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I can’t say enough good things about Ben!

Both as a human being and Realtor he is the cream of the crop. He got us through a difficult move. He was right on point with all aspects of the sale. He was always available for us and we very much needed his knowledgeable, optimistic, calming demeanor! We found him to be a tough negotiator but a patient mentor. Lastly, ours was not a huge sale but he treated us like we were vip clients!! Thank you Ben for your work ethic and care for people. We were very fortunate to have worked with you.

Dorothy, Clearwater

Our journey with Ben Coughanour was wonderful!

He was prompt, friendly and very knowledgeable of the area and real estate market. He made home search so easy for us. Ben really goes above and beyond his duties to help you find your house and making sure everything is safe for you and your family. His positive attitude made him a joy to work with and his honesty and strong work ethic was very refreshing. He truly is a Realtor who listens to your needs and wants. He will be there for you every step of the way to help you and encourage you. We couldn't have asked for a better Realtor! We would highly recommend Ben to all and everyone who is searching for their dream home. We give him a huge thank you for everything!

K & K, 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

Ben was an amazing realtor!

!! He and his team made the whole buying experience a pleasure! His timeline on what has to be done by date kept me on track! Ben is very knowledgeable and amazing person. I highly recommend!!!!

Kay G., Tampa

Ben is the real deal.

My husband and I have had professional and personal experiences with countless realtors, and Ben is hands down the best. He knows his stuff. He knows the market well. He makes sure he attends every meeting - whether it is an inspection, appraisal, signing, and so on - he will always be there. He communicates fast with all parties and makes sure he is on top of everything.

Kari K, Largo

Troy and Lexie made renting a home very easy.

They were always there to answer all my questions quickly and accurately. Had a fantastic experience and look forward to working with them in the future years to come.

Bryce S.

We've worked with David through the purchase of first home, then 3 years later in the sale of that home and purchase of our new home.

David has proven himself to be dependable, knowledgeable, and a strong partner to have in your corner who knows the ins-and-outs of the the industry. David fought for us to get the best deal on the place that met our specific needs and exercised cunning business prowess to ensure we avoided any pit falls along the way. We would highly recommend David and will calling him first when the time comes to move again.

Chris K

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

Jason W, Largo

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

Ben Coughanour is an excellent Realtor.

Very helpful and just incredibly knowledgeable... he'd probably be very good at Trivia. His experience really shines during the homebuying process and will be there every step of the way.

David, Clearwater

ben is extremely well mannered and polite has alot of knowlegde in properties have done several deals with ben earliest is 2016

Eric Carter

Ben was instrumental in buying my very first home and all of the fun adventures that comes with.

He's a savvy negotiator, timely to appointments and messages, and no nonsense. I send everyone I know that's buying or selling a house his way.

Rob S, Tampa

Ben is truly the definition of what a professional should be.

Always available to take a call. Up to date in the marketplace. Experienced in real estate investments and listens to your needs. If your looking for a top notch real estate professional to market your home and get maximum return or looking to increase your real estate portfolio, I highly recommend Ben Coughanour

Don, Clearwater

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 wouldnt pick any other realtor than ben

Z.

You could not ask for a more knowledgeable, professional, and personable realtor.

He made the adventure so enjoyable and kept me up to date on what to do and when so selling my home was fast and easy. I highly recommend him to be your realtor!

Kay, Largo

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

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

Ben was available anytime, any day to answer our calls.

He went above and beyond to help us find the right home and negotiate the best price. It was a great experience!

Tom F.

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 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.

From the moment we met Troy we knew he was a qualified, educated individual.

Troy was a pleasure to work with!!! He was always available working tirelessly any day & time.. From start to finish he simplified things and always had an answer for our question. Sue and I would highly recommend Troy in any real estate transaction you have in mind. Believe us when we say Troy was a professional and a pleasure to work with😎 Thank You Troy!!

