Testimonials

    04/06/2018 – Cathy Groves

    When I decided to sell my condo about a month ago (2018), Kathleen was recommended to me by someone who had rented from me for several winters. When we met for an interview, I was immediately impressed with her knowledge of the market and confidence. She gave me ideas on staging and most  importantly, explained the process thoroughly. I listed with her and within a day, she had produced the most beautiful flyer for distribution and scheduled an Open House just days later. There were many guests who viewed the condo and I was set up in the system to receive notifications each day of the activity that went on. I was not at all surprised that Kathleen was the agent who wrote a contract on the condo within 10 days – we actually closed two weeks later. She is such a go-getter in negotiation skills and represented both me as the seller and the couple who bought the condo in a most efficient and fair manner. Her communication skills were beyond excellent! I really liked the concept of her real estate company, Exit Realty, as well. I have experienced working with poor and ineffective agents on other properties, so this experience with Kathleen was very refreshing and quite a simple process. Kathleen is undoubtedly one of the best agents that Venice offers!

    Cathy Groves

    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

    From Rick H.

    Recently I just purchase my beautiful new Condo in Venice, Florida through Mike and Anita Kramer.

    Actually, I purchased a Villa also for my Parents.

    Mike and Anita, are highly Professional, as well as knowledgeable and patient when it comes to the purchasing process!

    I actually stumbled upon Mike, when I was inquiring on a property in Venice, that had gotten Sold within days of my first contact.

    Needless to say he and Anita, were persistent in finding me the right homes and made me feel comfortable with each of these transactions.

    I had a limited time frame to accomplish finding and Closing on these homes,  (three  and a half weeks) which they held my hand and guided me through, since I was also located in New York at the time.

    I have run into other Agents down here, one just recently, that I would never engage in any type of Business transaction!

    Thank you again Mike and Anita for being there for me, and making this a very pleasant experience.

    From: Linda U.

    Lauren was great to work with! I loved her enthusiasm and eagerness to help me find the perfect tropical home! She was very patient with me, even after submitting three different home offers, and doing three home inspections. My beautiful, South Venice home is just minutes from the South Venice ferry. I could not be happier. I love having the beach so close and convenient for taking in a quick evening sunset. I cannot express how thankful I am to Lauren for taking care of all my paperwork. Her attention to detail was FABULOUS! It was difficult to continual sneak away from my full-time marketing job while still living in Minnesota. After meeting Lauren once, I completely trusted her to handle all of my home transaction needs. Being 1,600 miles away,I needed an agent I could respect and trust! Lauren went above and beyond, and attended all of my home inspections without me, and provided excellent referrals. Her referred mortgage company was a pleasure to work and qualified me in no time. The local insurance company was also a great fit for my needs. They gave me great home rates, and they now cover my car too!

    From Roberta W.

    Mike, we can’t thank enough for your help in making our purchase go smoothly.  It was a pleasure working with you.  If we decide to sell we will definitely want to reach out to you, and if we know someone who is looking to buy or sell we will send them your way.  Thanks again for your assistance!

    Roscoe H.

    From: Roscoe H.

    06/06/2019 – user9404474

    Kathleen is professional, knowledgeable, personable, and devoted . I bought a condo in Venice , Fl. She made the whole process seamless , and easy. If Kathleen didn’t have the answer , she got it , in a very timely manner. I plan to use Kathleen in any future real estate matters , and highly  recommend her

    Highly likely to recommend

    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

    From Chris L.

    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.

    From: Michael T.

     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.

    From Kathy R.

    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!

    From: Jean T.