Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) Real Estate Agent



Sharon Simms
location_on Saint Petersburg, FL — Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International
Get to Know Sharon Simms

The Simms Team is a mother, daughter, son team (Sharon, Tami Simms-Poweland Rob Johnson) with expertise and enthusiasm, backed up by a wonderful Strategic Execution Officer (Amy Grashel). Sharon has been a full time REALTOR® in St. Petersburg, Florida, since 1986. She started with Merrill Lynch Realty which became Prudential Florida Realty which became Arvida Realty, which was bought by Coldwell Banker.  Sharon then moved to RE/MAX Metro for 5 years before starting her own real estate company, ALVA International, Inc. 5 years later in January 2014, ALVA merged with Coastal Properties Group, the affiliate for Christie's Intrnational Real Estate.  Sharon was an instructor for the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, and is a national speaker, often quoted in publications. Originally from Newport, Rhode Island, in her life before real estate, Sharon was a financial advisor, oil company executive (handling oil and gas leasing, investor relations, contracts and managing the office staff), teacher, innkeeper, and was in hotel sales in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. She owns property in Florida and in Costa Rica.

Our mission is to make a significant difference in our clients' lives by best meeting their real estate needs and providing a home base. Continuing education is very important to us and each team member has real estate designations as well as a college education. As a family, we bring unique talents to the team, but all share in serving all our clients, so each of us is familiar with every client and the status of their search and transactions. Sharon brings a background as a business owner and financial analyst, Tami owned a graphic design company and was head of Concierge services at a luxury resort hotel, and Rob entered real estate after retiring as a major in the United States Air Force, with many years living in Europe. Our varied ages, interests, families, and community involvements allow us to help our clients become part of the community.

We enjoy living in this beautiful waterfront community, which encompasses small towns with unique character; cities with dynamic activities, arts, entertainment and recreation; a warm climate with lots of sunshine, access to an international airport, a vibrant business community and a wealth of choices. Please let us share our community with you and help you with all of your real estate needs. Whether helping you buy or sell here, or work with selected colleagues throughout the country and internationally, we're here to counsel you and help you.

We sell real estate, and we're good at it.  We listen carefully and talk straight - believing that's how we can best serve you. Visit our website to learn more about properties in this area, our team, our expertise and track record, and recommendations. We like matching nice people with nice properties.




We cover areas that are within a 45 minute commute of the main work centers of Pinellas County, from the Gateway/Carillon area to downtown St. Pete. Sharon specializes in luxury homes, waterfront (and waterview) homes and condominiums, including the exciting development of downtown Saint Petersburg and the Gulf Beaches.

Sharon, Tami and Rob are all Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists, with many international clients. Sharon, Tami and Rob's wife, Paivi, are multilingual. Rob is also very knowledgeable in new home construction. Sharon works with many empty nesters, local clients as well as second home and resort property owners. Tami has many clients who are young professionals, and Rob works with many families  -  but none of us are limited to those and we work as a team to offer a variety of skills and personalities to our clients. Amy is our Strategic Execution Officer, who makes sure every deadline is met, and every detail of listings and contracts is taken care of. 


CIPS      Certified International Property Specialist
CLHMS   Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

CRS       Certified Residential Specialist

RSPS     Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist

TRC      Transnational Referral Certificate



ABR  Accredited Buyer Representative  (earned but no longer current)
ACRE     Accredited Consultant in Real Estate   (earned but no longer current)
ASP       Accredited Staging Professional  (earned but no longer current)
ASR       Accredited Seller Representative  (earned but no longer current)
CNHS     Certified New Home Specialist  (earned but no longer current)
       Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager    (earned but no longer current)                    
CSP       Certified New Home Sales Specialist (earned but no longer current)
             Ecobroker Certified     (earned but no longer current)                              
e-PRO    e-PRO Certification   (earned but no longer current)
GRI       Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (earned but no longer current)
LTG       Leadership Training Graduate  (earned but no longer current)
PMN       Performance Management Network  (earned but no longer current)
RECS     Real Estate CyberSpace Specialist  (earned but no longer current)
SRES      Seniors Real Estate Specialist (earned but no longer current)

                         Sharon is a graduate of Salve Regina College (now University) with a major in English, and has done
                         post-graduate work in German at the University of California (Berkeley), the University of Wisconsin, and
                         Middle Tennessee State University.




CLHMS   Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

CRS       Certified Residential Specialist

                         Tami graduated from Eckerd College with a degree in Fine Arts. 


ABR       Accredited Buyer Representative

CLHMS   Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

e-PRO    e-PRO Certification

CSP       Certified New Home Sales Specialist 

RECS     Real Estate CyberSpace Specialist  (earned but no longer current)

                        Rob attended Rollins College and subsequently graduated from Middle Tennessee State with a degree in
                        Mass Communications, and while serving his career as an Air Force officer, earned his master's degree.



successfully completed all of her course work for the GRI

                        Amy graduated from Eckerd College with a degree in International Business 
















                                          Please let us help you with your real estate needs.


Representing buyers and sellers in St. Petersburg, Gulf Beaches, Clearwater & Tampa Bay area, Florida. Luxury, resort & international. Waterfront specialist. Downtown condos. New construction. 1031s.