How I Help Buyers

Pinellas County is home to hundreds of associations. Each association has its own unique set of pros and cons. Different amenities, different leasing requirements, different financing restrictions, pets, over 55’s, maintenance fees, and the list goes on. So, who should you choose to help you pick the property that’s right for you?

Some real estate agents try to be everything to everyone. Their market is their friends and family. They might sell a few condominiums, some single-family homes, do a little property management, and even dabble in commercial real estate. The problem with this approach is that they never become an expert in any one field of real estate. They are a jack of all trades, and a master of none.

Then there are the agents that live in a particular association and will specialize in that association. In theory, this sounds like a good business model, but if you are a buyer you want as much choice as possible. Using these agents to help you find a property is like choosing a cable company that has only has one channel. I might be trashing the competition a little too hard. Let me know what you think.
You want a specialist who has the information and knowledge about many different communities so you have as many options as possible when purchasing real estate.

Use the home search link, pick the properties that interest you and then give me a call. I have compiled a large database of many of the local associations in our area with information not readily available on the Internet. I can let you know about financing in these communities, maintenance fees, management companies, the approval process, land leases, common elements, limited common elements, leasing restrictions and more. You’ll also want to know how frequently properties become available in a community, how quickly they sell, how much they have appreciated and what may be coming available in the future.

Working together we’ll identify your goals for your real estate purchase. Then using my knowledge of local communities, I will help you find the properties that meet your goals, and more importantly, help you through the process of contract to closing on the your new home.