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Reviews for REALTOR® Lori Purcell

Jill & Lori were a great team in helping me sell my mom's home.

“I didn't live in the same town, and they went above and beyond in helping with questions, setting up open houses, acting as a liaison with vendors and with the buyers real estate agent.

They held my hand the whole time and I couldn't have been more comfortable and confident with the whole process. Thanks Jill and Lori!"

—Ann Wright

We had a full-price offer within 30 days and the closing was completed by July 31st!

“Over the years, I have worked with many qualified real estate agents to buy and sell properties. Lori Purcell and Catherine Tarquini of Florida Fine Homes Realty are the first that I would considered to be "EXCEPTIONAL".

We have been working on the possibility of an international move for a long time. We met early on with both Lori and Catherine to discuss the possibility of listing our home. When they arrived at our home they had already done their research and had organized all of the information available from public domains. They had sample contracts and information about the current market conditions. They spent time walking through the house and identifying all it's unique features. Then then sat with us and covered their approach to marketing, comps of similar houses in the area, their listing contract and some of the favorable contract clauses they offer. (Length of contract, cancellation of contract, earnest monies). They questioned us on what would be our idea of a perfect buyer and offer. We decided to sign a listing agreement with Florida Fine Homes Realty with Lori Purcell and Listing Realtor and Catherine Tarquini as Broker.

We are so glad that we did!!! The materials they prepared to list and market our home were professionally done and included:

  1. on-line video for potential buyers to walk through of our home
  2. marketing sheets showing all of the unique features
  3. comprehensive booklets showing in-depth home features, floor plan with room sizes,home improvements, tax bills, utilities bills

Our home was listed for sale June 1st. We had a full-price offer within 30 days and the closing was completed by July 31st! I attribute the success of our sale to Lori and Catherine and would not hesitate to use them again for any real estate transaction.

I attribute the very stress-free and successful sale of our home to both Lori Purcell and Catherine Tarquini."

—Jeff & Mary Kline

They are all action!!

“The unexpected death of my late father was a tragedy for me and a shock!
After going through all that sadness, I had no time to waste as I lived out of town and needed immediate help to sell my father’s home in the Villages!

I could not travel to my father's home all the time and maintain my own life and duties while managing his estate.

My father had once mentioned these nice realtors that he had worked with in passing! I did not know their names.

A miracle happened when Catherine Tarquini and Lori Purcell reached out to help. I realized these were the great ladies my father had spoken of!

I was thrilled and it turned out they would not only be life savers but excellent agents and wonderful real estate professionals!

Lori and Catherine fit me in their busy schedules working very late hours to get going and then make it all happen to successfully sale my father’s home.

They are full service and big time action agents. They immediately found an estate sale vendor who did a great great job with thousands of items, they helped with off site storage units, they got general contractors out to do a major pool repair that was critical, they met with all the minor contracts millions of times to coordinate those repairs!

They checked on the house all the time so I didn’t have to! They shot wonderful marketing videos of the house with drone shots. They held three open houses a week til it sold! They negotiated a great offer and then followed up while both attending the closing.

No stone was left unturned and never anything but a can do happy attitude that had nothing but a positive attitude with awesome results.

They always had a smile and never missed a beat! They are all action!! Their follow up on all detail was superb!!!!

As Tina Turner once said, “you are simply the best, better than all the rest” and when it comes to full service real estate these agents are the BEST!"

—Lucy Walser

Lori is by far the best agent that I've ever dealt with!

“Lori is a fabulous agent... you're fortunate to have her! I have bought and sold homes 13 times in my life...

Lori is by far the best agent that I've ever dealt with! She never missed completing any task even though I missed a few. Always followed up on everything. She is a rare breed in real estate sales! I'm so privileged to have been able to buy through her!"

—Rich Breyer

They both really went above and beyond For us.

“This is the 6th house we have sold and by far Jill Buckley & Lori Purcell are the best agents we’ve ever worked with.

I know the market is hot in The Villages but they sold our house in 5 days. They both really went above and beyond For us. I can easily give them both 5 stars. I just wish they were here in WV. To find our new home. Thanks again."

—John & Flora Serafine

She is the very best and I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone!

“I moved from Pa. and Lori Purcell is absolutely the best realtor ever. She is a very hard worker with extraordinary attention to detail.

She continuously provides you with important reminders on things you need to do to complete the purchase. A long distance move is not easy and I could have not done it without her. She is the very best and I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone! Thanks Lori!!!"

-Carol Breyer

Lori is a "Keeper"!

“My wife and I have more than 80 years of real estate experience and we are pleased to applaud Florida Fine Homes real estate agent - Lori Purcell of Lady Lake, Florida as The Very Best of The Best!

We have never experienced such a knowledgeable, thorough, thoughtful, and professional realtor. We are just ecstatic and pleased with our buying experience with Lori (from start to finish). Lori is a "Keeper"!"

-Bill & Michelle Patterson

She was always willing to go above and beyond...

