Aparo-Griffin, REALTOR® Broker Owner
Since 1978 Kathy Broker/Owner of Aparo-Griffin Properties, Inc.
has resided in Central Florida, more specifically in Deland,
for over 25 years. Kathy's leadership, performance and innovation
lead her to be honored with many awards throughout her career.
Out of 114,000 agents in Florida ...Kathy was among TOP 100
in the state of Florida by Real Estate Executive Magazine in
September 2016. In October 2016 Kathy was honored as Best
Woman Owned Real Estate Business - USA & The Community Business
Award 2016 - Florida Wealth and Finance.
In 2014 the 9th Annual Volusia/Flagler News Journals Business
Report was published and Kathy Aparo Griffin was honored and
featured as "One of Central Florida's MOST influential women
Aparo-Griffin Properties was opened in 2004 and every year,
for the past 10+ years in a row, has been a TOP 10 Producing
Company. Most recently in 2016 Aparo Griffin Properties received
the Readers Choice Award they were Voted THE BEST Real Estate
Company in WEST VOLUSIA by Hometown News. In addition Kathy
was voted as BEST REAL ESTATE BROKER and BEST REALTOR for all
of west Volusia, including Deland, Deltona, Deleon Springs,
Lake Helen, Orange City and Debary.
Kathy spends alot of her spare time volunteering at various
school's as a guest speaker, she was the instructor at "BOOT
CAMP," where she taught new agents the business of real estate
at the board of realtors and mentoring new agents at Aparo-Griffin
Properties so they can also be TOP Producers.
Kathy annually sells over 10 MILLION dollars in real estate
earning her a spot as one of the top five producers every year
since 2003 from the West Volusia Association of Realtors. As
of August 2016 Kathy has sold over $150 MILLION DOLLARS in Real
Estate most of it right here in West Volusia! In 2008 Kathy
was honored as the TOP PRODUCER in WEST VOLUSIA and she received
the TOP PRODUCER award from The West Volusia Association of
Realtors. Also in December 2010 Kathy was honored as the TOP
SELLER OF THE YEAR selling more REAL ESTATE then ANY REALTOR
in WEST VOLUSIA!
Kathy's experience is NOT just limited to the residential market
as she has a great deal of experience in investment properties,
developing property both personally and professionally. Her
most recent project was working with Auto Zone. Kathy sold them
the property in Deland and assisted in the development process,
technical review committee, rezoning, annexing all to prepare
for land development.
Kathy's compassion and personality make her very successful
in helping those facing foreclosure. She has perfected the process
of negotiating with banks to get them to SHORT sale many homes.
This in turn has stopped many homeowners who felt helpless from
being foreclosed on...and they can now move on with their lives.
Kathy is professional, outgoing, full of energy and very knowledgeable.
Experience is what is most important when buying or selling
let Kathy help you.
REALTOR® Broker Associate
Bill Griffin is married to Kathy and together they own Aparo-Griffin
Properties, Inc. They have two children Billy and Isabella.
Bill, also known as "Iron Will", enjoys riding his 1973 shovelhead
motorcycle. Bill had a career in the aviation field but at the
hest of Kathy he started working for her!! He earned his Broker's
license in early 2007 and has never had more fun than working
with the crew at Aparo-Griffin Properties. As a matter-of-fact,
Bill is our in-house pre-foreclosure (short sale) expert; he
negotiates with banks to avoid foreclosure sales. If you have
questions about avoiding foreclosure please call Bill, he can
Forest, REALTOR® GRI
Cathy Forest made Florida her home in 1987 after living her
entire life in Texas. After a brief time on the Gulf Coast,
and a not so brief time in Ft. Lauderdale, Cathy and her husband
Frank moved to DeLand. DeLand’s convenient location - close
to Daytona and Orlando plus the abundance of outdoor activities
- made it the perfect spot for them. Cathy received her Florida
Real Estate license in 2005 after 17 years in the medical field.
Her greatest satisfaction comes from getting people into a home
that they love.
