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Sales * Rentals * Property Mgmt (32 years experience)
Property manage a Condo home in Alameda - West Flagler, Miami, FL.
Harriet is hugely experienced, very accessible, and has a creative solution to all challenges presented. Her positive spirit and energy is contagious - she is the ultimate go-to person for all things real estate, and real estate management! Highly recommended!!!
Response from Harriet on 04/30/2014
Thanks so much, Aislinn,
What a lovely few words that say SO MUCH.
Harriet rented and managed this condo for me for several years. It is really a great pleasure to work with someone as experienced and professional as she is. She handled things independently and knew when to check with me on decisions. She took care of all the details and followed through on everything. She did her very best for both me and the tenants. I put a lot of trust in her judgements and she came through every time. She has my highest recommendation.
Sandy Hamilton with the Harriet Martin group was highly recommended to me, and after working with her through my search for a new home I now understand why. I had worked with several different agents prior to meeting Sandy, but soon after working with her it was clear to see that no one elses service came remotely close to hers.
Sandy knew exactly what I was looking for in a home and was always just a phone call away and readily available. I was pretty set on one particular area and at no point did she try to sway me away from that. Instead she concentrated her efforts on finding a place exactly where I wanted it. Sandy has gone above and beyond and has provided so much more than updated email listings that I received from prior agents. She has literally "searched" for homes for us. She has been consistent, reliable and on our side the entire time. It is obvious that her priorities are not in making a sale, but in truly finding something we will be happy with. House hunting in a sellers market with barely any inventory has been an emotional experience, and through it all Sandy has always been realistic, understanding and very positive. I trust her skills 100% and have come to admire her "glass is half full" approach to life. She is very genuine, a wonderful person and an amazing realtor. Few people will meet real estate needs the way she will. She can count on referrals from me forever.
I first reached out to Harriet and her team 2 years prior to ever even buying a home. I had a small house that my family was quickly outgrowing and I wanted to see what our options were. Harriet came out, took a look at our house and gave us an idea of what options were available to us. It was not the right time to either rent of sell the property and Harriet was extremely understanding of that decision and promised to keep in contact with us which she absolutely did. Fast forward 2 years later we were finally in a place to rent our house out and purchase a new home. Harriet immediately met with us to explain how this process would work. She was extremely knowledgable about the current market and rental fees for homes in our neighborhood. She then introduced us to her teammate Maritza who took us to countless homes and was very patient with us. I spoke with Maritza several times a day and started to see her more like a close family friend than our realtor. When we finally found "our house" Maritza guided us on this process and quickly placed our first home up for rent. Amazingly Harriet and Maritza rented our house in 2 days!!!! Both Maritza and Harriet did such an amazing job from start to finish of this process we decided to have them manage our property! I have recommended them to several co-workers and will continue to do so. I cannot say enough positive things about their overall knowledge and patcience.
Harriet was absolutely wonderful! I appreciated her consistent communication, knowledge of the market and her expertise in handling our listing. I am known to have high expectations for service, and Harriet was outstanding and I appreciated it! I knew that we had an expert on our side and it was very comforting. She listed our home and within 2 days we had several offers and even went above asking price!!! That is absolutely incredible to us! My husband and I will continue to call Harriet Martin and her excellent team for all our real estate transactions. Thanks again Harrient, for your hard work you and your team provided. I will certainly refer anybody that may be interested in buying, renting or selling to you!
I would go as far as to describe Harriet as THE premier full service real estate agent in South Florida! Harriet assisted my family in renting a single family home in South Florida in the early 2000's. Harriet made us feel like we were her most important project the entire process of showing us houses available for rent. She pointed out amenities such as school districts and proximity to retail locations. During the hurricane season of 2005, her and her office coordinated all necessary repairs to the property between us as the tenants, the necessary contractors, and the out of state owner of the property. When my family purchased our own home, and we communicated a need to receive an early release from our lease, Harriet negotiated an exit that was fair to both us and the property owner. As we were coordinating our exit with the property owner, it came to my attention that he felt that HE was Harriet's most important client; she made both parties of the arrangement feel that way!!
My only regret was since we purchased our home at that time directly from the builder, we were unable to use Harriet in the purchase of that home.
I would recommend Harriet and any company she determines to grace with her presence to anyone I know in need of Real Estate services!
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $225K in Miami, FL.
My Husband and I listed and closed the sale of our home in five (5) weeks with Harriet. Within 3 days of listing, we had 20 showings and 5 offers, two over list price. Harriet has all the experience you need to list and actual sell your home. She has excellent knowledge of the marketplace and her hands on approach together with her team gives you the confidence that she will do as promised. She was extremely skilfull in negotiating and working on our behalf. Since she has over 25 years of Real Estate experience,you can be sure that she has what it takes to get the job done. Any agent can list a property for whatever price a seller wants to hear. But for Harriet, She wants to sell your home, therefore, she has the knowledge and ability to actually know the real value of your property and show thisto you, and we are really happy we listened to her. Our home was not a distress sale, nor a foreclosure or short sale, we just wanted to sell. Thank you Harriet for all of your time and expertise!! You Really know your business.!
After interviewing many real estate managers to care for my mother's home in the (Kendall), Miami, Fla. area, there was no doubt in our minds that Harriet Martin was the one. We based our decision on herwarm, friendly, and charismatic personality...... and, last but not least, her vast experience in the real estate market and her knowledge of the area.
Now, after a couple of years of Harriet's management, we have not been disappointed...... she collects the rent monthly and sends mom her check, she keeps up-to-date with the needs of our tenant..... and she informs us of necessary replacement or repairs needed.
We would not hesitate to recommend Harriet to anyone..... she is a winner,