Water Pointe Welcomes Jana Burnette

Water Pointe Realty Group is proud to welcome Jana Burnette as its newest agent!

Jana was born and raised in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of NY and while she has called many different towns home, she says she hasn’t found any that compare in beauty to her hometown until landing in the Stuart area. Jana, her husband, and their two children, relocated here 8 years ago from Michigan and feel like they have found paradise.

Prior to Real Estate, Jana was in the medical field and her passion for helping people made this an easy transition. She looks forward to helping you find your perfect home.

Always an advocate for her community no matter where she lands, Jana is fervent about being of service. Her many volunteer activities include:

-Representative, Stony Point Peninsula Board of Directors, Newport, MI
-Member, Jefferson School District Strategic Planning Committee
-Member, Jefferson School District Recreation Advisory Committee
-Volunteer, CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children, Monroe County, MI
-Volunteer, DVERT – Domestic Violence Emergency Response Team, Monroe, MI
-Volunteer, God Works Community Meals, Monroe, MI
-Member, North Elementary PTO, Newport, MI
-Board Member, Palm City Dolphins, Palm City, FL
-Board Member, Jensen Beach High School Football Booster Club
-Member, Hidden Oaks Middle School PTO
-Member, Hidden Oaks Middle School Student Advisory Council
-Member, Jensen Beach High School PTO

Jana is based out of Water Pointe’s Willoughby office in Stuart. She can be reached directly at 734-777-8206 or Jana@WaterPointe.com.

Four New Agents Join Water Pointe Realty Group, Tequesta

Water Pointe Realty Group is proud to welcome four new Realtors® to the firm’s Jupiter/Tequesta office: Kristen Danzig, Bea Desroches, Paige Pierce, and Holly Powell.

About Bea Desroches
Bea Desroches had an opportunity to make life lasting connections with people and sample different architectural styles through education and the experience of living across Europe. Since she moved to Florida, she has followed trends in local and surrounding housing markets. Working in the construction industry and having years of interest in worldwide properties, make her an asset in real estate.

Bea works with full commitment and utmost care. Her biggest satisfaction is seeing the client’s happiness and knowing that her help has made the difference in giving them the best possible value. She focuses on making the transaction process smooth, clear and concise so her clients can make the best conscious decisions. Bea uses latest creative techniques for marketing properties and specific database search tools.

When Bea is done helping make your real estate goals come true, she gratefully spends time with her family. Her big dream is to set the sails one day across the ocean.

About Kristen Danzig
With over 15 years of experience, Kristen Danzig has established herself as a consistent top producing Realtor® in the oceanfront communities of Jupiter, Juno Beach, Hobe Sound, North Palm Beach, and Tequesta.

Kristen is known for providing outstanding personal service. She listens carefully to her clients and tailors the sales experience to their preferred level of involvement. Her knowledge and insight provide a keen look at the marketplace, empowering her clients and adding value to real estate investments. In listing a property, she takes a creative approach. Kristen and her team develop a marketing strategy that blends art, technology, and data to create an engaging connection between your home and prospective buyers. Her work experience in architecture and interior design helps identify the details that matter to optimize the outcome.

Kristen has earned the designations of Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and Certified Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist. Throughout her sales in residential, land and commercial property, Kristen’s top priority is to provide her clients with exceptional service. She is dedicated and treasures continued relationships built along the way. She is a member of the Juno Beach Civic Association, 100+ Women Who Care, the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing, and the Million Dollar Guild.

About Paige Pierce
Paige Pierce was raised in the Stuart area of Martin County and grew up loving the South Florida lifestyle. She now lives in the Jupiter area with her husband and young son, and is enjoying living in and learning about another community near her hometown.

Growing up in the area, she participated in community volunteering events, became involved with local organizations, and in her spare time took advantage of the beautiful outdoors to scuba dive and go fishing with her father. With local knowledge and an appreciation for what South Florida has to offer, she is excited to share her insight to the real estate market with anyone who is interested in selling their current house or looking for their dream home. She believes in making the extra effort for her clients and building strong relationships with them.

