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Meet the Kathie Lea Homes Team at ReMax Realtec

Featured Agents

Kathie Lea

Founder and CEO / REALTOR


My name is Kathie Lea, and I am the founder of the The Kathie Lea Realty Group. I am a ReMax Diamond Club member and my team is one of the top teams in Pinellas county closing over 950 homes! My experience and background includes over 18 years of listing and selling Real Estate in the Tampa Bay area including Waterfront, new home construction, certified buyers and selling agent, Short Sale Certified, Relocation, Single Family and Multi-family Investment specialist and residential Property Management. I was born and raised in Southern, California and I have lived in Tennessee and Georgia and have made the Tampa Bay area my home for over 25 years. Having grown up in a military family and having relocated my family in the past, I have a great appreciation for what it''s like to move into a new home in an unfamiliar area. We understand the importance of not only finding the right home, but also the right schools, employment and neighborhoods. We use a team approach to provide the best results in buying and selling homes. I am the team lead and me and my team will work directly with you to help you buy or sell your home, and I negotiate those contracts. Here in Florida we realize that many of our neighbors have faced a declining market and now find themselves owing more than their home is worth. We have the training and resources to assist these homeowners in completing a short sale and have successfully closed over 150 short sales during the past few years and can help if you or someone you know owes more than the home is worth. I believe in being the best and because of this I continue to take courses and certifications that will help my clients. I am proud to say that I am a Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) and I have a thorough understanding of complex issues in today''s turbulent real estate industry and knowledge of foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners. CDPEs can provide solutions, specifically short sales, for homeowners facing market hardships, I am a Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute, this is a nationally recognized professional real estate designation (GRI) and I am an e-PRO®, this certification was developed through a partnership of The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the Social Media Marketing Institute (SMMI) to familiarize today''s agents with the latest technology and social media tools to enhance their business and help them engage with customers and other real estate professionals. Let my teams training help you to purchase the right property at the right price or to sell your home for Top Dollar in the least amount of time. Our goal is to provide you with the best "real estate experience" you''ve ever had! We conduct business with integrity, we are extremely well organized, and we know how to purchase and sell homes. We have great resources to handle your real estate transaction with excellence! Please give us a call. Put my team''s skills to work for you. In this challenging market, the right agent, resources, and technology do make a difference! We hope to hear from you soon! Thanks…..The Kathie Lea Realty Group!

Capt. John Rigg

REALTOR, Director of Sales Kathie Lea Homes Team


I was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and lived all across the Country from Nova Scotia, to Ontario and British Columbia before relocating to the United States in 1999. I have worked throughout the U.S., Europe, and China and then finally settled in Florida where I first lived in the Palm Beach area on the East Coast before falling in love with the West Coast and making beautiful Clearwater Beach, Florida my home. I attended Lambton, College and graduated with a Diploma in Electronic Engineering Technology. However, after college, I realized I preferred working with people and became a Consultant working for the world's largest management consulting firm Andersen Consulting (now known as Accenture). I am married and have 3 grown children, a grandson and 2 very cute westies. I work with my wife and partner Kathie Lea and we run one of the top 1% of Real Estate Teams in the County based on sales volume. We enjoy helping clients realize their real estate dream. We pride ourselves in first understanding each client's needs whether they are selling or buying, and then doing our research and coming up with a plan designed to not only meet their expectations but to exceed them. We have built our business on word of mouth, one client at a time. We have surrounded ourselves with a team of dedicated, full-time, experienced professionals who care as much about our customers as we do. In my real estate career, I have successfully negotiated tens of millions of dollars in properties during the toughest real estate market in many decades. I have a love for the water, I specialize in waterfront property, live on the water and I am a USCG Licensed Captain. I am also a licensed mortgage loan originator and the founder of SOHFF,LLC. We have helped hundreds of families avoid foreclosure by negotiating short sales and loan modifications. We have worked with investors to help them close on income producing properties and liquidate non-performing assets. Whether buying or selling, we look forward to the opportunity to meet with you and discuss how we may be able to assist you to achieve your real estate goals. We know that you have an important decision to make when selecting a real estate agent. In today's complex world of buying, selling and financing real estate we believe that you need to select not just a single real estate agent but a team of professionals with the knowledge, experience and caring attitude to make it as easy as possible for you to successful close. When you work with me you benefit not only from my experience as a licensed mortgage loan originator, a licensed real estate agent and a USCG licensed Captain but also the decades of experience within our team. We also have reliable home inspectors, mortgage brokers, insurance agents, contractors, property managers, attorneys and CPAs available to assist you. Give us a call and we will be pleased to put our team to work for you.

Tim Queen

REALTOR, Lead Buyers Specialist


Born in Detroit Michigan moved to Florida to get away from the Ice and Snow. Living the dream in Tampa Bay Florida for the last 10 years and loving every minute of it. Florida allows you to play golf and go Boating all year long. I love it here!!!We have some of the Best Beaches in the Country or the World !! Tampa Bay is a year round area hosting some of the top sports teams in the country. Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey, Tampa Bay Buccaneer's Football Team, Tampa Bay Ray's Baseball Team, Tampa Bay Storm Arena Football and the Tampa Bay Rowdies Soccer Team. Tampa has a lot to offer besides just the best weather year round. We have hundreds of events every year so you do not have sit in your house and be bored. Move down to the best area in Florida I look forward to helping you find a Great place to live!!! Tim Queen 727-452-2850

