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TAMPA

THE GLOBAL ISSUE | JULY - AUGUST 2017

REALTOR

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THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE GREATER TAMPA REALTORS®

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CONTENTS

july - august 2017

all roads lead to tampa A look at the top reasons why people from across the globe are flocking to the Tampa Bay area

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4 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Member & staff achievements; In Loving Memory

The Art of Placement

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Using feng shui to balance a home’s energy can appeal to Chinese buyers. PAGE 8

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5 Tools for the Global REALTOR®

Top tools for your international real estate business PAGE 11

5 PRESIDENT’S CORNER Global starts at home

6 GOING GLOBAL

Why you should join TBIREC

12 WHEN IN ROME

A guide for doing buisiness around the world

15 THINK GLOBAL, ACT LOCAL

Strategies to guide your global marketing efforts

24 CALENDAR

Classes, Events and Committee Meetings

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Discovering Deutschland

Stationed Abroad

A spotlight on German culture and how you can appeal to German buyers PAGE 22

For military members stationed overseas, living abroad can be a challenge.

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28 MEET OUR NEW MEMBERS

New REALTORS®, Brokers and Affiliates

37 AFFILIATE CORNER

15th Annual Affiliates Golf Tournament is a Success!

Affiliate Business Directory Search our list of active Affiliate Businesses.

SUBMIT YOUR CONTENT! Do you have a comment on an article in this edition? Want to submit an idea or write an article for the next issue? Contact the editor at news@tamparealtors.org.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS MEMBER & STAFF ACCOMPLISHMENTS This year, Evelyn Wilson (Preston & Farley) celebrates her 55th year as a REALTOR® and member of the Greater Tampa REALTORS®. Throughout her career, Ms. Wilson has been a broker/owner of her own real estate firm and has also worked with several real estate offices in the Tampa area. She’s also taught real estate courses at Hillsborough Community College. Since joining GTR in 1962, she has served on several Association committees including the REALTOR®/Attorney and Housing Opportunities committees. Ms. Wilson is still very active in the industry and currently is a REALTOR® with Preston & Farley. Nico Hohman (Hohman Homes) was recently appointed by the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to serve a three-year term on the Historic Resources Review Board. This board recommends archaeological and historical sites to the BOCC for landmark designation and reviews alterations and new construction on landmark sites or districts. Scott Lewis (eXp Realty, LLC ) was recently appointed by the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners to serve on the Human Relations Board. This board encourages equality among all people by reviewing complaints filed under Hillsborough County’s Human Rights Ordinance. Grace Smith, Education Director at GTR, was awarded the 2017 Carolyn Gardner Scholarship from the Florida REALTORS® Executive Council, allowing her to attend this year’s Association Executive workshop in Orlando.

IN LOVING MEMORY... Martha Boardman, a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Dolphin Realty, passed away on May 26, 2017. Martha traveled extensively and lived in Germany and nine states before settling in Florida. Paul Jackson, owner of Jackson Realty and Appraisal Service, passed away on June 5, 2017. Paul was a member of the Greater Tampa REALTORS® for 39 years. Melanie Redden of Homes Plus Realty, passed away on June 21, 2017. Melanie grew up in the Tampa area and volunteered with Second Chance Friends and Florida Big Dog Rescue.

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REALTOR® Volume 1 | Issue 4 tamparealtors.org/magazine 813.879.7010 2017 OFFICERS President: Joe Perez President-Elect: Mari Colgan Vice President: Bob Pasquarello Treasurer: Dan Hazy Secretary: Diana Englehart Immediate Past President: Andy Joe Scaglione 2017 DIRECTORS Diane Acken, Ruth Bryson, Ashley Christie, Marvin Gordon, Lea Lagueux, Ellie Lambert, Mary McCall, Jack Rodriguez, Tom Scaglione, Carl Shenning, Janet Swilley, & Francine Villa EDITOR/DESIGNER Brittany J. Jackson, Communications Director STAFF WRITERS Jessica Fisher, Communications Specialist Stephanie Adams, International Council Manager

The Greater Tampa REALTORS®, Inc. (GTR) is the largest Tampa Bay-based professional association of real estate brokers and sales associates conducting business throughout the Bay. GTR provides educational programs, ethical guidance and other services that enable licensed real estate professionals to help people buy and sell homes in the Greater Tampa area. For more information, please visit tamparealtors.org. REPRODUCTION Tampa REALTOR® magazine is published bimonthly for members of GTR in the interest of informing, promoting, and improving the real estate industry. With the exception of articles and materials from other publications reprinted in this magazine, members and affiliate members of GTR are hereby authorized to reproduce articles appearing in this newspaper, provided each such reproduction gives the following credit: Reprinted from the Tampa REALTOR® magazine, Greater Tampa REALTORS®. ADVERTISING INFORMATION For advertising information/sales, please contact Brittany J. Jackson at 813.879.7010 or news@ tamparealtors.org. All advertising is subject to the approval of the GTR Board of Directors/Chief Executive Officer.


PRESIDENT’S CORNER

pop quiz!

Test your global knowledge!

1. This ancient Chinese practice brings balance and harmony to any given space: a. Tai Chi b. Feng Shui c. Kung Fu 2. This nationality was among the top foreign buyers of American real estate in 2016. a. Nigerian b. German c. Brazilian 3. Which professional designation best aids REALTORS® with international real estate transactions? a. CIPS b. GRI c. RSPS 4. Which of the following are two of Tampa’s many Sister Cities? a. Izmire, Turkey & Oviedo, Spain b. Brasilia, Brazil & Mexico City, Mexico c. All of the above 5. True or False?: Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean International, Holland America and Norwegian all have home ports at Port Tampa Bay. a. True b. False 6. True or False?: When Tampa hosted the International Indian Film Academy Awards, it was only the first time the event had ever been held in the U.S. a. True b. False

Stumped on a question? The answers can be found throughout this issue.

Global STARTS AT HOME

JOE PEREZ 2017 President

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o sell Internationally, one must speak several languages, have in-depth knowledge of tax issues and immigration laws, have a network of contacts, and most importantly, travel the world, right? No, not really. Travel is not required. International sales in foreign countries are big business but they’re not the whole picture. Foreign buyers see the value of residential property in Florida and they’re coming to you! In 2016, Florida was the top destination with foreign buyers purchasing U.S. residential properties at 22% of all foreign sales nationally. This translated to 47,000 residential properties, with an average sales price of $412,000 per property. The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area’s share of foreign buyers was nearly 10% of the total Florida number and the majority of those buyers hailed from Canada, Western Europe and China. With nearly 50% of Florida REALTORS® working with foreign buyers, how do you set yourself apart? How do you reach this lucrative market? This is where Greater Tampa REALTORS® comes in. You can join the Tampa Bay International Real Estate Council, attend our global networking and educational events, learn about common issues that you encounter when working with a foreign client and build a network of trusted experts, many of whom are TBIREC members. Earn your Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation and tap into the wealth of resources of not only GTR, Florida REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®, but also of our cooperating and ambassador associations located across the globe. Foreign buyers are already here. Are you ready?

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COUNCIL SPOTLIGHT

Going Global:

Why You Should Join TBIREC The Tampa Bay International Real Estate Council offers members the opportunity to tap in to the potential of global real estate in Tampa

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s international trade continues to grow in Tampa Bay, it has become increasingly important for REALTORS® to become familiar with international real estate transactions. The Tampa Bay International Real Estate Council (TBIREC) understands that learning international cultural norms and how to conduct international real estate transactions are an integral part to working with global buyers and sellers. To mitigate any cultural misunderstandings, TBIREC offers networking opportunities and invites real estate-affiliated professionals with diverse backgrounds to speak about the business practices of other cultures. They also host educational events where REALTORS® are immersed into other cultures while networking with one another.

TBIREC Chair Lea Lagueux’s main goal is to raise the awareness of everyone on the board that real estate, like many businesses in the United States, has become a global activity.

Real estate, like many businesses in the United States, has become a global activity.

Both commercial and residential REALTORS® are heavily involved in TBIREC because international commercial and residential real estate transactions often follow one another. Being knowledgeable of currency issues and visa and tax laws often determines whether a deal will be successful or not. The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation prepares REALTORS® for global real estate transactions. It is recognized by the National Association of REALTORS® and the class will be hosted by GTR.

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“Our short-term goal is to continue to provide great opportunities for members to learn about international real estate. The long-term goal would be to see more people take their designation and get involved,” says TBIREC ViceChair Lynn Richey.

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“If [REALTORS®] are worried about Zillow taking their business, trust me Zillow’s not going to go here. [For] most cultures outside the United States in particular, the face-to face, trust, repertoire and knowing the person that you’re working with is extremely valuable,” says Lagueux.

Joining the Council as a new GTR member is free until the end of the year but, for current members, dues are $25 annually. Any REALTOR® interested in learning about a profitable, growing facet of the real estate business should attend one of the monthly TBIREC meetings. Also, keep up-to-date with new council events by liking TBIREC on Facebook.

Like us on Facebook @TBIREC


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PRINCIPLES OF FENG SHUI

The ART of

Placement The principles of feng shui balance the energy in a home and can appeal to Chinese buyers.

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eng shui, the ancient Chinese art of bringing balance and harmony to any given space, is quickly gaining importance within the real estate industry.

Chinese homebuyers and investors outpace all other international buyers in the U.S. Due to the increase of Chinese home buyers, REALTORS® and builders are paying more attention to feng shui. A survey of 500 Chinese Americans conducted by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and the Asian Real Estate Association of America found that 86% of them thought feng shui will make a difference in their future home buying choices. Seventy-nine percent said they would be willing to pay more for a house that followed feng shui standards.

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Basic elements of feng shui include clutter-free environments, plants, open windows and natural light. However, feng shui does go beyond that. It uses features of geography and topography to predict the future. If a home is located in a cul-de-sac at the end of a dead end street, the energy is low or chaotic. Homes with the front and back doors aligned do not allow good feng shui energy to circulate throughout the home. Instead, this energy rushes out the rear exit. Good feng shui energy needs to be present in the bedroom, the kitchen and the bathroom. Homes near rivers and streams are considered good fortune. Homes with sloped backyards leave the home without supporting energy.


6 HOME STAGING TIPS FOR THE FENG SHUI BUYER Open windows and invite natural light According to principles of feng shui, opening the windows creates a positive flow of energy in the room and helps remove “stale air,” while the natural light is said to replenish the body’s depleted positive energy resources.

Add some greenery to your space Incorporating plants at a home’s entry way can make it more inviting and helps disperse the positive energy.

Don’t forget the kitchen Always keep sinks and countertops clean and clear from clutter. It also helps to decorate with food — a symbol of wealth and abundance. Try adding a bowl of lemons, limes, oranges or red apples to tabletops or counters to add a splash of color.

Put the lid down Feng shuists believe toilets and drains can remove energy from a room, so it’s imperative to keep the doors to the batrooms closed, the toilet lids down and all drains covered when not in use.

Beware of the “death position” Do not have the foot of the bed directly aimed at the door in the “death position.” Traditionally in East Asian cultures, bodies were removed feet-first from a room after death.

Fresh coat of paint Use soft color palettes in the areas where buyers will spend the most time, like the bedroom. It’s said that subtle colors will help to promote a positive outlook.

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TOOLS YOU CAN USE

FOR THE

5 tools 3 global realtor

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This nifty, easy-to-use currency converter is as easy as typing in the desired dollar amount you wish to exchange. With over 170 global currencies from the Argentine Peso to the Zimbabwean Dollar, you’re sure to find just what you need. Try it out at google.com/ finance/converter.

Skype

Keeping in contact with your clients in another country can quickly get expensive. But you can do it for free while adding that in-person touch with Skype — an instant messaging and video conference app. Find it in your Google Play or iTunes App Store.

