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PROPERTY buy+rent. Use Florida’s local British Realtors!

Below is the only statewide network of qualified, Florida-licensed expat British real estate professionals.  They work closely with UK-based Brits and resident Florida expats to find them a holiday home, permanent residence or commercial property.  FABB’s realtors network was  established in 1997 and we strongly advise UK buyers to use one from our team below.  A fellow Brit understands you better.  Avoid the pitfalls of negotiations in a foreign land.   IMPORTANT :   Only select a realtor operating in the LOCAL Florida area you wish to live.   NOTE to licensed British realtors of Florida:   Your expat rapport is a strong advantage when dealing


►►►  TAMPA BAY AREA JASON PITHERS is a licensed expat British Broker Associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. Originally from London he has been in Real Estate for 16 years and in Florida since 2002.   A member of  FABB, the Florida Association of British Business,  Jason represents both sellers and buyers and consistently closes over 100 transactions per year and sold over $50 million in 2016 in the Greater Tampa Bay area.  Contact Jason directly to discuss YOUR needs on cell  [813] 601-2920 OR email  jason@tamparealestateconsultants.com     WEBSITE:      http://www.tamparealestateconsultants.com

►►► BREVARD COUNTY, SPACE COAST east Florida + Merritt Island: SUE GOLDTHORP is a licensed expat British realtor who is based in Mims, handling property and sales of businesses in Brevard County.  Says Sue: “ I have MLS membership of the Space Coast Association of Realtors, Orlando and Miami.  Originally from Oxford I have lived all over the UK  before leaving at the beginning of 1997. I lived in New Zealand for 16 months then California for 5 years before moving to Florida in 2003.  I have been a Real Estate Investor since 2003, an agent since 2009 and Broker since 2011.”   Sue is Owner/Broker of Visulate LLC real estate brokerage in Mims, Florida.  See her website www.visulate.com   Contact Sue to discuss your property or business needs directly on her cell [321] 698-5198 or email sue@goldthorp.com .  Sue is member of the Florida Association of British Business [FABB]

NAPLES AREA KATHY RAINFORD experienced British realtor and FABB member for 10+ years.  SALES AREA: Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, Estero and environs.  I offer a professional, well-informed, honest service to Brits seeking holiday villas,  holiday apartments/condos, new build investment properties and all other aspects of Buying and Selling properties in SW Florida.     Contact me for an informal chat/advice or list of properties that are currently GOOD DEALS!  I hold a Florida Brokers Licence and I am a Certified International Property Specialist and Overseas Member of the UK National Association of Estate Agents Ltd.   I work with a team at  Realty World Top Producers Inc.  WEBSITES:  www.kathyrainford.com  and  www.realtyworldtopproducers.com   and  search site at   www.buyingpropertiesinflorida.com   Call or email Kathy today!  Direct on cell [239] 601-7731.  Or office Tel: [239] 430-1700. (I am on Whatsapp)  Email britishnaples@hotmail.com

N   Are you ready to sell your second home in Central Florida? Use an expert expat right here in Florida!  Moire will market and sell it for you guiding you seamlessly through the process. She is an international realtor, condotel specialist and sells for international investors in UK, Ireland and elsewhere. Says Moire: “ I am a listing agent  and specialize in selling Irish and UK homes for those that purchased  several years ago. I take them through the FIRPTA Act and the international process as well as specializing in marketing their investment globally. “   See full details on her website  www.moiresrealty.com.  Email Moire  moiresrealty@gmail.com or call her direct on her cell and Whats App [407] 361 1139

NAPLES AREA FABB Member Donna Mitchell is a licensed and experienced expat British realtor who specialises in the desirable Naples area in southwest Florida. Originally from Middlesex, she has lived in Florida since 1993 and helped many British buyers/renters find their ideal property.  Donna is a Broker/Owner for Win Realty, LLC who specializes in Fort Myers and Cape Coral.  Their website is  www.winrealty.org  You can reach me direct on [239] 297-0517 or email  dmitchell@winrealty.org

