Kathy Aparo-Griffin, REALTOR® Broker Owner

kathy@aparogriffinproperties.com

386-748-0173 Mobile


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 in business".

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.



  Bill Griffin, REALTOR® Broker Associate

bill@aparogriffinproperties.com

386-561-0588 Mobile


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 help!



  Cathy Forest, REALTOR® GRI

cathyforest@aparogriffinproperties.com

www.westvolusiawaterfront.com

www.liveinvolusia.com

386-717-0070 Mobile


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.



  Kelly Delay, REALTOR®

kelly@aparogriffinproperties.com

386-804-8246


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 Feinsod

mitch@aparogriffinproperties.com

386-473-6100

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 Johnson

barbara@aparogriffinproperties.com

570-994-2395

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 Robinson

mary@aparogriffinproperties.com

321-689-1569

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 Isenberg

jennifer@aparogriffinproperties.com

386-748-7357

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 Haig

jeri@aparogriffinproperties.com

386-320-4737

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

keith@aparogriffinproperties.com

386-748-3574

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!



  Nikki Richmond

nikki@aparogriffinproperties.com

407-310-7062

Nikki is native to Central Florida and transitioned into her real estate career after 12 years of marketing for a fortune 100 Financial Services firm. Coming from the corporate world, Nikki understands the value of communication and developing relationships to truly understand the goals of her clients and will work diligently in achieving clients real estate goals. Nikki brings passion and enthusiasm to everything she does. Her attention to detail and follow through are unparalleled.



  Candiss Armijo

candiss@aparogriffinproperties.com

407-535-8646

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.



  Virgil Smith

virgil@aparogriffinproperties.com

386-804-8578

Virgil has been in the DeLand area since 1980 and has worked in the construction field for 25+ years culminating in the ownership of a construction business that performed work throughout the state of Florida. With the knowledge gained from a bachelor’s degree in project management and his experience in the construction business, Virgil is very knowledgeable when it comes to finding the right property that is going meet its new owner’s expectations without any unexpected costs because of construction issues. As an investor, Virgil is also aware of what it takes to get into a property that will be a good ROI. As a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Virgil has a desire to help fellow veteran’s achieve their goals of homeownership. Virgil is always searching for ways to make homeownership a reality, and pursues any education that will help him benefit his clients.



  Jenni Napier

jenni@aparogriffinproperties.com

386-689-3310

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 Ortiz

adriana@aparogriffinproperties.com

386-451-0155

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 fluent Spanish.



  Leslie Guthrie

leslie@aparogriffinproperties.com

813-408-2434

Leslie has over 10 years in the finance industry, in which she was required to negotiate, interpret contracts and deliver outstanding customer service. She has her Masters of Business Administration from an international business school in France, Grenoble Graduate School of Business, and her Bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of South Florida. In her previous position, she traveled for work between Tampa and Orlando and is well versed of the area and surroundings. She speaks fluent Spanish and intermediate French. On her spare time, she enjoys spending it with her husband, two dogs and volunteering helping animals."



  Christine Iglesias

christine@aparogriffinproperties.com

386-320-2412

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.



  Erica Johnson

erica@aparogriffinproperties.com

386-804-2709

Erica Johnson was born and raised in Deland, FL and now resides in Ormond Beach. She graduated form Florida State University in 2003 and obtained her real estate license in 2005. She taught in Volusia County for over 10 years and loves spending time on the water with her adorable son, Rivers and husband, Andy Leary. Caviar dreams on a beer budget? No problem. When it comes to buying and selling real estate, Erica's hard work and determination allow her client's dreams to become a reality!



  Nicki Jones

nickijones@aparogriffinproperties.com

321-262-6898

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 Matuszczak, REALTOR®

halley@aparogriffinproperties.com

386-451-1579

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 Ruhland, REALTOR®

chris@aparogriffinproperties.com

386-717-1517

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 Boland, REALTOR®

joel@aparogriffinproperties.com

386-785-6161

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.



  Kim Russo, REALTOR®

kim@aparogriffinproperties.com

386-216-2930

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 catering department.



  Chanda Mims, REALTOR®

chanda@aparogriffinproperties.com

407-916-9824

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 every move.

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.





386-738-2845


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