Testimonials

Testimonials

Robin and I were extremely pleased with Maureen Doherty’s professionalism and customer care. She treated us like family; working around our schedule and timeline and ultimately helping us to find the perfect seasonal home in Bradenton, Florida. Maureen made herself available to us through every phase of the closing – answering questions, giving helpful advice and even offering to do the final walk through of our villa on our behalf so we didn’t have to make an extra trip to complete the closing.

Maureen is an outstanding real estate agent who certainly understands the business and displays all the qualities of a true professional . She did an exceptional job of representing your company and we couldn’t have been more pleased with her and our experience with Michael Saunders & Company. Robin and I certainly valued her knowledge and expertise – as well as her friendship.

Robin and Michael Dailey

We are forever grateful for your diligence, compassion and experience.

Through the multiple long distant calls,extreme weather conditions up and downs of contract negotiations we always felt you were there for us.

We are so excited to own this beautiful home and look forward to many found memories together and with our family. Also looking forward to boating on the gulf.

John & Pat Avery
New Jersey

We just wanted to drop you a line to tell you how happy we have been with the assistance given us by Maureen and Patrick Doherty most recently and over the last few years.

Maureen and Patrick helped us to purchase 2 homes one on Longboat Key in 2008 and Laurel Park in Sarasota in 2014 and also to sell our Longboat Key home in 2014. In all of our dealings with them we have found them to be friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and thoroughly professional. On many occasions they have found creative solutions to roadblocks and managed each and every issue with efficiency and panache. We cannot overestimate our appreciation and gratitude for their efforts on our behalf.

Allan Kathnelson and Dr. Judith Robertson

How can we thank you for making our Sarasota real estate dream come true. We really appreciate all the effort & time you took to make this happen for us! You made sure everything was completed & in working order which proves how good you are at your job. So now we are anxious to get to Sarasota & start the process of fixing up our home away from home. This is where the fun begins. With much appreciation.

John and Barbara
Lexington, KY

"Patrick is a good listener and he carefully searched for what we really wanted. So we were able to buy a house within 5 days. In the following process he accompanied every step, updating us about every single detail. And especially as a foreigner we were glad for his eager help. Thanks Patrick! We can only recommend you to everybody looking for a home!"

Ursula Steinert
Germany

Maureen Doherty is exceptional ! She was there for us every inch of the way to guide us through the short sale that we purchased in Sarasota. Maureen is a shining ray of sunshine and always the professional.
Because of the exceptional experience we had with Maureen, we would do any further real estate dealings with her and also recommend her company to all.

Doreen and Carl
Elverson,PA

FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO EXPRESS MY SINCERE THANK YOU FOR SENDING ME THE SARASOTA MAGAZINE. THAT WILL REALLY GIVE ME AN IDEA OF WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE AREA. AND LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST IS MY APPRECIATION ON HOW YOU HANDLED THE SALE OF MY CONDO AT THE ALINARI. YOU WERE VERY THOROUGH DURING THE PROCESS AND VERY PROFESSIONAL. I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT I WILL BE USING YOUR SERVICE IN THE FUTURE. JUST DON'T RETIRE TOO SOON.

Oscar Sevilla
Vail, CO

Maureen, thanks so much for all your help throughout, you have been tireless and operating as we are from afar it has made everything so much easier working with someone that we could be completely confident in. We will certainly recommend you if the opportunity arises. Do let me know if you're ever in London!

Emily
London, England

Maureen and Patrick were wonderful. They looked after us as if we were the only clients they had. They listened to us, heard what we said and did their best to meet our needs. We are very pleased with our association with Maureen and Patrick and Michael Saunders & Co. and so happy to be owners of a property on Longboat Key.

Barb and John
Orillia, Ontario Canada

My Husband and I recently purchased a beautiful house on 176 Wading Bird Drive in Venice, Florida. Our house-buying experience, with the help of your employees exceeded our expectations.

We only had one week time to find what we were looking for! After screening the houses on the market, we put together a list of homes that coincided with our taste and budget. Working together ahead of time with Maureen Doherty (your Sarasota Office) via e-mail from Germany, we sorted out homes that we wished to include in our quest. At our first visit to your office, we were met by a very friendly, competent and most compatible real estate agent - Maureen- who whisked us away, with a stack of home brochures and a city map to accompany us on our adventure. The tour of the homes was a very delightful experience, with no questions being left open! Maureen not only showed us the homes, but gave us minute details of the interior/exterior qualities as well. Our inquires of monthly bills and charges were met with a slew of information, just as we expected from Maureen. Even our questions regarding culinary delights were answered readily with such details, for example which part of the restaurant had the best menu! That is what I consider to be service extraordinary!

We also had the opportunity to enjoy the company of both Patrick Doherty and Michael James, who showed us homes on two following days. The outgoing personalities of both men made our home-shopping experience complete. The home tours were very intensive with expert advice and no rush at all. Michael gave us a special tour of Venice´s beach (even though it was especially windy that day), which made us fall in love with the area and assist us in making our decision.

