As Broker/Owner for Beach Time Realty Group, I sell and manage property throughout the St. Petersburg area; but specialize in the beaches, where my team of real estate professionals manage a portfolio of vacation and long-term rental properties. A native of St. Petersburg, I grew up on the South Pinellas Beaches; making St. Pete Beach, where I live and work, the obvious choice for my own real estate office. I am a Graduate of the Realtor® Institute, a Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist; A Certified Negotiation Expert® and an Accredited Buyers Representative®.
I began my post-secondary education at the Duke University School of Nursing and later graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management. After a decade spent in Scotland, with my Glasgow-born husband, Bobby, the Fleeting Family returned to St Pete Beach, where I and my husband continued in the family tradition of property development. Our first project in the US, The Villages of North Redington Beach, was the Overall Winner of the 1999 Parade of Homes! This was followed by a series of developments with a number of different joint venture partners and ultimately resulted in my serving as the Sales & Marketing Director for Coral Pointe Homes, with the responsibility for overseeing the design, marketing and sales of more than $200 million of new homes – as well as, of course, selling properties!
In 2007, when the property market was at a low point, I began managing properties that we had built, but not yet sold, as long and short-term rentals. The next thing I knew, friends were asking me to do the same for them. Ultimately this venture morphed into Vacation Rental Heaven. Then as a For-Sale side was added, it became Beach Time Realty Group. Now, as my company stretches its wings and grows yet again, we are NextHome Beach Time Realty!
I have been married forever, (28 years) and am the mother of four children and grandmother to five and counting! My husband and I live in St. Pete Beach in one of our previous developments. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and have aspirations of someday publishing the fantasy novel I have been working on, as well as the children’s books I have written for my grandchildren. Please search the Blog & Publications section of my website for my published articles in Your Home Magazine and “Annie’s Beach Time Blog”.