Ranked in the top 1% of Real Estate Companies in the US!
Ranked in the top 1% of Real Estate Companies in the US!

Our Associates

Kymberly Abry



Originally from Seattle, Kymberly has a deep appreciation for the beautiful Tampa Bay area. A Realtor with experience and integrity and who is actually fun to be with, Kym truly believes that it's her clients' needs that come first. She has excelled as a Realtor since 2009 and 5 years later joined the Mihara Team because she loved its philosophy of personalized boutique services and unwavering dependability. As a top-producing agent, you can count on her to guide you every step of the way, making the process simple whether you are buying or selling. In her spare time, you will find Kym horseback riding with her two daughters, enjoying the waves of our gorgeous Gulf of Mexico, or just relaxing at home in Odessa with the family watching movies. She would love the opportunity to work with you in any way she can, so please don't hesitate to call her at 813-458-9999 or email her at kymabry@gmail.com.

Ksenia Akishina

Realtor and Assistant to the Broker



Originally from Murmansk, Russia, Ksenia has been happily settled in the Sunshine State for over 20 years. Prior to embarking on her real estate sales career, Ksenia spent five years learning the ins and outs of real estate on the legal end by working closely with a Tampa real estate attorney. While still in high school, Ksenia's first office job was for a prominent land developer as an administrative assistant where she learned about real estate on the commercial and retail side. Ksenia became a licensed real estate agent in 2010 and her approach to serving her clients is simple: provide expert assistance and exemplary customer service. With those two outcomes in mind, Ksenia has a way of building meaningful relationships and guiding even the most challenging situations to close. Ksenia also speaks Russian.

Laura Ash



A licensed Realtor since 1975, Laura is uncanny at spotting market trends. Her far-reaching experience as a Listing Agent renders the highest sale price for her clients. Realtors of Laura's caliber are especially valuable as a resource clients can take advantage of in dealing with uncertain times. Laura can guide her clients pass the uneasiness spread by rumors and scare tactics so prevalent today by explaining concrete measures available to sell a home. To serve the community, she is an active volunteer with Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc.

Manuela Ball



Born in Venezuela and raised in Europe, Manuela has resided in the U.S. since 2001 and has lived in the Tampa Bay area as of 2006. She is multilingual- fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian. She also has a multifaceted professional background. Her past work experience includes sales administration for a top homebuilder in the East coast, project management/business development for a nationwide staffing firm, and working as an editor for a recognized local newspaper. Manuela's passion for real estate began in 2004, when she built her own home in upstate New York. Her passion grew stronger by witnessing and being involved in her family's real estate investments. Consequently, she decided to pursue a real estate career. Manuela believes a top producer must be a top customer provider. In a nutshell, her approach to the real estate business follows Paul J. Meyer's adage: "Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort".

Mark Becker



Born and raised in Queens, New York, Mark has worked in Customer Service since 1980, including a 15-year stint as Bellman at Helmsley Palace in New York City. A Realtor since 1998, Mark worked alongside a number of us when we were affiliated with another broker here in the Tampa Bay area. Several years later Mark moved to New York City and became a Realtor there. He moved back to Tampa in 2014 and joined our team. You will appreciate Mark's total commitment to customer satisfaction, as well as his sharp sense of humor. You can reach him directly at 813-493-5983 or by emailing him at markyb75@aol.com.

Ginger Bennett



For most of her life, Ginger has lived in the Tampa Bay area, including Temple Terrace, South Tampa, Carrollwood, Lutz, and more recently in Odessa, where she enjoys lakefront living. After working in the insurance industry for over 10 years, Ginger owned and operated several successful businesses and franchises in the restaurant and financial services fields. Winning many sales and leadership awards, she served many years as President of both the Advertising Boards and Franchisee Co-op for over 120 franchise locations, as well on various other boards including her homeowners association. Her past experience, which included managing her own residential and commercial investment properties and led her to become a licensed Realtor, has honed her expertise and skills at marketing and real estate negotiations. Ginger believes very strongly in customer service, works hard to ensure her clients' satisfaction, and helps them get the most for their money whether they are buying or selling. In addition, she helps out various charitable organizations, including Metropolitan Ministries, Keeping Tampa Bay Beautiful, and the Girl Scouts.

Julie Brantley



Julie grew up in a military family and traveled quite extensively. This traveling and meeting many people over her lifetime was the foundation for her love of dealing with the public. She began her career in the Hospitality industry. She then realized her love for customer service, which brought her to Real Estate. Julie receives much gratification in finding the perfect home for her clients and her keen perception of her client's wants and needs are her greatest asset. In her spare time, she is the mother of three girls, who are very active in competitive soccer.

Lisa Carroll



A graduate from University of South Florida with a B.S. in Special Education, Lisa taught children with Autism Spectrum Disorder for Hillsborough County Public Schools. In 1993, she launched her real estate career with Century 21. For her first year performance she won the Rookie of the Year award. She subsequently joined RE/MAX and later owned and operated her own real estate firm in the Tampa area for 12 years. A consistent multimillion-dollar producer and a seasoned investor, Lisa carried a multimillion-dollar portfolio of rentals in the early 2000s. Lisa works with her husband, Tim, and as a team they enjoy helping people with all aspects of the real estate process. They strive to make the transaction enjoyable and pride themselves on prompt and professional service. A large portion of Lisa's business is from repeat clients and referrals, but she enjoys meeting new clients and helping first time buyers as well. Lisa and Tim live with their two sons in Wilderness Lake Preserve. In her spare time Lisa paints and enjoys working out and cooking healthy meals.

