Christopher Iacobelli

Licensed Real Estate Broker

Christopher Iacobelli

Christopher Iacobelli

Licensed Real Estate Broker
Phone: M: 941-779-7179 941-779-7179 mobile
Phone: O: 941-405-3506 941-405-3506 office
8130 Lakewood Main Street, Suite 103
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202


Christopher Iacobelli is a Multi-Million dollar Producer specializes in relocation of retirees and transferee's to the Sarasota, Bradenton, and Lakewood Ranch area. Christopher also specializes in listings agent representation for home sellers, second home purchases, Island condo buyers, and real estate investors. A multi year recipient in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 of the Five Star Award for best in client satisfaction by Sarasota Magazine. Specialties: Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Second Home Purchases. 

Chris Iacobelli's relevant experience includes extensive business management, investment knowledge, mortgage lending, real estate, banking, title and escrow experience in many states. With his extensive knowledge of the industry, Chris began working in the Real Estate industry, becoming a Lakewood Ranch area specialist. He works with home buyers to find the best property at the best price, bringing market knowledge to each transactions. Chris focuses on working with home seller's to achieve maximum value within an agreed timeline, reaching the ultimate goal of selling their home. His real estate knowledge and background in the mortgage and title industries allows Chris to provide his clients with the best expertise and service.

Chris founded Sterling Financial Group, LLC in 2004 and is currently managing the private equity company that specializes in buying, renovating, managing and selling real estate.

In 1997 Chris founded a mortgage company, Premier Mortgage Group (PMG). PMG was a correspondent mortgage banking firm with 105 employees doing $900,000,000 in mortgage volume by 2003. Chris was responsible for all marketing, strategic planning, oversight, and the day-to-day operations of PMG. Operating in 35 states, PMG actively originated, processed, underwrote, funded, closed, packaged and bulk resold mortgages loans. In 2000, Chris added a vertically integrated company to the mix, called American Home Title, LLC, a full service title and escrow company doing business in 6 different states for PMG borrowers. Both of these companies PMG & AHT where sold in a private equity transaction in 2004.

Prior to Premier Mortgage Group, Chris spent six years in the financial service industry in an investment advisory capacity as a series 7 licensed stockbroker for a number of investment firms including Prudential Securities, Mutual Service Corporation, and Securities America, Inc., and was also duly licensed as an agent with numerous annuity & life insurance companies. Chris graduated from Ohio State University in 1991 with a B.S., in Business Administration, with a major in Economics.


"We have bought and sold over 30 single family homes at different locations throughout the country, 22 of which were our personal residences. When we were selling, we went out of way to find the best realtor in the area. When we received our first solicitation from Chris Iacobelli, it was clear that we should follow up with him when we decided to sell our house in Lakewood Ranch, FL. Although we were now located out of state and the house was a difficult sale because it was dated, Chris kept on top of the deal and was extremely responsive to all the issues that arose. At all times, he was extremely professional and very communicative. We have never had such a good experience with a realtor. Chris is outstanding and we would highly recommend him to anyone who is intending to do real estate business in his area."

  -Jim Attwooll, Client

"Chris was one of the most professional people we've ever worked with. He took a very difficult transaction and saw that everything went smoothly, and made us feel comfortable in our decision-making process. He sold our own home and helped us buy the new one we wanted in a very tight time crunch. We would highly recommend him to anyone."

  -mrscrys8, Client

"Chris did an excellent job as our listing agent. His marketing was way beyond what I anticipated with a professional photographer using a drone for overhead pictures and taking extensive interior and exterior photos. He gave us great advice on pricing and on negotiating final sales price. We would highly recommend him to anyone planning to sell their home."

  -Debbie Corn, Client

"My husband and I recently purchased the home in Lakewood Ranch, Chris was our realtor. We truly believe he is the best realtor we have ever worked with. He is thoughtful, thorough, conscientious and very knowledgeable about his business. We highly recommend him to anyone who asks. He's just not your realtor, he becomes your friend and walks you through the process with kid gloves. What more needs to be said, he's great!"

  -gwincheste, Client

"Chis did a spectacular job assessing our market and helping us choose a listing price. He created a fabulous description with professional pictures for promoting our house. He was invaluable in evaluating offers we received and helped us choose the one that was best. We would strongly recommend him."

