That look in their eye – I wouldn’t want to miss it for the world!
Stephanie LeFew is a full service Realtor with Coldwell Banker, selling real estate in Hillsborough, Pasco & Pinellas Counties.
I am passionate, honest, and empathetic with my customers. I listen intently to what my customer is looking for. My goal is to exceed the buyer’s expectations and work together to make their new home purchase a reality that they can enjoy for years to come. I love working with all types of buyers – the first time home buyer, the young couple expanding their family, the move up buyers who have experienced a very successful career, those looking to downsize for one reason or another, those looking for a fun vacation home on the beach or in an active adult community, the military family moving to the area to work out of MacDill AFB, those needing assistance in their job relocation to Tampa Bay and, of course, the seasoned investor.
I’ve been a Realtor since 2002, starting out as an investor and negotiating short sales for distressed home owners that wanted to avoid foreclosure. When the market turned, I focused strictly on being a Realtor and assisting Home Sellers and Buyers. I can’t believe it’s been nearly 14 years since I endeavored to launch my real estate career. Time sure does fly by.
Selling? I am the realtor for you. Selling a home requires a strategy that will expose the property to the largest buyers pool possible. Along with careful staging and precise price positioning, I can get the home sold fast at the least inconvenience to you. My brokerage, Coldwell Banker residential real estate affords me a wealth of tools to market your property. In business for over a century, Coldwell Banker spends its dollars to market your listing physically, online and on as many media outlets as possible.
In addition to highly effective marketing tools, Coldwell Banker provides their agents with the top technology tools in the real estate industry. On vacation? That’s not a problem, I can send over a contract for you to sign as long as you have internet access. Leveraging technology is essential in today’s market and with my brokerage on our side, you can rest assured that we have the best tools available in your real estate transaction.
Searching for your dream home? I love to help home buyers find their right home. Side by side with my customers in every step of the home buying process
- from determining the area that they are looking to be in and sending them a home search specific to the buyer’s needs
- from proximity to their place of work and encompassing also their interests and things that they like to do.
I am not just selling them a house; I am selling them a lifestyle. Making all the arrangements to see the buyer’s favorites, I order the homes in the most effective way to make the best use of our time together. While there at these homes, I point out the pluses and minuses that I see inside-and-out as we walk through the home. I’m not a home inspector of course but I may see things that the home buyer may not notice at the first home viewing. I take the time to view the home for the customer with an educated observation seasoned by years of experience. When my buyer sees a home that is all that they are looking for, I love that look in their eyes. It’s just so exciting and I love to be the Realtor, with them, when we do find their just right home. Wouldn’t want to miss it for the world.
This passion for my client is what drives me and you can be assured that I will speak on your behalf in order to get you the most optimal results from your transaction. When negotiating a contract, I always keep my clients needs and intentions in mind. The art of negotiation is careful, cautious, and volatile. A master negotiator refines their skills over time adding each experience to their belt of “words that work”. My experience handling and closing numerous transactions will surely be a benefit to my clients. When the market crashed, I endured the hard market conditions by negotiating successful short sales for selling and buying clients.
Think a regular transaction is difficult to negotiate? Well a short sale requires that much more time, effort and expertise. The agent must negotiate with all parties involved which includes banks, attorneys, title agents, buyer and sellers! Closing numerous transactions of this magnitude has sharpened my negotiation skills and endowed me with a silver tongue that can move people and real estate.
My goal is to have such a happy clients that they want to keep in touch and think of me when they hear that someone they know is looking to buy or sell property. I yearn for a long-term relationship with clients that endure because of a true professional and friendly understanding that the product I am selling is someones home. I would love to continue that relationship and hope that you will think of me first when it’s time to sell and look for the next home in your next chapter of your life. Let’s do this together.
A Final Thought…
When I entered real estate, I thought of my product as a piece of property- a parcel of land that could be sold for the right price. Many transactions later, I’ve learned that this was not essentially true. What I am really selling to people is a home. I am selling that piece of comfort, that place of security, the space in which a family can grow, the memories that feed a lifetime of thoughts, that place to call your home.
I you want a realtor that will work for you, do not hesitate to give me a call at (813) 624-3332. I’m Stephanie Lefew and I am your Tampa realtor.