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Bought a Miscellaneous home in 2015 for approximately $300K in Apollo Beach, FL.
Mike hunted for a house for me for almost 6 months. Then one day, I found one I liked on the web and called Mike about it but it was already under contract. Mike suggested a couple of other houses and we ended up buying one of the ones he found for us.
Michael Simpkins is an outstanding realtor, especially when dealing with out of town buyers. Since we had ties to the local area, we had decided a while back that we wanted to eventually relocate to the Tampa area. We contacted Mike well over a year before we were ready to move. He helped us ascertain the market, the area, and what we really wanted in a house there. He was extremely patient with us over a long time period and diligently searched for the perfect house for us. Mike is an expert at helping buyers determine what they really want and then finding them a house that meets those requirements in the price range affordable to buyers. Mike maintained excellent communication over the entire period. As we neared the time to come down to look at houses, he was always there for us when we needed information about the area or answers to our questions. He responded to our emails, texts, and phone calls in a timely manner.
In summary, Mike was there for us and he found us the perfect home and negotiated a price we could afford. We would definitely go back to Mike if we ever wanted to sell our house there or purchase another house in the area. We strongly recommend Michael Simpkins for your house buying or selling needs in the entire area.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Apollo Beach, FL.
Mike was an absolute pleasure to work with. I moved to the area from Ohio and he provided an expert opinion of areas he felt I would be comfortable in and in a few short days we found the perfect home. This was my first home buying experience and Mike helped me every step of the way. He was absolutely fantastic!
Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $100K in Riverview, FL.
Mike was very helpful through the whole process. Communication was open, and he was very speedy on getting contracts ready and submitted. Although we were outbid by many investors last year because of our price range, Mike continued to show us homes and submit offers. At one point, a builder wanted a contract signed without disclosing the interest rate and Mike caught it, questioned it and we decided not to go with the builder.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Apollo Beach, FL.
I can't say enough for the professionalism, caring and knowledgeable presence this Real Estate Broker offers when he took on my listing. I was given a very short turn-around period to relocate for a job. With this knowledge Mike took on my listing and virtually took care of everything. My house sold in 6 days to a great family and I got a great price for what I was expecting.
I have been working with Mike for the past two years in real estate and financing. He has been the most loyal and respectable profession in real estate. If you are buying, selling or investing in real estate you are in EXCELLENT hands with "Tampa Market Leaders."
Showed home in 2014 in North Ruskin, Apollo Beach, FL 33572.
Michael is a true professional! He is fast, to the point, and seems to be ready at any time to work for you. He will not mislead you in any way and is always looking out for the your best interests. We have dealt with quite a few realotrs over the years and Michael is one of the best we have found!