Top Producing Veteran Agents Join Royal Shell Real Estate, Inc.


1412891631SANIBEL ISLAND, FL - Don DeLuca, Broker of Royal Shell Real Estate, is pleased to announce that top producing veteran agents Gary Jaarda, Becky Jaarda, Jeff Jaarda, Dianna Rosser and Holly Thompson have joined Royal Shell Real Estate, Inc.

Gary Jaarda: After three decades of selling real estate in Western Michigan and many years of visiting Southwest Florida, Gary's relocation to the Gulf Coast was a natural evolution. Gary previously co-founded and operated West Michigan's premier high-end residential development company, and as a luxury homes developer for most of his career, complete and marketed 17 communities in the area. A graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI with a BS in Economics, Gary has made a career of navigating economic trends and changing markets to thrive in general brokerage and real estate development. He transitioned to Bonita Springs & Naples in 2002, and has since offered clients utmost professionalism, broad-based knowledge, savvy negotiating skills, plus a vast network of contacts and resources. In addition, the Jaarda's represented the buyer for the largest residential transaction in Naples in 2013, a $30 Million beachfront sale on Gordon Drive. Gary takes his clients' outcomes personally, which explains his strong determination and work ethic.

Becky Jaarda enjoyed seasoned experience in property management prior to transitioning to general real estate brokerage in 2000. Her longstanding presence in Southwest Florida affords her an unmatched historical perspective of the unique trends and evolution of this very special market. Becky is masterful at watching the area's ever-changing real estate inventory and drawing on her expertise in market analysis and valuations to benefit and educate her clients. She also drives the Jaarda team's innovative marketing efforts that include creating high-quality print materials and direct mail showcasing professional photography, as well as exposures on and other prominent websites. Becky is a graduate of Illinois Benedictine College located in Lisle, Illinois, where she received a BS in Business. Becky, Jeff and Gary Jaarda have joined us from Premier Sotheby’s.

Jeff Jaarda is a broker associate licensed in Florida since 2004, Jeff considers it a personal pleasure and responsibility to provide clients with the most satisfying and rewarding experience when seeking or selling a home. He thoroughly enjoys and is adept at the marketing of luxury property, and is expert on the distinguishing features of many luxury developments in Naples and Bonita Springs. With his background in banking and consulting, Jeff is skilled in negotiating contracts, familiar with the nuances of transactions, and attentive to the intricate details involved in the successful closing of his team's transactions. Jeff holds a BA degree in Political Science from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.

Dianna Rosser is originally from Michigan and came to Naples in 2005. After an extensive search on which real estate brokerage firm to join, Dianna Lynn decided to join Royal Shell Real Estate, of Southwest Florida. Whether it’s working with homebuyers or sellers she begins the client exchange with a verbal consultation and a “client centric needs based analysis”. Because of Dianna’s attention to detail she continues to earn the trust and respect of her clients.

Holly Thompson epitomizes the qualities you seek in a Realtor. She exhibits boundless energy, strong work ethic, integrity and trust. She enthusiastically shares her passion and expertise for the Southwest Florida lifestyle with her clients. Holly brings a strong sales background to Royal Shell having spent 20 years as a sales manager for a national company. She was a nominee in 2011 for the Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce APEX Women in Business Award.

“Royal Shell Real Estate requires our agents to have specialized knowledge as to insure superior service. We are honored to add Gary Jaarda, Becky Jaarda, Jeff Jaarda, Dianna Rosser and Holly Thompson to our already strong group of agents. Our buyers and sellers will be well represented with the addition of these professionals to the Royal Shell Real Estate team of expert Realtors®” said Michael Polly, Vice President of Royal Shell Real Estate.

About Royal Shell Real Estate

The Royal Shell Group of Companies offers homeowners and investors all the conveniences necessary to get the most out of real estate ownership with Florida offices serving the communities of Bonita Springs/Estero, Captiva Island, Fort Myers/Cape Coral, Naples/Marco Island, Ocala, and Sanibel Island. In North Carolina, Royal Shell has offices in Cashiers and Highlands serving the areas of Cashiers, Lake Glenville, Lake Toxaway, Highlands and Sapphire Valley.