about palm realty

Palm Realty is more than a name over the door. Our company, our offices and our teams are powered by passionate associates who have a mutual interest in succeeding and changing the real estate industry.


Palm Realty specializes in offering real estate sales and property management services for buyers and sellers in a comfortable upscale boutique atmosphere.

Kerry Klun | Managing Broker and Owner

Kerry has been a full time real estate broker for over 28 years. She is an expert at representing buyers and sellers, and has the experience necessary to assist you in navigating today's complex real estate market. Kerry is the Managing Broker/Owner of Palm Realty. Palm Realty operates on a paperless transacation basis reducing our carbon footprint. Kerry's goal is to give you the finest real estate buying or selling experience available anywhere. Before, during, and after the sale you can count on Kerry to be available to answer your questions in an honest and matter of fact way. Give her a call so she can set up an area tour and show you the schools, shopping, medical facilities, and of course the great amenities the Space Coast has to offer! Ask Kerry to share with you what she loves most about living the beachside lifestyle.


Kerry lives beachside with her rescued Yorkshire Terriers and two rescued cats. In her spare time, Kerry enjoys cooking, animal rescue, anything to do with the ocean - specifically boating and SCUBA diving, interior design, the arts and much more!


Kerry would love to represent you with your Florida home needs!!! 


Kerry can be reached at 321-626-5868.

Melanie Rogers | Managing Rental Broker

Melanie is originally from Maryland and moved to Florida 23 years ago.  Melanie has an impressive resume in real estate and is truly a formidable combination of intellect and hustle.  She single handedly founded and built the preeminent short term vacation rental company, Cocoa Beach Best Vacation Rentals which serves Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, the Port and the rest of Brevard County. Building her company for this niche market gave Melanie a different perspective and understanding of the area that resulted in her developing a distinct edge in the short term rental market.  Through this understanding, Melanie developed an insight into the pitfalls of investment rentals to avoid. Knowing these pivotal points make all the difference to her owners and have garnered her a very loyal client following. Her unique background allows her to serve her clients better than anyone else in her niche market on the Space Coast.  Melanie provides accurate pricing and superior showing strategies making sure her properties retain their value.  Melanie has developed a comprehensive strategy of staging and marketing that the competition just can't touch. She knows her renters' expectations - and creates spaces to "wow" them!  


From the short term rental market, Melanie answered the requests of her property owners and branched out into real estate sales. This gave Melanie insight into the needs of rental owners which has assisted them in increasing their holdings by not only adding additional units to their portfolios, but also by upgrading their investments through Starker 1031 exchanges. Her understanding of our geographic area and the Space Coast tourist market gives her a definite edge in helping her clients build their real estate wealth. 


At Palm Realty, Melanie leads our agents in the very much sought after rental market.  Along with maintaining Cocoa Beach Best Vacation Rentals, Melanie heads Palm Realty Property Management, focusing on the long term rental needs of our clientele.  


Melanie has three incredibly wonderful children and has homes in both West Melbourne and Cocoa Beach. 


Melanie can be reached at 321-720-0403. 

Sarah Burr | Executive Assistant

Sarah was raised in Portsmouth, VA and relocated to Brevard County with her family 5 years ago. Sarah has an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts and has worked in Real Estate for nearly 5 years. Although she is a licensed agent, for the past 2 years, Sarah has focused most of her energy on the transactional side of the business. She takes pride in helping our agents and their clients move through the real estate buying and selling process as smoothly as possible. 


Sarah lives in Melbourne Beach with her husband Shawn and their 3 children. In her free time, Sarah loves going to the beach with her family and watching her kids play sports. 

Jean Reese | Marketing Specialist

Jean has been a resident of the Space Coast for over 12 years after moving from the Tampa Bay area. Having spent many years in the greater Boston area, Jean received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Stonehill College concentrating in Human Resource Management. 


While she works in real estate marketing, Jean has a history with the Walt Disney Company that gives her great expertise in dealing with clients and their needs.  Jean is active in the community of the greater Melbourne area, so, she is a great asset to Palm Realty concerning existing and potential marketing opportunities. Always looking for new ways to expand our business while serving our clients, Jean is readily available to consider new marketing strategies and programs.  


Jean and her husband Jim currently live in Palm Bay with their two children. They are frequent guests at the Disney theme parks along with their son, John. Jean also has been known to hop on a cruise ship at the drop of a hat or travel with her daughter Judy whenever possible.  

Tiffany Campos | Inside Sales Manager

Tiffany is a 2nd generation Brevard County native, and is raising her family here. She was born in Eau Gallie (now Melbourne) Florida. Tiffany is very familiar with the history of the area and has formed many relationships with local businesses and knows professionals in virtually every industry in central Florida. She attended Brevard Community College and UCF for Criminal Justice studies. After starting her family, Tiffany decided on a career in Real Estate.