Global Perspectives in Real Estate Global Perspectives in Real Estate is a bi-monthly newsletter published by the National Association of REALTORS® as a resource for how you can globalize your local market. Catch up on the latest info on urban growth, building a global practice, recent developments in Africa and much more. Download it for free at: nar.realtor/publications/ global-perspectives.

Google’s Currency Exchange Calculator

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Proxio With Proxio, you can network with more than half a million real estate agents across the globe and have your listings automatically added to an internaltional MLS. And, it’s included with your MFRMLS subscription! Access it today on your MFRMLS login portal.

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Realtor.com® International Data Metrics

Realtor.com is widely known as a comprehensive consumerfacing site with thousands of listings for every homebuyer. But, did you know that Realtor.com also provides valuable data metrics for the global REALTOR®? Visit research.realtor.com for a look at local and international real estate trends, complete with interactive charts and graphs.

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GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

WHEN IN ROME... A guide for doing business around the world

According to WorldTravelGuide.net, when working with Jamaican clients, be sure to “avoid high-pressure sales tactics which are seen as confrontational. Bargaining is the norm during negotiations and a lot of time is spent reviewing details before contracts are drawn up.”

Discussing business over lunch with a Brazilian may be a deal-breaker. According to Entrepreneur.com, “When doing business in Brazil, you should respect and enjoy their lunch ritual. Business is rarely discussed during lunch and is seen as an American stereotype [if you do].”

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From Export.gov: “Many aspects of Morocco’s rich culture and heritage are absorbed in its business etiquette, and U.S. business representatives should make every effort to understand the subtleties of this important aspect of doing business in Morocco. For example it is always polite to accept an invitation to drink tea or coffee. It is wise to build trust and friendship in order to build the business. That said, businesses should be wary of agreeing or entering into any ‘informal’ business ventures and vet all proposals and document all commitments. Verbal agreements, which are common in Morocco, will not hold up in court.”


Working with clients from various backgrounds can easily become a slippery slope if you don’t understand their cultures and traditions.

“When communicating, Germans keep direct eye contact when speaking and can be straightforward to the point of bluntness. They generally appreciate knowing what they will be doing at any given point in time. Be prepared to explain the seller’s disclosure as well as having translated transaction documents such as a listing agreement or purchase contract. It is best to remember that in Germany, signing the purchase contract completes the deal whereas in the United States the signing of the contract to make an offer marks the start of negotiations and contingencies.” Patricia Riesenkampff, CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises

“I have spoken and met with hundreds of 55+ active adults who immigrated from India to the U.S. in the ’60s and ’70s. In my experience I’ve found one universal fact that applies, regardless of culture, and that is to LISTEN. Don’t start touting the features and benefits of a particular home or community. Listen to what is most important to them and then discuss options that meet their needs.” Anand Patel NextHome Discovery

“Some of my clients originate from Vietnam, where there are no multiple listing services, so buyers usually find out about properties for sale from a friend. Buyers speak directly to sellers when they want to purchase the property. Buyers often pay cash for a property, or the seller would hold the mortgage. When they immigrate to the U.S., this state of mind either stops them from buying real estate or they lose the opportunity of buying a property that they like. Part of my job is educating them on the finance system in the U.S.” Dao Alderman Keller Williams Realty, New Tampa

Australians tend to be very straightforward when it comes to business. According to Today Translations, “They do not need to build relationships for a long time before doing business with you.”

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EDUCATION RCF aims to help local students obtain the resources they need to further their educational goals. To achieve this, we have developed a scholarship program for students seeking to continue higher education opportunities in real estate related fields.

ASSISTANCE RCF developed a Home Buyers Grant Program to help those families living and working in Hillsborough County who, with a little help, can achieve their dream of home ownership. This program offers funds for down payment and/or closing cost assistance.

DEVELOPMENT RCF provides funds to build affordable housing, thereby creating additional housing for Hillsborough County’s residents and fostering economic growth and vitality in the region.

CARE RCF is doing its part through its Disaster Relief Program to facilitate the delivery of donated goods and services to support relief efforts.

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Help support RCF! Join us for our upcoming Charity Bingo Night at Hamburger Mary’s in Tampa, Wednesday, July 26 at 7 p.m. Learn more about the REALTORS® Care Foundation of GTR at

RCFGTR.org or call 2017 RCF President Al Letizio at 813.355.7048


LEGAL FAQs

think global, act local Strategies to guide your global marketing efforts

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ow well prepared are you to work with international clients or foreign citizens residing in the U.S.? What are the statistics in your local market regarding foreign buyers? How many foreign citizens own and manage businesses in your market area? Are you familiar with the concept: “Think global; act local,” coining the term glocal? These questions can be answered by following trends and statistical reports in your own backyard. The answers will represent business opportunities you may not have been aware of. A relatively simple analysis — but mostly awareness — of signs in your daily environment, will help guide your marketing efforts. Have you joined a bi-national chamber of commerce or a social club comprised mostly of nationals from a given country or region? Try starting a review of your business practices and daily routines and begin to incorporate some of the activities and recommendations listed above. This exercise will provide interesting results that will place you on a new track with increased energy and level of expectations. Look through your list of clients and contacts, neighbors and businesses you patronize. Identify those that may be citizens of another country. This may give you a jump start to your new approach and strategy.

Your next step, to ensure a successful beginning to the new strategy, is to become knowledgeable about the country or region your potential clients come from. This will create a perception of sincere interest in those clients’ countries of origin. Understanding and being aware of cultural nuances will be your best partners in solidifying relationships and business opportunities. You must believe in what you are doing – a shallow effort will become obvious and ineffective. In closing, look around you; be alert to identify opportunities outside your comfort zone. Not only will you reap financial rewards but you will enrich your life by learning about other cultures. Your outlook on life will broaden and your tolerance and acceptance of other cultures will vastly improve. Carlos Fuentes, CCIM, CIPS, TRC has been involved in commercial and international real estate for the last 25 years, having earned the CCIM (Commercial R.E. Specialist), CIPS (International R.E. Specialist) and TRC (Transnational Referrals Certification) designations. His travels provide opportunities for international deals in the Caribbean, Latin America and the U.S., and a significant number of successfully completed 1031 Exchanges. He is certified as a CIPS instructor by NAR.

From the Florida REALTORS® Legal Hotline The Legal Hotline attorneys answer questions about real estate license law and offer legal interpretations of standard business forms and contracts. FREE legal advice is available for members! Call (407) 438-1409; Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Q: My client doesn’t speak English. Are there any translated contracts available to give him? A: The Contract for Residential Sale and Purchase (CRSP-13) is the only Florida Realtors® contract currently available in a translated form. The CRSP-13 and its addenda are available in German, Spanish and Portuguese as well as English. To locate these forms, log in to florida realtors. org, click on “Tools and Support” and then click on “Forms.” The translations are in the middle of the page under the heading “CRSP-13 & Addenda Forms Translations.” Please note that these documents are for translation only and are not official documents to be used in a transaction.

Q: What is FIRPTA? FIRPTA is an acronym for the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act. This tax is imposed on the amount realized from the sale of real property owned by a foreign seller. There are exceptions to this tax-withholding requirement. Given the complexities of tax laws, the buyer and seller should consult with a tax specialist to determine the exact withholding amount or to determine if an exemption to the FIRPTA requirement applies. tamparealtors.org

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ALL ROADS LEAD TO

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hat started out as a tiny fishing village inhabited by Native tribes in the 1500s has now become the nation’s 55th largest city and one of the top destinations for foreign investment and global residential relocation in the southeast United States.

what sets us apart from the rest isn’t just our close proximity to award-winning beaches and the year-round warm weather. The Tampa Bay area boasts a diverse popuation of 134 international ancestries, the top port in the state of Florida, one of the top international airports in the country and so much more.

In fact, May 2017 statistics from Realtor.com reveal that the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area ranked eighth on their list of top 10 markets searched by international consumers on the site, only slightly trailing the Miami and Orlando areas which ranked second and fifth, respectively. One visit to Tampa and international tourists can easily fall in love with the charming city with a small town feel. However,

Here’s a look at what’s enticing global tourists and investors to plant their roots in the “Lightning Capital of the World:”

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE

Located just south of Tampa’s downtown is MacDill Air Force Base, home to 28 mission partners including U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Comtamparealtors.org

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In 2014, Tampa hosted the 15th International Indian Film Academy Awards — also known as the “Bollywood Oscars.” Photo courtesy of Visit Tampa Bay

mand. About 15,000 people work on base and 30 member nations including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Pakistan, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are represented.

TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (TIA)

Set on a 3,300-acre campus just west of downtown, Tampa International Airport (TIA) was named one of the top three airports in the nation by Condé Nast Traveler last year. TIA serves 85 non-stop destinations throughout North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and is one of two airports in the country that hosts regularly-scheduled charter flights to Cuba. Just last year, nearly 19 million travelers passed through TIA, making it the

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29th busiest airport in North America. The top international destinations out of this award-winning transportation hub include Toronto, London, Frankfurt, Zurich, Havana, Grand Cayman and Panama City. TIA is currently undergoing a phased expansion to accommodate double the passengers it currently serves each year. Learn more at tampaairport.com.

MULTICULTURAL FESTIVALS & ORGANIZATIONS

One reason that the Tampa Bay area attracts visitors from across the world is the exclusive multicultural festivals and organizations available. In 2014, Tampa hosted the 15th International Indian Film Academy Awards — also known as the “Bolly-

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wood Oscars” — welcoming Indian and American celebrities alike, along with thousands of Bollywood fans from across the globe. This was the first time the IIFA Awards had been held in the United States and was televised in India and internationally, putting the Tampa Bay area front and center in the global spotlight. The world-renowned, Salvador Dali Museum in St. Pete welcomes 40,000 guests a year. Out-of-towners can also visit the bilingual Spanish Lyric Theatre featuring the oldest Hispanic musical theater group in the United States. And, there’s also the PhilFest, the largest Filipino-American festival in Florida. These unique attractions are just a taste of what Tampa Bay has to offer. To see a complete list of organizations and activities, visit tampaarts.org.


ALL ROADS LEAD TO TAMPA PORT TAMPA BAY

Port Tampa Bay is Florida’s largest port and serves container ships, tank ships and cruise lines, while handling over 37 million tons of cargo per year. The port ranks 32nd in foreign trade in the nation with an economic impact of $15.1 billion, supporting more than 80,000 jobs. There are three cruise terminals with four cruise lines whose home port is at Port Tampa Bay: Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean International, Holland America and Norwegian. Together, this amounts to more than 850,000 passengers coming through the port each year, encompassing 198 cruise ship calls.

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

As a culturally diverse city with a love for all things international, it’s only natural that Tampa has formed

strategic partnerships with cities and countries across the globe. In fact, the City of Tampa has formalized Sister Cities agreements to build greater friendship and understanding with the following: Agrigento, Italy; Ashdod Israel; Barranquilla, Colombia; Boca del Rio, Mexico; Izmire, Turkey; Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China; LeHavre, France; Oviedo, Spain; Porto Alegre, Brazil; South Dublin County, Ireland and Vera Cruz, Mexico. Tampa is also host to several foreign consular offices including Denmark, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Liberia, Norway, Panama, Peru, Spain and Sweden.

WORLD-CLASS EDUCATION The Tampa Bay area has a longstanding reputation for its outstanding institutes of higher education that attract people seeking degrees from around the world.

According to its website, the University of South Florida (USF) serves more than 49,000 students across its campuses in Tampa, St. Pete and Sarasota-Manatee, representing over 130 different countries. And, last year, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings listed USF among the top 250 best universities in the world. The University of Tampa, whose iconic minarets dot the city’s skyline, touts its globally-connected campus as the “beating heart of a vibrant urban oasis.” More than 8,000 students attend the private university with 140 countries represented. The university’s International Business program is the top choice for undergraduate students among 200 total programs of study.

