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Timothy Lester
Tim Lester Internat'l Realty
About Timothy

Team Lester has been the top selling real estate team in Manatee and Sarasota counties since 2013. Managing Broker Tim Lester is the owner of Tim Lester Internat'l Realty in Florida and has completed transactions in several areas including Palmetto, Ellenton, Memphis, Bradenton, Samoset, AMI, and LBK as well as Sarasota and West Bradenton since 2004. HomeLight ranks Team Lester as one of the top 1% of agents in Ellenton and Palmetto for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 1% of agents for single family homes in both counties. Our database shows that the team has completed over $43,000,000 in 2018 representing the buyer in 50% of those transactions and the seller in 50% of them. This team has been most prolific in the North Manatee are since Tim Lester was born and raised there. Please call today to see how this team has been so successful. We are the difference between listing your home and selling your home!

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"Robert had excellent knowledge of the area. He helped me sell my home and then buy a condo. He did..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
50
Townhome Transactions
9
Condo Transactions
16
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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Gerald Cercone
Coldwell Banker
About Gerald

Born in Youngstown, Ohio. Moved to Manatee County in 1980. Married to Teresa Cercone and have two daughters. Teresa is an artist working from her home studio. My daughter Jocelyn is an Optometrist in Brooklyn, NY and lives in Manhattan. My other daughter, Emily, is head of community for Getaway.house in Brooklyn, NY and lives in Manhattan. My personal interest are the arts, photography, bicycling, and selling real estate! This is my 34th year of selling real estate in Manatee County. Top agent for Manatee Avenue Coldwell Banker office with 14.7 million closed sales volume in 2019. Contact me today to put my extensive market experience to work for you. Thank you

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"Excellent in every aspect of the selling of our condo"

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Condo Transactions
14
Single Family Home Transactions
9
Townhome Transactions
3
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Irma Scherer
Coldwell Banker Realty
About Irma

As a Miami Beach native, I have been in the real estate business for over 15 years and my background includes sales, rentals, education and property management. Before my career in real estate, I served as a mortgage broker and loan processor, where I earned extensive experience in the home-owning process. All this experience has provided me with a strong understanding and strategy, which allows me to empower our office by delivering professional development to each individual one of our agents. Before relocating to Sarasota, I led the Coldwell Banker Miami Beach Lincoln office recognized year after year not only as the top 10 offices nationwide but also awarded International President’s Premier, along with ranking as the number one Coldwell Banker® office in the state of Florida for the highest Closed Adjusted Gross Commission Income. As a Coldwell Banker Presidents Counsel of Managers, I also ranked in the Top 100 Managers Nationwide. Now leading the Coldwell Banker Manatee location, I am so proud to work with an amazing group of very talented and driven individuals. I am committed to offer a supportive, creative, educational and productive workplace to affiliated agents. As a non-compete managing broker for the Manatee Office of Coldwell Banker Realty, I want to share what I used to run a successful business and support our Sales Associates to continue to achieve their business goals by implementing Coldwell Banker’s 4 Core Values. CORE 4 VALUES - Helping Agents Live Exceptional Lives PRODUCTION POWER · The Region's Most Trusted Brand · Experienced Management and Support Team · Innovative Marketing Suite · Lead Generation and Referral Programs · Complimentary Core Tools COACHING WITH CONFIDENCE · Comprehensive Company-Wide Learning Opportunities · Personal In-Office Coaching and Workshops · On-Demand Learning CULTURE OF AWESOMENESS · Be Part of Something Truly Great · Better Together · CB Cares · Client Appreciation and Networking Events WEALTH BUILDER · Competitive Commission Plan · Comprehensive VIP Program · Referral Rewards · Legal Assistance Program “I wake up every day looking forward to supporting my team to achieve their business goals and bar part if their growth to make us the best of the best! I have spent my entire adult life in real estate and can’t think of a better career or company to be with than Coldwell Banker. I look forward to working with you in building your real estate career.” Whether you are considering a career in real estate or you have previous experience and are interested in learning more about our CORE 4 VALUES. We would be happy to have you as a part of our team! Languages English, Spanish Areas of Service Manatee County, Sarasota County

