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Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch

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Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch is a new community by Taylor Morrison, an award winning builder that has several neighborhoods across multiple local geographical areas including Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Bradenton, Palmetto, and Venice too. This new concept will feature two separate neighborhoods. One of the neighborhoods will fall under the Esplanade concept found throughout the area and will be fittingly be called the title of this page--Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch. The sister neighborhood on location will be called Park East at Azario. Either way, both communities will offer plentiful opportunities to experience a world class resort, pursue relaxing pursuits, active recreation, and more. Luxurious and sophisticated, this neighborhood will even offer an on-site lifestyle manager.

Homes for sale in Esplanade at Azario at Lakewood Ranch will feature a variety of options to customize your home too. This way, you will have a tailored experience for living a life that you have imagined.

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Azario at Lakewood Ranch

Azario at Esplanade Lakewood Ranch and Park East May 25, 2022
12
Listed
16
Avg. DOM
$339.29
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$649,025
Med. List Price
12 Properties
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 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 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
There aren't enough words in the English language to bestow upon Robert Casella on how wonderful, honest, trust worthy and near perfect a man he truly is. Thank you Robert, and your devoted and also most wonderful assistant, Samantha, for making the sale of our River Strand condo THEE best ever! 

We will never forget you two and will be indebted to you forever! Always smiling, always happy, a true straight shooter, Robert will 'tell it like it is' and guide you through your real estate transaction with extreme professionalism and as little stress as possible.

I highly recommend Robert Casella and his team for your next real estate purchase or sale.
Cindy and Nick Incontrera
Robert is a true professional and extremely knowledgeable of the market in Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch. He made the processes of selling our property extremely easy. He went above and beyond to help get the property ready to sell and close. His communication skills and responsiveness can not be  matched by any other realtor we have ever used. I would highly recommend Robert!
Todd and Bonnie Brewster
Working with Robert was a phenomenal experience! We were referred to Robert by our friends Steve & Lynn Bucknam and we could not be happier. Our very first visit was successful because he listened to what we were looking for and had a good handle on what type of properties we were interested in.   His knowledge of communities in the area was key. Every detail was handled flawlessly along the way, from offer to closing. Purchasing a home from 1500 miles north can be a challenge, but he kept us informed every step of the way. Videos showing the progress of our home were great as well as the prompt attention that we received with every inquiry! Our experience was nothing short of amazing, thank you Robert!
Nancy and Roberto Mendizabal
STOP --- Read this review
Hire Robert today. He is well prepared, does a complete market analysis and tells you what you want to hear, what you need to hear, and as important, what you might not want to hear.
He helped us get a market competitive offer in two weeks, dealt with a difficult buyer and
  their .... um shall we say... professionally challenging buyers Realtor. In addition, when Hurricane Irma came through and our property manager left town without out placing the hurricane shutters on our home, Robert got it done.
Nuff said - look no further - hire him
David and Elizabeth Murphy
It was a pleasure working with Robert Casella and we received an excellent service from him while selling our condo. We would highly recommend him to everyone. He was very responsive, knowledgeable, helpful and kept us informed during the entire process. Wishing him continued success.
Miklos and Kinga Csiszer
Robert is a fantastic and very thorough realtor. He knows the surrounding areas and cares about his clients needs. I was in the middle of a purchase during Hurricane Irma and Robert went above and beyond to be sure the property was secured. Even though he and his family were displaced, he  communicated with me daily. I could not have felt more confident that Robert was taking care of every detail for me since I am moving from out of state. I would recommend Robert to everyone, whether buying or selling.
Linda Grasso
We purchased a condo a few years ago that was listed by Robert. We were represented by another agent with whom we worked with at the time. Roberts eagerness to help was unmatched by anyone we had known. His local knowledge and expertise paired with professionalism, his friendly and non pushy  approach all lead to trust Robert with listing and selling our condo. He went over and beyond with assisting throughout the selling process. Working in Real Estate myself, Robert is my Sarasota/Bradenton referral connection. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to sell or buy.
Gyula and Gizella Nyulas
Robert is amazing. He helped my in-laws with their home purchase 8 years ago, then helped us a year ago secure the perfect rental home when we relocated to FL. Robert just recently found for us the perfect home to permanently settle down and raise our young family in Lakewood Ranch. Robert found  exactly what we were looking for on the very first day we went out with him. Despite our falling in love with one of the first houses Robert showed he was incredibly patient and enthusiastic for the next month while we made him take us on marathon showing days as far north and east as Panther Ridge to as far south as The Oaks in Osprey. I especially say patient because not only did he endure us but also our 2 year old and 6 month old all along the way! That should say it all about how great Robert was! Robert guided us through every step of negotiation, legal, contract, inspection and closing. He absolutely made our dream a reality for finding a house that I wouldn't put in a category of a traditional FL home. We would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in the area.
David and Rebecca Friedman
Robert is a consummate professional. Extremely knowledgeable and provides virtually instant responses to any questions. We have sold two homes and just purchased another all through Robert. Each transaction went extremely smoothly. I have dealt with many agents in the past. Robert is simply  the very best.
Peter Hopper
Robert helped because i was living in Michigan and buying in Florida. He was very helpfull when it came to getting comparable cost on other condo . I drove to Flordia and Robert showed the condo that night. Robert would send me information ever day on condos that were new on the market in the area  that i was looking forand i was looking in two different areas. Robert help with getting the paper done on line because i am not very computer friendly and help getting all the inspection completed. Robert help me find insurance and how to lower the with a wind mitigation inspection. Robert when i would call would answer the phone about all the times that i called so you do not have to deal with answer machine . Robert would get back with a answer right a way.
Richard Baus
Very detail oriented, always timely with follow up. Sound recommendation and advice on contract review. Very knowledgeable on current marketplace and local selling trends. A realtor that truely cares!
Robert Rider
Working with Robert was a very enjoyable experience. He made the entire process palatable and as stress free as possible. When I got excited, he was able to calm me and explain the issues that inevitably come up during a home buying process. If he did not know the answer, he stated so and then  promptly got an answer. He was never too busy to answer the phone. Even taking late night calls from literally halfway around the world. I highly recommend Robert and his services for any real estate needs you may have. If/when I have future needs of his talents I will definitely call him.
Robert and Vicki Pomfret
Robert and I have had over a two year relationship that culminated in my recent River Strand Condominium purchase. I was searching for the best fit for a seasonal Florida residence. Robert was patient, understanding, and went the extra mile to help me make the right purchase for my  circumstances. I have no reservations in recommending Robert as a Buyer's rep and/or a Seller's rep. He has strong insights into the Sarasota/Bradenton market and proved to be very responsive to any/all requests for advice and service. The closing process was handled flawlessly, and entirely on-line.
John and Ardell McNult
Robert was incredibly efficient, knowledgable, kind and has an amazing staff! He knew exactly what my home needed to sell quickly and he got it under contract within a very short time. Robert is very straightforward and knowledgable.
Deanne Bauer
Robert is the best realtor we have ever worked with. He is extremely knowledgeable in Florida real estate, and does not miss a detail. He always goes the extra mile, whether he is representing you for a purchase or a sale. Since we were out of town buyers for our first Florida home, he actually  performed our walk through, and was likely more thorough then i would have been. Recently, he represented us on the purchase of a resale. When we had questions about mechanical issues with the pool, Robert walked out of the walk through and immediately contacted the vendor for us. He is incredibly thorough and treats his job as a business, with consummate professionalism. Thank you Robert for all of your dedication and hard work for us.
