The A Team of SWFL

The A Team sells homes in Bonita Springs

Sarah Thompson PA, Realtor® ABR, CRS

Licensed since 1971 and a Southwest Florida resident since 1988, Sarah's knowledge of the Naples, Bonita, and Estero real estate markets is unsurpassed. Sarah is a consistent multi-million dollar producer and is a partner in "The A Team", where their mission is described as.... "Committed to Providing 'A' Level Service to Every Client."  Sarah hails from a small town in North Carolina but was raised in the big Navy town of Norfolk, Virginia, where she attained a marketing degree from Old Dominion University... She has two grown sons, John and Bruce, who are in mortgage banking and on her real estate team, and two cherished grandchildren, Paige and Dean. Sarah’s Florida real estate career has encompassed representing some of the nation’s top homebuilders in Naples, Bonita Springs, and Estero, as well as general real estate sales of luxury homes and condominiums. Additionally, Sarah spent six years as a top producing mortgage loan officer for Barnett Bank (now Bank of America). She has always been a top producer, in real estate and mortgage financing. Her extensive knowledge and expertise in finance has helped her to advise and assist her real estate clients. Sarah’s education and credentials include designation as a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR).  You will find that Sarah brings her southern friendliness to her real estate practice and professes to be on a “hugging basis” with most of her clients.  

 

Mal Griffin PA, Realtor® GRI, e-Pro

Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Mal was a Navy “junior” who lived all over the world growing up. He has a grown daughter, Kim, a financial consultant of whom he is extremely proud, and he and wife and partner, Sarah Thompson have two fabulous grandchildren, Paige and Dean.  Mal and Sarah have been full time residents of Southwest Florida since 1988. They live in one of their favorite gated, golf course communities, Pelican Sound Golf and River Club, in Estero, Florida, which is just north of Naples, between Bonita Springs and Fort Myers.
Mal graduated from Annapolis High School and the University of Maryland with a degree in Marketing. He was a Naval Aviator, an A7 attack jet carrier pilot until 1978, a period in which he describes having some of the best experiences of his life. First licensed as a Realtor in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1979, Mal had a successful real estate practice there specializing in residential sales, property management, and small investment syndications. Mal has helped many families to find their perfect southwest Florida home. His friendly demeanor and extensive knowledge of local values puts his clients at ease and gives them confidence in his first class, ‘A Level’ service.

 

Bruce Ives Realtor® GRI Candidate, Luxury Home Specialist

Bruce hails from Virginia Beach, Virginia, but has been a resident of the Naples area since 1991, so he is practically a native by Florida standards!  Bruce and Krissy have two great children, Paige and Tyler. Family is very important to Bruce, and that is where his real estate practice focuses – on the needs of families who want to have their own ‘slice of paradise’ in Southwest Florida.  Bruce is familiar with all of the best communities from Naples to Fort Myers, so you will get excellent professional advice on the best neighborhood for your needs. Bruce has been a Florida licensed Realtor since 2004. He is a candidate for the coveted GRI designation which signifies a high level of education and professional expertise. Bruce is affiliated with “The ‘A’ Team” of John R Wood Properties as a full time Sales Associate. One of John R Wood Properties top producing teams, “The ‘A’ Team” utilize award winning marketing venues that make Bruce and his team a great choice for selling your property also. From proper staging and pricing to exceptional marketing, Bruce and ‘The “A’ Team” know how to help you get top dollar for your property.

 

Barb Dunlap, Realtor® ABR, e-Pro

Barb’s sales experience started early in Tucson, Arizona and then in New York, finally arriving in paradise in 1999. Barb had a career as a Sales Trainer for one of the top 10 banks in the nation and was mentioned nationally for her marketing and advertising accomplishments. Her experience in a national marketing setting, being certified in several needs based sales training programs, and writing her own training programs provided a great base for her real estate career. Barb has been a consistent recipient of the Circle of Excellence Award since 2001. Her attention to detail and caring attitude make Barb the choice of many Buyers and Sellers to help them with their real estate needs. Barb has two sons, Bob in New York and Stacy in Michigan, who have given her three beautiful grandchildren that delight her. Barb and her fiancé, Leigh, are residents in one of her favorite Southwest Florida communities, Pelican Sound Golf and River Club. Barb has helped many families to move into Pelican Sound as well as to other fine communities in SW Florida. She can help you make a smooth transition to paradise too!

