Thank you for starting your real estate search with me. This website is full of information for you whether you are looking to buy or sell. I can help you anywhere in the Greater Tampa Bay Area.

After you have had the chance to review this information, contact me so I can tell you more about how I can help.

I appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.

I have lived in the Tampa Bay area for over 35 years. Having lived in every corner of Hillsborough County I am very familiar with the different neighborhoods and areas of town. I have been selling real estate here for over 18 years. I take great pride in helping first-time home owners through the entire home buying process from finding a lender, finding an ideal home, writing up an offer, negotiating an offer, going under contract, getting home inspections, shopping for homeowner’s insurance, closing and homesteading your home, in addition to the numerous details before, during and after the purchase of a home. I would be happy to provide referrals from my past buyers and sellers.

I have also worked with corporate and military relocations where I have assisted in finding, negotiating and purchasing homes for people moving here from other countries and having never seen the home they purchased until they moved in. I achieve that with lots of digital pictures and excellent communication.

Do you have questions about short sales and foreclosures? I have successfully closed both. I have worked on the sellers side and on the buyers side. Communication is everything. I can walk you through that process also.

I have won corporate awards for customer service satisfaction.

If you are thinking about buying or selling in Hillsborough County please feel free to call or e-mail me. I would be happy to personally discuss your specific situation. And yes, I answer my own phone, 7-days a week, unless I’m with a client. Then I will call you back on the same day.


Ilene R. Schwartz, Realtor
HomeXpress Realty, Inc.

Looking for a Real Estate Agent who puts you first?

If you’re planning to buy or sell a home, you want the process to go successfully. If you’re selling, success means getting your property sold quickly and for the highest price possible. If you’re buying, it means finding your next dream home and getting into it, affordably. On top of that, if you’re like most of my satisfied customers, you also want everything to go smoothly, with as little stress as possible.

How can you ensure all that happens? By working with a real estate agent who truly puts you first.

I’m proud to be the real estate agent of choice for those who want a great experience buying or selling a home. My “clients-first” approach means that you’ll be working with a professional who listens to you, provides expert advice, and works hard on your behalf.

The Expert by Your Side

When you’re selling: My track record of success means I know how to showcase your house effectively, market and promote it so that it attracts qualified buyers and get it SOLD for the highest price. Throughout the process, I’m with you every step of the way, making sure your questions are answered, all the details are handled expertly, and the entire experience is a positive one.

When you’re buying: My expertise in the local market means I can introduce you to homes that meet your criteria – and notify you immediately of brand new listings. I can advise you on what to look for when viewing a home, so you don’t make a catastrophic mistake, and I can arm you with in-depth details on every property you see. When you find a home you fall in love with, I know how to negotiate effectively so you get that property, at the best possible price. In fact, nothing pleases me more than saying, “The home is yours.”

The Right Real Estate Agent for You

Whether you’re buying or selling, it’s ultimately about realizing a dream. I understand how much the decision will mean to you. In fact, that’s one of the reasons I became a real estate agent – to help people buy or sell a home, while making the process easy and trouble-free. Clients often tell me how much they appreciate my expertise, my willingness to be there with them every step of the way, and my determination to get them the best deal. They also tell me I’m friendly and a pleasure to work with – which is quite a compliment!

Next Steps

If you’re looking for a real estate agent, it’s important that you find someone who is a good fit for you. So let’s talk. Whether you’re selling or buying, I’d like to learn more about you and your needs and goals. You can count on me to “tell it like it is” and give you a realistic picture of what is possible.

Contact me to get in touch.

As a real estate agent who puts clients first, I look forward to hearing from you.