Toni L. Benton, GRI​​

mobile:  813-786-5467


Have you ever worked with a real estate agent that doesn't respond to your calls, texts, or emails? How about the agent whose goal is simply getting a commission check? I'm NOT that agent! I enjoy working with my customers. I'll walk the neighborhood and ask questions of residents who live near a home you're considering. I'll answer your calls, texts, and emails. I'll take the time to walk you through the process, provide you with reports on how your community is holding up in the market and develop a strategy to sell your home. 

I worked hard and earned the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation. What does this mean for you? It means you get a Realtor chose to take their professional training to the next level! Realtors with the GRI designation have in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process.  

Here's some tidbits about me. I've seen the world, but I always come back to that one place I call home... Tampa Bay! I have enjoyed the great pleasure of living over thirty years in Florida and one of my favorite places is Tampa Bay. Here, you will find nearby fabulous restaurants, great entertainment, warm and friendly people, top quality schools, old Florida Architecture, outdoor sports all year (just to name a few). I know... you might be thinking of several places that are much more exciting but I truly love the Florida Sun Coast and I'm proud to work daily for my clients, helping them buy and sell Tampa Bay Real Estate. I was raised in Washington State prior to moving to Florida when I was twelve. I attended university in Boca Raton and ended up at the brilliant, historical University of Tampa. Shortly after I planted my roots in Palm Harbor, Florida and claimed it as my home.

I was once told to know your country is to love your country. Yes, I love where I live but I was always curious about how people lived around the world. I've sampled great wine in Chile, explored ruins in Mexico, was amazed by the jungles of Viet Nam (and the traffic in Ho Chi Minh City... Whoa!), basked in the sun in Thailand, followed a great tour guide in the Caribbean, and had the pleasure of meeting many other welcoming residents far and near. When it's winter in Florida we are lucky to have adventures camping with family and friends at one of Florida's many great parks; Fort Desoto is our family favorite. I've never uttered the words "dull book", I always look forward to a kayaking adventure, and view family and friends as a truly important aspect of life.

Most of my days are spent working with delightful clients, staging homes, chatting with title companies, reading over home inspection reports, viewing homes, negotiating contracts, managing one of our many investment properties and rentals, putting a SOLD sign on a lawn or passing keys over to ecstatic new homeowners. I finish my day by coming home to a super supportive husband, my three crazy fun boys, and the best rescue dog ever, Cookie. 

I truly look forward to building a working relationship with you... welcome to my real estate family!


34210 US Highway 19 North, Palm Harbor, FL,  34684 United States     +1.813.786.5467

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               Jennifer Stapleton

office:  727-785-7653 x114


Jennifer joined our real estate team in September 2017 but, really, has been a part of Toni's life and support team since 2006. She is a proud mom of two beautiful children who keep her busy and, lovingly, crazy!  Jennifer enjoys traveling, a nice sunset on the beach, is a self-proclained foodie, and dives into a good book.  Should you need any assistance on our team, Jennifer's our go-to-gal.   

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