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Darcie Duncan, CRS, GRI – Broker – Owner

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Darcie Duncan is a lifelong resident of Anna Maria Island and founder/owner/broker of Duncan Real Estate. As an island native, Darcie possesses an unparalleled understanding of the Florida Gulf Coast culture, its history, growth and development.

Darcie has assembled long lasting relationships with local attorneys, lenders and title companies in her 28+ years as a real estate agent. Nowhere else will you find a realtor as dedicated in providing complete satisfaction in all of your real estate needs.

Choosing the right agent and company for your particular situation is an important 1st step in the real estate process – and Darcie Duncan has you covered. Darcie is a local expert who specializes in the communities she serves, whether you’re buying or selling on Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Bradenton or beyond.

When working with Darcie, your real estate transaction is managed by an experienced, knowledgeable professional, whose sole priority is ensuring your unique needs are met.

Darcie founded and opened Duncan Real Estate in 2001 after 11 years as a sales associate and broker associate with another island firm. What began as a one-person shop in a one-room office became a powerful team of sales associates, property managers, and a support team – all based on Anna Maria Island’s historic Pine Avenue.

Darcie’s success has stemmed from hard work and dedication to results, but mostly from early beginnings, which taught her about team work – a softball star and later working with her mother in the real estate business. She believes in the benefits of hands-on service, ensuring phone calls are answered in person and taking the time to understand the needs of her clients.

Being born and raised on Anna Maria Island, Darcie is big on community involvement, giving back, and building relationships, which is why she believes her business profits from a strong referral base.

She maintains a hand in several local charities by donating time and resources to the PACE Center for Girls, the Women’s Resource Center and the Anna Maria Island Community Center, among others. Darcie is also on the board of directors for the Holmes Beach Police Pension and the Manatee Chamber of Commerce.  In 2018, Darcie became the Chairman of the Board for the Manatee Chamber of Commerce!

Darcie was recognized as the 2011 Business Person of the Year for the Anna Maria Island Chamber and Rotary, and was featured as one of the top 100 women in business in Sarasota’s Scene Magazine’s special issue dedicated to Women on the Scene – Twice! In 2014, Duncan Real Estate was named the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year.
Selling you home can be a challenge if you are not getting the marketing advice and support you need. That’s why Darcie is ready to take you every step of the way and make this a seemingly effortless process. You deserve more than just a sign in your yard.

Darcie will guide you through the initial stages of setting the price and preparing your presentation, then market your home effectively through photography, open houses, print publications, and exposure on some of the world’s most powerful real estate sites. And, of course, she will take the time to listen, understand your challenges and goals, and answer any questions you may have along the way.

Darcie Duncan is equipped to help you get the best price within the quickest time possible.

Are you ready to put your home on the market? Call Darcie Duncan, a local expert, today and let her get to work for you. She Delivers Results!

Customer Testimonials

“Darcie always does a good job”

“Very happy with Darcie and everything.  I would highly recommend this firm!”

“It’s too bad the seller’s agent wasn’t as personable and responsive to the events leading to the sale.  Darcie is professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with.  Highly recommend!”

“I can only say that in 50 years in dealing with real estate – buying and selling – Darcie is without a doubt is the best agency we have ever had.  Complete follow through from start to finish.  You and your staff went way beyond the described services”

“I think you are top of the line in every category and extremely satisfied with the entire process! (again!)”

“Thank you very much Darcie!”

“Great job!  Really nice group of associates too!”

“Everything was great. Very much appreciate the open, honest and direct dialogue.”

 

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Cindy Jones, CRS – REALTOR®

Cindy Jones began her real estate career 27 years ago in her native state of the Rhode Island, where she spent 17 years as a sales associate.  In 2002, Cindy decided to make her 12 year vacation destination of Anna Maria Island, her permanent home.  Since that time, she has been selling and listing property on Anna Maria, Bradenton and Sarasota, primarily through Duncan Real Estate.

Cindy is a graduate of Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I.  She also holds C.R.S. and G.R.I. real estate certifications.  As a top producer, Cindy has received numerous awards throughout her career.  She is a hard negotiator and represents buyers and sellers with only their best interest at heart.

When Cindy’s not hard at work with clients, there’s only one place she might be: on the water.

