St. Petersburg Realtor

August 12, 2010

0304-0705-1101-5131_tnI’m a Realtor in St. Petersburg, Florida and I can help you buy or sell St. Petersburg real estate. Call Chris at 727-804-5319 if you need a free market analysis of your St. Petersburg property or if you are considering purchasing a St. Petersburg home, condo, villa or town home. Whatever your needs…I can help!

With almost 30 years in the Tampa Bay area of Florida I know this market exceptionally well. There is no obligation for calling me and asking questions about current market conditions, home values or anything else related to buying or selling in Pinellas, Pasco or Hillsborough counties.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you purchase or sell your next home!

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Crystal Beach, FL Notary Public

August 11, 2010

notary_signing_imageI’m a Crystal Beach, FL Notary Public that will come to your home, business or any location you like to notarize your documents. Call Chris today at 727-804-5319 to discuss your notary needs.

The following are some of the more commonly requested documents people need notarized:

  • Power of Attorney
  • Medical Consent Form
  • Living Will
  • Divorce paperwork
  • Consent for Minor to Travel Aboard
  • Certifications
  • Affidavits

When we meet I’ll need to see identification to prove your identity. The following is a list of approved forms of identifications:

  • Drivers License
  • Military Identification Card
  • State Identification Card
  • Passport
  • Resident Alien Card

Whatever you need notarized I can help. Call Chris at 727-804-5319 if you have questions or would like to set up an appointment. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Consider me your Crytsal Beach, FL Notary Public.

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Crystal Beach Real Estate

August 5, 2010

0304-0607-0904-2553_tnAre you looking for a Realtor to help you buy or sell real estate in Crystal Beach, Florida?

Consider calling Chris O’Connor with Charles Rutenberg Realty for all of your home buying and selling needs in the Tampa Bay area. With close to 30 years of calling Tampa Bay my home I can comfortably say that I know this market inside and out.

Crystal Beach, FL is one of my preferred markets!

Whether you’re looking for a luxury waterfront condo or a small 2-bedroom starter home…I’d love to help you find your next home or investment property.

Are you thinking about selling your home? You’re going to need a Realtor with experience, knowledge, ethics, discipline and a track record of successfully listing and selling real estate in both traditional sales and short sales. Please consider calling Chris today at 727-804-5319 to discuss your Crystal Beach real estate needs.

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Am I a “normal” Realtor?

August 4, 2010

Tampa Bay Florida RealtorThere is an article in the August 2010 edition of Florida Realtor” magazine that caught my eye.

Find out how much you have in common with the typical Realtor in Florida.

You’re a normal Realtor in Florida if you have nine years of experience and a personal website, and you performed eight transactions in 2009. According to the 2010 Florida Realtors Member Profile, here are some other characteristics of Florida members:

  • 81 percent of members specialize in residential brokerage in Florida and have nine years of experience.

Yes, this describes me. I’m a residential Realtor with about 9 years of experience.

  • About two-thirds of all Realtors in Florida reported having a website, one in 10 members reported having a real estate blog and more than half use social media.

I have a real estate blog. You’re actually reading it now. I also have several other real estate sites including a Facebook page and Twitter account.

  • The median gross income of Realtors in 2009 in Florida was $34,000.

My gross income in 2009 was significantly above the median gross income.

  • The typical Realtor is a 54-year-old white female who attended college and owns a home. In fact, 56 percent of Florida members are female.

I’m a 41-year old white male with a BA in Business Administration, emphasis in marketing, from the University of South Florida. Yes, I’m a home owner.

  • The typical Realtor earned 18 percent of his or her business from past customers.

I earn well over 50% of my income from past customers and referrals. And if you’re one of them….thank you!

  • Realtors’ media business expenses fell to $4,960.

I spend more than this per year just advertising on

The complete report is available online at

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