Laura Marie's Blog Posts

Exciting News..... Our Team is Growing!

We're so excited to announce that Eduardo Carlos has come aboard as the newest member of the Laura Marie Group!A realtor whose approach to real estate is grounded in genuine care, kindness AND

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How to get a Property that will Appreciate Quickly

🏡A smart and big win for first time home buyer Michael. He chose a home that has the opportunity for significant appreciation with a few cosmetic updates and a small amount of landscaping and

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Love, Loss & Snychronicity, YES, I'm Talking About Real Estate!

Love, Loss, Grief, Birth, New Beginnings, Excitement, Synchronicities…..These are just a few of the emotions (and experiences) that can accompany any real estate transaction. It’s not

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New Listing: Gorgeously Renovated 3 Bedroom 1.5 Bath in Euclid Lake Neighborhood of St Petersburg, FL

➡️NEW LISTING - 1733 29th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL🛏️ 3 Bedrooms | 🛁 1 1/2 Bathrooms MLS  - #U8229301🌟OPEN HOUSE🌟Saturday, February 3, 2:00-4:00 pm🏡Come discover this

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Your Perfect, Ready to Move In, St Pete, FL Home

👉NEW LISTING - 508 39th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL📍Allendale Terrace Neighborhood 🛏️ 3 Bedrooms | 🛁 2 Bathrooms MLS  - #U8227395🌟OPEN HOUSE🌟Saturday, January 20, 2-

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Taking a Chunk of Stress Out Of Relocation

Relocation is so hard even when you are moving for a great opportunity. It’s even more stressful when you are selling your home and there have been no closings in your neighborhood community

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Is 2024 YOUR Year?

😊Happy New Year! I’ve had to marinate for a bit before I posted. I have so much gratitude for the blessings for 2023. However many of the blessings came through the lens of intense

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Opportunity Awaits in Lakewood Ranch

👉NEW LISTING - 6526 Rosehill Farm Run, Bradenton, FL🌟Exclusive Lakewood Ranch Community🛏️ 4 Bedrooms | 🛁 3 Bathrooms |  | 🚗 3 Car Garage MLS  - #U8225590🏌️;♂

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New Listing: Stunning 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Pool Home in Shore Acres Neighborhood in St Petersburg, FL

✨NEW LISTING✨ 3747 Alabama Ave NE, St Petersburg, FL 33703🛏️ 3 Bedrooms🛁 2 Bathrooms🚗 2 Car Garage MLS  - U8224109👉Tired of cookie-cutter houses that all look and feel

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BUYERS, It's Your Turn!

🎉Today I celebrate my 3 year anniversary since I bought my first house! If you are looking to buy, I want that for you too. Owning my own home is so liberating.👉Paying my mortgage instead of

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Upleveling, Maximizing Opportunities as your ICON Agent

💪😊 Achieving ✨ICON Agent✨ status with eXp Realty is an honor and very dear to my heart. This represents the amazing people and transactions that were a part of my last 9.

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SELLERS, Don't Let This Happen to You

Do you have a realtor that will review, advise and help you get your property ready to sell, to help ensure that you make top dollar?? That has relationships with highly skilled professionals to

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Every Day Gratitude

A sneak peak into my mornings is that I start with meditation, some qi gong and an off the hook mug of coffee. While sipping my coffee, I spend time reflecting on all that I am grateful for. Every.

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Veterans, You Have Options & People to Help You

➡️Veterans, here is a little known fact about VA loans that 9 out of 10 people, including realtors don’t know about. If you follow current real estate trends, you know it is a smart

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BRRRR Method At Its Best!

Have you heard that off market real estate is where the investment deals are found? NOT true. There are some REALLY good “on Market” deals if you know how to negotiate.Lebelo is a young,

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The Power of "For Sale By Owner"👎

✅Do not underestimate the power of good marketing, correct pricing and a professional realtor!! This elegant Harris Park neighborhood home in St Petersburg, Florida was “For Sale By Owner

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Commercial Property Insurance Woes

I am loving working with multi-generational families to assist them in building up their family assets and legacy as they work together to set up long term investments.  📍This beautiful,

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✨Sunset Dreams & Resort Vibes in Palmetto, FL- New Listing✨

Are you seeking a resort-style living experience with lots of spacious and gracious living space, AND the added perk of beautiful sunsets over the lake right from the comfort of your home? This

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Inherited House, Probate, Oh MY! Read this today to Protect Your Assets & Loved Ones.

Today we celebrate bringing peace and closure to my clients on the sale of this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in the Grand Central Neighborhood of St Petersburg, FL. It went under contract within 3

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Real Talk About Investment Property & Generational Wealth

Time for some real talk about investment property and building generational wealth for your family!🎉But first please join me in congratulating my client/dear friend Gina. We just sold this St,

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🌴🏡 Luxury Without the Luxury Price tag 🏡🌴 St Petersburg, FL

💎Do you LOVE luxury finishes and designer details but don’t love the million$+ price tag that goes with it?I’ve got the home for you! This elegant Harris Park neighborhood home in St

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Relationships Matter!

RELATIONSHIPS, for those of you that I get the honor to serve and take care of, I am your REALTOR for LIFE😂👍❤️Today I get to congratulate long time clients, Andres & Rosa, on the sale

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Opportunity & Location in the Grand Central Neighborhood, St Pete, FL

✨JUST LISTED✨2801 2nd Ave SSt Petersburg, FL 33712💥Location & Opportunity!!! This 2008, newer build, Grand Central Neighborhood 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is a clear palette waiting

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Ready to Invest? - Find Your Right Location

One of my favorite teachers is back at it again, it was time to find a new investment property! 🌟Elena is super savvy and clear about her budget. Perhaps even more ➡️important,

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🏠🏠 DOUBLE the homes, DOUBLE the opportunity!

👉TWO distinct houses on one spacious lot! 🍃Ever dreamt of living in one house and having the other cover your mortgage? Now's your chance! 🔑🌟*PLUS - 0% Down Payment if you qualify. DM or

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Tampa Int'l Airport- Flair & Function

✈️ One of the countless perks of calling St. Pete home? Being just a stone's throw from Tampa International Airport - an airport that doesn’t just serve, but impresses! In 2022, JD Powers

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Small Changes - BIG PROFIT

😒Ready to SELL and even thinking about it is overwhelming and paralyzing‼️👉THAT is exactly how our client Lisa felt. Working full time, caring for her elderly mother and carrying the

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Two Homes, Same Lot - Double the Opportunity - JUST LISTED

Exciting opportunity! TWO homes, yes two SEPARATE homes on a single expansive lot. This is the ultimate in-law, guest house, live in 1 home, rent the other home and have your mortgage paid for

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✨Blessings Paid Forward✨

I have the enormous pleasure to congratulate Morgan & Tyler on the sale of their home. It sold OVER list price, with multiple offers in 2 days!!!➡️Such a special listing. When they

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Happy Ending For One of Our Veterans

Ebony, Matt & Mia moved to St Pete excited to start their new life. Because of the low inventory, high demand market here in St Pete and Matt wanting to use his VA loan, it ended up being a long

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Condo Living in St Pete, FL at a Value You Will Love

Do you like the ease of condo living but have felt priced out here in St Petersburg, FL because of high costs and high HOA fees? 👉Check this out, welcome to Casablanca Condos nestled in the

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➡️BRRR…..and no I’m not saying it’s cold out here in Florida🤣

💰BRRR is when you purchase a property that needs renovation, fix it up, rent it and then refinance out, to free up your capital to start the process again.A huge congratulations to Andrew &

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Urban Oasis in the Heart of St Pete, FL Just Listed

Nestled in the Euclid Lakes neighborhood of St Petersburg, FL, is a stunning, newly listed property that is sure to take your breath away. The 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home at 1735 23rd Ave N is

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Eight Years Later

Full circle. My very first client as a new real estate agent is selling some of her income properties. Today we were together again to close on the sale of one of her properties. Relationships are

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A Real Feeling of Independence

💥🇺🇸🍔🌭💗 Wishing you a very Happy 4th of July!!! I hope you are having a fun and safe holiday.I was contemplating this morning about this being our nation’s day of.

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🎯When patience pays off big time!!

My client wanted to get this home to market FAST. After reviewing the home, it was clear that handling a few items before we went to market would increase his sales price and make for a quicker

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Housing Slow Down??…June was a sprint!

Buyers or Sellers, here in St Petersburg, FL & Tampa, there is still a very strong market. You need a plan and to work with a hyper-local, professional realtor, if you want to win, but there has

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Are You Using Your VA Loan to Build Your Financial Future?

