The Stiver Firth Team
Carla Stiver, Broker-Associate, Realtor®
My main objective is to provide exceptional service in order to ensure that your overall real estate experience is positive and effortless. I handle the details, so you don’t have to…
Bob Firth, Broker-Associate, Realtor®
Bob started his real estate career in the 70’s as a real estate investor owning apartment buildings and a commercial shopping center. First licensed in 1986, Bob started his agent career…
Celeste Hickok, Listing Coordinator/Marketing Specialist, Realtor®
Englewood was Celeste’s favorite place to escape from Tampa, and it was her retirement destination. She moved, earned her Real Estate License, had the opportunity to work with Carla Stiver, and the rest is history…
Sandy Strickler, Realtor®, Buyer’s Agent
For nearly 30 years, Sandy helped people achieve the dream of home ownership in the banking industry as a loan officer…
Oskar Nuut, Realtor®, Buyer’s Agent
Oskar was Educated at the Salford College of Technology in the UK and graduated with an Engineering Degree. He and his wife Sue have lived on two continents which gives him a unique international perspective…
Kim Stiver, Agent
Florida State Certified Building
Real estate is my passion. Nothing pleases me more than using my knowledge and expertise to help make your real estate transaction a seamless and rewarding experience…
Dawn Stephens, Team Coordinator
Dawn helped her husband run their family business for many years. In 2013 she jumped into the Real Estate Industry, finding that her experience cultivated excellent organizational skills…
Linda McCraney, Closing Coordinator, Agent, Broker Associate
Linda spent her entire career helping buyers find their dream home, helping them get through the actual process of buying it, and seeing the smile on their face when they could breathe easy…
About Carla Stiver
A second generation Floridian and local resident for over 50 years, Carla has seen our paradise grow from a scattering of sleepy fishing towns into the beautiful coastal communities we enjoy today.
Her focus on excellence, knowledge of the area, attention to detail, and vast network of contacts make the perfect combination for success, and have launched her Real Estate team to #1 in Sales and Listings for both Rotonda West and Englewood.
Carla’s passion for customer satisfaction led her clients and peers to vote for her to receive the Five Star Real Estate Agent Award for Best in Customer Satisfaction every year since 2008. Her number one goal is to provide her customers with exceptional service in order to ensure that their overall real estate experience is positive and effortless, which makes this award a true honor for her.
After earning her Real Estate License in 2002, Carla earned her Associate Broker’s license, ePro Internet Specialist Certification, and Luxury Home Marketing Specialist Certification.
Further highlighting her commitment to excellence, she was named Realtor® of the Year, received the Women’s Council of Realtors® (WCR), Exceptional Realtor® Award every year since 2009, and Entrepreneur of the year. She is active in the industry, as a member of the WCR, was a Director for the Englewood Area Board of Realtors®, and served on the MLS Committee for four years.
She was also inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame, and is a member of the RE/MAX Diamond Club, an accomplishment that less than 4% of RE/MAX Realtors receive worldwide!
Carla and her husband enjoy spending time with their family, especially their three granddaughters, and love life on the water and all it has to offer!
About Bob Firth
Bob’s success story began in 1986, when he first earned his real estate license in the North Texas suburbs and quickly became a top producer for Coldwell Banker. He expanded his knowledge of the industry by joining a real estate investment company, and as Director of Marketing and Finance and licensed Loan Officer, he gained an even deeper understanding of every step of the home buying experience.
Bob relocated to Florida and earned his Broker Associate license. He holds many designations, including ABR (Accredited Buyer’s Representative), Seniors Real Estate Specialist, e-PRO Internet Specialist, IRES International Real Estate Specialist, CDPE Certified Distressed Property Expert and SFR Short sale & Foreclosure Resource.
His dedication to the industry and his clients enabled Bob to quickly become Number One in Real Estate sales and listings in Rotonda West, and to hold that position over the last 8 years.
He was also inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame, and is a member of the RE/MAX Platinum club, an accomplishment that less than 4% of RE/MAX Realtors ® receive worldwide!
Bob is married to Ruth, a Brit, giving him a special interest and insight into the European Real Estate market, and has two grown children, a granddaughter, and their rescue canine, Muffin.
Bob’s primary focus with Stiver Firth International is ensuring that our listed properties get maximum marketing exposure nationally and internationally so they sell quickly at the best price. This enables us to remain Number 1 in Rotonda AND Englewood!
About Kim Stiver
Originally from Fairfield County, Connecticut, Kim has been a resident of the Englewood area since 2000.
As a Florida State Certified Building Contractor, she applies her knowledge of property types and features and her Business Degree from the University of South Florida to help her customers with one of the most important decisions they will ever make.
