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Team Torrance

The Torrance Team is a real estate team located in Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. The head of the team is real estate professional-consultant James Torrance. The team has over 26 years of experience helping clients in both the buying and selling of real estate throughout Palm Beach, Martin, Broward, and St. Lucie counties. The team members are James Torrance, Andres Hoyos, Brian Jacobs, Cynthia Jimenez, Dorothy Harper, Marianna Lo Duca, Rebecca Albright, and Dora Sargeant.

The amount of resources the Torrance Team brings to the table will make the buying and selling experience as effortless as possible in today’s challenging and changing market.

James Torrance

     “Serving and Coaching” buyers, sellers, agents and staff with over two decades of experience in real estate in the greater Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast areas, I am passionate about helping people find homes because I know a house isn’t just a house; it represents a life.

As a third generation home builder and second-generation real estate broker associate-consultant I began my career in the real estate industry as a “Custom Home Builder”. I quickly discovered that I had a passion as well as a unique ability to match the right people to the right homes.  I pride myself in being a  “peoples person” and have built solid and genuine relationships over the years.

I am able to assess whats important to my clients and understand my clients needs and desires, because I really do listen to them.  I absolutely love helping people find their dream home and am always enthusiastic about finding what is perfectly suited to them. My communication and negotiation skills have led me from the home building business to being a full time broker and real-estate consultant.

After living and working in the greater South Florida area for over twenty-four years, this experience has enabled my clients to benefit from my in-depth knowledge of the area.  Combined with my tenacity to complete fair and friendly transactions, you can rest assured that I’ll get the job done.  In addition, the network of contacts I have ensures that my clients are always best positioned to have a successful home buying experience.

I am passionate about making sure my clients are always extremely happy with my services and I take ‘protecting their real-estate assets’ very seriously.  With degrees in Organizational Management and Psychology, they have given me the tools for a solid foundation on mastering ‘the art of the transaction’.  I’m James Torrance and making your next real estate transaction work smoothly and to everyone’s complete satisfaction is my number one goal.

Andres Hoyos

Andres has been fascinated with real estate for as long as he can remember.

Andres Hoyos received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Southern Polytechnic State University, and has always been passionate about helping others.

As a real estate professional, Andres compete every day to assiduously work for each of his clients, providing the highest level of customer service, individualized attention, and through knowledge of Florida’s real estate market, all while maintaining the utmost level of integrity, confidentiality, and respect.  “Whether you’re looking for a home, condominium or an investment in Florida, I will take the responsibility seriously of guiding you through the entire process and work diligently on your behalf.” Times have changed and the agents that are still in the market are resilient and Andres is no exception.  Andres is also fluent in Spanish, and a member of the Palm Beaches Board

Brian S. Jacobs

Growing up in the Florida Keys and moving up to West Palm Beach for High School. I have lived in Florida for all but two years of my life. Shortly after High School I attended Culinary school and worked in some of the finer restaurants in the area, coming from the restaurant business has really taught me how to cater to my clients needs.

I have been working Real Estate in the Palm Beaches since 1999 As well as owning a mortgage brokerage which I sold in the height of the real estate boom. I have knowledge of all aspects of the purchase process from financing to closing and I have helped hundreds of people realize their dream of home ownership closing over $100 million in transactions.  You can count on me to get the job done with your best interest in mind.

When I am not helping people find their dream home I can usually be found at one of our areas great motorsport facilities racing my car or teaching with a local car club.I have organized and hosted racing events with a range of cars from Miatas to Porsches and Ferrari’s. With the number one killer of teens being car related crashes I volunteer my time to assist in teaching safe driving habits to teens as well as basic and advanced vehicle dynamics.

It would be my honor to assist you in finding your dream home. I am passionate about the area I live and play in and I consider myself an ambassador to the Palm Beaches.

Cynthia Jimenez

“Knowledge is power” I am committed to provide the best results , providing a solid communication with all parties and assist my clients in purchasing or selling one of their biggest investments. I help my clients make informative decisions and guide them through their new South Florida home.

I am a world traveler and had lived in South Korea, Puerto Rico, California, New York City, Seattle and now West Palm Beach. These experiences allow me to help families relocate and to understand the dynamics involved that are sensitive to the whole family.

I bring to the table fluency in Spanish, Italian and English, facilitating my client a comfortable transaction environment and offering an understanding of their cultural needs and expectations.

Prior to the real estate business, I worked on major transportation projects worldwide from rail projects to airports. My Civil Engineering background allows me to share my detailed experience and expertise to benefit each and every one of my clients.

I am passionate about Real Estate and assisting clients in their new home purchase.

Dorothy Harper

Dorothy utilizes her banking background as a loan officer in the Private Clients division of a major international bank to provide financial wisdom and superior customer service. After moving from New York in 1996 to West Palm Beach, Dorothy used her skills to help coordinate the construction of the incredible Trump International Golf Course project for Donald Trump. Later working for William Koch at his Oxbow Corporation headquarters as part of a team putting together financing for power plant projects, domestic and international. With over 20 years of corporate experience, Dorothy launched her real estate career in 2001 and is an integral part of making dreams come true for her clients.

Marianna Lo Duca

Marianna Lo Duca (Multilingual Real-Estate Consultant )

Serving South Florida in Sales for over 17 years. Born in Italy and Lived in New York, Virginia and moved to Caracas Venezuela. Graduated in Las Palmas and then Moved in South Florida in 1995.

As a world traveler and experienced sales professional I have worked in many fields such as Construction, Commodities, and Real Estate. Through these experienced trades I have discovered that I have a passion working with people. Especially helping people in their journey to purchase Real Estate as an investor, second home, primary home or as first time homebuyer.

Being Multilingual gives me the ability and tremendous reward in being able to help clients feel comfortable and confident to experience their transactions in their own Native language such as (Italian, Spanish, English, Sicilian Dialect and Portuguese.

Purchasing ones home or (nest) is an essential personal process and it is extremely important that I deliver the highest quality of communication as a true professional for each of my clients.

I look forward to serving you with your specific purchase.

Hablo Espanol , Parlo Italiano, Compreender Portugues

Rebecca Albright

Having worked in the real estate business for over 10 years and lived in Palm Beach County for over 20, I can be a true partner in making your home ownership dreams come true.  I’ve worked for a homebuilder and an independent real estate company which gives me a wealth of knowledge from different aspects of the business to use in negotiating your home purchase.

I have experience in negotiating foreclosure purchases as well as short sales and traditional sales.  In today’s real estate market, you need an agent who can guide you through any situation and I have the experience to do so.

I have a passion for serving and a heart for knowing just what your home means to you. It’s the center of your family life, a place to connect and grow, and a place of comfort when the world gets rough.  I promise to work diligently to find you a home that can be all of those things and more.  I’m looking forward to being a part of your next home purchase!


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