I worked with Walter Winship from the Dwell office. I contacted Walter about a property listed in Sarasota. He gave me a succinct, expert opinion. I was so impressed, I began a house search with him for our move from Philadelphia. Throughout the next 6 months we searched for the right house with Walter's help. Eventually, we found a great place in Venice. Walter was able to negotiate for us and go to settlement for us, while we stayed in PA. I trusted Walter to guide me through the biggest purchase of my life and he came through with flying colors. Walter Winship and Dwell Agency have exceeded my expectations consistently.
We just closed on a condo in Grand Estuary in Bradenton, Fl. Our agent, Walter Winship, was attentive, knowledgeable and made the search for our home fun and interesting. Every step of the process was explained clearly and cheerfully and the road to closing was smooth. I highly recommend Dwell Realty and Walter Winship!
We just closed on a waterfront single family home in Bradenton . Cathy Loeppke was fantastic through the whole buying experience. We presently live in New Jersey and closed absentee . Right from the start Cathy listened to what we were looking for and sent us by email about 28 homes that fit the bill. We then flew down and she did not waste any time and started showing us some very nice houses of the 28 she sent us we looked at around 15 of them and ended up buying the first home that we looked at. I cannot say enough great things about doing business with Cathy.
Dwell's Cathy Loeppke helped find us our beautiful home in Palmer Ranch. She is very knowledgeable and provided us with excellent service, from the start of the home-search process until the purchase closing. Cathy also helped us build our confidence in selecting a community that is desirable and a perfect fit for us. We are new to Sarasota - having just relocated from the Northeast U.S. - and Cathy masterfully equipped us with her expert guidance and inputs that surely helped us in making an important, intelligent home purchase.
Earlier this year my wife and I decided to purchase a vacation/2nd home in the greater Bradenton/Sarasota area of Florida. After much research and careful consideration we decided to work with Dwell Real Estate in Sarasota. We were introduced to Walter Winship III. We found his level of commitment and professionalism went well above what we had been expecting. His attention to detail before, during and after the closing was second to none. We closed on our condo in Heritage Harbour last month and are now enjoying our little piece of paradise. We would not hesitate to recommend Walter and Dwell R.E. for all your real estate needs.
Our realtor was Walter Winship. He assisted us to purchase our primary residence. From our first telephone conversation with him, he was easy to talk with and heard what we were looking for. He took us to properties that fit our criteria. When we found something, he went above and beyond the call of duty to move the purchase and closing along smoothly. We highly recommend Walter Winship! Moving is never easy, but he made the experience pleasant and smooth. Thank you, Walter!
First off, Ingrid with Dwell Real Estate was amazingly helpful. I live in NY but will be moving to Sarasota,Fl and have been looking for condos. I can't emphasize enough just how helpful Ingrid has been during this process. She replies to emails/calls/texts promptly, is extremely friendly, knowledgeable of the various areas in Sarasota, of the buying process and goes out of her way to help a client. For example, when I inquired about a particular property, Ingrid decided to go the extra mile and not only call the listing agent to get more info, but she went the property to check it out for me and we did a Skype. I didn't ask her to, but she decided to do that for me. Also have to note her honesty (that's what won me over especially). She was upfront in disclosing the pros and potential cons of particular properties. It's indicative of her genuine interest in helping guide the client in the right direction and not in just making a quick sale. The Lender we dealt with was a nightmare but Ingrid stayed on top of everything keeping out best interest in mind. We have finally closed, we now have a new condo and new friend.
We contacted Marc about purchasing a winter getaway in Sarasota. We were thinking about buying on the beach but didn't like anything available in our price range. Marc was patient with us while we looked at property. We then switched gears and started focusing on downtown Sarasota and ultimately purchased there. Marc was great with his knowledge, fun attitude and overall handling of the transaction.
I purchased a condo in downtown Sarasota and Mark was my agent. I found him from the internet so I was a bit nervous about using someone I didn't know. He was fabulous! He knows so much about real estate and Sarasota. It was a fun experience and am so glad I found him.
Nathan Hayes was a professional that helped us in the purchase of our Florida condo. He answered every question we had and always made us feel like we were his only clients. We never felt rushed or pressures. We would highly recommend Nathan and Dwell Reality anytime!
We have worked with Marc over the years on several homes. He sold us our condo in downtown Sarasota. He knows the market very well so there isn't a lot of wasted time looking at properties that don't work. He is very organized, responsive and just gets the job done well. We will continue to use him in the future and highly recommend him.