 

Ron Sinks Realtor® GRI, SFR

Ron Sinks began his residency in Southwest Florida in 1989 when he and his then fiancé Darline Hillard decided that southwest Florida was the wonderful, tropical oasis where they both wanted to live. Ron is originally from Bowie, Texas where he was first licensed in Texas in 1972 owning and managing his own real estate and tax service and was instrumental in developing the Bowie, TX Board of REALTORS. Ron's professional affiliations include: Broker Associate and active member of the local, state and national Associations of REALTORS®. Past Director for Naples Area Board of REALTORS® and past President of Montague County Board of REALTORS®.  Ron’s designations include: GRI (Graduate Realtors Institute), and SFR (Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource).
Ron is dedicated to his customers but tries to find a little time for fishing and golf which is so abundant in SW Florida. Dear to Ron’s heart are his daughter Kristi and two granddaughters, P-Dee and Kaydee, who live in Joshua, Texas and love to call Ron and Darline Mee Maw and Pee Paw (It’s a Texas thing). When you hire Ron to help you with your real estate needs you will find a sincere and dedicated professional and a new friend as well.

 


Our Team Members

Barbara Dunlap sells homes in Bonita Springs

Barbara Dunlap

Bonita Springs Office (239) 405-0251
Barb is an expert in finding just what you are looking for. A multi-million dollar producer, licensed in two states, Certified sales trainer, specializing in making your home finding enjoyable and easy.
Mal Griffin sells homes in Bonita Springs

Mal Griffin

Bonita Springs Office (239) 398-9908

A former Naval Aviator, Mal has been a licensed Realtor since 1979. Since relocating from Virginia Beach, VA to Southwest Florida in 1988, he has helped numerous families buy and sell here in "Paradise". Mal is a consistent top producer and partner in "The A Team", where they are.... "Committed to Providing "A" Level Service to Every Client".

Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Mal was a Navy "junior" who lived all over the world growing up.  He has a grown daughter, Kim, a financial consultant of whom he is extremely proud.  He is an avid outdoorsman with a love of boating, fishing, hiking, bird watching, and generally enjoying the abundant opportunities to enjoy the wonderful year round weather that Southwest Florida offers.  Mal is a fair golfer and an enthusiastic tennis player.

Mal graduated from Annapolis High School and the University of Maryland with a degree in Marketing.  He was a Naval Aviator, an A7 attack jet carrier pilot until 1978, a period in which he describes having some of the best experiences of his life.  First licensed as a Realtor in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1979, Mal had a successful real estate practice there specializing in residential sales, property management, and small investment syndications.

After succumbing to the lure of southwest Florida, Mal worked in Naples as an investment consultant for one of the top regional investment firms for five years.  He resumed his real estate career in 1998, and has since helped many families to find their perfect southwest Florida home.  His friendly demeanor and extensive knowledge of local values puts his clients at ease and gives them confidence in his first class, 'A Level' service.