✨🙏✨Helping our veterans achieve their investment and home goals through real estate is always an honor and blessing for me. Please join in congratulating real life super hero, Seth, on his

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Big Score for First Time Home Owners in St Petersburg, FL

Meet first time home owners, Alexis & Josh. A smart, fun, irreverent couple with an awesome sense of the ironic. They LOVE St Petersburg, FL (St Pete) and were feeling the pressure to buy as

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Big Relocation Win

Got a call from a Relocation Company that had a client that was relocating from Michigan to Florida for work, asking if I would take them on. The couple had fired their first agent for incompetency.

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Happy Father's Day 2023

I am sending out love, blessings and appreciation to my Dad and ALL fathers everywhere! This includes all the men who have stepped in as father figures, role models and those that have adopted

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JUST LISTED: 2 bedroom 1 bath Gem in Allendale Terrace Neighborhood of St Petersburg, FL

✨JUST LISTED✨ 609 39th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL🏡Welcome to this nicely updated mid-century modern gem, with a unique retro flair. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath home is nestled in the highly sought

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Happy Pride Month 2023

🐾❤️Bella is my fur babies’ absolute BESTIE. Actually Louie LOVES Bella, he sees no size difference🤣 Bella has a message for Pride Month “Love is Love” and we agree! 

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Finding the Real Estate Deals in Tampa Bay

🏡What this property lacks in curb appeal, it makes up for 10 times over everywhere else. Join me in celebrating and congratulating first time home owner, Hannah, on the purchase of this legal

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The #1 Reason I live in St Petersburg, FL (slightly embarrassing)

😋I usually don’t post food pictures, but seriously, this was too good not to post! Having access to amazing, extraordinary, clean, organic food year round is a HUGE reason I love living.

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Florida Hurricane Supply Tax Free Holiday

It’s official, the 2023 Hurricane Season has begun and in the time between making this video this morning and posting tonight, we have our first named hurricane (Arlene) 🙏 May she

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Memorial Day 2023

For many people this is a lovely long weekend and start of real summer. However for many families it is a time to honor those loved ones who sacrificed it all to defend and protect family and.

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A Hidden Gem and Making Magic Happen in Bradenton, FL

💎Through listing and the sale of this gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, pool home, I discovered a hidden GEM of a community in Bradenton, Florida. The River Strand community offers resort style

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Househacking the Way to Success in St Petersburg, FL

🎉A huge shoutout and congratulations to my clients Esty and her Dad, Clark, on their new investment property! Located on a HUGE lot of land, this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is located in the

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A Company Making a Big Difference!

Just back from the eXp Shareholder Summit and I LOVE this company!!! I am always moved by the warmth, sharing and connections at these events along with great information, updates and FUN. eXp

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Happy Mother's Day 2023

Happy Mother’s Day to ALL moms today. The fur baby moms , step moms, bonus moms, adoptive moms, single moms, foster moms, all the woman who show up as the “mom” for their,

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The Journey to Your Dream Home

✅Don’t fight the market. Ask good questions. Do your due diligence. Does the new home check off your most important boxes? Then you have a winner!🏡And……Kait & Colin have

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Non Traditional Income Making it Hard to Buy a Home-Read On

Final hour save thanks to having an amazing Mortgage Broker partner! Trevor is a merchant marine. Because they get paid differently than standard W2 employees, it can be difficult to obtain

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An Amazing Deal in Gulfport, FL

➡️If you are looking for a home in the St Pete, FL area, have an understanding of the market, have realistic expectations and a great team at your back, don’t get discouraged, there ARE

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Superstar Sellers & Flourishing St Petersburg, FL Market

🌟$54,000 OVER List!!! This gorgeous Euclid-St Paul home went on the market BEFORE the spring market started increasing. There were several naysayers proclaiming we’d never get the list

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Smart Real Estate Investment For the WIN

💥Boom he did it again!!! I LOVE working with my long term client and friend, Mike. He is always making smart real estate investment moves to create long term wealth and freedom.Join me in

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🎉 The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art is turning 5 🎉

We are so blessed in St Pete with so many amazing museums. The James Museum showcases over 400 premier works of art and provides educational programs for all ages. Come experience the history and

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Simple Tips to Live Earth Day Every Day

🌎Happy Earth Day! For those of you who don’t know me as well, Earth Day, Every Day is how I do my best to live. I LOVE nature. It is where I go to heal, play and rejuvenate. It is a drum

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#HouseHacking AND a Gorgeous Home

🌟WOW, on so many levels and a huge congratulations to @kelllconsciousness on buying her first home!!! This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home, with a gorgeous custom pool in Gulfport, FL, has

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Happy Easter 🐣

Happy Easter to all who celebrate this day. I always feel the energy of rebirth, new beginnings and possibilities on this day. Bright blessings to you❤️ 🔸Laura MarieYour Tampa Bay Real

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🌴Navigating the St Petersburg FL or Tampa Bay market??

Here’s a quick Spring Market Update:Market Updates must be hyper local if they are to be accurate! ➡️HOME SELLERS: It’s a great time to sell if your home is priced right, has-

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Active Intuition and Active Prayer Win the Deal!

Cody & Kloie had just moved here from Michigan and were horrified by how expensive it is to rent here in Tampa Bay. They are in their 20s and it is very important to them to begin building their

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What Makes This Historic Kenwood Sale So Remarkable?

 This home was a HUGE win!!! We got it below appraised value, closing costs  included AND extra money towards tree removal. Located in the desirable Historic Kenwood neighborhood of St

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The Realtor Other Realtors turn to

Since I joined eXp Realty, I have been blessed with a massive amount of Referrals.  This referral was particularly meaningful! Jake comes from an experienced Real Estate family in Arizona. His

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Happy St. Patrick's Day 2023

If you are Irish or not, my wish is that this Irish Blessing touches your life this❤️ ☘️

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You Don't Want to Miss Out on This Saturday Morning Market

If you live anywhere near St Pete (St Petersburg, FL) or are visiting, you must give yourself the gift of going to the Saturday Morning Market. This vibrant outdoor market at the Al Lang Stadium

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Entrepreneur and Self-Employed, Been Told NO when you tried to get a mortgage, READ THIS

➡️For all you entrepreneurs and self-employed people who’ve tried to get a mortgage and been turned down or you were told you need more years of assets and income, you will want to read

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What a Thursday Night!!

What a wonderful night last night celebrating the Agents Choice Awards 2023 with Tampa Bay Real Producers. It is such an honor to be recognized as a top realtor agent in all Pinellas, Hillsborough

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Tight Budget? Home Ownership is Still Within Reach

Oh my, what a journey to this happy day!!! Elena & Michael asked me to be their agent after they had gone through 3 other realtors. They were on a very tight budget, but didn’t want to pay

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✨JUST LISTED✨ True Gem in the Heart of the Euclid-St Paul neighborhood of St Petersburg, FL

This spacious, luxurious home was built in 2019 and is located on the brick streets and nestled into the heart of the beautiful Euclid-St Paul Neighborhood of St Petersburg, FL. The main home is 4

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Would Appreciate Your Vote

🌟What an honor to be nominated by my peers for the “Making a Difference Award” by Tampa Bay Real Producers 😊 To make a difference for my clients, my community and the professionals

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Don't Miss This Deadline if You Bought a Primary Residence in FL in 2022!

If you bought a primary residence in Florida in 2022, you will want to know all about the Florida Homestead Exemption, which allows for claims up to $50,000 in tax exemptions.➡️DEADLINE TO FILE

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Limited Housing Inventory have you afraid to sell your home not knowing how quickly you will find your next home?

➡️Do you live in the Tampa Bay area and have been thinking about downsizing or moving closer to family within the Tampa Bay area but are concerned about selling your home because we still have

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SELLERS - 3 Tips to Make Top Dollar in This Wildly Shifting Market

A lot of people told me I was delusional when I listed this property. Nay sayers had a lot to say, including that I wouldn't get "that" price for the property. This is why working with a

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Love Where You Live ❤️

❤️Loving where you live is as important as all the other types of love in our life. When life feels overwhelming, it makes things so much easier when I remind myself how much I love my home, my

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Discouraged, Not Sure if it's a Good Time to Buy... Read this

😕Discouraged after 6 months of trying to buy a home and resigned to renting, I met Laura & Brian when they came to view my rental property as their next home. We were chatting when their

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Epic Open House in Broadwater Neighborhood in St Petersburg, FL AND The Winner Is...

💥What a weekend. Our open house at 4149 38th St St, St Pete, FL had 120 people come by! I wanted to give a HUGE shoutout of gratitude and appreciation to Katie Blake and her team at Movement

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A Slice of Paradise in Broadwater Neighborhood of St Petersburg, FL - Just Listed

If you dream of and have been looking for that bright, fully renovated, designer Mid-Century home with incredibly low maintenance, STOP, & RUN to see your new home! The open concept floor plan

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How I CAN Attitudes Win Amazing 6 Bed 2 Bath Duplex in St Pete, FL

💥Boom she did it AGAINPeople are so quick to tell you why something isn’t going to work and what you CAN’T do. But there is a rare breed of us that find and follow the thread of I.

