Our biggest challenge was trying to sell a second home we owned in Punta Gorda and find/purchase the retirement "dream home" via long distance. Lucky for us, we found Debbie Saunders and she immediately went to work. She created the strategy for the buy/sell by providing data that helped us to understand the Florida market value and what we needed to consider as we sold & purchased our property. I didn't realize how important it would be to work with someone who has over 30yrs experience in the real estate industry as well as her knowledge of Punta Gorda. Debbie knew we needed to sell one home to purchase the next, and she accurately priced the home which we were comfortable with and it sold quickly. Not only that, when we had issues with the house and needed a few repairs, Debbie met with vendors and made sure the jobs were completed, since we were still living in New England. That alone saved us so much time & money, I don't know what we would have done without her help! In addition, she also mapped out the waterfront properties on the market providing an education on the area, access to the harbor, & pros/cons so we could narrow down our search. We all know how easy it is to look at homes on line, however, they don't always appear the same in person. Since we were still living in New England, Debbie would go and look at homes for us and send pictures and add a narrative of the property. She would then give us a call to discuss. This was extremely helpful because we knew Debbie listened to us and was very aware of our "must haves" for our retirement home. In the end, with Debbie's help, we found the perfect retirement home on the water with a view that is absolutely spectacular! We are extremely happy! Debbie is well respected in the area and has a strong professional partnership with many vendor/contractors. When we needed help to install a fence, air conditioning, pool maintenance, pest control, lawn care, etc., Debbie was able to point us in the right direction. Every vendor we did business with did a fantastic job. It made preparing to move into our new home so much easier. As a real estate agent, Debbie doesn't just buy & sell property, she engages with her customers and goes above and beyond to ensure you get the very best customer experience. She helped make our retirement dream come true! We highly recommend Debbie Saunders to anyone looking to buy/sell in Punta Gorda. You won't be disappointed, she's exceptional!
She worked closely with us on all aspects of the process including; value added improvements, pricing, competition, market research and current market conditions as well as progress reports and prospective buyer feedback, all in a professional and timely fashion. Also, she helped guide us through the maze of current rules and laws and simplified the process which ultimately resulted in a very smooth and orderly sale and closing. In short, she got the job done to our complete satisfaction and would highly recommend her!
Communications throughout the process was great. Realtor accessibility was also excellent. Debbie was very thorough which made the process for selling my home very smooth.
I was most impressed with Debbie and found her to be very honest, knowledgeable and professional. Debbie offered helpful suggestions and was a delight to work with. She added that personal touch and made her a delight to work with. If and when I decided to buy or sell again I would certainly use Debbie
She also provided beneficial information such as contractors, home watch individuals and association regulations. She had demonstrated her ability move property quickly when a neighbor's home sold in one day. I knew that I would list our property with her when the time was right. I found Debbie Saunders to be a highly skilled realtor, easy to work with and accomplished everything in a timely fashion. We were surprised and pleased when our property sold within a week. I highly recommend Debbie Saunders.
She earned an A+, and I would engage her again in a heartbeat. Her pricing was spot-on and resulted in a sales price w/in 2% of our target. Debbie identified, contracted, and coordinated all of the necessary repairs and upgrades to the house. As a consequence, the house inspection passed with flying colors. Debbie's active marketing of the house resulted in a sale w/in days of us getting it ready. It is important to mention that Debbie educated me on the sales process, so I always understood what was going on and felt in control. She has top notch communication and sales management skills as evidenced by her providing me with regular updates on the house preparation, its marketing, and the closing activities. In addition, Debbie partnered with a local closing services company that did a superlative job. In summary, Debbie is a smart, hard-working, connected, and personable real estate professional who I strongly recommend.