Owner of Cape real estate company has license revoked
The owner of a Cape Coral real estate company has had her license revoked by the state following a review of a compliant filed against her last year.
Robin Marie Speronis, 52, is the qualifying broker for Speare House and did business as Zen Real Estate out of her home, at 1530 S.W. 53rd Terrace. Two complaints filed last year said she failed to return money to her clients.
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations, which issues licenses, suspended hers pending investigations into the complaints.
Beth Frady, a spokeswoman for the department, reported Tuesday that a review of the first compliant had been completed and the case is closed.
“Speronis had her license revoked,” she said.
Her license, however, is listed as suspended on the agency’s website.
“The paperwork is still in the works,” Frady said. “As soon as it is processed, the Internet will update.”
She noted that the second complaint remains open and will be set for a hearing in the coming months.
Speronis could not be reached for comment Tuesday.
Filed in June, the first complaint said Speronis did not return $30,000 to a client after a failed sale and she did not comply with state investigators.
Speronis was sentenced to 10 years of state probation that month after a judge found her guilty of larceny $20,000 less than $100,000 in connection to the case. Speronis also was court ordered to pay $32,000 in restitution.
The second complaint, filed in October, alleged that she violated state law by not returning a $3,500 deposit to a client following a failed condo sale.
Officials were asking in both complaints that the commission impose one or more penalties from a list that included suspension or permanent revocation of Speronis’ broker’s license, to probation, restriction of practice or a fine.
According to court records, Speronis was arrested in July 2009 on a warrant for one count of deposit with intent to defraud and on a court order for one count of grand theft. Both of the charges were nolle prossed later that year.