My name is Kathie Lea, and I am the team lead for The Kathie Lea Realty Group. I am a "Chairmans Club" Real Estate agent with ReMax, and my team is one of the top teams in Pinellas county and we closed over 100 homes in 2014. My experience and background includes over 15 years of listing and selling Real Estate in the Tampa Bay area including Waterfront, new home construction, certified buyers and selling agent, Short Sale Certified, Relocation, Single Family and Multi-family Investment specialist and residential Property Management.
I was born and raised in Southern, California and I have lived in Tennessee and Georgia and have made the Tampa Bay area my home for over 20 years. Having grown up in a military family and having relocated my family in the past, I have a great appreciation for what it's like to move into a new home in an unfamiliar area. We understand the importance of not only finding the right home, but also the right schools, employment and neighborhoods. We use a team approach to provide the best results in buying and selling homes. I am the team lead and me and my team will work directly with you to help you buy or sell your home, and I negotiate those contracts. Here in Florida we realize that many of our neighbors have faced a declining market and now find themselves owing more than their home is worth. We have the training and resources to assist these homeowners in completing a short sale and have successfully closed over 150 short sales during the past few years and can help if you or someone you know owes more than the home is worth.
I believe in being the best and because of this I continue to take courses and certifications that will help my clients. I am proud to say that I am a Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) and I have a thorough understanding of complex issues in today's turbulent real estate industry and knowledge of foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners. CDPEs can provide solutions, specifically short sales, for homeowners facing market hardships, I am a Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute, this is a nationally recognized professional real estate designation (GRI) and I am an e-PRO®, this certification was developed through a partnership of The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the Social Media Marketing Institute (SMMI) to familiarize today's agents with the latest technology and social media tools to enhance their business and help them engage with customers and other real estate professionals. Let my teams training help you to purchase the right property at the right price or to sell your home for Top Dollar in the least amount of time.
Our goal is to provide you with the best "real estate experience" you've ever had! We conduct business with integrity, we are extremely well organized, and we know how to purchase and sell homes. We have great resources to handle your real estate transaction with excellence! Please give us a call. Put my team's skills to work for you. In this challenging market, the right agent, resources, and technology do make a difference! We hope to hear from you soon! Thanks…..The Kathie Lea Realty Group!