A home is a sacred space. It is where we connect with our families, unwind from stressful days, strengthen relationships, laugh, cry, hug, play, and decompress from the demands of life. More and more, people are seeking to incorporate wellness into the design of their luxury homes. Homeowners want to create spaces that offer a holistic approach to health and complement the balance of mind, body, and soul. The modern homeowner knows that wellness contributes to overall happiness and is a key to managing stress. They want a home that helps them feel good as they grow older and is a reflection of a healthy lifestyle. These homes for sale in Tampa Bay offer health-inspired home design and create a refuge for self-care and living a well lived life.  

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We have all heard of the term “smart home,” but what does it mean? Where does one start? What technologies are available, and what are their costs? Smart home systems use the internet to connect devices and appliances to mobile apps so that they can be monitored and controlled remotely by homeowners. Smart devices and automated home systems make your home more convenient by using applications and voice-control to manage things such as appliances, thermostats, doorbells, lighting, and devices.

The convenience of home automation is hard to match. Imagine a home where nearly everything is connected to a single network that can be managed from anywhere in the world. Lighting systems, electrical outlets, locks, large and small appliances, heating…

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Did you know that Tampa Bay property management is one of the many services offered at Smith & Associates? In fact, property management is an integral part of our service portfolio. The Tampa Bay area is booming-- topping lists of the best places to live, work and visit. It’s no wonder that with its surge in popularity, homeowners are turning to the Tampa Bay market for their next income property.

We understand that life is hectic, and owners may not have the time to manage their rental properties properly. At Smith & Associates, we provide a full array of personalized, boutique-style property management services that give owners peace of mind over their investment properties. Our property management services are backed by Smith & Associates Real…

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756 Bay Street NE Front of 756 Bay Street NE

This completely modernized and updated 110-year old home is more than a beauty to the eye, it is an element of history. It is a place of safety and refuge where families through the decades have created cherished memories between the walls. More so, this beautifully restored home is a rare opportunity to own a crown jewel in Old Northeast steps away from the vibrant downtown and waterfront.

The Craftsman-style home, located at 756 Bay Street NE and built-in 1910, has been meticulously restored and completely preserved, while simultaneously providing all of today’s modern conveniences and technology. The property boasts three porches, four gas fireplaces, heated and cooled swimming pool, legal income-producing one-bedroom Carriage…

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Recognized as a Top Workplace for the Fifth Consecutive Year

For the fifth year in a row, Smith & Associates Real Estate was recognized as one of Tampa Bay’s Top Workplaces by the Tampa Bay Times. The organization ranked in the top five for midsize workplaces in Tampa Bay (#4). The ranking is based on employee survey feedback with over 34,000 employees in the local market responding.

The employee engagement survey gathered responses on workplace culture in the areas of: Alignment, Coaching, Connection, Engagement, Leadership, Performance, and the Basics like pay, benefits, and flexibility.

In the Tampa Bay region, nearly 190 leading employers were nominated by their employees. To be considered for participation, companies or government entities…

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As more people prioritize personal wellness, high-end real estate is merging lavish, luxe design with a holistic health-centric approach. The modern homeowner seeks luxury amid tranquil surroundings, walkable neighborhoods, resort-like amenities, and state-of-the-art interiors. They want their homes to enhance their healthy lifestyles where self-care is convenient and readily available. The new upscale condo towers in Tampa are tapping into this desire for wellness by offering an unparalleled approach to luxury design that enhances quality of life.

State-of-the-Art Exercise Amenities

Feeling great depends on physical health and the ability to workout with ease is essential to residents. At Hyde Park House, the social center of this intimate,…

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Nick Churton and Annette Reeve from our London Office, Mayfair International Realty, have a few words for real estate professionals handling the sudden and stultifying shock of a global pandemic.

The real estate business is cyclical. From time to time there are bumps in the road, brought on by economic booms and busts and natural disasters like hurricanes, fires and floods. We don’t like them but we half-expect them.

Then there are the bumps that we don’t expect: bumps like the Great Depression or world wars. Every real estate generation hopes that it will not have to deal with bumps like these. But our generation has been called to deal with coronavirus.

Global threats remind us that we are an international real estate family, with each…

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Two Smith & Associates Commercial Real Estate agents, Kevin Platt and Patrick Calhoon, were recognized by the Florida Gulf Coast Commercial Association of Realtors (FGCAR) with Pinnacle Awards. FGAR Pinnacle Awards showcase the most notable commercial real estate professionals in the area for transactions completed in 2019.

Patrick Calhoon of Smith & Associates was named Top Producer for Investment Sales. Patrick Calhoon has been a licensed broker/salesperson specializing in commercial transactions since 1984 and has over $400,000,000 in closed business. He has a long track record in Pinellas County in all facets of the market, i.e. apartments, motels, retail and industrial properties, as well as the sale of many beach area investment properties.

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A lighting control system gives you full control over the lighting in your house from anywhere in the world. With their wide range of benefits, lighting control systems, or smart lighting, are one of the most intelligent upgrades you can make to your home. Lighting control systems range from smart bulbs, switches, and outlets to house-wide systems that automate every fixture inside and out. With options to fit every need, home, and budget, lighting control systems enhance your lifestyle, improve your comfort, and add convenience to your life.

What is smart lighting?

Lighting is of the easiest things to automate. You can expand control of your home or adjust the mood in a room with just the push of a button. Smart light bulbs connect via WiFi…

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Looking to buy a beach house in Tampa Bay, but not sure where? With miles of coastline in the Bay area, your possibilities are endless. Below we highlight three local beachfront paradises where you can own your private beach retreat.  

Treasure Island, Florida

Treasure Island, Florida

Clearwater Beach

Consistently voted the best beach in America, Clearwater Beach is known for its namesake crystal clear water and stretches of soft, white sand. The palm tree-lined Beach Walk Promenade boasts hotels, retail shops, attractions, and culinary experiences. And the sunsets each night at Pier 60 are postcard-worthy. It is easy to see why everyone loves a place this gorgeous. Despite drawing visitors year-round, Clearwater Beach has managed to retain a laid-back, small-town…

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