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Rafael Curquejo Joins Keller Williams

Rafael Curquejo has joined the powerhouse team of agents at Keller Williams Realty in Marco Island.

“Rafael brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table for our residential and relocation clients,” said Dale Suslick, CEO and team leader of Keller Williams Realty Marco Island. “Highly experienced specialists like Rafael help to maintain and exceed our position as one of Florida’s top real estate firms.”

Curquejo, who became an agent in 2012, is a REALTOR® and broker associate.

“I always found Keller Williams agents to be extremely professional and easy to work with based on my past experiences with them,” said Curquejo, “The organization has an outstanding reputation and a company culture that I wanted to be part of. Plus, their training and resources will help me take my business to the next level.”

Curquejo was born and raised in the Caribbean island of Curacao and moved to Spain when he was 18.

He earned his degrees in business administration from the International School of Economics Rotterdam and Complutense University from Madrid Spain, aka the European Business Programme which is part of the Erasmus program.

Curquejo is proficient in English, Spanish, Dutch, and Papiamento, and has conversational knowledge of French and Portuguese.

After graduation, he joined the management team of Curacao Beverage Bottling Company, aka Coca Cola Curacao. He then moved on to manage the Heineken International owned Distribution Center in Bonaire.

Curquejo moved to Miami in 1999 and has owned a home in Marco Island since 2015.

In his spare time, he works with a homeless ministry in Miami and is looking forward to becoming more involved with environmental nonprofits in Marco Island.

The Marco Island market center, located at 830 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, Fla. 34145, was established in 2005 and has 100 associates. Even with Hurricane Irma’s long-lasting negative impact on the housing market, the rapidly growing market center had a total sales volume of $213.5 million over the past 12 months, with an average of $254.2 million in annual sales over the last seven years. The market center has shared $657,851 in profits with its agents since 2010.

To learn more about Keller Williams, call Dale Suslick at 239-314-9100 or visit

The Needles, John R. Wood Properties

The Needles family, Scott Needles, Stacy Needles-Witthoff and Marv Needles participated in the October Mike Ferry Production Retreat held in Washington, DC. The Ferry organization is the leading real estate training firm in the country providing agents with up-to-date support through training and coaching. The intended result is to provide more efficient service and to enhance the buyers’ and sellers’ experience, adding to the agent’s success.

The Needles are broker-associates with John R. Wood Properties. Marv began his career as an agent with the Deltona Corp., the developer of Marco Island. In 1973 Marv established Flagship Real Estate and it continued until merging with John R. Wood in 2016.

Scott and Stacy, born and raised on Marco Island, both attended Lely High School and graduated from Florida State University. They entered the real estate industry in 1995 and 1998 as agents with Marv’s firm, Flagship, and have become the leading real estate team on Marco Island consistently selling over 100 properties per year.

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