Paige also has a background in design and décor, which she looks forward to applying in her career as a real estate professional. She has an eye for detail and an affinity for helping people find exactly what they want and looks forward to helping her clients with all their real estate service needs.

About Holly Powell
Holly Powell has had a long and successful career as a real estate professional. She is a top-producing, high-end waterfront sales specialist serving the areas of Palm Beach, Jupiter, Hobe Sound, and Stuart. Holly has also managed and leased commercial and residential properties in South Florida, closed sales transactions for a title company, and spent ten years appraising with a local MAI appraisal firm.

Holly is a graduate of Florida State University. She and her husband, Brad, are natives of the Palm Beaches and currently reside in Tequesta. Brad, her stepson Mark, and daughter Ashley all graduated from the University of Florida.

The Powell family has always enjoyed boating, diving, snow skiing, hiking, golf and travel. They participate in local and worldwide outreach programs through their churches as a family. Holly overbounds with invaluable real estate and local knowledge. Don’t hesitate to contact her if you want the best in real estate service.

Andi Stapels Joins Water Pointe Realty Group

Water Pointe Realty Group is excited to welcome Andi Stapels as the newest agent at its Sewall’s Point office!

Originally from the Great Lake State of Michigan, Andi graduated from Baker College with a degree in American Sign Language. She performed in multiple school districts as a sign language interpreter through the years and eventually found her way into residential real estate. In 2014, Andi and her family relocated to Florida to look for better career opportunities.

Since her arrival in Florida, Andi has spent the last five years working as a full-time real estate professional. She has adapted well to her new community and has quickly earned the trust of the many buyers and sellers with whom she has worked. As an experienced, multi-million dollar producing agent, Andi has shown her true skills of being genuine, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and professional. She has proven herself to have the skills to bring any transaction home.

Having recently experienced the relocation process and having spent time living in both St. Lucie and Martin counties, Andi has a unique perspective on the house hunting process. Now an empty nester with two kids in college and her husband Mark of 24 years, Andi is very self-motivated! Wanting to take her real estate career to a new level, she joined Water Pointe Realty Group as the first step in that process.

Andi & Mark live in Palm City where she is active in the community as well as Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Her favorite pastime is enjoying her friends and family while boating on our beautiful coastal waters.

Andi truly believes that attitude determines your altitude.

Beth Eaton-Cafarelli Joins Water Pointe Realty Group

Water Pointe Realty Group is proud to introduce Beth Eaton-Cafarelli as a new Realtor® to the firm.

Beth has lived, worked, and raised her family here since 1982. She is an area expert on healthcare having worked with the local healthcare system since 1984.

Beth brings her strong business acumen to Water Pointe Realty Group with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and excels at structuring deals between clients and respective buyers/sellers. Having multiple certifications in quality and process improvement, she has the ability to identify problems and structure solutions that result in a successful transaction.

Beth also holds expertise in professional guardianship services. Prior to obtaining the Professional Guardian designation, she has always been an advocate for the elderly including preparing their real estate for sale and liquidating their personal property.

Her extensive community involvement includes LEADERship Martin County Class 15, past board chair of Hibiscus Children’s Center, foster parenting, White Doves Christmas Project, and Treasure Coast Food Bank meal packaging.

Beth is based from the Hutchinson Island office located at 660 NE Ocean Boulevard. She can be reached directly by calling 772-285-3006 or emailing BEaton@WaterPointe.com

Chari Miles and Mindi Paruta Join Water Pointe Realty Group

Water Pointe Realty Group is proud to welcome Chari Miles and Mindi Paruta as its newest agents!

Chari has teamed up with her daughter, Mindi, to form the team “Family for Families”. Together they bring a high level of professionalism to Water Pointe with over 35 years of knowledge in Florida real estate and go above and beyond for their clients. They are looking forward to serving clients along the Treasure Coast and beyond!

“We love what we do every day. We are excited to speak with you and help you with all your real estate needs,” they said.