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*$5,000 bonus on all homes. **Broker must accompany client during client’s initial visit to this community. Both the client and Broker must execute the Developer’s Registration Form on the initial visit. Broker must also execute the Developer’s Broker Participation Agreement. Valencia Lakes is being developed and sold by Hillsborough County Associates II, LLLP. The complete offering terms are in an offering plan available from Sponsor. File No. H11-0010. Promotions, prices, terms and features are subject to change without notice and do not include optional features or premium for upgraded homesites. Valencia is designed for residents aged 55 & older and is intended to meet the exemption under the Federal Fair Housing Act. ©2016 4300-287 11-7-16

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MAY 2017 Single Family Homes

May 2017

May 2016

% Change

2,040

1,815

12.4%

$239,890

$225,000

6.6%

97.7%

97.7%

0.0%

28 Days

26 Days

7.7%

Inventory (Active Listings)

4,577

4,665

-1.9%

Months Supply of Inventory

2.8

3.0

-6.7%

May 2017

May 2016

% Change

547

519

4.2%

$147,500

$131,000

12.6%

97.0%

96.9%

0.1%

22 Days

26 Days

-15.4%

Inventory (Active Listings)

940

983

-4.4%

Months Supply of Inventory

2.0

2.2

-9.1%

May 2017

May 2016

% Change

4,958

4,434

11.8%

$221,200

$199,000

11.2%

97.0%

97.0%

0.0%

28 Days

29 Days

-3.4%

Inventory (Active Listings)

10,792

11,317

-4.6%

Months Supply of Inventory

2.7

2.9

-6.9%

May 2017

May 2016

% Change

1,622

1,507

7.6%

$150,000

$130,000

15.4%

96.2%

95.6%

0.6%

27 Days

35 Days

-22.9%

Inventory (Active Listings)

3,747

4,212

-11.0%

Months Supply of Inventory

2.7

3.2

-15.6%

Closed Sales

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Median Sale Price Median % of Original List Price Received Median Time to Contract

Townhouses/Condos Closed Sales Median Sale Price Median % of Original List Price Received Median Time to Contract

TAMPA - ST. PETE - CLEARWATER MSA

LOCAL MARKET STATISTICS

Single Family Homes Closed Sales Median Sale Price Median % of Original List Price Received Median Time to Contract

Townhouses/Condos Closed Sales Median Sale Price Median % of Original List Price Received Median Time to Contract

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Discovering

deutschland

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SPOTLIGHT: GERMANY

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ermans were among the top foreign buyers of American real estate between July 2015 and August 2016 (Florida REALTORS® Report). This trend in the Tampa Bay area continues to grow, facilitated by the recent direct Luftansa flights coming into Tampa International Airport from Frankfurt, the financial hub of continental Europe. Germans flock to the west coast of Florida searching for that Florida lifestyle of sunshine and relaxation. They purchase residential properties as vacation homes or income producing rentals.

and wooden homes are looked down upon as not being solid enough and therefore do not do well in resales. The average size of a German condominium or “flat” is about 750 square feet and the average size of a single family home is about 1,200 square feet; much smaller than American-style dwellings. Home ownership in Germany is less than 50% as it is generally cheaper to rent there than to purchase a home. Germans tend to appreciate accurate details and facts therefore it generally takes

Makler (RDM) and the Verband Deutscher Makler (VDM) — has about 6,000 members – 4,500 of which are real estate professionals or Makler, while 1,500 are property managers and other service providers, compared to NAR’s 1 million REALTOR® members. Each IVD member must maintain high standards of professionalism and insurance. Keep in mind when working with German buyers that Germany does not, as of yet, have a multiple listing service, making buyer loyalty a potential issue. They may not be aware that our MLS enables real estate professionals to show any listed properties whereas in Germany, brokers sell their own listings mandating that buyers must go from agency to agency to view a variety of for sale opportunities.

Germans were among the top foreign buyers of American real estate between July 2015 and August 2016.

Commercially, there are hundreds of German companies planting their international roots here such as grocery store giant ALDI, which recently announced plans to invest $5 billion in the building and remodeling collectively of over 2,400 stores, providing 25,000 American jobs by 2022. Tampa Bay’s strategic location, global access, high-tech and secure infrastructure, streamlined regulations and a multilingual, talented workforce as well as a concentration of corporate and financial resources all add to the list of fabulous investment benefits.

There are some important differences to be noted regarding German real estate practices and business culture. At the NAR global conference in Orlando last year, Stephanie Schaeffer, a publicly-appointed and licensed German appraiser and real estate brokerage owner, offered some very interesting insights. For instance, Germans usually tend to buy homes for life with the intention to pass them down to the next generations and therefore, there is not a very active sales fluctuation of homes. She also reported that Germans expect a high quality of building materials. Most structures are built by masonry

— Florida REALTORS® Report

a seller a longer “incubation” time before they feel entirely comfortable to finally move forward in the sales process. The transaction is carried out through a notary and is between the seller and buyer at the signing ceremony. The notary will verify that there are no outstanding liens on the property but is not responsible for the condition or for any defects of the property. Usually a 20% down payment or more is expected and every buyer must get a new mortgage loan for usually between 10 and 20 years. Their real estate association, Immobilien Verband Deutschland (IVD)— established on August 28, 2004 as a fusion between the independent national association Ring Deutscher

Germans enjoy walkable neighborhoods where they can move about by foot between the area where they live to the nearby restaurants, shops and cultural venues.

Patricia Riesenkampff, CIPS lived in Germany for over 30 years before returning to the U.S. in 2015 to embark upon her career in real estate. She has a passion and deep insight into the myriad of different cultures and business systems she has experienced throughout her extensive international travels. Meeting with dignitaries such as Emperor Akihito of Japan, former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, former CEO of the German Bank Rolf Breuer, General Colin Powell, Henry Kissinger, the Dalai Lama, Queen Elizabeth and Cardinal Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI) added to her multicultural understanding. Patricia’s vast international exposure, proficiency in German and CIPS designation enable her to help those on “either side of the pond” reach their national and international real estate goals.

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CALENDAR NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list of courses. Course dates and/or locations are subject to change. Visit TampaRealtors.org/calendar for the most up-to-date information on GTR courses.

July 2017 JULY 12 Mastermind Series: Lead Generation 10 - 11:30 A.M. Get started on generating leads for your business. JULY 13 - 14 GRI 102/45-Hour Sales Associate Post-License Course 11 CE Goal Setting & Business Planning; Contacts to Contracts JULY 13 iCE - Core Law: Minimizing Legal Risk 1 - 4 P.M. Identify and understand potential legal issues.

JULY 19 NAR Tech Edge 9 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. NAR Tech Edge events teach REALTORS® the latest business technology skills and trends changing the real estate industry. JULY 19 Legal Lounge 9:30 - 11:30 A.M. Increase your awareness about recent case law. JULY 20 - 21 GRI 103/45-Hour Sales Associate Post-License Course - 11 CE Finance; Negotiating & Counseling; Law

JULY 25 Building Real Estate Teams - 3CE 1:30 - 4:30 P.M. Understand what it takes to build and develop a real estate team.

JULY 27 Tech Talk: Video Blogging 1:30 - 3:30 P.M. Learn strategies to create video to promote your brand.

JULY 26 Commercial Practitioner Specialist Tips 9:30 A.M. - 3 P.M. Tips of the trade from the experts

JULY 27 RPAC Block Party 5 - 7:30 P.M. Join us for the first ever block party to raise funds for RPAC!

JULY 27 Contract Corner: Standard Terms and the Use of the Riders and Addenda 9:30 - 11:30 A.M. Discover the varios riders and addenda and scenarios where they should be used.

JULY 31 Code of Ethics 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Must complete between Jan. 1, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2018.

august 2017 AUGUST 1 Listingbook: Developing Your Social Media Game Plan 10 A.M. - NOON Use social media marketing to elevate your business.

AUGUST 15 e-Pro Certification - 7 CE 9 A.M. - 5 P.M. Connect with consumers, manage your online reputation, generate leads & gain referrals.

AUGUST 2 Commercial Pitch NOON - 1:30 P.M. Pitch your commercial listings to other agents.

AUGUST 16 - 17 Core Law & 14-Hour Continuing Education for License Renewal 14-hours of continuing education is required every two years for both sales associates and brokers. (You can register for Core Law separately.)

AUGUST 9 Mastermind Series 10 - 11:30 A.M. Marketing Services AUGUST 10 Efficiently Working with Buyers - 3CE 1:30 - 4:30 P.M. Find potential buyer customers and help them in the most efficient way possible. AUGUST 14 Ask the Appraiser 10 - 11:30 A.M. Ask your questions to the experts!

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AUGUST 22 The Art of Networking 1:30 - 4:30 P.M. Strategies to build your professional network AUGUST 23 FHA 203K and Fannie Mae HomeStyle Renovation Program - 3 CE 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Increase your business immediately by closing properties “as is” with only 3.5% down.

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AUGUST 24 Contract Corner 9:30 - 11:30 A.M. Dispute resolution & remedies AUGUST 24 Tech Talk: Realtor.com vs. Zillow - Profile Set Up 1:30 - 3:30 P.M. Join our monthly lunch and learn workshops and grow your online real estate brand! AUGUST 29 Form Simplicity (Brokers Only) 9 - 10 A.M. Leveraging Form Simplicity’s management tools (brokers only) AUGUST 29 MLS Advantage - 2 CE 10:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Access available MLS listings. AUGUST 29 Form Simplicity - 3 CE 1:30 - 4:30 P.M. Simplify your transactions

AUGUST 29 Code of Ethics 1:30 - 4:30 P.M. Must complete between Jan. 1, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2018. AUGUST 30 Commercial Development Tour 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. AUGUST 31 Newly Licensed? Now What? 3CE 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Get answers to questions about “What’s next?” as a new agent. AUGUST 31 If You Can’t List, You Can’t Last - 3CE 1:30 - 4:30 P.M. Get practical techniques to accelerate yourself as a Listing Specialist.


COMMITTEE MEETINGS

2017 REALTORS® In Action

Affiliates July 12 | August 9 10 - 11:30 A.M. Appraisers July 10 | August 14 10 - 11:30 A.M.

Hall of Fame $25,000+ Lifetime Investment History Connie Johnson

Board of Directors July 17 | August 21 9:30 A.M. - NOON Building Committee July 7 | August 4 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Communications July 13 | August 10 9:30 - 11 A.M. Finance July 12 | August 9 1:30 - 3 P.M. Governmental Affairs July 7 | August 4 9:30 - 11 A.M. Housing Opportunities July 12 | August 9 9 - 10:30 A.M. International Council July 10 3 - 4:30 P.M. Professional Development July 21 | August 18 10 - 11:30 A.M. Property Managers July 13 | August 10 11 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. REALTOR®/ Attorney July 6 | August 3 9:30 - 11 A.M. Commerical Alliance July 5 | August 2 10:30 A.M. - NOON REALTORS® PAC July 6 | August 4 10:45 A.M. - 12:15 P.M. Technology July 10 | August 14 1:30 - 2:30 P.M. YPN Advisory Board July 11 | August 8 10 - 11 A.M.

Dennis MacDonald

Golden R $5,000 Investment

Crystal R - $2,500 Investment

Susanna Madden

Jack Rodriguez

Andy Joe Scaglione

Sterling R - $1,000 Investment

Ric Barmes

Barbara Jordan

Mary McCall

Anthony Canizares

Melanie Norris

Austin Wade

Since 1969, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) has promoted the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. RPAC’s mission is to identify candidates for elected office on the local, state and national levels who will work with REALTORS® to promote and protect the American Dream of property ownership. Candidates who receive support from RPAC are not selected based on their political party or ideology, but solely on their support of real estate issues.

