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Client Testimonials

Lueanne Wood has been our sales representative twice. Initially she served us as a buyer, and most recently as a seller. Her wealth of knowledge about Venice is tremendous. She went above and beyond to ensure we felt confident every step of the way. She was always available and able to answer all of our questions. Her 30 years of experience made her the perfect real estate agent for us. Her expertise in media presentation had our condo listed and sold within a few weeks. We have always found Luanne to be professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. My husband and I are very happy clients! Lueanne has achieved her goal. In her words, “I’m the real estate agent for you!”

Lueanne Wood PA Testimonial Feb 2020

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

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

I wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know how happy we have been with Sandi. Simply put, she is excellent. She has a great personality, is extremely knowledgeable and responsive, and provides potential buyers like us with a sense of confidence when researching home options. The schedule she laid out for us on Saturday allowed us to get a very good feel for the Venice area and the different home options. As a result of what we saw, we are now working on submitting an offer for a townhome in the Gran Paradiso community.

John M.

Lori did an amazing job selling my mom’s FL home! Lori replaced another realtor who provided limited and often contradictory information.......From the first conversation it was obvious Lori was night and day much more responsive, professional, and knowledgeable of the market. Incredible responsiveness to our questions. Frequent updates. Received multiple offers above asking price in first week! Very willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. I’ve bought and sold many homes over the years and Lori is easily the best realtor I’ve worked with! You will not be disappointed with Lori!


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

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

My wife and I have purchased and sold 11 homes and our children are now at 8. We have used the same realtor for 7 of these properties. We must say that Mindy is the most energetic, responsive, knowledgeable, and personable realtor we have used. We expect to close on our daughter and her family’s property this Friday.

Alan and Kathy Price

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

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

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

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

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

Matt provided exceptional personal service for a intricate sale of beach-block property, located in Venice. I was impressed with his considerable firsthand knowledge of the area, as well as proficient insight into the market. When evaluating our options, Matt provided me with an extensive analysis of comparable properties in the area. This information allowed me to achieve a successful sale in a short timeframe. He works closely with a knowledgeable team of experts who have extensive contacts and clients in the area involving both sales and purchases of real estate. I consider him a trusted advisor and real estate professional.

Ray H. - Glastonbury, CT

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

I just wanted to ta minute to say thank you for all your hard work! We are so happy with our new house and I really appreciate your guidance throughout the process. Thanks for all your valuable advice regarding inspections as well, we wouldn't have known to do the plumbing inspection but I'm so glad we did it. I have total piece of mind knowing that everything is in good working order. I'll be sure to call you the next time we're in the market!

Jaclyn McNamara Testimonial for Lueanne Wood PA

I want to be sure everyone knows how dedicated...determined...ambitious and outgoing Jennifer Lynne Moore is for her clients. My experience buying our home had many hurdles and challenges however Jennifer Moore, Realtor was consistently my cheerleader...sending nothin but positive vibes. She consoled me through my anger, my anxiety and my fears...even brought the family Krispy Kreme donuts from 30 minutes away. If you want dedication and compassion, Jennifer is your agent and a friend in one!! Love you and can't thank you enough. Successfully closed!

Amy Marie

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

We would like to take a moment to thank you for the GREAT service provided in selling our condo on Golden Beach Blvd. It was on the market for only 5 days and we got 97.5% of our asking price! You also provided top notch service and follow through on everything that had to be done after the sale. We also appreciated the road trip gift certificates. What a wonderful and thoughtful gift! Please use us as a reference anytime.

Carol & John Booden

"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

Gulf Shores Realty is the ONLY place to go if you're shopping for property in the Venice, FL area. Our realtor, Sandi Ward was knowledgeable, patient and always made the time for us when we were shopping for our Florida home. When we found our home she helped us navigate the process, and since we were buying a seasonal home she gave us great advice and recommendations on people and companies that we could reach out to for information and services (home insurance, a handy man, landscaping companies, etc.) - things we were going to need but no idea where to start! I can't say enough good things about her - she is simply the best there is! If you are looking for a home in the area (seasonal, retirement or if you're just looking to move to the area) please reach out to her - I know you will feel the same way we do! Thank you Sandi!!!

Michelle and Brian - Westborough, MA

Lueanne, Thank you so much for sponsoring our champagne for our Family Fun Day volunteer appreciation event. Our volunteers and staff were very appreciative of your generous gesture. It was also such a wonderful surprise that you donated the gift cards and gifts for our raffle. We greatly appreciate you!!! You are the best! VAC loves you!!!!

Mary Moscatelli, CEO Venice Art Center

Mindy sold my house in 2 days!! Very impressed with her knowledge and willingness to help in any way. I sing her praises to everyone! The selling, negotiation and closing went as smooth as anyone would want a sale to go.

Vickie Testimonial for Mindy D'Orazio

Lori is a fabulous realtor. She addressed all our questions honestly. She kept us informed every step of the way. She helped us make our house presentable for listing. She advertised through social media. Many of my friends and neighbors saw our home on social media and contacted me about how wonderful it looked and the features it stated. She sold our home in three days and she worked a lot to get people to see how special our home is. She is a true asset to Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. Want your house sold and want to work with someone who is professional, honest, friendly and caring? Call Lori.


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.

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

I recently purchased a condo in Costa Brava in Venice. Florida Tom Treloar was my real estate agent. When I purchased the condo I was living in Albany New York. Tom guided me through the process and because of his kindness and expertise I was able to purchase the condo even though I was not in Florida. Buying a home is a stressful arduous process and Tom and I spent a lot of time on the phone. He talked me off a few ledges and helped me make my dream a reality. I wolud recommend Tom to anyone thinking about purchasing real estate.

Joanne Fortunato-Albany New York

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

I first met Cindy at an open house and shared my hopes for purchasing my first home. She followed up promptly. Thought out the entire process of searching for a home she was an amazing support. Patient, knowledgeable, and always available for questions, and an advocate on my behalf. Thank you!

Rebecca W

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

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

Possessing an impeccable work ethic, Trish is one of the most diligent and dedicated professionals I have ever met. She goes the extra mile to provide the best service for her clients and to ensure a smooth and successful transaction.

Maria Vitagliano-New York, NY

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

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

Natalie was wonderful through the whole process of getting our beautiful condo. She worked very hard and always kept us updated on each step through the process. She was very professional and treated us like family. I cannot thank her enough for all she did and continues to do.

Jim S and Heide R - Shelby Township MI

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

We recently had the pleasure of working with agent Tom Treloar. He is very pleasant and professional. He is also very dedicated as he stayed with us until the job was complete and all parties were satisfied. We highly recommend him!

Frank Brach Testimonial for Tom Treloar

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

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

Heather Blessing- Englewood 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.

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

My husband and I live in Shanghai, China.  We have always dreamed of settling in the Venice area of Florida.  We were searching Venice, Florida real estate and found  Our Realtor quickly responded to our emails.  She was knowledgeable, professional, and provided professional customer service.  She made the house buying process easy!  

We absolutely love our home!  I would highly recommend Gulf Shores Realty to anyone looking to buy in the Venice area!!!

Laura and Jack C. - Shanghai, China

Venice is truly an amazingly beautiful , friendly town we have grown to love over the many years we have owned properties there. One of the aspects that initially attracted us was its friendly, unpretentious atmosphere. Having owned several properties there we have had the pleasure to work with Lueanne ( initially with her husband Larry) to buy and sell a number of properties. I can testify that no stone is left unturned in reaching a positive conclusion to each transaction including going to all closings and even disposing a mattress.
Not only is Lueanne a Cracker Jack sales person, she contributes so very much to the Venice youth, supporting the Laurel Civic Association as well as giving out free ice cream cones at some of the Venice celebrations. And one more thing, when I mentioned recently that my husband and I planned to visit, she immmediately made arrangements for us to stay at her beachfront condo I. The guest suite Now if that isn’t superlative locality to her customers, I don’t know what is! She’s one of a kind, really. We wouldn’t do business with anyone else. We count her as one of our dear friends.

David & Pamela Groff

Thank you so much to Matt Rittter of Gulf Shores Realty. He went above and beyond our expectations. We were given honest, timely feedback every step of the way. Matt was always courteous, professional, and reliable. My wife and I can't say enough about how impressed we are with our entire experience of both buying and selling our home with Matt. I would normally throw in some constructive criticism, but I have none! Personal and professional all the way!

Justin & Chrissy - 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

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

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 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

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

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

She took a deal that was basically dead and turned it around and got me my house she is so professional, and I would highly recommend her for any real-estate purchase or sale . I’m looking forward to having her find my next rental property.


