Testimonials

 

There are many things we can say about the high quality of service we provide to our home seller and home buyer clients, but probably none would be as credible as testimonials from some of our recent clients themselves.

So please take a moment to read the following testimonials. We hope they indicate our experience and integrity, as well as make it clear how much we enjoy helping people with their real estate needs.



Linda and Stafford are very professional; very knowledgeable; very helpful.  They marketed our house aggressively on the Internet and that's what sold our house!  Stafford and Linda went out of their way to help us.  They are the best realtors we have work with and have to be one of the Top Teams in the Sarasota area.

Duncan and Linda Kirk of Sarasota,FL


 

Linda is the consummate real estate agent, who is at the top of her game in every respect. After my mother dies, my 89 year old father moved from assisted living to an Alzheimer's care facility close to me in North Carolina.  As the power-of-attorney, I depended on Linda to handle the sale from a distance. I found that Linda had a high energy level, inspired confidence, possessed expertise in the Sarasota area, and was technologically advanced in her marketing campaign. Very responsive, she gave me detailed weekly reports of advertising efforts, including statistics for number of times the home was featured on Internet sites, views online, on-site visits by prospective buyers and their feedback, and local sales trends.  I was astounded by the number and variety of her marketing strategies. Most impressive were her negotiating skills. Although I was ready to accept the first realistic offer, Linda advised me to wait to respond since another person had seen the house multiple times. The result was a bidding war that increased the sales price by $20,000!  I have already recommended her to a family friend and encourage sellers to entrust the sale of this major investment to Linda and Stafford Starcher.

Zachary DeBlassi of Detroit, MI


If you are clear on what you are looking for in a home: price, area, floor plan, bedrooms, baths, etc with a "no neighbors behind me" stipulation with only days to look -- Jump Aboard the Starcher Train for an exciting ride ending in success and joy in your new (old for me) home.  You are dealing with real professionals here who take great pride in their work while providing the best possible care for their clients.  As an eternally grateful and thankful satisfied buyer.  Be prepared... the train departs at the Starcher Station....Woosh!

Diane Heberle of Sarasota, FL


When I accepted the position at SouthTrust Bank, I knew starting a new job and finding a new home would be a challenge. This was the 7th time I have relocated to a new area for employment reasons and all those moves had a good level of stress when attempting to sell or buy a new home. During all the time you spent showing me homes and doing research I knew your focus was to find the right home for me and make this relocation as easy as possible. I would be happy to recommend you to anyone looking for a new home and a professional committed agent.

Steve J. Nadeau — VP, SouthTrust Bank


Linda and Stafford Starcher are extraordinary Realtors because they are extraordinary people. They have awareness and sensitivity for others and uniquely blend that with professionalism and expertise to produce "what works". Above all else, regardless of what the matter, you will always receive their candor supported by years of experience and research. They are truly the BEST at what they do.

Sal and Joyce Manfre of Sarasota, FL


 

Thank you again for your extraordinary efforts during out relocation to Sarasota from Miami. Moving from one city to another is always a very difficult thing to do, but you certainly went above and beyond the call of duty and made our move a much smoother process. It was great having you in our corner and knowing that all the details would be taken care of in a very professional manner.

Rick and Janice Piedra — FCCI Insurance Group


Thank you very much for your handling of my parents’ home. You were dealing with elderly sellers, their two out-of-town daughters and cigar smell. You were upbeat but forthright in making suggestions to enhance the appeal of the unit. You were diplomatic and seemed to know intuitively when you had to push just a little, but never too much. As you can imagine, this was a difficult move for my parents. More than anything else, I appreciate your ability to alleviate some of their stress. We are delighted at the quick sale at almost the full asking price.

Aileen M. Worthington — National Geographic Society


Having been frustrated for nearly two years and through three other realtors in a seemingly feckless effort to sell my house, I want to thank you for the extraordinary job you did in making the sale. Your thoroughness, imagination and persistence in framing the marketing angle, generating appealing images, and creating excitement through the internet and other forms of publicity far exceeded the efforts and expertise of the other realtors. And you got results when others offered lame excuses. With appreciate for your outstanding work, and very best wishes.

John Wetenhall, Ph.D. — Ringling Museum


I have known Linda for about 28 year and they are the team extraordinaire! They are beyond your wildest expectations and will follow you forever after the information and helpful hints on a regular basis. I call them the “Dream Team”. Linda is more committed to her job than anyone I know, and her standards of excellence far supersede those of her contemporaries in business. She is highly service oriented and a perfect problem solver for any worry or concern you might encounter.

Katrina Delph of Sarasota, FL


 

We could not begin to express our pleasure with the way the Starchers handled the buying of our new home & the selling of our old home.  They listen, they did due diligence and they guided us every step of the way.  The Starchers are dedicated to their client’s needs.  They solicit open communications and instill confidence.  Their negotiating skills and networking expertise were simply amazing.  The Starchers represent the very best, the essence of their professions.

 

John Welch & Thom Barron, Sarasota


Just a quick not to say “Thank You” for every bit of attention you gave to our Sarasota property and to us. We know you invested time and care in everything you did from listing to sale. Actually, we feel fortunate to have sold our property during this unpredictable housing market. We feel you were instrumental in bringing the sale to fruition. Your professional approach has been truly appreciated. Thanks again.

