From the moment you meet the team you will notice the polished appearance, articulate voices, and energetic manners. We understand that selling a home is more than just finding buyers and closing a sale. Our goal is to become your real estate agents for life. We are a team of professional real estate specialists dedicated to making your experience efficient, and effective. Our solid understanding of the real estate market gives us the ability to develop innovative approaches to meet the unique needs of our buyers and sellers. The Hopkins Team has over 120 years of experience throughout the entire team. We are a well-known Coldwell Banker team throughout Florida. Through the combination of hard work, professionalism, and an unyielding commitment to meet our client's real estate needs, The Hopkins Team was awarded membership to the Legends Society, NRT top 100 teams, and Florida Top 100. These distinguished achievements placed us in the top 1/2% of NRT's Team Membership. The Hopkins Team has also been recognized for placing among the top 1% of sales associates with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. We are a team of amicable realtors that you can depend on. Through the diversity of The Hopkins Team you will see that each member offers a different approach to the Real Estate world that will prove beneficial to all customers.
It is my sincere honor and privilege to speak with you this evening about Dianna and Dondi, otherwise known as The Hopkins Team. Dondi Hopkins was the very first agent I met when I came to South Florida from the Washington, DC company and I thought…wow! If she is any indication of the kind of energy and passion The Plantation agents have, I’m in for an exciting adventure!
There are many things that make the Hopkins Team the special team they are. The first thing you notice when you meet them is their positive can do attitude and energy…it’s contagious! When I walk into the office in the morning the first thing I do is I pop back to their office to soak in some of that energy. And yes, they usually beat me to the office.
Before there was a The Hopkins Team, there was Dianna Hopkins who was licensed in 1976. She and her husband Dave owned an ERA franchise and Dianna was the managing Broker and also top sales associate. Dondi, or the “real” energizer bunny, as I like to call her, got her real estate license in 1996. She started working with her mom and dad but there was no business handed to her…not at all. She started off in the business calling FSBOs, expired listings, knocking on doors – whatever it took – and her first year in the business she did over 7 million in sales and was named Rookie of the Year…that was just the beginning and she hasn’t missed a beat since then. When Coldwell Banker bought their company in 2000 The Hopkins Team was formed.
When I’m asked what makes The Hopkins Team the success they are my answer is simple yet not so simple…they make their business about relationships providing the best customer service they possibly can combined with hard, hard work. Dondi and Dianna are both incredible networkers…through the Women’s Group Dondi formed, Women in Charge, or Dianna’s many friends she golfs and plays bridge with at Ft. Lauderdale Country Club, they are true members of the Plantation Community. Dianna had been working with longtime Broward county builders and developers for many, many years and those relationships continue today. They truly do their business by building upon those relationships. Their friends become customers and their customers become friends.
The Hopkins Team started off as a mother daughter team and has grown into a team of 16. It’s been a pleasure to watch these dynamic ladies continue to grow their business and thrive but also make time for their families…Dondi is a Mom of four and somehow still manages to participate actively in all of their lives. Dondi and Dianna work together AND play together…it’s an incredibly special and unique relationship founded on love and respect. Again, family and relationships mean more to them than anything else.
It has been a true pleasure for me to know these two incredible and generous ladies and I look forward to even more for them…the sky is truly the limit!
-Ruth Papuchis Grelewicz / Managing Broker / Coldwell Banker Lakeside