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I've recently had the privilege of working with Laura and Stuart Lawrence during the sale of my home. Together, they presented a 'dream team' of unparalleled professionalism and expertise. Due to Stuart's savvy real estate strategy and Laura's meticulous attention to detail, my home sold in one week. Moreover, there wasn't any occasion throughout the entire process for which they weren't fully prepared or through which I wasn't calmly and expertly navigated. Within the next several months or so, I intend to purchase another home in the greater Sarasota area. That being said, I can't imagine doing so without the guidance and tutelage of Laura and Stuart Lawrence. That's because given the Michael Saunders imprimatur and Laura's and Stuart's proven focus and commitment, I implicitly know that they will be successful in finding exactly what I need and want...within the budget that I can afford.
Numerous emails ignored by Deborah. I thought she might be under the weather but she has posted to FB stating “how she was born with so much energy.” Reach out to Coldwell Banker instead. Calls and emails are responded to within an hour.
I first met Kiley when I brought a friend of mine into her office at Michael Saunders & Company. My friend was in town from the Hamptons looking to buy a home. Although I personally was not ready to buy when we first met, she followed up with me on the date and month that I asked her to contact me. That was six months after our initial meeting. Kiley is a professional. She is firm and persistent in her negotiating skills and was there for me through each step of the home buying process. Her engaging personality and her understanding of the local housing markets makes her an exceptional realtor. I have owned five homes. Kiley by far has proven to be the most knowledgeable and patient Realtor that I have worked with. She has a problem solving mindset. There were so many hoops that she had to jump through to get things done which I found out only after the closing. Kiley possesses all the qualities one wants when selecting their Realtor. It is understandable why she has received awards for excellence for the year. I was impressed with her tenacity and let’s get it done attitude. The circumstances were very difficult and it was reassuring knowing that I had chosen the right realtor. I would highly recommend Kiley to my family and friends. Thank you so much for all the hard work that went into getting me into my new home at an unbelievable price for the Lakewood Ranch area. I’m thrilled! Warmest Regards, Jacqueline Watson
I recently purchased a home listed by Michael Saunders Real Estate, listing agent Diane Fogo Harter. The listing took forever to close, Diane was very unprofessional, never returning calls or emails from law office and buyer agent, Threatening to place listing back on market, when she never actually took it of the market. At closing stated utilities were on for inspection, they were not, would not return calls, Currently buyers are still waiting on check from Diane. Currently no emails or calls returned by Diane. Michael Saunders real estate is a big name in Florida real estate but this sale has put their name at the bottom of the list for many law offices, other real estate agencies and prospective buyers.
If you're looking for a Realtor in the Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Bradenton or Palmetto area look no further. Kiley Riccardi (Eastman), as well as, the entire Michael Saunders & Company team are true professionals. Bottom line up-front: Kiley was born and raised in this area. She is not a transplant like most of us. She went to school here and is a true native of this area. That makes her an area expert, skilled in the local real estate market. How did we meet Kiley? Well, my wife and I saw a home online and took a drive to the property. After seeing the outside, we wanted a showing that day. We called Kiley's office and she and her fiancé were actually on their way to Orlando for a weekend getaway. She turned around and met us at the property. That's what we call duty-first selfless service! We didn't end up purchasing that particular home but we did immediately hire Kiley. We are very picky and detail-oriented. We were looking for a homestead type property with many "must haves". Not a simple task by any standard. Kiley took the time to listen to and understand our wants and needs. Kiley did not waste our time. She got right to work and selected a few properties that fit the bill and scheduled showings immediately. She was spot on with the properties she showed us. Needless to say, we put in an offer in the first few days on what has become our dream homestead. Kiley negotiated us a fantastic deal and then took over the entire process to closing. She took away the typical worry and headaches that come with home buying. Kiley put the process on cruise control for us. Simply Amazing! We got a detail-oriented hands-on agent that provided a stress-free transaction from beginning to end. Kiley communicated every aspect of the purchase, answered all our questions and kept us informed every step of the way. It couldn't have been any easier. Here is what you're not getting with Kiley. You're not getting a part-timer that has another job. You're not getting a start-up inexperienced real estate agent. You're not getting a realtor at the back end of their career. What you are getting is a highly experienced local area realtor in the prime of her profession that lives and breathes real estate. Not to mention that Kiley is high-tech. With her skills of email, text, skype, facetime, and electronic document signings etc... we could have been in China and she would have effortlessly got us to the closing table. We are not ones who typically write reviews. But in this case we felt compelled to acknowledge the exceptionable competency and professionalism of the service Kiley provided us. There is no doubt we were in good hands from start to finish. If you're like us and just want results then Kiley is for you. Don't waste your time shopping real estate agents in this area. Kiley is a full-service real estate agent that knows this area and market better than most. If you need to interview a few real estate agents then do so, but do include Kiley. Kiley easily get 5 Stars from us and rate her best in this area. As a matter of fact, we rate her the best we ever had. Give her a call. You won't be disappointed.