Tim Carroll



Tim earned a bachelor degree from Montclair State University, where he majored in English literature and mass communications. He subsequently worked as a Series 7 stockbroker and as a mortgage broker. Now a Realtor, Tim has partnered with his wife, Lisa. In his spare time, Tim composes music, teaches guitar and songwriting to kids, and performs as a guitarist and vocalist. He has opened up for Flock of Seagulls and Yellowman.

Joy Charron



Joy started working in the apartment industry in 2001. That experience eventually led her into real estate. Joy strives to provide excellent customer service, believing that attention to details is the key to retaining relationships. She never promises anything she can't deliver. She understands the importance of finding a home and not just a house. Joy's home consists of, as she puts it, her amazing friend and husband of many years, her cat who lets Joy and her husband live with her, and her dog- the opera singer who will participate anytime a musical instrument is being played. Joy believes that prayer, hard work and perseverance together constitute the driving force to success. She lives her life enjoying the little moments, not taking them for granted. As Joy explains, life is to be enjoyed, it is not what you do or where you go, it is who is around you when you're in that moment. You can reach Joy directly at 813-367-7706 or by emailing her at joy.charron.realtor@gmail.com.

Diana Cohen



A licensed Realtor, Diana loves what she does. Her background is in real estate. A second-generation property manager, she was part of a father-daughter team, which is where her passion for real estate and the art of negotiation began. During her corporate tenure, Diana learned how to successfully manage projects while keeping an eye on the big picture. She provided construction and portfolio oversight, including management, capital planning, and execution. Project types included retail spaces, build-to-suits, commercial spaces, and residential. Diana believes in the value of service, loyalty, honesty and integrity. The loving and proud mom of three beautiful children, one of whom is autistic, Diana is an advocate for children and loves volunteering for programs that specialize in children with special needs. You can reach her directly at 813-484-5909 or by email at diana.cohenrealtor@gmail.com.

Joe Columbus



Originally from Indiana, Joe's resume includes 10 years of active duty service in the US Army, following which he became a serial entrepreneur. Indeed, Joe's broad entrepreneurial business experience meshes well with his career in real estate. In 2010, Joe started a business consulting with Department of Defense contractors, and in 2012, he became a licensed Florida Realtor. By 2014, Joe's consulting company was running so well, he was able to hire employees to take over the day-to-day operations. Later that year he bought a Liberty Tax office and in 2015, opened a second location. In 2017, he sold both offices. Joe then decided to buy quadraplexes and rent them out, but when his friends became aware of his intentions, they all started asking questions about buying homes. Many of his friends are military veterans themselves and are unsure of the home buying process. As the questions flooded in, Joe realized there was a need for his services in the veteran community. So instead of just buying quadraplexes for himself, he has been focusing his efforts on helping other veterans with their home buying needs. You can reach Joe directly at 813-428-0546 or by emailing him at realtor4veterans@gmail.com.

Oscar Contreras



Oscar's prior employment history included three years selling electronics equipment and ten years working at a financial institution. Oscar became a Realtor in 2007, joined our team in mid-2011, and quickly demonstrated that he was a multimillion-dollar sales producer. Oscar's motto shouts, "Customer Service!" He takes great pride in the fact that, at the end of each transaction, his clients are extremely satisfied. His follow-up is exceptional, too - just because the sale is done doesn't mean Oscar is done. To get some insight into Oscar's success, in early 2012, I accessed Zillow.com, which displays ratings of those Realtors who are reviewed by their customers according to likeliness to recommend, local knowledge, process expertise, responsiveness, and negotiation skills. Out of a best possible rating of 5, Oscar's overall rating was 4.9. A resident of the Westchase area, he has fully recognized all the community has to offer. For relaxation he likes to spend time with his family, play poker, and play in a flag football league. Habla espanol.

Susan Cook



Susan was born and raised in Atlanta and has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1990. A Realtor since 1996, when she first began working with Barbara Gibson, Susan has shown herself as one whom we can depend upon to put to excellent use her many years of real estate experience for her own as well as Barbara's clients when she and Barbara are teaming up. Susan's background includes 12 years of medical office management experience where she learned the importance of organizational skills and how paying attention to details can be a key factor for a successful completion of any endeavor. As soon as you meet Susan you will feel comfortable with her, and that comfort level will last throughout the entire real estate process.

Jan Dammer



A licensed Broker Associate, as well as an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) and a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Jan began her real estate career in Kansas City, Missouri. Within two years of becoming a Realtor, Jan was asked to be the relocation director of a major Kansas City real estate company. When Jan changed companies in Kansas City, the relocation group followed her, and she successfully managed the relocation listings and assisted many transferring families in their search for homes. Jan followed her husband, Jerry, to Florida when he was transferred to the Tampa Bay area. She quickly established herself in the real estate market, being a multi-million dollar producer for over 20 years, and successfully managed a real estate company for 4 years, while maintaining her own production level. Jan's husband has joined her in real estate and brings his sales experience to the team. Jan considers her friendships and many referrals from past buyers and sellers to be her greatest gift in her professional life. You can reach her directly at 813-240-6973 or by emailing her at jandammer@aol.com.

