SHE WAS MOST PLEASANT, HELPFUL AND TIMELY IN HER DEALINGS WITH US. WE DID NOT HAVE TO BADGER HER TO GET INFORMATION AS SHE KEPT US UP TO DATE IN AN EXEMPLERY MANNER. SHOULD WE NEED A REALATOR AGAIN WE WOULD NOT HESITATE TO USE HER SERVICES AND WOULD MOST DEFINTELY RECOMMEND HER TO ANYONE. SHE WAS PROFESSIONAL IN EVERY WAY!
It wasn’t easy because I needed lots of hand holding throughout this process — and I wasn’t sure of exactly where I wanted to plant. Through ( last count) seeing 37 homes and talking about more, Renee was patient and analyzed my reactions over a whole year! As a result I truly have the perfect home for me. Perfect. Lovely. And I know a realtor who puts client needs in front. Renee is a gem. (And I’ve made a friend.!)
He’s been very supportive and professional spending lots of time to show me all properties I was interested. Did all work with HOA office making all necessary calls. His responsiveness was incredible.George is very professional with good experience I definitely recommend him to my friends and if I decide to buy another property I will call him.
She was professional, efficient, and responded quickly to any questions or concerns we had. We live out of state and she was onsite for all of our inspections, which we really appreciated! We wanted to close a few days earlier than we had planned and she worked closely with the financial team to help make that happen. We highly recommend Sara!
. we will continue to utilize her for any future real estate endeavors...
We appreciated her guidance in putting in a successful offer, going through the inspection process and the lead up to the closing. We could not be happier with how the process went.
Helped us with more than 1 properties. Highly recommend
She listened to my wants/needs for what I was looking for in a home. She was always upfront and honest when I had questions or concerns. She went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with my new home.
She is professional, courteous, knowledgeable and just a great person. She worked remotely with us on the purchase of our lot in North Port Fl as we are located in NJ. I can’t say enough how great she was. Never did she waiver during this time and was always there when we needed her to take videos of the lots we were interested in. She is an asset to any company! Thanks Renee!
The attention to details and connections within the community makes Renee a valuable asset to have in your journey to home buying. As a 1st time home buyer I couldn't have asked for a better guide throughout the process. No matter what questions, concerns or fears I had she was always there to help me through using terms that I could understand. There just isn't any words to expressing the amazing experience that I had working with Renee one must experience it themselves. If your goal is to be a homeowner there's no one better than Renee Marquiss to get you across the threshold of your dream home.
Xena also handled the sale of our last Florida home not only in record time but also once again at the highest level of professionalism that anyone could ever ask for.
This realtor interviewed us to find out what our likes and dislikes were. Renee show homes that she knew what we could afford and what we qualify for. Understanding my husband as a veteran. Renee walk us thru the process even keeping us informed all the way. Renee work very hard at making sure everything was in order spending hours with everything and everyone to make sure our wishes were done right. Bill and I will be forever in her debt for what she did. We will always recommend Renee as the top realtor in Florida. We don't have enough room to tell u all what she has done for us. Thank you Renee. We love you and you are always welcome at our new home. Forever Grateful.
Very helpful and professional.
As a first time home buyer, there were so many questions I had, Sara was amazing at making me understand the process, she had the patience to explain to me what is going on, what will be next. Sara and Steven made the process easy and less stressful, even though we were in the middle of the holidays. To be completely honest, Sara knew and understood exactly what I was looking for. Sara sent me a few places to look at, but I fell in love with our first place and only place we checked out. It felt like home, and I knew right away I wanted it. Sara's negotiating skills helped me walk away with a steal! I was kind of blown away by the great deal I got on this place, new appliances with a new home warranty. She definitely had my interest in mind. Thank you for being a part of such a huge memorable moment for me. I will forever be grateful for this memory of my first home for my girls and I. It is because of you, we found a place I can call home. Every day when I get home, I feel so blessed and thankful I took the leap and became a first time home owner.
I appreciated your ability to help me find a spot from a long distance using good technology and meaningful correspondence with needed specifics.
