Knowledge, Integrity, Results!
- 727-397-1800 ext 130
- 153 107th Avenue
Treasure Island, FL 33706
Bettina's News & Updates:
Bettina is a full-time realtor specializing in waterfront homes and condominiums in Pinellas County and the surrounding Tampa Bay Area. She has extensive experience with short sales, foreclosures, mortgage lending, and title insurance.
In addition to 12 years of professional real estate experience, she possesses a passion for the Florida lifestyle and an intimate knowledge of the area she happily calls home.
Originally from the Philippines, Bettina has lived in Pinellas County for 40 years and enjoys cooking, traveling, boating, water-skiing, tennis, reading and spending time with her husband and daughter. She proudly supports the Children's Miracle Network, CASA, and Habitat for Humanity charities.
“Knowledge, Integrity, Results!” is more than a tagline, it is how Bettina does business. An enthusiastic, dedicated professional who strives to provide superior customer service, she goes above and beyond in all aspects of her profession.
By far the most significant testament to her excellent service is the numerous referrals she has received from other clients over the years. Read what her clients have to say on her "Testimonials" page or contact her today to see for yourself.
Searching for a new home is an exciting time in a person's life and presents a great opportunity for a new living environment, location, and lifestyle. A home purchase is typically one of largest and most important investments a person will make in their lifetime, so it's incredibly important to me to ensure my clients' needs are expertly cared for and represented.
When considering buying a home a great starting point is to talk to an expert, like myself, who has years of local market insight and neighborhood knowledge. As your agent I will be there to help you with every step of the buying process, including:
- Financing/Loan Assistance
- Finding a Home
- Touring and Researching the Home
- Reviewing Comparative Market Data
- Presenting an Offer
- Help with Setting up Inspections and Contractors
- Closing Paperwork
Buyer's Agent Cost
A common question is who pays a buyer's agent's commission?
The answer is, we are paid by the seller. Working with a buyer's agent is essentially a FREE SERVICE, so enlisting the aid of a realtor to help you find a great home has never been easier!
Is Now the Right Time to Sell?
Deciding if now is the right time to sell can be a big decision. You may have many questions you need answered.
- What is the current value of your home?
- Are home values up in your area?
- What is the current market atmosphere?
- Is it a buyer's or a seller's market?
- How long does a home typically stay on the market in your neighborhood?
I can answer all of these questions and provide you with a great valuation report that examines comparative recent home sales specific to your neighborhood. For more information or to request a free home evaluation report, call or email me. I love hearing from new potential clients and I look forward to helping provide you with excellent real estate guidance and information.
Selling Your Home
As your realtor my objective is to sell your home for the highest value, in the shortest amount of time and under the most favorable terms. To do this I actively market my clients' homes using a blend of online and traditional print marketing.
In today's market over 95% of homes will be found using the Internet. That's why it's never been more important than ever to work with an agent that knows how to showcase your home online.
Online Tools I Use to Market my Clients' Homes
I use social media, YouTube, Facebook, Google+ and other creative online outlets to market my clients' homes. The Florida home market is one of the most popular markets in the United States for foreign investors, so it never hurts to ensure you're getting maximum online exposure!
Other Ways I Market
I also use traditional print and mail marketing to showcase my clients' homes as well as newspaper and magazine ads when possible. My goal is to help sell your home for the highest value in a reasonable amount of time, so I strive to tap every avenue to reach potential buyers.
Benefits of Working with a RE/MAX Agent
RE/MAX Metro is the #1 real estate brokerage firm in Southern Pinellas for successful transactions. Our brokerage has less agents than many other brokerages, but we still rank #1, which is a powerful testament to the benefits of working with a RE/MAX Metro agent like myself. I can provide my clients' with a wealth of resources that many other agencies just don't have. As a RE/MAX agent my listings are syndicated to over 1,000 different national and international websites. Florida is one of the most active areas in the United States for foreign real estate investment, so it's important to have global reach!
May 26th, 2017. --- Bootsie McGeeThroughout our multiple real estate sales and purchases, we have not been fans of "referral reviews." They always seemed like something a realtor would guilt their clients into. Well, we hang our heads in shame as we encountered a human being who changed our lives (when they needed changing). Surprisingly it went beyond the real estate, it actually boosted our hope for humanity.
We had an encounter with a young woman, Bettina, who had found her perfect place in life. Her position, as a realtor, forces her to interact with people daily...some of them kind and some more like me.
Her depth of calm, understanding and communicating had landed her in the perfect position to embrace and advance the public overall.
Of course our satisfaction with the real estate experience was seamless. Bettina was extremely knowledgable about our market of interest (and many more), had valuable tips, references and contacts as well. Can you tell we were happy customers???
