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Client Testimonials

Everything went so well with sale of my property. I can’t speak highly enough about my agent Barry Constant. So knowledgeable and helpful. Plus it all took place while I lived in a separate state!!!! Simply the best!

Karen E - Vienna VA

I am a Canadian who wanted to sell her Florida home. Daniel and Brian were the most amazing realtors. Besides being knowledgeable about the market, my home and prospects, they made me feel comfortable with the process. I can not recommend these two highly enough. Not only did they sell my home in record time, they negotiated all aspects for me and made the experience painless and easy. A wonderful team and a couple of great guys.

Deborah - Ottawa, Canada

Michelle is a true professional. We evaluated a number of local realtors, and Michelle impressed us with her knowledge of the market, experience in handling prior transactions, great reviews, thoroughness of the listing presentation, and ability to address our concerns prior to our decision to engage with her. We had a contract on our property within a couple of days of signing the listing agreement, and closed within 2 weeks of acceptance. Michelle guided us through the inspection and closing process, and the transaction closed flawlessly. Michelle did an excellent job of helping us through what can be a very emotional experience!

Ken C - Venice Florida

Marlene was great to work with.  She used many resources to spread the information on the sale of my house.  Besides that, she went above and beyond in taking care of my house since I had already moved.   She was very patient with my indecisions and helped me through them.  I would definitely recommend her to those contemplating selling a house.

Pamela is an excellent agent. She only showed us the type of homes we wanted to see. She was always there to aid us right up to and including the closing. We highly recommend her.

Walt Kreidler Testimonial for Pamela Phildius Realtor

Marlene really listened to our needs and really went out of her way to make sure we found exactly what we were looking for, even though we changed our minds several times. She always remained, patient, kind, and concerned. We not only found a Realtor, we found a friend.

Bonnie H.

I would recommend Brian Faust to anyone buying/selling a property. Brian’s top-notch approach to business is putting the client and their wishes at the top of the list. What really impressed me was his honesty, loyalty to the client, and his moral compass. He was positive and had a plan upon arrival at the first meeting. Given our unique situation of getting ready to move abroad, Brian marketed our property perfectly given our need for contingencies. Within just a few days we had several offers. Brian was very helpful in explaining every aspect of the offers. Once we chose an offer Brian took care of all the closing arrangements and execution on our behalf do we could concentrate on our move abroad. So if you’re in the market to buy/sell look no further than Brian Faust, you won't be disappointed.

Robert Bingaman

From the first moment we met Daniel & Brian we knew they were the right choice. Their professionalism and attention to all our needs were met. They were always available to answer questions or get them answered. As my boyfriend is extremely into detail of what he was looking for, they knew what properties to show us. They also had great in-depth knowledge of the area. From showing us various properties, to negotiation to closing they were there the whole time making sure everything was just right. We would highly recommend Daniel & Brian they are wonderful!!!

Tracy L - Sarasota Florida

We appreciate all Holly did to help us find a new home and to work with the title company to help us get the property closed. We are 1000 miles away in Kentucky and appreciate having Holly that we can trust to take care of us in Florida. Holly is a true asset to your company and will recommend her to everyone we know that is considering buying or selling their property. Thanks.

Phil & Linda Barry

Thank you for all your help and support. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Lisa, Michael & Alex R. - Trumbull, CT

We have known and worked with Marietta for almost 10 years. Not only did she help us find our home in Venice, but she gave us suggestions on how to stage our home in Lee County to sell during a declining market (and it worked) as well as interviewed realtors for us in Indiana and Illinois to sell properties there. Everything she suggested was to our advantage. When we opted to downsize and buy a condo, she scoured the listings and FSBO and eventually found our current home that the listing had fallen through the cracks. Again, she went above and beyond to sell our home for just about full price in record time. She even assisted us in finding a short-term rental while we were renovating. Marietta was in constant contact with us, for the short time our home was for sale. We would recommend her to friends and family only if you want the very best realtor there is. Someone who will guide you through everything from pricing, negotiating and closing.

Tom G.-Osprey FL

Laura is patient, professional and positive during every interaction. We feel she had our best interests as her top priority. Over the past several years, she helped us buy and sell several properties, including our primary residence in Venice. If she cannot provide an answer to a question, she'll follow up almost immediately.

Stephanie Sylvan-Wisconsin 2017

We were very nervous when we first got to Venice not knowing the area very well. We want to thank you for taking the time to make us feel comfortable with the area before buying our condo. We are very happy and just want to thank you for all you did for us. We will use you again and recommend you to anyone we hear looking to buy or sell! Thanks!

Leslie J.

Several years ago my wife Cindy and I were looking around the Venice area, on a Sunday trying in vein to find a real estate office that was open on a Sunday, and all the offices were closed. As we roamed the area we saw an open house sign. We went in knowing the property was not for us, but we wanted an ambitious realtor that would work on Sunday for his clients. Harvey Davis turned out to be a great find! He worked tirelessly for us for many months. Harvey has become a friend. In short you won't find a more informed and capable Realtor in your search for a new home, or the sale of your existing


Working with Harvey to find a vacation condo was very easy. First, he was always very responsive to my many, many emails and phone calls. He was very timely in getting back to me and always very pleasant! He really listened to what was important to me and focused on my top priority items. In October, I flew to Venice for what was to be my 1st visit of many in order to find a condo. We had condos and some houses lined up for 3 days and he really valued my time. I was able to find EXACTLY what I was looking for in the 1st weekend, due to Harvey’s knowledge of the area and how he helped me really narrow down what I was looking for. Since then, Harvey has been a wonderful contact to maintain; offering me suggestions and rental contacts. I would definitely recommend Harvey to anyone not familiar to the area, but in need to someone to listen and find the perfect home or condo! If I ever move to the area or are looking for another condo, Harvey will be the first person that I call!

Mary Wright

I would recommend Kate Dukan as an agent. She went above and beyond to make the sale of my condo work out well. Kate always has a great attitude and I felt secure knowing she was in charge .If I ever need a Realtor, or if anyone I know needs a Realtor I would highly recommend Kate.

Terrese L Livingston Testimonial for Kate Dukan

My husband and I had never been to the West Coast of Florida, but several people we know had homes in Sarasota County and loved the area. I placed a random call to a real estate office and that's how we met Harvey Davis. We clicked right away over the phone as i explained my love of warm weather and beautiful beaches. Harvey grew up in Philadelphia area where we live and we both love Jamaica, Golden Retrievers, and black cats. We had so much in common, and Harvey was easy to talk to, that i decided to take my first trip to the Gulf Coast of Florida to look at some homes. We were thrilled by all the beautiful beaches, the tropical landscaping and lovely homes we saw. Harvey took my husband and I to a number of beautiful homes in our price range. We went to lunch at Sharkeys on the beach in Venice. On that one day we saw a home we fell in love with, and even thought it was outside of our price range. Harvey helped us negotiate and excellent deal and we became the owners of a home in paradise ! I would highly recommend Harvey Davis. He lives in the Venice area and has been successful real estate agent there for many years. Because of his knowledge and experience, he will be sure to find you just the right home.

Carol & Brad Rosengarten

My girlfriend and I are first time home buyers and we are extremely lucky we found Robert. He helped us every step of the way and spent an enormous amount of time making sure we understood the process, explaining the details to us, and making sure we didn’t settle and find a home that was perfect to us. He is extremely professional, courteous, honest, and knowledgeable about the market. There is not one bad thing I could say about him. Highly Recommend!!!

Ryan Mozingo

Michelle was great to work with and was always available for questions when we had them. She knows her business well and is a great agent to have in your corner.

Robert Lowen - Venice Florida

Jared did a fantastic job for us.  He is very friendly, helpful, professional and knowledgeable about the real estate market. He was always available to answer our questions.  He helped us find the perfect property and look forward to working with him again in the future.  We were lucky to find him at an open house.

We highly recommend Jared to anyone looking for a helpful real estate agent.

The Reynolds

We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Maryann! Her experience and awareness of the area market has helped us to buy two homes and sell one home on Venice Island in less than one year. When we found the right homes to purchase she moved immediately to help us negotiate and finalize the contracts and to make the closings easy. When we decided to sell our home, Maryann quickly arranged for high quality photos, brochures, a 3D virtual tour, and even aerial drone shots of our home. The house was marketed to perfection and led to us receiving the price we were hoping for and a quick sale. Maryann always makes herself available at a moments notice and is quick to respond to emails, phone, and text. She is friendly, upbeat and a true professional who gives excellent service. We definitely recommend Maryann to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home!

Kathy and Dave - Venice Florida

Dave knows Venice! He understands proper pricing, market trends, and current conditions, making him an excellent choice for buying or selling your home. Dave is reliable, patient, and pleasant, whether dealing with the paperwork, appraisal, photography, or other usual aspects of real estate. But more than that, Dave was able to successfully handle unexpected issues that came up during our house sale. We were grateful for his expertise, professionalism, and sense of caring during that stressful time. We highly recommend him for all your real estate needs.

Melanie L. - Venice Island

When I started looking for a home I dreaded having to deal with a real estate agent . My experience in the past has been pushy salespeople with their eye on a commission. Holly Barabas was referred by a trusted friend who had business with her in the past. Holly made the whole home buying experience a good one . I never felt pressured and she was very knowledgeable about every aspect of the home buying experience. Holly Barabas is a true credit to her profession and a wonderful person to work with !!

Gary Swim - North Port, Florida

Please accept this note as thanks for all of your efforts relating to the sale of our Venice home. Our experience was fortunately short lived due to a signed contract in about 1.5 weeks after signing with you which is exactly what we were after. Your were attentive, communicated with us clearly and often, were accessible with answers to any questions that were asked and answered in a timely manner. Your professional photography was key to attracting a buyer who was capable of qualifying for a loan.

Pete & Susan Deist - Venice, FL

We had the good fortune of having Tom Battisto of Gulf Shores Realty handle the very difficult purchase of our condo, He stuck to it even though it was a very convoluted transaction. We would recommend Tom to anyone who is buying or selling real estate.

Dave and Sheryll S Testimonial for Tom Battisto

I met Jim while considering a move to Venice and meeting with him for several days before realizing that I had too many issues in California to give up. He sure does provide Exemplary Service, and he puts his background in Home Remodeling to great use in finding homes of both value and integrity. He enjoys the technical side of real estate as well as the human side. If you have not met Jim, you are missing a humorous, witty, clever man who is driven for Professionalism of the highest quality!

Val - Newport Beach, CA

The Florida market is quite challenging. As an out-of-town buyer, we had a limited amount of time to look, and had to stick to a tight budget. Keith & Patricia were an amazing team to find us exactly what we wanted and within our budget. They went several steps further in helping us set up the utilities, insurance, and other vendors we need as an out-of-town owner. We had an uneventful close and are so happy with our new Florida home. If you're buying or selling a home, you can't go wrong with Keith & Patricia with Gulf Shores Realty.

Jeff Schuster Testimonial for Keith and Patricia Molkenthin

Harvey was recommended to me by a friend, he is knowledgeable, devoted, professional and a passionate individual. It was a pleasure to deal with Harvey . I would definitely recommend Harvey to everyone, he is an asset to any company.

Danny Grelle

I have been in the mortgage/real estate industry for over 20 years now and Wayne Welsh has definitely been one of the best Realtors that I have ever worked with. His communication skills are impeccable and his level of service is at the highest standards. In 20 years, I have worked with many Realtors, but Wayne Walsh is definitely one of the best and I even used him to purchase my own house.

Tony Moore

Having been in the real estate business, I have had multiple dealings with realtors. Wayne Welsh has extensive experience in problem solving and has always "got the job done." Wayne is an unselfish man you want to be connected with.