Martina is a great agent. I really enjoyed working with her. She works very hard, is kind and positive. She is a newer agent but she is beyond professional and did a great job selling our property. I absolutely recommend her. She is great at responding quickly and took control of everything that I needed done.

Molly S. - Venice, FL

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

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

Cathy & Jeff G. - Fairfield, CT

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

Very professional knowledgeable and kind.

Nancy Morrison

Just a word about Tom's work in selling our condo. He worked steadily in a soft market, kept us informed regularly, and offered good advice. Extreme attention to detail for us when we were not able to be on the scene. We are satisfied, would recommend him or work with him again if needed.

William and Lora Holtz Testimonial for Tom Treloar

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

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

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

Working with Martina made our recent purchase simple. She was professional, patient and guided us along as we went through the process of making a first-time cross-border condo purchase. Martina remotely facilitated everything through virtual video tours, working with inspectors and providing frequent and timely updates.

Marc L - Canada

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

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

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

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

Theresa Foley & Charles Strange

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

Brian Bartmann

I have been involved in the building business for 40 years in Maine and have NEVER experienced the quality of service and attention to detail that was provided by Matt. An absolutely wonderful experience and I would highly recommend Matt and his office to everyone.

David B. - Cumberland, Maine

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

Cindy is a very personable person; easy to connect to. She was always there to answer questions and help any way she could. Definitely going beyond agent duties to helping out with other issues as well. She is at top of my really good person list.

Karen F - Couldn't Be Better

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

Our experience listing our home for sale with Natasha Q. last year was excellent. Natasha was very professional, enthusiastic and delivered everything that she promised us always on time. Always very patient and precise answering any of our questions, doubts or concerns. We are very please with Natashas service and we would recommend her to friends.

Spiros and Ana

Lueanne, we feel so blessed to have you handling our home purchase on Venice Island. You seriously are one of the most professional, kind and caring women we have known. I hope you know that we consider you a friend too and we appreciate that you have guided us through the process of purchasing this home. Its truly amazing that you sold us our condo about 20 years ago and now we have met up again. Talk about hitting the jackpot. Also, thank you for listing our waterfront lot on Venice Island. We know we are in excellent hands.

Mike and Debbie McMullen - LaSalle Michigan

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’d like to share my experience with Lueanne Wood and Gulf Shores Realty and hope that you find this helpful in your relocation plans. My wife and I had been contemplating an early retirement and a move from Massachusetts where we have lived our entire lives. We had previously made several visits around the country to explore a suitable place for an active lifestyle and narrowed our search to the gulf coast of Florida. Before meeting with Lueanne, we had worked with several agents in the Tampa Bay Area with a lot of effort, but nothing fit us. After more research we decided to visit Venice and we googled “the best buyer’s agent in Venice”. After thumbing through a few profiles, we found Lueanne Wood. I contacted her at 9:00 at night hoping to leave a voice mail message and she immediately picked up the phone; an impressive start! Instantly, we could tell that Lueanne wanted to get to know us. As we talked, we appreciated her honesty and solid guidance on not just buying a house, but the whole process of moving. We arranged to meet her Memorial Day weekend and we were even more impressed! Lueanne said no need to hunt for a hotel you we could stay at one of her seasonal rental properties! We stayed at her beautiful mid century home right on the island !! Lueanne went the extra mile to make us feel welcome and also invited us to her beachfront property for a Memorial Day party! We fell in love with Venice and instantly felt at home. If you want a real professional who doesn’t waste your time, gets straight to the point, gives unadulterated honesty and opinion, is tenacious about her client’s success, then adjust your seatbelt and call Lueanne! Look no further, Lueanne has a vast network and simply knows how to get the job done. In any business, the difference between success and failure is the ability to execute. Lueanne’s personal touch made us feel like she was looking out for our best interests and there is no doubt about her reputation, style and tenacity. She helped us to find a great home in our budget and to also introduce us to a new Florida lifestyle on the island of Venice. Our relationship has morphed into a friendship and we are immensely grateful that we met the right person at the right time. If you want a real pro, do not hesitate to contact Lueanne. We can only imagine how effective she must be on the selling side as well! Her knowledge of the market and the area is second to none. I’d say best of luck, but you won’t need much of it when you work with Lueanne!

Amy and Sal-Venice Florida

Margaret & I wish to thank you for all your wonderful service in finding us a new home. After twenty plus years on Siesta Key, we were ready to re-establish our roots in Venice and knew to call Lueanne Wood to find us what we were looking for. Well, you certainly didn’t let us down as we purchased the first house you showed us! Again, thank you Lueanne, we love the results.

Bruce and Margaret Jean

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

Dear Miss Lueanne:

Please accept my sincerest thanks for everything you did for us during a most difficult time. Your efficient, expeditious and extremely professional handling of our home’s sale was greatly appreciated. From start to finish, you go well beyond the call of duty in order to get the job done. I also would like to thank you for the gifts at the closing. Your thoughtfulness and attention to every last detail does not go unnoticed.

Thanks again. All the best.

Danielle Scoglio

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

It has been a pleasure to work with Michelle over the past few months. I have so appreciated her gentle aggressiveness, responsiveness, efficiency, and friendly manner. Having worked with many realtors over the past several years, I see Michelle working hard for me as a client, to represent my best interests and keep contracts moving. I highly recommend her as a realtor.

Mary E. Testimonial for Michelle Morin

As we are just about to conclude our second transaction with you in as many months we would like to thank you for all you have done and make sure that future clients can benefit the way we have. In our opinion you are a consummate professional and an outstanding advocate for your clients. The way you approach every step of the buying / selling process with clarity, consistency and patience. You handled the purchase of our new home as well the listing and sale of our condo. We were fortunate to experience firsthand your handling of the sale and listing as well as your savvy negotiation skills in purchasing our new home. Your knowledge and expertise in the Venice market is unparalleled. On a personal level you went out of your way to smooth even the smallest issues between us and sellers/ buyers and take pressure from us. From beginning to end we were in your capable hands. You are truly a one woman show !!! please feel free to use/show this at your discretion so others can benefit from your knowledge and kindness the way we did. For your information this is the very first time I felt the need to express my gratitude in a real estate transaction We owe you a great thanks and appreciate having gotten to know you and consider you a dear friend.

Helga and Bernd

Lori is one of the best real estate agents I have dealt with. In addition to being charming, she is intelligent and diligent and keeps going until she sells your house. Highly recommended.


Our experience with Matt and Jessica Ritter was outstanding. They are professional and excel in all aspects of the Real Estate business. They are not only professional, they are honest and truly care about their clients. Matt was extremely responsive to our every need, processed our purchase in a timely manner and has complete knowledge of the local areas. We recommend Matthew Ritter if you want to enjoy a positive real estate experience.

Jim & Judy - Buckeye Lake, Ohio

 highly recommend Luanne Wood, PA real estate agent for all your real estate needs. Luanne provided us with resources and support for a smooth and professional property sale. 

As a real estate agent, Luanne conducts her work thoroughly and efficiently throughout the entire listing, showing,  negotiation and closing process. She marketed our home for a turn key cash sale and found a rental in our community.  Luanne's ability to communicate effectively and negotiate to ensure her clients' satisfaction contributes to her success in real estate .

Luanne is a dependable and knowledgeable real estate agent who helped us prepare our home for sale and offered various referrals for construction, inspectors, maintenance and home cleaning.  Her professionalism and expertise has allowed us to have minimal worries during an important time. Our home was listed a week prior to Hurricane Ian and we were out of state. Luanne was extremely helpful prior and after Hurricane Ian. She prepared our home for the Hurricane, quickly assessed damage after and had all repairs completed within a week. Luanne went above and beyond as a real estate agent during a very stressful time.  I highly recommend Luanne and her services with high confidence. 

J.R. & Monique Reese 

JR & Monique Reese

I had the privilege of working with Sandi Ward on the purchase of my home in Venice in September of 2015. Sandi is an extremely competent and well versed real estate agent. She was in constant contact with with me at every step of the process, a quality that was most important to me. There is no other real estate agent I would consider using. In my book, she is the best!

Robin Chiusano - Venice, 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

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

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

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

Cindy is a Realtor with Great Integrity and Honesty. Certainly at the top of the barrel.