Lynn Weltjen

REALTOR, Buyers Specialist


Lynn is a dynamic and motivated real estate professional with a wide range of experience. Lynn has had a passion and love for real estate her entire adult life. She has an impressive track record having bought, owned and sold over 25 properties as a homeowner and as an investor/landlord for in the past 20 years. Lynn knows what type of property will appeal to clients in virtually every price range. Lynn has had an impressive sales and marketing career in several industries including Pfizer, Proctor & Gamble, Dial and Jockey. She has also owned her own remediation company for over 6 years. A community leader in Pinellas County, Lynn is a graduate of the Pinellas Leadership “Class of 2011” and remains very active in this prestigious organization. Lynn is inspired and motivated to help you “find your fit” in the unlimited real estate choices her clients have while looking for that personal residential property and dream. Always looking for a “Win-Win” for her clients, Lynn knows the real estate landscape and is a recognized licensed realtor in this community. She works tirelessly for her clients and is available around the clock to help satisfy their search and transaction needs.

Heather Terflinger



Heather joined the Kathie Lea Realty Group as a buyer's agent in 2018. Born in Colorado Springs into a military family, her family moved around a lot. First to Georgia, then Alabama, then Florida then Tennessee. In Knoxville, TN she met her husband and was wed on the river where they worked as whitewater rafting guides. Over the next 13 years, Heather raised two amazing children, bought and sold diamonds for a television shopping network and traveled all over the world. (India and China were her favorite). She then took a short break from the professional world to home school her children and considers this to be the most challenging job she ever held. Heather has always considered Florida her "home" so in 2016 she moved her family back and decided to settle in St. Petersburg (it's closest to the beach). When she is not enjoying the beach, you can find her camping, fishing, kayaking, vinyl record shopping or attending live concerts. Heather loves real estate because she can share her love of the Tampa Bay area with new clients!

Nancy Spiegel



I have a passion for helping others! As a Real Estate Professional, my goal is to meet your needs, exceed your expectations, and help you achieve your goals. Some of my greatest rewards in life have come from the relationships built with clients. It is my nature and commitment to work with integrity, honestly and sincerity. As a seasoned and trained negotiator, I can help you get the most money for the property you are selling and the best purchase price for any property you are buying. I work hard to assure that every step of the process goes as smooth as possible. My goal is to leave you feeling confident that you have a trusted professional working for you. I specialize in representing both buyers and sellers in the Tampa Bay area (Dunedin, Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, Oldsmar, Clearwater, Trinity, New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa). I have experience with buying and selling Single Family Homes, Condominiums, Luxury, New Construction, Vacation or Income Producing Property. I am a Certified Relocation Specialist (CRP®) and have worked with employees relocating with many major businesses such as Verizon, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Amazon, Ingersoll Rand, Siemens, Honeywell, Target, Lowes, Moen, and GE Synchrony Bank. I was born and raised in Douglaston, New York which is a suburb sixteen miles west of New York City. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing from Queens College in Bayside, New York, and received my Paralegal Certification from Boston University. I relocated to Clearwater, Florida in 1993 and worked as a Client Service Representative at Prudential Healthcare managing Group Medical, Life and Disability Insurance benefits for ten years. I began my Real Estate Career as a Licensed Real Estate Associate in September of 2004. I am a member of the National Association of Realtors, The Florida Association of Realtors, the Pinellas Realtor Organization and The Dunedin Chamber of Commerce. In 2018 I was selected to the Inaugural Class for the City of Dunedin Citizens' Academy. My husband Brian and I currently live in Dunedin and we have a daughter and two grown sons as well as two adorable dogs. In my free time I love to play tennis, bike ride, hike and enjoy spending time on Honeymoon Island or Clearwater Beach. I look forward to utilizing my talents, knowledge and skills to work WITH YOU and FOR YOU!

Kaley Roberts



Meet Kaley, a 5th generation Florida native! She’s an experienced Realtor who will always fight for her clients and always strives to give 5 star service! Kaley prides herself in creating the absolute best experience for her clients. As a wife to an active duty soldier, she returned to her home state after spending 3 years in Colorado at their last duty station and is happy to say that this is their final stop! That being said, she also holds the title as a Military Relocation Professional to better serve her clients during what can be a difficult transition. Kaley is also the proud mother of two kids, and a rescue pup named Buddy. Contact her today, you won’t be disappointed!

Brittanie Lea

Customer Service / Inside Sales Agent


I am originally from the Smokey mountains of Tennessee but have called the Tampa Bay area home for over 25 years! I am a single mother with an amazing son and daughter and my dog a pitt/boxer mix. Before real estate I worked in the medical field in Pediatrics traumatic brain injuries. Most my life my mother moved me around every year or two. I understand the struggles and stress that comes along with moving in the same state or state to state. Growing up I was an athlete in many sports, Swimming ( 4 x district champion and state finals) Track and field ( 4 x district champion), Competitive Dance team, Competitive Cheerleading, and basketball. I am a huge sports fan especially Football, Hockey and UFC. I grew up in the real estate business, my Mother Kathie Lea who is also the Team Lead has been doing Real estate most of my life. I remember being 10yrs old and helping her study for her real estate license. Now here I am doing real estate with my family and amazing team members in this beautiful state of FL. One day I hope my son can grow up to be a Realtor too! I am here to help with your buying process. No matter if you are looking to buy or sale I can assist you! I specialize in Foreclosed / REO bank owned properties, first time home buyers, second homes and people relocating to FL. I look forward to working with you!!!!
Kathie Lea Team ReMax Realtec Group
3217 Tampa Road
Palm Harbor, FL 34684

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