The Stracuzzi Team

Meet Our Agents

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

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

Mike Lowry

Mobile: 772-334-0991
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.

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Mike Stetson

Mobile: 772-708-5060
Office: 772-283-9991

Info:Mike Stetson has been active in Florida real estate for over forty years. He is well known for his abilities to help owners obtain the highest value for their properties. During his impressive career, his experience in obtaining approvals and permits from local state and federal agencies is renowned. His ability as a general partner of a land trust to put together a group of experts who planned and permitted Loblolly Bay, an environmentally award-winning community in Martin County, took skill and superb negotiation. He has assembled and sold large parcels of land including a 760-acre parcel, a part of which is now Willoughby Golf and Country Club. He sold parcels on US 1 to Lowes, and the Audi, Ford and Honda dealerships. In central Florida, he was a developer of a golf course community. He has represented owners of Fortune 500 companies, Trust Companies, and owners of large parcels of land. A third-generation Floridian, he has been involved in boating and fishing all of his life. He has fished in numerous sailfish tournaments from the Florida Keys to Fort Pierce. Mike has also fished in Venezuela, Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala and the waters of almost every island in the Bahamas. He is an expert on waterfront properties and understands the needs of boat owners, be they canoes or large luxury yachts. He has permitted and supervised construction of many docks in Martin County.

He graduated from the U. of Florida School of Business, spent 5 years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, and was a Director of Development for the Southeastern U.S. for the PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION.

Mike is passionate about helping others and giving back to the community. He currently serves on the board of two local nonprofit organizations: The Center for Constitution Values and Love and Hope in Action (LAHIA).

Additionally he was a member of the ad hoc committee that helped write the original Martin County Comprehensive Plan. A member of two local school advisory boards. Served as chairman of the Martin County Code Enforcement board for a number of years. Former vice president of the Martin County Economic Council. A founding director of Palm Beach Savings and a member of Fidelity Federal Bank’s Advisory Board. And a private Pilot.

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Meet Our Staff

Suzy Hofer
Director of First Impressions



Bonnie Haynes
Director of First Impressions (Weekends)



Stacy Little
Broker Manager



Jim Alin
Director of Operations



Presley Purpora
Director of Marketing


Tony Stracuzzi
Office Courier