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Meet the Agents at Compass Real Estate and Rentals

When you come to Compass Real Estate and Rentals for your real estate and rental needs, you’ll work with our friendly and talented agents to find the right property. Our whole team has the training and expertise to ensure your satisfaction throughout the entire process, from the first phone call to handing you the keys to your new condo or townhouse.

Our Agents

Take a moment to get to know more about each of our agents:

Chris Smith

Chris Smith

As a St. Petersburg, Florida native and a seasoned real estate professional, I have in-depth knowledge of the area and all that it has to offer. Buying or selling a home can become a complex or stressful activity if not handled properly. You need a real estate professional who is committed to one goal: making you happy. I have the temperament, experience, and drive to help you find that special property and to navigate you through the negotiation and closing processes. My clients know from day one that I only have their best interests in mind. Prior to entering real estate, I spent the last 23 years in residential construction and renovation. I have also owned and managed commercial and residential properties in Pinellas County. This experience helps me help my clients identify quality properties or give them realistic information on what it will take to transform a property into their dream home. However, keeping up-to-date on the latest property trends, marketing techniques, and negotiating practices requires that I continue to invest time and resources into my own skill base. My success is best illustrated by the fact that much of my business is based on positive referrals from my past clients. They know that I worked tirelessly on their behalf and that the information and advice I offered were candid, honest, and forthcoming. Let my attention to detail, local knowledge, and desire for success become your success in your next home purchase. I work with individuals, families, investors, and developers interested in the city’s most coveted properties, with a particular focus on Isla Del Sol, South Pinellas County Beaches, and the communities surrounding Boca Ciega Bay. When I am not working, I enjoy time spent with family and friends, cooking, traveling, and spending time on my boat fishing, diving, and just anchored up on Egmont Key. I hold a 100-ton U.S. Coast Guard license, and I am an active Dive Master. I am able to use this training and experience to give back to my community and our servicemen and women by volunteering for a nonprofit organization: Dive Care. Dive Care teaches disabled veterans and civilians with physical or emotional disabilities to cope underwater by becoming weightless in a water environment. Our approach is to build confidence and independence by offering a sense of freedom and adventure. I look forward to working on your behalf to find a property that will meet or exceed your needs and expectations, whether it is your dream home, a rental, or income property. It is my privilege to work with you to make the process stress-free, exciting, enjoyable, and rewarding.

Christine Gerstmeier

Christine Gerstmeier

My name is Christine Gerstmeier. I am originally from Hampton, NH, and after vacationing in Florida for many years, I moved here in 1988. I spent the next 30 years with a successful career in Sales and Marketing. My husband, Gene, and I are newly licensed Realtors. Owning property on Isla Del Sol for 25 years and now being permanent residents for the last several years, we are very familiar with the area and enthusiastic to help both buyers and sellers find their dream home here in paradise.

Gene Gerstmeier

Gene Gerstmeier

My name is Gene Gerstmeier, and I am originally from Chicago. I graduated from Northeastern Illinois University, obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. I worked in the IT industry for the next 34 years, moving to the beautiful state of Florida in 1998. My wife, Christine, and I are newly licensed Realtors. Owning property on Isla Del Sol for 25 years and now being permanent residents for the last several years, we are very familiar with the area and enthusiastic to help both buyers and sellers find their dream home here in paradise. I will work to ensure my customers get the commitment and dedication that they deserve.

JoAnn Nicolo

JoAnn Nicolo

Born and raised in New England, I learned an appreciation for hard work, the value of stretching a dollar, and the desire to help others. I lived 50 miles south of Boston in Attleboro. After graduating from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, I moved to Lincoln, Rhode Island, where I taught for 21 years and dedicated my life to helping my students reach their dreams of success. I vacationed over the years in Florida and dreamed of moving from the snowy winters to white sandy beaches. Family members retired and moved to St. Pete Beach, and my dream of following them to coastal living became a reality. After researching the area, I fell in love with Isla Del Sol and the island life. In 2000, I purchased a waterfront condo in the Palma Del Mar section of Isla Del Sol. It offered easy access to beaches, boating, Fort DeSoto, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Isla Del Sol has easy access to downtown St. Petersburg and all it has to offer. There is always something to do! Motivated to help others relocate to the Sunshine State, I became a Realtor in 2003 and have helped hundreds relocate to beautiful Tampa Bay. Being familiar firsthand on what it takes to make a smooth move, I can help you from beginning to end. Attention to every detail, guidance with every step. Live the island life you deserve!

Maureen Kim Mooney

Maureen Kim Mooney

Maureen Kim has been a Realtor for more than 15 years. Her philosophy is not to only assist you with selling your home or with buying a perfect property but to support you in making a decision that is right for you. She encourages you to call her in the planning stages to make sure you have all the information you need to make a sound decision that is right for you. She enjoys working with senior citizens, like herself, who are entering the most exciting chapter of their lives. One size does not fit all, and her expertise and knowledge are essential in guiding her clients from the initial dream to closing. She will help you evaluate whether a single-family waterfront home or a simple vacation condo will best suit your lifestyle now and in the near future. Whatever your needs dictate, you can rest assured that Maureen Kim will maximize your real estate investments. She knows these are truly the golden years, and she believes that now is the best time to live happily ever after! She is the Isla Del Sol expert!

Stephanie Marshall

Stephanie Marshall, GRI, PSA

One of my missions in life is to have a positive impact on the lives of others. What better way than to assist in the process of such a significant decision as buying or selling a home? My name is Stephanie Marshall, and my goal is to do just that. As your Realtor, I will navigate you through the entire transaction, making the journey not only a positive one but an exciting and profitable one! As a native of Florida, I have been blessed to experience all that Florida has to offer, from its natural beauty to its balmy climate. Where else can you have the choice of beaches, the ocean, nightlife, and family destinations all in one? As one of the most popular places in the world, it has certainly earned its nickname, the Sunshine State! Since earning my Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida just over 20 years ago, I have been fortunate to have had careers in both the fields of business and education. Each position I have held has been one of service to others. Though I've had my real estate license for over a decade, it wasn't until recently that I took the step to join my husband, who's been in the business for 15 years. I left the school district as one of the county's top educators and am anxious to deliver the same exceptional service to you while creating lasting relationships with each and every customer I represent!

Steven Marshall

Steven Marshall, SRES

My name is Steve Marshall, and I have been a full-time Realtor, specializing in residential real estate, in the Tampa Bay Area for the past 13 years. My experience includes working with first-time homebuyers, investors, and even professional athletes in their quest for the perfect home. I treat each and every client with the utmost respect, unwavering work ethic, and determination to make their goal a reality. A native to Florida, not only am I an expert in both Pinellas and Manatee Counties, but I have a passion for what I do and what Florida has to offer its residents. I work to secure my sellers with the highest return on their investment. For my buyers, I skillfully negotiate to obtain the very best purchase price on their dream home. As your Realtor, you will receive first-class service, seven days a week. I will exceed your expectations as I understand any real estate decision is a significant one and deserves nothing short of stellar service. In an effort to continue to grow in my profession, I earned my SRES, Senior Real Estate Specialist designation, to best support the needs of my clients. My superior market knowledge and use of the latest technology earned me the Top Sales Agent on Isla Del Sol in 2013. Selecting the best Realtor is critical for a successful real estate experience. I encourage you to browse my past customer reviews. Testimonials are available upon request. I look forward to working with you.

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