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We would give Ben 10 stars if possible!

Our experience with him, his team, the quality of service and responsiveness was incredibly and amazingly excellent. We were making the purchase from out of state and in a crazy market, but he made the whole process seamless. He has a wonderful and super positive attitude that made it a joy to work with him. Ben also is extremely knowledgeable of the locations and market as well as provides a lot of information and resources that has been so very helpful. If we buy/sell another home, we would 100%, without any thought, ask Ben to help and represent us.

Ranya, Largo

Was absolutely wonderful to work with Ben.

It’s like having a friend on the “inside” that is working for you. He really care about his clients. He is an excellent negotiator with a very personalized touch. He was extremely communicative and easy to reach to answer any of our questions at all times.

Tony, Largo

Ben is great to deal with.

Very bright, knowledgeable and personable. I had the opportunity to work with him as a professional real estate photographer for one of his listings. He is clearly committed to providing his customers with an edge in a competitive marketplace. I highly recommend him!

Meskey, Indian Rocks Beach

Ben is Absolutely fabulous.

He is very hard working and gives his all to make you understand the entire process so that you can make informed decisions. He also has been in realty a long time and is very time efficient with getting the required information or getting things done. We were able to close on a purchase within a month. it has got to be some kind of record.

Gnyana, Largo

The BEST - so professional and diligent.

We had a very unique property to sell and we had so many problems along the way. Ben stayed on top of everything and everyone and got us to the finish line! I unconditionally give him 5 stars.

Melinda, St Petersburg

Ben is a very professional realtor.

He help me buy and sell a flip, and everything went he said it would.

Brad M, Clearwater

I worked with Ben on occasion doing home inspections for many of his clients.

I got a pretty good preview of how Ben handles his business and his clients so it was no question to me that when it came time for my wife and I to sell our home that Ben would be the guy to help us. My family had lived in our St. Pete home for many years, it was our first home purchase and we had grown quite attached to our home and our community. My wife and I had dreamed of moving up to the mountains for a long time and when my wife was offered the opportunity to move to remote work, we jumped on the chance to move our family out of state to Tennessee. What is often not talked about in selling a home is just how much stress is involved, how much work it actually takes, and how exhausting that process can be; and on top of all that, we were simultaneously trying to purchase a home in another state 700 miles away. It takes two separate major transactions, and when you cant afford to pay cash for the purchase, you rely completely on the sale of your first home to finance the other. We balled up a lot of stressful things into one complete and potentially disastrous package. There was a ton of work to do to prepare the house for pictures, open house, and showings. There was a lot of business type things to sort through that we hadn't really ever considered, and on top of all that we had to shop for a home in Tennessee and find a realtor there... I cannot begin to emphasize just how much less of a headache this whole process was with Ben helping us through it all. Ben helped us to list and sell our home in Florida, sure, that's the job we hired him for, but Ben also helped us to purchase our home in TN by kind of walking us through what needed to be done, staying in constant contact with our TN realtor, our mortgage lender, the title company, and probably others (I'm not sure, its a TON of work that requires a lot of communication with several people handling many facets of the process). Ben was also able to assuage a lot of our stress and calm much of our anxiety by explaining things we didn't understand and by just being a genuine and caring person. I cannot recommend Ben enough, having worked along side him in the industry, and now having been his client. Ben is both an amazing realtor and an amazing person as well. Thanks for all your help buddy, you helped us make our dreams come true!

The Shermans, St Pete

Ben has been great helping me find my new home.

Highly recommend! He was patient, listened to my needs and followed through! My specific wants were unique but he always kept them in mind. He also plays beach volleyball which is my favorite!

Prem, Clearwater

This has been a great experience with buying just over two years ago and when we found out that we needed to sell, Ben was there and helped us again while selling and helping us get the right kind of people to prep our home for the sale during a buyers market.

Thank you Ben and your team for all the hard work you did. The Fullers

Thomas F, Tarpon Springs

Ben is incredibly responsive, knowledgeable and easy to work with!