About Chari Miles

No matter what your needs consist of, you can count on a seasoned real estate professional like Chari Miles who lives, works, boats, and plays here too! Since 1989, she has been the go-to Realtor® in her area. Whether you’re looking to buy something new or sell your current home along the Treasure Coast, Chari utilizes her experience and network of resources for every client she takes on. From the first time you reach out, you’ll find that she goes above and beyond in assisting you in your search.

Chari’s real estate practice of over 30 years includes managing a highly productive real estate office of over 40 agents for five years. When she wasn’t managing, she was named the number one agent of that office multiple times.

Living on the water, her knowledge of the area goes beyond the sand. Chari enjoys boating and touring homes by water as often as possible with her husband and puppy. Her expertise in this growing & ever-changing market means constantly educating herself in new technology and practices, and her natural compassion makes it easy to be aware of every client’s needs.

About Mindi Paruta

Mindi Paruta is a Realtor® who grew up on the unique waterways and beautiful beaches that Florida is known for. She feels very lucky to have an active life on the water with her husband and children.

Coming from a multi-generational real estate family, Mindi always knew she loved the real estate business and started investing when she was young. Whether working with a buyer, seller, or investor, this legacy helps her identify each client’s needs and guide them through every step of the transaction. A very active & connected community member, Mindi feels blessed that many clients become friends.

Chari and Mindi are based from the Sewall’s Point office located at 3727 SE Ocean Boulevard, Suite 100.

Caring Fields Felines – Local Charity Spotlight

Caring Fields Felines is one of many local nonprofits that Water Pointe Realty Group supports.

Located on 5 acres of wooded property in Palm City is Caring Fields Felines — a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization.

This agency is a no-kill rescue & adoption organization on a mission to reduce the number of homeless felines in Martin County and surrounding areas. Established in 2000 with 30 cats and a handful of volunteers, today this sanctuary is home to more than 175 cats with over 50 volunteers working to keep things running smoothly.

Caring Fields Felines is about CATS:
C aring Fields Sanctuary provides a natural, yet protected environment for more than 175 cats.
A doptions: Caring Fields Felines found forever homes for over 400 cats last year.
T NVR: Trap-Neuter-Vaccine-Return program successfully helps control the feral cat population.
S pay/Neuter: Each year, CFF spays & neuters hundreds of cats.

At Caring Fields Felines there is a major emphasis is on CARING. Seven staff members and a team of dedicated volunteers take care of everything from feeding & socializing the cats to keeping the facilities clean, comfortable, and safe 365 days a year. In some cases, CFF looks out for animals from beginning to end. While the goal is to help all “residents” find a loving forever home, there are some that will spend the rest of their days at the sanctuary. No matter what, they are truly well cared for in a loving home.

The residents live in a protected, free-roaming environment complete with cottages they can utilize whenever they want. There are plenty of areas to climb, spots to nap in the sunshine, and safe places to harbor them from the elements. Each building throughout the safe amp protected campgrounds serves a special purpose, including:
– Lisa’s Safe Haven, a colorful cottage reserved for cats diagnosed with leukemia and feline immune virus.
– The Cattery, which is home to adoptable cats and kittens, including some with special needs that do not have contagious diseases.
– New neo natal nursery that has enabled CFF to save so many more kittens

Cats come to Caring Fields Felines from various sources and all walks of life. Many are given to CFF directly from shelters that practice euthanasia in an effort to spare their lives; the organization works closely with a shelter in Okeechobee as well as shelters in Palm Beach County. Sometimes volunteers will pick them up from Animal Control, kitten litters are rescued from outdoor colonies, owners are unable to care for their pet any longer, or, occasionally, a cat is returned to by someone who previously adopted them from the CFF.

Efforts to control the feral cat problem in the community includes CFF’s Trap-Neuter-Vaccine-Return (TNVR) program. Not only does this successfully diminish the number of homeless cats, but also improves the health and wellbeing of the cat community as a whole. Operation Catsnip through CFF offers low-cost or no-cost services that have spayed/neutered over 4000 cats across the Treasure Coast.