Want to see yourself here? We want to see you here too! Partner with NAR to shape the political future of the industry.

Learn more at floridarealtors.org/pac Brenda Rabbitt

Brenda Wade

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GTR New Class Cancellation Policy:

Effective July 1, a $10 fee will be assessed for class cancellations not received at least 24 hours before the start of class time. Cancellations must be completed through the Member Portal or by emailing Education@TampaRealtors.org. tamparealtors.org

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Stationed Abroad: REALTORS® can help service members with a PCS overseas

For American service members who’ve been relocated, living abroad can be a challenge.

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Permanent change of station or PCS is the official relocation of an activeduty military service member along with their dependents, to a different duty location such as a military base. It often occurs without warning and uproots active-duty members and their families from a stable home as Jarron Webster, U.S. Air Force veteran turned REALTOR ®, knows very well.

Carolina when he received orders to relocate to Royal Air Force Alconbury in Huntingdon, England. He was given a two to three month transition period for the move. Once he arrived in England, he was given ten househunting days to lease a home. The Huntingdon military housing office works with a liaison in the surrounding community to find off-base housing for airmen. Listings are compiled in a book and given to active-duty members to sift through to find their new home.

Webster was stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North

“The housing office doesn’t work as personally with you as a REALTOR®

If you are not in the military or related to a service member, military life will be foreign to you.

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base like he wanted but the house did not look clean. It sat on a hill so there was no yard. It was simply unfit for his family. “We already shipped boxes there, so that’s where it gets challenging because (the move is) not as seamless as it should be,” said Webster. Webster’s family ended up staying in a hotel until they could find another available house in the area. These experiences were disheartening but let Webster know what he wanted his post-military career to be: real estate.

would. They just give you the book of available properties, you choose and then they disappear,” says Jarron, with a laugh.

The refrigerator could only hold three days’ worth of food at a time. Tired of washing clothes every day, Webster and his family moved back on base six months later into a more comfortable, American-styled home.

Through that book, Webster chose “The housing what he thought office doesn’t work as would be his home personally with you as a for the next REALTOR® would. three years.

Three years later, Webster experienced another culture shock They just give you the book when readjusting to “Taking of available properties, American on a new culture during culture was you choose and then a PCS move to the bigthey disappear.” the Wright-Patgest, most terson Air Force impactful Base in Dayton, experience — Jarron Webster Ohio. He also ran when moving to England. They do things differently. into another housing hiccup. The They live differently,” recalls Webster. real estate photos Wright-Patterson’s housing office sent Webster before he arrived at his new home were Everything was smaller. Four pair of jeans made for one load of laundry. nothing short of a catfish. It was on

“Military members, we don’t know this stuff. We’re just going through the process. It’s PCS time, we’re packing our stuff, going through the checklist and just going. But how much easier would it have been if I could (have been) connected with a REALTOR® that’s in England?” said Webster. Now a newly-licensed Keller Williams REALTOR®, Webster wants to help active duty members and veterans find desirable homes to rent or buy. “I like to meet people and I want to stay connected to the military because I believe I can help. I believe I can help veterans (and) active duty members because we speak the same language, we are like one big fraternity. We understand what we all go through,” says Webster. Separating from the military and starting a new career was not easy but Webster is confident he made the right choice.

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WELCOME

New Brokers* & Members

Joined April 25 - June 27, 2017

New members that join from June 25 to August 25 will be recognized in the September/October issue. *New brokers are highlighted in yellow. A to Z Realty, Inc. Herrera Garcia, Emaida Access Realty Corp. Petroff, George ACE Realty Advisors, LLC Ham, David Adams Homes Realty, Inc. Kowallek, Valerie Laquerre, Michael Lavender, Jeri Ameritrust Realty, LLC Loper, Christopher Argo Group Properties, LLC Kohlhepp, Marguerite Whiting, Samantha Atlantic Coast Realty Advisor Nitti, Calese Bay Area Appraisal Ser., Inc. Fusaro, Marco Lauderbaugh, David Bay Realty of Florida Jenkins, Bruce Bay Vista Realty & Investments Kampwerth, Jennifer Bayside Realty Group, Inc. Davis, Josiah Berkshire Hathaway HomeService Hyder, Brittany Best Beach Real Estate Ramjit, Vindra BHHS Florida Properties Group Carey, Matthew Cosentino, James Ensley, Marcia Guevara, Brittany Mauriello, Lisa Mattis, Nakia Navarro, Johanna Strassberger, Amber Walsh, Michael Warren, William Wilson, Elisa BLUBAY INTERNATIONAL REALTY Evans, Juan Blue Chip Realty Preferred, Inc. Mesplay, Ronald Severson, Jeffrey Brandon Realty, Inc. Santini, Stefano Brooks Realty Group, LLC Willis, Richard

Century 21 Beggins Enterprises Acosta, Erick Elsasser, Timothy Green, Gary Langenfeld, Louise Lintz, Viridiana Monahan, Raymond Patterson, Dennis Southward, Michael Century 21 Executive Team Hess, Margaret Century 21 List With Beggins Abington, Deborah Heath, Katherine Century 21 Pinnacle Realty Marin-Smith, Peggy Century 21 Shaw Realty Group Altman, Casey Century 21 Tenace Realty Tenace, Robert Mendez, Isaac

Frank Burns Realty, Inc. Ardaman, Ansley

Elite Realty of Tampa Bay, Inc. Mintzer, Justin

Franklin Bell Realty, LLC Hess, Jesse

Empire Network Realty Cooper, Joyce

Future Home Realty, Inc. Cabrera, Cleyvis Cherrier, Genevieve Hill, Jessica Holt, Jennifer Maldonado, Arlene Poynor, Stephanie

Engel&Voelkers Tampa Occhiuto, Jacquae Executive Home Realty, Inc. Urfi, Nusrat Exit Bayshore Realty Anis, Lori Bivins, Lolita Capote, David Carissimo, Dylan Johnson, Adolphus Miller, Stephanie Smith, Mayvee Executive Home Realty, Inc. Urfi, Nusrat

Chais Realty Lingscheit, Jessica

Exit Elite Realty Washington, Willie

Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc. Burkett, Tom Crispin, Miriam Cruz, Jose Farrow, Logos Hoyt, Stephanie Layden, Scott Lopez Reyes, Alexis Rowland, Caroline Varmuza, Brian

Exit Prime Realty Hager, Kayrina

Coldwell Banker Dolphin Realty Hulsey, Rhonda Coldwell Banker Residential Abrams, Amanda Becht, DeeAnn Castillo, Jona Deysson, Sandra Long, Travis Merola, Matthew Nelson, Forrest Pinchbeck, James Ro, Jennifer Slack, David Trasorras, Rene Walker, Karen Coldwell Banker Residential RE MacDonald, Nancy Mehta, Rob Cooperative R.E. Tampa Bay Lavoy, Paula Santiago, Joseph

C Gordon & Associates, Inc. Gordon, Christopher

CoreLogic Valuation Solutions Roberts, Alicia

Century 21 Affiliated Agarwal, Ranjana Ali, Ameer Brooks, Lisa Brown, Cabot Cheung, Sui Duong, Minh Phuong Fuentes, Jose Gavin, Bridgette Maldonado, Hecar Morris, Jessica Nickola, Amber Pereira Valente, Solange

Dennis Realty & Inv. Corp. Namawejje, Sophie Pembelton, Roger Thompson, Leeroy Direct Buy Realty Hagaman, Brian

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Elevate Real Estate Brokers Hunt, Trevor

Dalton Wade, Inc. Chigos,Devin Hanner, Jhamaul

Doyle & Mcgrath Real Estate, LLC Fernandez, Natalie

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Exit Realty Excel Hurst, Nathan McCallister, Stephen Shakong, Mogoshadi Exit Realty Excel Hurst, Nathan McCallister, Stephen Shakong, Mogoshadi EXP Realty, LLC Lewis, Janine Veloz, Luis EZ Choice Realty Gomis, Corey Rodriguez, Elizabeth EZ Way Realty Torres, Beatriz Fernandez R.E. & Associates Garboza, Carlos Fitz Real Estate Services Bickerstaff, Angel Florida Capital Realty Hekmatzada, Mohammed Rosario, Yovanna Florida Executive Realty Bates, Ian Clemmons, Kathy Kehm, Matthew Lechuga, David Possert, Samantha Florida Lifestyle Properties Burgess, Christina Florida Luxury Realty Givhan, Victoria Kiss, Eva Florida Pro Realty PLLC Guerrette, Timothy Quimby, David Florida Realty Cano, David Follow Me Realty, Inc. Pelletier, D’Andrea

Hohman Homes, LLC Rodriguez, Juan Homebay Broker SE, Inc. Owen, Thomas Homes By West Bay Realty Giese, Taylor Homexpress Realty, Inc. Butler, Jairett Dahlman, Troy Green, Scott Salvo, Patricia Ibero Property Management Corp Barrett, Dwayne Ideal Properties of Florida Godin, Garrett Infinity Rlty $ Investment, LLC Mikhael, Victor James Roy & Associates, LLC Reddie, Racquel Joe Manausa Real Estate Manausa, Joe JPT Realty, LLC Alvarez, Michael Keller Williams - New Tampa Alam, Ryan Blaszczyk, Sarah Capen, Karen Creech, Vera Davis, Brittany Davis, Joellen Davis, Todd Guidry, Amy Hogan, Yvette Ljuna, Zeljko McKinney, Cody Pagan Torres, Sonia Restrepo, Jenniffer Solomon, Trillany Whatley, Joseph Keller Williams Realty Bailey, Keith Davis, Brandi DePaul, Christopher Diaz, Fallon Forcet, Corrie Green, Christopher Hampton, Brandice Harris, Jennifer Hoffman, Charlotte Howard, Marla LoPiccolo, Judith Powell, Joseph Salas, Carlos Squires, Kelly Tapia, Ana Tuck, Brittney Vetzel, Robert


WELCOME Keller Williams Realty Palm Harbor Dixit, Nancy Keller Williams Realty South Shore Capellan, Oscar Cruz, Juan Evans, Allison Frankenstein, Christina Kaukonen, Jenny Lumpkin, Erin Milbry, Oscartera Miralis, Diane Nichols, Sally Patterson, Jeremy Pendleton, Sean Slomczenski, Sherry Keller Williams South Tampa Arrastia, Melinda Baysdon, Michael Bond, Jonathan Bosarge, Sabrina Campbell, Charlynn Larke, Phillbena McClain, Caroline Menghrajani, Nand Most, Eric Owsley, Travis Shoop, Jami Simons, Kristina Warren, Kelly Keller Williams Tampa Central Clare, Keri Eckermann, Sadaf Knight, Deonna Lazarenko-Manevich, Marina Martinelli, Tara Mejia, Mayra Pavlova, Alekasandra Spooner, Jo Thompson, Angela Keller Williams Tampa Prop. Arquilla, Toni Baque, Mario Castro, Julian Copeland, Robert David, Shady Dodson, Stephanie Hayman, Jeffrey Hepburn, Aisha Herring, Tina Jones, Romell Lewis, Carol F. Manos, Dena Nikolica, Jonel Nogavich, Richard Rodgers, Shannon Rodriguez, Patricia Roman, Theresa Sanchez, Catherine Towery, Kristen Underwood, Gail Walker, Cynthia Kiehn Realty Company Toole, Jennifer KP Realty Services, Inc. Fender, Tracy Kylin Realty, LLC Nguyen, Tiffany La Rosa Realty, LLC Arrington, Tanisha Canjura, Nereida Connell, Samantha DeLaPaz, Iris Gualberti, Lisa Mihalyka, Anett Moreno, Robynne Langee Realty Magness, Lara

