Even in this unique time of social distancing, our real estate team has the digital tools to help you step into some of the most exciting developments coming to Tampa Bay. With new construction, a home searcher isn’t able to enjoy a physical tour but instead must be able to envision the feel of a property and make sure that it offers the comfort, amenities, and security they desire. We invest in state-of-the-art technology using virtual tours and 3-D renderings that help our clients become immersed in the space of a new construction project.
Construction of Hyde Park House along the iconic Bayshore Boulevard is underway and through our technology-based interactive virtual tour, you can ascend the 22 stories to enjoy the building at full completion. With the virtual tour, you’ll develop an understanding of the architectural vision of this elegant luxury tower that will stand tall in one of the most prized locations of South Tampa. From the comfort of your home, you’ll appreciate the spectacular, sweeping views of the Bay, experience the building’s boutique amenities, and practically take a dip in the pool enjoying the skyline from a cushioned seat in the outdoor terrace.
Another highly anticipated development coming to South Tampa, Altura Bayshore, offers a full residence virtual tour from your iPhone, tablet, or computer. The tours include four furnished residences and showcase the high-end appliances and fixtures, the breathtaking views, and the thoughtful luxury found in the spacious interiors.
To give home seekers a perspective on the nautical living enjoyed at Marina Pointe, we use 3-D Renderings to bring the waterfront community to life. The 3-D renderings detail not just the building design and luxurious residences but also the retail district of boutiques, outdoor cafes, and boat-up restaurants. With one trip to the Marina Pointe website, you’ll be able to experience the sunset from your digital living room and go for a walk along the blossoming waterfront neighborhood.
Downtown living is also easily viewed from the comfort of your home with Water Street Tampa’s advanced technology. Through an interactive scale map with projection mapping, data feeds, and gaming technology viewers are immersed in the entire community of Water Street Tampa. Inside the district will be the Residences at The Tampa EDITION which is currently under construction and will be the centerpiece of the growing Water Street Tampa community. With the Water Street Tampa virtual experience, you’ll get a feel for what homeowners can expect in a Downtown Tampa home and the Residences at The Tampa EDITION will offer unparalleled luxury and world-class listings.
Bob Glaser, President & CEO of Smith & Associates, says that our technology-based tools ensure that our customers from all across the world can get the same great experience viewing new construction condominiums without physically being in town. Use our state-of-the-art virtual tools to familiarize yourself with the developments on the horizon and view multiple properties that will be move-in ready soon. Our New Construction sales executives are fully equipped to provide tours and live chats via popular tools like Google Hangouts and Zoom. This brings back the personal experience and elevated service that we have in our sales galleries while utilizing the virtual tools that bring developments to life. Let us know how we can assist you in finding a home that you love.
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Hyde Park House Virtual Tour
Please watch as CEO of Smith & Associates Real Estate, Bob Glaser, discusses the Real Estate Market as it relates to COVID-19.
Smith & Associates Real Estate has been an integral part of the Tampa Bay community for over 50 years. We have provided strategic real estate services through market booms and busts and will continue to provide you with relevant real-time real estate market information.
We are experiencing an unprecedented event in modern history, a global pandemic, COVID-19. While we cannot predict exactly how the virus will spread or the markets will respond, we can promise that our agents with years of experience, will continue their timeless commitment to provide timely facts and analysis on our local market. Because we are in constant communications with our global partners we expect that the United States and Florida will soon be subjected to much more restrictive social distancing regulations.
However, now is definitely not the time to panic. The real estate market is far less emotional than the financial markets. Everyone needs someplace to live, and Florida is still an extremely attractive place to live, work and play.
Many people who are considering buying now may be swayed by other benefits of homeownership: control and certainty. Real estate offers people stable monthly payments and a home that makes them feel safe, comfortable, and happy. Further, inventory is still tight in Tampa Bay and historically low-interest rates mean a buyer can secure best value. People will continue to invest money into tangible assets. Throughout the next few weeks, we will continue to provide timely real estate updates.
We understand the safety of our agents and clients is a top priority. Technology allows us to take a virtual tour of a listing and provide online concierge service with a real estate expert. To assist sellers and buyers, we have secured the best virtual experiences on our listings and providing individual showings on request. Our agents will remain available, providing online and video consultations, live streaming property tours, and sharing updates on social media. We continue to monitor and adhere to the guidelines set forth by our local, state and national governments, as well as leading real estate industry associations.
