"Leo is a no-nonsense, straight-shooting professional. He will not pad information or fluff the truth to make a sale. He is not afraid to get dirty and really investigate a property for his clients. Leo goes that extra mile to make his clients happy, whether selling or buying. Highly recommended!"
"In all of my years buying real estate, I have never had a better real estate agent who went far and beyond his duties as an agent. I can say nothing better than he is the best real estate agent I have dealt with in thirty years. For buying any other properties in Southwest Florida, I would use no one else!"
"Leo Albanes was great through the entire process of purchasing my first home. He was very knowledgeable and insightful. I would recommend Leo to anyone in need of homes in his area and plan on doing more business with him in the future."
"I was referred to Leo by a friend of mine and I am happy I shopped around with Leo. I had come down to Port Charlotte and did some "power shopping" with Leo for two full days. He is very knowledgeable about the area and as we were looking at homes, he showed me certain places of interest in Port Charlotte & Punta Gorda area. He is very professional and every time I called or needed something, he was available. I would certainly recommend Leo to anyone that is purchasing a home in Charlotte County."
"Leo Albanes assisted us in trying to purchase a second home for my parents. We could call him and schedule any day or time and he would do whatever was in his power to show us the list of homes we would provide him. There were times that he would call us to see a home that he thought would interest us, have the viewing arrangements made and off we would go. Leo was good with following up with us regarding contractual issues."
"Leo found us the perfect home in the exact area we wanted to live. He patiently explained the homebuying process and patiently answered all of our questions. Leo was always immediately available, and very promptly returned our calls. He kept us informed every step of the way. We are so happy in our house, and we have Leo to thank for that. Plus, he negotiated the most fantastic price on the house. We can't say enough good things about Leo, and feel confident in recommending him to everyone!"
"Professional, friendly, always returned or answered my calls , took the time to answer every question and concern. Made me feel like he truly had my best interest in buying my home. Would absolutely use him again."
"Leo is very experienced, skillful and personable buyer's agent. He is pretty much in the driver's seat to serve your needs and your purchase. He is very knowledgeable about the sale areas he services and very helpful in providing the essential knowledge you need for your purchase and your settlement in the area. I tried to use the services of a couple of other agents from the same area before I found Leo and the difference was like night and day in quality and efficiency of service. I recommend him very highly."
"We live in Arkansas and worked with Leo, through e-mail and phone. He was very honest in describing the houses he send us to look at. We bought a house sight unseen and was very please with it. I would recommend anyone looking for a home would be wise to choose Leo. He has also become a great friend. Thank You, Leo."
"Thank you,thank you, thank you! My Condo purchase experience was so wonderful. This was the first home I bought on my own for myself. From the first time I; met you, you had a willingness and ability to not only hear me but listen to my interests, qualifications, and concerns about a property purchase in Florida. You exemplified professionalism, were accessible by both phone and in person and patient throughout the quest.The final stages of the purchasing process were positive and comfortable due largely to your guidance and negotiation skills. I am confident that anyone wise enough to choose you as their real estate agent will have a similar great experience."
"It was a pleasure to purchase a home, a foreclosure at that, through Leo Albanes. He never made us feel like working a foreclosure was a hassle or a waste of his time. Leo treated us like we were million dollar customers when in fact our purchase price was by far less. He walked us through every step, outlined our options, advised us when asked and never pushed us. Leo quickly comprehended our needs and was tireless in his efforts to find houses that met our criteria.It was, hands down, the best house buying experience we have ever had. If you want a professional, courteous and skilled realtor, Leo Albanes is your best choice!"
"I want to tell anyone and everyone that i arrived at Leo's doorstep from Canada to Punta Gorda and in just one month, I now have a home at an incredible price and the deal has closed. I have had many people tell me this wasn't possible. If you have Leo as your agent, anything is possible. Not only is he the nicest, most trusting guy, but he is a bulldog who leaves no stone unturned to look after your interests.
He had an instant grasp of your desires and not only that he has a plan to get results and he sticks with it. I knew no one in the area but after dealing with Leo and meeting the people he recommended to help i feel like part of a family. It was a thrill to work with Leo - he made the process easy and was always the optimist. One smart guy you can trust."