“Lori Purcell was my real estate agent on my recent new home purchase. During the time I worked with her I found her to be conscientious, efficient and professional on all levels.

She was always willing to go above and beyond to make sure the deal was always in effect and she rose to the occasion and took care of all problems as they arose.

She was very organized and caring during the whole purchasing experience. Lori was always available for question 24/7.

I have worked with several agents with my past purchases and in comparison Lori was the top. I highly recommend her. AAA+++"

-Roseann Iancale

She gave her full attention that we knew we had the perfect realtor.

“We went down to The Villages Florida to search for our Florida home and had a quasi relationship with another realtor who failed at giving us the attention we were hoping for so we reached out to Lori Purcell who was referred to us by a family member and she met with us the very next day!

She listened to what style home we were looking for despite the lack of properties that were currently on the market at that time. We immediately recognized her professionalism and the positive outlook she carried every step of the way despite the condition of some properties. She gave her full attention that we knew we had the perfect realtor.

A little bit about our story finding a home....

While departing from an open house, a woman from another home a few doors down approached Lori and informed her that she and her husband were preparing to put their home on the market. We were given the opportunity to look at the property and were immediately hooked!! We just knew that kind of luck doesn't come easily and can only say that it was Lori who brought that luck upon us. We're currently back up north selling our home and looking forward to returning to The Villages® on a permanent basis. We will definitely make a point to touch base with Lori and Rex when we return.

Ms. Tarquini, you have a very talented lady and we couldn't speak highly enough about the wonderful experience we had searching and purchasing our new home with Lori Purcell."

-Neil & Karen Quenneville

...Lori made the transition very easily and fun for me.

“I had the great good fortune of meeting with Lori Purcell in early December '21 and closed on my home January 31, 2022. That was quite a feat since inventory was low, I had a rental lease coming to an end and a specific budget and lifestyle to work with.

The utmost professional: always prompt, knowledgeable, personable and very reachable. She had my best interests throughout the entire process.

Being from New York originally (60 yrs.), semi-retired in Delaware (9 years), part-time VT (13 yrs.) Florida was not my first rodeo - but Lori made the transition very easily and fun for me."

-Janet Sheridan

We had a fantastic experience with Lori!

“We had a fantastic experience with Lori! The real estate market was quite crazy at the time we were looking but Lori was vigilant, patient and so helpful throughout the entire process.

We would happily work with Lori again if the opportunity came about. Thank you Lori!"

-Greg & Denise Snow

There are no words than can express our gratitude.

“Aileen and I wanted to say thank you for all the effort and help you putted to complete the closing of our new house in The Village.

Without your help, who knows how long the process would have taken. There are no words than can express our gratitude. Thank you a lot!!!!"

-Pietro & Aillen Dimitri

On a scale of 1-5 Lori is 10.

“After 23 years living in a suburb of Houston my wife and I decided to relocate to The Villages® in central Florida. Since this was our fourth relocation utilizing a realtor we had a good concept the type of person that would work well with us.

As a minimum the person would be:

  1. A good listener — able to convert our specifications into homes that met our needs.
  2. A good communicator — forthright and able present pro’s and con’s.
  3. Friendly — cheerful & optimistic with a can-do attitude.
  4. Available — our relationship spanned different states and different time zones. During two prospecting visits we needed to make good use of time. Always ready to take a phone call during the months between first contact, final closing and beyond.
  5. Timely — able to respond to our questions promptly, whether in person, on the phone or via email.
  6. Knowledgeable — knows the market, knows the neighborhoods, knows the pricing trends, knows the myriad of available home models, knows the demographics.
  7. A good business person — a good head for mortgage lending rates & companies.
  8. A good negotiator
  9. Flexible — able to deal with changes due to Covid -19 restrictions as well other unplanned speedbumps along the way.

Lori Purcell exhibited the skill and the will to satisfy all our needs. Lori exceeded our expectations all the above areas — and much more. Examples of where Lori when above and beyond are as follows:

  1. Provided lists containing contact information for good insurance companies, contractors for landscaping, plumbing, painting, flooring, electricians, countertops, hair dressers, handymen, utility companies, pest control, TV & internet, furniture stores, restaurants — and more.
  2. Provided directions on how to obtain voter ID’s, driver’s licenses, auto registration, homestead exemptions, newspaper subscriptions, community services, golf tee times – and more.
  3. Provided useful recommendations for home inspection companies and surveyor companies.
  4. In addition to negotiating a very satisfactory price to purchase our home, Lori negotiated favorable prices to purchase several items of furniture from the owner — including a golf cart.
  5. When furniture was removed and carpeting proved to be in poor condition Lori negotiated a side agreement for compensation.
  6. During our home closing, through no fault of our own, our mortgage company was delayed wire transferring our closing money by 6.5 hours. It was a terribly frustrating, personally embarrassing period. Lori was a steadying influence throughout. She did an excellent job communicating with the Title company and mortgage company – and giving confidence to my wife and me.
  7. After the closing my wife and I decided to make a couple upgrades. I told Lori what we planned and who we intended to use to do the work. Lori anticipated 2 steps ahead & suggested 2 other types of contractors we would need together with their contact information. Her unsolicited thoughtfulness blew me away.

