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Meet the Kathie Lea Homes Team at eXp Realty

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Kathie Lea

Founder and CEO The of Kathie Lea Team / REALTOR

727-449-9276
727-422-9455
Kathie@KathieLeaTeam.com

About Kathie Lea - Your Real Estate Expert in Tampa Bay Hello, I'm Kathie Lea, and I'm proud to be the founder and team lead of The Kathie Team, a distinguished real estate team affiliated with eXp Realty, serving the vibrant Tampa Bay Area. With immense pride, I can confidently say that we've established ourselves as the region's top real estate team, successfully closing over 1,750 homes. Experience and Expertise: I bring over two decades of extensive experience in listing and selling real estate throughout the Tampa Bay area. My expertise spans various facets of the real estate market, including waterfront properties, new home construction, certified buyer and selling agent services, short sales, relocation assistance, and investments in both single-family and multi-family properties. A Journey from Coast to Coast: Originally hailing from Southern California, I embarked on a journey that took me across the United States, from Tennessee to Georgia, before finding my forever home in Tampa Bay over 30 years ago. Growing up in a military family, I understand firsthand the challenges and significance of finding the perfect home in an unfamiliar area. Elements like schools, job opportunities, and neighborhoods play a pivotal role in a successful move, and I'm here to guide you every step of the way. A Collaborative Approach: At The Kathie Team, we embrace a collaborative approach to deliver exceptional results in the buying and selling of homes. As the team lead, I work closely with my dedicated team to provide personalized assistance throughout your real estate journey. Our primary objective is to help you purchase or sell your home while expertly negotiating the best price and terms on your behalf. Professional Designations: I hold a prestigious Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation, a nationally recognized professional real estate credential. Additionally, I am an e-PRO®, certified through a partnership between the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the Social Media Marketing Institute (SMMI). This certification equips me with the latest technology and social media tools to enhance my business and engage with customers and industry professionals. Rest assured, my team's training and expertise will empower you to make informed property decisions and achieve top-dollar sales in record time. Our Commitment to You: Our ultimate goal is to provide you with an unparalleled "real estate experience." We conduct business with integrity, maintain impeccable organization, and possess an extensive knowledge of the buying and selling processes. Armed with exceptional resources and an unwavering commitment to excellence, we are fully equipped to seamlessly handle your real estate transactions. We warmly invite you to reach out to us and discover the transformative difference our team can make in your real estate journey. Experience the Difference: Put our skills and over 50 years of combined experience to work for you. In today's challenging market, the right agent, resources, and technology can truly make a difference. We eagerly look forward to serving you and helping you achieve your real estate goals. Thank you for considering The Kathie Team. Your real estate journey begins here. Warm regards, Kathie Lea Founder and Team Lead The Kathie Team eXp Realty, Tampa Bay Area

Capt. John Rigg

REALTOR, Director of Sales Kathie Lea Team

727-449-9276
727-667-6471
john@johnrigg.com

As the Kathie Lea Team's Director of Sales, my path through the real estate world has been as varied as it has been enriching. Originating from Montreal, Canada, I've embraced living in diverse locales across Canada—from Nova Scotia's picturesque coastlines to the dynamic urban landscapes of Ontario and British Columbia. The move to the United States in 1999 was a pivotal moment, launching me into roles that spanned the U.S., Europe, and China, culminating in my decision to make Florida my permanent home. Initially captivated by Palm Beach's charm on the East Coast, it was the tranquil beauty of Clearwater Beach on Florida's West Coast that truly captured my spirit, guiding me to where I am today. My academic background is in Electronic Engineering Technology, having graduated from Lambton College. However, life's paths led me to discover a passion for working with people, propelling me into a consulting role with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), the world's largest management consulting firm. This role honed my skills in understanding client needs and formulating strategic solutions, a skill set I've carried into my real estate career. Family is at the core of my life; I am happily married with three grown children, two grandchildren, and two adorable Westies. Alongside my wife and partner, Kathie Lea, we spearhead one of the top 1% real estate teams in the country by sales volume. Our mission is to help clients realize their real estate dreams, a commitment built on a foundation of deeply understanding our clients' needs, meticulous research, and strategic planning. Our approach has fostered a business grown from word-of-mouth, one satisfied client at a time, backed by a team of dedicated professionals. In my tenure in real estate, I've negotiated tens of millions of dollars in properties, specializing in waterfront properties—a personal passion, as I live on the water and hold a USCG Captain's license. Additionally, as a licensed mortgage loan originator and the founder of SOHFF, LLC, I assisted hundreds of families in navigate the complexities of foreclosures, short sales, and loan modifications, as well as working with investors on income-producing properties. Our team is ready to assist you, whether you're buying or selling. Choosing the right real estate agent is a crucial decision, and in today's intricate market, we believe you need a team of professionals with the knowledge, experience, and dedication to make your journey smooth and successful. Working with us means benefiting from my comprehensive experience, supported by a robust team and an extensive network of home inspectors, mortgage brokers, insurance agents, contractors, property managers, attorneys, and CPAs. We invite you to reach out and discover how the Kathie Lea Team can work for you, making your real estate goals a reality.