Ling Realty, LLC Yorke, Terri Lombardo Team Real Estate, LLC Hughes, Lauren Lester, Ashley Pomarico, Diana Lyric Realty Group, Inc. Harden, Darrell Mark It Realty Group, Inc. Collings, Gerald McBride Kelly & Associates Byrnes, Julie Wallace, Gregory McGrath Poppell & Co., Inc. Jimenez, Tyger McPeak Real Estate Firm Odor, Billie Meridian Trust Investments, Inc. Stville, Melchire MerrickDamon Real Estate Williams, Merrick Mid Florida Realty Rahming, Jr., Dwayne Mihara & Associates Inc. Arthur, Deana Lamson, Jason MVP Realty Associates Cochrane, Rynita Mang, Thuy Nationwide Realty Group, Inc. Rifaie, PA, Ali NextHome Discovery Santos, Julio Soenksen, Jhon Nu Home Finders, Inc. Rodriguez, Edgar Offerpad Brokerage Jones, Robert Old RE Property Solutions, LLC Tal Shahar, Mina Palermo Real Estate Prof. Inc. Lewis, Sarabeth Palermo, AnaMaria Platinum MVP Realty Anderson, Tony Premier Realty of Tampa Broome, Erin Snodgrass, Jeffrey Premiere Plus Realty Co. Yurs, Brenda Preston & Farley, Inc. Preston, Laura Quicksilver Real Estate Group Portillo, Keith Ravenel Realty Mevs, Saskyah RE/Max Across The Bay Gondola, Kristie RE/MAX Bay to Bay Miller, Julia Arena Ogden, Mary Tillman, Johnnie RE/Max Bayside Realty LLC Crowne, Mariely RE/MAX Premier Group Jonas, Gabriel RE/MAX Realty Unlimited Leavitt, Dawn RE/MAX South Shore Realty Main, Marie Main, Timothy Taylor King, Celestine

Real Broker, LLC Moody, Jonathan Real Living Casa Fina Realty Briody, Kylie Gruber, Laura Ann Peterson, Robert Rojas, Andres Real Property Marketing, Inc. Mangum, LaShunda Realnet of Tampa Bay, LLC Chanea, Nixon Magill, Julie Sanderson, Lance Realty Blu McIntyre, Clarence RedFin Corporation Baker, Kenneth Fuller, Anne Lindsay, Adam Ricky J. Rape Rape, Ricky River Hills Realty, Inc. Grade, Jennifer Rivera & Associates Realty Marin, Lucero Robert Slack Fine Homes, LLC Watson, Anthony Rosa Leon Realty, LLC Castro Avila, Dianely Dominguez, Roberta Orozco, Maria Russell Adams Realty, Inc. Blanchard, Billie SandyRae Realty Rodriguez, Roimel Selling Tampa Bay, LLC Esposito, Chelsea Fields, Rachel Palermo, Sara SellState Millenium Realty Latham, Earl Torres, Jose Serene Realty, LLC Imburgia, Mary Signature Realty Associates Garcia, Carmen Carmen, Linda Hirji, Shyrose Matheson, John Nau, Lionel Shively, Troy Simply Sold Properties, Inc. Loraamm, Amie Smart Homes Realty Bermudez, Yengner Smith & Associates Real Estate Fuddy, Jennifer Glaser, Katherine Hancock, James Perez, Fabricio Smythe & Associates Realty, LLC Duprat, Natasha Somerday Group PL Czajkowski, Bryan Ervin, Danielle Spooner-Buchanan, Melissa Standard Pacific of Tampa Lozoya, Jorge StreamS Real Estate, LLC Hampton, Andre Suncoast Realty Solutions, LLC Cadeau, Marianna Capo, Charles Metcalf, Marieke

Tampa Bay Elite Homes, LLC Blankenship, Kristin Tampa Bay Real Estate Co., LLC Becker, Kirsten The Excellecore Group, Inc. Rickard, Valerie The K Company Realty, LLC Cano, Andres Douglas, Joseph North, Kimberly The Toni Everett Company Acuna, Maria Martini, Leila McHone, Jeffrey Thompson and Thompson Realty Stready, Jeffrey Today Speaks Realty Ramirez, Piery Tomlin, St Cyr & Associates, LLC Inciarte Riera, Evelyn Topaz Realty, LLC Padron-Alfonso, Yoel Utrera, Jenny Town Chase Properties Nash, Michael Uhler Real Estate Solutions Rykert, Alex Vanderleelie & Assoc. Real Estate Murphy, Jacqueline Velda Santiago Lic. Real Estate Broker Santiago, Velda Vesado Realty, LLC Salgado, Zuzell WEICHERT REALTORS Yates&Assoc Blackard, Randy Wingad, Kathryn Xpress Property Resource, Inc. Bhogade, Haridas

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WELCOME

New Affiliate Business Partners

*Joined April 25 - June 27, 2017

360VR Photography Representative: Mark Bjorkman

Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. Representative: Michelle Gilbert

Stewart Title Representative: Stewart Title

Absolute Home Mortgage Corp. Representatives: Erica Adams, Greg Dancey, George Dudley, Justin Dudley

Homee On-Demand Representative: Sara McFarland

Sunbelt Title Agency Representative: Amanda Ingram

Home Inspection Professionals, Inc. Representative: Anthony Galvez

Tampa Bay Times Representative: Larry West

Land Castle Title Representative: Sunny Alexander

The Mosquito Authority Representative: Loretta Dominguez

Fairview Title Company Representative: Bobby Callahan

Riterug Flooring Realtor Wholesale Mobile Direct Representative: Brian Collett

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Representative: Amanda Decker

Florida Certified Home Inspections Representative: David Nopanen, Whitney Ogden

RP Title and Escrow LLC Representative: Ryan McCarth

Genesis Title Representative: Debra Dearborn

Security National Mortgage Company Representative: Kristy Canizio

Bay Area Real Estate Council Representative: LaTarsha Brown Envoy Mortgage Representative: Melissa Stoddard

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TURN TO THE EXPERTS Set Up a 1031 Exchange IN LESS THAN AN HOUR What We Need: 1. A copy of the Purchase & Sales Contract 2. Exchanger Contact Information 3. Closing Attorney or Agent Contact Information

What We Do: • Act as Qualified Intermediary (QI), as required by U.S. Treasury regulations • Prepare all documents required for the exchange • Execute closing documents • Hold the exchange proceeds to avoid constructive receipt of funds • Coordinate and consult with closing agents, real estate professionals, and tax and legal advisors

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YPN Community Outreach Day June 17 was Community Outreach Day for YPN groups at REALTOR® associations across the state. GTR’s young professionals lent a helping hand at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore Warehouse in Tampa. Habitat for Humanity thanked the group saying, “What a difference YPN is making in our community!”

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REALTOR® Builder Expo On June 22, over 750 REALTORS® attended the annual REALTOR®/Builder Expo at the Florida State Fairgrounds — a record-breaking count! Each year, Tampa Bay Builders Association puts on the expo as a way to showcase all the new Bay-area residential developments and growing communities to REALTORS®.

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15th Annual affiliates Golf Tournament is a Success! The 15th Annual Affiliates Golf Tournament was a huge success this year benefitting the REALTOR® Care Foundation. Each year, the Affiliates put on a fun-filled tournament at the prestigious Buckhorn Springs Golf and Country Club located in beautiful Valrico. Our sponsors are the lifeblood of this well-attended tournament, and without their tireless support, the tournament could not be as successful as it is. Thank you to the following generous sponsors: Lunch Sponsors: Sunbelt Title Ralph Zeiler, Trilogy Title - Cherie Skaggs Beverage Sponsors: Hillsborough Title - Marie Combs, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage - Michael Bull Closest to Pin Sponsor: Landtec Surveying - Jay Wazelle

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AFFILIATE DIRECTORY Welcome to the Affiliate Directory. Every issue of the Tampa REALTOR® magazine will feature a business listing of all active GTR Affiliates, which is sorted alphabetically and categorically. Use this directory as a resource when you are looking for a local business to provide products and services. More Affiliates are joining each month, so check each issue for updates. You can also search the online Affiliate directory by visiting tamparealtors.org. Special thanks to our Gold Affiliate Partner: Haskell Termite Pest Control; and our Silver Affiliate Partners: HouseMaster Home Inspections, eMortgage Management, Complete Home Inspection Services, Wells Fargo Mortgage, Riverview Mortgage and Absolute Home Mortgage.

FRANCINE VILLA 2017 Affiliates Chair

GTR GOLD AFFILIATE PARTNER

No Job is Too Big Or Small

(813) 239-1790 www.haskell-termite.com

OUR SERVICES We provide the following services in Hillsborough County and all surrounding counties: • Real Estate Inspections • Drywood, Subterranean and Formosan Termite Treatments • Construction Pre-Treatments • Pest Control • Rodent & Wildlife Control • Bed Bugs Treatments • Bee Removal

TERMITE & PEST WORKSHOPS Learn how to protect your clients’ real estate investment! Breakfast or lunch is provided at no charge. Call (813) 239-1790 to schedule your workshop today.

Follow us on Facebook! (Search for “Haskell Termite & Pest Control Inc.”) Haskell is proud to be the first Gold Level Affiliate Partner of the Greater Tampa REALTORS® and a member since 1994. Haskell is also a proud supporter of RPAC. We are also affiliate members of the Pinellas REALTOR® Organization, REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee, Lakeland Board of REALTORS®, and the MIAMI Association of REALTORS®

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AFFILIATE DIRECTORY Alphabetical

Active Affiliates as of April 27, 2017 Gold Partners are highlighted in yellow. Silver Partners are highlighted in silver.

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1 Hour Air Conditioning and Heating

813-571-1919

Air Conditioning & Heating

1-Inspector

813-661-3690 Home Inspection

360VR Photography

813-518-5347 Photography

Artisan Insurance Group

BLT Inspections

Insurance

Home Inspection

813-654-8472

Atlantic Coast Bank

Bob Hogue School of R.E., Inc.

Mortgage Services

Schools/Continuing Education

727-608-5709

Boss Arrighi & Hoag P.L.

Title Agencies

Attorney/Legal Services

813-908-6800

B

B2 Communications

Absolute Home Mortgage Corp

Marketing/Web Design

Mortgage Services

A B Capital Group

813-262-0059

813-352-1325

Bachman Lear & Company, Inc.

813-289-2727

Mortgage Services

Insurance

Barmes Enterprises, inc

AcuSystem Home Inspections

Home Inspection

813-361-8802

813-477-6586

Home Inspection

Bay Area Home Inspections LLC

Advanta IRA Services

Home Inspection

717-581-9853

813-727-8827

Financial Services

Bay Area Real Estate Council

All Bay Home Inspection Services

Attorney/Legal Services

727-251-3302

813-988-4011

Home Inspection

Bay National Title Company

American Bancshares Mortgage

Title Agencies

813-598-0844

727-526-5338

AWS Title Services LLC

A 813-257-9033

813-777-9848

727-224-1720

Mortgage Services

Bay to Bay Home Inspections

American Eagle Mortgage Co.

Home Inspection

727-471-0039

Breakout Sales

877-494-1499

Home Automation

Brightway Insurance, the Saltzman Agency

813-777-6305 Insurance

Brokers Title of Tampa, LLC

813-962-6004 Title Agencies

Brothers EZ Moving

813-774-5361

Relocation Services/Moving

Buyers Home Store

813-235-4951 Home Inspection

Buyers Protection Group

352-428-1833 Home Inspection

C

813-732-2472

Complete Home Inspection Services

Mortgage Services

Benefit Title Services,LLC

Home Inspection

American Mortgage Services

Title Agencies

727-417-0752

813-831-9330

813-251-1420

Mortgage Services

Bennett Property Inspection

American Security Mortgage

Home Inspection

813-501-7192

813-260-9920

Mortgage Services

Bento Luxe, Inc.