It has been an honor to live and work in Tampa Bay for my entire adult life. I know how strong, supportive, and resilient we are as a community. I am as confident in Tampa Bay’s real estate market as it was two weeks ago before we fully understood the seriousness of COVID-19.
While events that bring us together have shut down, all 285 of our agents are just a phone call away and are equipped to offer sound advice and assurances.
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The excitement was contagious as business leaders, elected officials, and future Marina Pointe homeowners gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of Marina Pointe. Speaking at the event was Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, BTI Partners CEO Noah Breakstone, and Smith & Associates Real Estate President and CEO Bob Glaser who all echoed the shared sentiment that the Westshore Marina District, and its crown jewel of Martina Pointe, will be a game-changing neighborhood that will redefine South Tampa.
Marina Pointe introduces a new contemporary waterfront condominium and townhome lifestyle with breathtaking views, resort-style amenities, and unabashed luxury Overlooking a protected, deepwater yacht basin, Marina Pointe condominium residents will be able to indulge in an impressive array of private amenities or walk to shops, dine at marina-front restaurants, and boat onto open bay waters. More than fifty homes in Marina Pointe have already been reserved and several future homeowners who attended the groundbreaking said that the lure of the boating lifestyle so close to South Tampa is what they are most excited about.
With a state-of-the-art marina, a retail center that will include the Cru Cellars wine bar and shop, Duckweed Urban Market boutique grocery, DRNK Coffee Shop + QWENCH Juice Bar, Crave Spa, Salon Color Bar, and Sand Surf Co., among others and a boat-up dining destination, Paloma, the condominiums and townhomes will be a short stroll away from the waterfront promenade. The Westshore Marina District will also offer walking trails and parks along the waterfront that will connect with the marina.
The first residential tower of Marina Point is expected to take two years to complete and the retail center will open in the first quarter of 2021.
To learn more about Marina Pointe’s one-of-a-kind luxury condominiums and the all-new marina’s amenities and services, explore the website at MarinaPointe.com, call 813-930-9800, or visit the sales gallery at 4900 Bridge St, Tampa, FL 33609.
See more photos from the Marina Pointe Groundbreaking Ceremony, here.
What do you look for in your dream home? Is it a sparkling pool ready to refresh you on a blistering summer day? Is it a great outdoor space to entertain guests and host evening get togethers with friends? Or maybe it’s a spacious interior so every family member can relax in their own way. We have news for you… This Sunset Park home has all those qualities and so much more.
“It is so rare to find even 1 or 2 of these unique features in 1 property, let alone all of them under one roof!” says Grant Patterson, listing agent.
Built in 2004, this estate located at 4617 W Leona Street, is the best luxury deal in South Tampa. The home features 6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 1 half bath, and 5,274 square feet of living space. Talk a step into the spacious “main” section of the home, and you’ll be greeted by the four oversized bedrooms, expansive modern kitchen with center working island, great room, dining room, and den. Head to the attached in-law/nanny suite, and you’ll see the suite’s full kitchenette, bathroom, bedroom, and den, along with an extra laundry hookup. The in-law/nanny suite also has its own entrance from the exterior.
Just when you thought the home had it all, its three-car garage and additional grand retreat for enjoying movies and hosting guests will sweep you off your feet. Not to mention it’s located near Mabry Elementary School, Coleman Middle School, and Plant High School.
“I am always so amazed by the incredible space the home has.” says listing agent Sterling Remer. From the front, it may look like an ordinary home, but the interior is a spacious wonderland awaiting a family to make everlasting memories within its enchanting walls.
Listed at $1,273,000, approximately $300,000 less in price than anything else of similar size, come take a tour of this South Tampa home with multiple generational living spaces and see for yourself why it is the best deal in Tampa Bay.
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Sterling Remer & Grant Patterson, REALTORS®
Photos of 4617 W Leona Street, listed by Sterling Remer & Grant Patterson, REALTORS®
Coronavirus is a large family of viruses causing illnesses ranging from the common cold to severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). The respiratory disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”), according to cdc.gov and who.int.