"Leo is the best realtor we have ever worked with! We've purchased several houses and helped our children through purchases as well. Leo, by far, was the most attentive and hardworking realtor we've ever had. He always returns calls ASAP, knows what's on the market, knows the communities; all of which was a huge help since we were from MA. We worked with him for several months until we purchased the right retirement home for our needs. Can't say enough how helpful he was and now consider him a good friend. We are looking to purchase a second investment property with Leo because he made everything so easy the first time. We recommend Leo Albanes to anyone we know who is interested in buying in the Port Charlotte area."
"We saw that Leo had a number of excellent ratings so we thought we’d give him a try. We spoke with him on the phone and together we established our requirements. His excellent knowledge of the Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte area was the key to fine tuning our requirements and zeroing in on the right neighborhood. Leo emailed us a number of properties for our review that met our criteria and set up an automated program that sent us email alerts of new properties coming on the market which met our criteria and notified us each time one of these properties had a price reduction. We made arrangements to fly down to Florida and meet with Leo to tour these properties. He couldn’t have been more friendly or accommodating. Leo spent the entire two days with us and we managed to visit 14 properties in that time! Negotiations and the closing went very smoothly - To sum it up, we would do business with Leo again in a heartbeat!"
"We were extremely pleased with Leo Albanes professionalism, knowledge of the housing market and his innate ability to listen to us as clients concerning our needs & desires in a new home. Mr. Albanes ability to understand our needs made looking for a new home in Punta Gorda easy. He showed us six exquisite homes and we purchased the sixth home. Previous realtors showed us numerous homes with nothing to our liking.. They did not seem to listen or understand our wants and needs. Mr. Albanes was able to comprehend immediately the type of home we were looking for. He made the entire process an easy and enjoyable one. It was truly a great experience dealing with a knowledgeable and professional realtor. No hard sell or pressure. He is truly a genuine and hard working realtor interested in his client's needs. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mr. Albanes to anyone buying or selling a home."
"Met Leo thru this site, while I was looking for a second home. I wasn't sure what I wanted, either a home or a condo. Add to that , I haven't bought a home in 25 years and was totally clueless on the entire process involved in finding a home. Leo put me on his mailing list, which sent me homes, condos etc. He kept in contact with me, always returned my calls (huge plus) and answered my questions. When I found some houses I wanted to bid on, he went out and took multiple photographs of EVERYTHING and sent them to me so I could get a complete picture of what I was to bid on. His insight and knowledge proved to be valuable, especially since I was out of state. He found me the home way beyond my dreams. Even when the going got rough with all the financing headaches, he stayed positive, in the end he was able to close the deal and I have a beautiful home. Would absolutely recommend him."
"When I first spoke with Leo over the phone, I knew he was the person to find the home my wife and I were looking for. I could tell he understood all the features on my wish list, and his knowledge and enthusiasm of the area left me no doubt that he could find that home within my budget. Not only did he show me the home we ended up buying, but he guided me through the entire process from the initial offer to the final sale and walk-thru. As a result, I purchased a home nicer than I thought we could afford, and ended up paying less than I thought was possible. How often does that happen? Leo’s positive “can do” attitude makes him a great choice for those looking to find that just right home, and his willingness to help after the sale shows his dedication to his clients even after the sale. I always enjoy talking with Leo and his assistant Jennifer, and I recommend to anyone looking for that special home to talk with Leo and let him show you what his knowledge and experience can do for you."
Wow, what a team! I live over seas and have moved many times. The team of Leo and Kari outshine any realtor I've ever worked with. Knowledgeable, prompt, courteous, friendly, and committed to their clients. I was in town only a few days, made an offer on Tuesday evening and by Friday afternoon everything was settled and I owned the property, for my original offer! Can't get much quicker than that. Before I contacted Leo I had read several reviews of his service on the internet. All of the reviews were right, he and Kari are fantastic team. Should I ever need a realtor's services again in the Port Charlotte area, I will certainly contact them. I Wish Leo & Kari continued success in their realty endeavors.
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