TAMPA, FL 336182075
I am a successful business owner and an award-winning licensed Realtor and Certified Relocation Specialist serving all areas of the Tampa Bay area, including Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties and beyond. I have over 30 years of proven success providing buyers, seller and renters with comprehensive service and sound guidance to help them achieve their real estate goals. I am known for my 24/7 availability, high-tech marketing techniques, a “high touch” approach, and strong negotiation skills which serve my clients best interests. My “you first” service attitude and naturally outgoing personality enable me to quickly build relationships with my clients that stand the test of time, as evidenced by the high number who have returned to me time and time again when the time came to buyer or sell property.
My first involvement in real estate occurred when I learned Eminent Domain first hand at the age of 14 when the State of Illinois built Interstate 55 through my family home. This resulted in my family moving to Tampa. Ten years later I sub-contracted my second home in the Pelican Island subdivision. Little did I know that two years later the owner of the largest real estate firm in the Tampa Bay area would pay me to join her firm, where I remain today.
Being raised in my family’s restaurant business taught me the value, and the art, of customer service which has been invaluable to me in serving my real estate clients. I believe strongly that it is not only my duty to represent my clients to the best of my ability, but also to educate them throughout every step of the process, armed with top-notch information and market insight. As a result, I often must tell clients things they may not want to hear, but which they need to hear so they can make the best decision possible. Consistent communication, strong attention to detail, and insuring a positive experience for all parties involved in the transaction is my goal when I work with my clients.
As the daughter and sister of military veterans, I have a strong affinity for and connection with those who defend our country, which has led me to develop a specialty in military relocations. As a Certified Relocation Specialist, I have assisted employees from many Fortune 500 companies on their relocation into and out of the Tampa Bay area, including serving as the lead Realtor when Computer Associates (now CA Technologies) moved their customer service and operations functions to Tampa. Other name-brand companies include Capital One, Best Buy, CVS, CEMEX, General Electric, Rail America, Yum Brands, Verizon, Duke Energy, Bausch & Lomb and most recently Amgen’s group move from California where their corporate center will be located next to Tampa International Airport.
My credentials as a Network Marketing Specialist and Network Buyer Specialist enable me to provide high value counsel to both buyers & sellers that consistently exceeds their expectations. This has been a key factor in my having placed in the top 10% of all Coldwell Banker agents nationwide for 15 consecutive years, including top 10% worldwide in multiple years.
In addition to this, I have been active in the West Park Village Homeowner’s Association in Westchase for many years, most recently serving as the President of the Association. Prior to that, I was a selected member of the Westchase Advisory Committee working with builders to establish buying trends in housing to best assist builders with new products and floor plans.
In my free time, I love spending time boating or anything involving the water, cooking and experiencing the joy of our sweet dog Roxy running alongside us with abandon through her favorite parks. I married the love of my life, the preacher’s son Steve McQuinn, who I’ve known since we were in grade school. We have been blessed with two daughters and have found Tampa to be an exciting place to raise a family.
My life and career have had many exciting chapters. It would be my honor to help you start the next chapter of yours.