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The team at Florida Paradise Properties has stood out as one of the leading South Florida real estate companies by concentrating on developing a well rounded and all encompassing knowledge of both luxury residential and commercial real estate in cities and areas like Miami Beach, Key Biscayne, trendy Coconut Grove and "The City Beautiful" Coral Gables.  Regardless if it’s a multi bedroom luxury home, an entire shopping plaza or a cozy vacation retreat just for you, the "Paradise Professionals" have over twenty years of success and multimillion dollar results.


Karel FotiKarel Foti stands out among her colleagues by specializing on the most important aspect of any real estate transaction: the client.  Considering that no two clients are ever alike, Karel has built a broad list of clients over her 25+ year real estate career from celebrities to corporate bigwigs who value her professionalism and her well regarded history selling commercial and luxury real estate.



Karel Foti
Esslinger Wooten Maxwell Realtors
550 South Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
O) 305-960-2444
M) 305-606-3007
F) 305-662-5646


Richard Wieder Richard (Rick) Wieder has gained a reputation as a South Florida REALTOR® who always puts clients at the very top of his priorities and ensures that they’re being treated with integrity and are always receiving a fair and honest real estate transaction while providing his own assistance as necessary.  Rick’s experience has allowed him to obtain a vast yet comprehensive knowledge on the most popular cities in South Florida and he is also experienced in each and every single island within the Florida Keys.



Richard Wieder
Esslinger Wooten Maxwell Realtors
550 South Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, FL 33146
O) 305-960-2445
C) 305-979-0370
Chairman's Club Diamond Level



Highly likely to recommend
03/08/2014 - user315794
Bought a Single Family home in 2013


Karel, is hands down a top realtor, one that you want on your side when you are looking to buy or sell. Her knowledge of the market is right on, she is a tough negotiator who is respected in her field by other real estate professionals. Her work ethic is impeccable. She proved time and time again to always have our best interest and was extremely patient when guiding us in the right direction in a long process of finding our family home. There is no doubt that any real estate transaction our family does in the future (buying/selling/listing) Karel will be our first call. We are extremely fortunate to have worked with her and will recommend her always. Thank you Karel, Rick and her first class team for finding our home!

Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2014 - lizlatta
Bought a home in 2012.


Karel Foti helped my husband and I find the perfect house. She was so incredibly knowledgable about the area and not at all pushy. She only took us to houses that met all our criteria and was so respectful of our time. She is a skilled negotiator, and dealt masterfully with the seller and seller's agent, who were both very difficult. Had it not been for Karel's expertise, I doubt we would be in the wonderful house we are in now. She is an amazing resource for anyone needing a house or wanting to sell one. I refer her to friends constantly and they have all had wonderful experiences with her. She is a huge talent!!!

Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2014 - claudinechoquette
Sold a home in 2012.


Karel and her partner Rick are top real estate agents in Coral Gables which have been operating over 25 years in the area. What impressed me the most i have to admit is Karel's outstanding negotiation skills coupled with her proactivness and drive to move things forward regardless of potential obstacles. Hence, both Karel and Rick were incredibly professional and very informative during the entire buying process despite the fact that i had a very agressive timeline to complete the transaction. I would therefore recommend hands down this team to anyone looking at purchasing a house in the Gables, Pinecrest and South Miami areas.

Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2014 - Charles Clements
Sold a Single Family home in 2012


Karel and Rick sold a home for me in 2012. All of my expectations were met or exceeded. My home was sold in less than a week and closed in three weeks. I'm in the mortgage lending business and deal with allot of Realtors. Karel and Rick are the best of the best. I would highly recommend their services.

Highly likely to recommend
05/09/2011 - florana01
Bought a Single Family home in 2010


Ms. Foti is an extremely knowledgeable professional that always puts her client's best interest ahead of anything else. It is rare to find an individual whose professionalism surpasses even my highest expectations. She was always prompt for our appointments, would preview properties before showing them to me so that I would not waste my time, and searched tirelessly until I found the perfect home! I am very fortunate to have had her guidance and expertise!

Flor A Mayoral, MD
Highly likely to recommend

05/02/2011 - tropic14
Bought a Single Family home in 2003


The team of Karel Foti and Rick Wieder were extremely professional and pleasant to deal with. They unselfishly looked out for our interest and the type of home our family was searching for. Their experience and understanding of the market conditions and property values are significant to other agents we had experienced. They were extremely considerate of our needs and had exceptional follow up during and even after our transaction finalized. We would definitely use them for any other real estate transactions.

Highly likely to recommend
04/15/2011 - marisol747
Sold a home in 2002.


KAREL FOTI has repeatedly proven herself to be a highly respected real estate professional, who is totally dedicated to the clients she serves. KAREL has limitless energy and a fund of knowledge and experience relating to commercial and high-end residential real estate. She is always "on call" for her clients and has an innate ability to ferret out potential qualified buyers and pursue them to the very end! She leaves no stone unturned. KAREL was successful in finding a qualified buyer to purchase a multi-use business operation and underlying real property, located in Tavernier Key, Monroe County, which was owned by my wife and me. KAREL was the third and final realtor who was retained to market and sell the property. The business was relatively complex, because it involved an ongoing business, consisting of a gas station, two thousand square foot convenience store, a Blimpe Sub Shop, two adjoining retail rental stores, an 1800 square foot upstairs manager's apartment and a canal front fuel dock at the rear of the property. KAREL analyzed and compiled a concise presentation of the income and expenses of the separate and combined business activities and successfully marketed the property. Equally important, KAREL followed up on every aspect of the pre-closing procedures and made it happen. After the sale of our commercial property and business, KAREL was retained to market and sell another business property in Key West, consisiting of a major shopping center on the main highway. My wife and I owned a twenty percent interest in this property. The fact gathering, marketing, and closing details related to this shopping center were at least as daunting as the gas station property. Retaining KAREL FOTI is a wise and prudent decision, especially in these tough time!

Highly likely to recommend
04/13/2011 - mondopicasso
Sold a Single Family home in 2007 in Coral Gables, FL.


very thorough, reliable and trustworthy. an true honest professional who gets the job done and looks after her clients interests. have recommended and have continuously used her for all our real estate needs.

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