More than all this, our true takeaway is that we are better, more patient and enlightened beings than before (always room there I say).
We have come away from the largest purchase of our life with a lasting connection. We hope that someone else out there has our same opportunity and experience that we had. Give Bettina a call....even if just to chat.
April 2017 - Jose S. --- I would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for the professional way you handled the purchase of my house in West Lake Area. Your knowledge, experience and great attitude make a world of a difference. I would not think of somebody else to handle my real state needs but you. Thank you again and best wishes.
April 2017- Kaitlyn Le ---Highly recommended!!! Bettina was wonderful. She made buying an out of state property a breeze. She went above and beyond our needs and expectations. She was there every step of the way. I couldn't of asked for a better experience. We will definitely keep in touch with Bettina for future arrangements.
February 2017 - Robyn --- Bettina was a fantastic Realtor. She went above and beyond for us. She was always available, extremely professional combined with a great, down to earth personality! I highly recommend Bettina, you will be very happy for making her your personal Realtor!
April 3, 2017 - Tess and Bruno--- Bettina is phenomenal! No one works as diligently as she when it comes to representing her client and achieving the best possible outcome. She doesn't just go the ëxtra mile,"she goes as many as it takes. Trust assured you are in good hands. She will do her best for you and her best is above the rest! A million thanks, Bettina!
February 11, 2017 - Jo & Kevin ---We have worked with Bettina as both buyers and sellers and give her the highest possible recommendation. She is an absolute joy to work with: a responsive, resourceful and cheerful professional who consistently goes above and beyond what is expected. She is a person of the highest integrity. What really sets Bettina apart is her knowledge of the market, her experience as a negotiator and the way she tirelessly and effectively advocated for us.
January 9, 2017 - Matthew Cole ---When you realize it's time to tackle a major life event such as buying your first home, you really hope the process is a smooth one and you don't make a choice that you'll end up regretting. From the very first conversation we had with Bettina about purchasing a home, we knew our first decision of choosing a realtor, had been a great one. Bettina was an absolute joy to work with. She kept us informed and offered insight about the home buying process. We could tell from the very beginning that she was passionate about helping us find a home we would love! The next time my wife and I choose to buy or sell a home, we won't hesitate to work with her again!
“Bettina Guild is the ideal Realtor. She was professional, warm, friendly and honest. When we made the decision to make Florida our permanent home we knew we wanted to work with someone who would help us find the perfect home. Bettina always listened to what we had to say and shared her opinions honestly while never forcing her beliefs upon us. She helped us focus on what was most important to us while helping us plan for the future.”
11/9/15 - Patrick O. & Denny S. -- Bought a home in Largo, FL and sold their condo in St. Petersburg, FL
“…Because of Bettina, I now have a great condominium unit literally across the street from school, at a great price, and in under two weeks from tour to closing! It is my intent to study Real Estate Law, and I look forward to referring many people to Bettina for her excellent real estate services. It is my great pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Bettina Guild, a talented Realtor in the State of Florida.
08/23/2015 - Dale T. -- Bought a condo in Gulfport, FL.
“I’m writing this note to thank you again for your exceptional support as you represented us, both as our listing agent when we recently sold our home, and as a buying agent in purchasing our new home. We were impressed with how actively you marketed our home and the extent of your professional network. You were always encouraging when we felt the normal anxieties that any seller or buyer feels, and you effectively dealt with the challenges we brought your way. Beyond your highly professional representation, you were an empathetic friend who treated us like family.”
06/01/15 - Veronica E. & Sandy K. -- Sold their waterfront home on Indian Rocks Beach and bought a new condo in Largo, FL.
"Bettina was a wonderful person to experience the home buying process with, she was always there when we needed her and she had lots of insight and information to make the process smooth and exciting. From the first call to the day of our signing, she was wonderful and I will forever be grateful for her help and most of all, her patience."
01/24/2015 - Charles & Annie D. - Bought a Single Family home in Jungle Terrace, St. Petersburg, FL.
"We had a very specific idea of the kind of home we wanted. Bettina worked within those parameters and successfully narrowed down the market, thus saving us a lot of time in looking around. She also found plenty of comparable homes to view, so that we felt satisfied with the choice that we eventually made. Even if the listing is not her own, Bettina works well with the other agents to bring about the best result for all. She works tirelessly at this business that she enjoys so much, and sets a high professional standard for herself."
10/04/2014 - Renee A. - Bought a Single Family home in in St. Petersburg, FL.
"My husband and I spent a long time looking for our first home together. Bettina was amazing and very patient with us, as we looked at more than 50 homes before finally finding one that fit our needs. I would highly recommend Bettina and we will use her again in the future."