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Customer Testimonials

“Clone Cindy” Jim, seller

“Cindy was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in all aspects of our purchase. Thank you Cindy for your time and expertise” Kelly and Nancy, buyers

“My only experience with Duncan had been managed by Cindy Jones.  Cindy doe not need improving!” George and Linda, buyers

“Cindy went above and beyond throughout the entire process!” Robert, buyer

“Cindy was a great agent!  I could not have worked with anyone nicer” Patricia, seller

“Cindy did a very good job, we were very impressed with her knowledge and experience closing the sale” Robert, seller

“Everything was great!” Domingo and Beth, buyers

“Cindy is the Best!” Andrew and Gail, sellers

“Cindy was the Best!  We were not planning on buying on our vacation but we id!  We will send our other snowbird friends her way!  Thanks Cindy!” James and Christine, buyers

“Cindy Jones is the most professional realtor I have ever met and worked with regarding the home business.  Effective communication, excellent rapport, thoroughness, honesty, and a willingness to work hard as a customer’s advocate is rare.  Duncan Real Estate has this in Cindy Jones.  Thank you Cindy for representing your profession so admirably and professionally!” Perry and Lizanne, Buyers

 

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Michelle Laade – REALTOR®

Michelle Laade, began her career in Real Estate in 1997 when she and her husband Jeff, decided to relocate from Michigan to Anna Maria Island.  They fell in love with the island and then purchased their first investment home in Holmes Beach.  Since then, Michelle and Jeff have established several businesses on the Island with outstanding reputations for customer service.  In addition to their investment property which is now a popular vacation rental property that she successfully manages, in 2010 Michelle decided to put all of the knowledge and experience that she acquired in Real Estate to work for others and obtained her license as a sales associate.  She brings an extensive background in mortgages, banking, investments, business development and marketing.  When Michelle meets with her buyers and sellers she can offer them a wide range of experience and knowledge that sets her apart from the competition.

When Michelle is not hard at work, she loves spending as much time as possible with her family and raising her daughter, Emma.

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Customer Testimonials

“Michelle Laade was extremely professional, prompt, knowledgeable and organized.  he made the entire process fun, informative and enjoyable! The home we actually purchased was a property she recommended that we look at because she knows us so well!  It was not ever on our radar.  We can not say enough great things about Michelle and will be sure to recommend her to anyone in the market for a home!  Thank you Michelle – you are the best!” Tom and Kristen, buyers

“Michelle knew our goals and contacted us when she found a likely match.  We wrote the contract 24 hours later.  Would not have purchased anything has she not contacted us.  Would use her again!  Thanks” Patrick and Pheng, buyers

“Michelle is a great realtor!  She has assisted now with 2 purchases & hopefully a sale soon.  She is knowledgeable, goes beyond the call of duty and has connected us with very fine contractors who have done work for us.  She is great!” Bill, buyer

“Michelle Laade is a superb member of the Duncan Team. No reason to shop around. Getting to the end result happily is all that counts and we did this with Michelle’s savvy guidance.”  Stephen, buyer

“Michelle is great!  She helped us every step of the way and kept us very informed.  We will have Michelle help us find our place on AMI in the next year!” Richard and Dawn

 

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Martha Jones – REALTOR®

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Martha grew up two blocks from the ocean. Family vacations brought Martha to Anna Maria Island as a child; shortly thereafter she fell in love with the white sandy beaches and island lifestyle. In 2003 she pursued her lifelong dream to make her vacation destination her home. After graduating from St. Leo University in Tampa, Martha started pursuing her career in real estate following her mother’s footsteps, who has been in the business for 30 years. Martha is highly dedicated to helping you find your perfect dream home in paradise! She is extremely outgoing and loves meeting new people who share the same dream as she did. While not working, Martha enjoys spending time at the beach, playing tennis, biking/hiking, going to baseball games, hanging out with friends and family and most importantly taking care of her dog Snickers.

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Customer Testimonials

“As a realtor in NJ, I very much enjoyed working with Martha!  She’s knowledgeable, friendly and went out of her way to be helpful.  It is tough to buy properties sight unseen, but Martha checked everything out and gave me honest answers. I would work with her again, when the time comes” Shirley, buyer

“Martha was excellent to work with.  She provides almost immediate feedback to any concerns/questions I had during the home buying process” Christi, buyer

“Martha was amazing!  She was very friendly and helpful.  We would recommend her to to others” Matthew and Caitlyn, buyers

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April Green – REALTOR®

April Green, has experience with multi-million dollar real estate contracts, as well as expertise in Anna Maria Island real estate property management.  With a very strong work ethic and commitment to her clients, April offers the highest level of customer service in Manatee County real estate for local, U.S., and international buyers.

