The Simms Team is a mother, daughter, son team (Sharon, Tami Simms-Poweland Rob Johnson) with expertise and enthusiasm, backed up by a wonderful Strategic Execution Officer (Amy Grashel). Sharon has been a full time REALTOR® in St. Petersburg, Florida, since 1986. She started with Merrill Lynch Realty which became Prudential Florida Realty which became Arvida Realty, which was bought by Coldwell Banker. Sharon then moved to RE/MAX Metro for 5 years before starting her own real estate company, ALVA International, Inc. 5 years later in January 2014, ALVA merged with Coastal Properties Group, the affiliate for Christie's Intrnational Real Estate. Sharon was an instructor for the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, and is a national speaker, often quoted in publications. Originally from Newport, Rhode Island, in her life before real estate, Sharon was a financial advisor, oil company executive (handling oil and gas leasing, investor relations, contracts and managing the office staff), teacher, innkeeper, and was in hotel sales in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
Our mission is to make a significant difference in our clients' lives by best meeting their real estate needs and providing a home base. Continuing education is very important to us and each team member has real estate designations as well as a college education. As a family, we bring unique talents to the team, but all share in serving all our clients, so each of us is familiar with every client and the status of their search and transactions. Sharon brings a background as a business owner and financial analyst, Tami owned a graphic design company and was head of Concierge services at a luxury resort hotel, and Rob entered real estate after retiring as a major in the United States Air Force, with many years living in Europe. Our varied ages, interests, families, and community involvements allow us to help our clients become part of the community.
We enjoy living in this beautiful waterfront community, which encompasses small towns with unique character; cities with dynamic activities, arts, entertainment and recreation; a warm climate with lots of sunshine, access to an international airport, a vibrant business community and a wealth of choices. Please let us share our community with you and help you with all of your real estate needs. Whether helping you buy or sell here, or work with selected colleagues throughout the country and internationally, we're here to counsel you and help you.
We sell real estate, and we're good at it. We listen carefully and talk straight - believing that's how we can best serve you. Visit our website to learn more about properties in this area, our team, our expertise and track record, and recommendations. We like matching nice people with nice properties.