Testimonials

BOB AND FELICIA FORTOSIS

“Working with Sarah and Don Howe during our search for a new home was a phenomenal experience. My wife, Felicia, and I have known the Howes for a few years now and know them to be people of unquestioned integrity. They both are tireless, persistent and relentless workers and advocates for clients. Virtually every transactional business relationship starts and ends with the two core characteristics noted above: integrity and work ethic. Because of who the Howes are as human beings, we were able to fully trust them to fiercely protect our interests and to ensure that we were protected financially. Another trait that the Howe team possesses which is rare in the sales environment is the unique ability to listen. Just to listen. The kinds of things we were looking for in our new home was so thoroughly heard by Sarah and Don that we were totally aligned throughout the entire process. This on…

“Working with Sarah and Don Howe during our search for a new home was a phenomenal experience. My wife, Felicia, and I have known the Howes for a few years now and know them to be people of unquestioned integrity. They both are tireless, persistent and relentless workers and advocates for clients. Virtually every transactional business relationship starts and ends with the two core characteristics noted above: integrity and work ethic. Because of who the Howes are as human beings, we were able to fully trust them to fiercely protect our interests and to ensure that we were protected financially. Another trait that the Howe team possesses which is rare in the sales environment is the unique ability to listen. Just to listen. The kinds of things we were looking for in our new home was so thoroughly heard by Sarah and Don that we were totally aligned throughout the entire process. This one vital factor saved weeks and months of time and, likely, substantial money. The Howe’s are more client centered than we have experienced in any other home we have purchased over the years. Their mindfulness in this case manifests in the truly remarkable streamlining of the loan process and the closing experience. Closing is often awkward and sometimes contentious. With the Howe’s, their people manage the closing process completely painlessly. We can endorse and recommend the Howes without reservation. The highest integrity. Relentless workers. Loyal advocates. Mindful business people. Careful listeners. And kind, generous friends. It is our joy to recommend them to anyone looking for a new home!”

ANNE DOWLING

"The Howes pulled out all the stops for us. We had a unique property to sell. It needed just the right buyer to appreciate it and realize its amazing potential. The Howes found us those buyers. They provided the stamina, vision, and knowledge required to position our home for sale. They then tirelessly marketed our home and ultimately negotiated a deal to everyone's satisfaction. This deal required intelligence, finesse and creative thinking. The Howes brought all of those skills (and so many more) to the table. We were NOT easy sellers, in fact, we were pretty needy and demanding. We never felt neglected or as if the Howes were being condescending - even when we made way too many (in some cases unnecessary) inquiries. You simply will not find better prepared, engaged and knowledgeable agents. Their diverse skills and many examples of kindness were in evidence too when we purchased…

"The Howes pulled out all the stops for us. We had a unique property to sell. It needed just the right buyer to appreciate it and realize its amazing potential. The Howes found us those buyers. They provided the stamina, vision, and knowledge required to position our home for sale. They then tirelessly marketed our home and ultimately negotiated a deal to everyone's satisfaction. This deal required intelligence, finesse and creative thinking. The Howes brought all of those skills (and so many more) to the table. We were NOT easy sellers, in fact, we were pretty needy and demanding. We never felt neglected or as if the Howes were being condescending - even when we made way too many (in some cases unnecessary) inquiries. You simply will not find better prepared, engaged and knowledgeable agents. Their diverse skills and many examples of kindness were in evidence too when we purchased our new home. Again, our purchase deal required a significant amount of time and effort to complete. With incredible efficiency, calm demeanors vision and brainpower, the Howes are simply amazing. I cannot recommend them enough for any home need from staging (their style is incredible) to finding just the right contractor to prepare your home for sale or to help make your new home special. The Howes and their excellent support team are worth their weight in real estate gold! I recommend them without reservation."