She is prompt, honest and professional...a real “go getter”. She responded quickly to our calls and replied promptly to our voicemails. A master with contract negotiations, she came up with a deal the buyers could not resist. During the whole process, there was not a detail that escaped her. She was invaluable at securing an inspection, fixing broken door locks, getting appraisals, and completing due diligence with every detail, including the not so responsive roofing company. We have already recommended Renee to family and friends and will continue to recommend her to anyone looking in Sarasota county. Thanks Renee!!
Thorough and great communication throughout the sale of the house. Went the extra mile and helped out tremendously with any issues that came up! Very Impressed.
We lived in Wisconsin and were not going to be able to see our next home in person before putting in an offer, so trusting an agent wasn't going to be easy for me. Xena looked for all the things we would look at for ourselves on our virtual tours of homes, and I forget just how many homes we had her show us. She made it easy to trust her and in the end she helped us find a great condo in a crazy market. Now when we came down to move in Hurricane Ian was bearing down on us and being from WI have had no experience with such weather. Xena offered up her office for us to stay in at a higher ground than our condo, if her home had room she would have had us stay there. I don't think you can describe "above and beyond" better than that. I plan on recommending Xena & NextHome in the Sun to anyone who asks. If you're reading this and need a real estate pro, you don't need to look any further.
She has made the whole process seamless and painless. I would definitely recommend her for either buying or selling
She put my husband and I at ease as she guided us through a unusual home buying experience. We moved from CT to Nokomis but not before making an offer prior to leaving New England. Her amazing team and network of specialists soon revealed to us, we were in more than capable hands. Everyone was responsive and accommodating and they worked hard to help us close early‼️ We love our home here in FL and would highly recommend Renee for anyone! Renee is extraordinarily knowledgeable, respectful and refreshingly upfront and honest. We loved our experience and would say to anyone considering her services, don”t hesitate. We are glad we didn’t. Thank you Renee.
! She got to know what we liked and didn't. We live outside of Florida and had to depend on her a great deal to find our perfect home. She came thru for us and on our 3rd home we put a bid in we won and closed within 30 days! She paid so much detail to every house and pointed out things to look for and was very knowledgeable about the area. We would definitely recommend Renee to any of our friends and family that moved to the area!
Xena did an excellent job all around. She was always professional and knowledgable and went the extra mile to help us with things we could not do since we were not there. Xena's legal background was also an advantage. Xena was a pleasure to work with.
She is so kind and patient. She explains everything and never pushes you into any decisions. Sara doesn't force you into a sale that your not comfortable with. I would truly recommend Sara to everyone. Sara is not out for the money. Sara wants her clients happy with their decision at the end.
She helped with the process of buying our first home. Sara made that process so easy and not as scary as what we thought it was going to be. She answered any and all questions we had in a timely and professional manner, which we had tons of :). She was present throughout the whole process, from showings, final walk through to closing. If you are looking to sell your home or buy a new one, I HIGHLY recommend Sara.
As out of state buyers, we needed someone local who could provide us with additional support through the buying process. Xena delivered on all we asked. From recommending local vendors for inspections, who we could use for legal work and insurance, help us get our utilities organized, and even completed our pre-close inspection on our behalf. Our transaction was super easy and went flawlessly. We would definitely recommend Xena to everyone!
She was incredibly responsive, knowledgable and helpful through the entire process. You would be lucky to work with her!
She assisted us in the past more than once. Xena is very knowledgeable with reading contacts, inspecting homes and speaking up for her clients. We were blessed to have her by our side.
I could not have done this without you, and I am endlessly grateful for your hard work and expertise. If any of my friends or family are ever in need of an agent/broker, I will be sure to send them your way. If you ever need a review or testimonial, don’t hesitate to let me know! It’s the least I could do as thanks for your excellent service. Thank you again for everything! Sincerely, Susan
All transactions have been extremely smooth and very successful. I would recommend Renee and Next Home in the Sun to anyone buying or selling real estate in the Sarasota area.
From day 1, she was on the hunt for a house that would fit all of our needs. She makes you feel like you are her priority the entire process. We were searching for a home from 7 hours away and couldn't make frequent trips down to look. After our initial trip down to look, she video called us through several houses and knew exactly what we would be looking for. She goes above and beyond for her clients and took care of us like we were family. We ran through some challenges selling our home at our last unit and (even though it wasn't her job) she did everything she could to advise us through that. As a military family, we have strict deadlines for our departure and arrival at our new unit and Renee did absolutely everything she could to make sure we weren't left stranded with nowhere to go. I am not exaggerating at all when I say that she is a gem of a realtor and I will be recommending her to everyone.