Mike Eagan



Mike's 20 years of sales accomplishments in the professional sports industry (including selling tickets when his team was in the middle of relocating) prompted me to recruit him in 2003. Converting Mike's prior experience from sports sales to Real Estate sales was a "slam dunk". A million dollar producer, Mike made his first sale in the first week he was a Realtor. His exceptional listening and customer service skills make him very easy to work with for both buyers and sellers alike. Mike has purchased and sold homes for investments, so he is intimately familiar with that marketplace and is very aware of the problems Real Estate investors face. His experience and successes in this endeavor are invaluable to his clients. Mike proves you can be both a nice guy and a professional who gets the job done. Mike is an avid reader and moviegoer, but sports make him smile. You'll like Mike as much as Mike likes sports, and Mike loves sports.

Roland Garcia



A Tampa native, Roland graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Marketing Education. After serving for four years in the USAF and earning an honorable discharge in 1964, Roland began a career in sales and management with a major national retailer. He attained staff management and store operation positions specializing in sales, customer service, and as a buyer and training instructor. Working 30 years for the same company, he took early retirement. Then in 1994, Roland became a licensed real estate agent and was trained by Tom Erwin, now our Director of Business Development. Roland's management skills and experience, along with customer service, are his greatest assets. Having enjoyed selling real estate in the Tampa Bay area, Roland looks forward to making the sale or purchase of your home a professional and rewarding experience. You can contact him at 813-629-6303 or rngarcia40@verizon.net.

Barbara Gibson



Being a third generation native and growing up and attending schools and college in the Tampa Bay area, Barbara has a real feel for the area. She has witnessed the growth of our population, development of our schools, expansion of our roads, bridges and shopping malls, and proliferation of our sports and cultural achievements. Her background includes serving as Vice President of Flair Homes, where she coordinated the various stages from financing, permitting, and draws to the move-in for the new homeowner. She previously served as a vice president at Florida Federal, which at that time was one of the largest banks in Florida. There she supervised three offices and managed all operations from deposits to lending. She was also instrumental in opening Bay Federal, where she served as Senior Vice President with responsibilities for lending. In the mid 1970s, while still employed in banking, Barbara obtained her Florida real estate license because her job dealt heavily with real estate matters. She became a full-time Realtor in the mid 1980s and is a consistent multimillion-dollar sales producer. While she focuses on residential properties, her experience also includes sales of commercial properties, such as professional offices, warehouses, and large acreage.

Mark Hangen



Born and raised in Buffalo, Mark accumulated much sales experience prior to graduating from college. After earning a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Buffalo State College in 1992, Mark became a social studies teacher and a high school ice hockey coach in the Buffalo area. He also served as a volunteer coach for various youth sports teams and for the Special Olympics. Moving to Tampa in 1994, Mark spent the next six years teaching special education. Then, in 2000, he decided that real estate sales was his true calling. Since 2001, Mark has been a consistent Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Top Producer. He is also an experienced real estate investor and since 2007, an expert on distressed properties. He has been able to help many families avoid bankruptcy and/or foreclosure by successfully negotiating favorable short sales for them. As a former educator, Mark has both the patience and ability to listen to the needs of his clients and then to coach them through all the steps of the home buying/selling process, making the entire process understandable and stress-free from start to finish. You can reach him directly at 813-841-5692 or by emailing him at mhangen22@verizon.net.

Kelly Harden



Kelly has been a resident of the Tampa Bay area since her parents moved the family to Florida when she was a child. She grew up here and raised her family here, giving her insight and knowledge of the Tampa Bay area, which she uses to help you when you are buying or selling your home. Kelly spent the beginning of her career in the furniture and design industry where she developed her outstanding customer service skills, eventually becoming Vice President of Sales for Southwest Florida at La-Z-Boy. When the time came for a career change, Kelly knew it was time to pursue her other passion, real estate. Her greatest joy comes from helping her clients achieve their goals. Kelly's areas of expertise include working with sellers, buyers, investors, new construction, and relocation. Kelly serves all of the Greater Tampa Bay Area with special emphasis on Pasco and Hillsborough counties. She currently resides in Land O' Lakes with her family and can be reached by phone or text at 813-244-9688 or by email at kharden244@gmail.com.

Cindy Harrison



A few minutes spent with Cindy Harrison are all it takes to know she has your best interests at heart. Her outgoing, positive approach quickly establishes friendly rapport while her honesty and dependability automatically build her clients' trust. Her passion for her work is evident as she listens intently to your real estate needs. She stays focused on those goals, determined to achieve exactly what you want. Whether she's helping you with pricing strategies and market analysis, or pointing out the communities that best match your needs, Cindy will clearly spell out all your options so you can be sure the decisions you make are the right ones. Cindy's enthusiasm and special marketing techniques work to your advantage when selling property, while her thoroughness and genuine empathy ensure satisfactory results when buying a house. This, combined with her unwavering work ethic and extensive background in sales and marketing, reassures clients of her expertise and ability to get the job done. You can reach her directly her at 813-417-0507 or by emailing her at CindyHarrison.Tampa@gmail.com

Larry Henry



Larry started his real estate career as an assistant to two other Realtors and handled the day-to-day business of contract review for accuracy, client satisfaction, and keeping all parties informed of the step-by-step process of successfully buying or selling their homes. He has been successful representing first-time homebuyers, seasoned investors, and those purchasing or selling luxury or second vacation homes. When Larry entered the real estate market, it was the worst of times. Short sale and abandoned homes flooded the market. With a former 20-year career in nursing, Larry has honed his critical thinking, evaluation, and planning skills to help people make the right decisions when it comes to buying or selling. This type of experience is what makes Larry the perfect choice as your Realtor. His education and knowledge helps keep you informed throughout the entire process, and he pledges that he will be accountable to you as a buyer or seller and work hard to help you achieve your dream.

