TomKat Team

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    "Our mission is to help you achieve your goals and exceed your expectations."

    The largest single investment most people have is their home, so it makes sense to let a professional manage your purchase or sale. We are full time Realtors, skilled negotiators, marketing experts, and experienced sales associates.

    Our goal is not to just find you a home, but to find you YOUR home by understanding as much as possible your needs and desires. Many times, buyers are looking for "three bedrooms in a nice area". Our experience and our knowledge of the area allow us to turn these ideas into the home of your dreams, often including features that you didn't even realize you wanted! We have a team of lenders, home inspectors, handymen, electricians, etc. to help you through this process.

    If you need to sell your home, then we are the Realtors for you. We will create a marketing program designed specifically for your property. We work with you as part of our team because from our experience, cooperation and communication are the keys to a successful closing!

    When you work with TomKatRealty, you will become customers for life. We want you to feel so confident in our services that you will contact us again and again. Many of our past clients have referred us to their family, friends, and business associates, knowing that they too will be provided with outstanding service.

    Let us help you make the biggest investment of your life an enjoyable, successful experience!!



      My Experience

      • KATHRYN is a Florida native, having been born right here in St. Petersburg! She went to high school and college in Atlanta, and followed her dreams to New York City and Los Angeles. She went in to retail management, working her way up to district manager in high-end ladies wear stores. She held positions in various chains for over 30 years before returning to her home here in Florida. She saw the opportunities available in real estate, and with her excellent customer service skills, has been a successful Realtor serving the Tampa Bay area for over 18 years! Kathryn's extensive knowledge of real estate policies and procedures will help you avoid the many potential pitfalls on the path to your new residence. Her negotiating skills can be counted on to get you the best possible price on your home, whether you are the buyer or the seller. Kathryns skilled, caring attitude has given many of her past clients the feeling that they are her only clients when she is working with them. She has earned her SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) designation. After dealing with selling my Mothers condo, having to find and place her in an assisted living facility, I realized how difficult and emotional this can be for the senior and their adult children. So, I have decided to expand my knowledge and receive additional training in dealing with the senior population! Kathryn also has the CRS (Certified Real Estate Specialist) designation as well as a member of the Institue for Luxury Home Marketing. Kathryn is a proud Big Sister with the Pinellas County Big Brother Big Sister organization. She was also VP and board member of Girls Inc. She has successfully created and run networking groups to help grow and inspire business women! Kathryn serves on the Pinellas County Political Action Committee. She believes in giving back to her community!
      • TOM has been a resident of Pinellas County for many years, and has watched it grow from a region dotted with orange groves and two-lane roads to the bustling urban area it is today. From condos to new homes to Sears catalog houses, from the beaches to downtown, Tom possesses knowledge of the area that one can only get by living here for decades! Tom holds the Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI) certification; the most prestigious designation available to a Realtor, signifying demonstrated competence in many areas of real estate knowledge. He also is a certified Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE), which helps in the final stages of property sale or purchase. In his prior life, Tom worked in government, first at the Headquarters, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Washington as part of the Federal Management Intern Program, and later on in assembling program budgets. After returning to Florida, he provided program guidance and interpretation to staff at the Florida Department of Children and Families. Then he taught teens at risk of dropping out of school, and finally served as a social worker with Pinellas County. Tom believes in giving back to our community! He proudly serves on the Pinellas Realtors Organization (PRO) Board of Directors, as well being a Director on the Board of the Florida Association of Realtors (FAR). This year he will be the vice-chariman of PROs Public Policy Committee, and will also serve on several state association committees, as well as a National Association of Realtors (NAR) committee. He recently served as Vice-Chairman of the Pinellas County Charter Review Commission.

      My Credentials and Memberships

      • Kathryn Larkin: CRS, SRES, Member Luxury Home Marketing Tom Steck: GRI, RENE, Board member of 2016-2018 Pinellas County Board of Realtors, Secretary of the Pinellas County Board of Realtors 2019

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        Tips to avoid a nightmare home selling experience

        Tips to Avoid a Nightmare Home Selling ExperiencePosted by Tom and Kat on 9/16/2018A nightmare home selling experience is something that every home seller wants to avoid. Fortunately, we're here to teach you the ins and outs of selling a house so that you can minimize the risk of problems that could lead to a nightmare home selling experience.Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you avoid a nightmare home selling experience.1. Study the Real Estate Market CloselyA home sel...
        Mar 08, 2019 Seller Advice

        Cost of Selling a Home

        Cost of Selling a Home! What Does It Really Cost to Sell a House?Posted by Tom and Kat on 10/28/2019Believe it or not, selling a home may prove to be expensive if you are not careful. However, if you understand the costs associated with selling a house, you can budget accordingly.Now, let's take a look at three expenses that home sellers commonly encounter.1. Home RepairsCracked siding, floor damage and other home issues are worrisome, particularly for an individual who wants...
        Mar 08, 2019 Seller Advice

        Learn what it takes to buy a home

        Learn What It Takes to Buy a HomePosted by Tom and Kat on 5/6/2018Let's face it – buying a home is rarely simple. As such, you may need extra help along the way to ensure you understand the ins and outs of purchasing a house.So what does it take to become an expert homebuyer? Here are three homebuyer education options that are available to homebuyers nationwide:1. Family Members and FriendsDid a family member or friend recently purchase a house? If so, you may be able to lean on t...
        Mar 08, 2019 Buyer Advice

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