Raised in South Florida and a Central Florida resident since
2003. Kelly is married and has one child who is 3 named “Madison.”
Kelly has been a Realtor since 2002. She enjoys the beach, riding
her bike and fine wine. She also enjoys working with first time
homebuyers and those that are MOVE up buyers. She also has a
great deal of experience with HUD homes. If your looking for
a Realtor that makes shopping for your next home fun call Kelly.
Mitch was born in Livingston New Jersey but lived in Longmeadow
Massachusetts until receiving Bachelor of Science degree from
Western New England College in Springfield Mass in 1993. Mitch
got his MBA from Nova Southeastern University in 1999 in Fort
Lauderdale. He has lived in central Florida for 10 years and
25 years in Florida. Mitch has 20 years of customer service
experience, held management positions and has had his own business
for a number of years.
He has been married to Jennifer for 17 years and has a daughter
that attends Deltona High School. He was a chaperon for the
Girl Scouts of America in Orange City and was active in their
trips and fund raisers.
Mitch will work diligently to find you the perfect property!
Barbara's first "Tour" in Central Florida was during her long
career at AT&T, in a variety of Finance/marketing roles. After
multiple re-locations, Barbara took early retirement in 2000
in the Dallas/ft. Worth Metroplex and sold Real Estate in North
Texas for many years. Barbara sold real estate in North Georgia
Mountains, in Blairsville, as well as in the Stroudsburg, PA.
Pocono region after life changes forced multiple re-locations.
Coming back "home" to Central Florida, Barbara enjoys country
and equestrian properties. Barbara has been a lifelong equestrian,
competing with hunter/jumpers and eventually Dressage in New
Jersey, Florida and Texas. Barbara's background also includes
a BA in Economics and an Executive MBA, both earned at Rollins
College in Winter Park, FL.
Mary has lived in central Florida her entire life. Mary grew
up in Orlando and relocated to Osteen in 2006. Mary is an avid
Florida Gator, having graduated with a Bachelor of Science in
Journalism and she obtained her Master of Arts in Public Administration
from Webster University.
Mary’s background is urban planning, zoning and land development
and worked in local government for over 30 years. After retiring
from local government, she got her real estate license and joined
Aparo-Griffin Properties. She enjoys helping people achieve
their goals, whether buying a new home or selling property.
She also pursues training and competing sport horses in the
discipline of dressage. She also specializes in equestrian estates.
Jennifer is from West palm beach FL. Is Married to Steve and
has 2 children, Jennifer earned her Bachelors from UCF and went
on to earn her Masters in Business Administration from Stetson
University. Prior to working with Aparo-Griffin Properties,
Jennifer worked at Stetson University as the Assistant Director
of Graduate Business Programs.
Jeri is from Ogdensburg, New York. She has been in Florida for
26 years and is married to Dustin and they have 3 beautiful
girls, one "son" JOHNNY is a 2 year old morkie-poo. Jeri is
a UCF Graduate with a degree in education and has her own business
residential/ commercial cleaning. Jeri enjoys traveling and
got into real estate because she enjoys people and helping them
get into their own home.
Keith Chance grew up right here in Deland and also lived in
Deltona for 10 years. Keith is married to Nicole and has 5 children.
After serving in the military, Keith returned home to Volusia
county. He has worked in aviation, working with everything from
small planes to the Space Shuttle at Kennedy Space Center. During
his off time, Keith is a pilot and enjoys getting a birds-eye
view of our beautiful state. His passion for negotiation and
customer service has led him to a rewarding career in real estate.
Let Keith help your real estate dreams take flight!
Candiss Armijo is from Oklahoma and has lived in Florida for
13 years with her 2 children. Prior to Real Estate, Candiss
worked as a Medical Assistant doing home healthcare. She enjoys
being outdoors and spending time with her family. Candiss’s
passion for Real Estate began at a very young age after being
introduced by her father a contractor. If you’re interested
in New Construction call Candiss.
Jenni Napier was born and raised in New Smyrna Beach. She left
at 21 to travel the country with her husband Jim. After traveling
for almost 2 years, she moved to West Volusia where she began
her career in Real Estate. Starting in an assistant position
for her broker Kathy, she facilitated over $8 million is sales
in 9 months! After growing a love and skill for the trade, she
decided to go out on her own as a Realtor. Jenni previously
worked in the customer service.
