About

Richard Markussen, Tampa Bay Realtor® 

Mission Statement

My commitment to my clients and community is to maintain the highest level of service and cost effectiveness as possible by providing accurate and up to date information, skilled analysis, sound real estate advice, and the best marketing strategy by continually exploring new ideas and available technologies, which make the buying and selling of real estate efficient, on schedule and more enjoyable. 

 

What do my clients say about me?

My clients realize from the start that their interests come first, as I am dedicated to the development of long-term client relationships. They also have shared with me that my past professional experiences have been most helpful to them while buying or selling their homes. 

 

What sets me apart from other real estate agents?

I have years of experience not only in real estate but other important industries that enhance my background.

As the owner of Oasis Home Improvements, I rehabbed many homes in the Tampa Bay area. With all the rehabbing, I learned about quality of construction, permitting with city and county obstacles and working with contractors.

Having originated over 2,000 mortgage loans spanning over 17 years, I understand the home financing options available to my clients from conventional to the new home purchase renovation loans. As the CEO of a local title service company, I was involved with hundreds of closing transactions handling title issues, contracts, surveys, and the entire closing process. Knowing what obstacles we may have to overcome, eliminating the surprises at the closing table are all benefits my clients enjoy because of my years of experience.

My knowledge and understanding of real estate contracts, allows me to explain their options in simple language, and gives me the ability to negotiate terms that protect their needs and interests. They appreciate the timely professional information, allowing them to plan and make sound business decisions during the home buying and selling process.

Finally, not many agents can say, like I can, that they have lived in the area for 29 years and know just about every neighborhood in the Tampa Bay area.

As a real estate agent, I have been a member of the Florida Association of Realtors and member of the National Association of Realtors since 2004. I have sworn to promote and protect the interest of my clients by providing fair and honest treatment for all parties involved in the real estate transaction.