Connect with Caring Fields Felines: WEBSITE | FACEBOOK PAGE | YOUTUBE CHANNEL

“Watching the organization grow in the 10 years I’ve been involved has been very gratifying,” said Katherine Goodman, Realtor® with Water Pointe Realty Group. Goodman dedicates much of her free time to Caring Fields Felines by volunteering at events, selling properties that have been donated to CFF, assisting with trapping/transporting/adoptions, and she was even the Realtor® who helped locate and close on CFF’s current 5-acre property. Katherine also loves working the various fundraising events throughout the year.

One of Caring Fields Felines’ major fundraisers is its annual baby shower for kittens. People bring food and other supplies to donate while also getting to coo & cuddled (and hopefully adopt) the cats and kittens. “I love the annual Kitten Shower,” Goodman said. “It’s so wonderful to see so many people excited to find a new furry family member and then to watch them leave with their new baby! Whether it’s an adult or a kid- they’re all beaming!

Another fundraiser that CFF organizes is its holiday event Merry Meows. Goodman said she typically works check-in for the event with the same group of gals and that many of the same folks come back each year. “The cottages where the resident cats live are all dressed up with twinkling lights and it’s just magical,” she said.

Check-In Gals at Merry Meows

While the services Caring Fields Felines offers to the community are vital, they are made possible solely by the generosity of its donors. CFF receives no state, federal, or local financial aid. Any donations made to CFF help provide the necessary food, medical, and housing requirements for residents so that they may live peacefully at the sanctuary until they are adopted. Click HERE to make a donation and click HERE to become a Cat-A-List monthly sponsor.

Caring Fields Felines is located at 6807 SW Wedelia Terrace, Palm City, FL 34990 and can be reached by phone at 772-463-7386.

Some information has been attributed to articles published by TCPalm.

Honoring Veterans Day

Located in Southeast Florida as the northernmost municipality of Palm Beach County, Tequesta boasts a genuine small-town spirit. If you are searching for a place that offers amazing friendliness, Atlantic Ocean access, an opportunity to relax or shop or play… look no further.

The Village of Tequesta was named after the Tequesta Indians; what started as the dream of one man back in 1955 has evolved over the years into an exceptional waterfront community. A splendor of shops, boutiques, various churches, parks, and restaurants call this region home — perfect for any lifestyle. Located along U.S. Highway 1 it borders the Atlantic Ocean to the East, the Loxahatchee River to the South, Jonathan Dickinson State Park to the North, and the Tequesta County Club to the West.

A mix of single-family home neighborhoods and condominium complexes attracts everyone from families to working professionals to retirees. With a population that now surpasses 6,200 people across 2.26 square miles, the Village of Tequesta is proud of its strong sense of community. Residents routinely participate in Village-sponsored events such as movies & concerts in the park, Tequesta Fest, and more.

Water Pointe Realty Group has an office conveniently located at 393 Tequesta Drive. Here you will find brokers Mark Eble, Ryan Billings, and a fantastic group of agents. Click to learn more info on this office location HERE.

If you are looking to spend the day with breathtaking ocean views, swimming or snorkeling, try a visit to Coral Cove Park. If you enjoy a quieter beach but still want the benefit of great snorkeling and paddleboarding, this is the place. The most prominent feature is the natural limestone, which is part of the Atlantic Coastal Ridge. These rocks and the reefs are inhabited by marine wildlife including fish, sea turtles, eels, and marine worms. The beach is home to a large selection of shells for those interested in collecting. Covered picnic areas with tables, built-in grills, playground, and showers are all available at Coral Cove for your fun day at the beach.

