DENNIS KOTASKA Broker Associate, RE/MAX Platinum Club, Five Star Professional

I have the great benefit of growing up as the third generation in Real Estate involved in residential, commercial, industrial and land acquisition, planning, construction, sales and marketing for over fifty years as a successful multi-million dollar producer.

My grandfather was a Builder in the 1930’s and 40’s and my parents had their own Brokerage that I was a part of for a number of years in the Chicago Suburban area. I spent at least one month each winter on Anna Maria Island and in the Sarasota area with my family as the Gulf Coast became my second home.

My Passion: Helping People Find Their Dream Home

My love of assisting people to realize their dream of home ownership or finding just the right home that would suit the needs of my clients ultimately led me to building new homes and the bigger picture of building new communities in the Chicago and the gulf coast area of Florida. In my 50+ years career, I have had something to do with the sale and building of over 10,000 homes.

This passion led me to open American Homes in Sarasota County, become a Certified Green Builder to offer the best building practices for you and our planet and be involved in every aspect of a building company. I feel I have come full circle now as a 3rd generation broker, and I joined the RE/MAX Alliance Group whose passion and integrity are aligned with my way of thinking and working with you, our customer.

My lovely wife Terri, as a past Sales and Marketing Executive for New Homes and Condominiums in Chicago and SW Florida, is a true partner in Real Estate that I have been married to for 35+ years. She has supported me with my passion of what I enjoy and do best, helping people with their real estate needs.

Industry Background

My five decades in Real Estate as a successful building executive including Director of Sales & Marketing for both regional and national home builders in Illinois and SW Florida, opening American Homes and becoming a Certified Green Home Builder involved in every aspect of a building company from product development, to land acquisition, sales and marketing and Real Estate Broker,  provides valuable market insights and patterns to you, our customer. 

My expertise, integrity, marketing acumen and commitment to the Real Estate market in this area has allowed me to become one of the top producing agents in this market. Our team is in the top 3% of over 100,000 RE/MAX agents worldwide.

RE/MAX AWARDS  2013 - 2022

Platinum Club 
RE/MAX Hall of Fame
RE/MAX Chairman's Club
RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement 


  • Real Estate Broker
  • CDPE, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Distressed Property Institute LLC
  • Certified REO Agent for Default Servicing, The Five Star Institute
  • CGP, Certified Green Professional, National Association of Homebuilders
  • CMP, Certified Marketing Professional, National Association of Homebuilders
  • CSP, Certified Sales Professional, National Association of Homebuilders
  • CEO & Founder of American Homes 2003 - 2009
  • Residential Real Estate & Director of Sales & Marketing for Small to Large Home Builders in IL & FL 1970 - 2003

Other Achievements

  • Hapkido Black Belt
  • Vietnam Era Veteran

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