Meet the TEAM
LAURIE ANN TRULUCK
REALTOR and TEAM Leader
Laurie Ann Truluck grew up in Ocala, attended Florida State University in Tallahassee and returned to Ocala to teach elementary school in the Marion County Schools. She was then Director of Happy Hearts Kindergarten & Preschool before starting her multi million dollar Real Estate business in 2002. She and her husband, Dan, have three children (two daughters, ages 16 and 17 and a grown son and daughter in love). All of their children attended public schools in Marion County where they were or are actively involved in sports, clubs and other activities.
Laurie Ann and her TEAM love to work with people moving to the area so that they can share their love of our community and help newcomers find their niche here. They take pride in going the extra mile to not only help their customers find or sell their Marion County home but also to find connections that make their transition to town or to a new part of town smooth and exciting. Most of their business comes from friends and referrals from friends and past customers, which makes their job fun and enjoyable. Not only do they love working with their friends and family, they love the new connections they make from their internet presence. They enjoy helping people reach goals, move on to new seasons of their lives, purchase their first home, make a real estate investment, upsize, downsize, or whatever the case may be.
If they can be of assistance to you, please get in touch – They’d love the opportunity to work with you!
I was born and raised in Ocala and although I moved away for undergraduate and graduate school, I knew I wanted to move back at some point to raise my own family. I went to Auburn University where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and later earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of South Florida. I spent almost 10 years as a teacher in the Marion County Public School system before transitioning to a career in Real Estate. I have a 9 year old daughter and a 7 year old son who definitely keep me on my toes! I love spending time with family, relaxing at the beach, and watching college football, particularly Auburn football- War Eagle! I really enjoy the variety of roles I am able to play for my clients throughout their real estate transactions, from teacher, to counselor, adviser, and ultimately a trusted friend. It’s the perfect mix of my past experience and I love it! I look forward to helping you in your journey!
I was born in Mississippi but moved to Ocala as a young child and graduated from Forest High School. I love to balance my life between my family of 6 and the job I love – helping my customers find the perfect home and helping people sell their home as they move along in their life journey. I enjoy staying active in our community by being involved with Habitat for Humanity, Interfaith, our children’s schools and their extracurricular sports and clubs. My husband is a pilot and in our spare time, we enjoy spending time on the water and finding new places to travel!
I have called Ocala home for over 40 years. I love seeing the growth in our community, yet the great home-town feel. I have three children who were all born in Marion County. A son Miles who lives and works in Ocala. My daughter Ashton graduated from the University of Florida and now works in PR and Marketing in NYC. My youngest Ava is in high school where she swims and plays tennis for her school. I love being a vital part of The Laurie Ann Truluck Team at Sellstate NGR and look forward to assisiting our Buyers, Sellers and Investors on their real estate journey!
I am originally from Massachusetts and have lived in Ocala, Florida for the last 13 years. I graduated from the University of Massachusetts and have over 12 years of experience in construction/land development, and flipping homes. As a community business owner and entrepreneur I think the words focused, efficient, and tireless are just a few that describe my work ethic. I try to foster relationships with integrity, and have a strong sense of responsibility, with an emphasis on delivering quality results to all of my clients! Please connect with me for all of your buying and selling needs. I look forward to assisting you with your own unique purchase or sale. Sincere thanks in advance for your support, it means the world to me!
Becoming a Realtor has been a dream of mine since graduating from the University of Florida in 2008. After a successful sales career in Chicago, my husband Steve and I moved to Ocala to raise our family. Being born and raised in Ocala, I know the many benefits of joining this great community and the weather is not too bad either! In my spare time I enjoy cooking, all things University of Florida and Chicago sports, being outdoors with family and friends, and making an impact through involvement in our community. I am so excited to help my clients buy and sell their homes in the town that I love!
When I was growing up in Ocala we called it “Slowcala”. Some might say things have changed. I was born here in the 60’s and after moving away for a time returned home.
