Congratulations to Katie Glaser & Becky Slocum for being recognized in the 2020 Women In Real Estate Diamond Vanguard Awards. The Diamond Vanguard Awards were created to recognize those who push harder than your average real estate professional. They recognize those who are true closers and know that they are more than just part of someone purchasing a house, they are helping them create a home.
Read more About our winners below.
Katie Glaser Diamond in the Rough Award
Combining her extensive background in real estate and her love for the Tampa Bay area, Katie Glaser utilizes all of her resources to provide the best service and experience for each of her clients. Her family has been in the local real estate business for over 45 years, which is where she obtained her passion for helping Tampa Bay natives and newcomers find the home that best suits their needs and lifestyle. Katie has a solid background to successfully manage a real estate transaction, working in every aspect of real estate including marketing, office management, title services, and e-commerce. In her current role as Assistant Vice President of Real Estate, Katie oversees the sales operations, growth strategies, and client relations at Smith & Associates Real Estate.
She is also a member of the Smith team, Gay & Associates, a top Tampa Bay real estate team. Katie specializes in the South Tampa market where she was born and raised. Her mother’s family is a 3rd generation Tampa native. After attending the University of Florida and the University of Massachusetts – Boston, Katie devoted her teaching techniques to the Boston Public School System. With this background, she not only loves working with people but also has a strong ability to listen and educate both buyers and sellers. Her vast experience in real estate gives her the ability to provide a smooth transaction all the way through to the closing table. Katie is active in the local community with year-round volunteering efforts through Smith & Associates Real Estate with the American Heart Association, The Florida Orchestra, American Stage, and other local benefactors, as well as acting as Co-Chair on the DACCO Advisory Board. Katie oversees the Glaser family’s charitable giving and is a true champion, elevating our community and its people.
Becky Slocum Community Builder Award
Becky attended Washington State University majoring in Business Management and Sociology. She began her career with a small independent real estate office in Washington state. She later decided to cross the US, typical of her competitive spirit, and relocate to Tampa, Florida. This good fortune landed her an important position at Smith and Associates Real Estate as an Administrator which quickly transitioned into the Marketing Department where she would soon become its’ Director. This position proved to identify her strong marketing talent as she became an integral part of the Re-Branding of Smith and Associates, a move that catapulted a resurgence of the company in the market.
Becky became an advisor to the real estate agents within the organization as the expert on how to successfully market their properties online, in print media, and with direct mail, resulting in success for the company. After 5 years as Marketing Director, Becky transitioned into general real estate in 2009. Her experience with contract negotiations as well as her ability to correctly position properties in the market allowed her to become a top-selling agent in the company and consistently ranks her in the top 5% of Realtors in Hillsborough County.
Outside of Real Estate Becky is heavily involved with the American Red Cross volunteering with Services to the Armed Forces and is a leader for the Disaster Action Team, responding to home fires and natural disasters in the middle of the night to provide assistance to those in our community who need it most. Their Disaster Action Team volunteers are among the first on the scene, following the first responders. Volunteers respond to approximately 3 disasters a day, sitting beside each family to listen to their stories and see how they can help. The volunteers then provide anything from food to shelter to specialized supplies and support. Dedicated to the organization, Slocum also became a member of the Mass Care team and driver for the Emergency Response Vehicle for the Red Cross. Last year, Slocum clocked nearly 1800 volunteer hours with The Red Cross.
When you work with Smith & Associates Real Estate agents, you work with the best.