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Reviews for Broker / Owner Catherine Ann Tarquini

Our home sold for full asking price in two days.

“We were very fortunate to have been introduced to Catherine and Joe of Florida Fine Homes Realty, at Lakeview Terrace's Life Care Community's "waiting list" dinner.

Based on the community's offering and real estate market at that time we decided to put our house on the market and move to Lakeview.

Catherine and Joe facilitated every step of the process, deciding on the price, doing all the paperwork, and facilitating the sale. The photography for the internet was excellent. They always answered our calls and questions immediately.

Our home sold for full asking price in two days. They even helped us sell unwanted furniture, make arrangements with the mover, and carry boxes to the apartment. They were pleasant, competent, and gave us pictures and a watercolors plaque of our previous home. They truly went "above and beyond" for us. THANK YOU!"

—Bob & Ruth Ann Walters

We received a full price offer within hours of the MSL listing.

“We listed our home in Leesburg, Fl. with Catherine and she brought much more to the relationship than we dreamed. We received a full price offer within hours of the MSL listing.

Catherine and Joe kept us informed and updated throughout the entire journey. They constantly offered advise to make the experience easier for us. Catherine even helped with our garage sale which was totally unexpected and assisted getting us settled in our new home.

If we ever need the services of a realtor again we will most assuredly pick Catherine and her fine team. We feel that we have two new friends in Catherine and Joe."

—Pete & Billie Czech

She goes over and beyond to help out her clients.

“I couldn’t be happier working again with Catherine Tarquini, I was totally impressed with her professionalism...

...and her attention to detail during my first transaction that I knew right away who to call to handle my second transaction.

Catherine communicated with me daily and provided excellent feedback making this transaction another huge success.

Looking for an agent call Catherine Tarquini, she’s awesome to work with and goes over and beyond to help out her clients.

Thanks again Catherine!"

—Kathy Sparks

5 star company!!!

“Catherine is the ultimate professional. Her attention to detail is amazing. Everything was done perfectly. The listing, showings, closing. Perfect!!

I recommend using Florida Fine Homes if you are considering buying or selling your home!! 5 star company!!!"

—Judith Carter

We sold our home after it only being 4 days on the market.

“Special thanks to Catherine (Florida Fine Homes Realty, LLC) and Joe (SPM Management, LLC) for all their care in the selling of our home. From a realtor-broker/customer relationship to friends.

Our journey began last October when we first met to discuss the sale of our home and to decide whether or not we would sign with Florida Fine Homes Realty or look for a different realty company. After spending an approximate hour and a half with them that day, it was evident they were the people we wanted to represent us.

Unfortunately, the signing did not take place until March of this year as covid and then long-term covid entered our home. During those many months, Joe and Catherine were in constant touch - just to see how we were getting on and “did we need anything?”

We sold our home after it only being 4 days on the market. We closed in mid April and were permitted to stay in our home through the middle of May. It was quite a time, but Joe and Catherine were in constant touch. Joe telephoned and even visited throughout the whole time to make certain we were all right. Both attended the closing, Joe was there during the walk-thru with the buyer, during the move itself, and called several times as we travelled cross country to our new residence.

Selling a home can be a very emotional experience, but having the right people in your corner to lead and guide you through the process makes it so much easier. We can’t say enough about them. You want the best??? Then choose Catherine of Florida Fine Homes Realty, and Joe of SPM Management. Joe has since called us twice since our move. As we said at the beginning of this testimonial, it is a special relationship."

—Tom & Carol Murolo

We've sold many homes over our lives but never had a realtor that worked so closely and personally with us.

“From the initial contact with Catherine, she guided us through the "horrors" of a Real Estate sale with great knowledge and advice.

She and her team were with us the day we moved and met us at our new home on move in to help. She guided us with the purchase and closing, always keeping us advised of the process. When it came to the Estate sale and the repairs needed for the inspection, she was able to suggest reliable companies to do the jobs.

We've sold many homes over our lives but never had a realtor that worked so closely and personally with us.

A great company to do business with."

—Donald & Loretta Hanhurst

We highly recommended Florida Fine Homes Realty.

“George and I are truly grateful for the caring, expert and special service we received from Catherine and her staff.

Each and every step of prepping, listing, showing and selling our home was handled as if it were Catherine's home. We highly recommended Florida Fine Homes Realty."

—George & Sue Jackson

...they took all stress from me.

“I would highly, highly recommend Catherine and Jenna. During the sell of the house they went way above and beyond of what any other realtors would ever do.