TAMPA BAY / ST. PETERSBURG BEACH AREA The British-American team of Carol Lucas and Brian Smith at Lucas Smith Realty LLC.  A member of FABB, the Florida Association of British Business.  With their world-wide business connections, Carol and Brian are able to seek out homes anywhere across the United States, for their clients to purchase. Whether you are looking for a permanent residence, holiday villa or apartment, second home or investment property, they have the necessary relationships and contacts to meet your needs and desires, at NO charge to you, the buyer. Their dedication to excellence, is the collaboration of a wealth of high caliber professionalism and experience.  Born and educated in the UK, Carol has extensive International business experience in the computer industry and overseas property Sales.  Licensed since 1986, Carol is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), this designation being held by less than 5% of Realtors nationwide.  Brian Smith, the other half of this dynamic and respected Husband and Wife Real Estate Team is a Californian born of British parents. He is currently a “Master Instructor” for all approved Department of Real Estate classes. Brian also presided over Mortgage Lending as a Vice President for two U.S. banks. He is a Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker and specializes in helping UK buyers purchase property in the Sunshine State, by conducting seminars in the UK and having strategic partnerships with lawyers, solicitors and financial advisors in both countries.  Contact Carol and Brian to discuss your needs directly on cell  [650] 465-0144  or in UK on (+44) 01275-791167  Email  carol@carollucas.com  Details on  www.lucassmithllc.com         

►SARASOTA-BRADENTON  KEN MOORE is a licensed Florida expat British realtor, originally from Wiltshire, who has worked in Florida real estate since 2013.  A member of  FABB, the Florida Association of British Business,  he handles property sales and rentals in the sought-after west Florida coastal areas of Bradenton and Sarasota.  Ken is experienced with helping UK buyers and has a passion for helping people turn their real estate dreams into addresses.  Says Ken:  Real estate isn’t about bricks and mortar – it’s about YOU. We listen. Together with my British realtor wife Jenny, we are the Moore Homes Team. Why should you choose us to help you buy, sell or invest in Florida real estate?  Simply because our goal is to deliver you such an exemplary service when you use US,  that you become raving fans for life!  And of course tell everyone you know about us – referrals are the lifeblood of our business, and it’s a win-win all round!  We are passionate about helping people achieve their life goals, and help them turn those dreams into addresses. Our mission is to consult, educate, communicate and inform, so you have all the information you need when making that all-important decision.  You deserve the best local   knowledge you need.”   Ken works with Fine Properties, a top local brokerage.  To find the ideal property to suit YOU, contact Ken Moore directly to discuss your needs on cell [941] 779-7578  OR  kennethlmoore@gmail.com  WEBSITE    www.moorehomesinflorida.com

OCALA AREA David Purdie, from West Sussex, has been working in Florida real estate since 2015.  A member of the Florida Association of British Business, he specializes in sales for the 55+ communities. David lives in On Top of the World, one of the most popular and reasonably priced senior communities in Florida. He works as a real estate team with American wife Dianne, who lived in the UK for 12 years working during much of that time for UK property solicitors and can translate US to UK quite well!    The Purdie Team can help you find your place in the sun! David started out by helping investors rehab low cost homes into quality homes. His background as an engineer in the UK helped him design and project manage beyond DIY in a cost-effective manner. “If you want to improve the quality of a purchase, I can help you do that. However, you can also build new here for under 150,000GBP in a high-quality community! We chose Ocala because of the natural beauty, horse country, plenty of golf, warm weather and the most sensible prices in Florida.” They work with Fontana Realty in Ocala. Contact David at 1-352-816-3873 Website   www.thepurdieteamrealtors.com       davidpurdie53@gmail.com 

►   BRADENTON/SARASOTA:  Tracey Franklin is a fulltime licensed British expat Realtor.  She works with PURPLE BRICKS Realty Inc., a British company,  # 1 in the UK and # 3 in Australia.  They have now launched in Florida and Tracey is their real estate expert for the Manatee County and Sarasota area.  A member of FABB [Florida Association of British Business] she is originally from Leicester.  Tracey was with  London’s Metropolitan Police for 27 years, retiring at the rank of Inspector. After vacationing in Florida for 25 years and owning property here,  Tracey and her British husband moved to Florida in 2016. She has an extensive knowledge of the Bradenton area.   Tracey now utilises her negotiation skills to represent buyers and sellers from the UK and US and is passionate about helping YOU achieve your dream, whether a permanent home or vacation rental.  A member of NAR [ National Association of Realtors]  and RASM [Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee Counties]. See her website www.purplebricks.com  To discuss your needs, contact Tracey direct on (941) 203 9338 or email  traceyfranklin@purplebricks.com  and traceylfranklin67@gmail.com