America’s Mortgage Professionals

Promotional Items

813-549-1058

813-530-2750

Mortgage Services

Beryl Project Engineering

Any Home Inspection Services

Home Inspection

813-545-4799 Home Inspection

813-616-3301

Best Home Inspection

941-391-5372 Home Inspection

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813-380-1355

Caliber Home Loans

813-518-7133

Mortgage Services

Cardinal Roofing & Solar Tech.

813-689-7663 Roofing

Centennial Bank

813-898-1211

Mortgage Services

Chase Home Lending

813-880-6550

Mortgage Services


AFFILIATE DIRECTORY: Alphabetical Commission Express

Ed Klopfer School of R.E.

First American Title

Financial Services

Schools/Continuing Education

Title Agencies

813-712-3080

941-379-3577

813-514-2828

Complete Home Inspection Ser

Enterprise Title

First Bank Financial Centre

Home Inspection

Title Agencies

Mortgage Services

813-380-1355

813-849-1400

503-550-6612

Credit Union Insurance Services

Envoy Mortgage

First Class Moving Systems Inc.

Insurance

Mortgage Services

Relocation Services/Moving

813-414-6787

Cross Country Mortgage, Inc

813-333-9853

Financial Services

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Fairview Title Company

813-549-1949

813-933-2201

Builders/Developers

DG Construction & Inspections

727-642-2793

Title Agencies

Fairway Independent Mortgage

813-337-0699

Home Inspection

Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation

Mortgage Services

Farm Credit Of Central Florida

800-713-7550

Mortgage Services

E

Fast Returns Income Tax

eMortgage Management

Financial Services

813-517-0795

Mortgage Services

Eagle Home Mortgage

813-889-0308 Flagship Title

813-875-1200 Title Agencies

Florida Building Inspection Group

813-409-3249

F

D.R. Horton

Mortgage Services

Excalibur Financial Group/Principal Financial

813-383-2280

Mortgage Services

847-406-9505

813-300-7218

813-474-7547

Fidelity National Title Ins.Co

813-416-0018 Title Agencies

727-373-5024

Home Inspection

Florida Certified Home Inspections

813-724-3724 Home Inspection

Florida Superior Inspections

813-453-8540 Home Inspection

FMA, C.P.A.

727-530-0036

Financial Services

Foundation Title & Trust, LLC

813-684-8479 Title Agencies

Fresh N Up

813-365-2619 Cleaning

Mortgage Services

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G

Hillsborough Title

Gano Kolev, P.A.

813-655-4000

J

Title Agencies

JLM Inspection Services

Attorney/Legal Services

Holiday Builders

Home Inspection

Gateway Mortgage Group

Builders/Developers

863-875-6985 727-667-2557

321-610-5252

813-265-9700

K

Mortgage Services

Homee On-Demand

KB Home

Genesis Title

Plumbing

Builders/Developers

813-643-8002 Title Agencies

813-362-8404

Home Frosting

Get the Facts Home Inspection

713-828-0691

Home Inspection

Home Inspection Professionals, Inc.

813-785-4620

Interior Decorator/Home Staging

Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A.

813-334-1375

Attorney/Legal Services

Home Loans By U, Inc.

813-443-5087

Home Inspection

GJR Inspection Services,LLC

813-875-4528

Home Inspection

Home Solutions Title, Inc.

813-685-7573

Mortgage Services

Grow Financial Federal Credit Union

813-922-5866

Mortgage Services

Home Warranty of America

813-837-2451

Title Agencies

Guaranteed Rate

888-492-7359

Mortgage Services

Homecast Media

813-389-2557

Home Warranty

Guild Mortgage Company

813-421-3756

Mortgage Services

HomeTeam Inspection Svc.

813-484-1147

Photography

H

813-632-0550

Haskell Termite Pest Control

Housing Finance Authority

Home Inspection

813-239-1790 Pest Control

813-272-5254

Financial Services

HouseMaster Home Inspections

Hughes Exterminators

Home Inspection

Pest Control

866-931-2350

Hallmark Title Agency, LLC

813-397-1400 Title Agencies

Haven Title, LLC

814-218-5056 Title Agencies

Herbert H. Landy Ins.

800-336-5422 Insurance

Highlands Resdential Mortgage Mortgage Services

813-884-1555

I

Ierna’s Heating & Cooling

813-948-6355 Accountant/CPA

IMortgage

727-409-2100

Mortgage Services

IMortgage

813-523-4914

Mortgage Services

Indoor Air Quality Services

813-586-4277 Air Quality

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L

Land Castle Title

813-249-9900 Title Agencies

Landtec Surveying

727-645-1038 Surveyor

LegalShield and IDShield

813-993-8432

Attorney/Legal Services

Lennar

813-574-5682

Builders/Developers

LoanFlight Lending, LLC

813-435-5530

Mortgage Services

M

Majesty Title Services, LLC

813-831-3885 Title Agencies

Mason Title & Escrow Company

813-973-7319 Title Agencies

MB Financial Bank

813-340-1594

Mortgage Services

Merrill Lynch

813-273-8549

Financial Services

MetLife

813-464-5221 Insurance

MidFlorida Credit Union

813-386-4201

Financial Services

Midwest Equity Mortgage

813-714-4123

Mortgage Services


AFFILIATE DIRECTORY: Alphabetical My Favorite Art Place

Pro-Motions Plus

SIM Home Inspection

Interior Decorator/Home Staging

Promotional Items

Home Inspection

727-726-7411

N

Nations Title Agency

886-788-4853 Title Agencies

Norcom Mortgage

813-288-4678

Mortgage Services

North American Title Company

813-243-8943 Title Agencies

O

813-436-0823

R

Skyway Mortgage Group

Riverview Mortgage

Mortgage Services

813-343-0110

Mortgage Services

813-336-2405 Stewart Title

813-872-9898

Realty Zapp

Title Agencies

Marketing/Web Design

813-229-8889

813-205-9497

Regions Mortgage

813-571-2055

Mortgage Services

RELTCO Inc

Office Furniture Center

813-855-0009

Office Furniture

Richman Property Services

813-254-7253

813-363-3611

Title Agencies

Stuart Angelo & Company PA CPA Financial Services

Suddath Relocation Systems

727-394-3114

Relocation Services/Moving

Sunbelt Title Agency

813-397-3080 Title Agencies

Suncoast Credit Union

OIG Title & Escrow, LLC

813-262-0401

813-968-0019

Property Management

813-621-7511

Title Agencies

Old Republic Exchange Company

Riterug Flooring Realtor Wholesale Mobile Direct

Suntrust Mortgage

1031Exchange

Flooring

Credit Unions

813-412-0334

813-849-2816

813-245-3351

Old Republic Home Protection

RP Funding

Home Warranty

Mortgage Services

Tampa Bay Chapter of NARPM

RP Title and Escrow, LLC

Property Management

800-282-7131

Omega Title LLC

813-486-1199 Title Agencies

Owen & Dunivan PLLC

813-502-6768

Attorney/Legal Services

P

321-397-4189

813-343-8003 Title Agencies

S

Mortgage Services

T

813-300-4052

Tampa Bay Times

727-893-8619 Signage

Safeline Home Inspections LLC

TD Bank

Home Inspection

Mortgage Services

919-602-7749

813-259-2798

Peoples Bank

Sapphire Title & Escrow Co.

The Heckman Group at Success

Mortgage Services

Title Agencies

Mortgage Services

Perl Mortgage

Sawgrass Real Estate Academy

The Mortgage Firm Mortgage Services

813-523-4783

813-436-9727

813-749-7776

813-315-4940

813-444-6102

Mortgage Services

Schools/Continuing Education

Pillar to Post Home Inspections

Seacoast Bank

The Mortgage Firm - Tampa One Mortgage Services

813-616-8844

813-685-7573; 813-470-8468

813-418-3018

Home Inspection

Financial Services

Powur, PBC Independent Advisor

Security National Mortgage Company

The Mosquito Authority

813-644-6001 915-242-1344

727-827-2686

727-450-3924

Air Quality

Mortgage Services

Pest Control

Primary Residential Mortgage

Service First Home Loans

Third Federal Savings and Loan

Mortgage Services

Mortgage Services

Financial Services

813-774-4068

813-489-4717

239-213-9460

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813-443-5607 Title Agencies

Trilogy Title & Closing

813-448-7700 Title Agencies

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U.S. Health Advisors

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813-391-1054 Insurance

U.S. INSPECT LLC

888-225-3755 Home Inspection

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Vandyk Mortgage

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727-395-9095

Mortgage Services

Versaggi Management

813-254-5338

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Veteran’s United Home Loans

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813-835-1516

Mortgage Services

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Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

813-662-5209

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Mortgage Services

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Wells Fargo Short Sales

727-409-4900

Mortgage Services

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2015 Affiliate of the Year 2017 Affiliate Vice Chair

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813-774-1080 Home Inspection

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AFFILIATE DIRECTORY Categorical

Active Affiliates as of June 27, 2017 Gold Partners are highlighted in yellow. Silver Partners are highlighted in silver.

1031 Exchange Old Republic Exchange Company Janet Schaum 1410 N Westshore Blvd., Ste. 800 Tampa, Florida 33607

813-849-2816

http://www.orexco1031.com

Air Conditioning & Heating/ Air Quality 1 Hour Air Conditioning and Heating Caleb Suszko 3636 Erindale Dr #105 Valrico, Florida 33596

813-571-1919

Ierna’s Heating & Cooling Julie Rinaldi 18843 US Highway 41 N Lutz, Florida 33549

813-948-6355

www.iernaair.com

Indoor Air Quality Services Gary William Brend 4052 Marine Parkway New Port Richey, Florida 34652

813-586-4277

www.iaqsfla.com

Attorney/Legal Services Bay Area Real Estate Council Michael Boutzoukas 11812 N. 56 St. Temple Terrace, Florida 33617

813-988-4011

www.bplegal.com/mboutzoukas

Boss Arrighi & Hoag P.L. Christopher W Boss 10812 Gandy Blvd St Petersburg, Florida 33702

727-471-0039

LegalShield and IDShield Paul Dang 12737 Evington Point Dr Riverview, Florida 33579

813-993-8432

legalshield.com/hub/pauldang

Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. Michelle Gilbert 2313 W. Violet St Tampa, Florida 33603

813-443-5087

http://gilbertgrouplaw.com

Owen & Dunivan PLLC Bryant Dunivan 615 W. Deleon St. Tampa, Florida 33606

813-502-6768

Sapphire Title & Escrow Co. Angela Paye 2313 W Violet St Tampa, Florida 33603

813-436-9727

www.sapphiretitleescrow.com

Builders/Developers D.R. Horton Amanda May 12602 Telecom Dr Temple Terrace, Florida 33637

813-549-1949

Holiday Builders Kathleen T. McDaniel 2293 W Eau Gallie Blvd Melbourne, Florida 32935

321-610-5252

KB Home Ben Campbell 4105 Crescent Park Dr. Riverview, Florida 33578

www.protectyourfuture.com

813-387-9661

Gano Kolev, P.A. Nick Kolev 6936 W Linebaugh Ave. Ste 101 Tampa, Florida 33625

Lennar Arcadia Jimenez 4600 W Cypress St., Ste. 200 Tampa, Florida 33607

863-875-6985

Cleaning Fresh N Up Marcy Rooks 3114 W Azeele St. Tampa, Florida 33609

813-365-2619

freshnupcleaners.com

Credit Unions Suncoast Credit Union Mona Russell 6801 E. Hillsborough Ave Tampa, Florida 33610

