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I highly recommend Carol Marra as a broker, if I had to use one word it would be "Outstanding". Several months ago my wife and I started working with Carol in the Bradenton area and another broker further south in the Venice area. Both brokers over a few months sent us listing in each area. My wife and I picked the properties we wanted to see in both areas and made the trip from NY to do so. We found the properties in Bradenton far better for what we wanted. We settled on River Strand in Heritage Harbor. The complex offered us golf, pools, beautiful clubhouse, very nice people, walking trails, great value, awesome beaches, area shopping & restaurants and so much more. There was no comparison in value between the two areas. This would not of been possible without the hard work of Carol in finding what we wanted. The next step was the contract, inspection and closing. We were able to do all of this remotely thanks to Carol. Whatever we needed Carol took care of. The whole process could not of been any simpler. Anytime I had a question Carol provided quick responses. Bottom line, if you want a very dedicated broker who cares and I stress who cares Carol is the broker you want. We have been here several months and truly love it, all of visitors are so impressed by what we have here. Thank you Carol. I would be more than happy to answer any questions anyone has.
Mike and Janis Egan
I chose Carol Marra to list my house after extensive research of area realtors. After our first meeting it was clear I had made the right choice based on her knowledge and preparation. Considering I would be living a thousand miles away from my vacant home, I needed to trust the person to always be focused on my best interest. Carol fit that bill perfectly.  I never needed to call Carol as I received regular phone calls, texts, and emails that kept me well informed and never questioning what was happening.  Beyond the great communication I was always comforted by the regular contact from Carol while she was at my house. On more than one occasion she was able to inform me of a need for my house before it became critical. Carol worked hard and communicated well, exactly what I needed.  It also didn't hurt she sold the house in less than two weeks for significantly more than I expected to receive. I would highly recommend her to other sellers.
Lance Stack
Hi Robert, We can't thank you enough for all you have done for our family.  You have made the process of both buying and selling a house in Florida as simple and easy as it could be.  Your work ethic and constant communication far exceeded our expectations. No matter what time of day or night we called or emailed, you responded quickly and thoughtfully. Not only did you respond promptly, you provided honest recommendations and advice as to how to proceed. You made the sales transactions simple to do, even remotely, since we live out of state.  Your knowledge of the real estate market shows.  You gave us accurate pricing recommendations which allowed us to not only sell a house during the slow season, but purchase a house for less than we had originally planned to offer.  You were very helpful to us in providing unbiased suggestions of vendors or companies to call following the inspection items that needed repair. We were very pleased with the work that was completed.  Thank you again for your outstanding work!  I guarantee you if we have any family or friends looking to sell or buy a house in Florida we will strongly suggest they work with you.  If any of your future prospective clients need help deciding whether or not to work with you, please have them contact us! Our utmost appreciation,
Steve and Lynn Bucknam
Dear Carol,

I would like to express my sincere appreciation for all your help with the purchase of our home in Heritage Harbour.  We were impressed with both the professionalism and personal attention we were afforded in all our dealings with you and your agency.  Certainly, if we know of any friends or colleagues moving to or from the Sarasota-Bradenton area, we will be sure to offer your name and company with the highest recommendations.

Thank you again for helping in so many ways with this important life experience.

Sincerely,
Curator of Collections
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Dr. Stephen D. Borys
Dear Robert,

Every once in awhile we come to a situation in life where we have to put our trust in other people.  We just can't go through life and not count on other people.  In some ways it's our ability and appreciation to do just that that makes us realize how important other people are to our everyday existence. Our new home in Heritage Harbour is all that we could have wished for, a wonderful home in a great location, a very nice community, and pleasant neighbors.  Our selection of this property could not have been possible without your professional recommendation and follow-up on all matters concerned.

We demand the best service from those with whom we do business, and we can say without hesitation that your caliber of service exceeds our greatest expectations. We give these words to you out of the greatest respect and appreciation for all that you do.  We want you to know that our trust in you comes as a result of your professional and personal attention to detail. We remain forever grateful.
Steve and Sylvia Desrocher
In recognition of Carol Marra, When “Outstanding” performance is given and consistently demonstrated it needs to be recognized. I would like to recognize Carol Marra for her “Outstanding” sales abilities, collaborating capabilities, negotiating skills, professionalism and all around business acumen.
 
Carol Marra was my sales agent for a “short sale” of my property in Heritage Harbour. Over a long and tiring 8-month period, through countless trials and tribulations, numerous offers and counter offers and endless negotiations with my mortgage lender and neighborhood associations, Carol Marra did what everyone thought was impossible, she closed the deal.

If it had not been for Carol’s tireless efforts, exceptional selling skills, unmatched negotiating abilities and all around professionalism, all parties would have surely lost interest and moved on. At each and every step and during each and every transaction, I truly believed and was totally confident that Carol had my best business interest at heart.
 
I highly recommend Carol Marra for any and all of you real-estate needs.
 
A Very Satisfied and Truly Delighted Customer
George Kennedy
"In 2009 we purchased a home from Lennar in Bradenton, Florida and had the pleasure of working with Robert Casella. Robert is without a doubt the most thorough and professional real-estate person we have encountered in all my years. His attention to detail and his efforts to keep us up to date on issues and progress went above and beyond.  We were so pleased with the transaction that we forwarded a letter to Lennar regarding his efforts. Robert understood from the very beginning the importance of this purchase and acted in the best interests of all parties; a rare quality in today’s world. So, in essence not only do we recommend Robert as your agent or representative but we without hesitation state that he gained and continues to have our trust, admiration and respect. 

We would be pleased to provide further information to those wishing it."
Joerg Nietschmann
Dear Carol,

I wanted to drop you a note of appreciation for the great home buying experience that Carole and I enjoyed under your guidance.  In all our years of real estate investment, you are the very best. Thank you again for your caring and your professionalism.  You always "had our backs".

Steve and Carole Harve
Steve and Carole Harve
Carol,

Eddie and I want to thank you for all of your help in making our dream come true.  We certainly never could have done it without you.  From that time in December when we began this journey, you have been with us every step of the way.  Your sensitivity to our needs and your patience with us will not be forgotten.
Eddie and Maureen Sheehan
Dear Carol,

Katherine and I wanted to take a minute and thank you for all your hard work helping us get the condo we were looking for.  Your willingness to get back to us quickly when called and your attention to detail made our purchase experience painless, in fact, easy.  Your enthusiasm is contagious and you definitely inflicted it on us. We are so happy with our condo.

Probably the one thing that stood out to us was your willingness to step in on our behalf and obtain a reduction in price when we were not aware one was available to us.  You wanted to make sure that we got a fair deal and for this we are truly thankful.

You are a professional and I would highly recommend your services to anyone.
Lance Mickel

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