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About Us

Vanessa and Jaime Barnes reside in Celebration, Florida where Vanessa focuses full time on their real estate clients while Jaime divides his time among helping others as a practicing chiropractor, Realtor and Disney musician.

Gretchen Aquino, a resident in Hunter’s Creek, is fluent in English and Spanish. She works exclusively for the Simply Florida Real Estate Team as a buyers’s agent and works with clients from around the world.

Working with the right real estate agent is critical to both selling and buying the home, condo or townhome that you truly desire. That is why our team at Simply Florida Real Estate is dedicated to making the buying and selling process as simple as possible for you, so you can begin enjoying life in a brand new setting.

Meet the Team

Vanessa Franz Barnes
Broker Associate / Realtor®

Gretchen Marie Aquino

Dr. Jaime Barnes

Vanessa Barnes

Vanessa is a native Floridian and a graduate of The University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Since beginning her career in 2002 she has sold over 100 million dollars worth of homes, assisting hundreds of domestic and international clients.

She is a Broker-Associate with Keller Williams Realty located in Celebration, Florida and is proud to be a part of numerous voluntary and professional organizations, including The Kissimmee Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors with the Celebration Area Council, Certified International Property Specialist Designee, and the Transnational Referral Network.

As your local market expert, Vanessa’s experience includes new construction and existing homes, relocation, short-term rental, vacation, investment properties, and bank-owned properties.


Gretchen Aquino

Gretchen was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Florida in 2002. She has her Associates Degree in Business from the Metropolitan University in Orlando.

She began her journey in Real Estate in 2005 with Keller Williams Realty. She has held various administrative positions, and has been a licensed Realtor® since 2010.

Gretchen is fluent in English and Spanish, and is excited to share her experience and expertise with clients from all over the world as the exclusive buyer’s agent for the Simply Florida Real Estate team.


Jaime Barnes

Jaime was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Florida at the age of six years old. He and his family moved to Kissimmee in 1980.

He received his undergraduate degree from The University of Florida with a Bachelor’s in Microbiology and then graduated from Life Chiropractic School in Marietta, Georgia in 2001 with a Doctorate of Chiropractic.

He relocated back to the Kissimmee area where he has practiced as a Chiropractor since 2001. He has always had a passion for Real Estate and received his Real Estate License in 2006. He is excited to be working with Buyers and Sellers in the Central Florida Area and abroad.


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