Jennifer Alou Joins Water Pointe Realty Group

Water Pointe Realty Group is very pleased to welcome Jennifer Alou as its newest Realtor® to the firm.

Jennifer also currently serves as a Director of Skyworks Aeronautics Corp, Alternative Environmental Technologies Inc. and Plavo More LLC – a Florida based venture capital fund.

Before moving to Florida, Jennifer was the Marketing Director for Lueder, Larkin & Hunter, LLC attorneys at law in Atlanta, GA. During her 9-year tenure, the firm’s footprint and revenues increased five-fold, making Lueder, Larkin & Hunter one of the fastest growing law firms in Atlanta, GA.

“We are very excited to have Jennifer Alou joining our team,” said Chris Clifford, Broker/Owner of Water Pointe Realty Group. “She will be a great asset with her impressive background and professional skillset. We look forward to watching her grow in her real estate career here at Water Pointe.”

Jennifer participates in numerous charitable endeavors including the Martin County Boys and Girls Club.  Additionally, she has served on several Boards and Associations for the metro Atlanta Real Estate Community; and was associated with the Atlanta Mortgage Bankers Association for many years.

Jennifer hails from the suburbs of Chicago, IL, attended Fisk University in Nashville, TN and currently resides in Stuart with her husband and three dogs. She enjoys golf, running, yoga and cooking.

Jennifer Alou is based in the Willoughby office located at 960 SE Indian Street, Stuart. She can be reached directly at 772-444-6730 or

Water Pointe’s Managing Broker Receives Distinguished Service Award

Water Pointe Realty Group proudly announces the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Service Award as Managing Broker Bill Dean.

The National Association of Realtors® Distinguished Service Award is the ultimate recognition for a dedicated Realtor® whose exceptional service has set them apart as a leader. The Realtors® who receive the award have shown exceptionally meritorious service for at least 25 years and have been recognized as local leaders whose performance and involvement in political and community activities have been extraordinary.

Martin County Realtors® of the Treasure Coast presented Bill Dean with the 2023 Distinguished Service Award on Friday, September 22, 2023. This took place at the MCRTC Installation Luncheon held at Monarch Country Club in Palm City. This award recognizes Bill’s commendable service to MCRTC and his performance and involvement in the areas of Realtor® Service, Community Service, and Humanitarian Service.

Bill has been a pillar of the Martin County community for decades and has an unwavering commitment to ethical practices. His extensive knowledge, unmatched work ethic, and ability to foster positive relationships have not only earned him the respect and admiration of his peers, but have also contributed significantly to the industry’s growth in the Treasure Coast area. This marks the 4th year a Water Pointe agent has won this award.

Dan Carmody, President of MCRTC 2022-2023 and 2023 Realtor® of the Year, says “Bill is a consummate professional in our industry and his commitment to our local association has strengthened MCRTC.  Being awarded the Distinguished Service Award is well deserved and exemplifies his selfless service to his profession and community.”

Water Pointe Realty Group is an independent Real Estate firm specializing in properties along the Treasure Coast. The company’s reputation for providing outstanding customer service is the driving force for their success. For more information or to contact any Water Pointe agent, please call 772-220-4343 or visit

Florida Realtors® Endorses Deb Duvall as Board Certified Professional

In a remarkable achievement, Deb Duvall, broker and partner of Water Pointe Realty Group, has been awarded the highly coveted Florida Realtors® Board Certified Professional designation. This prestigious recognition, presented to only 20 real estate agents in the entire state of Florida, is a testament to Deb Duvall’s unwavering dedication, expertise, and commitment to excellence in the real estate industry.

“A Florida Realtors Board Certified Professional is a Realtor® that has earned the distinction of high competence and professionalism through ongoing work in sales, volunteerism, advocacy and ethical treatment of the public, consumers and other Realtors,” says Stacy Stahl, chair of the Florida Realtors Board Certified Professionalism Endorsement Trustee Group. To receive this esteemed designation, real estate professionals must undergo rigorous training, demonstrate exceptional knowledge of industry standards, and maintain a track record of outstanding service to their clients and community.

