Meet the Group

Brandi Stewart

Lic. Real Estate Broker/Owner, REALTOR®

With over 13 years of experience in the construction niche and the real estate market, Brandi Stewart brings  knowledge, expertise, and more when it comes to the Real Estate Industry. Born and raised in Clermont FL, Real Estate has run in the family, as Brandi’s father was one of the first Brokers in the area. The family remains in the Construction and Real Estate practices, offering family owned and operated, boutique styled companies, with specialized touches when it comes to Client relationship development. “For me, it is more about the experience and education than just being another Real Estate Company with Realtors who can help you buy or sell a house. The objective for the Lake Real Estate Group is to be the Professionals people call on when they have Real Estate questions or needs because they know they can rely on us to guide them in the right direction. We want to be the Real Estate Professionals that our clients can count on now and for a lifetime.”

– Brandi Stewart, Broker
Direct: (321) 689-5789
Office: (352) 227-3340

Alyssa Rodriguez

Lic. Real Estate Agent, REALTOR®, Sellers Resource Specialist, Accredited Buyers Representative, Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist, Residential Staging Specialist and Interior Decorator

While working with my fathers Custom Cabinetry and Design business, I was inspired to go back to school for Interior Design, where I earned my Residential Staging License. Not only did I get to learn about picking paint colors, but I gained knowledge and expertise in Interior Design, construction docs, and much, much more. Shortly thereafter I was blessed to meet and start working for my broker, Brandi Stewart. As her Assistant, I learned the ins and outs of the Real Estate contracts, negotiations and paperwork, and I also had the opportunity to gain experience in her commercial/development and construction dealings. This ultimately led to obtaining my own Real Estate license and other great credentials. I have been able to learn from some of the best, and experienced agents in town. I love that I am still able to practice and utilize my Design expertise in the Real Estate field.

I bought and sold my personal home before my Licensed Real Estate endeavors. Now that I have the pleasure of being on the other side of the transaction, as an Agent, I have grown such a respect for the industry and all that can go into it when you are the Agent that goes “above and beyond”. It brings me great joy to be able to wake up every day and provide a service and a bond with each of my clients while assisting in navigating each of their specific Real Estate goals and journeys.

My goal is to truly and genuinely show my customers why it is in their best interest to be represented by a professional. I would love the opportunity to be able to help our customers have a great experience through their Real Estate transactions, and to appreciate the true value of the Real Estate world, how it should be.

It would be my absolute pleasure to assist you with any and all of your Real Estate needs

-Alyssa Rodriguez
Email (Direct):
Direct: (407) 802-7798
Office: (352) 227-3340

Jill Kruse

Lic. Real Estate Agent, REALTOR®

Relationships are my heart…

Real Estate is my passion…

In the 80’s, I loved helping friends find, purchase and renovate homes.

In the 90’s, my family built our own home where we raised our boys.

In 2000, my family moved from New Jersey to Clermont and opened our Real Estate Company.

In the decades that followed, it was acquiring rental properties, flipping houses and building speculation homes that kept us in the market.

Now, I find myself wanting to give back to the community who has been so fabulous to my family and Real Estate is what I know.

My sons grew up in the community and Clermont schools.  In fact, Kevin is still in Clermont studying at Lake Sumter State College.  His brother, Kris, fell in love with Law Enforcement and is now a Corporal for the Clermont Police Department.

Our “Law Enforcement” family has a special bond with Clermont and the surrounding area and like Kris, I took an oath to serve and protect.

Whether you buy or sell through me, I will serve you by placing your family and needs first.  I will protect you and yours by offering honest, reliable, and experienced support.

Real Estate is the biggest financial decision of your life.  You can trust me to give you my best.

-Jill Kruse

Email (Direct):

Direct: (352) 217-4167

Office: (352) 227-3340

Elizabeth Kruse

Lic. Real Estate Agent, REALTOR®

Clermont Realtor Clermont Real Estate Agent Buy a HouseI was originally born in the Midwest but my family moved to Clermont when I was 10 and I am so grateful they did because

I am a Florida girl at heart. The outdoors is where my heart belongs and the 90 degree weather is where I thrive. I have lived all over in Lake County and have found that each city holds its own charm. Whether it’s the country life in Groveland or the lake life in Clermont, I love it all.

My taste for real estate came about when I was growing up and my parents would take me out for our Sunday drive to look at their dream homes. Seeing the excitement in my parents’ faces and hearing it in their voices made me so happy. My interest then grew when my husband, Kris, and I purchased our first home together in Groveland and renovated it. The joy of purchasing a house and adding your own personal touches to make it your home is unmatched! After constantly finding myself being drawn to open houses and scrolling endlessly, I knew it was time to turn this passion into a career. I turned to my mother-in-law, Jill, who has been an active Real Estate agent since the 80s. She mentored me and brought me on as her admin in order to get me started. After dipping my toes into the business side of the real estate world, I fell in love with it that much more. I put myself through school and obtained my license. My mother-in-law introduced me to Brandi and I instantly knew that I wanted to be a part of the Lake Real Estate Group team.