I was going thru this process by myself and they took all stress from me. So helpful from the time they walked in front door to closing and the move itself, they were right there. I would recommend them to anyone. I know their service would please the next seller/buyer. Thank you both so much."

—Linda Brown

Everyone at Florida Fine Homes Realty were so warm and friendly.

“Everyone at Florida Fine Homes Realty were so warm and friendly. They take a very personal interest in their clients, calling and e-mailing me to see how we were doing.

Always answered our questions promptly. I would definitely recommend Florida Fine Homes to anyone, either buying or selling their home. Thank you for helping us sell our home. Take care and best of wishes to you all."

—Linda Brown

Best Agents in the state of Florida!

“Best Agents in the state of Florida! This was a wonderful experience for me Catherine and Joe were just so professional... They not only sold my house but were with me every step of the way...

You will be treated as family not just another house for sale, with Florida Fine Homes no beating you over the head as some agents do... From the very beginning to the end, they are the ones that know how to treat you!"

—Judy Wilson

I would highly recommend Florida Fine Homes Realty to anyone looking to sell their home.

“Catherine and Jill were very knowledgeable, easy to work with, and very responsive to any concerns or questions we had. At the same time, we were selling our house in Stonecrest, we were in process of relocating to a new home out of state.

Buying a new home out of state and selling our home in Florida at the same time was at times overwhelming. However, Cahterine and Jill provided guidance on the timing of putting our house on the market, professional photographs of our home for sale, and excellent guidance in maneuvering the whole process, down to the closing.

The closing on our home was professionally coordinated and handled by Catherine and Jill as we had already relocated to North Carolina. They advised us on what we needed to do in absentia and took care of the rest.

I would highly recommend Florida Fine Homes Realty to anyone looking to sell their home. Florida Fine Homes (Catherine and Jill) really came through for us."

—Frank & Nancy LoProto

They are smart, professional, and ultra on-it...

“II'd recommend Jill Buckley and Catherine Ann Tarquini in a heartbeat. They are smart, professional, and ultra on-it: They knew exactly how to present our home in the best light, and they referred us to outstanding contractors (Joanna with TMC handled our estate sale, and she was fantastic).

They were also excellent advisors to me as I evaluated offers on the home. They earned my trust and that's what I appreciate most."

—Kelly Bastone

They truly are a concierge service.

“Catherine and Jill were fantastic to work with! They helped us through the entire process of selling the house, were responsive and knowledgeable, and friendly and caring during the whole experience.

We had to do several transactions at a distance and they facilitated everything, making it easy for my family. They truly are a concierge service."

—Amy Bastone

Catherine was so easy to work with...

“We were faced with selling our parents property in The Villages® upon their passing several months ago. It was a bit of a miracle in that from the time we contacted Catherine Ann Tarquini of Florida Fine Homes Realty, LLC, within two weeks the property was sold.

Catherine was so easy to work with, so helpful and was a great help to us at this difficult time. The sale went so smoothly, I am grateful and would recommend Catherine to anyone for help selling their property."

-Cathy Cowern

She truly made a major life event so much easier.

“I cannot say enough good things about Catherine. My sister and I found that we needed to help my parents move rather quickly. Not being from the area I had no contacts and no idea where to begin.

Catherine offered so much help way above and beyond what I’ve ever experienced. She helped me figure out all the details, from movers, to roofers, to house cleaners, all the while being attentive and kind to my parents and patient with me and all of my questions. She truly made a major life event so much easier. I highly recommend her!"

-Jenny Van Buren

...Found them to be "miles ahead" of all the other realtors...

“My husband and I have "flipped" about 50 houses in The Villages® over the past 13 years. Through that time, we have contracted with several different realtors (not knowing about FL Fine Homes Realty).

Then this past summer we purchased a fixer-upper through FFHR and discovered their honesty, talent, and dedication to buyers. Upon completing the project, we contacted them to sell that house. We were delighted that they were able to sell it within about 4 days making us a great profit!

We learned that their dedication and loyalty is also for the seller. The buyers so appreciated the package (binder with all the house statistics, appliance information, and warranties) making their new purchase so easy.

All the way from the listing to the home inspection to the appraisal to the closing we found them to be "miles ahead" of all the other realtors/companies we've worked with over the years!"

-Marilyn White

We will definitely refer her to our friends.

“Everything about this purchase was good. The timeliness, the professionalism, everything! We will definitely refer her to our friends."
-Robertine McEwen

Can't say enough and thank her enough.

