• Our Riverwood Realty Team


     Jan Fanstill

    Broker /Realtor® – 941-380-0341

    Jan Fanstill has been visiting Southwest Florida since the mid 1970’s to visit family that had relocated to Punta Gorda. In 1987, Jan and her family relocated to the Tampa area and then in
    1998 settled in Port Charlotte. Having been raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Jan has a deep appreciation for all that southwest Florida has to offer all year! From boating, fishing, beaches, great sunsets, small town atmosphere but still close to the “big” cities of Ft Myers, Naples, Sarasota, Tampa, Miami, and Orlando. All are less than a 3-hour drive! What more could anyone ask for in location and lifestyle?

    Jan’s previous career was working as a Food Technologist in the Research and Development Departments of a candy manufacturer in the Chicago area and a small food company in Plant City, Florida for 20 years. Jan made the decision to make a career change to something she always loved which was Real Estate. Initially, working for Centex Homes as a new home consultant guiding people through the process of a new home purchase and construction. Jan gradually progressed into general real estate with a large national brokerage and Riverwood Realty.

    Jans newest adventure is the merger of Riverwood Realty and Tropical Breeze Realty of SW FL, LLC. Jan is please as a Broker to announce we are expanding our reach beyond just Riverwood
    but from Manatee County through Charlotte County in beautiful Southwest Florida. We are excited to be working with our Ohio partners to guide future Florida residents to their dream home in
    Southwest Florida!

    Jan is excited to be able to offer her old and new customers more options from new construction to resale’s, specializing in Riverwood and various other locations in Southwest Florida which meet
    specific life style needs, such as, active adult, golfing, boating, beaches, and historic districts. Jan’s history and knowledge of the area compliments Jan’s real estate experience enabling her to design your home search or home marketing sales plan to meet your needs. Jan looks forward to assisting you with your real estate needs!

    Mark Fanstill

    Office Manager/Realtor® – 941-380-0654

    Mark Fanstill, Realtor®, is the Office Manager of Tropical Breeze Realty of SW FL, LLC and Riverwood Realty. Mark has over 30 years of experience in business management. His
    management expertise will be an asset to our companies.

    Mark’s family came to Charlotte County in the mid 1970’s. He has witnessed tremendous growth in our area since then. A resident of Port Charlotte since 1998 and
    of Riverwood since 2010, Mark’s knowledge of the community and surrounding area is a benefit to our company.
    Like many of our residents in Southwest Florida, Mark is a transplant. He was born and raised in the greater Chicago area and is still a die-hard Chicago sports fan.

    Mark attends First Alliance Church in Port Charlotte and enjoys volunteering in many functions at the church. Mark is a big supporter of local the music and arts. Southwest Florida is a
    mecca for artists and musicians, just another great benefit living here. Mark is always eager to help you find your own slice of paradise in Southwest Florida.


    Anita Baltierra

    Broker Associate/Realtor® – 941-626-4720

    What makes a real estate agent exceptional? For Anita Baltierra it is her the ability to understand a clients’ needs and expectations, and then graciously exceed them. This philosophy, coupled with a keen understanding of the marketplace, real estate transactions and great integrity are the fundamentals to Anita’s success in selling real estate.

    Anita was born in Bloomington, Minnesota and relocated to Florida with her family in 1995. She has over 35 years of professional sales experience and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business and Marketing. Anita’s hard work, strong commitment and enjoyment in assisting customers is consistent with her clients’ satisfaction and the referrals she receives.

    As a Florida resident for over 22 years, and a recognized Five Star Realtor® in customer satisfaction, Anita’s experience as a top producer in real estate, together with her in-depth expertise
    of Riverwood and the surrounding area developments is knowledgeable and professional. Every step of the way, Anita’s number one goal is to successfully assist her customers navigate the landscape of possibilities when making the very important decision to buy or sell a real estate in Southwest Florida.



    Ted McDermott

    Realtor® – 941-979-6428

    Ted McDermott was raised in Westchester County, New York (just north of the city). He spent many years with IBM in a variety of assignments.

    Ted and his wife Lorraine have owned homes in five states. They moved to Florida in 2005 to enjoy the beautiful weather and outdoor life. They were almost immediately “hooked” on the gorgeous Riverwood community in Port Charlotte.

