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Property Buy/Rent: Use our British Realtors across Florida


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.  Established since 1997,  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

TO BUYERS/RENTERS:  Use one of our experts below to find the property right for YOU.

►►►   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

►►► MIAMI FABB member Jasmin Schumer  is a Licensed Realtor and an Expat from London. Says Jasmin: “ I was a successful Estate Agent for almost two decades in Prime Central London and pride myself on my reputation. Ensuring my clients’ expectations are met, it doesn’t matter how much time or energy it takes,  I work efficiently to finding YOUR dream home or create opportunities for the highest return yield on YOUR investment. Every client interaction I have stems from a foundation built on trust, honesty, integrity and confidence. Dedication and listening to YOUR needs and close attention to detail sets me apart from other real estate agents.  I am well travelled, refined, and appreciate and respects the variety of cultures encountered in my personal and professional life.  I enjoy new people and new experiences, thriving on success with a competitive edge. “  Her sales area is Miami Beach, South Beach, South Of Fifth, Brickell, Star Island, Fisher Island, Palm & Hibiscus Island, Venetian Islands and Sunset Islands. Jasmin is fluent in English, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi. She works with the respected Douglas Elliman brokerage of Miami Beach.  Contact Jasmin direct on [305] 890-3236  Skype: jasmin.schumer  Email: jasminschumer@gmail.com  Website: www.miamipropertyfinders.com  FABB Member since March 2015.

►►►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         

►►► SOLD [already! In April 2017 ] Just listed March 2017!  FOR SALE IN PRIME SOUGHT-AFTER  LINCOLN ROAD AREA OF MIAMI BEACH!     Fabulous waterfront views around Sunset Harbour/Venetian Islands.  3 beds//3 baths.  Totally renovated apartment with sleek contemporary kitchen,  spacious outdoor patio for entertaining,  full 10/10 walkability to everything popular.   Asking $1,399, 000.  Contact Broker Associate Elaine Solomon [a British resident expat] at  Hahne Real Estate in Miami Beach.  Phone her cell [305] 979-6521 or email  livedowntownmiami@gmail.com  On Subject line put:   TO ELAINE [FABB] re Miami Beach Property.  

 ►  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

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     

 SARASOTA AREA:  LINDSAY BUCKNELL is a licensed expat British Realtor, originally from London UK, who has worked in Florida Real Estate since 2005.  A Member of FABB, the Florida Association of British Business, she handles property sales in Sarasota, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Osprey and Casey Key.  She is well experienced with helping UK Buyers purchasing a dream home. Lindsay works with renowned Remax Alliance Group at their Ocean Boulevard brokerage in Sarasota.  To buy a Sarasota home that suits YOU, contact Lindsay directly to discuss your needs on cell (941) 302-7943 OR email lindsaybucknell@gmail.com.  WEBSITE www.topsarasotarealestate.com

►   WEST FLORIDA – 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 very passionate about his work and loves to help fellow Brits and is always available to answer any questions related to real estate or moving to the area.  Kevin is assisted by his British wife Julia. Kevin Welland works with 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       

► 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

►  CENTRAL FLORIDA DANIEL YOUNG is a Leeds born licensed expat British Realtor® who has worked in the Florida property industry since 2005 and real estate itself since 2009. A member of  FABB, the Florida Association of British Business,  Daniel handles property sales, leases rentals in the Celebration,Orlando,Kissimmee and Davenport areas of Central Florida. For more information and reviews with regards to Daniel’s services, please visit his Zillow profile at  www.zillow.com/profile/Daniel-C-Young/    He is experienced at helping UK buyers purchase property in the Sunshine State and as a broker and CAM, offers true insight and experience in all facets of the purchase and sale process . He owns and operates the brokerage of Evergreen Real Estate Services in Celebration. To buy or rent property,  contact Daniel to discuss your needs directly on cell  [407] 361-6236 or email at  dyoung@resevergreen.com.  WEBSITE www.resevergreen.com

