About Chris Sommer

Chris Sommer Agent in Tampa, FL

Chris Sommer
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Languages Spoken


Professional Designations


Expertise Types

Buyer Broker, Condominiums, Foreclosure, Mortgage, Property Management, REO, Short Sale, Single Family Homes, Townhomes

As a premier real estate agent in Tampa, I am here to provide you with all the resources and information you need to buy or sell your home. I work with buyers and sellers in all over the Tampa, including Brandon, Riverview, Lithia, Carrollwood, Lutz and the surrounding areas. I have had extensive training in the latest real estate marketing strategies. You will find that I can offer you knowledge and tools most other agents can’t.

Originally from Buffalo, NY, I graduated from University at Buffalo, with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing in 1996.

After graduating from college in 1996, I started a very successful career in Banking and Finance for HSBC.

In 2008 I halted my mortgage/banking career and started my own business “Hope for Homeowner’s Consulting, LLC” (Accredited by the Better Business Bureau) I realized that with this deep recession and housing crisis many homeowners were being taken advantage of by the lenders and those who were attempting to help them. Most people are not familiar with all of the outside industries available to assist you for a successful settlement. I realized there was an enormous lack of good information available to homeowners.  With that understanding and entrepreneurial drive, I helped form Hope for Homeowners Consulting by developing an affordable business model that allows homeowners to know and understand their rights, understand foreclosure consequences, leverage industry knowledge & programs, and use the law to their advantage.

I routinely witnessed homeowners excluding themselves from certain options by working on their own or with individuals not aware of all the programs and options available.

I then added my to my professional resume by becoming a Mortgage Broker under Clay Heitler at American Mortgage Services and a Licensed Realtor under Mark Campbell at NextHome Prime. I was a multi-million dollar producer within two years of starting my real estate career.


HSBC Consumer Lending and Mortgage Services, Florida and North Carolina


HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES                                            1996 – 2008

  • 11-time Recipient, Million Dollar Gain Award
  • 6-time Recipient, Circle of Excellence Award
  • 4-time Recipient, National Sales Contest Trip Winner
  • 4-time Recipient, Raleigh Cup Award
  • Recipient, National Circle of Excellence Award
  • Recipient, Raleigh District Branch of the Year Award (2002)
  • Recipient, Raleigh District Coach of the Year Award (2002)
  • Recipient, Benny Award (2002)

Mortgage Broker License # 380111

Real Estate License # 3239016

I moved to Tampa Florida in 2003, because it was one of my favorite locations to visit. I loved it so much, he made the decision to move to Florida and start my career there.

With over 18 years combined experience in banking, finance, and real estate, I have learned what makes me successful is to “Focus on superior service for all my clients.”

Knowing that today’s consumer needs me to be available at all times, tell them what they need to know before they even ask and always answer my phone.

When not selling real estate, I enjoy spending time with my wife of six years, Jordanna and my daughters, Karys (6) and Portia (2), along our new baby boy Derek!!