Hmm... Myth or Fact? “Spring is the best time to buy. Wait until then because there’ll be a better selection of homes.”

Do you believe that?

It’s a myth. The real estate market in Tampa Bay is hot and knowing facts versus fiction will help you keep a calm, cool head when making one of the most important decisions in your life. Let’s talk luxury real estate because there are plenty of myths that people believe when they’re simply untrue. Here are 10 such misconceptions that can make it seem like buying or selling luxury real estate is more challenging and complex than is the case.

Myth # 1 – You should remodel your kitchen/bathroom before you sell.

Ask a professional at Smith and Associates for an honest opinion. If your bath and kitchen are…

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 Adding Three Locally Esteemed Real Estate Agents

Following a record-breaking year of sales, Smith & Associates Real Estate is pleased to announce the addition of three new real estate agents to their team. Nicolas Buchanan, Thomas Murphy, and Connie Gage bring a wealth of experience and are recognized leaders within the Tampa Bay real estate industry. With real estate in high demand and the trend continuing, the agents will be engaging in a hot market, working for a firm with the greatest market share in the Tampa Bay area, selling homes priced at $1 million and above.

Nicholas Buchanan: Nicolas Buchanan is an award-winning agent and recognized in the Top 1% of real estate agents in Tampa Bay for sale volume. As the Buchanan Portfolio Group…

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Get a first look at our 5 favorite properties you can tour in Tampa Bay right now.

Inventory is at a historic low which means homes are selling faster than ever. In fact, homes are selling over 50% faster than the same time last year!

Act fast to secure your dream home today. Learn more about these homes and our other favorite open houses this weekend, head to:

If you would like to schedule a tour for any of these homes, send us a message or email [email protected] But hurry - these won't last long!  

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It would be great if there was an inspirational quote from Albert Einstein or Abe Lincoln about the significance of an elegant bathroom, but those folks probably had other things to think about.

However, King George V, grandfather of the current Queen of England, said quite wisely, “[a]lways go to the bathroom when you have a chance.”

It’s hard to beat that type of advice, but we’d like to show you what can be done nowadays with the master bathroom in a luxury home. So, see what you can do with your “loo,” as King George V would say.

Perhaps you think that bathroom countertops made of granite, marble, quartz, quartzite, or concrete are the ticket. It might be a large shower enclosure that really sets apart your bathroom from the crowd. This might…

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9 of the Hottest Luxury Home Technologies 

Do you want a “smart” home? Who doesn’t!?!

You’ve probably seen how today’s technology can do much more than start your coffee maker in the morning. Now, many of the appliances and systems in luxury homes can be automated to provide homeowners with convenience and safety. New modern luxury homes are full of smart technology.

Let’s look at a few of the luxury home technologies that connect your home to the Internet, allowing you to control your home remotely.

Invisible Audio Sound System Speakers.

Today’s sound systems can be installed into the wall or ceiling and covered with the surrounding surface. These smart speakers give you complete sound that seems to comes from nowhere, creating a…

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The Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation Establishes Giving Arm for the Company

Since its inception over fifty years ago, Smith & Associates Real Estate has been committed to its mission of positively impacting the community. With a distinguished reputation for being a good community citizen, the organization is excited to announce the launch of the Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation. The organization presented an initial funding check to the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay in the amount of $100,000. The foundation is established through the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, which helps with administration and grant-making.

The Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation enhances Smith's community efforts further by formalizing its…

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