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

    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.

    Wendy W.

    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

    Fabulous realtor, knowledgeable, responsive and caring! Lauren has been an amazing agent and even though we purchased our home last year, she remains in contact with us. Lauren goes the “extra mile” to make sure she has as much information as possible, answers every question, and is assured that everyone is treated fairly and with respect. Her patience and expertise are exemplary qualities and it has been a pleasure working with her in the past and hopefully in the future, too! Our only regret is that our other home was out of her district and we could not use her to sell that home.

    From Wayne and Aimee W.

    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.

    From Cheryl S.

     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.

    Lauren was wonderful in helping with the purchase of my condo. I haven’t bought any real estate in 29 years. She walked me through step by step and answered all my questions. She was honest with me and advised me well. She negotiated some extras in the contract. I took possession in less than three weeks.

    From Carol L.

    06/17/2019 – njburnell0

    Hands down, Kathleen is the best dam Real Estate agent in Florida. She helped buy and sell a condo within a year with a substantial profit. Kathleen is a knowledgeable and professional RE agent period.

    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.

    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.