Category: Communities (49)

Mark Hayes, Director of Education for Lake Nona Institute, President of Stockworth Realty, Orlando Top Broker, Orlando Real Estate Brokerage

ORLANDO, FL – March 13, 2018 – The Lake Nona area is continuously growing with exciting new restaurants, shopping districts and school openings.

On March 10th, 2018, EduX, the future of education conference was hosted by Lake Nona tech, showcasing a one-day event packed with interactive workshops, forward-thinking keynotes and hands-on learning experiences for parents, kids, educators and tech professionals.  Guests learned about all of the innovation coming in childhood education.

The keynote speakers included Mark Hayes, co-founder and the Director of Education for the Lake Nona Institute, Carrie Morgridge, of the Morgridge Family Foundation, Joann Newman, President of the Orlando Science Center and Marnie Forestieri, with the Amazing Explorers Academy.  Mark Hayes unfolded the Secrets on Launching Your Child’s Career.

Marnie and her team hosted an invitation-only event at Canvas Restaurant & Market to launch her new book, “Simple STEAM.”  Simple STEAM was written with the purpose that parents could implement STEAM lessons at home with their families. Marnie’s co-author is Dr. Debby Mitchell. If you wish to purchase a book, click here.

Our team is looking forward to all of these exciting changes at Lake Nona and love supporting our clients who call Lake Nona home. Call us at 407.909.5900 if you want a community tour at Lake Nona.

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ORLANDO, FL – March 2, 2018 – There has been a lot of activity over at Lake Nona these past few days.  Each year, more than 250 of the nation’s top CEOs, healthcare innovators and thought leaders gather in Lake Nona, Orlando, for the 6th annual Lake Nona Impact Forum presented by Johnson & Johnson.

A few big announcements include Orlando approving an $18M Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute expansion in Lake Nona.  New construction will begin on a one-story performance training center, which will serve as the hub of the firm’s research and development for science-based high-performance energy management.

Tavistock also announced a new wellness, medically integrated fitness facility in Lake Nona in partnership with Signet, LLC, and its subsidiary Integrated Wellness Partners (IWP).

The new wellness institute is planned to be 110,000+ square feet located across the street from the Lake Nona Medical City in the second phase of development of the Lake Nona Town Center, Lake Nona’s premier entertainment, dining and shopping district.


Our team is looking forward to all of these exciting changes at Lake Nona and love supporting our clients who call Lake Nona home. Call us at 407.909.5900 if you want a community tour at Lake Nona.

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Tucked behind the gates of Nona Crest is this three-bedroom, two-bath, plus study, pool home situated on a cul-de-sac lot and conveniently located to Medical City, shopping, major highways, and the international airport.

The owner has made many upgrades to the property, such as adding a heated pool with rock waterfall and heated spa, and the oversized paver patio and pool decking along with the mature landscaping provides privacy for the backyard and pool area, creating the ultimate in outdoor living enjoyment! Entertaining is easy with the open concept kitchen and great room with fireplace and French doors to the covered lanai. Additional upgrades made within the past several years include Kempas wood flooring throughout the main living areas and bedrooms, granite counters in the kitchen and both baths, stainless steel appliances including range, microwave, dishwasher, and fridge in the kitchen, and updated fixtures in the baths. Not only will you find the upgrades gratifying, you will also enjoy the privacy of the split bedroom plan with a generously proportioned master suite and large bath offering a soaking tub, separate shower, and his-and-her vanities with vessel sinks. Don’t miss your chance to own this jewel in Lake Nona!

**Property Tax Amount inlcudes Narcoossee CDD Assessment and Orlando Stormwater Assessment. **

Click here to see more information on this property. Call Julie at 407-909-5900 to schedule a private tour or click here to email now and set up a showing.

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ORLANDO, FL – December 12, 2017 – COLLEGE PARK HOME HITS THE MARKET! Amazing, lakefront home in the highly desirable College Park neighborhood, just listed by Irhelma Pieterse of Stockworth Realty Group.