Donald and Sonya Campbell
I was considering moving to Florida and my sister recommended that I contact the realtor who she used to purchase two homes, Robert Casella. I am so happy that I followed my sister's lead. As soon as I contacted him via e-mail he reached out via telephone to inquire what type of home, price  range, location, etc. and then immediately went to work. Robert and his assistant were always on top of everything and guided me through property searches and an eventual stress free closing. If you are considering listing or purchasing a residence, I wholeheartedly recommend you reach out to Robert-you won't be sorry.
Julie Tierney
Our experience with Robert was terrific-he is professional and knowledgeable about many communities in the area we had an interest. He devoted several days to our search and was very responsive to our needs. He focused on our reactions to different models and houses to narrow our search. I highly  recommend Robert's services; thanks to his diligence and knowledge, we purchased a house we love in a great neighborhood.
Deirdre Lawe
Robert Casella is a true professional. I could not be happier with my experience with him both selling and buying our homes. Robert always makes you feel like he is working in your best interest. He is patient, knowledgeable about the market and knows when to give advice. I highly recommend  Robert for all your real estate transactions. You will not be disappointed. 
Al and Norma Waisanen
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 Silvia Descrocher
Robert is the BEST in the business! Through the many years of buying and selling, I have never had a more professional, hard working, intelligent, kind and HONEST realtor than him. His communication skills are over the top... his selling ideas and hard working strategies gets your property  SOLD. If things don't work out as YOU WANT... he doesn't try to persuade you to others thinking! It all sums up to HONESTY and INTEGRITY and guiding you through the buying and selling process flawlessly! He's OVER the TOP INCRDIBLE!!!
Marty and Teri Walker
Mr. Robert Casella is knowledgeable, friendly and professional in all of his interactions. I have found him to be extremely responsive and gets the job done. I most certainly give him 'Five Stars PLUS' in all rating factors and have zero hesitation in recommending him to anyone with real estate  needs. 
Dale and Sherry Glick
Robert has helped us purchase 3 homes and sell 1 home over the past 5 years in the area. Robert is always very responsive to any questions we may have and kept us updated on any developments as soon as they happen. We have enjoyed working with Robert and always feel confident he has "has our  back" during each of our transactions. 
Mark and Lori Hatton
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
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 is an exemplary agent. She is totally professional, but also kind, responsive and always available. She is realistic about a situation, but does her very best to get the most of a property. I enjoy working with her and appreciate the fact that she is always available to be supportive.

Samantha is also a total professional, kind and responsive, as well as Carol's partner, Robert

Carol knows how to deal with setbacks -- she is knowledgeable and supportive. Gives great advice, direction and empathy"
Nancy Hewett
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
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,

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
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
Robert Casella was highly recommended to me by a friend and I couldn’t be happier with the level of personalized service I received. I was looking for a reasonably priced home for my elderly parents and disabled sister, and this was no easy chore considering their many financial and physical  constraints. From the very beginning Robert treated my family with care, respect and dignity, and never made us feel that we were any less important than any of his other clients. He carefully listened to our needs and enthusiastically showed us a wide range of options, eventually helping us narrow down our choices as he got to know us better. Once we made a decision Robert really started to show why he’s so special. We needed to quickly get my parents’ signature on several documents, but they had no access to computers, printers or scanners, so Robert drove 1½ hours each way to secure their signatures. He didn’t need to do this but it’s just part of his DNA. Another example of his service is when he helped us overcome the reluctance of the homeowner’s association to allow my intellectually-disabled sister to move in, as the by-laws prohibited adult children to live in the community. He drove to the management office personally and explained why an exception should be made in our case, and a day later they agreed, and we had overcome yet another hurdle. While at the management office, Robert paid out-of-pocket for the association application fees to accelerate the closing process, and then later refused reimbursement, one of the many little gestures of goodwill that demonstrated his genuine customer service character. Throughout the process, Robert refused to let the deal fall through, frequently citing one of his favor taglines – “whatever it takes.” Beyond the purchase and closing, Robert and his team helped my parents in so many ways, from finding them a quality inspector, to recommending a home insurance agent, to helping them set up their utilities. He was even onsite when they arrived with the moving truck, greeting them with a special gift. I had to leave on a long trip soon after closing, and Robert offered to assist my parents in my absence, which was a relief since they had no other support system in the area. Over the years I have worked with numerous excellent real estate agents, but Robert stands out in so many ways – market knowledge, negotiating skills, engaging personality, enthusiasm and energy, customer service orientation, empathy. I recommend him wholeheartedly!
Hector Tejeda
Robert was very professional, friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the area, homes, restaurants and communities. He was very patient and gave us all necessary information. Robert is very passionate about what he does and he makes sure everything is done timely and correctly!
Donna and Gus Boesl
"Mr Casella is not only knowledgeable he is personable and treats his clients honestly with their expectations. It was a pleasure doing business with him. I purchased a condo in Lakewood National and was very pleased with his knowledge and experience with the area."
Georgine Romano
"This is the second time we have worked with Robert & we would highly recommend him. He is very honest & thorough and has high standards and always excels. He is a pleasure to work with. Thanks Robert, it was a pleasurable experience once again. Linda"
Linda Marlin
"I can't possibly recommend someone as strongly as I would Robert Casella. His accolades are truly impressive, but his personality and professionalism confirmed to me that he was the right man for the daunting task of selling our home at a very difficult time. I couldn’t have made Rob’s task any more difficult than I did. I wanted to sell my home for way more than fair market value, while competing against the builder (who had incredible incentives going on), and I needed to sell quickly. Rob sold my home after only two open houses for exactly what I wanted. He walked me and my wife through the process, holding our hand through the complexity and stress of selling a home, and he did so with patience and compassion. We found Rob through a fellow real estate professional who is a friend of ours. For him to be so highly regarded and respected by his peers is truly remarkable and he lives up to it every bit and more. As a former military officer I know a lot about buying, selling, and moving, and also about integrity, service, and excellence. Rob has the values and character that you need representing you and your family. In a short time, Rob went from being a trusted professional representing our home to a friend of the family with a welcome seat at the dinner table! Thank you Rob and God Bless!"
Robert & Susie Doyle
I found Casella Group to be very helpful and friendly. They always did what they said they would do and on time. They presented the home in a very nice way with photographs and a write up. The closing went very smoothly and without a hitch. I could not have asked for a better representation of our home. All of the office help  were very friendly and helpful. You should use them. Peter and Mary Mitchell
Peter & Mary Mitchell
"We are repeat customers from out of state. Robert has been an exemplar realtor and professional throughout every stage of our multiple transactions. you want him on your side!!! His team is an example of how a professional organization should be run!! We will use him and his team without hesitation for future transactions!"
