My career history is built upon a solid foundation of hard work ethic, combined with a focused diligence toward performance excellence and customer satisfaction. Beginning with 10 years in Public Relations for several major fashion and design companies, I then transitioned to the hospitality industry serving as a Corporate Manager for several hotel chains. During this period, my family's business was involved in real estate as one of the pioneering forces behind the 'condo time share' trend, which offered me an opportunity to get my first experience in real estate sales - a passion that would stay in my blood to this day. I spent the next 20 years working in Interior Design & Event Management as both a Business Owner and Principal Designer, servicing a multitude of high-end clientele. I ultimately came full circle in merging my love for design and real estate into one career - one that is driven by building relationships one at a time and providing a service to my customers that is beyond their expectations.
As a Professional Real Estate Agent since 2010, I have been a consistent multi-million dollar producer who firmly believes in "Service Over Sales". I go above and beyond to assure my clients enjoy a smooth and stress free experience throughout all phases of their real estate transaction.
Call me at 727-534-4411 or email me to start a discussion of your needs. Or, go to my Contact page and tell me about your property interests and an overview of how I may assist you.
"Carmen sold us our first condo and is now helping us buy another condo. She responds quickly, is very detail oriented and definitely wants her clients to be happy with their purchase. I briefly sold real estate myself so I am very critical but I would highly recommend Carmen to anyone!"
Nancy Peterson - Indian Rocks Beach, FL
"Carmen is a very focused, hard-working realtor who thinks "outside of the box" and can adjust her strategies to meet the ongoing changing market conditions. She's one of the best in Florida and our network of friends and contacts that she has supported cannot stop raving about her. Her dedication is palpable, and is extremely refreshing to actually feel and see how all her actions always have her clients best interests at heart, even if it was at the expense of her own. World class ! "
Stephanie & Bill Smith - Toronto, Canada
"Carmen helped us purchase 2 condos recently. One in Indian Rocks Beach and the other on Sand Key in Clearwater. She was professional and made the purchasing process go smoothly. Her extensive knowledge of the Gulf Coast area is substantial and was invaluable. In addition, her after-sale advice was extremely helpful including recommendations for area contractors and service providers. And, she is quite a talented interior decorator. We don’t know what we would have done without her help. We highly recommend her."
Jim & Deb Bilinski - Ithaca, NY
"During the course of my lifetime I’ve had multiple opportunities to be involved in real estate transactions. Most of the real estate agents did an adequate job, some did the bare minimum. My dealings with Carmen Altamura were the best I’ve ever had. I had occasion to purchase a condominium in Clearwater Beach with her assistance. From the very start she went above and beyond of what I expected of her. She was not only extremely competent in her profession, she was a genuinely caring person. Carmen Altamura is the only realtor I will use in the future in Florida. She is not only a great realtor, but also a trusted friend."
Ron Tritto - Clearwater Beach, FL
"Carmen Altamura is the best agent a person could have! When I sold my property there a couple of years ago, she was the buyer's agent. I was so impressed that I contacted her when I bought another place recently. She went above and beyond. First, she is patient! Secondly, she didn't waste my time, of which I had very little. She found properties that she knew I would like and we just looked at those that fit my needs. After the sale, she shined even more! She had photos taken so I could update my rental page and even did it again after I made improvements! She even ran an extension cord over to my first renter, helping me get started with good reviews. She is such a lovely person to work with as well as really knowing the properties and the market."
Janet Nay Zadena - New Orleans, LA
"This is our second home with Carmen. We cannot be happier. Besides being just a wonderful person, she is an outstanding and knowledgeable professional. Very attentive to her client's wishes, thorough, extremely patient, great diplomat. Honest and reliable! True gem in this business! Many many thanks!"
Walt and Svetlana Davydova - Indian Rocks Beach, FL