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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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!!!
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!!!
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.
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!