Lance

IN THE MEDIA

PRICED TO SELL

A tear-down from an estate is on “a really nice-sized lot on a canal that leads out to the Bay.  There are no tree issues.  This is the thing people are looking for.”

THE ST. PETERSURG TIMES

One of Tampa's premiere realtors gives insight on the housing market

BAD APPRAISALS HURTING SALES AND COSTING CONSUMERS

“The agents I talk to, a lot of us are bemoaning the fact we're finally putting deals together only to have them blown apart by appraisals, says Lance Williams, a Tampa real estate agent.”

THE TAMPA BAY TIMES

Even for some Realtors, the bigger-is-better trend arouses mixed feelings.

HOMES ARE WHERE HIS HEART IS

“Truly home is everything to us,” Williams says.  “It's where we entertain friends, play and pray as a family, disagrees and make up.  We'd be lost without our haven.”

THE ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

A passion driven to create a home

“The good news is that there is still money out there, people are still building and we are all grateful for that,” said Lance Williams, an agent with Sotheby's International Realty in Tampa.  “Personally, I'd like to see new construction branch out into more diverse architecture.  I think we could benefit by borrowing ideas from other cities while taking into account our environment and geography."

THE TAMPA BAY TIMES

Even for some Realtors, the bigger-is-better trend arouses mixed feelings.

FLORIDA MCMANSIONS MULTIPLY
CHARTING WHEN THE BOTTOM FELL OUT OF TAMPA BAY'S HOUSING MARKET

Tampa agent Lance Williams, who traded a career in local TV for real estate in the mid 2000s, contrasts the boom years with the bust.

In 2005, "if a house was on the market more than two weeks, clients started to get worried,'' he said. "After the downturn, the timetable was probably three months to six months. You would have clients saying, 'why isn't it moving?' and you'd just have to tell them the truth — the bottom's fallen out.''

THE TAMPA BAY TIMES

Newly released figures show the rise, fall and eventual recovery of Tampa Bay's real estate market