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.