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Meet the Team

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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 its 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.

Karla Dorsey

Principal Agent

Karla Dorsey is an award-winning real estate advisor, and Compass team Principal who is ranked in the top 1.5% of agents in greater Tampa Bay.

The Karla Dorsey Team has developed a reputation for providing world class, concierge level services throughout greater Tampa Bay to include Tampa, St Pete, Clearwater, & surrounding counties. Karla is a certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Former Director of the Tampa Chapter of the NADP, a licensed professional real estate stager, and a certified Military Relocation Specialist. The Karla Dorsey Team is comprised of 4 licensed agents.

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, buying, or investing and achieving your real estate goals. As a client of ours, you will be privy to the unparalleled benefits of our exclusive Compass programs. We will open new doors through our Private Exclusives, Coming Soon, & Concierge level services. You will join a very select group of people that can utilize these exclusive programs that offers invaluable privileges.

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 than when our clients realize they have conceptualized & built the home of their dreams!”

Karla, a Tampa native, serves her clients with a lifetime of local knowledge and is an advocate for locally owned small businesses. Deeply rooted on the west coast of Florida, she has a proven track record of promoting & supporting local business owners and remains heavily involved in her community. 


“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”.

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Amy Bofman

Broker's Associate

Amy began her real estate career at age 23 after working as a crisis intervention counselor. She knew helping people was her passion, and wanted to work in a more entrepreneurial field. What could be more important than helping people find a house? Amy couldn’t stop thinking about how the home-buying process often felt very stressful so she honed her skills and developed systems that would essentially eliminate the stress, and make the home-buying process quite enjoyable and fun for her clients. 


Over the next 30 years, Amy flourished as one of the top 1% producers at a large national company, successfully owned and operated her own boutique real estate firm, acted as the assistant manager at one of the largest national real estate firms, and ultimately found her forever home at Compass in 2017. 


In 2022, Karla Dorsey invited Amy to join her team of top producers in Tampa Bay. The synergy between Amy and the KD Team made this an easy decision. The Karla Dorsey Team is one of the top Compass teams in the area that is deeply rooted on both sides of Tampa Bay offering the local knowledge and expertise needed in today's real estate experience.


Amy strongly emphasizes educating her clients and sets the learning process in motion long before the first home tour or listing appointment. She continues to educate her clients throughout each transaction so buyers and sellers feel empowered to make their best business decisions. 


In her spare time, you will find Amy spending time with her 7 grandkids, six boys and one lucky girl, volunteering and participating in organizations supporting children with Autism, keeping up in her Morgan Horse world, or just relaxing at home with a good book.

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Real Estate Advisor

Kristen Richards

Kristen Richards joined us in June 2023 as an eighteen-year, seasoned professional, specializing in listing, sales, tenant placement, and property management. Prior to gaining her real estate license she was and still is a real estate investor and landlord giving her true insight into many sides of the industry. She delights in finding a win-win in every transaction. Embracing the latest technology to give her clients cutting-edge tools, her level of service is unsurpassed. Priding herself on communication and accessibility she is a perfect fit for clients ranging from first-time homebuyers to busy professionals. 


With nearly thirty years of residency in Tampa, she possesses valuable knowledge of the region's evolution and progression, making her an excellent source of information regarding all aspects of real estate and lifestyle. She has volunteered and served on the board of many community organizations such as the Spring of Tampa Bay, Guardian ad Litem, Little League, and PTA. She currently serves as Treasurer for the Pinellas County Hunter Association, which is a 75-year-old horse show held at the Florida State Fair Grounds. If she isn't spending quality time with her family or helping someone fulfill their real estate dreams, you'll find her pursuing her third passion in some sort of equestrian endeavor.

Chief of Staff

Alexa Rocha

Alexa Rocha, our Chief of Staff, has over 15 years of experience working in the customer service industry. There is nothing Alexa enjoys more than helping others through her work.
Born in Key West, Florida, Alexa is the epitome of a Florida girl. Alexa has planted roots in Tampa, with her husband Daniel, who is a Firefighter for the City of Tampa, her two children Raleigh and Rory, and their chocolate lab Doak.
Prior to settling down in Tampa, Alexa worked for years at a family-owned car dealership in Tallahassee while attending night school to complete her Associate's Degree at Tallahassee Community College. During this time, the “Great Recession” hit, and Alexa witnessed how quickly lives can change. In this difficult time, she was reminded of the importance and power of community. That when you have a strong and supportive network of people around you, you can find a way to overcome challenges and begin again. 
Alexa and her husband share a love for Tampa and are enthusiastic members of the community who appreciate all that Tampa has to offer. In the last two years, Alexa and her husband have fallen in love with renovating and restoring homes in the Tampa area. This newfound passion has led Alexa to start her journey to becoming a licensed Real Estate Agent. 
Alexa is honored to be able to join the Karla Dorsey Team and learn from a group of experienced professionals who share her values.

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Ioanna Burns

Assist an Agent LLC: Transaction Coordinator

Tiziana Gonzalez

Assist an Agent LLC: Transaction Coordinator


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