Condo Transactions
110
Townhome Transactions
7
Single Family Home Transactions
120
Achievements
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Deborah Capobianco
Anchor Down Real Estate
About Deborah

Debbie is a successful Realtor for over 19 years. Originally from the New York/New Jersey area, she is proud to now live in a region known for its natural beauty, endless recreation, beautiful weather, and top-notch culture. She works with each customer to ensure they are fully educated about their options and thrilled with the final outcome. She is also a pet-friendly Realtor® who will help you find a fabulous place that you and your furry friend will love. Buying or selling real estate can be a fun and exciting experience when you are working with the right person. I have developed extensive knowledge of our area and the real estate market, which I share with my clients to ensure the highest levels of understanding and satisfaction. My daughter and I have now formed a team as she joined me 5 years ago... We are the "Power of Two" We really now can be in 2 places at once! We look forward to working with you! Besides my family and real estate, my other passions are animals, travel and crafts... I have 3 dogs of my own, and I am very involved in animal rescues. My knowledge of dog-friendly communities will help you and your best friend find a home! I make "Real" Estate..."real" easy!

Condo Transactions
1
Single Family Home Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Cindy Greco
Wagner Realty
About Cindy

Cindy works under Wagner Realty. Cindy has worked as a real estate agent for 26 years. Cindy is a single family home expert. We have data on 216 of Cindy’s transactions. Cindy prefers to work with both buyers and sellers. Here’s what we know about Cindy’s work: - Cindy has sold homes for as much as $1,050,000. - this real estate agent is skilled in fast home sales: they have listings that have sold in as little as 0 days. - Cindy is a top dollar real estate agent. - this real estate agent is on a home selling roll: their transaction history shows that they have sold 85% more homes this year than last. Cindy has completed 84 transactions in Bradenton. Cindy ranks at the top of the pack--they qualify as a top 4% real estate agent in Bradenton. HomeLight considers this real estate agent a closer because they have sold 79 more homes than the average agent in the area.

Condo Transactions
10
Single Family Home Transactions
11
Townhome Transactions
2
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Justin Shirley
Shirley International Realty
About Justin

My name is Justin Shirley, and I am the CEO and Founder of Shirley International Realty Inc. based out of sunny Sarasota, FL. I am a member of the National Assocation of Realtors and currently manage a team of full-time real estate agents that love working with people & provide over-the-top customer service. We have offices located just south of downtown Sarasota, as well as St. Petersburg. While managing my staff is part of what keeps our corporation thriving, selling homes on the Gulf Coast & helping people is where my inspiration lies. Representing buyers from all 50 states, as well as a list of international clientele, has given me the opportunity to make many new friends from diverse backgrounds and promote this Florida bliss.

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"Justin represented the buyer for the home we purchased at 2446 Tulip St in Sarasota, FL. Even though..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
9
Condo Transactions
6
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Rachel House - Woodruff
Keller Williams Realty Select
About Rachel

Rachel House - Woodruff is a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty Select in The Meadows, Florida and has been in the real estate business for 16 years. Rachel has completed transactions in several areas including The Meadows, Bradenton, Sarasota, Ellenton, Samoset and Bayshore Gardens. HomeLight ranks Rachel as one of the top agents for selling homes fast and as one of the top 9% of agents who are able to successfully complete transactions. Our database shows that Rachel has completed 50 transactions since 2009, representing the buyer in 92% of those transactions and the seller in 8% of them. Rachel has been most prolific in The Meadows including representing the buyer of a single family home at 21709 Deer Pointe Xing that sold for $256,587.