Lou B

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

Over the past twenty years my husband and I have owned multiple pieces of property on and off the Island. During this time we have employed Lueanne Wood when purchasing and selling these properties. Why do we trust Lueanne to get the job done? Because she GETS the job done. Honest to a fault. Heads and shoulders above almost all realtors in knowledge of the market. Always answers calls in a timely manner. Great intuitive sense of what to do when. Injects humor when it’s needed. If someone else in the process isn’t doing his/her job, she’ll pick up the ball. She GETS the job done.

Pamela Groff

We can't say enough good things about our experience working with our realty team, Jan Alexander and Sam Hague of Gulf Shores Realty. We started our journey with them almost 2 years ago as we were looking to relocate from NY. From the very beginning they gave us their time, patience, and dedication. They guided us every step of the way and answered every and any question we had. Both Jan and Sam were professional, knowledgeable, organized and thorough. They took the time to ensure we had a full understanding of each and every process along the way and kept us informed at all times. We were made to feel like we were their only clients as they always went the extra mile for us. We can't thank them enough and could not have gotten through this without them. They were the absolute best and we now consider them lifelong friends!

Testimonial for Sam Hague and Jan Alexander by Nancy and Eddie

Lori did everything right! She sold my house in seven days. Need I say more? Lori definitely knew what she was doing and took care of every issue immediately, if not sooner. Great at negotiating! Very pleasant to work with. The whole process was very easy and pleasant. I would highly recommend Lori to anyone who is buying or selling.


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

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

Matt went above and beyond for us to sell our vacation rental in Venice. Since we don't live locally, we relied on Matt to handle everything for us. He gave us the best advice, listed the property quickly, negotiated the best price for us, and made sure we had everything covered from start to finish. The process was easy and professional.

Barbara - California

I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for all your efforts guiding us Throughout the process. We are very happy in our new home and appreciate your help guiding us thru it all.. It made it so much easier dealing with inspections and it’s invaluable to know that all is in good working order. If ever I need help or advice I’ll be sure to contact you. Again, thank you for helping us thru it all.

Helga Kessel

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

If you are looking for an agent that listens to your wants and needs and also knows the Venice real estate market then Matt is your man. Matt has an easy going, no pressure comforting style. After completing his research on us, he then selected properties that he thought we would should consider. He's an excellent communicator. Every question or concern we had was addressed quickly and accurately. He spent the time with us so that we eventually purchased the perfect house. He and his team handled our home purchase with precision and professionalism. It was a pleasure working with Matt.

Bob and Cindy Jergel-Glastobury, CT

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

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

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

Thank you for all your help and caring professionalism to ensure Steve and I were well taken care of and to make sure everything was in order for our new home. You will always be highly recommended as a Realtor and one of our newest friends. God Bless.

Steve & Brenda B. - Petersburg, Virginia

It is our pleasure to recommend Elzia Phillips as your Realtor. Elzia handled the sale of our home in Calusa Lakes. Elzia was always attentive to our needs, had our best interests at heart, and did not push us in any direction. Although we closed our transaction over a year ago, Elzia has continued to stay in touch with us. We trust her judgment so much that we’ve recommended her services to friends. You will never find another Realtor who will listen and hear your concerns – and do it in a professional way.

D & R - Venice, FL

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

Sandi Ward definitely exceeded my expectations!! Definitely a pleasure to work with and want to thank her for the extra help needed with our dogs and she stepped up like a friend to help us out!!! Thanks again Terrie

Terrie Linville-Venice FL

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

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

We couldn’t have found a better Realtor. Sandi is professional, personable, so very patient and an absolute pleasure to work with. She was always on top of her game. She went above and beyond to find us the perfect home. When we first contacted her we thought we knew what we wanted but Sandi found us exactly what we wanted without us even knowing it. Our new Florida home is perfect. We couldn’t be happier and we owe it all to Sandi Ward. We can’t thank you enough. If you need a Realtor, we highly recommended Sandi at Gulf Shores Realty.

Paul and Nina - Long Island

Thank you, Lori, for a professional, stress-less and considerate approach while selling our home. Listed and Under Contract in 7 days.


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

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

Thank you for the outstanding performance on selling our condo. Never thought that in a million years that we would have it listed and sold in less than 24 hours. And to top things off you sold for full listing price and a cash sale! We cannot thank you enough for your expertise and professionalism.

Tom and Elaine Mikulski

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

Cindy is very hard working. She is also very honest and easy to work with.

Russ and Cheryl - Venice Condo

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

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

Michele Botelho

I just wanted tor each out and thank you for the amazing job that your agency (lead by Tom Treloar) did with the sale of my mom’s property: 276 Cerromar Way S. The sale finally closed last week after an 18 month process from start to finish…. My mom is a spry 94-year old but I lead the charge on her behalf to keep things moving and assist with communication, as she hasn’t been able to travel to Florida from Buffalo for the past couple of years…. although she held on to the hope of visiting one last time before COVID hit. Working with Tom was simply amazing. His patience and attention to detail made a difficult and confusing process (for mom) much smoother… He was relentless in his pursuit of clear communication with her via phone calls and email.… His focused attention to mom gave her peace of mind and eased her stress. I’d highly recommend your agency (specifically Tom) when the next opportunity arises. Thank you again for the work that your agency did on our behalf!

Mary Jezioro - Williamsville, NY

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

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

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

I am so sad to have not been able to write a review for Tom sooner, but I have been having some health struggles. Although I wish I had the time to write a novel about our experience having Tom as our realtor- I wanted to be sure to take a quick moment to mention what a wonderful person and employee you have on your hands. Tom is a true gem in a sea of realtors and it was a breath of fresh air to have someone so down to earth and downright honest. My family and I decided to move to Florida due to health reasons for myself and a good friend referred us to Golf Shores Realty in general. I called you all up and at first I thought Tom was the lucky winner to answer my call- but it turned out WE were the lucky ones, indeed. From the very beginning it was clear he puts his heart and soul into his career. He quickly became a safe place to ask questions and truly made us feel like we were his only customer. In fact, the evening we flew to Florida to find out we had “won the house” bidding war- he spent hours waiting at our hotel until we arrived to ensure to seal the deal! His lovely wife also took time out of her busy schedule to help with the FaceTiming for us for the walkthrough of the house. I am sure I don’t have to tell you this, as I’m sure you already know - Tom is such a gift to this world! I truly mean that. The detailed emails and long conversations as he pulled over in his car for us to talk made us feel like never before with buying a new home out of state!! My husband and I have moved several times in Minnesota and never experienced anything quite like Tom. In fact our young children now call him “grandpa Tom” because after we were moved in, he stopped by and completely showered us all with heartfelt thoughtful gift and cards and sat with us for a good hour to simply catch up. He is just incredible!! I think I counted 5 separate cards and easily 20 gifts including generous gift cards to top notch restaurants in the area! We just cannot Thank him enough and I vow to shout from the rooftops as long as I love to “pick Tom” as your realtor!! Again, I wish I had time to write all of the wonderful and uncanny details of the journey we took with Tom to get our forever home! Please know that you truly have a gem on your hands and we feel so blessed to call him our friend for life! Love you Tom!

Stephanie Mullery Testimonial for Tom Treloar

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

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

This letter is to let you know how much my wife and myself appreciate your help in locating our house in Venice, Florida. We would especially like to thank Matt Ritter for both his professional and personal efforts to match us up with what we wanted in a community and home. Matt took us through a short sale process answering our many questions and providing us with up to date reports on the steps in the process. This communication was very helpful when purchasing a house from a distance. I have purchased nine houses at different locations across the country during my life and Matt is the best realtor I ever worked with. He is very professional, knowledgeable, and his answers always correct. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone who is searching for a home. Thank you Matt for your help, hope to see you around Venice in the future.

Steve H. - Lake Orion, Michigan

Lori was without a doubt the most professional realtor we could have used in the sale of Bayshore property in Nokomis Fl. She went above and beyond to assist in every aspect of the sale. Her integrity and knowledge was very helpful in making the sale quick and easy. I would certainly recommend her to anyone looking for an exceptional realtor . The experience was a pleasurable one.


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

Matt is professional, courteous, knowledgeable - and patient! He enabled us to sell our property in a transaction that was far from simple, but one that left everyone happy at the end of the day. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Matt, or to use his services again.

Nigel & Melissa Searle - Venice, FL

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

We cannot thank you enough for all of your assistance in helping us find a home to start out married life in. You have been so great to work with, I’m you were referred to us. Mostly, thank you for your professionalism and a high standard of ethics. Much luck with the growth of your real estate career. We know you will only become more successful. Of course we will recommend you to other people who mention they are looking for a new home. Once again, thanks for being part of our endeavor of becoming homeowners. Stop by anytime you’re in the area.