As coronavirus has made its path into the United States, it is important to be prepared should there be a coronavirus outbreak in your community.
Here are some tips to best prepare your home for a coronavirus outbreak:
- Create a plan of action. Determine who is in your plan of action and discuss the needs of each individual should there be an outbreak in your community.
- According to cdc.gov, data shows that older adults and persons who have underlying chronic medical conditions may be at a greater risk for more serious complications and at risk for serious COVID-19 illness. Make sure your plan includes care for elderly family members.
- Talk to your neighbors and discuss your plan of action should there be an emergency. You may also want to make frequent check-ins to your neighborhood’s website or social media page to get quick updates or current information happening in your community.
- Make a list of aid services in your community. This could mean health care services, support, and resources such as food or supplies. Make the list known and available to your household so every member knows where to go if in need.
- Many have this established already, but create an emergency contact list. This should include a list of family, friends, neighbors, carpool drivers, health care providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other community resources that could be easily reached should there be an emergency in your household.
- Practice good hygiene. Avoid people who are sick, and if you are sick, stay home and away from the public unless you are seeking medical care. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Wash hands for at least 20 seconds and use a hand sanitizer that contains 60% alcohol. Clean surfaces frequently with detergent and water, then disinfectant.
- Designate a room for sick family members to keep them from contaminating those in your family who are healthy.
- Have a plan of action if your child’s school or childcare facility closes.
While there is still much to learn about COVID-19, it is important that you take precautions and plan for the worse if there were to be an outbreak in your community. Visit cdc.gov/COVID19 for the latest information and resources regarding coronavirus.
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When you think of living in a large city, you can envision walking out of your flat and immediately having an array of shopping options. City life means having an array of boutiques, restaurants, services, cafes, and coffee shops easily accessible from the doorstep of your home. As the urban centers of Tampa Bay develop, enhanced walkability and access to restaurants and shops is becoming desirable for the modern homeowner.
The locals may not want the extreme lifestyle of big cities but they do want options and Tampa Bay developers are changing the landscape of these communities with a focus on top-quality retail. Condo towers are becoming a valuable asset to their neighborhoods by creating a unique sense of place with the ground-floor retail space that they provide. Often in popular walkable neighborhoods, the new developments bring new construction to premier established neighborhoods while providing an opportunity for retail in neighborhoods that may have lacked the space to add restaurants and shopping. Walking to your favorite restaurant for calamari and a glass of wine or picking up a last-minute hostess gift for a friend, can be a pleasing benefit to owning a home near retail options.
Hyde Park House
Built in the Historic Hyde Park neighborhood, residents of Hyde Park House will be able to walk along the oak-lined streets for craft cocktails, Italian cuisine, salon services, freshly brewed coffee, or a new release at the boutique cinema in Hyde Park Village. The live, work, play environment of the Hyde Park House’s location, creates a lifestyle where you can enjoy the quiet green space of the neighborhood while still having access to all the things that make urban dwelling so rewarding.
Saltaire St. Pete
Saltaire St. Pete plans 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail space to offer additional conveniences, services, and amenities for residents. Saltaire’s central and walkable location will make it an integral part of the downtown St. Petersburg community. Residents get the added benefit of privacy with a grand lobby with staffed reception while having open access to the retail and streetscape that make the neighborhood an unmatched destination.
Water Street Tampa/The Residences at The Tampa EDITION
On an even grander scale, Water Street Tampa exemplifies the mutual benefit of residential condo development and the unique neighborhood vibe they create. The Mayor of Tampa, Jane Castor, says that 23,000 people are expected to live, work, and play in the Water Street district once completed. The Residences at The Tampa EDITION will be in the heart of the Water Street neighborhood and offer residents direct access to a multitude of dining options including a 5-star restaurant and cafes. In addition to retail, The EDITION combines the world-class EDITION brand curated by Ian Schrager and world-renowned designers, Roman & Williams.
Similarly, at Marina Pointe, developers from BTI are creating Tampa’s newest walkable waterfront neighborhood by introducing a full master-planned community overlooking Tampa Bay. A complete contemporary environment for inspired living, shopping, and dining will be created in the center of the development as an added amenity to those living in Marina Pointe. There will be a wine bar, boutique grocery store with organic grab-n-go options and freshly squeezed juices and waterfront restaurant with boat dockage.
