Why The Stracuzzi Team?

The Stracuzzi Family

Patrick Stracuzzi is the top selling Realtor on the Treasure Coast and helps more families move each year than any other Realtor. He has been with RE/MAX for over 20 years & after 15 years, Patrick opened his own firm: RE/MAX Community and The Patrick Stracuzzi Team.

Patrick is married to Susan, his wife of over 30 years. Together they have 4 children – Patrick Sean, Lauren, Sarah and Jack- who all share his love for real estate- and 7 grandchildren – Lilly, Eli, Ruthie, Amelia, Eleanor Tessa and Reed. They also have a love of dogs and share their home with their rescue pup, Lucy.

A few of Pat’s achievements include:

RE/MAX COMMUNITY is ranked #1 on the Treasure Coast, 25th in the WORLD, for the largest international company – RE/MAX – with franchises in over 100 countries and 90,000 agents strong. RE/MAX Community recently received the Pinnacle Award – the highest award you can achieve through RE/MAX.

Patrick has flown all over the US to speak for companies, train and give his expert opinion on real estate. He is featured in the book “Billion Dollar Agent” , been quoted in “The New York Times” and featured in “Realtor Magazine”. He was on a panel of top realtors who helped over 300 families year after year at The Certified Realtor Convention in Las Vegas.

He is most honored by being selected to be Star of the Month by his mentor Howard Brinton and pays it forward by giving back to his industry by sharing his expert knowledge through educational CDs, which have been produced and distributed to realtors worldwide through Star Power, a real estate education training company and his recently published book, “Magic Selling.

Patrick is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, a Certified Real Estate Specialist and a Certified Distressed Property Expert. In his career, he has completed more than 3,000 transactions with sales totaling to over $1 billion dollars. As an international real estate instructor, he is proud to share his knowledge with his team to provide the highest level of service, communication and expertise to the Treasure Coast.

RE/MAX Community



Selling a home is one of the most important decisions you will make for you and your family. Attempting to evaluate all of the information you will need to present your home to qualified buyers can be daunting. Year after year, the Patrick Stracuzzi Real Estate Team, with its proactive multimedia marketing plan, helps hundreds of families see their dreams come true. Additionally, our Team works together to assure you receive world class real estate service.


As Realtors, we contract with our clients. Part of that agreement involves terms like, “COMMITMENT”, “good faith,” “diligent effort,” “looking out for the best interests of the client” etc. We take these terms very seriously and as a client, you will be treated and serviced as we would want to be treated and serviced. Our team also love to call the Treasure Coast our home, so we will always be in your best interest. We are here to live and work with you.

Our Achievements

Aside from being the #1 real estate team on the Treasure Coast, The Stracuzzi Team has received many awards through RE/MAX including The Luminaries of Distrinction, The Circle of Legends, Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award, RE/MAX Diamond Award, RE/MAX Platinum Award, RE/Max 100% Club, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award.

Giving Back

We love where we live and take pride on giving back to the community that gives so much to us. We participate in giving back to The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, Children’s Miracle Network, our local schools and much more.

Meet Our Team

Carolyn Lovatt

Mobile: 772-485-7704
Office: 772-283-9991

Info: Carolyn has been a local, waterfront resident of Stuart and Jensen Beach since 1987. Her knowledge of the area, high professional standards, and personal attention to detail have enabled her to assist hundreds of families achieve their real estate goals, with over $100 million in closed sales. Carolyn specializes in residential and waterfront properties in the Martin County neighborhoods of Stuart, Jensen Beach, Palm City, Hobe Sound, and also Port St. Lucie and Northern Palm Beach County. My goal in real estate is to bring buyers and sellers together for a smooth transaction. I have the resources, equipment, knowledge, and experience to assist you with all your real estate needs. Even after you have settled into your new home, I will continue to lend my knowledge, skills, and services.

Agent ID: 645636

John Martucci

Mobile: 772-634-0684
Office: 772-283-9991
Email: johng@stracuzzi.com

Info: Originally from London, England, John has been a local resident for nearly 30 years. In his words “Real Estate is my passion but my family brings me the greatest joy!” With his wife Julie, they have raised three daughters and have lived all over the treasure coast. John has a multilingual background and has lived and studied in Spain, France, Germany and Italy. With a great local knowledge of residential sales, leasing and real estate appraisal, John has vast experience and will bring his best every single time. He is deeply committed and dedicated to helping his clients whether they are buying or selling. He is keen to listen to their needs and wants and will work tirelessly for them. He is happy when his clients come back and choose to buy or sell again and happier when his clients feel comfortable enough to refer him to their family and friends. The greatest reward is to know that your hard work has been truly appreciated.

Agent ID: 3115778

Michael Ponte

Mobile: 772-341-2511

Office: 772-283-9991

Info: Helping others is my PASSION! I have been working with and serving the public since before I was born! Back then the family business was coffee and donuts. My great uncle started things in Rhode Island and then my parents migrated to Connecticut bringing the business with them.

When I was a little boy hanging out in the coffee shop, there was always this one man who would say “I knew you before you were even born.” When I asked my mother how this was possible, she informed me she had worked behind the counter on the very day I was born so everyone felt they already knew me.

Helping others is my passion. I am truly happiest when I am engaged in the act of creating a possibility with another for their life and then working with them to help make that possibility become a reality.

Being a Realtor feeds my passion for helping others as well as my other great passion, people! Those who know me will often hear me say “People are my thing!” I love meeting and connecting with new people wherever I go. When my children were young and we would go new places, they would see me talking with someone and ask “Dad, do you know that person?” my response would be “I do now!”

