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Meet the Ben Laube Homes Team

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Ben Laube

Ben is a Florida native, originally from Apopka and has lived his entire life within Central Florida. After graduating high school, and while attending college, Ben developed a habit of moving every year. As a result, he has a keen understanding of the various neighborhoods in Orlando and the best places to eat. Beyond real estate, Ben is passionate about the arts, food, and culture within Orlando. He currently sits on the board of the Downtown Arts District and is involved in the local Chamber of Commerce. Ben also enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, adventuring and loves scuba diving.

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Kellie Blackwell

Kellie is a Central Florida native, and has spent most of her life there. She has an unwavering desire to help others and has done so in every facet of her career choices. She has been around the real estate industry most of her life and decided that the next natural progression for her was to become a realtor. She brings skill, knowledge, and a drive to make her clients happy. In her spare time, Kellie enjoys pro sports, music, theater, the beach, reading, traveling, gardening and Formula 1 Racing.

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Our Agents

Serving Central Florida

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Ashley Bock

Ashley Bock, your dedicated real estate guide, embarked on her career at 22 as a builder's representative, delving into new construction intricacies. A licensed Texas Realtor within a year, Ashley prioritizes understanding the financial aspects of homeownership. Her commitment shines as she attends every buyer pre-approval meeting, guiding clients through the journey step by step and achieving top producer status. Now in Orlando with her husband, Ashley, a fitness enthusiast and bodybuilding competitor, values quality time with family. Cooking, listening to music, and training for jiu-jitsu are her cherished at-home activities.

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Brigitte Bugallal Correa

Brigitte Bugallal Correa is a former flight attendant and ground instructor who was born and raised in Cadiz, Spain. She spent 20 years working in the aviation industry in Germany before moving to Orlando in 2022 to pursue a career in real estate. Fluent in English, Spanish, and German, Brigitte values good communication in every interaction. She is now part of the Ben Laube Homes Team brokered by eXp Realty, where she utilizes state-of-the-art technology and resources to guide families and individuals through real estate transactions. In her free time, Brigitte enjoys working out, traveling, and spending time with loved ones.<p style="text-align: justify"

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Bryan Ruzicka

Bryan Ruzicka, a Connecticut native, followed his creative passion into the arts, eventually earning a master's degree in Media Design. After working at Walt Disney World, he pursued a second master's degree in Mass Communication, specializing in social media. Bryan's entry into real estate stems from a desire to blend creativity and interior design to assist others in the crucial journey of homeownership. Beyond work, he finds joy in travel, exploring new restaurants, and cherishing moments with friends and family.

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Claire Fernando

Originally from the Philippines, Claire Fernando left home after college to work abroad as a flight attendant. Now residing in Windermere, she appreciates its quaint vibe and enjoys running around the lakes when time allows. With a 20-year career culminating as a Purser for the world's largest international carrier, Claire ensured customers had a world-class experience during their travels. Selling properties in Dubai and Manila during her spare time, she recognized her positive impact in real estate and decided to make it her new career. Beyond real estate, Claire, a fitness enthusiast and avid runner, finds utmost joy in traveling the world with her husband and three children.

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Delandre Howden

Delandre, originally from Jamaica, grew up in Fort Lauderdale before moving to Orlando in 2015 to pursue Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida, where he earned his bachelor's degree. With a passion for customer service cultivated during two years at the Advent Health I.T. Service desk, Delandre values effective communication and problem-solving in diverse situations. His love for real estate stems from childhood experiences touring new construction homes with his family, inspiring him to be a reliable resource for his customers. Beyond work, Delandre enjoys the beach, architecture, décor, and quality time with family and friends.

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Devin Boilard

Devin Boilard, originally from Maine, brings a personal touch to his real estate career in Lake Nona, Orlando. With a background in education and a degree in secondary education with a focus in history, Devin's expertise extends to guiding clients through the intricacies of Florida's real estate. Currently residing in Laureate Park, known for its modern aesthetic and luxury amenities, Devin is dedicated to ensuring a seamless and joyful home-buying experience. His organizational skills, coupled with effective communication, aim to ease any anxieties throughout the process. Outside of real estate, Devin, an avid runner and traveler, integrates his love for architecture and design into his passion for helping others, making him eager to fulfill your real estate dreams.

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Douglas Biederman

Douglas is a native Floridian originally from Tallahassee. He acquired his degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida and capitalized on being in one of the main hospitality hubs in the world by working for Universal Orlando and Marriott International. Douglas spent many years as a performer for Walt Disney World and carries into real estate a passion for helping others and extensive experience in service that matches his clients’ needs. He also has a background in Sales and Interior Design. Outside of his professional life, Douglas enjoys traveling, working out, new dining experiences and visiting theme parks.

