About Ashbrook Realty
We provide a superior level of informed, professional and caring real estate services to buyers and sellers in the central Florida area. Ashbrook Realty holds membership in two Multiple Listing Services, covering 19 Realtor® boards. Working with buyers, we are able to find that perfect property; for our sellers, marketing in the broadest manner possible.
Real estate has been and always will be a great investment, regardless of the market, and it is satisfying work helping first-time buyers or seasoned investors with their real estate needs. We understand the process from a buyer and seller perspective.
Ashbrook Realty proudly supports the Wounded Warrior Project, Habitat for Humanity of Hardee County, the Hardee County Fair, Project Graduation and the Florida Hospital Foundation.
Meet the team
Our award winning team is the key to our amazing success
Sandy is a licensed Broker with Ashbrook Realty. She began her career in 1996 working with a state certified appraiser, which gave her the tools necessary to understand and determine property market values. Since obtaining her real estate salesperson license in 2000 and her Broker’s license in 2012, she has closed millions of dollars in sales.
Sandy is an approved, registered Broker with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), held the office of RPAC (Realtor® Political Action Committee) Chairman for several years, served on the Multiple Listing Service board and is a Notary Public for the State of Florida.
Because Sandy believes in community involvement, she served on the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Wauchula Women’s Club, Wauchula Garden Club, Main Street Wauchula, and is currently a volunteer with VISTE (Volunteers in Service to the Elderly) and the local elementary school.
John D. Freeman
John has been a resident of Hardee County for over 40 years, and knows the county areas extensively. With over 35 years of customer service experience and 10 years working in the real estate industry, he has the knowledge and skill to help buyers and sellers in the changing marketplace. John’s expertise is due in part to the mentoring he has received from seasoned agents with over 80 years of experience.
The number of referrals he receives from former customers speaks highly of his determination, patience and success in finding the right home for new homeowners.
Being a part of the community is important to John, indicated by his recent term as a Wauchula City Commissioner. He is also an active member of Florida’s First Assembly of God Church.
Donna Steffens has been a resident of Hardee County since 1960 and graduated from Hardee Senior High School. She worked in her family business and a local bank as a bookkeeper. Eleven years ago, she obtained her real estate salesperson license.
Donna has been recognized for her sales volume, receiving awards for being in the top 8% of all sales associates. She is comfortable working with both buyers and sellers, and is a strong ally and tenacious worker for her customers.
Because she sees the value in being involved in the community, Donna has given her time to several local organizations, including the Hardee County Sheriff Citizens Advisory Board, the Republican Executive Board, Concerned Citizens of Hardee County and the Heartland Chorale. She currently serves as committee chair for the Wauchula Planning and Zoning Board.