Rich & Sue

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

My husband and I have had professional and personal experiences with countless realtors, and Ben is hands down the best.

Kari, Indian Rocks Beach

Ben is an energetic knowledgeable realtor who has high integrity and is always accessible to his clients.

He truly cares about his clients whether you are buying or selling a property. He also has great business partners to help you with getting a mortgage or title services. Ben is your man if you want to have a great experience buying or selling your home.

WAWC, Tampa

Ben Coughanour (COKE-an-HOUR!

) is an absolute RockStar! He is smart, energetic, ALWAYS available and wise beyond his years! I recommend Ben and his services to whomever is looking for a true professional in his craft! Hey, he is fun to be around as well and that is always a plus in my book! Call Ben...his phone is ALWAYS on!

Jon, Clearwater

Luke is AWESOME!

Jake M

Luke and our journey began when we were attempting to find a rental property to vacate our current one.

We were renting in a high-rise downtown that had already seen multiple Covid-19 cases - just riding up and down the elevators brought on anxiety. This was not an optimal place for someone with Asthma. Now enters Luke, we started down the road of looking at rental after rental. For about 2 weeks, this was the new normal - look, attempt to lease, contract already in progress, move on. We were desperate to exit our current location and that brought on a new thought, "Why don't we attempt to purchase?". Luke threw on his realtor cap and we began the house hunting adventure. There were certain areas we were interested in and did I mention we were on a time constraint of 30 days (current rental was lease was ending in 30 days). For over 3 weeks we saw Luke on a day to day basis. The house search was just starting when we stumbled upon a gem. This being the first time buying a house, there was an exuberant amount to learn. Luke guided providing direction and advice around every corner of the journey. We closed on our house a day after my birthday. It was a proud moment we shared and credited Luke in helping us accomplish.

Chris L

Ben went out of his way to help me.

Extremely professional, thorough and really goes above and beyond. He found me the perfect house for a price that I never would have been able to get without his help.

Camala, St. Petersburg

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

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 the best.

He worked tirelessly on this home purchase and his knowledge, experience and professionalism really made a difference. I can't recommend Ben enough

Michelle V, Largo

Very experienced, qualified and competent realtor!

But more than that - he is aggressive and gets out there - he makes the market move for him and his client(s) - no passive lazy lister. I urge you to give him a try!

Melinda, Indian Rocks Beach

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 was an amazing realtor!

!! He and his team made the whole buying experience a pleasure! His timeline on what has to be done by date kept me on track! Ben is very knowledgeable and amazing person. I highly recommend!!!!

Kay G.

Ben was the most helpful, thorough, punctual, patient agents I have ever had down to the closest estimated dollar in closing costs.

He broke down every penny and what we were going to pay and get in return for the sale of our home. I also used him for our new home. I would highly recommend Ben.

Cheryl S, Clearwater

We were impressed with Troy's professionalism and knowledge of the local real estate market .

He listened to our requirements and helped us find our dream home . Highly recommend!

Lisa N

I could not be happier to have meet Troy.

He is honestly the best agent to work with in all of Florida especially if you are looking for someone with short term rental knowledge. Troy helped me more than he knows and I will DEFINITALLY work with him again. Troy's expertise in the Pinellas County area gives you (the customer) a leg up on your competition. It is a competitive market and it is nice to have someone like Troy in your corner.

Tara

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 was absolutely wonderful in every aspect with our search and purchase of our home.

We knew what we wanted and Ben did a great job of finding the home that met all of our requirements. He's great at communicating and was the perfect real estate agent and we highly recommend him!

Jodie K, Indian Rocks Beach

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

Easy to deal with and professional. Thanks Ben.

Nou, Indian Rocks Beach

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

Mark

We just purchased our first home with Ben’s help and it would not have been the same without him!

He is prompt, patient and knowledgeable. Worked with us for months to search the market and focus on our needs/wants. Several times he advised us to walk away for reasons we would have completely missed. When we found the right property he negotiated an incredible deal and guided us through every step of the process. Ben is a true professional who realizes that happy clients are repeat clients. Remember Ben, his phone is Always On!