Welcome to Spring Lake Terrace, one of the most sought-after addresses in Orlando. With commanding views of the fairways and bunkers of Country Club of Orlando and nestled on the shores of Spring Lake, this home offers elegant living minutes from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Orlando, and to Winter Park shopping and dining. Renovated down to the studs in 2017, no detail was overlooked in remodeling this beautiful home. Every bell and whistle you can imagine was added to make this home a show stopper. The circular driveway welcomes you home to large double front doors. The wrought iron staircase is a perfect centerpiece and forms the heart of this home that is flooded with natural sunlight. The kitchen is a delight with a large center island and french doors leading out to the terrace and pool beyond. The main living area is downstairs featuring a private office, and informal living spaces, all with exquisite lake views. Wood and tile floors complement the designer details found everywhere. Upstairs you will find 4 large bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms and walk-in closets. A four-car garage with a half bath ensures that you have plenty of room for all the “toys”. The large private lot leads out to your own covered dock where you can sit and relax at the end of a busy day.

Click here to see all photos: 1317 Spring Lake Drive, Orlando, FL 32804

Call Irhelma at 407-909-5900 to set up a private tour while this home is still available!


ORLANDO, FL – December 5, 2017 – Property management companies have efficient systems in place to effectively collect rent and maintain on-time payments, and help remove the stress from homeownership.  A good property management company will manage all aspects of the tenant-landlord relationship. There are many property management companies in Orlando. At Stockworth, we have a concierge approach to property management.

Zillow says, “Are you a hands-on landlord, or would you prefer to avoid weekend maintenance calls or monthly rental income and expense management? If you’d rather have someone else handle the details, hiring a property management company to manage your real estate investment might be the right choice for you. Yes, they’ll take a cut of your rental revenue, but they can also help streamline your business and free up your time.”

And at the end of the day, time is money.

Stockworth Management is pleased to offer concierge property management services. Our clients trust us to find and screen only the best tenants, supervise the proper caring and management for their homes and serve as their ongoing tenant liaison. In essence, you place your home in our hands and we will care for it like it is our own. And, when you are ready to sell, you will have access to our world-class team of agents. Mark Hayes, Stockworth’s President and Broker, has been selling, managing and renting properties since 1985. Under his leadership, Stockworth Realty has the experience, the team and the systems in place to care for your property the way you would. Now you can hand over all the stressful and time-consuming responsibilities that come with being a landlord. We will handle everything while your property generates income. Most importantly, you can be confident that your property is in good hands. We look forward to serving you.

Karen Thigpen leads Stockworth’s Property Management division with more than 20 years experience in sales, marketing and management. Known for her energetic, relatable and focused work-style, Karen is passionate about helping her clients monetize and protect their real estate investments. Her career has spanned multiple industries, from earning a Pink Cadillac as one of Mary Kay Cosmetics’ top producers to working on Wall Street for JP Morgan. A resident of Central Florida for more than 17 years, Karen is a graduate of the University of Michigan and lives in Winter Park with her husband and their four children.

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Just Listed Home For Sale by Julie Bettosini, Top Real Estate Agent in Windermere

ORLANDO, FL – October 16, 2017 – JUST LISTED! Privately gated compound on Spring Lake, with 25 feet of water frontage. Offered at $1,549,000 listed by lakefront specialist, Julie Bettosini.

