Testimonials of Satisfied Customers

Let me first start off with I don’t often do testimonials…however, this is very special!!!

We have been in the real estate business for over 20 years and have bought and sold many properties including single family, multi-family and apartment buildings.  During that time we have dealt with many Realtors and have had good experiences, bad experiences and some where the Realtor was just plain clueless.

We recently purchased a condo in the Ft. Myers area of Florida and worked with Mike McNamara on our transaction.  I have to say that Mike was the VERY BEST Realtor we have EVER dealt with.  He was extremely responsive, very professional and ALWAYS on top of the situation.  Mike was also very patient with us during the entire process and made us feel as though we were his ONLY clients.

From our first contact, we knew Mike was different.  He immediately responded to our inquiry and had us in the property we called on within a few hours of our request.  He showed us several options, guided us through the entire process and helped us decide on just the right unit for us.  He was ALWAYS available and ALWAYS, ALWAYS answered his phone no matter what day or time we called…I have never seen anything like it.

Once we decided on our choice, he worked with us through negotiation, paperwork and several associated challenges and during the time, Mike never lost his cool (although I did many times).

To say Mike went way above and beyond the call of duty would be a gross understatement!!  He exemplifies what we should aspire to as business professionals.  He is articulate, patient, courteous, knowledgeable, available and really cares about his clients.

Mike introduced us to his wife Julie, who was also a joy to work with.  She helped us with furniture, fixture and decorating decisions and guided us to the right stores and contractors for our needs.  Most Realtors don’t care about what happens after the deal was done, but both Mike and Julie were very interested and involved in our planning of the updating of our unit.  Truly a pleasure to work with.

If you are looking for real estate and need someone to work with, please save your time and look no further!  Mike McNamara is by far the BEST we have ever worked with!!

Mark & Mary ~ Miromar Lakes & New York

Professional. Detailed. Caring. Reliable. Successful. Each describes Mike McNamara with RE/MAX Realty Group.  My husband, Dave and I came to Florida as snowbirds initially purchasing a condo in Bella Terra in Estero, Florida.  We first met Mike when we received a phone call telling us our bathroom was leaking into the condo below.  The owner was Mike McNamara.  With the leak fixed, we began to learn more about Mike.  We discovered all three of us were from the same hometown and all graduated from Evergreen Park Community High School in Illinois.  Two years younger than me, Mike was in the same graduating class as Dave’s sister, Diane.

When the time came to sell the condo in favor of a home with fewer college students as neighbors, we went directly to Mike.  In three short weeks, with 14 showings, Mike sold our condo at a profit and found us a Villa home in the established community of Devonshire Lakes.  He held tight to our wish list including a water view without looking into someone else’s back yard.

Years passed and now Dave and I were in the market for a single family home.  Knowing we enjoyed living in the Gateway Community, Mike soon found us our current home in Callaway Greens.  Once again, Mike fulfilled our wish list including a water view and not looking into someone else’s back yard.

Since first meeting Mike in 2010, Mike has successfully sold two properties and was our Realtor in purchasing three homes.  Each transaction was seamless and resulted in “money in our pockets”.

Whenever I am asked whom I would recommend as a Realtor, I confidently answer “Mike McNamara with RE/MAX Realty Group.  You will not be disappointed!”

 

Dave & Stephanie ~ Fort Myers

What about Mike?  It was our pleasure to work with Mike McNamara when looking for a condo in Southwest Florida!  He is one in a million!  We were fortunate to meet Mike while he was helping friends of ours find a winter home.  We immediately loved his friendly, open manner and his willingness to help our friends no matter how busy or the time of day.

When we decided to find a property, Mike took us under his wing–getting to know us, and what we were looking for to help us narrow our search.  (The variety of properties and amenities in this area are overwhelming.)  He spent many extra hours to track down specific community and neighborhood dog policies, as we have a rather large puppy–this was not an easy job!