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Merry Christmas 2022 🎄

🎄Hope this finds you snug, warm and well this Christmas Day. It was a chilly 34º this morning here in St Pete 🥶 But it is sunny and beautiful now as the day gently warms.✨Sending

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Spreading Holiday Cheer!

🎁SO much fun today! Team lunch, then we worked together to package up some holiday yumminess so that we could shower some extra love on our clients #customerappreciation. LOVE our clients and our

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The Blessings of My Job

🌟This is my blessing, why I love what I do. Meeting and working with people like Gina is a gift. Making a difference, an honor.  👉Getting the job done right, finding opportunities

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Happy Hanukkah 2022

Happy Hanukkah to all my friends and clients that celebrate this Festival of Light and joy!!! My your heart be full and your blessings many❤️🔸Laura MarieLaura Marie GroupeXp Realty(727) 350

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Scared? It's OK, you can still buy the property and Win

A lot of people talk about their dreams and then there are those who steadfastly create their dreams, one step, one choice, one action at a time! My client, now dear friend, Gina S,  is

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Heros, Villains and Happy Endings

This was a bittersweet closing for me, filled with outrageous laughter & celebration at closing with an epic journey to getting there. I am SO happy to have helped, Miles and Alyssia find,

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A Very Special Milestone

Today is a very special day. Eight years ago, my mom, my best friend and I arrived with a van, cars and critters to start our new life in St Pete! It was the best choice EVER!!! The three of us go

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Open House: Move-in Ready 3 Bed 2 Bath in St Petersburg, FL

🏡OPEN HOUSE TODAY:749 61st Avenue S, St. Petersburg, Florida 33705➡️November 26th - 11 am-3 pmMOVE IN READY 3🛏 2🛁 mid-century modern homeListing Price: $449,900Start your New Year with

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Active Gratitude this Thanksgiving

Living, active gratitude is a way of life and normal for me. So it was very fun to wake up to a HUGE, long stream of gratitude flowing through my mind and consciousness to start my day before I even

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A Little Known Secret About VA Loans

👉 Watch my video for more information!➡️Veterans, here is a little known fact about VA loans that 9 out of 10 people, including realtors don’t know about.If you follow current

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Honoring Our Veterans Who Served 🇺🇸

I want to take time today to honor ALL who have served our country. I am grateful🙏 A special thank you to our own Laura Marie Group’s veteran, Correy Loggins.I feel blessed that as a

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It's My 40th! To Buy or Not to Buy... BUY

🎁Today is my 40th Birthday, I’ve been MIA for the last 10 days because I put my money where my mouth is. Keep reading to find out more and why this is important to you if you’ve been

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Argue, or Win Like this Young Couple

This closing is a HUGE accomplishment on the part of many people, starting with my dedicated client and friend, Gina Sas, who recommended me to her Uber driver, Ryan. It doesn’t matter where

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Feeling the Love ❤️

This is for all my Florida peeps. I wanted to check in and make sure you are doing okay since Ian rushed through our state. We were blessed with minimal debris at our home. If there is something I

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Find and Buy Your Dream Condo. YES it CAN be Easy!

👉It can be easy, even with Hurricane Ian knocking at your door. This transaction is one for the record books as it was smooth from the beginning, to the middle, and to the very end! I met

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We're Growing Again!

I am thrilled to announce that Correy Loggins has joined the Laura Marie Group at eXp Realty as an Agent Partner! He previously served in the Marine Corps as an Intelligence Analyst for the last

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Hurricane Prep Checklist -- Be Prepared

😱Tropical Storm Ian is making headlines here in Florida. There are projections that it could arrive here next week as a HURRICANE. OMG, what do I do?? Don’t panic‼️ These

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Five-Star SELLER in this rapidly shifting market!

I had the privilege of selling this new construction home to Army Veteran, Shay, 2 years ago. Having a new baby made the pull back to South Carolina and family strong. It was time to sell this.

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Out of the cold and into Paradise 🏝

If you are needing a spotlight of joy in your day, take a moment to breathe in Nakeisha and Rohan’s exuberant joy as they celebrate the purchase of their first home. Their love and joy filled

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Rent or Buy? Here's How First Time Home Buyers Handled That Choice

🏡Home ownership as a key ingredient for Financial Success AND some very happy buyers! Feel good, inspiring story ahead. Heorhii and Kiersten moved to the Tampa Bay Area 6 months ago AND

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Learn How This Riverview, FL Seller Closed Quickly in This Rapidly Shifting Market

👉SELLER PRO Tip: Work with a professional realtor who has STRONG location knowledge and understanding! “Tampa Bay, FL”, is not the same as “St Petersburg, FL”, or

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Family, Transitions and Winning in St Petersburg, FL

One of the many gifts of my job and the reminder that Life IS Good, is days like today. When I get to help my clients with their real estate goals and dreams AND then when I get to help their family

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Selling or Buying, Make the Transitions Easier

Two (2) hours slots to show this home. No outside signage BUT thanks to my Buyer-Seller MatchUp Program, two women that I love and respect are BOTH very happy today! After 20 happy years of

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New Construction: Is it worth the wait?

For this family the wait was worth it! This happy day that has taken over a year to happen! Matt and Sogia were originally from Florida but have been working in Silicon Valley for several years.

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Demand For Luxury Homes Is On The Rise

As people realize their needs are changing, some are turning to luxury housing to find their dream home. Investopedia helps define what pushes a home into this category. In a recent

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Manasota Key, FL: One of my favorite places for a quick getaway

August was a whirlwind! As I was coming into the last week with 5 closings, I realized I needed a quick getaway. Manasota Key with its vast expanses and quiet nature was perfect!!! Plus this girl

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A Secret Obsession while Living in Paradise in Tampa Bay, FL

My secret obsession and I found THE BEST grouper reuben sandwich I have had since I moved to Florida‼️After appointments in Bradenton yesterday, I was SO hungry. Thought I could make it home but

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BUYERS: Let's Talk About Your Credit Score!

Buyers, lift your head up and take heart. More people than you can imagine have credit score issues no matter what your economic status. Many times we think it is worse than it really is. You plug

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Just Listed: 3 Bed 2.5 Bath Corner Unit Townhouse in Osprey Lakes West Neighborhood of Riverview, FL

✨JUST LISTED✨ $349,900 - MLS #U8171712This 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 1 car garage, corner unit townhouse, located in the gated Osprey Lakes West community, is spacious and packs in a lot of easy

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2 OPEN HOUSES Today: Riverview and St Petersburg, FL

✅🏡OPEN HOUSE - Saturday, 7/23/22➡️1:00-4:00 pm11831 Clare HillCrestview NeighborhoodRiverview, FL 33579 ➡️$379,900 - MLS #U8170572When you open the door and enter this lovely,

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Buyers take heart. Saved $60,000 BELOW list on today's closing!

🏡What an exciting day! My client, Wayne, and I had been looking for a while for his new home. Divorced, he really wanted a home that was big enough to accommodate his family. Today he closed on a

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JUST LISTED: 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage, POOL Home in St Petersburg, FL

✨JUST LISTED✨ $484,900 - MLS #U8170815 Run, don’t walk to see this bright, light 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, POOL home in the Catalina Gardens neighborhood of St Petersburg, FL.

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Just Listed - Gorgeous 4 bed 2 bath in Crestview Neighborhood of Riverview, FL

✨JUST LISTED✨ Gorgeous 4 bed | 2 Bath | 2 Car Garage located in the Crestview Neighborhood of Riverview, FLWhen you open the door and enter this lovely, spacious, four-bedroom, two bathroom

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Fairy Tale Just Beginning

I met Eric and Shay at one of my open houses. Eric reached out for a consultation as he was unhappy with realtors that he had interviewed and wanted someone who would help him understand the Tampa

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Life Transitions and Starting Ahead

Life transitions, good and challenging, happen. It is an honor when clients return to you for your assistance again and again because they trust you to have their back, make them $$ or save them $$,

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Happy 4th of July 2022

It is my deepest desire that this holiday weekend brings you time to relax, connect, play, reboot and experience some renewal! If you know me well, you know I love inspiring quotes. To

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Big Worries Turned to Big Success

✅My client was a direct referral. She lives out of state, is a veteran and was VERY worried about the time and expense to fly back to prepare her Allendale Terrace house for sale. After we talked,

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Smart, Savvy Female Investor Wins BIG

💥Boom, she did it again!!! Help me celebrate my client and friend, Gina, on the sale of her tri-plex. When Gina takes on a project, she helps restore a neighborhood. There is no “lipstick

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An Amazing Experience

🤩WOW, sums up my experience at the recent eXp Shareholder Summit in Orlando. There were non stop experiences, networking and information sharing. Because I like people and am outgoing most people

