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How would your ideal buying or selling experience to be like? Duane Hayden, Laurie Elkes, and the rest of Tampa's Home Team has the expertise, knowledge, and passion to make buying or selling a home a literal breeze.
But don't take our word for it...
"OMG, hate to use a cliché, but Laurie had me at HELLO. Laurie is such an easy person to talk to. I was an out-of-state buyer looking to purchase a property. She had any and all answers to my questions within a few minutes. Laurie went to my interested property and did a video chat with me so I saw everything inside the condo as if I was there with her during a real walk thru. I never had to worry about any next steps that needed to be done during the purchase process. She was there with every last detail and any FYI’s that I might want to know. Laurie, thank you for everything. And I can’t wait to meet you. I need to buy you a drink and celebrate and say thank you!!!!" ~ Deb Sullivan
"Look no further when you are buying a home. Duane is absolutely fantastic and I have dealt with several realtors around the country and none have compared to his loyalty, trust, knowledge and knowing how to negotiate. My family just purchased a large high-end house and he knows all market price points. We are getting ready for Duane to list our other house and I have full confidence in his listing capabilities. Don't wait - call Duane." ~ Tom J.
"Laurie and her team were so wonderful to work with. She made us feel at ease while searching for our perfect first home. She was also very knowledgeable about working with a veteran and made the process easy and stress free. We will definitely be reaching out to her the next time we are home shopping. Thank you, Laurie for helping us find a place to call home!" ~ Eric and Catherine | Closed in June 2017
"What can I say, Duane sold my house in 5 days at the high price the house was valued at. He was friendly, professional and thorough. He answered all my questions quickly and was extremely knowledgeable about the market. Above all he made me feel comfortable throughout the process. I was 1200miles away and I knew I had nothing to worry about. That was extremely important to me. When the time comes to sell my Mom's house I will definitely call Duane and recommend him highly!!!" ~ Rende B.
"Absolutely fantastic experience! Duane is extremely diligent, responsive and professional. It's a tough market for first time home buyers like me and I couldn't have hoped for a better agent to guide me through the process." ~ Beau G.
"Dear Laurie: I’m glad to have you as my realtor. You’ve been very courteous and patient answering all of my questions. You were very helpful in finding the right house and getting it closed on time for me. I really appreciate you not just as my realtor but also as a new sister in Christ. God Bless you!" ~ Natali | Closed in August 2017
"Duane is an outstanding realtor and person. His professional expertise helped my wife and I purchase a home recently. He was with us every step of the way and was always available to answer a ny questions or concerns we had. Highly recommended." ~ Robert N.
"Where do I begin? Duane is the best realtor you can find! He works harder than any other realtor we have worked with and produces on all his promises. He not only found my husband and I an amazing home, he also made sure we landed the best deal in a competitive bidding war. He saw us through eachaspect of the buy, only bringing his best to the table. Whenever I had a call, text, or email he responded promptly and in a way that made my opinions and feelings be acknowledged and accounted for, while guiding us in the right direction for our home needs. He also helped us through a short sale situation that was less than pleasant. He sought out all the needed information and worked extra hours to see us through the year long process. If you want a realtor who works hard for you and gets you all you want and more, look no further!" ~ Kelly
"We were living in another state and, in all honesty, we selected our real estate agent out of the blue. But WOW! We really picked a great agent with Duane Hayden. We flew into Tampa and Duane had a list of houses ready for us to view. We spent the entire day with him, then met him again the next day and looked at several more houses. Once we selected our new home, we flew back out of town. Duane handled all of our questions, helped us navigate the loan process and the selection of inspectors, and, most importantly, he kept a watchful eye on our new home and made sure that it was maintained by the previous owner until we closed on the property. Duane has been exceptionally helpful in answering questions, providing contacts, and making sure our all requirements were met in the closing process. If you are looking for a real estate agent who is professional, experienced, and will go the extra mile if needed, Duane Hayden is your man!" ~ Al & Beth R.
"Duane is a very knowledgeable realtor. He is very patient and has the needs of his clients in mind. I spent five months looking for a house before finally deciding to build. Duane was very pati ent with me, showed me many houses and with each showing he tweaked the criteria for what I was looking for. Duane is very responsive to the needs of his clients and is the type of person who really does care about the needs of his clients. Duane isn't looking for a quick sale/purchase. He really does listen to the clients needs. It was a real pleasure working with Duane." ~ Joe S.
"Duane Hayden is very professional, courteous, prompt and an all around joy to work with. He went above and beyond in assisting with the finding and purchase of my new home. I would highly recommend him to anyone." ~ Shambra P.
"I could not have found a more professional, honest, reliable, understanding, compassioniate realtor. He would return calls promptly and was always happy to answer my questions. I was purchasing a house for the first time, so I needed a lot of help in understanding the ins and out. I am recommending him to anyone who need to purchase or rent a home. He was always ready to go above and beyond duty." ~ Donna May L.
"If you're going to buy a house, get Duane to be your buyer's agent. No questions asked." ~ Bryce M.
"We interviewed a few Agents recommended by coworkers and friends. We liked Duane the best, he worked hard for us and went above a beyond. We were moving out of state and had to leave our house, while we were gone Duane checked on the house and found a small roof leak. We contacted a contractorand Duane was able help facilitate the repair since we were over 1000mi away." ~ JJ Wake
"Duane is a outstanding real estate agent. He was very knowledgeable about the market and area. He is very honest. I would recommend him to my closest friends and family." ~ Mitch F.