John B. - Murphy, NC

If you want someone that’s knowledgeable in each and every phase of real estate Dan is your man. Dan will earn your utmost confidence. He has assisted me in the sale of two homes which were photographed and placed on the Internet and sold in a total of two days! He then guided me through the whole process of the sale, making himself available throughout the process.

Dan will earn your utmost confidence

Very professional and makes the whole process extremely easy! Especially for a first time buyer or seller.

Kara Pecora - Venice, FL

Daniel and Brian are nothing else than absolutely professionals. Very detail people and hard workers. Our experience could not be better. I will recommend that if you are looking for the best realtor in the area, then contact Daniel and Brian. Simply the best in the business!

Mario and Sandra Somenzini-Nokomis FL

Michelle is super talented and is not afraid to think “out of the box” to bring buyers to the table. She made what normally is a stressful time much more pleasant. I highly recommend her!

Theresa Ludwig - Nokomis FL

Hi Holly, Just a short note to let you know that I am delighted to have both bought and sold with you and your mum. YOU WERE ALWAYS KNOWLEDGEABLE, ON TIME, AND GOOD HUMORED. Time was never an issue. I will always be happy to return to your office.

Ralph G.

Could not have asked for better service! Laura took care of my prospect house needs while I was in Alaska. When meeting her, I saw a professional with a passion of ensuring the client was well taken care of! She was always available to answer questions and explain things. I'd highly recommend her to anyone And will definitely use her again if I have a need for an excellent realtor!

Chris Nolan - Anchorage AK

We were very pleased with Maryann’s knowledge of the Venice Fl area. She was professional and responsive to all our questions and needs throughout our home buying process. We were out of state buyers and she went out of her way to assist with walk throughs of our new home and the negotiations necessary to achieve our goals.

Gail and Jeff - New Mexico

Sara knows the area very well.  I trusted her very much since I never saw the house I bought with never seeing it.  She helped with all necessary paperwork and scheduling inspections.  Also worked with the seller to fix what needed repaired in the house.  I will use her when I sell this house.

Glen Lehigh Review for Sara J. Hayes

Adrienne was very knowledgeable in the area where we wanted to purchase our dream home.  She listened to our needs and our wants and delivered.  She was always able to answer our questions in a timely manner and address any concerns.  At our first meeting, she was prepared with a portfolio of homes that she immediately started showing us.  After just a few homes she knew exactly what would work for us and what was a deal breaker.  We would highly recommend Adrienne as your agent.  You will not be disappointed.  And as a bonus, we feel as though we made our first friend in Venice!!

Bill & Mary V

Thank you so much for taking the extra effort to make my purchases successful. You were there guiding me through all the crucial and important steps! You really listened to what I wanted and found exactly what I was looking for! I bought 7 properties from Teresa. She is a pleasure to work with!

T. Klein

Marlene personalizes her business, and makes the customer feel important. She gives attention to individuals needs, and details. She does not procrastinate. She is cautious and efficient.

Rod and Norma K.

We were lucky to have Michelle help us find our perfect home away from home! We live in Ohio and she did a great job sending me properties to review and answering all of my questions. She knew what we wanted and stayed true to our preferences. When she knew we had a small window of time to condo shop whike in Florida she made herself available to us and helped us find exactly what we were looking for! She was great through the whole buying process!!!

Leslie Huber - Ohio

Thank you so much for all you have done in making my dream come true. I really appreciate everything you have done for me and my family. I want to thank you for sharing in the joy of my owning a “new home.

Cynthia L. - Bridgeport, CT

In all our dealings with Realtors over the past years, we have never met anyone as helpful and energetic as you have been. Without hesitation, we would highly recommend your service to anyone who is looking for an experienced Realtor who cares about getting things done and doing them right! Thanks for taking such good care of us, we couldn't have done it without you! Teresa sold 8 properties for us!

Debbie G.

Barry provided us the utmost responsiveness and professionalism in a market in Loudoun Co. that is difficult and very fast paced. We moved here from out of state and quickly discovered that if you don’t have an agent who’s on top of their game, your not going to get what you want. Numerous times Barry went above and beyond by FaceTiming a property the day it listed and had already reached out to the listing for showings for us before we would have ever know about it on a website. And when we purchased a home after renting, Barry was right there with is at every meeting with the builder, every inspection and during closing. I would highly recommend Barry to anyone who is looking to buy or sell in Northern Virginia.

Todd S - Ashburn VA

A BIG thanks to you and Donna for all the dinners out during the year on the market and for moving everything to your garage to store until Jean could get down with a trailer. It was nice to have someone we could trust handling all the issues while I was in and out of rehab and out of state in Indiana. You have taken a big load of stress off of my mind. Thanks again and give a ring every now and then.

Marge - Fortville, IN

Julian took care of everything when i purchase my garage condo. Impress with his knowledge and follow-up. Awesome realtor

Michael Lukemire

Michelle is the best! She works very hard for her clients. She always made herself available and willing to help in every area. She makes buying or selling a house easy and painless! She is very professional and truly cares about her clients! I will use her every time I want to buy or sell a property!!

Leslie Huber - Venice, FL

I wanted to say how much I have appreciated your amazing communication! Your emails have always put me at ease and made me feel like we are in great hands, every step of the way. Thank you for always being so timely, positive and detailed. Brian has always said such great things about you and Brian and it’s true, your professionalism really stands out. I look forward to seeing you and Brian when we can all get together.

Kristin - Anna Maria Island

We cannot thank Maryann enough for her assistance in our purchase of a Venice home. The closing process was long due to extenuating title problems but Maryann kept the communication lines open between us and those involved with the sale. We believe Maryann went above and beyond in this purchase and highly recommend her as a true compassionate professional.

Donna & Joe - Massachusetts

David is the best realtor when you are ready to sell your home. He is professional, trustworthy, always responsive when one has an inquiry, has attention to detail and is willing to help make your experience a highly successful one. You won’t go wrong if you hire David Pinkham.

Billie M. - Venice, FL

Just a small token of our thanks and appreciation for all the wonderful hard work you did to help us find and buy our dream house. You truly went far beyond being a great realtor – your constant encouragement and willingness to flow with our ever changing situation really means so much to us. With heartfelt thanks and love,

Steve & Liz F. - Bridgeport, CT

Best Agent
Lisa was such a delight to work with, she helped us through the entire process. She communicated with us throughout the process followed up with agents who showed our home and was very persistent when she needed to be.  She put the work in to sell our home. Her advertising was fantastic.  She gave us her opinion in many instances which we appreciated very much and it helped us make informed decisions throughout the process.  She was very warm and welcoming.  She absolutely went above and beyond and we absolutely recommend her services.

Tina & Frank J Jr Duplak

We know many good realtors in our area and we're considering who to use. It was a weekend and there was one property we wanted to see so we put in a request on Zillow because it was the weekend and noone was getting back to us. Brian called us within minutes and had arranged several walkthroughs on a Sunday. We were so impressed that we continued forward with them and they did not disappoint. Both Daniel and Brian were on point, consistently available, knowledgeable about every aspect of both purchasing and selling our current home, and made us feel as if we were their most important client. They are the team that will exclusively have our business in the future. We honestly couldn't have had a better experience.

Mersingerzoo - Venice FL

Julian was by far the best realtor we have ever used! He was so patient and took the time to explain every step of the way and made sure we felt 100% comfortable before making any decision! I could not recommend him highly enough!

Tara Manz

Michelle made the purchase of my home a great experience. She was thorough, professional, and on top of every detail. I highly recommend her to be your realtor...whether buying or selling.

Ted Heidrich - Estero, FL

My wife and I had the opportunity to work with Jane Hurman on the sale of our house. What a positive experience! Jane worked tirelessly to get the house sold. Her pleasant personality and her hard working ethics combined for a great environment for the buyer. We would certainly use Jane as our realtor in future real estate dealings.

Guy and Cathy Reich

Even though our home wasn't high-priced, Daniel and Brian treated us as if we were shopping for a $2 million home! They showed up 8 homes in 2 days. When our first offer fell through, Daniel was up at 3 a.m. to locate an even BETTER home for us! Before they were agents, they had massive experience in real estate ownership. They answered many questions before I could even think to ask. We couldn't be more impressed.

Allen Black - Union, KY

We moved from Oregon to Florida without any idea of how different buying a home in Florida can be. Without the experience and expertise provided by Brian and Daniel, we would have been lost. They are extremely knowledgeable of the local area and helped us avoid areas that they knew didn't fit our desires, even if we didn't. We saw many homes and gave up on the one neighborhood we really wanted to be in because there were no listings, but Daniel and Brian didn't give up and found us the perfect house with all our needs checked. Without them we wouldn't have found it and would have settled for something less. They also provided us with all the connections we needed for mortgage, legal and inspections. THANK YOU Daniel and Brian you are the best, absolutely professional!! The fact that you also treated us like family only makes our experience all the better. We recommend them to anyone that is looking for a home in Florida and wants real Professionals on their side.

Testimonial from Oregon for Daniel Charney and Brian Corson

A special thank you to my friend and amazing real estate agent, Pamela Phildius, for helping me find and build my dream home in Lakewood Ranch. Her expert knowledge of the market and negotiating skills ensured the process was smooth from start to finish. She definitely had my back and supported all my needs! Thank you, Pamela!

Kristin M - Lakewood Ranch FL

Maryann is terrific, professional, responsive, great company, a top agent! She returns phone calls in a timely manner, and always goes the extra mile for whatever would be the most helpful and thorough. Her skills in negotiation could very likely make the difference between a closed deal or not. Buying and selling real estate can be a challenge, and Maryann guides you every step of the way. I would recommend her highly in any kind of real estate transaction.

Betsy & Jim - Delaware

I have worked with Realtors over the last 40 years but I have never encountered a team like Daniel and Brian! Their professionalism, effort and understanding is second to none. I have now worked with them on 4 properties and they have been exceptional throughout on each occassion. Tey have delivered exactly what I asked of them each time, which is beyond remarkable. Their negotiating, marketing, and communication skills are outstanding. They always keep you well informed at every stage and provide solutions to any problems or issues. I highly recommend them as working with them is a true joy.

Customer Testimonial-Anna Maria, FL

"Michelle Morgan did an outstanding job helping us through the whole process of selling our condo. The first day on the market she had an open house and continued having them weekly. She would always communicate to us shortly after each open house how it went."

Jeff and Rose Ihde, Venice Fl

I purchased a seasonal condo with the help of Claudia in early 2023.
While we met by chance,  I could'nt have found a better agent. Aside from her terrific personality, Claudia was always available, which was important since my time in Florida was limited. She was quick to learn my likes and dislikes. After looking at several properties, we found the location that suited my needs and presented an offer that same day. Moving quickly on the property was necessary given the Florida real estate market. Our offer was accepted and our out of town closing could not have gone more smoothly. With the complexities of buying real estate, it is so important to find an experienced agent like Claudia. A job well done. Thanks Claudia

Allan Staub

Maryann was pivotal in our decision to move to Venice! Her knowledge (and love) of the area drew us in. Being first time home buyers in an area we were unfamiliar with was Maryann's specialty. She was patient and gave us many options to look at. She was never pushy. We felt like she got to know us before she presented homes to us. We felt so comfortable with her. We trusted her judgment. Believe me, we had LOTS of questions and she was very responsive. We have a beautiful home in Venice and we are still "picking Maryann's brain." She is exceptional.

Charlie - Rhode Island

I have been staying in Venice for the last five days looking for homes in the area. Your Realtor Marietta Ashcraft has been taking extremely good care of me and my wife (who is in WI) with finding a new home which we did yesterday. I ended up purchasing a home in Harbour West and we could not be happier. I am truly amazed at the kind, courteous and real estate knowledge that Marietta displayed. This is the sixth new house that I have purchased in my life and I have never met a more honest and knowledgeable person who explains house buying the way she does. Every single question that I asked of her was answered in a very knowledgeable and professional manner. Her customer service is second to none! She is an amazing Realtor and I would encourage you to keep her in your company by any means necessary. I have never written a review to a Broker/Owner before on a Realtor, she is number one in our books. You can rest assured that my wife and I will be recommending Marietta and your firm to any and all friends of ours that are looking for real estate in the area.