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Happy Fathers Day 2022

I want to send out love, blessings and appreciation to ALL fathers everywhere! This includes all the men who have stepped in as father figures, role models and those that have adopted children. You

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Finding Good Help IS Actually Possible in Florida

😭If you have done any renovation work in Florida, then you know the PAIN and dare I say agony of finding good contractors, handymen, painters, landscapers, cleaners, electricians, etc. People who

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Happy Pride Month 2022

I love living in an area that is LOUD & PROUD and celebrates ALL diversity. Love is Love ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜Happy Pride Month🏳️‍🌈🔶Laura MarieLaura Marie GroupeXp Realty)

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The Winning Hand for Buyers - Part 1

 ❓How do you figure out what a “good deal” is in this current market?? 🎯You do a BUYERS CONSULTATION with a qualified, professional realtor. One who has strong, current

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Memorial Day - Never Forget

Happy Memorial Day. I hope your long weekend has been filled with happy moments and relaxation!  I also think it is very important to make sure we pause and honor those who sacrificed ALL

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New Listing: 3 bed 2 bath Allendale Terrace, St Petersburg, FL Property

⚡️JUST LISTED - $514,9003 🛏 - 2🛁 nicely updatedAllendale Terrace Neighborhood509 39th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL 🙋‍♀️OPEN HOUSESThurs-Fri, May 26th & 27 - 5:00-7:30 pmSat

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Florida Homeowners - TERMITE Talk

➡️TERMITE TALK-I've had several new Florida homeowners call me freaking out because they suddenly have termites in their home. Don’t freak out, termites ARE part of home ownership in

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NEW LISTING: Crescent Lake neighborhood, fully renovated Tri-Plex in St Petersburg, FL

 ➡️OPEN HOUSESDates: Saturday & Sunday, 5/21/2022, 5/22/2022Time: 2:00-4:00 pm 👍Would you like a home or property that makes you money while you ? Do you LOVE downtown St Pete

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Winning Smart and Coming Home

This is a very happy day for Deb and Pete. Born and raised in St Pete, FL, life, work and raising a family has had them in Ohio for many years. Their parents are still here and getting older and

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

Today was a special day because for the first time EVER, the whole team was together to share a meal and connect.🌟Priceless!!! We’ve all heard “teamwork makes the dream work;

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Happy Mothers Day 2022

Happy Mother’s Day to ALL moms today. The fur baby moms , step moms, bonus moms, adoptive moms, single moms, foster moms, all the woman who show up as the “mom” for their,

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Ugly Duckling for the WIN

Congratulations to @EstyBain on her NOT “insta” house!!! She has vision, smarts and gumption‼️This 3 🛏🛏🛏 1 🛁 home is located in Roser Park, St Pete, FL. Walking distance

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FL Home Buyers ALERT! Don't get gobsmacked by your mortgage payment

➡️Florida buyers, pay attention to how your taxes affect your monthly payment. Florida is one of the few states that bases your pre-approval on the sellers' taxes, not what YOUR actual taxes

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You Matter. Your Dreams Matter. Let’s Do This!

I do my best every. single. transaction. Your price point doesn’t matter. You matter. I value and appreciate my clients and frankly I appreciate their feedback. Thanks Julia!!! You and

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Hats Off Garden Party -- Supporting the Arts

The St Petersburg’s Art Alliance had a “Hats Off Garden Party” Sponsorship event this past Sunday at the Rutland-Farley Estate in St Petersburg. It was a glorious day for this.

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Relationships That Last

🌟I am so blessed with such exceptional clients and Danielle certainly comes under that category! I love building long term relationships and the true gift is that so many have become friends,

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Happy Earth Day 2022

🌎Moving to Florida was a gift that allowed me connect to the outdoors 365 days a year. I do my best to live “Earth Day” every day. 🐝We planted for the pollinators, put in rain

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💎Off Market Gem SOLD in St Petersburg, FL

Help me celebrate and congratulate my client Katherine as she begins her next adventure in her superbly renovated, open floor plan, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo.She has a stunning updated kitchen

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BUYERS - You Can Win in this Market with the Right Strategy

🎉Congratulations to first time home owners Julia and Kyrylo!!! We met one month ago for a buyers consultation. During the consultation we drill down on what their wants, needs and desires are.

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New Beginnings this Easter Sunday

Happy Easter! My hope for you is that wherever you are today, that peace, hope and renewal fill you and guide your day.☮️💗Laura MarieLaura Marie GroupeXp Realty727-350

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Seller's Dreams Come True AND Makes $55,000 Over List Price in St Petersburg, FL

“This whole transaction was smooth as glass”, my client Katherine announced at closing today! How often do you hear that in this crazy market??? 😊Thank you Katherine. 

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Hard Stop and Reboot

Happy Tuesday, I’m back in the office, refreshed and brimming with gratitude! It has been 3 years since I have had a get away and true day off. Not smart🙄, I know. So it was time for a

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Gala Celebration - Thank You!

✨The Tampa Bay Real Producers Agents Choice Awards Gala was SO much fun! It was held at The Vault in downtown Tampa and was so beautiful. It was fun seeing everyone rolling in really &ldquo&

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Homeowner PSA About Your HVAC System!

😳Found out something new today that felt important to share about taking care of your HVAC system so that you get years of good service. I’ve owned my home for a year, so I had

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First time home buyer makes bold choices and WINS big!

The current real estate market is daunting for  experienced buyer/investors and can completely blow out and discourage first time home buyers. 💪😎My client, Danielle, first time home

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New Realtor Associate has Joined Our Team!

🌟Please help me celebrate and welcome Realtor Associate, Kerry Higgins, to the Laura Marie Group at eXp Realty!!!For the past 30 years Kerry has worked in Finance and Banking for Fortune 500

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Agents Choice Awards Finalist for Tampa Bay Real Producers

 What an honor to have been nominated as a finalist by my peers as the “Rising Star of the Year” (Female) for the Tampa Bay Real Producers - AGENT CHOICE AWARDS. I deeply

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Bringing the Magic!

My client Katherine went on to say, ❝The entire process has moved forward because of you. I truly think it never would have come together without your constant watchfulness and ability to

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Just Listed: Gorgeous 2 bed 1.5 bath Coffee Pot Bayou Home in St Petersburg, FL

🌟JUST LISTED3101 3rd St N - St Petersburg, FL$595,000 ➡️OPEN HOUSE - 2:00-5:00 PMSaturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20 ✅https://bit.ly/3101-3rd-St-NThis property website has

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Happy St. Patrick's Day 2022

☘️I’ve got a heavy dose of Irish in me from my Mom’s side of the family. This year, I am definitely feeling the need to spread extra blessings. So here’s another one:;☘️

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Upcoming Event - “Building it Big & Building it Fast”

This is going to be a great panel this Thursday, March 17th, at Whiskey Cake Tampa discussing "Building it Big and Building it Fast" hosted by Tampa Bay Real Producers with Cabot Brown, Cash Ealey

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Made it in the Top 15% of Realtors Nationally

🤩 Wow, I received an email from Homesnap Pro letting me know that I am in the top 15% of realtors NATIONALLY!I didn’t get here alone. I am so thankful and grateful to my team and to all of

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Blessings in the Paradise of St Pete, FL

Last week was SO special! My brother was here to visit after not seeing him for over a year. We were feeling so blessed to be together, share good food and conversation. He loves disc golf. I

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Faith in Action 🙏

🎉What a day to celebrate Farron, Colleen, their sweet pup Prince Harry 🐶 and the power of prayer and faith!!! Yesterday they closed on their gorgeous home in South Tampa AND Farron

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Courage to follow Real Math, not Emotional Math and Win BIG

🌟First time home owner, Ashley, had the courage to choose the real math vs “emotional math” to win this deal and win big in her life choices. Ashley is a NASA scientist turned

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Is your Realtor one that other Realtors want to work with?

