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PROPERTY Buy/Rent in Florida: Best to use our experienced British Realtors across Florida.

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A BRITISH REALTOR UNDERSTANDS YOU BETTER!
Below is the only statewide network of qualified, Florida-licensed expat British real estate professionals.  They work closely with UK-based Brits and resident Florida expats to find them a holiday home, permanent residence or commercial property.  FABB’s realtors network was  established in 1997 and we strongly advise UK buyers to use one from our team below.  A fellow Brit understands you better.  Avoid the pitfalls of negotiations in a foreign land.   IMPORTANT :   Only select a realtor operating in the LOCAL Florida area you wish to live.   NOTE to licensed British realtors of Florida:   Your expat rapport is a strong advantage when dealing with fellow British buyers.  To join FABB’s British realtors shown on this page,  send your query to publisher@britishflorida.com    Realtorsimage

NOTE:     Also see the Property Management page on this website if you own a vacation home in Florida 
TO BUYERS/RENTERS
:  Scroll through the list below to find the agent right for your search. 

TESTIMONIAL:  Phone FABB  member realtor Tony O’Reilly Brookes on [407] 572-5437 for a testimonial on  how  “he made thousands of dollars in commission by being on this FABB website.”   

 

►►►   DELRAY and BOCA RATON.  JILLY CAMMISA, British multilingual realtor and longtime FABB member, specialising in residential luxury waterfront homes the chic and cosmopolitan Delray and Boca area.  The area is popular withBrits, with British clubs and pubs in the area.  Jilly’s accent is on results!  “ I am primarily a listing agent and this is why finding the right buyer for your estate property is  well within my domain, “ says Jilly.  In 2015 her closed sales volume was circa $25,000,000 and she was Ranked One of the Top 1000 Realtors in the Nation for 2016 by The Wall Street Journal.  Be guided by an understanding and knowledgeable agent who herself has moved in three countries!  Member of National, Florida & Board of the Palm Beach Realtors Association. She is an active member of the International Business Council, award winning expert for buying & selling residential waterfront property, vacation homes & investment property and dedicated & committed to your transaction. Jilly joined Premier Estate Properties to take her to another level. As a member of the Million Dollar Guild, recognition based on outstanding performance awarded by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, Jilly closed sales volume in excess of 19 million dollars 2011-2012.  I can attest that Jilly is one of the most dedicated, efficient, work-for-you realtors I know and I have seen her build her business from scratch in 1999 to its current success—PK, FABB President.  WEBSITE   www.jillycammissa,info  Contact Jilly on cell [561] 271 7010 or e-mail   jilly@premierestateproperties.com    +

►►► BREVARD COUNTY and SPACE COAST east Florida + Merritt Island: SUE GOLDTHORP is a licensed expat British realtor who is based in Merritt Island, handling property and sales of businesses in Brevard County.  Says Sue: “ I have MLS membership of the Space Coast Association of Realtors, Orlando and Miami.  Originally from Oxford I have lived all over the UK  before leaving at the beginning of 1997. I lived in New Zealand for 16 months then California for 5 years before moving to Florida in 2003.  I have been a Real Estate Investor since 2003, an agent since 2009 and Broker since 2011.”   Sue is Owner/Broker of Visulate LLC real estate brokerage in Merritt Island FL   See her website www.visulate.com   Contact Sue to discuss your property or business needs directly on her cell [321] 698-5198 or email sue@goldthorp.com .  Sue is member of the Florida Association of British Business [FABB]

 

►   WEST FLORIDA [Tampa Bay area] KEVIN WELLAND is an experienced, licensed expat British realtor, originally from London, who has worked in Florida real estate since 2004 and been a resident of Tampa Bay since 1992.  Member of FABB, the Florida Association of British Business, Kevin handles property sales in the west Florida Tampa Bay areas of Clearwater/St Petersburg and the areas between, including the beaches. He is experienced at helping UK buyers/sellers over the years and has many satisfied British clients. Kevin has a wealth of experience representing both buyers and sellers from the UK whether they are moving to Florida permanently or buying their holiday dream home in the sun. Kevin also holds the SRS (Seller Representative Specialist) designation and is a member of the Pinellas Realtor Organization & National Association of Realtors.    Kevin is passionate about his work, loves to help fellow Brits and is always available to answer any questions related to real estate or moving to the area.  Kevin works with his British wife Julia at the brokerage of RE/MAX All Star in Madeira Beach & Seminole.    To buy, sell or rent property, contact Kevin direct on [727] 709-2581 or email wellandteam@gmail.com    WEBSITE  www.wellandteam.com       

