As a real estate professional with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, based in Belleair Bluffs, Florida, Thorsten Koester (Tom) relies on the company’s innovative marketing tools and global connections to perfectly match unique and time-honored properties with the right buyers. He attributes much of his success to hard, ethical work and exceptional knowledge of the market and the transaction process. Focused on Pinellas County, Tom works with investors, buyers and sellers helping them achieve their sales and purchases of single family, condominium and investment properties. His customers applaud his ability to negotiate on their behalf as well as evaluate income potential or pitfalls relating to home owner or condo association issues. Because Tom is also fluent in German, he is able to communicate easily with Florida’s growing German population of investors.
Prior to joining Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Tom managed and owned publishing businesses in Germany, the United Kingdom and Asia. This allowed him to develop effective communication and negotiation skills across various cultures. His travels throughout the world helped him, in turn, to develop a fascination with a multitude of design and life styles, which prompted his found passion for real estate. Today, Tom says he is fortunate to work with local, national and international customers, being based in a location which is a desirable destination for retirement and second home living. He also continues to be an avid learner, taking courses recommended by the National Association of Realtors in order to receive designations of higher learning. He is a Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI), a Resort & Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS) and a Seller Representative Specialist (SRS). In his spare time, Tom says he enjoys family along with travel, cuisine, golf, and opera. Tom also volunteers as a mentor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Tampa Bay.