Buying your first home is difficult. Especially if you’re young and looking for that perfect recipe of what’s fun, but works financially. That recipe is what Nicholas Buchanan and his team of agents at The Buchanan Portfolio Group have specialized in. Having insight into the South Tampa, Pinellas, Downtown, and Channelside Areas, Nick has developed a team of experienced Real Estate Agents that take it to the next level

(Author: Jacob McCaskey)

“His knowledge of the area, coupled with his enthusiasm for knowing what we wanted and needed as buyers made this experience excellent,” Said one his clients after their purchase of a single family home in the Palma Ceia area.

Being a first time home buyer can appear to be tricky. Knowing where to buy, and what is worth buying are only two factors to the equation. Figuring out what areas you “click” with in this diverse and colorful city is what most young, impressionable first-time home buyers struggle with. That’s where the Buchanan Portfolio Group is different from the average joe-schmo band of real estate agents. Past client, Michelle Molen, decided to use Nick’s team for her purchase of a home in Clearwater, making the move after selling her first home in the Seminole Heights area. Molen says the Buchanan Portfolio Group is “very professional, knowledgeable and friendly… gives great advice and responds immediately with answers to any questions.”

Nicks team is comprised of intelligent, proven, and ambitious agents that know more than just the area. They know the people, what’s going on, and where to buy. Being actively involved in the community, Nick is a member of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the Channel District In Tampa. Coupled with active participation in the Chamber of Commerce and the LGBT Community, Nick is on the front line of positive change in the city. Gained with invaluable insight, Nick’s team offers one step above the rest, a servant approach to your needs and values; sharing an ideal that enough happy clients will build a stronger city for all of us to call home.

Thomas Murphy, a buyers agent for The Buchanan Portfolio Group, loves the historical architecture and charm of Tampa because it reminds him of the home he grew up in in Northern Illinois. Over the past 10 years, Murphy has acquired an exceptional knowledge and love of the Tampa Bay area and the surrounding areas. A strong negotiator and an aptitude for research assures everyone of Thomas’s clients goes to bed in their new homes with a smile on their face.

Aaron Lager is another example of what the Buchanan Portfolio Group can offer in the form of exceptional Real Estate service. A native to Florida, Lager was drawn to the Real Estate Market in this area because of the boundless array of what’s here in the housing market. Whether it be an historical home or modern architectural masterpiece, Aaron keeps the client’s needs first in a relentless drive to find that next home.

Buchanan says “there are many benefits of starting out buying a home. Besides the obvious of planting roots in a city and investing in a good home. Buying a home offers valuable incentives in the form of tax benefits, building equity, a sense of security, the ability to have income producing property in the future, and freedom to do whatever it is you want to do with the home.” Buchanan also notes that while buying a first home might seem formidable or frightening, it is much easier than most people think, and that a simple talk with him or his agents is all that’s needed to get you started and on the right path, and they handle the rest.

The Buchanan Portfolio Group has also been featured on House Hunters on the HGTV channel. The episode centers around a married couple and their agent, Buchanan, who finds their dream home, a vintage house in the heart of Palma Ceia in Tampa, Fla.