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Meet Our Team

About EXIT Realty Leaders

EXIT Realty Leaders, a franchise of EXIT Realty Corp. International, has been owned and operated by the Wade family since 1999.  The Wade family has been selling real estate in Citrus County for over 30 years!
Despite the tumultuous years that the real estate industry has suffered, EXIT Realty Leaders has not only survived but thrived. 

The Company was named as a part of the Best of the Best for 10 years in a row - and at least one of our agents was named as part of the best of the best for the past six years in a row.
"If you are looking for a great career opportunity, now is the time to get involved in the real estate market.  We are always looking for dynamic agents to bring EXIT Realty Leaders to the next level!!" - James Wade, EXIT Realty Leaders Broker.
Come in to any of our offices and meet some of our fantastic agents.
With 2 convenient locations to serve you as well as agents available in the Volusia County area, EXIT Realty Leaders has all your options covered for your buying and selling needs. Our experienced agents are available to help whether you are selling your home or looking to buy your dream home.
CALL, CLICK or COME BY one of our local offices.

5018 North Lecanto Highway
Beverly Hills, FL 34465 


730 North Suncoast Blvd
Crystal River, FL 34429


Alice Sibree



Amber Upchurch


License Number: SL3403661

Hello, my name is Amber Upchurch. I have grown up in Central Florida most my life, I love to reach out and truly help people. Whether you are a buyer, seller, or investor, I take pride in helping anyone I can. I work with an amazing team of professional REALTORS® who provide expertise in all aspects of real estate. I obtained my Real Estate License in 2017. I am proficient in Business Administration and hold an Associates degree in it. I use my education as a tool to assist with the writing of contracts and negotiations. I would call myself a People Person, because I do aid my success in the success of others. Amber is the sweetest, most compassionate, & hard-working individual I know! She sets her mind towards something and goes for it! I couldnt recommend a nicer person to help you with finding a home or property! What a great person and family! Christa S. Here at EXIT Realty Leaders, We follow the example set by EXIT Realty Corp. International, the only national brand created after the internet age, which has re-invented real estate by providing a high-tech, high-touch philosophy that always puts people first. I was born In Raleigh North Carolina, and moved to Citrus County when I was 3 years old. I have attended the College of Central Florida since 2014. Education to me, is the greatest tool in life which is often taken for granted. I want to be a backbone for my family, someone to look up to and put your trust in. I dedicate my time to helping people find answers to their Real Estate problems. If you are looking for someone to assist with any of your Real Estate needs, I would be more than happy to help any way I can. Follow me at www.facebook.com/APUrealestate or @apurealestate on Instagram for my Real Estate Adventures and for more information.

Andrew Metzler


License Number: SL3439994

Anne Farrior



Anne Farrior has been a Citrus County resident for over 30 years. As a Florida native, graduate of the University of Florida and business owner in Citrus county, Anne has extensive knowledge of the county and its waterways. Anne’s professionalism and experience, as well as her multi million dollar real estate status, can help you achieve your real estate goals.

Becky Paradiso



Becky Paradiso has been a multimillion dollar producer since becoming a realtor in 2000, and was voted in the Citrus County's Best of the Best multiple times. She has been a resident of Citrus County since 1991 and has raised both her son and daughter here as well as welcoming her first grandson this past year. She utilizes her vast experience living in the county to offer her customers exceptional and knowledgeable service, and is consistently a multi-million dollar producer. Becky is always available for all your real estate needs.

Ben Plockelman


License Number: SL3083005

I have been in Citrus County off an on since 1993. Moved here permanently in 2001. When I became a Realtor in 2003 I was able to bring my knowledge of the local waterways and areas to my clients. Now having been a Realtor in Citrus County for over 18 years my experience and laid back philosophy are my biggest assets. I feel that by being efficient and savoy you can offer the client a non-stressful transaction. Making myself available to my clients 24/7, allows me to communicate everything a buyer or seller needs to feel comfortable in conducting their Real Estate transaction.

