Colleen was born and raised in Wisconsin (Go Packers!) and moved to North Carolina after graduating from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a marketing degree and accounting minor. Having lived in both Cary and Raleigh for the last 32 years, Colleen has been fortunate to have experienced the growth, and is extremely confident and familiar with the Wake County real estate market.
Colleen's husband, Mark, relocated from New York many years ago, and together they have raised two successful boys, both having a love for their hometown alma mater, North Carolina State University, as well as Vanderbilt University for graduate degrees in Finance.
Prior to entering the real estate profession, Colleen had a career in pharmaceutical sales.With more than 20+ years in sales and executive-level sales training, Colleen is a master of negotiating and is a life-long learner of sales skills.
In addition to being committed to real estate, Colleen is very active in sports and community outreach, which she enjoys having as an important cornerstone of Blondell Properties. Her favorite love is tennis, and when she's not selling real estate, you may find her on the courts.
Mark has lived in the Raleigh/Cary area for over 30 years after moving from Rochester, NY, and started working as a software engineer at IBM after graduating from SUNY Potsdam. He bought his first home at 25 years old, and ever since, he has been adding real estate properties to their investment portfolio.
He recently retired from Credit Suisse and currently works full-time with his wife, Colleen, at Blondell Properties to serve clients' buying/selling needs.
Outside the office, Mark enjoys golf, tennis, running, spending time at their beach house in Emerald Isle, and traveling around the US and Europe.
Brooke Iapaluccio has lived in North Carolina since 2008. She attended high school here in Cary and went to East Carolina University.
Brooke taught as a teacher all the way up until she got her real estate license. She loves to help others and guide them through the home-buying process.
Coming from the public school system here in Cary, North Carolina, Brooke can first-hand navigate clients searching for the best-suited schools and communities for her clients. She is proud to call Cary her hometown!
You can always count on having an advocate when working with Brooke.
Buying and selling a house can be stressful, but Jolanta’s calming, intuitive nature and hard-working approach are ideal for identifying each client’s desires and skillfully guiding them to fulfill their real estate goals. Raised in the piedmont region of North Carolina, she understands and appreciates the many unique benefits of living in our beautiful state with its unmatched beauty, culture, and variety of experiences.
As a parent and former educator, Jolanta understands clients’ desires to be near high-quality educational programs for their families. Jolanta was educated at Appalachian State University, received a Bachelor of Science in Special Education, and taught in Wake County Public Schools and Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools. After several years in the classroom, Jolanta became a trainer/coach of educators and support staff.
In 2021, Jolanta decided to pivot and pursue her career in real estate. A very active and connected community member, she regularly participates in volunteering at the local hospital and at community food banks. In her spare time, she also enjoys traveling, nature hikes/biking, baking, and trying out new recipes for family and friends.
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