A native of Minneapolis, MN, Tonja Garamella pursued her personal and professional aspirations by living and working in cities across the US, Europe and Asia making her home in South Florida in 1986. A full-service real estate professional for more than 20 years, she specializes in the luxury residential homes in Palm Beach County.
After earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Stephens College, she went on to earn her Master of Business degree, with honors, from Regis University and spent several years in both Dance and Business. Traveling the world, Tonja earned accolades as an internationally recognized competitive dancer, performer, teacher and lecturer, all while honing her skills in international relations, management, and marketing. These experiences have allowed her to become a polished professional whose reputation has always been one of excellence.
Today, Tonja is quickly emerging as a Top Producing agent in the demanding South Florida luxury home market. With a highly personalized approach, she serves her clients with the highest level of integrity and commitment. She consistently and strategically positions homes to gain the most exposure to the largest audience available, maximizing their return on investment while minimizing time and stress. Top notch negotiating skills, a keen eye for detail and a strong commitment to her clients' objectives and timelines help to accomplish her clients' objectives each and every time. At the heart of her success is the ability to match buyers with sellers and provide superior personal service.
Tonja's experience in some aspect of real estate can be traced back to 1982 when she worked in Commercial Property Management in California. Since that time she has gained experience in virtually every facet of the real estate business. She is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, International Property Specialist, Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Negotiation Specialist and Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource.
A World Class Ballroom Dance Adjudicator for more than 15 years, she was considered one of the top coaches in the US and Europe. An avid traveler, she enjoys soaking up the cultures, cuisines and experiences across the globe. Music, nature, fashion, performing arts, reading and spending time at the gym or socializing and cooking with her friends and family is also very important to her well-balanced lifestyle.