A & M - North Port, FL

~ 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

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

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

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

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

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

I highly recommend Lori for your next real estate transaction, whether you are a buyer or a seller, Lori has been my agent for two transactions. Because I was a long-distance seller on my most recent real estate transaction, I feel that Lori went above and beyond being helpful. She is very energetic, communicates well with other realtors, has great marketing skills, and always follows up on everything. You will not be disappointed when you hire Lori. She is a real professional, a nice person to work with and not afraid to put forth extra effort when it's needed to get the sale done.


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

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

I just want you to know that Mindy D'Orazio is an awesome Realtor. She went way above and beyond when I was selling my Venice home. She help me with a lot of patience and understanding in my situation and made me feel really good about selling my home, even explained if I felt I wasn't ready then I should wait.

Linda Cool - Venice, FL

We would like to let you know about the terrific experience we had with real estate agent, Matt Ritter. We made a purchase on a short sale condo in Punta Gorda, FL from our hometown in Joliet, IL. He went way above and beyond expectations in helping us make this purchase happen. He handled all the closing for us while we were still in IL, as well as so much paperwork, emails, etc. We have purchased 5 other homes over the years and can honestly say that he was the best real estate agent we ever worked with. He also handled the purchase of our daughter's home in Venice, FL and made that bank-owned purchase work for them. Needless to say, if we hear of anyone looking for a real estate agent, we will recommend Matt and your agency to them. Thanks again for everything.

Don & Phyllis A. - Joliett, Illinois

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

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

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

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

Martina really put her heart and soul in the sale of our home. We truly appreciate her professionalism ,her talent and expertise for negotiation, and her patience with us! She sold our house after two weeks on the market and she's the best real estate agent we have ever dealt with .If any of our friends or family are in need of an agent, we'll be sure to highly recommended her. Thanks for you help today!!

Patrizia R - Fort Myers, FL

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

Matt sold our house within 24 hours. He listed it at a price much higher than we were going to. He had a plan that sounded reasonable if the listing turned out too high so we went with him. Imagine our surprise when it sold at that price so quickly. Matt is personable and very professional. Thank you. Linda and Jack

Linda & Jack - Boulder, Colorado

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

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

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

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

Martina was AMAZING!!! She was always available to answer questions and able to help us with whatever we needed. She was always so positive that the process felt like a breeze.

Meghan and Frank Lopresti - Ft Myers FL

I would like to thank you for your continued diligence in finding that "perfect home" for Gary and I. We are truly grateful to you for continuing that search along with your assistant Wendy who is a true asset to Gulf Shores Realty!

Linda Y Carter and Gary E Marks

We love our realtor, Elzia Phillips! She made our return to Sarasota a pleasure. With her help we were able to buy a villa, sight unseen except for a few pictures. She kept us informed by phone, internet or letters, answering hundreds of questions immediately!! She was very knowledgeable about the local real-estate market. This gave us confidence in the transaction. Elzia was very patient and understanding. This villa is just right for us and we are thrilled to be living in Sarasota, again!

T & J S

We recently sold my parents' home after my father's passing. Elzia was vital to our being able to complete the sale. The house sold at market price before it was listed. She was our lifeline in this process as we do not live in FL. She referred great contractors to work on the house, and was available at every point. We never had an issue that she wasn't able to solve. We would highly recommend her to anyone selling or purchasing property.


NORTH PORT, FL – Being a real estate investor can be completely frustrating if you are doing everything yourself with the wrong people, or extremely rewarding if you have the right team and strategy protecting and promoting your investment.

I heard that Gulf Shore Realty specialized in luxury homes listings and it had a tremendously successful track record of sales – with a reputation for being among the best real estate companies in West Florida and across the state. Their network of clients, buyers and professionals was impressive and First-Class.

So, when I reached out to them one sales agent took on a listing that was not luxurious but a cute, simple starter home with lots of potential. It was my home and the agent was Sandi Ward. She immediately got onboard with me, guiding me through the upgrades of what the home needed for its optimum stage, ready to be put on the market. Afterwards, Sandi hired a real estate photography professional who created awesome photos of the property, including interiors, exteriors and aerial. Her marketing cards and magazine ads were fantastic and began to generate calls and inquiries almost immediately.

Truth be told, the house was on the market for over 6 months and then the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt on the economy – right in the best month for home sales in Florida. I didn’t give up on Sandi and Sandi didn’t give up on the property – she believed in it as much as I did even after reducing the price 3 times throughout this period. And then, by the 8th month on the market, we received an offer for higher than our listing price! It’s true. We knew this was the right buyer and began the process of the contract for sale right away. It had a lot of hurtles; a lot of unexpected barriers. But Sandi’s spirit was clear: be patience and persevere. That’s what I admire most about Sandi. She never wavered from her intention of selling the property to the right buyer and we all gained and were happy because of her perseverance, dedication and hard work. Thanks Sandi – you are the best!

David H. Garcia-Miami Florida

Sam and Jan, we appreciate your very fine communications throughout “home for sale” process and responsiveness during all hours of the day and night. You made a difficult process much easier and we thank you for that. We’re also very pleased that our home was purchased by 2 very nice people. We wish them all the best in their new Florida home. All the Best and Thank You,

George and Carol

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 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

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

I completely enjoyed her guidance, knowledge and friendship. She is a totally professional in all respects. Bottom line she gets the job done. Even when trouble arose at the last minute, she followed thru and calmed our nerves at the same time.


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

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

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.

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

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

Cindy was very professional and responsive to our questions, answering quickly. She went above and beyond making our process as stress free as possible.

Cecilia and Andy A - Cindy was Very Professional

I have dealt with several real estate agents over my 15 plus years in the Sarasota area and none have been more professional, responsive and results oriented than Sandi Ward. I have no hesitation recommending.

Ron Pickard - Sarasota, FL

We greatly enjoyed working with you on the purchase of the property in North Port. We look forward to working with you again.

Lisa & Janell - North Port Title

Lueanne Wood with Gulf Shores Realty in Venice, Florida far exceeded our expectations as our listing realtor. This was not our first selling of a home, but was the first time we really felt the realtor knew her business, with her expertise and professional knowledge. We have health issues and she was so generous in seeing that we had nutritious meals and insisted we stay at her 801 Harbor Drive home. We highly recommend her to anyone seeking a truly professional Realtor. Lueanne, thank you for all the hard work, dedication and time you spent selling our house.

William and Ruth Taylor - Venice, Florida

This serves as a reference for Elzia Phillips, who worked with me for several months while I searched for a new home in the Venice area. I have met many realtors over the years and my experience has been that most realtors work with you for a few days/weeks, and then they “move on.” Elzia continued to spend time with me; she showed me homes as soon as they came on the market, and she always “kept in touch.” She is knowledgeable, committed and stays focused. I would highly recommend Elzia. She is a “true professional” !

J. McM - Venice, FL

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

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

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

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

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

The Ritter Group made our real estate transaction great with outstanding communications during our purchase process. Matt and Jessica accommodated us on our survey trip to the area, offering market options and suggestions to help narrow our search to the perfect home for us. Matt guided us through the purchase process, and had the expertise to answer all our wide ranging questions, like home plan options and design upgrades. We are appreciative of the professionalism of The Ritter Group.

Tom and Sarah - Venice, FL

Thank you so much for all the time you have devoted to helping us find our vacation home in Florida. You both have been incredible, and we couldn't ask for better agents.

Greg & Darlene B.

I am so happy that Jan and Sam were there to assist me in the sale of my home. They treat you like family. You will have a very hard time finding better people to work with. They take their time and are more than willing to explain things to you. Thank you Jan and Sam!

K. Moyer

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

I contacted Lori as a referral agent from NJ. Couldn't have been more pleased with her manner enthusiasm and expertise. She handled everything for me while I was an absentee buyer being in NJ. Whatever I needed she attended to . Would highly recommend her!


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

Lueanne, we feel so blessed to have you handling our home purchase on Venice Island.  You seriously are one of the most professional, kind and caring women we have known.  I hope you know that we consider you a friend too and we appreciate that you have guided us through the process of purchasing this home.  It's truly amazing that you sold us our condo about 20 years ago and now we have met up again.  Talk about hitting the jackpot.  Also, thank you for listing our waterfront lot on Venice Island.  We know we are in excellent hands.

