Designated Managing Broker





Royal graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a minor in Psychology. He has been a Realtor since 2004 and started his career with Coldwell Banker. Royal was rookie of the year and became the #1 agent in his office of 120 agents within a few years of beginning his career. In 2008, Royal founded The Royal Family and in 2010, The Royal Family moved to Keller Williams Team Realty to facilitate the growth of the business. Royal lead the team of exceptional agents within The Royal Family and oversaw all sales and managerial tasks for the team.

In 2015, Royal left Keller Williams Team Realty and opened up his own brokerage and named it, yep you guessed it,  The Royal Family Real Estate. The average agent in this boutique brokerage sells over 20 homes per year which puts us in the top 1% of Realtors in our board of Realtors. And we continue to grow!


Royal has a beautiful wife and two adorable children. He likes to play softball, football and hang out with family. His hobbies include: real estate!

"I like Royal's "strategic" approach to marketing my property. His honesty and frankness about what needed to be done to sell my property was very valuable!"

Georgiane Walls

"Royal indicated how the "timing" of the first weekend showing worked. I was amazed how this worked, even after the property had been on the market for 9 months with 2 other Realtors. We had more activity that first weekend with Royal than almost the entire 9 months the property was on the market with the other Realtors. Best of all, we had an offer and closed with that offer. THANK YOU!!!"

"Easy to work with. Understood my needs. Great communication. Royal was extremely professional in all aspects of my search and eventual purchase. Very patient too! This was not an easy task I'm sure but he stayed optimistic throughout and we finally found the house that suited me best. Thanks!"

Tom Slepicka

“Royal Hartwig treated me like family. I was very lucky to have worked with him. He is personable and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him to everyone. He is top of the line exceptional."

Larissa Spraggins

"I have used Royal in the past and he did a great job! The service that was proved was perfect. Passion for what you do, trust, and organization are 3 big characteristics and that was provided. I was very impressed!"

Jim Winterton

“Referral from family in real estate. Royal was fast, courteous and professional. We wouldn't have been able to get our home without him!”

Mike and Erin Smith

“Royal was the first person who was courteous on the phone, and was very prompt in sending us listings, and showing them to us under a time crunch. He was wonderful! Thank you so much for everything! We couldn't be happier in our first home together. Royal was awesome! Thanks again!” 

Steve Grooms and Ashley Drescher

“Referral from previous happy customer & exceptional marketing with good quality photos & stager."

Jef and Julie Farmer

“Royal Hartwig was very easy to work with, no pressure at all. Always accessible. His estimates were on the spot. He did an excellent job in listing my house. Well organized planning. I was able to sell my house for the listed price within two weeks. He was excellent in bargaining and also keeping the expectations realistic. For my new home purchase he went out of his usual market area and took us for numerous visits. I recommend him enthusiastically to all my friends. Thanks Royal!”

Chelsea Mitchell

“We had tried to sell our house since September of 2009 - tried two other realtors. Wish I had known about Royal back in '09! Found Royal through Redfin and he will always be our "go-to" realtor! Royal and his team helped us see our house through a buyer's eye. We made some minor cosmetic changes. We listened to Royal's advice on pricing - and we let the Royal Family team have fun with it! The result - the house is sold! We are now in a great position to find our next home. We highly recommend Royal and The Royal Family team!”

Mary and Ed Straka

“The Royal Family is the best. I have known Royal Hartwig for seven years now and all I could say are praises on how he runs his team. Never had a headache from start to finish whether you are buying or selling your property.”

Paul Tiu

“Going through the home buying process with you was very comfortable as your team provided great information and customer service.”

Matt Frank and Katie Berganske

“Royal was the most professional, knowledgeable real estate agent we ever worked with. He helped us sell our house quickly (8 days, with multiple offers!). He demonstrated remarkable patience as we looked at multiple houses and helped us negotiate buying our new house. We highly recommend Royal for any real estate needs!”

Tom and Jean Norbut

“We've bought and sold several houses in our lifetime and can tell you that The Royal Family is the best real estate agency that we have ever worked with. We recently listed a house with them and it sold within a month. We interviewed several companies and chose The Royal Family because they offered marketing services that the others did not. They are very professional and we highly recommend them. Thanks for doing a great job where everything went smoothly."

Jacqueline Berger

“As a first time home buyer The Royal Family was patient, understanding, very informative and helped me through every step including the financial."

Linda Lampi

“Royal's team surpassed our expectations. They were knowledgeable but never arrogant and always respectful or our opinions. We felt well informed and able to make good decisions about the sale of our home under Royal's guidance."

Carey and Elaine Sunderlage

“We did research on the internet and found you had a reputation for quick sales at a high price. The stager gave helpful advice before we listed our home. We felt Royal worked hard to insure our interests were met during the sale of our home and the buying process."

Tom and Jeana Norbut

“The team was great at helping me handle a difficult situation in selling my mother's house and keeping it as stress-free for her as possible. The team was great at communicating and keeping me informed of how things were progressing. The extra details were a nice touch - the professional photos for the listing, the shoe covers at the door, and the extra brochures inside. Also appreciated the CD of photos mailed to me after the closing."

John Gafney

“Your detailed sales history is fantastic. The fact that you are so confident that you guarantee a seller can cancel the agreement at any time, and then proving your worth quickly, was awesome! Also, your resources were all exceptional (painter, handyman & lawyer)."

Karin Hoffman

“I am extremely happy with The Royal Family Real Estate Agency. Royal made sure he understood my needs and was very professional. He and his staff made me feel very comfortable in showing and selling my home. I do appreciate the hard work and dedication The Royal Family Agency put into selling my home and I was overjoyed that the selling price was excellent for my house. I would definitely recommend The Royal Family Real Estate Agency to anyone selling or buying a home. The Royal Family Agency treated me like family and that means a lot to me."

Jean Baker

“Royal, You are a wizard!"

Pat Creagh