We worked with Steve and Katrina Smith. As recently retired snowbirds purchasing our winter home, we were new to Florida and to the overall concept of owning a 2nd home. We had spent a week up and down the Gulf Coast, but were very scattered and had not really found a realtor who we felt was on the same page. After returning home and deciding we wanted to be in the Venice area, we contacted a few realtors by phone and internet. Steve immediately impressed us with his listening; we felt like he wanted to find us the community and home which would meet our needs and not try to force feed us with everything available on the market. Steve and Katrina took us under their wing and using their expertise we were quickly able to get our focus narrowed to a few communities. They kept their eye on the market and communicated regularly, sending up pictures and videos. Within 6 weeks they were able to identify a good opportunity with a new home construction. We sealed the deal without even having to make the trip back down to Florida. What was even more impressive, Katrina volunteered her design expertise and we were able to decide on all our specifications, again without having to make the trip down to Florida. Having taken possession of our new home in November, we couldn`t be more pleased with the process, our community, our lot and our home. We highly recommend Steve and Katrina, their strengths are: listening, strong knowledge of the Venice area and communities, communication and service ethic.

– Jim & Jackie Reekie, Canada