Our Team

 

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Mickey Arruda

Owner, REALTOR®

A true Florida native, Mickey grew up in Ruskin (just south of Riverview), fishing Tampa Bay’s flats and golfing at some of Florida’s premier courses.  Mickey pursued a degree in Industrial Engineering and graduated from USF in 2003. Instead of continuing down the engineering path, Mickey found the career (and girl) of his dreams in the world of real estate.  From there, it was only a matter of time until he found a way to marry his knowledge and passion for Tampa’s real estate market with his love and experience for true Florida living. He found a way to marry the girl too.

Of all his passions, commitments and loves, there is none greater to him than his relationship with God—to whom he gives all glory, honor and praise, and his family. He is a proud and patient papa of three girls and a husband to his business partner, fishing bud, golf caddy and personal chef, Erin.

 

 

 

Erin Arruda

Owner, REALTOR®

Born and raised in Brandon, Erin’s knowledge and experience in the Tampa area is a rarity. Erin literally watched Brandon grow up around her.  When she was born, Highway 60 was just a two-lane road with only one flashing streetlight!

Like Mickey, Erin is also a proud USF alum, graduating with a degree in English. From there she landed a job in real estate, and found her niche! She and Mickey were business partners with their former employer, where eventually a better partnership blossomed. And as the saying goes, first came love, then marriage, then, of course, babies! Love and marriage led her from the exciting and fulfilling world of real estate, to the exhausting (yet far more fulfilling) world of wifedom and motherhood. While her priority is to stay at home with their three girls, she is grateful to take a break from folding laundry and wiping noses to partner with Mickey in their ever- growing business.

 

 

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Sales Associate, REALTOR®

Born in Brandon, Florida, Brian is a local who knows the Tampa Bay area well.  He and his wife, high-school sweetheart Sheila have 3 beautiful teenage children who love to get out and enjoy what Tampa Bay has to offer.

Brian’s managerial experience and Pastoral roles have built many transferable skills in leadership and communication.   His most recent role for 8 years saw him leading teams, meeting deadlines and achieving above and beyond set goals.  His sense of humor, knowledge of the area and excellent managerial skills, ensures your real estate journey will be one with laughs and great professionalism!

 

 

 

 

 LISA RASMUSSEN      arruda-family-real-estate-1-11

Transaction Coordinator

Lisa was born and raised in southeast Michigan, where she met her husband, started a family and had a flourishing career of 10 years as a Buyer for an automotive supplier.   In 2008, Lisa and her husband made the life-changing decision to move to Florida. Since then, she has been living (and loving) the Florida lifestyle.  She is the proud mom of 3 outstanding kids, “Gigi” (Grandma) to one adorable baby girl and loving wife to her amazing husband, Javier.

Lisa has enjoyed being a dedicated part of the Arruda Family team since 2009, where she has been able to witness people realizing their real estate dreams. When not working, or spending time with her family, she can be found in the kitchen where she loves to practice creativity.  What is most important to Lisa is bringing joy to others and glory to her Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

JANEL STOGDILL:

Marketing Coordinator

Janel Stogdill is new to Arruda Family Real Estate.  While she wasn’t born in the Brandon area, she has lived here for most of her life and considers Brandon her hometown.  She brings a varied background of experience to the team – she has worked in both corporate and small-business environments. Her most valued experience is the years she served her family as a homeschool mom.

Janel and her husband Paul recently celebrated 25 years of marriage, and they have two wonderful young adult children.  Janel looks forward to bringing her creativity and experience to work with the Arruda Family Real Estate team.