Rick Spring
"We just closed on our home in Lakewood Ranch this week and we couldn't be happier with it. Robert was a key part of the whole process and his work made this experience enjoyable. We started looking at homes in FL almost 3 years ago. We didn't know what we wanted or where we wanted to live. A friend recommended Robert to us (Robert sold our friend his house) so we gave him a call, kind of last minute. Although he was busy that day, he met us and gave us maps and gave us a list of open houses and builder model homes that we could peruse at our leisure. We did the tours and went back to MA. Robert checked in with us several times after we went back home and emailed us about new building going on. We went back to FL 2 or 3 times to meet with Robert and look at new construction and existing homes. There was no pressure to buy from Robert. He listened to what we liked and did not like when looking at homes. He took us to different builders so we could see the differences between them and what each offered in their home packages. It took us some time to decide but we finally chose new construction in Lakewood Ranch. Robert was excellent when it was time to negotiate with the builder. He was aware of what other builders were offering for incentives to their buyers and was able to negotiate for us a good deal. After construction started, he went to the site often and sent us videos and photos of the house. That was so appreciated. If we had questions about items, he fielded them for us with the builder's sales rep and construction manager. He attended the final walk through with me prior to close and was very attentive to detail; he saw a few minor items that I missed. It was great to have him there. He checked in with us again prior to close to make sure all our questions were resolved. We are both professionals and somewhat picky about who we do business with; we have high expectations for the level of service we receive. Robert met our expectations and more. Here are some key things you should know: 1. Robert will always answer your phone call or email. He will always get back to you. 2. He brings a great knowledge of the builders and neighborhoods in the area. 3. He listens to what you want and tries his best to get it for you. 4. He is professional and enthusiastic and enjoys his work. 5. If he doesn't know the answer to a question, he will find it. 6. He will not pressure you to buy. He spent over 2 years working with us so there was no pressure on us! 7. If you want to work with someone who is truly nice and treats you with respect, then give him a call. I would recommend him to anyone. When you are spending your money on a major purchase like a home, it's worthwhile to find the best agent that you can that will represent your interests, especially when you are doing the deal long distance. Give Robert a call; I am certain that you will be happy with his service."
Mark & Joyce Lee
"Being from out of state we started our home search with Robert by phone and email. We worked together creating a personal profile of likes, dislikes, locations, and a budget. When we finally met, we realized not only was he prepared but listened to what we wanted in a home. He kept us calm, focused, was always available and very patient. He made a big investment — fun. He found us a beautiful home and we found a new friend."
Margaret & Philip Leone
"We first met Robert in 2016 when we purchased our first part-time Florida home. Our rental agency recommended him and we feel very fortunate for that. At the time, we were overwhelmed with the many communities and choices available. He expertly and patiently guided us through it all. In 2018, we again asked Robert to help us find our full-time Florida home and sell our part-time Florida home. He did not disappoint. We cannot say enough good things about his knowledge & expertise of the area, his thorough knowledge of the process, his patience, his responsiveness, his attention to detail, and of course his legal background is a nice plus. Thanks Robert for a wonderful buying/selling experience."
Jim & Peggy Harris
"Extremely detail oriented. Kept us informed at all times. Professional and respectful. He made it clear that selling our property under our terms was always a priority. Chi ( his associate) was also very helpful and a pleasure to work with. Made selling our home effortless! He is an excellent realtor, but more importantly an honest upstanding individual with integrity."
James & Tina McCartan
"Robert helped us search for a home over a year ago. He kept in touch with us while we were selling our home in another state. We ran into many obstacles over the year, but Robert was with us the entire time. He is not just a realtor, he is a friend. There is no better than Robert Casella, and he got us the home we wanted."

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Jill Dorn
"Working with Robert was an excellent experience. I am out of state and he took full control after he knew what my wife and I were looking for. We only needed to go down and look at the property. If I purchase again in FL I would be working with no one, but Robert Casella. From the being of the process to the closing he and his staff was excellent."
Keith & Deena Hartley
Really nothing by all stars for Robert and the Casella Group as a whole. Realistically assesses the property value and comps. Robert's realistic approach allowed us to list the house where it needed to be so that we would not have to do a series of prr8ice reductions only to get at the same  price eventually. And, very active selling the house, unlike other realtors who take the listing and then do little or nothing. Good traffic in general. This was helped along because Robert is very ambitious and the Casella Group was creative with the marketing campaign to sell the house, including unique mailers, combo neighborhood party/open house, etc. Robert's background as a lawyer also helps as he is able to explain the nitty gritty details about the process, etc. And, Robert's high energy personality is one that helps with the sales process as a whole. He is committed to selling your home, and he will.  
Dean Smith
"We have worked with Robert for 3 transactions in the past 4 years. When we decided to purchase our first vacation condo, that we also rented during high season, Robert was extremely valuable in helping us choose the “right” neighborhood for us. Last year we decided to sell that condo and purchase a newer model in Lakewood National, Robert helped us to market our condo, quickly find a buyer, and also negotiate an excellent price on the new condo. Throughout the building process, Robert would send us pictures of the progress, help in getting updates from the builder, and even picked up and coordinated return of our area rugs which were shipped in error! I can honestly say, never before have I worked with a realtor who was as enthusiastic, honest, hard working and thorough as Robert. I would use him again in the future and ABSOLUTLELY recommend Robert to help with your real estate needs or questions!"
Kathleen Henn
"We worked with Robert as a buyer and a seller. He is professional, immediate and thoughtful. He knows the area, the realty business and his interpersonal skills are exceptional. We have bought and sold many properties in both Florida and Maine, and he is by far and away the best realtor we have worked with. When Robert is on your side there are no surprises. He sold our last house in about 3 days for pretty close to full price."
Judy Ryan
"Robert Casella is the most professional and knowledgeable realtor I have ever used. His follow through and communication is superb. His overall perspective of the market was helpful in answering all my questions and making suggestions when asked. In addition he is fun and makes the process fun and less stressful. He is the BEST! Sarah Sinclair"
Sarah Sinclair
"Robert is the best real estate person we have ever encountered! He has wonderful listening skills and asked thoughtful questions that helped us clarify what type of home we were interested in purchasing. We value organization, efficiency and integrity. He shines in all these qualities. Robert was punctual in returning our texts, emails and phone calls. He is proactive and a great negotiator. My husband and I provided consultation services to thousands of companies nationally and internationally so we know a gem when we see one. We hope you will consider Robert Casella as your real estate professional when looking for or selling a home in the Sarasota area. Hunting for a home with Robert’s help made the process fun and rewarding. Norma and Steve Leclair"
Steve & Norma Leclair
"Efficient, no stress and professional. Easy to get in contact with and always imformative. Was always clear and honest about the market. Sold my condo during a pandemic with a saturated market at a reasonable price. No Pretty much says it all."
William J. Nivens
"Positive: Professionalism, ResponsivenessRobert and his team were absolutely AMAZING from our first interaction until the final sale of our home. Robert went above and beyond to ensure we had the best client experience possible. Robert took the time to explain every step fully and was always just an phone call, text or email away. I still do not know how he is able to be so responsive, it was always immediate. We will absolutely refer you to anyone we know buying or selling in the area. If you are reading this and looking for an agent there is no need to go any further....Robert is your guy, you will not be disapointed!"
Kevin & Corrine Shaw
Robert was highly recommended by friends of ours in Lakewood Ranch. He and Elena helped us to buy a home in Lakewood Ranch without us setting foot in Florida in these crazy times! We facetimed walks through potential homes, and they facilitated the process in any way they could. Very professional and helpful. We very much appreciate their work in making this process go so smoothly!!
Joyce Cass
Robert was a valuable asset for us as we were looking for our home. He is very knowledgeable of the area and was always available to answer questions and show us properties. We relocated from Virgina and Robert was very understanding of our desires and limitations as many of our searches had a remote component. We would recommend Robert to anyone who needs a knowledgeable partner when buying a home.
Craig Maniglia
Robert sold my home in 7 days. He was available any time I had questions and helped ease my mind during a more than stressful time. Selling a home is hard enough but during a COVID outbreak it was even worse. Robert worked diligently to help me get many potential buyers through the house for showings.
Nita Walker
Effecient, no stress and professional. Easy to get in contact with and always imformative. Was always clear and honest about the market. Sold my condo during a pandemic with a saturated market at a reasonable price. No Pretty much says it all.