I believe good performance deserves recognition. Lori is in no way connected to either my wife, myself or anyone we know. By chance, Lori was recommended by an employee in a local restaurant who used her to purchase his home. He raved about the unique support she provided. I can only say the same.

On a scale of 1-5 Lori is 10. If you are considering purchasing a home in The Villages, FL there are hundreds of good realtors. Some are better than others. You would do yourself a service by contacting Lori.”

-David & Nancy LoDestro

She is a very responsive and efficient agent.

“Lori Purcell was the best agent we have ever used. We live in NY and she helped us buy our first second home. Lori made our process very seamless. We immediatly felt comfortable and trusted her.

Lori helped us close remotely due to the Covid-19. She has gone over and beyond for us. She helped us close on the house and has kept an eye on the property for us until we may return.

She is a very responsive and efficient agent. From the minute we put our offer in until even today she has kept in touch. Lori has been a huge help for us.

When doing business with Lori you feel like she is a friend looking out for your best interest. She goes over and beyond for you.

We are real estate investors in Syracuse, NY and have had many agents we have used. Lori truly is the best agent we have ever worked with.

I am greatful for how quickly and efficiently she has handled our first buy in The Villages. We will be repeat customers for life.

-Kelly A. Barry

I have never had this level of support and contact with any Realtor in the past.

“I met Lori at the Open House. I was looking for a home for my brother. I realized he was unable to purchase the home and Lori helped me through the process of finding a mortgage & recommending a title company.

Everything was literally effortless due to her organizing everything. She was in constant contact with me. All details were covered. I have never had this level of support and contact with any Realtor in the past.”

-Lynn Peters

Our experience with Lori was the best experience...

“Our experience with Lori was the best experience with a realtor we have ever had in purchasing property. Her listening ability and response times are excellent and has exceptional business sense and communication skills."
-John S. Oldford

Her advice in negotiations was invaluable.

“The home we owned for fifteen years in The Villages®, Florida was a factor in our downsizing. A friend recommended Lori Purcell, a realtor, to aid us in selling the property. The sale involved a 1031 exchange, which added to the duties of the realtor.

We found Lori to be dedicated, dependable, knowledgeable, and experienced. She was always ready to aid regardless if the request was minor or major. Her advice in negotiations was invaluable. She made it clear she had our interest in her service.

Based on our experience we would choose Lori Purcell as our real estate agent agin if the need arose.

-Richard Schmidt

We would highly recommend her to be your realtor.

“My wife and I live in Upstate New York and have been renting during winter months in The Villages Florida for the last six years. Lori was referred to us by a mutual acquaintance, and I contacted her to find us a place in The Villages.

She found several properties within our budget and area where we wanted to buy. She was sending us listing on weekly bases to like and choose a property.

Lori made the buying process so easy and stress free for us. Lori is not only an excellent realtor she is also a wonderful human being and a friend. We would highly recommend her to be your realtor."

-Joe Mathias

Lori made a very logistically difficult sale go smoothly…

“Selling a home from afar is stressful under normal circumstances, but during a pandemic too? That’s when you need a trusted agent. One that is known in her community and very professional.

When my siblings and I (in 3 different states) needed to sell our parents’ home in Leesburg, we turned to Lori Purcell and could not have been happier with her service and dedication!

Lori’s knowledge of the housing market allowed us to price the house fairly. Additionally, she was able to recommend contractors for various projects needed to get the house ready for listing.

From the estate sale, to finding someone to replace the AC unit, Lori went above and beyond by meeting contractors at the house since we couldn’t physically be there. She made sure the new landscaping stayed looking great too! She was in constant contact with us from start to finish.

Lori made a very logistically difficult sale go smoothly and together with my siblings, I highly recommend Lori.

Thank you!”


Easily the best realtor we have ever worked with.

“Easily the best realtor we have ever worked with. Lori represented us on the purchase of a new home and subsequently on the sale of our old home.

She’s the most knowledgeable realtor I have ever known. She worked hard to ensure our home purchase went as smoothly as possible and coordinated every pre-purchase inspection/repair on our behalf.

Lori doesn’t have a big team that she delegates to. She is the team so you get the best possible service every single time.

Similarly, on the sale of our home she was fantastic. She worked with a colleague to professionally stage the home and told us exactly what we needed to do to ensure the home was best presented. She had multiple open houses in the six days our home was on the market and the home sold for the exact price we were expecting before listing.

I would highly recommend Lori for anyone who is seeking to buy or sell a home. She knows the area extremely well and was an excellent advocate/representative in the buying and selling process.”


Lori was so great, very easy to work with.

“Lori was so great, very easy to work with. She went over and above. I hope I get to meet with her soon."
-Donna Branville