Home Step

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HomeStep was founded by 2 fierce female Realtors who share a passion for working with seniors. Julie Pignatano and Katie Guerra are Southwest Florida’s Seniors Real Estate Specialists.

The mission behind HomeStep is to support seniors (and their families) who are ready to have a discussion about next steps — whether that means RIGHTSIZING or MOVING into a senior living community. Having personally gone through this with their own loved ones, these ladies have an established network of industry professionals to connect with and are your one-stop shop for all of your Real Estate needs.

With a combined 75 million in sales for 2023, our proven strategies will maximize your return on investment.

Buying or selling Real Estate at any stage in life can be a stressful and emotional process, but for mature adults it can truly be overwhelming without a trusted advisor. The HomeStep Team goes above and beyond for their clients and are here to elevate you to your next step!

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Julie Pignatano, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, made her way down to Naples via Brooklyn, NY. Those who know Julie say she is that perfect mix of midwestern charm and New York hustle. After spending nearly a decade as an Event Director for one of the country’s top producing dance competitions, Julie knew her wide range of skill sets would be a perfect fit for Real Estate, enabling her to bring her expertise to a new level.  Attaining her Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation through the National Association of Realtors, there’s no question Julie’s compassion, attention to detail, and open communication puts all of her clients at ease. She prides herself on making the process of buying and selling fun, stress-free, and memorable.

In addition to her bustling Real Estate career, Julie and her husband Joe are extremely passionate about helping others and serving the community. They share their time with 2 organizations they hold near and dear to their hearts: The Alzheimer's Support Network and The Boys and Girls Club of Collier County.

Julie Pignatano

Katie Guerra's family is from upstate NY. She was born in Ohio, then moved to Texas, Kentucky and finally ended up in SW Florida 20+ years ago. Settling in Naples is truly her paradise!! Why not sell the dream?

Katie is a strong believer that communication is key when working with her clients. She prides herself in asking the right questions, and knowing when to stop and listen to their needs. Joining the LuxRe has been a pivotal move for Katie's real estate career. This group of successful top selling agents are breaking goals in Southwest Florida. They treat every client with a luxury experience, and make sure to protect their client's investment as if it were their own. LuxRe uses cutting edge photography, videos, and marketing strategies for all of their listings. They also utilize top notch technology data reports to stay up on the latest real estate trends and local market. Surrounding yourself with the BEST is key to success!

Katie Guerra

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