Starting a Tampa or Sarasota Real Estate Career or Changing Brokers? Check out JoinTheDuo.com



If you are thinking of starting a real estate career, here's your chance to join our team! We are constantly looking to hire people for our company. Check out www.JoinTheDuo.com or the Real Estate Careers page on www.TheDuncanDuo.com to get more information about our team, testimonials from agents who work for us and some information about how and why we are different from other Real Estate companies.

We are a company who loves to have a lot of fun. We have a great culture, great leadership. We provide a lot of training and mentoring programs which are not offered in most real estate companies. You can also sign up for our career nights on www.JoinTheDuo.com.

We are consistently looking to hire buyer agents (requires a Florida real estate licence). We also have a couple of operations positions open. We are looking for a Transaction Coordinator (contract to close process) and an Operations Manager.

If you are interested, email us at careers@theduncanduo.com.

If you are considering getting into the real estate business in Tampa Bay or becoming a Realtor in Tampa, send us an email at Careers@TheDuncanDuo.comor click here to visit the Tampa Real Estate Careers Page on our website.  This video blog has an immense amount of information about our team model and its differences vs typical Tampa Real Estate Brokerages as well as videos from our radio showtestimonials from Tampa real estate agents on our team, and our social channels twitteryoutubeinstagram, and facebook.

You’re Invited to Our Real Estate Career Night


If you’re someone who’s always thought about getting into real estate but have hesitated due to too many unanswered questions about the business itself, I have an opportunity for you.

On the second Tuesday of every month, my team will be holding real estate career nights. Here you’ll be able to ask questions and learn about our business model and how it can help you become more successful. Whether you’ve never been in sales, you’re successful in another sales field, or you’re right out of college, learning about real estate sales can be a super effective way for you to become a business owner and an entrepreneur.

At our career nights, you’ll be able to ask questions firsthand and learn relevant information about what it’s like for first-year real estate agents. During my first year, for example, I sold one home — to my parents. Not only that, but I also gave them half of my commission. The business isn’t as easy as your think, and our career nights are a way to help you jumpstart your career and achieve some understanding of the market so you know what you’d be getting into.

If you would like to register for this event or find out more information, visit jointheduo.com.

If you have any more questions, please feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!

If you are considering getting into the real estate business in Tampa Bay or becoming a Realtor in Tampa, send us an email at Careers@TheDuncanDuo.comor click here to visit the Tampa Real Estate Careers Page on our website.  This video blog has an immense amount of information about our team model and its differences vs typical Tampa Real Estate Brokerages as well as videos from our radio showtestimonials from Tampa real estate agents on our team, and our social channels twitteryoutubeinstagram, and facebook.

The Duncan Duo now offering State of the Art Matterport 3-D Tours for their Tampa Bay & Sarasota listings



New technologies have emerged in the last couple of years that are taking real estate marketing to another level. If you don’t recall, we were one of the first Realtors in the area that had photographers using drones and drone technology to get aerial views of our listings to show off the property, views or neighborhood. Now, we have purchased our very own Matterport 3-D camera and are offering 3-D tours for homes listed across Tampa Bay. You can see an example below of a recent listing of ours at 14905 Tom Morris Ct in Old Memorial in Tampa and how impactful 3-D Technology can be for the marketing of homes. If you have questions about this technology or our new 3-D tours, you can reach out to us on the websites linked on this page or by calling our Tampa office at 813-359-8990 or our Sarasota Office at 941-822-8228. You can learn more about how amazing 3-D technology for the marketing of real estate by clicking here or here.

 CLICK HERE TO SEE THE 3-D MATTERPORT TOUR OF THIS HOME

If you are considering getting into the real estate business in Tampa Bay or becoming a Realtor in Tampa, send us an email at Careers@TheDuncanDuo.comor click here to visit the Tampa Real Estate Careers Page on our website.  This video blog has an immense amount of information about our team model and its differences vs typical Tampa Real Estate Brokerages as well as videos from our radio showtestimonials from Tampa real estate agents on our team, and our social channels twitteryoutubeinstagram, and facebook.

How much time does it take to complete a new construction home and close in Tampa Bay w/ DR Horton?



Andrew Duncan, Tampa's #1 Realtor with guest Scott Eckley from DR Horton discuss how quickly DR Horton can complete new construction homes in Tampa Bay and what the averages are for different elevations and brands.

They have 3 brands: Express, Horton and Emerald.

The Express brand is more for the first time home buyer because it's more price and payment sensitive. These homes take about 5-6 months to build.

The Horton brand is for those consumers who want one that is more customized - their lot, their colors, etc. It usually takes about 6-7 months to construct.

Last is the Emerald brand which is their luxury brand. This would take about 9-10 months to construct.