As an agent, I will always be honest, open, and mindful of your best interests. Whether it’s buying or selling, I would be honored to be a part of your journey in real estate!

-Liz Kruse
Email (Direct):
Direct: (352) 988-4521
Office: (352) 227-3340

Michelle Holcomb

Lic. Real Estate Agent, REALTOR®

Meet Michelle Holcomb- AKA Mouth of the South!
Michelle is a Clermont born; Florida native whose ties to the South Lake Region of Lake County run several generations deep. Being dubbed the “Mouth Of The South” is a name Michelle carries with pride. There aren’t many people Michelle doesn’t know or knows someone who knows someone. Michelle has a Bachelors in Communications and Marketing and makes it her priority to communicate and help navigate the Real Estate market to her clients. Michelle sits on the South Lake Women’s Council of REALTORS Board as Event Director Co-Chair.
“I consider my clients my partners and I invest as much time and energy into their goals as I would my own. Building dreams is in my nature as I am a 20 plus year Cast Member at Walt Disney World. My career at Disney has instilled in me the drive and motivation that allows me to Make Dreams Come True! I am an active member of the South Lake Community through multiple organizations including the South Lake Elks Lodge, South Lake Women’s Council of Realtors, South Lake Chamber of Commerce and South Lake Business Leaders. Growing our community as well as conservation is a big deal to me; that’s why I am a member of the Coastal Conservation Association that advocates for conserving Florida lakes, estuaries and coastal waters. I believe that local residents should be active in their community through activism, partnership, participation and conservation as well as adaption. “Growth comes with great responsibility”. Clermont and the surrounding South Lake County is growing, allow me to make YOU a part of that growth and the Dream of a Community!
Discover what Lake County and the surrounding counties and communities have to offer yourself, your family and your business.”
-Michelle Holcomb
Direct: (352)242-7967
Office: (352) 227-3340

Chris Ramos-Rivera

Lic. Real Estate Agent, REALTOR®

Clermont Realtor

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, I have been a Clermont Resident for the past 14 years, and it is a place I love to call home. I was introduced to the construction business from an early age, where I assisted my Grandfather and Uncle in their Construction Company. From mixing concrete, to laying tiles in Residential Homes, I grew an interest in the process of what it took to build a house. My parents have always taken an interest in Interior Design and we have spent many evenings watching HGTV. In 2008 I moved to Florida, and even assisted my family with the selection and purchase of their Commercial property.  With a combination of dedication to helping others, and my Construction knowledge, I decided that Real Estate was the career path I wanted to pursue. I specialize in both Commercial and Residential Real Estate and would love to be of assistance for any of your Real Estate needs. **Hablo Español**

Email (Direct): chrisarrealtor@gmail.comom
Direct: (407)492-2455
Office: (352) 227-3340

Dana Taylor

Lic. Real Estate Agent, REALTOR®

Not even realizing it, I have had my hands in the real estate world for as long as I can remember. Growing up, my grandparents invested in several rentals. Anytime a tenant would move out, we were in there that weekend patching it up, retouching paint, etc. When my grandfather was able to retire early based on rentals he had invested in, I knew it was a smart investment! In later years, I have gained some experience through a title company, working in some property management roles and I am currently the administrative assistant to Lake Real Estate Group. 

I have been in the Minneola/Groveland area my entire life and I am blessed to be raising my daughter and son here as well. As a Central Florida native and having known and loved the area for so long, I am excited to share it with others and I feel this will be a great benefit to my clients. Coupled with the other areas of experience I have in the real estate industry, I look forward to helping and serving my clients from all angles. Whether purchasing your first home or looking to invest for you and future generations, I will be beside you every step of the way with your best interest at hand and heart.
Direct: (352)702-1732
Office: (352) 227-3340

Tammy Taylor

Lic. Real Estate Agent, REALTOR®

My name is Tammy Taylor and I am a true Florida Native. I was born in Clermont, Florida and have lived in Lake County my entire life. I have had my real estate license since 2009 but prior to becoming an agent, I did small business accounting for about 20 years. I am married to my husband Mike and we have 2 beautiful daughters and 3 amazing grandkids. In my spare time, I love to hunt, ride horses and go air boating. Given the opportunity, I would love to assist you with any and all of your Real Estate needs.

Direct: (352)702-1732
Office: (352) 227-3340