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Smith & Associates Real Estate’s Renowned Stephen Gay Group Rebrands as the Gay & Glaser Group

Tampa, FL (February 23, 2024) – The Stephen Gay Group, a prominent sales force in Tampa Bay's luxury real estate market, proudly unveils its rebranding as the Gay & Glaser Group. This transformation marks a strategic move to showcase the combined strengths and extensive experience of its founding members, Stephen Gay and Katie Glaser, serving the Tampa Bay community.

The team has consistently ranked as one of the top real estate teams in the Tampa Bay region. Together, they have collectively sold over $800 million in real estate since inception. Stephen Gay, the team's leader, is a long-term resident with over 20 years of experience and has…

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SMITH & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE CELEBRATES SELL-OUT SUCCESS OF SALTAIRE IN ST. PETERSBURG

St. Petersburg, FL (January 2, 2024) 

Smith & Associates Real Estate is thrilled to announce the official sell-out of Saltaire, a luxurious condominium residence in the heart of St. Petersburg. The last remaining unit, a stunning penthouse, closed, marking the completion of all transactions for this highly sought-after development.

Saltaire, a beacon of contemporary elegance, has become synonymous with sophisticated urban living, offering residents a unique blend of modern design, panoramic views, and unparalleled amenities. The four penthouses, the crown jewels of Saltaire, all closed within the span of this week, solidifying the project's resounding…

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Smith & Associates Real Estate Elevates Luxury Real Estate Experience with Major Office Upgrade

Tampa, Fla. (October 3, 2023) - Smith & Associates Real Estate, the renowned leader in luxury real estate in Tampa, is excited to announce a significant upgrade to their office space in South Tampa. This investment aims to enhance the experience for their agents and provide clients with state-of-the-art meeting facilities while integrating cutting-edge technology for presentations and day-to-day operations.

Smith & Associates has been an integral part of Tampa's real estate landscape for over fifty years, consistently setting the standard for excellence in luxury property transactions. The decision to invest significantly in upgrading their office space…

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Historic Straub Home Hits the Market for $1.895 Million

The 1920’s Home is Located in St. Petersburg's Old NorthEast Neighborhood

St. Petersburg, Fla., (October 3, 2023) – A piece of St. Petersburg's rich history, the iconic Straub Home, a Mediterranean-style gem built in 1920, is for sale. This historic residence, located at 143 13th Avenue N, in the coveted Old Northeast neighborhood, is steeped in local history and offers an exceptional opportunity to own a piece of the city's past..

Listed by Cynthia Serra and Dan Casper of Smith & Associates Real Estate, the 3,198 square-foot home was built by William (W.L) Straub. Straub served as the editor of the St. Petersburg Times, now known as the Tampa Bay Times, for 38 years and was a prominent…

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Tampa is a rapidly growing market, with top-of-the-line luxury developments being added to our skyline faster than ever. With these developments come one-of-a-kind amenities. From luxurious pools that look over the best views of Tampa Bay to impressive fitness facilities to high-tech game rooms, Tampa has some of the best condos to offer. Smith Developer Services can help you find the best condos in town. These new construction luxury condo towers are next level for upscale amenities and elaborate living. 


Art House

Art House St. Petersburg offers a unique and inspiring array of amenities that blend art, luxury, and contemporary living. Art House St. Petersburg features an exclusive art gallery showcasing works from renowned local and…

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Smith & Associates Welcomes Seasoned Real Estate Pro

Smith & Associates Real Estate is excited to welcome Leigh Fortuna as Vice President of Real Estate. Most recently, serving as a Sales Manager at Compass Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fortuna brings almost twenty years of experience in real estate sales and management spanning back to her career start as a Realtor in the Coconut Grove area of Miami. Fortuna is an award-winning real estate agent with leadership experience in the luxury real estate industry and a track record of successfully managing real estate teams.

“As national companies continue rolling back operations for better profitability, Smith & Associates is looking ahead by building opportunities that will lead the company and sales team to be…

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It’s the holiday season and there is much to be grateful for! With Thanksgiving day just around the corner, you will be THANKFUL for these kitchens as you prepare your holiday meals. Here are 15 homes for sale with the best kitchens for preparing your Thanksgiving dinner:


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The Fourth Street Office Will be Adorned with Iconic Vintage-Style Art Piece 

Smith & Associates Real Estate, a longtime supporter of Tampa Bay’s art scene, has commissioned local artist, Derek Donnelly, to complete another aspiring outdoor mural to adorn their Fourth Street office in downtown St. Petersburg. Donnelly is one of the most popular and celebrated artists in St. Petersburg. His work can be seen throughout town and has become synonymous with promoting the local, unique flavor of the area. With work underway, the artist says the technique he is using has never been done before in St. Petersburg.

“I am ecstatic to be doing this project. This mural will have a vintage feel with a nod to the unique culture of St. Pete,” says Donnelly. Adding,…

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Stephen Gay Group awarded “Best Sales & Marketing Campaign for a Luxury Property” on the Jeter Home Sale 

Smith & Associates Real Estate is pleased to announce their first-ever 2021 Inman Golden I Club Award. The award is the highest honor in luxury real estate and is awarded to the country’s top luxury agents and brokers. Often awarded to brokerages located in top tier cities, like Los Angeles, San Francisco or New York City, Smith is the only brokerage firm in Tampa Bay ever to be recognized for the prestigious award. 

The Stephen Gay Group earned the honor of “Best Sales & Marketing Campaign for a Luxury Property 2021.” Stephen Gay represented Derek and Hannah Jeter in selling their waterfront estate on Davis Islands. The home set a record for…

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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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