The PURTEE Team Awarded Top Producer Award 2012

At the awards ceremony last week, The Purtee Team again came away with top producer awards for volume of business done during calendar year 2012. Their broker, Realty Executives Adamo & Associates applauded the team for its $16 million+ volume here in Tampa Bay!

When asked about their 2012 performance, Garges is the first to praise Lambdin for her amazing work with bank-owned REO’s in the area. Plus she attributes a great part of the success to their diligence regarding their database. As a matter of practice, monthly market updates are emailed to their list of over 3,000. Each update is filled with market statistics, analysis, HOT DEALS and rental property updates. With that help and an in-debth proactive website, their clients can search the MLS just like a realtor, save searches and properties they find and receive updated properties that fit their criteria right as they come on the market! We then work together to negotiate the best deals.
As a team, we bring a very strong knowledge of the market, negotiation skills, construction, finance, rental property, home decor… and so much more! Visit our website at or join our database to receive those market updates by emailing We look forward to working with you!

Florida A Top Destination For Overseas Buying!

The new issue of “A Place In The Sun” magazine features on its cover The 10 Best Places To Buy Abroad. Florida moved from its #8 position in 2009 to #2 in 2010!
According to the article, “The combination of theme parks, golden beaches and a fun-packed lifestyle becomes even more attractive when property prices in much of the Sunshine State are back down to 2005 levels. Plus, the year-round sunshine means a holiday home here can make you a tidy sum in rentals too.”
The PURTEE Team takes our international buyers seriously! You will find our advertisement within the Florida section of both this issue as well as their upcoming Exhibition Show Issue. Our new listing at Seamark (St Pete Beach) was an editor’s choice for a great buy in Florida! Produced in the UK, A Place In The Sun began as a TV Show about buying property overseas. It expanded into its Exhibition Shows located throughout the UK and then its monthly magazine.
According to their currency expert, Robin Haynes from Currency Index, “Florida has been one market which has remained reasonably robust throughout the financial turmoil of 2009. The two main reasons have been a large drop in property values (foreclosures, repossessions and distressed sales have typified the market), and the weak dollar. Although the pound has been extremely weak against most currencies in 2009, against the dollar we have seen a relatively stable exchange rate, with trading levels above $1.60 for most of the year.”
On the homepage of our website, we offer a direct link to real time currency conversion in order to help overseas buyers. As preferred realtors, we can help an overseas buyer find their dream home and help guide the process through to closing.