For those who don't have the time to wait, DR Horton's goal in every community is to have at least 6-10 inventory homes. Some of them at some form of construction but are ready to go. Some you can close as quickly as you get your mortgage approved while others may take about 60-70 days.

If you are considering getting into the real estate business in Tampa Bay or becoming a Realtor in Tampa, send us an email at Careers@TheDuncanDuo.comor click here to visit the Tampa Real Estate Careers Page on our website.  This video blog has an immense amount of information about our team model and its differences vs typical Tampa Real Estate Brokerages as well as videos from our radio showtestimonials from Tampa real estate agents on our team, and our social channels twitteryoutubeinstagram, and facebook.

Home Inspection Updates from BPG Home Inspections on The Duncan Duo Show



Andrew Duncan, Tampa's #1 Realtor, talks to Chuck Bakker and Randy Noon from BPG Home Inspections as they give Tampa Bay Inspection Updates and Advice to listeners on The Duncan Duo Show.

BPG Home Inspections cover from Citrus County all the way to Bradenton, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda. They cover from Tampa to Orlando
all the way to Lakeland. They cover the whole central market.

Chuck Bakker is new to BPG but aside from his years of experience in the home inspection busines, he also has 30 years renovation experience which could be very handy when they have buyers who have lots of questions about how much repairs are going to cost or about how things will work in the house.

So what is the role of a home inpsector? They are there to see what the systems and make sure all of them work. Home inspectors are probably the least biased person in the whole transaction. They remove the emotion from the whole experience.

Andrew believes that the real estate agent, specifically the buyer agent, has no business being at the home inspection because it adds more pressure to an already tense situation. It's not like their presense is going to change anything or affect the home inspector's mind. He share some instances where agents would argue with the home inspector because he's trying to keep a deal together.

Randy talks about how some sellers being present during the inspection which could also add pressure to the situation. What some sellers don't realize is that home inspectors are not there on their behalf. They work for the buyer and they are there to make sure that all the systems are working in the home they are planning to purchase.

If you are considering getting into the real estate business in Tampa Bay or becoming a Realtor in Tampa, send us an email at Careers@TheDuncanDuo.comor click here to visit the Tampa Real Estate Careers Page on our website.  This video blog has an immense amount of information about our team model and its differences vs typical Tampa Real Estate Brokerages as well as videos from our radio showtestimonials from Tampa real estate agents on our team, and our social channels twitteryoutubeinstagram, and facebook.

How The Duncan Duo handles a low appraisal for a seller



Andrew Duncan, Tampa's #1 Realtor, has a talk with David Diaz of Waterstone Mortgage about The Duncan Duo team effectively handles a low appraisal.

He goes through a few scenarios and steps they take with the seller if an appraisal comes in low. Ultimately it's up to the seller to make a decision but some of the options are: to dispute the appraisal and provide other comps; to put the home back on the market because they don't agree with the appraisal and if there were multiple offers; sometimes appraisers view things differently; and sometimes they might encourage the buyer to choose another lender to get a new appraisal; or lowering the price.

Sometimes the seller would agree because they don't want to go through the hassle of putting the home back on the market and wait 30-60 days again for another buyer; and if there is enough interest in the home, due to the supply and demand, some buyers end up paying the difference in cash if the appraisal comes in short.

If you are considering getting into the real estate business in Tampa Bay or becoming a Realtor in Tampa, send us an email at Careers@TheDuncanDuo.comor click here to visit the Tampa Real Estate Careers Page on our website.  This video blog has an immense amount of information about our team model and its differences vs typical Tampa Real Estate Brokerages as well as videos from our radio showtestimonials from Tampa real estate agents on our team, and our social channels twitteryoutubeinstagram, and facebook.

The Duncan Duo Guaranteed Sale TV Commercial with Barbara Corcoran



Barbara Corcoran, Real Estate Mogul and Shark Tank Star, appears in this TV commercial with Andrew and Angela Duncan 'The Duncan Duo' who are the Official Real Estate Agents of The Tampa Bay Lightning. Barbara talks about how The Duo are the Best Realtors in Tampa Bay and offer an innovative Guaranteed Sale program of which you can learn more on The Duncan Duo's websites linked above. The Duncan Duo recently became the #3 RE/MAX Agents in the U.S. and are ranked #22 for Units Sold on the 2016 Real Trends / Wall Street Journal Ranking out of millions of Realtors.

Visit our YouTube page to see hundreds of video testimonials from our happy clients.

If you are considering getting into the real estate business in Tampa Bay or becoming a Realtor in Tampa, send us an email at Careers@TheDuncanDuo.comor click here to visit the Tampa Real Estate Careers Page on our website.  This video blog has an immense amount of information about our team model and its differences vs typical Tampa Real Estate Brokerages as well as videos from our radio showtestimonials from Tampa real estate agents on our team, and our social channels twitteryoutubeinstagram, and facebook.

