September 2017 Newsletter



Punta Gorda & Burnt Store Marina

We are so thankful and grateful that our area experienced a much-weakened Hurricane Irma. There have been many touching stories within the community of people coming together, collaborating, and going out of their way to help others. It’s often the toughest of times that showcase the best in all. We are looking forward to a busy season here in Punta Gorda, a place which truly exemplifies Florida living.

Boat leaving Burnt Store Marina and Cass Cay Restaurant.

Exciting News! Jennifer Calenda, PA is now Calenda & Associates. We are always thinking about how we can better serve our customers, and the expansion of our team means we can truly be both real estate experts and lifestyle guides. It also is a mark of our growing, successful business and shows the strength of the Punta Gorda and Burnt Store Corridor market.

Our new tagline “Real Estate Experts. Lifestyle Concierge.” really captures the way we serve our buyers and sellers. Our passion for the area means we go beyond facts, figures, and transactions, to help people truly discover their passions in Punta Gorda and beyond. Keep an eye out for the launch of our new website, and be sure to follow us on social media to hear the latest!

Each team member brings skills to streamline every aspect of the real estate transaction, ultimately serving Jennifer’s clients in the most comprehensive way possible. We offer more than just real estate services– whether it’s providing information on the town, helping coordinate visits prior to purchasing, sharing places to visit or groups to network with that match personal interests, or providing trustworthy home improvement/repair company recommendations.

Makala McClannan, a licensed Realtor, has been working with us for 4 years. Makala is both the Team Manager and Closing Coordinator, assisting our clients from staging and showing homes to making sure closings are as stress-free as possible. She is invaluable when it comes to managing the team and workflow.

Caroll Jean-Rene has been our Listing Coordinator for over two years. Caroll’s ensures listings go on market quickly while making certain photographs, home descriptions, and virtual tours are accurate. Caroll also monitors all showings and captures buyers feedback after viewing the home.

Marraine Goldberg is a Licensed Administrative Assistance and has been on the team for over seven years helping with all aspects of real estate transactions as well as marketing. When we get busy Marraine is there to pull up her sleeves and get the job done.

We are happy to share our own community interests and passions with our customers— from Jen’s outstanding boating knowledge to Carol’s love of local music venues. There’s truly something for everyone here in the Punta Gorda and Burnt Store area.

As always, if you have any questions about the market, or would like to chat about things to see and do in the area, feel free to give us a call or email.


As the exclusive agent for our Buyers, Audrey focuses on helping families find their slice of paradise here in Southwest Florida.As the exclusive agent for our Buyers, Audrey focuses on helping families find their slice of paradise here in Southwest Florida.

A Liberal Arts graduate with a talent for marketing, Audrey began her professional career in Miami, FL, where she worked in advertising. Quickly establishing herself as a creative force, Audrey became Director of Marketing for several food and beverage brands and restaurant groups, living and working in Chicago, Connecticut and Atlanta. She served in this role for 15 years, before switching gears to focus on raising her family, and achieving a greater work-life balance by establishing her own marketing agency.

Inspired by her many visits to Punta Gorda over the years, Audrey made a permanent move and earned her real estate license. There are many things she loves about the area, from the incredible sunsets and calendar filled with events, to the abundance of water sports and quiet, simple charm. We are delighted that Audrey decided to share her passion for this beautiful place, along with her fabulous sense of humor and positive attitude, as part of our team.

Nathan Davis, Mortgage Banker (239) 898-8841

Here is a quick video by Nathan Davis discussing current mortgage rates and related news. As our mortgage consultant, we rely on Nathan’s expertise to keep us informed on current trends. We also refer him to our buyers when looking to finance or refinance their real estate investments.

23964 Vincent Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33955

Experience the ultimate in peace & tranquility! This handsome 4 bedroom/2 bath home is situated in a fabulous neighborhood w/large custom homes on oversized parcels.
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In appreciation to one of our preferred vendors a special thank you goes out to Colonial Roofing! In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Jeff Welch and his team did an amazing job in helping our clients address roof problems after the storm.
Click here for information on
Colonial Roofing


2nd Annual Caribbean Jerk and Cultural Festival
October 7, 2017 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
33 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda FL
The Great Lawn at the Four Points by Sheraton

On-line $10, $15 at the door VIP $30 Pre-sold Only Kids Under 13 FREE

36th Annual Florida International Air Show
October 13, 2017 – October 15, 2017
Punta Gorda Airport, 28000 Airport Road
10/13/17 Friday 5-9pm, 10/14/17 FIAS 5k ONLY 6am-9:30am
10/14/17 Saturday 10am-5pm, 10/15/17 Sunday 10-5pm
$20 adult general admission for one day, $5 kids (3-13)

$10 general parking for one day


Calenda & Associates
16480 Burnt Store Road, Turtle Crossing, Suite 102, Punta Gorda, FL 33955
Jennifer Calenda, PA Realtor 941-916-0798
Audrey Townsend, Realtor 941-208-3025
Makala Mulley, Realtor 941-505-5555
Caroll Jean-Rene, Assistant 941-505-5555
Marianne Goldberg, Licensed Assistant 941-505-5555
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