Even though our sale is complete, Maureen still helps us finding compatible services for the lawn, pool, garden, house, etc. She even sent me a list of all the companies I had to register with (FPL, Sarasota Water, Comcast and many more). Since we live in Germany, this information was a very valuable asset!

So in our opinion, it was a very remarkable experience being accompanied by your agents! An experience we will highly recommend to all our friends!

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Wolfgang and Rita Hepp
Germany

We owned a condo in The Renaissance in Sarasota and listed the property with Maureen Doherty, and I don't think anyone else would have worked harder to sell the condo. She overcame obstacles thrown at her in every direction, and she never gave up. She gave us excellent service and represented you well.

John & Amy S.

I'm also glad that we have chosen you as our agent, we have always felt that our best interest were kept in mind during the entire transaction and that your advice was very helpful in setting up this deal. Furthermore, in the next 2 years we will need to purchase two more properties and would really appreciate your expertise at that time.

Sincerely,

Alex
Moscow, Russia

Dear Patrick and Maureen:

I received a wonderful, over-the-top “raving fan” call from your client, Bob Murray, of Niagara Falls. He said you went above and beyond and provided them with such excellent customer service that he is recommending all of his Canadian friends to seek you both out when they come to Florida in search of real estate. I cannot think of a better compliment or endorsement than that.

Thank you, both, for your professionalism in representing your clients and the company so well.

Warm regards,

Michael

Over the last few months we have been working with Maureen James Doherty during our search for and purchase of a home in Sarasota. The experience has been exceptional. Given that we live in New York and had but a week to visit properties and then follow-up with a purchase, closing, and move, having Maureen as our agent greatly facilitated the process. It was much to her credit that everything went quite smoothly.

I am sure you are aware that Maureen is an affable and diligent agent who comes across with tremendous sincerity and follow-through. She assisted us with every aspect of the purchase and move and helped to expedite certain matters that needed personal attention. As someone who employs over 400 individuals, I fully understand the value of an employee with her aplomb, work ethic, and affability. There is no question that she is an outstanding realtor who reflects your agency in the most positive manner.

Should we know of anyone who is looking for properties in Sarasota, we will most certainly send them to Maureen. Please be sure to convey to her our thanks and appreciation for her work.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ken Mitchell
New York

My husband and I would like to take this opportunity to commend Maureen Doherty, for her exceptional service in helping us to find and purchase our vacation home in Sarasota. Our family has been regularly traveling to Sarasota for 20 years to visit my father. Despite some familiarity with Sarasota property, I began my search for a vacation home on the internet and found the “Doherty Real Estate” real estate site very user friendly. I sent an email inquiry on a Sunday afternoon, and Maureen quickly responded with a phone call although she was attending an important event. Since that initial encounter, her responsiveness to my interest was exemplary in all respects. Her knowledge of the market was comprehensive. She was sensitive to our specific needs and pace. Her communication skills were outstanding and she consistently went the “extra mile,” agreeing to meet with us over both the July 4th and Labor Day weekends. When she broke her ankle, her husband Patrick capably stepped in for her while she provided backup instructions and ideas via her cell phone. Additionally, she capably navigated the closing procedures, providing us with useful referrals. When we arrived at our new apartment for the first time after the closing, we found gifts including champagne and elegant wines.

Most importantly, Ms. Doherty’s competence was reassuring at every juncture, and not one time did she become pushy in any attempt to make a sale, a characteristic that I cherish. This was an unusually pleasurable real estate purchase for us, largely because of the extraordinary service we received from Ms. Doherty.

Sincerely,

Deborah Hamm & Hillel Bennett
New York, NY

In September we closed on the purchase of a condominium in Sarasota. Maureen Doherty was our agent and we promised her we would provide some feedback on our experience. Our home is in Canada and we had no real estate experience in the US, let alone Florida. By the way, we selected Michael Saunders & Co thanks to the excellent web-site your company features.

Last December Maureen was assigned to us to help us look at some properties in Sarasota during our first visit to this city. She spent a day with us showing us a good selection of properties while staying within the guidelines we had given her. The next morning she made herself available again to assist us in finding properties meeting new guidelines we had given her and arranging for showings. We returned to Canada very satisfied with the service we had received. She continued to stay in touch and in January we decided to enter into a purchase and sale agreement for a condominium, from which we ultimately withdrew as we did not want to get caught up in a bidding war. Again, she guided us through this process very efficiently and professionally. We were also grateful for some insight from her husband into the financial aspects of acquiring and owning real estate in Florida.

Several months later she alerted us to the fact that another opportunity had presented itself in the same building and even took some pictures for us. Again, we entered into a purchase and sale agreement and this time there was a successful outcome, notwithstanding that it was a short sale. All through the process she was efficient in dealing with our emails and available whenever we needed her.

Thanks to her professional attitude at all times, her knowledge of the current real estate situation in this area which allowed her to point out the good opportunities, and her advice on how to do business in Florida, the whole process was a pleasant and smooth experience for us.

Regards,

Nick & Hetty Baets
Ontario, Canada