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Laura Rode
Laura RodeCEO & Broker Associate

Laura was raised in Connecticut where she attended Central Connecticut State University. In 2011, she graduated with honors with a B.A in social work. In February 2014, Laura obtained her Real Estate, Sales Associate license from the Tampa School of Real Estate. In 2021 she received her license for Broker Associate. Laura is a proud member of Keller Williams Luxury International and a holds the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation. Throughout her real estate career. Laura has held positions in both...

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    Matt Rode
    Matt RodeREALTOR ® - Lead Buyer Specialist

    I’m Matt Rode, Co-Founder of the Sarasota Gulf Coast Homes team out of Keller Williams On The Water Sarasota. My wife, Laura and I have been in the real estate industry for just under 10 years. Calling Sarasota home for more then 18 years, our love and knowledge of the area has led us to become some of Sarasota’s most trusted market experts! With unparalleled commitment and skill in both sales and business building, Laura and I grew our Sarasota Gulf Coast Homes team from a 4 person, 30 million in volume team in...

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      Bria Miller
      Bria MillerDirector of Marketing

      I was born and raised in Sarasota, FL and graduated from the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Magna Cum Laude, with a degree in Marketing & Management. At USFSM I was a member of the Ambassadors Program and the Marketing Department of Student Government. Specializing in Digital Marketing, Social Media, and Video Editing, my role is the Marketing Director for Sarasota Gulf Coast Homes. Real Estate is something I have been interested in from a young age and I recently became a licensed REALTOR ® in J...

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        Tamas  Garami
        Tamas GaramiREALTOR ®

        I was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. Early on, I developed a strong passion for architecture. I further studied this interest in college where I earned a degree in Real Estate Development Engineering. After spending many years experiencing the world and living in places like Finland, New York and Florida, I found myself in Sarasota where I immediately fell in love with the beauty and culture of the area. That passion inspired me to help others make it their home as well. Being in the community for 10+ years, I a...

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          Stephanie  Bronzino

          Stephanie Bronzino, prides herself in providing custom tailored services to all of her clients, whether they are looking for Residential, Multifamily, Commercial, or representation on their Real Estate Portfolio. Stephanie is bilingual in Croatian, and has the tools and professional associations to take on any project while providing the highest levels of service and professionalism to local and international clients. Stephanie is passionate about offering her clients a superior level of service, innovative marketin...

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            Mackenzie  Laurie
            Mackenzie LaurieDirector of Operations

            Born and raised in Buffalo, NY I had vacationed in Sarasota and Longboat Key for 20+ years. Once I graduated high school I moved full time to Sarasota for College and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management. I started my real estate career working as office staff for a new construction community in Venice, and that is where my passion for real estate started. I then worked for a real estate firm on Longboat Key. I currently live in the Downtown Sarasota area which I love exploring with my 2 puppies. In...

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              Molly  Higdon
              Molly HigdonREALTOR ®

              Molly Higdon is an accomplished Luxury Realtor serving Sarasota & Manatee County. Originally from the Midwest, Molly moved to Sarasota to attend the University of South Florida where she earned her BA in Business Marketing & Management. Molly’s passion for Real Estate began when she purchased her first investment property in 2016. The concept of restoring an old, run- down home and creating something beautiful for others to enjoy is what pushed her to get her Real Estate License in 2019. As a local now since ...

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                Halie  Monde
                Halie MondeREALTOR ®

                Halie Monde navigates every transaction with focus, compassion, enthusiasm, and readily draws upon her in-depth knowledge of the Sarasota and Manatee County markets. Halie's priorities are to represent her client’s best interests, create a positive experience, and fulfill their real estate goals. Serving buyers and sellers in Southwest Florida, Halie is dedicated to providing the highest level of representation to her clients. By pairing her unrelenting work ethic and a keen insight for market trends, Halie tailors h...

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                  Melissa  Killion
                  Melissa KillionREALTOR ®

                  A high-touch service and sales agent known for her extensive market knowledge and her unmatched devotion to clients, Melissa's success is based almost exclusively on past client referrals. She earns the respect of her clients by working tirelessly on their behalf and by always offering them candid advice. Melissa is reared in her industry and has helped over 500 families achieve their goal with top sales reaching over $100,000,000. Her "whatever it takes" attitude gets the job done every time!  

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                    Jesse Bauer
                    Jesse BauerREALTOR ®

                    Jesse is a passionate real estate professional who was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. With a lifetime of experience living in the Southwest Florida area, Jesse possesses an intimate knowledge of the local real estate market and has built an extensive network of clients, contacts, and friends throughout the community. Jesse's dedication to building meaningful relationships with his clients sets him apart from his peers in the industry. He is known for his friendly and approachable demeanor, as well as his exce...

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                      Sadie  Bianchi
                      Sadie BianchiListing Coordinator

                      Born and raised in Wolcott, CT. Sadie spent her summers vacationing in Sarasota and Bradenton getting to know the areas well. Currently living in the Bradenton area she enjoys spending her free time golfing and lounging on the beach. She also loves going on morning runs with her puppy Simon.

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                        Stephanie  Jorge
                        Stephanie JorgeREALTOR ®

                        Meet Stephanie Jorge, a licensed real estate professional with a diverse background and a passion for exceeding expectations. Originally hailing from Connecticut, Stephanie embarked on her real estate journey in 2019, quickly establishing herself as a trusted expert in the local market. However, life took her and her family on a new adventure, leading them to the sunny state of Florida. With a degree in Electrical Engineering, Stephanie brings a unique blend of technical prowess and analytical thinking to the rea...

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