Service With Integrity
Serving Tampa, St. Petersburg, Pinellas, Hillsborough Counties, and beyond!
GLOCAL: Global, now local. I was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa to an Apartheid era exile. We emigrated to England for five years and then we moved to Canada in 1971. After graduating from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON with a Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.E), I enrolled in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and served for 28 plus years. During my military career I lived in: Canada, Germany, Oklahoma City, OK, and I spent too many months in South-West Asia. In 2010, I had the good fortune to meet Kelly Ann who has been my wonderful wife since our idyllic wedding in Kauai in 2014.
We moved to the Florida in 2014; first Sarasota, then Riverview and finally, we settled in Valencia Lakes in Wimauma. All that moving and travel means that I have lived amongst many different peoples and cultures and the one thing that has remained constant with me throughout has been my commitment to integrity and living by the Golden Rule. I have owned numerous homes and I have been a renter as well both globally and locally. I have experienced the real estate market when it was stagnant and when it was booming - 'Been there, done that'. Understanding your needs starts by truly listening to you and learning what you really want. Personal experiences and wisdom help me to understand your needs and in effect to serve you better.
Prior to moving into Valencia Lakes, we sold our home in Riverview in 2017 in less than 24 hours, with one viewing. Ready the home for sale, price it honestly, market it properly, and it will sell fast. Being a member of the Dalton Wade Real Estate Group, enables me to best serve your needs so that we can get your home sold fast. I have a passion for nice homes and I believe that we all want to live in our dream home in an idyllic community. As I still remind my grown children, putting a timeline on a dream converts that dream into a goal. And goals are achievable! I want to help people achieve their goal of owning that dream home.
Upon my military retirement and dedicated to life-long learning, I attained my Master of Laws (LL.M) degree, with a specialization in Mediation, from Osgoode Hall Law School (York University, Toronto, ON) in 2016. I am also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator and a Notary.
Also, I have had extensive community volunteerism and service with the United Way, Rotary, Masonry, and Home Owner Associations.
Entrust me to assist you with your real estate needs and I will serve you with integrity.
Recent Reviews Follow:
Zoki Mbolekwa just sold our home! He exceeded every expectation as our Realtor. He is honest, thorough, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with. Throughout the process he had OUR interests singularly in mind. He provided expert advice at every step. He advised us on pricing, showcased the property with superb video and pictures, provided detailed feedback after every showing (without us asking), provided keen insights during negotiations and handled every detail regarding post inspection corrective action to guarantee closing went without a hitch. Outstanding barely scratches the surface when describing his efforts. My wife and I have bought and sold a fair number of homes during my 30 years service in the U.S. Marines but our experience with Zoki was like none other. It was a genuine pleasure from start to finish. I think you would be equally pleased with Zoki when it is time to sell your home. Bob & Pat Herkenham
Without a doubt, Zoki provided me with the best market analysis report I have ever received from a Realtor. I am a driver driver and expect a report to be thorough and detailed. The report I received exceeded my expectations. It was more than thorough and provided a detailed review of the market, what previously sold and my competition. With this information in hand, I could easily establish a market price for selling that could be competitive and ensure my home would sell in a short period of time rather than unrealistic selling prices that other Realtors quoted me. A word to the wise. Any Realtor that establishes a price that is not competitive will guarantee you that they will suggest lowering the sale price in a couple of weeks when your home does not sell.
We were looking for another home in our neighborhood. Our inspections were not rushed. Zoki pointed out not only the good features of each home but also what might be considered disadvantageous features by some buyers. We were impressed by his knowledge and true understanding of the marketplace dynamics. He also advised us when he had listed the home we were seeing so there was no surprises later on. Not all agents do this.
When we informed Zoki of our decision to stay in our current home, he accepted our decision graciously. There was no push-back and no attempt to change our mind, something very unique for a realtor.
I can without reservation recommend Zoki to be your agent. He has what other Realtors do not posses, Integrity and honesty, He is a true gentleman. Paul & Linda Mayerowitz
Zoki is very professional and more importantly made me feel as a priority in bringing all aspects of home buying to my attention. I would highly recommend Zoki to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. Teresa Duryea