Brenda Pope


License Number: SL3483496

Your local agent helping you "Do the Home Dream" My name is Brenda Pope. I've lived on the West Coast of Florida for over 30 years. There are so many hidden nook still available to build and raise a family in our wonderful West Coast area. I enjoy helping people find the dream home whether it is a starter home, forever home, or an investment .I believe everyone should have the opportunity to live in their own space and take joy in their community Have been licensed since 2020. I am beginning my new journey in the real estate market. My previous experience into real estate was as a loan processor. I also hold a current massage and esthetician's license. I chose EXIT Realty because of the support that the company gives the realtor and the customer throughout the buying and selling process. Habitat for humanity is one charity that EXIT Realty Leader's support. My husband and my four children love boating ,fishing , hiking ,and appreciate what the all great outdoor's activities that Florida has to offer. I give to many charity's throughout the year. The one closest to my heart is the SueTablerFoundation.org You can reach me at 352-345-0253 www.dothehomedream.com Facebook and realtorpope@gmail.com

Brooke Hogrefe


Christine Hogan


My husband and I have been in the Citrus/Hernando community for over thirty years. We have raised our children in this amazing paradise that is ever growing. I have owned an agency for many years; working with the population of persons with Intellectual Disabilities which has given me the opportunity to meet many people. I have continued to give back to our community through volunteering for organizations such as Special Olympics Florida and Leadership Hernando. I have held positions as County Director, Fundraising Chairperson, and a Coach. I hold many certifications that educate people in the community and the one I enjoy the most is being an American Red Cross Certified trainer. With all this experience it seems like a natural fit to be a part of real estate. I have a love of our community that makes a perfect place to find your way home. Finding your way home to start a new life, raise a family, or retiring is something I am dedicating to you. I’m proud to be a part of the EXIT Realty leaders’ team; a company with a reputation in the community as a hands-on, people-oriented business. Each year we participate with Habitats for Humanity initiative. We follow the example set by EXIT Realty Corp. International, the only national brand created after the internet age, which has re-invented real estate by providing a high-tech, high-touch philosophy that always puts people first. You can reach me at 352-238-2279 or hogansbridgerealtor@gmail.com. Please text findyourwayhome to 85377 for my Mobile Business Card or Call/TM/email for any real estate questions.

Darin Haag


Being born and raised in Citrus County has allowed me to see all that the area and its surroundings have to offer. My mom joined EXIT when I was just under 2. This gave me plenty of time to be in the office and realize that I wanted to show others the true beauty of the area. I can be reached at 352-586-0138 or darinshaag@gmail.com

David Kaiser

Sales Advisor

License Number: SL3134429

Dave represents property owners and buyers in Citrus County, Florida. Residential areas in this county include: Beverly Hills, Black Diamond, Citrus Hills, Citrus Springs, Crystal River, Dunnellon, Floral City, Hernando, Homosassa, Inglis, Inverness, Inverness Highlands, Lecanto, Pine Ridge, Rolling Oaks, Sugarmill Woods, and Yankeetown. I obtained my Florida Real Estate license in 2005 and joined Realtors Association of Citrus County. I served the association as public relations manager and editor of its monthly newsletter. National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Certifications: Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification, enhanced my skills in pricing properties, creating Comparative Marketing Assessment (CMA}, working with appraisers, and guiding clients anxieties and misconceptions about home values. Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute (GRI) a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth market knowledge, increased proficiency in a broad array of subjects to enhance professionalism and business success. Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) certification for real estate professionals who want to sharpen their negotiation skills. The RENE certification program gives REALTOR® the tips and tools they need to be skillful advocates for their clients. Former member of the Orlando Realtor’s Assoc. Commercial Congress, 2018. Formerly a sales advisor with EXIT Realty Central in Orlando. REALTORS® Association of Citrus County Awards: ‘New on-the-scene award,’ 2006 ‘Public Relations Chairperson,’ 2007 I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. For a dozen years I was a Florida-licensed insurance adjuster. I was an insurance field adjuster for about a dozen different national insurance firms. I have a thorough knowledge of residential and commercial construction standards. My family has lived in Florida for more than 60 years, 30+ years in Fort Lauderdale, where I was a newspaper, magazine and radio reporter, photographer and editor. My family has lived in Crystal River for more than 30 years. We enjoy Citrus County’s water activities, kayaking, swimming and fishing. Three family My family has lived in Florida for more than 60 years, 30+ years. For more than 30 years we lived in Fort Lauderdale. Three Three family members are active amateur radio operators. I specialize in finding properties for radio operators.

