Meet the Team

WHY OUR TEAM?

We know that selling your home is important. We take it seriously. You will benefit from Karla’s professional listing and marketing experience that will give your home great exposure through effective campaigns and creative marketing strategies. Extensive networking and pre-listing campaigns produce quick sales that result in fewer days on the market and proven top dollar sale prices. As a home seller, you will receive a complimentary staging consultation prior to booking professional photography. “Setting the stage” is a critical component when your home is introduced to the marketplace. We will guide you through the process so that you have the edge when your home is placed on multiple listing sites. We know that the right price and the best condition will yield the highest return on what is most likely your biggest investment.

Whether it is your first home buying experience or your retirement oasis, buying a home is an important milestone in your lifetime. The team’s extensive network of lenders, contractors, designers, and tradespeople will be a great asset when planning & implementing a vision for your future home. It is a collaborative effort to visualize, implement, manage, and ultimately celebrate your desired outcome.

What has made the Karla Dorsey Team successful is the continuous dedication to building long-lasting personal relationships with clients. The team goes above and beyond to ensure that you are represented with first-class professionalism and dedication. When working with us, we understand that buying or selling a home is a significant event in your lifetime. Whether you are buying, selling, or investing, you will benefit from the support and guidance that makes the process a gratifying experience when writing the next chapter in your journey of life.

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Karla Dorsey

Team Leader
Real Estate Advisor

Karla Dorsey is an award winning real estate advisor and team leader in greater Tampa Bay.The Karla Dorsey Team has built strategic alliances both locally & internationally & has developed a reputation for providing world class service with a team that is proud to offer an unmatched level of professionalism. She is a certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Director of the Tampa Chapter of the NADP, and Professional Real Estate Stager. Karla’s sense of design & style combined with her talent & passion for transforming your home will play a major role in providing a one stop shop for all of her discerning clients.

As a client of The Karla Dorsey Team, you will experience one-on-one personal attention to detail, expert contract negotiations, and concise communication throughout the important process of Selling or Buying a home. As a client of ours you will be privy to unparalleled benefits of our exclusive Compass programs that will open new doors through our Bridge Loan services, Private Exclusives, Coming Soon, & Concierge level services. You will join a very select group of people that can utilize these exclusive programs resulting in selling your home faster and for more money with the benefits of these invaluable privileges.

As a Tampa Native herself, graduating from HB Plant High School, she serves her clients with a lifetime of knowledge for the local and surrounding areas. Deeply rooted in the west coast of Florida, she has a proven track record of promoting & supporting local business owners and remains heavily involved in her community through her video series “Discover Tampa with Karla.”

Throughout her journey as a Real Estate Advisor, Karla has been fortunate to represent many high profile clients and enjoys working hands-on with multiple top builders from the design phase through the selection of finishes to ensure her clients’ expectations are exceeded when construction is complete. There is no greater satisfaction when our clients realize they have conceptualized & built the home of their dreams!

In her spare time she loves to cook, entertain, and shares a love of collecting wine from around the world with her husband & partner, John. She is a true Tampa native who loves walking on Bayshore, enjoys a quiet afternoon on one of our world-renowned beaches, and spending time with her family, friends, & rescue dog Rascal. “My home, family, and network are what keep me motivated to represent & serve my community. Helping families buy & sell their dream homes is a privilege & passion”.

John Kluzek

Real Estate Advisor

With a degree in Economics from UC Santa Barbara I enjoyed a successful career as a medical manufacturing executive culminating as a Group Vice President of Strategic Accounts for a division of Kimberly Clark, I retired and moved back to Florida from California in 2001.

 

The definition of retirement you ask? Combining a passion and a talent with a love of real estate investing. I obtained my General Contractors license and real estate license and started my own construction company designing and building luxury homes inspired by some of the beautiful estates in San Diego. Some of these features included estate size homes with dine-in wine cellars, indoor saunas, luxury elevators, tennis courts, and two story master closets.

When the “Great Recession” occurred, it was time to pivot again. By then I had gained tremendous experience & construction expertise and felt uniquely qualified to start a new company acquiring bank-owned properties throughout the Tampa Bay area.

This chapter of retirement shifted to renovating & flipping homes for dozens of families in greater Tampa Bay.

