Falling in love with Starkey Ranch is easy to do. Just ask some of the Realtors who brought clients to see the community and ended up buying new homes for themselves.
“Starkey Ranch is a winner all-around,” says Kristy Thurber, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker F.I Grey & Son, who now calls Starkey Ranch home. “It really sells itself and offers everything a family would want. I’ve had two sales in Starkey Ranch, and my clients love it. My family does, too.”
Kristy, her husband Matt, and their two kids, Chase and Madison, enjoy the open areas to explore, bike rides and seeing all the wildlife that comes with living adjacent to the 18,000 acre J.B. Starkey Wilderness Preserve. “My kids are always at the parks, and meeting new friends. If someone wants to know what it’s like to live here, stop and ask one of the residents – no one sells this community like a neighbor.”
“You see it all around you, the conservation and nature,” says Scott Crossland, a Realtor with La Rosa Realty, who moved to Starkey Ranch in May of 2016. “My wife, Beth, told me she couldn’t believe we didn’t stop here first,” he says. “Other communities just don’t have that same feel, that same ‘punch.’”
Nature is everywhere at Starkey Ranch, with about half of the community’s 2,400 hundred acres dedicated to parks, ponds, lakes and woodlands. Both Kristy and Scott agree that many buyers want the natural Florida beauty and open space that exists at Starkey Ranch.
“We stopped in to the Welcome Center and had a great overview of what the community is all about-- the amenities, the parks, the programming,” Scott added. “My wife is looking forward to joining the Zumba classes. It was really a no-brainer to buy a new home here based on the value and price point of the community.”
Realtors Reap Rewards for Selling at Starkey Ranch
More than 100 Tampa Bay area Realtors were honored on November 30, 2016 for their success in selling new homes at Starkey Ranch. By the time of the event, agents and their brokers had earned nearly $1.9M in commissions since home sales began in mid 2015, proving that Starkey Ranch is good for business. At the event, Realtors collected Nordstrom gift cards for each sale made, with strict instructions to spoil themselves (not their kids or clients) with a little holiday treat.
Many Realtors have sold multiple properties, and our two top producers—the team of Maria and Joe Rocheleau of Waterford Realty, and Kimberly Bowden of Century 21, with 6 contracts each—were rewarded with luxury spa packages at the Don Cesar. Congratulations, and many thanks to all.
When your buyers shop Starkey Ranch, we'll help you go shopping, too!
Each time you bring buyers new-home shopping at Starkey Ranch, we'll reward you with a Nordstrom gift card by mail. All you need to do is make our Welcome Center your first stop. Our team will present the community story, register you and your buyers with all of our builders, and then send you on your way to the models. You'll find welcoming hospitality, beverages and all the fresh-baked cookies you can eat. We're here to help you and your buyers feel at home in Starkey Ranch.
Meet Jane Branham
Jane Branham is the face of Starkey Ranch for the Realtor community, having made more than 80 real estate office presentations in 2016. She can come to “your place,” but it’s way more fun if you come to ours. A presentation typically starts in the Welcome Center with a wealth of information, great refreshments, and a caravan tour of builder models. Jane’s happy to tell the community story to groups large or small.