Adriana has lived in Central Florida since 1983 and knows the
area, especially Deltona, very well. She goes above and beyond
for her clients in their home search and sale. Adriana speaks
Christine Iglesias was born and raised in Florida. She is married
and has 3 beautiful children. Christine worked in customer service
before taking time off to be a stay at home mom. She has always
had a love for real estate. She got her license in 2016 and
is excited to be working with Aparo-Griffin Properties.
Nicki was born and raised in Central Florida and moved to Deltona
in 1993. She is married with 2 young daughters. Nicki has a
4 year degree in Technical Management with a minor in Criminal
Justice. Prior to real estate, Nicki worked in the customer
service / accounting field. Nicki loves working with people
and would love to help you achieve your real estate goals!
Halley was born and raised in New Smyrna Beach. She is married
to Joe and has two boys less than two years apart. Halley earned
her bachelor's degree at UCF and went on to teach 5th grade
in volusia county for 5 years before leaving to have her first
child. She decided to transition to real estate because she
enjoys meeting new people and helping them find their perfect
home. She also enjoys being outside, running and travel.
Chris comes to Aparo-Griffin Properties with over 30 years of
sales and marketing experience. Chris has a Bachelor of Science
degree in business with a concentration in marketing from Minnesota
State University, Mankato. He owned his own successful paper
brokerage for over 10 years. He most recently worked in Deland
in sales with Frontier Communications.
Joel Graduated from UCF with a business management degree and
came to the West-Volusia area in 2004 to work in a family residential
construction company, Camry Homes, Inc. Joel relocated to Titusville
Florida to work at David Boland, Inc., a construction company
specializing in federal government acquisitions. Joel has an
eight year-old son, Aiden. Joel enjoys all type of outdoor activities,
inclusive of fishing, hunting, camping and soccer. Other activities
Joel enjoys are golf, surfing, and spending time at the beach.
Before being a stay at home mom for the last 20+ years, Kim
worked in various office positions; ranging from Lead Records
Clerk for the Key West Police Department to working for a short
time with a Title Company in Winter Park, Florida. Upon moving
to Deland in 1989 she found employment with a local attorney
who has since retired. In 1993 she became a mom to her beautiful
twin daughters, also managed her and her husband’s commercial
kitchen installation business, here in Deland. Kim began working
Russo Appraisal Services from 2006-2009. In 2009/2010 she enrolled
in Daytona State while working for Stetson University in their
Buying or selling a home or investment property is an important
transaction and you need sound representation and advice throughout
the process. You need an agent that has "been there" and will
"be there" for you during the entire process. With strong community
roots, up to date market analysis strategies, and insider information
in local and regional markets, Chanda Mims is an excellent choice
for you real estate needs. Chanda is strong willed, highly motivated
and a client focused realtor who will always consider your individual
goals, family/business needs and long term plans to guide her
Chanda has two young boys and was born and raised in Deland
Florida. For the last 10 years Chanda has excelled in client
driven professions including local management positions with
large healthcare companies, entrepreneurial ventures and real
estate. Chanda's entire focus has been on getting clients to
a better place by helping guide and advise them in personal
and business transactions.
If you are looking for an accomplished agent that believes in
serving her clients' needs above all else then you should meet
with Chanda and get started on the process towards a smooth,
successful real estate transaction.
Sandy is from Palm Beach County Florida where she gained Extensive
experience in small business operations. Sandy attended Palm
Beach State College and Florida Atlantic University for Business
Major. Sandy owed a specializing bookkeeping and accounting
business and also owed a small day care. She loves to volunteer
and has with girl scouts as a leader, church nursery, and hospitals.
She is from Palm Beach County in Florida.
Madelin is originally from Cuba but moved to Miami, FL where
she attended Miami Dade College for a Business Major. She relocated
to West Volusia County 25 years ago with her husband and 4 daughters.
Madelin comes to Aparo Griffin Properties with a background
in selling Homeowner insurance, mortgage insurance and customer
service. That type of background is an added bonus when helping
buyers and sellers find the perfect home.