Tiffany has been a licensed Realtor since 2011 and has mastered several facets of the business. Direct Sales has been her passion as she loves helping buyers find their perfect home while assisting sellers put the most money in their pocket when selling. Tiffany prides herself on having her customers best interest as a top priority, and, stays on top of all the details within the transaction. 


In 2014, Tiffany embarked into the Inside Sales area of Real Estate, where she was able to form relationships with thousands of potential customers, while mentoring agents and brokers, from all over North America. She is recognized in the industry for her knowledge and professionalism while developing processes on customer relationship management systems. Most recently Tiffany managed an entire sales staff of inside sales agents for a local real estate lead company. We love Tiffany’s ability to gain the trust of her clients from just one phone call and her vast knowledge of lead acquisition and client conversion. She has a unique perspective when it comes to customer service and she would love to share that with you! At Palm Realty, Tiffany leads and manages all inside sales while overseeing the delicate process of matching Palm Realty clients with the best Palm Realty agent for their needs. 


Tiffany lives mainland with her two children and in her spare time enjoys going to the beach, supporting her children in their academic and extracurricular activities and all around enjoying the Florida lifestyle that our beautiful Space Coast has to offer.  


Tiffany can be reached at 321-914-7999. 

Hazel Buggs | Sales Associate

Hazel is a native of Georgia but lived in Boston Massachusetts for over ten years. She decided Florida was where she wanted to spend the rest of her life because of the warm climate, beautiful beaches and the potential it held for her in real estate.


Hazel is a challenge driven, successful professional. She is a proven leader in both civic and community arenas. She is a natural and persuasive communicator recognized for her keen ability to energize and inspire individuals towards achieving a common goal.


Hazel began her real estate career Brevard County in 2006. She looks forward to helping buyers find the home of their dreams, and help Sellers with their residential, rental and investment properties. Hazel truly is an agent who cares for her clients and will work tirelessly on their behalf.


Hazel has a Masters of Theology Degree and an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity and serves as an Associate Minister at her church. She lives in Melbourne and enjoys playing chess, golf, reading and the serenity of relaxing on the board walk beachside with her puppy, Valentino.


Hazel may be reached at 321-794-4623.

Karen Christiansen | Sales Associate

Karen is originally from California, and her goal is to assist her clients in finding the perfect home or investment in the Treasure and Space Coasts of Florida (Brevard & Indian River Counties).


Karen began her Real Estate career in Sacramento, CA.  She migrated to Florida to enjoy the white sandy beaches, boating, and leisurely lifestyle.  Karen always loves to have fun, however, she has a very strong work ethic and success is always #1.   As a Sales Associate for Palm Realty, and REALTOR®, she considers herself being successful when she can meet and exceed the goals of her clients.  Karen has sold in Vero Beach, Sebastian, Palm Bay, Grant-Valkaria, Fellsmere, and the Melbourne metro area.


Karen has an educational background in fine art and graphic design and raduated with a BA from California State University, Sacramento.  She has worked in many fields of sales and management, and traveled all across the USA, Canada, Mexico, and China.  Karen has seen so many beautiful places and has come to appreciate the paradise of living and working on the East coast of Florida.


Whether you are wanting to find your dream home, second home, investment, or to sell in order to upgrade or relocate, etc.  Karen is eager to assist and will put her years of sales experience to work, for you!

Karen lives in South Brevard County, near the beautiful Indian River.  In her free time she enjoys quality time with family and friends, walking along the beach, boating, tennis, traveling and photography.  


Karen can be reached at 916-217-0797.

Steve Ciancio | Sales Associate

Originally from New York, Steve Ciancio has been a licensed realtor in the State of Florida for the past 16 years.  His field of expertise has been working as a business broker selling all types of businesses throughout Florida.


Steve has owned and operated many different types of businesses in the past 40 years. He has owned an NFL licensed apparel company, various restaurants, retail Sporting Goods stores (with embroidery and silk screen), Food concessions, liquor stores as well as a school/team sport uniform business… just to name a few.


Because of his extensive business background, Steve has been in your shoes as both a buyer and seller of all types of businesses and can provide consulting advice from his experience and understanding of all levels of risk to help in the decision making process. From retail, wholesale start ups to land development, joint ventures and acquisitions, Steve can help you plan a strategy to achieve your goals.


Steve is currently is the owner/operator and developer of RiverView Senior Resort in Palm Bay Florida. He lives in Vero Beach, Florida with his wife. 


Steve can be reached at 561-703-0914.

Paul Davis | Sales Associate

Paul moved to the Space Coast in 1979 and attended Eau Gallie High School right here in Brevard County. He then went on to earn his B.S. in Psychology at Florida Institute of Technology. Because of this, Paul has watched the Space Coast grow and develop over the past 3 decades. Paul began his real estate career in 2003, so with 15 years in the business, he truly has a handle on what is going on in the real estate market in Brevard County.


