Don and Sarah sum up their work ethic by providing the following:
By providing unparalleled service, with a focus on delivering the best result possible, Don and Sarah always go the extra(s) mile to ensure it. Don and Sarah are well-known in the community - certainly for their sales skills but also for their ability to prep a home in order to achieve its highest value. Time after time they have taken listings, which previously did not receive offers and brought them to their fullest potential, and sold them. Staging is a negative in real estate from the standpoint that when a home looks staged it doesn't feel authentic. With her background in design and decor, Sarah transforms properties that give every space a defined, classic feel. And the furniture is only one aspect of how they transform a home. Landscaping, lighting, room design, paint colors, flooring are all part of the plan - It all matters and makes a big difference to today's informed, savvy buyers.
The Howe's have become a major force in St. Pete/Tampa Bay real estate and their sales volume keeps accelerating at an impressive pace. Their refreshing style and manner offer an approach to both buyers and sellers that escape the methods of others that have grown predictable and stale. The marketplace keeps evolving and they cast a keen eye on where buyers and sellers are shifting. They are on the leading edge of RE technology and utilize the newest marketing tools available to achieve sales.
There are many ways to enjoy the wonderful St. Pete lifestyle. With a thorough vetting of your goals, they can guide buyers and sellers competently, thoroughly, and successfully.
With over 18 years of experience working as a sales and marketing executive for companies that relocated here from her Midwest roots to Paris, France, London, England, and now St. Petersburg, Florida, Sarah says that she is finally home.
A graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia, and with 8 years in corporate America working for an IBM company, Sarah’s extensive business background and track record of accomplishments bring a very high level of professionalism to all her transactions and clients. She has spent the past 10 years working in both residential and commercial real estate and was most recently responsible for launching and managing a highly successful national real estate/business concept called Salon Lofts.
She is very active in the community and is a member of the Stuart Society of the Museum of Fine Arts, a member of her sorority alumni chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma, and a member of The Vinoy Club. Sarah and her husband Don have lived in three downtown St. Pete condos, a bungalow in the Historic Old Northeast, and most recently purchased a home in Shore Acres. Together they enjoy spending their free time playing tennis, sailing, riding bikes, visiting the beach, and being outside to take in all the things that this great city has to offer!
Don transferred a tremendous track record of Sales, Marketing, and Executive Management experience to his real estate career and it shows in the exemplary level of his work and results. A former executive with Clear Channel and CBS, Don values the details that so often get lost or disregarded in a transaction and has built his reputation on solid delivery of his every promise. As Associate Director for Advancement at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Don’s creative approaches opened new avenues of revenue and awareness for the MFA, an institution he continues to support today.
Don is a luxury home specialist who is extremely connected in St. Pete. He is a current member of the Vinoy Club; University Club; and Museum of Fine Arts; board of directors, Downtown Waterfront Parks Foundation; board of directors, James Museum of Western Art; and volunteers at Ready for Life, an organization that supports young adults who age out of the foster program. He is a go-to guy when it comes to anything that supports the St. Pete community.
Don comes from a large family of 8 siblings, is a father of three sons and husband to a fellow agent, Sarah Howe. He enjoys the outdoors, running, swimming, biking, and is a regular on the Vinoy tennis courts.
Sarah and Don bring the highest level of professionalism to all their transactions and clients and have a proven track record of sales. Both extremely connected, Sarah and Don are a force to be reckoned with in St. Petersburg, FL.