Dawn Frazel


License Number: SL3372591

Buying and selling a home can be an overwhelming task. It's nice to have someone looking out for your best interests, and guiding you through the process. As a team member of the Beverly Hills "EXIT REALTY LEADERS", group of professionals, I'm here for you, and look forward to helping you, with all of your real estate needs

Denise Dixon


License Number: SL3469257

I am excited to be a part of the EXIT Realty Leaders team. Citrus County is truly a hidden gem with something for everyone. I enjoy talking with people that are visiting our area for the first time and also those returning to explore it more. If you are looking for that perfect first home, a second home or investment property I will be happy to assist you. Buying or selling a home should be a pleasant experience and I am dedicated to making it a smooth transition for you and your family.

Grace Gimenez


Jessica Cameron


Jim Wade



Julie Rubacha


License Number: SL3419377

Hi, my name is Julie Rubacha and I've lived in Pine Ridge for fourteen years. I assist buyers, sellers and investors in Pine Ridge, Crystal River, Citrus Springs, Beverly Hills, Citrus Hills and the surrounding areas of both Citrus and Marion counties. I have a background in technology, sales and photography and my recent training has provided me with even more exposure to cutting edge technology and tools to effectively communicate and best serve my clients. These days over ninety percent of all buyers start their search online and that is where my skill set comes into play in marketing and presenting your property in a way that will catch a buyer's attention quickly and bring the highest price possible. I am a FAA licenced Drone pilot and I enclude this service along with professional photography for all of my clients if permitted my aviation laws. I also do Videography and use videos for advertising and showing off the highlights of your property. According to MLS statistics, homes with aerial images and videos sold sixty eight percent faster than homes with only standard images! I am proud to be a part of the team at Exit Realty Leaders, a franchise of Exit Realty Corp which has been owned and run by the Wade family since 1999. I quickly learnt how important it is to have a good support system in this business. I've surrounded myself with a network of trusted professionals to ensure that no matter what question or situation may arise, I'll have the best solution for my client. I grew up in Rhode Island and then moved to Connecticut where I met my wonderful husband. We chose to move to Florida so that we can enjoy the natural beauty of this area all year long. When I'm not at work, you may find me hiking a nature trail taking wildlife photos, walking my two dogs, or kayaking down any one of the beautiful spring fed rivers in this area. To find out how you can own a piece of the Nature Coast just give me a call, text or email.

Karen Ropes

REALTOR® / Property Manager


Karen Ropes is a residential real estate professional that specializes in property management and sales. Karen is a REALTOR with EXIT Realty Leaders.

Kelli Post


Kelly Nance


License Number: 3395931

Treating customers like family is both a guiding principle and a way of life There’s no place else on earth quite like Citrus County, Florida and owning property here is one of the great privileges of life. I love this area and once I show you around, I’m convinced you will love it too and want to plant roots of your own little piece of Paradise. Meeting new people and helping clients find the right house to call home is my passion. My client dedication and love of helping others is what motivates me every day. I have the experience and local know-how to help you make the best possible decisions. My background is in Marketing, Public Relations and Promotion. I am full of innovative ideas to get you just what you need. I also have specialized training in real estate negotiation so having me on your side means you’re working with a real professional. I’d like to earn your business so call me today and I’ll work extra hard to make sure your real estate transaction is a complete success!

Kristie Powell

Realtor ®


Making your home buying and selling dreams come true. Living on the nature coast is magical. As a community and event related Realtor I will strive to make the buying and selling process easy. Let me do the work for you!