Kelly Knetsch



Kelly grew up near Chicago and as a scholarship athlete graduated form Purdue University. However, she has lived in Carrollwood since 1996 and has been a full time Realtor since 1999. A mother of three children, all of whom were enrolled in neighborhood public schools, Kelly continually serves her community to help make it a better place. As President of the Carrollwood Elementary PTA, she raised sufficient money to build the covered Pavilion. She has also served on the Board of Directors of Carrollwood Village Phase 2, where she helped launch the now Annual VillageFest. In addition, Kelly has been involved in the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Youth Soccer, Roller Hockey, Recreational and Travel Ice Hockey, Competitive Dance, Classical Ballet, Tennis, Golf, Youth Baseball, Softball, and local church groups. So, who better to sell her community and all of its wonderful activities and benefits than she? You can reach Kelly directly at 813-629-0992 or by emailing her at kknet1@aol.com.

Kathy Leavens



Kathy's business acumen is evident by what she did as a Store Manager for Gordon's Jewelers in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania over a period of 10 years. She increased the store standing in sales volume to number 2 from number 534 in the country. And that was before she went back to school, where she is working towards completing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Now a Realtor, Kathy resides in Spring Hill. In addition to her proven business abilities, her extraordinary commitment and follow-through in her personal life amply demonstrate that she can handle really hard, stressful situations. A single mom of four boys, all of her children have overcome their own personal trials ranging from paraplegia and rare bone cancer, to experiencing great tragedy after losing their 18-year-old brother with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) to Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) and their 20-year-old brother to a car accident. However, Kathy has always believed that "it's how we choose to react to life's surprises that holds the key to living a happy and fulfilled life." You can call or text her at 352-777-0610 or email her at kathy.yourhome@gmail.com.

Kristine Lopez



Kristine is dedicated to helping others realize their homeownership goals. As a native of Tampa Bay, Kristine works the entire community, including Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties, and occasionally Hernando and Polk counties. With over 20 years experience as a Realtor, negotiating and facilitating transactions with success, she knows how to connect buyers and sellers to maximize the real estate experience. A natural born communicator, Kristine is driven to help you succeed. She provides the highest quality of service by giving each client her eyes, ears and real estate knowledge, and she believes in treating people the way they want to be treated. As a result, Kristine has helped hundreds of people accomplish their individual goals. Moreover, her personal life complements her professional life. Kristine enjoys meeting new people, exploring her community, including the beach, and taking advantage of all the fun Florida has to offer. She looks forward to working with you to achieve your goals. You can reach her directly at 813-210-2101 or by email at kristinelopez7@aol.com.

Mark McGuane



With a bachelor's degree in business administration – marketing, Mark's years of marketing and sales managerial experience in a variety of industries have provided him with the creative and analytical skills needed to be successful in the real estate marketplace. He served as the Mid-Atlantic Region Manager for Midas, Inc., the Northeast/Great Lake Region Manager for Specification Seals Company, and a Region Manager and the National Accounts Manager for MedActive Oral Pharmaceuticals. Over a 7-year period Mark also ran his own real estate business, which recorded multimillion dollar sales pertaining to newly constructed homes, as well as other residential and commercial properties in New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware. If you need someone who can think out-of-the-box to help you, whether you're a buyer or a seller, contact Mark at 484-574-9172 or markmcguane1@gmail.com.

William McKinney



Having grown up in Temple Terrace and now a Wesley Chapel resident, William knows Hillsborough and Pasco Counties very well. This undoubtedly contributed to him becoming, in just his first year as a Realtor, the top sales agent at his former brokerage. He focuses on making the process smooth and stress-free for buyers and sellers. Communication is key throughout the process, keeping his clients informed and keeping all of the other professionals on track, so closings happen on time. He builds a team of professionals, from lenders, to title companies, home inspectors, and tradesmen, so that his clients can breathe easy, knowing every detail is being handled. William has hands-on experience, having owned single-family and multi-family rentals and having rehabbed properties. He has an eye for detail, which leads to small easy fixes that help properties sell quicker and for higher prices. You can reach William directly by voice or text at 813-245-9003 or by emailing him at WilliamMcKinneyRealtor@gmail.com.

Raimonda Misiunas



Raimonda earned an Interior Design degree at the International Academy of Arts and Design and subsequently entered the real estate field in Florida in 2012. In her first three years, Raimonda completed in excess of $6.2 million in real estate transactions which included both residential and investment properties. She believes that honesty, integrity and hard work are the cornerstones of being a successful Realtor. Her highly ethical approach to her real estate business continues to earn referrals and a growing customer base. Raised in Europe, in Lithuania, Raimonda comes from a family of successful real estate professionals. You can reach Raimonda directly at 773-896-7370 or by emailing her at raimondarealtor@gmail.com.

