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I take pride in giving my customers the best real estate experience possible. I love meeting new people and I will work hard to meet your highest expectations. I'm readily available 7 days a week by phone, e-mail or text. E-mails are sent to my phone, so I'm always quick to respond no matter which way you choose to contact me.

When working with Buyers:

* I check for new listings daily and only send you homes that fit your criteria rather then sending you 50 to choose from.

* My comparative market analysis (home comparing report) are always free. I will help you understand the market values in the neighborhood that you wish to buy a home.

* I keep you updated regularly whether we are still in the process of finding a home or if we already have a contract that we are looking to close. When dealing with short sales, this process can take awhile but I will touch based with the listing agent and relay this information back to you.

When working with Sellers:

* Advising my customer of the suggested sell price by using comparative analysis reports but ultimately going with the price that my customer feels comfortable listing it for. If we receive little or no actvity, I will recommend that we lower the price so that our listing does not become staginent and ineffective.

* Advising my customers of all the media outlets that will be used to expose the property to the public and providing routine updates with activity feedback.

* If selling your home for short of what you owe (short sale), then I will work with your lenders to come to terms with the offer that we've received. My goal is to allow you to sell her home before it goes into foreclosure..

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Ratings & Reviews
- Highly likely to recommend
10/22/2013 - user8598844
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Old Seminole Heights, Tampa, FL.
James walked me though the whole process of buying a house from step one to closing and explained everything along the way. I would definitely recommend someone working with James if they are looking to buy a house or other real estate needs.
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- Highly likely to recommend
06/12/2013 - user1457920
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $125K in Plant City, FL.
James was wonderful to work with. He responded in a timely manner, was always eager to show us homes no matter the lcation or price! Best of all he never pushed past or budget point unless asked of us or we made the decision to go above our price point.
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- Highly likely to recommend
06/02/2013 - user1855716
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Brandon, FL.
When I contacted James through my Zillow app, he replied instantly. I was a first time home buyer, and James was knowledgeable and informative. He talked to me about buying power, interest rates, current market conditions, and the loan application process. James knew the Greater Tampa area very well and stressed the importance of a good location to help increase value and also for meeting my specific needs and lifestyle. I needed a house that would be wheelchair accessible, able to accommodate my 70 lb dog, and close to work and family. He responded to all calls, texts, and emails right away. I worked during the daytime, and he was very flexible and was able to show me all properties that I requested to see. I initially put in an offer for a short-sale home. James followed up with me constantly through those next several months during the pending sale process and reached out to the seller's bank many times to get updates. I ended up deciding not to buy the short-sale home, but James found me another house that was a perfect fit. The home was only on the market for a couple of days, and there were already multiple offers. With James's negotiation skills, we were able to influence the buyer to accept our offer for $159,000, and we closed in less than 30 days. I'm thrilled with my first charming home and would highly recommend James to anyone who is looking for a smooth home buying process!  MoreLess
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Charles Rutenberg Realty
1545 Belcher Rd
Clearwater, FL  33764
(813) 402-3440
(813) 774-6320
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