Looking to build a REI team in Tampa!

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Hi All!

My wife and I know that a team is necessary to succeed in real estate investing and I'm asking for help in building one out in Tampa, FL. Any suggestions are welcome - we're eager to learn from the pros and the people with years of experience! Be reply to this thread or message me privately.

Specifically right now we're looking for the following folks today, we will be looking for additions to this (handyman, property mgmt, etc) later.

1. A top-notch realtor who understands buying/selling rental properties

- We've identified and visited a property we'd like to put an offer on, but want to have the know-how of a pro to do it right!

2. A top-notch mortgage broker that understands multi-family unit investing.

- We have very good credit and have saved enough to have multiple mortgages when it makes sense. This person can be anywhere in the US!

3. Top-notch property inspector

- We'd like this person to be able to travel within the region and be able to explain things in a layman's terms whether or not the property is worth buying and what issues we'd be having in the short and long-term.

4. Who else are we missing that would be essential on the front end of a sale?


Jason & Jessica

Hi Jason and Jessica,

My only addition would be an insurance agent. Here are my suggestions:

Mortgage Broker:

Jason Hands at Bay to Bay Lending


jason at baytobaylending dot com

He has residential and commercial experience and has been top in his company for a couple of years now.


James Ward at Class Act Inspections


classactinspections at yahoo dot com

I like that Jimmy has an AS in Architecture. He gives very detailed reports and is extremely professional.

Insurance Agent:

Thomas Trask at Dennis Insurance Agency

813-949-6480 xt 225

ttrask at dennisagency dot com

Thomas was able to save me quite a bit of money on my rental property. He is a very quick communicator, if you are like me and hate waiting for responses then he is your guy.


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