►SARASOTA-BRADENTON  KEN MOORE is a licensed Florida expat British realtor, originally from Wiltshire, who has worked in Florida real estate since 2013.  A member of  FABB, the Florida Association of British Business,  he handles property sales and rentals in the sought-after west Florida coastal areas of Bradenton and Sarasota.  Ken is experienced with helping UK buyers and has a passion for helping people turn their real estate dreams into addresses.  Says Ken:  Real estate isn’t about bricks and mortar – it’s about YOU. We listen. Together with my British realtor wife Jenny, we are the Moore Homes Team. Why should you choose us to help you buy, sell or invest in Florida real estate?  Simply because our goal is to deliver you such an exemplary service when you use US,  that you become raving fans for life!  And of course tell everyone you know about us – referrals are the lifeblood of our business, and it’s a win-win all round!  We are passionate about helping people achieve their life goals, and help them turn those dreams into addresses. Our mission is to consult, educate, communicate and inform, so you have all the information you need when making that all-important decision.  You deserve the best local   knowledge you need.”   Ken works with the No. 1 real estate brokerage in Manatee County, Keller Williams on the Water in Bradenton. That gives him the resources of the national brand at his disposal, to help YOU. To find a local property that suits YOU, contact Ken Moore directly to discuss your needs on cell  [941] 779-7578.  OR email kenmoore@kw.com  WEBSITE www.moorehomesinflorida.com

►►►   NAPLES AREA experienced British realtor and FABB member KATHY RAINFORD.  offering a professional, well-informed , honest service to Brits seeking vacation villas, investment properties and all other aspects of real estate in SW Florida. Short sales and foreclosures are hot topics at present! Contact me for list of these properties.  Kathy Rainford holds a Florida Brokers Licence and is a Certified International Property Specialist and Overseas Member of the UK National Association of Estate Agents Ltd.  Office phone in Naples [239] 430-1700 Cellphone [239] 601-7731. Email britishnaples@hotmail.com Realty World Top Producers Inc. WEBSITES: www.realtyworldtopproducers.com   and    www.buyingpropertiesinflorida.com

 

►►►NAPLES AREA FABB Member Donna Mitchell is a licensed and experienced expat British realtor who specialises in the desirable Naples area in southwest Florida. Originally from Middlesex, she has lived in Florida since 1993 and helped many British buyers/renters find their ideal property.  Donna is a Broker/Owner for Win Realty, LLC who specializes in Fort Myers and Cape Coral.  Their website is  www.winrealty.org  You can reach me direct on [239] 297-0517 or email  dmitchell@winrealty.org

 

►    TAMPA BAY / ST. PETERSBURG BEACH AREA The British-American team of Carol Lucas and Brian Smith at Lucas Smith Realty LLC.  Their dedication to excellence, is the collaboration of a wealth of high caliber professionalism and experience.  Born and educated in the UK, Carol has extensive International business experience in the computer industry and overseas property Sales.  Licensed since 1986, Carol is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), this designation being held by less than 5% of Realtors nationwide.  Brian Smith, the other half of this dynamic and respected Husband and Wife Real Estate Team is a Californian born of British parents. He is currently a “Master Instructor” for all approved Department of Real Estate classes. Brian also presided over Mortgage Lending as a Vice President for two U.S. banks. He is a Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker and specializes in helping UK buyers purchase property in the Sunshine State, by conducting seminars in the UK and having strategic partnerships with lawyers, solicitors and financial advisors in both countries.  With their world-wide business connections,  Carol and Brian are able to seek out homes in the whole of the United States, UK and Europe for their clients to purchase. Whether you are looking for a permanent residence, holiday villa or apartment, second home or investment property, they have the necessary relationships and contacts to meet your needs and desires. Contact Carol and Brian to discuss your needs directly on cell  (+1) 650-465-0144  or in UK on (+44) 01275-791167  Email  carol@carollucas.com  WEBSITE  www.lucassmithllc.com         