To me, being a Realtor is about helping people. Whether helping them realize the dream of purchasing a new home OR even realizing their current home is their dream home, it’s all about helping someone find happiness.

Agent ID: 3229252

Lauren Stracuzzi-Purkey

Office: 772-283-9991

Info: Born and raised in beautiful Martin County, Lauren has been knocking on doors with her father since she was three years old. She earned her real estate license immediately after graduating from Jensen Beach High School at the age of 18 in 2006. Then went on to graduate from The University of Central Florida with her Bachelors in Education. After college Lauren & her husband Stephen Purkey moved back home and started to raise their own family in the town they love and know so well. They now have two beautiful girls, Amelia & Eleanor.

Lauren has a passion for people, is very detail oriented, and listens diligently when it comes to what her buyers & sellers needs are. Having an education background sets Lauren apart from other Realtors as it helps in guiding her clients through the home buying & selling experience. Licensed now for 12 years, Lauren puts 100% dedication into everything she does and looks forward to working with you toward a smooth transaction and the ultimate end result of a life long friendship after closing.

Agent ID: 3201711

Patrick Sean Stracuzzi


Info: Patrick Sean is one of the lucky few with deep roots in Martin County and he has “been in real estate” since he could walk. His experience is tough to beat, but that’s not why you’ll love him. One of his greatest joys is helping people. Being called upon for service is a true honor for him. If you will allow Patrick to help you with your real estate needs, you will be taken care of from start to finish.

Mike Lowry

Mobile: 813-422-8675
Office: 772-283-9991

Info: Born in Michigan, Mike grew up in Fort Lauderdale. He moved to Jensen Beach with his wife, Karen, in 1973, and raised their two daughters here. He has lived on the water in Martin County for over forty years.

During that time, Mike has shared his love of the Treasure Coast lifestyle with multiple generations of home buyers, and his extensive knowledge of the area makes him an especially valuable asset to newcomers to our community.

Mike has also been an active participant in fundraising efforts for the Hibiscus House Children’s Home, and served as Lieutenant Governor of the Florida Kiwanis.

A licensed broker, Mike ran his own agency in Jensen Beach for over thirty years before joining The Patrick Stracuzzi RE/MAX Team in 2015. Says Mike “I have always had great respect for Pat and am proud to be a part of the Patrick Stracuzzi RE/MAX Team.”

Agent ID: 193419

Ralph Clemons

Mobile: 772-215-8883
Office: 772-283-9991

Info: I am a native Floridian and my parents were both Realtors. My family moved to Stuart in 1962 when there was only one stop light in the entire county. I was mowing lawns and painting homes when I was eight years old and I got my real estate license when I turned twenty one. I was raised here and I raised my family here. I am proud of this area and the controlled growth policy and I enjoy helping people buy and sell real estate. Many of my customers have become close friends. Real estate is a very serious business, but we can still have fun working together.

Agent ID:

Lori McNicholas


Info:Lori has lived in Martin County for nearly 50 years. She was a teacher for 20 of those years. Her passion for helping people along with the fact that she has been buying and selling real estate on the Treasure Coast since 1994 is what inspired her to join The Stracuzzi Team. In her free time, Lori enjoys running, playing golf, and traveling with her husband, Michael. Lori and Michael have been married for nearly 30 years and have raised 3 boys, Michael, Matthew, and Mitchell. Let Lori’s knowledge of our local communities and her dedication to high standards of service help make your real estate dreams come true.

Elin O’Donnell
Broker Associate


Info: Elin’s love of design and real estate started long ago! Her passions and outgoing personality naturally lead her to luxury real estate and staging. Originally from San Diego, California, Elin grew up in Montreal, Canada, where her mom flipped condos and always asked for her input on finish choices. “I could go to home depot and choose a winning finish grouping, in less than 45 minutes, that would get endless compliments and sell the property within days, at top dollar, every time.” She has always gone after everything in life with the same direct tenacity. Straight out of college, Elin pursued a career in Fashion Design and Event Planning. She is no stranger to working long hours, professionally and diligently, for high end clients, both in English and in French.

She began her career in Real Estate in West Palm Beach in 2015 and met her husband, Lance O’Donnell, a luxury residential builder, shortly afterwards. Elin and Lance renovated a succession of homes along the treasure coast which provided Elin the opportunity to demonstrate her natural flair for interior design and staging. They now call Palm Beach Gardens home and have 2 beautiful little girls, Brooke, 3, and Kennedy, 6 months old. In 2019 they established Brookeside Builders after their first daughter which specializes in home remodeling. While expanding the Stracuzzi Brand South into Palm Beach County, Elin strives to maintain a work-life balance by spending as much time as possible with her kids and family, when she isn’t working with clients, guiding them mindfully through the buying and selling process.

Suzy Hofer
Director of First Impressions


Stacy Little
Broker Manager



Jim Alin
Director of Operations


Presley Purpora
Director of Marketing


Info: Presley is a Stuart native and graduated from the University of Central Florida (go Knights!) in 2016 with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing. After graduating, she moved to Mississippi to expand her knowledge, participating in marketing roles for  hotel, casino, retail, restaurant and c-store companies. Presley recently moved back down to Martin County with her husband, Hunter, and 2 German Sheppard’s, Leo and Ollie. She truly enjoys her work of marketing, social media and graphics and has a passion for showcasing homes for the world to see.

Tony Stracuzzi
Office Courier



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