She kept us up-to-date with any issues with the lender, seller, insurance company, inspectors, etc... with texts, e-mails, and phone calls. The experience that Renee has in the business of home purchasing and selling shows in the ease and grace in which she handles the process for you. Thanks again for all your help Renee
I had just moved from Minnesota and did not know much about the Real Estate market or procedures in Florida. Luckily, George Raju was my Buyer Agent. The Purchase Contract was signed just one day before the hurricane made landfall in Florida and still, the actual Closing was done three days ahead of the agreed Closing date. But believe me, as a Physician, I did not have time to complete any of the home-buying process in real-time. I am so grateful that George Raju did everything for me. He advised me and appraised me at each step. He followed up on everything, including pushing the bank loan approval and also the transfer of the Seller’s loan for the roof-top Solar panel. I trusted him and he did all right, to my best satisfaction, I strongly recommend George Raju as a proactive, thoughtful, and committed Real Estate Agent. Rubin
She's organized, thorough and so easy to work with. We appreciate her knowledgeable recommendations and guidance. We have found our land and now we are moving forward with the building process. Everything is more complicated these days but with Sara's help we are making steady progress. So happy to have her as our realtor.
!! She was always patient, calm and answered all of our questions in a timely manner! Extremely knowledgeable! She made the entire process “STRESS FREE”. What’s better than that?! Thank you for all the extras you did for us being 1200 miles away. My husband and I would highly recommend Renee. She’s the best of the best!
She cares very much for her clients and treats them with respect. She worked her ass off to get things done and I really appreciated that. She walked me through the house buying process and made it very easy and simple. She is simply AWESOME!
We bought, rented out and sold 4 different type of residential properties in Bradenton, Sarasota and Venice (Florida). All these years Xena was a bright example of exceptional professionalism in real estate market. She demonstrated not only deep knowledge in RE market trends, but outstanding skills in negotiations and communications with other agents and tenants. During so long time we encountered with so called "difficult" tenants too, but thanks to Xena everything was o'kay without any losses for us. All elements of RE and RE management service from Xena Vlalone were very good or perfect. Especially for us as not English native speaking. We highly recommend Xena Vallone to everybody, who needs quality service in real estate market.
Although I lived several hours away from where I was hoping to move to, Renee kept in touch on a regular basis without making me feel any pressure. Once I went to look at properties and met her finally, she was patient and was a great asset in assisting me with any information I requested and also very professional. I eventually found my dream home with her help and am extremely happy with her abilities and my new home. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking at purchasing property . I hope that our friendship will remain for many years in the future. Huge Thanks Renee for everything.
Renee was amazing! She came recommend to me from Veterans United my lender. Her presentation to the public of my property was the best ever. She always stayed in contact with me and in just a few weeks, had my property sold. She's the best from beginning to end.
She, as well as several highly qualified referrals, remains an integral part of the team with which we are working in Florida after we closed a week ago, and she will be a great asset and a true find moving forward as well. Thanks, Xena!
Buying a home out of state is an intimidating process but Renee made our experience go so smoothly! She kept us updated daily on new listings that matched our criteria. We instantly connected and felt at ease throughout our search. Renee was very knowledgeable and familiar with all the communities and we are so excited we made the right decision in finding the perfect home in Venice! Since we were not able to see the homes in person, Renee presented us with very informative videos as she “walked through” the homes we were interested in. This truly helped us in making our final decision on The One! Renee went above and beyond, and our experience was so wonderful working with her from the very beginning! She was very responsive in answering all our questions. Renee kept us updated on the Timeline spreadsheet, so we were in the loop on what to expect next as we made our way to our close! Renee was also very helpful with finding us a highly qualify home inspector, carpet cleaner company, house cleaning service and a landscaping company. I would highly recommend Renee to all our friends.