Laura Duda



For many years the Real Estate business has been a personal passion for Laura Duda. As an investor in residential property she quickly learned how to find the best deal available for the current market. Flipping homes with some of the most undesirable conditions became a fun, challenging and extremely rewarding experience. In 2014 Duda decided it was time to share what she had learned about the Real Estate business. She became a new addition to the Exit Realty Leaders team located in Beverly Hills, Florida. Duda brings over a decade of customer service skills to this family orientated group. Through the years she has proven to have a strong work ethic, dedication and an enthusiastic approach with her clients. This has always left customers with a positive experience. The excitement she shows for helping people find their perfect home is uncanny! Real estate certainly holds a part of her heart and a huge part of her time. However, Duda does find time to escape and enjoy the natural beauty of Florida. Being outside is truly a relaxing experience! Her hobbies include golfing, horseback riding lessons and camping. Duda believes there is no other place better than the small community of Citrus County to be able to enjoy nature at its best!

Linda Tucker


License Number: SL3457265

Megan Cloutier


Hello, my name is Megan Cloutier. It is my goal to make the home buying process fun and easy with open, clear communication with pure honesty. During our time with military and all the moves it has brought with it, we have dealt with several different housing experiences, most of which were extremely difficult, with unclear communication. Once we made the move to Citrus County and had a horrible experience buying our home, I knew a change had to be made. I made an oath to never let anyone have the experience that my family endured during what was supposed to be an exciting time.

Melonie Haag


License Number: BK3018574

I started my Real Estate Career with EXIT Realty Leaders in 2002. From the beginning I was very involved with our Local and State Realtors Association serving on many committees and the Board of Directors.s In 2005 I helped charter the Women's Council of Realtors Nature Coast Chapter were I eventually served as Chapter President before going on to serve as District Vice President for the Florida State Chapter. In 2005 I was elected as a Director for our Local Board of Realtors, moving through the Officer seats before being elected at the the Realtors Association of Citrus County President in 2009. In 2010 I was named the EXIT Florida Mentor of the Year. From 2011-2016 I worked at the Local Realtors Association starting as the Membership Coordinator and adding the roles of Education Director and Bookkeeper to my duties over the next 5 years. 2016 brought my the chance to return to my roots at EXIT Realty Leaders, this time working as the Operations Manager.

Michelle Fernandez


Olivia Mission


Hi! My name is Olivia Mission and I've lived in Citrus County for over 15 years. Moving here from Michigan was such an eye opening experience. I've seen what this beautiful part of the state has to offer, from swimming with manatees in the natural springs to the miles of bike trails, or being able to wear shorts nearly year round, there's a little something for everyone. I find genuine joy helping others find that special home, unique to them and their lifestyle. I know there is a home for you and it is my mission to help you find it.

Peggy Price



I have lived and worked in Citrus County for 30 years. I am very knowledgeable with all of the communities that are located in the Nature Coast. Multi-million dollar producer each year, working with buyers and sellers. I have specialized in listing and selling foreclosures and first time home buyers.

Rachelle Peake


License Number: BK3363938

Rachelle Peake has been in the sales and service industry for several years, and always strives to listen and respond to each of her client's specific needs. She received her real estate license in early 2016. As a Florida native, Rachelle is familiar with the local area which makes it an effortless process to match each client with the perfect home. Rachelle's background includes managing long term and vacation rental properties, which has led to her valuable experience in everything from design and structural integrity to the creativity required in the property marketing process, as well as investment opportunities. As a REALTOR® with EXIT Realty Leaders, Rachelle's approach is to always be honest and direct. EXIT Realty is a by-invitation only company dedicated to the growth of each agent. Here at EXIT Realty Leaders we follow the example set by EXIT Realty Corp. International, the only national brand created afer the internet age, that always puts people first. "Rachelle approaches every situation with a sense of urgency and commitment to her customer. We would strongly recommend her to our friends and family, and look forward to working with her again in the future." Bonnie T. -Battlecreek, MI

Raymond Horton



47 years in commercial banking including 20 years of commercial property lending, 6 years of residential lending, appraising and 5 years bank management. Strong involvement in community activities. Helping people reach their goals while providing each client with the utmost attention to detail in selling their existing home or purchasing the new home of their dreams.