Mike and Debbie McMullen

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

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

Wyatt is by far the best agent we’ve ever used to buy and sell homes. Over the years, I’ve bought and sold seven properties as my residences and have known Wyatt since 2004. I’ve consulted with numerous agents most of which were motivated by quick commissions, but not Wyatt. He focuses on finding what we want and getting the best value for the price. He is quick to point out both pros and cons of properties that we consider, and always has our best interest in mind. His integrity, knowledge, level of effort, attention to detail and honesty is not often found in the Real Estate business. Even when we showed high interest in a property, he has discouraged our impulse to buy if the property is overpriced for any reason, including both location and condition. I wouldn’t buy a home, even if I found it myself, without his involvement. You won’t find a better agent anywhere!

Richard M. Testimonial for Wyatt Brown

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

Lori was great. We had a buyer and a seller both out of state and Lori took care of all the details and assisted us every step of the way. Lori took care of everything with professionalism and efficiently and even assisted us after the sale was completed. I highly recommend her for anyone who is selling or buying a home. She is fantastic.


Absolutely the best Realtor we have ever had. would highly recommend sandi Ward to anyone looking to purchase or sell any property. very thorough and kept us in the loop through the entire process.

Craig and Amanda - Englewood

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

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

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

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

On 4/17 /17 you requested permission to use a phrase found on my website. I was flattered and responded in the affirmative. I meant to write this message sooner. Apologies. I was very impressed with the integrity that motivated a request over such a small item. In my experience, those that operate on the highest moral plane for the little things, most likely do so on the bigger things to. I'm guessing your clients already know that about you, but if not, please feel free to add my comments to your testimonials. You may give out my phone number or email so any interested can verify the legitimacy of this endorsement for themselves. Best to you and yours.

Mike F. - California Appraiser

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

You found a buyer for my home immediately and it was your professional talents and knowledge that held the deal together with the buyer. Then you went on to find my current home which is exactly what I was looking for. You really made my dream come true. Thank you so much.

Blanche C. - 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

Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for assigning Matt to help us with our home research in your area. He has been the ultimate professional since our first call into him, and during the entire week of our stay in Nokomis. He responded to all questions in a honest, accurate way and when he didn't have the answer he wasn't shy to say so but would always get back to us with a good answer. The material he supplied on the one home we showed interest in was as complete and informative as anyone could ask for. Bottom line, we loved the area, and can see us relocating there.

Jeff & Sharon D.

I can think of no greater compliment then to say I am a Realtor and I can't recommend Matt and Jessica Ritter any stronger. I originally referred a client of mine from MD to Matt a few years ago. She was exceedingly happy and couldn't thank me enough for putting her in such good hands. When my husband and real estate partner Rich and I found ourselves needing our own personal agent in Venice to purchase a 2nd home, we knew exactly who to go to. They did NOT disappoint, and as realtors, we have pretty high expectations. They answered all our questions, were always available and friendly. They were able to handle everything for us from afar and face timed and zoomed with us to help us feel connected and just like we were there. This is a FANTASTIC team with great organization skills and lots of local knowledge. Great job guys and we look forward to staying in touch as we begin to spend time in our new 2nd home!!!

Denise and Rich, The Fox Team RE/MAX-Mt. Airy, MD Testimonial for The Ritter Group

I called Lueanne Wood with Gulf Shores Realty in hopes that she could find us a short term rental. As always she responded immediately and to our amazement she found us the perfect rental at 801 Harbor Drive! We love Lueanne because she is the most knowledgeable and caring realtor. We are ecstatic to be spending sometime in paradise during the month of March. Thanks Lueanne!

Ruth Taylor Testimonial for Lueanne Wood PA

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

Dan did an amazing job

I wanted to express how happy we were with Martina as our real estate agent. She really listened to what we were hoping to find in a second home in Florida. She was our eyes & ears as we were shopping all the way from New York! She is the complete package - personable, detail oriented, takes initiative, has excellent follow through, & excellent communication skills. I have only praise regarding the quality of her work. I highly recommend Martina to anyone! 

Vicky Keenehan

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

Keith and I want to thank you for all the help you gave us finding our Florida Home. We came to Florida not sure what we're looking for. We appreciated it so much that you took the time and patience to help us narrow down what we could get and want for a second home to share memories with our family. Showing us different areas around Florida and your knowledge of the areas helped us to feel comfortable that we had made the right choice. We were impressed that still after the sale was made you still have reached out to us in numerous ways to help make this move go smoothly. We will highly recommend you to family and friends that come to the area.

Jeannetta - Pella, Iowa

Sandi Ward went above and beyond when helping us purchase a home in Venice. She provided us with all the necessary information, making the process as smooth and pain-free as possible. Sandi is smart, funny, patient, kind, and extremely knowledgeable. She is truly the best!

Liz and Don - Venice

This was our second home Matt has sold for us. total time on market, 11 hours !!! Matt knows local market, was able to show us what the area was doing and our best approach to placing the home on the market. Kept us up to date as to staging the house for showing. There was never any pressure from Matt as to deadlines, just worked with what we were able to do. Answered all our texts immediately and was with us all the way thru closing.

Jeff and Brenda - Venice Florida

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

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

Just a note a thanks. I cannot believe how much has been accomplished since this past Monday evening. This could not have come together without your attention. And last evening, to get an email response from you at 11:00 pm, was icing on the cake. I look forward to the closing.


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

Best agent
Lisa is the best. When our father passed away, Lisa walked us through everything we needed to do and answered any questions we had about selling his house. She went above and beyond to keep us informed of offers, 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

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.


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

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

Matt was supportive and most helpful I'd our specific purchase options f out price range,, got what we wanted, most happy. Matt also did extra digging to find help w a few repairs,, our seller was a little prickly on extra closing fees and matt stopped the issue.

Paul Lindmark- Lynnfield, MA

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

Sandi was a great Realtor. We were first time home buyers and Sandi made the experience smooth and was quick to answer any questions we had loved her and Gulf Shores Realty.

Faith and Kevin - Venice Florida

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

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

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 know you probably are told “thank you” many times for the assistance you give a buyer or seller, but I wanted you and Wendy to know, what you do for your clients goes above and beyond. Since I recently experienced both sides of the “coin” as a buyer for 4438 Via del Villetti Drive and as the seller for 633 Alhambra Road #1106 I can certainly attest to the fact that you and Wendy are professionals, compassionate and truly know what you are doing. Going through the buying process with an attorneys office seemed a little daunting – especially since our case is a little unique. But after the experience with the title company MSC on February 17, 2021, I am so happy we went the correct and professional route the first time! Thank you for always looking out for your clients, always being there and you and Wendy triple checking everything. I also want to thank you for everything you have done in the past for my aunt and uncle, Kathy and Jim. I am so please to have become friends with you and Wendy! Again, many thanks!

Anne Marie - Venice FL

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.

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

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!


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

Matt and Jessica Ritter assisted us with the sale of our home in Venice. Their professionalism and expertise guided us throughout the process. We appreciated their integrity, friendliness and responsiveness when we had questions and concerns. It was such a pleasure working with Matt and Jessica that we have begun recommending them to our friends.

Jim & Kathy Colgroves - Ellicott City, MD

I recently sold my home on the island of Venice. This was probably my 9th home sale and I have never before written a letter of recommendation for a real estate agent. Some of my past agents were good and a few were fair, but only one has been outstanding- Lueanne Wood!

Selling my home, came at an inconvenient time because my husband and I had already planned a two month trip abroad. Previously, it had taken at least three months for my home to be on the market before I accepted a contract. Not with Ms Wood as my agent! I received my first contract on day one. It was a cash offer for the full asking price; unfortunately, the offer fell through. I received another excellent offer just three days later.

I was worried that I might experience hassles with my sale while I was out of the country. Little did I know that dynamo Lueanne would take care of EVERYTHING! I checked my email and the money had been wired to my bank. I returned to the USA after two months to absolutely no problems.

Thank you, Lueanne, for your excellent service!

Debbe Van Beers - Venice, Florida

We wanted to send a quick message to let you know how much we appreciate your help and guidance while purchasing our home in Venice. We know that you put in many hours of hard work to help us find the perfect home ot fit our needs. Your knowledge of the area, and helpful recommendations while crafting our offer, made the whole process very easy for our family. Thank you for everything.

Bethany & Franklin Williams Testimonial for Lueanne Wood PA

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

From the moment we met Jan and Sam, they put us at ease immediately, easy going "no pressure" agents. Their professionalism and perseverance were never ending, making the entire buying process a pleasure. Excellent service!

