we are successful. Such a win/win model makes it easy for me to be an ambassador on behalf of the company. Give us a call so we can discuss the advantages available to you!
Samantha Sweeney – Recruiting Coordinator
I joined Luxury & Beach Realty in August of 2018 as the Recruiting Coordinator and immediately felt welcomed. My passion for helping others led me to find my path in real estate. As an agent who came from a “big box” company, I appreciate the value of Luxury & Beach Realty. I’m excited to be part of a team that assists agents in growing their business while allowing them to keep more of their hard-earned money. We provide them with the individual tools they need for success, and the freedom to run their business the way they want. I truly enjoy my involvement with hiring and onboarding agents. I find it rewarding to see the growth that agents experience when they get the customized support needed from LBR!
Kadie Francis- Social Media Coordinator
I’ve worked part-time for Luxury and Beach Realty over the last few years. As a recent graduate from the University of South Florida, I am pleased to join the LBR team in a full-time capacity. My current role has me fully involved in promoting the Luxury & Beach brand. I enjoy contributing to ideas and recommendations that foster agent and customer engagement; while sharing the LBR story through networking and local community participation. Additionally, I continue to learn more about the business of real estate by researching and understanding industry trends. This equips me to better support our agents in completing their transactions and collecting their commission at the closing table.
Bill Sullivan- Business Management Consultant
I joined Luxury & Beach Realty in 2014 as a realtor, giving myself a substantial increase in income due to our 100% commission fee structure. I am proud to be part of a company that encourages and assists our agents in growing their business. So, when asked to contribute to management and administrative initiatives, I gladly said yes. I enjoy using my past corporate management experience to participate in the professional development of our excellent office team. We are all about process improvements and change management, particularly in the areas of administration and communication. The end results are efforts that guarantee total team success!