Paul currently lives in Melbourne with his wife of 16 years and together they own two restaurants. He has 2 beautiful daughters and 2 equally handsome grandsons! Paul has a background as a professional tennis player and currently coaches a grand slam winning player. In his spare time Paul loves to play tennis and he and his wife enjoy snow skiing.


Call Paul if you would like a unique perspective of our wonderful area!  


Paul can be reached at 321-591-6313.

Ruby Fallas | Sales Associate

Ruby Fallas has a rich history and varied background in real estate. Before becoming a licensed agent, Ruby worked for a real estate attorney for 8 years. Because of this experience, Ruby sees real estate from multiple sides. Born and raised in Florida, Ruby knows the Florida real estate market inside out and is proud to help her clients navigate through the complexities of real estate purchases and sales. Ruby is also a native Spanish speaker and is happy to help you with the purchase of your next home, the sale of your present property, or both! Ruby lives in Rockledge with her husband and daughter.


Ruby can be reached at 321-795-9896 for all your home buying and selling needs.

Wendy Forgetta | Sales Associate

Wendy is originally from Massachusetts and has been licensed in Florida real estate since 2013. She has demonstrated a strong presence in the Brevard real estate market. Wendy has proven her strong knowledge working with buyers and sellers, short sales and foreclosures. Her upbeat and sweet personality makes her a favorite with her clients who come back to Wendy again and again for their real estate needs. Her knowledge, incredible work ethic and her strong moral compass makes Wendy an obvious choice when buying or selling a home on the Space Coast.


Wendy lives in her lakefront home with her husband, Dave and their two dogs Toby and Bella. In her spare time, Wendy enjoys paddle boarding and golf.  Wendy is licensed in both Florida and South Carolina for your real estate needs.


You can reach Wendy at 321-446-1648.

Vajcharee Harber | Sales Associate

Vajcharee “V” Harber is originally from Thailand and is fluent in Thai, Chinese and English. V has been married to her husband Gary for 34 years. Gary is retired military and in their 34 years of marriage they moved 10 times including places such as Korea, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Kansas. V thoroughly enjoyed her time as a military spouse, but, after their journey’s and moves, V and Gary have retired in beautiful Melbourne FL. 


After spending so much time moving around in the military and turning new houses into homes, V wanted to give back to those who are still serving. Those trying to make their assignment their “new home”. Because of her extensive knowledge and understanding of the needs of military families and their constant moving, V specializes in military relocation services. She would love to assist with any of your selling, buying, or investing needs. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, let V help you! Your satisfaction is V’s top priority. For a stress-free experience, she will be there every step of the way.

V and Gary live mainland in Lake Washington. Together they have three boys and two adorable grandchildren. In her spare time, V enjoys cooking, baking, dining out and the beach. V and Gary also enjoy traveling internationally. 


You can contact V at 321-506-2189.

Joya Kaye Hoffard | Sales Associate

Joya Kaye Hoffard originally hails from the small farming community of Harvey, North Dakota. Joya moved to Florida in 1983 and studied architecture and interior design in Orlando. She got her real estate license in 2000 and never looked back. Joya has high standards when it comes to serving the Brevard community, whether working with buyers or sellers. She has a strong work ethic and dedication to going above and beyond what is expected. Joya believes that if you do something you love and are passionate about, if you love what you do, you’ll never “work” a day in your life. Joya enjoys waking up each day to new opportunities and the chance to meet new people. Her biggest motivation is the excitement and happiness of making her clients' dreams come true. Joya attributes the success of her mediation and negotiation skills to her years of marketing and sales experience. "I love the art of the deal and always have," she says. "I want to create lasting relationships for life and leave my footprints and impressions in others' lives, maybe even change someones life for the better." 


Joya will guide you and assist you in making informed, well-educated decisions, during every step of the process. She will also ensure you feel comfortable and protected throughout your entire real estate experience.


Joya lives in Melbourne Beach with her beloved Jack Russell Terrier Frasier Crane. The two of them visit nursing homes together bringing joy and companionship to the elderly residents. Joya loves all of the activities in the area from sports to music, the arts, restaurants, boating and beach-combing. 


Joya can be reached at 321-735-3290. 

Maria Gilda (Jing) Racelis | Broker Associate

 Maria Gilda is originally from the Philippines and moved to the United States in 1997. She has been a full-time real estate broker for over 10 years and holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration. Maria takes her job and all the responsibilities it entails very seriously; her clients come first. She ensures that they know that she is working in their best interest. Maria conducts her business with pride, honesty, integrity and will do whatever it takes to meet your goals while adhering to her high principles.


