A resident of St. Petersburg's Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood for over 30 years, Connie is certified with historic homes and loves luxury downtown condos, bungalows, and of course, beach properties. She also enjoys working with second-home buyers and vacation buyers. Connie Lancaster has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education but lives and breathes Real Estate. “As a full-time, professional, Real Estate has been a passion for many years," says Connie, who previously had a 20-plus year successful career marketing high-end European automobiles. “I have invested in a number of properties over the years and have a lot of investment experience from new construction to historic homes, multi-family properties including condo conversions, and have taken advantage of 1031 exchanges."
Originally from South Carolina, Connie is well-connected in the Real Estate industry throughout Florida as well as North Carolina. "Most of my business comes from referrals and previous clients, even though my partners and I have a strong presence on social media which generates many customers, buying and selling.
Sales and marketing are certainly a large part of what Connie and her partners provide. They offer much more than is traditional because of their close associations with their team of vendors, and the ability to offer their clients knowledge and services that go far beyond the actual real estate transaction." Connie's general knowledge of the real estate business, specific knowledge of the Tampa Bay market, and her understanding of the latest market trends provide buyers and sellers with invaluable resources throughout the process. "As a founder of The Platinum Group, our team invests a lot of time and money in marketing for our clients.
Our company Smith and Associates takes it to another level. Smith has been focused on the local market for over 50 years and we are second to none in our knowledge of both the local market and a global reach via our affiliations with Luxury Portfolio International, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, and London based Mayfair International Realty. My motto for Real Estate, is “No Better Place, No Better Time."