How you live is a form of art, and your home is an expression of you. This lakefront, privately gated compound is a creative articulation of open spaces yet total privacy, vivid colors complemented by tranquil gardens, and an abundance of space yet cozy and comfortable. Looking for enough room to store your toys, car collection or enjoy your hobbies while at home, and still be in the center of the city, without restrictions and limitations of an HOA? Look no further! This custom-built home was completely renovated and reconfigured in 2003 with commercial grade materials and features solid concrete construction, double membrane silicone roof, spray foam insulation, and back-up generator. Featuring a 10+ car garage with 14-foot doors and 45-foot deep, you will find plenty of room for an RV or Boat or car lift with existing guest quarters, recording studio, home office, or man cave that is pre-plumbed, wired, and framed to be finished to the new owner’s liking. Best of all, escape from the business and hectic world in the peaceful gardens that feature 100’s of plants and trees, all meticulously maintained and cared for, or take a walk down to the sparkling shores of Spring Lake with western exposure to enjoy a peaceful sunset paddleboard cruise. Call today to schedule your private tour of this one-of-a-kind property that won’t last long!

Click here to see more information on this property. Call Julie at 407-909-5900 to schedule a private tour.


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ORLANDO, FL – October 11, 2017 – Want some great tips on how to protect your home during the Fall season? Our expert Property Manager, Karen Thigpen, gives 10 very important tasks you should do in an easy checklist format for you!

  1. Clean the gutters.
  2. Caulk around doors and windows.
  3. Clean out your garage.
  4. Yard clean out.
  5. Wash outdoor furniture & cushions.
  6. Clean your fireplace.
  7. Skim your pool regularly.
  8. Pressure wash your house.
  9. Check for peeling paint.
  10. Test smoke & carbon monoxide detectors.

You can also download the entire checklist at

Just Listed Home For Sale by Julie Bettosini, Top Real Estate Agent in Windermere

WINDERMERE, FL – October 2, 2017 – Amazing new home for sale in Windermere, Florida, hits the market! Offered for sale at $2,150,000.

This Derrick Builders custom home offers generous living spaces within its 6,537-square-foot floor plan, and is tucked away on a one-acre lot behind the gates of the Reserve at Lake Butler Sound. A neutral palette, travertine flooring, clerestory windows, elegant archways, and rich wood cabinetry combine to create warm and inviting spaces perfect for family time and entertaining. A double story living room with fireplace greets you and the formal dining room is steps away with walk-in winestorage and a custom buffet. Found in the heart of the house, the delightful kitchen offers a large island work area, Wolfe gas appliances, and plenty of counter and storage space with drawers! Adjacent to the kitchen is an eat-in area with French doors to the lanai, pool and spa. A family room adjoins the kitchen and includes a fireplace and built-in media wall. The master suite offers views of the back garden and private access to the patio. Dual sinks with granite tops, a jetted tub, and separate steam shower complete the master suite. Also located on this floor is an office with custom shelving and cabinetry, and another bedroom. The second floor features, 3 additional bedrooms, a bonus room, and loft seating area. The summer kitchen and a screen enclosed and covered lanai offer additional outdoor living areas along with a large open sundeck on the second floor. Rounding out the home’s amenities is a 4 car garage, tankless hot water heater, a private backyard with an open, heated pool, and a heated spa. 

Listed by Julie Bettosini with Stockworth Realty Group

Click here to view more information on this home for sale in Reserve at Lake Butler Sound in Windermere.


Rob Rahter, Top Real Estate Agent in Windermere, Florida. Award-winning realtor featured in Southwest Orlando Bulletin.

Raising the Bar on Real Estate

Rob Rahter Finds Dream Homes for Families

WINDERMERE, FL – September 27, 2017 – Rob Rahter, top Windermere real estate agent, for Stockworth Realty Group has been a longtime resident of Windermere. Rob is well-known in the Windermere community for his local real estate expertise and was just named an award-winning realtor by the Southwest Orlando Bulletin!

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Windermere resident, Rob Rahter, is an award-winning Realtor with Stockworth Realty Group.

Selecting the right real estate professional to sell or purchase your home can be the most important decision a homeowner will make. Since a home is usually a person’s largest investment, many look for an agent who knows and lives in the community, has a proven track record of success, and has a team of experts who assist in the process every step of the way. If that’s what you want, then you want Rob Rahter of Stockworth Realty Group.

