Testimonials

We met Lambdin Freeman and the rest of The PURTEE Team when we decided to buy our first beach condo. Lambdin was there through it all! We are now working on our third purchase and it has been a very difficult short sale, taking months of negotiations, bank approvals and a whole lot of patience! Lambdin never loses her tenacity and the skills to finally get us this very special property at an amazing price! We recommend Lambdin and the team to everyone we meet!

Bruce & Chris Miller, Indiana

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…. or so the novel goes.

The best is of course owning an incredible condo on the Narrows in Indian Shores in Florida with unencumbered views of the Gulf and the Intercoastal Waterway. It was something we had worked our entire lives to attain.

The worst of times was having to sell the condo due to unforeseen health issues.  Although I am a realtor, the emotional situation I found myself in caring for an ill spouse forced me to find another realtor.

The realtor I needed had to represent me as I would represent myself; had to have honor, integrity and know the beach. There was only one choice: Garges Purtee.  Garges and I had never worked together, nor had we ever truly even met. I only knew her by her outstanding reputation and never in all my years on the beach had I ever heard a disparaging word.

True to her commitment to me, she sold the condo in a timely fashion. It is a bittersweet accomplishment for me but a necessary one,  for which I am eternally grateful.

Aleda Reilly

I would like to extend my thanks to Garges Purtee and her Team for an expedited and successfully completed short sale on my investment property. I contacted Garges about my being upside-down on an investment beach condo and she immediately went to work with her team. She put me in touch with her negotiator Diane Dicroce and within days we had showings and open houses. Kathy McBrayer from Team Purtee spent almost every weekend for 3 months in that condo showing it to potential buyers. Since it was a short sale time was of the essence as the bank could have refused an offer from a potential buyer. Diane and Garges worked together to make sure the bank, buyer and an additional lender had all the information they needed to get to closing. Garges even had a back-up buyer in place with “check-in-hand” should buyer #1 get cold feet. 3 months later and many e-mails, faxes and phone calls on my behalf, Garges and Diane were able to secure a bank acceptance of the buyers offer. They were also able to keep the buyer aware that banks move slowly and Garges was able to keep the buyers “in the game” until closing. I feel very blessed to have known Garges and her family for almost 10 years now. I don’t think many realtors could have done this. In fact, I know from experience many realtors could NOT have done this. This would not have happened without the team approach of a negotiator and realtor working together. Thanks Garges, Mark, Kathy and Diane!

Ted Mangano, Indian Rocks Beach, FL

August 14, 2015 – It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…. or so the novel goes.  The best is of course owning an incredible condo on the Narrows in Indian Shores in Florida with unencumbered views of the Gulf and the Intercoastal Waterway. It was something we had worked our entire lives to attain.

The worst of times was having to sell the condo due to unforeseen health issues. Although I am a realtor, the emotional situation I found myself in caring for an ill spouse forced me to find another realtor.  The realtor I needed had to represent me as I would represent myself; had to have honor, integrity and know the beach. There was only one choice:  Garges Purtee. Garges and I had never worked together, nor had we ever truly even met. I only knew her by her outstanding reputation and never in all my years on the beach had I ever heard a disparaging word.

True to her commitment to me, she sold the condo in a timely fashion. It is a bittersweet accomplishment for me but a necessary one, for which I am eternally grateful.

Aleda Riley

August 6, 2015 – My experience with Realty Executives and with Garges in particular has been nothing but first class. I originally came into contact with Garges approximately 5 years ago, with an aspiration of buying a condo in St Pete, I knew the area vaguely but had no idea of the market. Garges was informative and very detailed when explaining the various options available,  I was the proud owner of a gorgeous condo within a few weeks. As the years have passed Garges kept me informed with the housing market and at the start of this year my attention turned to buying another property. My only consideration was to place myself in the safe hands of Realty Executives and return back to Garges, where she worked tirelessly to secure the deal of my dreams.

Sonya Slater

June 2014 – Oh my goodness. You are a lifesaver!  If you ever need references for future clients, please include me on the list. You go above and beyond.

Areti Kantaras

The Purtee Team gets the job done in a professional, self -assured, low key way. We found Garges Purtee who sold our home in record time for full asking price on great terms – they did what 2 other companies could not do or did not put the effort in to do. Thank you so much for your great connections and closing help as well as your marketing skill. If we had not found you we would have given up hope of selling. A dream realized just last week.

Gail Houle, Maryland

March 2015 – I’ve had a chance to look behind the scenes at how this Realtor Team works. They are quality people who strive to please their clients every step of the way and don’t hesitate to go above the call of duty.

Deborah Butler

April 2014 – Garges, Thank you again so very much for all you did for us!  LOVE our new house.  I can’t wait to live here permanently . I will absolutely take you up on some help with decorating and thank you for setting us up with some links to checkout ideas. Thank you again for everything!

Susan & Scott Doyle

We`d like to let everyone know how wonderful an experience we had with Garges and the Purtee team. We had decided that given the improved affordability in Florida real estate, that it was time to purchase a condo. We starting looking online – which is a great tool but there are so many listings and a few pictures and a short description just doesn`t give you enough information. We realized that we needed help. Not knowing anyone in the area, we contacted a few top realtors. The Purtee Team responded promptly and Garges provided a lot of great information and a great attitude, so we chose her, and did not regret it at any point. It was clear that Garges not only knew the area but had specific knowledge of many of the listings that we had identified. She found other listings that met our criteria and took the time to show us everything we wanted to see (and even had the patience to show us a few that she had warned us that we wouldn`t like!). We found our Gulf front condo in a few days of diligent searching and got it for a great price thanks to great negotiating help from Garges. We hoped for a condo that would be move-in ready since we didn`t have the time to do the work ourselves. The condo we found was in great shape in but rather drab. Garges convinced us that she could take care of that – and she did. From getting quality trades people in and finding us great furniture and finishings, we now have a spectacular looking condo! All of this decorating happened in a mere few weeks with us out of the country. We have no hesitation recommending Garges and her team – we`re confident that your expectations will be exceeded as were ours. Thanks, Garges!

Mike & Lise Mahoney, Toronto, ON