Gavan Benson | Smith & Associates Real Estate | REALTOR | Home

About Gavan

Navigating the intricate world of real estate can be a daunting task, but not when you have a dedicated guide by your side. My mission is to make your home buying or selling experience as seamless and stress-free as possible. Additionally, as an experienced Property Manager, I offer comprehensive solutions to ensure your investment property is in capable hands.


Proud Pinellas County resident since 1970, I've seen St. Petersburg evolve from a retirement haven to a premier place to live. With over three decades as a downtown business and property owner, my roots in this community are deep. As a St. Petersburg native, I intimately know the evolution of each neighborhood, from the "Pink Streets" to "Magnolia Heights." My personal and professional journey involves walking my dog, riding my bike, and engaging in the dynamic world of real estate. As an experienced Property Manager, I provide tailored solutions for property owners seeking professional management services or tenants searching for the perfect rental.


My wife and I are passionate about restoring older homes, turning them into havens of comfort and character. Our weekends are dedicated to house projects, a testament to our commitment to preserving architectural charm in the Tampa Bay area.

Beyond real estate, my family and I are avid boaters, finding solace on the waters of this beautiful region. Passionate travelers, we explore far-off places, but our hearts always lead us back to our welcoming home in St. Petersburg.


Buying or selling a home is a significant chapter in your life story. I aim to be more than your real estate agent and property manager; I want to be your trusted advisor, ensuring your Tampa Bay journey is exciting and stress-free. Let's embark on this adventure together, finding the perfect place for you to call home. Contact me, and let's turn your real estate aspirations into reality.


Your dream home is not just a place; it's a feeling. Let's find that feeling together.