The K Team is comprised of highly motivated real estate professionals who share a common goal and purpose.  We strive to guide our clients through every step of the real estate transaction, whether buying or selling, with the highest level of customer service.  The term we use for the standard of assistance we provide is “Concierge Level Service”.  Following the example set forth by The K Team’s founder, Cathy “K” Kluytenaar, every team member delivers a unique and personalized real estate experience suited to our diverse group of clients.  Our agents are honored to work with everyone, from finding a first home for a new family to securing a buyer for some of Central Florida’s most impressive waterfront estates.   We have diligently represented our clients with over 2,000 transactions and $200 Million of real estate sold in Central Florida alone. The K Team has the knowledge, resources, staff and experience that allow us to be industry leaders in any area we service and our consistent status as TOP Producers year after year supports that claim.  We look forward to being your advocate and welcoming you to The K Team Family.

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Cathy “K” Kluytenaar Team Leader

Cathy “K” Kluytenaar has resided in Polk County for 35 years.  After meeting her husband Mark in South Florida, they decided to relocate to Babson Park to raise their family.  Cathy lived in Babson Park, Lake Wales and Lakeland before finally settling on Winter Haven as her home.  Having many interests, Cathy achieved success in numerous endeavors throughout Polk County before beginning her career in real estate.  In 1999, with her two children out of the house, Cathy decided to pursue a career as a real estate agent with the support of her husband and family.  After becoming a licensed Realtor, Cathy hit the ground running and never looked back.  Understanding that the needs of the client are paramount, Cathy decided to focus her business on unwavering service.  She has been a contributor on more than 2,500 real estate transactions in Polk County alone, giving her the experience and expertise that truly sets her apart.  The K Team is the result of Cathy’s dedication to her community and her clients.  With her business being spurred on by constant referrals, Cathy realized she needed a larger team to accommodate the many individuals desiring the level of service she provided.  Cathy collaborated with her family and The K Team Real Estate Services was brought to life.  Cathy “K” has been a Top Producer her entire career and her awards and accolades include: Realtor of the Year, Centurion Award Winner, Platinum Award Winner, RE/Max Hall of Fame, Top Individual Real Estate Agent and Top Team Sales recognitions and many more.  Cathy loves her family, her community and her career.  Real Estate is her passion and she has been honored to work with every individual who has entrusted her as their advocate.  She is forever grateful.

Zac Kluytenaar Director of Operations

Zac was born and raised in Winter Haven, Florida. He is a graduate of All Saints’ Academy and also graduated from the University of Florida with Honors and a degree in Finance. Zac entered the world of real estate in 2004 as an investment strategist for Homestead Financial. After his successful foray in lending, Zac looked to pursue other passions. His competitive nature led him to the world of Mixed Martial Arts and Zac became a professional fighter. Traveling that path allowed him to garner extensive self-defense and fitness knowledge, which Zac decided to share by becoming a trainer and coach. He has worked with military, law enforcement, professional and amateur fighters, children and casual practitioners. The development, growth and confidence he has seen his pupils attain has been extremely rewarding and Zac has stayed involved in MMA as a coach. However, his true passion is now The K Team. Watching his mother, Cathy “K”, demonstrate the highest levels of service and grow her reputation by always putting the client first has inspired Zac to bring that experience to more people in his community. Zac joined The K Team as Director of Operations and his primary goal has been to continue Cathy “K”’s legacy of concierge level service. His background in lending and finance also makes him an excellent resource for individuals interested in real estate investment. Zac continues to work with Buyers and Sellers alike, manage the growth of The K Team and work with the remarkable staff that has allowed The K Team to set the industry standard for service.

Florrie Kluytenaar Buyer's Specialist

Florrie has lived in Central Florida her entire life.  She was born in Lake Wales and grew up in Sebring.  After graduating Haines City High School, Florrie attended the International Academy for Design and Technology in Orlando.  Utilizing her design inspiration from IADT and her unique personal style, Florrie decided to pursue a career in Cosmetology.  After a successful career as a stylist and professional make-up artist, Florrie met Zac Kluytenaar and his family.  Florrie married Zac in 2011 and joined The K Team in an administrative role shortly after their wedding.  While working directly with Cathy “K”, Florrie gained the behind-the-scenes knowledge she needed to bolster her outstanding interpersonal skills and become a fantastic Realtor.  Currently, Florrie is one of The K Team’s top producing Buyer Specialists and strives to provide every client with the personalized service and attention to detail that makes The K Team so unique.

