Liz Heinkel Joins Tampa Bay’s Top Luxury Brokerage Firm

Smith & Associates Real Estate is excited to welcome Liz Heinkel to its team of distinguished sales associates. Heinkel is an award-winning real estate agent who topped over $112 million in sales over the last eight years in the industry. Heinkel is highly regarded for her market savvy and concierge approach to customer service. In 2020, she had a banner year and sold over $30 million in real estate.

“I attribute the success I’ve had in real estate to my customer-centric approach. I am always striving to exceed client expectations and anticipate and meet their needs. I draw on my years of experience in real estate, interior design, and new construction, as well as my extensive knowledge of…

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Tracey Strube Joins Tampa Bay’s Top Luxury Brokerage Firm 

Smith & Associates Real Estate welcomes Tracey Strube to its executive team as Vice President of Real Estate, the responsible broker of record at Smith & Associate’s 4th street office, Treasure Island office and Beach Drive location. Strube brings leadership, integrity and passion as well as 21 years of real estate experience to Smith.

“Smith’s reputation in the community precedes itself and I am happy to join such a well regarded organization,” says Strube. 

Additionally, Strube holds a list of certifications and trainings, including CRS, CNHS and CDPE. Strube got her real estate license in 2000 and impressively closed 50 transactions in her first ten months on the job. Since joining the…

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The Tampa Bay real estate market is attracting attention as one of the top regions in the country for relocation and investing. In 2020, Tampa attracted 47,000 new residents, making it the 4th largest metropolitan area for new residents. To meet the demand, Tampa Bay real estate developers are moving swiftly on construction at their luxury condominium sites with much-anticipated projects hitting major milestones. These new construction developments offer opportunities to live and invest in the condo towers that will be transforming the region’s skyline.

The Residences at The Tampa EDITION Bedroom at night with city views

The Residences at The Tampa EDITION

The Residences at The Tampa EDITION includes 38 5-star branded homes in the heart of Water Street Tampa which will be completed at the end of the year with…

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What are the top luxury real estate interior design trends for 2021?

Elevating our homes through sumptuous interior design brings new life and vitality to your favorite spaces. The focus in 2021 is about indulging all the senses with pops of color, textures, items, and areas that spark joy and awe. Combining a curated look with your individual and unique touches lifts an interior’s mood and gives your space more timeless appeal.

Luxury real estate interior design trends emphasize artistic elements throughout the home. Think sculptural furniture, statement lighting, and art and murals that invite your gaze. Design your space with a nod to your favorite vacations and hotels with the comforts and refinements you appreciate the most, especially in the…

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Historic Church Property in the Old Northeast Neighborhood 

A one-hundred-year-old church and it’s property in the desirable Old Northeast neighborhood in St Petersburg has been sold. The Westminster Presbyterian Church, consisting of two parcels of land, one with the church property and the other a separate parking lot across the alley to the south, has been sold by Patrick & Chris Calhoon of the Calhoon Commercial Group of Smith & Associates Commerical Real Estate. 

The property, owned by The Presbytery of Tampa Bay, Inc., encompasses 7 lots on a little over 1 acre of land in the Old Northeast. The building had a Landmark Historic Designation placed on it by the City of St Petersburg in early 2020 which prohibited any demolition of the structure…

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Luxury real estate patios are essential for relaxation, staycations, entertaining, and during these pandemic times is a great extension of your home office. In Florida, we can use our patios year-round and homes for sale in Tampa Bay offer a wide range of luxury outdoor spaces to help you soak in the sun as well as protect you from the elements in style. Whether you are a city dweller looking for the perfect patio balcony or want more room to spread out with multiple patios and luxurious environments, there are incredible oases waiting for you to call home.

As a must-have home trend, patios are great spaces to work, lounge, and enjoy your life more. Elements that create a great luxury patio include outdoor kitchens and bars, water…

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Incredible waterfront views, spacious luxe interiors, and resort-style amenities. All these and more stunning features can be yours when it comes to Clearwater luxury real estate, but you’ll need to act fast due to the demand for these residences. Year over year, sales, prices, and cash buyers have increased, according to the Pinellas Realtor Organization. Inventory is down over this same period last year, signaling that homes are selling more quickly than new ones coming on the market.

The City of Clearwater has invested a lot of time, effort, and money into revitalizing the area. For example, the Imagine Clearwater Master Plan is in the midst of redeveloping Coachman Park for $15 million to construct a garden, 4,000 seat amphitheater, playground,…

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“The Oaks,” a magnificent sprawling country estate situated on Lake Thonotosassa has sold. Smith & Associates Real Estate was responsible for both sides of the sale.

“With the market being so hot and Tampa’s allure as a top city for relocations, we knew this signature property was going to move. Not only is it one of the largest homes in Hillsborough County, but it sits on one of the most idyllic lakeside settings with meticulous care to every element of the architectural design,” says Bob Glaser Smith & Associates Real Estate.

Four contiguous properties were acquired to form the 36-acre estate with over 36,362 square feet of living space and 1,278 feet of lake frontage. The main home offers 22,120 square feet of living space, a Texas limestone…

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What does the future of the housing marking look like in Tampa Bay? Check out Smith agent & Real Estate expert, Stephen Gay, of the Stephen Gay Group on Fox 13 News as he gives exclusive insight into the Tampa Bay real estate market & tips for sellers & buyers.  

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