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We understand that buying or selling a home can be a daunting process. Our team of talented, trained and passionate professionals is committed to providing every buyer and seller a personalized and hassle-free experience.

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Our Leadership Team


John Martinelli


A realtor since 1973, John Martinelli has undying passion and knowledge for real estate and life, in general. He started his career as General Manager of Century 21 GR Associates, Stoneham, MA and continued on to several prestigious positions with the brand before deciding to move to the sunnier climes of Coral Springs in 1991. Leveraging his real estate expertise, he achieved ""Top Sales Associate - Broward County"" with the former Arvida Realty Services, which is now Coldwell Banker and subsequently accepted the position of Branch Manager for Coldwell Banker, University Drive in Coral Springs in 1999. Since his leadership, this office has ranked amongst the top offices in the entire State of Florida.eer.

John is a true people's person and enjoys working with his customers and his team alike. He is deeply invested in his team and nurtures his agents to help them meet and exceed their customers' and their own personal expectations.

A native of the Boston area, John continues to call the Coral Springs area home. When not engaging in real estate, John enjoys spending time with his wife Laura, family of 4 children and 4 grandchildren, and traveling whenever time allows! John is a former professional musician who traveled extensively during his musical career, a ""Cruise Junkie"" and finds this the best way to relax. He also is a tennis fan as his 11 year old daughter happens to be a tennis prodigy.

Katy Martinelli,


"Katy leads the daily operations of Real Living 1st Choice Realty and is recognized by the team as their thought leader and inspiration. Having had a successful accounting career managing luxury yachts, Katy decided to utilize her experience and follow her family roots into real estate and currently holds the position of Manager at Real Living 1st Choice Realty.

She enjoys keeping up to speed about innovations and is actively engaged in educating and training agents to use the best-in-class technology to meet and exceed their customers' expectations. Katy is equally informed about real estate trends and nuances of the local market, and combines her well rounded expertise to help Real Living 1st Choice Realty achieve new heights every day. She is instrumental in guiding the team and helping them learn and grow. As the agents frequently tell people, "I learned more in one week with Katy than I learned in 10 years from my past real estate company".

Katy is married to her husband Glenn and has two young daughters, Ayden and Addison, and an Australian Shepherd named ""Dasher"". The Real Living 1st Choice Realty team has enjoyed seeing the girls grow up… they have been coming into the office since they were two weeks old! Thankfully Katy has a lot of support from her Firefighter husband so she can work and be a great mom equally! Katy loves to bake and decorate cakes, and volunteer at her daughter's school.
Our Agents Love Us
And, we love them back! Our agents don't just help buy and sell real estate, they help our clients find the lifestyle that is just right for them. Our training, tools, technology and a ecosystem of personalized support is designed to help our agents be market leaders and continue to grow with us. If you are exploring a career in real estate, we'd to love to connect.
Why We Are Different
Unlike most real estate offices, we don't believe that this is just about numbers. Our culture, tools and resources are geared towards something bigger - creating long-lasting relationships so we can make a real difference in our local communities, empower our agents and give our clients the personalized service they deserve.
Our Clients Love Us
We work hard to be the 'wow' in every real estate experience. When it comes to finding your dream home or getting the value your home deserves, sky is the limit. Our buyer and sellers return the favor by being our customers for life and helping us connect with their friends and family.