Michael (Beef) Moran



Beef's love of "unique homes", which began in his hometown of Boston, is what lured him into the real estate business. Beef's background ranges from advertising to finance. He worked in Boston Radio for 10 years as an advertising account executive before moving on to Harley-Davidson. There he worked as a sales consultant and finance manager, proudly leading the company as the "Top Finance Manager" for 6 years straight.  Moving on to the next chapter in his life, Beef has found his passion, working as a Realtor. Finding you the perfect place is his GOAL! Fun note: For a few years in the early 2000's Beef worked as the house manager in Palm Springs, CA for a famous dermatologist, whose nurse surrogated Michael Jackson's two eldest children. You can reach Beef directly at 813-955-4777 or by email at Beefsellstampa@gmail.com.

John Neger



John loves people. If you asked him what he did for a living, he would say, "I am in the people business, and I help people fulfill their dream of home ownership (first time, sizing up or down)." John learned the art of negotiation at an early age and honed his skills over the years by bringing each sale together from beginning to end while negotiating the best deal for his client. With a degree in engineering, John worked with his father as a residential builder/developer in New York, but he also pursued a sales career in the automotive industry. He was a dealer principal of a NY GM car dealership that was the No. 5 dealership in the country for 12 years in a row, and he was also in a custom car/truck and motorcycle business where he competed at a national level, winning two televised biker build-offs. Nevertheless, John considers his greatest accomplishment is being married to his "awesome" Realtor wife Maria and having two "fantastic, grounded" children- John Jr. and Nicolette. You can reach John directly at 813-838-7297 or by email at mariaandjohnneger@gmail.com.

Maria Neger



A native of Long Island, New York, Maria has an eclectic background that enabled her to become a Realtor who understands home construction, hard financial facts, and aesthetics. She pursued her love of fashion at the Fashion Institute of Technology, earning an Associate of Applied Science. Her financial expertise resulted in her serving as a finance manager in the automotive industry for several years, and her real estate experience started in 2008, when she began redeveloping residential properties with her husband. Maria then became a Realtor who could quickly evaluate the quality of a property, know how to match properties to each client's unique financial situation, and understand how different elements combine to produce beauty and value in a home. Furthermore, as a person who enjoys an active lifestyle that includes horseback riding, bicycling, boating, and rollerblading, Maria is perceptive to the lifestyle her clients desire, working with each one to ensure the neighborhood and surrounding area align with their individual needs and preferences. She is detail oriented and organized, as well as a good communicator and educator. The thing Maria loves most about her job is being a buyer's agent and helping people find a place to call "Home." You can reach Maria directly at 813-618-7915 or by email at maria.neger@yahoo.com.

Jeannie Nicholson



Combining her extensive knowledge of the real estate market, business management and philanthropy to her position as an accomplished Realtor at Mihara & Associates, Jeannie offers her clients an outstanding level of service. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, and fully bilingual in English and Spanish, Jeannie moved to Florida 30 years ago. Her formal education and professional background coupled with her many years of experience purchasing, owning and selling property in the Tampa Bay area, allows Jeannie to excel at every level of the real estate transaction. A graduate of Saint Petersburg College, Jeannie previously worked in technical education sales at Tech Data Corporation and also owned a cupcake store. Combining her strong customer service skills with her tenacity, enthusiasm, honesty and fairness, Jeannie is very responsive to her clients' needs and concerns and is an excellent choice for anyone ready to purchase or sell a home. Evidence of this is her extensive portfolio of clients and her numerous referrals. You can reach Jeannie directly at 813-748-8834 or by emailing her at jeannielovewhereyoulive@gmail.com.

Christina Nostro



Before becoming an agent at Mihara and Associates, Inc., Christina spent most of her professional career working in public relations. With her outgoing personality, fun-loving approach and knowledge of the Tampa Bay Area after living here for most of her life, working directly with people in some way was always the obvious career choice for her. After finding success as a VIP Hostess for some of the Bay Area's well known "hot spots", Christina decided that it was time to add a little something different to her resume. She now works as a Real Estate agent as well as heading up the Client Services Department at Tampa Bay Downs Thoroughbred Race Track. Christina enjoys the challenges and diversity of both careers, and appreciates the day to day excitement each of them brings.

Debbie Owen



In 2013, after a 24-year career in education, Debbie made the move to real estate. She first worked on the valuation side as co-owner of Preferred Appraisers of Florida, Inc. She then migrated to the sales side at Keller Williams, where she honed the skills and knowledge that led her to join Mihara & Associates, Inc. Debbie specializes in the Carrollwood/Northdale area. She believes that working in an environment defined by the expertise and commitment of highly qualified Realtors enables her to provide her clients with unparalleled service. From staging and pictures, to pricing and marketing, you can be assured that Debbie will deliver 5-star service. She can be reached at 813-230-7170 or debbieowenrealestate@gmail.com.