Deb Duvall’s dedication to her craft and her clients is unparalleled. With 42 years of experience in the real estate industry, she has consistently surpassed standard norms to provide top-tier services to her clients in Martin County and beyond. Her commitment to staying at the forefront of industry trends and regulations has made her a trusted advisor to countless homeowners and property investors.

“Taking the time and effort to increase professionalism is not only the right thing to do, it strengthens the value of being a Realtor® and a member of our local, state and national organizations,” says Mike McGraw, 2023 President of Florida Realtors®. “Ultimately, it is for the benefit of home buyers and sellers, who gain peace of mind from knowing they’re working with consummate professionals. We’re proud of Florida Realtors® members like Debra Duvall for going above and beyond to demonstrate their professionalism and dedication to helping make the dream of home and property ownership come true.”

Deb Duvall expressed her gratitude upon receiving this distinguished designation: “I am truly honored to be recognized by Florida Realtors® with this Board Certified Professional designation. Real estate is not just a profession for me; it’s a passion. I am dedicated to ensuring that my clients receive the highest level of service and expertise, and this designation reaffirms that commitment.”

Water Pointe Realty Group, under Deb Duvall’s leadership, has become synonymous with integrity, excellence, and client satisfaction in the Martin County real estate market. Deb’s achievement reflects not only her individual excellence but also the commitment of Water Pointe Realty Group to providing the best possible service to its clients.

Water Pointe Realty Group is an independent real estate firm specializing in properties along the Treasure Coast with four convenient locations in Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The company’s reputation for providing outstanding customer service is the driving force for their success. For more information call 772-220-4343 or visit the website

Water Pointe Welcomes Emilie Torres-Malaga

Water Pointe Realty Group is excited to welcome Emilie Torres-Malaga as the newest agent in its Jupiter/Tequesta office.

Emilie is a hard working real estate agent who was born and raised in Long Island, New York. She moved to Florida in 2018 and has loved exploring different parts of the Sunshine State, but nothing compares to her love for the Jupiter area where she and her husband now live.

Emilie has a bachelor’s degree in Special Education from the State University of New York, and brings a unique blend of patience, empathy, and exceptional communication skills to the world of real estate. When she’s not hard at work helping clients secure their slice of Jupiter’s real estate heaven, you can find Emilie Torres-Malaga at the local beaches. Whether it’s a quiet morning walk along the pristine shores or an afternoon of beachfront picnics, she cherishes the serenity and beauty that Jupiter’s coastline offers.

Emilie’s commitment to a balanced lifestyle extends beyond the beach, as she frequents the local gyms to stay active and maintain her energy levels. She believes that a healthy body and mind are crucial for success, and she brings this same vitality to her real estate endeavors. One of Emilie’s favorite nights out is exploring Jupiter’s diverse culinary scene. With a seemingly endless array of restaurants to choose from, she loves nothing more than discovering new flavors and sharing her recommendations with both newcomers and lifelong residents.

You’ll find a real estate agent who not only understands the intricacies of the market but also the heart and soul of Jupiter in Emilie. Her passion for this vibrant community, coupled with her dedication to serving her clients, makes her the ideal partner for your real estate journey. Whether you’re searching for your dream home or considering selling your property, Emilie is your trusted guide in the world of Jupiter’s real estate.

Emilie Torres-Malaga is based out of Water Pointe Realty Group’s Jupiter/Tequesta office located at 393 Tequesta Drive. She can be reached directly by phone at  516-749-9100 or by email at


 Water Pointe Attends NAR Convention 2023 

On August 16 -17, 2023 members from Water Pointe Realty Group attended the annual Florida Realtors® Convention and Trade Show. Brokers Debra Duvall and William M. Dean, along with Realtors® Carolynn Strom, Andrea “Andi” Stapels, and Gina Lee, attended this year’s event held at Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, Florida.