He was a great resource to help me purchase and was able to refer me everyone I needed to finish the house from landscaping to painting.

H.D., Largo

Ben is a close friend as well as my realtor and he was a pleasure to work with for the purchase of my first home.

We saw about 10 homes together, officially made an offer on one, and the seller came back the next day and accepted it. We closed very quickly (<30 days) thanks to Ben's initiative, timeliness, and responsiveness. Ben is honest and candid, which was much appreciated during the search and can be difficult to find in this day and age. I would highly recommend Ben and I am fully confident in his abilities and expertise as a realtor.

U.C., Clearwater

great person to work with

David C, Largo

Ben was so helpful to work with.

Very responsive and knowledgeable! He also a very positive person to work with and kept me calm and focused throughout the entire process. Will absolutely go to him for my next deal.

Timothy, Clearwater

Ben is incredibly responsive, knowledgeable and easy to work with!

He was a great resource to help me purchase and was able to refer me everyone I needed to finish the house from landscaping to painting.

Ryan, Indian Rocks Beach

Highly recommend Ben as your realtor!

He is forward thinking, aggressive when needed, knowledgeable and hard working. I had an issue with my buyer after hurricane Irma and when they wanted to renegotiate, Ben was well prepared and I actually saved more due to their errors and Ben's preparation. I have bought and sold several properties and I will continue to use Ben for them all. He is not like other realtors looking to make a quick buck. He invests in your future and strives to deliver what you desire.

Jason, St. Petersburg

Troy was very helpful throughout the whole process of us buying our home in Holiday, Florida.

He was very knowledgeable, and great at negotiating things for us.

Christie

I am always so impressed by Ben's knowledge.

His experience with everything from renovations, investment properties, property management and online marketing is absolutely amazing. I have bought and sold more than 10 properties with Ben and his team and love recommending him to my family and friends.

Jason, Clearwater

It is a tough market and a brutal economy.

You need Ben Coughanour. Part therapist, part building inspector and part educator, Ben brings an upbeat, problem-solving approach to help guide you through an otherwise daunting and difficult process. We were first-time buyers and Ben kept us in the game and helped us to make our own decisions about the where, when and why of our first home. His honesty, experience and work ethic allowed us to navigate a challenging market but knowing that we were all working toward the same thing: the right home, made all the difference for us!

Carla F, St Petersburg

Ben walked me through every step of the 203(k) buying process.

Couldn't have been a better experience. Very knowledgeable and went of his way to ensure that I had the information I needed to get through the chaos that is 203(k).

U.S., Largo

Troy was a fantastic real estate agent to work with.

He was on top of everything and willing to answer at all hours when needed.

Jamie

Ben sold my prior house and helped me buy a new one.

Easy to deal with and professional. Thanks Ben.

Nou, Indian Rocks Beach

Incredible knowledge and professionalism, always responsive, and very resourceful.

Ben and his team..

Jonathan, Clearwater

Ben is the best!

He made everything so easy and painless for us. Super knowledgeable and professional. We HIGHLY recommend him!!!

Kay, Clearwater

Very accessible and professional.

Great knowledge of the Tampa Bay area, and I always felt like I was a top priority. Great response times to phone calls, questions and emails. I felt like he truly had my best interests in mind at all times.

U.R.Clearwater

Ben's a "pro's pro" and I thoroughly enjoyed working a transaction with him.

He's responsive, generous with his time and communication, and always keeps a positive attitude. While providing his customer with top-notch representation, Ben keeps the big picture in mind, too, and always looks for solutions that can help keep moving the process forward. He surrounds himself with a high-quality team of people as well, easy to communicate and work with, great reflections of his personal standards. I hope to work with Ben again, and I highly recommend him!

Billy H, Largo

We were initially planning to sell our home ourselves but decided to hire Ben after meeting him through our neighbor.

