Check out these most frequently asked questions about buying, selling, investing and renting real estate in Tampa:

Are all real estate agents the same?

No. Once you get beyond the advertising hype, it boils down to the individual who will be representing you in buying or selling your property. What’s the person’s track record? What will he or she really do to actively market the property or find you a new home? How often will he or she keep you apprised of ongoing progress? How much can they help you with financing?

These are important questions to ask any real estate agent. The more they can do for you, the better. And that’s the Coolidge difference.

Why is it important that Coolidge agents know so much about financing?

Coolidge agents recognize that financing is an integral and critical part of the entire real estate transaction — other companies tend to emphasize only price. Because we know financing, we can help structure the best package and recommend financing sources to help smoothly close the sale.

Why should I use an independent real estate company?

If you’re looking for the personal touch in buying or selling a home, Coolidge Realty offers you the best in-depth, customized, hands-on approach for buying or selling a home.

In addition, Coolidge Realty will show you all available properties. While some real estate agencies may limit your choices, it is our goal to help you select from all the homes available in Tampa, West Central Florida, the state of Florida or even out of state!

When it comes to selling your home, we’ll implement an aggressive marketing program to sell your existing home with maximum results. Most large companies emphasize selling you only their properties for sale, which can limit your choices.

Why else should I choose Coolidge Realty?

Glad you asked! Here are just a few of the many reasons why you should choose Coolidge:

  • For most people, buying or selling a home can be an overwhelming life event.
    Your Coolidge agent knows this and will take you step-by-step through the entire process so you’re comfortable. We’ll communicate with you honestly, openly and often.
  • We understand the emotional and financial concerns involved in relocating.
    As a result, we focus first on finding a neighborhood that’s “comfortable” for you and your family. Then we find you a home within that neighborhood. Most other companies emphasize selling you a house, not a home. There’s a difference.
  • Our goal is to help you buy or sell properties, not just obtain listings.
    And because you want results, we’re motivated to do the legwork to help you close the deal.
  • We know Florida, especially the Tampa Bay area, including Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Polk counties.
    So, if you need insights on schools, shopping, neighborhoods, etc., we can zero in on what you’re looking for.
  • There are no hidden fees, ever, with Coolidge Realty.
    We provide full disclosure of all of our fixed costs, along with professional and accurate estimates of any variable cost of sale or purchase.
I’m not sure I need or can afford a home or rental. Can Coolidge Realty help me in a situation like that?

Yes. We can help you decide what you can comfortably afford and then help you find the right rental or home.

I own residential property that I'd like to rent out. Can you handle that for me?

Absolutely! Through our sister company Bay Area Property Management, our Tampa property management services include acquiring tenants, running background checks and collecting rents. Plus, there are licensed general contractors ready to maintain your property 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for worry-free upkeep.

Anything else I should know about Coolidge Realty?

If you’re looking to buy or sell property in the Tampa Bay area, you owe it to yourself to talk with Coolidge Realty first. Give us a call or e-mail us.