Ed Ecker

Ed Ecker

Navigating You to Success
  • 727-482-4766
  • 727-896-1800
  • 150 Second Avenue North Suite 100
    St.Petersburg, FL 33701
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My name is Ed Ecker and I specializes in residential real estate in St. Petersburg Florida. Whether you're planning to buy or sell,­­ I can help cover all your real estate needs by providing you with helpful guidance ­and research so you can make informed choices. I ­have a superb understanding of the Pinellas market, it's many diverse communities, and the lifestyles they offer their residents. I will listen closely to your needs and work hard to help you find the perfect home. 

I am the owner of Simple Sailing, a charter and sales company based out of St. Petersburg Florida. I am also a long-time real estate investor and have in-depth market & financial knowledge to put in play for my clients.  I will use my expertise to make sure you receive excellent:

If you're ready to start looking for a ­new home or considering selling your current one, I'm ready to help. ­I ­strive to provide superior customer service­ with attention to detail. I ­will go above and beyond all aspects wherever possible to ensure you have an outstanding real estate experience.. Call today and let me know how I can be of service to­ you!

 

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Searching for a new home is an exciting time in a person's life and presents a great opportunity for a new environment, location, and lifestyle. A home purchase is typically one of the most important investments a person will make in their life time, so it's incredible important to me to ensure your needs are expertly cared for and ­represented.

When considering buying a home a ­great starting point is to consult an expert like myself, who can research homes and local market values and insight. As your agent I will be here to help you with every step of the buying process including:

  • Help with Loan
  • Finding a Home
  • Touring & Researching The Home
  • Review Comparative Market Data
  • Presenting an Offer
  • Help with Setting up Inspections & Contractors
  • Negotiations
  • Closing Paperwork
  • Buyer's Agent Cost
A common question is who pays a buyer's agents commission?­

The answer is we are paid by the seller. Working with a buyers agents is essentially a FREE SERVICE, so enlisting the aid of a realtor to help you find a great home has never been easier!

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?
  • Is home value up in your area?
  • What is the current market atmosphere?
  • Is it a buyer's or a sellers' market?
  • How long does a home typically stay on the market in your neighborhood?

I can answer many 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 valuation 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 to sell your home for the highest value, in the shortest amount of time, 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 92% of homes will be found using the internet. That's why it's never been more important 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's never hurts to maximize your homes reach online!

Other Ways I Market

I also use traditional print and mail marketing to showcase my clients homes as well as newspaper and magazine ad's 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 in Southern Pinellas for successful transactions. Our brokerage has less agent's 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 homes 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!

I will help cover every aspect of your real estate needs whether buying or selling a home. My goal is to provide you with helpful guidance and research so you can make informed choices. As a local realtor, business owner, and investor I have a superb understanding of the Pinellas market and working closely with clients. If you're ready to start looking for a new home and considering selling your current one call me, I can be of service to you in this most important endeavor.

Navigating you to Success

Ed is the owner of Simple Sailing, a charter business which has an extensive fleet of sailboats in St. Petersburg. Through his sailing company Ed meets many folks that have fallen in love with the area that would like more help and information on local homes and relocating. Ed's goal is to bridge his long history of real estate knowledge and successful investing, with the powerful systems and brand of RE/MAX metro, to further continue navigating his clients to great homes and destinations.

Visit Simple Sailing Charters & Sales.

Are you planning to move to the Tampa Bay area from out of state? ­I can help. As a native I have an excellent understanding of our area's different neighborhood­s and the lifestyles they can offer their residents. I am here to listen closely to your needs and provide you with expert ­guidance and research to ensure you find the perfect home for your needs.

Pinellas County is a large metropolitan area offering an endless selection of homes in almost ­all ­price ranges. Pinellas has some ­­wonderful­ communities that offer­ distinct lifestyles to their residents. If you're unfamiliar with the St. Petersburg / Tampa area, I am here to be your guide. One ­helpful way to discuss locations is to seperate the pinincela into three sections.

Gulf of Mexico - This is the location of many of our areas beach communities. Pass-a-Grille, St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Madeira Beach, Redington Beach, and Bellaire Beach all are found here. Many homes and condos in this area offer waterfront views­­or beach access. If you're looking for a home on the water, this is a great area to look!

Central - 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 often­when working with first time home buyers. Some of­Central Pinellas­ best known areas include:­ Disston Heights, The Jungle, and Tyrone,­

Tampa Bay - This is the location of St. Petersburg's Downtown­and many of it's wonderful historic neighborhood that surround it such as:­The Historic Old Northeast, Snell Isle, Meadolawn, 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 neighborhood's in the­Tampa Bay have historic homes dating back to the early 1900's.­­

 

Searching the MLS

After listening closely and discussing your home needs with you, I will help build a list of available properties currently on the market that match your criteria. If nothing is currently available, I will setup alerts to notify us when one does. 

Another great way to search for a home is using my websites HOME SEARCH. Zillow and most other big real estate sites don't have direct access to the MLS database, and thus often show old or inaccurate date that can confuse and dishearten my clients. My websites search is tied to my Real Estate License and I have a direct feed to our areas MLS. I've also setup a few quick search button's on the sidebar that correspond to my 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 you can save to your phone and use while driving around looking for homes. Not only is it 100% accurate, but it also has many helpful resources that will serve you throughout the home buying process.

Cities
St. Petersburg

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Tampa

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Neighborhoods
Downtown St. Petersburg

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 ...

Old Northeast

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 ...

Venetian Isles

Venetian Isles A community placed along Florida’s beautiful waters and canals, Venetian Isles is a collection of man-made islands in the Tampa Bay area ...

 

 

Tampa Bay