With an extensive set of skills and resources, April helps clients navigate the complexities of buying and selling real estate.  Whether you’re seeking a vacation home, retirement home, or a primary home, April will give you a tour of the best properties for you and your lifestyle—in return saving you significant time, energy and money in your property search.

Like so many of her clients, April loves the natural beauty of the Florida Gulf Coast,  and she is proud to serve her community as a Realtor with Duncan Real Estate.

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“Nothing to improve!  April was amazing!  Quick to help & follow up.  Such a real person, sweet, friendly – the best!” Skylar and Shea – buyers

“I am very happy with April and all of her efforts in getting it sold – it was not an easy task” Peggy, seller

“April is fantastic.  She is now a friend and I will send everyone I know to her!” James and Stephanie, buyers

“Everything was great!  April Green made it happened.  Worked beyond our expectations” Gary and Mureil, buyers

“We are very pleased with the services we received and the outcome of our purchase.  We appreciated April’s patience as we were looking for just the right home and we were out of state.  April was always available, ready and willing to answer questions or help as needed.  It was truly a pleasure working with her and we are so happy our paths crossed”. Francis and Kim, buyers

“If I ever needed two sell another place, April would be the person I’d call – she was nice and friendly – you need more like her!”  Eloise, seller

“Hire more Aprils!”  Mary Jean, seller

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Alex Gutowski – REALTOR®

Alex Gutowski was born in Fort Myers Florida and raised in the Port Charlotte/Englewood area. When he was young, he moved to the Pacific Northwest where he gained knowledge in the various states that he resided in: Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Colorado, and Arizona before the “Sunshine State” called him back. After living in Englewood and working on Boca Grande for several years, he moved to the Sarasota/Bradenton area. Alex owned and operated a successful Computer Networking and Repair Business in Sarasota for 14 years. Consequently, regardless of which part of the country you may be moving form, Alex’s knowledge, diversity, and exceptional knowledge of all aspects of real estate in Florida will help you find and successfully conclude the sale or purchase of a home that fits your needs.

During his free time, Alex enjoys traveling abroad, boating, fishing, Tampa Bay Rays games, Lightning Hockey, Buccaneers Football, exploring the endless options in the area for food and drink, going to the beach, and enjoying all that the great state of Florida has to offer. Alex’s love for the beautiful state of Florida, his affinity and talent in Tarpon fishing, and his affection for all the treasures the State has to offer is what gives Alex a unique insight to what his clients may be in search of when it comes time to decide on buying property in Florida. Alex understands the importance and the value of these treasures which he hopes can bring happiness to his client’s lives as it has brought to him and his fiancée.

Alex’s fiancée (April Green), family, friends, and his dogs are his true passion with fishing and the great state of Florida a close second!

P.S. Alejandro habla Español! (Alex is fluent in Spanish!)

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Customer Testimonials

“Duncan Real Estate is the best and Alex Gutowski did a great job!” Edward, seller

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Paige Rogers – REALTOR®/ Property Manager

Paige Rogers has been in the Real Estate industry for 31 years specializing in property management, assisting buyers, sellers and investors.

Energetic. Passionate. Knowledgeable. All about the customer! Paige always believes that the customer’s needs and concerns are her number one priority. Her goal is to be available to her customers and to work with their best interest in mind.

Originally from Cincinnati, Paige relocated here to enjoy beautiful Anna Marie Island and spend time with family and friends that live in the area.

Paige loves walking on the beach, hiking, playing tennis, and horseback riding.

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Paige manages all annual rentals of Duncan Real Estate. If you are looking for an annual rental please give her a call at 513 382 1992.

Customer Testimonials

“Exceptional coordination while selling and buying my homes…exhibited the highest standards of professionalism.”

“Going over and beyond the call of duty to assist me in purchasing my home. Paige is extremely responsive, efficient and thorough.”

“She epitomizes Customer Service, recognizes needs, provides coaching, assumes the burden of responsibility, communicates often and puts our interests first.”