  -Len B., Client

"We were very fortunate to find Mr. Iacobelli. We had made several visits to Florida in search for an area we wanted to relocate to. While we had been referred to another relator initially, that experience was simply horrendous. It was beginning to become a nightmare until I stumbled across Mr. Iacobelli’s information within an online search. We thought that Chris would show us just the one home, but when we saw the home was not going to work for us, he immediately stepped in once he realized this and took initiative to continue to hear what we WERE looking for. Chris happily surprised us with not only other avenues to venture forward to, he spent the entire day with us. Chris really listens to the conversations in-between homes and breathed in the likes and dislikes of each had we visited. He began to get a vision from the characteristically specific details and had been able to narrow down personally what we were looking for as a couple, as a family. This lead us to the home th"

  -stillfade1920, Client

"I highly recommend Mr. Chris Iacobelli to anyone searching for a skillful realtor who delivers outstanding results. Regarding professional recommendations; I am very selective about people and companies I recommend since my own integrity in at stake. Mr. Iacobelli earned our trust based on results, and this fact alone speaks volumes about his abilities. Chris is extremely knowledgeable and has a great feel on the pulse of the Florida home market. He is a consummate professional yet easy to talk to, and perhaps most importantly, he listens and is honest. There was never any pressure to buy; his concern centered on finding a home that would fit our needs and we would be comfortable and happy owning. In an almost effortless manner he was able to ferret out what we were looking for while introducing some different ideas and information we hadn’t considered. Our time together demonstrated that he is a very experienced realtor and is well connected and respected by other profession"

  -George Hardman, Client

"Chris was amazing at handling our purchase for our new home in Florida. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone and have also referred him to our family members. He is honest and will help you get the best deal possible."

  -cdhunsberger, Client

"I picked Chris for two reasons. The first was because he had listings at all price points. I felt that meant he was able to deal with many different types of people. The second reason was he could have tried to talk me into selling in the summer of 2014. Instead he told me to rent it out because he felt the market was going to go up and I would be able to sell the house for more if I waited. I knew when 2015 came around I would be calling Chris. He put my financial interest ahead of his own. What more could I ask for. Well it turns out quite a bit. I moved to Rhode Island and he went above and beyond normal service. He arranged for needed repairs at more than fair prices. Negotiated with my tenant so she moved out in a situation that made her happy. He aggressively marketed my house and we closed on the house for a fair price that both sides were happy with. Chris did everything he said he would, was quick to respond and gave very honest and accurate advice. My wife and I wo"

  -TomC., Client

"Chris was extremely helpful in every way, very focused, always on top of our sales figures. When our initial viewings started to falter he stepped up the show by bringing around his people.... Something we had not experienced before. Chris was determined to sell.... We could not fault his determination 10/10!!!!"

  -Sue Pashley, Client

"Chris was very helpful with whole process from start to end . He is a great agent and we recommend him and will be using him for future listings. He sold our listing within 2 weeks. Rick"

  -Rick Ojha, Client

"May 12th, 2015 “Chris was great to work with. He is very knowledgeable and explains every thing very thoroughly. He writes up fabulous adds for your home and presents it beautifully. Chris is present when he says he is going to be there and definitely looks out for your best interest. Our home sold to the first viewer and while everyone is not always that lucky, I cannot say enough about how easy Chris made everything for us and how smoothly the sale went. Chris and his wife are a lovely couple and have a wonderful family also. Thank you Chris Linda and John "

  -Linda Purvis , Client

"May 12th, 2015 “Following the recent passing of our father, my brother and I were tasked with finding our mother a smaller more manageable home. This meant not only locating a new home but additionally the update, remodel and sale of our parent’s residence. From his initial visit to evaluate my parent’s property, Christopher not only was able to make recommendations as how to best realize a profit from our updating efforts but also provided us with contact information for honest and capable general contractors and many of the trades we would need to accomplish our remodeling goals. Upon completion of the remodel we listed the home with Christopher and within a little less than two months the house was under contract. Christopher then found a wonderful new home for our mother and in one day closed on both properties, something I thought would be a logistical nightmare he made a pleasurable, low key and no drama experience for an eighty year old woman. Christopher is not"

  -Vanessa Vogeli, Client

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