Mike not only showed us properties, he also took the time to introduce us to the local amenities; like beaches, shopping, restaurants.  As a former builder, if we had a question about a particular property (e.g., can we move that wall to open up the room) Mike has the experience to guide us toward possible solutions or advise us to look elsewhere.  Mike always answered our phone calls in a very prompt manner, and then he’d immediately get to work on finding the answers to our questions.  Mr. McNamara was always on time with a big friendly smile on his face!  

After finding the perfect property, he was very instrumental in leading us through the negotiation process, and subsequent paperwork, faxes, scans and signatures necessary for the purchase of the property.  This was especially important as we were 100’s of miles away.  Mike also has the knowledge and ability to provide solid contacts with the other local institutions necessary to complete the purchase process; inspections, mortgage, insurance, etc.  

Even after the closing, Mike was SO kind to us, we asked him to visit our property to ensure all was well–he did it in an instant.  We look forward to seeing him upon our return to Florida, even though we are not looking for a property, he is a new local friend!

Bill & Linda C. ~ Michigan

My wife and I were looking for a winter retreat condominium in the Bella Terra gated community in Estero where we had rented.  I began looking for properties on-line that we might like and happened on Mike’s website.  Mike called me and was most gracious over the phone.  He inquired about our stay, our plans, where we were from, who we were, what sights and restaurants we were enjoying, and, oh yes, what kind of place and price captured our interest.  It was easy to like this guy because he came across like he really cared about us and just not a sale.  Although he didn’t know of anything available at Bella Terra that met our requirements, he said to keep in touch and if we wanted recommendations for great places to visit and eat to let him know.  

Periodically I continued to look for condos and happened to find one in Bella Terra on its first day listed, that seemed exactly what we wanted.  My first reaction was…call Mike!  Mike got us into the condominium immediately.  We loved what we saw.  Mike guided us through the purchase process with tremendous professionalism.  This was probably one of the smaller sales Mike has had, but you’d never know it.  He was on top of everything like it was a million dollar sale.  After we made our offer there were several other attractive offers that were made for this unit.  Mike made certain that we were apprised and that our offer was competitive.  We purchased it at exactly the amount that we had projected in our budget and we closed in a timely fashion.  

The purchase of the property was only the beginning of Mike’s service.  The condo had a renter whose lease was in effect for several months after we needed to return to our home in Wisconsin.  Mike worked us through the process of fulfilling the terms of the lease to everyone’s satisfaction.  We knew that the condo would need deep cleaning, repainting, some repair and furnishing before we returned to occupy it.  After the renter moved out, Mike checked the condition of the condo out for us and gave us a report on what was needed to refurbish it.  Mike suggested reputable people who did a wonderful job with the renovation and he offered to coordinate the process.  He also suggested furniture and appointment sources that previous clients had happily used.  We had purchased a few appointments before we left for home and found that we didn’t have room to take them with us.  Mike volunteered to keep them for us until we returned.  We had questions about insurance, financing, and home watch, and Mike had suggestions that we found very helpful.  He even volunteered his wife’s services for decorating if we needed help in that area.  Through all of this, Mike took many phone calls and responded to many text messages.  He was always encouraging and happy to listen to our concerns and be of help.  

When the renter moved out and the renewal was completed, my wife and I traveled to the condo to oversee the furniture delivery.  We were thrilled with the way the condo looked.  When Mike met us to give us the items he had stored, it was like greeting a good friend.  Mike really cares about the people and loves to serve them.  He is amazing.  Very rarely does one find someone as professional, with high standards of integrity, who also cares and serves his clients like Mike does.  Mike is  someone you would recommend to your dearest relative and closest friend.  Thanks for everything Mike.  You ARE the best at what you do!

Tim & Nancy ~ Wisconsin

This Testimonial is long over due.  I have spent much too long trying to find the words to express how much Mike McNamara helped us in finding a home in Bonita Springs.

From our first phone call to Mike we knew we had an exceptional professional Realtor.  He listened to us and in one short day we found the condo we bought.

But that was far from the end of Mike‘s help to us. He went to our condo often and took pictures as it was being built and send them to us.  He gave us updates and even went for the final walk thru.

