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Reviews for Broker/Owner Catherine Ann Tarquini

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

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

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

She is a definitely a 5 star agent.

“Jill is absolutely fantastic to work with. She has all the answers, if not she will find it in no time.

In the last 20 years we have bought 5 houses and sold 4 and she is the best agent we have worked with.

She got involved in the complete process and was able to help us understand every part of the transaction as it was our first time buying in Florida.

I am very comfortable recommending Jill if you want to buy or sell a house and I am 100% sure you will be well served by Jill. She is a definitely a 5 star agent."

—Jean-Marc Lemoine & Carmen Courmoyer

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

“I'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

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

She is the only realtor we would use in this world.

“Experience, contacts and knowledge of resources, our realtor Jill Buckley has it all! She successfully negotiated with the mortgage company, bank and house inspectors.

She investigated the fine print of all documents and navigated through the chaos of appraisal, survey and notaries. We are happy that all of our friends who live in The Villages® recommended Jill Buckley. She is the only realtor we would use in this world."

—Cardinal & Geraldine Brogdon

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

She went above and beyond anything we would have expected.

“Jill was great to work with!! She went above and beyond anything we would have expected. We will use her again anytime we need a realtor and will recommend her to friends and family!!"
—Chuck & Michelle Denison

I'd recommend working with Jill to anyone especially if you're not local.

“Jill was our buyer's agent on a FSBO and she was not only a delight but was able to navigate a very challenging seller. Without Jill, I know we wouldn't have gotten the house—especially crucial in this seller's market!!

I'd recommend working with Jill to anyone especially if you're not local. Jill did a virtual walk through for us and we trusted her opinion on the house meeting our needs and being a smart purchase.

Jill was there for the inspection, the walk through and the closing all the while providing guidance and quality representation."

—Natalie S.

It was a nice experience working with her.

“I will highly recommend Ms. Jill Buckley. I looked forward to going out to look at houses with her, she's friendly, knowledgeable in most aspects of real estate...

...and if she doesn't have an answer she will find it for you. I also liked the fact that when I called her with questions she would not delay in calling me back or texting me with an answer.

She's very active and will send me listings of properties as soon as they hit the market... and will call me every so often to find out if I have any questions... It was a nice experience working with her."

—Carlos Collazo

She was delightful to spend time with.

“Jill Buckley was an excellent agent for us. She knew the area, knew what we were looking to buy, sent us many properties to review on line.

She was delightful to spend time with. And helped us even after the closing had occurred and made certain all issues were handled. We told all our friends how great she was."

—Claire Marie Lotz

We could not be happier with her service and would gladly recommend her!

“My siblings and I were only in town for a few days to clear out my parents’ home in the Villages and put in on the market. Jill Buckley and Catherine Tarquini worked around our schedule and provided invaluable recommendations and information.

They were great communicating with us and keeping us informed.

Since all of us live in other states and could not physically be in Florida, we really appreciated Jill meeting contractors at the house.

She had multiple open houses and the home sold for the asking price we had agreed upon.

We could not be happier with her service and would gladly recommend her!"

—Barbara Huggins

I highly recommend Jill Buckley to fulfill your real estate needs and more!

“Imagine that you were lucky enough to sell your home with a pandemic on your doorstep. Next, the buyer wants to close weeks early because of those same circumstances, but you don’t have a new home!

Enter Jill Buckley, star realtor, who found me my perfect dream home in The Villages, communicating and touring the home via Facetime.

Incredible! From offer to closing less than 3 weeks elapsed.

Even more incredible! From offer and inspection to closing, Jill ensured all went smoothly despite these uncertain times.

Since I am from out of town I relied heavily on Jill’s knowledge and expertise in the real estate marketplace. She did not disappoint. Additionally, I relied on Jill for other resources to ready my dream home for my arrival.

In case there is any question, I will state very simply, I highly recommend Jill Buckley to fulfill your real estate needs and more!"

—Pamela Gerald

Jill did a great job selling my home.

“Jill did a great job selling my home. It sold quickly. She had excellent recommendations for some of the work that needed to be done. She kept me in the loop thru the process."
—Pat Guminski

Jill is a 5 star realtor.

“Jill was very professional, responsive, courteous. We enjoyed working with her. Jill is a 5 star realtor. Jill was so helpful to us, always quick to reply to all our questions."
—Lillian Danielson

I would definitely recommend her...

“I used Jill Buckley as my agent and was very pleased with her service.

She went out of her way to find me a property in The Villages® and quickly. My transaction was a 1031 exchange used specifically for investment properties and she kept up with all the details involved. I would definitely recommend her for your real estate search."

—Betsy Daly

...Jill was by far the best

“Jill Buckley was a great agent and stayed on top of things to hit our closing date. she was great to work with all the way around.

We my wife and I have worked with many realest agents and Jill was by far the best."

