Learn about the Placido Bayou Realty family

THE BEST choice for your
real estate needs


We Know Real Estate in Tampa Bay

22 Years Of Experience In Real Estate

“Owning a home is a keystone of wealth, both financial affluence and emotional security.”

Suze Orman

understand the market

We know the market. In September 2020 sales of single family homes, condos and townhomes was up nearly 14% over last year. The median sales price went up 16.9% in one year! Inventory is down 32.5% from last year. 

Build People's Dreams

It’s our job to know what your home is worth and the right price to offer on the home of your dreams. When you work with Placido Bayou Realty, we guide you through the each step of the process to help make your dreams come true.

Hard Work Breeds Success

We’ll work hard as your Realtor because our primary goal is your satisfaction. From the moment you decide to list, our marketing team is strategizing the best ways to get the word out about your property. You can count on us to work every connection to make each transaction a success.


Get to know us

Meet The placido Bayou Realty Inc. family

We are a concierge team. When you become our client you become our VIP. We utilize our deep connections in the community to make deals happen others simply can’t.

Jennie McCoun

Owner/ Broker

Ph/Text: 727-460-3064

Jennie McCoun has dedicated her career to helping buyers and sellers in Placido Bayou for more than 20 years. Jennie is your neighborhood Realtor in every sense of the word. Not only does Jennie live in Placido, but Placido Bayou Realty Inc’s offices are the only real estate offices located inside Placido. The company was created by the developer to help buyers and sellers in Placido and Jennie and her team have continued to do that ever since.

A second generation Realtor, Jennie provides a boutique experience tailored to helping families in Placido Bayou. You would be hard pressed to find a fact she doesn’t know about this gated oasis! Jennie’s extensive knowledge is why many of her clients return when their home needs change.

When choosing a Realtor, you need someone who is current, accurate and has a history of success in the area you desire to buy or sell. Jennie McCoun and Placido Bayou Realty, Inc. check all of those boxes. 

Aside from work, Jennie is the proud mother of four and grandmother of 4 BOYS! She loves that she gets to share her passion for Real Estate with her sons. You’ll often see her riding her bike around the neighborhood.

Michelle Smith

Sales Associate

Michelle Smith’s background in insurance and corporate real estate make her an asset to any buyer or seller. Her deep knowledge of the insurance industry sets her apart particularly in Northeast St. Petersburg where flood insurance and homeowners insurance often impact decision making.

Michelle graduated from Stetson University with a Masters Degree in Business Administration. That’s when she went to work for a Fortune 500 insurance company. She left insurance to work in corporate real estate and has since naturally progressed into residential real estate.

Michelle focuses on Northeast St. Petersburg and Placido Bayou, although her signs have been seen throughout Tampa Bay.

Michelle brings experience, enthusiasm, and attention to detail to each client. She develops relationships, makes deals happen and is an asset to her clients and the Placido Bayou Realty team.




Ilse Kearney

Office Manager

When you call Placido Bayou Realty, chances are you’ll speak to Ilse. Ilse is extremely organized and keeps the office running smoothly at all times. She brings years of experience to the table and knowledge of Placido Bayou. 

When it comes to documents, you can count on Ilse to ensure they are filled out correctly and submitted on time. She has an eagle’s eye for accuracy.

Ilse is fluent in German. She also manages the Eagles property.



We Are Here To Help You With Any Questions You May Have

The short answer is yes. You need an elevation certificate and survey when you go to sell your property and you should ask for one when you are buying a property.

Most of our homes require flood insurance, this is why we need elevation certificates if you are selling or buying a home in which the lender/mortgage company requires flood insurance.  A flood elevation certificate is often order at the same time that a new survey is being ordered.  It’s a document that is necessary to be kept with your paperwork. Flood insurance can be passed along to a buyer, by proration, and assumed until the end of that policy.


Home owners (Hazard), can not be assumed by new owners. 

YES! We provide a complimentary home inspection. This takes the pressure of not knowing off of the seller. We have found this is also enticing to buyers because they can see right away if there are any issues with the home or if it is in pristine condition.

Experience shows us that an inspection make the selling process easier and happen more quickly.

Title Escrow Agent:  Compass Land & Title 

Josh Bramer 727-800-9876  


Home Inspections:  Quigley Inspection Services 
Tarin & Bobby Quigley  727-463-3403 tarin@quigleyinspections.com www.quigleyinspections.com  
Flood Insurance:  Florida Strategic Insurance 
Heather Puffer  727-546-6000 
Harr & Associates (Flood and Hazard Insurance)         
Elaine Catterson 813-855-3603

Yes, getting your financing piece in order is the top priority of a real estate transaction. 

It’s about saving time and money, for buyers and sellers. It identifies the price point that the buyers can afford.

Sellers want to know the buyers can afford their home.  Most sellers are requesting in the multiple listing that “all offers” must be presented with POF or proof of funds. It makes the written offer substantial. 

Call us if you need help obtaining a mortgage.  We suggest reaching out to your bank.  We can point you in the right direction with lenders and mortgage folks. You can start by checking out our preferred partners.

Yes, lenders require the home mortgage to be secured with hazard insurance as well. 

This is calculated and often times included in house payment.  It is a fee that can be shopped around.


We’ve had the privilege of working with some great companies over the years. Like a good neighbor, we’re always willing to share the companies we have had positive experiences with.

Sunrise Window Cleaning (727) 314-8060

We would love to talk to you about opportunities with Placido Bayou Realty. If you are experienced, energetic, social media savvy, and have a passion for Real Estate you could be a great fit for us. Please send your resume and cover letter to Jennie McCoun.