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    Walt Simkus

    O: (813) 400-7587

    "Experience isn't any more expensive......it's priceless!"

    Let me introduce myself, I have lived and worked in the Tampa Bay area for the past 27 years, and I am a Full time Realtor®, licensed since 2006. I am a consistent sales professional with 20 plus years of high dollar sales volume, Last year sold $2.6 million in Tampa Bay real estate. Attained the Executive Level of performance for 2014 through 2019. I strive to go the extra mile for my Buyers and Sellers in both my customer service and my knowledge of the industry. Educating my customers is the key to a smooth transaction and fundamental for building customers for life. Please take a moment to check some of my reviews from my previous clients.

    In order to provide the best possible level of service, I have invested the time and money in furthering my real estate education to assist you, my clients. Below are some of the designations I hold:

    Licensed Realtor® Sales Associate in the State of Florida since 2006

    GRI ~ Graduate of the Real Estate Institute, less than 1% of all Realtors have this designation. Graduates have pursued a course over 90 hours of classroom study that represents the common body of knowledge for progressive real estate professionals. I have developed a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to navigate the current real estate climate—no matter what its condition, to better help my clients with in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards and the overall sales process. Awarded by NAR & The REALTOR® Institute the (GRI) designation—Is recognized nationally. https://www.nar.realtor/designations-and-certifications/gri-designation/value-of-a-gri-designation

    ABR ~ Accredited Buyer's Representative, fewer than 2% of all Realtors® have this designation. This designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation for my clients. This coveted designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of Realtors who have met the specified educational and practical experience criteria. www.rebac.net

    SRES ~ Seniors Real Estate Specialist, only a handful of Realtors® hold this designation. The SRES licensee demonstrates that they possess the knowledge, experience and expertise to successfully provide seniors with professional consultation about real estate and their needs. www.seniorsrealestate.com

    USA Cares Military Housing Education Program designed to provide Realtors® with a clear understanding of how to work with military clients. The USA Cares Certified Military Housing Specialist training provides the tools and knowledge needed to effectively work with military borrowers, especially in this fast-paced and competitive market.. www.usacares.org/

    Affordable Housing Solutions ~ produced by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, keeping agents informed about the new programs available to assist lower-income buyers in purchasing their new home. www.affordablehousingsolutions.com/

    CHS ~ Certified HAFA Specialist~ Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program provides Real Estate professionals training in the various programs; such as a short sales, pre-foreclosure, or a deed in lieu for the home owner to work with. www.makinghomeaffordable.gov

    FOR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE - Land Acquisitions & Multi-Family properties.

    Member of GTAR- Commercial Ambassadors Program- Circle Plus Series 2015

    GTAR- Commercial Ambassadors Program: Square One Series- Member 2016

    National Association of Realtors Commercial Real Estate- 2017 Greater Tampa

    Realtors Commercial Real Estate committee planning member .

    Member of GTR Technology Committee- 2020

    Specialize in the Multifamily and Office properties segment of the commercial market.

    Along with my current Residential experience, I also have worked in the commercial segment of the real estate business having been employed with the commercial firm PMA , Inc. working with a team covering Florida’s West coast commercial land sales market.

    I am originally from Binghamton, New York, attended Broome Community College, transferred to the University of South Florida in Tampa, majoring in Business Management and Marketing. I have lived and worked in many areas of Florida, including New Smyrna Beach, Miami, Orlando, and Gainesville. So, I know a little bit about Florida.

    I am a current member of The National Association of Realtors, The Florida Association of Realtors, The Greater Tampa Association of Realtors. I enjoy all sports, especially SEC football and basketball and like watching the Bucs.

    Awards & Designations

    GRI, ABR, SRES, BPOR, CHS, Affordable Housing, Military Moving Assist.

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    Walt Simkus
    REALTOR©
    Dalton Wade Real Estate Group - St. Petersburg
    Station House 260 1st Avenue South, 5th floor
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Phone: (813) 400-7587

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