Lauren had been sending me Emails of Condos within my budget for the past two years, in what looked to be, nice Senior Developments in Bradenton, Florida 7 or so miles from Bradenton Beach. I am a 66 year old, friendly, disabled Senior, so living in a “friendly” development, with a heated pool was a major consideration for me. I told her I did not want an old condo that I had to refurbish. I am divorced and do not have the luxury of having a man to refinish or repair an old dated apartment, and so, she showed me two really nice condos that looked to be recently refurbished. I loved them as soon as I walked in the door. Now all I have to do is furnish and clean them (oh, she also supplied me with the name of a cleaning woman) and enjoy the winter months free of SNOW, in the heated pool only feet from my building!!!!. The price was what I could afford, as I am on Social Security Disability with a small pension, so I was fortunate that she had condos within my price range. I am certain these condos will not be available next year; as I am noticing prices are going up in So. Florida. Northerners are sick of the freezing winters and the snow. I have now recommended Lauren to family members and others interested in buying Condos in South Sarasota. She has already communicated with them. They are also about to retire, but are very fortunate enough to have much more funds than I. One being an M.D., the other had her own business for many years. I am hoping that Lauren can talk them into a nice place in Sarasota…..near the beach, which is where my sister, a Nurse Practitioner wants to live. I would love to have my family members and friends nearby, in which case, I would move to my little condo permanently. Lauren has a nice personality and has patience. She is a perfect Realtor. She is not pushy, if you know what I mean. I am recommending Lauren to anyone who is interested in living near Bradenton or Sarasota. She has become my little friend, and
I hope to remain friends with Lauren, as I shall be living down in Bradenton in my nice new refurbished condo for 3-4 months of the winter, and I can thank Lauren for that. She has also given me information with regard to where to buy furniture, how to get to the beach, stores that sell this and that etc. She has been a hugh help to me. I think she is terrific.
Sincerely, Christina L., RN-Retired/disabled
Lauren Ward has the knowledge and professionalism were looking for in a realtor to sell our home. Our home was sold in a very timely manner, actually quicker than we believed it would sell. We are very grateful Lauren walked every step with us. Her positive attitude through all the negotiations made this a pleasure. Again we are so glad to have had Lauren through this experience.
Mike worked tirelessly to help us find a home in Venice. Our requirements were very specific and our budget was capped so when Mike found us the house we wanted we decided to finance a part of the cost. Mike not only found us the house we really wanted he also assisted us by recommending a local lender that allowed us to obtain the financing we needed. All things said, Mike did a great job as he only showed us homes that fit our criteria and he helped us avoid homes of dubious quality. If you get a chance to work with Mike you should take it.
Lauren was very helpful in the purchasing process of our new home in North Port. She was courteous, knowledgeable, and responsive to our needs. As information became available in the loan approval process, she kept us informed every step of the way. She was very professional on all occasions. We highly recommend her for your real estate needs
Kim E. Lee was the ideal Realtor for me to work with in my circumstances. I recommend her in the highest possible terms.
She was an outstanding guide at all stages of the buying process. First, she helped me in envisioning solutions to some unique financial situations that I thought might prevent me from buying. Suddenly, what I didn’t think was possible….was possible! Then she connected me with her amazing network of knowledgeable and capable professionals who assisted me through the entire process. And along the way, she even “talked me off the ledge” a few times as the details started piling up. And at the end, there she was, walking me to my car with a reassuring “Congratulations!”.
You’ll be in the best of hands if you work with Kim E. Lee as your Realtor. Five Stars!!! ~ Rick H., Bradenton, FL
Hi Mike and Anita,
I can’t help but think about you guys all the time, because we love our new house! It is the perfect fit for us (and all the animals)!
I am so grateful for you guys sticking with me until we found the right one. I don’t know about you, but I was starting to lose faith that we were ever going to find something that met my long list of criteria and in my price range. I am sure it was trying for you to let me figure out for myself that what I really wanted a quality house in a good neighborhood rather than a bargain deal. It is such a relief to not have to deal with fixing or replacing anything. We have had no problems since we moved in. I am continually surprised with the high quality of the appliances, tile, cabinets, counters, pool, lanai, everything!. Thank you Mike for being my substitute for the inspection. It was reassuring to have someone I trust to be here and able to answer all my questions about results. I feel confident that I won’t need to replace anything in the near future.
This neighborhood is wonderful. I have already had three neighbors come over to introduce themselves and offer their support and advice about local services (from art shows to tai chi to vets). Logan (my dog) and I go for a walk every morning at the beautiful community preserve about two blocks away.
I have a beautiful view of the pool from my bedroom window. I go swimming every day and enjoy looking at all my beautiful trees as I float around. It’s the life I was dreaming of when I was wrapped in my coat in Baltimore last winter. Our “great room” is perfect. I can cook, work on the computer and watch TV all at the same time.
We will always consider you both our first friends in Florida. Thank you so much.
Dear Mike and Anita,
It’s a pleasure to write this letter to thank you for all the hard work you did in the process of buying our home in Grand Palm. You were always quick to return calls, answer questions, and advise us on matters concerning the purchase. It is no exaggeration that closing went smoothly and you led us through all things we wanted to know about living in Grand Palm! Through it all you were a realtor who was going to be a good friend. You went above and beyond and we would certainly recommend your services to anyone that is interested in buying or selling a home.
Lauren was awesome. She really knows what she is doing, very knowledgeable regarding every aspect of her job as a realtor. She was very honest and understanding. She never made me feel pressured. I searched for a very long time and several times felt like just giving up. She was very encouraging. She also had a knowledge of other professionals and their work when we needed their assistance prior to closing. I have and will continue to recommend Lauren to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home.
Lauren Ward is a perky professional. she was extremely helpful and as excited as I was when we found my dream house. I would only want to by a house from someone as enthusiastic as Lauren.
My husband and I were truly amazed at how fast Mike got our condo sold as it only took 4 days to find a buyer! And on top that Mike got us top dollar – he actually sold our condo for more than the listing price! My husband remarked “This is hard to believe, this only happens to other people”! We like Mike!