My name is Lorraine Armstrong and I'm a realtor based out of St. Petersburg Florida. I've been in the industry helping buyers and sellers for nearly 20 years. Over that time I've worked with countless clients, turning their real estate dreams into realities. I absolutely love what I do and would love to help you too!
A little background, I began my real estate career selling Vinoy Place, a luxury condominium on Downtown's waterfront. During that time I developed a sophisticated marketing strategy to reach high-end buyers. As I progressed in my career, I began using my luxury marketing plan on all my listings, no matter the price. I've found the simple truth is by hiring the finest professional photographers, videographers, and graphic designers pays off big time for my clients! - I believe what separates a good realtor from a great realtor is not whether they can simply sell your home, it's whether they set their expectations to sell your home for its highest obtainable price (not by overpricing the home) but by providing top tier marketing that wows buyers! - If you'd like to learn more, I'd love to chat, contact me today!
What's not to love about living in Tampa Bay? The area offers the best of two worlds, a large metropolitan community rich with activities, history, and sports teams, and a laid back tropical beach paradise. On the Gulf of Mexico side of Pinellas, you'll find our beach communities, luxury waterfront homes, and condos. Center Pinellas is an excellent place to look for value. There are many well-priced, well-built homes that reside outside the flood zone that is perfect for first-time homeowners. Finally, on the Bay side, you'll find St Pete's beautiful and historic downtown waterfront, known for it banyan tree laden parks, delicious restaurants, and awesome nightlife!
Here's an insight most sellers don't realize... A lot of realtors do very little additional marketing besides using the standard, yard sign, MLS, and open house strategy (basically the bare minimum). Many will take their own photos on a camera phone instead of hiring a professional photographer. What the seller doesn't see is: Though these simple steps are often "good enough" to work... If nothing special is being done to set their home apart from thousands of other active listings, and nothing special is being done to showcase your home to the world and reach a wider audience of buyers... Then what special is being done to sell your home for its highest value? This can be a a difference of $10,000's (A life changing sum of money). Don't lose out due to poor, nonexistent or lazy marketing.
A home sale is too important to settle for less!
I strive to provide my listings (no-matter the price) with the finest marketing around. My sellers receive more offers ultimately sell for more money. Don't work with an "OK" realtor, work with a great one! Call me today to discuss how I can help with your real estate goals.
When deciding to put your home up for sale one of the most important choices you'll make is your realtor. It's important because ultimately your realtor will affect how much your home sells for. There are thousands of realtors to choose from in Tampa Bay, so how do you tell a great realtor from an average one? - Here are some of the qualities I strive for, that I believe are most important!
- A great realtor has faith in the power of their marketing and will invest in providing your home with the best marketing strategy
- A great realtor treats your home like a product, that can have anticipation and hype built for it. Not as an asset that will simply sell given enough time.
- A great realtor hires professional photographers, videographers, graphic designers and drone photographers to showcase your home using stunning marketing pieces
- A great realtor doesn't simply rely on the MLS to reach buyers, but actively markets your home using additionally online campaigns, social media, and print advertisements.
Well here is a blast from the past. This picture was taken from one of my listings at Vinoy Place. Lilly and I have been contemplating, what will the new pier be like? Will it be pet friendly? Will we be able to shop until we drop? Will we be able to eat, have a […]
Some of you know I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer five (5) years ago. Luckily, I was diagnosed early and am in remission. This disease is very difficult to diagnose. Many women do not find out they have ovarian cancer until it is too late. I have seen it and it is heartbreaking. When I […]
Welcome to my new website! I appreciate you taking the time to check it out! I plan to use this space to highlight some of the latest real estate news and developments around Tampa Bay.
When I'm not out selling homes, my other major role as a realtor is helping buyers find the perfect home. To do this, I listen closely to your desired needs, location, and lifestyle. I have a wealth of local area knowledge and expertise, so I can help focus the search on the best communities. I will tour homes with you and strive to provide open communication, a friendly personality, knowledgeable guidance, and the passion for making your real estates dreams into realities! As a buyer's agent, I am paid by the seller, so my services are essentially free! If you're thinking about purchasing a home in Tampa Bay, there's never been a better time to contact me and let me know how I can be of service.
Lorraine. I just wanted to send you an email thanking you for the excellent job you did in selling one condo and buying two. In all three transactions, you were professional and understood what we were trying to accomplish. Thanks again for everything
Lorraine Armstrong is a true professional person, driven, efficient and rare by today's standards in fairness. My history with Lorraine is 10 years plus with a promising future. A business women that is honest, reliable and always goes the extra mile.
M. De Ridder of Florida
Lorraine and I first met in 2006. At that time, she was the on-site realtor at Vinoy Place where I was looking to buy. Her knowledge of the condo market, both in sales, re-sales and rentals is second to none. Lorraine handled that purchase for me and its subsequent rentals. Since then, she sold my son’s home and more recently, mine on Brightwaters Blvd..
In an area of so many realtors to choose from, Lorraine Armstrong stands above all others for her honesty, loyalty to her clients and work ethic. She is a pleasure to work with and will do everything in her power to get the job done for you.
Nancy and I have worked with Lorraine for over 10 years. During that period she has provided excellent support in both the sales and acquisition process but also assisting it rental activities. Being snowbirds, we find her follow through when we are away and always provides us peace of mind. We find her honesty, hard working, diligence, and attention to detail is exceptional. A true professional with the highest of ethical standards. We would recommend her highly to anyone seeking a real estate professional.
Lorraine Armstrong is an exceptional professional person. She worked very hard and successfully... through the good times and the tough times. Thank you!