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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.”


Jim & Sue Kargen

“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 & Sue Kargen

Buddy Clark

“She [Jill Buckley] was absolutely the best.”

“She [Jill Buckley] was absolutely the best. Did a great job. Returned or answered all calls promptly. One of the best agents I have worked with in my long real estate career.

-Buddy Clark

Rose Marie and Charlie Rossmann

“Laura Ann Carver is exceptional!”

“Quite by accident, we stumbled upon an open house and decided to go in and see the home. It was there that we met Laura.

Laura was able to answer all our questions. She was very thorough and patient with us and let us take our time and look around the house. Anything we asked, she looked up right away on the computer and had the answer at her fingertips. We were very impressed with her skills and knowledge.

My husband and I own a business and we appreciate employees who are professional and truly care. Laura demonstrated both through this entire whirlwind of the week’s events. She knows her field and is willing to go the extra mile to help her clients. We appreciate the wonderful job Laura did to introduce us to The Villages and all she did to try to find us our vacation home. She is excellent at her job and if we can convince friends and family to come down to The Villages, we plan to recommend her to them.”

-Rose Marie and Charlie Rossmann

Bob and Janet Koptis

“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

Roger La Bombard

“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

Ginny and Gene Kluber

“…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

Kathy Eagle

“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

Melody McKay

“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

Sondra Howard

“…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

William R. Ward, Jr

“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