Tim Queen

REALTOR, Lead Buyers Specialist

727-449-9276
727-452-2850
Tim@KathieLeaTeam.com

Introducing Tim Queen: Your Tampa Bay REALTOR Born and raised in the frigid landscapes of Detroit, Michigan, Tim Queen made a life-changing decision to leave behind the ice and snow in search of his dream destination. A decade ago, he found that paradise in the heart of Tampa Bay, Florida, and he hasn't looked back since. Tampa Bay has offered Tim the opportunity to live the life he always envisioned. With its year-round sunshine and pleasant climate, he can enjoy his passions for golf and boating without interruption. Tim is passionate about the lifestyle that Florida offers, and he loves to share his enthusiasm with his clients. One of the things that Tim treasures most about his adopted home is the pristine, sandy beaches. He firmly believes that Tampa Bay boasts some of the best beaches in the country, if not the world. The sun-kissed shores, azure waters, and gentle sea breezes make this place a paradise for residents and visitors alike. But Tampa Bay is not just about leisure; it's also a sports enthusiast's haven. Tim takes pride in the fact that this vibrant region is home to some of the nation's top sports teams, including the Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Football Team, Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Team, Tampa Bay Storm Arena Football, and the Tampa Bay Rowdies Soccer Team. The excitement of attending games and cheering for the local teams is an experience he cherishes. However, Tampa Bay's allure extends beyond the world-class weather and sports scene. The region is constantly abuzz with hundreds of events year-round, ensuring that you're never bored. From cultural festivals to outdoor adventures, there's always something happening in this thriving community. With his extensive knowledge of Tampa Bay and his passion for helping others find their dream homes, Tim Queen is the ideal REALTOR to guide you through your real estate journey. His dedication to making your relocation as smooth as possible and his commitment to finding the perfect property for you is unmatched. If you're ready to make Tampa Bay your forever home or need assistance in selling your current property, Tim is the trusted professional who can make your real estate dreams come true. He looks forward to being your partner in finding the perfect place to live and embark on your next chapter in this breathtaking part of Florida. Contact Tim Queen today and let the magic of Tampa Bay unfold before you.

Jill Ball

REALTOR

727-449-9276
727-314-5598
Jill@KathieLeaTeam.com

Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, and a proud graduate of Texas Christian University with a degree in Speech Communications in Human Relations, I've always been passionate about connecting with people and understanding their unique stories. My journey before real estate saw me orchestrating global travel adventures and local day trips as a Travel Club & Event Coordinator at a bank. This role honed my skills in communication, attention to detail, and problem-solving, ensuring each trip was a memorable experience for our clients, for whom I served as a trusted guide. My personal life journey took an exciting turn when my husband of 32 years, Randy, and I decided to fulfill our lifelong dream of beachside living. After selling our swimming pool business in Texas, we embraced the adventure of moving to Clearwater Beach, a place we now call home and love dearly. Our son Max and our adorable twin grandchildren remain in Ft. Worth, but despite the distance, we make sure to cherish frequent visits, keeping our family bond strong. This move has given me firsthand insight into the intricacies of relocating, especially to another state, whether for seasonal enjoyment, part-time retreat, or as a permanent residence. I understand the mix of excitement and apprehension that accompanies such a significant life change. In my real estate career, I bring these personal experiences and professional skills to the forefront. I recognize the critical importance of clear communication, trust, and reliability in a Realtor, especially when navigating the unfamiliar terrain of a new home purchase. My goal is to make your home search as seamless and joyful as our transition to beach living has been for us. Let me guide you through the process of finding your special home, ensuring your journey is filled with happiness and the promise of new beginnings, just as we have found here in beautiful Tampa Bay Florida.