She showed me a house at the beginning of working with her I loved it. It was over my budget I was trying to stick to it. She keep looking for me and she knew what I was looking for. She got to know me and my style. We finally got one after being out bided so many times. I was getting very upset she keep telling me we will find one. And we did. She never kept looking for the area or home I was looking. She became a part of my family. She was very helpful. I still after being in my home since May still call her. Because she is honest and very helpful. Anyone would be lucky to have her as your agent.
I did this because I noticed his sign up on a nearby home which sold quickly. As the client, Anthony was extremely responsive and resourceful in getting accurate and thorough information to me in a highly timely method. It was a relief to not "mine" this realtor to get what I needed, which can be exhausting for the client, me. "Mining" has been my case with many other realtors' experiences in my past (when I was looking for property) and is frustrating and disheartening. I ask a lot of questions and am a "high maintenance" client and often get "brushed off," even when I am the paying client, regardless of the service! But, not with Anthony Turner. He truly has the "serving" spirit and was just the best in problem solving and keeping both parties, seller (me) and buyers up to date and calm when some glitches hit, like a delayed closing, septic problems, etc., the nightmares of many sellers and buyers! He was kind, non-reactive, but responsive, and low-key, but very alert and quick in working with me and my multitude of questions and concerns. He also had suggestions for the buyers on their need to find temporary housing in the area and he helped me find a septic inspector in an immediate need situation who knew what he was doing. Anthony left no one hanging and was right there when needed with resources and answers and caring service vs. money was his priority. Think "mother!" You want him as your realtor, hands down. He'll take care of you and you won't need a psychiatrist (ha, ha!) during what could be a stressful sales' process as things can come up unexpectedly, especially, with home inspections.
!?! Look no further, pick Sara Rybicki! You will have no regrets having her represent you! She’s one of the most caring, honest, patient, and professional Relators I know. My husband and I had Sara represent us once on the listing side and twice on the buying side. We were so impressed on how she handle our transactions from contract to closing! She truly made it a breeze and kept us well informed throughout the entire process! I will happily refer her to anyone in the market looking to buy or sell!
He was prompt, courteous, knowledgeable, and made fast work of ferreting out any facts on a property that would be helpful to us. I was impressed with how diplomatic he was when reaching out to sellers agents. And above all, Anthony was honest.
We love our home, and are happy with the service that Anthony provided.
I would recommend her to everyone I know that is about to go thru the whole process!
We went through the purchasing process remotely from Minnesota and Xena was fantastic. She was open and honest with her feedback on different properties we toured via facetime. We relied heavily on her expertise and recommendations. The end result was finding the perfect fit for what we were looking for. We did fly down for a live look during our inspection but everything else was virtual. The whole experience was smooth and professional right up to the virtual closing.
she work very hard to guide us through the process. When we were ready to sell that home, there was no question who we would call. Xena is very professional and works just as hard whether we were buying or selling. I highly recommend her.
I contacted Renee when I was ready to arrive in FL and start looking for Active Lifestyle and Age Restricted Communities with "my list"....needless to say, after viewing properties between Bradenton/Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch south to the Venice/Englewood/Port Charlotte areas, I selected a Neal Community, new construction in Englewood. Renee has been my guiding light with her knowledge and professionalism along with being a mentor with real estate law here in FL. Thankfully she will continue to assist me throughout the construction processes until my home is complete. Thank you Renee for all that you do, not only for me, but for others and in your community!!
She knows her job and does it very well. We don't buy houses very often, so it's reassuring to have someone you can rely on to answer your questions. And if she doesn't know the answer, she will find out ASAP and get back to you just as quickly. Renee is very detail-oriented which is paramount in order to have a successful transaction. She was always willing to go the extra-mile for us and I felt she protected our interests and needs. It isn't easy to pull up stakes, but Renee helps smooth the rough patches and makes a difficult job less stressful.
Publishing our home for sale with Next Home was a very rewarding experience. Xena was on top of every aspect of the sale. Publishing with pictures was a great selling point. It showed the community in a great overhead. Xena was on top of everything from the very beginning. When problems arose, she handled it with respect and intelligence I would recommend Xena and Next Home to friends and anyone looking for their Next Home
She has been very friendly and easy to talk to, she listened to what I was looking for and she was very speedy to respond to texts and email. She asked all the questions I didn't know to ask. Renee is very informative on the entire process and very familiar with Florida rules and regulations. I will, and I have, recommended Renee Marquiss to others as I feel she will do an awesome job for you as she has done for me.