We worked with Beth Lancaster, an agent for Dwell. Beth's personality meshed with ours from the outset so our house hunting together was a pleasure. She is a total professional when it comes to the business at hand but easygoing and down to earth at the same time. She quickly understood what we were looking for and did her homework before we even started looking so every place we saw fit our criteria. When not actually out house hunting we exchanged information via email and text quite efficiently. Beth was responsive and helpful at all times. She knew what other professionals to bring into the transaction and greased the skids so that our closing was problem free. I heartily recommend Beth and Dwell to anyone who wants personalized service and a pain free home buying experience.
We worked with Nathan Hays. We began over a year ago as we were residents in Maryland, and looking to relocate ourselves to the Sarasota/Bradenton area. Nathan worked with us remotely, was able to show us many properties during visits, then way more real estate once we moved to the area (short term rental). Nathan's listening skills helped us work our way through the numerous areas and developments that would meet our needs. This is included desired purchase price, type of neighborhood and style/size of the home.
I received excellent service from Dwell Real Estate. The website was an excellent source for finding real estate in Sarasota and Siesta Key. The agent who responded to my inquiries, Lauren Miller, helped me prepare a list of properties to vist, and we looked at all the properties in a very efficient way over 2 days. When I found the house I wanted, Lauren helped me negotiate the price, and handle everything so I could close very quickly. Even after closing, Lauren helped me with everything I needed so I could move in. Service throughout this home purchase process couldn't have been better!
We had a short time available to find a place suitable to our needs. Kathryn made herself available for time we needed and lined up a series of property for us to look at. She then able to refine the search based on our comments. We were able to find a property that met our criteria within 2 days.
We were referred to Marc by one of our friends. After leaving a message he called us back very quickly which impressed me. We came to Sarasota for three days with the intention of buying a winter home or condo. Marc was great in educating us about the market and giving us pros and cons of the various locations. He wasn't pushy at all and really did a great job from start to finish. We have sent a few of our friends to him to buy as well.
We have used Marc Rasmussen as our realtor twice: once to buy a condominium in Sarasota and again four years later to sell it.
We originally selected Marc to help us buy our condo because he was the only realtor who would commit to give us the time and attention we needed. Since we were flying down from New York City we didn't want someone who would only promise us an hour on a weekend. Marc showed us a number of properties in various parts of the city and at different price points, and his knowledge of the areas and the buildings was very helpful. He provided detail, analysis and history that weren't readily available and, in the process counseled against certain properties while urging us to give strong consideration to others.
When we decided to sell the condo, Marc's experience paid off because he knew exactly what to do, how to do it and when to do it. In addition, his calm demeanor helped to smooth the emotions inherent in any real estate transaction. When the buyer insisted on minor repairs Marc arranged for a contractor to handle them. At the time of the sale, two other condos with the same floor plan were for sale in the building. The offer we accepted was all-cash and at a higher percentage of the asking price than the average for the building. The other, similar condos were still on the market several months longer.
Sharon Straw was exceptionally helpful in showing us the Sarasota area and helping us select our property in Siesta Key. She was professional in the negotiation process and extremely responsive. We highly recommend Sharon.
Sharon Straw, a talented agent at Dwell, was professional, knowledgable and accessible throughout our entire real estate relationship. She listened carefully to our needs and reasons for selling our Siesta Key condo and put forth tremendous effort and know-how to sell our condo in a slow market. As I told Sharon, I will be contacting her when I'm ready to buy again in the Sarasota area- they is no one I rather work with!
We started searching for condos using Marc Rasmussen's website. Beth Lancaster then contacted us for assistance if we were interested. We corresponded through email first, then a telephone conversation and then we started our search. We immediately "clicked" with Beth. We gave her an idea of what we were looking for and she did all the work. She made all the searches within our wish list and presented them to us. She actually made the "hunt" fun!! She's honest, efficient, knowledgeable and a great negotiator. She made the search and the final deal about US! Once we were ready to make an offer, Beth did ALL the required paper work and explained each step; as buying in Florida was unfamiliar to us. We were able to just show up for the final day of closing. Beth Lancaster made one of our dreams come true!!! We just love her and feel blessed that our lives crossed paths.