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Erika De La Cruz

Erika is originally from New York but grew up in the Dominican Republic. She returned to New York to obtain her bachelor’s degree in Recreation Therapy and spent over 15 years in the healthcare industry as a Recreational Therapist, volunteering and working with various patients, clients, and residents of different ages. After relocating to Florida, Erika decided to channel her passion of service and helping others into a real estate career and has never looked back. Outside of real estate, Erika enjoys exploring Florida with her kids, going to the beach, hiking, and working out.

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Jessiane Beauchesne

Jessiane is originally from Western Massachusetts but moved to Central Florida in 2003. Being involved in customer service for approximately nine (9) years, Jessiane decided to take her experience and transition into a career that she always loved - real estate. Outside of real estate, Jessiane loves spending quality time with her daughter, their family, working out, boating, and enjoying Orlando’s many local attractions and restaurants.

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Jordan Toohey

Jordan Toohey is originally from Ft. Hood, Texas but moved to Central Florida with her family before she started High School. Jordan worked in the field of hospitality for nearly 10 years, specifically the restaurant industry, and ultimately decided to get into real estate to work alongside her mother. Jordan quickly discovered what she could accomplish in her life and impart on the lives of others because of real estate and started her career within the field. Outside of real estate, she enjoys experiencing local art shows, cycling around Lake Baldwin, and spending quality time with her friends and family.

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Matthew Wynne

Matthew Wynne, a Florida native with a background in accounting and aviation, found his way into real estate after obtaining his mortgage broker license. Returning to Orlando with his wife, a Realtor, he seized the opportunity to make a positive impact on clients' homeownership journeys. Beyond real estate, Matthew, an avid traveler and aviation enthusiast, looks forward to partnering with clients to help them find their dream home.

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Matthew Anderson

Originally from Vineland, New Jersey, Matthew now resides in Orlando, surrounded by the vibrant energy of Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Armed with a bachelor's degree in Sociology and Criminology, along with a master's degree in criminology focusing on police reform, Matthew's career journey shifted when he discovered his passion for exceptional customer service in the service industry. Inspired by impactful conversations, he transitioned to become a licensed realtor in both New Jersey and Florida. Beyond real estate, Matthew finds joy in fitness, hiking, kayaking, camping, and travel.

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Melanie Bello

Melanie Bello, originally from the Philippines, made her mark in the hospitality industry at Hilton International Hotels, achieving recognition and management promotion within a year. After over two decades in hospitality, she transitioned to real estate, where her passion lies in guiding families through significant financial investments. Beyond real estate, Melanie cherishes quality time with family and friends, hosting dinner parties, and preparing gourmet meals. An avid traveler, she enjoys family road trips during the holidays and weekend getaways to explore new places and cuisines.

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Nette Nelson

Nette is originally from a small neighborhood in Wisconsin and made the move to Davenport, Florida, in 2015. A significant portion of her life was spent raising an incredible family and nurturing many wonderful relationships with friends and loved ones. It is her pleasure helping others, and she decided to transition into real estate because of her ability to make a significant impact, while cultivating an environment of care and encouragement along the way. Nette’s strong work ethic ensures she will do her best to make your real estate dreams come true and she prides herself on this. Outside of work, Nette loves biking, pool lounging, reading, and spending time with her amazing husband.

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Nick Nelson

Nick is from Kenosha, Wisconsin and has always had a passion for real estate through exposure to his father’s brokerage firm. Upon graduating with a degree of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, Nick traveled the country in national tours, cruise ships and theater productions. When he moved to Orlando, Nick quickly got into the real estate market and currently owns three (3) Airbnbs and subsequently decided to become a realtor under eXp Realty LLC. In his free time, Nick loves theatrical productions, dogs, traveling, reality TV and spending time with his husband, Norm.

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Santiago Ramirez

Santiago Ramirez, a real estate professional based in Orlando, Florida, originally hails from Colombia. He moved to Florida for a better life and higher education, graduating from the University of Florida. Fluent in both Spanish and English, Santiago leverages this asset to connect with diverse clients. With over eight years of experience in sales and customer relations, he aims to positively impact people's lives by helping them find their dream homes.

Santiago's personal experience of multiple relocations as a child taught him the significance of choosing the right place to live and the value of a knowledgeable and trustworthy real estate professional. Beginning his career in the Wine and Spirit industry, Santiago made a switch to real estate to assist individuals in achieving homeownership dreams. He's confident in his expertise, experience, and dedication to guide families through this crucial life decision.

