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Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $125K in Gulfport, FL.
Diana knows the beach neighborhoods and understands where the good buys are; she also provides you good contacts for after-the-buy. She also has search tools that have proven effective for our own search for even more properties. Two successful buys, total of 5 excellent tries (competition ya know), and more to come. Great 5 year relationship!
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 in Island Estate Civic Association, Clearwater Beach, FL.
Diana is the best agent. She helped me buy and rent a home in Island Estate, Clearwater Beach. She is tireless and always available. More importantly, she is a really wonderful and fun person. I would have never been able to buy my house without Diana's persistence and optimism. I highly recommend her.
Bought a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $150K in North Redington Beach, FL.
Diana was very responsive to our needs and thorough leading up to the closing. She setup everything with the Lawyers and Title people. She made a special trip to meet with us and the sellers at the condo.Diana also met with the Home Inspector and stayed with him throughout the inspection. I really appreciated her promptness in our many telephone calls since I live a long distance away. All and all she made the experience very delightful!
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $250K in Lake Pasadena, Saint Petersburg, FL.
There are not enough words to describe how much I appreciate what Diana Sames has done for us!! It was a long road trying to accomplish something that didn't even seem possible. Had it not been for her we would have never got it done. She is very patient and easy to deal with but most of all what I have said since I have met her she is the hardest worker I have ever met. Always on top of everything no matter what time it is. It is shocking! I have never met so many people in the real estate business, until moving to Florida, and none of them I have met even come close in comparison to Diana. With that being said she will always be highly recommended by me!!
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Gulfport, FL
Diana was nice enough but I had a bad vibe about the townhomes she showed me. The construction was not complete, there were 9 units and 6 were vacant and there were past due utility notices from the city of Gulfport on every door. Those were the first red flags. The next was when the realtor - builder asked for first, last plus security up front BEFORE finishing the bedroom floors. (they were literally unfinished, no carpet, hardwood nothing)
Bottom line: I walked away, actually I ran! My impression was the builder didn't have money to finish the project. Upon further investigation (I literally had a records check done by a professional) I found the city had liens against the property/builder for non-payment of utilities, the property appeared to be in bank foreclosure (according to court records) and the builder had several lawsuits pending against him. I did not feel Diana was working with my best interest in mind.
Response from Diana on 09/08/2011
Hmm -- right up front when i showed you - I disclosed to you that I DID NOT THINK it was what you and your family were looking for. NOT many options like this at that price. Options are good. I do not know why you did not take my advice and persued it b/c it simply was tempting right? I am happy I gave you great advice.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 in Longview, WA.
Diana knows the area and real estate market very well. Her insite to the area really helped us find the property that was right for us. She has an excellent understanding of the process, and was able to answer all the questions we had. I would highly recommend if you have questions to give her a call. You will be glad you did !!!!
Diana Sames has been helping us find our little piece of Florida for over a year now. She has always been so kind, helpful, professional and not to mention very patient with us too! Besides working long hours at her job and having many properties to deal with, we have always felt we could ask for her help regarding a property at anytime. We live in Washington state so a lot of our dealings are done via fax, email, iPhone...with a 3 hour time difference...she is awesome !!! We visit Florida twice a year and plan on retiring @ our new condo...so Diana will always be considered our "first friend" that we made in Florida!
We would highly recommend Diana Sames as the agent to help you find your little piece of paradise too...we trust her abilities so much that we hired her as our property manager.
Thank you~ Dennis and Lori Higgins
Response from Diana on 10/04/2011
aww! -- "first friend in Florida" --:)
I like that Personal aspect of being a Realtor and sure am proud of selling Fl beach living to friends like you!. Thank You