My wife and I can’t begin to tell you how thankful we are for the privilege of having Marc’s team help us out with the sell of our home at 8215 Country Oaks CT in Sarasota, FL. From the very first time we spoke on the phone, I knew there was something very special about this firm and was confident that we were in good hands! From the beginning to the very end of this faith-trying, patience-testing process, their service to us was with the utmost professionalism, courtesy, and kindness! They helped us, not only with his skills as a Realty Professionals, but with heart! Firms like Marc’s make these often difficult ordeals as pleasant and seamless as they can possibly be! They went above and beyond in every aspect-- always on time, always reachable, and always did exactly what we asked with regard to communication with the buyers of our home. We have gained, not only a business partner for ALL future realty related deals, but also great friends! We also want to let you know that we will MOST DEFINITELY be passing your company contact information along with our strongest recommendations to all friends, colleagues, and family for their Sarasota area realty needs.
Mr. Rasmussen was punctual, cordial, and very knowledgeable. Marc”s local knowledge made all the difference and saved considerable time. Being highly receptive to our needs, he was able to rapidly filter the information and efficiently show us properties that suited our needs. Being from out of town, that was a major advantage. It was a real pleasure dealing with a true professional who made our needs and concerns his top priority. We would recommend him without reservation and consult him again should the need arise.
We interviewed 4 top realtors in Sarasota and Marc Rasmussen was our final choice. His handling of our search and purchase of "Our Slice of Paradise" proved that we chose well. Marc is a consummate professional. He listened to our wants/needs/price cap/and other criteria. He searched extensively and only brought us properties that were worth our time and effort. He never tried to steer us toward anything out of our range or out of our comfort zone. The condo we bought was not on "our list" but Marc advised us to see it and we are so glad we did. Marc has a mastery of the SRQ market and his wonderful staff provided service beyond the norm. We wholeheartedly recommend Marc Rasmussen; a realtor you'll keep.
Marc was just great to work with. He stuck by us, even when it took a few years to find the best house for us. I absolutely love my house. It's the perfect house for us. He's always very responsive to calls and texts, even after we bought our home. Marc is also very easy to be with. You'll enjoy working with him.
My mother asked me to help her find a winter getaway in Sarasota. I found Marc on the internet and he helped us purchase a great condo downtown. He asked all of the important questions which saved us a bunch of time by not looking at condos that didn't work for us. We wanted something brand new and Marc was very knowledgeable about all of the new condos. He was very professional and responsive. I recommend him to anyone looking for property in Sarasota.
Marc was great in helping me find a rental. I originally contacted him about purchasing a home because he does mostly sales. Ultimately, I decided to just rent instead of purchasing but Marc still was able to find me a good rental in a safe part of Sarasota. He was very good about answering his telephone when I called. If I left a message he would always get back to me quickly. I have recommended him to several of my friends.
Mark put me on to a great deal and I was very pleased with his services. I would use Marc again in the future. I review his weekly web publication to see what new listings are in my area. I find it to be informative as I am looking for a waterfront home on Longboat Key.
We were referred to Marc by one of our friends. He was very helpful in finding us a rental not far from the beach. We ask him to email us a list of available rentals for us to drive by. He did so promptly and we secured a rental within a few days. Marc is very quick to respond to phone calls and emails. We have since moved from Sarasota but if we ever go back we will be contacting Marc
We moved to Siesta Key from Nebraska not knowing anything about Sarasota or its barrier islands. Marc took the time to understand our wants and needs. He provided us with the expertise (meaning data and insight rather than verbosity) to understand the market. In fact, he found our house and made the offer, before we even saw it! And five years later, we couldn't be happier.
In 2012, Marc helped me purchase a vacation home in Sarasota. I was originally looking for a condo on Siesta Key but ultimately purchased a golf course home on Palmer Ranch. Marc’s website was a great resource for looking at homes in the area. He is great to work with and knows the market very well. <br/><br/>In 2014, I decided to sell the home and listed it with Marc. We found a buyer within about three weeks and successfully closed on it. Great job Marc!
In 2012, I hired Marc to help me find a vacation home in Sarasota, Florida. Marc was very knowledgeable about the market and did a great job of showing a nice selection of homes and helping me close on a home. In 2014, I decided to sell the home and listed it with Marc. I had a contract within about 3 weeks and successfully closed. Marc handled both the purchase and sale with the utmost professionalism and experience. I highly recommend him to anyone thinking of buying or selling a Florida home.
Kristy Lochead was our agent within this company. She is very diligent and competent. She goes out of her way to provide excellent service and information required.A very professional firm with a big inventory in Sarasota. Everything was very smooth. Will recommend!