Maria DeGroot was born in Minnesota and lived in many other states growing up, from coast to coast. After graduating from Baylor University, she was a secondary English and Journalism teacher for many years and worked as a revenue analyst and IT specialist for a multimillion dollar company. Having grown up around real estate, she knows the importance of making the experience transparent and enjoyable. She loves bringing her passion and experience in negotiating, marketing, design, and communication in helping you find that perfect home in Southwest Florida. In her free time, she enjoys spending time on the water with her family and her dogs and loves opportunities to give back to the community.