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Robert has been a delight to work with selling our home in Florida... We hired Robert due to his impressive skills selling in our area and also recommendations from other clients he has served Robert is a very talented realtor - he is professional, knowledgeable and very customer focussed. Robert and his team were responsive and any slight issues he resolved immediately and we all worked together very well. I would highly recommend Robert if anyone is looking for a realtor in Florida, We for sure would use his team again without a second thought. Thank you for your help and we appreciate everything you have done Robert! We wish you all the best and continue the outstanding work!! 5*
Kyle Tory
Sold in 3 days, one visit, but the best was closing in this period of pandemie. He made everything happen. Mr. Casella has built a great network of very efficient people who he works with. This proof to be very useful when you need things to happen fast and without glich. Selling a house could be complicated especially if you are not a US citizen, Mr Casella has been of great help in guiding us with all the proper procedures. Experience, Experience, Experience...
M Patde
I don’t know how to describe Robert except as a refreshing burst of energy.i have purchased three units with him by my side and with his advise I have made three great buys. He also has the knowledge and contacts to sell a unit. I contracted with one day,had an open house two days later, and the unit was under contract in 1 1/2 weeks. Six units went up for sale the same week I listed, mine was the only one sold, and I know it was because of his knowledge, contacts and not to say last his personality. I wouldn’t dare make a restate move in this area without Robert by my side. I have recommended him to at least three other buyers and they all praise him and his co-workers. Don’t be afraid to call him he works for you 24/7
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Robert has been a fantastic realtor for us! He is very professional and knowledgeable in the local real estate market. He is very quick to respond if any questions or concerns arise. We have enjoyed working with Robert and our house sold in a few days! We highly recommend him as a realtor. He gets the job done!
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I couldn’t be happier than I was with Robert. His responsiveness was more than I could have hoped for. Not only did he provide great guidance, he also listened when I suggested alternative strategies. Robert is a true professional and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor in the areas he serves.
M Wallsh
“ It was such a pleasure to work with Robert at kw suncoast Keller Williams realty! Robert is so informative, has his clients best interest at heart, and makes himself available for any questions you may have. He is professional, organized and goes above and beyond for his clients. I would highly recommend Robert to anyone looking to buy or sell! Thank you for your outstanding service!”
Laurie Hines
I've bought and sold over 15 houses in my lifetime, and Robert is one of the best (if not the best) realtors that I have ever worked with. He is so very proactive and organized. He follows up regularly without being prodded, and immediately responds to any questions or requests. He gets actively engaged in showings, spends time at the property even when not required, and is willing to go the extra mile for his client. I can't recommend Robert enough...he's fantastic!
Zirchman
Robert is the best real estate person we have ever encountered! He has wonderful listening skills and asked thoughtful questions that helped us clarify what type of home we were interested in purchasing. We value organization, efficiency and integrity. He shines in all these qualities. Robert was punctual in returning our texts, emails and phone calls. He is proactive and a great negotiator. My husband and I provided consultation services to thousands of companies nationally and internationally so we know a gem when we see one. We hope you will consider Robert Casella as your real estate professional when looking for or selling a home in the Sarasota area. Hunting for a home with Robert’s help made the process fun and rewarding.
Norma and Steve Leclair
Robert Casella is the most professional and knowledgeable realtor I have ever used. His follow through and communication is superb. His overall perspective of the market was helpful in answering all my questions and making suggestions when asked. In addition he is fun and makes the process fun and less stressful. He is the BEST!
Sarah Sinclair
We met Robert by inquiring about a listing on the internet. It turned out not to be anything we were interested in but Robert continued to send us possibilities. He called to speak with us and about a year later found us the gorgeous waterfront condo we just finally purchased last month. Talk about someone with determination and a no quit attitude, easy and pleasant to work with and fast to respond. Robert knows the ins and outs of the real estate business and will protect your best interest. We would recommend Robert to anyone looking to purchase a home on the Florida gulf coast.
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I HIGHLY recommend the services of Robert Casella! I closed a Bradenton home with him today- He is AMAZING- he did everything he said he would do, expeditiously! I encountered multiple serious issues in the process- he resolved every issue, solved every problem, and provided invaluable advice throughout the process! I’ve never experienced such incredible service from a real estate professional. He is meticulous, resourceful, and effective. Through his efforts, 3 closings were accomplished in one day! He is the penultimate real estate professional.
Linda Iulo
Robert is the best realtor my husband and I have every dealt with. We have bought and sold numerous homes over the years and we can't say enough about the positive experience with Robert. We were out of town for the building of our new home and Robert was our eyes and ears on the ground while we were away. Having Robert available to pop over and check things out brought a great deal of comfort as he is so knowledgeable and trustworthy. Robert is the consummate professional, easy to work with, extremely knowledgeable and super responsive. You will not go wrong in choosing Robert to represent you in this important event in your life!
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Robert has helped us buy and sell several properties. He handles the process professionally, meticulously and efficiently while responding promptly to requests and questions. Most importantly he gets results. I highly recommend Robert to be your area Realtor
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We worked with Robert as a buyer and a seller. He is professional, immediate and thoughtful. He knows the area, the realty business and his interpersonal skills are exceptional. We have bought and sold many properties in both Florida and Maine, and he is by far and away the best realtor we have worked with. When Robert is on your side there are no surprises. He sold our last house in about 3 days for pretty close to full price.
Judy Ryan
Robert and Chi gave us the competitive edge that we needed to sell our home during a strong buyer’s market when there were several other comparable homes listed on our block. They were sharp, professional and tenacious throughout the process. Chi especially went above and beyond to get our house sold. She had open houses every other weekend and showings on a regular basis. She was in constant contact with us and worked so hard. If you are looking to sell your home, Robert and Chi will make it happen for you.
John Novelli
We had the pleasure to work with Robert a little over a three month period. Our experience with Robert was top-notch. Robert went above and beyond at every detail. We scoured the area and Robert found homes that met our criteria and expectations. While our search wasn't confined to the Florida area we can say with confidence he was one of the top real estate agents we worked with from Arizona to the Carolinas to our final destination: Florida! He also made us laugh when we were discouraged and kept us positive through the entire process. We would highly recommend his professionalism and unbeatable connection with the community he represents. It was good to connect with other professionals knowing they knew him well and had worked multiple times with him. Highly recommend.
K Clapiana
We found Robert to be very realistic and knowledgeable. He is very upbeat and a very positive person. Our house was sold within 2 weeks after acquiring Robert as our realtor. We would very likely recommend him to anyone who wants to buy a home in Florida!
Corinne Donofrio
We have worked with Robert for 3 transactions in the past 4 years. When we decided to purchase our first vacation condo, that we also rented during high season, Robert was extremely valuable in helping us choose the “right” neighborhood for us. Last year we decided to sell that condo and purchase a newer model in Lakewood National, Robert helped us to market our condo, quickly find a buyer, and also negotiate an excellent price on the new condo. Throughout the building process, Robert would send us pictures of the progress, help in getting updates from the builder, and even picked up and coordinated return of our area rugs which were shipped in error! I can honestly say, never before have I worked with a realtor who was as enthusiastic, honest, hard working and thorough as Robert. I would use him again in the future and ABSOLUTLELY recommend Robert to help with your real estate needs or questions!
