“A form of realty, where integrity and customer service are key!”
Welcome to Tampa Bay Home Choice Team powered by Charles Rutenberg Inc! We are a premier real estate team that specializes in assisting clients with buying and selling properties in the Greater Tampa Bay area. We strive to provide exceptional customer service and a positive experience, for each of our clients. You can rely on us to bring you the results and efficiency you deserve. Whether you are buying, selling or just want to invest, we are here to offer the right solutions for you. Finding your dream property or getting the most value for your home is just a call away!
Purchasing a home is a big investment, but it can also be extremely rewarding if you receive the right guidance. My objective is to be a reliable and informative resource for all my clients, whether they are first-time or experienced home buyers. My relationship with a client doesn’t necessarily end after a loan is secured- I aim to keep our relationship going for any financial needs you may have in the future as well.
I take the time to carefully review your loan application to select what options will be able to help you meet your long-term and short-term financial goals. Every persons needs are different and I pride myself on helping you navigate the options best for you.
Years of experience has gained me a vast knowledge of all types of mortgage loans, such as conventional, FHA and refinance loans. I am always available to answer your questions and address any of your concerns. Contact me today to set up a consultation, so I can help you move into your dream home!
"Rachel is a true professional who is passionate about her craft. She is adventurous and willing to take chances, exploring options that opened up my eyes too so many possibilities in the search for the perfect home. Rachel is an excellent communicator and listened not only to my wants but more importantly to my needs. She was patient with the process yet every adventure was with purpose resulting in finding the perfect home within 3 days! What was most impressive was that Rachel was always fully present in the moment and focused solely on me; taking the lead thru the entire process, from finding a home, working with the lender and finishing off the process to closing. I felt as if we were true partners in the process resulting in me feeling truly valued. If I could describe Rachel in 3 words, they would be: Trustworthy, Honesty, Integrity. I actually smiled when the entire process was completed; a smile that is sometimes hard to come by….."by A Mackie
Rachel was a pleasure to work with. We could tell from the start that she was truly interested in finding us the perfect home. Her knowledge of the area and expertise in negotiating were excellent. She always kept in communication with us, answered all our questions and was such a joy to work with. We would highly recommend her if you're interested in buying or selling a home.by L Donaldson
"Rachel is a phenomenal real-estate agent. She is always there for you and able to answer all your questions. She takes the extra time to really get to know you and what exactly your looking for so she can find it, which she did for my wife and I. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND using Rachel!"by Chris Stuart
"The first thing I can say is WOW, Amazing! Rachel is the epitome of what one should expect from an agent when purchasing a home. She is responsive with great communication. She is unquestionably eager to serve at her clients' pleasure, regardless of time and questions asked about the process of home ownership. She's always willing to go the extra mile. She's both personable and professional. She listens intently to your wishes and is a phenomenal negotiator for any potential buyer. Seller's beware, you're dealing with a champion!"by M Tetrick
"Where to start... buying a home is an inherently stressful process and as first time home buyers we had tons of questions and apprehension. We found Rachel through Zillow, and she was absolutely amazing! Not only does it help to have a realtor who is intimately knowledgeable about each neighborhood where you are looking to buy, but also has the insight for future values and ease of future sales. We had a lot of criteria to get us to move from our downtown apartment lifestyle to a home and Rachel easily found homes in our price range that met all of our criteria. The home we bought was on the MLS for a single day and wasn't even listed on Zillow when we toured it with her, and the second we walked in we knew it was going to be our home! Rachel was jumping up and down, so excited to show us what she found. Rachel went above and beyond during the negotiation and closing process and did a ton of work behind the scenes to make things less stressful for us. She is a super savvy real estate agent, a generous and loving person who is easy to communicate with and made buying a home far easier than we had ever expected. We absolutely will be listing with her when we sell!"by J Miller
"Rachel Queen is a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and well rounded real estate agent . She relates to her clients personal needs, to find out exactly what you want in a home. Her personal commitment to her client’s needs is what makes her an exemplary agent. Rachel’s sheer determination is what you will need to get you through this tiresome and sometimes ornate house hunting quest. Through it all, I know that Rachel, through my house hunting experience, is the most qualified, sympathetic, and diligent agent. She seriously helped me get the best house, that I absolutely love. Her team is what you need to get the job done, for real! Great job Rachel. Love Ya! Satisfied and Happy, Laurel Thompson"by L Thompson
"I consider myself the luckiest buyer who was in the market for a new home when I literally stumbled upon Rachel. I knew from the very first time I spoke with her that I wanted her representing my wife and I. Rachel is honest and very knowledgable. Buying in this market today requires a good strategy and Rachel knew exactly what she was doing. We landed a good contract on the first house that checked all our boxes and couldn't have done this without Rachel's keen approach to the buying process. After we landed the contract Rachel literally walked my wife and I through every aspect of the buying process. She has great-quality associates when it comes to inspection; mortgage; HOI and Home Warranty. She is a quality sales agent who knows exactly what she is doing and does her job with the utmost respect and professionalism. And every one of her associated-relationships with the necessities aforementioned were top-notch. Buying or selling a home is probably one of the most stressful things I've ever done in my lifetime. I am glad we found Rachel to help minimize the stress and get it done right the first time. If you are looking for someone who knows the market; her job and how to get you exactly what you are looking for as painlessly as possible.... Rachel Queen is your sales agent. She is top-notch and my realtor for life... selling or buying."by Salceti
"I can’t say enough about Rachel Queen - she is a rockstar realtor! We set out to find a knowledgeable realtor to help us find a house in the area as first time home buyers. We never expected to find someone who was SO on top of her game, constantly keeping us updated on the process and literally found us the perfect house on the first outing. Not to mention, so kind and caring. We have already recommended her to multiple people- she is the best of the best!"by A Matsco
