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About Florida Luxury Rentals
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Meet Our Team
Diane Schaffer, Broker/Owner
Hartley MacDonald, Licensed Realtor
Hartley is part owner of Florida Luxury Rentals and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Real Estate and Rental Industry. Hartley, a former sales manager for 17 years, was a partner and rental manager at Premier Properties of the Florida Keys before joining Florida Luxury Rentals. His skill and diversity in sales and as a rental and property manager are further enhanced by his background as a certified mechanical engineer.
Hartley is “Dedicated to Providing World Class Service”. He has proven that this phrase is more than a slogan by literally rolling up his sleeves when necessary to make immediate repairs on properties to ensure that renters’ experiences are positive. This total commitment to satisfied owners and renters ensures that many renters return year after year and more importantly they refer their friends and family!
Hartley also uses his engineering background and property management experience to oversee and direct trades people on our managed properties.
Formerly from Nova Scotia, Canada, when Hartley is not assisting his clients and customers, he enjoys flying, boating and playing ice hockey on the men's hockey league.
*Graduate of Gold Coast Real Estate School Ft Lauderdale, Florida
*Graduate of Georgian College in Engineering Ontario, Canada
*17 Years Sales and Management Experience
Ronald S. Saja, Licensed Realtor
Ron has been licensed since April of 2003, specializing in both luxury and waterfront residential sales and commercial investment sales throughout the state of Florida.
Ron is very enthusiastic and enjoys assisting those who are interested in investment opportunities. His background involving investments has allowed him to pass on his wealth of knowledge to his customers.
*Branch Manager for Corporate Securities Group from May 1994 to April 1999 in North Palm Beach
*Registered Principal and Investment Advisor for First Union Securities from May 1999 to August 2001
*Registered Principal for First Fidelity Investments from August 2001 until March 2003
Saskia Peralta, Broker's Assistant
Saskia began her career with Florida Luxury Rentals in June of 2007 and is the full time assistant to the Broker, Diane Schaffer. She has 11 years experience in providing exceptional service to all customers and clients. She is assertive and dedicated with excellent management skills.
Saskia oversees all office duties by assisting all customers and Realtors with showing appointments, general information relating to the rental properties and the set up of housekeeping duties, appointments and property inspections.
She assists with all bookkeeping matters and coordinates all renter arrivals and departures.
Her pleasant telephone manner and willingness to assist at all times is a tremendous asset to Florida Luxury Rentals. Saskia speaks both Spanish and English.
When she is not in the office, she enjoys paddle boarding.
Lisa Ruiz, Property Maintenance Coordinator
Property Maintenance Coordinator
Lisa, is well experienced, detailed and efficient along with bringing a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to the Florida Luxury Rentals team. She services all maintenance, repairs, service requests and customer concierge requests by providing excellent client and customer service.
She attended the University of Massachusetts specializing in business management and physiology and her background consists of a certified fraud inspector for 5 years with Puerto Rican American Insurance company and property inspection agent for 11 years with Crawford Casualty Insurance Company. She was affiliated with Phillips Jr. College in the business administrative department for 6 years and she was the Import/Export assistant branch manager for Coaster Company of America for 9 years.
Lisa speaks both Spanish and English and is available to assist at anytime.
Lisa's motto is "It's not the quantity but the quality of work that counts".
German Diaz, Property Maintenance Specialist
Property Maintenance Specialist
German brings over 30 years experience in property maintenance repairs and service.
He is very talented and very well liked by everyone who comes in contact with him. His background consists of 18 years with HRB Corporation as the building maintenance specialist.
He was the plumbing and electricity installer for Estructuras Nationales in Panama and the foreman for maintenance for over 12 years at the Embassy Suites and Travel Lodge hotels .
German's education background consists of the University of Panama, administrative title in structures and building, the National Polytechnical Institute of Panama, certified in plumbing, electricity, carpentry, electronics and auto mechanics.
German speaks both Spanish and English and we are happy to have German on our team.
German's motto is: "If a human made it , I can repair it!"
Annette Hagiel, Bookkeeper
Annette was born in Bat-Yam, Israel and she came to the United States when she was just 16 years old and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 19, she opened her very first business , Eilat Car and Limo Services and her company became one of the largest and most successful transportation service companies in New York over a period of 14 years.
In 1997 she moved to Florida and opened her own beach apparel store and bookkeeping service. As an entrepreneur with strong business ethics and sales background, she is a great asset to the Florida Luxury Rentals team.
Annette is well known among her community and is passionate about the concept "paying it forward". She is fluent in Hebrew and English and enjoys swimming, traveling, shopping and interior decorating.
Annette loves life and always wears a wonderful pleasant smile She is a new member to our team and provides the bookkeeping services at Florida Luxury Rentals.
Stela Katelieva, Administrative Assistant
When Stela is not busy in school or assisting at Florida Luxury Rentals, she enjoys art projects, reading and staying active at her mother's fitness center.
She enjoys her time at Florida Luxury Rentals and she has been inspired to obtain her real estate license so we hope to have her with us as a team player in the years ahead.
Marisol Duarte, Housekeeping Manager
Marisol has been affiliated with Florida Luxury Rentals for over 10 years with a strong dedication to providing top standards in housekeeping services. She is dependable, and conscientious in servicing the needs of all customers and clients.
She speaks both Spanish and English and we are delighted to have her on our team.