813-621-7511

www.suncoastcreditunion.com

Financial Services Advanta IRA Services Larissa Greene 13191 Starkey Rd. Ste. 9 Largo, Florida 33773

717-581-9853

Commission Express Michael Rice 100 S Edison Ave Ste. D Tampa, Florida 33606

813-712-3080

Excalibur Financial Group/Principal Financial Jeff Fabrizio 302 Knights Run Ave Ste. 110 Tampa, Florida 33602

813-383-2280

Fast Returns Income Tax St Roland JeanCharles 10630 N 56 St. #s-212 Temple Terrace, Florida 33617

813-474-7547

http://www.pmijmrealty.com

First Bank Financial Centre Seth Robbins 155 W Winsconsin Ave., PO Box 1004 Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 53066

503-550-6612

813-574-5682

www.ganolegal.com

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AFFILIATE DIRECTORY: Categorical FMA, C.P.A. Derrick Cox 2240 Belleair Rd., Ste 100 Clearwater, Florida 33764

Seacoast Bank Megan Martinez 401 S Florida Ave, Ste 100 Tampa, Florida 33602

Home Inspection Complete Home Inspection Services Albert Cooke

813-418-3018

813-380-1355

Housing Finance Authority Mark Hendrickson 601 E Kennedy Blvd 27th Floor Tampa, Florida 33602

Stuart Angelo & Company PA CPA Stuart Angelo 201 E. Kennedy Blvd Ste. 1620 Tampa, Florida 33602

HouseMaster Home Inspections Michelle & Robert Southard

Merrill Lynch Mark R Hanson 101 E Kennedy Blvd Tampa, Florida 33602

Third Federal Savings and Loan Patti Midkiff 1056 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples, Florida 34108

727-530-0036

813-272-5254

813-273-8549

http://fa.ml.com/markrichardhanson

MetLife Chris Bruser 1417 Compton St Brandon, Florida 33511

813-464-5221

www.ChrisBruser.com

MidFlorida Credit Union Richard Green 20401 Bruce B Downs Blvd Tampa, Florida 33647

813-386-4201

www.midflorida.com

813-229-8889

239-213-9460

Flooring Riterug Flooring Realtor Wholesale Mobile Direct Brian Collett 4701 E Acline Dr, Ste 250 Tampa, Florida 33605

813-245-3351

Home Automation Breakout Sales Mike Lopez 8603 Adamo Drive Tampa, Florida 33619

www.completehomeinspectionservices.net

866-931-2350

www.east-tampa.housemaster.com

1-Inspector Robert A Blobner 1902 Cattleman Drive Brandon, Florida 33511

813-661-3690

AcuSystem Home Inspections David Gonzalez 5668 Fishhawk Crossing Blvd., Ste 120 Lithia, Florida 33547

813-361-8802

www.goacusystem.com

All Bay Home Inspection Services Matthew Barnicle 602 S Albany Ave Tampa, Florida 33606

727-251-3302

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AFFILIATE DIRECTORY: Categorical Any Home Inpsection Services David Counts P.O. Box 360265 Tampa, Florida 33673

813-545-4799

Barmes Enterprises, inc Ric Barmes 4409 Loma Vista Dr Valrico, Florida 33596

813-477-6586

Bay to Bay Home Inspections Robert E Rush 8312-1 Manor Club Circle Tampa, Florida 33647

813-732-2472

Buyers Protection Group Randy Noon 15108 Princewood Lane Land O’Lakes, Florida 34638

HomeTeam Inspection Svc. Mitchell H Rothenberg 720 E. Fletcher Ave., Ste. 105 Tampa, Florida 33612

www.bpginspections.com

hometeaminspection.com/tampabay.asp

352-428-1833

DG Construction & Inspections Daniel Glenn Fricke 212 28th St S St. Petersburg, Florida 33712

727-642-2793

www.dgciflorida.com

Enterprise Title Cinthya Jorge 3602 Henderson Blvd Tampa, Florida 33609

Bay Area Home Inspections LLC Shane Dollman 4612 South Lois Ave Tampa, Florida 33611

813-849-1400

Bennett Property Inspection Kevin Bennett 4106 W San Juan St Tampa, Florida 33629

813-409-3249

813-727-8827

813-260-9920

www.bennettpropertyinspection.com

Beryl Project Engineering Richard Leo Cannyn 2816 N 10th St Tampa, Florida 33605

813-616-3301

http://www.berylprojectengineering.com

Best Home Inspection Richard A Yelton 23086 Madelyn AVE Port Charlotte, Florida 33954

941-391-5372

besthomeinspectionandconstructionco.com

BLT Inspections Brandon Testone 2806 Pine Club Dr Plant City, Florida 33566

813-777-9848

www.bltinspections.com

Buyers Home Store Scott P Surridge 24812 SR 54 Lutz, Florida 33559

813-235-4951

Florida Building Inspection Gr Dustie Amatangelo 333. N Falkenburg Rd., Ste. B214 Tampa, Florida 33578 Florida Certified Home Inspections Whitney Ogden 612 Florida Circle South Apollo Beach, Florida 33572

813-724-3724

Florida Superior Inspections Stephan A Warner 18331 Coqui CT Odessa, Florida 33556

813-453-8540

www.FloridaSuperiorInspections

Get the Facts Home Inspection Joe Svehla 867 W Bloomingdale NO. 6118 Brandon, Florida 33508

813-785-4620

getthefactshomeinspection.com

GJR Inspection Services,LLC Gary Ratliff 1971 W. Lumsden Rd. Brandon, Florida 33511

813-685-7573 pillartopost.com

813-632-0550

Home Inspection Professionals, Inc. Anthony Galvez 4508 Castaway Drive #3 Tampa, Florida 33615

813-334-1375

JLM Inspection Services Jim Malvesto 12924 Lake Ventana Dr Tampa, Florida 33625

813-265-9700

Pillar to Post Home Inspections Kathleen Reed 303 Tighe Ave Seffner, Florida 33584

813-470-8468

Pillar to Post Home Inspections Gary Ratliff 1971 W Lumsden Rd, #329 Brandon, Florida 33511

813-685-7573

Safeline Home Inspections LLC Corey Richardson 2021 Shadow Pine Dr Brandon, Florida 33511

919-602-7749

www.safelineinspections.com

SIM Home Inspection Pablo Izaguirre 7853 Gunn Hwy #235 Tampa, Florida 33626

813-363-3611

U.S. INSPECT LLC Robert Erenberg 3650 Concorde Parkway Ste 100 Chantilly, Virginia 20151

888-225-3755

www.usinspect.com/tampa

Waypoint Property Inspection, Robert E Hintze Jr 9605 Greenbank Drive Riverview, Florida 33569

813-486-8551

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AFFILIATE DIRECTORY: Categorical Win Home Inspection New Tampa Rob Kuntz P.O. Box 46591 Tampa, Florida 33646

813-774-1080

winhomeinspectionnewtampa.com

Home Warranty Home Warranty of America Laura Vetter P.O. Box 850 Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069

888-492-7359

www.hwahomewarranty.com

U.S. Health Advisors Chris Davis 5404 Hoover Blvd Ste. 20821 Tampa, Florida 33634

813-391-1054

Interior Decorator/Home Staging Breakout Sales Mike Lopez 8603 Adamo Drive Tampa, Florida 33619

887-494-1499

Home Frosting Karen Post 5471 W Waters Ave #200 Tampa, Florida 33609

www.myorhp.com/brianbrown

homefrosting.com

Insurance A B Capital Group Alex Conguta 1408 Westshore Blvd NO. 708 Tampa, Florida 33607

813-262-0059

www.abcapitalgroup.com

Artisan Insurance Group Richard Vazquez 601 Lithia Pinecrest RD Brandon, Florida 33511

813-654-8472

www.LowerInsuranceRate.com

Brightway Insurance, the Saltzman Agency Rich Saltzman 13909 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Ste 104 Tampa, Florida 33618

813-777-6305

Credit Union Insurance Services Debbie Freeman 711 E Henderson Ave Tampa, Florida 33602

813-414-6787

713-828-0691

My Favorite Art Place Jerri Menaul 1750 N Hercules Ave Clearwater, Florida 33765

727-726-7411

Marketing/Web Design B2 Communications Kyle Parks 333 Third Ave N Ste. 530 St. Petersburg, Florida 33704

813-352-1325

Realty Zapp Thomas Bible 3548 Duke Firth St. Land O’ Lakes , Florida 34638

813-205-9497

Mortgage Services eMortgage Management Scott Pendleton 13053 W Linebaugh Ave., Ste. 102 Tampa, FL 33626

813-517-0795

emmloans.com/ScottPendleton/

Herbert H. Landy Ins. Joseph Flynn 75 Second AVE Ste. 410 The Villages, Florida 32162

800-336-5422 www.landy.com

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813-343-0110

www.riverviewmortgage.com

Absolute Home Mortgage Corp Erica Adams 5110 Eisenhower Blvd, Ste 150 Tampa, FL 33634

813-257-9033

http://www.ahmcloans.com/

facebook.com/breakoutsales

Old Republic Home Protection Brian Brown P.O. Box 375 Ellenton, Florida 34222

800-282-7131

Riverview Mortgage Julie Dahl 11256 Boyette RD Riverview, Florida 33569

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Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Michael Bull 1463 Oakfield Dr., Suite 108 Brandon, FL 33511

813-662-5209

www.wfhm.com/loans/brandonbranchfl

American Bancshares Mortgage Francine Villa 4590 Ulmerton Rd Clearwater, Florida 33762

813-598-0844

www.francine.myabsm.com

American Eagle Mortgage Co. Drake Beaulieu 600 N. Westshore Blvd, Ste 304 Tampa, Florida 33609

727-417-0752

American Mortgage Services Tracey Pines 1000 N Ashley Drive, Ste. 1020 Tampa, Florida 33602

813-831-9330

http://www.traceypines.com

American Security Mortgage Brooke Lowry 711 S Howard Ave., Ste 200 Tampa, Florida 33606

813-501-7192

America’s Mortgage Professionals Richard Martino 405 N Reo Street #250 Tampa, Florida 33609

813-549-1058


AFFILIATE DIRECTORY: Categorical Atlantic Coast Bank Allen Keller 107 Hampton Rd, Suite 190 Clearwater, Florida 33759

727-608-5709

Bachman Lear & Company, Inc. Cindy Argerious 5601 Mariner St. Ste. 450 Tampa, Florida 33609

Fairway Independent Mortgage Lindsey Vance 3003 W. Azeele St., Unit 200 Tampa, Florida 33609

813-337-0699

Farm Credit Of Central Florida Gayle A Yanes 2301 Thonotosassa RD Plant City, Florida 33563

IMortgage Deb Elfrink 2111 W Swann Ave Ste.s 200 Tampa, Florida 33606

727-409-2100

www.imortgage.com

800-713-7550

LoanFlight Lending, LLC Paul Blaylock 2502 Rocky Point Drive Ste. 510 Tampa, Florida 33607

farmcreditcfl.com

813-435-5530

First Bank Financial Centre Seth Robbins 155 W Winsconsin Ave, PO Box 1004 Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 53066

MB Financial Bank Miguel Morales 6803 Lake Worth Road, Suite 315 Greenacres, Florida 33467

813-898-1211

Gateway Mortgage Group James Watson 7855 Argyle Forest Blvd., Unit 911 Jacksonville, Florida 32244

Midwest Equity Mortgage Neal Hartley 8875 Hidden River PKWY Ste 300 Temple Terrace, Florida 33637

Chase Home Lending Marie Smith Cary 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 100 Tampa, Florida 33634

Grow Financial Federal Credit Union Pamela Henderson 315 South Blvd Tampa, Florida 33606

