SERVING JACKSONVILLE, PONTE VEDRA AND THE BEACHES SINCE 1998
PHYLLIS STAINES, BROKER
When is the best time to sell, how to get the most money for your home, or how to stay safe during this time of Covid-19? Should you move now or refinance? Are prices projected to rise or fall? Should you hire a Realtor or sell "by owner"? Who is representing your best interests if you sell to an investor or i-Buyer? Phyllis' free Seller Guide will address many of your questions and concerns.
Buying a home can be overwhelming at times, but you don’t need to go through it alone. You may be wondering if now is a good time to buy, how inflation is affecting our market, and where interest rates are headed. Phyllis' free Buyer Guide will answer many of your questions and likely bring up a few things you didn’t even know you should consider.
Are you thinking of selling your home to move to an active adult or senior-supportive community? Or perhaps to move in with a family member, or you simply want to downsize? Whatever the reason, there may come a time when parents, along with their adult children consider selling and moving on. Our free "Moving On" guide is designed for seniors and their families to help navigate the process.
Phyllis Staines is a full-time Realtor and licensed real estate Broker serving the Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, and Beaches markets since 1998. She specializes in the Intracoastal West, Southside and beaches communities with a focus on probate, estates, and off market properties. She has a deep bench of referral agents to assist if you're looking outside of her market area or anywhere in the country.
In addition to helping home sellers and home buyers navigate the complex maze of real estate, Phyllis also offers off market services for those home owners looking to sell "by owner" or direct to an investor or one of the many I-Buyers who have entered the Jacksonville market.
Phyllis is known locally as a trusted real estate broker and is the co-author of "Get the Best Deal When Selling Your Home" Northeast Florida edition. She has been answering reader's questions since 2005 in her weekly "Ask Phyllis" blog in Saturday's Florida Times Union newspaper. Phyllis believes in coming from contribution and has one of the longest running real estate blogs in northeast Florida.
She is also one of a few Realtors who offer Single Agency, meaning Phyllis has a fiduciary responsibility to you. You wouldn't use your spouses' attorney in a divorce, so why would you use a Realtor who doesn't offer single agency? The majority of Realtors in Jacksonville act as Transaction Brokers, meaning they simply act as facilitators. So when interviewing your next Realtor ask them to explain agency and who they represent, you may be surprised.
She earned her B.A. from Rutgers College in 1984 and earned her Masters degree with honors in business management in 1996 from Webster University. She is a graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI) and has earned numerous real estate designations and certifications, including being one of the first REALTORS in the country to earn the e-PRO Internet Professional designation (e-PRO). She has also earned the prestigious Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), 203K Specialist, and Short Sale Professional (SSP) designations. Phyllis was named Realtor of the Year in 2004 by the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors, achieving one of the highest honors awarded by her peers.
Phyllis is a contributor for local media outlets and has been featured in The Florida Times Union, Florida Realtor Magazine, Jacksonville Magazine, Realtor Magazine, The Jacksonville Business Journal, The Jax Daily Record, Realty Builder Connection, and The Beaches Leader.
She served as the Foundation Secretary and Board of Director for the The Donna Breast Cancer Foundation from 2004-2014, and Board of Director for the Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service from 2000-2003. Prior to entering real estate, Phyllis spent over 15 years in the brokerage divisions of E.F. Hutton, Merrill Lynch, Barnett Bank, and Bank of America. She has an extensive background in finance, management, technology, sales, and service. She was a 20+ year broker associate with RE/MAX prior to opening her own firm.
She is active in her community and has resided in the Intracoastal West area of Jacksonville since 1993. Phyllis can be reached at (904) 476-7653. How can Phyllis help you?
PHYLLIS STAINES, BROKER
(904) 476 - SOLD
FL LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER BK660013