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