I'm a Realtor myself, but I hired Bryant to sell my two personal short sale properties because I knew what a great reputation he has for getting short sales SOLD. Both of mine turned out to be quite complicated and difficult, but Bryant got them closed... after lots of hard work and perseverance on his part. Both times, the process was relatively easy for me. He kept me informed of what was happening and what he needed from me at every step. I couldn't have asked for a better experience... and I've worked with MANY Realtors over the course of my career. I'd gladly work with Bryant again and recommend him to any of my friends or colleagues. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions or concerns regarding his service.
Jennifer Scott Closed in June 2014 and May 2014 Parrish Fl Short Sales
It has been a pleasure to have Bryant Tutas as our realtor. He was always available and always responded. Best of all he sold our house in 3 months which allowed us to buy our dream home.
We highly recommend Bryant to anyone who is looking for a responsive professional in the realtor business. He will get it done!
Jack and Chris D closed August 2014 Poinciana fl
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Finding you on the website was a blessing. I held onto my upside down property for 7 years, and when I finally had to let it go, I waited for 6 weeks to get my property manager/real estate agent to act on my short sale request, and I got nothing. It was one reason after another as they dragged their feet while I sweated as the HAFA program was coming to an end (before the program got extended). Then I came across your website. I submitted my inquiry at night, and next morning I heard back from you, and within just a few days, you had already started our short sale appl with our lender.
All throughout the short sale cycle, it was clear that you had vast knowledge and experience w/ short sale process. You provided excellent follow ups, clear instructions, and quick responses to all of my questions. You made what ought to be a very unpleasant ordeal almost "pleasant" because you held my hands every step of the way.
Thank you again for all of your help, and I hope others in the same situation as I was will be lucky enough to obtain your assistance.
Victoria. Davenport Florida Short Sale Closed 2-26-2014
Thank you so much for your assistance is getting our Short Sale completed. The process was long and scary and I felt I was well represented the entire time. I have always had a hard time trusting others but I felt I was in the best care possible. There were times when our partners could have let the entire process fall apart but you kept on them and kept us on track and I truly believe that is the only reason we were able to close.
You were wonderful to work with and I appreciate your patience with me and your quick responses to any concern or question I had. Your communication and updates were very much appreciated and I always felt that you knew exactly what you were doing!
I wish you the best and will HIGHLY recommend you to anyone needing Real Estate services.
Thanks Again, Nicole closed August 2013
Davenport Fl Short Sale
I want to stop what I’m doing right now to give you an enormous “Thank You” for all of your hard work, perseverance, diligence and attention to the many details needed to help me through closing (not once but twice) on my Florida investment property via a short sale. When my first buyer walked away on closing day, I thought that was the end of my possibilities. Yet, your confidence and experience in the Florida market environment enabled us to move forward by the very next day. Lo and behold, 90 days later, the formal and final closing occurred and I am now free of this responsibility.
All the way through the process, your friendly nature and kindness throughout each and every step that I perceived as painful, was met with patience, knowledge and professionalism. It was enhanced by the way you made me feel special to you as if I were your only client. You kept in close contact via phone and/or email and I never felt things weren’t moving along. These are qualities that kept me at ease continuously and helped me achieve my objective.
I wish you great success in your future endeavors and will say to all of your prospects, that Bryant Tutas is a delight to work with on all fronts.
Davenport Short Sale Closed June 2013
A few years ago, I had to sell my Mother's house in Rockland County NY. I happened to mention to my agent after the sale that I owned a condo in Florida and needed to sell it as a short sale. From what I had heard through the grape vine, it would be a difficult process. My agent's company highly recommended Bryant to handle the sale. I felt comfortable after my first conversation with Bryant. The process took a lot of work but anytime I felt nervous or a bit overwhelmed, Bryant was always there with the needed information to guide me through.
I can't praise this man enough. I can't understand why some people try to do this on their own. One of Bryant's main strengths is a plethora of important contacts at the banks. Anytime there was a delay moving toward the closing date, Bryant knew exactly who to call and when. Timing is key in this process.