MARVIN MUNCIE

"Don is a hardworking realtor with a large network of clients who you can depend on to be professional and diligent whether you are using him as a buyers agent or to sell your property. I met Done at one of his open houses, I bought the house, then he sold my condo for me and now he's spent hours finding me another property that I've been looking for and I am now in contract. He goes above and beyond with everything, including baby sitting my dog when I was unexpectedly taken out of town. In a very short period of time he has become a friend, the kind you meet very few in life. I couldn't recommend him more highly. And, if you are searching for the right realtor make sure they have their GRI. You deserve someone who's dedicated to continuing their education and commits to staying on the top in the industry. Don, of course, does."

TONI AND KENT LYDECKER

“I want to thank you and your team for the outstanding service that you recently provided by helping us sell our vacant waterfront lot, as well as the purchase of our new waterfront home. Not only were you able to get full list price for our property through your excellent negotiation skills but you also helped us secure our new home below market value. Your diligent follow up, communication and the handling of all the appointments and necessary paper work resulted in a very smooth process. I can't overstate the value of your services, including those of your recommended associates such as the inspector, appraiser, mortgage company, title company and insurance company. A lot of work goes into the buying and selling of property. Our sincere thanks for bringing these transactions to a successful close!”

STEPHEN AND DONNA PHILP

"Don and Sarah did such a good job renting our downtown condo that we engaged their services again after deciding to sell. Their St. Petersburg connections are deep and wide, giving them the needed perspective and relationships to market properties well in this area. They respond quickly to queries and are unfailingly eager to advise and help with problems. Over the past several years we have also known Don and Sarah professionally and socially. We can attest to their integrity and strong commitment to the community. In addition to all this, they’re a whole lot of fun! That’s important when you’re going through an experience as stressful as buying or selling a property."

BROOKE HOOVER

“Don and Sarah Howe are hands down the absolute Best in the business. More than just our real estate agents. They were our working partners. In our case, we really didn't know "how" to sell our property. Don and Sarah not only came up with a fantastic plan to renovate our townhouse, they actually took over everything with the renovation effort. It was incredible and completely hassle-free on our end! What I particularly love about this team is they always pick up the phone when I call. They are extremely professional, thorough and solution-minded. To say they go "above and beyond" is a gross understatement.“

CINDY SPICER AND RICK RADLIFF

"Don and Sarah were great to work with! Since we were new to the St. Petersburg area, they listened to what we were looking for and drove us through different neighborhoods to see what we liked. They updated us on new homes right away, and followed up on the ones we liked instantly. We never felt pressured, felt like they would give their honest opinion when asked, and their knowledge helped guide us to make our decision. And on top of that, they make it fun! They’ll work hard for you to find your perfect home and you can always get in touch with them when time is of the essence. And we didn’t run out of gas!"

ED AND MONA KELLY

"Don and Sarah Howe are among the most accomplished Realtors in the Tampa Bay area. We’ve worked with them on both Single Family and Multi Family Investment properties. We find them to be highly creative, motivated and tenacious in pursing the right deal for their clients. They are on the leading edge of presenting properties in a unique way to attract a wider range of buyers. We would definitely recommend them as two of the best in our area."

ED MANSFIELD

"We want to express our thanks for the hard work and professionalism you showed in the sale of our condominium at Vinoy Place. We could not have been more pleased with the entire process from listing to sale. You were efficient and in particular sensitive to our needs regarding showing the property. Your knowledge of Vinoy Place and your track record of sales there was, we felt, a great advantage. We certainly will always recommend you should the occasion arise."

CRAIG MILAN

“I have dealt with many realtors over the years and Sarah is the best by far! She is very knowledgeable about the market, has incredible contacts, has a high degree of integrity and is passionate about her work! It was true pleasure dealing with her on my recent purchase. She made the whole process very smooth and with no hassles. I would highly recommend her to anyone!”

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Sarah and Don bring the highest level of professionalism to all their transactions and clients and have a proven track record of sales. Both extremely connected, Sarah and Don are a force to be reckoned with in St. Petersburg, FL.

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