I am happily married to our Team Leader & have been proudly representing The Karla Dorsey Team in multiple capacities since 2019 providing white glove services to our Buyer, Seller, & investor clients. My in-depth personal knowledge of all facets of real estate has been a great asset to the team.

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Madison McAllister Camacho

Real Estate Advisor

Madison McAllister Camacho is the newest addition to the team and a licensed Florida Real Estate Advisor. She works with buyers and sellers in the Tampa Bay Area as well as with out of state clients that are targeting their moves to Florida. She is bilingual in English & Spanish and our go-to girl for all Spanish-speaking client needs. 

 

Madi worked for Karla as her Executive Assistant while pregnant with her first child and studying to pass her real estate exam. She became truly inspired by the opportunity to learn 

more about the real estate industry and redirected her career path to align with her lifestyle. 

 

Before returning home to Tampa to start a family, Madison lived in Miami, FL for 8 years and worked as an IT Recruiter, matching technology professionals with companies in South Florida. She has her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Central Florida and an Associate Degree from Tallahassee Community College. 

 

Aside from building relationships at work with clients, Madison loves spending time with her family, traveling the world and learning new cultures, capturing moments through photography, cooking, music and dance. Her happy place is on the beach with her toes in the sand. She can always feel and find peace, hope, and gratitude while taking in a lovely Florida sunrise or sunset. 

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Michael Dorsey

Director of Operations

With a BA Degree in Psychology from Marian University in Indianapolis IN  Michael  brings to the team 7+ years of customer service & property insurance expertise from USAA & GEICO insurance agencies. Both of these internationally recognized insurance giants provided  Michael  the opportunity to serve thousands of customers with the highest level of professionalism and dedication to excellence. 

 

Michael  brings his servant’s heart & passion for streamlining systems & processes to aide in perfecting the operations side of The Karla Dorsey Team.This important role includes system development, implementation, documentation & time management. Michael will be leading team members to help develop database management efficiencies and hands-on training for team members on all Compass platforms & technology suites. 

In  Michaels’ spare time he enjoys golfing, flying lessons, jogging on Bayshore Blvd,  photography, & spending time with his beautiful finance &  golden retriever- “Woody”.  If you are looking for perfect sunset photography in Tampa you can probably spot the trio at the end of Davis Island on any given sunny day in Tampa!

James Souza

Real Estate Advisor

Jimmy Souza is a licensed Florida Real Estate Advisor with an eye for design. Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, Jimmy describes himself as someone who not only understands our great city, but the culture that dwells within it. His educational and professional background provides him with a variety of skills that set him apart from others in the industry.

 

For as long as he can remember, Jimmy has felt a great passion for the world of residential real estate. Upon graduating from Tampa Preparatory School, he gained experience working with some of Tampa's top interior designers on luxury residential homes. This knowledge expanded his expertise and understanding of how to effectively adhere to various client needs and transform their spaces into fabulous works of art. Jimmy also thrives with any opportunity he can get to stage properties for clients and organize their spaces into new environments of functional living.

 

Jimmy graduated from The University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, from The College of Journalism. This program educated him on the importance of understanding your target audience, marketing various brands, and the ability to communicate and negotiate in a professional manner.

 

First and foremost, Jimmy believes in building and fostering long-term relationships with the people around him and the significance of listening to client’s wants and desires. His proactive work ethic ensures reliability throughout the process of buying and selling properties. To him, there is no greater pleasure than the excitement and joy of providing the perfect space for clients and their families.

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Ionna Burns

Assist an Agent LLC: Transaction Coordinator
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Tiziana Gonzalez

Assist an Agent LLC: Transaction Coordinator

WHY COMPASS?

Compass is building the first modern real estate platform, pairing the industry’s top talent with technology to make the search and sell experience intelligent and seamless.

A brokerage of unparalleled agents

As an innovative residential real estate firm, we empower our agents so they have more time for advising their clients. With the solutions-driven mindset of a startup and the sophistication of a luxury brand, Compass is the future of real estate.

A tech company reinventing the space

To lead the industry requires the smartest tools built by the brightest minds across engineering, design, and strategy. Through our proprietary platform, Compass is changing how agents and clients navigate the process of finding or selling a home.

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