From a young age she has devoted herself to working with others. Her passion of listening & teaching is what led her to study linguistics and literature. After graduating from college Ingrid taught high school seniors by day and by night United Nations staff who needed to speak Spanish as a second language.Ingrid was born in Lima, Peru and relocated to Florida in 2009. She enjoys sports as much as reading to maintain the discipline of her mind and body. But it wasn’t until she moved to Sarasota that she experienced what she calls “the best years of her life”. She fell in love with the beauty of the beaches, the arts & culture plus the beauty that our city has to offer and makes Sarasota so unique and draws people from all over the world. Ingrid decided to apply her teaching skills to real estate. She listens to people’s needs, searches for the best options and helps her clients meet their lifestyle choices.
Conoce a Ingrid
Desde temprana edad, Ingrid siempre disfruto el trabajo en equipo. Su pasión por el saber escuchar y la enseñanza fue lo que la llevo a estudiar lingüística y literatura en Lima – Peru.
Después de graduarse en la universidad, fue profesora de secundaria como también maestra de español a miembros de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT). Ingrid disfruta mucho leer como practicar deportes, para mantener la disciplina de mente y cuerpo.
Decidio mudarse a Florida en el 2009. Pero solo cuando llego a Sarasota pudo experimentar lo que ella llama “Los mejores anhos de su vida”. Ella se enamoro de la belleza de la ciudad, de las playas, el arte y la cultura que Sarasota despliega, siendo sin duda un lugar unico que atrae gente de todas partes del mundo.
Ingrid decidio aplicar sus conocimientos de la enseñanza en Real Estate. Ella escucha las necesidades de la gente, busca las opciones adecuadas y ayuda a sus clientes a encontrar el estilo de vida que siempre buscaban.
We want to express our sincere appreciation of the outstanding job that Ingrid Walker did in selling our Sarasota Condo. The entire process was impeccable, as her communication, professionalism and expertise were unrivaled. Ingrid's honesty and the level of attention that she devoted to just this one particular deal was extremely impressive. Throughout the process she offered insight, advise and ideas that ultimately led to a full price sale of our unit. We highly recommend Ingrid Walker and thank her very much for all that she did for us; Ingrid is far and above the best realtor that we have ever dealt with.
- Michael & William P.
We wanted to let you know how happy we were with working with Ingrid Walker as our realtor . Ingrid was truly a delight to work with . She listened to our multiple requirements and was able to find us the perfect home. Ingrid was always at her best displaying a consistent pleasant and positive style. Ingrid supported us through the entire buying cycle including setting us up with a very solid attorney and inspector which meant a great deal to us given that we were from Connecticut and knew no one in the Sarasota area. We highly recommend Ingrid as someone to whom you can trust your real estate needs.
- Bill D.
While on our vacation in Sarasota for the first time, we purchased a lovely new home at the Vue Sarasota Bay thru Ingrid Walker!
Thanks to Ingrid! She was not only professional, knowledgeable, dedicated, and honest -- she is also very pleasant & kind to help us above & beyond in every way!
We felt very comfortable to share our thoughts & preferences with Ingrid as she listened & searched diligently for the best properties to meet our needs & future lifestyle. She is absolutely a delightful person to work with! And a remarkable person whom we are blessed to know!
We continue to recommend Ingrid to our family and friends for their real estate needs in the Sarasota area! She is a great asset to DWELL Real Estate!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Ingrid!!!
- Teresa and Barry L.
Our family has worked with Ingrid for the past year, as she worked on our behalf to sell our father’s condominium at One Watergate. We cannot say enough about Ingrid’s professionalism, dedication and hard work. We sincerely feel she went above-and-beyond in all her efforts.
Ingrid has a great approach to her Clients, in being able to guide us through what inevitably is an emotional process. She was a great advisor, when we had to weigh offers and make counter-offers. Her never-ending optimism helped us weather a longer “for sale” period then we would have liked. Whenever we asked a question, she was not only quick to respond, but very thorough in her response.
As an added bonus, she is a delightful person, and a joy to work with in every way. If we ever have the opportunity to recommend a broker in the Sarasota area we certainly know who that will be. Additionally, we will recommend Ingrid to any of our friends and family who might have real estate need in the area.
With much appreciation,
- Lisa L. and Carolyn B.
I wanted to send you note on the wonderful experience we had in the purchase of our new home. Our real estate agent was Ingrid Walker, and she went above and beyond in representing us in the purchase. Ingrid is a very professional, honest agent dedicated to working hard for her client. She had every question we asked, answered promptly and offered referrals for services we needed. But most of all she guided us in writing and reading the contracts, making sure we were well represented. There were several obstacles we had to negotiate around, but Ingrid knew the contract and made sure the seller understood it too. She is a dedicated, intelligent agent and I will recommend her and Dwell to anyone I know.