What a HAPPY DAY!!! Getting to closing day is always a happy day because I really love what I do and how I am able to help so many people. But seriously when you get to help a client who is also a

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Making Magic Happen

This was a very happy day for Brenda and Tom. I could call this “Good Things Come to Those Who Persevere”! Help me congratulate and celebrate with them the purchase of their new 4

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Relationships Win Big -- Who You Work With Matters

Congratulations to my long term client Mike on the purchase of this nicely renovated, off market duplex. He has been actively working towards financial freedom through real estate to increase his

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Spreading The Love This Valentines Day

❤️Valentine’s Day is not just for couples or lovers in my world view. I love to take it as an opportunity to spread love and appreciation. For myself, my family and friends, my clients and

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Winning, Planning Ahead and Making It Happen

Congratulations Thandar on your new home!!! It is a fully renovated, gorgeous 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, condo with stunning water views. This purchase is part of her long term, wealth building plans

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JUST LISTED: Pool Home in Gated Community with Golf Course in Bradenton, FL

✨JUST LISTED✨ $654,900 - MLS #U8188664323 River Enclave Ct, Bradenton, FL 34212➡️OPEN HOUSE - Saturday, February 11, 2:00-4:00 pmMain Entrance - 150 River Strand Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34212

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A Rising Star in Tampa Bay Real Estate

💫WOW, I am so honored and humbled to be featured as a Rising Star in the February edition of @TampaBayRealProducers magazine.🙌🙌First I want to give a huge thank you to Don Hill, his amazing

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The Year of the Tiger

Happy Lunar New Year! As the Year of the Tiger begins, may it bless you and fill each of us with hope, bravery, courage and strength as we move through 2022. 🔸Laura Marieat Douglas Elliman

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New Florida Homeowner -- Homestead Exemption DEADLINE coming

 If you are a new Florida homeowner in 2021, you will want to know all about the Florida Homestead Exemption, which allows for claims up to $50,000 in tax exemptions on a primary.&

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Seller Alert -- Simple Hacks to Increase Desire and Profit on Your Property

➡️People tend to think of the big projects that need to be finished before they can list their property. Many times there are small things that can be done that make a HUGE impact on the sale

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The Highlights of 2021

Happy New Year!!! Hope everyone had a healthy, happy holiday season. I took this past weekend to catch up with family, friends and neighbors. Starting this New Year feeling filled up and ready for

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LAST Closing of 2021

🏡LAST closing of 2021! What a wild ride this past year has been. 🤪🥂Congratulations to my client Grace. She is a first time home owner and will start her New Year in her:FULLY renovated - 3

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Making Your Move to Tampa Bay Easy

🌟To be a Transition Specialist for people moving to Tampa Bay is such an honor! Let’s face it, it doesn’t matter how experienced of a buyer you are, purchasing a home from long

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Love, Peace, and Joy

From my family to you and yours, wishing you a very Merry Christmas and happy holiday!

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What does Smart Real Estate Investing mean?

➡️It means $106K profit in a one year turn around on the sale of a property (and this wasn’t a fixer upper)‼️ Congratulations to my seller and what an amazing transaction this was. The

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Mid-Winter Blessing

Take a moment today, take a breath and find the stillness where dreams are born. Plant the seeds of your dreams and desires so that as the days become longer, your dreams grow into reality.Happy

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Buyer Pro Tip ✅

✅BUYER PRO TIP - Cash is not necessarily king when it comes to winning a contract. TERMS are very important to many sellers. Keep reading to find out more about the sale of this gorgeous, 2 year

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Dogs, Deals, and Downpours

Dogs, Deals and Downpours‼️ This story begins at a Duplex in Clearwater, FL.Each side has 3 bedrooms & 1 bath. The property is on a HUGE triple lot piece of land.The owner was showing us the

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Happy Hanukkah 2021 🕎

🕎Happy Hanukkah to all my friends and clients that celebrate this Festival of Light and joy!!! 🌟Thinking about Hanukkah this morning made me think of the saying “Expect a Miracle

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Happy Thanksgiving 2021 🦃

Sending out blessings and gratitude to you today! My heart is full (and soon my belly). Been drinking my coffee and being with ALL that I have to be grateful for and that includes all the people who

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OPEN HOUSE - New Listing in Lakewood Estates in St Petersburg, FL

🌟 Just listed - $399,9002511 Columbus Way SLakewood EstatesSt Petersburg, FL3 bed | 2 bath | large, fully fenced backyard📍 OPEN HOUSE • Saturday, November 13, 2:00- 4:00 PM🏡 This

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Honoring Our Veterans 🇺🇸

Today and always I honor our Vets. It has been my honor and privilege to be able to help many find their perfect home in my career as a realtor. Thank you for your service ❤️🔸Laura Marieat

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JUST LISTED: Spacious 4 bed 3 bath in Palmetto, FL

🌟JUST LISTED5431 Gavella Cove, Palmetto, FL➡️A David Weekley Home in the Gated Trevesta Community4 bed | 3 bath | Office | Huge 2+ Car Garage | Lanai$449,900This gorgeous home is only 2 years

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Closing in Coffee Pot Bayou Neighborhood in St Petersburg, FL

We are closed on this charming 3 bed, 2 bath bungalow in the Coffee Pot Bayou neighborhood of St Pete!!!  A huge shout out and CONGRATULATIONS to Elaine and Sue. They were amazing at

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Must Read: Home Buyer Alert

BUYER ALERT - If you’ve been feeling discouraged or despairing of being able to find your home (personal or investment property) in this current market, keep reading.A previous client of

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Didn’t Win the Contract? Don’t Give Up

I am SO happy!!! A big win for a friend of mine. Help me congratulate Frankie on his new 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 3+ HUGE garage home that is located on a little over a 1/2 acre lot, with tons of privacy

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Happy Halloween 2021!

Happy Halloween! Hope your day is filled with lots of treats.🔸Laura Marieat Douglas Elliman Real

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Buyers' Edge

💥Boom, we did it again!!! I am personally so excited, my bestie, Jen, just bought a gorgeous, completely renovated home a couple doors down from me. We can go out our front doors and wave

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Heroes CAN Really Win

A huge, happy shoutout and congratulations to my client Alisa!!! She is one of our real life heroes. She’s in her 40s and is a 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗲𝗿,;𝗘

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Listen to Me LIVE on iHeart Radio

I was live on iHeartRadio | Business Happy Hour and on 970 WFLA radio station with Frank Coto and Doug Ford. We were talking about all things Real Estate and Argentine Tango‼️If you missed this,

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Sold - Bradenton, FL Home Sells for $15K Over List

Single Mom • Nurse • Student • Super Renovator = Super HERO  ⭐️This home was priced at market value and closed at $15K over list and is the highest per sq

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OPEN HOUSE - New Listing in St Petersburg, FL

JUST LISTED - 3025 3rd St N, St Petersburg, FLCoffee Pot Bayou Neighborhood - $535,000Open House Saturday October 2, 2:00-4:00 pm3 bedroom - 2 bath • Split Floor Plan, Charming

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JUST LISTED: 3025 3rd St N, St Petersburg, FL

Coffee Pot Bayou Neighborhood - $535,0003 bedroom - 2 bath • Split Floor Plan, Charming Bungalow➤Perfect for extended family or income potential✅For all photos, virtual tour, floor plan and

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Buyer Wins Big with First Investment Property

SOLD • $17,000 under appraised value - $4,500 towards closing costs!!!What a story! Help me in congratulating my buyer, Sarah on her first investment property in the lovely neighborhood of

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Top Agent Magazine Recognition!

➡️The celebration and gratitude continues!!! I was nominated to be featured in Top Agent magazine and I was in this week’s magazine‼️I LOVE what I do. I LOVE helping your dreams come

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Top 25 Percent Award of Realtors Nationally

  Wow, I received an email from Homesnap Pro letting me know that I am in the top 25% of realtors NATIONALLY! I didn’t get here alone. I am so thankful and grateful to my team

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Trusting Synchronicity and Trusting the Process

Congratulations to my bestie for always being bold, making courageous choices and having faith that her aligned choices ARE working out for her!!! Plus she always listens to me😂Six years ago

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When Sellers AND Buyers Win Big!

This transaction really celebrates the best in humanity. It’s the story of a buyer and a seller who worked together to make sure everybody won and felt good at the end of the transaction. 

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OPEN HOUSE: New Listing in Bradenton, FL

OPEN HOUSE - This Saturday, 9/4/21 • 2:00-4:00 pm1306 30th St W, Bradenton, FL - $344,900It is not often that you get to experience a home that has been so thoroughly and lovingly renovated.

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Exciting Historic Kenwood Investment Property SOLD

😄Why the big smile? It’s a 13K UNDER LIST smile at closing! YES, in this hot market my client Matt closed on a property that is a fabulous home AND investment property in Historic

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American Diplomat Finds Home in St Petersburg, FL

Congratulations Amy on your new home that provides a home base for you and is an income producing property! Amy is an American Diplomat and was a direct referral from another client of mine that is

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Putting Faith Over Fear

Yesterday was SO special as I get to celebrate this AMAZING woman, @GinaSas, as she made bold (at times intimidating) choices and closed on a Triplex in the gorgeous Crescent Lake neighborhood in St

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Don’t Be the One Saying “I Wish I Had Bought That”

Congratulations to one of my favorite neighborhood rehab & restoration experts, @mikerideinvest on his purchase of a duplex on a large lot in the beautiful Magnolia Heights neighborhood. 