Realtors® from around the state attended the convention to discuss key issues that shape their profession. Members could select from over 35 education sessions such as cybersecurity for Realtors®, winning strategies for challenging times, what Realtors need to know about crypto/bitcoin/blockchain, and social media secrets of real estate superstars. 

“Having the opportunity, especially so close to home, to hear from talented speakers and learn new tools and techniques for those working in this industry, is invaluable,” said Managing Broker Bill Dean.

The convention featured University of Florida football star Tim Tebow, who is a two-time national champion, Heisman Trophy winner, first-round NFL draft pick, best-selling author, and football analyst. He shared his “Mission Possible” as keynote speaker. Convention-goers also enjoyed the music of “Party on the Moon” at the dance party and singing group “Vocal Flash” at the annual Awards Luncheon, which honors Realtor excellence and service. This year’s Trade Expo offered nearly 200 booths featuring industry experts and exhibitors showcasing the latest marketing, technology, and business tools. 

Water Pointe Realty Group is an independent real estate firm specializing in properties along the Treasure Coast with four convenient locations in Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The company’s reputation for providing outstanding customer service is the driving force for their success. For more information call 772-220-4343 or visit 

Pictured L to R: Carolynn Strom, Debra Duvall, Andrea “Andi” Staples, Gina Lee, Bill Dean

Kyle O’Neill Joins Water Pointe Realty Group

Kyle O’Neill has joined Water Pointe Realty Group as the newest agent to the firm’s Jupiter/Tequesta office.

Formerly a member of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty in Chicago, Kyle was one of the team’s most trusted real estate brokers. He has now relocated to Jupiter, FL.

Kyle O’Neill works with individuals, investors, and developers that are interested in the most sought-after properties or investments. His focus is on Palm Beach and Martin County. Kyle’s previous background in marketing and advertising offers his clients a fresh and exciting perspective that will separate themselves from the competition. Kyle O’Neill has expanded his career over the last few years through his involvement with Dublin Real Estate Investment Group, working on multiple rehab and development projects in Wilmette, Oak Park, and Wheaton in Illinois. His most recent project, Gulfside Twelve, is a twelve-unit beachfront residence on Fort Myers Beach.

Kyle has great relationships with local contractors, as well as a good eye for home design that is beneficial to his clients during the home buying or selling process. He will work relentlessly for his clients to ensure that he not only meets their goals, but exceeds them.

Kyle O’Neill is based out of Water Pointe Realty Group’s Jupiter/Tequesta office located at 393 Tequesta Drive. He can be reached directly by phone at  847-774-3382 or by email

Gina Lee Featured in VoyageMIA Magazine

Gina Lee of Water Pointe Realty Group was recently featured in VoyageMIA Magazine. VoyageMIA is a publication built on recommendations from the community. This is how they uncover hidden gems and feature someone who deserves recognition for its Community Highlights!

Gina Lee shares her story below:

I am a tride and true Florida Girl, who has loved living in Florida my whole life. I grew up in Central Florida but after college I move to sunny South Florida to start my family and my own business. After obtaining my bachelor’s degree in marketing in 2009, I immediately became a self-employed entrepreneur and shortly after a first time mom. My first business became a successful branding and marketing firm which fueled my passion for content creation in the early days of social media. I went on to become a certified photographer, then video creator and ultimately applied those skills while working with various industries to create marketing content, including my own personal brand.

Providing marketing services to real estate agents for the last decade was the inspiration for a career shift in the last few years. As a third-generation native Floridian, I am carrying on the legacy of raising my own children in the beautiful Sunshine State. When I am not working in the Treasure Coast, I love living and playing in my own backyard. From the beach to nature trails and waterfront restaurants with live music, I love it all!

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?