Townhome Transactions
4
Single Family Home Transactions
29
Condo Transactions
10
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
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Zarghami Group
Keller Williams Classic Realty
About Zarghami

Top Selling Keller Williams Group in the Greater Sarasota Area. The Zarghami Group is a dynamic real estate sales and marketing company covering the Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida area. As a local real estate company housing some of the top agents in the Sarasota/Bradenton area, the Zarghami Group is committed to providing the absolute highest level of service and proven results for their clients. Located in central Sarasota, servicing all of Sarasota and Manatee counties, including residential real estate in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, Osprey, Nokomis, North Port, Lakewood Ranch, Parrish and all of the area keys (Longboat Key, Lido Key, Bird Key, Siesta Key and Casey Key), ZarghamiGroup.com is the destination to begin your home search.

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"We got the asking price for our home, although we were disappointed not to get a bit over that price..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
160
Condo Transactions
47
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Marie Avery-Withers
Coldwell Banker Realty
About Marie

Your real estate goals are top priority with Marie Avery-Withers. In the Real Estate industry since 1993, Marie has systematically completed many certifications including the Graduate of the Realtor Institute designation, Certified International Property Specialist, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Certified Residential Specialist designation whose members are among the top 1% of all Realtors nationwide. To achieve this designation, she completed several programs that included: Advanced Negotiating, Marketing, Real Estate Financials and Business Strategies. She uses these tools and state-of-the-art technology to deliver excellent service to her clients. With over 28 years of experience helping hundreds of family move and her training, you can be sure that she can help you achieve your real estate home buying and home selling dreams. She serves the Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota areas. Creating Real Estate Solutions for You!

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"Marie was very helpful in the sell of our home. She listed our house and we had a contract on it the..."

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Townhome Transactions
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2
Condo Transactions
3
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Joanne Owens
Keller Williams On The Water
About Joanne

I'm the founder of two Market Centers in Bradenton and Sarasota. We also have offices on Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island. We broker businesses, sell commercial real estate and of course are leaders in the residential market place, specializing in water front and luxury properties. If it needs to have a boat in front of it - our team can find it! My background is in sales and marketing and I have worked with global companies to help them with their marketing needs. My team - TeamWorks is an energetic and productive team of associates that is standing by ready to serve. We know Local yet have a Global reach! My Specialties Luxury, International Real Estate, Waterfront Homes, Developments, Land, Commercial My Designations CLHMS, TRC My Service Areas sarasota | bradenton | palmetto | lakewood ranch | ellenton | parrish | homes beach | manatee county | sarasota county | canada (referrals) | siesta key | long boat key | bradenton beach | anna maria | terra ceia | palm island | don pedro island

Single Family Home Transactions
9
Townhome Transactions
1
Condo Transactions
1
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Cortez

Why you need a top real estate agent in Cortez, FL

If you're looking for a real estate agent in Cortez, find the best ones who can save more when buying and make more money when selling. The top 3% of the 874 active Cortez real estate agents move homes in under 59 days, 1.8x times faster than the average, and work on 688.32 more transactions than the average agent.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller's agents in Cortez make clients 6.4% more dollars, sell homes in 47.42 days more efficiently, and work with 1.8x as many homes as the average real estate agent in the same city.

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Top Buyer's Agents

Want someone experienced with proven results? A top Cortez real estate agent helps 78.2% more buyers purchase homes than the average agent, and knocks 12.0% more off the list price while they’re at it.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Cortez, FL

Top Agents
4.7 stars
Avg. Agents
4.6 stars

Top real estate agents in Cortez score an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Cortez agent who scores only 4.6 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Cortez and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

Recent reviews for Cortez real estate agents and REALTORS

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Maria Helioti
Keller Williams Realty
Nov 02, 2020

“ Simply put, Kostas is amazing. Words can't fully express the gratitude we have for Kostas Karatzas. He was so easy going, genuine, and helped us through the stressful events of selling our home and buying another. He went light-years above and beyond anyone's reasonable expectations, coordinating...“

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Beth Watson
Keller Williams Realty
Nov 10, 2020

“Shout Out to Shaunda Hall with Keller William Classic Reality. We listed our house early October and closed yesterday! I was able to put my trust in Shaunda from the get go and she didn’t let me down. Quick to respond when I had questions and always on the ball when I had request. What a gr...“