Ben T, Indian Rocks Beach

Ben is one of those agents that goes above and beyond for his clients.

His knowledge of the market is unmatched. By the time you are finished with the buying process Ben becomes like family. I will use him as my agent as long as he is in this business.

Katie S., Clearwater

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

Ben is a VERY knowledgeable realtor - a true advocate for his clients.

Whether Ben is helping you as the seller or the buyer, you can count on his educated guidance to help you through the process. I highly recommend Ben - and just so you know - his phone is always on and you will be able to reach him !

Teresa, Clearwater

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

Ben was available anytime, any day to answer our calls.

He went above and beyond to help us find the right home and negotiate the best price. It was a great experience!

fuller8203, Largo

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

Ben helped my husband and I find our first home.

His work ethic is spot on and he was with us every step of the way! Even if he didn’t have the answer he would do his research whether on the age of the roof to when the air conditioner was last replaced. We will definitely be using him for the years to come.

RL, Indian Rocks Beach

Ben is an amazing realtor!

He not only helped us locate our future home, but is a wealth of information, skillful negotiator, and quick to respond to our requests 7 days a week. We could not have done this without him!

Todd P, St. Petersburg

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

David is very knowledgeable and shares this knowledge to help any buyer make the best decision for their purchase.

I used David to advise, negotiate and purchase a 4 unit income property. I am continuing to use him as I search for additional income property.

Marion S

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 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

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.

Tim K, Clearwater

Ben is a hard working, super knowledgeable realtor.

He has an amazing work ethic, is a go getter and will find a solution to your real estate issue. Highly recommend!

Julie, Largo

Ben helped my boyfriend and I find the perfect first home.

Ben's phone was always on for any questions we had and his experience and knowledge helped make the process of buying so easy. He was always punctual. We truly felt Ben went above and beyond and listened to all our needs and concerns. We highly recommend him to anyone looking into buying!

Kelly, Clearwater

Ben is the absolute BEST, I cannot speak highly enough of him.

Ben is incredibly professional, hardworking, and reliable. He consistently went the extra mile on every step of the entire home buying process. Always responsive, organized, and knowledgeable – 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.

Chelsea H., St. Petersburg

Ben worked extremely hard to help me find the right place for the right price.

He helped me make offers on several properties before one was accepted. I highly recommend him due to his knowledge and patience.

Belle, Largo

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

Troy was beyond helpful in helping me find the perfect place.

He is always responsive, timely, and truly cares. I highly recommend if you need an expert in the Pinellas County Real Estate market.

Michael R.

We had a great experience working with Ben and appreciate all the time and energy he put into helping us find our perfect home!

He used his knowledge and expertise to see us through each step and made sure everything was on track for a smooth transaction. He also was great in scheduling and communicating with everyone and handled so many of the tedious details. Ben has such a positive and energetic personality, we will not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor. It was a true pleasure to work with him. Whether you are buying or selling, remember Ben, his phone is always on!

Greg, Tampa

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

Ben is a pleasure to work with, very informative, very helpful and very responsive!

His phone is always ON!

Joey, St. Petersburg

Troy was amazing to work with on this investment property.

I would recommend him to anyone looking to invest in Short Term Rentals in Pinellas County

Justin

Some realtors know one or two aspects of real estate.

Ben has experience in all aspects and truly loves sharing his knowledge and going the extra mile for his clients.

Troy, St. Petersburg

David was an excellent agent who was always available to answer questions.

He did an excellent job of presenting our house to buyers via social media. The photos of the home were professional. I highly recommend him if you are selling a home.

Cathy S

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

Ben is the best!

We just bought our first home and he made the process so easy and fun! He was with us every step of the way and was always available for any questions or concerns. He helped us to find our perfect home and was extremely patient. Ben never rushed us and always went above and beyond to help us get exactly what we were holding out for. Thanks for all your hard work Ben!