Stockworth Realty Group is a concierge real estate brokerage founded to service the highly specialized real estate needs of clients across metro Orlando and has had the privilege of serving as the official relocation company for many area hospitals, Lake Nona’s Medical City, the United States Tennis Association, and many other high-profile organizations. Stockworth’s in-house production studio allows the brokerage to produce multiple videos per day to market properties. Homes listed with a video get four times the inquiries of homes listed without one.

“I think one of the biggest differences between Stockworth and every other real estate brokerage — practically anywhere — is our collegial approach to selling homes,” Rahter said. “When a client hires me, they hire an entire team of highly skilled professionals who excel in the top of their field.”

Rahter is a certified luxury home marketing specialist (LHMS) and member of the Million Dollar Guild. This is the highest level of designation within the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, which believes that selling luxury homes is an art form. Each home tells a story, and with a 20-year background in TV news, Rahter knows better than anyone how to tell a great story. His marketing expertise gives him a competitive edge in a crowded real estate field.

Praised by clients for his dedication and professionalism, in 2017, Rahter was voted Best Realtor in Southwest by readers of the Southwest Orlando Bulletin. Orlando magazine additionally listed him as one of Orlando’s “Hot 100” Realtors.

One of the area’s top real estate producers, Rahter and his Stockworth team closed more than $143 million in sales in 2016, averaging 3.5 closings per week. That success earned Rahter a spot in the Gold Level for Orlando Realtors’ Top Producer Club. Only the top 5 percent of agents in the area have earned this ranking.

Rahter is a five-time recipient of the Five Star Real Estate Agent award. This is a highly prestigious award presented to agents by clients who rank their agent on overall excellence in professionalism, skills and market knowledge. Only 2 percent of real estate agents locally have earned this recognition. A Realtor for the past 14 years, Rahter derives his greatest satisfaction from “helping families fulfill their dreams.”

Rahter is also highly regarded among his peers. Since 2010, he has led a group of professional Realtors known as the West Orange Realtor Resource (WORR). WORR meets monthly for educational presentations, networking and collaborative thinking. The group is heralded for its unduplicated success by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association, where Rahter also serves as a committee member. He also represents Stockworth in the West Orange Chamber of Commerce.

Rahter relocated to Southwest Orlando from Las Vegas. He is a resident of Windermere, along with his wife, Elizabeth, and their four children. The couple is deeply involved in the community in which they live. Rahter coaches his children’s soccer teams.

Elizabeth, a former prosecutor, currently chairs Orange County’s Week of the Family Foundation. The Week of the Family, held Nov. 4-11 this year, aims to strengthen families through education, recreational activities and service. The Rahter family is also very active in their church community.

Upon moving into your new home, it is reassuring to have a full-service and well-connected broker who can offer advice on schools, physicians, sports activities, places of worship and other resources you will need.

The very active Rob Rahter is available 24 hours a day at 407-497-4526. He and his team of assistants can also be reached at 407-909-5900. To view the magnificent homes represented by Stockworth Realty Group, visit ♥

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Raising the Bar on Real Estate

Chandra Garbarino, Top Real Estate Agent in Orlando and Winter Garden, Florida

ORLANDO, FL – September 25, 2017 – Chandra Garbarino, real estate agent with Stockworth Realty Group in your city, was recently awarded the Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS) Designation from The Luxury Home Council, Inc.

The Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS) Logo is a testimony to the agent’s training and expertise in the luxury home marketplace. To display the ALHS logo and be accepted into the Luxury Home Council, each member must successfully complete the Accredited Luxury Home Specialist Course, meet minimum sale requirements and the agent must be in good standing with local and state licensing agencies.

Chandra joins an elite membership of top real estate agents throughout the United States and Canada. Members strive to provide exceptional service to affluent clients through rigorous education focusing on the Luxury Home Market and their understanding of the special demands of affluent buyers and sellers.
For more information, contact Chandra Garbarino at (407) 274-8277 or The Luxury Home Council at

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