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Meet Our Agents

When you come to Compass Real Estate and Rentals for your real estate and rental needs, you’ll work with our friendly and talented agents to find the right property. Our whole team has the training and expertise to ensure your satisfaction throughout the entire process, from the first phone call to handing you the keys to your new condo or townhouse.

Chris Smith

Chris Smith, REALTOR®
Phone:  727-224-4378

As a St. Petersburg, Florida native and a seasoned real estate professional, I have in-depth knowledge of the area and all that it has to offer. Buying or selling a home can become a complex or stressful activity if not handled properly. You need a real estate professional who is committed to one goal: making you happy. I have the temperament, experience, and drive to help you find that special property and to navigate you through the negotiation and closing processes. My clients know from day one that I only have their best interests in mind. Prior to entering real estate, I spent the last 23 years in residential construction and renovation. I have also owned and managed commercial and residential properties in Pinellas County. This experience helps me help my clients identify quality properties or give them realistic information on what it will take to transform a property into their dream home. However, keeping up-to-date on the latest property trends, marketing techniques, and negotiating practices requires that I continue to invest time and resources into my own skill base. My success is best illustrated by the fact that much of my business is based on positive referrals from my past clients. They know that I worked tirelessly on their behalf and that the information and advice I offered were candid, honest, and forthcoming. Let my attention to detail, local knowledge, and desire for success become your success in your next home purchase. I work with individuals, families, investors, and developers interested in the city’s most coveted properties, with a particular focus on Isla Del Sol, South Pinellas County Beaches, and the communities surrounding Boca Ciega Bay. When I am not working, I enjoy time spent with family and friends, cooking, traveling, and spending time on my boat fishing, diving, and just anchored up on Egmont Key. I hold a 100-ton U.S. Coast Guard license, and I am an active Dive Master. I am able to use this training and experience to give back to my community and our servicemen and women by volunteering for a nonprofit organization: Dive Care. Dive Care teaches disabled veterans and civilians with physical or emotional disabilities to cope underwater by becoming weightless in a water environment. Our approach is to build confidence and independence by offering a sense of freedom and adventure. I look forward to working on your behalf to find a property that will meet or exceed your needs and expectations, whether it is your dream home, a rental, or income property. It is my privilege to work with you to make the process stress-free, exciting, enjoyable, and rewarding.

Christine Gerstmeier Realtor

Christine Gerstmeier, REALTOR®
Phone:  727-313-5328

Christine has spent 30 years in a successful sales and marketing career. She has also owned and managed many rental properties over the years knowing one day she would apply her knowledge and experience to becoming a successful real estate agent. Living and working on Isla Del Sol, she knew Compass was the place for her. She has continued to be very successful by helping her customers with buying and selling properties here on Isla Del Sol and other areas in Pinellas County.

Christine enjoys spending time with family and friends. She has 3 boys, 2 are married and she also has 2 grandchildren. She is a member of the St Pete Beach American Legion Auxiliary, and regularly supports local shopping and restaurants.

Christine enjoys networking in her local community to gain insight in our evolving Real Estate market. Every customer she has worked with, she now considers her friend. Her favorite part of being an agent is finding satisfaction in her customers happiness.

Along with her husband they are Team Gerstmeier. As a Team, they work together to ensure their customers get twice the commitment and dedication that they deserve.

“Whether buying or selling let Team Gerstmeier guide you”

Gene Gerstmeier, Realtor

Gene Gerstmeier, REALTOR®
Phone:  727-313-3132

When Gene purchased his property in Casa Del Mar on Isla Del Sol in 1993, he looked at many properties wanting to make the right decision. He knew then how much he loved real estate and would one day become an agent. Gene attended Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, and after graduation spent the next 34 years in IT aspiring to a Director position. With owning and managing his many rental properties over the years, he then decided it was time to finally pursue his ambition to become a real estate agent. After two very successful years of helping customers with buying and selling properties, Gene was asked to become the Broker’s Associate at Compass which he gladly accepted and has since earned his Broker’s License.

Although Gene has sold many properties here on Isla Del Sol, he has successfully listed and sold properties in the surrounding areas that include Seminole, Pinellas Park, Madeira Beach and Treasure Island.

Gene enjoys spending time with his wife Christine, 3 boys, and their families including his 2 grandchildren. He enjoys riding his motorcycle, and regularly supports local restaurants and businesses in the community.

Along with his wife Christine they are Team Gerstmeier. Both are very familiar with the area and enthusiastic to help buyers find their dream home here in paradise, while assisting sellers with quick sales at highest sale potential.

