About us

Laurie Ann Truluck grew up in Ocala, attended FSU in Tallahassee and returned to Ocala to teach elementary school in the Marion County Schools. She was then Director of Happy Hearts Kindergarten & Preschool before starting her multi million dollar Real Estate business in 2002. She and her husband have three children (ages 14, 15 and 23). Their eldest graduated from a local school while their youngest two still attend public school in Ocala where they are actively involved in sports and other activities.

We love to work with people moving to our area so that we can share our love of our community and help them find their niche here. We take pride in going the extra mile to not only help our customers find or sell their Marion County home but also to find connections here that make their transition smooth and exciting. Most of our business comes from friends and referrals of friends, which makes our job fun and enjoyable and we love the new connections we make from our internet presence. We enjoy helping people reach goals, move on to new seasons of their lives, purchase their first home, make a real estate investment, upsize, downsize, or whatever the case may be.

If we can be of assistance to you, please get in touch – We’d love the opportunity to work with you!

Laurie Ann Truluck

Laurie Ann Truluck is a dynamic and accomplished professional with a passion for real estate and a deep love for her community. Growing up in the vibrant city of Ocala and graduating from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Laurie Ann's roots are firmly planted in the Sunshine State.

With a background in education, Laurie Ann began her career as an elementary school teacher in the Marion County Schools before taking on the role of Director at Happy Hearts Kindergarten & Preschool. In 2002, she made a bold leap into the world of real estate, founding her own multi-million dollar business.

Together with her dedicated team, Laurie Ann thrives on assisting individuals and families relocating to the area. Their mission is to share their passion for the community and help newcomers find their perfect place to call home. Going above and beyond, they take pride in ensuring a seamless and exciting transition, not just in buying or selling a home, but also in connecting newcomers with the local resources and activities that make life in Marion County truly fulfilling.

Word-of-mouth referrals and cherished friendships form the foundation of Laurie Ann's business. Working with friends, family, and past customers brings immense joy to her and her team. In addition, their online presence allows them to forge new connections and extend their reach, all while maintaining the same level of care and dedication.

Whether you're seeking guidance in achieving your real estate goals, embarking on a new chapter in your life, investing in property, or simply finding your dream home, Laurie Ann and her team are ready to assist you. Reach out to them today for an unforgettable experience tailored to your needs. Together, they'll make your real estate journey in Marion County both successful and enjoyable.

Kelly Robinson

I was born and raised in Ocala and although I moved away for undergraduate and graduate school, I knew I wanted to move back at some point to raise my own family. I went to Auburn University where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and later earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of South Florida. I spent almost 10 years as a teacher in the Marion County Public School system before transitioning to a career in Real Estate. I have a 9 year old daughter and a 7 year old son who definitely keep me on my toes! I love spending time with family, relaxing at the beach, and watching college football, particularly Auburn football- War Eagle! I really enjoy the variety of roles I am able to play for my clients throughout their real estate transactions, from teacher, to counselor, adviser, and ultimately a trusted friend. It’s the perfect mix of my past experience and I love it! I look forward to helping you in your journey!

Patty McLeod
I have lived in Ocala for over 43 years. I am a native Floridian, born and raised in Miami. I graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Education. I am married to a native Ocalan, David, who has family roots here that go way back! His family were the founders and owners of Silver Springs Attraction with the famous glass bottom boats back in the 1920's through the 1960's. We have two grown children whom also reside in Ocala and we have been blessed with four adorable and active grandsons!  I have a love for animals, especially for my two dachshunds! 
Being a real estate agent is such an honor to me. I love working with people selling, buying and investing and enjoy taking the time to go on the journey with them. Integrity, dedication and friendliness it what you are going to get with me! 

Jenny Stentiford

I have called Ocala home for over 40 years. I love seeing the growth in our community, yet the great hometown feel. I have three children who were all born and raised in Marion County. A son Miles, who now lives in Ocala. A daughter Ashton, who graduated from The University of Florida and works as a Publicist in New York City. My youngest Ava is at Florida State University to enter the nursing field. 

I recently married an incredible man, Paul Stentiford. He has been a licensed  General Contractor in the state of Florida since 1985. We are joined personally and professionally. He helps advise my clients on structural issues, inspection reports, etc. We help our clients with the full scope of real estate. 
I am a vital part of The Truluck Team at Sellstate Next Generation Realty and I am passionate about assisting my Buyers, Sellers and Investors on their real estate journey.