This was the best decision we've made in the past 5 years. Ben is knowledgeable, organized, proactive and professional; attributes which make him an outstanding realtor. If you've ever seen any western movies where they have a "ramrod" character managing a large ranch; that's Ben in a nutshell; capable and responsible. We wholeheartedly recommend Ben as a realtor and as resource.

Ben, Riverview

I work with Ben on the Mortgage side and he is always on top of every aspect of the real transaction.

He is watching out for your best interest

Didier, Largo

My husband and I are very happy we picked Troy!

He is the BEST! He made everything easier for us, communication with him was great and he is very professional. He helped us move also offered to give us $100 gift card as a house warming gift. Thank you so much for your help Troy!!

Zineb J

Ben helped me to purchase a home in 2014 with his strong communication and negotiating skills when i had questions or concerns he eased my mind stating feel free to ask i work for you and this will be a great experience so from day one ben has excepted every call answered every text you know comfort is something we must feel when its something new and his compassion showed greatly towards me time and time again no matter what he stuck in there with me threw thick and thin and for that we are once again working together in July of 2016 on another house i wouldn't pick any other realtor than ben

Z.U., Largo

Troy was very friendly and knowledgeable about the real estate market.

in Clearwater, FL. His pricing ideas helped us get a ton of foot traffic to the properly and ultimately get a bidding war which was very much to our advantage.

Alex D.

Smoothest home closing ever.

Ben is a wealth of knowledge and readily available 7 days a week. He and his team are a well-oiled machine and made the entire process painless!

Rohan, Clearwater

Ben Coughanour is the ONLY realtor you will ever need.

He is knowledgeable, professional and most importantly, he is available even when other agents are not. Ben is the one I can always count on in a transaction and I know that my buyers/sellers immediately feel that way about him too.

Mollie, Largo

I had an amazing experience with Mangrove Bay Realty!

Their team was knowledgeable, professional, and always went above and beyond to help me find the perfect home. They took the time to listen to my needs and found properties that were a perfect fit. I couldn't have asked for a better real estate agency to work with. If you're looking to buy a new home, I highly recommend Mangrove Bay Realty.

Arra, Largo

Ben was amazing to work with for the sale of my Triplex.

Negotiated top dollar! Highly recommend working with Ben if you're looking to Buy and Sell in the future!

Alex I.

Ben in the absolute best!

Works harder than any other realtor we ever dealt with. He truly loves what he does and that makes a huge difference. He helped us sell and buy our new home in no time flat. Highly recommend him!

Randi, Clearwater

The roof failed on our inspection and we were really worried and stressed.

He walked us through the whole process and negotiated to get us a brand new roof by the time we moved in. We will be working definitely be working with him in the future.

Laura

We have used Ben and his office to help us buy and sell over a dozen properties in the last few years.

The systems, efficiency, knowledge, and skills that he employs make him an irreplaceable resource. 11/10 for him and his office.

Jason, St Petersburg

Troy was fantastic to work with on this investment property in Clearwater, Florida.

Mark

Ben has sold about a dozen properties for us and is simply the BEST!

Jason W, Largo

Ben was on top of things and communicated well with all that was going on.

He was another agent I felt I was working with, not against, to help both the buyers and sellers.

Pat S., Clearwater

I can’t say enough about Ben and his team!

Their knowledge about real estate is top notch! Thank you.

Matt, Clearwater

Ben is an absolute RockStar.

I have known Ben for a couple of years now and his professionalism and integrity is bar none. AND his phone is ALWAYS on!

Jon M, Tampa

If you're looking for a realtor in the Tampa Bay area, check out Ben Coughanour with Mangrove Bay.

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Adrienne M, Clearwatwer

Troy helped us purchase this as an investment property in Largo, Florida.

He did an excellent job communicating and negotiating when problems came up involving the inspection.

Rachel

I can’t say enough about Ben and his team!

Their knowledge about real estate is top notch! Thank you.

Matt, Clearwater

We are so excited with our new home in beautiful Saint Petersburg, Florida.

