Changing Latitudes Real Estate


14650 Gatorland Drive Suite #3
Orlando, FL 32837

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Meet Our Team




Carrie Courtney - Co-Owner of Changing Latitudes Real Estate, Listing Specialist 


In my "prior life", I developed, ran and eventually sold two very profitable businesses. This entrepreneurial spirit naturally lead me to real estate where I became a top RE/MAX agent receiving many awards. After joining forces with my husband, Dave Courtney and two other top former RE/MAX agents, we soon opened up our own Real Estate Brokerage, Changing Latitudes.

Originally from Michigan, I have resided in Central Florida now for over 22 years. I love spending time with my family, taking care of my husband and 7 children and traveling whenever I can find time to get away!

It's great working with Dave together as a husband/wife team! With twenty plus years experience, we have gained invaluable insight when it comes to advising clients with their real estate needs.The key to our success is the team approach and our ability to be in two different locations at once, as well as giving a male and female perspective, provide an invaluable service to our clients.

Whether relocating across the Country or moving across the street, providing detailed community information and knowledge of the real estate market is a cornerstone of the Carrie and her team. A tribute to our on-going success is the majority of our business comes from past satisfied clients in the form of referrals.


Dave Courtney

Dave Courtney - Co-Owner, Licensed Real Estate Broker, Property Manager


As a 25+ year resident of Central Florida, Dave Courtney has been involved in all aspects of real estate sales, management and leasing since he was licensed. Before opening his own company, Dave was a Broker/Associate with RE/MAX for over 10 years. Dave has held investor purchase seminars and showcased his investment properties in International cities such as London, Manchester, Utrecht, Dublin and all over the U.S. He has been called as an expert witness involving real estate disputes, lectured at real estate conferences and taught numerous classes at the Association of Realtors. Dave has participated in over 1000 successful real estate transactions for all types of buyers - predominately investor purchasers. About 30% of all of Dave’s customers are foreign investors.

Dave’s prior management experience includes 10 years in supervision with Wet ‘n Wild Water Parks and 5 years as restaurant manager/restaurant opener for the Cheesecake Factory Restaurants in Chicago and Orlando. Dave is “In his 40’s” and happily married to his real estate partner, Carrie Courtney. They have 7 beautiful children.


Karen Salter

Karen Salter - Vacation Home Specialist


Karen has represented both local and international buyers and sellers in their residential and vacation home real estate needs in the counties of Orange, Osceola, Lake, and Polk.

Building lifelong relationships with her clients and respecting their needs and concerns throughout and after their entire transaction process is what Karen believes. She also believes that her work experience for many years as a Kindergarten teacher as well as her master's degree in Counseling both greatly assist with providing a level of patience and reassurance throughout the entire real estate purchase process for her clients. She will be happy to provide the support that is needed every step of the way!

Karen is a member of the Florida Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, and the Orlando Regional Realtor Association. She's available at your convenience to discuss any of your real estate needs.



Kaitlin Birchler

Kaitlin Birchler - Marketing Specialist


Kaitlin was born and raised in Kissimmee, Florida and joined the Carrie Courtney and Company team in the fall of 2014. She is in charge of the behind the scenes work at Changing Latitudes. She is the team’s marketing specialist which includes listing new homes, blogging, and posting on all of our social media websites. After becoming part of the team, Kaitlin found her new passion in informing others of the home buying and selling options in Central Florida as well as notifying the community of the numerous activities available in their residential area. Kaitlin is eager to help you purchase your own piece of sunshine!


Danielle Gonnelli

Danielle Gonnelli - Licensed Realtor / Customer Service Manager


I was born in Long Island, New York but have been in Florida for 20+ years. Spending most of my time in Central Florida, my family and I have a special spot in our hearts for Disney World.

My husband and I share a great love for our twin girls and enjoy watching them learn about the world around them as they develop and grow into their own spunky personalities.

Some of the most interesting times of my life have been while I worked on an expedition cruise line and traveled to Alaska, British Columbia and the western parts of the United States while learning different cultures and gaining an appreciation for natural beauty.

I have been working in customer service for over 15 years. You'll enjoy my positive attitude and efficiency while I ensure you are enjoying yourself during the process of changing your latitude!

As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. 


Mark Koopmans

Mark Koopmans- Buyer's Agent 


Why Me?

As a local Realtor and Buyer's Agent who lives in Kissimmee, I've developed a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling residential (and investment) real estate in the Kissimmee/Davenport - and surrounding areas.

Helping to Find Your Dream Home

Buying a house in a new city - or even around the corner - can be very stressful (those agents sometimes don't call back, or return my emails either) but with my access to the Multiple Listing Service, I can easily get you the needed information.)

I'm a Realtor who communicates in a fast, professional manner; someone who's hungry to earn your business, but I'm also someone who never forgets you could have chosen anyone else. Perhaps most importantly, I am someone who will, for as long as it takes, be there for you every step of the way until I find the right home - at the right price - for you and your family.

Paige Waters
Paige Waters- Director of Property Management & Real Estate Transaction Coordinator
407- 405-0465

Paige has lived all over the Sunshine State with most of her time being spent right here in Central Florida. She is a graduate from the University of Central Florida, with Bachelors in Business Administration and Psychology. She is also a loving mother to a sweet five-year-old boy; they love to frequent all the local theme parks!

Paige has been working in customer service and management for 15+ years. She joined the Changing Latitudes team in 2016 as the liaison for all our property management owners, tenants, and vendors, and is looking forward to her future in real estate and property management!

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