But that was not the end of Mike‘s help.  When we arrived at our empty condo Mike put us in touch with a furniture store.  We went to the furniture store on Monday and Friday we had a house full of furniture delivered and set up with no problems and peace of mind that we went to the right store.  Then we needed ceiling fans installed.  Mike advised us where to buy them and gave us the number of a handyman who installed them. We have used the handyman more then once.  We needed window treatments and Mike referred us to a person that installed our window shutters that we love.  We were given discounts because of Mike, but more important it saved us not only money but time and energy.  We could not be happier with how everything turned out.

But that was not the end of Mike‘s help.  We got to meet his wife Julie who graciously gave us ideas for rugs, bedding, and art work.  And advised us where to shop.

But that was not the end of Julie’s help.  She picked us up at our door, dropped us off at three difference stores and helped make our condo a home.  She even put the area rug in her car and delivered it.

Now you can see why I struggle to find the words to give them the praise they both so deserve.  They are a super down to earth team and we were very fortunate to have found Mike and Julie.  And we would highly recommend them to all our friends and relatives.

I hope they know how very much we appreciate all that they have done for us, from the bottom of my heart..Thank you Mike & Julie!

 

Fran & Jim G. ~ Bonita Springs, FL

My wife and I were introduced to Mike by our close friends who purchased a home in Cape Coral fromMike.   I tend to be skeptical about referrals as many people have different tastes and expectations.  After reading the testimonials, I gave Mike a call and had a long discussion as to our wants and needs in purchasing a home in SW Florida.  It wasn’t long into our conversation that I realized that Mike was the right agent for us.  He is everything our friends expressed to us as well as the testimonials.  The one thing that we were most impressed with is that Mike makes you feel that you are the only client he has and is committed to help you find your dream home.  And he did!  We never felt pressured to make a decision.  After the closing there were a couple of issues that popped up.  I called Mike for some guidance and he stepped right in and helped clear things up.  After thanking him he stated “that’s what I’m here for!” That is exactly what you want in an agent.

If you are serious about finding a home in SW Florida…Call Mike!  He made our dream come true!

Thank you Mike!

 

TJ & Jodie ~ Connecticut

We came to Fort Myers to find our new home after finally retiring from our printing business.  We tried using a Realtor in Fort Myers that was recommended by our daughter in law who is a Realtor in Pennsylvania.  After two days with her, we realized she was not helping us.

I made a call to Mike who I had been receiving emails from for the past few months.  He was more than willing to help us find a home in our price range and after giving him some homes we were interested in, Mike made the necessary calls and set up showing these homes and some others he thought might interest us.  In three days, we had the home we were looking for.

He made sure to keep in constant contact as we worked through the process of finding the right home for the right price.  The commitment to us did not change throughout the entire process.

He made sure we knew of all the information for settling in Fort Myers and went the extra steps in providing information for where to purchase items for our new home.

We could not have gone through this process without Mike.

 

Donald & Sarah W. ~ Pennsylvania

We recently had the pleasure of purchasing a resale condo in Miromar Lakes.  Based on referrals from friends we retained Mike to represent us on our purchase.

We live in Canada and Mike made the distance and out of country issues seamless.  He was patient and provided prompt answers to our many questions and concerns.  Best of all he was able to negotiate a favorable price that clinched the deal.

We were extremely pleased with the pre and post sale service provided by Mike and Julie. After the sale they provided advice and assistance with the myriad of details in setting up our condo.

Julie’s organization and decorating skills were outstanding in preparing the condo for our arrival.  Among other things she arranged for cleaners, helped my wife select furniture, and provided invaluable information on local suppliers.

All in all they more than exceeded our expectation of service expected from a Realtor and we would certainly recommend their services to anyone planning to buy or sell a home in Florida.

