About Rob

Named One of America's Top Agents by HomeLight ~ Top 5% Buyer's Agent & Top 5% Negotiator ~ Seasoned Professional ~ Committed to Excellence

I love helping LGBT home buyers relocate to Tampa Bay. I'll do more than help you find a new home, I'll help you fall in love with your new city and can introduce you to friends and clients to help you become acclimated to your new city. I couldn't be happier living here and service all of St. Petersburg, Tampa, Clearwater, and Sarasota.

I am a father, VP of my condo board, and a member of the following organizations: National Association of Realtors, National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals, St. Pete Chamber of Commerce, Equality Florida, HRC, St Petersburg's LGBTQ Welcome Center, and Stonewall Democrats. Cooking, the arts, sporting events, theatre, and home remodeling are some of my passions.

Originally from New York, I worked in the advertising industry on Madison Avenue. Part of that time was spent working in LGBT media for the publications Advocate, OUT and as VP of Advertising with PlanetOut Inc, the first LGBT-directed business to trade its stock on a major US stock exchange.

"Rob obviously specializes in helping families relocate to the Tampa Bay Area. My boyfriend and I bought sight unseen while living in Nashville. Rob went above and beyond to make sure it was as smooth transition. We appreciate everything he did and are almost one year in our home. Best luck I ever had!" John B, Client

"My husband and I relocated to FL from OH and Rob was beyond fantastic. We had a very short window of time and and a long list of must have items. Rob listened to us and found us exactly what we were looking for. That is when he became more than a realtor and became our friend for life. Because of distance he handled our inspection for us. He supported us every step of the way. If you are looking for a realtor who actually cares for his clients and not just the sale, look no further than Rob." Chris H, Client


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Strong negotiation skills
Support through the closing and beyond
Innovative marketing strategies
Local expertise about neighborhood features & resources
Well connected to vendors
Friendly, personal touch, building long term relationships

  • Buyers, Sellers, Relocation, New Construction, and Investors.

Let me first say that I started to work with Rob over a year ago from my home in Chicago. I had thought my home there would sell very quickly and wanted someone in the area where I wish to move to..MY sale took longer than expected..It was this delay on my end and the constant communication sent to me that I knew Rob was the right choice of a realtor to fit my needs. He was very communicative and professional. He and his staff walked me through the difficult and often confusing task of purchasing a home. Thank you Rob For those who need attention to detail--I recommend Rob--and I would recommend the GayRealEstate organization for supporting realtors like Rob.

- Michael P.

We used Rob and had the best experience with the transaction due to his diligence and insightful experience. We bought into a very diverse and inclusive neighborhood. Using GayRealEstate helped us find this great Agent! We did not have to " explain ourselves" as wife & wife in this transaction. We were able to focus on our family, and the details of the transaction.

Best experience!

- Kate Artau

I was very satisfied with the communication and level of professionalism Rob provided. My experience with your site and my agent went very smoothly. I got a response within an hour after my one and only submission. I was impressed by how quickly Rob responded.

- John T.

Rob's knowledge and proficiency is absolutely top notch. He kept me on track even though I had a tendency to go lone ranger at times. I've never worked with a more diligent, knowledgable real estate agent, and this was my 5th home buying experience (not to mention the 4 I've sold). So I definitely recommend him. I will add, he's also a great person with a strong sense of community that he takes seriously. He's even helped me get involved in the LGBT community of the greater Tampa area. You won't go wrong choosing Rob as your realtor!

- Keith Santner

It was an amazing experience working with Rob. He made the buying process a breeze even though we live out of state. His knowledge of the area made us feel confident with our decision. I would highly recommend him if you're considering buying or selling property in the Tampa Bay area.

- Steve Reeder