Keith Rutlin - Wisconsin

Tom's performance as our realtor was outstanding!! Tom sold two houses for us. After the first sale we knew Tom will be our realtor for the second sale, didn't even interview any other realtor. Tom held multiple open houses, keeping us informed with an immediate E mail as to what, if any, interest there was. When it came to an offer, Tom was the perfect negotiator; lots of going back and forth as the offer was lower than our asking price but with Tom's expertise all parties came to a satistory conclusion. Jack and I would recommend Tom to anyone knowing his professionalism and commitment to being a realtor.

Ann K Testimonial for Tom Battisto

"Adrienne worked above and beyond including evenings and weekends.

We couldn’t have asked for a more patient, hard-working, positive, and optimistic realtor, which is exactly the qualities you need when going through this process.” 

Stephanie Shambora

We couldn’t have asked for a better realtor to work with. Michelle was so kind and very patient. She helped us throughout several months viewing several properties until we finally found the condo we loved. We could could only see properties on the weekends and she accommodated is every time. Even during our final walkthrough. It was truly a blessing to work with Michelle and I will definitely work with her again in the future.

Michelle Morgan PA Testimonial

We had just about exhausted our search for a home on Venice island when we went to an open house that Keith was hosting. While that wasn’t the home for us, Keith went right to work. He listened to our must haves, and we were pretty particular about what we wanted, and he worked really hard to show us multiple homes.  Eventually, we found two homes we were interested in.  Keith did a great job, navigating the negotiations and advising us on offer strategy.  Once we had a contract in place, his work continued, assisting us with the inspection and closing process.  Some of which we did remotely, while Keith handled on- site matters. Even after we moved in, Keith has gone above and beyond - retrieving mail while we were gone, offering advice on various other vendors. We highly recommend Keith. 

Jim & Diann

Laura was referred to me by a friend and I am so thrilled since she helped us find our dream home in paradise. Laura was very professional, knowledgeable and extremely patient with us throughout the whole process. Now my parents are relocating to the sunshine state from New England and are looking to find their dream home. Laura has already been wonderful in assisting my parents with their search. Laura is very personable and down to earth. If anyone were to ever ask me if there is a realtor I would recommend, it's going to be Laura Harris!

Susan Galante-New England 2017

I wanted to take a moment and highlight what a fantastic job Teresa and Holly did helping me through this process. This was a tricky two month negotiation, and for a while there I thought I would lose the house. They both jumped through a thousand hoops and stayed on top of what needed to be done. You have two stellar members of your team, and I say they should both get a raise! Than you again for all you've done.

Scott L. - Sarasota, FL

Lisa has been spot-on with everything for me & my husband. I feel so Blessed to have done business with her. We have formed a forever friendship. Lisa guided us in every step, moving from NY to Florida. She is extremely pleasant & very knowledgeable. I highly recommend her & Gulf Shores Realty.

Maryann & Thomas Ciraulo

Thank you for your valued assistance in the selling process of our parent's home in Venice, Florida. You impressed me from the initial interview through to the completion of the sale. Your ability to identify what needed to be done to prepare the home for market was "spot on". I'm convinced that the sale of our home in under 90 days on the market is a measure of what your efforts helped produce. We chose you because we perceived that you possessed superior market knowledge and a persistent approach to marketing our property. Our perception was accurate. When unanticipated hurdles were inserted by the likes of home inspectors and lending agencies, you were able to create solutions. We are satisfied enough to rate your performance as a 10 out of 10.

Bill G. - Omaha, Nebraska

Marlene was very knowledgeable about the market and addressed any questions we had promptly.

Brian Bartmann

Deb knows all the ins & outs of the real estate trade; she always kept focus on making the sale. I never felt like we were just treading water. Best of all, she always ran her ideas by me as if we were partners, collaborating together to make the sale.

Henry Mayo

I am amazed at the collaboration and team play getting Susan and I through expediently. I am also impressed with the use of technology and speed of ALL responses. This is our fifth home purchase and I can honestly say this was by far the best process we have ever engaged. Your transparency and team work by far out weighed the rest. Thank you very much to all and kudos to you.

Eric & Susan Wells - Middletown, Delaware

Lisa is especially responsive and extremely helpful. She listens to your concerns and then helps correct it fast ( even after regular business hours).

Patti Jeka

Marlene provided us listings for a year and half, never missing a day. Her commitment was greatly.
We never met Marlene during all the time she provided the condo listings. Therefore we made the decision to use her when we were ready to search for a condo in Florida. Her knowledge showed her extensive experience in the realtor business was very useful.  We had selected the places we was interested in and dropped every thing to help us with the appointments.  That same day we found the condo we were looking to make an offer and was successfully in contract by the end of the next day. We were delighted to have her as our realtor.  Thanks!

As a first time home buyer and now home owner, I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation for the work and effort put forth by Holly Barabas and Gulf Shores Realty. I would highly recommend Holly and her team to anyone looking to invest in real estate. My time is valuable to me and working long hours made it difficult to make things happen in a timely manner. However, this was made easier with her diligence and contacts. Thanks for everything Holly, you are greatly appreciated and valued.

Kenneth S. MacNeil - Venice, FL

For those of you who are looking for a Realtor look no further. Sue Guerra is the best. She's very attentive and listens to all your needs and wants. She sold our house within hours, above the asking price. Sue will always answer your calls or texts promptly. Once again my wife and I highly recommend Sue!

Denny and Diane D - Venice FL

My wife and I were very fortunate to have Harvey Davis as our realtor when we were looking to buy a condominium in the Venice area. We found him to be very personable and accommodating to our requests. He was available as needed and set up various appointments for our review of the place for us. As we were not Florida residents, he made the purchasing and closing procedure as smooth as possible. He was just always there for us. We now consider him a friend that we enjoy meeting occasionally to talk about our families and personal life.

Jan & Ken Chmela

Daniel, thank you for this very kind message! We’re so glad our son Jason connected us with you two. Every connection you have made for us...has been an absolute pleasure to work with as well. Thank you!! God blesses people through people, it sure shows with you and Brian. We can’t thank you enough for making this process unforgettable in a good way! We look forward to seeing you sometime soon!

Noel and Melanie

Michelle did a great job! She showed us numerous homes with virtual tours, and helped us with the negotiations when we decided on a place to make an offer on. She was very patient with us as we made offers on three separate houses before finally finding the house that we bought. After our move in, she continued to be of service as she helped us with finding good people to help with various jobs around the house. I would highly recommend Michelle to anyone looking for a new home, including remote folks like ourselves.

Paul Morgan-Venice, FL

You made buying a beachfront condo so easy. We were grateful for your patience in answering all of our questions and taking us to look at so many nice places. . We strongly recommend you to anyone looking at buying or selling a home or condo. Thanks!! Your the best!

Belinda G.

I have been a real estate investor for more than 2 decades. Gulf Shores real estate agent Teresa Haberman came to us by way of a strong referral from a former customer. Formerly from NYC we came to Venice to make it our forever home. It is now August 15. Thus far Teresa has produced for me 6 transactions: 4 purchases and 2 sales. After only 10 months Teresa has become a great friend and seemingly a member of our “family”. Her responsiveness is off the charts… her laid-back peaceful presence is beyond belief. She is personable, positive, caring and always has your best interest at heart. Teresa also has been working closely with my partner, Janet as she also is a seasoned investor. It should be also noted that Teresa’s daughter Holly is on her team. Holly is a “carbon copy” of what her Mom is all about: highly competent, trustworthy….. a true professional. In summary, we love Teresa and everything she stands for… she is awesome. In 20+ years as an investor, Teresa is #1. I will continue to happily extend referrals to my friends, family and complete strangers. Thank you Teresa!

John Moran-NYC

I was fortunate enough to obtain Holly as my Realtor to buy a home in Englewood, Florida. She was always professional and very knowledgeable. I would recommend her to anyone to buy or sell a home. If I decide to sell or buy a home again, I would most definitely use Holly as my Realtor. Anyone would be lucky to have her as an employee.

Gary S.

Michelle did a great job in helping us find the perfect home! Since we were relocating from PA, she walked us through the Florida nuances and helped us make sound decisions on whether a resale or new construction would be the perfect fit for us. She effortlessly answered SO MANY of our questions and when she didn't have the answer, she provided us with the contact info of someone who did! I would highly recommend Michelle if you are looking for an Agent who is attentive, knowledgeable, personable and would go the extra mile for you!

Review for Michelle Morgan PA

Relocating from the northeast. We knew little of the area. Finding the right realtor is critical. Oh how we got extremely lucky finding Keith. Wow, the time he spent, he LISTENED, He did not waste our time, always being available as we had short a window to find our specific house but he did it! We are grateful in a very difficult market to have worked with Keith.Can not thank him enough as we move into our beautiful new home.

MaryEllen and Jimmie

Thank you for helping us purchase a wonderful vacation home. We were impressed! With no notice and two days to find us the perfect home. You were amazing! Then to top it off, you gave 10% of your commission to our favorite charity. This really made an impact on us. I loved the idea and our family had a fun time deciding who would receive the money.

Matt & Chris B. - Mulberry, Indiana

Keith was very professional, courteous, helpful, and friendly. He helped guides us through the process. We had a lot of difficulty with our mortgage broker and he helped get things moving so we could close. He was our champion, and made things run as smoothly as possible. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know in the area who is looking for sell or purchase a home.

Frederick Brady - North Port, Florida

Wayne spent the entire weekend showing us homes that met our initial criteria. He never once wasted our precious time. He continuously discussed what we liked or disliked about each house so that he could refine the search criteria during the course of the day. He also completely respected our style and picked up immediately on the amount of time we needed to look at each prospective house. I truly cannot imagine a better realtor experience.

Mehmet B. & Judy S. - La Jolla, California

Laura is patient, professional and positive during every interaction. We feel she had our best interests as her top priority. Over the past several years, she helped us buy and sell several properties, including our primary residence in Venice. If she cannot provide an answer to a question, she'll follow up almost immediately.

Susie Brenner-Port Charlotte, FL

Julian was truly exceptional. He was so patient and kind every step of the way. We are grateful to have worked with someone that genuinely had our best interests in mind.

Jamie Barreras

Thank you Lee for all your expertise and help. Moving from Chicago and basically buying sight unseen, you went above and beyond in helping us make a quick decision! You made everything so easy and stress free for us, doing all the work. Always so prompt at returning calls and emails. Thank you to Logan too! Can't begin to thank you enough!


Marlene was a hard worker, conscientious, polite, and considerate. A pleasure to deal with.

Jesse N.

Tom was essential to have in our home buying and selling process. He was knowledgeable, extremely easy to work with, and highly communicative. As out-of-state sellers, he made the entire process a breeze and stress-free. He went above and beyond on multiple counts to ensure that the process was handled smoothly and professionally. Quite simply, he was a joy to work with and we are so grateful to him as our real estate professional. We highly recommend Tom and his expertise to anyone with real estate needs in the area. Thanks again, Tom. You really made the whole process easy for us. We are so grateful!

Christina and Rob - Palm Springs

Lisa is irreplaceable. She is not only pleasant and professional, but will see to it that you, the customer, are completely satisfied.

Michele Botelho

My wife and I recently moved to Florida, not knowing anything or anyone, Dave has been instrumental in helping us not only find a house, but he has given us so much useful information, he has been educating us on all the aspects of purchasing our first home. He has incredible knowledge of the area that he serves and even though we are not in a new home yet, we feel right at home having him by our side as we go through the process of finding our home sweet home!