Buying and selling homes can be very stressful. It is Maria's job to make the process as easy and fun as it can possibly be. She takes personal gratification from the smiles on the faces of her highly-satisfied clients. Maria holds many Designations including GRI- The Graduate REALTOR® Institute, ABR- The Accredited Buyer's Representative, CIPS- The Certified International Property Specialist.


If you are looking to work with a Realtor who will not only look out for your best interest but always listen to your concerns and questions, Maria is your lady. 


Give her a call at 860-995-9473.

Lee Kinsey | Sales Associate

Lee is originally from South Carolina but has lived in Brevard County for nearly 40 years. After over 30 successful years in the defense contracting business, Lee decided to combine his love of the Space Coast with his interest in Real Estate. Lee believes in putting his customer's needs first, and putting 100% effort into ensuring their complete satisfaction with their real estate purchase or sale. He's an experienced professional who can manage every aspect of your real estate process. No matter whether you are looking to sell your current home, buy your next dream home or find a rental to rest your head, Lee will make it happen for you. 

Lee lives in Indialantic with his wife June where together they raised 3 wonderful children. In his spare time, Lee enjoys all of the wonderful activities the Space Coast has to offer, including golfing, the beach and boating.


Lee can be reached at (321) 544-1052.

Patti Maniscalco | Sales Associate

 Patti is originally from Oregon where she was a licensed Broker and practiced real estate in Bend. Along with over 25 years of experience in the real estate business, Patti has worked in both the residential sector as well as commercial real estate. Patti brings a friendly and professional style to her clients. With both her expertise in real estate and her easy-going style of communication, Patti’s clients are comfortable knowing that she has their best interests at heart. Whether you are a looking to buy or sell a modest home or condo, or your needs are for a larger residence, Patti's communication, attention to detail and follow-through are traits that all her clients appreciate. As one of the Melbourne areas premier local real estate experts she brings a valuable and personal service to all her clients. Patti will invest her time to whatever extent is needed to make certain that you achieve all your real estate goals. Patti and would love to show you what the Florida Lifestyle is all about.


Patti lives in Suntree. In her spare time Patti enjoys reading, walking along the beautiful Brevard beaches and fishing.


Patti can be reached at (321) 480-4569.

Veronica McCardell | Sales Associate

 Veronica moved to Brevard County as a child when her father was stationed at Patrick Air Force Base. Having grown up beachside, Veronica is very familiar with Brevard County and all surrounding communities. With a vast background in customer service, Veronica always goes above and beyond for her clients who rely on her knowledge and expertise while putting their wants and needs first. If you are looking for a hardworking, trustworthy, and dependable Realtor, then Veronica can get you where you need to go! Call Veronica today for more information and let her help you find your next dream home!


Veronica lives beachside in Indialantic with her husband Bill and their son Max.


You can reach Veronica at 321-432-0362.

bryan murphy | Sales Associate

Bryan was born and raised in Brevard County and grew up on the intra-coastal waterway in the small coastal community of Grant which is known as a quiet old Florida fishing town. Bryan's family has had ties to Brevard County since his great uncle came down and built three family homes nearly 75 years ago. One of the reasons that Bryan got into real estate was for his love of the community and wanting to share it with others. He has been a licensed agent for five years, and before that was an unlicensed broker's assistant for two years. Bryan welcomes sharing his love and knowledge of Brevard County with his clients.

 

Bryan lives in his hometown of Grant and in his spare time enjoys the beautiful outdoors, spending time with his family and visiting Disney regularly as he is a season passholder. 


Bryan can be reached at 321-693-6575.

David Omler | Broker Associate

Originally from Michigan, David visited Brevard County in 1977 and knew immediately that he had found his piece of Paradise; he has lived here ever since. Having degrees in both accounting and business administration, David initially embarked on a career as an assistant director of finance for one of the major contractors at the Kennedy Space Center during the Space Shuttle program. After leaving the Space Center he decided to pursue his true passion, real estate!


David has had a successful career in the real estate industry which included being the Director of Real Estate Operations for a private 750 unit community. He has consulted with developers on oceanfront and riverfront projects as well as residential neighborhoods. David has worked on land acquisition projects and has been instrumental in the naming of streets and buildings in the community. His own development projects have received awards for architectural design and landscaping excellence. Not only has David been involved in most aspects of the real estate industry but he is also a former publisher and editor of an award-winning luxury real estate and lifestyle magazine. David likes to be involved in his community and serves on various boards in the City of Satellite Beach. He currently is the chair of the Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board. Having watched and been involved for the past 40 years in the growth of Brevard County, David knows the area like few others…from the inside out!


David lives in Satellite Beach and, in his spare time which is scarce due to his extensive community service, he enjoys the beach, kayaking and gardening. Let David’s knowledge and experience in our community benefit you when you are looking for your Piece of Paradise.


Give David a call at 321-960-1811 for all your home buying and selling needs.