Learn about one of Florida’s favorite sea creatures and pay a visit to Loggerhead Marinelife Center! This non-profit organization is committed to the conservation of ocean ecosystems through public education, research, and rehabilitation, with a focus on threatened & endangered sea turtles. The free-to-visit center is located in Loggerhead Park and features an on-site campus hospital, learning exhibits, gift store, and aquariums. Drop by Loggerhead Marinelife Center to check out the turtle nesting season activities

Discover Tequesta, Florida

Located in Southeast Florida as the northernmost municipality of Palm Beach County, Tequesta boasts a genuine small-town spirit. If you are searching for a place that offers amazing friendliness, Atlantic Ocean access, an opportunity to relax or shop or play… look no further.

The Village of Tequesta was named after the Tequesta Indians; what started as the dream of one man back in 1955 has evolved over the years into an exceptional waterfront community. A splendor of shops, boutiques, various churches, parks, and restaurants call this region home — perfect for any lifestyle. Located along U.S. Highway 1 it borders the Atlantic Ocean to the East, the Loxahatchee River to the South, Jonathan Dickinson State Park to the North, and the Tequesta County Club to the West.

A mix of single-family home neighborhoods and condominium complexes attracts everyone from families to working professionals to retirees. With a population that now surpasses 6,200 people across 2.26 square miles, the Village of Tequesta is proud of its strong sense of community. Residents routinely participate in Village-sponsored events such as movies & concerts in the park, Tequesta Fest, and more.

Water Pointe Realty Group has an office conveniently located at 393 Tequesta Drive. Here you will find brokers Mark Eble, Ryan Billings, and a fantastic group of agents. Click to learn more info on this office location HERE.

If you are looking to spend the day with breathtaking ocean views, swimming or snorkeling, try a visit to Coral Cove Park. If you enjoy a quieter beach but still want the benefit of great snorkeling and paddleboarding, this is the place. The most prominent feature is the natural limestone, which is part of the Atlantic Coastal Ridge. These rocks and the reefs are inhabited by marine wildlife including fish, sea turtles, eels, and marine worms. The beach is home to a large selection of shells for those interested in collecting. Covered picnic areas with tables, built-in grills, playground, and showers are all available at Coral Cove for your fun day at the beach.

Learn about one of Florida’s favorite sea creatures and pay a visit to Loggerhead Marinelife Center! This non-profit organization is committed to the conservation of ocean ecosystems through public education, research, and rehabilitation, with a focus on threatened & endangered sea turtles. The free-to-visit center is located in Loggerhead Park and features an on-site campus hospital, learning exhibits, gift store, and aquariums. Drop by Loggerhead Marinelife Center to check out the turtle nesting season activities

Our Story

Water Pointe’s story begins during the summer of 2002.

The owners of two real estate firms had very similar goals and philosophies. They talked about the dreams they had for their respective companies, and in many ways, their dreams mirrored those of each other. They both wanted a real estate firm that would provide for a future allowing them to hire and retain the best associates available, to work as a team with other service providers, and to offer the outstanding service that their clientele desired.
Frustrated by a lack of professionalism within the industry, the two owners ultimately decided to team up, creating a new boutique real estate firm. This firm would focus on the waterfront and country club communities that are so prevalent in our area. The ownership would be proud of this new firm; the associates would be proud to be affiliated with it. This firm would be envied and looked up to within the community as well as the industry; it would lead in an, oftentimes, leaderless profession.

A few short months later, the i’s were dotted and the t’s were crossed; the paperwork was completed and the award-winning logo was created. Water Pointe Realty Group was formed, and the signs on the doors were officially changed on January 1, 2003, combining the history of the two prior firms.

Through the years, the company has grown to approximately 75 full-time, professional associates. The company takes pride in its ability to offer outstanding service, not only to its customers, but also to its sales staff. Water Pointe offers one of the highest staff-to-associate ratios in the industry, allowing the company to provide outstanding support to its associates. In addition, Water Pointe has surrounded itself with unparalleled service providers in the business, from real estate attorneys to home inspectors, along with every other facet of a real estate transaction. This attention to detail is what makes Water Pointe the most prepared firm to guide its clients through a successful transaction.