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Have a Home Under Contract? This is a Must Read

If you currently have a home under contract, it is VERY important that you get insurance secured now!So many people put off securing insurance as one of the last things they do. Don’t be that

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Remote Buyer Wins BIG with 2 Bed, 1 Bath Home in St Petersburg, FL

Congratulations to my buyer Harrison, a very smart and savvy, first-time home owner! He is now the proud owner of the “ugliest house, in a great neighborhood” 🤣 Yes you read

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Finding a Gem in a Hot Market

So excited to have found this beautiful 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car garage home located on a spacious corner lot in Disston Heights, St Pete! It’s a wonderful home that will support my client’s

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Smart Investing

Congratulations to my seller Lori! She is a school teacher who started small several years ago slowly, steadily, building a real estate investment portfolio for her future. Selling these two

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The End of Forbearance: 4 Reasons It Will NOT Lead to a Wave of Foreclosures

With forbearance plans about to come to an end, many are concerned (and many are waiting for) the housing market to experience a wave of foreclosures like what happened after the housing bubble 15

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Doing Restorations the Right Way AND Still Making a Good Profit

Aaaannd SOLD, $35K over list! This was quite the journey for my neighborhood restoration experts, Mike & Gina. This property hit the market on my birthday last October and I called them

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My Clients are My WHY

These beautiful reviews speak to my heart. I LOVE helping people and making a difference. I feel blessed by the clients in my life who have put their trust in me.  I am definitely not a

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Happy 4th of July Weekend!

Happy 4th of July Weekend - There are celebrations all over the city.On our new Pier - St. Petersburg Pier, 802 2nd Ave NSaturday: You will find live music all day, in addition to the return of the

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A Weekend Full of Color

 St Pete is a vibrant and colorful city filled with art, music, murals, parks, boating, great food and SO much more!!! This past weekend the sunsets were absolutely breathtaking, there were

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Protect Your Loved Ones with Estate Planning

I am not a lawyer and I am not giving you legal advice. That said, if you own a home and have assets, please get yourself a good lawyer who will assist you with estate planning and your will.

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Happy Fathers Day 2021

I am sending out love, blessings and appreciation to my Dad and ALL fathers everywhere! This includes all the men who have stepped in as father figures, role models and those that have adopted

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A Huge Leap of Faith Made a Dream Come True

A HUGE congratulations to Kim and her 2 daughters as they settle into their 2 bed 2 bath large, gracious villa in Palm Harbor this weekend. Kim received permission to work remotely and she and her

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Better Together on this Juneteenth

President Biden passed a bill this week that honored and made Juneteenth a Federal Holiday. That is a good step, but it is only a token action if ALL of us don’t consciously, deliberately make

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Out of State and Ready to Sell? We Got You Covered!

Selling your home from a distance, no worries, we’ve got you covered. Today I get to congratulate and celebrate with Mauricio & Alayna on the sale of their home.They had moved out of state

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Hot Success Tip to Win the Contract

Aaaaand we are closed!!! Congratulations to my seller Alex as this was an interesting haul getting to closing. We were blessed that everyone involved in this transaction was exceptional, my seller,

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Gorgeous 4 Bed 2 Bath Renovated Opportunity Just Listed in Lakewood Estates Neighborhood of St Pete, FL

This premium, completely renovated & permitted, 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in lovely Lakewood Estates will be your happy space you can’t wait to come home to at the end of a long day! With its

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Don't Miss Out!

I was thinking the other day how sad it makes me when I see people who are qualified and ready to buy and they keep hesitating or are afraid of another big “real estate bust”. We

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OPEN HOUSE in Historic Kenwood Neighborhood of St Petersburg, FL

OPEN HOUSE -  247 25th St N, St Petersburg, FLSaturday, June 5 • 2:00-4:00 PM Historic Kenwood Bungalow - HUGE Income Potential - $299,9002 bed • +Bonus Office Space •

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Happy Pride

Happy Pride Month!This month and every month, let's celebrate self-expression and diversity. LOVE is!

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Never Give Up

I am SO excited to congratulate my buyers Thandar & Kelly on the purchase of their gorgeous, newly renovated 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car garage home that sits on a huge piece of land in Gulfport!!!They

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9 Month Turn Around: $37,000 Profit on a St Pete, FL Home That Wasn’t a Flip

$37,000 in nine months on a move-in ready home, yes indeed!Congratulations Jen & Andrew on the sale of your home!!! I sold them this move-in ready, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, HUGE backyard home nine

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Can Buyers Still Win in a Sellers Market? YES

A HUGE congratulations to my seller, Alex, on selling her home!!! Not because it sold at over list price and not because it went to a great buyer.Something has really been on my heart to share with

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Remember and Honor - Memorial Day 2021

Today I take time to deeply reflect on the ultimate sacrifice so many have made to protect our freedoms. I honor you. I respect you. I give deep reverence to you and your loved ones that have to

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Hurricane Supplies: 10 Days Tax Free

Starting Friday, May 28, if you live in Florida, you can stock up on hurricane supplies and for the next 10 days, you won’t have to pay tax on your hurricane purchases.Included in the tax

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Happy Mother's Day 2021

Happy Mother’s Day to ALL the moms today. The fur baby moms, step moms, bonus moms, adoptive moms, single moms, foster moms, all the women who show up as the “mom” for their

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Net Zero Homes: Good for You, Good for Your Investment

 Such an exciting closing! Help me to congratulate Erin Shine. He is a real estate investor who has been teaching how creating sustainable, net zero homes can increase your quality of life and

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New Listing: Historic Kenwood Bungalow with Huge Income Potential in St Petersburg, FL

 JUST LISTED - $299,900Historic Kenwood Bungalow - HUGE Income Potential2 bed + Bonus Office Space • 1 bathThis gracious 1925 bungalow has crown molding throughout. Vintage tile in the

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Gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Pool Home Just Listed in Harshaw Lake Neighborhood of St Pete, FL

 This mid-century modern, pool home is filled with great architechtural details and is located in the lovely Harshaw Lake neighborhood of St Pete.3 bed 2 bath and has beautiful cove edging

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7 New Listings Launching in St Petersburg, FL

7 listings launching, 5 active (3 already under contract) & 2 coming next week! Feeling blessed with all the AMAZING people I get to work with this month! Helping people make dreams come

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Income Producing New Listing in St Petersburg, FL

JUST LISTED - This income producing home in the Greater Woodlawn neighborhood in St Pete is a gem!Main House:2 bed 1+ bath AND a Bonus Room2 car detached garageOversized corner lot with privacy

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Investment Portfolio Just Listed in St Pete, FL

One of my clients is divesting a couple of her investment portfolio properties. Both are good income producers. Because they are both tenant occupied, check out the Matterport links that will give

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Life is Good!

I LOVE being back in downtown St Pete! I had so much fun with my photo shoot with Barry Lively @blivelyimages. Life is good and I love being at Douglas Elliman!!Laura Marieat Douglas Elliman Real

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Prospering in St Pete, FL

CELEBRATION! That is what happens when two people you love like family have a closing on their second St Pete home! When they have been steadfastly learning how to create sustainable income and

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Wishing You a Happy Easter!

Hope your day is beautiful and renewing!Laura Marieat Douglas Elliman Real Estate(727) 350-7003Founder • Pro RealtorYour Home Sold

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So Excited to Share

2020 was a year that asked many of us to dig deeper into our personal and professional goals. To get really clear on what matters and what are our next steps as we deepen into 2021. As a result of

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Not Always Easy, But Definitely Worth It

15 Months of hard work and dedication!That is what my client Jason put in to be able to purchase this beautiful income producing home.Join me in celebrating with Jason this new home, new beginning!!

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The Pause...

Celebrating this moment. Since the beginning of the year I’ve basically mainlined afternoon lattes to keep going with the move, renovations and business at full tilt. Have to admit, the stress

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Small Actions Lead to More Money

Everyone knows that to get your home ready to sell is expensive AND overwhelming.Not true!Very often, small efforts yield big payoffs. The top picture is a turn off for a lot of buyers. In the lower

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St Pete Beach Declared #1 Beach in the US by TripAdvisor

This week Trip Advisor named St Pete Beach the #1 beach in the US and #5 Globally!!! This is just one of the many reasons I tell everyone “I live in paradise”. Here in St Pete

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A Financially Savvy Gift That Came Out of 2020 

2020 was such a hard year for so many and yet today on the other side, I get to celebrate and congratulate Hoa, brand new home owner, on her first home!!!Hoa works in the tech industry and was

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Magnificent OFF MARKET St Pete, FL Investment Property - SOLD

Chicago born, brilliant business man, Rahim, fell in love with St Pete and wanted to start his investment property portfolio here. And what a magnificent OFF MARKET property (not found on Zillow!) I

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Don't Miss the Deadline -- SAVE Big Tax Money

'If you are a new Florida homeowner, you will want to know all about the Florida Homestead Exemption, which allows for claims up to $50,000 in tax exemptions on a primary residence. DEADLINE TO

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House Hacking and A Hero Wins

We LOVE when a Hero wins! Please help me in congratulating Marine Corp Veteran, Christian on his new income producing home. His space is a gorgeous, everything renovated 2 bed, 2 bath home and the

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Ohio Couple Making Their Dream a Reality in Safety Harbor, FL

Congratulations Ike & Kelly for making your dream a reality!!!They wanted to find their dream pool home and move to Florida full time and they made it happen!It is so important to find the home

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Courage and Grit Made this 4 Bed 2 Bath Investment Property Deal Possible

Crystal is the embodiment of courage and grit! She knew that real estate investment was her next step to set up her financial future but after living through difficult family challenges as a child,

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Long Distance Real Estate Investing Success in Tampa Bay

Long distance real estate investing SUCCESS!!! Congratulations Aaron & Liz on starting to build your financial future for your family through real estate investment.Aaron is a tax accountant

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Real Estate Magic and Community Impact

42 Closings$13 Million in Sales8,000 meals donated because of you!2020 for all it’s challenges brought so many blessings as I was able to help SO many people achieve their real estate dreams

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Together We Are Better - Hello 2021!

