When speaking to our real estate customers, we often hear that their vision of urban living is high-rise condos and industrial lofts, a booming business center, heavy traffic, and a lack of green space; and when referring to an area like Downtown Tampa or Channelside, they would often be right. But, urban living is so much more than a concrete jungle or a high-rise condo. It’s a lifestyle. Urban living is characterized by convenience and diversity. The kinds of infrastructure available to residents in a populated area that offer modern conveniences, less commute time to shopping, work, school, entertainment, a primary job market, and a diverse range of social, economic, and cultural components are all key elements of urban living. Neighborhoods immediately surrounding an urban core normally have a highly developed infrastructure as well, and for those wanting the conveniences of the urban lifestyle, without the fast pace of a downtown environment, will enjoy metropolitan “sub-urban” neighborhoods like South Tampa. One may think because they live in a bungalow with a fenced yard and a pool on a brick street that they don’t live in an urban neighborhood; but the fact that they can visit their favorite restaurant, take the kids to school or go to work, buy groceries or go shopping, take in a concert or museum exhibit, all within a few minutes, makes them urban dwellers living the urban lifestyle.
I am glad I met Marvin Meeks over 6 years ago. He placed me in my rental in Channelside when my job transferred me to Tampa, and then sold me my condo at The Towers a year later. I have since been transferred to California, and he has helped lease and take care of my condo for over three years. If not for Marvin I could not have managed my unit in Tampa. He truly cares for his clients and always puts their interests first, and I trust him implicitly. Thank you Marvin for all that you do.
One word comes to mind when I think of Marvin and Urban Living... "Trust". We have moved into our dream lifestyle all because of Marvin Meeks. Marvin helped us buy our retirement condo at the Towers of Channelside, found and took care of our tenant when we rented it, and sold our suburban home in Brandon in 1 week. I have recommended Urban Living and Marvin Meeks to all my friends, family, and gladly do so here. Thank You for transforming our lives.
We have used Urban Living Tampa for all of our real estate needs over the last several years. Marvin Meeks and the team at Urban Living have been a great group of people to work with - from purchasing our current home in Beach Park to renting out our investment properties. They are simply the best!
When we moved to Tampa from Arkansas we were referred to Marvin, and it was the best referral we could have received. Marvin took the time to listen to what we needed and wanted, and got to know our personalities as well. When we decided to rent before buying, Marvin found us a great condo; and when we finally decided to buy a house, he found a new construction home in Riverview that was perfect for us. When some friends decided to move to Florida, we referred them to Marvin and he found their dream home for them as well. We couldn’t be more pleased with his professionalism and his determination to help us find the perfect home, without letting the builder run over us in the process. We wouldn’t recommend anyone else but Marvin!
Marvin from Urban Living Tampa Bay was my property manager when I rented, and my Realtor for my first home purchase. He is very knowledgeable about the Tampa Bay area real estate market, highly responsive to all forms of communication, skilled in price negotiations, and has design experience that can come in handy with a "fixer upper." I would recommend using Marvin and Urban Living Tampa Bay as your Realtor, property manager, and designer.
Urban Living Tampa isn't an agency that sells houses. They facilitate achieving goals. They combine the designer eye, market expertise, integrity, commitment, and client focus. They take the time to understand what you want to accomplish and advocate for you. There is mutual trust and respect. My experience with Urban Living Tampa and Marvin has always been stellar. This is why I have only worked with them for the last 8 years and will not consider another agency or agent.
Marvin and Urban Living are the absolutely best! We had searched for over a year and ended up in our dream home on Davis islands only after finding Marvin and his expert skills. He knows the area and really understood what we were looking for. His skill and style made the entire process enjoyable and we are really grateful to have found Marvin and Urban Living!
My family hired Urban Living to manage our condominium in downtown Tampa @ Skypoint several years ago, and we could not be more satisfied with the results. The owner, Marvin Meeks has been very professional and successful in maintaining and leasing our property and we learned to expect the high levels of service and fairness from his company. I would definitely recommend Urban Living to anyone looking for a property manager or a Realtor.
Marvin and the Urban Living team made the entire process of buying our Old Hyde Park home so easy and seamless. Every detail was attended to. Marvin is such a pleasure to work with, we couldn't have asked for a better experience
Working with Marvin was nothing but a pleasure--he’s very responsive, efficient and knowledgeable about downtown condos. I’m in the downtown home of my dreams at Skypoint, thanks Marvin!
Marvin recently helped my husband and I purchase a home in the Old Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa. During the process, we probably saw a dozen homes (all over the region - Palma Ceia, Virginia Park, Old Seminole Heights, and Port Tampa) and Marvin's knowledge of the neighborhoods as well as interior decorating made the choices so much easier. While looking at the homes my husband was concerned about remodeling and space allocation. His expertise in these areas saved us several possible headaches. From start to finish he was always available and extremely accommodating. From showings that fit our schedule, to final questions during document signing - we would recommend him highly.