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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.

08/03/2019 – gepoore

I really don’t like to tell a story before the ending, but our realtor, Kathleen Stansfield, continues to provide an outstanding level of service even AFTER we contracted to have a home built in Venice, Florida. Kathleen was recommended by friends who wanted to buy a home prior to their actual  move from NY. Our friends said, “you are going to love her!” They were right! When I called Kathleen from NY, I let her know that we were planning on retiring and moving from to Florida in the future, that we were not ready to buy for another couple of years, that we’d be visiting some friends on the Gulf side, and would appreciate meeting with her. I let her know that we were hoping to get a feel for the area and hoped she could show us a variety of property types and tell us about the Venice area, even though we were “just looking.” From that first phone call, she proved herself to be honest, caring, and extremely attentive, staying She within the parameters we had given her. Kathleen gave me a quick overview of what the Florida market was and immediately started to send us listings, none of which exceeded our price point. Once we arrived in Florida and met with her, her service expertise went into overdrive. She was NEVER pushy, but allowed us to realize that our original expectations required some adjustments. Kathleen gave us all the information necessary to make informed decisions as to what type of home would best suit us, and where-and-when we would actually purchase. We fell in love with the Venice area, made adjustments to our budget and time frame, and decided to purchase immediately, instead of waiting. At every turn, Kathleen made it very clear that WE were her priority. Through the whole house-hunting experience, Kathleen was a combination of friend, comedian, advisor, tour-guide, and hostess. I like to think that we’re her most favorite clients, but she let me know that she treats everyone the same (but I think she likes us best!) Since contracting to have our home built at Islandwalk at the West Villages, Kathleen is always available and has continued to provide a level of service that exceeds what anyone could want in a realtor. She goes out of her way to know her product inside and out. Even though our home is not due to be completed until the fall, she has been on-site for home pre-drywall inspections, and has made outstanding recommendations for other contractors. At no point did we feel like she was a salesperson. i may need to post some future chapters! If you are looking to buy a property in Kathleen’s geographic area of service, I would strongly encourage you to consider calling her. You will not be disappointed.

Glenn Poore

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.

I learned of Joyce through a mutual friend. My wife and I decided that we wanted to move to the Venice/Englewood area. Joyce spent 10 months sending me house data based upon our stated requirements. Eventually we came down to the area and she had a list of houses that met our requirements and indeed, one house was exactly what we wanted. We bought it the day she showed it to us. Through all this she has remained always willing to go the extra mile to assure that we had all the information to make a choice based upon the facts. She is knowledgeable, cheerful and always with gracious good manners. We never felt pressured or rushed to make a decision.

From James E

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.

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.

Hello Friends!  We have talked so many times how easy you made this process!  It felt like we’d known you for years!  Can’t wait to be Floridians…Thanks again for all of your time and guidance!

From: Jane and Bill W.

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.

From Karen 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.

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.