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    Brenda Cole

    Broker-Associate, Managing Member The Cole Team

    License Number: 441117

    "The Cole Team" is comprised of Brenda and Scoop Cole and a team of specialized "buyer agents". They specialize in residential and commercial real estate, reo sales, foreclosures, vacant land, and new construction. Both Brenda and Scoop are certified specialists in short sales as well as foreclosures, and REO's. Scoop Cole was licensed as a Florida real estate agent in 1978, and was taught the art of real estate from his father Harmon, who opened Cole Realty Group in 1970 in Cape Coral. Scoop’s father was President of the Cape Coral Association of Realtors, & Realtor of the Year in 1975; the 1st father and son team to accomplish both! Brenda sold real estate in Columbus, OH and surrounding areas until 1984 when she moved to Cape Coral. In 1989, Brenda and Scoop joined forces and franchised with Prudential Real Estate. They were the first Prudential real estate affiliate in Southwest Florida, from 1989 through 2011. When Prudential announced their decision to sell the real estate division and retain insurance. The Coles decided to move on and look for a firm matching their level of professionalism and goals. Re/Max Realty Group, the number 1 real estate firm in Lee County with over 100 top agents was a perfect match. The main office is located at 7910 Summerlin Lakes Dr. in Ft. Myers and Brenda and Scoop opened a new franchise at 1337 Cape Coral Parkway East, Cape Coral, Fl 33904 The Coles have earned awards annually since the inception of “The Cole Team. These include coveted industry awards such as the “Top 100 Nationwide”, “Legend”, and the “Chairman Circle” with Prudential Real Estate affiliates. In 1989, Brenda was awarded “Realtor of the Year” and Scoop, proudly following in his father’s footsteps, was President of the Cape Coral Realtor Association. Scoop was also awarded “Realtor of the Year” in 1992 & 1993. Scoop is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan and Brenda hails from Columbus, Ohio. Although their college teams were arch rivals, they now both proudly identify themselves as “Seminole” fans, as their youngest daughter graduated from Florida State University. Scoop and Brenda have 3 children, Tara, Greg, and Brooke. Tara owns Delta Family Counseling, where she works with children ages 2-18 utilizing therapy dogs, and her husband Geoff owns "The Beach Dog", a holistic approach to feeding your pets. Tara and Geoff have made Brenda and Scoop very happy with their first grandchild, Bryce. Greg is a local attorney. When they are not busy selling real estate, Scoop pursues his hobbies of car racing and golfing, while Brenda enjoys walking the beach, yoga, and boating. “The Cole Team” is ready to help with all real estate needs, from building, buying, selling, remodeling, commercial investments and more. They remain true to their motto," Committed to exceeding your expectations!"

    Brooke Cole

    Licensed REALTOR

    License Number: P3378997

    Brooke Cole is the third generation of Coles selling real estate in our beautiful city of Cape Coral. She graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Communications and another in Theater. Brooke spent several years as the senior morning producer at WINK News until she decided it was time to get started on the profession that runs in her blood.

    Heather Whalen


    License Number: SL3389893

    Heather grew up in Edison, New Jersey before moving to North Fort Myers. Prior to her career in Real Estate, she was a 9-1-1 Dispatcher for 13 years for the Edison Police Department in NJ and at the Cape Coral Police Department. She has a degree in Criminal Justice from Hodges University. Her family has been vacationing in Cape Coral since 1986. Heather enjoys relaxing at the local beaches, boating SWFL waterways, attending church, visiting the Florida Keys, and spending time with her rescue dogs.

    Jen Balcer


    License Number: SL3386252

    Jen was born in Crown Point, IN., but grew up right here in Cape Coral, FL. She is the second generation of REALTORs in her family. Her father specializes in the Marco Island area, where Jen spent a lot of time boating and fishing. Jen has extensive experience in construction as the owner and office manager of an a/c business. Jen has three fabulous kids ages 13-19. Right now her oldest attends Florida Gulf Coast University. Jen loves to spend her spare time playing tennis or hitting the beach. She says she absolutely loves this career because she gets to show her clients this paradise she calls home!

    Ali Farry

    Licensed REALTOR

    License Number: SL3378315

    Ali Farry is originally from Hillside, NJ. She moved to Lee County in 1980, attended local schools, and graduated from Fort Myers High School. Before beginning her career in real estate, Ali was a 911 operator and dispatcher for Lee County EMS and Fire. She is currently co-owner of a residential building company in Lee County. Ali loves spending quality time with family and friends. She also enjoys to spend her time camping, fishing, boating, and relaxing on the beautiful beaches of SWFL. Ali is a wealth of knowledge for those seeking the true Southwest Florida lifestyle!

    Annie Richards



    Annie Richards grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania but left the cold north for life in Southwest Florida. Before becoming a REALTOR®, she was an Executive Producer at WINK News for more than five years. Annie has degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science from Penn State. Her background in news and politics has made her an avid news junkie -- always up to speed on the latest development projects and local government decisions. Annie's knowledge of the area and involvement in the community, makes her the go-to source about all things Southwest Florida. When she's not showing houses, Annie enjoys boating, scuba diving, traveling and spending time with her family & friends.

    Dear Brooke, It was a pleasure to work with you during our recent home sale. Your knowledge, talent, and enthusiasm will bring you great success. Wishing you much happiness.

    by Marge & Dave Scherer

    "Hello, My job takes me to Florida quite often and my wife and I, love the area and have likely looked at 150 different condos over the years to purchase around the east or west coast of Florida. We were browsing the internet from our kitchen one weekend at condos or homes available in the Fort Myers area. Through the magic of the internet, Brooke saw my search and contacted me. I agreed that if my wife and I got more serious, I would contact her. For several months no time was available for a trip but Brooke did send me several examples of places available that met our basic criteria. Finally, we arranged to visit the area and l let Brooke know when we would be available to meet. Brooke suggested the best hotel deal in the area and we met and started 4 full days (Monday to Thursday) of searching. During that time we visited about 20 condos and homes. Unfortunately, at the end of the search, we did not find one we liked. We were disappointed but had plans to close on a condo we had a deposit on in Siesta Key, the next day, Friday. On Thursday night around 8, Brooke called and said she thought she may have found one more that was worth a look. Only catch was the selling agent needed to have the viewing done early the next morning because he was leaving on a trip that day. We agreed to meet the next morning and well the rest is history. We fell in love with the place and in short order made an offer and bought it. 5 years of searching were at an end!! Even after the sale, Brooke provided us with helpful area knowledge and called once in a while to see how things were going. Brooke was always honest, professional, punctual, very thorough, she had a complete package set up each day with all pertinent information, she was tireless in her efforts, reflected in her continued search of product even after we had said goodbye, she is enthusiastic without being pushy, very knowledgeable about the area and I would have no hesitation recommending her to friend or family."

    by Jack Layfield

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