Sandra Perez



Sandy has been a top-producing agent in the tri-county area for more than 25 years, offering professional assistance to hundreds of buyers and sellers of residential real estate. Born to two amazing Cuban immigrants, Sandy learned that hard work and family values were most important in her community. She became a licensed Realtor while attending college and ultimately graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Business Management. Her career has included time at Century 21, where she had the honor of winning the Centurion Award for Top Producers and consistently ranked as one of their top agents.  Also, in the 1990s, Sandy opened up a RE/MAX Executive Realty office and added a title company and a mortgage firm to the business. Fluent in Spanish, Sandy has helped many international buyers relocating to the Tampa Bay area. She has also earned the accreditation of Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist and is certified to prepare your Competitive Market Analysis. Sandy considers herself "truly blessed with a wonderful husband and two great sons", and in her free time she enjoys boating, fishing, the outdoors and family cookouts. You can reach her directly at 813-368-9611 or by email at realtysandy1@gmail.com.

Alex Pinzkoski



Since 2012, Alex has provided excellent customer service for sellers, buyers, and investors in the Tampa Bay real estate market. His dynamic marketing and negotiating skills are coupled with his keen ability to understand his clients' tastes and needs. His in-depth community and market knowledge along with his high-quality professional network have afforded him the expertise to deal with a broad array of real estate needs. He is an expert not only in residential home sales and purchases, but also with rental investment properties, relocation transactions, new construction, and waterfront home sales. Alex's dedication to his community and family is undeniable. He stays connected by volunteering with many service organizations. For example, as Director of Tampa and Porto Alegre (Brazil) Sister City Committee, he helps Tampa and Porto Alegre increase the relationship in all aspects - diplomatic, economic and social. As his client, you'll appreciate that Alex's thorough knowledge of the local market always enables him to provide insightful information and strategic marketing plans for home sellers to optimize getting their home sold fast and for top dollar. Buyers can count on Alex to use his knowledge and industry expertise to help them find the perfect home promptly. You can reach Alex directly at 813-464-9497 or by email at pinzkoski@gmail.com.

Lisa Piper



Originally from upstate New York, Lisa has been in the Tampa Bay area since 1996. She attended the International Academy of Design where she received an associate degree in interior design. This gives her an edge in terms of meeting client needs and expectations. She earned her bachelor's degree in business management, and a master's degree in psychology. Lisa is honest and straightforward. A hard worker and well organized, she conducts business with the highest standards, attention to detail, and integrity. Whether you are looking to buy or sell residential or commercial real estate, Lisa's goal is to make your buying experience as smooth and easy as possible. She can be reached at 813-390-2090 or mrslisapiper@gmail.com.

Daniel Portera



A native Floridian, born and raised in Merritt Island, Daniel has been living in the greater Tampa Bay area for over ten years, so he is very familiar with markets and trends in the area. His number one priority is you, the client. Daniel loves meeting and taking care of people. Having previously worked in the hospitality industry for over fifteen years, he has always had a special interest in real estate. Daniel has been growing and honing his skills ever since his first real estate transaction in 2006. He considers himself a leader in the real estate community, rising above normalcy and pushing the envelope for greater client experience during the home buying and selling process. I have worked side by side with Daniel, and I can tell you that he has all the necessary traits that enable him to be a successful Realtor and get the job done for you. Daniel can be reached at 321-626-0170 or danielportera.tampa@gmail.com.

Joseph Rapisarda



Joseph has been a resident of the Tampa Bay area since 1990. As a full-time Realtor with over 10 years of prior experience in home remodeling, Joseph understands that buying and selling real estate can be stressful. He will work tirelessly to promote your best interests and lower your stress level. He will accomplish this through constant communication and by being accessible whenever you need him. If you are selling, he will work with you to get you the fairest price in the least amount of time by using state of the art technology, superior marketing materials and Mihara & Associates team collaboration. If you are buying, he will work hard to provide you with the best information and market data so you can be a well-equipped buyer with the strongest possible negotiating position. When not assisting clients, Joseph enjoys spending time with his wife Katie and their family, entertaining their friends and traveling. You can reach Joseph directly at 727-420-6246 or by emailing him at josephrapisarda@gmail.com.

Gabrielle Ringler



Gabrielle was born and raised in Tampa. Before becoming a Realtor and focusing on the buy side, her prior background included administrative experience in the construction, healthcare, and human resource services industries, as well as customer service and sales roles in the healthcare sector. Gabrielle excels at customer satisfaction. With added focus on the sell side, she is a well-organized, self-motivated individual, who is flexible and hard working in deadline-driven environments and extremely dependable while delivering a high level of job performance. Her love of real estate is a reflection of her hard work and commitment to her clients. She not only assists them in a friendly and professional manner during this experience but also builds lifelong relationships and truly enjoys helping others. You can reach Gabrielle directly at 813-337-8611 or by email at gabrielle@realtorgabrielle.com.

Josef Robinson



Josef is no stranger to the business world. His early hands-on experience as a business owner at the age of 22, responsible for acquisitions, sales and marketing, employee hiring and training, negotiating, and all that goes with entrepreneurship, gave Josef invaluable insight. His desire to explore other markets and expand his knowledge base brought him into the real estate arena and back to Tampa as his home base. Josef took to real estate as if it were a calling. Having been born, raised, and educated in the Tampa Bay area gives Josef first-hand knowledge of all it has to offer. What Josef brings to our firm is his admirable work ethic, his sense of honesty and fair play, and an insatiable desire to be successful. Building lasting relationships within the real estate community based on trust, integrity and mutual respect is a personal goal and his first priority. His innate competitive spirit compels him to meet and exceed his own expectations. You can reach Josef directly at 813.695.7298 or by emailing him at josefrobinson2525@gmail.com.