Mikhail S. - Venice, FL

Michelle and her team did an awesome job listing our home for sale. The professional pictures and 3D walk-through of our home was a very innovative offering, and definitely helped our listing stand out. Thank you!

Nick Pecora - Venice, FL

I want to express my appreciation for the wonderful way you handled our purchase of our new condo. Your excellent response to our every need speaks highly of your reputation for great customer service. You and Hap are an experienced team who took care of us each step of the way from the viewing of the property to closing.

Ed & Gretchen L. - Venice, FL

Superior service
I am very happy that I was able to find Marlene Law to help me find the property that I wanted. Marlene was always available to show me properties, answer questions and  assisted me throughout the whole process of getting what I desired. Marlene went even beyond her duties and responsibilities even after the closing was done. I trusted Marlene very much.

Great Agent. Dan met all my expectations as a professional realtor. Dan was always available for any questions or issues that needed to be addressed. Dan has a very pleasant demeanor and is always up. I highly recommend him.

Great Agent

Holly was integral in finding me my home in the area. I was moving down from Tampa and was not familiar with the area very well. I know I wanted to be somewhere in Lakewood Ranch vicinity, and she found one of the best priced deals per square foot on the market at the time and I bought it!

Tim M.

Dan is highly professional, market knowledgeable and committed to working hard to find your dream home or to sell your current one. We absolutely love working with Dan and Brian! Communication is really important to us and they are excellent at keeping us informed. I would highly recommend choosing Dan to be your partner in searching for a home!


Colleen Crane - Venice FL

Marlene was very professional and showed me many  homes.  She had her husband assist also. With telling me re furniture at property which he was very helpful with always answered me when I called every time

Lee is one of the best realtors I have ever dealt with. She is so knowledgeable, honest, passionate and just gets the job done. We have bought 2 properties and sold 3 properties threw Lee. I would highly recommend if you have property to sell, call Lee as she will price it correctly according to your needs and sell it at the best price possible. Thank You Lee for all you have done for us ! If I could give 6 stars I would.


Amazing dedicated professional prompt and kind. I would recommend them to anyone looking for their dream house.

Heather Blessing- Englewood FL

Thank You for helping us buy our new home and helping us to sell our former home. Your help with the A/C issue was terrific.

Mugsie & Jay - Venice, FL

An amazing lady. Michelle is very professional, friendly, and patient. I contacted Michelle a year before we finally closed on our Venice home. We were planning to relocate from north Georgia to the Venice area, but knew nothing about the area or the housing market. Michelle was extremely responsive to our requests for information and worked within the parameters we set. Once we came down to actually see the areas of interest, Michelle provided informed guidance. When we were ready to make an offer Michelle used her market knowledge to help us save $6,000 off the price we were prepared to offer. You will enjoy working with Michelle.

Gary Shull Testimonial for Michelle Morgan

"Harvey has been our families realtor for many years. He has continually demonstrated excellent work ethic along with honesty and transparency in all of our transactions. He goes above and beyond the duties of a realtor and has become a trusted friend and business partner. He has been able to navigate difficult transactions, negotiate on our behalf and is a big reason why we love Venice Florida so much." Cheers

Michelle & Alex Andreachi

I had the pleasure of working with Camden on the property at 11513 Claggett Ave, and I couldn't be more pleased with the experience.  From the outset, Camden was incredibly responsive and cooperative, ensuring that every aspect of the transaction was handled with the utmost professionalism.  The entire process was seamless, and on the rare occasion that a hiccup did arise, Camden was quick to address and resolve the issue efficiently.  His problem-solving skills and proactive approach made what could have been a stressful experience, an entirely smooth and positive one.  I am thoroughly impressed by the level of service provided and am eagerly looking forward to the opportunity to work with Camden again on future transactions. If you're in the market for a reliable, efficient, and highly competent buyer's agent, look no further than Camden.  

Heidi Schrock

Laura came recommend by a friend and I must say it was the best decision we made to move forward with Laura. Laura was always on time, willing to do the extra items that Sandy and I asked for during the listing, and was always thinking what was best for her clients. She did an excellent job reviewing paperwork, advising us on any legal issue that came up, and was great at explaining and approving all paper work at the closing. We would use her again and have given her card to a friend of ours in the last two weeks.

Steve and Sandy Olsen-Michigan 2017

Julian went above and beyond to make sure our listing was absolutely perfect prior to go-live. 10/10!

Michael Ryan

Dave, So very grateful for you selling our home and appreciate how the sale progressed in perfect order under your diligent watch. Thank you, thank you again from the bottom of my heart for all your efforts.

Stephanie V - Nokomis, FL

The real estate agents did an excellant job of selling my vacant lot in a very reasonable time span. They stayed within the price range. I was was very satisfied.

Susan did a fabulous job marketing and selling our home so we could get our current dream property. She was realistic yet competitive in her recommendations of pricing of our home. She listened to our wish list and did not waste our time showing us properties that did not meet our expectations. Susan educated us on important aspects of purchasing a property in regards to current hurricane recommendations so that we purchased not only a beautiful property but one that would survive severe weather and be energy efficient. Although we had be "snowbirds" we were really ignorant when it came to Florida weather. Susan was easily accessible and responded to my calls promptly. I would highly recommend her and if looking again in the future will use her expertise without question.

Linda S

I am writing to you this short letter to compliment you over one of your staff members, our dear friend Debbie Villari. Not only is she a highly qualified professional, she is also an excellent person to deal with. Very easy going, down to earth person! She helped us to pick a very good winter house in North Port and she walked us through the whole process which was not quite simple for us lay people. So, thank you very much and please accept our best wishes of prosperity and happiness for you, your business and your staff.

Lenny and Rita B - Rego Park, NY

Marietta is the best we worked with her to purchase our new home in Island Walk. After showing us some resales in Island Walk and some other communities did not find what we wanted --we knew exactly what we wanted and her very quick suggestion was we should do a new build and that is what we did. Marietta stayed with us thru the transaction, sales, design I really loved having her input. Marietta did a walk thru with us and saw we did not have a doorbell which got fixed immediately. I cannot say enough good about Marietta just a delight to work with and would use her again in a heartbeat, have already passed her card to friends who are thinking about relocating.

Phyllis D.-Hollywood FL

I have sold 6 homes in my lifetime and Marietta is the best real estate agent I’ve ever had. She went above and beyond what I would expect from an agent. She worked very hard to get us prospective buyers and our price. I was of out state while the house was on the market and she was totally in charge of the house and did whatever was needed to be done in my absence. On a scale of 1-10 I would give her a 10+++

Cynthia M.-Venice FL

Julian is an amazing strategist who knows how to get your home sold fast for top dollar. He understands people and the market extremely well, and lives and breathes his work. Julian has high integrity and is very conscientious and tenacious, always keeping the client's best interests in mind. Everything he did was professional and efficient from start to finish, and I couldn't be more pleased.

Highly recommend Julian and his team! They are committed to getting the job done.

Valerie Springhetti

Simply stated, this was “Home Buying Made Easy.”  Gulf Shores Realty helped us purchase a single family home in Englewood in August 2023. From the beginning, Wayne was attentive, accessible and patient, taking the time to get to know us, our needs and schedule, and readily sharing his knowledge and insights – all aimed at providing us with the best experience possible.  Wayne got underway quickly, immediately identifying potential homes and helping us get a feel for the market and area.  This ultimately led to our interest in a very specific area in Englewood and a type of home that created a dynamic where we needed to be immediately responsive to a listing – the house we closed on was due to us making an offer within hours of it being listed!  Wayne took the initiative, always putting us in the best possible position, offering sound advice and negotiations and practical support right up through closing, even connecting us with support ranging from a Title company to local pool contractors. Through it all Wayne was personable, respectful of our time and privacy, perfectly communicative, and always conducted himself with honesty and integrity.  Our confidence in Gulf Coast is perhaps best exemplified by us going on a family vacation for 2 weeks during the midst of our home search, trusting Wayne completely to not miss any opportunity. We honestly cannot say enough good things about Wayne, Gulf Shores, and their network team of trusted partners. Thank you Wayne!  Sincerely, the Forand family

Bob Forand

Julian is a great realtor. Very knowledgable, great attention to detail and goes the extra mile for his clients. He guided us through the home-buying process every step of the way.

Aaron Mueller

If we could give Deb a 10 we would! She went above and beyond the call of duty! We can not thank her enough for finding our gorgeous Venetian Falls Villa. As we are from out of state we only had a short time to see a list of homes that we had brought with us. Deb made us feel at ease with the process spending all day Friday and Saturday with us even driving an hour out of town to look at an up coming new neighborhood. Our hopes however seemed to diminish as neither of us felt we had found "the place". We were unfortunately ready to return to Ohio without purchasing our dream home. On Sunday morning Deb called and said we had to come and check out a Villa, we would just love it. We walked in and without hesitation knew it was the one. We feel blessed and honored to have worked with such an outstanding Realtor and know that none of this would have been possible without her expertise. Her hard work and dedication to her craft along with her outgoing personality is a rare find. Can't thank her enough! Deb stayed with us throughout the entire long distance process and we could not be happier. Forever grateful!

Mike and Peg Wagner - Akron Ohio

My wife has been looking for property in the Venice area for several years. Michelle contacted my wife during this process well over a year ago. She respected our wishes and sent us available properties on a weekly basis. When we finally decided that we were ready to purchase a property we came down to Florida from Ohio to look at many of the homes and condos that Michelle had sent us. She scheduled a day just for us to look at multiple properties. We found a condo that day and Michelle negotiated with the seller a better price for us. We recently closed and Michelle was with us every step of the way to help us complete the process. Very professional and did everything she could for us.

Warren and Leslie Huber - Ohio

Camden is an absolute pleasure to work with. Polite, genuine, and honest - great experience!  

Jack J Brighenti

I am most thankful for our great new home in a wonderful community. You stuck with us through such a stressful process. Thanks for “taking care” of us when we needed it the most. We are both so grateful for all of your guidance, patience, warmth and understanding.

MaryJane & Jeff M. - Fairfield, CT

Kate was very professional, knowledgeable throughout the whole process. The sale could not go any smoother.

Grand South East Properties Testimonial for Kate Kukan

After searching for several months, and looking at several Florida properties we finally found the house that was right for us. Holly diligently worked with us and helped make the whole process, from beginning to end, go as timely and effortlessly as possible. We would highly recommend Holly's real estate services to family and friends, and would not hesitate to call on Holly for any future real estate needs in the Florida area.

James & Beverly Kochan

Michelle provided excellent professional expertise and services. She was very easy to work with and has the perfect blend of personal and professional skills. We highly recommend her.

Linda Henderson-Englewood, Florida

Dave was fabulous to work with in searching and buying our first Florida home. We had many phone and email conversations before we came down from Kentucky to Florida to search for a home. I was very firm that we probably would not buy immediately, but Dave continued to give it his all. We nailed down a variety of homes in Venice and Englewood and actually were going to look at some even further south. We ended up finding a new villa in Boca Royale, a Neal Community. and stopped our search as it was exactly what we needed, not necessarily what we originally wanted. We had a price range and certain criteria that limited what we could get in a house; we were going to be facing a lot of work if we purchased a house in our price range. Dave suggested we look at the new villas and we realized it was perfect for us. It has been almost a year and we are extremely happy with our home. Dave was superb knowledgeable of the market and all things pertaining to selecting and owning a Fl home (insurance factors, HOA's, taxes, etc.) which was extremely helpful to us. If we decide to make a change in the future, we will surely call Dave!

Linda Poteet Testimonial for David Pinkham

Marietta is the person that you want on your side when purchasing a home. She was quick to help us on a holiday weekend. She guided us through the whole process. You can just tell that Real Estate is her thing and we loved working with her. She is sweet as Molasses! I will be using her to sell my other home in the near future. Call Marietta if you want the best.