Personally, I feel one of the biggest obstacles I have had to overcome was becoming a female entrepreneur at such a young age. I have experienced gender prejudice particularly in certain male-dominated industries and I look much younger than my real age. It has felt at times that I have had to work much harder at proving my value and establishing myself professionally when others may “judge a book by it’s cover.” But none of that has stopped me from working hard and reaching every goal I have set out to achieve. If anything, I think it fueled me to show up bigger and push harder whenever possible. My advice to any young female entrepreneur is to not let it deter you from doing whatever it is you put your mind to. With time and age comes experience so don’t ever quit because someone tells you that you won’t succeed because you are a girl or to young or not pretty enough. You are enough and you can do anything you want in this world, just look at all of the fearless females that have paved the way!

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about your work?

As a mother, I intimately understand the importance of finding the perfect home and neighborhood to raise a family. I feel that my background in marketing makes me an innovative agent with a diverse expertise in marketing the local communities I serve. As the real estate industry evolves to become more innovative and tech-savvy, so do I!

It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-time home buyer, luxury home seller, or relocating to the Treasure Coast from out of state, I treat every one of my clients with the best customer service possible! I employ luxury home marketing techniques for every property listing, regardless of price. My clients benefit from my strong market knowledge and negotiating skills. I commit myself to being the most reliable and responsive agent in the area, around-the-clock communication is a must in this market!

We’re always looking for the lessons that can be learned in any situation, including tragic ones like the Covid-19 crisis. Are there any lessons you’ve learned that you can share?

I lost a thriving business due to the pandemic, it was really tough to watch something I built for over a decade of my life get taken away over the course of just a few months. Too many of my small business clients went out of business. The lesson there for me is to pivot to a business model that wouldn’t be reliant on the success of other small businesses. I had to move to an industry that was pandemic proof, a career where I had more control in my own destiny. The hustle is the same, but in Real Estate I not only get to serve the community that I live in and love but I get the privilege to help people make their dreams come true!

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Click HERE to view the original article on VoyageMIA’s website! 

Christina Teahan & Teri Teahan Join Water Pointe Realty Group

Water Pointe Realty Group welcomes Christina Teahan and Teri Teahan as the newest Realtors® to the firm.

Christina Teahan was raised in Tallahassee and has spent her life enjoying all that Florida has to offer. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance and real estate finance. She worked for Ocwen Federal Bank for several years and honed her skills in real estate valuations while managing the residential and commercial valuation divisions.

Christina was licensed to practice real estate in 1993 and specializes in selling homes throughout Northern Palm Beach & Martin Counties. Her clients receive top professional service as a result of her extensive real estate background. Christina’s philosophy is to consistently strive for the best price for her client while still maintaining amicable, professional relationships with all parties. She will never tell a seller “what they want to hear” as she believes the best real estate valuation is an integral part of what she offers her clients today.

Christina’s background in valuation ensures her clients that they are making the best investment possible. Working and living in Northern Palm Beach County for the last 30+ years, has provided her with an insider’s knowledge of “niche” neighborhoods within each community and the different levels of appreciation and resale potential within each area. Let her knowledge, experience, and dedication go to work for you!

Teri Teahan is passionate about real estate and enjoys working closely with her customers to provide them with exceptional customer service during the buying and selling process. She is very knowledgeable about the real estate markets in Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin Counties.

Given Teri’s background in finance before she entered the real estate industry, she is a huge asset to her clients. From providing a local market analysis, to marketing your current home to maximize its sales potential, Teri has got you covered. She will always negotiate the best price and terms for you. Let her expertise guide you seamlessly through the staging and selling of your home. Teri is committed to finding the perfect property that matches your lifestyle.

“I have known Christina Teahan and her family for approximately 15 years and I know she will be a terrific fit with Water Pointe,” said Managing Broker Bill Dean. “I’m so pleased she and Teri have chosen Water Pointe to further their careers with us.

