Bret Crino, Recognized by as a 2023 Top Agent

Transforming clients’ real estate aspirations into reality, Bret delivers his trusted representation and accurate assessment while creating a profound real estate experience.

With a specialization in luxury and waterfront residential properties, Bret is the Founder & Team Leader of The Sails Team at Compass in Tampa, Florida.

His passion for real estate is fueled by his desire to assist clients in finding their dream properties. He firmly believes that Tampa offers an exceptional living experience due to its natural beauty and favorable climate. The city boasts stunning beaches, sandy shores, picturesque palm trees, and an array of exquisite restaurants. 

For Bret, the most rewarding aspect of his profession lies in helping individuals and families discover their ideal homes. As the principal of The Sails Team, he is wholly committed to delivering exceptional, professional, and comprehensive real estate services to his esteemed clients. His collaboration with his team ensures that each client receives impeccable, first-class service, genuine advocacy, and access to a range of resources to help them find their dream home.

Drawing on his intimate connection with the Gulf Coast and his extensive knowledge of Tampa and St. Petersburg’s vibrant communities, Bret offers a unique perspective on the distinctive properties currently available in the market. His expertise extends to the acquisition and marketing of various types of properties, including residential, luxury, condominiums, and waterfront “lifestyle opportunities.” He also excels in assisting clients with investment properties and builder services. 

With unmatched expertise, Bret holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management and a degree in Advertising, further enhancing his knowledge and skills in the field. He embarked on his real estate journey over a decade ago and has since established a highly successful team of his own. 

Throughout his interactions, he consistently demonstrates his keen insights, unwavering integrity, and resourcefulness when advising clients on all matters related to real estate. By personally engaging with each client and gaining a deep understanding of their specific priorities, Bret tailors his approach to align perfectly with their unique requirements and real estate goals. His intention is to create an inspirational vision and lifestyle that seamlessly integrates with their desires. 

When working with sellers, Bret meticulously designs and executes impactful presentations that elevate the visibility of each listing, surpassing the competition. This involves utilizing professionally produced photography, refined staging services, and comprehensive online and print marketing strategies. 

For buyers, Bret actively listens and diligently searches for residences and settings that fulfill their lifestyle preferences. He possesses a remarkable ability to create value by advising clients on effective measures to enhance their living spaces, such as modifying or adding key design elements to increase equity and maximize return on investment. His applied expertise, coupled with the implementation of Compass’ Concierge Program, ensures that every facet of his service is optimized and seamlessly integrated. 

A certified negotiator and luxury specialist, Bret has earned recognition as the Best Realtor in Greater Tampa Bay. Grit Daily, a reputable source, has ranked him among the Top 7 Realtors in Florida to keep an eye on. He has also been featured in various magazines like West Shore Living and Gulfport Living, and quoted in RealTrends magazine.

His clients trust his in-depth perspective, timely guidance, and tenacious resolve in addressing all aspects of the transaction with professional competence. Bret always strives to negotiate the best terms for his clients and when met with a tough challenge, or a possible deal-breaker; he is very creative in working through the issues. 

In both his personal and professional life, he holds personal relationships in high regard. Bret considers it a true honor that his clients value and trust his expertise and professionalism to represent them. His distinguished style is characterized by his responsive, confident approach and strategic decision-making, which consistently yield elevated achievements for his clients.

Learn More about Bret Crino:

Through his Best Agent’s profile, or through The Sails Team at Compass,

About Best Agents

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