Meet Our Agents
Steve made a decision to enter Real Estate based upon past experiences with Agents over three transactions with his wife, Deb. What he and his wife found was a disconnect between those Agents and his family’s goals. With that in mind, he and Deb want to create a different feel as Agents, from communication efforts to market knowledge. Therefore, he strives to capitalize on his strengths of contracts, construction, and financial understanding to provide clients a trusted resource in those areas.
Steve has a strong background in construction. He has been in the construction industry for over 15 years with a large breadth of construction markets, including residential, commercial, and industrial. This knowledge is unique for a Real Estate Agent and allows Steve to provide value to clients in home evaluation.
Steve is a graduate of Michigan State University, with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Management. Steve is also a graduate of Purdue University, with a Master in Business Administration (MBA).
I am dedicated to truly building relationships with my clients and helping them achieve their goals in real estate. I can remember my excitement the first time I purchased a home and the anxiety of selling it for the first time too. I became a REALTOR to help everyone reduce any concerns about buying and selling real estate. I am committed to partnering with you and representing you to the best of my abilities.
I have experience in real estate, as a REALTOR, starting with Keller Williams and continuing now Sun & Sand Real Estate LLC. Additionally, I am an experienced loan coordinator and bring essential financial experience to the table. All of this experience allows me to be a well-rounded Sales Associate.
I have two beautiful daughters. My oldest, Brittany, lives with her husband in Groton Connecticut. She has two cute daughters and one Son that I thoroughly enjoy playing with each visit. My youngest daughter, Casey, lives and works in St Petersburg, Florida and working part-time in the real estate industry.
My husband and I really enjoy Florida and are very happy living here. In the spring, you can find us supporting my husband’s hometown ball club, the Detroit Tigers, at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland. Outside of supporting the local teams, I really enjoy being outside. I enjoy running, bicycling, and relaxing at the beach.
I look forward in working with you!
Debra was a wonderful real estate agent! She was very professional and prompt. She was informative and very helpful in making our decision on the home that we purchased. Not only was she out real estate agent, she became our friend too. We can’t thank her enough for the time, and we will definitely refer our family & friends to Debra. -Stacey Singer 11/13/18
Recently I had the pleasure of working with Debra to sell my home and purchase a new one. My total experience was excellent and positive in every way. I am pleased to say that Debra is professional, knowledgeable, and very personable. She goes above and beyond to treat you right. I appreciate her efforts and the time she spent with me & my family. I would definitely use Deb with Sun & Sand Real Estate again if the opportunity arises. -Renda McNeill 4/08/19
We are first time buyers and received a referral to Debra. She walked us through EVERY step of the process. She’s extremely knowledgeable, Professional, and thoughtful. I would (and will) recommend her to anyone. Thank you so much for EVERYTHING! -Sara 4/27/19
“Great” Realtor to work with. Always has you interest first. Sold two of my homes. One in 30-days and the other in 1-day. -Linda L. Duncan 1/06/19
Such a devoted realtor! I have used 4 realtors buying and selling my homes, but 3 of these realtors was not near the devotion as Debra. I basically had to do their work myself.
I offer a diverse set of skills to ensure the best real estate experience possible. I transitioned into real estate after a 9-year career in customer service. I utilize my background in economics, finance, and the insurance industry to give my clients a unique perspective and resource for information outside real estate.
After living in Central Florida for the past 8 years, I have my finger on the pulse of the local real estate market. I attended college at the University of South Florida where I earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Economics. After graduation I continued living in the Saint Petersburg, FL area and went into the family business of real estate.
I have a passion for real estate going back to 2012 when my mother began her own real estate career in Lakeland, FL. I constantly strive to help clients achieve their real estate goals, and do so with enthusiasm and integrity. When I’m not helping buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals, I enjoy being outdoors soaking up the Florida sunshine at the beach, spending time with my dog at the new local markets, and volunteering at the local animal shelter, Friends of Strays.