In some instances, new developments help spur retail development such as the case with Altura Bayshore. Fine restaurants continue to pop-up in the Bayshore Gardens area, Counter Culture being the newest addition to the Altura neighborhood with hip interiors and an elevated dining experience led by one of Tampa’s most noted chefs, Jeannie Pierola. Life at Altura provides easy access to a stroll on the iconic Bayshore Boulevard followed by dinner at one of the newest restaurants that Tampa has to offer.
Increased density spurs new businesses and these Tampa Bay developers are focused on designing retail environments that enhance the lifestyle offered to residents and their neighbors.
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Established in 1969, our company has grown to become Tampa Bay’s largest independently-owned real estate brokerage firm with over 300 real estate agents and record-breaking sales. Last year, our team of award-winning real estate agents and associates celebrated a record-breaking sales year with $1.5 billion in sales volume, an increase of 22% from the previous year. We know that our company’s success is due to the hard work of our real estate agents and associates. Every year, we recognize their efforts with a party that toasts their accomplishments from the past year and excites them for the possibilities in the year ahead.
This year’s party was at Armature Works where all 300 of our real estate agents and associates met for a team celebration. Awards went out to the real estate agents who had exceptional sales volume, completed trainings, assisted our affiliates, and also to the real estate agent for their community efforts. Smith is a company that is known for exceptional market wisdome and also for giving back to the communities we serve. In every way, we try to instill this love of community in our real estate agents and associates and support the time they want to use to contribute to causes that are meaningful to them. We think this makes us stronger as a company AND as a community.
Here is a list of some of the award-winning real estate agents from 2019:
REAL ESTATE AGENTS/TEAMS WITH EXCEPTIONAL SALES VOLUME | $20,000,000+
- Traci Burns
- Stephen Gay Group
- Ed Gunning & Mary Pond
- B-G Holmberg
- Sharon Kantner & Brian Waechter
- Mary Kelly
- Margliano Collection
- Amanda Siftar
- Sisters Sell St. Pete
- The Wolfe Group
- The Wood Team
REAL ESTATE AGENTS/TEAMS WITH EXCEPTIONAL SALES VOLUME | $15,000,000 – $19,999,999
- Pat Calhoon
- Darlene Davenport
- Jacki Fabrizio
- Tia Hockensmith & Anna Womack
- The Malowany Group
- The Platinum Group
- Melinda Pletcher
- The Richardson Group
- The St. Pete Team
REAL ESTATE AGENTS/TEAMS WITH EXCEPTIONAL SALES VOLUME | $10,000,000 – $14,999,999
- Victoria Christy
- Autumn Etheredge
- Jennifer Fuddy
- Anne Mullis & Cindy Richards
- Kevin Platt
- Dina Sierra Smith
- Bonnie Strickland
REAL ESTATE AGENTS I COMMUNITY HEART AWARD | NOMINEES
This year’s Community Heart / Mary Smith Conover Citizen Award winner was Becky Slocum who clocked nearly 1,800 volunteer hours with The American Red Cross and is a member of the Disaster Action Team, working on-call shifts throughout the night from 6 PM – 6 AM. This award is our most coveted recognition, which honors the spry 93-year-old founder of Smith & Associates Real Estate. The award is a nod towards the company’s founder and keeps the philanthropic intention at the forefront for every associate.
Along with recognizing these real estate agents with a red carpet moment, we also recognized our real estate agents and associates who completed Ninja Training, our Smith Orange Belts, Rising Stars, and the top three real estate agents and teams at each of our five strategic locations in Tampa Bay.
Developer Services with 10 projects in their exclusive portfolio, Luxe Title, Smith Signature Insurance powered by BKS, branch operations, support staff, Marketing, Business Development/Relocation, and Commercial were all recognized for the ways they contribute to make Smith the success that it is in Tampa Bay real estate. Smith & Associates is the number one luxury brokerage firm of $1M + residences in both Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. Thank you to all our real estate agents, associates, and clients!
CLICK HERE to view more photos from our 2020 Kickoff Company Party at Armature Works.