If I had to pick one aspect of my experience with Bryant, it was his availability to not only pick up the phone when I called for any reason but thoroughly answer every question and keep me informed each step of the way.
I just got my final "Satisfaction of Release of Mortgage" in the mail. What a great feeling!
So, thank you Bryant for making my short sale experience so smooth and I wish you all the success you deserve.
Davenport Short Sale Closed April 2013
I feel compelled to take a moment and let everyone know about my experience with Bryant. This guy sets the bar for professionalism and thoroughness. He genuinely cares about his clients and goes the extra mile to ensure that EVERYTHING is taken care of. I highly recommend Bryant and can tell you with 100% confidence that this guy will not let you down. I am going to go out on a limb here and post my email. If you don’t believe this testimonial is true, feel free to reach out to me. I will share with you how he personally helped me deal with what was a very difficult property decision for me. Bryant’s attention to detail, confidence, and ability to get all parties to work together made my difficulties much more palatable.
Closed April 2013
Good evening Bryant, here is my testimony.
Professional in every aspect of the word
When I first reached out to Bryant, it was after making a difficult decision to sell my home (the home that I adored). Once getting Bryant on the line, I bombarded him with questions regarding the short sale process. I had already gotten this information from my realtor Michelle; however, I wanted to hear it again to ensure that he was on the same page as my realtor. From day one Bryant was up front and transparent. Whatever question I ask Bryant, he answered it fully and without hesitation. Bryant is very knowledgeable about short sales and has a pretty good relationships with the various bank. He may not, but it felt that way. When one of the banks didn't want to approve the short sale, Bryant escalated it to the stockholders. Shortly after that, the short sale was approved. During the entire process, Bryant was in constant communications with me, which took a little over 8 months. Thank you Bryant for all your hard work, I really appreciate you. I would highly recommend Bryant to assist you if you are considering a short sale. Stephanie D. Wellington Fl Closed March 2013
A few years ago i met Michelle Gibson who has been just wonderful in assisting me in the rental of my home. It seem fitting that I would approach her once more when I made the ultimate decision to sell. She recommended Bryant Tutas indicating "he is just awesome". Certainly I would take her word for it and called him up. I was bombarding him with questions that would make anybody scream as i was unfamiliar with the process was very worried and scared. But he never lost patience and managed to keep his positive outlook ensuring me it would be ok. The shortsale went by like a whirlwind without complications and under the time estimated.(3 months). So I say Bryant you are awesome thank you for assisting me and for your professionalism and Michelle you are a Gem.
J Douglas Wellington Short Sale closed March 2013
Wanted to share how our short sale went. Bryant crossed all his t's and dotted the i's on our short sale. We were pleased with his efforts and very happy that closing came and went without a hitch. He made the right calls and knew the right people to keep the ball rolling.
The short sale took longer than we anticipated but as we later learned; that is what can be expected when working with the bank and all the tossing of our file down. But together the calls we made got the job done. Thanks to Bryant for his time and keeping us calm throughout the whole process.
Gary and Jennifer S.
Closed December 2012
Ruskin Florida Short Sale
This is the 2nd time we've hired Michelle Gibson to be our agent. That's really all that needs to be said, right? Our first experience was so absurdly good that there was no reason for us not to request her services again. Michelle sold us our current house and now has quickly (relatively) painlessly got us through the short sale of our old home.
I only say "relatively" because the road blocks did not involve her or her excellent partner, Bryant Tutas. Anyone who has dealt with home buying or selling recently knows how difficult this process can be. Thanks to Michelle and Bryant, we didn't have any questions to ask, had no worries or wonders as to what was going on, and was finally able to have closure (literally) with the sale of our home. We received updates without being asked (which is unheard of) and never felt lost or confused.
There is absolutely no reason to look anywhere else for a short sale team. Stop here.