Johanne & Jim J. - Montreal, CA

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

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

While contemplating a new residence in the Venice, Florida region, a mutual friend spoke in glowing terms and recommended highly that we seek out the services of Wayne Welsh and Gulf Shores Realty. During our first session, we were able to establish rather quickly our goals, search criteria and financial boundaries. We were then presented with a select, varied and geographically diverse inventory of options. Upon visiting and scrutinizing each potential candidate, Wayne's local knowledge was of immense importance and beneficially served to augment his many other extremely professional qualifications. Once we entered the bid, purchase and closing phases, his solid, no-nonsense guidance was immeasurable paving the way for the fast, smooth and successful acquisition of our "new dream house." We too recommend highly to others the services of one of Venice's premier real estate professionals who, aware of the less fortunate amongst us, also donates to charities.

Art & Lorraine H. - Aiken, South Carolina

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

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

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

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

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

It was refreshing to work with the realtor that was so honest, dedicated, and willing to jump right in and save us! If you're looking for the ultimate professional, I highly recommend Lori Turkovics! She actually sold our house twice in one day!


When we were looking to move from South Carolina to Florida, we were so fortunate and blessed to have come in contact with realtor Darlene Curiazza. What makes Darlene special is she "cares about her clients". We felt that every time we spoke with her. She truly makes you feel like you are a part of her family. Darlene just doesn't drive by a community. She took the time to "walk us through" many of the communities like Island Walk, Beach Walk, and Heritage Landing showing us the amenities, Darlene sacrificed her plans one weekend and drove across the state of Florida to meet us at an open house. Darlene was always there for us. Even when we contemplated building, she found a lot for us. Even when we changed our mind she fought for us. And, very importantly, she was "patient"" with us as we continually kept changing our price point and locations. (and believe me it took an enormous amount of patience). Darlene is a special person. She cares for others and what is important is the client "feels" it. Thank you Darlene for everything!

Glenn and Sue Ginther-South Carolina

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

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

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

Many thanks for your professionalism, help and cooperation in expediting the sale of our villa. We really enjoyed working with you, your cheerful enthusiasm and certainty of success was always there for us.

Linda B. - Sarasota, FL

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

Thank you for your patience with us in looking and then finding “our special home.” We are so glad to be back in Calusa Lakes. We have so many friends here and feel very content. God has been with us thus far and I trust He will continue to lead us. And if we should ever need a Realtor or someone to trust, we know you’re only a phone call away.

J & B - Nokomis, FL

Thanks again for being our Guardian Angel and inviting us to stay at your beautiful mid-century home on Venice Island. Since we just met by phone the day my sister-in-law and I flew into town. We had reservations to stay at the Hampton Inn in Venice (not on the island) and it was terrible. No ambience. Being distraught over our choice of hotels, you invited us to stay at one of your properties. While looking for the prefect home to purchase. I would have never expected such kindness from a stranger. Then going above and beyond, you referred us to a masseuse who came to the house and a nail spa also a facial, they were all fantastic. Looking forward to our continued relationship and find our perfect home. With you being our Guardian Angel and sprinkling your fairy dust we have no doubt this will happen.

Diana & Joe Gunkel & Tammy Riley

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

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 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

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

Cindy did her research on my home, and made the sale happen in less than 30 days. her advice was exactly what was needed. She was in constant communication with me. There was never an obsticle that she could not overcome. I would reccomend Cindy with complete confidence. She would never dissapoint you!

Lynn F. - Highly Professional and a Pleasure to Work With

Lueanne Wood and her assistant, Wendy, have been efficient and professional in all of aspects of the three properties that I have purchased or listed with them. On February 4, 2021, sellers accepted a contract from me on White Pine Tree in Venice, Florida. Today, February 5th, Ms Wood had already scheduled all inspections for said property. It is amazing that she was able to arrange this in such a short amount of time. She has always been efficient and professional in all manners. She has always returned my phone calls or emails very quickly. I always recommend Ms Wood to anyone buying or listing properties in the Venice area.

Deborah Van Beers

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

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

Just a note to say THANK YOU for everything you've done! It was such a pleasure working with you- your positivity, humor, knowledge and hospitality- made this experience a stand out! You went above and beyond- and I really appreciate it! We couldn't have purchased this home without your help. Even though I'm out-of-state, you made everything easy! Thank you for your thoughtfulness & patience & knowledge & help & humor & stamina! Thanks so much Elzia!

Bambi Snodgrass - Topsfield, MA

Mindy worked with us for over a year to find the perfect home! She offered many suggestions, most of which we ended up following after doing things "our way" which didn't work! She was very patient and understanding and really wanted us to find our forever home!

Dana & Kerry Kuhn - Venice, FL

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

We interviewed numerous listing agents before choosing the team of Matt and Jessica Ritter. It was a no brainer. They came prepared with an analysis of comparable properties and a proposed listing strategy. What was more impressive was - after evaluating our property, listening to our thoughts they did their homework and adjusted accordingly. Matt keep us informed throughout the entire process, was no nonsense, professional, thorough and always responsive. Their job did not end once we were under contract staying involved throughout the entire closing process. As a result our home was sold quickly at our desired price and closed without a hitch.

Phil & Chrissie - Venice, FL

I can't believe you sold my house within two weeks and at a price that was favorable relative to market conditions. I am very impressed with your professionalism and enthusiasm. I would gladly recommend your services. . .

Julie S. - FL

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

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

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

My husband and I both agree that working with the Ritters has easily been one of the best choices we have ever made. They successfully sold our condo quickly, patiently worked with us through the process of looking for a new property & ultimately helped us buy our dream home. Individually Matt & Jessica both possess their own amazing strengths and talents in their field and together they truly make a dynamic team that is genuinely committed to their clients' best interests. They demonstrated knowledge in all aspects of real estate and consistently provided us with thorough, accurate information and answers to our questions on the spot or used their resources to get us the information we needed within minutes. The willingness to say "let me get you that answer" and not just provide a response is not always common in a sales-based business, but was testimonial to the honesty and integrity by which they conduct business. Those traits were also exemplified in the manner in which they never pushed a decision upon us, but instead guided us with their expert opinions only when the potential for us to make a less than ideal choice was presented. The Ritters are exceptional realtors, but most importantly to us they are truly good people. They are both outgoing, kind and passionate about their work. They genuinely have their clients best interest at heart and will go out of their way to ensure their happiness and well-being when it comes to all aspects of a real estate transaction. There were many opportunities throughout our experience where they could have easily persuaded us to make a purchase, but instead they demonstrated their integrity by consistently making our needs and well-being the top priority. We highly recommend them to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.

Jodi & Chandler

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

I contracted with Lueanne Wood of Gulf Shores Realty for the sale of my condo in the height of the Covid year of 2020. She was professional and capable in her handling of the showings and sale. She has been in the profession for many years, and brings with her great knowledge of all the peripheral professionals such as title companies, insurance companies, and mortgage companies. Her approach to the sale was radically different than the agents in Venice that I have used in the past. She spreads her “pixie dust” to get things done!

John-Venice, FL

As an attorney who has handled residential real estate closings for many years, I have had an opportunity to work with many brokers. Michelle is quite impressive. Her response time was far above any other and she stayed on top of every step along the way. She is pleasant and knowledgeable and was always punctual and anticipated our needs. I would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to buy or sell their home.

Carla D. Testimonial for Michelle Morin

Sandi was very accommodating, knowledgeable and all around great person to have on our side as we looked to purchase our home. She worked hard for us to get the best price possible and we greatly appreciated her efforts. We were not familiar with a lot of the details in purchasing a home in state of Florida and she proved to be invaluable for us. We would recommend her all day long without hesitation. She is excellent at what she does.

Don and Tammy - Massachusetts

As overseas buyers, we used Matt Ritter as our Buyer’s Agent and were very pleased and impressed with the service we received. The biggest benefit we found is that Matt takes the time to understand the sort of lifestyle you are seeking, and the type of property you are looking for. He then helps to focus your search to the right areas to save you wasting time. He also helped in directing us to local services, and the best places to buy the things we will need for our new home.

Ian & Jane - Buntingford Herts, England

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

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

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.

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

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


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

I can’t thank Darlene Curiazza enough for the beautiful home she found for us. Darlene went above and beyond. Living 1200 miles away, she went to houses and sent videos or FaceTimed us. She knew before we did what we were looking for! It’s truly our dream home, and we wouldn’t have gotten it had it not been for Darlene!

