If you ask Julia what’s the most important thing in this world, she’ll give you a knowing smile and tell you without hesitation that its authenticity. “There isn’t enough of it in this world. And what isn’t real simply can’t last. It’s the underlying key ingredient that makes a family, a corporation, a friendship –anything- successful for the long haul. And that goes for every home selling or buying experience, too.”
In 2016, Julia joined Coastal Properties Group International, an affiliate of Christie’s International, one of the area’s most successful and fastest growing real estate brokerages in Tampa Bay, an invitation-only boutique brokerage made up exclusively of multi-million dollar producers. Coastal Properties Group International specializes in waterfront, coastal area and luxury properties and estates in Tampa Bay. “I’m thrilled to be a part of Coastal because I’m able to serve my clients by providing them with an unsurpassed level of local, national and international listing marketing and services. If you ask Julia what’s the one thing she’d want you to know about what it’s like to work with her, she’ll say expect professionalism with some fun along the way. And, that you should always free to ask her anything. Because you’ll get real answers or she’ll promise to figure it out and get back with you.
Julia has a rich and unique real estate career that started in San Francisco, where she was born and raised. Based out of the SF Bay Area she worked 15 years in commercial development, site acquisition and leasing for Fortune 500 companies all over the U.S., and in her last salaried position was the Development Manager for a West Coast Real Estate Investment Trust. In these roles she regularly worked with many of the country’s premier real estate attorneys and is an expert in the art of negotiation. Although she enjoyed the complexity of the work and managing and closing large transactions, her heart wasn’t fulfilled in the corporate world. So in 2004, Julia packed her bags for Palm Harbor with her then baby boy to follow her dream of serving people rather than corporations with their real estate needs. Since 2006 she’s been helping people buy and sell homes and investment properties in coastal Tampa Bay and hasn’t looked back. If you ask her why she chose Tampa Bay, she’ll tell you “because I’ve always been a beach person. My soul is at the beach, and here the water is warm and the sun still sets in the West.”
Julia’s a Crystal Beach resident and enjoys sunsets at the pier, kayaking or any time spent with her toes in the sand.
CIAS (Certified Investor Agent Specialist)
CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert)
Negotiatons, negotiations, negotiations! In real estate, it's not just location, location, location. I'm a people person and believe in treating everyone with the same respect. And having been many facets of real estate for 25 years and trained by the best real estate attorneys in the art of negoation, I know that respect for all is a one of the key components in the process (that is sadly) overlooked too often.
And in a sale or purchase transaction, there's a LOT more to negotiate than the price.
Need references? Have countless yet gloating isn't my style. Please just ask!
Authenticity & work ethic are key in real estate & in life. Please feel free to ask me anything and no question is silly! AskJULIA. REAL estate. REAL answers. With a smile :) & expertise to boot!