I am Robert Earl, Founder of the CAZA Florida Group. Allow me a moment or two so that I can share with you the story of CAZA Florida and why I am so passion about our role is assist you in the real estate process.
For far too long, the wrong people in the Real Estate transactions have been making the critical decisions, the Real Estate Agents. THERE, I SAID IT.
Choices that should be made by the Real Estate Buyers and Sellers are being made by the person that is not going to be living in the house. The one that is not going to be making the payments. I understand it… The Real Estate industry is stuck in the 50-60’s where the brokers controlled the listing in a magical book that came around once or twice a monthly and gleefully called select clients and declared, “Have I got the house for you!”. Well times have changes, yet in many ways, the gatekeeper mentality of the real estate industry hasn’t.
Let me tell you a personal story to illustrate my point. In the early 2000’s, I assisted my Grandparents with the Sale of their lifelong home. Going through that process, time and time again myself and my grandparents were TOLD what to do. We were not consulted, rather we were told – That is the way that it is done around here.
We were not educated. The entire process of interacting with the agents left a bad taste in my mouth. And I quickly realized that I had the power to change the way customers were treated… At least the ones that I came in contact with.
Sellers and Buyers deserve to be empowered with the RIGHT information to make the critical CHOICES required to accomplish what THEY want to accomplish. Call it my Jerry Maguire Manifesto moment. (No, not the show me the money part, the part at the start of the movie…)
I reevaluated the entire way that I was “selling real estate”. I realized that people didn’t want to be SOLD, they wanted information so that they could make critical choices and then they wanted to be assisted to carry out their choices.
It was from that process that our Group was Born.
500+ Sellers and Buyers assisted over the next 12 years showed that I was on to something, and that consumers like to be involved in the CHOICES.
Fast forward to 2016 – and the vision of CAZA Florida Group grew, thanks to the leadership of Gary Keller and Keller Williams Realty.
CAZA Florida Group – a Keller Williams Expansion Team
Will a new headquarters based in sunny St. Pete Florida, sitting on the edge of Tampa Bay… We set out to expand this concept into other parts of the real estate market. First stop, right across the bridges of Tampa Bay to Tampa Florida and across the Sunshine Skyway to Sarasota Florida.
I want to thank you for making the Choice to read this and learn a little bit more about CAZA Florida Group and what makes us tick.
PS – On a personal note, a few years after the move, my Grandfather—a proud WWII Veteran said to me, “I wish we would have made the move a few years sooner.” He & my Grandmother were married 64 1/2 years & he passed 1 day shy of 6 months after she passed. They say it was a heart attack, but our family knows it was a broken heart. To know that I helped them so that they didn’t have to worry about the home in their last years is something I will always cherish.
Robert Earl – Team Leader
CAZA Florida Group
- We are committed to providing the information to the consumer to allow them to make the right Choices, even if that means more work on behalf of our agents to collect the data and explain it.
- We are committed to constantly developing the Systems and Processes that ensure the relationships between the Seller and Agent are based upon a Win-Win outcome.
- We are constantly reminded that, at the end of the day, it is the consumers Choice. We are not the ones selling…We are not the ones Buying…We are not the ones that are going to be making the payments in the long run. It is the consumer.
- We are extremely flexible in key areas. If the relationship is not working, we are not going to force a consumer to work with us.
- We are never going to over charge a consumer if a deal comes together in a non traditional way.
- I will not have my team saying that we are not going to do something, and then turn around and do it. Especially with regards to Dual Agency.
The Specialist that we make the choice to work with are committed to these same principle. We just agree that this is the right way to do business. If you have any questions, feel free to pick up the phone and call me directly at 727-304-6344.
Over the Years, The CAZA Florida Group & Robert Earl have gotten a number of testimonials. Here is a sampling of the feedback we have gotten after successful home sales and purchases:
Walter: Robert & His Group are hustlers (in a good way) who worked hard to bring people to our farmette to look it over. Ended up with a couple from Massachusetts buying it in a short amount of time. Perfect team for a hard-to-move property.
Catherine: “Seamless Service, from start to finish. When you have a busy life, that’s very much appreciated.
Frank: “Robert is very good at explaining the “legalese” in laymen’s terms. His attention to details saved me money. He made me feel that he was on my side.
Darryle: “Availability, flexibility, thorough research, and above and beyond customer satisfaction.”
Art: “We Tried another agent first…Would have used you first!”