 ►  ORLANDO AREA  TINA CHAPPLE is a licensed expat British realtor, originally from London in the UK who has worked in Florida real estate since 2010. A member of  FABB, (Florida Association of British Business), ORRA (Orlando Regional Realtors Association) and partnered with Porchlight Rental Services, Tina specializes in helping buyers, sellers or renters to find property in the Central Florida Area. She is experienced in dealing with international clients and understands ”when you’re making an important decision in life, having the right kind of people around you can make all the difference”.  She works with Greater Orlando Realty Partners in Orlando. Contact Tina Chapple directly on cell  [407] 701-6284  Email  tina@tinasorlandoproperties.com    

►► JUPITER/NORTH PALM BEACH /MARTIN COUNTY:   SIMON THOMAS is a licensed expat British realtor, originally from Cornwall,  who has worked in Florida real estate since 2014, plus 20 years  experience in England.  A member of  FABB, the Florida Association of British Business,  he handles property sales and rentals in the beautiful and tranquil east coast in Jupiter North Palm Beach County and Martin County.  Simon is experienced with helping UK buyers and offers them  his wealth of local knowledge combined with a friendly and professional business style. Customer service is at the heart of everything he does, picking you up from your hotel or accommodation and introducing you to the area, showing you homes and making offers whilst making sure you are fully informed and comfortable at every stage of the process. Not forgetting some fun along the way!  Simon works with prominent Coldwell Banker Realty in Jupiter.  To buy or rent a property that suits YOU,, contact Simon directly to discuss your needs on cell  [561] 406-3653 OR email  simon.thomas@floridamoves.com    WEBSITE  simonthomas.cbintouch.com


►►►  TAMPA BAY AREA JASON PITHERS
is a licensed expat British Broker Associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. Originally from London he has been in Real Estate for 16 years and in Florida since 2002.   A member of  FABB, the Florida Association of British Business,  Jason represents both sellers and buyers and consistently closes over 100 transactions per year and sold over $50 million in 2016 in the Greater Tampa Bay area.  Contact Jason directly to discuss YOUR needs on cell  [813] 601-2920 OR email  jason@tamparealestateconsultants.com   WEBSITE  www.tamparealestateconsultants.com     


► DISNEY VACATION AREA  TONY O’REILLY-BROOKES is the British owner of a Property Management Company in Kissimmee. A Member of FABB [Florida Association of British Business, he is also a licensed realtor.  Tony has worked in Florida business since 2011, moving over with his English wife and two children from England.  He offers fellow Brits:  Property Management–long and short term rentals, Vacation home in the Disney area and realty services to British people who have made their decision to buy or rent here in the Sunshine State. He has helped many Brits “get sorted” in the Sunshine State!   He works with the brokerage of La Rosa Realty in Celebration. To see the complete range of services Tony offers YOU, see his comprehensive website  www.myorlandovacation.com   OR for realty searches only in the Kissimmee/Orlando area go to www.tony.larosarealty.com   Contact Tony O’Reilly-Brookes to discuss your needs on cell  [407] 572-5437  OR email  tony@ffcvh.com

KISSIMMEE-ORLANDO AREA.  SUSAN BARNES—a FABB member since 2005–is a British Realtor at Rockrose Realty in the heart of Kissimmee, close to Disney.  She has over 25 years experience selling homes in Florida.  Specialising in assisting British and overseas buyers find exactly the property they need to rent or buy, including vacation homes in every price range.  Susan has worked with many UK buyers over the years.  We offer testimonials from previous clients which can be viewed on our website  www.rockroserealty.com . Call Susan Barnes direct on [407] 908-4663 or email:  susan@rockroserealty.com   She’ll steer fellow Brits through every part of the property process! 

►►► ST. PETERSBURG/TAMPA KEITH BREADING is a licensed expat British realtor and business broker based in St. Petersburg, Florida.   Seeking property on the southwest west coast of Florida?  Keith comes from Canterbury and his father established their estate agency in 1948 and opened the Florida office in 1981.  Keith has worked with many UK clients fulfilling their Florida dream. Contact him at W.H.Breading & Son (Florida) in St. Petersburg.  Reach him directly by cell [727] 743 5727 or email  keithbreading@gmail.com   WEBSITE  www.whbreadingflorida.com   FABB member since 2013. 