Mi experiencia al hacer la decision para adquirir una vivienda en la ciudad de Sarasota ha sido la mejor,al escoger a la Sra Ingrid Walker cuando entre en la internet en su pagina de RealState y ver su foto sin titubear me dije es la persona correcta y no me equivoque,muy profesional dispuesta a ayudar en todo momento habla ingles y espanol correcto cumple muy bien su trabajo ,para mi ha sido mi angel en esta decision y siempre pido bendiciones para ella le estare agradecida por siempre.
First off, Ingrid 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.
Gary F. Cole
My wife and I worked with Ingrid during two long weekend trips from Ohio to Florida in the spring and early summer. A few specific weekend were the only times we were available to see properties due to our work schedules, and Ingrid accommodated our schedule needs to see properties perfectly. Consequently, she completely dedicated two full weekends to assist us.
We wanted to see a high volume of properties during these visits, and Ingrid meticulously arranged a schedule in which we saw 14 properties on one weekend, and 16 on the other. This started with a broad overview of various areas (as we did not know exactly what we wanted initially) and quickly narrowed down, with Ingrid’s help and guidance, to the type, location, and price range of what we wanted. She then tirelessly made sure we had the chance to view as many properties that met these criteria as possible. She is a showing scheduling wizard. Our time spent was exceptionally useful, efficient, and I’d say even fun.
Additionally, her knowledge base of the Sarasota area market is exceptionally deep. She knew the nuances of each location . . from property histories, right down to the nature of the associated property Homeowners Associations. If she could not answer a question, which was rare, she admitted so . . . did a little research, and got back to us . . .usually that day.
Ingrid’s high level of professionalism and very pleasant demeanor, was a great complement to her strong work ethic.
Once we made a decision to place an offer, Ingrid’s experience and strong ability to represent us as her clients became evident. She represented us very well in the purchase price negotiation, and associated discussions . . . achieving an outcome we were very happy with related to all parameters of the purchase deal. She then held our hand through the closing, assisting as needed in areas such as identification of the best mortgage deal, purchase execution and closing coordination, title acquisition, insurance, etc. This was a great help, as we were back up north at our primary residence, and back into our daily work and kid responsibilities and busy schedules.
We highly recommend Ingrid Walker, without reservation, for individuals or couples looking to purchase real estate in the Sarasota Area.
Paul and Joan K
Thank you for your well wishes on the purchase of our new home. I would like to take the opportunity to compliment one of your sales person who worked so diligently for us, namely, Ingrid Walker. She is truly an outstanding person, I cannot say enough good things about her. Ingrid has all the interpersonal skills necessary for the type of work she does. She is friendly, always has a ready smile and truly cares for her clients. She worked tirelessly with us since September, 2016 to find us a home that we would be happy with. We came down in December from NYC and looked at many homes over several days. She knew exactly the type of home we were looking for. After patiently (Ingrid's patience) looking at many homes, we decided on one. Unfortunately, that deal fell through because the seller refused to make certain repairs. In January we went into contract (a house Ingrid selected) on our new home, site unseen. She earned our trust so much that we did this without seeing the house in person. We came down in February a couple of days before the closing and fell in love with the house.
Ingrid is a unbelievably, hard-working individual. She was on top of all the details, dealing with the inspector, making sure all the paperwork was going well, acting as a go between at times with the mortgage company, etc. This is my third home and I have never dealt with a real estate agent who was so conscientious, and so detail oriented.
In sum, it has been a pleasure working with Ingrid and she is definitely a tremendous asset to Dwell.
Alberto & Liliana
My husband and I were interested in relocating to the west coast of Florida. We did not have a realtor in the area and we wanted to view a condo that was up for sale. We called and met Ingrid Walker. She was wonderful! Not only was she accommodating (she came out right away to show the unit we were interested in), she was honest. What a concept! Over the years, we have purchased multiple homes/land and have never dealt with a realtor who possesses honesty, extensive knowledge and integrity. We cannot be happier with our purchase and in knowing a great individual.
Rosalina and Joe B.
Ingrid is by far the best realtor I have ever worked with. She worked with me to determine where I should focus my search, she was fully engaged in the entire process and was patient until we found the perfect place for me. She truly cares about her clients and her positive energy is simply amazing. She was fantastic when it came to the negotiations and closing- Overall I felt in great hands throughout the entire process. I would recommend her to anyone!