Anita began her career as a salesperson for Better Homes and Garden in 1984. She received her broker license in 1986 and worked as an assistant manager from 1988 to 1992 for Key Associate Realty in Fishkill, NY. During this time, Anita earned her GRI (Graduate of Realtor Institute), ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager) and CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designations.
In 1994 Anita opened her own brokerage, Drake Realty in Wappingers Falls, NY with just 2 agents and a part-time assistant. Within a short time, the agency grew and was consistently one of the top 10 companies in the area serving the Hudson Valley Region, a beautiful and historical area of New York along the Hudson River. As the company grew, Anita joined the Exit Franchise to give her agents more training and technology, and Anita’s husband Larry became an Associate Broker running the branch office. Together they guided the company until 2013 when they sold the business and remained with the company. Anita continued to specialize in representing her clients in the purchase and sale of single-family residences, investment, and income properties.
Anita served as a past director of the local board of Realtors on the education committee and received the Realtor of the year award for her service in 2002. Believing in continually honing her skills to better serve the customers’ needs, Anita has also earned her SFR (Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification), Ecobroker, and CPRES (Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist) designations thru her career. Anita is currently licensed in NYS and Florida.
Anita and her husband purchased a home on Marco Island in 2014 where they enjoy hosting family and friends. They also love traveling and visiting their two sons and grandchildren.
As a Broker Associate with John R Wood Properties, Anita looks forward to serving the Marco and Naples area communities with the same dedication to integrity and customer service that has accounted for her success.