- SRES, CLHMS, OICP
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
REALTOR - RE/MAX Platinum Realty
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.
"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."
"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!"
"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"