“Your services provided by Paige were second to none.  We are extremely pleased with our experience with Paige and your company!  Thank you Paige” . The Green’s, buyers

 

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Dee Munn – Broker Associate – REALTOR®

Dee Munn moved from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to sunny Central Florida in 1999 and started in real estate sales in 2002 working as a Realtor in Celebration, FL.

In 2005, she became Sales Manager for a Luxury Home Builder selling over $50,000,000.00 in New Construction and handling all aspect of the sales process including; contract negotiations, working with designers, and fielding all questions of the Home Buyer.  In 2010, Dee and her husband John bought a Real Estate office in Celebration, FL and Dee became the Broker. Together they built that location into 2 highly successful Century 21 offices in Celebration and Windermere, FL. As the Broker of over 90 agents, Dee assisted top selling agents with residential real estate buyers and sellers in and around Central Florida and became one of the top selling offices in Central Florida. Dee’s reputation was stellar with both the client base and Broker community and she was regarded as effective, professional and ethical.

As wonderful as Central Florida was, it was not the beach! Dee and her family found Anna Maria Island on vacation and they were hooked! Dee and her husband are now living full time on the island. She enjoys her big blended family of 4 daughters, 5 sons, 1 grandson and a very spoiled German Shepard and loves nothing better than to have all of them down to take in the beautiful beaches, sunsets, boating, paddle boarding, and all the amazing seafood restaurants the island has to offer. Dee and John are civic minded and believe in giving back to their community. They volunteer their time and financially support a number of non profits including The Anna Maria Community Center, Pace for Girls, Batey Girls in the Dominican Republic that builds sustainable housing for families with children as well as fights human trafficking, and Nino del Sol, an orphanage in Peru.

Her favorite thing about Anna Maria Island is how incredibly welcoming everyone is from the checkout person at Publix to the Bartender at the Waterfront Restaurant. People are just so happy to live and work or vacation here that it creates a culture of hospitality that is extremely special. With Dee’s keen understanding of the unique Florida Market Place with the wide spread of full time home buyers, second home buyers, vacation and investment buyers and their uniquely different needs and expectations and her years of experience, she will be a true asset to Duncan Real Estate. Combined with her real passion for helping families, she fits perfectly into the Anna Maria Island community and  feels incredibly honored to assist them in finding their dream home or investment property.

 

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Lindsey Leech – Director of Business Development/Sales Agent

Lindsey has been a resident of Manatee County since 1987.  She graduated from Bradenton Christian School and headed off to Florida Southern College graduating with a degree in Primary/Elementary Education.

Lindsey joined the Duncan team at the beginning of 2015 as the Director of Business Development. In 2017, she got her real estate license.  While she continues to do business development, Lindsey also works the sales side of things.  She brings many avenues of experience with owning her own business in Manatee County, The Monogram Market and also working for the Manatee Chamber of Commerce. Lindsey sits on the Leadership Manatee Alumni Board ,Manatee Young Professionals Leadership Board, and the Manatee Chamber Membership Engagement Council.

If you can’t find Lindsey at work, she is enjoying all activities island related!  She also enjoys giving back to the community and volunteering for local non-profit organizations!

 

 

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Joey Hutchinson – Rental Operations Manager/ REALTOR®

An island native, Joey was born in Bradenton and grew up on Anna Maria Island where he enjoyed summers on the beach and fishing the backwaters of Tampa Bay in the winters. Joey now oversees the vacation rental operations and is a licensed sales agent. Before joining Duncan Real Estate, Joey played D1 soccer at the University of South Carolina where he earned a B.A. in economics with concentration on marketing. Upon graduation Joey spent a year in Los Angeles working for a marketing firm.

“Anna Maria Island is home, it always has been and the favorite part of my job is sharing the opportunity for others to have similar experiences that I had. In my spare time you can find me at the dog parks with my dogs or playing soccer on the beach. Anna Maria has a charm unlike anywhere I’ve been and having the ability to open my front door to the beautiful white sands is a dream come true. My focus is customer service and the acronym GSD which stands for “get sh!t done”.

Joey has gained extensive insight into the ins and outs of the vacation rental business and the local market. Whether you’re looking to buy/sell or just find the perfect property for a quick island getaway Joey is always a phone call away. Come see how Joey and the rest of our boutique office sets themselves apart from the competition.

