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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 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

Reviews for REALTOR® Jenna Werner

...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

You can't go wrong with this young lady!

“I have bought and sold often over the years but never a home in the USA and I was a Canadian back in Canada. Jenna Werner is by far the best realtor, I have ever dealt with.

After one phone call, she took charge connecting me to all the tax people that I needed to connect with, meeting my friends at my home to help them stage it, listing and selling within 4 days etc etc.

She made an experience that was daunting to me, very easy and all the details were taken care of very professionally. You can't go wrong with this young lady!"

—Lana Marcine

Jenna was extremely patient with us throughout our house hunt.

“My family and I were looking to purchase a home in the Ocala area. Jenna Werner was our realtor.

We knew the type of home we wanted as well as the budget we wanted to stick with. Jenna was extremely patient with us throughout our house hunt. She provided detailed information for each house that we toured.

Thanks to her expertise in real estate we were able to purchase a home that we absolutely love. She knows how to do her job and she does it well.

We’ve decided that she’ll be our realtor in the future if ever decide to purchase another home. Jenna Werner is simply amazing!"

—Dominque L. Cobin

Jenna is a very hard working and outgoing person.

“Jenna is a very hard working and outgoing person. Jenna goes above and beyond to make her clients not just satisfied but happy.

Overall Jenna is just a wonderful person."

—Abigail Henry

Reviews for REALTOR® Jill Buckley

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

I would rate her five out of five stars.

“No question about it! Jill Buckley is a realtor you will want to use! Jill was a realtor referred to us back in Georgia for exploring housing options in The Villages, FL.

She was very knowledgeable about the different housing options in the Villages available; where not to go because of noise pollution: near the railroad, close to amenities, the Polo grounds, etc.

When it came time to make an offer for a house she knew the comparable prices, what to offer and what to require of the seller.

Being far off in Georgia she represented us in our absence during the various inspections. She advised us what inspection was necessary to lower our homer owners insurance. And she advised what we should require of the seller to fix in the house before closing. We granted the seller extra time to stay in the house beyond closing and she negotiated a fair rental price that reduced our purchase costs. She negotiated with the seller to throw in the purchase deal his golf cart which saved us money.

With my wife injuring herself where we were not able to attend closing, she made the arrangements to close the deal without us being there. She made arrangements for the house to be cleaned before we moved in.

From my past experiences, she went above and beyond the call of duty. She is a realtor you would want to use, knowledgeable about the area, comparables and saving you money in the transaction. I would rate her five out of five stars."

—Bob Stawarz

Jill worked hard for us during the entire process.

“You want honest, hard working, diligent, and great with communication... then this lady here is your gal!

Not only did she assist in selling our home, she showed us countless homes to buy. If we called, she was there! We found our dream home and Jill assisted us with finding contractors for the upgrades.

I hope to never move again, but if I do... Jill will be my 1st call! Highly recommend!!!"

—Chris & Judy Crider

Easy to work with & very professional!

“Jill Buckley was so easy to work with. Easy to work with & very professional! Thank you Jill!"
—Michelle Denison

Reviews for REALTOR® Joseph F. Zahner

We highly recommend them...

“Pamela and Joe Zahner were fantastic to work with. They walked us through each step of the process and made buying a home while out of town so much simpler.

Routine checks on the house and accompanying us to The Villages sales office to get our ID’s were just some of the personal service we received. We highly recommend them and would definitely consider them for any future real estate needs."

-Bruce & Jennie Helton

Pam and Joe made the process so easy.

“It seemed like they went above and beyond in helping us. We could not have asked for better professionals. In the future we will seek them out to help us with a transaction."
-Doug & Doreen Campain

We've made new friends already - thank you!!

“A big thank you to Pam and Joe for spending time with us this morning. Even though they knew we were not going to be ready to buy until summer...

... and oh by the way, they were just filling in for a co-worker who was under the weather, it didn't stop them from going all out to give us an exceptional experience.

At this point, we are only shopping for a great community. They came prepared with a great deal of knowledge about the 55 plus communities in the area, as well as knowledge about real estate in Florida in general.

They both have great personalities, we learned a lot, and genuinely enjoyed the morning with them. We've made new friends already - thank you!!"

-Charlie & Vicki Chandler

Thank you so much Joe and Pam for your outstanding job...

