We specialize in west Clearwater, west Dunedin, and West Palm Harbor real estate, and go the extra mile in everything we do for our clients and soon-to-be friends. It's late and we're a tad delerious now, so please forgive me for not making this too lengthy .... at least for tonight.
You're correct, there are lots of agents to chose from, it can be dizzying. Foremost, in the current real estate market you want to be sure that you have an agent that works full time in the business. There are only 6200 agents active with the Pinellas Board of Realtors, down from about 13,000 a couple of years ago, and I'd venture to guess that many of them have part time jobs at Starbucks. You ant somebody who's business is thriving and can help you navigate a great opportunity for a new home.
It's important to find somebody that regularly participates in continuing education, is proficient in negotiating short sales and foreclosures in Pinellas County, is current with financing trends with FHA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and 1st time homebuyer programs in Tampa Bay, and, frankly, will take the time to get to know you, your needs, your situation, your dreams and what makes you smile - while looking out for your wallet. And the purchase price you pay for the home is only the beginning - there are so many other contract contigencies that can bite you if you don't have somebody current with contracts and trends protecting your best interests.
There are tremendous home opportunities right now in West Clearwater/Dunedin. Were you thinking of a single family home, town home or condo? Would you like to discuss the benefits of working with Realtors who believe so much in their business that they respond to Trulia questions at 12:58 PM on a Saturday night?
We make clients ridiculously happy, and would like to do the same for you. By the way, we have great references that would be glad to speak with you firsthand.
Feel free to give me a call ... tomorrow. (time to catch some Zzzz's).
Julia & Matt Fishel
Keller Williams Realty
Palm Harobr, FL