Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Orlando, FL.
I've worked with Don multiple times. From both purchasing and selling a home, Don knows his stuff. He's knowledgeable not only about demographics and home prices, but building construction, short sales/foreclosures, and various loan options. From start to finish, his friendly and professional attitude makes the process fun. He's easy to get a hold of and bounce ideas off of. I highly recommend.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Orlando, FL.
Mr. Harkins was extremely helpful to me and my fiancé as we went through the process of buying our first home. Mr. Harkins was very attentive, very knowledgeable and understanding to our needs, and was with us every step of the way. We were very pleased with Mr. Harkins and would highly recommend him to anyone who is in the process of looking for a home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in College Park, Orlando, FL.
From the outset Don was careful to listen, focus, relax, and provide outstanding guidance. He didn't waste our time with homes that didn't meet my requirements, he was even and steady in the difficult moments, as when a house we had in escrow showed itself to be unacceptable at inspection and I had to cancel the sale. Then we went on to find the right house for me and completed that sale with his assistance in understanding and addressing some challenges in insuring it (it's an older home). He continues to be a source of solid referrals as I am make some improvements.
Beyond Don's obvious expertise in real estate, his personal qualities are the key (in my opinion) to his success. The process is complex, can be emotionally charged, takes time, and has inherent difficulties. He is intelligent, compassionate, hard working, and patient with a gentle sense of humor. He has earned my highest recommendation.
Don was extremely helpful. His knowledge of every area in Orlando was extremely impressive. He was able to quickly assess my needs and give me a variety of options for rental properties. Many times after looking at a property it felt as if he already knew what I was thinking; this close connection gave him the ability to tailor our search. I ended up choosing a property from his suggestions.
He helped me through the entire process of orienting me to the area, the new apartment complex, even being my liaison to the property manager. His response time to all inquiries was nearly instantaneous, regardless of the time. He even knew most of the policies for each complex by heart (parking, utilities, fees, etc.). The entire process of coming to a new city and finding a place to live was made so much easier and less stressful thanks to him.
I've used a realtor a few times before and never enjoyed the experience. My time with Don was completely different. Laid back, personable and knowledgeable, I can't recommend him highly enough!
Don Harkins III is an absolutely fantastic realtor. He thoroughly knows the greater Orlando market. As a result, Don was able to call me regarding the home I purchased with it only being a few days on the market. Because of his relationship with the seller, Don was able to negotiate an incredible deal for me. He managed the entire buying process with me only providing input at key decision points. This was extremely helpful since I was focused on a new job and relocating from Tulsa, OK. Don listened to me and gave me a pool of home choices that met my needs. His efforts led me to my dream house! Don was a pleasure. I highly recommend using his services.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $150K in Winter Park, FL.
Don exceeded expectations in helping us buy a home in Orlando. We are out of state investors and Don effectively gathered our home requirements, identified properties of interest quickly, and went above and beyond in making closing from out of state efficient. I recommend him highly.
Helped me rent a Condo home in South Eola, Orlando, FL.
I enjoyed working with Don. I'm new to Orlando and he showed me properties in multiple neighborhoods, describing the pluses and minuses of each area. He responded to my initial phone call within the hour. We discusses my lifestyle, my ideal commute and I had properties to consider in a timely manner. We met almost as soon as I got to town and ultimately Don helped me find a rental property in a neighbor that is just right for me.
We worked with Don for approximately two months earlier this year. We were looking to rent within the downtown area, however, had strict requirements as our budget was low and we own a 60+ lb dog.
Don went out of his way to provide us places to tour that met our requirements on a regular basis, adjusted his schedule based on our short-term availability-- even meeting on the weekends, and always responded promptly.
We are very happy with the apartment we ended up at and highly recommend Don.
Don is an exceptional person to work with. He found several places that were specific to what I had asked for, and was also very honest and forthcoming with information about these places. He was easily accessible,very professional, and I highly recommend him without any reservations.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $200K in Winter Park, FL.
Being a first time home buyer, I wanted an agent who was honest, knowledgeable and someone who had my best interests in mind. Don was all of those things and more. He answered every question that I had along the way (which was a lot) and returned all of my calls and emails quickly. He was very knowledgeable in the central FL area, which made us a lot more comfortable when it came time to put in an offer. He went above and beyond helping my husband and I buy our first home. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy! You won't regret it!