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Smith & Associates Real Estate Host Developer Services Trendsetters Event

LogoSmith & Associates Real Estate, the largest and most successful locally owned real estate brokerage in Tampa Bay, is leading the charge in sharing developer services best practices among the nation's leading residential real estate brokerage firms. The company recently hosted The Trendsetters Group's inaugural Developer Services Meeting in St. Petersburg, FL this past July 18-19.

Smith & Associates Real Estate Named One of Top Workplaces in Tampa Bay

LogoSmith & Associates Real Estate named one of Tampa Bay's Top Workplaces 2018 by the Tampa Bay Times.

Real Estate Experts Predict Another Bullish Real Estate Market in 2018

LogoAccording to Multiple Listing Service (MLS), Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties combined real estate market sales volume grew by 11% this year, up from $24.67 billion in 2016 to $27.46 billion in 2017. Even though listing inventory shrunk by 4% in 2017, demand remained high which helped to bolster real estate values throughout Tampa Bay.

Smith & Associates Real Estate Expands with In-House Insurance Option

LogoAs the largest and most successful independent real estate brokerage in Tampa Bay, Smith & Associates Real Estate is known for a customer-centric approach that makes buying and selling homes seamless. To enhance their value-added services and provide clients with more in-house options, Smith & Associates Real Estate is pleased to announce the opening of Smith Signature Insurance powered by Baldwin Krystyn Sherman (BKS) Partners.

Florida Tops Nation in Home Purchases by Foreigners

LogoThe National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently released the 2016 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate, which tracked residential real estate activity of international buyers from April 2015 to March 2016. The NAR's report found that between April 2015 and March 2016, 214,885 residential properties were purchased in the United States by foreign buyers, accounting for $103.9 billion in sales. This represents a nearly 3% increase over the previous 12-month period. In addition, the report concluded that five states – Florida, California, Texas, Arizona, and New York – accounted for over half of all residential real estate activity in the United States by foreign buyers. Florida topped the list with 22% of all sales.

Smith and Associates Real Estate Announces a New Luxury Townhouse Development on Clearwater Beach

LogoLocal Real Estate company, Smith & Associates, has announced the opening of Brightwater Blue Residences, Clearwater Beach's newest Luxury Townhome Development. Clearwater Beach's sugar sand beaches and long shoreline has given it a reputation around the world as a Gulf Coast destination for winter living and vacation getaways. Since 2009, the area has experienced a development boom with more hotels and residences built to accommodate the growing population of residents and visitors that want to be in Clearwater Beach, the nation's best place to watch a sunset according to USA Today.

Luxe Title Services Achieves ALTA Best Practices Certification

LogoAccording to Amy Moran, escrow officer and licensed title agent of Luxe Title Services, "We chose to pursue the certification process because we wanted to ensure that we are working in compliance with ALTA Best Practices. Certification addresses each of the seven pillars of Best Practices as outlined by ALTA. Achieving certification allows us to demonstrate our commitment to operating with the highest standards of quality in every aspect of our business."

New Waterfront Community Is the First New Condominium on Clearwater's Island Estates in More Than Five Years

LogoSmith & Associates Real Estate, a Tampa owned and operated Real Estate firm, was selected as the exclusive listing agent of Elan Island Estates, a new waterfront condominium development in Clearwater's Island Estates. Elan Island Estates will be the first new condominiums built on Island Estates in over five years and will be the newest and most modern boat community in the area. Groundbreaking for the development is slated for Fall 2016.

Smith & Associates Real Estate Ranked Nationally Among the Real Trends 500

LogoSmith & Associates Real Estate, a Tampa owned and operated Real Estate firm, was listed among the Real Trends 500, which ranks the nation's top residential real estate brokerage firms based on the number of completed transactions, or sides, and value of completed transactions, or volume. Smith & Associates made the Top 500 list in both volume and sides.