Richard G.-Punta Gorda FL

Michelle was super, She really knows her stuff. Helped us all the way through to the end. I highly recommend her if you need help. She even helped us find a good Closing company who did a great job. She is truly a pleasant girl and made us feel free to relax and enjoy our deal without worry.

Testimonial for Michelle Morgan

Thank you so much for working with us over the last few years. We were so lucky to have you as our Realtor. The first home we purchased was a challenging situation and you helped us work through all the obstacles. We truly appreciate your responsiveness, patience and determination. Our experience was the same with the last two houses that you represented us. Thank you for working to get the Best price on a great rental investment and a beach condo. Your experience and hard work has been a blessing. We look forward to our next purchase with you by our side.

Scott & Mari Bosch

I recently met Kate when inquiring about a condo for sale in Port Charlotte. She was most helpful in all areas, and though we had some unusual circumstances, she helped us through all the steps to closing. I realize Kate is fairly new as a realtor, but I couldn't have been happier with her efforts and would not hesitate to utilize her expertise again. Thanks to Kate for always responding to my questions and following through on everything. Kate should be most successful in this highly competitive Fl real estate market.

Tom Ireland Testimonial for Kate Dukan

Lee looked after our best interests, She patiently allowed us to evaluate the home to our satisfaction. She took care of all the paperwork involved and did all the legwork. She kept us informed about all aspects of our transaction even after the deal was closed. She kept on the sellers agent to get the home in move in condition. She even paid for a lady to do detailed cleaning after the closing. She even showed her appreciation by giving us a substantial gift after the closing. I would do business with her again and would recommend her for all their real estate needs. A really really nice lady to be around and deal with. She always did what she said she would do and much more. We love her.

Andy D

The entire event went exactly as Julian had advised us it would.Great experience, great realtor, highly recommended!

Marty Mears

Lee was very knowledgeable of the market in North Port and in Heron Creek. Lee assisted with staging home for listing. Lee and Carol were a huge help with checking in on home to ensure prepared for showings while we were out of town. I would recommend for both the selling and purchasing a home.

Carol and Tom L

Jim Listed my Home after doing several complimentary repairs and found the buyers through his frequent Open Houses! I was so fortunate to have had this handled so expertly and without hassle as I had plenty on my mind, with a recent passing of my husband and having to ship everything back to Europe! Both Jim and Donna certainly eased the pain as much as possible!

Ilona - Bern, Switzerland

Kathy was the consummate professional. It was such a pleasure to work with someone with these skills. She was right there when she said she would be and helped us accomplish things. In a moments notice, I was truly impressed in all the areas of expertise. She has obtained in being in this industry a short time there was no one I would use except Kathy and I would recommend her as a 10 in her profession. In addition, she is hard-working, thoughtful, and caring, if you put your trust in Kathy, you will not be disappointed. Good luck in your home search you definitely need someone like Kathy on your team I would definitely give her 10 in all the categories, professionalism knowledge, go-getter, Ness, resources, and diligence.

Helene Brois and John Smith

If you are looking to buy a house or condo in Venice and you don't use Marietta as your agent, you are making a big mistake! My husband and I have been dreaming of owning a second home in Venice forever. We have been in touch with different agents over the years and bumped into several at open houses. That is how I know from experience when I say that Marietta Ashcraft is the best if you are looking to sell or buy in Venice. She knows all the neighborhoods, she listens carefully for what you are looking for, she is very accessible and was very patient with us until we found the perfect house. And believe me, we probably asked her to show us at least one house or condo in every neighborhood in Venice until we found the ONE! Marietta is very professional and honest. She has been in the business for many years yet is still excited every day to go out and help look for houses as if she is looking for her own family. If you want an agent in Venice that is experienced, patient, knowledgeable, honest, friendly and, in the end, a professional negotiator, I would highly recommend that you give Marietta Ashcraft a call. We are so thankful that we did. She is the best!!

Nancy B.-Voorhees, NJ

Thanks, Jim, for all the hard and professional work that you did for us in the purchase of our new waterfront home in Venice. We appreciate the extra tasks that you completed at no charge to us. We thank you and Tim Paradiso again for the lovely gift "Picnic Basket for Four" along with the bottle of real Champagne and The History of Venice book by Kim Kool. We look fwd to seeing you in the Fall!

Mike & Barb - Silver Spring, MD

Michelle was a god send. She was patient & really listened to what we wanted. We have found a great neighborhood & a wonderful builder. Our house won’t be ready for a few months but I’m very confident in Michelle & that she will be there for us through the rest of the process.

Amanda Digges - Connecticut

If you want to sell or buy real estate, Wayne Welsh Is the agent you want to work with. Wayne is a real estate professional; he worked with my brother and I from beginning to end on selling our property. Our mother passed away and neither of us knew what had to be done to prepare or sell her house. Wayne met with us immediately and worked hand in glove with us throughout the process. Wayne researched the current real estate environment and recommended ad selling price. his experience in the field allowed him to answer all our questions and to make recommendations on how to prepare the house to show best. With Wayne's guidance, advice, customer service, and proactive approach our house sold in a troubled financial environment in a timely fashion I highly recommend Wayne and his staff of professionals to anyone interested in acquiring or selling any parcel of real estate.

Dana & Carol Y. - Jacksonville, FL

Holly is one of the most professional, personable, sunny people we have ever worked with in real estate. She easily makes the process not only straight forward but a pleasure. We would work with her again in a heartbeat, and recommend her to anyone and everyone interested. While very familiar with the greater Venice area after many years of visiting, we connected with Holly to begin to look into purchasing a property in Venice. Holly happily arranged to show us numerous properties so we could get a feel for various communities and where exactly we wanted to be. She arranged the showings all in one day so as not to waste our precious vacation time. She then patiently waited while we downsized up north, then assisted us in pursuing a short-sale in our desired community. She tirelessly pursued this avenue with us, communicating what she knew. While that deal fell through after 8 months of perseverance, she then represented us in purchasing a new-build property still in our desired community, handling everything expertly, remotely with us.

Gary G. & Georgia C.

Short sales can be a difficult time for any seller. Holly took it upon herself to take all the stress and responsibility. Her diligence and open communication exceeded my expectations. She got an offer on my home within days of putting it on the market. She was knowledgeable, honest, and always returned calls in a timely manner. Without a doubt she is amongst the best in her profession but also a kind, understanding and personable person. I would highly recommend her to go the extra mile professionally, and value the friendship we built during the successful sale of my home.

Jeff D.

With all our hearts, Allynn and I wish to thank you for becoming our friend and leading us on a magical Treasure hunt to help us find our dream house! There were so many twists and turns along the way and you always forged on, going the extra mile with a smile, helping us thru the ups and downs. We always felt cheered by your upbeat, warm and gracious manner and we shared a lot of laughs along the way. Your sweetness, your kindness, your warmth, and your amazing work ethic will make you a STAR in everything you do!

Annie and Allynn-Three Oaks MI

Brian knew what kind of property would work best for us and was honest with us when looking at different properties and why they weren’t a fit for us. He responded promptly to my emails, texts, and phone calls whenever we had a question. He was able to get us showings of a property within a day or less. Very professional and we enjoyed having him as our realtor for our first home purchase. Thanks Brian.

Michelle N - Harrisburg, PA

Maryann helped my husband and I find our Dream Home in Venice!! We moved here from Boston and knew a little about Venice from searching the internet and riding around looking at what neighborhoods we found desirable. We then called Maryann Regal about a listing. She listened carefully to what our needs were regarding what size home, neighborhood and price range. Her knowledge of the area and her expertise in real estate is remarkable. We met with her the next day and after viewing some homes, we immediately fell in love with one that she thought we would love and she was right!! She did not waste our time taking us on showings that she knew would not interest us. Our offer was accepted and Maryann guided us through the entire process from beginning to end. She never once failed to answer our calls and guided us through what was a very important decision in our lives. I cannot stress enough how important it was to us that she was there for us every step of the way, from negotiating the price, to the inspection, to seeing to it that we did our part in the process to have all documents needed by us in on time for the closing. I was able to contact her anytime of day and she always answered my calls and emails promptly nearly every day until she came to the closing with us. I would highly recommend Maryann to anyone who is looking for an agent who really cares about her clients and is willing to go above and beyond to see to it that you are satisfied!

Janet & John - Boston, MA

I thank you, Jim, for being so helpful throughout the many steps in Contract to Closing. Being fairly challenged physically, I don't know how I would have managed to get to the attorney twice, the bank once and to closing, itself. I was not aware that REALTORS also could be so helpful and take the time that you did, Jim, to thoroughly explain all of the details of Contract and the HUD losing Document. I hope to see you often!

Kaye - Bristol, RI

Thank you Lee for all your expertise and help. Moving from Chicago and basically buying sight unseen, you went above and beyond in helping us make a quick decision! You made everything so easy and stress free for us, doing all the work. Always so prompt at returning calls and emails. Thank you to Logan too! Can't begin to thank you enough!

L&MK-North Port

Thanks for all your help in making our "dream home" a reality. We really appreciated that you went the extra mile to get us the best price for our home. You are truly a professional.

Sara & John W.

Since we live out of state, we are forever grateful to have found an honest real estate agent who knew the Venice real estate market so well. You were able to market the unique characteristics of our home to sell it quickly for a great price in a time wrought with foreclosures.

Tim & Tammi H. - Westerville, Ohio

Thank you Jared for all the support and amazing job. Wonderful person and professional service. Highly recommend.

Paul Z.

I purchased a seasonal condo with the help of Claudia in early 2023.
While we met by chance,  I could'nt have found a better agent. Aside from her terrific personality, Claudia was always available, which was important since my time in Florida was limited. She was quick to learn my likes and dislikes. After looking at several properties, we found the location that suited my needs and presented an offer that same day. Moving quickly on the property was necessary given the Florida real estate market. Our offer was accepted and our out of town closing could not have gone more smoothly. With the complexities of buying real estate, it is so important to find an experienced agent like Claudia. A job well done. Thanks Claudia

Allan Staub

The best agent Lisa is the best. When our father passed away, Lisa walked us through everything we needed to do and answered our questions about selling his house. She went above and beyond to keep us informed of offers and helped us with getting cleaners and people to help us empty his house. I would highly recommend her if you want to sell your house. She's one of the best.

Debbie Shaw

Our agent Barry is one of most professional, talented and respectful person we have met.. he helped us all the way since day 1..very much into details and makes sure his clients are fully aware of each and every step till closure..we are very fortunate to work with Barry and do recommend him to anyone looking to sell or buy a property.. wish him all best of luck and more success.

Tareq J - Ashburn VA

Sara was very knowledgeable and very hard working.  She did it all; we are very happy to have placed our house in her handy.  She did not disappoint us!

Melvyn N. Review for Sara J. Hayes

"Michelle assisted us in selling our property. Her knowledge of the market and local area were key to our sale. Michelle did an awesome job providing an experience that was hassle free, seamless, and fast. Highly recommend Michelle for anyone looking to buy or sell in the local area. "

Billy McDuffie 
Lot Englewood FL, 34223

Billy McDuffie

Full service realtor and friendly! Dan did an amazing job and got 8 offers, all over the asking price!

Dan did an amazing job

My wife Jacquie and I were new to the area and unfamiliar with all the procedures involved in purchasing a Florida home as we are from Canada. You and your wife Ida (Hap) were most helpful walking us through the home inspection process and even following up on required repairs. All of these things got done long distance. Above all you helped us feel welcome and an important part of our new community. Your commitment to the Venice community shines in all the good things you do.

