Florida amazes us with its astounding beauty and abundance of activities, which is why we live, work and play here. (& why we'll help you to too!!)
"The first impression of your home to potential buyers is the photos - which is why they are a top priority in our massive Marketing Plan we use to sell your home!" - Ashley
After almost 14 years, the Houseman Team has finally found their “real estate family” that puts the Lord 1st, family 2nd and the love of helping others buy and sell homes 3rd. They’re excited to share why they now call Keller Williams home, if you're interested, just ask! The Houseman Team is a division of the internationally-known Griffin Group, a team of 40+ agents with 600+ transactions in 2017 that focuses on serving central to Southwest Florida, from Tampa all the way down through Charlotte Harbor. They will have the endless opportunities to help serve their buyers and sellers – both local and far - with amazing marketing power and continued quality service and of course selling and finding just the right homes for customers!!
The Houseman Team’s focus is use their extensive knowledge of real estate marketing, (photography, leveraging social media, utilizing video, open houses and blogging are just a few!), first-time home buying, military relocation, land acquisition, new construction, vacation/investment properties, commercial, property management and residential sales to help make the Charlotte, Sarasota and Desoto Counties and their surrounding markets a better place for buyers and sellers. Of course, they promise all work and some play while fitting in superb customer service and suggestions for where you can fit in some amazing places for dining (so many great local joints!), a few rounds of golf, fishing or paddleboarding, and destinations to visit (beach, shopping and more!) in between your visits or for when you decide to call our area home!
In addition to their love for real estate, John and Ashley’s other interests include spending quality time with family and friends, being involved in Awaken Church and the community (Ashley is on the Board of Directors for the Homeless Coalition and John is on the Board of Directors for the Charlotte County Boys & Girls Club), playing golf and tennis, fishing, guitar (John is on the Worship Team at Awaken Church), enjoying Florida’s beautiful beaches and marvelous wonders while watching their 3 boys James, Asher and Xander grow up in the community that they live in and love!
History of the Houseman Team:
With only 2 online summer courses between sophomore and junior year of college at Florida Atlantic University, Ashley thought she was ready to have a relaxing summer with countless trips to the beach at beautiful Boca Grande. Relaxing… until dad said “it’s time to get off the couch and get your real estate license.” Growing up with a father in real estate, it was inevitable and bound to happen eventually - I mean, you have to buy a house at some point, right? Summer 2004 started what Ashley thought would be a “fun” activity on the side of her desired marketing executive career and lead her down the path the good Lord intended - to have a successful career and team in Real Estate.
Immediately after achieving a real estate sales associate license, Ashley dove right into new construction and land acquisition for a local builder, after all, it was the height of the building industry - writing 25+ contracts her first summer!! After graduating (fun fact: she was a 4 year NCAA Division I college athlete with the Lady Owls Golf Team) she was excited to “use” that Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Management from Florida Atlantic University for her “work”. This lead her to compile a marketing plan which she pitched the building company’s CEO and COO that landed her a marketing position on the spot. As the Marketing Director for a real estate company that advertised all over the country, it gave her the ability to obtain extensive knowledge in real estate from both the agent's and consumers perspective on a national level. Her dedication to increase her real estate knowledge led her to obtain her Florida's Brokers License and own her own company by the age of 25!!
Awards & Designations
• 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012 Multi-Million Dollar Producers
• 2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013 Member of the Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC's Social Squad
• Elected officer for Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Charlotte Class 2014 - Class Historian & Social Media Specialist
• Elected board member of the Charlotte County Young Professionals (2009-2010)
• Appointed Chairman of the Young Professionals Network (YPN) by the 2013 Board President
• 2015 Ambassador for Balcony at Inman Real Estate Connect Agent Reboot #ICNY
• Member Florida Association of Realtors
• Guest Blogger for Coldwell Banker's Blue Matter Blog
• Appointed Chairman of the Young Professionals Network 2013-2014 by the Association President, PG-PC-NP Association of Realtors Chapter
• Member PG-PC-NP Association of Realtors
• Marketing and Video Specialist, Bachelors of Marketing Degree from Florida Atlantic University '06
• Member of Charlotte County Young Professionals