Kim has the market experience to help her customers find the right home, and understands the challenges of relocation, which has helped many transactions close smoothly. She’s passionate about real estate and especially enjoys helping first-time homebuyers achieve the dream of home ownership. Kim is also well versed in vacation properties and second homes, certified as a Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, and is actively involved in the Women’s Council of Realtors ®. She uses her expertise to help make the process seamless and rewarding for new and seasoned home buyers.
Kim and her husband are enjoying their new baby and make the most of the Southwest Florida lifestyle.
Whether you’re buying or selling a home, Kim will serve you with professionalism, enthusiasm and expertise!
For nearly 30 years, Sandy helped people achieve the dream of home ownership in the banking industry as a loan officer where she seamlessly guided her customers through the mortgage process from loan pre-qualification to application to providing the funds for the purchase, on hundreds of mortgages and home construction loans.
She and her husband of 32 years “went coastal” and moved to our paradise from Pennsylvania; they’ve never looked back. Sandy’s extensive knowledge of the home buying experience from the lending side makes her uniquely qualified to help her customers flawlessly navigate through the home buying experience – from helping them find their dream home all the way to closing and beyond.
She always goes the extra mile and keeps an open line of communication. Her consistent exemplary customer service and attention to detail earned her top honors throughout her career.
Sandy’s positive energy is contagious and she is highly motivated to help others live their dream. Her dedication to helping people achieve their goals comes naturally, as she’s been a leader in the ﬁtness and yoga industry for over a decade. She and her husband enjoy biking, hiking, and kayaking in their spare time.
About Oskar Nuut
Oskar was Educated at the Salford College of Technology in the UK and graduated with an Engineering Degree. He and his wife, Sue, moved to the US in 1986 and have lived in 6 states and 18 homes.
They moved to Rotonda ten years ago, and Oskar earned his Real Estate license after a successful career in Sales. His numerous personal real estate transactions gave him a unique perspective with buyers and sellers, and he understands the many challenges a Real Estate transaction can present.
Oskar specializes in helping buyers find the perfect property and guides them through to closing. He is committed to making the process as positive, efficient and fun as possible. With his knowledge of the UK and countries across Europe and Scandinavia, he also understands the concerns and complexities of home buying for foreign buyers, and is well equipped to walk them through it.
Oskar gives Sue all the credit for his many successes. They love the biking, theater, nature, shopping and beaches the area has to offer, and spending time with their two children and adorable grandson.
Oskar is proud to be part of the Stiver Firth Team and is excited about the prospect of taking clients to an even higher level of service and results!
About Celeste Hickok
Celeste grew up in Virginia and graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management.
She relocated to Tampa with Capital One where she managed Internal Marketing, Branding, and Communications for 20,000 employees across the world, and worked closely with the Corporate Branding Team who made them famous with “What’s in your wallet?”
Two years after she relocated back to corporate headquarters in Virginia, she made the difficult decision to retire early so she could return to Florida. Englewood was Celeste’s favorite place to escape from Tampa, and it was her retirement destination. She moved, earned her Real Estate License, had the opportunity to work with Carla Stiver, and the rest is history.
You can usually find Celeste and her husband somewhere on the water or golf course when they aren’t home with their furry rescue canine.
Celeste currently uses her Marketing, Branding, and Communication skills, along with her Real Estate knowledge to ensure that StiverFirth customers get maximum high quality service and marketing exposure for their properties!
About Dawn Stephens
Dawn was born in Connecticut, but has lived in Englewood for 24 years.
She helped her husband run their family business and was highly involved with volunteering for their two children’s schools and activities. Dawn was also, and is still very active with coordinating Relay for Life events in Port Charlotte, Englewood, and Venice. She is passionate about raising funds for cancer patients in honor of her mother, and has made incredible contributions toward this cause.
In 2013 she jumped into the Real Estate Industry, finding that her experience cultivated excellent organizational skills. She specializes in managing client information, organizing reports, coordinating marketing materials, and providing administrative support to our customers and entire team.
Dawn loves spending time with her family, including their 2 kitties. She and her husband are still busy with their children’s band programs and school activities, and they love everything the Salt Life has to offer.
Dawn is thrilled to be part of the StiverFirth International Team and looks forward to serving you, our customers!
About Linda McCraney
Originally from Boston, Linda became a Floridian in 1972 and she hasn’t looked back.
She became a Realtor® in 2001, and earned her Broker’s license to better serve her customers. She’s earned recognition as Top Listing and Top Sales agent, and was also a Director of the Englewood Area Board of Realtors®, and on the Multiple Listing Services Committee, each for 4 years.
Linda decided it was time to slow down just a little, and she now helps our customers seamlessly get through their closing by handling the details of their sale.
She has lived in Englewood for over 14 years. She and her husband take advantage of water and beach activities, and live on a small farm with their horse and two cats. They enjoy horseback riding, weightlifting, hiking and bicycling and all this area has to offer!