Charlie Hounchell and Stephen Gay are certified accredited luxury home specialists with extensive knowledge of the Tampa, St. Petersburg and Beach markets. Both Charlie and Stephen have ample local and national corporate business experience and solid educational backgrounds. Working in real estate for a combined 20 years, Charlie and Stephen participated in the sale of more than $130 million in their first year with Smith and Associates.
Charlie, a Tampa Bay native and University of Florida College of Law graduate, is a partner is the law firm of Hounchell & Bohne, PLLC, specializing in real estate law. He possesses an MBA in International Business and, for seven years in Tampa, he owned and operated an award winning medical bill and contract negotiation company (sold in February 2006). Charlie speaks both Spanish and Portuguese and he has lived a total of five years in many different countries, including Spain, Argentina and Brazil.
Stephen, a Virginia native, has lived and worked in Tampa since 1999. He graduated with honors from the University of Virginia and for seven years has worked as VP of Operations for Trinsic Communications here in Tampa. Before joining Trinsic Communications, Stephen worked as an information technology consultant for major telecommunications companies with Accenture in Washington DC (formerly Andersen Consulting). Stephen is a consummate professional dedicated to client service with a proven talent for finding the perfect housing fit for local and out of town client buyers.
Both Charlie and Stephen actively support the Tampa Bay Community by currently serving on the Board of Directors of a number of different Bay Area organizations, including The Spring of Tampa Bay, The Tampa Bay Business Committee for the Arts, Earth Charter Communities, USA and The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. Charlie is a 2006 graduate of The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Leadership Tampa Class.
For one stop shop client services, Charlie and Stephen along with three other friends, own and operate a Tampa based home fashion gallery, Casa Nova. Not only can they find that perfect home for you, they can furnish it, too. This new store is located at 3119 Bay to Bay Blvd in South Tampa. You will be sure to find just the right piece of furniture, accessory or artwork that you need to add a bit of spice and romance to your home. Casa Nova can also stage any property to expedite your home sale. Every time you make a purchase, Casa Nova will donate a percentage of that sale to a local philanthropic organization. (First in line: The Spring of Tampa Bay, a Safe Haven Shelter for Abused Women and Children). http://www.shocasanova.com
For full service, professional, competent, and high quality agent representation, contact Charlie and Stephen for your next real estate purchase or sale.