TAMPA, Fla. (March 15, 2021) – Following a record-breaking year of sales, Smith & Associates Real Estate is pleased to announce the addition of three new real estate agents to their team. Nicolas Buchanan, Thomas Murphy, and Connie Gage bring a wealth of experience and are recognized leaders within the Tampa Bay real estate industry. With real estate in high demand and the trend continuing, the agents will be engaging in a hot market, working for a firm with the greatest market share in the Tampa Bay area, selling homes priced at $1 million and above.
Nicholas Buchanan: Nicolas Buchanan is an award-winning agent and recognized in the Top 1% of real estate agents in Tampa Bay for sale volume. As the Buchanan Portfolio Group founder, Nicolas provided clients with the utmost customer service and has a keen understanding of real estate market trends. He has lived in Tampa for over 15 years, graduating from the University of South Florida before embarking on his successful real estate career. Active in the community, Nicolas serves on the TGH-Tampa General Hospital Gala committee, is involved in LGBTQ+ Community outreach programs, active in the Tampa Club, and has chaired on multiple foundations. Says Nicolas, “When I am not making homeownership dreams come true for my clients, I am out in the community giving back. Smith’s business model aligns with my own values, and I am excited to be a part of their customer service-focused team, says the agent.
Connie Gage: Connie Gage is a third-generation Tampa native and has been in the real estate industry for sixteen years, providing concierge real estate services to residential and commercial clients. Connie’s commercial expertise includes land transactions for franchise relocation as well as sales and leasing of commercial properties. She is committed to the community and has served two consecutive terms as Chairman of the Board for the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, former president of LAMPLighters of Tampa Bay, membership chair for FRIENDS of the Tampa Museum of Art, Volunteer Coordinator for Metropolitan Ministries homebound food delivery program at the beginning of the Pandemic and served as a past board member and Meals on Wheels volunteer.
Thomas Murphy: Thomas Murphy is a service industry pro who holds honesty as his number one value. Murphy is relationship-focused and strives to provide a real estate service to his clients that utilize his established network of vendors, education, and understanding of the complexities of neighborhoods and surrounding areas. Raised in a small town in Illinois, Murphy has always made community outreach a priority. He was the youngest volunteer in his town’s restoration of its historic theatre and has continued a volunteer service path since then. He actively volunteers with Feeding Tampa Bay and serves as the chair for the Central Park Community Advisory Committee.
The new associates reflect the ethos that Smith esteems – a commitment to service, clients, and community. Smith & Associates celebrated a record-breaking sales year in 2020 with $1.63 Billion in sales volume. With the Tampa Bay market predicted to trend with a 7% growth rate this year, Smith is eager to bolster its sales team with the region’s most professional expert staff.
About Smith & Associates Real Estate
Founded in 1969, Smith & Associates Real Estate is Tampa Bay’s largest independent and locally-owned real estate brokerage, with a commitment to exceptional service and superior market knowledge. Deeply embedded in the community and comprised of six strategically located offices in the Tampa Bay area, 280 associates, an annual sales volume of $1.6 billion, and over 2,660 transactions a year. Smith & Associates Real Estate is the number one luxury brokerage firm of $1M + residences with 15.4% of the market share and an average price of $1.87M* (*average of luxury transactions as of December 31, 2020). The company completes seven transactions per day and is a nationally recognized leader in the Real Estate industry. For more information on Smith & Associates Real Estate, please visit smithandassociates.com or their social media sites at https://www.facebook.com/SmithAndAssociatesRE/, https://www.instagram.com/smithandassociates/, and https://twitter.com/Smith_Associate