The Dooley Realty Group, now called The Dooley Group due to a 2019 change in Florida Law, was founded in Massachusetts in 1974 by Rich Dooley. Originally, the Dooley Realty Group worked in a Single Agency capacity serving only Buyers, who were looking for professional and personal attention in their search for a new home. The Group served Essex and Plymouth Counties in Massachusetts.
In 1985, the Group moved its operation to upstate New York and affiliated with Better Homes and Gardens a real estate franchise serving Saratoga and Albany Counties. In New York the primary focus of the Group continued to be Buyer Agency, however; some Seller (Dual) Agency was also practiced.
In 2000, the Group again relocated its operations to Southwest Florida and focused on all aspects of General Residential Real Estate, including but not limited to listings, sales, annual and seasonal rentals, and property management. The Group even did a very small amount of Commercial Real Estate.
Currently, The Dooley Group focuses its efforts primarily in Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers and the Beaches and Naples with a sprinkling of effort in Marco Island and Cape Coral.
Philosophically, our Group has not changed over the years, we believe that “old fashioned” customer service is the bulwark of success. The Group tempers that “old fashion” service with top of the line technology. We listen to our customers and do everything possible to ensure our Clients’ goals are met and to bring about a successful transaction.
Rich Dooley, ABR, GRI, Broker Associate and Realtor was born in Boston, MA and grew up in the Greater Boston area. He graduated from Catholic Memorial High School (1967) and from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (1971) with a B.S. in Business Administration. Rich holds a Real Estate Broker’s License in both State of Florida (BK697167) and The State of Massachusetts (93551)
Rich’s approach to Real Estate is to place total focus on the client, whether Buyer or Seller. Believing clients must be comfortable with the real estate market and their real estate agent in order for the client to make informed real estate decisions. Rich ensures this comfort level through education, experience and communication. He provides comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the market to his Buyers and Sellers, spending as much time as needed with clients determining their individual needs and goals. Once the client’s needs are determined, the work begins: to match the client with their “dream”. The job continues until the transaction closes. Rich summarizes his philosophy in this way: “Purchasing or selling property should not be a chore or a worry for a client who employs the services of an agent; it should be a happy, pleasant experience.”
Anne Marie is originally from Massachusetts, having grown up in Somerville, MA a city on the outskirts of Boston. Prior to starting her career in real estate Anne Marie worked for the United States Government as well as top law firms in the Boston area where she learned the “ins and outs” of our legal system by assisting federal agents, prosecutors and attorneys. In 1993 she obtained her Massachusetts Real Estate License and practiced in an independently owned real estate company in her hometown.
Anne Marie relocated to Naples, Florida in 2000 where she obtained her Florida real estate license (SL3081245) and continued to obtain the real estate designations of ABR E-Pro and GRI. Together with her husband Rich they have been listing and selling real estate in the Southwest Florida area since 2000 as the Dooley Realty Group (The Dooley Group). To further assist her clients, Anne Marie went on to receive her Feng Shui Staging Professional certificate (FSSP) to assist with helping her sellers make the best first impression possible when introducing their property to the buying public. When she is not helping sellers, buyers, landlords, or tenants with their real estate needs, Anne Marie enjoys golfing, reading and most of all learning all about the gardens of Southwest Florida and all the plants native to this area. Anne Marie has been a member of the Gulf Coast Garden Club since 2011 where she enjoys learning various techniques of flower arranging through the various schools of Ikebana. To contact Anne Marie please email her at AnneMarie@SWFLArea.com or go to her website www.SWFLArea.com. Anne Marie is available for private consultations and can be reached at 239-571-3687. She would love to help you find Your Piece of Paradise in Southwest Florida and earn the title of Your Realtor in Southwest Florida.