Who we are

The Marie Tanabe Group is proud to be part of Illustrated Properties Real Estate, Inc., not just because IPRE is the #1 Real estate brand in Palm Beach County but more importantly because of its family-owned business culture. We have a mutually held belief that we are a relational business not a transactional one.

Steeped in local tradition, the beginnings of Illustrated Properties began with Bud Adams, Sr. selling land on Jupiter island in the1930’s. In keeping with the family tradition, Bud Jr. founded Illustrated Properties in 1975 and became the exclusive broker for Lost Tree Village and John’s Island. Illustrated Properties has been the #1 market leader in Northern and Central Palm Beach County for the past 15 years, and in 2013 IPRE became the #1 (nonfranchised) real estate company in all of Palm Beach County.


Coming from out of state, Marie went above and beyond to make sure our transaction went smoothly. She always had a positive attitude no matter what we encountered. She is very well organized and prepared as well as very accommodating. Her communication goes beyond the real estate transaction.  She makes sure we have anything we need now that we are Floridians, help with shutters, recommendations for painters and repairs, or fabulous neighborhood restaurants. Marie is beyond an outstanding Realtor, she is now a friend of our family.

– B.Ragen