Alex Romo



Along with her impressive real estate practice, Alex brings style and professionalism to all that she does. She puts a heavy focus on her clients, with attention to transaction detail and possession of excellent communication skills, and she has impeccable taste and an eye for architecture and decor. In addition to these quality characteristics and contagious enthusiasm for her work, Alex is passionate about helping others. Not only does she devote her energy toward helping clients buy and sell their homes, but she also spends her spare time volunteering for the Children's Cancer Center. Now residing and raising her own family in Tampa, Alex graduated from the University of South Florida and has served as a Realtor on both sides of the Bay. A proud recipient of both the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation and the Graduate, REALTORĀ® Institute (GRI) designation, Alex is a master networker with local organizations, such as the Carrollwood Area Business Association (CABA), and has created unique marketing tools for her clients, including a buyers and sellers guide for first-time homebuyers. She can be reached at 305.299.1553 or alex.m.romo@outlook.com.

Adriana Ruiz



Adriana probably has the most unusual background of any Realtor at Mihara & Associates, Inc. In 1997, she graduated medical school in Cuba. After working there for two years as a family physician, she immigrated with her family to the United States, and began working here - first at Labcorp and subsequently at Moffitt Cancer Center. After several years, Adriana decided to be more involved in raising her children and became not only a stay-at-home mom but also a successful fundraiser for her children's school. Then lightning struck. It was her own Realtor who introduced her to the real estate business. She immediately fell in love with it, began working as a real estate assistant in 2013, and after receiving her license in April 2015, became a fulltime Realtor in a small firm. There she learned the basics, closed a few deals, and the following year decided that if she really wanted to pursue her dream of helping people, she needed to join a bigger team - the Mihara team, so as to help others attain their dreams. Habla espanol.

Marilaine Sheldon



Marilaine has lived in Tampa for most of her life. She attended local schools and has spent her entire professional career in the Tampa Bay area. She believes in giving back to her community, and is a long-standing member and past-president of the Kiwanis Club of Tampa. She also spent many years volunteering with the United Way of Tampa Bay. Her years in management with the IBM Corporation and her account management experience with a well-known staffing company prepared her well for a dynamic real estate career. Marilaine is a dedicated real estate professional whom people trust with their most-valuable asset. It's a responsibility that she takes very seriously. She knows the neighborhoods and area schools. She keeps track of market conditions, the local economy, and stays in constant touch with her clients throughout the process. Marilaine always does her best to make the process of buying or selling a home, a pleasurable and stress-free experience.

Julie Simon



A Florida native, Julie received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of South Florida. While lending support to her husband's career with World Wrestling Entertainment, she raised three children and pursued her career in the real estate industry. Her knowledge of the Tampa Bay area, as well as her ability to listen to what her clients' needs are and to satisfy those needs, are her strengths. If you are interested in buying or selling a home, feel free to contact Julie directly at 813-334-6262 or by email at juliesimon@earthlink.net. She looks forward to the opportunity to work with you.

Mark Storch



A native of Tampa and a graduate of Tampa Catholic High School in 1980, Mark and his family formed Storch & Sons Seafood, marketing retail, wholesale and to restaurants. The family sold the business in 1997, and Mark has been in the real estate industry since then. A State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser since 1998, Mark worked with the second largest appraisal firm in Tampa for 10 years as a staff appraiser and supervisor, and trained many appraisers in the industry today. FHA and VA certified, he became an independent appraiser in 2007. With over 4000 properties appraised in the past 15 years, and as a Realtor since 2010, Mark is well versed in all aspects of residential real estate, including vacant land, condominiums, and single family homes, valued up to several million dollars. Mark joined Mihara and Associates in 2011. His vast knowledge of the real estate industry is matched by few.

Raymond Strickland



Born and raised in Florida, Raymond has resided in Tampa since 2005. Raymond's background is rather eclectic, having spent over ten years in law enforcement, working in Narcotics and SWAT units. In addition, he has served as a personal trainer in his off time, and shifting fields again, he has worked as a marketing and advertising consultant to trade associations globally. While in high school and Flagler College, where he graduated with a B.S in Public Administration, Raymond worked for a custom residential homebuilder, doing various jobs with a major focus on framing and electrical projects. His focus on customer service stems from family values instilled in him to have respect and compassion for everyone, which then led to his involvement in the public service sector. Raymond enjoys working with the community and knows that real estate will enable him to continue working with the public and to help others achieve their goals. Always striving for excellence, his goal is to provide the most accurate, reliable and efficient service available. In his spare time, Raymond enjoys surfing, kayaking, SCUBA diving, fishing, golfing, and weightlifting. You can reach Raymond directly at 813.323.7014 or by emailing him at Raymond.Strickland223@gmail.com.