—David P. Allen

Easy as one two three

“Jill was very easy to work with, kept us informed on what was going on. Kept our house moving forward to close on time. Jill was very knowledgeable about the coumminity.

And was just fun to be around. We would highly recomend her to anyone in the home market."

—David & Naome Allen

Jill is the best!

“Jill is very professional. She gave me names of vendors to help clear the house. The photos online were fantastic. The house sold in 4 hours."
—Pat Guminski

Thank you Jill for your commitment to helping find a new home.

“Moving from Puerto Rico to Florida is not any easy move. A real estate agent that can assist one with the move is really a great help. This is where Jill Buckley exceeded and more.

She provided a daily list of homes available, always available to provide answers to many questions and information needed to make decisions was greatly appreciated. It helped us with finding a new home in a state we have never lived before and the referrals helped us establish ourselves.

Thank you Jill for your commitment to helping find a new home."

—Luis Rivera

If you are looking to purchase a home I would highly recommend Jill.

“Jill Buckley was a real pleasure to work with. She not only works very hard but did so many extras to make our experience the best."

She stays on top of everything and sees the process all the way through to closing and then some. Not only did she provide us with an excellent experience she was also just a very down to earth fun person to spend your entire day with. If you are looking to purchase a home I would highly recommend Jill."

—Tami Mansir

Jill was great and very patient.

“I believe she had to put up with me for almost 8 months due to various lender issues.

I highly recommend Jill Buckley."

—Pamela

Jill was a pleasure to work with.

“Jill was a pleasure to work with. Very knowledgeable in every aspect of the real estate she was showing.

Went above and beyond the call of duty in every area, explaining services like who provides electricity, area attractions, clubs, pro's and con's of the area and much more. Above all very trust worthy."

—Bill Barr

...we were happy with her hard work.

“Jill Buckley represented Florida Fine Homes Realty as a no nonesence realty agent.

She was patient with our change of ideas and plans and gave us space but guidance when needed. She represented the home we purchased sight unseen and we were not disappointed. Overall we were happy with her hard work."

—Ken and Mary Osborn

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

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 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

Her personality made her a delight to work with.

“I appreciated all Lana did in preparing my Mother's villa for sale and the actual sale. She was very diligent and hard-working to get us to the point of finding a buyer.

Her personality made her a delight to work with. I would recommend your company to anyone needing a realtor. I would recommend Ace Tree Trimming to anyone needing that service."

—Howard Hawks

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

...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

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 was immediately drawn to Laura’s professionalism...

“Laura Carver always goes above and beyond and provides exceptional service! I met Laura during an open house on my first home searching trip to The Villages in Florida (relocating from Connecticut to Florida).

I had met several realtors that day, however I was immediately drawn to Laura’s professionalism, extensive knowledge of real estate and The Villages community and her friendly personality.

I knew I would be in good hands with Laura. Laura is extremely knowledgeable and has a wonderful calming way about her. I felt extremely comfortable working with Laura during each phase of the home buying process. The home buying experience can be very stressful, and Laura eased that stress by working countless hours, being extremely responsive to my questions/concerns and provided guidance and offered her expertise every step of the way.

I now consider Laura a friend and I highly recommend Laura to anyone that is searching for a new home.

If you want a realtor who is honest, caring, listens and understands your home buying needs – as well as someone who has extensive real estate knowledge - than Laura Carver is the right realtor for you. Laura delivers results!! I can’t thank her enough for everything she has done to make this process as smooth as possible. Thank you Laura!"

—Janet Coleman

Her personality is perfect for this profession.

“This is the second house that Laura Carver has helped me purchase. The first time I was still living in Atlanta.

She listened to exactly what I needed and wanted and, though my needs were a bit unusual, found a perfect home for me. The second purchase went flawlessly also.

Laura is a delight to work with and her knowledge regarding all things real estate made the processes seamless. Her personality is perfect for this profession.

We highly recommend Laura to anyone who is looking for not just a piece of property, but for a home."

—Barb Sherer

I wouldn't consider anyone else.

“Laura had sold me a home here in the Village's a few years back and I had very good experence then so when it was my time to look again for a home I called Laura again.

Didn't even consider anyone else after she said she would help me.

Laura and Lana both worked tirelessly on my behalf. I wouldn't consider anyone else. They treat you like family. Five stars to both."

—James T Pope Jr.

We highly recommend [Laura Ann Carver]

“We were first time clients of Laura Carver, I had met her at an open house. She was very happy to show us a home when I called her last minute one afternoon in June.

She accommodated us and took us in, we called back a short time later and asked to look again with family and she kindly took us again! She has been kind, personable, professional and very helpful guiding us through the process.

We finally closed and love our new home. We highly recommend her, she’s always responsive and answered our questions and concerns. We have definitely recommended her to our friends and will continue to do so."

—Cheryl and Scott Ovenshire

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

Reviews for REALTOR® Lori Purcell

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!”

-Karyn

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.”

-scatkin13

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

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