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Leesa Schilling – Owner Coordinator

Leesa Shilling was born and raised in Sydney, Australia.  She attended Endeavor Sports School and the University of New England and then became a para-legal with a prominent law firm in Australia for 17 years.  While traveling, she met her husband in Bali Indonesia who has lived in Anna Maria Island since age 12.  They both moved back to Bradenton, Florida permanently in 2007.   At that time, they opened an import business on the island specializing in imported clothing,  jewelry, and furniture.

Leesa started with Duncan Real Estate in February 2013 as a Vacation Rental Booking Agent.  She enjoys the island atmosphere, the people she works with, and seeing the guests be happy visiting the island.  Leesa has traveled the world extensively and when she is not working she also enjoys paddle boarding and running.

 

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JP Beaubien – Vacation Rental Agent

J.P. was born and raised right here in Manatee County.  One of the houses that he grew up in on the island, we now manage as a vacation rental! A life-long resident, he enjoys music, cooking, food, and spending time with his family. He has two sons “Atticus” and “Arlo”, with his wife, who is a transplant from Michigan. An avid musician with his band “Have Gun, Will Travel”, he also tours the country from time to time, and has for the past 20 years. “It’s a labor of love.”

He has been a member of Team Duncan since 2014. “The greatest part of working with Team Duncan is the people that I work with!  I love them like family”!  JP will be happy to help you with any rental questions and to book a property for your vacation!

 

 

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Sybille Petereit – Vacation Rental Agent/Sales Agent

Sybille was born in Germany and discovered Anna Maria Island in 1988. As many vacationers, she and her husband made the island their permanent home and raised their twins here. Instead of practicing dental medicine, Sybille earned her real estate sales license and acquired extensive knowledge of the vacation rental business. She first joined Duncan Real Estate as a sales associate in 2003 and returned in February 2018 as addition to the Duncan Rental Team.

Knowing the island for so many years she is very familiar with the history of Anna Maria Island, quaint side streets, best restaurants and so much more. As a former Turtle Watch volunteer Sybille is passing on her environmental concerns via her blogs on the Duncan Real Estate website. She is also involved in beach clean ups. The next one is already scheduled… please contact us for more information. If you like to read some posts in German click on Sybille’s blog or if you like to chat in German please stop by the office for a visit!

Besides being a part of the wonderful Team Duncan Sybille enjoys playing tennis at the Longboat Cedars Club, walking the beach and gardening in her leisure time.

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Petra Hedman-Miller – Vacation Rental Agent

Petra was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. She has lived in the US since 1991 after meeting her husband John at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach. Her background in fashion brought her to South Beach back in the early nineties. When her son Thor was born, she did a 180° and spent 15 years in Financial Services. Combining her first love of design with her business experience she became the first Furniture Consultant at IKEA Tampa, where she met Darcie when she helped her design her office on Anna Maria Island.

A 24/7/365 Sports Mom; John and Petra sold everything in 2015, bought a 51’ sailboat and moved to Kemah, Texas. Thor, their son, played Offensive Line at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Petra & John sailed “Synchronity” back from Texas in April 2018 and are now living at the Seafood Shack Marina, loving being back in Florida waters! Thor is now the Varsity Offensive Line Coach at his Alma Mater Manatee HS (Go Canes)!!! and John is his assistant.

When not at a sports event you can find Petra zipping around the Islands in the dinghy, traveling Europe in the summer, visiting contemporary art exhibitions, eating local foods, walking the beach and enjoying marina living. Petra is thrilled to join Team Duncan and feels it’s a dream to spend every day on the most beautiful Anna Maria Island!

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Matt Jones – Director of Maintenance

Matt grew up in southern Illinois, the oldest of five children. He attended seminary in Texas after high school.

He has been married for over 20 years to the love of his life, Misty, and the father of three wonderful children.  Moving to the island was their dream and they made it happen a few years back. The only thing that comes close to his love for his family is his love of the St. Louis Cardinals!

As maintenance director Matt is diligently taking care of the all the rental properties in the Duncan Vacation program and is also offering a home watch service for absentee owners.

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Ellen Quigley – Bookkeeper

Ellen Quigley grew up in Connecticut, and then moved to Anna Maria Island in 1989.  She has worked diligently as a bookkeeper for over twenty years before joining Duncan Real Estate in 2009.

When Ellen is not hard at work, she enjoys spending time with her children and on her favorite hobby of photography in finding wonderful subjects in Manatee county’s preserves, parks, beaches and our Florida weather scenes.

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