Barbara Corcoran gave hiring tips & The Duncan Duo's focus on Tampa Realtor education & training



The Duncan Duo spent some time in New York with Barbara Corcoran from Shark Tank to film a new TV commercial. They gave Barbara a personalized Tampa Bay Lightning jersey which she loved. Andrew talks about how Barbara gave them so many great tips for their customers and agents.

He also mentions that how they are having a record breaking month in June where they are scheduled to close on 110 homes.

One of the main focus of their team is education. They have a great management and leadership team. They do a lot of training and coaching. There's a lot of accountability that helps agents learn to become better and be successful. They also make sure the agents they hire agents that are good fit for their culture of the company. 

The Duncan Duo invites all of you who are looking to have a career in Real Estate to visit www.JoinTheDuo.com and check out videos from our agents and videos about how The Duncan Duo is different from other Real Estate companies. Register for the Real Estate Career night we have every month so you can meet some members of our team and learn a little bit on how to start a Real Estate career.

If you are considering getting into the real estate business in Tampa Bay or becoming a Realtor in Tampa, send us an email at Careers@TheDuncanDuo.comor click here to visit the Tampa Real Estate Careers Page on our website.  This video blog has an immense amount of information about our team model and its differences vs typical Tampa Real Estate Brokerages as well as videos from our radio showtestimonials from Tampa real estate agents on our team, and our social channels twitteryoutubeinstagram, and facebook.

Brand New Tampa Real Estate Agents Welcome at The Duncan Duo RE/MAX & how it changes the market



Andrew Duncan talks to guest David Diaz of Waterstone Mortgage about the pros and cons of having new realtors jump into the Real Estate industry whenever the market gets hot.

The good news about it is that it brings innovation, technology, and a new approach to the business. Since a lot of the market right now there's a big push for the millennials to buy and who better to relate to a millennial than another millennial. 

Andrew says that they welcome new agents to their team. If you are thinking of having a real estate career or if you know of someone thinking about having a real estate career, you can check out their site www.jointheduo.com. You can sign up on their Real Estate career nights which is done once a month. They have prospective agents come in and learn about the real estate business. They talk about The Duncan Duo run their business differently from other brokerages. 

Another challenge with new agents is that some are not well educated about real estate or have not even gone through the process of buying their own home before. They require a lot of coaching and training. The benefit for new agents who join The Duncan Duo team is the huge support system and the massive training program they undergo before they even talk to a customer. Aside from getting their license, Andrew makes sure new agents go through their own boot camp training program to help educate them not just about contracts but how to work with a customer, their standards, core values and things that they require. 

A downside of having a gap in age in the workforce is that certain demographics is one group want to communicate one way and the other would want to communicate another way. Younger agents love text, social media and emails. As you climb the age barrier, they are more likely prone to pick up the phone and not liking the text messages. The agents need to know how to adapt and think of the person they are working with and how they want to communicate. 

They also give advice to prospective customers on how to find a good realtor. Not because they are an agent, it means they are good. Google them. Check the reviews. Look at their track record. 

One of the big advantages with working for The Duncan Duo team is that they take away some of the most challenging things for a new agents. They have licensed transaction coordinators, listing coordinators and all those administrative staff that take that off the agent's plate.

If you are considering getting into the real estate business in Tampa Bay or becoming a Realtor in Tampa, send us an email at Careers@TheDuncanDuo.comor click here to visit the Tampa Real Estate Careers Page on our website.  This video blog has an immense amount of information about our team model and its differences vs typical Tampa Real Estate Brokerages as well as videos from our radio showtestimonials from Tampa real estate agents on our team, and our social channels twitteryoutubeinstagram, and facebook.

Why its Important in Tampa Bay to have a Buyers Agent when you are searching for a home




In the Video above from our 970WFLA radio show, we talk about how important it is to work with a buyers agent to help you purchase a home vs going directly to the listing agent.  Every market and situation is different but a buyers agent can be helpful in educating you on the market and negotiating strategies to help you come out on top.  In a sellers market like today, great buyer agents even have a way of finding inventory that other agents may not know about or help you act as quickly as possible so as to not miss out.  At our company, we are presently looking to hire buyer agents for this specific reason.  You can learn more about our buyer agent opportunities by looking at testimonials from agents on our team off to the side of this page.


If you are considering getting into the real estate business in Tampa Bay or becoming a Realtor in Tampa, send us an email at Careers@TheDuncanDuo.comor click here to visit the Tampa Real Estate Careers Page on our website.  This video blog has an immense amount of information about our team model and its differences vs typical Tampa Real Estate Brokerages as well as videos from our radio showtestimonials from Tampa real estate agents on our team, and our social channels twitteryoutubeinstagram, and facebook.