Kathleen A Henn
Really nothing by all stars for Robert and the Casella Group as a whole. Realistically assesses the property value and comps. Robert's realistic approach allowed us to list the house where it needed to be so that we would not have to do a series of prr8ice reductions only to get at the same price eventually. And, very active selling the house, unlike other realtors who take the listing and then do little or nothing. Good traffic in general. This was helped along because Robert is very ambitious and the Casella Group was creative with the marketing campaign to sell the house, including unique mailers, combo neighborhood party/open house, etc. Robert's background as a lawyer also helps as he is able to explain the nitty gritty details about the process, etc. And, Robert's high energy personality is one that helps with the sales process as a whole. He is committed to selling your home, and he will.
Dean Smith
Working with Robert was an excellent experience. I am out of state and he took full control after he knew what my wife and I were looking for. We only needed to go down and look at the property. If I purchase again in FL I would be working with no one, but Robert Casella. From the being of the process to the closing he and his staff was excellent.
Hartley K
Robert helped us search for a home over a year ago. He kept in touch with us while we were selling our home in another state. We ran into many obstacles over the year, but Robert was with us the entire time. He is not just a realtor, he is a friend. There is no better than Robert Casella, and he got us the home we wanted.
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Extremely detail oriented. Kept us informed at all times. Professional and respectful. He made it clear that selling our property under our terms was always a priority. Chi ( his associate) was also very helpful and a pleasure to work with. Made selling our home effortless! He is an excellent realtor, but more importantly an honest upstanding individual with integrity.
T Mccartan
We first met Robert in 2016 when we purchased our first part-time Florida home. Our rental agency recommended him and we feel very fortunate for that. At the time, we were overwhelmed with the many communities and choices available. He expertly and patiently guided us through it all. In 2018, we again asked Robert to help us find our full-time Florida home and sell our part-time Florida home. He did not disappoint. We cannot say enough good things about his knowledge & expertise of the area, his thorough knowledge of the process, his patience, his responsiveness, his attention to detail, and of course his legal background is a nice plus. Thanks Robert for a wonderful buying/selling experience.
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Being from out of state we started our home search with Robert by phone and email. We worked together creating a personal profile of likes, dislikes, locations, and a budget. When we finally met, we realized not only was he prepared but listened to what we wanted in a home. He kept us calm, focused, was always available and very patient. He made a big investment — fun. He found us a beautiful home and we found a new friend.
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We just closed on our home in Lakewood Ranch this week and we couldn't be happier with it. Robert was a key part of the whole process and his work made this experience enjoyable. We started looking at homes in FL almost 3 years ago. We didn't know what we wanted or where we wanted to live. A friend recommended Robert to us (Robert sold our friend his house) so we gave him a call, kind of last minute. Although he was busy that day, he met us and gave us maps and gave us a list of open houses and builder model homes that we could peruse at our leisure. We did the tours and went back to MA. Robert checked in with us several times after we went back home and emailed us about new building going on. We went back to FL 2 or 3 times to meet with Robert and look at new construction and existing homes. There was no pressure to buy from Robert. He listened to what we liked and did not like when looking at homes. He took us to different builders so we could see the differences between them and what each offered in their home packages. It took us some time to decide but we finally chose new construction in Lakewood Ranch. Robert was excellent when it was time to negotiate with the builder. He was aware of what other builders were offering for incentives to their buyers and was able to negotiate for us a good deal. After construction started, he went to the site often and sent us videos and photos of the house. That was so appreciated. If we had questions about items, he fielded them for us with the builder's sales rep and construction manager. He attended the final walk through with me prior to close and was very attentive to detail; he saw a few minor items that I missed. It was great to have him there. He checked in with us again prior to close to make sure all our questions were resolved. We are both professionals and somewhat picky about who we do business with; we have high expectations for the level of service we receive. Robert met our expectations and more. Here are some key things you should know: 1. Robert will always answer your phone call or email. He will always get back to you. 2. He brings a great knowledge of the builders and neighborhoods in the area. 3. He listens to what you want and tries his best to get it for you. 4. He is professional and enthusiastic and enjoys his work. 5. If he doesn't know the answer to a question, he will find it. 6. He will not pressure you to buy. He spent over 2 years working with us so there was no pressure on us! 7. If you want to work with someone who is truly nice and treats you with respect, then give him a call. I would recommend him to anyone. When you are spending your money on a major purchase like a home, it's worthwhile to find the best agent that you can that will represent your interests, especially when you are doing the deal long distance. Give Robert a call; I am certain that you will be happy with his service.
Joyce R Lee
We are repeat customers from out of state. Robert has been an exemplar realtor and professional throughout every stage of our multiple transactions. you want him on your side!!! His team is an example of how a professional organization should be run!! We will use him and his team without hesitation for future transactions!
R Spring
We worked with Robert from overseas and he was extremely professional, whilst being friendly and supportive in the handling of our property sale. Robert help us through the whole process of the sale whilst overseas right through to the closing.
Debra
I can’t possibly recommend someone as strongly as I would Robert Casella. His accolades are truly impressive, but his personality and professionalism confirmed to me that he was the right man for the daunting task of selling our home at a very difficult time. I couldn’t have made Rob’s task any more difficult than I did. I wanted to sell my home for way more than fair market value, while competing against the builder (who had incredible incentives going on), and I needed to sell quickly. Rob sold my home after only two open houses for exactly what I wanted. He walked me and my wife through the process, holding our hand through the complexity and stress of selling a home, and he did so with patience and compassion. We found Rob through a fellow real estate professional who is a friend of ours. For him to be so highly regarded and respected by his peers is truly remarkable and he lives up to it every bit and more. As a former military officer I know a lot about buying, selling, and moving, and also about integrity, service, and excellence. Rob has the values and character that you need representing you and your family. In a short time, Rob went from being a trusted professional representing our home to a friend of the family with a welcome seat at the dinner table! Thank you Rob and God Bless!
Bobby Doyle
Robert and his team's professionalism is only outdone by their personal touch. Our agent, Chi Horras, is the best in the business. We're now proud to call her a friend. This team did not keep a "to do" list regarding our transaction...that's because they just "ta did it!" Calls and questions were responded to immediately. As a result, there were no surprises or glitches in our transaction. This is the firm you want handling your Real Estate needs. We are real clients, and this is an honest review...meet with Robert and Chi a see for yourself. (note: Chi was our "Primary Point of Contact" but Robert was fully engaged in our transaction as well.)
Henry Youmans
I don't think I would have been able to go through with the process of buying my first home if Chi hadn't been so helpful and informative! She definitely went above and beyond what I expected and made the entire experience fun for me too. Some of the negotiations we needed to make in order for me to get a home seemed to me like I was asking too much at first, and she was able to represent what I needed to make the deal happen and not back down where we didn't have wiggle room. She worked around my schedule and was in my corner every step of the way. I am beyond grateful to be in my new home! :)
Jamie Heister
This is the second time we have worked with Robert & we would highly recommend him. He is very honest & thorough and has high standards and always excels. He is a pleasure to work with. Thanks Robert, it was a pleasurable experience once again.
Linda Marlin
Mr Casella is not only knowledgeable he is personable and treats his clients honestly with their expectations. It was a pleasure doing business with him. I purchased a condo in Lakewood National and was very pleased with his knowledge and experience with the area.
