Shirley Rigo

Shirley Rigo

  • 727-894-7446
  • 727-896-1800
  • 150 Second Avenue North Suite 100
    St.Petersburg, FL 33701
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My name is Shirley Rigo and I 'm a full-service realtor, rental specialist, and property manager based out of Downtown St. Petersburg. For over three decades I've been helping clients in our area find the perfect home for their needs. I was one of the first agents to incorporate working with renters as a service, and though many realtors do not work with renters, I've always found it to be an excellent opportunity to demonstrate my abilities and build lasting relationships with my clients. It also gives me an excellent insight on the pulse of the Downtown market. I often hear about upcoming listings in highly desirable locations in Downtown long before they become active.

My Latest Listing

Old Northeast beauty, just under 6000sf, 3 lots, option of 7 bedrooms 6 1/2 baths. Lovingly restored over 21 years. Heated Pool, spa. pool half bath a gazebo privately surrounded by a massive yard, covered lanai's open patio's, workshop, alley access 2 car garage where suv's have fit in nicely. 

My Areas of Focus

My focus neighborhoods lie between Downtown St. Petersburg from Feather Sound/Carillon to Pinellas Point running along Tampa Bay including, Old Northeast, Snell Isle, Crescent Lake, Crescent Heights, Euclid, Kenwood, Venetian Isles, Wildwood, Old Southeast, Tropical Shores and The Pink Streets. I also work with buyers and sellers throughout Pinellas including the Beaches and Tyrone area.

I believe the essential qualities to being a great realtor are providing knowledgeable guidance, research  and open communication. My goal is to help you make the most informed choices for your needs, desired lifestyle and budget. ­I ­strive to provide superior customer service­ with attention to detail and ­will go above and beyond in all aspects wherever possible. I'm here to help. Let me know how I can be of service to ­you!

 

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Is now the right time to sell?


Determining if it's the right time to sell is be a big decision. You may have many questions you need answered, such as...

  • 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 these questions and provide you with FREE HOME EVALUATION REPORT that details comparative sales in your neighborhood which helps determining if now is the right time for you to sell. This is an excellent starting point for any seller. To request a FREE home evaluation report simply call or email me. It's a service I'm happy to preform as I love hearing from new clients. As your agent I look forward to providing you with exceptional guidance, research, and marketing to sell your home.


Selling Your Home

My goal 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 campaigns.

In today's market technology plays a huge role in sales. Over 92% of buyers will find their next home using the internet. It's never been more important work with an agent that understands how to showcase your home online.

More Tools I use to Market my Clients Homes...

I use social media, YouTube, Facebook, Google+ and other creative outlets to market my clients homes along with the well established MLS and RE/MAX platforms and global networks. I also put care into marketing my client's home's for mobile devices, which account for over 60% of searches during the weekends.

Foreign Investors

Florida is one of the most popular markets in the United States for foreign residential investment. So giving your listing global reach has never been more important, thankfully RE/MAX listings are syndicated to over 1,000 different national and international websites. You never know where your next sale may come from, so it's important that your home is being showcased for maximum online exposoure.

Benefits of working with a RE/MAX Agent

My brokerage RE/MAX Metro is the #1 real estate company in Southern Pinellas. As you can see by "total agents" number on the graph, we have half the agents of Keller WIlliams, but still our brokerage sold more homes in the area than any other brokerage. This is a powerful testament to our expertise. Re/max's global network, and their continuous dedication to education and training. We use the latest technology, and we understand how to reach specific targetted markets.You're home is incredible valuable, when it becomes time to sell doesn't it just make sense to work with the best? That's RE/MAX metro!

Searching for a home is an exciting time in a person's life and presents a great opportunity for a new lifestyle and location. A home purchase is also typically one of the largest and important investments you will make, so it's vital that you know your interests are being represented by an expert that will bring you the best results!

As your realtor I will be here to help you with every step of the buying process:

  • 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, while working for a buyer, a agent is paid by the seller. Working with a buyers agents is essentially a FREE SERVICE, so enlisting my aid to help you find a home has never been easier!

Helping You Find a Great Home!