Bruce Ives sells homes in Bonita Springs

Bruce Ives

Bonita Springs Office (239) 398-9911
Bruce hails from Virginia Beach, Virginia but has been a resident of the area since 1991, so he is practically a native by Florida standards! Bruce is affiliated with "The A Team" one of JRW's top producing teams. Bruce and Krissy have two great children, Paige and Tyler. Family is very important to Bruce, and that is where his real estate practice focuses -- on the needs of families who want to have their own "slice of paradise". Whether it is a young family looking for their first home, or a more mature couple or individual looking to relocate from the frozen north, Bruce has a history of making it a smooth transition and smooth transaction. He is familiar with all of the best communities in the area so you will receive professional advice on the best neighborhood for your needs. "The A Team's" award winning marketing venues make Bruce and his team a great choice for selling your property. From proper staging to exceptional marketing, they know how to get top dollar for your property.
Ron Sinks sells homes in Bonita Springs Designations

GRI, SFR, SRES

Ron Sinks

Bonita Springs Office (239) 877-6878

Proud Member of The A Team of SWFL

Ron Sinks Realtor® GRI, SFR

Ron Sinks is proud to be a member of “The A Team of SWFL”… where their mission is described as.... ”Committed to Providing 'A' Level Service to Every Client."  He began his residency in Southwest Florida in 1989 when he and his then fiancé Darline Hillard (who is Director of Sales for AQUA at Pelican Isle, a Luxury Waterfront Residential Tower in Naples) decided that southwest Florida was the wonderful, tropical oasis where they both wanted to live. Ron is originally from Bowie, Texas where he was first licensed in Texas in 1972 owning and managing his own real estate brokerage firm in addition to offering tax and insurances services. Ron saw the need for a cohesive and professional system in which REALTORS® could cooperate with each other for the good of their customers and was instrumental in developing the Bowie, TX Board of REALTORS®. Ron's professional affiliations include: Broker Associate and active member of the local, state and national Associations of REALTORS®. Past Director for Naples Area Board of REALTORS® and past President of Montague County Board of REALTORS®. In his years in the real estate industry, Ron has also been in the new home construction field in both the building and Sales Management side as well as land sales and development. He is well versed in the variety of new construction opportunities in SW FL as well as resale opportunities. Ron’s designations include: GRI (Graduate Realtors Institute), and SFR (Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource). Ron is dedicated to his customers’ needs and goes the extra mile to accomplish their goals. When he has a little down time, he enjoys fishing and golf which is so abundant in SW Florida. Dear to Ron’s heart are his daughter Kristi and two granddaughters, Pee-Dee and Kay-Dee, who live in Joshua, Texas and love to call Ron and Darline Mee Maw and Pee Paw (It’s a Texas thing). When you hire Ron to help you with your real estate needs you will find a sincere and dedicated professional with only your best interest at heart and a make new friend in the process.  

 

Sarah Thompson PA, Realtor® ABR, CRS

Licensed since 1971 and a Southwest Florida resident since 1988, Sarah's knowledge of the Naples, Bonita, and Estero real estate markets is unsurpassed. Sarah is a consistent multi-million dollar in sales producer and is a partner in "The A Team", where ‘A’ level service is a key ingredient to her success. Sarah hails from a small town in North Carolina but was raised in the big Navy town of Norfolk, Virginia, where she attained a marketing degree from Old Dominion University... She has two grown sons, John and Bruce, who are in mortgage banking and on her real estate team, and two cherished grandchildren, Paige and Dean. Sarah’s Florida real estate career has encompassed representing some of the nation’s top homebuilders in Naples, Bonita Springs, and Estero, as well as general real estate sales of luxury homes and condominiums. Additionally, Sarah spent six years as a top producing mortgage loan officer for Barnett Bank (now Bank of America). She has always been a top producer, in real estate and mortgage financing. Her extensive knowledge and expertise in finance has helped her to advise and assist her real estate clients. Sarah’s education and credentials include designation as a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR).  You will find that Sarah brings her southern friendliness to her real estate practice and professes to be on a “hugging basis” with most of her clients.  

