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Reviews for Broker/Owner Catherine Ann Tarquini

A great job selling my Aunt's house...

“Not only did they do a great job selling my Aunt's house but they helped her downsize and move to a new retirement community."
—Diane Mayer

I cannot say enough about Catherine and Jenna!

“They were the best agents I have ever worked with! They were very helpful and efficient in explaining all aspects of the listing and sale of my mom’s home.

They also were extremely supportive when it came to her move! I have never seen agents help their clients so much with the move and move-in process!

They both made a very traumatic event much more manageable and efficient! I highly recommend these two ladies to anyone selling their home and moving! (10 stars)"

—Karen Fenney

Thru a down market, FLHR were diligent in pursuing all available avenues for a fair price for our home sale.

“I do not believe that any other realtor would have done nearly as much.

They maintained constant contact and established a personal relationship as we made our way through Assisted Living, thence to a quality Independent Living facility. We were left with a great deal of respect and admiration for their hard work and friendship."

—Don & Lee Jean

We highly recommend Catherine & Laura if you are in need to buy or sell real estate!

“Catherine & Laura were terrific in helping us find the perfect home in The Villages®! After finding the right home Catherine & Laura helped us negotiate a great price.

Catherine recommended an excellent home inspector and we were able to have all major problems addressed prior to closing. Catherine further recommended a wonderful cleaning lady who did a phenomenal job prior to us moving in. This great team of realtors is now in the process of marketing our previous home in the historic section of The Villages. Any question we’ve had have been promptly and thoroughly addressed. We highly recommend Catherine & Laura if you are in need to buy or sell real estate!"

—Patrick & Joan Shannon

We didn't have to worry about anything...

“My husband and I have moved about 15 times in 46 years and this last move was by far the best because of Florida Fine Homes! Catherine and Joe were the best relators we have ever had!

They took care of every single detail making our move extremely easy. We didn't have to worry about anything, it was all covered by them. We highly recommend Florida Fine Homes Realty!"

—Charles & Elsa Ayres

She is able to guide you through the whole process...

“I am very thankful to know Catherine and have her be my sales agent for two homes in the last 3 years. Again, this last sale in October was smooth and easy for me.

Catherine is very knowledgeable about the laws and rules of buying and selling real estate. She is able to guide you through the whole process, from staging, to photographing and listing."

—Julie Andreini

Reviews for REALTOR® Jenna Werner

A BIG thank you to Jenna Werner

“She’s so helpful and thoughtful way beyond what I was expecting. She was there through all my ups and downs. I will never be able to thank her for what she has done for me.

She helped me at my most difficult time. Love 💕 and hugs to you Jenna. With her help and support I’m doing great!!!

—Sandra Hayes

I cannot say enough about Catherine and Jenna!

“They were the best agents I have ever worked with! They were very helpful and efficient in explaining all aspects of the listing and sale of my mom’s home.

They also were extremely supportive when it came to her move! I have never seen agents help their clients so much with the move and move-in process!

They both made a very traumatic event much more manageable and efficient! I highly recommend these two ladies to anyone selling their home and moving! (10 stars)"

—Karen Fenney

They worked above and beyond expectations.

“Jenna was very thorough and walked us through every step of our home purchase. She was prompt at returning calls, texts, and emails. Super personality also.

She and Catherine even helped us clean out our new house and took items to a donation center. They worked above and beyond expectations."

—Beverly Schermerhorn

We could not have asked for better Realtors.

“We had Catherine and Jenna help us sell our house. We could not have asked for better Realtors. They not only helped sell our house but they went up up and beyond to help us.

We were not here at the time we had our house up for sale. They made me feel so as not to worry because we weren’t able to be here at the time. Not only did they do as many open houses that they could do but went way out of their way to help us sell and they kept in contact with me all the time.

I would recommend them to anyone selling their home. They are very reliable, very helpful and very trustworthy. I was so happy with them, thank you Jenna and Catherine!"

—Yager

Reviews for REALTOR® Jill Buckley

A great job selling my Aunt's house...

“Not only did they do a great job selling my Aunt's house but they helped her downsize and move to a new retirement community."
—Diane Mayer

Jill Buckley was a pleasure to work with.

“She made the process so easy. She was very knowledgeable with everything."

—Kathleen Long

Jill Buckley was attentive, responsive and personable.

“We loved having her as our realtor for the past 2 homes.

Thank you so much Jill."

—Tim & Jamie Guy

...Thanks Jill for making, priceless, future memories for us and our families!!!

“Wow! During the 4 months of looking, visiting, reading, asking about homes in TV (The Villages®), I finally found a place that I felt it EMBRACED the feeling of, “Welcome Home”!

This house sale could not have been possible without the persistence, patience, professionalism, intestinal fortitude of my realtor, Jill Buckley…and her homemade chocolate chip cookies offered to sweetened the seller!!😁

At first, the seller was so upset about the numerous false promises made by other realtors, she CANCELED MY SECOND SHOWING!! THE ONLY house I would even consider after looking over a 100 homes in TV!! 😱 In fact she took the listing OFF THE MARKET!!! Needless to say, I was upset!!! The exhausting house hunt was back at square one!!! Knowing how upset I was, Jill called my seller, and miraculously convinced her to reconsider selling her house only TO ME!! She said, “YES”!