►►► MIAMI or MIAMI BEACH  on your mind?  Want to buy or rent in the Magic City?  FABB member and fellow Brit Elaine Solomon is our Miami and Miami Beach specialist.  She has been in the USA since 1974, in New York and Miami, working in New York’s financial district for years before moving down to Florida as a licenced realtor.  “I love Miami, the vibrancy, the passion and the diversity of the city make it the perfect place to live, “ says Elaine.  “One has the best of both worlds, the fabulous restaurants, shopping and cultural events and the marvellous beaches at your doorstep. Living and working in the heart of it gives me a unique perspective on what someone is looking for and how to make that happen for my British clients. I work with one of Miami’s largest realty companies with all their resources at my disposal and bring all the savvy ex New Yorkers have!  I am  ready to help you find the perfect Miami place!  Contact Elaine:  Cell [305]  979 6521  Email:  livedowntownmiami@gmail.com  Her website:   www.livedowntownmiami.com

►    KISSIMMEE/ORLANDO.    RICHARD VEALE is the British owner/broker of Profiles Realty based in Kissimmee.   Originally from Essex, he specialises in vacation, new and resale homes in the Kissimmee and Orlando areas. British Real Estate Broker/Realtor and member of FABB.  WEBSITE:  www.profilesrealty.com   For professional, reliable service call Richard anytime.  Office phone [321] 297 8161 or cellphone [321] 297-8161   Email richard@profilesrealty.com   

     

 

►►   ARE YOU OVER 35?  DID YOU PAY INTO A UK COMPANY/PRIVATE PENSION?  Do you know whether and how you can access your lump sum and bring it over  to the USA?  For a FREE review of your UK pension contact Mark Solomons in Florida with Florin Pensions direct on  [561] 793-1311 email  msolomons@florinpensions.com  On Subject line put:  “To Mark Solomons—UK pension query”.    Include your name + city + phone + a sentence about the type of company/private pension you paid into.  NOTE: The UK’s decision to leave the EU has resulted in Gilt yields reaching all time historic lows,  pushing up the transfer values of UK defined benefit pensions schemes.  That means your unfrozen pension is worth MORE since July 2016.  Mark is a longtime member of the Florida Association of British Business [FABB].  As FABB’s UK pensions expert he has unfrozen many pensions for USA expats over the years.

 

► TIP £$£$:      If you want to bring your money from the UK to Florida. Or vice versa.
Here’s the best way:   TO SAVE WHEN TRANSFERRING OVER UK CURRENCY.
DON’T USE YOUR BANK!  Use Moneycorp.

The pound is pitiful!  That affects all expats in Florida who still have UK dealings.  But Moneycorp’s rates are currently [2017] the best.  To transfer your precious funds, we highly recommend the services of Moneycorp.  This will save you fees and grief, as we Londoners say!  What your own bank won’t do is save you the considerable exchange fees.  Moneycorp does that for you.   NOW is the most advantageous time for you to transfer any funds you have.  THE BEST WAY:  Moneycorp.   At lower rates than any bank.   Moneycorp is the only UK currency exchange company licensed to deal in 50 states.   Expat Brits here –including many personal Brit friends of mine–have used this currency service for years and report savings and satisfaction.   TO FIND OUT MORE:    Phone Moneycorp’s Kelly Cutchin on  [863] 207-6616 at their USA HQ in Orlando to ask all your questions.  Or email your query to Kelly Cutchin  
kelly.cutchin@moneycorp.com for details.  Moneycorp has a UK office too so Kelly may set up your account in the UK—whichever suits you.    Posted by the Florida Association of British Business [FABB]  Moneycorp have been trusted members since 2005.   [2017]

 

 For Brits in the UK wishing to move to Florida :
Since 1997,  FABB has helped more Brits get established in Florida than anyone else.  Avoid being conned!  We strongly recommend you join,  to use our trusted, expert team and advice.  To apply send an email to britishflorida@aol.com  with “JOIN FABB  from UK” on the subject line. Include your current city + contact phone + age + single/married.