Each month, the FORCE features some of its new members in its newsletter. Here are some of the agents we’ve recently welcomed to our network:

Dru Ellender Coldwell Banker Gallerie Realty

I am a broker/ owner of Gallerie Realty in Sulphur, Louisiana, graduated from McNeese State University in 1977 and began my real estate career by earning my license in real estate in 1990. I was named Rookie of the Year in my first year and am a Million Dollar Producer and in the Presidential Elite Circle Coldwell Banker. I have also served as Sulphur City Council Chairman and on the Board of Directors of the Southwest Louisiana Association of Realtors. Having lived in southwest Louisiana my whole life, I know the community and its markets well. I am committed to helping my clients and customers. Let me help you find your new home, land, or commercial property in our area!

Charles Fugate Compass Realtors

Experience, Accountability, Reliability, and Service (EARS) has been the cornerstone of my REO business since 2006. Reducing task and follow-up burdens for the asset manager is my primary goal by acting as your eyes and EARS for each property. The initial site visit, negotiating cash for keys, identifying health and safety concerns, quality BPOs, managing expenses, property preservation, and ensuring a smooth and timely closing make up the foundation of my service commitment. My performance matrix is a 90-95- 90 (90 percent CFK Rate, 95 percent BPO value or higher, and 90 days on market or less). If you are looking for a sure bet in Derby City (Louisville, KY) and Southern Indiana – I always come in first place!

Harma Hartouni Keller Williams Realty

Along with holding a California Broker’s License, I am a certified REO and short sale broker, a graduate from the Graduate Realtor Institute, and holds the designation of Certified Residential Specialist (CRS). Other honors include: No. 1 Team Leader, No. 1 Local Real Estate Team, Realtor Magazine’s “30 Under 30” for 2009, recipient of the Luxury Home Award, one of The Business Journal’s "40 under 40,” and recipient of the Most Listings Closed Award. I oversee more than 740 agents and has sold more than 1,200 properties himself. I am a member of Southland Regional Association of Realtors, NAR, CAR, and The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.

Mickey Hage Mickey Hage, Real Estate Group

Mickey Hage Real Estate Group is a Veteran Owned Business that specializes in REO real estate and has served all of central Florida for 36 years. We have always and will continue to provide professional service to all our clients. Our in-house staff consists of trained professionals to assist in the management of REO properties. We provide same-day occupancy service and visit every property for weekly inspections. We don’t just sell real estate; we provide the state-of- the-art care and service of real estate properties for lenders.

Sharonn Thomas-Pope Vanguard Realty Group

Not afraid of a challenge, I have earned a reputation as an agent who gets things done and meets or exceeds deadlines. Broker/owner of Vanguard Realty Group in New Jersey, I have been a licensed Realtor for 10 years and have specialized in REOs for the past nine years. In addition to offering the full spectrum of REO services, including cash for keys and trash-outs, I also conduct short sales and does property preservation. Quick to answer the phone or return a phone call, I make myself available to asset managers on a moment’s notice and am a team player. When Wells Fargo initiated a pilot program with Auction.com, I was one of the first agents to participate. I earned both my REO and Equator certification, and I serves the entire state of New Jersey.

Travis K. Winn Rodeo Realty

I come from a real estate family, and I have been licensed since 1999. I am a Five Star Certified REO and Short Sale agent with a long history and extensive knowledge of probate sales. I have found that my knowledge of probate sales transfers nicely when dealing with REOs and short sales, not only because a majority of the properties are distressed, but because it comes down to communicating with multiple parties, timelines, marketing, and weeding out "real" buyers from buyers who are just looking to tie up a property.