Fern Ritacca is originally from Deerfield, Illinois, where she began her real estate career as a licensed Realtor® in Chicago. After many years of visiting with her daughter who lives in Fort Myers, she decided to more fully enjoy the Southwest Florida lifestyle and become a full-time Floridian and so relocated her life and business to Bonita Springs in 2009.
As part of her diversified career, Fern has a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology and has worked extensively with the senior population in the health care field in Chicago for more than 20 years. After serving as consultant to Merck & Co., Fern founded and remains President of Healing Through Touch, a Chicago-based service that specializes in holistic and alternative services for the senior population. This unique perspective, along with her intuitive nature has allowed her to provide her clients with strong personal representation in achieving their real estate goals.
Since joining Premier Sotheby's International Realty, she, and her team (The Fern Ritacca Team) have demonstrated integrity and commitment to client interests thereby upholding the exemplary standards for which the Sotheby's International Realty® brand has become recognized throughout the world.
Fern has a history of personally serving her local communities with her time and efforts. Here locally, she served as the chairperson for LJK Foundation to benefit the Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. In Illinois, she served on the board of directors for the Healing Partners of Greater Chicago. Fern continues to do volunteer work whenever and wherever she can.
Fern is, and has been, affiliated with the Bonita Springs Estero Board of REALTORS®, the Florida Association of REALTORS®, the National Association of REALTORS® and the Illinois Association of REALTORS®.