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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 six 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 25 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 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 16 years my experience and laid back philosophy are my biggest assets. I feel that 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.

Brittany Close


License Number: SL3441097

Born and raised in the beautiful Sunshine State, Florida living is all I know. Crystal River is where I call home. I graduated from Crystal River High then went on to continue my education at The College of Central Florida. I decided to become a realtor because I wanted to be a part of the geographic growth in the town I care so much about. I love sharing everything I know about this area with my clients, from the tourist attractions to the local hidden gems. There’s so much to be offered here with our natural springs where manatees will come and greet you, lazy rivers where you can sit back, relax and let the current take you away, Biking and hiking trails for days and just all-around amazing wildlife to just name a few. But I have to say my favorite part about this area are the people who live here. You will never meet a stranger, everyone treats you like a friend. Which is how I was brought up and is how I conduct myself when doing business with my clients and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Whether you’re a buyer or seller I’m looking forward to assisting you in any way I can. Feel free to give me a call to talk more.

Brooke Hogrefe


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

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.

Kelly Nance


License Number: 3395931

My Name is Kelly Nance I am proud to be raising my family here in Citrus County. After relocating my own family multiple times I have come back to Citrus County which is home to me. I have first hand knowledge about the stressful process of relocation. I relay that knowledge to each and every person I work with. Buying or selling a home can be daunting, let me guide you through to realizing your dream. I have a Bachelors Degree in Marketing and Promotions that provides me the knowledge and training to present your home to just the right buyers. I am constantly learning and challenging myself so I can stay current in an ever changing real estate market. Exit is a company that is not only on the cutting edge in Technology but they always put people first. I am proud to be apart of a company that offers so much to its agents and its customers. My personal and professional philosophy is not to simply help customers but to build relationships built on trust that turn into long term friendships. I feel blessed to be a part of each and every persons transition. I not only have the passion for what I do but also the knowledge and skills to be the best I can for everyone that I work with. You can reach me at 352-533-0442 today to discuss how I can help 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!

Lili Garcia



My Real Estate Business started twelve years ago and prior to being in the re-sale end of the market, I was designing and selling new homes for a custom builder. I have been consistently a multi-million dollar producer and my primary goal is to meet the needs of my customers. To further my education in Real Estate, I am taken courses that impact any changes in our federal and state laws affecting the home sale market. At the beginning of my real estate career I earned my GRI designation (Graduate Real Estate Institute) that further educate agents on the laws, contracts, marketing, in order to help protect the customers we serve.

Linda Tucker


License Number: SL3457265

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.

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: SL3363938

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!

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 Real Team



I have been in Real Estate sales at EXIT Realty Leaders for 6 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.

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!

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!
EXIT Realty Leaders
Jim Wade
730 North Suncoast Blvd
Crystal River, FL 34429
Located in Crystal River at:

730 N Suncoast Blvd
Crystal River, FL 34429

In Beverly Hills at:

5018 N Lecanto Hwy.
Beverly Hills, FL 34465

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