I earned my BS in PR from UF and after graduating accepted a job with an Ocala hospital as PR Specialist. Being a young 20-something I had to spread my wings and left Slowcala for Palm Beach County where I worked to implement the County’s first recycling program. After 9 years I started the County’s first Reusable Resource Center – The Resource Depot – still serving residents 22 years later!
In 2004 my husband and I started Budget Blinds of Ocala and after 16 years we sold and I decided to pursue what has always been a dream of mine; to show and sell Real Estate.
Ocala has so much to offer. Let me help you make Ocala your new home! If you already live here and need a change; I can help you with that too!
I've been in Ocala for 22+ years and couldn’t see myself anywhere else! I graduated from Forest High School and then went to North Carolina to play football at the collegiate level. I got homesick immediately and found myself back in this beautiful town once again! Ocala has grown so much and I am so excited to see what's in store in the years to come. I have a sister and a brother that both went to school here and now have nieces and nephews that are following our family tradition as well! Over the years I’ve watched this amazing town turn into something much bigger than it once was, and it is not stopping either. More small business owners are showing up in the community and that’s always a sign of a thriving economy! Always being a part of the customer service industry I strive to provide the best service for my customers. Now, as a part of the Laurie Ann Truluck TEAM it's safe to say there is nothing short of amazing here. If you’re looking to buy, sell, or invest I’m your one stop shop. I look forward to making not only a client relationship but a friend and a family member because after all, Relationships is what it's all about.
MANUEL (MANNY) MOLINOS
My name is Manuel Molinos (Manny) and I was born in Venezuela. I have been in the United States for over 20 years. I went to Saint Leo University and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing and Management. In 2011 I became a U.S. Citizen! I have been married for 13 years and am the father of two beautiful children. I enjoy riding horses, working out and spending time with my family in my free time. I love my job and am a Realtor who is committed to help and serve my clients with the utmost care and consideration and would love the opportunity to help you with your Buying, Selling and Investing needs.
Derek Ponder was born and raised here in Ocala Florida. Growing up in an entrepreneurship
household, Derek quickly learned the value of hard work and built a good work ethic early on in
life. At the age of 14, he got his first job at Publix Grocery and worked there until he graduated
from Vanguard High School. Since graduating, Derek has been involved with numerous
community youth programs and out of country mission trips, all while attending Southeastern
University majoring in Business and Professional Leadership. He believes that furthering his
education, and stepping into the Real Estate Industry will equip him with the necessary tools
needed to obtain his goals in serving others. With every person we meet, there’s a chance to
form a real relationship that can impact real change. It’s much more than selling or buying a
home, we are growing our community! Creating an extended family! When thinking of the
American Dream, people fantasize the idea of owning their own home along with all the joys
and freedom it brings. It is Derek’s goal to assist his clients in turning their dreams into a reality.
Glenn Ryan was born in Long Island, NY and moved to FL as a teenager. Moving to Inverness, FL in the early 80’s, with one major road and lots of cows was quite a shocker. But quickly Glenn grew to embrace the warm southern Central FL charm. After graduating from high school, Glenn attended University of Central Florida in Orlando earning a degree in Criminology. He spent a few years in law enforcement as a deputy sheriff, several years as a general manager of manufacturing facilities and pharmaceutical rep before getting into his lifelong passion in real estate.
Glenn and his beautiful wife have 4 children: identical twin boys (19) and two girls (15,14) not to mention our four-legged family members, Percy and Ollie the Labradoodles. All of our children were fortunate enough to attend magnet schools within the Marion County School System. In his spare time, Glenn enjoys playing golf and tennis, spending time with family, attending sports events or watching his UCF Knights football team- CHARGE ON!
Glenn has lived in Ocala for the last 20 years. He understands the local market dynamics and will partner with you to select the perfect home for your family needs. His career has been dedicated to building relationships, service and exceeding customer expectations. He would be honored for the opportunity to assist you in your journey.
