Original Story by That's So Tampa
By Kacy Vance  | October 14, 2020, 5:40 am  

In my pandemic boredom, I’ve been watching SO MUCH HGTV. When I stumbled upon this house I straight up thought I was looking at one of the houses from My Lottery Dream Home. I mean I guess I could be, but guys, look at this house! And it’s right here on Harbor Island! This 7,678 sq.-ft. dream house is listed by Traci Burns with Smith & Associates.
This house is located on beautiful Harbour Island, within walking distance to the Amalie Arena, the current home of the Stanley Cup. This stunning waterfront property has 6 bedrooms and 7 baths. 7 BATHS. That’s enough baths for every person in my family and my dog to have our own bathrooms. I know this is probably not…

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Jen Carlstedt Joins Tampa Bay’s Top Luxury Broker

Smith & Associates Real Estate welcomes Jen Carlstedt to their team of associates. Carlstedt has sold over $70 million dollars of real estate in the past few years and has delivered award-winning results in her industry. She is known as a connector and advocate for her clients, able to work with buyers and sellers to ensure the most desirable results for their moves. Her professional approach and passion for real estate has earned her accolades and recognition in her industry and in the Tampa Bay community.

“My goals are always the same; provide the best service with integrity to yield my clients exceptional results. I take an always learning approach to real estate, exploring training opportunities,…

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Buying and selling real estate… and connecting a client with their luxury dream home or a great buyer are two different things. Totally.

Finding the right luxury real estate agent to help you sell your property or help you find the perfect luxury home in the Tampa-St. Pete area is critical. It can mean the difference between thousands of dollars and heartbreak or happiness. This is one of the single-most important deals you’ll ever make, so you want to be sure you’re working with a knowledgeable professional who specializes in luxury real estate in the Tampa-St. Pete area.

Let’s take a look at some of the essential qualities you’ll want in a great luxury real estate agent:


Look for a Tampa-St. Pete area realtor who specializes in…

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A backyard is an extension of what's going on inside the home and is a reflection of the personality of the home. Your home is an important space for you and your family with a great backyard becoming the “icing on the cake” for enjoying time together. When considering a new home, a great backyard can turn a “We’re almost sure” to a “Yes, we’ll take it!” Whether it’s entertaining with friends and family around a pool and BBQ or tending your garden in solitude, the backyard is a space that enhances quality of life and provides deep satisfaction.

Take a peek at the top listings in Tampa Bay with backyards made for fun.

1. Lush Lawn 3323 W Sevilla Circle Tampa

2. Quiet Reflection
5707 Tpc Boulevard Lutz

3. Floral Retreat 923 S Golf View Street…

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If you’re trying to sell your luxury home, you may need some ideas to find some interested buyers and get it moving on the market. Read these helpful tips for selling your luxury home.

  1. Work with a realtor who specializes in selling luxury homes.

    You don’t go to an orthopedic surgeon for an issue with your heart, so don’t ask a realtor with little experience in selling luxury homes to sell yours. It’s a whole different world, and you need to partner with an individual who has a proven track record and years of experience successfully navigating the luxury real estate market for sellers. Again, your pool of prospects is much smaller than those seeking an average family home. Our agency understands the intricate details and best practices of selling a…

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Sale Signals High Demand for Luxury Condominiums in South Tampa

The Sanctuary at Alexandra Place, a South Tampa luxury condo tower rising on iconic Bayshore Boulevard, is completely sold-out prior to completion.

The 17-story luxury tower is the first of its kind in Tampa to give homeowners the entire floor with private elevator access. All homes have 48’ of continuous, unobstructed walls of glass facing Bayshore Boulevard, designer kitchens with Gaggenau appliances, large terraces, and range in price from $2.3 million to over $5 million with the developer offering homebuyers unparalleled customization in each condominium.

Robert Glaser, CEO of Smith & Associates Real Estate, the exclusive listing agency for the tower, believes that buyers are…

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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…

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