Georgine Evans
If you are planning on transacting any real estate business, buy or sell, do yourself a BIG favor and enlist the help of Robert Casella! We were recently looking for a home, and had not yet sought out a realtor in the area. We were driving through a neighborhood and found a home of interest. Note that it was close to 5pm on a Sunday night, and we were leaving the area in the following day. We did not hold out hope for getting into the home of interest. We took a chance & Googled the address. Robert’s name came up, although the home was not his listing. He returned our call in less than 10 minutes, and arranged with the seller’s realtor for us to get into the home. Robert met us there in 10 minutes! Wow, that’s a great response! Long story short, we toured that home, as well as several others the following day. We made an offer and bought the first home – thanks to Robert. In addition to his responsiveness, he had our best interests in mind when it came to negotiating a fair price for the home. Since we were returning to our NE home the day we bought the home, we had concerns about how we would effectively manage all of the details through closing. It was very quickly apparent, that we were not to worry! Distance was not an issue through the entire process. Robert and Kristin kept us apprised of every action being taken on our behalf, and were extremely responsive to our requests day and night. We closed on the home last week, and can honestly say that it was the easiest home buying experience we have ever had – thanks to Robert & Kristin. Thank you both for being such genuine & caring professionals. You have a way of making a potentially stressful process a breeze! You are certainly paving the way to a very successful real estate business due to your exhibited attention to details, responsiveness and professionalism. If you are a reader and you are looking to buy or sell a home, give Robert Casella a call! What are you waiting for??
Carol A Meyers
Robert was very professional, friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the area, homes, restaurants and communities. He was very patient and gave us all necessary information. Robert is very passionate about what he does and he makes sure everything is done timely and correctly!
Donna
Robert Casella was highly recommended to me by a friend and I couldn’t be happier with the level of personalized service I received. I was looking for a reasonably priced home for my elderly parents and disabled sister, and this was no easy chore considering their many financial and physical constraints. From the very beginning Robert treated my family with care, respect and dignity, and never made us feel that we were any less important than any of his other clients. He carefully listened to our needs and enthusiastically showed us a wide range of options, eventually helping us narrow down our choices as he got to know us better. Once we made a decision Robert really started to show why he’s so special. We needed to quickly get my parents’ signature on several documents, but they had no access to computers, printers or scanners, so Robert drove 1½ hours each way to secure their signatures. He didn’t need to do this but it’s just part of his DNA. Another example of his service is when he helped us overcome the reluctance of the homeowner’s association to allow my intellectually-disabled sister to move in, as the by-laws prohibited adult children to live in the community. He drove to the management office personally and explained why an exception should be made in our case, and a day later they agreed, and we had overcome yet another hurdle. While at the management office, Robert paid out-of-pocket for the association application fees to accelerate the closing process, and then later refused reimbursement, one of the many little gestures of goodwill that demonstrated his genuine customer service character. Throughout the process, Robert refused to let the deal fall through, frequently citing one of his favor taglines – “whatever it takes.” Beyond the purchase and closing, Robert and his team helped my parents in so many ways, from finding them a quality inspector, to recommending a home insurance agent, to helping them set up their utilities. He was even onsite when they arrived with the moving truck, greeting them with a special gift. I had to leave on a long trip soon after closing, and Robert offered to assist my parents in my absence, which was a relief since they had no other support system in the area. Over the years I have worked with numerous excellent real estate agents, but Robert stands out in so many ways – market knowledge, negotiating skills, engaging personality, enthusiasm and energy, customer service orientation, empathy. I recommend him wholeheartedly!
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It was a pleasure working with Robert Casella and we received an excellent service from him while selling our condo. We would highly recommend him to everyone. He was very responsive, knowledgeable, helpful and kept us informed during the entire process. Wishing him continued success.
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There aren't enough words in the English language to bestow upon Robert Casella on how wonderful, honest, trust worthy and near perfect a man he truly is. Thank you Robert, and your devoted and also most wonderful assistant, Samantha, for making the sale of our River Strand condo THEE best ever! We will never forget you two and will be indebted to you forever! Always smiling, always happy, a true straight shooter, Robert will 'tell it like it is' and guide you through your real estate transaction with extreme professionalism and as little stress as possible. I highly recommend Robert Casella and his team for your next real estate purchase or sale.
Cindy
Robert is a true professional and extremely knowledgeable of the market in Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch. He made the processes of selling our property extremely easy. He went above and beyond to help get the property ready to sell and close. His communication skills and responsiveness can not be matched by any other realtor we have ever used. I would highly recommend Robert!
Bonnie Brewster
STOP --- Read this review Hire Robert today. He is well prepared, does a complete market analysis and tells you what you want to hear, what you need to hear, and as important, what you might not want to hear. He helped us get a market competitive offer in two weeks, dealt with a difficult buyer and their .... um shall we say... professionally challenging buyers Realtor. In addition, when Hurricane Irma came through and our property manager left town without out placing the hurricane shutters on our home, Robert got it done. Nuff said - look no further - hire him.
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Working with Robert was a phenomenal experience! We were referred to Robert by our friends Steve & Lynn Bucknam and we could not be happier. Our very first visit was successful because he listened to what we were looking for and had a good handle on what type of properties we were interested in. His knowledge of communities in the area was key. Every detail was handled flawlessly along the way, from offer to closing. Purchasing a home from 1500 miles north can be a challenge, but he kept us informed every step of the way. Videos showing the progress of our home were great as well as the prompt attention that we received with every inquiry! Our experience was nothing short of amazing, thank you Robert!
N Mendizabal
Robert is the best realtor we have ever worked with. He is extremely knowledgeable in Florida real estate, and does not miss a detail. He always goes the extra mile, whether he is representing you for a purchase or a sale. Since we were out of town buyers for our first Florida home, he actually performed our walk through, and was likely more thorough then i would have been. Recently, he represented us on the purchase of a resale. When we had questions about mechanical issues with the pool, Robert walked out of the walk through and immediately contacted the vendor for us. He is incredibly thorough and treats his job as a business, with consummate professionalism. Thank you Robert for all of your dedication and hard work for us.
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Working with Robert was a very enjoyable experience. He made the entire process palatable and as stress free as possible. When I got excited, he was able to calm me and explain the issues that inevitably come up during a home buying process. If he did not know the answer, he stated so and then promptly got an answer. He was never too busy to answer the phone. Even taking late night calls from literally halfway around the world. I highly recommend Robert and his services for any real estate needs you may have. If/when I have future needs of his talents I will definitely call him.
Robert Pomfret
Robert is a fantastic and very thorough realtor. He knows the surrounding areas and cares about his clients needs. I was in the middle of a purchase during Hurricane Irma and Robert went above and beyond to be sure the property was secured. Even though he and his family were displaced, he communicated with me daily. I could not have felt more confident that Robert was taking care of every detail for me since I am moving from out of state. I would recommend Robert to everyone, whether buying or selling.
Linda Grasso
Robert and I have had over a two year relationship that culminated in my recent River Strand Condominium purchase. I was searching for the best fit for a seasonal Florida residence. Robert was patient, understanding, and went the extra mile to help me make the right purchase for my circumstances. I have no reservations in recommending Robert as a Buyer's rep and/or a Seller's rep. He has strong insights into the Sarasota/Bradenton market and proved to be very responsive to any/all requests for advice and service. The closing process was handled flawlessly, and entirely on-line.
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I was considering moving to Florida and my sister recommended that I contact the realtor who she used to purchase two homes, Robert Casella. I am so happy that I followed my sister's lead. As soon as I contacted him via e-mail he reached out via telephone to inquire what type of home, price range, location, etc. and then immediately went to work. Robert and his assistant were always on top of everything and guided me through property searches and an eventual stress free closing. If you are considering listing or purchasing a residence, I wholeheartedly recommend you reach out to Robert-you won't be sorry.
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Robert was incredibly efficient, knowledgable, kind and has an amazing staff! He knew exactly what my home needed to sell quickly and he got it under contract within a very short time. Robert is very straightforward and knowledgable.