Ben was outstanding and thorough. He is very knowledgeable and was able to catch errors that were made during the closing that saved me an additional $15,000! I highly recommend Ben and Kevin if you want a smooth experience buying or selling your house.

Jason, St Petersburg FL

Ben really knows how to make someone feel important.

He not only knows a lot about the housing market, he takes the time to really understand what you want and delivers!

Aaron, Tampa

I could not speak more highly of Ben Coughanour and his Mangrove Bay Realty team.

My home search and purchase had a few layers of complexity, but Ben and his team handled it with ease and helped me buy my first home! They always advocated for me in every step of the process, and even when Ben had to go out of town, Rosanna and coordinator Kevin stepped in seamlessly to make sure everything continued in the purchase process as smoothly as it could. At every point in the homebuying process, then went above and beyond, and would answer any questions I had, and whenever I’d call him he was always extremely responsive. I will without hesitation be referring Ben and coming back to him for my second property. I would highly, highly recommend him. Thank you so much Ben, Rosanna, and Kevin for helping me accomplish my dream of being a homeowner!

Jonathan, Palm Harbor

Ben and his staff are true professionals, communicated extremely well and went above and beyond in helping to sell our property.

I'd highly recommend him to anyone looking to do real estate transactions in Central Florida!

Steve, Oldsmar

Ben showed me a few houses in the Clearwater/St Pete area.

I ended up buying a house in another region, but Ben did great research on the properties he showed me and always answered the phone whenever I called him, day or night. Highly recommend.