Nikki & Matt
Closed November 2012
Wellington Florida Short Sale
When we first decided that a short sale was the resolution of choice for our situation, we were very scared and intimidated by the possible outcomes. We went straight to a BIG-NAME LAW FIRM thinking that would be our safest bet. They offered “one-stop shop” services from foreclosure defense to short sale support and realtor assistance in selling our home. What a HUGE MISTAKE that was!! We felt like just another case number for them. No one really had a handle on what was going on with our case, we never got any updates, our house was never listed, and to top it all off the contract expired before they really ever did anything for us! Oh, but they were quick to send us a bill and new contract to sign. What a joke!
Then I started to do some research looking for realtors specialized in short sales. I came across Bryant’s blog and found myself reading and reading and reading and LEARNING! I appreciated the open honesty and conversational tone in which the articles were written. After a short phone interview I confirmed that he was a true subject-matter expert and I knew he was hired!
From that moment, Bryant was full speed ahead and led the entire process; my input was very minimal. He kept me fully informed along the way and I never had to sit around wondering what was going on. Sounds funny now but just when I would start to think about calling him I would already have an email, text, or voicemail from him. I have never worked with anyone more professional, dedicated, and truly concerned for their clients.
Our house is now sold and Bryant successfully negotiated TWO FULL WAIVERS OF DEFICIENCY for us. I’ll never be able to thank him enough for the role he played in bringing back some peace to our lives. I’m so incredibly grateful – there’s just no way to truly convey that in a written testimonial. I 100% RECOMMEND HIM not just to my friends and family but to anyone that will listen to me! What a huge difference it can make to have the RIGHT people involved in such an important transaction. I just wish we had found him sooner!
Isabel N-Longwood Fl Short Sale Closed in November 2012
I am writing to say THANK YOU so much for guiding me and helping me with this long and tough short sale. You were so amazing every step of the way and you never made me feel this task was impossible or difficult. You were highly recommended by Jayne Sanders and you have deliver even more. I am amazed with how professional you were on handling the negotiations with the bank. I recognized you for your hard work and you are going to be highly recommended. Because of your kindness and generosity, I survived avoiding being foreclosed. I am immensely grateful and I respect and appreciate you.
Dalia-Closed August 2012
"Shout out to Bryant. We closed on the short sale finally. They are not called short sales because they take a short amount of time, but maybe because they shorten your temper or shorten your life due to stress??? LOL anyway, its finally over!!! Thanks man"
Jennifer. Closed Auguest 2012
“Bryant Tutas played a monumental role in my ability to successfully complete the short sale of my home and avoid foreclosure proceedings. Bryant’s fervent efforts to facilitate the processing between myself, the buyers, and the lenders made the process so much easier and understandable for all parties involved. My experience with Tutas Towne Realty was amazing, and unlike many other professionals with which I work, Mr. Tutas proved that he really cares for his clients. Bryant’s tenacity in accomplishing goals and his diligence in follow-up greatly exceeded my expectations, and I would highly recommend him to anyone considering a short sale or home purchase.”
Melanie. Closed 31 August 2012
This is a true and heartfelt statement:
Your professionalism, knowledge, passion for detail and experience is unmatched in the real estate profession. Combined with your outstanding follow up with both myself and all involved in the process, the transaction was successful and outstanding. I was very fortunate to have you represent me throughout my transaction. I would recommend you to anyone.
Thank you very much Bryant.
Dennis M. Closed July 2012
I was with great trepidation in knowing that I needed to do a Short Sale on my home. With that, I set out to learn as much as I could about the process and what Realtor would most likely provide me with the best outcome. I spent dozens of hours researching the process and who would be the best Realtor for my mission.
In my research, your name kept coming up. At first I thought it would be a mistake not to list with a “local” Realtor. I decided to interview three area Realtors who supposedly had extensive short sale experience before speaking with you.
Being well versed in the process, I quickly eliminated those three Realtors. They either didn’t have the right answers to the questions I had the learned answer for, or couldn’t produce credentials, namely testimonials from satisfied clients. At that point I realized that an experienced and credible short sale Realtor, even one far away, trumped all others. I also knew then my outcome would be based on the Realtor who listed my home, as they were going to be my negotiator with the bank.
