Richard DiPalo, Former Broker of Record, started selling Florida properties, beginning with the sale of new homes, after moving to the Pasco / Hernando area in the late 1980’s. Since earning his Broker’s license and purchasing Florida Tropics Realty, Inc., Richard and his wife Emily have maintained the brokerage as a family owned and operated…

Emily is the Owner of Florida Tropics Realty, Inc. and has supported our staff and associates for nearly three decades. She oversees all back-office operations, billing, receiving and accounting for the brokerage. Emily has lived with her family in the Pasco-Hernando area since 1988. Her two sons, John and Chris DiPalo, are both Realtors with…

John joined the family business in 2001 after an honorable discharge from the US Coast guard. 19+ years later, he is a second-generation Broker/Realtor and a Licensed Real Estate School Instructor. John earned an MBA from Benedictine University, is a Notary Public and holds several professional designations (see below). He has also been recognized as…

Chris has over 25 years of managerial, sales, and service experience working in both Pasco and Hernando Counties. He holds multiple professional business licenses and has been a Realtor with Florida Tropics Realty since 2007.

Erica Baur has been a full time, dedicated, licensed Realtor since the Spring of 2017. She has a diverse background in administration, education and management, and has worked in her family’s appraisal business on and off throughout the years. She has lived in our picturesque Hernando County for over 30 years and knows the surrounding…

Lucy Howell was born in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Her parents moved to Miami, Florida when she was a young child. Her family moved around quite a bit, as her parents bought homes to remodel and flip. Lucy and her three siblings grew up bearing witness to her parent’s entrepreneurial passion to breathe…

Danny Timmerman is a second-generation Realtor whose family has been in the real estate business for over 30 years. Dan was born and raised here in Spring Hill, and knows Hernando, Pasco and Citrus Counties better than most. “I love being a Florida Native and a local Realtor – especially with all of the great…

Cindy Andrews, Florida Realtor, with focus and expertise in residential property and land. Cindy has more than fifteen years of personal experience on Florida’s west coast, from Hillsborough to Citrus counties. Prior to becoming a realtor, Cindy’s professional career span two decades as an executive logistician and career military officer, who proudly served her country.…

Sarah is a US Army Veteran who has lived and worked in Hernando county for nearly three decades. She graduated from Central High School, continuing her education at the University of South Florida, where she earned a BA in Finance and is fluent in American Sign Language. She knows firsthand that buying or selling a…

Chris can be reached at 352 650 3990 or email – chrisruppe71@gmail.com