Beyond work, Santiago is passionate about fitness and health, and he enjoys wine tasting and traveling outside of Florida whenever possible.

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Steven Greening

Steven Greening grew up moving frequently as a military brat but settled in Central Florida in 1997. Graduating from UCF in 2003 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, he has since lived across Florida, including Orlando, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, and Pensacola, before returning to Central Florida. Currently residing on the edge of Oviedo, Winter Park, and Winter Springs, he enjoys the area's amenities with his family.

Entering real estate to balance providing for his family with spending more time with them, he is passionate about educating others on Florida's real estate market. With 15 countries visited due to his military service, he hopes to own an international property to continue exploring new cultures.

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Scott Wilson

Scott, a New York native turned Orlando resident, transitioned from a successful career in customer service as a Factory Representative and General Manager of an Equipment Dealership to pursue entrepreneurship in real estate. With over 12 years of experience negotiating deals and navigating diverse personalities, Scott is now a seasoned real estate professional dedicated to exceeding customer expectations. Beyond real estate, he enjoys boating, skiing, exploring new restaurants, rafting, traveling, racing, and quality time with loved ones.

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Zaray Harvey

Zaray Harvey, originally from Bogotá, Colombia, brings a culturally rich background to her passion for helping others in the Orlando area since 2011. Residing in various neighborhoods, her fluency in English, Spanish, and Portuguese provides a unique perspective for effective communication with diverse individuals. Zaray's current focus is empowering people through real estate to create generational wealth. In her free time, she enjoys movies with her husband, traveling, beach outings, and quality time with her golden retriever, Buddy.

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Our Agents

Serving Greater Tampa Area

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Christina Mestidio

Christina, originally from Manila, has over two decades of experience as a Real Estate Agent and Mortgage Loan Officer, holding licenses in Florida, Nevada, and California. Inspired by her grandmother, a successful real estate investor, Christina excels in facilitating smooth Escrow transactions. Known for personalized service, she passionately helps buyers find dream homes and sellers maximize returns. Beyond real estate, Christina enjoys travel, water sports, and music. Contact her for a free consultation, and let her guide you through your real estate goals! She speaks fluent English and Tagalog.

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Christina Zajic

Christina, a dedicated real estate professional, serves clients in the vibrant Tampa Bay area and the scenic Twin Cities of Minnesota. With a background in marketing and advertising, Christina's commitment to integrity and innovative solutions has earned her recognition, including features in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and City Pages. Working across various price points and property types, Christina is particularly passionate about assisting clients transitioning to the lock-and-go lifestyle, whether it's enjoying winters in Florida or summers by the tranquil lake shores in Minnesota. Beyond transactions, she is devoted to cultivating lasting relationships through tailored attention and unwavering support.

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Earl Thomas

Earl Thomas is a seasoned real estate professional with 5+ years of experience. Originally from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, he's worked in real estate across the South, Mountain, and Western regions. With a bachelor’s degree in journalism and ongoing master's education, he settled in Tampa, Florida, three years ago. Leveraging his 30+ years of sales and management experience, Earl focuses on exceeding expectations in real estate transactions. His diverse background and geographic versatility allow him to offer expert guidance and a comprehensive approach to your needs. Whether buying or selling, Earl Thomas is dedicated to ensuring a seamless and successful real estate experience.

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Matt Pagan

Matthew Pagan, a Florida native from Valrico, is the eldest of five and a proud father. With a background in hospitality, team leadership, and fitness coaching, Matthew was inspired by home improvement shows he watched with his mother. This led him to pursue a career in real estate after a conversation with a like-minded co-worker. Beyond his professional life, Matthew enjoys DIY projects, acting, music, weightlifting, cycling, and quality time with family and friends.

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Nichole Daniels

Nichole Daniels, originally from New Jersey and an education graduate, moved to Florida over a decade ago and has since made it her home. A pivotal moment in her life led her to shift her career towards real estate, driven by her enduring passion for the industry.

As a dedicated real estate professional, Nichole has a solid track record of successful property transactions. She is committed to delivering exceptional service, using her market expertise and adept negotiation skills to help clients achieve their real estate goals.

As a single mother raising three children, Nichole brings a unique blend of determination and empathy to her work, particularly in assisting families in finding their perfect homes. With a deep understanding of local markets and an unwavering dedication to prioritizing clients, she guides individuals through the complexities of buying and selling properties with honesty, integrity, and a focus squarely centered on their needs.

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