I was born and raised in Wisconsin. In 2015, my husband Bryce and I decided to make the move to the Ocala, Florida area. I’ve very much enjoyed learning about the central Florida area as well as the community and absolutely love it here. My residential cleaning business has helped me grow as a business owner and an individual, and has also expanded my local knowledge while creating so many new friendships. I know how it feels to be new to the area and I hope to share my knowledge with you to help you feel at home as quickly as possible.
My customer service background has given me skills and experience as well as creating a passion and joy in helping others.
I am a wife, a dog mom (to Hunter and Maya), fitness enthusiast and coffee lover. I enjoy gardening, my church, and visiting any of the gorgeous springs in Florida.
I would love the opportunity to meet with you and assist you in buying or selling your home along with the backing of my entire TEAM, because YOU matter to us!
SELLSTATE NEXT GENERATION REALTY
Laurie Ann is the consummate professional! Every detail of your real estate transaction is meticulously monitored to ensure a smooth, worry free purchase or sale.Judy L. Trout
Laurie Truluck is a highly knowledgeable, experienced, friendly, and professional agent. Her attention to detail and responsiveness to her clients is exceptional and far exceeds all expectations. It’s of no surprise that she is a top producing agent in her industry. I would recommend Laurie for all your real estate needs.Brett Felz
I highly recommend using Laurie to buy or sell a home!Geoff Orr
Laurie is a dedicated, full time Real Estate Agent! She will make sure all your needs are met when buying or selling your home. I highly recommend calling her FIRST for all your real estate needs!Sally Gallegos
Laurie Ann was very responsive to questions and concerns when we created our listing. She was receptive to input of the written description as well as photos. As it turned out our buyer purchased based on the photos and description alone so those can be a critical component of a sale. The negotiation went smoothly and Laurie Ann effectively coordinated between the buyer’s agent, the title company doing our closing and us. Would recommend with confidence!daynam5169
Laurie Ann helped me with the purchase of my first home several years ago, and made the process so smooth and painless that my husband and I sought her out four years later to help us sell it! She is very friendly and motivated, and returns communication very quickly, and I was treated more like a friend than just a client. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is searching for an agent!daynam5169
Laurie Ann was very friendly, competent, and professional. She was caring and communicated well with us. She did an excellent job of taking great pictures and helping us stage our home well. She made the whole selling process of selling our home seem easy. We would definitely recommend her.aly brown48
I worked with Laurie Ann and her team member Bronwyn Talley whom were both great! This was my first home purchase, and they were both accommodating and friendly. They made the process pretty seamless on their end. Of course, like any first time home buyer, I had LOTS of questions about the homes, processes and especially closing. Both Laurie Ann and Bronwyn answered all of the questions and made sure I was satisfied through every stage of the purchase. Whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned home buyer, Laurie Ann and Bronwyn are the team you want behind you.heatherproctor85
Being new to the Ocala area, we were very grateful that a friend recommended we reach out to Laurie Ann when buying a home. She responded quickly and truly has a wealth of knowledge about the Ocala area. She was especially knowledgeable about area schools. She set us up with a buyers agent, Kelly Robinson, who led us through the rest of the process. Kelly was very responsive and identified some great homes to help us start our search. We found a home a lot quicker than we had imaged. I also felt confident that we could call on Kelly or Laurie Ann if we had any questions along the way. They also took the time to recommend area contractors when I was looking to make improvements after purchase. I would highly recommend Laurie Anne and her team if you are looking to purchase a home.natmccomb
Working with Laurie Ann and her team at Sellstate made an otherwise challenging process of selling and buying a home with 2 young children seamless. Laurie Ann is very knowledgeable about the Ocala/Marion County community and market. She helped us buy our first home 7 years ago and recently helped us sell this and buy what we hope to now be our forever home!ccarlislebz