Jim Zappulla, CEO of Superior Estates Inc., has been a top producer for over 35 years. He was awarded the Re/Max International's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002, which indicates over $3.4 million dollars earned with RE/MAX in his career. He was also awarded the Platinum Award, which placed him in the Top 1% of the highest producing professionals in the entire United States. Due to his ongoing success, Jim Zappulla was recruited by Keller Williams in 2002 and was the Top Producing agent since making the change. Jim Zappulla's success consist of exceptional negotiation skills in all real estate transactions including Residential Homes, Multi-Unit, New Construction, Relocation, REO Bank Foreclosures, Short Sales and 1031 Exchanges. Equator and NAR Certified in Short Sales. Jim and the Superior Estates Team cover the entire South Bay and Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Rocio Ortegon, Vice President of the Superior Estates Investment Inc., has been in the Real Estate Business for 10 years. She is a graduate from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in Marketing and International Business. She is also fluent in Spanish. Rocio caters to the Palos Verdes Peninsula and South Bay Areas. For 2 years she has served on the ALC (Agent Leadership Council) at Keller Williams Palos Verdes Realty. Being a top producer, Rocio has been chosen out of 200 agents to be on the leadership council for Keller Williams to take part in making executive decisions for this company. She is Certified as a Palos Verdes Specialist and Commercial Real Estate Advisor. Experienced in all aspects of Real Estate, New Construction, Residential Sales, Relocation, Income Properties, and IRS 1031 Tax Free Exchanges.
Keiko Fuji, Vice President of International Sales and Certified Commercial Real Estate Advisor, is originally from Tokyo. She is bilingual in Japanese and English. She has lived in the South Bay since 1977, achieving a degree B.S. in Business Financial, Marketing and Engineering. After 20 years of working at major corporations such as Sony, Panasonic and Toyota, Keiko decided to pursue her family business as a Real Estate Consultant. Both her father and brother are very successful Real Estate Brokers in Tokyo. Since 2005, Keiko has worked full time on selling, buying and leasing both commercial and residential properties from the Malibu Coast to Newport Beach. Having a strong background in mathematics and finance, Keiko is able to help buyers, sellers and investors to analyze and search for properties suitable for her clients.
Joseph Valdez is a graduate from San Diego University with a B.A. Degree in Political Science. Later he completed his Graduate Certificate in Retail Bank Management at University of Virginia. He has over 20 years of bank management, which includes working as a branch manager for major and international banks. His financial analytical expertise with credit and home loans gives clients the edge when it comes to understanding credit, pricing, and home loans. His hobbies are mountain climbing, hiking, and outdoor sports. He also volunteers his time to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County to help the sick children. He has also raised money for the Sickle Cell Anemia sick patients so they can have the proper medical equipment.
Margott Skeen is our office manager for our team. She has her degree in Finance Investments from California State University of Long Beach. She is very savvy, quick, creative and very attentive to our team's needs. She is always ready and available to help with any task. Margo is fluent in Spanish with a background in photography, international trade and commerce. She is very friendly, self motivated and bright who provides our team member with the necessary tools and guidance to close a transaction.
Brandi Ezidro was raised in the South Bay and she is familiar with the area. Knowing her area so well has allowed her to assist her clients find their perfect home. She has over 10 yrs of experience in the hospitality industry with certifications in accounting, customer services, and management. Knowing management so well she is able to organize, explain, and help our clients with any questions they might have in the home buying/selling process. She enjoys spending time at the beach and backyard BBQ’s with friends. Exercise is important for her and she participates in yoga, hiking, and playing sports.