Rachael Corry

REALTOR

727-449-9276
813-563-3498
License Number: SL3426396
Rachael@KathieLeaTeam.com

Rachael, a proud Floridian through and through, has journeyed from her birthplace in St. Petersburg, FL, to the vibrant city of Memphis, TN, spent her formative years soaking up the sun in Destin, FL, and ultimately found her way back to the heart of Florida's Gulf Coast, the Tampa Bay Area. Alongside her incredible husband and their two wonderful sons—not to mention their two beloved fur babies—Rachael has built a life filled with warmth, family, and a deep-rooted connection to her home state. Her professional journey is distinguished by a wealth of experience in hospitality and sales, with a notable 12-year tenure at the prestigious Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort. It was there that Rachael honed her skills in providing exceptional customer service and discovered the power of truly listening to understand the needs and aspirations of those she serves. Rising through the ranks at Innisbrook, Rachael's career spanned various facets of the rooms division and sales, allowing her to cultivate a keen attention to detail and a sales acumen that became her hallmark. Transitioning these skills to the real estate industry, Rachael brings the same dedication to excellence and personalized service to each of her clients. "I've navigated my career from the ground up at Innisbrook, embracing every aspect of customer engagement and sales. It's this foundation in genuine service and my passion for connecting with people that I bring to my role in real estate. I'm eager to learn about your journey and work together to achieve your real estate dreams." - Rachael Rachael's enthusiasm for real estate is matched only by her dedication to her clients. Whether you're searching for your dream home, selling your property, or exploring investment opportunities, Rachael's expertise, and warm, personable approach make her an invaluable partner in your real estate journey.

Shannon Howard

REALTOR

727-449-9276
727-487-1770
License Number: SL3531951
Shannon@KathieLeaTeam.com

Shannon's journey in real estate is deeply personal and professionally enriched by a decade of experience in customer service and outside sales. Her career is marked by the creation of enduring client relationships, founded on trust and integrity, a testament to her commitment to go above and beyond for those she serves. These relationships, many of which she maintains to this day, are a reflection of her genuine care and dedication. The pivotal moment in Shannon's life came in late 2019 when she, alongside her husband of 18 years, their two teenage sons, and their spirited Jack Russell, embarked on a significant cross-country move from Northern California to Tarpon Springs, Florida. This experience of relocating her family has given her firsthand insight into the challenges and joys of moving, especially with children, and starting anew in an unfamiliar place. Now fully enamored with the vibrant lifestyle, warm community, and the plethora of opportunities that the Tampa Bay area presents, Shannon is passionate about sharing this love with others. She understands the nuances of moving not just a household but a family, and the importance of finding not just a house, but a home where memories can be made and dreams can flourish. As part of her commitment to helping families relocate and settle into their new lives in Florida, Shannon leverages her personal experience and professional acumen to guide her clients through every step of the real estate process. Whether you're moving across the country or just across town, Shannon is dedicated to finding you the perfect home that meets your needs, aspirations, and lifestyle. Let Shannon's unique blend of empathy, expertise, and enthusiasm be your guide in the Tampa Bay real estate market. She's not just finding you a place to live; she's helping you find a place to belong.

