Hello! I’m Todd Pillars
I am the Broker/Manager of Florida Luxury Realty in Palm Harbor, FL.
Whether you’re a customer or an agent, my job is to supply you with tools and knowledge to make your real estate transaction go as smoothly as possible.
I’m successful at this because I believe education is of paramount importance. The more you know the less mistakes are made – mistakes cost you. More knowledge means the more leverage you have. In real estate, leverage means more money in your pocket.
I’m an avid Photographer and love capturing the diverse Florida wildlife along the Great Florida Birding Trail and the many Pinellas County Parks, Pasco County Parks, and State Parks. I also chase my kids and dog around with the camera at the many beaches along the west coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
I’m a unique combination of Marketer (Internet and Off-line), Realtor®, and Photographer. I know where to spend, and just as importantly where not to waste, my time on the Internet to promote your property and get it SOLD. I’ve experienced the buying and selling process multiple times, the challenges of relocation, and now bring that EXPERIENCE to help you transition smoothly to or from your home. I’m also PASSIONATE about Architectural and Real Estate Photography. Providing my sellers with HIGH QUALITY still images and HD VIDEO that capture the essence and ambiance of their home is something I take great PRIDE in.
Specialties: Putting puzzles together. Personal growth and leadership development. Business development, sales, and (Internet/Social) marketing.
NAR’s Green Designation
Todd Pillars has been awarded the Green designation by the Green REsource Council of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
Todd was trained in understanding what makes a property green, helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of resource-efficient features and practices, distinguishing between industry rating and classification systems, listing and marketing green homes and buildings, discussing the financial grants and incentives available to homeowners, and understanding how buyer and seller preferences may be inspired by resource-efficiency.
The designation courses were created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country; ensuring designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and issues of resource-efficiency in relation to real estate and home owners.
Accredited Buyer’s Representative
Todd Pillars has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representation (ABR®) designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council, (REBAC) of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR).
Todd joins more than 30,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the ABR® designation. All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in buyer representation and an elective course focusing on a buyer representation specialty, both in addition to submitting documentation verifying professional experience.
REBAC, founded in 1988, is the world’s largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing the real estate buyer. There are more than 40,000 active members of the organization world-wide. THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is the world’s largest professional association, representing over 1,000,000 members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry.
Seller Representative Specialist
Todd Pillars has been awarded the Seller Representative Specialist (SRSsm) designation, the premier seller agency designation in the country. The SRS is conferred by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB) and is an official credential of the National Association of REALTORS®. Todd joins an elite group of real estate professionals in North America who have earned the SRSsm designation. All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in seller representation, pass a comprehensive exam and subscribe to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.
SRSsm is a wholly owned division of CRB and focuses specifically on representing the real estate seller. Founded in 1968, CRB is a not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®. You may contact SRS by telephone, 800-621-8738, by e-mail, CustomerService@SRSCouncil.com, or by visiting the SRS website, www.SRSCouncil.com.
Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist
Todd Pillars has been awarded the Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) certification. The RSPS is a nationally-recognized certification awarded by the National Association of REALTORS® to real estate professionals who wish to demonstrate and promote – to consumers and their peers alike – their expertise in the resort and second home specialty.
Todd joins more than 1,600 real estate professionals who have earned the RSPS certification. REALTORS® who receive the RSPS certification have successfully completed the Resort & Second-Home Markets Course along with webinars in the field of resort and second home real estate. He now joins other real estate professionals who specialize in buying, selling, or managing second homes in a resort, recreational, and/or vacation destination and properties for investment, development, or retirement.
REALTORS® or consumers interested in learning more about the program may log on to www.realtor.org/Resort or contact NAR Resort Specialties at 800-874-6500, ext. 8268.