Christina Teahan & Teri Teahan are based out of Water Pointe Realty Group’s Sewall’s Point office located at 3727 SE Ocean Blvd Suite 100. They can be reached directly by phone at  561-541-6808 (Christina) or 561-212-2711 (Teri); or by email or

Water Pointe Realty Group Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity

On Saturday, April 15, a group from Water Pointe Realty Group spent the morning volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Martin County. The volunteers were able to work alongside future homeowners and bring life to what will soon be their new homes.

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that believes affordable housing is a basic human right and aims to provide opportunities for local families in need. Habitat for Humanity has been operating in Martin County for more than 30 years with a mission to build homes, communities, and hope. It is making a real difference in the lives of many by helping them achieve stability and security, a crucial part of overall well-being.

In honor of Water Pointe’s 20th anniversary, the firm wanted to celebrate by giving back to the community in a hands-on way. Brokers, agents, staff, and friends came together at Habitat for Humanity’s new housing project in Hobe Sound, Florida. The day was filled with moving materials and painting, as well as an immense amount of gratitude. Volunteers were educated on everything that goes into these housing projects – from the application process all the way until move-in day for the families.

“We couldn’t be happier to have had the opportunity to partner with a group like Water Pointe,” said Mike Readling, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Martin County. “We depend on community partners like Water Pointe to be able to create affordable housing in Martin County and help low-income families make a better, more secure life for themselves. I look forward to this being the first step in a long relationship between Habitat for Humanity of Martin County and Water Pointe.”

As part of Habitat’s commitment to ensuring the long-term success of its homeowners, future candidates have the opportunity to participate in the organization’s Mentor Program. They are paired with a seasoned mentor who guides them in completing a budget and supports them as they navigate the path to homeownership.

Future Habitat homeowners also attend homeowner education workshops designed to equip them with the necessary knowledge to maintain their homes and manage their finances responsibly. These workshops cover a range of topics including home maintenance, budgeting, and credit management.

By participating in both the Mentor Program and homeowner education workshops, future Habitat homeowners are set up for success and empowered to take control of their financial future.

Habitat for Humanity relies on the support of volunteers, donors, and partners to achieve its mission. Volunteers play a crucial role in building homes, providing support services, and raising awareness about the organization. The efforts in Martin County have been incredibly successful with over 100 homes built since its inception. This has helped many families achieve their dream of owning a safe & affordable place to live, with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability.

“Without volunteers we wouldn’t be able to do what we do,” said Debb Fertal, Volunteer Coordinator/Faith Relations Liaison. “Our volunteers give their love, time, and talents to help provide affordable housing for Habitat families.”

The hashtag #waterpointehelps is used on Water Pointe Realty Group’s social media to highlight how its agents & staff give back to the community in many ways.

“As Realtors®, we promote homeownership and understand the value and benefits to the families as well as to the community,” said Dave Derrenbacker, Founding Broker/Owner of Water Pointe. “Purchasing and owning a home not only results in a pride of ownership, but also the financial benefits of equity and wealth creation. It is a privilege for Water Pointe to be a small part in helping these deserving families build the American Dream of home ownership.”

If you are interested in supporting Habitat for Humanity of Martin County, please click HERE to learn more on how to get involved.

Water Pointe Welcomes Carmen Valdivia

Water Pointe Realty Group is excited to welcome Carmen Valdivia as its newest Realtor® to the Jupiter/Tequesta office.

Carmen Valdivia was raised in Miami and the Florida Keys, but has made Juno Beach her home. She has not found any area to compare with the beauty found in Juno Beach, Jupiter and Tequesta. The area’s natural beauty, abundance of waterways, and its hometown feel are unique — all make it a perfect place for new families as well as retirees.

Prior to working as a real estate agent, Carmen worked in banking for more than 40 years. She specialized in residential lending and managed entire departments thus acquiring experience in residential real estate valuations, market knowledge, effective negotiation skills and residential financing.

Carmen prides herself on her level of expertise, service to clients, and accessibility!

Carmen Valdivia is based out of Water Pointe Realty Group’s Jupiter/Tequesta office located at 393 Tequesta Drive and can be reached directly at 305-613-5824 or