Casey is absolutely the best Realtor we could have ever gone with. We are so happy we were able to work with her. She went above and beyond to make sure we got exactly what we wanted. It was such an easy and pleasant experience we will 100% recommend her as well as use her for all future purchases! – A, Estevez 5/20/19
I value trust above all with my clients. That value came from a previous career as a Law Enforcement Officer. Prior to becoming a Realtor, I served as a police officer/ detective for 34 years. As an officer, I learned the value of ethics, trust, and the ability to read and negotiate with people from all walks of life. Many of the skills that I acquired as a police officer/ detective have translated well in my real estate career.
I am licensed in both Florida and Kentucky. This experience has given me an edge in representing my clients from my vast experience. Whether it has been representing a local power company in property acquisitions and sales, managing properties for several property management companies, or residential clients buying and selling homes, my skill set is well-rounded and ready to serve a wide variety of real estate needs.
I recognize and value the trust my clients place in me, which drives me to exceed their expectations. Over 80% of my business is from satisfied customers returning to do more business with me or by referring their friends and relatives. As a dedicated agent, I will walk you through your sale for purchase from day 1 and guide you beyond the closing date. My love for real estate and Florida sunshine fuels my enthusiasm for the job!
If you are looking for a dedicated family man that is service-driven, ethical, and willing to get in the game and fight for you; I’m your agent!
- We have known Brett for quite some time, truly an amazing guy. When we needed to sell our home, we didn’t hesitate to contact him. After we spoke with Brett, he met us at our home shortly after the initial call. He spent hours answering our questions, providing information regarding how long their listings typically stay on the market and on many comps in the area. Brett made the process incredibly easy and took extra steps many other realtors likely don’t, such as providing staging and showing tips, scheduling and having professional photographs taken, and a lot more. When we saw our listing and pictures, we were very pleased.
- Our house did reside on the market for some time due to publishing of the listing during the slow winter market, but as spring approached, our house quickly went under contract. We accepted and Brett walked us through every step of the closing process – his knowledge, guidance, and responsiveness were invaluable. He provided contractor recommendations for miscellaneous repairs, he could be reached via text or telephone at nearly any time of day, he followed up for status updates to ensure commitments were being upheld and to provide open communication with the buyer and buyer’s agent. It couldn’t have been a more pleasant experience.
- I will recommend Brett Tate to everyone I know. He’s a true professional and an amazing guy. He will make selling your home as easy as home-selling can possibly be, and you’d be hard pressed to find a better Realtor.
- I listed my rental properties with Brett Tate in Covington KY. I was not sure how it was going to go, several rentals properties are on the market in Norther KY. Bret sold the properties in no time. I know that selling the properties is what Bret does. What I did not know, what I did not expect and what sold the properties was Bret’s dedication. Bret scheduled all the showings and provided my tenants with the appropriate notice required by law. Bret made my tenants part of the process. I have sold several properties and used many brokers. Bret was a pleasure to work with.
I believe effective business requires clear and efficient communication. As a Realtor with The My Florida Home Sellers group. I pride myself on creating a great working relationship with each of my clients. From the listing process right on through the closing of your home sale I will be there to answer questions and facilitate the process. As a buyer’s agent I will assist you in your home search, guide you in narrowing down your needs and goals, until we find the perfect home for you. Once we have the contract negotiated I will continue to guide you through the inspection process, coordinate with your loan officers, and be there as we finalize the sale through closing.
As a Lakeland transplant from the Midwest I left a successful career as a school psychologist to raise a family. With our three rambunctious boys now all in school, several years ago I set out to forge a new career in real estate. I love the opportunity to help people transition to new homes and new adventures. Having a background in education I have a special interest in understanding the needs of my clients with families and can answer many questions related to the education opportunities and activities for your children in and around the area. Florida is a great place to raise children! On the flip side it is a wonderful place to retire. I have been fortunate to work with many retiree’s and there loved ones in both buying and selling a second home. The great thing about Florida is there is something of interest at every generation! Regardless if something has brought you to Central Florida or if you are current resident, let me help you develop a plan to meet your real estate goals.