 

Miriam and Bryan G. ~ Aurora, Ontario, Canada

We started on a journey to find a home in southwest Florida and ended up with a wonderful home and great friends in Mike and Julie McNamara.  The attention to detail started the first day we contactedMike.  He formulated a great plan according to the limited time I had while visiting the area.  He was consistent in communication and sent new listings with additional information on the area and on the listing.  During my visit, he did an incredible job of coordinating each property we wanted to see, gave helpful information about the area, had a continual supply of cold water and snacks (unlike any other Realtor I had come across) while accomplishing our goal of seeing as many properties in a limited time.

The commitment to us did not change throughout the entire process.  He and his wife Julie were our advocates here in Florida in every sense of the word.  We had to make a lot of decisions long distance and they were our eyes and ears and continued to communicate with the answer to any and all questions immediately.  On top of that Mike and Julie work as a team.  Julie connected us with all the right places to buy furniture, decorate and care for our home.  Not only passing on the names of people who are trustworthy and dependable but she went with me over and over again shopping for all the things needed to start from scratch.  The time we saved not having to filter through unreliable people and places was priceless.

They made sure the long distance closing went smoothly even with last minute changes. They communicated with our contractor what needed to be done before the closing could happen and did many walk throughs sending multiple pictures that allowed us to catch possible misses by the contractor.  They were there when the furniture was delivered, etc. before we arrived.  They made sure our place looked awesome on arrival.

Simply put, we could not have gone through this process as seamlessly and enjoyably without them and we would recommend Mike without any hesitation.  And Julie, his wife, makes the team over the top fantastic!

Rollin and Sandie   Arkansas

 

 

 

Rollin & Sandie ~ Arkansas

AND THE WINNER IS…..Mike McNamara for being the Best Realtor in SW Florida.

Mike, who we met through mutual friends who are past clients of his, showed us around different housing developments in the Fort Myers area when we expressed an interest in buying a home in Florida for the winter months.  We told him what we wanted in a home and he took it from there.  He wasn’t pushy.  He was honest and pointed out things to us that we wouldn’t have known being from the north.

Once we decided on a house in Miromar Lakes, he strove to get us the best price that he could.  He was at the settlement closing with us even though he didn’t list the house.  The Realtor who listed the house was not there.

Mike and his wife Julie have been invaluable to us as new homeowners in Florida.  They gave us all the phone numbers we needed to set up gas, electric, trash pick-up, pool service, lawn service, water & sewer, etc.  They let us use their computer since ours was not hooked up yet.  They let us have pool furniture delivered to their house before we even closed because we hit a huge sale at Frontgate that we couldn’t pass up.  They even introduced us to some of our new neighbors in the community.

Mike was in constant contact with us in Pennsylvania to let us know about home-owners insurance and patiently answered any and all questions for us.  When we needed furniture for the Florida house, Julie and Mike went with us to the best places in town to get the best discounts.  Also, Julie went with my wife, Lynn and helped her to pick out bedding so we would have a nice bed to sleep on in our new home even though we had no other furniture yet.

We can’t say enough about Mike and Julie McNamara.  They are a dynamic duo!!  They are so nice, kind and truthful.  As our Realtor, Mike didn’t have to do all the things that made us welcome, but we are sure glad he did.  What could have been a chaotic time was not. We understand that Mike & Julie do these things for all their clients.  Julie told us she knew how it felt to be in a new town and she didn’t want anyone to be as overwhelmed as she felt when they first moved to Florida.  We treasure them as friends now and would recommend them to anyone we know who wants to buy a house in SW Florida.  You will definitely get the royal treatment from them.  

 

We can’t say enough about Mike and Julie McNamara.  They are a dynamic duo!!  They are so nice, kind and truthful.  As our Realtor, Mike didn’t have to do all the things that made us welcome, but we are sure glad he did.  What could have been a chaotic time was not. We understand that Mike & Julie do these things for all their clients.  Julie told us she knew how it felt to be in a new town and she didn’t want anyone to be as overwhelmed as she felt when they first moved to Florida.  We treasure them as friends now and would recommend them to anyone we know who wants to buy a house in SW Florida.  You will definitely get the royal treatment from them.  

 

Dr. Gary & Lynn K. ~ Pennsylvania