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About Us

Our business philosophy…
Local Expertise with a Global Reach!

Global Reach…

We are Selling the Florida Lifestyle “Worldwide!”

Florida Lifestyle International Realty, LLC, dba Lakes & Links International Realty is a boutique real estate company located in Lake Mary at 1540 International Parkway. We specialize in the sale of luxury golf & lake properties in Central Florida’s most prestigious communities. Our business philosophy… Local Expertise with a Global Reach! Since 98% of Buyers conduct their home search online, our marketing campaign includes local, national, and international internet exposure so your home is seen by the widest audience enabling you to get the highest price possible for your home in the shortest period of time!!

Your home will be displayed in one of the nation’s leading MLS organizations. The My Florida Regional MLS is comprised of over 19 different Florida Realtor Association Boards providing exposure for your home to 34,000 Realtors throughout the state of Florida. In addition it will be displayed to potential Buyers on, the public site for MFRMLS. Every listing in the MLS appears on And, your listing will appear on over 80 distribution partner real estate sites including Yahoo Real Estate, Zillow, and more. We have also found that Social Media is becoming a successful marketing tool. Your home will also be featured on and boosted to thousands of potential Buyers!

We believe that international networking is the key to successfully selling our premier properties. Our global network affiliations reach affluent buyers in over 139 countries. Our network connects with over 493,000 agents and 148,000 brokerages in 139 countries and in 19 languages. We also promote our listings through the use of Social Media sites such as Facebook’s Luxury Real Estate Europe Group with over 2000 Realtor Members and LINKED IN’s LOL (Luxury on Line) and Europe LOL.

We are members of The Global Real Estate Council of Orlando, FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation which is a Global organization with Chapters in 48 countries whose objective it is to help its members develop networks and optimize business opportunities around the world. We are also members of ERC Worldwide, which is an association of workforce mobility professionals who oversee, manage, and support U.S. Domestic and International Employee transfer.

Local Expertise…..

Broker and Owner, Cherie Foutz has been a top producing Realtor in the Central Florida area since 1989. She has owned and managed several successful real estate companies, a title company, and a mortgage company. In 2010, she opened her boutique real estate company, Lakes & Links International Realty to focus on the sale nationally and internationally of luxury properties that offer “resort like amenities” such as golf, tennis, and recreational lakes.

Cherie specializes in the gated golf and lake communities in Heathrow, Lake Mary, and the Markham Woods corridor. She has sold more volume real estate in Lake Mary/Heathrow than any other agent since 2002! Since 2006, she has been one of the Top 100 agents in the Orlando Regional Realtor Association and named to the “Hot 100 Real Estate’s Best.” She was awarded exclusive membership in the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. She is an Accredited Luxury Home Specialist, a designated Transnational Relocation Specialist, a Resort & Second Home Property Specialist.

Meet the Team…..

Steve Foutz, Co-Owner, Business Manager

Cell: 321.274.5339
Email: steve(at)lakesandlinksrealty(dotted)com or steve(at)floridalifestylensb(dotted)com

Amy Polacek, Realtor Associate

Cell: 407.694.7081
Email: alpolacek67(at)aol(dotted)com