A Tarpon is a sportfish, native to the gulf known for its tenacious fighting spirit, and beautiful elegant coloration. After the fight, a fisherman generally releases the fish back to the sea, sharing a mutual respect with the fish and for the fight. I suspect that if a Tarpon had hands, the two would firmly shake hands and go their separate ways having both learned from each other.
At the Tarpon Realty Team, we recognize that our job is to keep fighting for our client, which is increasingly important in this hot sellers’ market. But we never forget that the home we are working to buy or sell is someone’s dream and deserves to be handled with the elegance and professionalism all parties deserve.
After working in the Oil and Gas Industry in acquisitions and divestitures and as an MRI Technologist dealing daily with patients, we decided that we could provide homebuyers and sellers something that was missing from our previous experiences. Having been on both sides of real estate transactions both as clients and agents, at the Tarpon Realty Team we strive to provide unique concierge level, white glove service to our clients. The Tarpon Realty Team has over 20 years of experience dealing with real estate, construction, purchases and sales. Whether you are first time home buyers and need guidance through the whole process, looking to upgrade into a larger home, relocating, or empty nesters ready to downsize, we have the tools necessary to ensure a smooth transaction.
When not working, Kathi and Mike enjoy spending time with their two boys, Mikey who is 4 years old and Zeke who is 2, both of whom love to fish. They have a five year old Labradoodle who keeps them busy. They also like to travel as time permits, and explore hidden gems located throught the Houston area, dining out, gardening, and home improvement projects.
I was very nervous to buy my first home, but the Tarpon Team made it easy for me. Not only did they help me find a new home, but I was also able to get down payment assistance, and have the seller contribute to closing costs thanks to their expertise, and close for less out of pocket than signing a new lease. Throughout the whole process, they were there for me helping me schedule inspections, making sure I was on track to close, explaining things to me, and most importantly encouraging me to keep going even when things looked a little difficult. They made the whole process less scary, and now we couldn’t be happier in our new home. I recommend Mike and Kathi to anyone looking for or selling a home.
Mike and the Tarpon Team did a great job helping my wife and I find a great place and negotiate a great deal in The Heights. Always responsive, Mike made sure we knew what we were doing, negotiated hard for us, and gave us a great overview of the market! Never pushy, they helped us to find what we needed to find in terms of all the ancillary things needed in buying a house (inspectors, home warranty, etc) and the recommended vendors came in below other bids. We bought a home that was supposed to close on the Friday of the 2021 Texas freeze, but he
handled making sure we were able to push off closing due to weather (our choice) and when an issue popped up with the Seller's choice of title agent, they had our back (and got everything worked out). All in all, Mike and Tarpon Realty were exceeded our expectations!
I thought buying a brand-new home was out of reach before I started working with Kathi. She was able to help find me the perfect home, in a brand-new neighborhood with wonderful amenities including a freshwater lagoon, for about what I was spending on rent. She was knowledgeable about the programs available to me, negotiated diligently on my behalf, and ensured the home was ready on time. Kathi was friendly, prompt, and courteous and went above and beyond what I expected.
Nervous about your property adventure? Don’t be. Whether you're getting ready to buy or sell, in the middle of it, or just looking for some answers, our top-notch skills ensure you get the best experience possible. It’s what we love to do.
Large or small, condo or mansion, we can find it and get it for you at the price that's right. Fixer-uppers? Luxury? We can help with all of it. We always have a current list of available properties for you to check out.
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