Broker Associates, CLHMS, GRI
- 150 Second Avenue North Suite 100
St.Petersburg, FL 33701
As an experienced real estate agent, Eileen Bedinghaus has been successfully selling real estate since 1986. Holder of multiple real estate designations, Eileen is a Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI),Certified Distressed Property Expert, REMAX International Platinum Club Member, Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS) and is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS). Eileen was also recently invited to be a Guild Member by the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. Eileen has been in the top 2% of all Realtors in the Pinellas Realtor Organization since 1992.
Eileen offers a refreshing departure from the ordinary with vast experience and broad training in the specialized requirements of luxury real estate transactions. Backed by the unparalleled global resources of the #1 real estate company in the world, RE/MAX, Eileen delivers a level of service second to none.
As a full service realtor 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 for many years I have a superb understanding of the Pinellas market and it's many diverse communities. As one of Tampa Bay's top realtors, I have a powerful record of sales to showcase my marketing abilities.
I enjoy working with buyers and helping my clients find their dream homes. If you're ready to start looking for a new home, or considering selling your current one, I can help. Call me today and let me know how I can be of service to you in this most important endeavor.
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!
Relocating to Pinellas from out of state? I'm great with relocating residents and would love to help. As a Tampa Bay local and realtor for over two decades,I have an excellent understanding of our area's different neighborhood and the lifestyles they can 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, that matches your needs, and fits your budget.
Pinellas is a large metropolitan area offering a great selection of homes in almost any price range. Pinellas has many wonderful neighborhoods and communities that offer distinct characteristics and lifestyles to their residents. If you're unfamiliar with the St. Petersburg / Pinellas area,a good way to discuss it, is to divide it into three parts. The gulf side, the bay side, and central Pinellas.
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 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 oftenwhen working with first time home buyers. 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 neighborhood 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 neighborhood's in the Tampa Bay have historic homes dating back to the early 1900's.
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 life time, so it's incredible 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 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
- Closing Paperwork
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 95% 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!
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
Recognized as the mark of accomplishment in luxury markets around the world, the Certified Luxury Homes Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation assures affluent clients the agents who have earned the
designation have the confidence, knowledge, experience and competence they demand. CLHMS’s must satisfy a number of requirements in order to become a member. CLHMS agents must successfully list/sell luxury
properties in the top 10% of their market area. This designation represents fewer than 1% of agents nationally.
When Selling our home, we knew that choosing the right Realtor could make the difference between a pleasant and successful experience compared to one fraught with angst and possibly months of inconvenience and price reductions. After interviewing a number of Realtors, we chose Eileen to represent us in what would probably be the biggest single transaction of our lives ($9,000,000). Our research and instincts were correct. Eileen sold our home in a fraction of the time we expected. Her knowledge and experience selling in the luxury market, along with her honesty, integrity, and just plain common sense, got the job done.
Eileen has handled a number of purchases and sales of homes for me and for friends. She and her husband are also a close personal friends of mine who I have known for years and Eileen was instrumental in my relocating to St. Petersburg.
06/16/2015 - gbroughman
We initially worked with Eileen in Jan 2014 to familiarize ourselves with the St. Pete market and then for 3 months in early 2015 to identify the neighborhood and house that'd best meet our needs. Throughout the experience, Eileen consistently offered valuable insights tailored to our needs and expectations, responded to our requests in a timely manner, was highly professional, and quite personable. She made good use of her many professional contacts in smoothing the arduous process of purchasing a house in an in-demand neighborhood, identifying professionals who could do inspections and provide estimates, and navigating us through the issues that popped up in the 3-month offer-to-closing process. She is very knowledgeable about the St. Pete real estate market and used her considerable negotiation skills to best represent our interests. She is very detail-oriented, a skill that's essential given the complexities of purchasing a house, getting a mortgage, and securing homeowner's/flood insurance in Florida. We know that we wouldn't have been successful in purchasing our St. Pete home without Eileen's expertise, connections, and guidance... and she's become a valued friend in the process.
06/16/2015 - user056159 - Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $650K in Historic Old Northeast, Saint Petersburg, FL.
Eileen is professional, brilliant and a pleasure to work with. Her communication skills are extraordinary. She is always respectful. While she always places her clients' interests first, she is realistic and honest about all aspects of the buying/selling process. She does a great job of educating her clients and goes out of her way to make them feel comfortable. She is the BEST OF THE BEST.
07/14/2014 - mln2 - Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.175M in Bayway Isles, Saint Petersburg, FL.