Meet Tampa's Home Team
With the lure of sandy beaches and magnificent weather, Duane Hayden moved down to sunny Florida in 2010. The community, the energy, the people of Florida have become a part of who Duane is.
Success through serving is a core element of Duane’s philosophy, and why he is so passionate about Real Estate. Always picking up the phone, asking the right questions, and fighting to achieve you and your family's goals is what Duane Hayden does, every single day.
As Duane explains to his team...
A fact that can often be overlooked in the market nowadays, is the simple fact that real estate is a business of the people. You need someone who can get down and understand your deepest desires to find exactly what outcome you want to achieve, and will deliver every time.
In high school, Duane first learned how to get down to the "nuts and bolts" of people when he started his own carpentry business. By regularly exceeding expectations, he turned his carpentry clients into lifelong friends. Graduating from Texas A&M University in 1992, he realized his true calling. Serving others. He then enlisted and proudly served in the Merchant Marines and currently holds a U.S.C.G Captain’s License.
Since moving to Florida, Duane has spent nearly a decade perfecting his real estate craft.
As an expert in marketing your home, buying your dream home, negotiating what you want, and helping our Veterans and Active Military secure financing to get the home they deserve, Duane has the know-how to serve you to the fullest potential.
Laurie Elkes is a licensed Real Estate agent and a transplant from Pennsylvania, although Laurie has been a “Florida girl” for 35+ years and a graduate of the famously known Hillsborough High School. Go Big Red!
Laurie joined Tampa’s Home Team after several years in the Real Estate business. With 30 years of customer service experience and sales experience, she brings her skill and expertise to every transaction, ensuring her customers’ satisfaction in all facets of the home buying business from “Showing to Closing."
Laurie strives to be improve each day, making each day better than the last. She looks forward to serving her clients with her commitment to improvement and success. She truly loves to help buyers look for the home that they will “love”. Sitting at the closing table with her happy customers, especially veterans and active military, is her happy place. Her tag line #letsgoshopping is a symbol of how much she loves to help buyers look and find their “perfect home”. She has a process that will change your view in 45 days or less!
Laurie is a proud Army Mom, with her son, Kyle, serving as a Paratrooper in the United States Army with the 82nd Airborne. She loves spending time with her daughter, Erica, and her husband Eric on the beach in Florida and Visiting her home state of Pennsylvania.
Katie McDermott is a licensed Real Estate agent who was born and raised in Miami, FL. After graduating from Westminster Christian High School in Miami, she moved to Tallahassee, FL where she graduated with a business degree in Marketing from Florida State University.
Prior to finding her calling in Real Estate, Katie worked in sales and was the logistics coordinator for a fertilizer company where she had a chance to travel to Russia, Switzerland and several other European countries. Katie’s experience in sales and logistics has served her Real Estate career, allowing her to deeply understand the complex nature of the industry.
As part of Tampa’s Home Team, our first priority is to provide the best service possible to all of our clients with honesty, integrity and enthusiasm. Buying or selling a home can be stressful and overwhelming, which is why our team guides you every step of the way with our knowledge, expertise, strategic marketing and superb communication.
In her free time, you can find Katie involved in her church, playing tennis, boating, scuba diving, and (in the winter months) snowboarding. Most importantly, Katie loves spending time with her husband, Shawn,and son, Evan.