"Duane has turned out to be a wonderful person who pours his kindness and desire to help people into his work and the result is an agent who will genuinely do everything he can to fulfill your dream of finding the perfect home for you. He most certainly did it for us." ~ Sil S.
"Duane is the man! I've met lots of agents but I decided I wanted Duane to handle my home purchase. He knows the area, knows real estate and kept me informed each step of the way. I recommend him without any hesitation." ~ Chief P.
"Duane has been an absolute pleasure to work with. He is in the process of helping us sell our home and we are absolutely thrilled that he is our realator. There is no doubt in my mind that he is working in our best interests, which is a very comforting thought. Thanks Duane!" ~ R.J. Caligiuri
"Duane Hayden is a great professional that allowed the home buying and selling experience to be positive. Duane sold our previous home in record time putting together an impressive marketing package. He assited us in finding the perfect home for our growing family in the neighborhood we desired. Iwould HIGHLY recommend Duane for all your real estate needs." ~ R. Doran
"We really enjoyed working with Duane. He is readily available and thorough with information regarding what kinds of loans are available to us. He has very good resources to recommend sites. He is personable with an excellent sense of humor. We would recommend him and his services to our friendsand family. While he is thorough, he is not a know-it-all and will admit to not knowing the answer to a question but then get right back to you with the answer and recommendation." ~ Robert R.
"I highly recommend Duane Hayden as a highly competent professional who makes every effort to match your needs and offer viable options that make it financially feasible. He works diligently in every aspect, making the home buying process smooth and effortless. Duane is most resourceful andprovides his clients with a wealth of information. Most impressive is his responsiveness, having kept me informed throughout every step of the process and thereafter. His negotiation skills and passion for his profession is what secured me the home I was looking for." ~ Julie U.
"I have looked for a house in my budget since October and its now the end of May. Daune was helping this whole time, we have looked from finished to "be careful when you walk on that floor" condition houses. Duane was like a bloodhound looking out for me. He went far and beyond any other professional Ihave ever worked with on any project. Not only did he have the knowledge, but my needs were on the edge of impossible and he adjusted to help me find the very best deal on the West coast of Florida. If I could buy another house, Duane would be the only person I would need to call. He is professional and concerned and has the ability to fill the needs of an almost impossible requests. This made the home buying experience more fun than one person should have buying a home.Thank you Duane!" ~ Derek C.
"Duane did a lot of background information digging for the particular property I was interested in to help me grasp the scope of the issues that were present in the property. He was always very quick to respond and give me information that I asked for and went above and beyond in certain aspects such as finding the engineering report for the structure." ~ Folami P.
"Duane is a great buyer's agent to have on your side; full 5 stars across the board. We highly recommend him to all those interested in buying a house and have already recommended him to family members. He was there whenever we called or got back to us very quickly the same day. We were first time homebuyers and he answered endless questions outside normal business hours; Duane always had the time for our phone calls. He was a pleasure to work & talk with and never made us feel as if we were an inconvenience. We finally closed on our short sale purchase after 6 months on Aug. 16, 2012. We would have lost without his experience, knowledge and patience. Duane Hayden is a decent and honest man in a business where many are not; we are so very grateful for knowing him and everything he did for us." ~ Buck W.
"Duane is a very knowledgeable realtor. He is very patient and has the needs of his clients in mind. I spent five months looking for a house before finally deciding to build. Duane was very patient with me, showed me many houses and with each showing he tweaked the criteria for what I was looking for. Duane is very responsive to the needs of his clients and is the type of person who really does care about the needs of his clients. Duane isn't looking for a quick sale/purchase. He really does listen to the clients needs. It was a real pleasure working with Duane." ~ Michael G.
"I could not have found a more professional, honest, reliable, understanding, compassioniate realtor. He would return calls promptly and was always happy to answer my questions. I was purchasing a house for the first time, so I needed a lot of help in understanding the ins and out. I amrecommending him to anyone who need to purchase or rent a home. He was always ready to go above and beyond duty." ~ Mitch M.
"We had been looking at homes for several months and had worked with another realtor before contacting Mr. Hayden. We actually found him by accident when we called to get information on one of his own listings. That particular house had issues and he was up front and honest immediately. We liked hisresponse and chose to continue working with him in our home search. I had felt uncomfortable with the previous realtor, but didn't realize just how much until we viewed houses with Duane. It was a completely different experience. His honesty, questions and practicality were very valued. He got down on the ground under houses to look for flooring issues with my husband. He produced flashlights from his truck when we viewed a house after dark. He was always early to every home showing. He investigated and sent us comp information before we made an offer on any home. His input and advice were very helpful to us.
He is honest, professional, friendly and knowledgeable. In fact, if you have a question he doesn't know the answer to, he'll find out and have an answer to you with additional back-up information you didn't even think to ask about. I highly recommend his services. I could not have been more pleased and happy to "accidentally" find a wonderful realtor." ~ Mckeever Family
"Duane really made the experience of buying our home a great one. He worked very hard to make the process easy. We highly recommend him." ~ Anderson Family
"I was very pleased with the professionalism and attention that Duane paid to the selling of my house. Not only did he walk me through every step of the process, but he was there just to reassure me on any question that I had involved in that process." ~ Jacob M.
"Excellent service, responsive and thorough! Duane has been working with me to find a home that meets my specific and unique needs. He has been responsive and patient." ~ Juan C. S.
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