Robert Dyson



Robert Dyson III loves all that Citrus County Florida has to offer and decided to make it his permanent home in the summer of 2014. One of the main reasons why he made the jump from the northeast is because the weather allows for year round outdoor activity. When Dyson is not energetically helping his clients find their dream home, you can find him in one of two places. Either on one of the twenty golf courses found throughout the county practicing on his golf swing or on his motorcycle taking in the breathtaking scenery found on the rolling hills and winding back roads of Citrus and Marion Counties. One thing Dyson always stresses to clients who have not yet seen this area is “This is not your typical Florida, you always think Florida is just flat”! Dyson has worked in many customer service jobs throughout the years but states being a Real Estate Agent is by far the best experience he has had in public relations. Purchasing a home is one of the most important decisions people make in their lives and Dyson always goes that extra mile to help make that dream come true!

Shields Gay


Born and raised in Citrus County, Florida, Shields is a native who understands and appreciates the numerous benefits of living on the Nature Coast. His life-long experience and familiarity with the area makes him a valuable asset to both buyers and sellers. If you are looking for a local hometown realtor that truly knows Citrus County Geography (including navigating the rivers and gulf waterways, favorite local restaurants with a great understanding of all residential areas) then contact Shields today.

Steve McClory



Agents available 24/7. 1-866-795-3396 FREE MLS SEARCH at: www.naturecoastliving.com Alison Markham, GRI, Broker-Associate & Steven McClory, Realtors® EXIT Realty Leaders, Inc., "The Phones are Always On!" 730 N Suncoast Blvd Crystal River FL 34429 United States Ph: 1-866-795-3396 Ph: 1-352-697-0761 Fax: 1-866-845-8680 Mobile: 1-352-422-3998 Email: info@naturecoastliving.com http://www.naturecoastliving.com

The Wade Team



In the market to buy or sell a home and you want to make sure you have a great experience than look no further. EXIT Realty Leaders, a franchise of EXIT Realty International, has been owned and operated by Jim Wade and the Wade family since 1999. The Wade's have been selling real estate in Citrus County for over 30 years!

Trish Antonetti


License Number: SL3245073

I have been Realtor with EXIT Realty Leaders for 8 years and am always anxious to assist you in purchasing and/or selling your property. We are adding additional Agents as well. Thank You for your time hope to talk soon.

Trish Harrelson


License Number: SL3482841

As a native of Florida, I was born and raised in Citrus County, spending 6 years between Ocala, St. Petersburg and Tampa! I am very familiar with West Central Florida, having family from Ocala to Naples and in Orlando! As a local, I began my foundation at the Lecanto Education Complex, graduating From Lecanto High School and was involved in many school activities (as well as my son). I have also obtained my AA degree with the College of Central Florida and finished my BA in Communications with a focus on public relations at Regent University. My father was a respected local builder in our county and my mother is still a caring nurse here as well! I have 43 years of ties to this county and I enjoy all it has to offer! I fish the waters and bike/walk the trails here and in the surrounding area. I play drums with local musicians and volunteer my time when I can. I'm embedded in this county and as your local real estate agent, my focus is giving the best customer service with the most current knowledge available to help you make your transition of buying or selling as smooth as possible! Many thanks for choosing and referring me!

Vicki Jeffers

License Number: SL3510261

I moved from southeast Michigan to Citrus County along with my husband in the summer of 2019. We moved for many reasons, mainly to be near family, but also to take in all that the Nature Coast has to offer. We both enjoy the outdoors; the weather here is perfect for that. Being near the water is also a big bonus for me. I love wildlife as well! So, between the weather, water and wildlife, for me, there is no better place to be. I chose EXIT Realty Leaders because I want to be associated with quality and integrity. Their dedication to the industry as well as their associates is exemplary. My goal is to provide customers with the best possible experience when buying or selling their next home. From first time buyers to those wanting to downsize, and everything in between, I want to help them find the perfect home.

Wendy Bergen



Wendy Bergen has lived in Citrus County for 36 years and for the past 2 years has been successfully providing her customers with priceless knowledge about different communities within the county. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell waterfront, acreage, deed restricted or not restricted; if you’re interested Wendy can help. Relax, call Wendy and she will make the process easy!
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EXIT Realty Leaders
Jim Wade
730 North Suncoast Blvd
Crystal River, FL 34429
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Crystal River, FL 34429

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