Connecting families with their forever homes

There is nothing that I love more than being able to connect families with their "forever home".  Meet some of the families that I've worked with in the past and hear more about their experience!

We were relocating from Miami to Tampa. We thought we wanted to live in Old Hyde Park. We did not know any realtors in Tampa. I had seen a profile of Jen in the Kappa Alpha Theta magazine. We called her out of the blue from Miami.
Jen was terrific from the get go. Right away she set up a tour of homes in Old Hyde Park. We met and she was so easy to talk to, so knowledgeable and organized.
As we were looking she opened our eyes to all of South Tampa. She knows so much about the area. It was great having her as our guide.
We made 3 or 4 trips over to Tampa. Jen found the house we were looking for. The house checked all of our boxes!
Jen was so helpful and patient with us as we negotiated the purchase of our new home. We could not have asked for a better realtor.
We would recommend Jen to anyone looking for a home in Tampa.
— Jim and Linda Clark
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I am a builder and worked with Jen to sell our first modern style home. From the beginning, Jen was extremely enthusiastic and worked very hard to understand the nature of our design and relay that into the sale. She was very professional and always made it seem like we her most important client. No matter what time of the day or night, Jen was there to answer questions and assist us with preparing for the listing. Her marketing skills were excellent and led to a very quick sale. During contract negotiations, she was very proactive and had our best interest in mind. I would definitely recommend Jen to anyone who is trying to sell or buy a home.
— Pete Carlin, Carlin Construction
Jen was AMAZING to work with and she made the entire process SO EASY. We can not recommend her enough. This was our first time buying a home and we felt like we were in great hands with someone who really cared about us. She was never too pushy but always there when we needed her. She was able to find us a home before it even went on the market!
— Katie and Matt
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Having Jen as our agent was one of the greatest parts of finding our perfect home. Not only is she dedicated, conscientious and honest, she went above and beyond to work around the inflexible schedule of me and my husband during our search for our home and that really took off a lot of work and stress off our shoulders. Jen is so punctual, prompt in responding to every message we sent and was simply fun and delightful. We highly recommend Jen Carlstedt for a smooth and enjoyable process in buying a new home.
— Donya and Iman
Selling your home is a big decision and finding your new home is an even bigger one! When we first met Jen, I know we were in good hands. From the beginning of this whole process, Jen was supportive, encouraging and knew more about the current market then we could ever have imagined. She sold our home for well more than what other realtors we met with recommended. The sale of our home went so smoothly; Jen handled everything. She was at every showing representing us because she knew how much our home meant to us.

After we closed, it was time for the next step. There was never a time when Jen gave up on us and our high expectations for our new home. She went above and beyond to find us the house of our dreams. She truly represented us with every part of the negotiations and closing. If there were speed bumps along the way, they were transparent to us until they were resolved. Working with Jen was a dream, the whole process was seamless. We can’t say enough about her professionalism and dedication. Our whole family is so grateful to have Jen in our lives
— Lyndsay and Patrick Adesso
Our experience with Jen has been amazing from start to finish! We were searching for our “unicorn” home for over year. Jen was patient and worked with us to narrow down exactly what we were looking for. She sent us updates as soon as houses in our criteria hit the market. Once we found the right house, she worked with us and the seller to negotiate the perfect price. She walked us through each step along the way. We strongly recommend her to anyone who wants a real estate pro that is organized and goes the extra mile for her clients. Jen is not only our real estate agent but our friend.
— Shannon and Ray Tompkins
Our experience with Jen has been fantastic from beginning to end! She found the right price point, organized the open house, found a buyer with a great offer, all in less than 2 weeks! I strongly recommend her to anyone who wants a real estate pro that is organized and takes a lot of pride in going the extra mile for her clients.
— George McGourty
Words and a 5 star rating system can not even begin to explain how amazing she was!!!! We were first time home buyers, moving across the country, and I had to buy the house without my wife even actually seeing it and with me only have 4 hours to shop for a home during my visit to Tampa. She made this normally tough time an absolute ease!!! She was a realtor, guidance councilor, friend, and even a bit of a mom all in 1!!!! She did so many things and went so far out of her way to make this transition so easy. Just one of soooooo many examples is how she picked my wife and 65lbs dog up from the airport in Tampa and brought them to the house (I was driving down so wouldn’t be there for another night) and when my wife got to the house Jen had it stocked with everything needed for a few days in a new home.....even now, months later she still is available for questions and tips from what bug guy to use to where to eat....really was the most amazing experience one could ever dream of for a major life decision!!!!
— Ryan and Andrea
Jen is an amazing realtor with drive and innovative thinking. She did extensive research and thought outside of the box when tiring to help us find our dream lot on the water. She contacted multiple sources and found a property that was not even listed. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. She definitely goes the extra mile and does extensive research and homework to minimize my time away from work.
— Whitney & Kevin Woods
Jen Made the process of selling our home very easy. She helped us prep, suggested the perfect price range, and is a masterful negotiator.
No matter what your needs are, or how easy/difficult your sale is, she will provide the same amount of dedication and attention.
— Sue and Gary
Moving over 1,000 miles can be a daunting experience. Not only did Jen help ease our anxiety and answer our many questions, but she listened to us and found the perfect home for our family as a result. She makes herself available and continues to do so well after the home purchase has taken place. It is clear that she loves what she does and nobody knows this market like Jen! She is so much more than just “a realtor”