Holly Vandeventer
Born and raised in Ocala, I have deep roots and a deep love for this area I call home. I graduated from Vanguard High school and attended college at CFCC. 
 I have a long history of customer service. From being a reservationist/trip planner, to being a server at a couple of VERY busy popular restaurants, and later running my own residential cleaning business.All of these experiences taught me invaluable people skills, a strong work ethic, and to keep cool under pressure.
In my down time I enjoy being with my family and friends, spending time outdoors, exploring nature, traveling, hiking, camping, hanging at the beach, by the pool, or by a nice fire.
After staying at home for years and raising my 4 kids here, I chose a career in real estate.Taking care of people is in my blood and I LOVE sharing the place I grew up with people!   I am so fortunate to be a part of the Laurie Ann Truluck TEAM!! I am always looking forward to meeting new friends and helping them with their buying and selling real estate needs!!

Jana Faulkner

A fifth-generation native of Ocala/Marion County, Florida. Serving the Ocala and surrounding areas in residential, farms, and land real estate needs. As a local Realtor, works with buyers and sellers to navigate the best deals possible. Staying current with market trends, competitive analysis, and the local community are her strengths. She is passionate for supporting her clients with stellar service. 


Shannon Hudge

My husband and I, although native Michiganders, have called Ocala, Florida our home for over 10 years and can’t imagine raising our family anywhere else. 

We are blessed with 3 beautiful daughters whom I homeschool. 

The home is such a special place for families it seemed natural to gravitate toward helping others find their own. I love building relationships and connecting people to others so joining the Laurie Ann Truluck Team was a great fit! 


Whether you’re moving across the country, county or street, it is my goal to provide the most excellent service to buyers and sellers in order to earn their trust, referrals and repeat business. 

I truly love Ocala and desire to make my home, your home. 


Caren Barnes
Caren is a native to Ocala,  growing up here and graduating from Lake Weir High School.  She went on to become a  dental assistant and worked in this field for over 20 years.  She is also  a certified personal trainer and specializes in fitness nutrition. Together, with her husband, they have 4 wonderful children that keep them busy. The Barnes Family loves the water and spends their free time fishing or at the beach.
Caren's interest in real estate began when she was a first time home buyer. She had a very negative experience with her first home purchase.  The frustrations felt could have been easily avoided with more communication from her Realtor. Caren wants to be the agent that keeps you informed every step of the way, making sure you are communicated with and assisted throughout the process and afterwards.  Her goal is to help you make positive memories!  

Kayla Vitale

Kayla Vitale is a seasoned real estate professional hailing from Ocala, Florida, where she has cultivated a deep-rooted knowledge and passion for the local market. With an unwavering dedication to customer service and the ability to forge lasting relationships, Kayla offers unparalleled expertise in delivering exceptional real estate services.

Drawing upon her extensive experience in customer service, Kayla leverages her skills to provide her clients with a seamless and personalized real estate experience. Her lifelong residency in Ocala grants her invaluable insights into the area, enabling her to offer comprehensive guidance to clients seeking to sell, buy, or rent properties.

Kayla's commitment to her clients extends beyond transactions, as she takes pride in being a reliable resource throughout the entire process. Whether you are embarking on the sale of your property, searching for your dream home, or exploring investment opportunities, Kayla is well-equipped to meet all of your real estate needs.

In addition to her thriving career, Kayla finds joy in her family life. She and her husband are proud parents to a vibrant two-year-old daughter and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their newest addition. This strong family foundation fuels Kayla's drive and dedication, providing her with the motivation to create a brighter future for her clients and loved ones alike.

Experience the professional excellence and steadfast devotion of Kayla Vitale as she guides you through one of the most significant transactions of your life, all while embracing the joys of family and the pursuit of a fulfilling home."


Kimber Hamilton

I grew up in Ocala and have loved every part of it. I married my high school sweetheart in 2021 and moved to Arizona as my husband is in the United States Air Force. We recently moved back to Ocala and made it our forever home. I started working at Sellstate as a staff member, which led to getting my real estate license and joining the TEAM! When I'm not working, I spend my time with family, friends and our two dogs. Being in real estate is more than helping clients buy and sell homes, it's about creating relationships within the community, which I love! My goal is to give all of my clients an excellent experience and customer service. I would love to help you with all of your real estate needs!

Bridget Noell
With roots in Wildwood, Florida I grew up managing and serving at my family's local restaurant for almost 10 years. 
I am the proud mama to two very special children, Bronson and Bremer.
If I’m not working you can usually find me spending time with family and friends or at the gym.
 As a proud member of the Truluck Team at Sellstate Next Generation Realty, my intentions are to carry on the same customer service values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding service into everything I do as I serve our real estate clients from introduction to the closing table and afterwards.
I am so fortunate to be a part of the Truluck Team and to have the top mentors and systems in place to best serve my clients! 

