Welcome to DND Associates
Over the past years, we have earned our reputation as Fort Lauderdale’s luxury residential and waterfront real estate specialists by providing the highest level of personalized service to clients who wish to either purchase or sell their home or condominium. We take pride in delivering an unparalleled level of knowledge about Fort Lauderdale’s most desirable neighborhoods and properties.
Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our affiliation with the prestigious ONE Sotheby’s International Realty family, one of the world’s most respected brands. By consistently exceeding our clients’ unique needs and expectations, we are distinguished as Fort Lauderdale’s Top 1% ranking team and continue to grow our business with new clients, repeat customers and referrals.
Always abiding by a strict code of ethics, our experienced team offers inside market knowledge and provides a diverse range of resources, utilizing the most current and effective technologies to market and sell luxury real estate.
Whether you are buying or selling, please contact us. We will be delighted to help you with all of your real estate needs.
Dale Atkins – Estate Agent
As a founder of DND Associates, Dale Atkins is a highly motivated self-starter with a passion for people, real estate, selling and life. Originally from Virginia and spending his formative years in Southern California, Dale followed his love for sunny weather and waterfront living to South Florida, where he discovered the wonderful lifestyle of eastern Fort Lauderdale and began his career in real estate. A savvy businessperson with a knack for excellent customer service, Dale earned a reputation as a trusted and respected real estate professional. Based on a solid foundation of integrity, extensive market knowledge, hard work, consistency and successful sales transactions, Dale has helped propel DND Associates to the highest echelon, where he and his team rank in the Top 1% of realtors in Fort Lauderdale.
Dale not only excels at sales, he is involved with the customized marketing aspects for each DND Associates listing. Whether it’s organizing a professional photo shoot and selecting the perfect images to showcase a home’s unique qualities or writing descriptive advertising copy, Dale adds a personal and professional touch to each property listing.
He knows Fort Lauderdale inside and out and specializes in helping clients buy and sell high-end residences in sought-after neighborhoods such as Coral Ridge Country Club, Coral Ridge, The Landings, Bay Colony, Sunrise Intracoastal, Galt Ocean Mile, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Las Olas Isles, Victoria Park, Rio Vista and Harbor Beach.
Dale’s professionalism, drive and impeccable style, combined with his gracious and kind heart are his greatest assets and contribute to his ongoing success. Dale can be reached directly at 954-592-3457 or via email info@DNDFloridaHomesByTheSea.com
Jill Johns, CRS, MBF – Global Real Estate Portfolio Advisor
A successful Global Real Estate Portfolio Advisor and luxury waterfront specialist for the past 11 years, Jill Johns joined the DND Associates team in 2016. Dedicated to the integrity of the real estate industry, Jill also is a respected expert who serves on the Board of Directors of Florida Realtors (state level) and with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors. She works with several high ranking committees and personally meets with the legislators in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. to advocate for the preservation of property and homeownership rights.
A resident of South Florida since 1978, Jill has a natural passion for the water and is an avid boater. Well versed in South Florida’s numerous waterfront living options, Jill offers clients a wealth of inside knowledge, from identifying boater’s needs and nuances that inherently come with a waterfront property, to recognizing what each waterway can accommodate in regard to the customer’s vessel and the benefits of the various types of waterfront properties available throughout South Florida.
With a genuine passion for real estate, her work ethic and diligence are evident by how she treats every client. Jill is a published real estate author and has been recognized with several high profile industry awards for her consistently superior level of performance and quality of service
Outside of work, Jill is extremely philanthropic. She volunteers with various non-profits but one charity in particular is near and dear to her heart, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida, which she’s been involved with for more than 20 years. Battling cancer as a young teenager, Jill’s wish was granted in 1992. That experience impacted her life in immeasurable ways and ever since she has dedicated her volunteer initiatives to giving back to the organization that was that shining light during a very challenging time in her young life as a wish granter, speaker, fundraiser and in 2012 she became the first wish child to be on the Board of Directors.
A few of Jill’s many awards include: 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County Honoree, 2016; Humanitarian of the Year Award Recipient, 2013 (Florida Realtors); Humanitarian of the Year Award Recipient, 2012 (Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors); Ambassador of the Year Award Recipient, 2013 (Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida)
Jill can be reached directly at 954-290-3433 or via email at Jill@JillJohns.com
DENNIS STEVICK - Senior Vice President, Broker Associate
A natural born leader and talented salesperson, Dennis Stevick cofounded DND Associates to meet the needs of Fort Lauderdale’s bourgeoning luxury real estate market with a unique level of excellent client representation. He has worked tirelessly to build the agency into one of Fort Lauderdale’s most respected and successful real estate firms. Based on the highest level of integrity and a philosophy to exceed each client’s expectations, DND Associates is ranked among the Top 1% of Realtors in Fort Lauderdale and the Top 1% of Realtors in Broward County.
Dennis never loses sight of his goal, which is to provide exceptional representation and deliver the best results for each client. Prior to founding DND Associates, Dennis worked in the financial arena and brings his knack crunching numbers to his real estate trade. He conscientiously monitors market trends and believes in the vital importance of marketing in the selling process, as evidenced by DND Associates’ comprehensive multi-media sales and advertising programs, which are unsurpassed in the market.
He realizes that his role is not simply helping people purchase or sell property. Rather, it also is to help them through the extensive process of marketing their distinctive residences, which are among their most valuable and important assets. Each client’s happiness is personally important to him and integral to the growth and success of his business. His pleasant demeanor is at the core of the many respectful associations he has forged among his industry peers and his long-standing relationships with repeat clients.! Dennis can be reached directly at 954-592-2277 or via email at info@DNDFloridaHomesByTheSea.com
TALI GEARTNER- Broker Associate, GRI, ALHS
Born and raised in Israel, Tali studied in New York and has been a resident of South Florida since 1981. Fluent in English and Hebrew and a working knowledge of Spanish, Tali has a global perspective and sensibility. She truly is the ultimate people person - cultured, confident and generous, her easy going nature puts each client at ease with her sense of humor, openness and optimistic nature.
She credits her up-bringing on kibbutz and mandatory service in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) for her unique ability to connect and relate to people at ease. With more than 30 years of experience in marketing, retail, new construction and real estate sales Tali is well versed in the importance of customer service and believes clients always come first. "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care" is her guiding motto and she strongly believes in treating others the way she would like to be treated herself. It comes as no surprise that a lot of her friends were clients first who trusted her knowledge and experienced advice. She lives in Coral Ridge neighborhood of east Fort Lauderdale with the love of her life Larry and their two rescued pets. Tali can be reached directly at (954)253-6525 or via email at email@example.com.