W.J., Indian Rocks Beach
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"I worked with Ben on occasion doing home inspections for many of his clients. I got a pretty good preview of how Ben handles his business and his clients so it was no question to me that when it came time for my wife and I to sell our home that Ben would be the guy to help us. My family had lived in our St. Pete home for many years, it was our first home purchase and we had grown quite attached to our home and our community. My wife and I had dreamed of moving up to the mountains for a long time and when my wife was offered the opportunity to move to remote work, we jumped on the chance to move our family out of state to Tennessee. What is often not talked about in selling a home is just how much stress is involved, how much work it actually takes, and how exhausting that process can be; and on top of all that, we were simultaneously trying to purchase a home in another state 700 miles away. It takes two separate major transactions, and when you cant afford to pay cash for the purchase, you rely completely on the sale of your first home to finance the other. We balled up a lot of stressful things into one complete and potentially disastrous package. There was a ton of work to do to prepare the house for pictures, open house, and showings. There was a lot of business type things to sort through that we hadn't really ever considered, and on top of all that we had to shop for a home in Tennessee and find a realtor there... I cannot begin to emphasize just how much less of a headache this whole process was with Ben helping us through it all. Ben helped us to list and sell our home in Florida, sure, that's the job we hired him for, but Ben also helped us to purchase our home in TN by kind of walking us through what needed to be done, staying in constant contact with our TN realtor, our mortgage lender, the title company, and probably others (I'm not sure, its a TON of work that requires a lot of communication with several people handling many facets of the process). Ben was also able to assuage a lot of our stress and calm much of our anxiety by explaining things we didn't understand and by just being a genuine and caring person. I cannot recommend Ben enough, having worked along side him in the industry, and now having been his client. Ben is both an amazing realtor and an amazing person as well. Thanks for all your help buddy, you helped us make our dreams come true!"
5 /5.0
by theshermanbulls
"Ben was outstanding and thorough. He is very knowledgable and was able to catch errors that were made during the closing that saved me an additional $15,000! I highly recommend Ben and Kevin if you want a smooth experience buying or selling your house."
5 /5.0
by jjwattsdmd
"Ben is the absolute BEST, I cannot speak highly enough of him. He is incredibly professional, hardworking, and reliable. Ben consistently went the extra mile on every step of the entire home buying process. Always responsive and extremely knowledgeable and organized – I truly could not have faced this difficult market without his help. I will definitely use Ben again in the future and I recommend him to all of my friends and family."
5 /5.0
by Chelsea Harrison
"Ben is Absolutely fabulous. He is very hard working and gives his all to make you understand the entire process so that you can make informed decisions. He also has been in realty a long time and is very time efficient with getting the required information or getting things done. We were able to close on a purchase within a month. it has got to be some kind of record."
5 /5.0
by gnyanapranee
"The BEST - we had a unique property to sell and Ben was on top of everything the entire way. He really knows the market and the process - we totally trusted him to find us the right buyer and steer us right. I don't think another realtor could have achieved what he did. 100% 5 star rating!"
5 /5.0
by info35546
"My wife and I have been married over 40 years and have bought many residential and commercial properties. We have never had such an enjoyable experience with a realtor and his team at Mangrove Bay Realty. My wife and I were selling a very unusual property that included a home and multiple lots attached. This reduced the buyer pool to a select group of buyers. Ben told us what the value of our property was and how he would market. We completely trusted him and simply did everything he told us to do. We purchased another home and moved and left the property for Ben to sell. He staged it with an incredible look that made our home look very dramatic and inviting the moment you walked through the doors. While we were living at our new home, Ben showed our home and kept the inside and out looking great. We had 2 hurricanes cause minor damage during the time the home was on the market. Ben would call us and let us know that our property was safe and that everything was going to be fine. That made my wife and I feel safe and knew that we had the right person for the job. In the end, we sold our home for what we wanted and couldn’t have been happier. I should also mention that from the start of the first listing until the last signature was written, an electronic status was emailed to each of us letting us know exactly what was going on and where we were in the process. There was never an instance we didn’t know what was happening and we never had to wait for an answer to any of our questions. We cannot express enough gratitude to Ben and his team and cannot recommend them any higher. Thanks Ben for our “Forever Home”.Brian Hamsher,V.P.CFOVES, Inc."
5 /5.0
by Brian Hamsher
"Ben and his entire team was absolutely amazing to work with. His knowledge of all the water and beachfront areas was incredible. He was so helpful with us narrowing down our favorite neighborhoods and proximity to work, restaurants, and even dog parks. If you are considering moving to Clearwater beach, Saint Petersburg, or anywhere in Pinellas County, I do not think you can find a better Realtor to work with."
5 /5.0
by BCC RE LLC
"We would give Ben 10 stars if possible! Our experience with him, his team, the quality of service and responsiveness was incredibly and amazingly excellent. We were making the purchase from out of state and in a crazy market, but he made the whole process seamless. He has a wonderful and super positive attitude that made it a joy to work with him. Ben also is extremely knowledgeable of the locations and market as well as provides a lot of information and resources that has been so very helpful. If we buy/sell another home, we would 100%, without any thought, ask Ben to help and represent us."
5 /5.0
by ranyabopanna
"I could not speak more highly of Ben Coughanour and his Mangrove Bay Realty team. My home search and purchase had a few layers of complexity, but Ben and his team handled it with ease and helped me buy my first home! They always advocated for me in every step of the process, and even when Ben had to go out of town, Rosanna and coordinator Kevin stepped in seamlessly to make sure everything continued in the purchase process as smoothly as it could. At every point in the homebuying process, then went above and beyond, and would answer any questions I had, and whenever I’d call him he was always extremely responsive. I will without hesitation be referring Ben and coming back to him for my second property. I would highly, highly recommend him. Thank you so much Ben, Rosanna, and Kevin for helping me accomplish my dream of being a homeowner!"
5 /5.0
by j cliff
"It is a tough market and a brutal economy. You need Ben Coughanour. Part therapist, part building inspector and part educator, Ben brings an upbeat, problem-solving approach to help guide you through an otherwise daunting and difficult process. We were first-time buyers and Ben kept us in the game and helped us to make our own decisions about the where, when and why of our first home. His honesty, experience and work ethic allowed us to navigate a challenging market but knowing that we were all working toward the same thing: the right home, made all the difference for us!"
5 /5.0
by Carla Furman
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