09/06/2014 - George & Liesa M. - Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $175K in Saint Petersburg, FL.
"Bettina went to work for us immediately and never stopped working until the closing. And even after the closing, she continued to be helpful.. She was professional, assertive, honest and proactive without being "pushy".
08/20/2014 - Anna Marie H. -Bought a Condo in St. Pete Beach, FL.
"Bettina is very knowledgeable, always has the time for her clients, never pressured for a sale as she wants the best for you. She listens to her clients, what they are looking for and does her research on the property that you may have an interest in. She is the best and a sincere person."
08/20/2014 - Terrie N. -Sold a home in Pasadena Bear Creek Estates, St. Petersburg, FL.
Are you relocating to the Tampa Bay area from out of state? I can help. As a longtime Tampa Bay local resident and realtor for over a decade I have an excellent understanding of our area's different neighborhoods and the lifestyles they offer their residents. As your Realtor I am here to listen closely to your needs and provide you with expert guidance and research to ensure you find the perfect home!
Pinellas is a large metropolitan area offering a large selection of homes in almost any price range. Pinellas has some wonderful neighborhoods and communities that offer distinct characteristics and lifestyles to their residents. If you're unfamiliar with the St. Petersburg area, a helpful way to showcase different locations is to break the area into three sections. The Gulf, the Bay, and Central Pinellas.
Gulf of Mexico - This is the location of many of the area's beach communities. Pass-a-Grille, St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Madeira Beach, Redington Beach, and Belleair Beach all are found here. Many homes and condos in this area offer waterfront views or beach access. If you're looking for a home on the water, this is a great area to look!
Central Pinellas - This is a wonderful area to look for value. Many homes in Central Pinellas lie outside of the flood-zone and are solidly built slab homes. I highlight this area often when working with first time homebuyers. Some of Central Pinellas' best-known areas include: Disston Heights, The Jungle, and Tyrone.
Tampa Bay - This is the location of St. Petersburg's Downtown and many of it's wonderful historic neighborhoods that surround it such as: The Historic Old Northeast, Snell Isle, Meadowlawn, Allendale, Kenwood, and the Historic Southeast. There are also some fantastic neighborhoods that run along the bay heading towards Tampa such as Venetian Isles, Shore Acres, Riviera Bay, and Feather Sound. Many neighborhoods in the Tampa Bay have historic homes dating back to the early 1900s.
Searching the MLS
After listening closely and discussing your home needs with you, I will build a list of available properties currently on the market that match your criteria. If nothing is currently available, I will set up alerts to notify us when one does.
Another great way to search for a home is by using my website's HOME SEARCH. Zillow and other big real estate websites don't have direct access to the MLS database, and thus often show old or inaccurate data that can confuse and dishearten clients. My website's search is tied to my real estate license, and my website has a direct feed to our area's MLS. I've also set up a few quick search buttons that correspond to the spotlight areas I often show my clients. It can streamline your home search and is a great place to start!
For mobile smart phone users I also have a free MLS search app called SAVVY CARD that you can save to your phone and use while driving around looking for homes. Not only is it directly connected to our MLS, but it also has many helpful resources that will serve you throughout the home buying process. - CLICK HERE TO ACCESS
The Tampa Bay area has a great selection of neighborhoods and condominium communities in almost any style and price range. Our area can offer everything from beachfront living to cosmopolitan luxury condos, 55+and everything in between. Here are a few of my current spotlight areas.
A premier destination in St. Petersburg located directly across from the Museum of Fine Arts and surrounded by cafes, boutiques and more. Indulgent 2- and 3-bedroom units with spectacular bay front and city views.
Ninety-three exquisite condominium homes within St. Petersburg's intimate downtown ambiance. Opulent interior designs with gourmet kitchens and spacious master suites await.
Unbelievable high-rise luxury with 1, 2 and 3 bedroom floor plans in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. Lush sky garden, incredible vanishing-edge infinity pool, on-site spa.
A short walk from downtown, you’ll find four mid-rise towers and 10 city homes nestled on the west shore of Tampa Bay. Oversized floor plans with hardwood floors, gorgeous verandas, exquisite cabinetry, gas fireplaces and everything else you could possibly want with luxury living.
Downtown St. Petersburg is one of the most thriving areas in Florida. Its vibrant nightlife and beautiful scenery have made it a booming tourist attraction ...
Treasure Island is considered a treasure by Southern Florida natives. Its bright, white sand and relaxing vibe makes it a perfect travel destination as ...
Boasting an eclectic mix of traditional house styles, Old Northeast is set amid the kind of lush, tropical landscape that put the Sunshine State on the ...
Tierra Verde Built upon several years of unique history, Tierra Verde is a gem within the sunshine state. This area is placed nicely next to the bustling ...