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Our experience with Robert was terrific-he is professional and knowledgeable about many communities in the area we had an interest. He devoted several days to our search and was very responsive to our needs. He focused on our reactions to different models and houses to narrow our search. I highly recommend Robert's services; thanks to his diligence and knowledge, we purchased a house we love in a great neighborhood.
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Robert Casella is a true professional. I could not be happier with my experience with him both selling and buying our homes. Robert always makes you feel like he is working in your best interest. He is patient, knowledgeable about the market and knows when to give advice. I highly recommend Robert for all your real estate transactions. You will not be disappointed.
N Waisanen
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.
S Desrocher
Robert is the BEST in the business! Through the many years of buying and selling, I have never had a more professional, hard working, intelligent, kind and HONEST realtor than him. His communication skills are over the top... his selling ideas and hard working strategies gets your property SOLD. If things don't work out as YOU WANT... he doesn't try to persuade you to others thinking! It all sums up to HONESTY and INTEGRITY and guiding you through the buying and selling process flawlessly! He's OVER the TOP INCRDIBLE!!!
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We purchased a condo a few years ago that was listed by Robert. We were represented by another agent with whom we worked with at the time. Roberts eagerness to help was unmatched by anyone we had known. His local knowledge and expertise paired with professionalism, his friendly and non pushy approach all lead to trust Robert with listing and selling our condo. He went over and beyond with assisting throughout the selling process. Working in Real Estate myself, Robert is my Sarasota/Bradenton referral connection. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to sell or buy.
Gizike Nyulas
Robert provided excellent realtor services to me when I was house hunting last year. Aside from his knowledge of the local market and ability to connect with me on a personal level, he is an extremely good listener. He listened not only to my overt wishes for my home he also tuned into those unexpressed but equally important wants and dreams I had. He helped guide me to the perfect development, the perfect lot and the perfect home for me. I highly recommend Robert to anyone who is looking for a home. In my experience he will focus on your hopes and dreams and help you find the home that will fulfill them.
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Robert is amazing. He helped my in-laws with their home purchase 8 years ago, then helped us a year ago secure the perfect rental home when we relocated to FL. Robert just recently found for us the perfect home to permanently settle down and raise our young family in Lakewood Ranch. Robert found exactly what we were looking for on the very first day we went out with him. Despite our falling in love with one of the first houses Robert showed he was incredibly patient and enthusiastic for the next month while we made him take us on marathon showing days as far north and east as Panther Ridge to as far south as The Oaks in Osprey. I especially say patient because not only did he endure us but also our 2 year old and 6 month old all along the way! That should say it all about how great Robert was! Robert guided us through every step of negotiation, legal, contract, inspection and closing. He absolutely made our dream a reality for finding a house that I wouldn't put in a category of a traditional FL home. We would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in the area. Thank you Robert!
D Friedman
Robert is a consummate professional. Extremely knowledgeable and provides virtually instant responses to any questions. We have sold two homes and just purchased another all through Robert. Each transaction went extremely smoothly. I have dealt with many agents in the past. Robert is simply the very best.
Peter Hopper
Mr. Robert Casella is knowledgeable, friendly and professional in all of his interactions. I have found him to be extremely responsive and gets the job done. I most certainly give him 'Five Stars PLUS' in all rating factors and have zero hesitation in recommending him to anyone with real estate needs.
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Robert has helped us purchase 3 homes and sell 1 home over the past 5 years in the area. Robert is always very responsive to any questions we may have and kept us updated on any developments as soon as they happen. We have enjoyed working with Robert and always feel confident he has "has our back" during each of our transactions.
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Very detail oriented, always timely with follow up. Sound recommendation and advice on contract review. Very knowledgeable on current marketplace and local selling trends. A realtor that truely cares!
R Wrider
Robert help because i was living in Michigan and buying in Flordia. He was very helpfull when it came to getting comparable cost on other condo . I drove to Flordia and Robert showed the condo that night. Robert would send me information ever day on condos that were new on the market in the area that i was looking forand i was looking in two different areas. Robert help with getting the paper done on line because i am not very computer friendly and help getting all the inspection completed. Robert help me find insurance and how to lower the with a wind mitigation inspection. Robert when i would call would answer the phone about all the times that i called so you do not have to deal with answer machine . Robert would get back with a answer right a way.
R Baus
We first met Robert about 3 years ago when “snowbirding” in Florida from Canada. We decided that buying a place was the thing to do. Robert was a tremendous resource who took the time to educate us on the local market and what to look for in a Florida condo.
We kept in touch with Robert all through Covid and when we were finally ready to move forward with a condo purchase, he guided us all the way.
We truly value his patience, knowledge and responsiveness, especially when dealing with repeat questions from us.
A pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend Robert to anyone looking for a new home.
Ron Wright
Robert is very professional and knowledgeable as a Realtor. In addition he is very responsive and honest, willing to go the extra mile particularly if you’re selling remotely. He explained everything and listened to our concerns. He is an excellent negotiator with a very personalized touch. Highly recommended!
John Jakubowski
I have been collaborating with Robert Casella and his team on a variety of real estate marketing projects this year. I can confidently say that he is one of the most easy going, and enjoyable people to work with. He is passionate about his team and what he does, and is one of the most knowledgable people I have met in the field of Real Estate to date. His tenacity to help people find their new home makes him a real professional in the industry. Robert and his team of professionals get the job done every time.
Google Review
I have worked with Robert twice and both times went as smoothly as possible. This most recent experience was selling my home in Bradenton, FL. Robert was always available anytime I had a question or needed to review things related to the home.
I would absolutely recommend working with him. 100% honest and trustworthy. And he knows the local market very well!
Google Review
Robert Casella is truly THE MAN! We had originally worked with Robert a number of years ago to sell a property in River Strand. Since the previous experience had been so positive, when we recently decided to sell another property in River Strand over the past month, it was a no-brainer that we would go back to Robert for assistance. He is extremely positive, professional, responsive, easy to work with and an all-around genuine good guy! He was with us every step of the way, and even when there were a few hiccups with a few situations, Robert was on top of it and handled it with ease and professionalism and took the worry off of us. We can’t say enough positive about Robert. Thank you so much, Robert!
Kelly Hamm
This is the second real estate transaction that we've used Robert Casella for in the past two years. He is an amazing agent. He anticipates a client's needs and desires, he responds almost immediately to any communications, and he does a fantastic job prepping and showcasing our properties. I'd happily work with Robert again in the future.
Jeff Zircher
Robert Casella sold our home so quickly, and his advertising attracted many full or even over-asking price offers. He asked us many questions and spent time at the house in order to get an understanding of the emotional and esoteric qualities of our home, and the lifestyle it offers. He was able to highlight not only the practical features, but the sense of what living there would be like. His attention to detail helps him to stand out in his field.
The Casella Group team handled everything very professionally and in a timely manner, keeping us informed at every step. From listing to closing was less than 6 weeks.
I highly recommend using Robert as your realtor, whether you're buying or selling.
Sara Brett
Robert was my agent when I bought my River Strand condo in Feb. 2014. I did not consider anyone else when I decided to sell. I have so much confidence in Robert and can recommend him with ease. Robert is so professional. I was unable to be in Florida during the sale & Robert looked after everything needed, including solving post sale complications. I would give him 10 stars if I could.
Jane Lowry
Robert knows and sells River Strand. This is the 3rd sale he handled for my brother and I. With Roberts's marketing strategies, negotiation skills and attention to detail, the selling process was smooth and easy for us. Our Terrace condo sold in days and over asking price. Thank you Robert for your hard work and expertise!
