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Why Our Team

Learn more about  the Karla Dorsey team and how their combined skill sets and extensive network make  working with them a   one stop shop for all things real estate.


Setting the Stage

As a Tampa native, Karla’s background in design has led to creative partnerships that allow Karla and her team to seamlessly match buyers and sellers regardless of market conditions.   Learn more about the resources we provide you to get the most return on your home investment.

It’s time to call Tampa Bay HOME.

Karla Dorsey is a Tampa native bringing years of real estate experience to home Buyers, Sellers, and Investors. Karla is an award-winning Florida realtor and holds Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and Professional Real Estate Stager certifications. Between her husband John & herself, they have 30+ years of experience in all facets of real estate including luxury building, staging, renovating, and project management. This combined skill set elevates the experience while working with Karla and her team. As a client of Karla Dorsey Real Estate Services, you will experience one-on-one personal attention to detail, expert contract negotiations, and concise communication throughout this important process of Selling or Buying a home.

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Whether you are looking to make a move to a new city or have a friend looking for an agent in their area, let The Karla Dorsey Team connect you to the real estate expert you need on your team. With Compass recently named the #1 brokerage by sales volume in the country (Source: RealTrends), you can be assured that our network is the best in the continental United States and Hawaii.
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Client Testimonials


Jane Hazelcorn

It was an absolutely positive experience working with Karla and her team.


From our initial meeting, Karla was able to answer all questions and research those she did not have the answers to.  Throughout the process, I was kept informed of all developments.  Karla responded to all communication on a more than timely basis.


Her pleasant, positive, upbeat attitude throughout, made this a wonderful transaction.


I would definitely seek out Karla and her team for my next real estate endeavor.

Gordon Davis

I have bought and sold restaurant properties for over thirty years throughout Central Florida. Karla Dorsey was retained by my company in 2021 to market a difficult property located in the Historic District of South Tampa . Previously the large property was represented by two well known national Realty firms with little success. Karla was recommended by a former client of hers and so we engaged her Company, honestly with little expectations for a different , better outcome . Within two weeks Karla had arranged three different showings to local developers and had a large function for Realty Companies on site to discuss possibilities on the parcel . I soon learned that this was a different kind of real estate person. Her doggedness, creativity and sophistication brought more attention to the site than we ever expected. The Historic Neighborhood Associations had mounted an organized effort to block any future restaurant or multifamily development on the site, other than single family homes. But, Karla created so much interest to the property from local builders and hospitality companies seeking new locations, as well as companies looking to move to the Tampa Bay Area, we were eventually successful in selling the property. With her dedication to us and the project, and her impressive negotiating skills with prospective buyers , Karla had contracts at full asking price within sixty days of signing up with her company. One contract after another was never brought to fruition because of roadblocks from the City Historic Commission and the organized Neighborhood Associations. Six qualified buyers were thwarted from moving forward, but Karla persisted and creatively guided the now, new owners of the property to a successful conclusion. She never lost faith that there would eventually be a way forward for us. We would recommend Karla Dorsey and her team to any Commercial or Residential seller with the knowledge that she will dedicate herself completely to your project.

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