2020 is a year that none of us will ever forget. The toll it has taken on so many is beyond comprehension. I know that when we remember we are a community and do what we can to help (I don’t

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VA Home Loan WIN

Closings like this always move me deeply. Help me celebrate first-time home owner, Shay. She is an Army Veteran, with 8 years of service. She went on and got her Masters Degree and was ready to use

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Big Leap for the Lifestyle and Location They Desire

Congratulations to Rob & Sue, who had the courage to take the leap to live the lifestyle they desire, in the location they desire!!!They’ve been working towards this for a year. They love

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Wishing You Peace and Joy This Christmas

Merry Christmas to my family & friends who celebrate this holiday!From my home to yours, I wanted send out blessings for you that include peace, joy, love and good food!!!Laura Marie(727) 350

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Many Miracles and A Home for the Holidays

HOME for the holidays! Miracle makers in the form of mortgage brokers. Over the moon excited, grateful and feeling blessed. That is my current mood as I wish you a Happy Solstice! Today is being

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Sold Dunedin, FL Condo is a Double Win

Holiday magic is sprinkled on this condo that sold yesterday. My sellers Nick and Dianne (world renowned photographer and a writer) brought their creative spirits together to create this vibrant,

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Happy Hanukkah 2020 🕎

Sending out blessings to all my friends and clients who have begun celebrating Hanukkah. May peace, joy and laughter fill your.

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Just Sold: 3 Bed 2 Bath Home in St Petersburg, FL

Congratulations Brian & Ashley on new beginnings in your 3 bed 2 bath home!!!It was an epic journey to closing with many challenges along the way AND it is done! Wishing you many happy

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My Renovation and Restoration Specialists Are At It Again

My renovation and restoration specialists, Mike & Gina, are at it again!They will restore and rehab this home and you WILL want to see it when they are done! This is the “rundown”

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New Roof, New Appliances, and Saving Money: First-Time Homeowner Lands Dream Deal

Congratulations to first-time home owner Marissa! She was a direct referral and a dream to work with. She didn’t want to renew her lease and wanted to be prepared early. She started doing her

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Patience and Determination Win Beachside Condo

Patience and having a long view is an asset in real estate. I met Jennifer a year and a half ago. She is a real estate agent in Ohio, skilled with investment properties and has a burning desire to

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Happy, Grateful Thanksgiving

2020 has been a year for the history books. I think most of us feel a bit ragged around the edges from all that 2020 has dished up. As Thanksgiving was approaching, I started focusing on all the

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New Home, New Adventure and Real Estate Investment Success

Congratulations to my bestie who is courageous, smart and savvy!!! We just closed on her 3rd property!Real estate investment works if you do it the right way! When I explained it to her and how to

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Operation Turkey Day 🦃

Blessings are overflowing! It is a powerful gift when a client becomes a dear friend. Gina and I had fun shopping together for turkeys and all the fixings for four St Pete families so that they

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Celebrating My G.R.I Certification

Please help me celebrate my GRI Certification!!!I am a big believer in continuing education. It truly is the only way I can continue to serve you at higher, more informed levels.The Graduate Realtor

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4 Reasons to Get Pre-Approved Now!

A solid pre-approval from a reputable loan officer (NOT the online calculator) will set you up to win in this market!Nothing worse than finding the home of your dreams or the investment property

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Restoration Rehab Score in St Pete, FL

Lauren and Bill did it again! We just closed on this 3 unit investment property in the United Central neighborhood of St Pete. The building sits on a HUGE double lot of land. Homes with a lot of

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Celebrating A Magical, Off-Market Deal for Hardworking Family

Yesterday was a day to celebrate!Keith and Amy bought their first home, a fabulous OFF MARKET find, in the lovely St Petersburg, Meadowlawn neighborhood. It is a beautiful 3 bed 1 bath home, with

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A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Veterans 🇺🇸

From the deepest part of my heart, I want to thank all the Veterans who have served this country! I feel blessed that as a realtor, I have been able to help so many Veterans get homes utilizing

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Heroic Teamwork During Tropical Storm Saves Closing

What appeared as a simple investment property purchase by one of my favorite neighborhood restoration, rehab & renew specialists, Lauren & Bill, had quite a dramatic, not sure it was going

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Gorgeous St Petersburg, FL Home Sold Quickly for $20,000 over List Price

This gorgeous, move-in-ready Snell Shores home sold quickly at $20K over list price!!!This is real estate at its best. You love the sellers, you love the home, you take care of the business side of

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Savvy First Time Homeowners Save Money on Rent and Build Up Equity

Celebrating smart, savvy, first time home owners, Katy & Chris!!! They don’t want to waste their money on rent. They want to be building equity and start their journey of real estate

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Why You Want a Pro Realtor Like Me on Your Side 💪

A lot of people say they think I’m always smiling......They haven't seen me on an end-of-the-month closing day when at 8:00 am, I have to get on the phone to wrangle a deal that was supposed

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Great Real Estate Deals Happen with Great People at Your Back

11 months later AND we are closed!!! When I first met Rick, I knew he was looking for that “unicorn” house (perfect price, perfect neighborhood, perfect land, etc). He wanted the perfect

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6 Things To Avoid After Applying for Your Mortgage

IMPORTANT VIDEO TO WATCH if you are planning on buying a home soon or are under contract and getting a mortgage. I’ve seen many people make some of these mistakes and lose out on the home

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Embracing Life and New Beginnings with Tampa, FL Dream Home

Grief can crush us or spark that place within us that says, reach for your dreams now, live more now!Yessica and Jesse had more grief in one year than any family should have to go through. They rose

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Vibrant 2 Bed 2 Bath Condo at 55+ Community in Downtown Dunedin, FL

55+ Community2 bed/1 bathSpacious CondoWalk to vibrant downtown DunedinArtistically UpdatedLow HOA feeTons of AmenitiesPool & Shuffle BoardNo Pets - No Renting Whoever said 55+ had to be

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Investing in St Pete Real Estate with Intention and Grace


Investment Property Heroes is what I call Lauren & Bill. Why do I call them that? Because when they buy a rundown or seriously neglected property, they don’t just do the minimum to make

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When Owning Your Dream Home is Less Expensive than Renting 🏡

First time home owner SUCCESS. It’s another closing that makes me SO happy!!! I met London a few years ago while I was out dancing. We have maintained contact through the years.London &

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Just Sold: Stunning Home in Euclid-St Paul's Neighborhood of St Petersburg, FL

This gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home WITH a stunning 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom separate in-law apartment has SOLD to people that feel like family after getting to know them this past year. And Miss

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Gratitude, Teamwork, and a Contract $25,000 over Asking Price

Starting this week with overflowing gratitude! Open houses got so much better with my team representing this weekend. Everyone who came through was thoughtful, respectful and fun. Landed a

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OPEN HOUSE: Saturday October 10 at 480 42nd Ave NE in St Pete, FL

OPEN HOUSE - Saturday October 10 • 2:00-4:00pm480 42nd Ave NE, St Petersburg, FLRita Rex will be joining us, so stop by for a photo op with our newest team member, she loves meeting new

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New Listing Under $300K in Snell Shores Neighborhood of St Petersburg, FL

This home is an oasis in Snell Shores that is immaculate and move-in ready. It has been beautifully renovated with mature landscaping, fully fenced front and back yards, and whimsical

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Passion, Empowerment and a Grateful Heart 🙏

 Triple passion alert! 1) I've been sharing with a lot of women lately about what real estate investment would look like for them and how to get started. My big WHY on that. I love

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3 Pro Tips for Buyers That Nobody Ever Told You

Getting ready to buy? Here are the questions you need to ask before you buy AND nobody ever told you! If you don’t know the right questions to ask, you don’t get the right answers.