Roza Vahedi



As a Tampa native, Roza finds it exciting to see her city become a hub for startups and corporations alike, bringing with it the individuals and families looking to call Tampa home. Real estate allows her to be a part of the development while utilizing her passion to help find and create the home and lifestyle her clients are seeking. Roza's familiarity with the real estate marketplace as well as her commitment to her clients and their unique desires and financial situations allows her to not only connect with her buyers but find them a connection with Tampa itself. In her free time Roza likes to spend time with her other half, David. They love to travel, even if it's an hour or so drive to Weeki Wachee or spending time at Bok Tower Gardens for the day. Roza and David are both business-minded people that support each other and believe in what they do. You can reach Roza directly at 727.608.6235 or by email at rvahedi860@gmail.com.

Leroy Valenzuela



Leroy has been active in real estate and mortgage lending since 1997. As a mortgage underwriter and a HUD-Certified Direct Endorsement Underwriter, he has worked with various agencies, including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae and HUD. His 18 years in mortgage lending, making crucial credit, financial and analytical decisions, has earned him the respect of many housing professionals. Applying this experience as a Real Estate Agent, he is able to navigate through the endless legal documents and assist both sellers and buyers, including those seeking to acquire second homes or investment properties, and especially those wishing to fulfill the American Dream of owning their first home. Leroy also speaks Spanish, and this has been a positive influence both for him and the Hispanic community. He believes not only in selling real estate but also in informing, educating and creating a more positive community throughout the Tampa Bay Area.

Sylvia Weigand



I'm always impressed with self-starters. Sylvia is a multimillion dollar producer. She quietly and enthusiastically has worked very hard to attain her success. She is always there for her customers and makes sure they feel comfortable to call her at any time. Sylvia is amazingly versatile about the territories she competently covers - South Tampa to Tierra Verde - residential as well as commercial - and she is a specialist in waterfront properties. Sylvia's prior background in architecture and interior design has been a great asset in her ability to best put forward a house to sell or help her buyers find their perfect house. She is someone who you will find works very hard for you whether it's to sell your home or find that house that was made for you. To relax, Sylvia loves to read and work in the garden. Indeed, she is a talented landscaper. She is also very knowledgeable about jewelry and in fact has designed some beautiful pieces.

Linda Wernicke



Linda brings many years experience selling Tampa Bay's luxury homes in premier neighborhoods such as Tampa Palms, Hunters Green, Westchase, Waterchase, and Ladera. She has represented both developers and builders, including Hannah-Bartoletta Homes, Sunrise Homes, Taylor Woodrow, and Country Squire Estate Custom Homes. She is highly respected in the Real Estate community by her peers and clients, and has been recognized by the Builder's Association of Greater Tampa when she received the "Outstanding Salesperson of the Year" award from the Sales and Marketing Council for the Luxury Homes Division. Linda strives, at all times, for personal integrity, professionalism and customer satisfaction. Her clients describe her as a warm, caring person who is knowledgeable and delivers the highest level of personalized client service. Linda attributes her high level of success to the fact that she just loves selling homes!

Dan White



Dan is a long time resident of Tampa Bay, where he graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration. Dan has a background in finance as a mortgage broker and as a stockbroker, and he enjoys helping people reach their financial goals, which includes homeownership, one of the largest financial purchases most people will make in a lifetime. In his free time he enjoys music and local sports, and he is an active member of his church. Married with three sons, Dan loves people in general and loves helping them reach their goals. You can reach Dan directly at 813.784.9000 or by email at danielwhiterealtor@gmail.com.

Stacy White



With an Associate of Science in Nursing degree, Stacy has worked in the healthcare sector, first as a certified nursing assistant in the intensive care unit at Cape Coral Hospital and then as registered nurse on the progressive care unit at Florida Hospital Tampa. Skills that Stacy acquired from the nursing profession, that are advantageous to her as a Realtor include critical thinking, data analysis, teamwork, and communication skills. Stacy can be reached at 239.677.1220 or stacywhite8452@gmail.com.

Mari Worley



Born in Cuba and fluent in Spanish, Mari has been in the US since she was 10 years old and in the Tampa Bay area since age 12. Satisfying a life long dream, Mari became a Realtor in 2015, following relevant experience in the mortgage industry, including over 12 years at JPMorgan Chase as a fraud underwriter. Mari's sales experience also includes working in the auto industry financing sector, specializing in credit and servicing of auto loans. As examples of her sales capability, Mari successfully expanded her account base from 0 to 125 accounts in just 4 months, and she acquired and maintained multi-million dollar accounts. Goal oriented and accomplished in team building, Mari has also supervised an outside sales force. In addition, Mari is a Certified Notary Public and a Certified Signing Agent and does pro bono mobile notary services for assisted living and convalescent homes. Focusing now on residential real estate transactions, Mari represents both buyers and sellers. You can reach her directly at 813-766-6175 or by emailing her at marisellstampabay@gmail.com.

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Knowing that I would be selling a home and purchasing another within the Tampa Bay area, I studied various realtors from afar via marketing and web based info. Ultimately, Ray's professionalism stood out above the others, so I reached out to him as my first choice. From our first meeting to the last piece of transactional info, Ray's competency, ability to solve problems easily, and prioritization of issues was first class. When given the opportunity twice to put his profit before the customer's needs, he chose the customer. It was a pleasure relying on Ray and his associate Josef, and would highly recommend to anyone!

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