Daytona News Journal

Team Gagliardi

'Team Gagliardi' is a family enterprise  
By Bob Koslow Published: Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 7:16 p.m.

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES — There are many husband-wife Realtor teams in Volusia and Flagler counties. There are even a few mother-daughter, mother-son and other relationship pairings selling real estate. But the Gagliardis are a unique foursome of husband, wife, son and daughter-in-law. Together, the four agents with Re/Max Signature in Daytona Beach Shores, have a combined 30 years of experience. Patriarch Marty Gagliardi recently spoke about it with The News-Journal.

How long have you been a Realtor?
I am in my 14th year of selling real estate here. I stated in 2001. I retired from the Daytona Beach Fire Department in 1998 where I was a lieutenant. We moved for a short time to Gatlinburg, Tennessee ... but decided to come back. I was originally from New York, but moved (to Volusia County) when I was 20.

What drew you into real estate?
My neighbor, Andrea Davis, owns Gaff’s Realty. She hounded me to do something. She kept saying I was too young to be retired, that I needed to do something. So I gave real estate a try.

But your team is now with Re/Max Signature?
We switched last year. I have all the respect in the world for Andrea and what she did for us. There was nothing there that happened. But I’m also friends with Walter (Borgen, owner of Re/Max Signature). We all felt it was just time to move on to bigger and better things.

What type real estate does your team specialize in?
We do residential — single-family homes and condos from Ponce Inlet up to Ormond-by-the-Sea.

How did your son, Mike, become part of the team?
He saw how good we were doing and wanted to be a part of it. That was about 10 years ago, back in 2005. We were at Gaff’s as a team and are still together.

Who else is on "Team Gagliardi"?
My wife, Janis, is a Realtor and so is Mike’s wife, Heidi. There are four of us. Janis does a lot of the computer work and oversees, our website. Heidi right now is taking care of the two children, so it’s Mike and I doing most of the selling.

What's the advantage of having a family team?
It's great. We all help each other out, like family. When I am tied up and can't get a call, Mike or someone else is there to pick it up. When the phone rings, you better answer because real estate is a seven-day-a-week job. If you don't answer, they'll move on. Having a family team helps share the work and the costs, too.

There were nearly 1,000 home resales last month in Volusia County, the highest in at least eight years. Why? People have finally realized, we had been down for so long, that prices are on the way up again and people are buying before they go up another $10,000 or $20,000.

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