Jolinda Fisher

I’ve explored my passion for real estate from my early years and chose to leave my home state of
Nebraska to attend the University of South Carolina to achieve a degree in the real estate. I’ve been
recognized as a Top Producer in both the Midlands and the Lowcountry of South Carolina markets. I am
a United States Marine Corps Veteran spouse; we moved to Ocala when my husband retired in 2020. I
have loyally supported my husband and dedicated a significant amount of time and energy to the military community. I have gained extensive professional and personal experience while adapting to
frequent moves and pulling double duty raising our children and working in a variety of industries
ranging from restaurant management, emergency services, website design, and grocery. One of my
most exhilarating challenges was becoming a Trader Joe’s Mate in Charlottesville, Virginia. During the day when I am not with clients, I enjoy collaborating with other local specialists to align the perfect strategy for marketing, negotiating, and analyzing the current Real Estate Industry. My hobbies include playing tennis and pickleball, boating and kayaking every chance that I get. I can frequently be found on the sidelines watching my son Austin play football or lacrosse for Trinity Catholic High School or shuffling my daughter to horseback riding lessons. I chose to join The Laurie Ann Truluck Team at Sellstate Next Generation Realty as a Realtor® because I strive to surround myself with the best of the best. I feel that Laurie Ann has handpicked a strong team in the Ocala area, and I look forward to growing daily from the knowledge of my colleagues. My career goal is to give my clients a tremendous experience of extraordinary customer service. I can provide exceptional value to my clients by creating an experience defined by excellence, consistency, attention, empathy, and appreciation which will ultimately lead to a positive outcome.

Tanner Watts

I was born and raised in Ocala and graduated from Forest High School. I then went on to attend Florida State University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Communications and Digital Media Studies with a minor in Psychology. Before even graduating, I knew that real estate was the career that I wanted to do so I got my license. My interest in real estate started with watching copious amounts of episodes on HGTV when I was younger. Now I have moved back to Ocala to start my career. I enjoy playing tennis and love spending time with my family and friends. Ocala has been my home for my whole life so I would love to help you with all your buying, selling, and renting needs.

Delaney Mellucci

I was born and raised in Ocala and graduated from Forest High school. I started working at Sellstate Next Generation Realty as a senior in high school. My role was the office assistant, and, in that position, I found my love for real estate very quickly. I then went to the University of South Florida where I studied in Finance and continued to work as an agent assistant. While at college I found I was so eager to get started in my real estate carrier and have now decided to move back to Ocala and pursue my passion for real estate. I have two dogs, a chocolate and a yellow lab. I love to spend time with family and friends by the water. I am always eager to meet new people and create bonds within our community. I am so excited to be help with all your buying and selling needs! I am so glad to be able to be a part of the Truluck TEAM and looking forward to helping people make Ocala their home!

Andres Lozano

Andres Lozano is a highly experienced real estate agent with years of experience helping clients throughout the Ocala area achieve their real estate goals. As a dedicated and knowledgeable professional, Andres has built a reputation for delivering exceptional service and results to each and every client he works with.

With an in-depth understanding of the local market, Andres is able to provide clients with valuable insights and guidance throughout the buying or selling process. Whether you're looking to sell your current property or find your dream home, Andres has the expertise and skills needed to help you achieve success.

A true professional, Andres is known for his attention to detail, strong work ethic, and commitment to providing clients with the highest level of service. He takes a personalized approach to real estate, working closely with each client to understand their unique needs and goals and developing customized strategies to help them achieve their objectives.

If you're looking to buy or sell a home in the Ocala area, Andres Lozano is the agent you need on your side. Contact him today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward achieving your real estate goals.

Jeannie Dunn

Jeannie Dunn lived in Massachusetts and New Hampshire until thirty-three years ago when she moved her family to Marion County for a better quality of life. She raised her children and worked alongside her husband to help establish his two successful businesses. She attended Saint Leo University and Nova Southeastern University graduating with a Master's in Educational Leadership. She taught in the Marion County public schools for over twenty-three years. She and her husband have bought, sold, and managed their own homes and rentals for over forty-five years.

Jeannie chose to be a part of The Truluck Team because of the team's integrity and dedication to relationship building. From her earlier experience as a sales representative through her later endeavors in business, education, and real estate, she realized each required setting goals and following through with respect and understanding built through relationships. Jeannie will continue to give you her best whether it's buying, selling, or investing. She understands that life's journey is flexible and people's needs are ever-changing. You can depend on Jeannie to guide you through this journey by "Building Relationships One Home at a Time". She looks forward to meeting and assisting you with all your real estate needs.