Testimonials

My wife and I planned a short vacation to the Clearwater Florida area 2 years ago. We planned on staying at our good friend’s Time Share. Nobody had any intentions of buying property. I thought it would be fun to just look at a couple condos while we were there. So I went on the Internet to search for a Realtor to show us around. I kept looking and I kept seeing The Purtee Team on quite a few properties. So I picked up the phone and called. I explained to them from the start that we were coming from Indiana and would like them to show us a few condos. The rest is history. They were very informative and not pushy at all. Our good friends ended up buying a condo. We ended up buying 2 Pre-Construction Condos. We had no intentions of buying anything. It was very exciting! They worked with both of us from start to finish. They really know their stuff! We had no idea we would be owners of condos in Florida. It was the best thing that ever happened to us. Garges even completely coordinated the decorating of one of our condos! They still keep in close contact and are a lot of help with even small favors that we need done because we live so far away. They changed our lives. What a really Great Team!

Bob & Chae Kranc, Indiana

I met Lambdin Freeman at the recommendation of the people we were renting from in Indian Shores. Lambdin went above and beyond the call of duty as she showed us everything we had told her we were interested in, in the price range we indicated. Not only did Lambdin stick to our needs, she showed us places of interest and fun places to go while here on vacation. Thanks Lambdin…..you became a friend as well as our realtor……we will definitely recommend you to anyone we know who wishes to buy or sell in the area…..

Reba Hinkley, New York

In a tough market, when it is not the best time to be a Seller, we count on Mark and Garges Purtee and the rest of their team to go the extra distance in marketing our home and, most importantly, getting it SOLD!!!

Mary Beth Becker/Safety Harbor, Florida

Hi there Garges Just wanted to send you a quick note, to thank you so very much, for all your help in finding us the perfect rental-earning vacation home. Like so many people out there looking to find that opportunity that exists in the real-estate market, we started our search on-line, and like so many people say… it’s a huge task! The PURTEE Team ‘Garges and Kathy’ are the BEST!!! WOW, almost a year has gone by…you sending us market analysis/updates/reports and potential property matches for our criteria to review. Your market knowledge certainly was demonstrated whereas you guided us towards better and better choices. Your professionalism and market savvy was truly key to gain our confidence, being that we are 2000 miles away and that 99.9% of our dealings have been email/web based. Your team certainly made the whole process easy and stress-free. Not only were you my guide to realize mine and Claudette’s dream of a Florida Property, you have made us feel like family. You and your team ‘Kathy’ went the extra mile. You became my tour guide of the area, where to eat, shop and have a beverage. You explained the up and coming areas. You also provided invaluable insight on décor. These days, there are so many companies and individuals that have forgotten how to provide excellent support and client service; it was indeed a privilege dealing with you. I will ensure we speak highly of our experience together. We shall always remain friends. Rick and Claudette Goguen

Rick and Claudette Goguen, New Brunswick, Canada

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 first met Lambdin at an open house she was hosting. She so impressed me, I kept her card and told her what we were looking for. She never stopped looking until she found exactly what we wanted. We love our condo, and she and her team have continued to help us even with vacation rentals for our condo, insurance recommendations and more. We are still in the market, and she regularly alerts us to properties she thinks might interest us. I highly recommend her and the entire Purtee team. But,I must confess, we will always have a special place in our heart for Lambdin!!!

Janet & Marshall Gilliam, Harrogate TN

April 8, 2015 – I know this team both professionally and personally. These are some of the best women in the business and I am enjoying working with them on my latest project.

Tarri Bryant

I always felt that the team had my best interest as a priority. The team went above & beyond, very knowledgable, friendly, efficient, professional. Always responded promptly.

Mary Hart, Orlando, FL

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

We came in contact with The PURTEE Team last fall when we were looking for a rental in the area to decide if we wanted to make a purchase. Garges found us a rental at the Redington Shores Yacht & Tennis Club for the month of December. Prior to our visit, she e-mailed back and forth about the market conditions and was very informative about the timing of a purchase. Once we got settled in at our waterfront condo, Mark was available to show us the marketplace and where some of the great opportunities were. We actually did find our “Paradise” gulf front home (and actually named it that!). Then Garges stepped back in and helped us finish out the furnishing and decor. With our busy schedules and hectic pace, this was a tremendous relief to know it was in her capable hands. We highly recommend all of the Purtee team as they are attentive, knowledgeable and rise to the task at hand. PS Had my gal pals over from Pittsburgh and they were in love with the place so hats off to your decorating talents as they looked at everything and commented on all of it. They loved the monkey and elephant lamp nearly as much as I do.

Ross and Sandra Elliott/ Colorado Springs CO