After listening closely to your home needs and goals, I will develop a list of properties for us to go tour. If nothing is currently available that matches, I will setup alerts to notify us when a home enters the market that does meet your criteria. I have a deep understanding of Pinellas County and the amenities and characteristics our areas neighborhoods have to offer. As your advisor and guide I look forward to providing you with exceptional research and service so you can find the perfect home!


My Mobile Search App

For mobile home searching try using my Savvy Card. Unlike many of the big real estate apps, my app is directly connect to the MLS through my real estate license. The information is always accurate and up-to-date. Essental for clients on the move looking for homes!

9/17/2013

To Shirley’s Team:
I attended a party at Waterside the other evening and was hearing horror stories about getting issues fixed at one’s condo. So it was with minimal expectations I reached out to your team (namely Tara Horvath) this morning with some service issues. Within 30 minutes I had received calls from 2 of the 3 contractors and heard from the third later this afternoon. Both contractors I encountered were courteous and helpful. Your team also helped me get some addendums to my lease done in record time (Caroline Morris). Moving is stressful, leaving family and loved ones is hard. But being welcomed and receiving the type of service I have received from your team helps make it so much nicer and better. Thank you Shirley for your leadership and empathy with our move. I am truly amazed with your team!
Sincerely,


Gary S. Cooke (Tenant)


6/7/2013

To Shirley’s Team:
We have been homeowners for the past 18 years. We recently rented a property through Shirley Rigo, Rigo Rentals. I would just like to take a few moments and share with you the experience we have had with Shirley Rigo’s Team. Helen Larsen and Tara Horvath have made this a very successful move for us while we were in between closings on our own properties. The service and personal attention we received from the Rigo Team was greatly appreciated.
Thanks a bunch,
Debbie (Tenant)


 

6/1/2013

Online Comments from the Buyer/Seller Report:
This was a short sale that lasted almost 10 months. Our agent, Shirley Rigo, never gave up and went beyond the call of duty with her patience. She even gave up a portion of her commission to help the deal go through. This is why we keep coming back to her for assistance in buying and selling properties over the last 20 plus years.
Dr. Luis Martinez (Owner)


1/18/2013

Caroline, Tara and Ted:
I would like to express appreciation for the quality of work completed by Ted in repairing and painting the living room walls and the other miscellaneous items in the condo. He kept in constant communication with me and followed through with each commitment he made … just wish to pass on positive words.
Thank you.
Dave (Tenant)


9/17/2012

Shirley and Tara:
Thank you so much for all your help!! So happy to hear we already have another tenant in place! As I have said before, I am a realtor here in Central Florida and I have worked with many property management companies – however – you are the best by far! You always keep us notified, you handle problems, and we can count on you to take good care of our unit.

Thank you so much for all you do,
Susie (Owner)


9/20/2012

Tara:
It must be a year or more that we have worked together on complicated and sometimes tough problems. You have been there for Mary and me when we’ve needed your professional help. You’ve been a teacher – in telling us what we’ve needed to do on our computer. You’ve also been patient, helping me to tackle an accounting system that is unique. You get the credit for all that we’ve learned from you. So give yourself a well deserved pat on the back!!

Sincerely,
Jerome Dwyer (Owner)


7/30/2012


I just wanted to take the time to say thank you. You all have been so kind and helpful. I will miss Charles Court very much, but it is time to move forward. Living in Charles Court for the last year and a half has been a lovely experience. I personally would love to thank Caroline for showing me Charles Court and going above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly. Also, Tara, you have been a godsend when it comes to fixing things in a timely manner! Again thank you so much for this delightful experience. I hope in the future if I need any help finding a place that I can rely on your wonderful team.

Sincerely,
Lauren (Tenant)


10/10/2012

Hello Tara,
Thank you so much. It is a pleasure to work with you. We appreciate your wonderful communication as that makes it so much easier to get the items taken care of right away for the customer. You are very timely in processing the payments and we appreciate that as well. You can tell that it is your primary concern to take care of the client and ours too so we work very well together in taking care of that.

Thank you so much!
Jamie Davis
Creative Cultivations
Landscape Maintenance, Inc. (Vendor)