Why the name? We love dogs, especially whippets, and we stand for what they are: loyal, friendly, intelligent . . . . and we will run full speed ahead to find the right property for you! Let us "whip" one up!
As a native of Pennsylvania, born in the "groundhog" town of Punxsutawney, Barbara worked for 17 years in bank management as a Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President in the Western Pennsylvania town of Indiana, hometown of Jimmy Stewart.
In 1999, she relocated to the Orlando area and began her career in real estate, first working for a developer in the sale of new Palm Harbor manufactured homes, and then selling new home construction in High Vista of Ridgewood Lakes, Davenport, until completion of the community.
In 2002, she began selling general real estate, always a top producer, and acquired a certification (Certified Career Development Specialist) in real estate training and development, providing new agent classes and training. Thereafter, in January, 2009 she succeeded in obtaining her Broker's License and has since worked as a Broker Associate for several real estate companies. As a bonus, Barbara has a license as a Notary Public in the State of Florida for the convenience of our customers.
Going forward in 2020, Barbara is now the Broker and Owner of Whippet Properties of Florida and she looks forward to tremendous success and continued affiliation with top producing agents.
With any spare time, she enjoys movies, reading books, traveling on land and sea, her dog, Gracie, and most of all . . . . her blended family: 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren! You can read more about Barbara in "BARBARA's BLOG" titled, "Just A Small Town Pennsylvania Girl." You can reach Barbara at 407-491-3816 or BarbaraFlaHomes@aol.com
Mary Corinne "Kimbo" Caursone is a Licensed Real Estate Agent in the state of Florida and has 20 years of experience in general real estate. She specializes in new construction , resale and investment/vacation homes. She has always been a top producer and has many clients and a large following, both domestic and foreign nationals. Kimbo is originally from Warner Robbins, Georgia, but has lived in Florida for over 20 years. While living in New York for several years, she assisted her husband who was a builder of luxury custom homes.
Kimbo managed a six-member sales team for a private developer, selling 100 homes per year in a resort community until the year 2001. She and her agents were top producers and won many sales awards for several years.
She has also held the positions of head mortgage processor and executive sales representative for new construction resort communities.
Kimbo is the proud owner of one beautiful Italian Greyhound dog, and two "Whippet" dogs. Jackson is her senior Italian Greyhound, while the two Whippets, Claudine and Ginger are the youngsters of the group. In her spare time, she dotes on her dogs with much love and care, while also tending to a gorgeous garden of paradise at her golf course frontage home. You can reach Kimbo at 407-468-9662 or JoeKim4554@aol.com.
Allen Doeringer, husband of Barbara, Broker and Owner of the company, is both a Notary Public and a Florida Licensed Real Estate Agent, with 20 years of experience in general real estate and new home construction. He is also the Marketing Director for Whippet Properties of Florida. He is a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force, originally from the Cleveland, Ohio area (Parma, Parma Heights) but also lived in Atlanta, GA for 20 years. He worked 30 years in telecommunications with Ohio Bell Telephone Co. and Southern Bell Telephone Co. He retired with Bell South Telecommunications.
Allen began his career in real estate after relocating to the Orlando area in 1998, first working for a developer of manufactured homes, then selling new construction homes in a senior golf course community for a local builder. After selling out of new homes, Allen created his own resale website to continue servicing the same community for those who chose to sell and move to another area. He was always a top producer and his knowledge of the home construction, floor plans, and deed restrictions were a bonus for all of his customers.
Still an avid Cleveland Browns fan, Allen loves to watch football, read books, enjoy movies and travel anywhere, anytime, whether by plane, train, cruise ship or car. He loves classic cars, and has been the proud owner of a 1973 Corvette and 1965 Cobra.
With a blended family, he now has 4 children, 10 grandchildren (only one being a boy) and 3 great-grandchilden (finally one more boy!) He loves animals, expecially dogs and has owned many, the last two passing away recently after 17 years of love and devotion. Allen gives full dedication to everything he does, whether it be his family or his work. You can reach Allen at 407-421-8761 or Allendoe@aol.com.
Benjamin Quijano, Jr. has been an active member of Central Florida since 1997. Benjamin is originally from New York City but relocated with his family at that time. He has a Broker's license and has an extensive background in real estate sales since 2013, becoming very successful in all his endeavors. As a proud member of the Whippet Properties of Florida family, he carries the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service into everything he does. Honesty and integrity, along with determination and dedication, are philosophies that he strives for in all aspects of his life.
Ben believes that homeownership is a place where memories are made and even an investment property can have an effect on a client's life story, as it provides either long-term financial freedom or a vital part of a diversified portfolio. He thinks of his clients as family and he takes pride in delivering exceptional service and establishing lifelong relationships.
Benjamin has a solid reputation for excellent negotiation skills, cutting-edge marketing, and invaluable connections, both locally and globally. He acts as a Concierge for his customers, providing successful, low-stress transactions and personalized customer care.
The goals Ben has set for himself include becoming the "neighborhood expert" for several Davenport and Central Florida communities, and he will get all the answers, whether it is local schools, HOA deed restrictions, or neighborhood concerns. When he isn't making home ownership dreams come true for his clients, he enjoys spending time playing sports and reading. He currently lives in the Haines City community of Southern Dunes with his beautiful family. You can reach Ben at 407-600-2914 or Benjiequijano@yahoo.com.
Debbie Owen is a newer member of the Whippet Properties team, and has recently earned her Florida real estate license. She is excited to make every customer's dream come true! A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Debbie followed her dream of owning a home in Florida and being close to her happy place, Walt Disney World.
Debbie worked for many years in the financial sector as well as being a Technical Writer at Sandia National Laboratories, a prestigious research and development laboratory for the Department of Energy. Her attention to detail, organization and accuracy make her a valued part of our real estate team.
She knows the meaning and value of a home purchase and understands the emotional investment involved in making a home buying or selling decision. She is compassionate and willing to go the extra mile for everyone she works with. Her strong people skills makes everyone feel right at "home."
Debbie plays piano, violin and handbells, is strong in her faith, loves trains, planes and automobiles, traveling, RV-ing, Disney cruises, and anything Disney! She and her husband, Todd, and son, Kyle are animal lovers as well, and the Owen home is full of life!
A breast cancer survivor, she believes in living life to the fullest, and is committed to helping others follow their dreams as well! You can reach Debbie at 505-269-3908 or FLbearhug@gmail.com
Angela Christu received her bachelor's degree in Business from USF and her first Florida Real Estate License in 1997. Since then she has actively worked as the property manager for her family's commercial and residential investment properties. She is excited to be working with the Whippet team as she moves into the buying and selling aspect of her business career. She is passionate about helping others recreate their lives and finding happiness in their core. Angela specializes in getting to know her clients and matching them with their perfect home and location. As a bonus, she is also a notary public.
Aside from Real Estate, Angela has had a wide array of other interests. She danced professionally throughout her life and is an expert in ballet, Greek folk dance, belly dance, Zumba and Polynesian dance. She has performed nationally, instructed locally, and led her own performing troupe for several years. She has also studied nutrition with Harvard educators and received her certification as a Doula for childbirth.
Angela loves meeting new people and is a great asset to our company. Being a real estate agent provides her with the opportunity to work in her community and help others meet their personal and real estate needs. She believes strongly that everyone should surround themselves with positive energy and beauty, beginning with the home.
With four children ranging in ages from 3 to 22, Angela stays busy as a "momtrepreneur" but is never too busy to help others. She resides in Oldsmar, near Tampa, and has been a local resident for many years and knows the area well. You can reach Angela at 727-254-2452 or email: email@example.com