"Having closed on our home one week ago, moved and settled in, we now sit back and reflect on how it all came together. Rachel Queen stands first and foremost. From the day I spoke her - the rapport was instant - and told her what I was looking for, Rachel went to work. We got a constant flow of available listings; some we disqualified, and some having great potential. Rachel took us around to all those that caught our interest and gave us great advice on how the process worked. After a while of looking, one day Rachel called (I think she was breathless) saying she had found our house. She was right !! The house she found for us was perfect, just what we were looking for. She then deftly and expertly guided us from start to finish, culminating in the purchase. Her knowledge was second to none. What was impressive was whatever she said she would do, she did. She would call and update us throughout the different stages. She was also never too busy to take our calls, and would cheerfully answer any questions we asked. And Lord knows, there were a barrage of them. She even remembered uneventful details of past conservations, like that I bowled. Rachel, we couldn't have done this without you and thanks for finding our home. We'll be forever grateful. You are definitely one of a kind. Errol & Maureen Barrow."by Barrow Family
"As first time home buyers, we could not have asked for a better real estate professional to work with! Rachel works extremely hard, so the whole home buying process was a breeze for us. As first time buyers, we had so many questions and concerns, and she would not let any of our questions or concerns unaddressed. She was there every step of the way to ensure we found our dream home. Rachel's communication and attention to detail are superb, and she will exceed your expectations by going above and beyond - we are so happy to have worked with Rachel. She is truly AMAZING."by S Jung
"Rachel and team went over and above to ensure that we were in our home in a timely manner. Her professionalism, eye for detail and persistence made buying our home much easier. She took it upon herself to reach out to our lenders, title company and sellers when we had questions or concerns. She also helped with lining up contractors for granite, flooring and handymen along with inspectors and shopping for appliances. If I could give her 10 stars I would. She is by far the person you want by your side when purchasing/selling your home!!!"by N Zoda
"Rachel was very hard working. She was always looking to find us the best house and keeping us updated and answered anything we asked at all times. It was a pleasure and honor to work with Rachel and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a house. She will give 110%"by M Wojnar
"Wish I could give her 10 stars! Rachel got us in our dream home for our dream price when we didn’t even know it was possible. As a first time home buyer, Rachel made the process smooth and fun. She had so much knowledge of the area and great negotiating skills. She did several things that went above and beyond her duty as a real estate agent. She truly cared about finding us the perfect home and one that met our needs, while keeping us stress free and happy. I can’t say enough good things about Rachel!"by S Bostick
"Rachel is a dynamo and was amazing to work with! I highly recommend her, and have been singing her praises to everyone I know who is looking to buy or sell a home. She was in constant contact through every step of the process, and truly committed to assisting in getting my dream home."by M Marken
"Rachel goes out of her way to make sure you understand the process. She will walk you through every step. All calls/emails returned. Rachel is always pleasant. She will not sugar coat a situation. When all is done she is still there to assist if needed. Rachel is the best."by D Herrera
"Working with Rachel was very easy, she listened to what we wanted and found the perfect house for us. She was right there to answer any questions we had, and helped us through every part of the process. I would recommend Rachel for anyone who wants to buy a home."by K Elenz
"Rachel is such a phenomenal person. She made my home buying process seamless. Rachel was there for me every step of the way no matter what the time was. She explained the entire process without hesitation. I am so very proud to say Rachel is my Realtor and my friend! Thank you Rachel for all of your hard work and dedication. You are the best! ~Latisha N."by Latisha N
"It was an awesome experience. Rachel is a very knowledgeable real estate professional. Since the start of the process always was very attentive and resourceful to me to understand every step of the transaction. I totally recommend her services and already have her in mind to refer her to friends. Thank you, Rachel!"by V Torres
"Rachel was the best realtor we have ever dealt with her honesty integrity and hard working values shine.Rachel is very knowledgeable about real estate she put her heart into finding us our home and it radiates in her results we found the perfect home I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor i know she will be our realtor and friend from here on out!"by L Maynard
"Rachel was excellent. She was there for us every step of the way, every day and any time of day. She provided excellent advise and held our hand throughout the process. We moved from another state and the process went as smooth as silk."by J Stuart
"She is very friendly person/agent.highly recommend to others that looking for a house.she helps you with any questions that needed an answer and quick with any info to be provided.Amazing agent ever!"by A Dequina
"Rachel was great to work with and pays attention to the client, their reactions, and needs as well. Without Rachel and her persistence, I would not have found the house I was looking for and I highly recommend her services."by G Verstrate
"Contacting Rachel you won't go wrong. There's so much that my wife and I didn't know about the home buying process, but Rachel and her team made things painless for us and we're forever grateful for the journey!"by A Bostick
"Highly recommended!! Rachel Queen helped me find my dream home!!! she listened to what I wanted. I got the location and house I wanted. She can help you find your home."by M Graham
"Rachel helped me find the exact property I wanted under budget, in the right area, and meeting very specific property requirements. She also was able to rent out a property for me very quickly. She has been delightful and has continued a great resource for information on the local area."by F Molina
"Rachel treated us like family. She was always upbeat and welcoming. Her follow up was impeccable. You always knew she would follow up on all your questions and requests. It was such a pleasure to work with Rachel."by B Huckert
"Rachel proved to be a real angel! I was looking to move out asap and she (somehow) knew what would make me happy. She found me a beautiful condo. All along the way the process was effortless for me because she pretty much was in charge. Everything was thoroughly explained to me and if she did not know the answers she quickly connected me with those that did have. I am still amazed how quickly i was able to move into my new place. Thank you Rachel from the bottom of my heart!"by Donnell