“My son and I just settled on a house in The Villages® on February 11, 2022, we were so lucky to have Pam and Joe as our Florida Fine Realty Agents.

Every question, every email, and every phone call was answered immediately and they took care of everything. Thank you so much Joe and Pam for your outstanding job, love you two!

-Joan Zaremba

Reviews for REALTOR® Lana S. Goldston

Lana Goldston was my agent and my house sold in 2 days!

“She set up the most impressive open house I have ever seen. She had brochures about the neighborhood and all the things to enjoy about The Villages other than the house, she knew how important that is to people.

She helped me every step of the way and having someone like her with me was essential in making this transition the huge success that it has been. Thank you Lana!"

—Crissy G.

Lana worked hard to put the deal together.

“I really can't say enough good things about Lana Goldston. (This coming from a buyer.)

Lana took care of all my questions and concerns. She went out of her way to speak with our mortgage broker. Lana worked hard to put the deal together. If you're buying or selling I would definitely call her."

—Peter & Rosemarie Matlock

Lana is the best.

“Anyone needing an MLS Realtor in The Villages, to buy or sell, MUST contact Lana Goldston. Lana is the best.

She went above and beyond to help me find the best house for my family. We Love our new home.

Lana also helped us through the entire closing process. I, we, can't thank her enough."

—Elizabeth Schmidt

We couldn't be happier!

“I just want to say thank you Lana so so much for the amazing job in helping Rob and I secure our new home!

I would and will 150% recommend you to anyone looking to sell or buy! We couldn't be happier!"

—Deborah Wolbert

Reviews for REALTOR® Laura Ann Carver

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

Laura was able to find the perfect house for me.

“In December 2019 I purchased a home in Spruce Creek South with the help of Laura Carver. At first the search was long distance as I was in Washington state. Laura would look at houses with me on video.

As she went through the house, I was able to see it as she described it to me. At her suggestion I made the trip to Florida so I could see the houses in person and give Laura a better idea of what I wanted.

Laura was able to find the perfect house for me. And since I wasn't able to move in right away, she went above and beyond as she checked on the house and brought in mail for me.

I would recommend Laura Carver and Florida Fine Homes Realty if you are searching for your perfect home. I know if I ever decide to sell my home, Laura will be the person I contact."

—Susan Herron

...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

We found the perfect home...

“We were extremely happy with the service provided by Laura Carver. Laura is professional, organized, knowledgeable, and provided us with top notch service.

Laura goes above and beyond to make sure you are taken care of. We found the perfect home with Laura’s help, and settlement could not have gone smoother. We highly recommended Laura to everyone looking to purchase or sell a home."

—Karen & Peter Zemitis

Reviews for REALTOR® Lori Purcell

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

Reviews for REALTOR® Pamela A. Zahner

We highly recommend them...

“Pamela and Joe Zahner were fantastic to work with. They walked us through each step of the process and made buying a home while out of town so much simpler.

Routine checks on the house and accompanying us to The Villages sales office to get our ID’s were just some of the personal service we received. We highly recommend them and would definitely consider them for any future real estate needs."

-Bruce & Jennie Helton

Pam and Joe made the process so easy.

“It seemed like they went above and beyond in helping us. We could not have asked for better professionals. In the future we will seek them out to help us with a transaction."
-Doug & Doreen Campain

We've made new friends already - thank you!!

“A big thank you to Pam and Joe for spending time with us this morning. Even though they knew we were not going to be ready to buy until summer...

... and oh by the way, they were just filling in for a co-worker who was under the weather, it didn't stop them from going all out to give us an exceptional experience.

At this point, we are only shopping for a great community. They came prepared with a great deal of knowledge about the 55 plus communities in the area, as well as knowledge about real estate in Florida in general.

They both have great personalities, we learned a lot, and genuinely enjoyed the morning with them. We've made new friends already - thank you!!"

-Charlie & Vicki Chandler

Thank you so much Joe and Pam for your outstanding job...

“My son and I just settled on a house in The Villages® on February 11, 2022, we were so lucky to have Pam and Joe as our Florida Fine Realty Agents.

Every question, every email, and every phone call was answered immediately and they took care of everything. Thank you so much Joe and Pam for your outstanding job, love you two!

-Joan Zaremba