Duke Rountree has always held the Ocala National Forest as a special place in his heart, which is why he moved and put down roots in 1986. There was a need for a real estate brokerage in his area, so Duke did what no one else had and opened Rountree Realty. The goal being to provide the best customer service, best knowledge, best technology, best tools and best marketing for every customer. He has been a Realtor for 20+ years now.

Having served 14 years with Ocala Marion County Association of Realtors, Duke has been MLS President (2x), Vice President, Treasurer, OMCAR President, President Elect, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer. He has also served on committees for Community Awareness, Professional Standards, Realtor/Builder, Global, Budget & Finance, and Education. Duke has shown versatility through all of his roles. He has taken over 600 hours of continuing education in real estate, related to Customer Service, Sales Strategies, Business Management, Networking, Ethics, Real Estate Market, Budgeting, Technology of many different aspects, Marketing, Negotiations, and much more. In recognition of his success, he has been provided a Distinguished Member Service Award and as a Realtor of the Year.

The Realtor described as helpful and down to earth takes an active interest in his clients’ lives, getting to know their families and maintaining friendships with them long after closing the sale. Whether he’s helping out in his community, reaching out to past customers to check in on their lives, or doing giveaways to provide some joy in trying times, Duke prides himself on curating unique experiences that add positivity to the realtor-client relationship, even after closing.

When he’s not helping clients with real estate, Duke volunteers for the Take Stock in Children program, has served as a Public Education Board Member, and is a part of the Salt Springs Civic Association Service. While he enjoys all water activities including boating, waterskiing, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking, he also loves riding ATV’s and SXS’s in the Ocala National Forest. In his downtime, Duke spends quality time with April (his wife), Skylar (their son), and Lauren (their daughter).

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John Wayne “DUKE” Rountree / GRI, TRC, AHWD, GREEN

Rountree Realty


Serving Central Florida located in Marion County Including Ocala, Ft. McCoy, Salt Springs, Sparr, Citra, Anthony, Orange Springs & more.

Call or Text: 352-572-1739