Greg & Jacquie B. - London, Ontario, Canada

A pleasant journey accompanied by Lisa P.
My name is Millie ,
 It was the most pleasant opportunity to work with Lisa . Throughout the whole process I got to know the most wonderful qualities of a true professional Agent . Her strongest qualities are the Knowledge of the Market, the Knowledge of the whole process from the moment I found my Dream Home until the moment I got the Key . I will definitely recommend her as a professional and wonderful helper , supporter, adviser to anyone who’s at the beginning of Home Buyer Journey.

With deep respect, Millie M.

Susan was great to work with selling our home. She was responsive to our phone calls and emails and kept us informed throughout the selling process.

Celeste H

Linda was very very helpful in selling our home. She was the buyer’s agent and we found her very good at coordinating the sale between the buyer and seller. she worked hard in putting it all together. Highly recommended. She was a true advocate for her buyer. When I decide to sell my current condo she will be the first one I call.

Dave M - VA

I chose Marietta for two reasons when I was selling my house in Englewood, FL. My sister-in-law used her to sell a house as well as to buy a house, and the fact that Marietta works for real estate company that has a positive reputation. Marietta is above all a professional. She dresses appropriately for her job, is impeccably neat in her appearance, giving the buyer or seller a positive image. She is friendly, courteous, respectful of one's home, and gives feedback from any showings. It is a pleasure for me to highly recommend Marietta as a real estate agent. I strongly recommend Marietta.

Jackie L.-Englewood FL

I was from out of state and coming to Sue's area and was fortunate to have been connected with her (through a mutual friend) to help with finding a rental property to purchase. She worked tirelessly to find a property that would fit my needs and did so without being intrusive or pushy. I felt extremely confident and had peace of mind to have her at the wheel directing the process towards a purchase. She was definitely very open about what to expect and looking out for my bottom line and interest, not looking to push a sale. She puts the client first and does everything she can to help navigate the real estate process. I highly recommend Sue for any real estate needs!

Austin S - Maine

Pamela was such a pleasure to work with! She was always on top of new listings, quick to respond and very knowledgeable. She really knows her stuff! She worked with both the buying and selling process. We have highly recomended her to our family and friends and will continue to do so.

Greg and Sandra H

Well, we made it even though our Short Sale purchase took 2+ months! I am very pleased with the home that I am renting to the mother and daughter that were there before. I am thankful for your follow through, patience and communications. I needed to hear your weekly reassuring comments that we were still 'alive' in the process. Thanks, too, for your skill and help with that door replacement we did on the side of the garage. Keep your eye out for another good one under $75K.

William - Raleigh, NC

We want to THANK YOU for being a great realtor in pursuing this opportunity for Jonathan. You went far beyond the norms of a “salesperson” and made our transaction seamless in all aspects. Right from the beginning of our search you were available to us 24/7, Again many, many thanks!

Joan and Bob Testimonial

Julian is by far the most knowledgable and thorough realtor I know. Our home buying and selling experience was a few years in the making, and he was nothing short of patient with us. He kept us up to date on the market and helped us get top dollar for our home. I highly recommend Julian and the Julian Montunnas Team at Howard Hanna.

Amy Turner

~ a note to say thank you David.. You did the near impossible.. I would have never imagined that in this environment a transaction such as ours could unfold so smoothly. Muchus Gratitude to you for your efforts re good ol 408'.

Jimmy L. - Vancouver, BC

Dan did an excellent job working through the process of our purchase Dan was very knowledgable of all the requirements for this purchase, as we are out of state buyers. He was very helpful and there every step of the way. We highly recommend Dan to anyone looking to purchase or sell a property.

We highly recommend Dan

You made buying a house such a rewarding experience. Your guidance made a situation that could have been cumbersome so pleasurable. We quickly learned to appreciate your experience and intelligence, guiding us through all the steps. You certainly are an A+ agent, and the donations you make to charity speak to your humanity.

Vinny K. & Geri N. - Salisbury Mills, New York

We would like to take a moment to express our gratitude to Pamela Phildius and her great support team. Over time, Pamela has managed three different transactions for us...all seamlessly. Her attention to detail in every stage of the process was like a laser beam. She will remain to be our go to realtor!

Christine R

Mr. Heschmeyer went above and beyond to ensure a smooth sale which was complicated by being a long-distance overseas transaction. I have NO hesitation in recommending him.

Mr. Heschmeyer went above and beyond

I recently sold my house in Sarasota Fl. and it was in the the hands of your super sales lady Marietta Ashcraft. I have never in my life met such a kind, understanding, smart lady. She knew all the answers to my questions without hesitation. She was always composed and patient. Patience is the companion of wisdom. Augustine of Hippo. (354 to430). She sensed my concern with many issues I had and dealt with them professionally. You have a super sales lady, a real professional, and the perfect lady.

Joseph A Fowler - Sarasota, Florida

Emilia went out of her way to make our Real Estate work.  She was on top of each aspect of the process. 

We were very pleased with Dan Heschmeyer's handling of the sale of our condo. I felt very confident in leaving everything to him and was never disappointed in his responsiveness. I wish we had put the process in his hands sooner. I would gladly recommend him to friends and family.

We were very pleased

Where do I start?! Barry guided my wife and I through the home-selling process with comfort and ease, and really made us feel relaxed all the way until the final document was signed. We were able to secure an ALL CASH, full-asking offer within ONE DAY of our home being on the market. He priced it exactly right and took care of all of the behind the scenes paperwork so my wife and I didn’t have to stress about anything as we packed up and moved our things out. This is not a paid endorsement by any means, this is literally a satisfied customer saying if you live in Northern VA and want to have your house sold quickly and with no stress on your end, get with Barry and he’ll make it happen. FURTHERMORE, Barry and I are both US Army veterans, and he gave me a veteran discount that saved me a bunch of cash on closing costs. Money in the bank. So if you’re a veteran as well, you’d be doing yourself a disservice to not give him a call. Don’t waste time with other realtors that will charge you and arm and a leg for clicking a few buttons on a website and then ignoring your needs. Barry will make you a priority and will do everything to go the distance and sell your house for what it’s worth. Thanks again!

Craig T - Ashburn VA

Brian and Dan set themselves apart from typical real estate agents. Their vast experience in real estate marketing, sales and their attention to detail helps them excel. We had been considering listing with another agent when we heard Brian and Dan were now in the business. We met with them and they answered all our questions before we could ask them. We believed they were very different and better than the other agents. They assured us that they would be involved in every showing and that our listing would be their highest priority. Two days after we listed we accepted an offer! Since then, they have handled EVERY detail. (We do not live in Florida.) The closing will be completed this month and they’ve done it all. We didn’t have to lift a finger and there was no drama. We would never consider working with anyone else. They promised us the best treatment in the industry and they delivered!

Sue & Bill Sofis - Venice, FL

My husband and I were looking for a home in Venice Florida we would be happy with during retirement.
After calling Keith from Gulf Shores Realty, he took our information , needs and started working on helping.
He kept constant communication with us and understanding we relied on his knowledge and insight since we were working with him from another state.
Keith worked hard to find the community we were looking for as well as the right house.
He never steered us wrong and was transparent in providing the information needed for us to make the best decisions.
In the end he found what we wanted and even did our walk through for us since we were in another state. He was amazing.
I recommend every chance I get and would encourage all to as well.
As he is so genuine and sincere in his work and that meant more to us than anything else.
Thank you Keith for all you do and have done for us.
We are so happy! 
Michael & Polly

Michael & Polly

Harvey was very helpful, courteous, knowledgeable, and professional in everyway in our desire to purchase a home in the Venice area. If I might add that if you can buy a house from Harvey, then you should stop looking because he was that caring and helpful to us.

Mark & Kathy Bush

Michelle was a pleasure to work with. She is pleasant, upbeat, knowledgeable, and always on top of the details. We love our new home. Thanks, Michelle.

Jeff-Venice FL

You can't go wrong with Marlene Law as your realtor.
Marlene Law was a pleasure to work with when buying my house in Venice. She was very responsive to my questions and concerns. During price negotiations, Marlene took the initiative to write the seller a letter supporting my offer with facts about the condition of the house. Once we had an agreement, Marlene guided me through the closing process. I highly recommend Marlene whether you're buying or selling.

Greg G

We enjoyed working with you and look forward to referring our friends in need of a good REALTOR.

Cathy & Jeff G. - Fairfield, CT

We can’t even begin to thank you for all that you have done for us. You are an amazing person both professionally and personally. We feel that this experience has been a win-win situation for us because we have gained a beautiful home, an exceptional agent and a wonderful new friend.

Maryann & Jeff S. - Trumbull, CT

I wanted to take a moment and highlight what a fantastic job Teresa and Holly did helping me through this process. This was a tricky two month negotiation, and for a while there I thought I would lose the house. They both jumped through a thousand hoops and stayed on top of what needed to be done. You have two stellar members of your team, and I say they should both get a raise! Than you again for all you've done.

Scott L. - Sarasota, FL

Thank you for everything. We couldn't have asked for a better person to work with to make a purchase down here.

Barry and Ann

After interviewing three agents we decided on Gulf shore Realty and Marlene Law. Our reasons were numerous. From the very beginning she impressed us with her knowledge of the area along with the ability to get our unit sold at the right price in shirt time period. She had a full price offer in place in four days. Marlene made sure all paperwork was correct answer all our questions regarding closing and picked up the phone every time we called. The closing went smoothly and on time and she followed up after closing to make sure we all had gone well. We will recommend Gulf Shore Realty and Marlene to anyone who needs the Realty service along with Marlene as an agent. Well done Marlene!

Peter & Catherine L

Exceptional experience! My wife and I have been searching for a condo in Venice Florida for several years. We were extremely fortunate to become acquainted with Linda Williams as our real estate agent. She goes above and beyond to locate that “special place” that you can call home. She is dependable, courteous, friendly, knowledgeable, flexible, excellent communicator and articulates expectations regarding the entire buying process from searching properties, making an offer, negotiating, and completing the deal. Thank you Linda!

Dan and Jan D - PA

Waynes manner in handling everything he did for us was totally professional but at the same time was also very personal. We felt at all times that his treatment and service to us was akin to that which he would want his parents to receive from an agent. We now consider Wayne not just our agent, but a friend that we know we can rely on.

Fred & Lucy M. - Lake George, New York

I had a great experience with Michelle! She is a consummate professional. I had numerous challenges attempting to purchase multiple properties and she was always diligent and acting in my best interests. Ultimately I found what I was looking for and was glad for her expertise and partnership.

Shawn Clements-Englewood FL

I have known Dan for 21 years and this is the 4th home he has helped my husband and I purchase and/or sell. Very knowledgeable and responsive to any needs or concerns. Highly recommend it!

Very knowledgeable and responsive

Marietta, helped us find our new Home in Venice Florida. During the 4 days that we spend looking for homes She was Knowledge, Friendly and above all a good representative of us wherever we went looking for a house. If anyone is looking for a good agent in the Sarasota area I definitely recommend giving this amazing agent a call.

Josie C.-Nanuet, NY

Linda Williams is a very personable individual that takes all your needs and concerns into consideration...she is very easy to work with when looking for properties both long distance and in town...

Erika M - Ohio

Michelle Morgan was my agent when I bought a condo in April of 2018. I was pleased with her efforts to show me places that I was interested in, guide me through necessary documentation, and negotiated with the other agent. Her communication follow-through is a great strength! I recommend Michelle Morgan for your future real estate needs!

Mark Matello - Sarasota FL

We had a bumpy negotiation with a person who finally did buy our property. Maryann was there all the way through it and helped us with how to proceed every step of the way. I would use her again.

Janet Debuizer - Nokomis, FL

In-depthknowledge of neighborhood and real estate process in general. Always positive and easy to work with. Willing to check on property, since we were out of state. A pleasure working with her and would gladly recommend her to anyone in that area.

Nimtz Review for Sara J. Hayes

We wanted to thank you for all your hard work in finding us such a wonderful home. Your patience, professionalism and kindness were greatly appreciated.

