Born and raised in Lakeland, REALTOR® Stephanie Brown attended Florida Southern College. There, she earned a BA in mass communication and later attended Syracuse University, where she received her master’s degree in advertising.
Stephanie spent 27 years in advertising, media, and design. She has owned and managed several Airbnbs for years and is also the co-founder of Doggondiments for dogs. Her unique background in short-term rentals, expertise in marketing and advertising, and deep knowledge of and connections to the Tampa Bay area give Stephanie an extraordinary skillset.
“I built my first career helping entrepreneurs acquire customers and build their businesses,” said Stephanie. “Then I built a vacation rental business in real estate to help build a lifestyle and wealth. Understanding how important one’s home is to building a happy life and how investing in real estate can transform one’s financial outlook, I developed a passion for helping people acquire their dream homes and achieve their real estate goals.
Having personally purchased 10 properties, Stephanie deeply understands real estate investment analysis and analyzes real estate deals for short-term and long-term rentals for personal investments. She can explain complicated concepts and is familiar with processes that need to be completed on each project or sale. Plus, she is a great listener, good with numbers, and deadline driven.
“I like to help people,” said Stephanie. “I advise and help people navigate complicated processes with great attention to detail and thorough communication.”
Stephanie spent nine years living and working in New York City. She returned to Tampa in 2004 to be near family still in Lakeland. Some of her previous volunteer work involved working at the Dancing Goat Dairy as a goat nanny and at the Raining Cats and Dogs shelter. As a cancer survivor, she is passionate about finding a way to help other women who have been diagnosed with and are being treated for cancer.
She is a huge Buccaneers fan and enjoys attending their games. Stephanie is also passionate about fitness and health. She has run in the Bucs Treasure Chest 5k and the Hot Chocolate 5k. Stephanie and her partner, Mike Altieri, have three beautiful daughters – Jamie (19), Abigail (22), and Cassidy (24), two cats – Tiger and Butter, two bunnies – Hades and Azem, and one Boston terrier puppy – Louie.
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