Jose Cardenas

Luxury Home Specialist | Design & Renovation Background

Premier Sotheby's International Realty
744 S Village Cir, Tampa, FL 33606

Tel: 281-827-0223
Cell: 281-827-0223

Markets Served: Tampa, Florida;

Specialties: Architecturally Significant; Athletes/Celebrities; Buyer's Specialist; Country Club Properties; Custom Construction; Equestrian; Gated Communities; Golf; International Buyers; LGBTQ+ Friendly; Listing Specialist; New Homes; Restoration; Waterfront/Waterview;

What do Clients Say?

If you are even remotely thinking about listing your estate home in the near future - RUN! - don't walk - to meet with Jose. Not only is he personable, witty, and kind - he has a killer smile and ALL OF THE knowledge needed to stage, place and sell your home in record time. We are beyond thrilled to have established the best of business relationships with Jose, who we now consider a friend! Thank you, Jose, for your amazing insight, considerate opinions and incredible professionalism. Truly THE BEST in the industry.


Jose sold our home at top asking price in under 8 hours!! Other agents wanted to list our home about $30,000 less however with all Jose's advice and a few closet clean out's Jose shined the light on all the positive attributes of our home. Thank you Jose!! We would never have dreamed our real estate transaction would have gone so effortlessly!


Jose was the consummate professional! We had a solid contract on our historically not easy to sell home within 10 days! He is tremendously good at what he does, and my husband and I would not hesitate to recommend him!


I would never have anyone else handle my real estate needs/design ideas, he sold one of my property’s and we closed inside of a month. Honest and fun to work with, JF


Jose did an awesome job getting my house sold. He priced it at an aggressive & fair price to sell quickly & it did.....even thru this Covid19. His marketing program brought many buyers to see my home weekly non stop lol then bam! Thru this process Jose became a friend. His negotiation skills got me a great offer & held thing together when anything came up & the buyers seem happy & I are more than happy. Thank You Jose!


About Jose

Recognized as one of the elite 1.5% of agents nationwide according per Real Trends 2023 rankings, and celebrated as the number one individual in the Tampa office for 2022 and 2023, Jose Cardenas stands as a seasoned Real Estate Advisor, consistently delivering remarkable results while maintaining a joyful approach. He firmly affirms, "Creating exceptional experiences is paramount." With a background spanning 20 years as a designer, home renovator, art collector, and investor, Jose brings a unique perspective, unparalleled knowledge, and expertise that are in high demand among discerning buyers and sellers alike.


As a proud ambassador of the renowned Sotheby's International Realty brand, he enjoys the backing of a dedicated office team. This team combines local expertise with global reach and the immense power of a dynamic marketing engine. Experience the elevated difference with Jose Cardenas as your trusted Global Real Estate Advisor and Partner. Drawing inspiration from his mother’s strong work ethic as a musician, Jose has applied the same discipline to his own career. A specialist in luxury homes and an entrepreneur, he founded Jose Cardenas LLC, a company focused on acquiring, developing, renovating, designing, and reselling high-end single-family residential properties.


Jose's outstanding renovation work and design skills have earned him recognition both locally and nationally, and he is a proud member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. Notably, he received the 2019 Florida Main Street Secretary of State Honor Award for his top economic vitality project and has been inducted into Marquis Who’s Who, a publication that highlights individuals based on their noteworthy accomplishments. Committed to his community, he has volunteered as the chairman of the design committee for the New Port Richey Main Street organization from 2015 through 2017, as well as the Leadership Pasco Alumni class of 2017. Jose is an active member of the Rotary Club of Trinity and served as chairman for the Citizens Advisory Committee for transportation to Pasco County.


He holds a Bachelor of Science in international marketing from Madero Methodist University in Puebla, Mexico. His past experiences include work as an arts integration manager, social studies coordinator, and bilingual educator at the Houston Independent School District. Furthermore, Jose underwent training through the Houston Museum of Fine Arts Learning Through Art program and spent 20 years as a performer of folkloric traditional dances.


Residing in the Avila Golf and Country Club, Jose is an avid world traveler who finds joy in karaoke, art collecting, running 5Ks, and proudly considers himself a dog lover.