Laura Blackwell

Laura Blackwell

Full Service Realtor Ready to Make Your Dreams A Reality!
  • 727-439-0940
  • 727-896-1800 ext 256
  • 727-896-1800
  • 150 Second Avenue North Suite 100
    St.Petersburg, FL 33701
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This website can be a great tool for both home buyers and sellers looking in the Tampa Bay area. You will find resources for viewing and bookmarking active properties, local market updates, news and events, and you can directly contact me by message or phone. If you're planning to buy or sell a home one of the best things you can do is reach out and contact me to let me know how I can be of service to you. As one of our areas top Realtors, I know the intrinsic value of building relationships. I love hearing from new clients and will work diligently to provide you with expert:


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I will help you find a great home that matches your needs and wishes. Pinellas County has a diverse selections of homes offering a range of prices, styles, neighborhoods, and lifestyles. We have a vibrant cosmopolitan Downtown that offers luxurious living. We also have some of Florida's best beach communities. 

I've lived and worked in the Bay area since 1982 and have a wonderful understanding of our local neighborhoods and market. My guidance can be a valuable resource when buying a home. I will work hard to deliver you well crafted results that addresses all your needs. I specialize in working with first time home buyers, seniors wishing to downsize, estate sales, positioning homes for sale in the modern market place, and utilizing home staging to expertly showcase your home! There's no greater feeling than helping a family secure the home of their dreams!

The Search (Start Searching Now

When starting your search the first step is discussing your goals, desires, and needs. I will craft for you a list of available homes that fit your criteria. I will set up a plethora of resources to make your search easier and showcase the properties you want to see. Once we've found a home to tour, I will show you the home, research market value, and provide you with expert guidance and negotiating that will guide you all the way to closing table. It's my goal to help you find your dream home and have an excellent experience during the whole buying process. 



I will work with you closely to get your home sold for the highest price, under the best terms, in the shortest amount of time. I will research local neighborhood market data and present you with comparatives and guidance. 

As a RE/MAX agent I'm part of South Pinellas number one Real Estate company RE/MAX Metro (see graph below). This is important because RE/MAX affords it's agents numerous tools and resources that many other companies just cant offer. When I list a home for sale it has global reach and is showcased to more than a 1,000 local and international websites. Being apart of RE/MAX is just one fascist I bring to the table when it comes to marketing my clients home.

Along with my fantastic Brokerage resources, I have a deep understanding of how to sell homes in our market using all forms of advertising from print to online media. Today over 95% of buyers find homes using the internet and I specialize in positioning a home to be showcased and sell for top value.

I believe in the power of home staging. I have a staging team that can stage any home. Staged homes typically sell faster, for higher value, than non-staged homes. This is just one more advantage I look to bringing to my clients when it's time to sell.

(My Brokerages Sales 2014)



A good way to discuss locations in St. Petersburg is to break the area down into three sections. These areas offer different lifestyles, resources, history, and home styles. 

Gulf of Mexico is the location of our beach communities. They offer white sandy beaches, great night life, tranquil laid-back neighborhoods, and lots of waterfront homes with deep water canal access. 

Central Pinellas is a great area to look for first time home buyers looking for value. It features many well-built homes that are outside of flood-zone. 

The area near the Bay is rich in history with many homes dating back to the early 1900's. This area also includes St. Pete's Downtown that has some incredible luxury condominiums and town homes.

The Beaches

The west side of St. Pete touches the Gulf of Mexico and is the location of many of our wonderful beach communities. Tierra Verde, Pass-A-Grille, St. Pete Beach, and Treasure Island are all fantastic locations to call home. Many of the beach communities offer a wide range of homes and prices from million dollar waterfront mansions, to quaint beach bungalows. There are also many waterfront condominiums offering amazing views of the Gulf and surrounding waterfront. Homes on the beaches often offer deep water canal access for boaters and walking access to our world renowned white-sandy beaches.

Central Pinellas

This is a great area to look for value along with some powerful selling points. Much of central Pinellas is located outside of the flood zone. Many of the areas homes are newer and well-built on solid slab foundations. Central Pinellas has tons of great restaurants, malls, and businesses. Neighborhoods in Central Pinellas include Tyrone, Disston Heights, and Sheryl Manor, which are all very active areas for buying & selling. Central Pinellas is also the perfect location for first time home buyers to canvas looking for value.


Downtown St. Petersburg is considered the hub of events, culture, fine dining, and fun city living. The area presents its residents with a fantastic location that puts an amazing cosmopolitan lifestyle at your fingertips. Downtown St. Pete mainly consists of condominiums and town homes with few residential home's. Many of these condo residences we're built with a focus on providing luxury living. They feature a long list of amenities and offer breath taking views of the bay and the surrounding city.


Neighborhoods Near the Bay

Directly outside of Downtown you will find the historic neighborhood of Old Northeast & Snell Isle. These neighborhoods with their brick roads and oak-tree lined streets are considered some of St. Pete's most beautiful, historic, and tranquil neighborhoods. Many homes date back to the early 1920's and are truly stunning to behold. In this area there are lots of waterfront communities with deep water canal access, and also some fantastic schools for the kids!

About Laura


Laura has lived in the Tampa Bay community since 1982. Born in Savannah, Georgia and raised in and around Boston, Massachusetts; she understands Northern sensibilities with a deep appreciation of the character of the South.

Laura's professional focus has always been the delivery of world class customer service while focusing on her client's best interests. Laura prides herself on the personal recommendations and repeat referrals which account for the majority of her book of business. Laura recognizes the intrinsic value of building relationships, not sales.

In addition to her real estate career, Laura has been a leader in the mortgage industry for over the past decade and has been a licensed mortgage broker since 2004. Laura's deep understanding of all the many financing options gives her clients the ability to integrate their investment in a new home constructively and seamlessly into their portfolio. Laura is creative and persistent. When the financing markets slowed down, Laura used her mortgage expertise and bank relationships as the foundation for her work as a successful short-sale negotiator for one of St. Petersburg's leading law firms. Laura's move into the real estate market was only natural considering her background and experience. Laura is undeniably the whole package when it comes to picking a real estate professional.

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