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Mark Engeberg
Shirley International Realty
Aug 06, 2021

“Good council comes only with years of experience. We have been looking for a home in Lakewood Ranch for the last four (4) months. We kept on getting beat-out by $50k to $200k above asking price by real estate funds or out-of-towners. Justin Shirley gave us some valuable insight in making offers in ...“

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K Chapman
Coldwell Banker
Jan 06, 2021

“Jo Dawn has helped us and others we referred to her for both selling and buying homes. Most important thing to know about Jo Dawn is that she cares about getting it all right for her customers. She is very responsive, listens well, and is screwed about getting her customers what they want. I strong...“

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Katrina Shipe
Keller Williams Realty
Feb 09, 2021

“Was referred to Aprilyn Cloyd by a friend who knew her, this was my first time purchasing a home and was a wonderful and streamline process! She’s so sweet and patient and truly listens to what you want and need and is not pushy at all! She’s an amazing person and has such a great upbeat personality...“

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Find top real estate agents in cities near Cortez, FL

Sun City Center

Active Agents789
Time on Market84
Avg. Sale Price$204,990

Bradenton

Active Agents1,543
Time on Market90
Avg. Sale Price$290,000

Sarasota

Active Agents2,513
Time on Market104
Avg. Sale Price$360,000

Pinellas Park

Active Agents2,176
Time on Market58
Avg. Sale Price$196,000

Seminole

Active Agents1,280
Time on Market67
Avg. Sale Price$240,000

Venice

Active Agents1,181
Time on Market103
Avg. Sale Price$304,000

St. Petersburg

Active Agents4,279
Time on Market66
Avg. Sale Price$230,000

Bayshore Gardens

Active Agents1,078
Time on Market78
Avg. Sale Price$165,000

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a top real estate agent do?
Top real estate agents have more local expertise, prepare in-depth market analyses, and have industry connections that you can’t find by yourself. They know your neighborhood like the back of their hand and use their market knowledge to sell your home faster than the average agent and for money.
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What should you look for when interviewing a real estate agent in Cortez?
When you sell a house, your real estate agent becomes your business partner, financial advisor, and emotional support system. It’s crucial to partner with someone you trust, so make sure you’re looking for an agent who can answer all of your questions with confidence during the interview. During this process, you want to get to know the agent’s business and find out how well they know the area. You’re listening for things that signal experience, expertise in your community, and workload. Selling a home takes an enormous amount of work, so you need an agent who’s got a plan for prep, pricing, and marketing and who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
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How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Cortez?
Our data shows that the top 5% of listing agents sell homes for as much as (+9%) more than the average real estate agent. A great agent makes a difference when you buy a house, too: We’ve found that the top 5% of buyer's agents on average save their clients 2.5% more on their home purchase. So, whether you’re in the market to find your dream home or sell your house at a great price, the right agent matters. We encourage you to connect with a top real estate agent if you’re buying or selling a home in Cortez, FL.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Cortez?
The best window to contact an agent to sell your home is anywhere from three to six months in advance of your list date. When you start the search for an agent several months before hitting the market, there’s plenty of time to find the best agent, make key renovations, and market your home effectively, all of which are essential steps in selling your home for a great price. You can also hire an agent based on the best time to sell to take advantage of seasonal and cyclical trends in the market. The right time to hire a real estate agent depends on the temperature of the housing market. For example, the best time to sell is in May. And since it takes around 3 months to close on a home, you should list in February. We recommend that you hire a real estate agent as soon as you're thinking of selling your home. Generally speaking, that's anywhere from 3 to 6 months prior to your desired move date.
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What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in Cortez?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a Cortez real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Cortez to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Cortez real estate agent and will only introduce you to the top performing agents. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. To give you the best object recommendations, we consider things like: how fast a real estate agent sells, how many properties they work on, how much money they save or earn their clients, and what cities and neighborhoods they specialize in. You can trust that we’ll match you with the right agents for your needs.
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