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    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

    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.

    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

    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.

    From: Tom and Joanne N.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.