“My experience with Mary Ann as a property manager has been nothing short of superb. I am extremely grateful for everything Mary Ann has done for me since 2004. You won’t find a better property manager (or person) anywhere in the Tampa/St. Pete area. She’s wonderful!!!!!”

– Linnie Patrick



Mary Ann has provided me with outstanding service for quite a few years now. She always goes above and beyond what’s expected. In this “day and age” that’s rare!

– Carolyn Williams


Mary Ann is extremely knowledgeable in the rental business and especially Section 8. Mary Ann is professional and quick to respond to problems that can arise. I highly recommend her to my friends when the need arises for a property manager.


We can’t thank you enough for the excellent service in managing our Tampa property. You found me a great tenant, negotiated a rental rate that exceeded my expectations and took care of every maintenance and upkeep detail. You will be our first contact when we move back to Tampa!


Mary Ann has been a real pleasure to work with over the last several years. She has done an excellent job of marketing and renting a higher-end home I own in the Tampa area and has been more than generous in the way she has handled her fees when we’ve had to deal with unexpected changes in tenants. I highly recommend Mary Ann for all your property rental needs!


Mary Ann has done an outstanding job over the past 8 years during this difficult market. She has excelled in finding quality renters and her continued involvement and communication have only strengthen our relationship. It has been a win/win for both myself the home owner and my tenants.


We have been contracted with Jolene for many years (and her mother before that) and have never had anything other than exceptional service from her.  We started with her handling only one of our three properties, but as she proved more than her worth, we added our second, then our third, and she has never disappointed us.


We are pleased to recommend the services of First In Tampa Bay Real Estate, Inc. We are owners of several properties in the Tampa area and have utilized their services for our properties since 2020. We have found Jolene and her team to be exceptional; they have demonstrated themselves to be reliable and responsive for the quality of workmanship they deliver. We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship with this company in the future.


We started with one property and now we have 7 properties managed by First in Tampa Bay Real Estate, Inc. I have seen this family operating business from almost the beginning and it has stayed like that through all these years. Our properties are always leased back to back and some of them have stayed with consistent happy tenants for multiple years. The tenant selection, property maintenance and expense control have been excellent. The accounting is very organized and consistent every month. Jolene has helped us many times by recommending individuals for maintenance projects at our leased properties. I can rely on her expertise in leasing and it makes my life a lot easier not having to worry about those properties. Communication is superb either via phone call, email or texting. I have referred clients to her and I would continue recommending First in Tampa Bay Real Estate, Inc. as we like to rely on their honesty and integrity.