Renee was so kind and kept us on track and we found our house and love it! She was so easy to work with! Thank you Renee!!
She’s knowledgeable, professional and responsive. I highly recommend her!
She was more than patient in showing us potential homes. Renee is a fantastic realtor, very knowledgeable.
She found great houses for me and guided me along the way. She truly went above and beyond and I felt she had my best interests in mind. Highly recommend!!
He kept me posted as we work through the paperwork. Keep up the good work, looking forward to the next project. Todd
She got us everything on our wish list plus more (a great community). Also, she gave us great recommendations on facts and/or laws of Florida, businesses, restaurants, and things to do locally because we came from Colorado. She is definitely very knowledgeable in real estate and friendly.
He communicated with us quickly and was able to get us a great home.
Mrs. Rybicki, helped me get over this fear. Thanks to Mrs. Rybicki expertise, I was able to not only understand the home buying process, but purchase my home in less then six weeks despite the challenges of Covid-19. Mrs. Rybicki was extraordinary. Not only was she always prompt, and on-time, but she assisted me through the tremendous amount of documents and information that I was required to submit. From the walk through of our condo, to the closing, Mrs. Rybicki was a present and informative. If you are seeking a caring, knowledgeable, Real Estate Professional, look no further. Mrs. Rybicki comes highly recommended.
Her knowledge and experience in the south Florida real estate market is invaluable. Renee found us our forever home.
She got to know us and what we were looking for and helped us find our dream home. She answered our many questions before and after the contract was signed and made buying the house stress free!! Thank you Renee for everything!!
What can you say about a realtor who meets up with you on a moment’s notice an hour away from her office every Friday afternoon at 4pm for a month, not to mention the numerous other showings during the week? And, she was always pleasant and upbeat no matter how crazy the mobs were at the showings. When we lost out on several houses, she felt as badly as we did. When our offer was accepted, she was excited as we were. Her communications with us were always up to the minute. She was always well prepared and thorough. After all her hard work fighting for us, we’re finally home! Thank you, Jim, Lyn, and of course Libbie (pictured with her special gift from Xena). We’ll miss you!!!
I arrived the last week of June and planned on a week to find a house. Because of limited time, I was thankful that she only showed me houses that met our criteria. Her knowledge of the area, her "eagle eye" as she looked at the properties, pointed out many issues that I did not see. I found a house and signed the contract. Unfortunately, the sellers were not able to find a house to purchase during the our initial 30 day contract. During an almost 3 month process, Renee kept us informed and more importantly, kept the pressure on the seller's realtor to inform us of their progress. This was made more difficult by the lack of attention by the seller's realtor. Through many conversations and negotiations, Renee kept us from going "off the rails" and was tough but professional to finally close the sale. Thankfully due to Renee's experience and tenacity, we are now the happy owners of our house in Port Charlotte. Thank you again Renee!
The house had a showing the day after it was listed. It was under contract after only 3 days on the market! We didn't even have time to put up a sign! Anthony took care of all the questions and concerns that popped up. He was on top of all the necessary paperwork. He even went out of his way to to take a water sample to the lab in Newport to get it tested before the weekend. I would recommend Anthony for all of your real estate needs. I'm sure he shows the same attention to detail as a buyers agent as he did as the sellers agent. Thank you for a smooth and easy sale! Paul & Marjorie Turner
Xena Valone represents her clients as an outstanding realtor in the field of real estate sales! I purchased a home in Florida during the pandemic closures across the country. Ms. Vallone could not have been more supportive from start to finish of the entire process. I was able to do virtual tours of prospective homes/properties given her adept use of a video device allowing me to literally see every part of a tour from my home in Maryland. She kept me informed via email at every turn up through the entire settlement process as well. She was also a most professional and pleasant person who kept me up to date and at ease at all times. At settlement, I was overwhelmed by her generosity of spirit when she presented me with a basket (creatively in the form of a laundry basket) full of moving supplies including paper towels, scissors, toilet tissue and the like!! I also enjoyed my first dinner at a local restaurant from her congratulatory gift card!! When she shared that she is my realtor for life, she did not exaggerate as she was so helpful to provide access to contractors working in the Florida vacation home. Finally, a full year later while at my tax preparer's office, Ms. Vallone aptly retrieved my data upon my call that was not planned. In a split second, I had all of the information needed to be eligible for the tax code benefit. I enthusiastically recommend Ms. Xena Vallone for things in the real estate world! Sincerely, David A. Patterson
She is knowledgeable, personable and helpful, I felt supported thru out every step of the process. Sarah explained every step with patience and was easy to reach to at all times. Next time I am ready for my next home, Ill be definitely working with her. Thank you so much!!!