Tom and Tracy H-Rotonda West, Florida

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

Our homes sold in an amazingly short time partly due to Matt Vander Wyden's expertise as an realtor extremely knowledgeable about the Venice Island area and partly because of his skill in helping a client price and represent the home being sold. We would highly recommend Matt for his skill and dedication to service. Thank you, Matt.

Bill and Debbbie L- Venice FL

Excellent service. Matt took care of many issues that most Realtors don’t take the time to do. He handled scheduling of all inspections as well as being there for each one of them and addressing all concerns regarding the purchase of our new home. We live out of state so it was essential that we have someone we can trust.

Julie & Barry - West Friendship, Maryland

A friend recommended Elzia Phillips to us when we decided to sell our parents’ home. We are completely grateful to her for making our sale painless. After Elzia analyzed the current market, we priced the villa to sell quickly. She was always available and took care with every detail. We couldn't be more satisfied, and highly recommend her to anyone who asks!


Matt is a true professional in the real estate business. The best home purchase in my 62 years! His knowledge and experience stood out the entire time we searched for my home in Southwest Florida. I do no plan to purchase another home, however if I would Matt is the go to person in this area.

Jack - Englewood, Florida

Hi Lueanne George and I want to offer our heartfelt thanks for a remarkably professional job in helping us find the perfect home for us here in Venice.

Being new to town, we initially inquired about the best real estate agent and your name always came up. From start to finish you did an exceptional job for us. We were not only new to Florida, but very rusty as home buyers, since we had not purchased a home since 1981.

You carefully listened to our needs and based upon your 30 years of experience, efficiently educated us on the market and most importantly, the neighborhoods that were right for us. Thanks to your knowledge and skills, negotiations went very smoothly and you kept us well informed every step of the way. Your performance matched your positive reputation and exceeded our expectations.

What we were not expecting was your amazing team of professionals from your diligent assistant Wendy to top notch real estate attorneys, insurance professionals and bankers and especially your army of inspectors! What a fabulous team!

Lueanne you take your profession seriously and are tenacious, detailed, honest and most importantly — customer focused.

Linda Zeck

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

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

Grand South East Properties Testimonial for Kate Kukan

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.

Lori was fantastic from start to finish, she knows her market and works exceptionally hard for her clients. She comes with a with a wealth of experience and I cannot recommend her highly enough! Thank you, Lori,!


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

I am writing this letter to share our experience with Lueanne Wood. Two weeks ago my husband and I thought we had found a condo that would fit our investment plan. We had walked with other agents in the past. However I had heard from friends who had bought or sold in the Venice area. So we contacted Lueanne. Within an hour, she was able to take us through and answer all of our questions. In our world, we appreciate efficiency, knowledge and grace. She was all of that and more. We trusted her. Not only was she prepared, she made us comfortable with the process. Always smiling, sharing Venice’s history and secrets. Although we did not purchase the condo, we would be glad to recommend her to others as well. Lueanne is an amazing agent and an even more as a person. That is why we are grateful to have her as our agent.

V. Weaver

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.

The whole sales process can be very overwhelming, but not with Jennifer. She took her time and helped us understand everything and didn't rush us to make decisions. We honestly couldn't have done this without her!! Thank you Jennifer for all your hard work, dedication and professionalism!

Jessica G

We first met Lori at an open house she was holding. We told Lori what we were looking for and what our price point was. Every day thereafter we would receive updates from Lori advising us of listings (including pictures) of homes that met our criteria. Needless to say we were VERY impressed. We decided to list our home with Lori and immediately had seven showings including one which brought us an offer which was over our asking price!! Lori was always eager to address any concerns we had in a timely manner. The whole process of selling our home went very smoothly and quickly and we were able to move on with our lives. We were certainly blessed to have found Lori. In addition to being a real professional, she is a lovely person. Many thanks, Lori!!


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

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

I first met Cindy at an open house and shared my hopes for purchasing my first home. She followed up promptly. Thought out the entire process of searching a home she was an amazing support. Patient, kind, knowledgeable, and always available for questions, and an advocate on my behalf. Thank you!

Rebecca Wilson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kara Pecora - Venice, FL

I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you for all your hard work! We are so happy with our new house and I really appreciate your guidance throughout the process. Thanks for all your valuable advice regarding inspections as well, we wouldn't have known to do the plumbing inspection but I'm so glad we did it, I have total peace of mind knowing that everything is in good working order. I'll be sure to call you the next time we're in the market!

Jaclyn McNamara

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

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

Sandi went above and beyond my expectations!! Thank you so much!!

Terri L - Venice FL

Cindy is a (5) star Realtor in every category! (5) Star: Market Awareness. (5) Star: Communication. (5) Star: Professionalism (5) Star: Negotiations

John and Diana R - Awesome Realtor

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.

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

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

Lori was a pleasure to work with. Got our island home sold quickly. She knows Venice well. She was great at communicating with us throughout the process. I highly recommend her.


Matt was great. Reached out to several realtors with no luck until I found Matt. Matt was very responsive and was there for every step. He checked on construction and kept me posted regularly. Was a pleasure to work with and will use again in the future.

Andrew - Punta Gorda, Florida

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

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

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

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

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

From our first contact, Sandi was very responsive and extremely helpful in reviewing the MANY options we had in our new area of Venice. Her insight into the different communities, their pros and cons, was invaluable in helping us to focus on those places which really matched our needs. We HIGHLY recommend Sandi for any prospective buyers!

Greg and Susan - 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.

We want to thank you for your outstanding professionalism regarding the sale of our condo at the Harbour House.  No only did you have a buyer within hours after it was listed, but you were able to sell it for the full list price and a cash sale.

We never thought that the sale would be completed so quickly.  After the contract was signed your knowledge of the Venice area and your numerous contacts made the sale a pleasant experience for us.

You were able to address any concerns the buyers had and took care of everything.  It was great to see a real professional in action.  Once again, thank you for your hard work and efforts.  It was a pleasure working with you.

Elaine and Tom

I want to let you know how appreciative Mike and I are for all of your hard work in completing our sale. It has been a real challenge I know. the two of you are so knowledgeable and it has helped tremendously for us to understand the process along the way. Thank you again for your hard work and constant communication - you are AWESOME!

Mike & Janet - Venice, FL

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

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

Lisa, Michael & Alex R. - Trumbull, CT

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

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.

I was particularly impressed by your ability to accurately predict the value of this unique property and that you went above and beyond doing special research so that all requests for information and support were met on a timely basis. I would gladly recommend your services to anyone. . .

Robert D. - Naples, FL

Lori has sold property for myself, my daughter and my friend and she always gives 110%. She is on top of everything that can occur during a property sale and solves any issues that may arise. . Her integrity as a realty professional is what I experienced with every property. She would always be my choice of someone who knows her profession and excels at it.


The Ritter Group made our real estate transaction great with outstanding communications during our purchase process. Matt and Jessica accommodated us on our survey trip to the area, offering market options and suggestions to help narrow our search to the perfect home for us. Matt guided us through the purchase process, and had the expertise to answer all our wide ranging questions, like home plan options and design upgrades. We are appreciative of the professionalism of The Ritter Group.

Tom and Sarah - Venice, FL

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 looking 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

I am so glad the two of you are still in business together. You were so helpful and supportive when I sold my house. You did it all! I am very happy and will continue to recommend you when I hear of someone looking for a good agent. Thanks

Geri D - Venice, FL

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

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

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.

A dream come true! Matt could not have been more helpful or professional during the entire buying process. From our first meeting at the condo we purchased (which was accidental) until post closing Matt was there. Anytime we had a question or needed information he got right back to us. He was very instrumental in providing information to our mortgage broker which made that process almost seamless. I should mention that he was able to do this with the sellers being out of state and while we were in the middle of a pandemic. If you are looking for a Realtor in the Venice area then Matt Ritter is the person for you.

Jay and Debbie - Venice Florida

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

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

Sandi is consistently reliable. She delivers on what she promises. She offers suggestions that were very helpful in negotiation for the purchase of a condo. Her vast life experiences, including property management, gives her a unique perspective on many aspects of real estate. This only enhances her work. Sandi has a wide knowledge base that extends beyond a basic realtor. In addition, Sandi is a genuinely wonderful person. I made arrangements to meet Sandi and see some properties, when I came for a short visit to Florida. She was helpful with finding a place for me to stay so I could see the area and offered advice regarding local places to go to make the trip easier and more productive. She helped us handle our purchase mostly via the internet and email, but she was always available when we needed to ask a more urgent question. My husband and I have been so impressed with Sandi, can't say a bad thing about her.

