Memorial: In Honor of Nestor Gasset- Broker/Owner of International Properties and Investments

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It is with deep sorrow and a lot of tears I report to all of our ActiveRain peeps ~ Nestor Gasset, you all know and many have met ~ died suddenly of a massive heart attack Sunday night. 


Tristan is only 17 years old. This is the hardest part... to see my son lose his dad. Nestor was the one who took Tristan to baseball practices until just this season when Tristan started to drive himself. Nestor was the one who would bring Tristan to Cold Stone and Chick Fil A. 

Nestor just said on Friday: 

" I am looking forward to watching Tristan play baseball next week", as games are starting. 

Tristan is the varsity pitcher for Wellington High School varsity team. 


Nestor LOVED watching Tristan play baseball. He was such a proud dad. He kept all of Tristan's stats. 


Many of you have met Nestor when I was speaking for ActiveRain at the AR camps and other events and meet-ups. He was so congenial. He liked to do business person to person and I make my visits, like to our dentist, the entire office shut down and turned off the background music to process the news. They remember him. 


Nestor was born in Cuba. His mother and father escaped from Fidel Castro when Nestor was 6 or 7 years old. He was first in Miami. Then his father got a job in Indiana so they moved there. Then he went to Ball State University and then moved to Texas. He moved to Florida in 2000. He has been a real estate broker since 1995. 


Nestor died without having life insurance and no funds for a burial. In fact, he had just changed passwords so we did not even have the chance to document them- so I have no access to anything. 


We are doing a fundraiser to raise the funds for the funeral expenses and to get all 9 kids here for the services. 


The fundraiser is set up on Facebook at this link:


Or you can Venmo donations to: @Katerina-Gasset

if you don't do Facebook. 


Or you can also Zelle donations to: Katerina Gasset at


The services will be on Saturday February 8, 2020 at 2 p.m. 

at - 990 Big Blue Trace, Wellington Florida 33414 

on the corner of Big Blue Trace and Wellington Trace. 


Please do not bring flowers. 


Please wear white or light clothing to celebrate Nestor's life. 

The theme is Cuban/Tropical. 


The meal sign up is at this link which is for deserts and rice and black beans - Nestor's favorites were Coconut macaroons and chocolate chip cookies. 


I am going through so much pain and emotions right now. The tender mercies from Heavenly Father abound. I have felt wonderful love and support from all of my online friends, my church, my neighbors, extended family and the REALTOR community. Thank you so much for being here for me during this tragic time. 




Comments (36)

Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Again, Katerina, my deepest sympathy. I've Featured this in the BananaTude group to give your fundraiser a little longer exposure. 

Feb 02, 2020 10:01 AM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Katerina, deepest heatfelt condolences on your personal loss and that of your son and all family members.  And please contact the companies to which you refer regarding Nestor's affairs, they likely have encountered similar situations and are prepared for such contingencies.

Feb 02, 2020 02:58 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Katerina, I am so sorry to read about Nestor's passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I will go to the link you provided to make a contribution. Hugs and prayers to you! RIP Nestor!

Feb 02, 2020 08:14 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

May he rest and May he never be forgotten at all. Love and light to you. :)

Feb 02, 2020 11:00 PM
Sondra Meyer:
Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.


I am so sorry. Please know that your and your family are in my prayers. It sounds like he was very much a blessing to everyone that had the opportunity to know him

Hopefully, you will be able to figure out the passwords when some of the shock wears off.

Feb 03, 2020 01:44 PM
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

So very sorry for this sudden loss. May you feel the arms of God wrapped tightly around you during this difficult time and transition in life.

Feb 03, 2020 02:10 PM
Anne Corbin
Long and Foster - Lake Anna - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia

My condolences. I'll keep you in my thoughts as you deal with the passing of your loved one. Just take it one day at a time.

Feb 03, 2020 06:55 PM
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Katerina - I am so so so sorry to learn of Nestor's death.   You two were the icons of ActiveRain!      Our condolences and prayers are with you as you go through this...


Feb 03, 2020 07:57 PM
Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Katerina, so sorry for your loss! Stay close to your son. He will need you. My son lost his mother at 18, and I think he it still affects him! I made a small donation, I wish I could do more

Feb 03, 2020 08:01 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

My heart goes out to you, to your young son, and to your other children. I can't even imagine the shock and heartache, but I am glad you are surrounded by people who love you.

Feb 03, 2020 08:19 PM
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Whenever I visit family members and friends after they've gone, I always enjoy the memorable moments and events that I remembered as funny and entertaining.

Tripping on Memorial Day, Veterans Day and my annual visit to see and talk story with my ohana at the foot of Diamond Head reminds me of how Blessed  I am to have been loved by so many.

The suddenness of a passing is difficult to cope with, but with family and friends and Faith in your God, the anguish and pain will eventually subside because you'll focus especially on caring for your remaining family. My condolences and God's Blessings to you and your entire family.

Feb 03, 2020 10:43 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I am so sorry to hear of this devastating and sudden loss.  Please know you are surrounded by many who love and care about you and are praying for you and your family.  

Feb 04, 2020 09:39 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

We have been in "text touch" and know that the warm hugs from many AR members surround you....and willing ears, helping hands...caring hearts are always here for you in this community.

Feb 05, 2020 08:44 AM
Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

Katerina, I am so sorry to hear about your sudden loss. I can't imagine going through what you are going through. 

Feb 05, 2020 09:13 AM
Gail Robinson
William Raveis Real Estate - Southport, CT
CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT

Katerina, I know how profound this loss is. I never had the chance to meet you or Nestor, but as part of your AR family I just want to express my support of you as you go through this difficult time and for your son. I hope your family can be reunited to pay their respects. 💛

Feb 05, 2020 11:22 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Katerina Gasset

I am so sorry for you and your son's loss.  No one can understand what you are feeling at this moment in time. I hope that you surround yourself and Tristan with close family and friends. You will pull through. God bless you.

Feb 05, 2020 04:22 PM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Katerina, I can't imagine the pain, shock and sorrow you and your family are feeling. Your loving recount of Nestor and his joy and zest for family and life can be felt by us, even if we had not met him. Wishing you peace.


Feb 05, 2020 06:48 PM
Laura Filip
Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
What can we do for you today?

Peace be with you, no words can Express the sorrow you must be feeling.

Feb 05, 2020 09:46 PM
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

This is a great remainder that LIFE IS TOO SHORT. We should always spend time with our loved ones and tell them how much you love them because you just never know when it is going to be your time to go. Pray that God comfort you and your family as you mourn the loss of Nestor.

Feb 07, 2020 11:05 AM
Vito Pal
Compass Realty & Management - Las Vegas, NV
Your "Pal" in Real Estate

I'm so sorry ti hear that, my thought and prayers are with you & your family!

Jun 20, 2020 02:17 PM

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