Our Mission

Welcome Buyers. Thank you for visiting The Real Estate Authority of Southwest Florida. I am Ken Tribble, Broker Associate at Southwest Florida Real Estate Experts. Throughout my career I have relied on the following principles to help buyers achieve their dreams. I believe that you should be an informed Buyer. That is why I spare no effort to help you through the buying process with information, guidance and advice. I am your coach, confidant and advisor. I will never “sell” you a home. When you are ready, you will know it and I will have done my job; to provide you with the best information available to help you make an informed decision at your own pace.

Search for Homes

Most likely, you will want to jump in right away and start looking for homes. National Association of Realtors statistics show that over 90% of buyers start their search online. At the Authority we have assembled a set of search tools far above anything offered on any of the public websites as well as the vast majority of agent websites. Our information is updated hourly. View photos, maps and detailed property information.

Community Search

Interested in a particular community? The Authority offers preset community search results that help you focus on just those developments that fit your needs. Pick your favorite developments and view everything for sale in your neighborhoods of choice.

New Homes

If you are looking for a new home, you have come to the right place. The Authority is a market maker in all of the most popular new home communities in southwest Florida and we are adding new builders every day. View pricing, product and floor plans as well as special offers and incentives.

Search Waterfront, Golf, or Beach Properties

Have an interest in waterfront, golf, or beach properties? We offer a series of detailed, preset searches that make it easy to find the perfect home. Just click to begin your journey.

Go Ahead and Experiment

For those who like to experiment and search on their own, we offer hundreds of search criteria to choose from. Try the simple and direct Basic Search or the more robust Advanced Search.

Tips and Hints for Home Buyers

In many ways the buying process is the same in our area as any other. First, we take the time to understand your needs and help you to become educated in the local marketplace. I know if I went into your hometown, I would have no idea of might be a good value. Then we go to work to search the market for a home that best fits your requirements. We are there all the way until closing to help you every step of the way. However there are important differences in the southwest Florida market. I have been in the business of helping folks buy homes for over twenty years. During that time I have assembled a comprehensive library of tips, hints, and explanations specific to our area, designed to help make your buying experience as pleasant and profitable as possible.

I call it The Real Estate Authority Guide To Buying A Home In Southwest Florida. We cover matters particular to Southwest Florida. Just some of our favorite topics are presented below.

  • Tips For The Waterfront Buyer
  • Tips For The Golf Buyer
  • Tips For The Beach Home Buyer
  • The Advantages of Pre-Approval
  • Insurance Issues
  • All About Real Estate Taxes
  • Choose Your Agent Wisely
  • Understand The Market
  • Negotiate For Success
  • Contract Issues
  • Community Fees Explained
  • Closing Costs

Let Us Do the Work!

Searching on your own can be tedious. Skip one evening and you may have missed the perfect home.

Save time and let us do the work for you. We create an online Portal the works 24/7, searching for you based upon your specific needs. Receive new property information as it happens direct from the Realtor’s multiple list system. Initially you will see everything for sale that fits your requirements. Then, receive email updates as new properties are listed and others are sold. View photos, maps and detailed information in a variety of report formats. Be the first to know about a new property for sale. Save properties as favorites, possibilities and trash the ones you don’t like. It’s a great way to stay on top of the local market. See something you like? With just a click you can be in touch with us to ask questions or request a showing.

Get started by clicking on our Dream Home Finder tool to the right and tell us about your needs and wants. As an additional benefit, our buyers receive unlimited Market Reports about your favorite community, neighborhood or area of interest. Now you can be the local real estate expert! Best of all, it’s all FREE. Sit back while we do all the work.

“I value your trust. You have chosen The Real Estate Authority of Southwest Florida, Ken and his team of professionals at Southwest Florida Real Estate Experts to assist you in your home purchase. We will spare no effort in helping you to make your best decision to find the perfect home. To your next home!”

Ken Tribble