 

Mal Griffin PA, Realtor® GRI, e-Pro

Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Mal was a Navy “junior” who lived all over the world growing up. He has a grown daughter, Kim, a financial consultant of whom he is extremely proud, and he and wife and partner, Sarah Thompson have two fabulous grandchildren, Paige and Dean.  Mal and Sarah have been full time residents of Southwest Florida since 1988. They live in one of their favorite gated, golf course communities, Pelican Sound Golf and River Club, in Estero, Florida, which is just north of Naples, between Bonita Springs and Fort Myers. Mal graduated from Annapolis High School and the University of Maryland with a degree in Marketing. He was a Naval Aviator, an A7 attack jet carrier pilot until 1978, a period in which he describes having some of the best experiences of his life. First licensed as a Realtor in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1979, Mal had a successful real estate practice there specializing in residential sales, property management, and small investment syndications. Mal has helped many families to find their perfect southwest Florida home. His friendly demeanor and extensive knowledge of local values puts his clients at ease and gives them confidence in his first class, ‘A Level’ service.

 

Bruce Ives Realtor® GRI Candidate, Luxury Home Specialist

Bruce hails from Virginia Beach, Virginia, but has been a resident of the Naples area since 1991, so he is practically a native by Florida standards!  Bruce and Krissy have two great children, Paige and Tyler. Family is very important to Bruce, and that is where his real estate practice focuses – on the needs of families who want to have their own ‘slice of paradise’ in Southwest Florida.  Bruce is familiar with all of the best communities from Naples to Fort Myers, so you will get excellent professional advice on the best neighborhood for your needs. Bruce has been a Florida licensed Realtor since 2004. He is a candidate for the coveted GRI designation which signifies a high level of education and professional expertise. Bruce is affiliated with “The ‘A’ Team” of John R Wood Properties as a full time Sales Associate. One of John R Wood Properties top producing teams, “The ‘A’ Team” utilize award winning marketing venues that make Bruce and his team a great choice for buying or selling your property. From proper staging and pricing to exceptional marketing, Bruce and ‘The “A’ Team” know how to help you get top dollar for your property.

 

Barb Dunlap, Realtor® ABR, e-Pro

Barb’s sales experience started early in Tucson, Arizona and then in New York, finally arriving in paradise in 1999. Barb had a career as a Sales Trainer for one of the top 10 banks in the nation and was mentioned nationally for her marketing and advertising accomplishments. Her experience in a national marketing setting, being certified in several needs based sales training programs, and writing her own training programs provided a great base for her real estate career. Barb has been a consistent recipient of the Circle of Excellence Award since 2001. Her attention to detail and caring attitude make Barb the choice of many Buyers and Sellers to help them with their real estate needs. Barb has two sons, Bob in New York and Stacy in Michigan, who have given her three beautiful grandchildren that delight her. Barb and her fiancé, Leigh, are residents in one of her favorite Southwest Florida communities, Pelican Sound Golf and River Club. Barb has helped many families to move into Pelican Sound as well as to other fine communities in SW Florida. She can help you make a smooth transition to paradise too!

Sarah Thompson sells homes in Bonita Springs

Sarah Thompson

Bonita Springs Office (239) 398-8333
Licensed since 1971 and a Southwest Florida resident since 1988, Sarah's knowledge of the Naples, Bonita, and Estero real estate markets is unsurpassed. Sarah is a consistent multi-million dollar producer and is a partner in "The A Team" where their mission is described as  "Committed to Providing 'A' Level Service to Every Client".

Sarah hails from a small town in North Carolina but was raised in the big Navy town of Norfolk, Virginia. She has a marketing degree from Old Dominion University... She has two grown sons, John and Bruce, who are in mortgage banking and on her real estate team, and two cherished grandchildren, Paige and Dean.

Sarah’s Florida real estate career has encompassed representing some of the nation’s top homebuilders in Naples, Bonita Springs, and Estero, as well as general real estate sales of luxury homes and condominiums. Additionally, Sarah spent six years as a top producing mortgage loan officer for Barnett Bank (now Bank of America). She has always been a top producer, in real estate and mortgage financing. Her extensive knowledge and expertise in finance has helped her to advise and assist her real estate clients. Sarah’s education and credentials include designation as a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR).  You will find that Sarah brings her southern friendliness to her real estate practice and professes to be on a “hugging basis” with most of her clients.