Angie Yee
We used Elena Stefanoski to help us locate a condo in the Lakewood Ranch community. We narrowed it down to Eslanade and Lakewood National. She took us to see many condos and also knew the salespeople for new construction at LN. She helped guide us through the purchase of a coach home that my wife really wanted. Given the hot market and bidding that goes on over list price, she worked it so we got the winning bid without going overboard. We will work with her again. See is quick to return calls and emails. Highly recommend using her.
Tony Patterson
Robert Casella and his team were extremely professional and service oriented throughout the entire buying process. Robert was quick to get back to us and answer any questions that we had and frequently checked in with us to see if we had questions. The current real estate market is very tough and Robert and his team did an amazing job finding us what we wanted at a price that was within our range. We would highly recommend Robert and his team.
Julie Caponi
Elena Stefeniski was an outstanding, responsive, responsible and pro-active agent. She was fast to respond and follow up and follow through. Never failed to get back to us. Always tried to be available when asked and required. Always felt like she was working for our best benefit and never losing site of her professionalism. Highly recommend her !
Thank you!
Bert Carreiro
Working with Elena Stefanoski was a great experience for my husband and me. This was a long-distance relationship which could have been difficult. She was extremely responsive and professional. Elena was able to find the perfect condo for us in a for short period of time-even in this crazy market. She never failed to answer all our questions. We will definitely call on her again if we have the need and will refer her to friends.
Karen Hartz
Robert is a great guy. He acted as our R/E agent previously and just recently filled that role again in the sale of our Bradenton Condo. We did this remotely so Robert had a bit of extra work to do and he did so in excellent fashion. Everything went smoothly and Robert was a big part of ensuring the timely closing of the transaction. We would recommend Robert 100% for his expertise, efficiency and great attitude.
Ray Knight
Robert and his team were absolutely AMAZING from our first interaction until the final sale of our home. Robert went above and beyond to ensure we had the best client experience possible. Robert took the time to explain every step fully and was always just an phone call, text or email away. I still do not know how he is able to be so responsive, it was always immediate. We will absolutely refer you to anyone we know buying or selling in the area. If you are reading this and looking for an agent there is no need to go any further....Robert is your guy, you will not be disapointed!!
Kevin and Corrine Shaw
Robert and his team have been invaluable for my sale at River Strand. The level of service is substantially above others in the area. There is a reason he is seen as a top performer and comes highly recommended.
He knows the area better than any one else and can work magic to get deals done for his clients. If you are having trouble selling/buying a home perhaps you need Robert at your side to get the best deal done!
David Hosey
If you are looking for a real estate professional who will partner with you, work incredibly hard, and always put your interests first, then look no further: Chi Horras is the agent for you! We worked with Chi over many months seeking our Florida dream home. Chi is extremely knowledgeable of various towns, communities, and developments which helped us focus our search. And in the rare instance where she does not know an answer to a question, she will dig hard to find the answers. Follow through is one of Chi’s strengths and she handles big items and small details with the same expert level of care. And when it came time to make an offer, Chi demonstrated her strong strategic and negotiation skills, ultimately landing us the deal we wanted at our price point. Chi works tirelessly on her client’s behalf, and she was easily accessible at any time of day when we needed her. We give Chi our highest rating and would gladly work with her again....in fact she is now helping our daughter to search for a condo. So don’t hesitate to give Chi a call today, you won’t regret it !!!!
Cathy
We worked with Robert while relocating from Atlanta to the Bradenton, FL area. Robert was patient and showed sincere dedication during the entire process. He worked with us through different homes and neighborhoods and when we finally chose the one, he made sure we got the best deal possible. During construction of our new home, Robert took time to go and take progress photos and would FaceTime video chat with us so we could see how things were progressing. He was responsive every time we needed him for anything or for any questions. I have already, and will continue to recommend Robert and the Casella Group to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!
Daniel Behen
Elena Stefanoski has provided my husband and I her best services regarding the sale of our home. We only had our home 8 hours on the market and under contract within a day. Her passion for her job is amazing and she gives a hundred percent everyday and is there when needed. She knows her job inside and out and I recommend her to anyone.
Denise Arvay
We met Robert and his staff on referral and we never regretted our decision to use him. We quickly found our home largely in part because Robert's knowledge of the area coupled with his outstanding ability to understand what his customer base desires. He was ALWAYS response to every call and email, almost immediately be it day or night. Based on our experience, he truly cares about his client base and work.
Ray Young
We worked with Elena at the Casella Group and she just did a wonderful job for us, she was always very responsive to our questions and paid attention to our wants and needs. Very knowledgeable of the area and really helped to make our experience a good one. I am a Realtor of 35 years experience and always felt comfortable with Elena and the Casella Group!
Greg Copenhaver
Elena Stefanoski made my Fl purchase from Ohio very easy. Always responsive to questions and cared about my concerns. she went the extra mile to make sure my closing happened on time and followed up all the way to the closing ensuring I was satisfied. I would highly recommend her without hesitation.
Bill Kerzie
Four years ago we used Robert to find our home in Lakewood Ranch. This year we contacted Robert to sell the home. He handled all the details from start to finish. Robert and his team are wonderful to work with and go above and beyond in every aspect of buying and selling homes. The Casella Group is highly recommended!
Michelle Gerger
We loved having Reese as our agent, while we were on vacation. She helped us find our perfect condo. We would highly recommended her to anyone looking to purchase property in the area. She went above and beyond for the entire buying process.
Thank You Reese!
Donna Simpson
Robert Casella is a low profile and high professional realtor, responsive and knowledgeable! I enjoyed working with him and definitely will contact him again if I would make home purchase in the area of FL.
Lina Han
Robert is an outstanding realtor; very professional, responsive and knowledgeable! I enjoy working with people who actually answer their phone! Something that is lacking in so many agents. I will recommend him to all my friends and family.
Joan Hickman
PROFESSIONAL, KNOWLEDGEABLE, PERSONABLE
Robert Casella of the Casella Group, KW Suncoast, Keller Williams Realty, exhibits all of the above traits.
We recently worked with Robert as we relocated to Florida and searched for a home.
In his professional manner, Robert acquainted himself with our “wish list” and proceeded with his abundant knowledge of the area for our search. He was an outstanding source of information throughout our entire buying process, from beginning to end.
We highly recommend Robert for your real estate transactions!!!
Shay Kaplan
This was our second transaction with Robert. He worked with us, he listened to our questions and always responded promptly.
Very professional and very knowledgeable about the current market.
Wouldn’t hesitate to work with Robert and his team again.
Joe Kelly
This is the second time we have used Robert to help us purchase a home. He is very professional and takes care of everything from beginning to end. His “can do” attitude makes purchasing a new home easy and fun.
Joe Ahmann
Hi all, I want to write about our experience with Casella group but mostly with Elena Stefanoski guidance with our guying process. Since we started looking for a house we have directed to Casella group and they designated us Elena to helped us in our buying journey. We are so blessed that was her in our way, she was very attentive, professional and prompt to answer all our inquiries and questions during the process. When I met her I knew we were in good hands, and she came with her big personality and smile to joined us during the house inspections and afterwards we solved our doubts with her. She explained us all very accurate and also gave us good tips. Finally we took our decision and yesterday we closed our house. We want to thanks her for all support during this time and also for her great customer service. Today, she came to our new home and brought us a present she is the Best!
Buying a house its one of the huge decisions that you have in your life, but when you have the perfect guidance during all the journey it make it more easy to go over and take that big step.
We do highly recommend Elena and please free to contact me in case that you need more information.
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