Cindy Thornton Buyer's Specialist

Nobody knows the area like a Native! Cindy Thornton was raised in Polk County and currently lives in Winter Haven, Florida with her husband and wonderful daughter. She has been a real estate professional since 2001 and has primarily serviced Polk County and Central Florida.  Cindy is a Buyer’s specialist for The K Team and is committed to helping you find your dream home. Her extensive experience, vast local knowledge and commitment to service makes her extremely capable of meeting your real estate requirements. As a full-time, dedicated Realtor, Cindy understands the unique challenges that face buyers in our local market and knows how to over come them. Cindy is determined to meet and exceed every client’s expectations.

Pattie Berti Referring Partner

Pattie Berti maintains a unique role with The K Team, acting as a thoughtful and well-respected referring partner. With impressive sales production selling new homes for a custom builder from 2004 through 2008, Pattie was able to gain basic construction knowledge she now shares with her buyers. Pattie also worked in lending, so she is able to assist her clients in understanding loan documents, title reports, and appraisals. In addition to assisting her buyers, Pattie, spends time with her husband and beautiful family and volunteers as a Science Assistant at St. Joseph Catholic School, where her two daughters are enrolled.

Marjorie DiLorenzo GRI, Realtor, Broker Associate

To quote Marjorie, “Every one of my clients is unique, and that is exactly how I treat them. I’m proud to say that a high percentage of my business comes from past clients-from people who choose my services time and again. Many clients have become my closest and dearest friends. I don’t measure my success by sales, but by the relationships I build along the way.”

“If you are searching for your dream home in Central Florida, please contact me. Good communication is the cornerstone of any successful relationship. You can count on me to provide you with the information you need on a schedule and in a manner that suits you best.”

Originally from Ohio, Marjorie is a licensed Broker’s Associate with membership in the East Polk County, Florida, and National Association of REALTORS. She has earned the Graduate Realtor Institute designation, GRI, and has been awarded many REALTOR honors. She brings more than 30 years of real estate sales experience and professional leadership to her clients.

 

 

Rhonda Summerall Transaction Coordinator

A 30-year veteran of the real estate industry and a Broker Associate in the greater Winter Haven area, Rhonda brings a wealth of experience with a background in Business Administration & Accounting. She stands ready to use her extensive skills, pertinent knowledge and strong work ethic to provide outstanding results for The K Team and our clients! Rhonda’s attention to detail is a driving force behind every completed transaction at The K Team and she is an absolute asset. A lifelong Florida resident, Rhonda is married to her wonderful husband Carl. A proud mother to three amazing adult children, Garrett & his wife Kris, Jennifer in New York & Karrie in St. Petersburg – all reaching great achievement in their own lives – and she is “Gigi” to the joy of her life, grandson Maverick.

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Jonathan Christie Client Care Specialist

Originally calling the southwest suburbs of Chicago home, Jonathan spent much of his early 20s in the employ of the very finest dining establishments in the ‘Windy City.’ In addition to his professional experience in the hospitality industry, Jonathan also gained immense, first-hand knowledge of commodity trading, working for a brokerage at the Chicago Board of Trade. Spurred by a desire to broaden his horizons, he moved to Portland, OR, where he curated wine programs for independent restaurants and private collectors alike. In addition to cultivating his passion for pinot noir, the Pacific Northwest offered a diversity of experiences, both personal and professional. In 2015, Jonathan made the decision to move to Central Florida to act as caretaker for his father, after Mr. Christie was beset by severe health issues — clearly exemplifying his passion for care and the service of others. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Upon relocating to Florida, Jonathan met the love of his life, and, together, they welcomed their first child, a son, in April of 2017, Callen Donovan Christie. As the youngest member of The K Team Real Estate Services, young Callen has already left an indelible mark on everyone at the office. Now a resident of Florida, Callen’s dad enjoys the perennial sunshine, the fantastic freshwater fishing, and the ability to keep his Winter clothing packed away, specifically for trips back to visit family in Illinois.

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