She made buying a second home in FL the best experience. We put our trust in her since we live out of state. She is friendly, answers her phone and sent us videos of the condo we purchased. I highly recommend Renee for your home buying experience.
She did all the heavy lifting and was available day and night She was there start to finish I highly recommend Renee, she is a true professional
Was very communicative and helpful through out the long process of house hunting to closing.
As out-of-state sellers, Xena graciously assisted us with various house prep issues, which we greatly appreciated. We would definitely recommend Xena to others.
.... our condo was on the market less than a day .... sold for asking price .... transaction closed, paperwork handled, money in the bank. What more could a client ask for? Sara has sold multiple homes for our family with quick, professional results. I am proud to pass her name on to family and friends with confidence that she will treat them and their needs with the same priority. The entire team is available to help you with your transactions. A very warm and caring office!
I appreciate all you did for us, and looking forward to round 3 haha
Our communication was mostly text, email, and phone. Sara responded to all inquiries in an honest and timely manner. She provided important information about details necessary to complete our transaction. Sara did a FaceTime walk through for our first look at the property, and again after inspection. We finally met Sara face to face after our offer was accepted and we visited the property for the first time a couple weeks before closing. Hurricane Ian fortunately missed the area, and Sara did a drive by inspection as soon as possible to assure us the property had suffered no major damage. I highly recommend Sara. Her professional manner, combined with friendliness makes her an outstanding realtor.
Professional, yet personable, knowledgeable, and always available to us. It was working with Anthony and we highly recommend him. Thank you, Anthony!
Found us a home in our price range and made this purchase easy for a first time homeowner. She followed up on every detail.. Do not hesitate to use Renee for your selling/buying needs...
She completely understood what we were looking for, and made excellent suggestions of homes to consider. She was always responsive when we had questions, willing to get more information for us, careful to explain the whole process and remain calm and encouraging throughout. We would highly recommend her.
She is always doing her best no matter the situation. I am grateful she was my families realtor. If you ever had a question she was always there to answer any of them. Also she made our first home buying experience a one to remember forever. Every day we were contacted be her about houses. When we first started looking she wrote down everything we wanted in a house and locations. I will always use Renee as my realtor for now on. She is always honest with you no matter what. Thank you for being who you are and for helping us on our journey.
She assisted me in my home search. I decided upon a new construction home. Renee was there until the closing and assisted with her professional knowledge as a realtor. Thank you Renee
Boy, am I thankful I didn’t listen to her. I trusted my gut and went with my friend Sara Rybicki, Realtor, The Rybicki Team at NextHome In The Sun and I am so blessed and thankful she has been apart of EVERY STEP OF THIS process!!! I bought this place I called home, not even looking at any other places. I knew when I saw this condo it was home for my girls and I! It’s been more than home, it’s been my everything for the last 3 years. I got to watch some amazing clouds and storms over the years. I was here for the pandemic, through some amazing times of my life. And now that it’s time for me to move on, Sara has guided me every step of the way and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m here just to say, don’t listen to those Karen’s who could careless about you and your needs, and TRUST YOUR GUT. I don’t know about you but it’s never stirred me wrong. If you are looking to buy or put your place in the market, I would highly recommend Sara. I'm so glad I made Sara apart of my first buy and sell experience, it was a breeze.
She is always available to look at new listings and has been a very valuable asset to the NextHome brand. We need more dedicated, professional agents out there willing to do what it takes to make their customers happy. Thank you so much Sara for all your hard work and dedication. I am sure my friends new build will be everything they dreamed of.