KISSIMMEE AREA.  SUSAN BARNES [a FABB member since 2005] is a British Realtor at Rockrose Realty in the heart of Kissimmee, close to Disney and also in Miami to serve your needs in South Florida, have over 25 years experience selling homes and businesses in Florida.    Specialising in assisting British and overseas buyers relocate anywhere in Florida, covering all aspects of your move, including relocation information. Fully qualified professionals assist our customers. Susan Barnes has won the Top Business Brokers of Florida Dealmaker Award for Central Florida 2015.  Top BBF Dealmaker award for all of Florida 2013, Top BBF Dealmaker Central Florida 2008-2011 ,  Million Dollar Award 2006-2015.   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 explain what visa qualifying business opportunities are available in ANY PART of Florida. 

►►►   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]

►►► Sarasota/Bradenton/Englewood/Venice/Rotunda area:  Helen Carlsen,  is a licensed British Expat Realtor with the prestigious RE/MAX brokerage, serving the needs of clients on Florida’s Gulf Coast.  If you wish to buy property there,  contact Helen to discuss your needs.  She has over 20 years experience in real estate in Virginia, Tennessee, Illinois and Florida and offers Real Estate expertise as an Accredited Buyers Representative and a member of  the REMAX Hall of Fame.   When you are buying or selling property in today’s real estate market, it’s important to have confidence in your real estate professional, who can design a strategy for your buying and selling needs. Her objective is to work diligently to assist you in meeting your real estate goals by making the process, smooth, enjoyable and memorable and opening the door to a lifestyle you deserve. A member of the Florida Association of British Business [FABB], National Association of Realtors & RE/MAX Executive & 100% Clubs,  you can read reviews here http://www.zillow.com/profile/Helen16/ and contact Helen directly  [941] 773-2917  Email  Helen@HelenCarlsen.com  WEBSITE:    www.HelenCarlsen.com   


►►► 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

►   ALL BROWARD COUNTY….. FABB Member Jonathan Sheard, an expat British Realtor®, specializes in BrowardCounty (Fort Lauderdale) but operates throughout Florida. A 15 year USA resident, Licensed Broker, CPA, Scottish CA and Edinburgh University Engineering graduate; he worked in Property Development, Public Accountancy and the Motor Trade in Scotland and can cover all your real estate needs.  Jonathan is enthusiastic, focused and will go the extra mile to produce what YOU need.  Reach Jonathan directly on [954] 589-7883 or email   js@warwicksheard.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   

►  ORLANDO…KISSIMMEE/ SUSAN BARNES [a FABB member since 2005] is a British Realtor at Rockrose Realty Inc., in the heart of Kissimmee, close to Disney and also in Miami to serve your needs in South Florida, have over 25 years experience selling homes and businesses in Florida.Specialising in assisting British and overseas buyers relocate anywhere in Florida, covering all aspects of your move, including relocation information. Fully qualified professionals assist our customers. Susan Barnes has won the Top Business Brokers of Florida Dealmaker Award for Central Florida 2015.  Top BBF Dealmaker award for all of Florida 2013, Top BBF Dealmaker Central Florida 2008-2011 ,  Million Dollar Award 2006-2015.   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 explain what visa qualifying business opportunities are available in ANY PART of Florida. 



►►   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.

►►► DO YOU NEED TO TRANSFER CURRENCY OVER FROM THE UK?   Don’t use your bank!!  You’ll pay more! USE MONEYCORP.  At lower rates than any bank.  For property/business transactions/pension funds transfer or other purposes.  FABB you help you save considerable  exchange fees via our partner Moneycorp,  whom we have worked with since 2005 via their Orlando and UK offices.  Moneycorp is the only UK currency exchange company licenced to deal in 50 states.   Many expat Brits here have used this currency service for years and report huge savings and satisfaction.   Phone Moneycorp’s Kelly Cutchin direct on her cell [863] 207-6616 to ask all your questions.  She is based at their HQ in Orlando.  Or email your query to Kelly Cutchin  kelly.cutchin@moneycorp.com for details.  Moneycorp has a UK office too so she may set up your account in the UK—whichever suits you.   

 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.