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My wife and I currently live in the New York area and were looking to get a place in southwest Florida for future retirement. Fortunately while searching the web we found Mark Simoff. His knowledge and demeanor proved extremely important as we went through the process of purchasing a condo in Fort Myers. I would recommend to anyone looking to purchase a residence in southwest Florida to contact Mark Simoff of Downing Frye Realty.
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $200K in Naples, FL.
Mark is a real pro . . . he helped me find my dream home! Mark Simoff is very knowledgeable about Naples and the different types of properties available. Mark's strength is in getting to know the needs and then the wants of his client and working hard to match it. Honesty is very important to me and Mark did not make me feel he was anything but honest in advising me on the various options available to me. Mark is one of the best out there!
Response from Mark on 08/27/2013
Thank you for your kind thoughts. I'm so happy you love your new home!
Mark was a great resource during the process of looking to buy a home. He was flexible with our working (and very busy) schedules and always made himself available at our convenience - even for my last minute requests.
He was a valuable source or knowledge and expertise. He took the time to know and understand our needs and wants in our home search. I knew I could trust Mark to answer all my questions and take care of any issues that came up in an honest and professional manner!
I would definetly work and recommend Mark again!
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $350K in Naples, FL.
Buying a home? Look no further. Do yourself a huge favor and call Mark. We bought a home a year ago and couldn't be happier with the choice. We searched dozens of homes as per my request to learn the area of Naples. With my real estate background Mark reminded me of myself in skills. He will only show you homes you are looking for, are within your budget and will waste no time. He listens, is patient, does not impose his opinions or tastes, acts and carries through to find you the perfect spot. His years of experience and living in the area are obvious. Realize that working with one realtor is best for you and him. Sure - stop at 'open houses' but tell them you have an agent- then call Mark!
Helped me rent a Single Family home in Swarthmore, PA.
Mark was very helpful in finding a short term rental on short notice within our price range. My daughter has an internship in Naples and we had no idea how to find a place for her. With only two weeks before the start of the internship, Mark located an apartment and worked hard to make sure we could move in on time. I communicated with him over the phone and by email from Pennsylvania and he was very responsive and prompt in all the exchanges we had.
Listed, but didn't sell my Condo home in 2012 in Naples, FL.
My experience in working with Mark Simoff to sell my condo has been a very positive one. He communicates and follows up on a regular basis whether it is to report something or just the status quo. This is especially important in my case since I am selling an out-of-state property. I am an inactive realtor and am more aware of how responsive a realtor should be and Mark fits the bill. He also makes himself available, both by email and telephone. Mark is also very informed on market conditions and real estate values along with the technology used in selling properties today. My condo has not sold yet, but I am hopeful that Mark can accomplish this goal for me. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others.
Mark did a great job helping me find a great place to rent in a place I was unfamiliar with. We not only found a great place, but made a great friend. I would highly recommend Mark to people in the Naples, along with others looking to relocate to the area for their real estate needs, Mark is reliable and honest source to Naples Florida.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $75K in Bonita Springs, FL.
If there were a 6th star for each category, we would give it to Mark. He is thorough, responsive, and personable. He has helped us with our real estate investment portfolio and will be our realtor of choice for future transactions.
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $500K in Naples, FL.
Mary and I would like to say how much we appreciated our home buying experience with Mark Simoff. We’re from New Jersey and had never been to SW Florida. We found Mark online back in 2010. Mark spent quality time with us on the phone prior to our visit and was quick to get a feel for what we were looking for. He lined up an amazing number of properties in our price range for our 4 day whirlwind house hunting expedition. Mark gently steered us away from homes with hidden “warts” or neighborhoods that may have looked nice on the surface but were on shaky ground for one reason or another. The bottom line: Mark helped us to find our dream home in that short time. Mark also provided wise council during the tense negotiation phase.
Mark is extremely knowledgeable about all the communities in the Naples / SW Florida geography. We highly recommend Mark as your buyer’s agent. He’s smart, personable, knowledgeable, very hard working, and above all, his business ethics and character are beyond reproach.
MARK IS A OUTSTANDING REALTOR, I LIVE IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, SO DOING BUSINESS WITH MARK OVER 3,000 MILES AWAY, YOU WOULD THINK WOULD BE A PROBLEM, NOT SO. MARK IS INTELLIGENT,FOCUSED, PROFESSIONAL, WHO WILL STAY ON TOP OF YOUR DEAL UNTIL THE TASK IS COMPLETED. HE IS ALWAYS RIGHT THERE WHEN YOU NEED HIM. HE NEVER ONCE BACKED AWAY BECAUSE MY PURCHASE WAS JUST A SMALL CONDO. IF YOU WANT A TRUE PROFESSIONAL, HE IS YOUR MAN. ( RETIRED BUSINESSMAN F.A.S.)