Throughout the buying/selling process, Jill “held both our hands” throughout the process! She was attentive to our every concern!!! I am extremely happy! I understand the seller is finally getting to enjoy her great-great grand baby in S. Carolina!!

Yep, sounds and feels LIKE we’re ALL WINNERS!! Again, thanks Jill for making, priceless, future memories for us and our families!!!"

—Lillian Shworles

Reviews for REALTOR® Joseph F. Zahner

...We would definitely use their professional services.

“We recently met Joe and Pamela Zahner while they were hosting an open house. Little did we know how valuable they were going to be in helping us secure this home as our own.

Throughout the process they exhibited excellent communication skills, represented our best interests, and either had all the answers to our questions or if not put the time into securing us an answer. If the need arose again, we would definitely use their professional services."

-Tim & Phyllis Trimnell

We would highly recommend the pair!

“Just want to thank Pam and Joe for their successful search in helping us find a home to renovate. Since we were spending the summer up north, we relied on them to find a house so that when we arrived back in The Villages,...

... Stew could start renovating immediately. With each house we saw online that looked like a possibility, Pam and Joe graciously did a walk-through taking photos for us and giving their opinion as to the suitability for renovating. They were very patient and were willing to do this for several houses before finding one that we were happy with. We would highly recommend the pair! Not only were they efficient, but we enjoyed their friendship throughout the process."

-Stew & Marilyn White

We can not express what great realtors Joe and Pam are.

“They both went above and beyond their scope as agents - sitting for 5 hours in our garage while having a hot water heater installed, meeting us at the house to check out our flooring,...

... providing us with very useful referral information for all the tradesman, not to mention answering every text, email and phone call in a timely matter. We don’t hesitate to refer Joe and Pam as your realtors. You would be working with the best as far as we’re concerned!"

-Victoria & Nancy Lombardo

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

Reviews for REALTOR® Lana S. Goldston

We highly recommend her...

“We really enjoyed working with Lana to find our perfect home away from home! Not only is she neighborly and friendly, but guided us through the correct channels until closing.

We highly recommend her and give her 11 out of 10 stars. ⭐️"

—Gwen & Charlie Frey

Lana is an excellent agent and puts her clients first.

“My husband I recently purchased a home in the Villages. Lana Goldston was hosting an Open House that we attended. We had a few questions that she said she would check on for us. Within the next hour she called us back with answers.

We knew right then if we were going to buy a house, we wanted her to represent us. Lana is very warm and friendly and is willing to do anything to make buying a home a very positive experience. She went over and above our expectations. Lana is an excellent agent and puts her clients first. I would highly recommend her!"

—Deb H.

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

Reviews for REALTOR® Laura Ann Carver

We highly recommend Catherine & Laura if you are in need to buy or sell real estate!

“Catherine & Laura were terrific in helping us find the perfect home in The Villages®! After finding the right home Catherine & Laura helped us negotiate a great price.

Catherine recommended an excellent home inspector and we were able to have all major problems addressed prior to closing. Catherine further recommended a wonderful cleaning lady who did a phenomenal job prior to us moving in. This great team of realtors is now in the process of marketing our previous home in the historic section of The Villages. Any question we’ve had have been promptly and thoroughly addressed. We highly recommend Catherine & Laura if you are in need to buy or sell real estate!"

—Patrick & Joan Shannon

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

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

Reviews for REALTOR® Pamela A. Zahner

...We would definitely use their professional services.

“We recently met Joe and Pamela Zahner while they were hosting an open house. Little did we know how valuable they were going to be in helping us secure this home as our own.

Throughout the process they exhibited excellent communication skills, represented our best interests, and either had all the answers to our questions or if not put the time into securing us an answer. If the need arose again, we would definitely use their professional services."

-Tim & Phyllis Trimnell

We would highly recommend the pair!

“Just want to thank Pam and Joe for their successful search in helping us find a home to renovate. Since we were spending the summer up north, we relied on them to find a house so that when we arrived back in The Villages,...

... Stew could start renovating immediately. With each house we saw online that looked like a possibility, Pam and Joe graciously did a walk-through taking photos for us and giving their opinion as to the suitability for renovating. They were very patient and were willing to do this for several houses before finding one that we were happy with. We would highly recommend the pair! Not only were they efficient, but we enjoyed their friendship throughout the process."

-Stew & Marilyn White

We can not express what great realtors Joe and Pam are.

“They both went above and beyond their scope as agents - sitting for 5 hours in our garage while having a hot water heater installed, meeting us at the house to check out our flooring,...

... providing us with very useful referral information for all the tradesman, not to mention answering every text, email and phone call in a timely matter. We don’t hesitate to refer Joe and Pam as your realtors. You would be working with the best as far as we’re concerned!"

-Victoria & Nancy Lombardo

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