“Catherine Tarquini was a breath of fresh air and kept us informed every step of the way at the time we needed it the most. She did everything, even some I am sure was not her responsibility...

She kept us informed of what was expected of her and us... Sold our house in a week... Can't say enough and thank her enough."

—Sherrill Heinlein

You and your girls were always there for us.

“Again we want to thank you for all you did for us. You and your girls were always there for us. Take care Catherine and we will not forget you. We love you."
-Xenos family

I would recommend your services to anyone.

“I am writing to thank you and Joe for your efforts to complete the sale of my Father's home in The Villages. Both of you were thorough in attending to all details and offered very good advice to most effectively market this property.

You made the necessary paperwork seem effortless even though I was in a distant state. I would recommend your services to anyone. Thank you very much."

—William R. Ward, Jr.

...my home sold the day after it was listed, with two offers made.

“Catherine and her partner Joseph Scarpetti are absolutely the best agents anyone could have. They helped me with the sale of my Village Fl home.

Thanks to Joe's expertise in pricing and Catherine's skill in staging, my home sold the day after it was listed, with two offers made.

They then assisted me in the purchase of my next home in Port Saint Lucie. Not all things went smoothly but they stepped right up and made everything better. I could never say enough good things about them. They both went above and beyond though I must admit, Catherine outdid any realtor I've every known. I worked in real estate for a while so I know what I'm talking about."

-Sondra Howard

When Catherine came to our home, she set us at ease.

“Buying or selling a home is a major experience for all. We were not sure what we needed to do. We interviewed a couple agents. When Catherine came to our home, she set us at ease.

We knew we had made the right choice. She seemed to become a part of our family.

During the sale of our home, Catherine kept us informed of all questions or concerns and helped with all our needs. She was with us for the entire journey—right through closing. She is now an evermore our close friend."

-Bob and Janet Koptis

...I could not have been happier!

“Because of Catherine and Laura, my selling experience in Florida was totally easy, stress less, worry free and fast. They were available anytime I needed them, one or the other.

They answered all my questions in a timely manner and their professionalism was outstanding! Being in my mid seventies and not experienced with buying or selling, I could not have been happier!"

—Constance O’ Rourke

Outstanding... Pleasure... Beyond Helpful... Professional... Caring...

“What a pleasure to review our experience with Florida Fine Homes Realty... We worked with Catherine Ann Tarquini...

OUTSTANDING... PLEASURE... BEYOND HELPFUL... PROFESSIONAL... CARING... are just a few words to describe our experience with Catherine and FFHR. We would recommend listing and or buying a home with them. Thanks You!"

-Ted & Nanci Dodd

Catherine knew what I wanted & found it.

“It was such a pleasure & great experience to work with Catherine Tarquini to help us find our retirement dream home. Catherine has been there every step of the way for a few years until I was ready to retire.

Catherine knew what I wanted & found it. Thanks also to Lori Purcell who we meet this year & assisted Catherine if finding us the right home."

-Cathy & Michael Fiore

She [Catherine Tarquini] went above and beyond good service.

“I am happy to recommend Florida Fine Homes Realty and Catherine Tarquini. She went above and beyond good service. We felt very comfortable under her care.

She saw that necessary work was done with good people and even watched our home when we were away. She always gave us good advice. We were lucky to have a fast sale."

—Jim and Sue Kargen

Outstanding real estate sales person.

“If you want to sell your home and desire the Best of the Best to sell it the you really should call Catherine Ann Tarquini of Florida Fine Homes Reality. My wife and I were lucky enough to have her recommended to us when we sold ours.

We scheduled an appointment and when she arrived we both knew SHE wanted to sell our home for us.

She had taken the time to pull records, comps (of our model home in area) and a lot of pertinent information prior to our Appt. She went over all the information (no Pressure) and allowed us to review all the information she had shared before our next appointment. We decided to go with her and then she really went to work. Suggestions on staging home, what needed repaired, replaced or just moved to garage.

She listed our home on the 6th of January, had nine showings and sold our home at a price exceeding our expectations (we originally had a figure in mind, then she showed us the comps on our model with our upgrades and SUGGESTED a listing price) on the 19th of January.

So if you want to sell your home in a timely manner by a professional that really knows HER STUFF Catherine is the woman to call. This is an unsolicited review from a very satisfied seller."

-Rick Jaberg

Catherine was honest, respectful and represented me with integrity.

“Catherine was referred to me by the company I had chosen for the "Home Appraisal" -** after other agencies neglected to return my call within an acceptable time frame!!