Jennifer, Tampa

I have been fortunate enough to have done multiple real estate transactions and Ben as my realtor has always eased my concerns with his honest opinions on the property, and even some of the remodeling.

He seems to work 24/7 because no matter how late at night or early in the morning, he is right there to take your call and ready to bring his A game. I would recommend Ben Coughnour on any real estate deals you you need to make.

Seth M, Largo

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

Luke was always available for me and my family.

He came prepared to every property and was extremely knowledgable about Pinellas County

Grant H

Ben is one of those agents that goes above and beyond for his clients.

His knowledge of the market is unmatched. By the time you are finished with the buying process Ben becomes like family. I will use him as my agent as long as he is in this business.

Katie S.

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).

Sergey, Indian Rocks Beach

Troy helped us with an investment property in Tampa and the his customer service and knowledge of the industry was fantastic.

Beth

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

Integrity and professionalism is 2 words that come to mind.

Ben is a true class act with an abundance of knowledge in the real estate market.

Mike, Largo

Ben was absolutely wonderful in every aspect with our search and purchase of our home.

We knew what we wanted and Ben did a great job of finding the home that met all of our requirements. He's great at communicating and was the perfect real estate agent and we highly recommend him!

Jodie K

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

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

Luke was extremely patient and helpful with all of our needs.

I will definitely work with him in the future!

Frank M

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

Ben and his team..

Jonathan, Clearwater

What a great experience!

! Working with Ben was a pleasure. His work ethic, knowledge and service was A+.... He made this whole process, easy and carefree!! He specifically took my needs and matched us up perfectly!! Thanks Ben for all you do!! Keep up the great work!!

Tammy, Indian Rocks Beach

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

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

Very knowledgeable and responsive!

He’s THE BEST Realtor in Tampa and does what’s best for his clients.

Jerome, Clearwater

Ben Coughanour certainly is the gentleman to call for all needs relating to Residential Real Estate.

His expert knowledge, experience and professionalism are accompanied by a magnetic personality and a sincere desire to help people. Mangrove Bay Realty will always be my first choice when buying or selling a home and I recommend Ben highly.

Amanda, Indian Rocks Beach

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.

Lucas, 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

Ben is one of the most knowledgeable Realtors I know, and his phone "is always on".

He is my go-to guy when we are ready to sell our home.

Bill, Largo

Ben is the absolute BEST, I cannot speak highly enough of him.

Ben is incredibly professional, hardworking, and reliable. He consistently went the extra mile on every step of the entire home buying process. Always responsive, organized, and knowledgeable – 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.

Chelsea H.

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

Honestly, there are too many benefits to working with Ben that I cannot list them all in a review.

Ben is persistent, driven, considerate and his follow up is amazing. With the assistance of Ben and all of the resources that come with his real estate agent guidance, we were able to sell a home and buy a home during a pandemic. Ben was always providing us the encouragement we needed to stay the course and provided us sound advice on good buying decisions. My wife Lindsay and I cannot thank Ben enough for his service and Ben has become more than an agent, he has become a friend. No better person to work with to find your next home or sell a tough home. Also no better person to take your call late at night with questions on a home the night before an answer is needed. Thanks again Ben and I cannot recommend him any higher. You will not be disappointed.

Nick D, Clearwater

Luke was stellar.

He helped us look at over 15 houses and finally find and get our first home! Thank you so much for your patience with us throughout the process.

Ben S

great person to work with

David C, Largo

Excellent customer service and professionalism.

Responded to needs instantly and was consistent throughout entire process. Would highly recommend to friends and family.

Bette

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

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

Matt, Clearwater
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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 ... more "
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"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 ... more "
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"Ben was an amazing realtor!!! He and his team made the whole buying experience a pleasure! His timeline on what has to be done by date kept me on track! Ben is very knowledgeable and amazing person. ... more "
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