Catherine Young

REALTOR

727-449-9276
727-241-9044
License Number: SL3581425
Catherine@KathieLeaTeam.com

Catherine's journey to becoming a Realtor is a testament to her passion for creating harmonious lives. Four years ago, she embarked on a whirlwind romance that began with a chance meeting in London and concluded with a wedding in Key West. This marked the beginning of her permanent move to Tampa Bay, where she and her husband have found their adored and adopted home in downtown Palm Harbor. Catherine's life in Tampa Bay is a testament to her love for the region. She can often be found indulging in the finest offerings of the area, from exploring Tampa's renowned restaurants to leisurely boating to the sandbars, practicing sunset yoga, and actively enjoying outdoor activities like running and biking on the Pinellas Trail. Alongside her husband and their small furry companion, Louie the puppy, Catherine cherishes the moments spent strolling through the picturesque neighborhoods. Beyond the stunning sunsets and welcoming community, Catherine possesses a deep understanding of the exceptional quality of life that Tampa Bay offers its residents. Her extensive local knowledge and a network of valuable connections are a testament to her genuine enthusiasm for the region. Before venturing into the real estate profession, Catherine, hailing from Oxford, UK, enjoyed a thriving career as an opera singer on London's renowned West End stage. Her journey to becoming a principal soloist with the English National Opera was marked by scholarships to the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music. Her years as a performer endowed her with diplomatic finesse, exceptional communication skills, and an artist's innate ability to connect with others. These attributes, coupled with her passion, energy, dedication, and unwavering focus, have seamlessly transitioned into her role as a Realtor. Catherine's mission is to provide unparalleled customer service and expertise in the local real estate market. She is excited and driven to meet her clients' needs, leveraging her unique background and skills to ensure successful collaborations towards shared goals. When you choose Catherine as your Realtor, you're not just choosing a professional; you're selecting a dedicated advocate who understands the art of performance and the importance of making your real estate dreams a reality.

Brittanie Lea

REALTOR

727-449-9276
727-480-4099
Brittanie@KathieLeaTeam.com

Welcome to my real estate journey, a story of resilience, dedication, and passion. My life's mantra has been shaped by a profound personal challenge – surviving cancer (#CML) – which taught me the invaluable lesson of perseverance through life's upheavals. Originating from the serene Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, I've found a long-standing home in the vibrant Tampa Bay area, where I've lived for over three decades. As a single mother, I take pride in raising an incredible son and daughter, drawing from my experiences to guide them with strength and love. Before embarking on my real estate career, I dedicated my efforts to the medical field, specifically in pediatrics and traumatic brain injuries. This path led me to pursue higher education, earning an AS degree from SPC in Social and Human Services with a certification in addiction studies, and later, graduating with honors from USF in 2022 with a BA in Behavioral Community Science, majoring in criminology with a minor in Forensic Behavior. My childhood was marked by frequent moves, instilling in me early on the complexities and emotional nuances of relocating. This personal background, combined with my athletic endeavors in swimming, track and field, competitive dance, cheerleading, and basketball, has imbued me with a deep understanding of teamwork, discipline, and the pursuit of excellence. Currently, I share my love for archery with my son, engaging in competitions that foster our bond and competitive spirit. A lifelong sports enthusiast, my passion extends beyond the field and into the realm of real estate, a field in which I literally grew up. My mother, Kathie Lea, a seasoned real estate professional and the Team Lead, introduced me to this dynamic industry. I vividly remember assisting her with her studies for the real estate license at the tender age of ten. Today, I stand beside her and a remarkable team, committed to serving clients across the beautiful state of Florida. My vision is to extend this legacy to my son and daughter, hoping they too will embrace the rewarding path of real estate. Whether you're navigating the market as a first-time homebuyer, seeking a second home, or relocating to Florida, I am here to guide you. My expertise is particularly attuned to understanding and alleviating the stresses associated with moving, ensuring a smooth transition for you and your family. I specialize in first-time home buyers, second homes, and assisting individuals and families relocating to Florida. Let's embark on this journey together. I am excited to work with you and eager to help you find not just a house, but a home where your dreams can take root and flourish.
Kathie Lea Team eXp Realty
Kathie Lea Team eXp Realty
2151 NE Coachman Rd
Clearwater, FL 33765
727-422-9455
727-449-9276

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