Showed home in 2014 in Pasadena Bear Creek Estates, Saint Petersburg, FL 33707.
Anita is very knowledgeable and very easy to work with. She knew that we were just getting started in our search, yet she was willing to spend a lot of time with us. We still have not made a decision, but she continues to keep us informed about houses in the Gulfport, FL area that might interest us.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Gulfport, FL.
We are (young-at-heart) senior citizens from IL who wanted to purchase a second home in Gulfport and fortunately found Anita Shwarts of Sail Away Realty. She was in every way outstanding, with a thoroughness and expertise and professionalism that would earn her ten stars in this rating system could that be possible. Anita helped us navigate the many differences when buying property in Florida. She immediately responded to my hundreds of questions and basically held my hand through the entire process. Her honesty and integrity are above reproach. Most important, she lives in the community so knows the properties. Her enthusiasm for her work counterbalances her tremendous patience. You won't find a better realtor -- she should be teaching classes is what it means to truly provide top-notch customer service.
I went to Sail Away Reality earlier this year and talked with Anita about moving to Gulfport from Tampa sometime this year. I told her what I was looking for and a price range but I wasn't quite ready to made the move then.
She kept in contact with me and at the end of May I told her I was ready. Anita found the perfect Condo with a beautiful view of the water and I fell in love with the place.
By the first week of June I had a contract on it.
This was the my first time buying a home and Anita helped me through it step by step. If I ran into a problem she was always available to help in anyway.
My experience with Sail Away Reality & Anita was great.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 in Gulfport, FL.
Anita has an incredible knowledge of the Gulfport area.
She really helped us through a difficult purchase.
She was professional, confident and reassuring.
I believe without her, we would not be in our new " hometown".
Anita is a calming wave in a Sea of confusion.
I want to extend to Anita and her firm my sincerest thanks for all of your help! In April, Anita sold a home I owned in Gulfport for a very very fair price, and did so the day after it was listed! Anita was prompt for our meetings, responsive to my calls and questions, and extremely knowledgeable on all matters related to the transaction. She was also helpful in introducing me to various contractors that I needed to spruce up the home for sale. I recommended Anita for a friend's sale and she too was pleased with Anita's services and sold her home withing a very short span of time. I HIGHLY recommend Anita Shwarts for all of my real estate transactions and will continue to use her for my other area properties! Thank you Anita and staff...it was a pleasure doing business with each of you!
Anita is an affable person, but she was difficult to get in touch with, unresponsive and basically unhelpful. We were told not to contact her on the weekends or in the evenings, as that is 'her time'. She did not respond to phone messages or texts in a timely fashion, and often couldn't remember details of our conversations. She didn't seem particularly motivated to sell homes. After missing out on several properties that required immediate attention, and anxious to see some properties on a weekend, I finally called another agent I came across on the internet. We toured homes the same day and made an offer the same week. I am so thrilled we switched to another agent; the opposite of Anita, he gets back to you in 60 minutes without fail. We have purchased 2 properties with this other agent.
Response from Anita on 09/30/2013
Thank you for your comments. As owner/broker of Sail Away Realty I take quite seriously any feedback that helps us do a better job for our clients. Real Estate is a 24/7 job in today's economy especially when you add buyers from different time zones and even countries to the mix. If I or one of my agents did not meet your needs, I sincerely apologize. I'm happy you found someone (even if from a different agency) that did meet your needs.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $100K in Gulfport, FL.
I had the pleasure of working with Sail Away Realty during our recent purchase of a small cottage in Gulfport. In this transaction, Anita represented the buyer. As such, we worked primarily with Scott at Sail Away Realty, who was pleasant and professional. He was also helpful throughout the process to ensure that the contracting, inspection, appraisal, closing, etc. went as smoothly as possible. He’s also proven to be a valuable resource in offering referrals to trades and service providers. I look forward to working with Anita and Scott in the future to help manage our property and/or to expand our real estate portfolio.
I actually worked more with Scott but this is a dynamic team that helps close deals and helps you throughout the process. Scott was extra helpful in finding contractors and overseeing their work based on items the inspector uncovered. I highly recommend working with them!
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $125K in Gulfport, FL.
Anita was knowledgable, attentive, direct and yet soft in her approach. She worked closely with us(the buyers) and the the sellers in an attempt to have all of our interests considered and negotiated. Anita helped ease an often stressful process.