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Tim Cranch

Ellie Penaranda

About Us

Ellie Penaranda, PA, Broker

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Ellie entered real estate through the front door and the back door. Her studies in interior design fine tuned a sense of style and a keen awareness of color. Early on, Ellie worked on contracts for a real estate attorney which provided a great foundation to become owner and principal broker of a real estate brokerage company in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area.

She raised her children in Reston, Virginia, and vacationed regularly in Naples, Florida. The magnetic force of the water, the climate, the lifestyle and friendly people was too much to resist not to make Naples her full-time home and place of work as a Licensed Broker. If she is not working or negotiating diligently on your behalf, you’ll find her walking the beach or redecorating her own home…again.


(239) 776-5077

Tim Cranch, PA

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Following his father’s footsteps, Tim graduated from Cornell University. Moving seamlessly from custom home building to a career as a professional REALTOR®, Tim joined forces with Ellie to operate their own real estate brokerage firm in Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

After 20 years in Virginia and raising four children there, it was an easy decision to relocate full time to “Paradise” for the lifestyle, the climate, the water and the opportunities in a vibrant real estate market.


(239) 272-4848

Cyndi Papia

Cyndi is a website specialist and IVAA Certified Real Estate Support Specialist (CRESS). Before there is personal contact with a REALTOR®, all potential buyers, regardless of where they are in the world, begin their home search on the internet. Sellers are dependent on the online presence and exposure to get their home sold. Cyndi is the force behind making sure StepsToTheBeach.com stays at the front of the pack. She is always tweaking, improving, and introducing new technologies to give our real estate clients the very best experience and exposure on the internet.

You probably know how important it is to find the right real estate agent when you are focusing on a financial investment as substantial and as personal as your home.

What you should know about us is that we believe wholeheartedly in the unique, personal nature of real estate. You will see that in how we follow through on what we promise, as we carefully guide you through the many steps and decisions along the way.

We are fully committed to providing you with a noticeably higher level of service that will make your real estate buying or selling experience easy and as stress-free as possible – we could even have fun too.

What you can expect from us:

  • Experience you can count on, that will help you avoid pitfalls
  • Knowledge of the local market
  • A “Neighborhood Specialist’s” familiarity with local communities, home value and price trends
  • Strong, aggressive marketing, locally and internationally
  • Top professional skills continually refined through continued education and training programs respected industry-wide
  • A personal service responsive to your personal needs
  • Advice and guidance throughout the entire process
  • Commitment to client satisfaction
  • Strong work ethics
  • Problem solvers
  • Excellent negotiation skills
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Feel free to contact us today at 239-272-4848, whether it’s to get started or to ask a question. We welcome the opportunity to make a difference for you.

We also have many professional relationships throughout Florida, Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland, Connecticut, Indiana, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, we will happily provide you a referral.