— The Stanton Family
I will forever be grateful to Jen for looking out for my family as we sought the perfect home and location for our particular needs. She helped us navigate the entire process from finding the right house all the way through to closing. And now that we’re considering an expansion, she remains a knowledgeable and reliable resource. Friendly, smart, dependable and dedicated to serving her clients needs, Jen is an excellent realtor. We are glad we chose her to guide us through the most important purchase of our lives!
— Lisa Patterson
Jen is an amazing realtor. She is extremely knowledgeable and very hard working. She made the whole selling of our home as stress free as possible. I definitely recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home.
— Julie and RJ Aull
Looking for a realtor? Look no further, Jen is the perfect realtor for anyone! Jen sold my townhouse in 18 days. Jen is honest, yet respectful and went above and beyond to make sure the process of selling my townhouse was a smooth as possible. Not only is Jen incredibly professional but she’s a blast to work with!
— Bethany Zeller
Jen is a fantastic realtor. She knows the market and really takes the time to understand your needs to find the perfect home. We were moving from out of state and with the pre-work she did, she helped us find our home in one day while we were visiting. She also went above and beyond to help us with things while we were away from the home until we moved in. Highly recommend!
— Rob and Kelly Goldberg
We cannot thank Jen enough for all of her hard work and guidance. We recently moved to the Tampa area and were planning to hold off looking until the fall, but once we sat down with Jen and she showed us a few homes, we were hooked. She instantly understood what we were looking for and it was clear she cared about finding us a place we truly loved. As first-time homebuyers, she made the process very easy and offered great recommendations for other vendors, etc. We think of her now not just as our realtor, but as a friend!
— Katie Loperfido and Addison Blackwell
Jen was an excellent realtor! She zeroed in very quickly on type of place and price we wanted. She was very professional and knowledgeable in all legal matters. She has a great personality with a sense of humor. I would definitely recommend her.
— Betty and David
I don’t usually write these testimonials but Jen did such an amazing job I had to make an exception. Jen was great to work with right from the start and extremely helpful in all phases - locating the house, negotiating with the builder and staying with me throughout the entire process through closing. She even helped me with the design. She is very knowledgeable and anything she didn’t know she learned very quickly. She always responded immediately and is just a lot of fun to work with. Her energy and passion to help really make a big difference. I would highly recommend working with her to everyone looking for a house.
— Jason Baumgarten

Years of living in Tampa provides Jen with a wealth of knowledge in putting together a go-to-market strategy. Jen’s commitment to quality, timeliness, honesty and integrity will not only represent you on a professional level, but makes her stand out above the rest. She doesn’t come in contact with a stranger that she quickly doesn’t get to know and is always approachable, friendly and welcoming to all. Jen is not only professional and very likable, but she is hardworking and willing to make the upfront investment to come onto the market with a bang. Everyone not only knows Jen, but they love her! Put Jen at the heart of your vision for your real estate needs and she will use her best talents to achieve it!
— Nicole Hubbard, President, The Junior League of Tampa
Jen’s sales experience combined with her welcoming nature, positive outlook and enthusiastic personality make her the perfect choice for all of your real estate needs. She brings a wealth of knowledge of the Tampa community that will help you navigate the market whether you are new to Tampa or have lived here for many years.
— Betsy Graham, Neighbor and fellow past-president of The Junior League of Tampa
As a construction firm in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area we handle many aspects of new and existing properties. When we started working with Jen her level of professionalism, knowledge, and attention to detail of what we were looking for was above and beyond what was expected. When a question is asked of Jen, responses are detailed and informative which assists in allowing our firm make timely decisions. I highly recommend working with Jen Carlstedt for any and all business or personal real estate matters.
— Christian Hern, Owner of Hern Construction

Jen is knowledgeable on all aspects of the Tampa community. She is a great resource for any of the needs you may have: neighborhoods, schools, social engagement, sports and athletics and volunteer opportunities. Her sales experience combined with her knowledge of Tampa Bay will hep you choose the lifestyle of your dreams.
— Mindy Taylor, Neighbor and fellow PTSA president