Catherine responded immediately!!

I am the POA (from Pennsylvania) for my Aunt and Uncle in "The Villages". He passed unexpectedly and was the care giver for my Aunt with advanced Alzheimer's. Understanding my needs, Catherine was available immediately to assist in all aspects of preparing the home for sale.

I had no-one in Florida to assist me, as the couple had no children and no remining siblings. I was only able to stay in Florida for two weeks.

Catherine assumed responsibility for advising me in all aspects of preparing the house for sale: cleaning, selling of contents, home inspection, repair work needed for the sale and Florida law.

Without her this would have been a next to impossible task for me living in Pennsylvania.

Catherine was honest, respectful and represented me with integrity. She was my "SAVING GRACE"!! Many Thanks Again Catherine!!"

-Janice Whiting

We found Catherine to be beyond reproach when it came to honesty, integrity and dedication to her customers.

“We recently sold our home in Summerfield, Florida.
Florida Fine Homes Realty was recommended to us by a close friend.

We were told that Catherine Tarquini the realtor was above and beyond when it came to honestly and integrity.

We contacted Catherine and from the first time my wife and I met with her we felt a warm connection. Catherine guided us on what we had to change and improve in our home to make our home more sellable. Catherine also had valuable information on home inspection specialist, movers, lenders, and, if needed, home cleaners.

We made each and every change she recommended and she sold our home on the first home viewing even before our first scheduled Open House at the asking price we had agreed upon.

Florida Fine Homes Realty was also extremely helpful to us by recommending a very talented handyman to take care of the required updates and repairs. Catherine took care of a multitude of issues including staging of our home.

I can not say or give enough praise to Catherine and the entire staff at Florida Fine Home Realty for a job very well done. We found Catherine to be beyond reproach when it came to honesty, integrity and dedication to her customers.

I would implore anyone buying or selling a home to contact this company it will be the best decision of your life."

-Roger and Patricia LaBombard

...never met a more professional people...

“We were planning to sell our Florida home, but unsure who to contact. By chance, we met Joe Scaperotta in my neighborhood at an open house. We have been in Florida for 20 years and have never met a more professional people until meeting Joe and his business partner Catherine Ann Tarquini.

They help us present our home for our open house. The reorganizing of furniture for the open house all made sense. Pictures were taken an put on the web site. The open house attracted 76 people. An offer and deposit was made the next day. We truly appreciated working with Joe and Catherine."

—Ginny and Gene Kluber

I couldn't ask for a more professional, knowledgeable and dedicated team.

“Being an out of state owner of property is difficult. When I chose to sell after my renter moved out, my concern was the property sitting vacant and potentially missing out on the primary selling season.

I had heard of Catherine through friends who had used her to sell their home. I spoke with her, signed the contract to have her and her partner, Joe, represent me in selling my home on a Tuesday and by that Saturday they had already staged my home, had an open house and secured an offer.

I couldn't ask for a more professional, knowledgeable and dedicated team. I would highly recommend them and would use them again myself if I have the opportunity."

-Kathy Eagle

They are so professional but at the same time make you feel like you are their only client.

“Working with Catherine and Joe has been the best experience I have had. They are so professional but at the same time make you feel like you are their only client.

Proving to be 3000 miles away and selling a house had it 's challenges, but with every call I made things were always done the same day. Catherine and Joe would say sure anything you need. Most realtors are not like that.

I would 100% recommend them when you want to sell your house. They throw everything into getting the job done. They made a difficult process very easy and have patience beyond when I did not.

Catherine and Joe are two people I call my friends and will stay in touch with them for sure.

They are #1 and I know they can sell your house and get you top dollar."

—Melody McKay, President, Sun Valley Communications

We have never been so pampered...

“We have never been so pampered, as we were by Catherine and her magic helpers. There are no words that describe Joe, these two seem to be aware of our needs before we knew we had them. They both went well beyond the call to duty and made the sale of 3 houses a snap."
-Zoe Ann & Ron Davis

Our home was sold the day it went on the market!

“I would recommend Florida Fine Homes to everyone. We bought our first home in The Villages® 5 years ago. It was a long distance purchase, Catherine and Joe took care of everything! We loved them then.

We recently sold that home, of course we called Catherine. Everything was handled professionally and with ease by Catherine and Joe. They definitely make you feel like family. They are knowledgeable about all aspects of buying or selling. The photography is also amazing.

Our home was sold the day it went on the market! We still love them!

Call them today if you are thinking about buying or selling a home."

—Larry & Julie Andreini