    Shortly after retirement from IBM he began thinking of a new career – real estate. Since taking the real estate agent course in college the idea of being a Realtor was in Ted’s subconscious. One night at the local ballpark he met a local realtor who encouraged him to pursue a license and Ted became an agent.

    Ted spent the next few years with a Port Charlotte brokerage, specializing as a buyers’ agent, and as he says, “enjoying the great satisfaction of helping people find their dream home in the paradise of Southwest Florida”.

    At the same time Ted was getting involved in the Riverwood Community where he has served on multiple committees, neighborhood president and officer of the Riverwood Neighborhood Council.

    Most recently he joined Riverwood Realty as Realtor on his home turf in his dream job.

     Gini Smythe-Park

    Realtor®- 941-268-8183

    Gini is originally from England, she was in the entertainment / media industry for 40 years, and her previous jobs afforded her the opportunity to travel the world, meet amazing and diverse people and visit and even live in some of the most beautiful houses in the world.

    Once she stopped traveling she settled in Manhattan, NY and from there to Westchester until finally landing in Florida in 2012 along with her dog and cat. They are both rescues and they just love it here! Needless to say, Gini is a big advocate for rescue/shelter animals and a very “pet friendly” realtor.

    Gini says when she moved to Florida she found her perfect sanctuary in Riverwood. And in her world, there is no such thing as “It Can’t Be Done”, so let her know your wish list and she will do her very best to find YOU your dream home.
    Phone calls and emails are always returned promptly!

     Kim Powers

    Realtor®- 941-564-5152

    Originally from New England, Kim graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in psychology, and then spent a rewarding career in commercial and residential property management in Boston, earning a real estate sales license and then a RPA designation from Building Owners and Managers Institute along the way. Her final position was as senior area manager with a portfolio of properties between Boston and north to Newburyport.

    In 2007, Kim and her husband, Richard traded one seacoast area for another by relocating from Southeast New Hampshire to Southwest Florida, where they’ve been enjoying the “Florida Lifestyle” ever since. Here, they take advantage of the outdoors year-round with bicycling, a growing orchid collection, and exploration of the natural beauty of Florida.

    After re-starting her real estate career as a Florida Realtor® with a large brokerage company, Kim has enthusiastically joined the Riverwood Realty team. She is dedicated to putting her experience and professionalism to work for you by listening to your needs and focusing on your real estate goals to give you the best results possible, whether you are buying or selling a home!


    Maureen Winsor

    Realtor®- 941-276-4595

    Maureen is the newest agent to join the Riverwood Realty team but by no means new to the area. She and her husband, David moved to Port Charlotte from Scotland in 1989. Having been a resident in Charlotte County for over 25 years, she knows the area extensively, having an abundance of knowledge to share with her customers. Boating, tennis, golf, day-trips, dragon boat racing, beaches, area restaurants, – Maureen can help you appreciate all that Riverwood and SW Florida has to offer. She lives and loves the Florida life style, complemented by the priceless beauty of the park like setting living in Riverwood.

    She is keen to be a part of the team, building her real estate practice from helping first time buyers to second time buyers as well as investors.
    Maureen understands that customers are not the customers of yesterday. Foreclosures, seeing family and friends worry, and the changing economic environment has changed the way customers buy and sell. She hopes to help her customers overcome any barriers they may have with her professional confidence and all the resources of Riverwood Realty to help simplify their real estate decisions.

    Margaret Hoppe

    Rental Coordinator – 941-743-9663 ext 213

    Margaret grew up in Michigan, but has also lived in St. Louis, MO where she attended nurses training to become an R.N. and practiced as a staff nurse in ICU.  She also spent some time in Long Island, NY, but moved back to Michigan in the mid 70’s.  It seemed like a good time to follow her instinct and became a real estate agent and soon after that a broker.  Margaret joined a large real estate company as an agent but soon became the trainer and then the manager.  As she progressed in her career her enthusiasm for learning led her to obtain her Graduate Realtor Institute, Certified Residential Broker, and Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager designations.  She has managed, owned, and started up real estate firms. Margaret has always been active in her local real estate board as Instructor,  board President, Realtor of the Year, and on the state Board of Directors.

    From the first time Margaret spent a winter in Florida she knew this was the place for her.  Riverwood is truly paradise and after several  years renting in Riverwood, she purchased a home.  She loves speaking of Riverwood and sharing the benefits of living here.  Margaret will do whatever she can to facilitate the enjoyment of planning of your winter months here.



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