Real Estate in Venice and Englewood Florida
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Nikki Vantilburg at Stewart Title Company in Englewood
So I persisted and did searches on pet friendly communities, no restriction pet communities, etc. etc. I was just about to give up when I happened across a blog about home buyers and pets and finding a pet friendly community and the issues that go along with that. The blog was had so much great information and was so full of empathy and compassion for pets and their people I emailed her right away! She got back to me immediately and was so helpful and optimistic although she certainly was surprised when I said I had 7 pets! But she totally got it. I told her my plan about moving but it wasn't happening for a year. We texted back and forth for a long time and I finally realized that SHE was the agent that was going to find me my home WITH my pets! Karin was amazing, that's putting it mildly! She worked with me even though it was so early in the process, she understood that these things take time to find the right home and that I had to sell my home but wasn't selling til the time was right. I did a lot of looking on my own just to get an idea of what I liked. At first I said well, I liked a particular community but they only allow a max of 3 pets so no big deal, i only have 4 extra whose going to know? She explained to me very nicely that I could do what I wanted but she advised against that due to the fact that if I was found out it would be a serious problem since they would boot me out or I would have to boot my pets out! Well, that made me realize that I couldn't go that route. We discussed different areas, communities. She did all the work to help me find the perfect place for me and my pets. She called the HOA of each community that I liked and called again and got it in writing and absolutely made sure that they would welcome me and my family. All 9 of us! She worked so hard for me because she is an animal lover herself and it's wonderful to have someone like this to work with you who totally gets it and knows all the pitfalls of pet restrictions in an HOA community. In additon to all this, she is kind, warm, caring, funny, personable and beyond professional! She is very intelligent and spot on with the information she will give you. I say she was the pefect person for the job I gave her!!! Your not just another buyer....you feel special because she treats you that way. She will always get back to you whether you call or email her sooner than later. If she is delayed she will let you know. She will never let you down and will always be there to answer your questions. I started out feeling doomed and that I would never get out of the Northeast! Finally after months and months of lookiing and talking with her and learning so much form karin, we picked a few homes we wanted to see and then made the trip down. She showed us the communities that she had narrowed it down to according to my pet needs. It was a wonderful experience meeting her; as if we had known here forever.....We knew we were going to be "home" soon! We wanted to go back the next day to see one home again, and we made an appointment to meet at the home. All this work when she knew we couldn't actually put an offer in yet but was happy to show us anyway. Well, as luck had it, our home sold 2 months later and the day we went under contract we put an offer in to the home and well, here we are in our dream home in Venice Fla, with all our pets and we couldn't be happier!!!!!”
Teri & Ed H.
Tammy R. NC
Kerri D.ED, Englewood
Karin was dependable, knew about the comps in the neighborhood and was very professional every step of the way. I highly recommend Karin to be your agent!”
Karen Goyette and Michel Dahan, Ottawa Canada
Friends who had recently purchased a condominium in Sarasota, FL recommended Ms. Heitmann to us. We spoke with her on the phone from Ottawa, ON Canada concerning what we were looking for. She worked with our friends and found the perfect place for us, which we put an offer on, sight unseen except for some pictures sent to us.
The place was a short sale and Ms. Heitmann explained the process and issues regarding this. We placed an offer but unfortunately the bank seized the property before it was approved. When the Bank released the property, Ms. Heitmann’s words to us were “Don’t worry we will get you your condo if I have to sit on the Real Estate Agent’s desk”. We did get our condo. She kept us well informed of everything to be done.
Throughout this whole process, Ms. Heitmann was constantly keeping us up to date via emails and telephone calls. She was very professional and caring always keeping our best interests first.
As far as we are concerned she went beyond the call of duty in helping us purchase our little place in paradise. We found her to be very knowledgeable and highly competent in her field.”
Sandy and Hale H. Rotonda
You are wonderful to work with and it has been a pleasure meeting you.
I will always remember this experience with you.”
Irene H., Seattle
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