“Whether buying or selling let Team Gerstmeier guide you”

Joann Nicolo, Realtor

JoAnn Nicolo, REALTOR®
Phone:  727-480-6348

Born and raised in New England, I learned an appreciation for hard work, the value of stretching a dollar, and the desire to help others. I lived 50 miles south of Boston in Attleboro. After graduating from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, I moved to Lincoln, Rhode Island, where I taught for 21 years and dedicated my life to helping my students reach their dreams of success. I vacationed over the years in Florida and dreamed of moving from the snowy winters to white sandy beaches. Family members retired and moved to St. Pete Beach, and my dream of following them to coastal living became a reality. After researching the area, I fell in love with Isla Del Sol and the island life. In 2000, I purchased a waterfront condo in the Palma Del Mar section of Isla Del Sol. It offered easy access to beaches, boating, Fort DeSoto, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Isla Del Sol has easy access to downtown St. Petersburg and all it has to offer. There is always something to do! Motivated to help others relocate to the Sunshine State, I became a Realtor in 2003 and have helped hundreds relocate to beautiful Tampa Bay. Being familiar firsthand on what it takes to make a smooth move, I can help you from beginning to end. Attention to every detail, guidance with every step. Live the island life you deserve!

Maureen Kim Mooney, Realtor

Maureen Kim Mooney, REALTOR®
Phone:  727-580-9915

Maureen Kim has been a Realtor for more than 15 years. Her philosophy is not to only assist you with selling your home or with buying a perfect property but to support you in making a decision that is right for you. She encourages you to call her in the planning stages to make sure you have all the information you need to make a sound decision that is right for you. She enjoys working with senior citizens, like herself, who are entering the most exciting chapter of their lives. One size does not fit all, and her expertise and knowledge are essential in guiding her clients from the initial dream to closing. She will help you evaluate whether a single-family waterfront home or a simple vacation condo will best suit your lifestyle now and in the near future. Whatever your needs dictate, you can rest assured that Maureen Kim will maximize your real estate investments. She knows these are truly the golden years, and she believes that now is the best time to live happily ever after! She is the Isla Del Sol expert!

Tim Connors, Realtor

Tim Connors, REALTOR®
Phone:  239-357-2780

Tim was born and raised in the South Shore area of Massachusetts and set his eyes on Florida as the best place for his college experience. Twenty years later, he remains in Florida, enjoying life each and every day. As a transplanted Florida native, Tim and his Family have lived from Naples to Tampa…taking in all the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida has to offer. Family has been (and always will be) first in life for Tim, and whether you are buying or selling a home, you too will be treated like family.

With over 15 years in sales experience, Tim is focused on making your Florida real estate experience both smooth and exciting. With local knowledge ranging from the pristine beaches and exciting nightlife of Downtown Tampa and St Pete, to the comfort and serenity of Manatee county, Tim’s goal is to assist in finding the perfect place for YOU. With many years dedicated to the restaurant, hotel and bar industry in the Gulf Coast area, you can borrow from Tim’s knowledge to find the very best place to eat, drink and enjoy yourself with friends and family.

Whether your real estate focus be investment property, buying a brand new home, or help in selling your current home, you will find Tim to be the kind of professional you can have confidence in. He understands any real estate transaction can, at times, be complicated and the goal is to understand everything together and leave no questions unanswered. Armed with a team of experts and professionals at Compass Real Estate will aid in making the experience pleasant. From in-depth market research in your specific home search area, down to the finest details and trends in the real estate market, you can feel at ease as Tim and the Compass Real Estate team walk you through any and all intricacies we may encounter together. We utilize and take full advantage of all the technology and media we can provide throughout the process, whether it be to buy or sell. You will find no other person more dedicated to your satisfaction than Tim…the relationship built is meant to last.

Ever-focused to grow, Tim continues to challenge himself everyday to gain more in depth knowledge of the real estate business, as well as grow in his personal life. You can find Tim spending time with his family boating and exploring throughout the bay area waters. When off the water, you will likely find him on the golf course, with friends, enjoying the weather and working to improve and sharpen his game. As a proud supporter of the Children’s Miracle Network, Tim and his family work tirelessly to help bring more attention and care to childhood illness, a reality they know all too well. Through the great work at The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital right here in St Petersburg, Tim and his family have been able to support (and be supported by) a great organization. As a result, they continue to pay it forward and help anyway they can.

From “Nice to meet you” to “See you soon”, Tim’s willing and helpful good nature will give you the confidence needed to assist you every step of the way!