 ►   FT. LAUDERDALE ANNE MARIE YIBIRIN is a fulltime,  licensed Florida British realtor, originally from Glasgow, who has worked in Florida real estate since 1999.   A member of  FABB, the Florida Association of British Business,  she focuses on property sales and rentals in the Ft. Lauderdale area and all Broward county. She is experienced with helping UK buyers and offers fellow Brits : experience in handling complex and diverse transactions, a team able to provide unrivaled market expertise, marketing and valuation skills, a unique white glove client experience and negotiation skills to assist, advocate and counsel throughout the buying or selling process.  She listens intently to match YOU with the properties and locations that best suit YOUR needs!  Expertise:  • Residential property sales,  including fine homes, condos, income properties and new construction • Exceptional attention to skilled negotiations, knowledgeable analysis of property values and market trends • Expertise and renowned credibility in resolving difficult transactions.   Clients choose to work with Anne Marie for her full-service firm, ethics, experience and expertise. She has consistently displayed her ability to satisfy clients in the buying & selling of their homes. Her strong base of loyal repeat customers is the reason why Anne Marie  has been so successful for 2 decades. She is a full time Realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Florida 1st in Ft. Lauderdale.  See her website www.dnahometeam.com Contact Anne Marie directly on [954] 648-0023 or email amyibirin@bellsouth.net  or www.dnahometeam@gmail.com   

►   WEST FLORIDA [Tampa Bay area] KEVIN WELLAND is an experienced, licensed expat British realtor, originally from London, who has worked in Florida real estate since 2004 and been a resident of Tampa Bay since 1992.  Member of FABB, the Florida Association of British Business, Kevin handles property sales in the west Florida Tampa Bay areas of Clearwater/St Petersburg and the areas between, including the beaches. He is experienced at helping UK buyers/sellers over the years and has many satisfied British clients. Kevin has a wealth of experience representing both buyers and sellers from the UK whether they are moving to Florida permanently or buying their holiday dream home in the sun. Kevin also holds the SRS (Seller Representative Specialist) designation and is a member of the Pinellas Realtor Organization & National Association of Realtors.    Kevin is passionate about his work, loves to help fellow Brits and is always available to answer any questions related to real estate or moving to the area.  Kevin works with his British wife Julia at the local brokerage of Luxury and Beach Realty. To buy, sell or rent property, contact Kevin direct on [727] 709-2581 or email wellandteam@gmail.com    WEBSITE  www.wellandteam.com       


► DISNEY VACATION AREA  TONY O’REILLY-BROOKES is the British owner of a Property Management Company in Kissimmee. A Member of FABB [Florida Association of British Business, he is also a licensed realtor.  Tony has worked in Florida business since 2011, moving over with his English wife and two children from England.  He offers fellow Brits:  Property Management–long and short term rentals, Vacation home in the Disney area and realty services to British people who have made their decision to buy or rent here in the Sunshine State. He has helped many Brits “get sorted” in the Sunshine State!   He works with the brokerage of La Rosa Realty in Celebration. To see the complete range of services Tony offers YOU, see his comprehensive website  www.myorlandovacation.com   OR for realty searches only in the Kissimmee/Orlando area go to www.tony.larosarealty.com   Contact Tony O’Reilly-Brookes to discuss your needs on cell  [407] 572-5437  OR email  tony@ffcvh.com

KISSIMMEE-ORLANDO AREA.  SUSAN BARNES—a FABB member since 2005–is a British Realtor at Rockrose Realty in the heart of Kissimmee, close to Disney.  She has over 25 years experience selling homes in Florida.  Specialising in assisting British and overseas buyers find exactly the property they need to rent or buy, including vacation homes in every price range.  Susan has worked with many UK buyers over the years.  We offer testimonials from previous clients which can be viewed on our website  www.rockroserealty.com . Call Susan Barnes direct on [407] 908-4663 or email:  susan@rockroserealty.com   She’ll steer fellow Brits through every part of the property process! 

►►► ST. PETERSBURG/TAMPA KEITH BREADING is a licensed expat British realtor and business broker based in St. Petersburg, Florida.   Seeking property on the southwest west coast of Florida?  Keith comes from Canterbury and his father established their estate agency in 1948 and opened the Florida office in 1981.  Keith has worked with many UK clients fulfilling their Florida dream. Contact him at W.H.Breading & Son (Florida) in St. Petersburg.  Reach him directly by cell [727] 743 5727 or email  keithbreading@gmail.com   WEBSITE  www.whbreadingflorida.com   FABB member since 2013. 

