Meet Our Team:
Jose Antonio Fernandez
Chilean born tennis player and coach. Third generation of tennis professionals, grandfather, Armando Ibarra, was one of the first tennis Pros in Chile. Mother, Carmen Ibarra, was Chilean Nr.1 Player for 15 years and 4 times South-American Champion. Uncle Patricio Cornejo was a top Professional Player and Davis Cup finalist.
José Antonio played on the ATP tour for 12 years, reaching a career-high rank of 202 in 1991. During this time, he was a member of the Chilean Davis Cup team (1986-1992). In 1979, he had the privilege to win the Orange Bowl World Championship for Juniors.
After retiring from the ATP Pro Tour, he started his coaching career focusing on the human inside of the tennis player. In his 20 plus years as a coach, he spent 15 years as Director of Tennis at one of the most prestigious clubs in Germany. After that he created SPORTmind© where he aspired to develop players from the inside out. He also had the privilege of coaching Steffi Graf, as well as working to develop the maximum potential of many promising juniors. Recently, Jose Antonio was selected to act as Official Agent for the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar.
Due to his international background he is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, German, English and he has some knowledge of French and Italian. Because of the fact that he is currently living in the Sunshine State, he decided to help his friends in their search for investment properties in the region.
I am a real estate professional with vast international connections serving Florida, USA and the world!
My experience of 25 years as top executive in the airline industry provided me with great financial and managerial knowledge that today are my assets when negotiating deals for my customers.
When looking for a buyer, I provide a vast network of international, US-domestic, and local customers through the resources of the Global Alliance Membership, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing Membership, and my international connections acquired when living in Chile, Colombia, and Mexico. Here in the U.S. I have lived in Miami, New York, and Delray Beach.
Sellers will love the idea to improve their chance to sell their properties sooner when having a professional that can bring more buyers.
Edward Spencer Pierangelino Realtor® Associate with Silver International Realty 30 A
I grew up in small town outside of Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from Eastern Michigan University I decided to join U.S. Navy. My 4 years in the service led me to some amazing places, including Africa, Hong Kong, Thailand and a climb to the top of Mt. Fuji in Japan.
After 2 years of service overseas I moved to California where I met my wife, Carol. After marrying Carol I left the Navy to pursue a career in the Energy Business and start our new life in Louisville, KY. Little did we know we would spend the next 27 years raising our 3 daughters, starting and selling a business, and making life-long friends. During that time we also discovered the amazing beaches of South Walton. After years of renting homes in the area we decided to buy a vacation home in Watercolor. Our family enjoyed many wonderful vacations and a few crazy spring breaks! We sold our Watercolor home in 2014 to travel but knew someday we would come back.
In January I moved here full-time with my wife and two dogs to pursue a career and life in real-estate. I look forward to helping you get your new life started and finding the home of your dreams in this incredible area!
FLORIDA IS PARADISE is a team of professionals, affiliates and alliances that serve as a concierge for international buyers of real estate in the U.S. – supporting Chuck Pisciotta’s passion, integrity and performance as a Certified International Property Specialist – so that international buyers can enjoy Florida's sunshine – and overcome the obstacles of purchasing property in South Florida – from Palm Beach to Miami Beach – the #1 Real Estate Market in the U.S. for Foreign Transactions (June 2018, National Association of Realtors).
Chuck’s 35 years of global knowledge on how other counties buy and sell property is how international buyers quickly get up to speed on surprises that can arise from laws and taxes created and enforced at each of the Federal, State, and local community levels – when searching for a property – making an offer – signing a “binding” sales contract – acquiring lending or paying cash for a property – acquiring title insurance – and transferring the property.
This includes immigration restrictions, valuation and market conditions, property taxes, planning and zoning, health codes, environmental regulations, lending institutions, homeowner association and maintenance fees, and property management for absentee owners.
For all of Chuck’s real estate clients and customers, he looks forward to sharing how to bask year-round in our Florida sunshine, turquoise and emerald-colored waters, and most of all, how to kiss a dolphin.
Contact Chuck at +1-800-239-0867, FloridaIsTheSunshineState.com, or FloridaIsTheSunshineState@gmail.com
My name is Leslie VanHaften, and I have lived in Florida for the better part of 20 years. Formerly in the Hospitality Industry, I chose Real Estate as a career as I am truly a “people person” and enjoy helping out in any aspect needed to make transitions and transactions as smooth as possible.
My hobbies include travel, and sports car racing. I have had the pleasure of working on various racing teams over the last 20 years and love the excitement of being at the track.
My focus is not just on property, but also concierge service for clients. I want to help you in any way possible in making your experience an enjoyable one.
Sabine D Robertson
Realtor® with Silver International Realty 30 A, Inc.
About Sabine Robertson
I was born in Berlin, and grew up in Essen, Germany. At age 18, I moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and completed my Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality. For over ten years, I managed restaurants and served on the executive committee at the Fort Lauderdale Hilton. This experience gave me a strong commitment to hospitality and customer service.
After I got married, I moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to raise my family. I earned my Master’s in Education and discovered a true passion……. teaching. I taught for 6 years in the Georgia School System and was rewarded with the joy of helping others.
In 2012, my husband, two children, and Jack our little Maltese, decided to move to Santa Rosa Beach as we fell in love with the area over 20 years ago. Over the last two years, I have managed our investment properties, and have intensely studied the real estate market. I believe my hospitality and educational background combined with my in depth knowledge of the 30A real estate market will serve my clients well. My goal is to build a relationship of trust and integrity with my clients that last a lifetime.
“Come and discover our stunning sugar-white beaches with vibrant emerald green waters and
let me show you why you should invest in Santa Rosa Beach and why 30A is such a great place to live”.