When I finally contacted you, I knew you were the Realtor for me; you had the right answers and the credentials, a lot of testimonials.
My decision to list with you was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life. You under promised and over delivered in all areas of the transaction. You made me feel like I was your only client in the way you bore down on every detail, you quickly responded to every call I made to you, and you successfully negotiated full waivers on both mortgages without me having a make any contribution. I was, and still am amazed at how good a job you did for me.
Please also thank you son Nathan. I felt very good having him as the buyer’s agent. It was basically a seamless sale with that ending up being the case. He did a wonderful job on the details and also in keeping the buyer “involved”.
Please feel free to give my number to any prospective clients that want a reference. You “walk on water” when it comes to doing a short sale.
Closed May 2012
I had the pleasure of working with Bryant on a recent Short Sale for my home in South Florida. I was initially referred to Bryant from my realtor and hoped that he would be someone who would provide value for me during this process. In short, Bryant delivered on my hopes and expectations.
Prior to working with Bryant, the process had been frustrating to say the least. With my lack of knowledge of the process and the ambiguity from the lenders, the process was at a standstill. Bryant took the communication with my lenders on himself and definitely assisted in ensuring communication was accurate and helped steer the process in the right direction. For those who’ve gone through or are going through this process, there is a lot of potential landmines you have to be ready for… and Bryant helped walk me through those. He has experience and knowledge in this process, which is essential as so many folks pretend to know the process and end up missing or mishandling key aspects.
I am happy to report that because of Bryant’s help I was able to complete my short sale in a quick amount of time. I would strongly recommend Bryant to anyone prospectively looking at someone to help facilitate and supervise their short sale process. Thank you Bryant!!! Bryan G closed in May 2012
To Short sale my house was a very painful decision to begin with, losing the big down payment and all these years investments all together is already something very heavy for me to bear with, not to mention the thoughts of finding an offer, negotiate with bank for short sale approval, tons of document requests, many paper work...etc. However after talking to Bryant Tutas initially and working with him for while, I felt like the original pain and pressure was alleviated somewhat. Knowing that he is putting himself in my shoes and trying his best to minimize my suffer from the short sale process gave me great comfort. It turned out that Bryant made the whole process of selling fast, smooth and much less painful than I originally thought it would be. Furthermore, Bryant negotiate with bank to save me some money on some unpaid dues, even though those are not a lot, But in the situation we were in, any small money helps big. With Bryant's knowledge and experience, he saved me $3000 by separating the sale of the property and the furniture I bought for the house. I just want to say BIG thank you for everything you have done during my short sale experience. You are the best!!! E. Wang April 2012
Bryant contacted me after my daughter in law spoke to her realtor about the selling of our home. We live in Cali. my daughter in law and sons realtor researched and found Bryant. They contacted him and told him of our situation.
I have to admit when I was told that I would be contacted by another realtor I was quite skeptical.
We placed our home on the market as a traditional sale February, 2011. After no offers we decided a short sale was the best option. After the house being reduced quite a bit and still no offers. I was at the point of throwing up my hands.
Then Bryant called me. He gave us hope. He had our house on the market for less then 6 months, had multiple viewings and an offer. I closed on my house April, 2012.
He is honest! He is caring! But most of all he follows through on his word!!!!
Thank you Bryant!!!!
As a first time home buyer I did the one thing everyone tells you not to do – I fell head over heels in love – with a house. This house had me written all over it – everything I wanted in a house, from location to size and everything in between was me. But it had one major problem… it was in foreclosure for two years and at the point I found Bryant it had been taken off the market completely. Everyone told me I had no chance.
I found Broker Bryant by googling “find me the best agent in Florida that handles short sales” and Bryant Tutas was first on the list. From our first conversation I could tell he has what it takes – he is extremely professional, knows the foreclosure process inside and out, and just as importantly, he knows how to work with people in a way that makes them enjoy what they are doing. He’s approachable, understanding, knows how to make their job easier – and he’s a joy to work with. Most importantly to me – he got me my house! In 31 days!!!