Diane & Gordon Say of Ellington, CT


We are so thrilled to own a piece of this beautiful land you love! Your passion for what you do comes through in the amazing way you take care of your clients. You have made this a smooth, enjoyable transition. We can’t thank you enough for going way above and beyond.

Julie & John Fabiaschi of Torrington, CT


We have worked with Linda & Stafford on more than one occasion and have always been thoroughly pleased. They are tops in their professionalism, energy and knowledge of the real estate business. We would not hesitate to recommend them to our friends and have already done so. Thanks again for your recent help in the sale of our Sarasota Condo and for your continued friendship.

John & Nancy McCarthy of Ft. Myers, FL


Stafford and Linda have an excellent knowledge of the market. They made us feel very comfortable while we looked at property after property. After making our choice they helped us through the closing doing everything we could ask for and more. Using the Starchers was an excellent choice.

Dick & Ann Coffey of Windham, ME


Nancy and I want to thank you for your outstanding service in helping us acquire our new home in Sarasota. We being 18 hours away and unable to personally spend the needed time there, your assistance to our Home Buyers needs were invaluable. Thank you also, for your follow-up to all of our questions. You surpassed our expectations.

Rich LaFrance & Nancy Preston of Wyalusing, PA


Linda and Stafford are positively the best realtors I have dealt with. They have worked with me on at least 6 different projects. Everyone of them was done efficiently, quickly and satisfactorily.

Charles Desenberg of Sarasota, FL


I found the Starchers through Realtor.com and chose them because of their local knowledge & combined experience. Visiting Sarasota from California (for the first time) we went house hunting with Linda for 2 days. I gave her a list of criteria before we got there so she had many properties to show us. In just two days we found our dream home. We have been living in it for a month and constantly patting ourselves on the back for the choice we made. Thank you!

Ron & Lisa Drynan of Sarasota, FL


Linda & Stafford were invaluable in selling our home in this difficult market. They absolutely understand what it takes to price competitively. Their skill in web based marketing helped reach our buyers. We would and will use their expertise again!

Kyell & Chris Purnell of Sarasota, FL


We have used Linda & Stafford a number of times over the past 15 years that we have lived in Sarasota, for both buying and selling our homes. They have always gone above and beyond any realtor we had ever used in the past. Their knowledge, expertise and professionalism are extraordinary. We trust them completely to always do their best for the client.

Paul & Sara Thatcher, President First State Bank, Sarasota FL


Working with Linda & Stafford has been nothing but a 100% positive experience. Throughout our entire transaction the Starchers provided excellent service in a friendly and professional manner. We would highly recommend the Starchers to be your real estate professional in the Sarasota area.

Dennis & Nancy Marsh of Mason City, IA


Thank you for all of your generous help to find a new home in Florida for us in an extremely tight timeframe. Due to the relocation of Dave’s job, we were faced with the challenge of researching the area to make our final decision and to search for a home near his future office in Palmetto in just a long weekend visit. You responded quickly to our challenge and helped us way beyond our expectations, The maps and information you send us ahead of time helped research the area and prepare for our trip. Our whirlwind trip in Florida to look at homes could have been very stressful; but you made it a smooth and joyful experience for us. We truly enjoyed your bright, friendly personality and sense of humor along with your professional knowledge and attention to details. You quickly identified our needs, desires and personal lifestyle interests and matched us to the home of our dreams in that weekend! We also want to thank you for going beyond the call of duty and providing so much helpful information along the way and even after our closing! You have helped to ease the normal fears and stress of moving to a totally new environment by providing this extra information. We have full confidence in referring you to our family, friends and any other potential buyers or sellers. We have truly enjoyed working with you and look forward to seeing you again.

Dave & Cindy Leadingham of Bradenton FL


Linda Starcher is a ‘cut above’ and ‘a breed apart’ in her field. We have bought and sold 6 properties in three different states over the years and have not met a realtor equal to Linda. She has facilitated our kaleidoscope for needs, fears and concerns with agility, candor and compassion. Relocating and transitioning to another state is stressful. Linda has been our support, our guide and our friend. We are blessed to have met her.

Sal and Joyce Manfre of Bradenton, FL


I had been trying to sell my house on and off for 2 years. Unfortunately I was caught in the market downturn and also had bad advice from other Realtors. Linda was straight forward on how to price my very unique property. She and Stafford were quite diligent in marketing my home to perspective buyers. The Virtual Tour was outstanding in creativity and exposure.

Barbara Kendall of Paris, IL


You could not get anyone better than this Team. Just their can do attitude always made me feel so important and you are never treated like just a client. They make you feel like family.

Frank & Lita Ambrus of Sarasota, FL

 


 

We were referred by The Villages.  Linda and Stafford are very professional, very knowledgeable, very helpful.  The marketed our house agressively on the Internet (that's what sold our house - appx 1 month on the market).  Stafford and Linda went out of their way to help us.  They are the best Realtors we have work with and have to be one of the Top Teams in the Sarasota area.

Duncan Kirk of Sarasota, FL