►►► MIAMI or MIAMI BEACH  on your mind?  Want to buy or rent in the Magic City?  FABB member and fellow Brit Elaine Solomon is our Miami and Miami Beach specialist.  She has been in the USA since 1974, in New York and Miami, working in New York’s financial district for years before moving down to Florida as a licenced realtor.  “I love Miami, the vibrancy, the passion and the diversity of the city make it the perfect place to live, “ says Elaine.  “One has the best of both worlds, the fabulous restaurants, shopping and cultural events and the marvellous beaches at your doorstep. Living and working in the heart of it gives me a unique perspective on what someone is looking for and how to make that happen for my British clients. I work with one of Miami’s largest realty companies with all their resources at my disposal and bring all the savvy ex New Yorkers have!  I am  ready to help you find the perfect Miami place!  2018 update: Elaine now owns her own brokerage! Contact Elaine:  Cell [305]  979 6521  Email:  livedowntownmiami@gmail.com  and elainesolomonrealestate@gmail.com  Her website:   www.elainesolomonrealestate.com

►    KISSIMMEE/ORLANDO.    RICHARD VEALE is the British owner/broker of Profiles Realty based in Kissimmee.   Originally from Essex, he specialises in vacation, new and resale homes in the Kissimmee and Orlando areas. British Real Estate Broker/Realtor and member of FABB.  WEBSITE:  www.profilesrealty.com   For professional, reliable service call Richard anytime.  Office phone [321] 297 8161 or cellphone [321] 297-8161   Email richard@profilesrealty.com 

££   TIP:  WANT TO SAVE WHEN TRANSFERRING over UK CURRENCY?   DON’T USE YOUR BANK!  Use Moneycorp.  [ I use Moneycorp myself–FABB President.]   The pound is shaky.  That affects all expats in Florida who still have UK dealings. To transfer your precious funds, we highly recommend you use the services of Moneycorp.  At lower rates than any bank!  This will save you fees and grief, as we Londoners say!  What your own bank won’t do is save considerable  exchange fees, like Moneycorp.   NOW is an advantageous time for you to transfer any funds you have.  THE BEST WAY:   Moneycorp, the UK company with an office in Florida and droves of satisfied Florida clients. It is the only UK currency exchange company licenced to deal in 50 states.   Many expat Brits here have used this currency service for years and report huge savings and satisfaction.   TO FIND OUT MORE:    Phone Moneycorp’s Kelly Cutchin on  [863] 207-6616 at their USA HQ in Orlando to ask all your questions.  Or email your query to  kelly.cutchin@moneycorp.com f or details.  Moneycorp’s HQ is in England.   Posted by the Florida Association of British Business [FABB].  Moneycorp have been trusted members since 2005.  


►►   ARE YOU OVER 55?  DID YOU PAY INTO A UK COMPANY/PRIVATE PENSION?  Do you know whether and how you can access your lump sum and bring it over  to the USA?  For a FREE review of your UK pension contact Mark Solomons in Florida with Florin Pensions direct on  [561] 793-1311 email  msolomons@florinpensions.com  On Subject line put:  “To Mark Solomons—UK pension query”.    Include your name + city + phone + a sentence about the type of company/private pension you paid into.  NOTE: The UK’s decision to leave the EU has resulted in Gilt yields reaching all time historic lows,  pushing up the transfer values of UK defined benefit pensions schemes.  That means your unfrozen pension is worth MORE since July 2016.  Mark is a longtime member of the Florida Association of British Business [FABB].  As FABB’s UK pensions expert he has unfrozen many pensions for USA expats over the years.

 For Brits in the UK wishing to move to Florida :    Since 1997,  FABB has helped more Brits get established in Florida than anyone else.  Avoid being conned!  We strongly recommend you join,  to use our trusted, expert team and advice.  To apply send an email to  britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com  with “JOIN FABB  from UK” on the subject line. Include your current city + contact phone + age + single/married.   

► ARE YOU A BRIT LIVING IN FLORIDA?  OR UK BRIT WITH PROPERTY THERE?  Sign up for our eBritnews email—invitations to local British events and info relevant to expats.  Send email to  britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com  On subject line put:  Receive Florida eBritnews. IMPORTANT:  Must include your Florida city + contact phone.