Agents that Join The Duncan Duo get extra benefits due to Tampa Bay Lightning relationship



Its been approximately 1 year since our alignment with the Tampa Bay Lightning as their Official Real Estate Agents.  An additional perk to working with our company is the ability to partner with such a powerful brand and provide world class experiences to both our team members and our clients.  In addition to getting a lot of great marketing opportunities with the Lightning, our team members and agents get special discounts on concerts, tickets to games, player meet and greet and autographs and so much more.  We’re also able to reward our clients with an annual client appreciation event at Amalie Arena where our customers get to skate on the ice as well as opportunities to get autographed items, tickets and much more.  We also partnered with multiple Tampa Bay Lightning community and charity initiatives this year including a Holiday card signing at a game for Veterans in cooperation with The American Red Cross.

Below are a few of the videos from our ‘Homecoming’ series that plays during intermission at Amalie Arena during Lightning games.  We have a full website dedicated to the Tampa Bay Lightning player interviews and each month we give away a signed Lightning hockey stick on the site.









If you are considering getting into the real estate business in Tampa Bay or becoming a Realtor in Tampa, send us an email at Careers@TheDuncanDuo.comor click here to visit the Tampa Real Estate Careers Page on our website.  This video blog has an immense amount of information about our team model and its differences vs typical Tampa Real Estate Brokerages as well as videos from our radio showtestimonials from Tampa real estate agents on our team, and our social channels twitteryoutubeinstagram, and facebook.

Tampa and Sarasota Real Estate Statistics for Home Sales & Values for January 2016




Andrew Duncan, Tampa Bay's #1 Realtor and expert talks with David Diaz of Waterstone Mortgage about the Tampa & Sarasota Real Estate Statistics for January 2016.

There has been an 8% year after year increase in the average sale price in Tampa.  Inventory is up for the first time in several months - 4.1 months of inventory from a low of 2.9 months the previous month. Part of the inventory increase is because of the decrease in the number of sales. One thing Andrew noticed is that the luxury market is starting to get saturated again.

Sarasota stats after the month of January experienced a slight 1.2% increase in total sales while condos were down 5.2% and Manatee Single family homes were down 5.4 % from last year. There was a robust increase in sale price in both counties. Single family homes in Sarasota increased 21.3% and 10% in Manatee.

Listen as they talk about their analysis of the market behavior and what is affecting it.

If you are considering getting into the real estate business in Tampa Bay or becoming a Realtor in Tampa, send us an email at Careers@TheDuncanDuo.comor click here to visit the Tampa Real Estate Careers Page on our website.  This video blog has an immense amount of information about our team model and its differences vs typical Tampa Real Estate Brokerages as well as videos from our radio showtestimonials from Tampa real estate agents on our team, and our social channels twitteryoutubeinstagram, and facebook.

How to Avoid the Most Common Real Estate Scams including Rentals, Craigslist and Contracts




Listen as Andrew Duncan, Tampa's #1 Realtor and expert, talks to Shawn Yesner of Yesner Law and Arnie and David Diaz of Waterstone Mortgage about common Real Estate scams, contract scams, craigslist and much more in this informative episode on The Duncan Duo Real Estate show. Get tips and expert advice on how to avoid getting into these situations and how you can help your clients do the same.

If you are considering getting into the real estate business in Tampa Bay or becoming a Realtor in Tampa, send us an email at Careers@TheDuncanDuo.comor click here to visit the Tampa Real Estate Careers Page on our website.  This video blog has an immense amount of information about our team model and its differences vs typical Tampa Real Estate Brokerages as well as videos from our radio showtestimonials from Tampa real estate agents on our team, and our social channels twitteryoutubeinstagram, and facebook.

Fed Moves that impact mortgage & interest rates & Global Economy affects Tampa Bay real estate




Andrew Duncan, #1 RE/MAX Agent in Florida, talks to David Diaz, one of The Diaz Duo from Waterstone Mortgage about interest rates and how Fed actions are affecting the market. They also talk about how the global economy can affect Tampa Bay Real Estate since it's an influence of so many different parts of the world.

If you are considering getting into the real estate business in Tampa Bay or becoming a Realtor in Tampa, send us an email at Careers@TheDuncanDuo.comor click here to visit the Tampa Real Estate Careers Page on our website.  This video blog has an immense amount of information about our team model and its differences vs typical Tampa Real Estate Brokerages as well as videos from our radio showtestimonials from Tampa real estate agents on our team, and our social channels twitteryoutubeinstagram, and facebook.