Carol & Carl R. - Trumbull, CT

Working with Julian and his team was an amazing experience! Julian did excellent research and gave us his 110% effort and the outcome was great for everyone! I would definitely recommend his team for anyone selling a unique or historical house.

Rohan Adur

Holly was very helpful and not one bit pushy like some Realtors. She listened to what I wanted and found me the exact home I was looking for. And the biggest selling points of all for me was that she took the time to show me the local amenities such as the South Venice Ferry, dog beach, Shamrock Park, and the nighttime tennis courts...those were the things that really convinced me that I wanted to locate there...and she was so convincing that we then bought a house around the corner for my daughter as well!! We still visit there once a month and will be moving there completely in February when I retire. Peter and I were just talking last time we were there that once we are there full time, we would like to take you and your Mom out to dinner to say thank you for all your help and patience.

Maggie M.

Hi, Jim: We are very pleased with our manufactured home in Sandalwood Park, Venice. We have done some painting and some redecorating, and the carpet cleaned like a champ, as you said it should. You know, we were a little nervous having you represent our interests in the purchase since you were the Listing Agent as well. But we must admit that we couldn't have been better represented with a single buyers agent. We really appreciated that you acted so fairly throughout and never made us feel like the owner was your favorite. Thanks again for all your efforts in getting us a home in our favorite Park!

John & Shirley - Palatine, FL

I had, and continue to have, an extraordinarily positive experience with Daniel and Brian. If I could give them 6 stars I would, and I would absolutely recommend them and Gulf Shores to anyone buying or selling a home in the Sarasota area. I bought a relatively high-end second home with very little time to spend in the area. Daniel and Brian did everything, from identifying a wide variety of options (old, new, coast, key, inland), lining up visits that maximized my visits, negotiating a deal on the house I chose, arranging all the collateral support locally (lawyer, inspection, etc.), and representing me in the closing. It was a flawless experience. Beyond that, however, they have taken a personal interest in my getting the house set up, minor repairs arranged and completed, and local services arranged (landscape, cleaning, pool, security). They were under no obligation to do that; it was an exceptional thing to do. I am grateful for all of their efforts. Daniel and Brian are an extraordinary team.

Klippeich-Bradenton Florida

Recently Michelle Morgan represented us in our home buying journey. She was diligent in her efforts to finding the perfect home, in our budget, in the desired location. Not only did she find the perfect place, but she was able to bargain for us a better deal on closing costs. Professional and knowledgeable was our experience with Michelle. We give her 5 stars and would hire her again in the future!

John Henderson and Melissa Cook - Englewood FL

Just wanted to send this testimonial for our experience with Ashley Troutman. She represented the buyer of our home in Venice. Despite it being her first closed transaction, she was very professional throughout the process. She truly went above and beyond for her buyer, even though it was an “as is” home purchase. She’s such an asset to your team. Wishing her many years of continued success.

Andrea Lattimer

Michelle Morgan helped me buy and sell my house. Each time she was professional and courteous. She was very quick to respond to my texts and calls. She knows a lot about the area, as she has lived in the area for almost 20 years. She explained the process of buying and selling to me in terms I could understand. She negotiated offers when I bought the house and when I sold the house, and I was very pleased with the final offer. In fact, I was pleased with the whole experience. I would most definitely recommend Michelle Morgan as a realtor without hesitation.

Mckenderson - Englewood FL

Julian was fantastic. He provided our family with an exceptional experience. He guided us along the way and supported us through what can be a very emotional process. He went above and beyond even after we closed on the home. Julians responsiveness and care after we closed showed us who is as person and meant so much to us. We highly recommend working with Julian.

Scott Crawford

AMAZING!!!! Buying our home was one of the all time best experiences! Brian and Daniel took care of everything for us. Excellent service!! Highly recommend this team!!!

Gina Coughenour - Sarasota, FL

Marietta is very knowledgeable about the Venice and West Villages real Estate. She helped price our house for the current and we sold on our first offer at full price. She was very good to work with on selling our house.

Fred M.-Venice FL

Debra Villari is a very knowledgeable Real Estate Agent of the Venice and surrounding area. She does a lot of research so that she gives a buyer or seller as accurate and up to date advice as possible. She takes a personal interest in her clients and makes you feel like you are part of her family. After the sale of our house, we would highly reccomend Debra and suggest that if you are buying or selling property you should give her a chance to work for you. You won't be sorry, she will go above and beyond for you.

Joan and Tom Moudy

Our experience with you as our real estate agent was flawless. You made our buying experience effortless. You and your lovely assistant were patient and understanding, and treated us and our family like family.

Lisa & Chris D. - Sarasota, FL

Julian did an outstanding job with the sale of our Mill Valley home. He has great attention to detail, and had thorough plan of execution to get our home sold quickly. Whether buying or selling a home, unexpected turns are always bound to happen. And Julian did a phenomenal job on helping navigating each one. Julian IS the difference maker between having a great home selling/buying experience and an okay one. Thanks again for all the hard work you’ve done for our family!

Tony Rossi

David spent ample time with us looking over our home for possible sale and then researched comps and followed with additional sale and sold listings. He knows the Venice market and is personable and responsive.

Peter and Ann D. - Venice, FL

Thanks to Jim Bath, our Buyer's Agent, we feel like we are in the best location ever (Pelican Pointe) and in our terrific new ‘retirement’ home. He got us a price we did not think possible, leaving us what we needed to update. The 3-car garage is now home to our 2 Corvettes, and they are appreciative of what Jim did, as well! He was so full of ideas and contacts that our job was only ½ of what it would have been! Thanks again, Jimbo!

James & Barb - West Bloomfield, MI

We were referred to Julian by our lender and are so happy with our experience! As first time home buyers we were prepared to be stressed and filled with anxiety throughout the process, but Julian made everything so easy from start to finish! We fell in love with the second house we viewed and Julian put together a great offer that we were comfortable with. If we had to do it all over again, we would go with Julian!

Emily Rastorfer

Lisa is highly competent as a Real Estate Agent. She is very knowledgeable, and actively pursues & follows up on your interests. Her communication skills with all parties involved are excellent & she is always professional in manner.

Theresa Foley

Honest responsive and a great person to work with. We truly appreciated all her efforts and diligence in finding us our perfect home! Highly recommended.

Manuel C.-Nanuet, NY

Maryann, we wanted you to know how much we appreciate the quality and professionalism in which you handled our real estate purchase. As long distant purchasers we needed to be sure that we felt comfortable with who we were working with during this purchase. We are very pleased that we found you to be very honest and trustworthy throughout our entire process. You impressed us right from the start with your knowledge of the real estate trends and the presentation of the entire area we were focusing on. You really listened to exactly what we were looking for in a home and helped us to achieve the end result of purchasing our home. We appreciate that you stayed on top of every detail, supported us though all the processes and answered all our questions. We have and will continue to highly recommend you to anyone looking to purchase or sell a property.

Mark & Marlene D. - CT & FL

I have already recommended Michelle as a Top Realtor..I choose her out of 4 others because she really listened to me..Selling a home is Emotional as well as Critical to have the right Agent. Michelle was supportive in All aspects. My home was sold quickly & smoothly!! Thx so much for such a stellar job!!

Jane - Englewood FL

Dan is very thorough, and worked well with the other real estate agent and the settlement lawyer. He made himself available and helped with all stages of buying a house. I would highly recommend him.

Dan is very thorough

I'm so glad I used Gulf Shores Realty to sell my condo. Wayne and his staff were easy to work with and very efficient. The photo's he took were the best I've seen in any realtor's magazines or ads. I highly recommend this agency! Thank you!!

Debi W. - Sarasota, FL

In over 55 years of doing business transactions I have only written one review for any service or product. I have purchased and sold multiple real estate in Ohio, Alabama, Indiana and Florida. Because of the exceptional impressive service I recently received selling my property in the Venice, Florida area I am now writing my second review and recommendation for Marietta Ashcraft with Gulf Shores Realty. Marietta is so knowledgeable and helpful in explaining calmly and completely the complex issues of selling or purchasing real estate. She simplified and guided us through every step of the process. She is an expert in marketing and found us a buyer within 3 weeks of listing. It was a pleasure working with Marietta. If you are looking for a competent, dedicated realtor in the Venice/Sarasota area, I recommend without hesitation, Marietta Ashcraft.

Dr. Gary S - Osprey FL

Carla was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire home sale process. Starting with the initial meeting, Carla took ownership of all the intricacies; from facilitating the professional photography, to constant updates on open house showings, to meeting service providers, to walking me through the logistics of the closing. All communications were virtually instantaneous and she made herself available whenever questions arose. It is rare to receive such dedication combined with such a high level of service this day in age. I highly recommend Carla with Gulf Shores Realty for anyone looking for a stress-free listing and feel that you would be hard pressed to find a more personable realtor anywhere on the Suncoast.

Clinton-Venice Florida

Lisa went above and beyond to make sure my wife and I were happy throughout the building process. Lisa was very professional and answered any questions or concerns we had throughout the building process. (We can be a little overbearing at times, but Lisa responded quickly to any questions we had.)

Emily & Jessica Starratt

Susan is an excellent Realtor on FL's Gulf Coast. She held the highest level of professionalism and integrity in every part of our business relationship. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell their property in Southwest FL. Thank you for all of your help, it has been an absolute pleasure working with you!

Michael P

Dan was a pleasure to work with when selling our Venice villa. He understood exactly what we needed to do and was able to find a buyer in record time and at a nice sale price. Everything went smoothly up to and including the settlement, which we were able to do from our Fort Myers home. Thank you Dan!

Great to work with

Michelle has been a wonderful agent and true professional in every sense. She is very responsive and has excellent attention to detail. Michelle sold one home for us above asking price and continues to be our agent of choice.

Michelle Morgan Testimonial-Venice FL

Marlene is a terrific sales person, she gave our home wonderful exposure. Her attitude, and conduct was a pleasure. She is top notch. She is very special, she treated us like family. She was always available and helpful.

Kim S.

I have used Linda Williams TWICE.  Once to help buy a home in Osprey and another time to help me find a good realtor to use in Orlando to sell my daughters condo.  Linda is very thorough and professional.  She has a genuine interest in her client's needs and takes them seriously.  She is no pushy in any way, but instead is kind, caring and fun to be around.  I would highly recommend Linda for any real estate transactions needed.

Karen F - PA

Lisa Povsic was such a delight. She was so warm and welcoming. She helped us throughout the whole process when it came to any of our questions or concerns. She was so kind, kept in touch, responded quickly, put in her thoughts about what would perhaps match or look best in our house. We were amazed, even after the House was complete, how much Lisa cared. She just wanted us happy and satisfied. We felt like she treated us as one of her own; we couldn’t expect any better.

Kate Donnaley

Thank you for the thoughtful expertise you have extended first to my mother and then to her again through me and Paul. I appreciate the steady guidance and support you provided particularly as the hoops we needed to jump through appeared. I do hope the woman who bought the condo is happy and experiences lots of joy living there as it is a sweet spot. The clients you represent are in the best of hands with you. I appreciate your graciousness and positive outlook throughout. I wish you lovely summer and great success in this current market and beyond.

Michelle and Paul

Tom was indispensable in helping us find our new home. He was professional, knowledgeable, and responsive to all of our questions. We felt confident during the entire process that Tom was an advocate for our best interest. We highly recommend Tom; he’s the best Realtor in town!

Christina M. - Bend, OR

Very professional knowledgeable and kind.

Nancy Morrison

Just a small token of our appreciation for all that you did to help us through this ordeal. Thanks so much.

Grace, Bruce, Claire & Olivia T. - Fairfield, CT

Laura was extremely helpful during all aspects of the selling life cycle. She provided useful insights and was very responsive at all times. Her experience and professionalism resulted in a successful and quick sale of the property. It was a pleasure working with her.

