Real estate transactions are typically the most valuable and most important financial decisions of your life. You deserve a professional and competent agent representing you. Our agents are educated and trained to ensure a smooth and successful transition.
MEET THE TEAM
Navigating the Local Waters of Real Estate
As a resident of Jupiter FL, John is a licensed Real Estate Broker Associate servicing clients in the Palm Beaches. John began his real estate career with Centex Homes in 2000 after an 11 year career as a landscape architect. His prior experience in real estate includes land development, land acquisition, and land planning.
John is part of the local business community being owner of Can Do Canvas, a Tequesta company servicing the local boating community. His knowledge of the local waterways allows him to competently represent buyers and sellers of waterfront properties.
Racee's decision to move to Florida from the Midwest came easy after visiting family in sunny South Florida year after year.
Racee is a Northwood University graduate with a B.B.A in Management. She managed several restaurants locally before transitioning into marketing and business development with ServiceMaster Clean.
Researching and purchasing her own home led her into a career in Real Estate. When working with clients she handles the transaction as if she were the buyer or seller herself and is dedicated, hard-working, and organized for her clients. Racee and her husband Ben, a chef at a favorite Palm Beach Gardens eatery, have 2 children. She feels blessed to have this career and looks forward to the relationships that are built with her clients.
Training Is Everything...
Katherine opened Island Bridge Realty, a boutique brokerage in Jupiter, Florida, in 2014. Island Bridge Realty allows Katherine to work her passion (obsession)
mentoring/training/coaching and supporting agents, while still remaining active and relevant in real estate.
In an effort to help agents outside the brokerage, Katherine authored two books: Before You Are Licensed: 13 Actions to Jump Start Your Real Estate Career and Dear Real Estate Agent, There Are Answers: Six Industry Professionals Share Their Knowledge. Readers reached out and soon Katherine was coaching agents across the country. AGENT STRONG Real Estate Coaching was launched in response.
Katherine is also a certified negotiation expert and pricing strategy advisor.
EMILY HELMICK, ESQ.
Emily, a licensed attorney and Realtor, is passionate about meeting and exceeding the real estate goals of her clients. Her years of experience in land use and environmental law, coupled with knowledge of real estate and contracts law, negotiation, and customer service enable her to effectively represent her clients. Emily is a multimillion dollar producer with helpful knowledge of local waterways and waterfront communities.
Emily resides in Hobe Sound with her husband, a 4th-generation native of Jupiter, their two children, and their pup named Lizard. They enjoy boating, fishing, and spending time with friends and family.
Michelle is a 3 Year Ford Sales Award winner and former national mortgage processor. Her full range of knowledge of the real estate transaction and strong negotiation skills elevates her above the average agent. She is dedicated to assuring each and every one of her clients has an excellent real estate experience. Born and raised in the Palm Beaches, she can honestly call herself a true local expert.
A local since 1986, Karla has resided in both Martin and Palm Beach Counties over the years. After graduating from Florida Atlantic University, Karla began a career in nursing in the Boynton Beach and Boca Raton area and later, became a medical sales capital equipment professional both of which helped hone her caring nature and negotiation skills which she shares with her clients today.
In 2004 she began acquiring real estate investments which grew into a passion she wanted to share with others.
Today, a REALTOR®, wife and mother, Karla loves helping others sell and purchase both personal and investment real estate along our amazing coast.
Simone migrated to the U.S. from Jamaica as a child. She witnessed the sense of accomplishment that her parents and other family members experienced with the purchase of their first home; she realized the significance and value of owning a piece of the American dream…home ownership. Today, Simone specializes in making that dream a reality for 1st time home buyers/sellers and islanders moving to Florida. She is passionate about the needs and goals of her clients, and specializes in bringing peace of mind to her clients while they are navigating the home buying/selling experience.
Simone has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University, and a B.A. in Mass Communications, specializing in Public Relations and Advertising. Simone has local government experience working in Building, Planning and Zoning, and Public Works departments. She is also a Pension Board Trustee, managing over $100 million in assets.
Simone lives in West Palm Beach with her family, including her two girls, Kali and Amani, who are her biggest helpers.
Yoan moved to the Palm Beaches from Cuba back in 2001. For over eight years he worked in the banking industry, and for over eight years in customer service and personal representation while attending Florida Atlantic University to graduate with a degree in Urban and Regional Planning, and has a background in Architecture. Yoan joined Island Bridge Realty soon after.
Currently residing in the Village of Wellington with his lovely wife and daughter, he spends most of his free time traveling or boating with friends and family.
Yoan takes pride in servicing his clients by delivering an exceptional experience and establishing lifelong relationships.
Melissa is a licensed REALTOR®, a Senior Real Estate Specialist, and holds her Bachelor of Science with an emphasis on International Management. Melissa has years of higher education and industry specific coursework – an investment of money, time and passion to better represent her clients. Simply, Melissa has the skill set to minimize the amount of confusion and frustration many sellers experience during the sale process. The contract stage of the process may not be fancy or exciting to promote to sellers yet how your sale is handled once under contract makes the difference as to how smoothly, and if ever, it gets to closing.
Before joining Island Bridge Realty, Saran was in the property management industry for over 20 years. An Ohio State University graduate, Saran joined Archstone Communities as a leasing consultant and soon after was promoted to Community Manager. She also worked for Joseph Skilken Realty Organization as a Regional Manager.
With the knowledge Saran has about the rental market, she can lease your home without leaving money on the table. Saran can also find you an ideal rental if you are in transition.
Saran teams with husband John for representing Buyers and Sellers. Their clients benefit from their many combined years of experience.
Devin moved from the fast streets of Detroit to the sunny sands of south Florida. Although much was left behind throughout his journey, one thing that stays with him is his hustle. His acquisition of residential and investment properties throughout his years in Michigan lead to his passion of helping others build financial freedom through real estate investing.
As a REALTOR®, husband and father Devin is now making Florida his home and deeply enjoys sharing his real estate experience with his clients. "Others say my dreams are too big. I laugh, as being realistic is the common road to mediocrity!"
Mercedes moved to South Florida from her hometown in Puerto Rico. After getting her BA in Accounting and International Business, she began her Commercial Real Estate Accounting career. Together, Mercedes and her husband Rob started a premiere Sports Event Promotion company in South Florida.
After 12 years, they sold the company to spend more time with their kids. With years of financial and business experience under her belt, she can put all the skills she has acquired to good use at Island Bridge Realty, where she provides the utmost in customer care and satisfaction.
Fluent in both English and Spanish, she specializes in the resort and second-home market. With a son in the Navy, Mercedes also has a specialty in Military relocation to help military staff and families relocate to Florida.
Dodger (aka Dodger Boy) hails from Miami. A French bulldog, 4 months young Dodger is still growing into his fur and his position as Top Dog at Island Bridge Realty. When not working Real Estate, Dodger spends time eating, sleeping and cuddling.