Jeff & Germaine Fritz - Siesta Key

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

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your help in the sell of my home. You possess the unique ability to take a complicated real estate transaction involving multiple parties to a successful closing in what seemed like an insurmountable situation to accomplish. You took time to patiently explain the process, and took measures to keep me well informed, and help guide me through the maze of the necessary documentation required. I was extremely impressed with your expertise and professionalism in this matter and I wanted to express how grateful I am for all of your help.

Victor S.

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

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.

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

Thank you for a job well done! I may take you up on your offer in the future. My aunt has a very nice house on Gulf Street and when she is ready to sell I will certainly recommend you. I could also be in the market for a low maintenance condo type of place in the future. Thanks again for the great work, and have a happy new year.

Brian Buffington Testimonial for Lueanne Wood, PA

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

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

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

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

Darlene Curiazza of Gulf Shores Realty has been an outstanding realtor in every respect in helping us in our home search in the Venice/Sarasota area. She spent time in understanding our needs, identifies the right properties and provides continuous support and excellent advice. She will take you on a private online tour of every property that interests you without the need to leave your home. Darlene goes above and beyond her duties and even picked me up from the airport when I was coming from out of town. Darlene cares deeply about customer satisfaction and will not quit until you have found your dream home. We could not have asked for a better realtor and a more beautiful home.

Ginny G

We can't speak highly enough of our experience with Michelle Morin. We were first-time homebuyers with very little knowledge about how to find the right place. When Michelle was introduced to us and after several calls, we felt she was the right person for us, and indeed, she was. As our Realtor, she helped us find the right house in the right neighborhood for the right price. She was patient as I traveled from Minnesota to look at homes over several weeks. The house we found was new construction and our location was very hard for us to be around, but Michelle was with us every step of the way to make sure our house building and closing were as simple and successful as possible. Her professionalism, mentorship, knowledge, honesty, and hard work ethic are much respected and appreciated. I never felt alone or worried if things were going right or not with the construction because she was there to provide us with updates and directions. The best part about working with Michelle was that she was always more focused on answering our questions, making inquiries, and giving good advice. She always answered every call, text, or email no matter what time of day or night it was. Even during our relocation, she was there with us outside her regular work to make the best decision for my family. I now consider Michelle a friend and recommend her to anyone searching for a new home. You won’t regret it when you choose her as your Realtor. Thanks again to Michelle and her team for being such a pleasure to work with.

Jacquiline M. Testimonial for Michelle Morin

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

Tom Treloar was our Realtor for buying our house. He helped us with all our questions any time we called, night or day. He gave us good information. He was our best Realtor in the five houses we bought. He is a good person to know.

Joe Neff Testimonial for Thomas Treloar

e wanted to send a quick message to let you know how much we appreciate your help and guidance while purchasing our home in Venice. We know that you put in many hours of hard work to help us find the perfect home to fit our needs. Your knowledge of the area, and helpful recommendations while crafting our offer, made the whole process very easy for our family. Thank you for everything!

Bethany and Franklin Williams

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

I wanted to thank Gulf Shores Realty for the introduction to Tom Treloar. My husband Jerry and I used Tom as our Real Estate Agent when we began our new search for this chapter of our lives over a year ago.

From the first day we spoke to Tom about our transition from NY to Venice Florida, he could not have been any more professional than he was. He gave us information about the Venice area that was very informative. He helped guide us through a very difficult decision that we had to make.

As we are now settled into our new house, we could not be any happier. I feel that Tom is a great asset to your company and represents Gulf Shores Realty in a positive way.

Mary Boitano-Venice, FL

We had a difficult and drawn out listing with multiple offers some of which fell through Sandi was there for the entire process worked magic getting things done couldn’t have asked for any more great experience thank you

Bill Poetker-Venice FL

Thank you so much for all of your help! I really enjoyed working with you on this and appreciate your excellent service.

Konrad - Testimonial for Jan Alexander and Sam Hague

We recently had the pleasure of working with Lori Turkovics on the sale of our family home in Sarasota County. We were very pleased with the professional manner in which Lori handled our listing and would not hesitate to recommend her to our own family, friends or others. Lori was assertive, proactive and creative in her marketing efforts and promotion of our property and very responsive to us on any questions that arose during the process. Our property was a prime, waterfront listing, with unique features and was very appropriately positioned in key social, digital and print media forums. Thank you, Lori, for a job very well done!


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

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

Sandi was ultra professional and oh so FUN!! She took the time to get to know us and find out what we really were looking for. She made herself available to us even on short notice. We LOVE Sandi. She is our realtor forever.

Janet and Joe C - 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.

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

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

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

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

We had the pleasure of working with Matt and Jessica Ritter as our buyers’ agents as we searched for and purchased our new home and we most highly recommend them. They are very knowledgeable of the local real estate market and are very observant when going through a property. We were amazed at how responsive and proactive they are. They always returned e-mails or phone calls within hours. They knew immediately when new listings came on the market and arranged for us to see the homes very quickly – at times, even the same day. They checked in with us during the process to ensure that we did not miss any dates or actions that we needed to take for everything to go smoothly. Plus, we enjoyed spending time with them and rather miss them now that we have made our home purchase. And although we have closed and are in our new home, they have continued to stay in touch to see if there is any way that they can help as we get settled.

Trish & Tom - Venice, FL

Lueanne: just a short note to thank you for your effort in the successful sale of Chuck's condo. Also we opened your gift card with the enclosures and we're quite pleased at your nice thought in that regard. You treated this whole effort in a professional manner and I was pleased to be affiliated with you in this sale. Everything went smoothly as you went out of your way to make sure things were right. The photography, the marketing, the cleanliness, ETC we're all part of your successful effort. Thanks once again and continue your leadership role in the Venice real estate market. Regards,

Lueanne Wood PA Testimonial from Gus and Pauline Friedrichs

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

While searching for our house in southwest Florida we contacted Natalie Valonis. She was very knowledgeable of the area and was able to show us houses in the limited amount of time that we were in Florida. While back at home in NY, Natalie continued to search the area for us. She knew exactly what we wanted and was able to narrow our selection down to 3 houses. She went above and beyond by going to each house videoing the inside and outside. We were able to view the video and then facetime her as she went to each house. Never in our wildest imagination would we have imagined buying a house sight unseen. But after getting to know Natalie in just a short period of time; we trusted her instincts and we are thankful for her hard work and dedication. She found us our dream home.

Phillip and Michelle K - Orangeburg NY

Venice Realtor Matt Ritter is truly a superb Realtor. I had never purchased or sold real estate before meeting him. Due to some extraordinary circumstances I bought a house with Matt and sold it within a year. And we sold at an 8% profit! Having both bought and sold real estate with Matt, I say with confidence that he is invested in his clients, he cares about their success, no question is too small for his consideration, and he will work feverishly to make sure that your deal goes through smoothly. I trusted his advice and valued his opinion along the way. When working with a Realtor, you want to know that they will be objective about the good and the bad of what you will potentially buy. He was just that–objective. He never let me get too excited about something that I would be unhappy with later. In the end, I saw his wisdom and it was of tremendous benefit to me and my family. If you’re buying in the Venice/Sarasota area, you need to seriously consider Matt Ritter.

Billy & Katie - Cary, North Carolina

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 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

I was referred to Mathew by our listing agent in Atlanta and I contacted Matthew to help me find a new home in Venice, FL as my family and I were relocating for my job. I explained to Matthew what I our needs were, our budget and also shared with him some of our concerns such as the market, flood zones and if new construction was our best option. Within 24 hours of our conversation, Matthew compiled a very detailed list of several homes for my wife and I to review and we loved them all. He hit the nail on the head and found a wonderful variety of homes within our budget and steered us away from the homes that were not right for our needs. 2 weeks later and it was time to see the homes we narrowed down to from Matthew’s list. We only had one day to come to Venice to look at these properties and Matthew made certain that we saw all them all and prepared a very detailed and professional packet with more history of each home we visited. The very last home was the one we fell in love with and Matthew took the lead to prepare an offer and had it ready for our review before we arrived home from our 7 hour drive to Atlanta. We ran into a problem with the contact with the seller and Matthew arranged for legal intervention and the issue was resolved in less than 4 hours, so that we did not lose any time or delay our closing date. Three weeks later and we are now in our dream home in a beautiful area and only possible because of Matthew. I am forever grateful to him for everything he has done for us and he we will forever be our real estate professional for all future needs. Thanks Matthew!

Rob & Mandy - Venice, FL

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

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

Jesse N.