Kevin Weston - Pendleton IN

Our family was blessed to have Sue as our Realtor. Purchasing a home is a big step and we did not know what to expect during these uncertain times. Sue guided us throughout the entire purchasing process by providing meaningful information/guidance and what to expect at each step of our journey. There are lots of Realtors that go through the motions and are not invested in their clients or the purchase. This is not the case with Sue! She not only cares about providing the best customer service but she genuinely cares about you (and family) and ensuring that you are treated with high standards by sellers and loan companies. Sue had my back every step of the way and made us feel like a member of her family, a feeling I will never forget!

Edward R - Charleston SC

Fast, professional, empathetic, and gets things done. Communicates excellently. 


I just want to say that I was overwhelmed with the service and dedicated efforts of Pamela Phildius in selling my condo here in Venice. She was on target with the comps and value of my condo. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell. She is conscientious and honest in all aspects of real estate.

John P - Venice, FL

Best realtor in Sarasota County!

Harvey Davis was the ultimate professional from beginning to end. We found him to be creative, hard working and a hustler. He kept us informed every step of the way, a marketing genius, and available at all times. When any issues came up he quickly resolved them and stayed on top of everything throughout the process. We would never use anybody else but him to buy or purchase a home.

Linda Griffin

Michelle was always available to answer questions, make sure all timelines were met and even after the sale keeps in contact. It was my pleasure to have Michelle as my realtor. I suggest you contact Michelle to help you with your home purchase or sale.

Karen Sandmire - Bradenton, FL

Laura Harris went out of her way to help us the sale of our home.She is on the job trying everything she can to help you sell your property.We can not say enough about her expertise and knowledge and highly recommend her for any real estate needs! Thank you Laura from the bottom of our hearts!

Mark Kerr - Ossinneke MI

Laura Harris is the ideal realtor. She listened carefully to what I wanted and found properties that fit the bill. I quickly found what I wanted and she guided me through the purchase process with good humor, patience, and knowledge of all its aspects. She did not pressure me to buy, was never to busy to answer my questions, and remained in close contact even when she was on family vacation for a few days. She is highly knowledgeable, a complete professional, and a friendly, down-to-earth person. She made what could have been a stressful process flow smoothly and be stress free. I very highly recommend her.

Jerry Cates - Venice, Florida

We are blessed that we met Debra Villari. She is a person with an outstanding personality, very professional, very knowledgeable in the area of our interest and was always very helpful and patient with us in our needs. We LOVE Debra, she became a part of our family !! We will gladly recommend Her to anyone who is dear to us. Valentina and Sergey Eydelman.

Valentina and Sergey Eydelman

Working with Michelle was a pleasure. She was patient, understanding and thorough. We were coming from out of state and wanted to look at several houses in a short amount of time. She mapped out a route and efficiently scheduled the showings with plenty of time to view them without being rushed. We never once felt pressured to buy. She pointed out the good qualities as well as the bad. Michelle obviously recognizes there is a human element to real estate, it’s not just making a sale. She ended up finding the perfect home for us. Thank you Michelle!

Mark and Marie Cote

Words can't even begin to express the gratitude we have for everything you and Gulf Shores Realty have done for us. We are forever thankful for having you be on our team for the past year! Your professionalism, your genuine kindness was above and beyond anything we expected. For the past year getting us into our home, dealing with the builder, Thank You just doesn't seem to cut it! You have become more than just our Realtor. You are a friend and a part of our family! You are truly the best out there and we are so lucky to have worked with you! From the bottom of our heart, we Thank You! The Srisavaththay Family, Eric, Amy & Liam.

Eric & Amy Srisavaththay - North Port, FL

Patricia and Keith are consummate professionals. Their knowledge of the local market and available properties helped save us time and money. Their willingness to help, irrespective what was asked of them was truly amazing. I recommend them without reservation.

Ken L.

Debbie Villari was the absolute best. We listed our home with her and she was able to get us what we wanted. She had open houses every weekend and her marketing plan worked great. She sold our house very timely and represented the house great. She knows the neighborhood and the area. I would use her again in a heartbeat. Great job, Debbie!!

Glen Flotron Testimonial for Debra Villari

David and I have enjoyed working with you in selling my sister's house. We certainly did not expect to get it sold in such a quick time frame, considering the housing market. We were impressed with your integrity and pleasantness. I was particularly impressed with your donations to the charities.

Loretta F. - Sommerville, Massachusetts

If you are like me, a type A highly professional individual who only wants to work with the best because frankly you simply do not have time for games, trust me you found the BEST agent in Florida with Laura Harris. We were not only trying to buy a home from another State, but we were also using a VA loan, and had very specific needs in a home to accommodate our oldest son with Autism. Laura went above and beyond making our home buying experience a positive one.

Carla Montiel-Italy 2017

Tom, Thank you for the kind words. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have found you to handle the sale of our parents home. Your extensive area contacts for handymen, plumbers, painters, junk removal etc, were a perfect fit for us as out of town sellers trying to manage the sale of a home needing a bit of "love" from far away. We have remarked several times about how easy you made all of this for us and particularly appreciate your staying in frequent almost daily contact-with good news or bad. Frankly, I have no idea what we would have done in several instances without you. I am a district sales manager to (20) truck dealers in 5 states, all with multiple salespeople.I will share this experience with them in the future as a shining example of sales professionalism. If you ever need a reference or a dose of icy winter weather, please don't hesitate to call!

MM - Farmington MI

Keith and Patricia are a very intelligent, focused team, who not only listen well, but acknowledge and understand your individual situation. They are respectful and responsive and direct their energy to acquiring the outcome you desire. Their marketing is well above average, and combined with their knowledge, sales skills, and determination have achieved positive results with a timely and low-stress experience. I recommend them, and will personally use them again.

Paula Light - North Port Florida

Laura was referred to me by a friend and I am so thrilled since she helped us find our dream home in paradise. Laura was very professional, knowledgeable and extremely patient with us throughout the whole process. Now my parents are relocating to the sunshine state from New England and are looking to find their dream home. Laura has already been wonderful in assisting my parents with their search. Laura is very personable and down to earth. If anyone were to ever ask me if there is a realtor I would recommend, it's going to be Laura Harris!

Susan Galante - Sarasota FL

Barry was awesome. He went way above and beyond and exceeded all me expectations. I would recommend Barry to anyone that needs a true professional. Barry was very patient, showed me lots of rentals and had answer to all of my questions. I will only use Barry for any rental needs moving forward. I have sent him info to all my family for future needs as well.

Greg C - Ashburn VA

I knew that you would be the one who would sell my dream home on Robert's Bay, in Venice. And, then when I saw how nicely and informatively you set up my home for showings, any day of the week, and then hosted 15 Open Houses in 4 months, I knew you were the one! I hated to sell the dream but I had to, and it sure eased my pain as I watched you operate with full professionalism. It helped a lot, too, knowing that you would not entertain 'lowball offers' and would show the place liberally to find that right buyer. AND YOU DID SO IN SPADES! Thank you again and again, Jim!

Margaret - St. Petersburg, FL

We have dealt with many realtors in our lifetime, but our association with Daniel Charney and Brian Corson was without equal. We began looking for a house in the Venice, Florida area in December, 2019. Friends of ours had recommended Daniel and Brian. The first day we met them, they knew we were not going to move until sometime in the spring, but that did not seem to matter. They began their search openly and enthusiastically. We became very serious to buy in Florida, in March. Working and knowing these to exceptional men, was as if there were two lifelong friends greatly caring about every aspect of a new house.

We sold our house in Santa Fe, and immediately began a search in Venice. Again, our experience with Daniel and Brian was as if we were the only clients they had. We found a house we liked in North Port, Florida and made an offer. Daniel and Brian negotiated a fantastic deal and we were set. The night of the day we bought this house, our Realtor in Santa Fe texted that the deal we had made there fell through. Daniel and Brian had immense empathy and did all of the details necessary to take care of the Florida deal.

We did sell our Santa Fe house immediately, again, and the Florida search started over. Outstanding friends, these two gentlemen, helped us search and we found a house far better than the original we had bought in North Port. Daniel and Brian, knowing the pressure on us at that point, totally stepped in and made every arrangement possible. Yes, as great friends as well as realtors. We cannot imagine ever finding realtors again as knowledgeable and sensitive as these two gentlemen. We are settling into our new home with great joy, completely due and thanks to them.

Robert Johnson - North Port FL

I am grateful for Pamela’s help in our decision of relocating and what area to move to. She showed us many properties and went above and beyond being patient with us. I will definitely refer her to my friends and family.

Lori Stewart - Palmetto, FL

As a recent client of Dave Pinkham, I can easily say that he is one of the most knowlegable, thoughtful, helpful and professional realtors I've worked with. My parents were both realtors so I know a good agent when I meet one. By sending me daily real estate updates, Dave helped me acquire an awesome condo in the Venice Plantation area. He handled the negotiation professionally but in a friendly and helpful way which, I'd say, went a long way toward sealing the deal quickly and easily. And after the papers were signed, he helped me get all the information I needed, helped with the approval, and final inspection when I could not be there in person. He always exhibited that he was on my side and his candid advice was invaluable. If you're looking for real estate in the Venice, FL area, Dave Pinkham is your man!

Garrett C - Venice, FL

Gets it done!

Lisa was very communicative throughout the whole process and was honest with feedback throughout. She keeps her word and puts in the work on her end to make as smooth of a transaction as possible. Thanks for everything Lisa!

Tina Russo

Linda found me My new home! I purchased my last home 40 years ago, so I had many concerns and questions. Linda said “there are no silly questions”... She answered every one of mine. Linda made the buying process easy.

Melissa W - NJ

Wonderful Agents and Gulf Shores Realty We could not be happier with our new home. Thank you Wayne for the quick and easy process. You made buying our new waterfront home a lot of fun and hassle-free.

Victoria Jennings

Excellent workVery knowledgeable, timely & active follow up on all matters, offers excellent suggestions, is realistic good interpersonal skills.

Theresa Foley & Charles Strange

And Lisa, I call her Wonder Woman because she really works wonders! She is so amazing! She took care of us all the way. She always answers our questions and concerns. She is very patient and accommodating. When we have requests, she always checks if they can be done. She's very flexible. I can't emphasize enough how Lisa made it so easy for us to have our dream home. And we are so grateful to her.

Leslie Sopoco

These guys make the home buying experience simple and enjoyable. They listen and deliver on everything they promise. They take their job personal and always are working to deliver and meet the high standards they expect out of themselves. They always make themselves available for questions and concerns. I am so happy I ran across these two professionals and look forward to the next home I buy with them. Please take my word and use Daniel and Brian.

Christopher Harris - Sarasota, FL

I wanted to thank you in your efforts in successfully completing the transaction on Box Turtle Circle recently. On behalf of my buyers as well, it was a pleasure to work with someone as professional as yourself and going above and beyond and "doing whatever it takes" with the substantial challenges we faced during the course of this sale. I hope we have the opportunity to work together again in the future. Please feel free to share this with any prospective clients you meet in the future as a whole-hearted recommendation of your services.

Mart S. - Sarasota, FL

Dan is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. He is also a delightful person to work with. He clearly explained each step of the selling process. He was always available to respond to questions. He is well-connected in terms of locating quality folks to get our property sales ready, given we did a long-distance sale. He is an all around excellent agent!!!

Excellent Highly Experienced Realtor

It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Daniel and Brian for my real estate needs. From start to finish, they are there every step of the way to ensure the process is seamless. The attention to detail, prompt communication to any and all questions, combined with their personable and positive demeanor has been simply amazing. Any stressors that may arise when buying or selling property are immediately put to rest as Daniel and Brian are always one step ahead of the process and fully in charge of the outcome. They are truly dedicated professionals and I highly recommend their services!

Kristin Lunte-Anna Maria, FL