People say that a person’s reputation is important. We believe that a good reputation is a person’s greatest asset. Like any successful company, our people are our strength, and they help to shape our reputation. Our leadership team is closing in on a combined 200 years of experience in direct real estate management and real estate investment. Water Pointe’s leadership boasts many award recipients, including nine winners of the coveted “Realtor of the Year” honor.

As a company, we are very active in the local and state Realtor® associations. Our firm includes ten past presidents of the local Realtor® associations and many more current and former board members.

We believe strongly in giving back and we offer a community focus that cannot be replicated by national or regional firms. Water Pointe leads by example and we encourage our associates to give with their time as well as their dollars. Water Pointe’s associates are very active in the community and involved in many philanthropic endeavors. We are able to offer a local perspective of our area and marketplace as well as historical knowledge which sets us apart from other firms.

Water Pointe doesn’t have the biggest firm, but it does have the finest associates and staff. The company provides its associates with outstanding tools and first-class support so that, in turn, they can provide unrivaled service to their customers. As a result, Water Pointe’s associates consistently rank as having one of the highest per agent annual sales volumes in the area.

In 2017, Water Pointe Realty Group decided to make a big jump in the Martin County market. In early 2018, IRP Realty and Willoughby Realty united under the Water Pointe umbrella, increasing our service reach and our leadership team. The firm has expertly positioned itself to take full advantage of the current growth phase in real estate. The owners are always striving to be ahead of the curve, and their guiding principle of “people before profit” allows them to make the best decisions for their associates and clients.

Going forward, Water Pointe has carved out a niche as a premier luxury home seller in the area. The firm is consistently ranked as one of the top sellers of million dollar homes and enjoys being known as the waterfront and luxury home expert.

However, in addition to the high-end market, the company realizes that there is a void in the industry when it comes to providing sound investment advice. REOs, bank-owned properties, and short sales are often handled in bulk with little attention paid to detail. Water Pointe is very fortunate to have trained some of their most experienced agents to help guide customers toward good, financially solid, real estate investment decisions. Many of Water Pointe’s associates are highly skilled in the representation and sale of bank-owned properties as well as the negotiation that takes place during a short sale. They work with the best of the best, and have contacts within the industry to help achieve the results their customers expect

From inlet to inlet, Water Pointe’s offices are strategically located. From the Palm Beach and Jupiter inlets in northern Palm Beach County, to the St. Lucie Inlet in Martin County and the Fort Pierce Inlet in St. Lucie County, the firm’s associates cover the water. Through the years, “Representing the finest properties, from inlet to inlet” quickly became one of the firm’s favorite tag lines.

The company’s territory lies approximately 80 nautical miles from the West End of the Bahama Islands and is blessed with an average daily temperature of 78 degrees. The area provides world-class recreation, both on and off the water. The proximity to the Atlantic Gulfstream allows for incredible fishing experiences. Both onshore and offshore, the access and availability to the water is incomparable and the choices are bountiful. Whether going for a world record billfish or a little snook fishing in the river, you won’t be disappointed.

For those who want to tee it up on land, a championship golf course is usually just a good 3-wood away. From the weekend duffer at the county municipal, to the PGA pro at one of the many outstanding country clubs, the Treasure Coast has many options to pick from. At the north end of our territory in St. Lucie West, we have the PGA Golf Club, home to the Center for Golf and Learning Performance. At the south end of our territory is the PGA National Golf Club which hosts the Honda Classic every February, a favorite early-season stop for many of the world’s best golfers

An additional popular attraction to our area is the many Major League Baseball teams that conduct their spring training camps here. The New York Mets train in St. Lucie County, while the St. Louis Cardinals, Miami Marlins, Washington Nationals and Houston Astros train in northern Palm Beach County.

The area that is serviced by the Water Pointe offices is made up of many vibrant communities. It is renowned for its outstanding social and cultural amenities, excellent public and private schools, world-class fishing and golf, and of course, our beautiful parks, beaches, and waterways. The area truly offers something for everyone! Water Pointe’s experienced associates can show you the area and prove to you that it is truly possible to feel like you are on vacation every day.

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