I could not believe it. Bryant has a true gift of understanding his profession, knowing how to work with people, knowing when to push a little and when to back off a little. He gets it done!!! And he made the entire process a joy for me.
He’s funny and he’s brilliant and I am so grateful that I found him… I would highly recommend him to anyone that is looking to purchase a home.
A very happy home owner in Dunedin, FL
To: Potential Clients of Bryant Tutas
From: David Bernier
I have bought and sold many properties over the past 30 years both primary residences and Commercial Properties.
I want to take this time to highly recommend Bryant Tutas as the Real Estate Broker to represent you.
Bryant is by far the most professional person that I have ever dealt with in my entire life.
Whether it is Real Estate, Insurance, Medical, etc Bryant far surpassed the others. You too will be completely
satisfied with his Real Estate expertise. Whether it was another step of the process that had been
completed or just informing me that everything was going smooth he regularly kept me updated
via email or by phone.
If you have any further question please feel for to call my cell phone number below.
I want to say thank you very much for all your assistance with the short sale of our house in Florida. It was not easy, but through it all you stuck with it and were ready with answers, instructions for us, and supporting documents. Thank you for finding the buyers quickly and handling things in a professional, yet friendly manner, and of course for always returning phone calls and answering emails.
I truly wish you success in all your future endeavours.
Thank you and God Bless you
Bryant, I want to thank you for all the help you provided in a professional manner. The short sell went well considering all the negotiations you had to do with First Horizon and Etrade. The end result saved us money and I hope some of our credit rating. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone interested in purchasing a home or doing a short sell.
Best Regards to you in the future, David
When we first met Bryant we were at the point of total despair and we were seriously contemplating walking away from our home, but Bryant calmed our fears and explained to us the option to do a short sale, which is a better avenue than going into forecloseure. Just a short two months later Bryant got the bank to accept an offer. Our house was sold and most importantly we saved our credit. My wife and I now have a second chance to make it right this time. Thanks Bryant for all your hard work and dedication to us. Sincerely, Vanessa and Garry
My husband and I currently live just outside of Manchester, New Hampshire. We owned a house in Haines City, FL that we’d been trying to sell for over two years, but to no avail. After having it listed with three different agents with not so much as a single offer, our next option was foreclosure which would have devastated our credit! While doing a search online, I stumbled upon Bryant’s website which talked about alternatives to foreclosure, one of which was The Short Sale. Bryant Tutas saved us from having to go into foreclosure! He worked very hard for me and my husband and got the bank to accept the short sale! Less than 4 months later, from start to finish, we closed!!! Bryant was a God send to us and we would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to sell their home! – Lara and Dan
From: A Grateful New Yorker
I just wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for doing such outstanding work on my short sale that closed a few days ago. You were extremely instrumental in getting a quick buyer, helping with the documents to the bank, following up with the negotiator, and getting this closed!
I don’t know what I would have done without you; you were truly the answer to our prayers!
Thank you for sticking through this. Many times I was on the verge of giving up, but you were encouraging, hopeful, and kept working on this until we closed.
I will never forget you, and will continue to refer you to anyone I know needs help in your line of business!
Thanks Bickram (Mark)
Thank you very much for doing the video of the community of where our new villa is. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help finding us our vacation home in sunny Florida and making it so easy. You have been extremely patient with us and with your immense knowledge of the process of buying a property in the USA and helping us every step of the way.
Even though this has been an extremely fast process, we would have found it impossible doing this without you as we could not spend enough time in Florida to find our ideal home and stay until we exchanged contracts. You have taken wonderful photographs of several properties and describe them in detail and pointed out any potential problems. We are extremely grateful for all your help and making this an enjoyable experience.
I would not hesitate recommending you to anyone in the UK thinking of buying a property in Florida.
Once again, thank you very much.
Kind regards, Richard