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First Time Homeowner Lands Newly Renovated, Income-Producing St Pete FL Home

Happy, happy first time homeowner!!! Ricky was very clear that he wanted his first home to also be income producing for him. This home is a treasure. The previous owner was a contractor and the

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Beautiful Income Producing Property Sold for $5,000 over List Price in St Pete, FL

This beautiful, income producing property very quickly had eight offers and went under contract at $5,000 over list price!!!Gina and Mike are real estate investors who are smart, do great work

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St Pete, FL Home Sale Brings New Beginnings for this School Teacher

This was an intense week. I was scheduled to close 3 properties on Friday. Due to last minute (I mean last minute) requirements from lenders, requiring me to have the phone glued to my ear for the

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A Trusted Real Estate Advisor Always Provides Expert Advice

If you’re a homeowner or are planning to become one soon, you’re probably looking for clear information about today’s housing market. And if you’ve turned to

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Saltaire St Petersburg: The Luxury Condo of your Dreams

If you love St Pete and are looking to move here in the next 2 years or are tired of maintaining your home and want to have your days filled with gracious living, DO NOT miss the luxury condos at

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Giving Back to My Community through Feeding Tampa Bay

I stay true to my word.A client of mine was so excited and sent me this picture with a text. He had received this note in the mail from Feeding Tampa Bay, letting him know I had made a donation in

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After Hiring Laura, Couple Sells Condo in 10 Days with Full Price Contract and Finds Dream Home in St Pete, FL

 The Call. You know that moment when kismet happens and you feel an immediate connection with someone. That’s what happened when I had a conversation with Jen and Andrew. They

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Good Mortgage Brokers made the Difference in Selling this Renovated St Pete, FL Home

This sale is one for the books. My sellers are real estate investors who take pride in their work. They did a particularly beautiful job renovating this home and I knew this home would sell fast.--

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Helping an American Diplomat Land This St Pete Beach Condo for under $300K

For me and my team, it is WAY more than buying and selling homes. It’s about being there for you BEFORE, DURING & AFTER your transaction. Yes, Leon is now the proud owner of a,

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New Listing: Beautiful Income Producing Home in St Petersburg, FL

You are going to want to see this quaint, income producing home in the up & coming neighborhood of Oakwood Gardens.Main House - 2 bed/1 bath and has so much character! Beautiful, original

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Meet Cherie: Our Team's New Buyers Agent

As I shared the other day, we are still growing and I am SO excited to share with you our new Lead Buyers Agent, Cherie Buell!She is ALL things that make her a fabulous Buyers Agent (along with

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Meet Rose: Our Team's behind-the-scenes Superstar!

Your Home Sold Team is growing again!Before I share that news, I really have to spotlight Rose Dove. She is our behind the scenes SUPERSTAR! If you have done any transactions with me, you KNOW how

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Heads Up Home Sellers: What Buyers Are Looking For Now

Who knows what “normal” is going to look like for the rest of this year and future years in any area of our lives. But in spite of the uncertainty, buying and selling in the Tampa Bay

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Savvy Negotiation Saves Over $25,000 for First Time Home Buyer in St. Petersburg, FL

What a wild ride this sale was, but Mike has $25,000 and an additional $1,500 reasons for the big grin on his face!As he shared in his review, with very limited inventory here in St Pete, he needed

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Happy 4th of July, 2020

Today is not the 4th of July many of us envisioned at the beginning of the year. It invites us to pivot and find creative ways to connect with friends and family AND enjoy the day.Know that from my

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JUST LISTED: Gorgeous Island Condo in St. Petersburg, FL

Call Laura today at 727-350-7003 to schedule a tour!Come see & experience this peaceful island oasis that is just minutes from downtown St Pete & world class beaches! This gracious, updated,

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Just SOLD: Military Counselor Lands her First Investment Property in St Petersburg, FL

7310 milesTechnology... a Saving Grace. Family... PricelessCongratulations Yury on your first home purchase and for having faith and vision to take action on your dreams!!!While stationed in

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SOLD Home in St. Petersburg, FL Helps a Family Embrace New Beginnings

Lately I’ve been on a run of home sales that were so much fun because I was able to fiercely negotiate and help my clients find their dream home or the perfect investment property they were

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10 Showings, 2 Contracts, 1 Listing... All in A Day's Work for this Saint Petersburg, FL Realtor

You know those days when from the moment it starts you just have to ride the wave because there is no slowing it down??✅ 10 Showings, 2 Contracts, 1 Listing -- and DONE!Today I was blessed,

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Love and Blessings on Father's Day

I want to send out love, blessings and appreciation to ALL fathers everywhere! This includes all the men who have stepped in as father figures, role models and those that have adopted children. You

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Real Estate Rated TOP Long-term Investment for 7th Year in a Row

If you’re looking for a dependable investment, look no further than Real Estate! This is why I tell all my clients it’s one of the best investments they’ll ever make in their

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Clutter Clearing & Cleaning Sold this St Petersburg, FL Home with $10,000 Higher Selling Price!

Does clutter clearing and cleaning really matter when selling your home? YES it does! In fact, it can even earn you $10,000 more, like it did for this home seller in Saint Petersburg, Florida.A

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Perseverance and Teamwork Lands St Petersburg, FL Sale

This home sale is the quintessential example of perseverance and why having a GREAT TEAM at your back makes all the difference! Have to give a HUGE shoutout to my Broker Dara Khoyi, Mercedes

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Making Magic Happen to Land a Perfect Urban Getaway

A direct referral. We meet. We click. We make magic happen!That’s the short version. Jennifer found her way to me because she was so FRUSTRATED with the realtor she had tried to work with. One

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SUPER Low Interest Rates Makes Now The Perfect Time to Buy

So many people are asking me the question if NOW is a good time to buy… And the answer is if you plan on financing a home, NOW is the perfect time to buy due to SUPER LOW interest rates. 

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Talented Local Artist Finds Her Dream Home!

You don’t have to settle, dreams do come true! Maggi was frustrated because she felt like realtors weren’t listening to her or really trying to help. A friend of hers recommended me.

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We All Must Build a Tomorrow Worth Living and Fighting For

My heart is aching for the state of our nation, our people right now. Please bear with me as I know I’m not going to say this perfectly. And to not say anything is not ok and immoral.I grew up

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Time to Dance: Finding this Veteran & Tango Dancer his Dream Home

It is my honor to have served and continue to serve so many veterans. This is also about choosing a professional Realtor you TRUST! AND➡️➡️💵 have your client walk away from

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Sarah's Story Part 2 and a Team Update!!!

PART 2 of the Sarah story.......Has anyone else struggled with adding members to your team? I’ve got exceptional mortgage specialists I work with. Contractors and handymen I really trust. My

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Sarah's Story - Part 1

Helping Sarah to buy her first home⚡️of clarity that St Pete, FL was meant to be her next home. We celebrated her choices and were excited to have her joining us here. Then it was all in the

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Two Closings This Week! Part 1

🙌🏼🎣.Timing was of essence. Chris was scheduled for surgery and getting settled quickly was important. This was an amazing example of teamwork and support from ALL parties involved.💵🌟

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Two Closings This Week! Part 2

2nd Closing is a reminder to work with a professional realtor AND one you trust!!!‼️Major Storm bringing down a major treewiping out a major electrical panelbreaking a large portion of fencing

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6 Reasons Why Selling Your Home on Your Own is a MISTAKE

There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times like the one we face today, it is even more important to have an expert

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Why Home Equity is a Bright Spark In These Uncertain Times

Given how we have seen more unemployment claims than ever before over the past several weeks, fear is spreading widely. Some good news, however, shows that more than 4 million initial unemployment

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We Are Under Contract!!

I got 3 houses under contract this past week which is awesome but not what matters.The people I get to know and serve and help them with their dreams, THAT is what matters!A young woman, living on a

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Just Sold: Fabulous Investment Property in St Petersburg FL

Lauren & Bill just scored this house at $30,000 below list price✅💰 I am SO happy for them! This is the 3rd investment property deal I’ve done with them. They are truly 

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Two Mortgage Myths that MAY Be Holding You Back From Your Dream Home

YOU may be closer to buying a than you might have thought possible....keep reading and feel free to ask me questions.Fannie Mae’s “What do consumers know about the Mortgage

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Successful Real Estate Investment For The Everyday Buyer

I have an inspiring SUCCESS story for you. It’s all about real estate investing for the everyday person. Not the millionaires and billionaires, but a school teacher 

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7 SELLER TIPS to Upgrade Your Home Style For $100 or Less

1. Add a fresh coat of paint to the front door. The front of your home is one of the first things that buyers see—and a negative first impression could cause them to just drive by without even

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4 Tips to Effectively Make a HOME Offer In A HOT Market

You’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found THE one! Everything is perfect but now how do you guarantee your OFFER will win the bid for

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New Beginnings for a Trusted Client in this Hot St Pete, FL Market

New beginnings for a repeat client. Always a gift! Heather is a traveling Mammographer and had been relocated out of state. She just got transferred back home. Kids are grown and she and Kevin

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