813-289-2727

Caliber Home Loans Laurie King 1715 N. Westshore Blvd, Ste 860 Tampa, Florida 33607

813-518-7133

Centennial Bank Crystal Dziadosz 14877 N Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, Florida 33618

813-880-6550

Cross Country Mortgage, Inc Andre Taylor 1511 N Westshore Ste. 260 Tampa, Florida 33607

813-333-9853

Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation Lori Staben 3001 North Rocky Point Drive East Ste. 217 Tampa, Florida 33607

847-406-9505

Eagle Home Mortgage Erica F Paradise 15550 lightwave Dr Ste 200 Clearwater, Florida 33760

727-373-5024

ericafparadisemba.eaglehm.com

Envoy Mortgage Robert Paredes 8875 Hidden River Parkway, Ste. 300 Temple Terrace, Florida 33637

813-300-7218

503-550-6612

813-340-1594

813-714-4123

813-837-2451

Norcom Mortgage Sherry Owens 2202 N. Westshore Blvd., Ste. 200 Tampa, Florida 33607

Guaranteed Rate Daniel Larios 2202 N Westshore Blvd NO. 240 Tampa, Florida 33609

Perl Mortgage Laurie Look-Dean 3450 Buschwood Park Drive, STE 110 Tampa, Florida 33618

www.growfinancial.org

813-389-2557

www.guaranteedrate.com

Guild Mortgage Company Al Lucas 3628 Madaca Lane Tampa, Florida 33618

813-484-1147

www.guildmortgage.com/officers/allucas

Highlands Resdential Mortgage Cheryl D Hardy 4006 S MacDill Ave Ste. C Tampa, Florida 33611 Home Loans By U, Inc. Gilbert Anthony Theophille 4021 N Armenia AVE., Ste. 102 Tampa, Florida 33607

813-875-4528

www.HomeLoansByU.com

813-288-4678

813-315-4940

Peoples Bank Julie Hennessey 2109 E Palm Ave, Suite 103 Tampa, Florida 33605

813-523-4783

Primary Residential Mortgage Benjamin J Macht 4124 W Linebaugh Ave Tampa, Florida 33624

813-774-4068

www.besttampabaymortgage.com

Regions Mortgage Karen Wyckoff 3522 Bell Shoals Rd. Valrico, Florida 33594

813-571-2055

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AFFILIATE DIRECTORY: Categorical RP Funding Jon Woods 2700 Westhall Lane Ste. NO. 120 Maitland, Florida 32751

321-397-4189

The Heckman Group at Success Brian Heckman 12856 Commodity Place Tampa, Florida 33626

813-749-7776

www.theheckmangroup.com

Security National Mortgage Company Daniela Izaguirre 3689 Tampa Rd. Suite 330 Oldsmar, Florida 34677

727-450-3924

Service First Home Loans Eric Ahlers 2202 N Westshore Blvd Ste 200 Tampa, Florida 33607

813-489-4717

Service First Home Loans Jim Reed 2202 N Westshore Blvd Ste 200 Tampa, Florida 33607

813-489-4717

www.servicefirsthomeloans.com

Skyway Mortgage Group Drake Beaulieu 600 N Westshore Blvd Ste 304 Tampa, Florida 33609

813-336-2405

813-412-0334

www.suntrust.com/bryan.flores

Pest Control

www.closemymortgagetampa.com

The Mortgage Firm - Tampa One Chris Kidder 6521 Gunn Highway Tampa, Florida 33625

813-644-6001

813-239-1790

Hughes Exterminators Audra Snyder 5325 Kelly Rd Tampa, FL 33615

813-884-1555

Total Home Title Tracey Pines 210-B S. Macdill Ave Tampa, Florida 33609

www.hughes-exterminators.com

813-443-5607

Vandyk Mortgage Mike Bishop 13577 Feathersound Dr Clearwater, Florida 33762 www.vandykfl.com

Veteran’s United Home Loans Kelly Tolster 3686 West Gandy Blvd Tampa, Florida 33611 vukellytolster.com

TD Bank Lane Pigsley 1501 S. Dale Mabry Tampa, Florida 33629

Haskell Termite Pest Control Rick A Freeman 1519 W. Hillsborough Ave. Tampa, FL 33604

813-616-8844

813-835-1516

Office Furniture Center Jennifer Jackson 2117 W Kennedy Blvd Tampa, Florida 33606

813-254-7253

The Mortgage Firm Patrick Storch 8471 W Linebaugh Ave Tampa, Florida 33625

727-395-9095

Suntrust Mortgage Bryan Flores 401 E Jackson St 10th Floor Tampa, Florida 33624

Office Furniture

The Mosquito Authority Loretta Dominguez 11125 La Quinta Pl El Paso, Florida 79936

915-242-1344

Photography 360VR Photography Mark Bjorkman 1730 S Pinellas Ave, Suite D Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689

813-518-5347

Homecast Media Marcus Grayson 4659 Pond Ridge Drive Riverview, Florida 33578

813-421-3756

813-259-2798

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AFFILIATE DIRECTORY: Categorical

Plumbing Homee On-Demand Sara McFarland 1413 W Howard Avenue Tampa, Florida 33606

813-362-8404

http://www.homeeonedemand.com

Promotional Items Bento Luxe, Inc. Allison Mook 1503 S US Hwy 301 #8 Tampa, Florida 33619

813-530-2750

Pro-Motions Plus Fred L Procise 2405 Arborwood Dr Valrico, Florida 33596

813-436-0823

www.procisepromotions.com

Property Management Richman Property Services Holly Berkey 4530 W Cypress St Suite #340 Tampa, Florida 33607

813-262-0401

Suddath Relocation Systems Kevin Maxfield 4756 122nd Ave N Clearwater, Florida 33762

727-394-3114

www.suddathtampa.com

Roofing Cardinal Roofing & Solar Tech. Bridget Jenkins Wilson 3108 Barkley Lane Valrico, Florida 33596

813-689-7663

www.cardinalroofingandsolar.com

Schools/Continuing Education Bob Hogue School of R.E., Inc. Bob Hogue 5531 9th. St. N. St. Petersburg, Florida 33703-1203

727-526-5338

www.bobhogue-school.com

Ed Klopfer School of R.E. Ed Klopfer 4068 Cattlemen Rd. Sarasota, Florida 34233

941-379-3577

www.edklopfer.com

Tampa Bay Chapter of NARPM Paul Arrington 7985 113th St. N. Ste. 335 Seminole, Florida 33772

Sawgrass Real Estate Academy James Christopher Lumia P.O. Box 1232 Safety Harbor, Florida 34695

http://arricorealty.com

www.sawgrassacdemy.com

813-300-4052

Versaggi Management Russell Versaggi 511 S. Westland Ave. #16 Tampa, Florida 33606

813-254-5338

Relocation Services/Moving Brothers EZ Moving Gary Thacker 1311 W Cass Street Tampa, Florida 33606

813-774-5361

First Class Moving Systems Inc. Christopher Shinham 8110 Anderson Rd Ste. 100 Tampa, Florida 33634

813-444-6102

Short Sales Wells Fargo Short Sales Debbie Kampel 3125 Phlox Drive Palm Harbor, Florida 34684

727-409-4900

Signage Tampa Bay Times Larry West 490 1st Avenue S. St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

727-893-8619

Solar Powur, PBC Indep Solar Advisor Jude Davis 625 12th Ave N St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

727-827-2686

Surveyor Landtec Surveying Jay Wazelle 974 Phyllis Ave Largo, Florida 33771

727-645-1038

Title Agencies AWS Title Services LLC Anthony Surber 4809 Ehrlich Rd. Ste 101 Tampa, Florida 33624

813-908-6800

Bay National Title Company Walter DeVenne Mr. 13577 Feather Sound Dr Ste 250 Clearwater, Florida 33762

727-224-1720 www.bntc.com

Benefit Title Services,LLC Robert Young III 212 S. Magnolia AVE Tampa, Florida 33606

813-251-1420

www.benefittitle.com

Brokers Title of Tampa, LLC Tracey Spanola 3644 Madaca Lane Tampa, Florida 33618

813-962-6004

Enterprise Title Virginia Youngman 3602 Henderson Blvd Tampa, Florida 33609

813-849-1400 www.etotb.com

Fairview Title Company Shelley Slater 9310 N. Armenia Ave Tampa, Florida 33612

813-933-2201

813-889-0308

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AFFILIATE DIRECTORY: Categorical Fidelity National Title Insurance Diane L Luttmann 2814 W Bay Dr Largo, Florida 33770

Foundation Title & Trust, LLC Lynn Langowski 10845 Boyette Rd. Riverview, Florida 33569

www.fidelitytampadistrict.com

www.fttflorida.com

813-416-0018

First American Title Ryan Lantz 1731 S Kings Ave Brandon, Florida 33511

813-514-2828

813-684-8479

Genesis Title Debra Dearborn 1140 Kyle Wood Lane Brandon, Florida 33511

813-682-8002

Flagship Title Alberta Party Bland Tampa Bay Area Tampa, Florida 33609

Hallmark Title Agency, LLC Rick Smith 3825 Henderson Blvd Ste 504 Tampa, Florida 33629

www.FlagshipTitle.com

www.HallmarkTitleFL.com

813-875-1200

813-397-1400

Haven Title, LLC Kristi Sereno 4907 N Florida Ave #300 Tampa, Florida 33603

814-218-5056

Hillsborough Title Marie Combs 350 E. Bloomingdale AVE Brandon, Florida 33511

813-655-4000

www.hillsboroughtitle.com

Home Solutions Title, Inc. Dan Whitmore 1001 W Cleveland St. Tampa, Florida 33606

813-922-5866

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AFFILIATE DIRECTORY: Categorical Land Castle Title Sunny Alexander 12750 Citrus Park Lane, Suite 105 Tampa, Florida 33625

RP Title and Escrow LLC Ryan McCarthy 1101 Marbella Plaza Drive Tampa, Florida 33619

http://www.landcastletitle.com

http://rptitleandescrow.com

813-249-9900

Majesty Title Services, LLC Kim B Miller 4006 S. MacDill Ave. Tampa, Florida 33611

813-831-3885

Mason Title & Escrow Company Cindy Maxie 27544 Cashford Circle NO. 101 Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544

813-343-8003

Sapphire Title & Escrow Co. Kerry Barbon 2313 W. Violet St Tampa, Florida 33603

813-436-9727

www.sapphiretitleescrow.com

813-973-7319

Stewart Title Sarah Walters 3402 West Cypress St. Tampa, Florida 33607

www.masontitle.com

813-872-9898

Nations Title Agency Trisha Murphy 28870 US Hwy 19 N Ste 331-2 Clearwater, Florida 33761

Sunbelt Title Agency Ralph Zeiler 14502 W Dale Mabry HWY Ste 304 Tampa, Florida 33618

North American Title Company Kimberly Martin 2918 W. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 201 Tampa, Florida 33609

Total Home Title Tracey Pines 1311 N. Church Ave Tampa, Florida 33607

OIG Title & Escrow, LLC Charles W Cadrecha ESQ 5201 W Kennedy Blvd Ste 510 Tampa, Florida 33609

Trilogy Title & Closing Cherie Skaggs 1111 N Westshore Blvd., Ste. 202 A Tampa, Florida 33607

www.oigtitle.com

http://trilogytitle.com/

886-788-4853

813-243-8943

813-968-0019

813-397-3080

813-443-5607

813-448-7700

Omega Title LLC Brandon Moser 2202 N Westshore Blvd Ste 283 Tampa, Florida 33607

813-486-1199

RELTCO Inc Steve Barker 13401 McCormick Dr Ste. B Tampa, Florida 33626

813-855-0009 www.reltco.com

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