In March 2011, we decided to start our search for a property in the Naples area as a second home. We live in Pennsylvania and did not have any real estate contacts that we could call on directly. After researching real estate companies and specific agents for a solid week, we sent out an email to three agents we identified that we had an interest in working with. Chris responded to our email by calling us within the hour even though he was not in his office. He then followed up that phone call with an email back to us two hours later to let us know he was already putting together a plan for our search based on the information we had shared with him.
Many conversations and emails between Chris and us took place over the next couple days. Leaning on Chris's knowledge of the area and his input concerning specific communities, we identified 17 properties that we had an interest in. Five days after sending out our original email, we went to Florida and were with Chris for two days visiting all 17 properties. Pretty impressive, but that was only the start of our relationship with Chris. For each property we visited, Chris already knew specific details about it and talked with us about the pros and cons of the home, neighborhood, and location. We wanted an agent that would tell us what we needed to know, not tell us what he thought we would want hear. Chris did exactly that; always explaining his opinion based on fact and personal experience.
We didn't anticipate being able to find "the property" on our first trip, but that is exactly what happened. Chris's preparation for our trip and his complete understanding of what we were looking for made finding the perfect property a reality. Before heading back to Pennsylvania, we sat down with Chris and discussed our interest in three properties with one being our clear choice. Chris advised us on what the property could likely be bought for and also suggested a unique offer approach based on the property and the fact that this was a second home for us that we did not need immediately. He facilitated negotiations with the seller and we ended up reaching an agreement three days later. We ended up getting the perfect property for us for a fantastic all-around deal – all because of Chris.
Chris's guidance and advice were indispensable throughout the whole purchase process. We were continually impressed with his ability to prepare us for the many twists and turns during the negotiation process and subsequent closing preparation activities. It just could not have been a more enjoyable experience.
Engage Chris as your agent - it is the best decision you can make to have your property search be successful.
Showed home in 2011 in Moorings, Naples, FL 34102.
Early days yet but I've expressed an interest in property in Naples. For those properties I've requested more info or suggested the kind of price that would interest me, Chris has put my views forward to the vendor and come back to me with a response. I'm planing to go over to Naples late May and hope to meet up with Chris to move the project forward.
Sold a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $125K in Bonita Springs, FL.
Chris was great during the sale of our condo!! His use of internet marketing and local experience was instrumental in the sale. He was recommended to us by a family member and we definitely will recommend him to all our family and friends! We were very impressed by his knowledge, promptness, and professionalism. Additionally it was a comforting feeling to know our realtor Chris Spina truly cared about selling our home and sent weekly updates on the status, number of viewings, and other sales in the community. This really made us feel at ease since we were no longer living in the local area and knew we had left our home in his hands.
I would recommend this agent to all of my friends and family, he is always available and is upfront and honest and will find out the information that you are looking for if he doesn't have it readily available, he is highly recommended and as a matter of fact we are looking for another property and Chris has already emailed us information and mls listings in our area and price range.You won't be disappointed by any means if you have Chris for your Agent.
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02/11/2011 - Unknown
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $400K in Naples, FL.
We were more than a little apprehensive about the whole process, especially considering the weak real estate market and the amount of money we owed the bank. Chris took the time to explain what we should expect at every step of the way in clear, understandable language and he was extraordinarily patient and caring, answering all of our questions in detail and addressing our many concerns.
In addition to being thorough and compassionate, Chris Spina was right on the money about everything - about how to price the house, what it would eventually sell for and approximately how long the process would take. Frankly, that has not always been our experience when dealing with real estate agents.
It is amazing how smoothly things progressed. Chris's expertise, his honesty, his genuine thoughtfulness and his extraordinary attention to detail made everything simple. He solved every potential “problem” before it ever materialized.
We applaud Chris Spina for being the very best real estate agent possible and we thank him for being such a warm, considerate person.
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $175K in Bonita Springs, FL.
Chris did an excellent job. He kept us informed and the whole process moving as fast as possible, and that was very important to my wife and myself. I would give Chris 2 thumbs up, and I fell my would also. Great job Chris and thank you from the both of us.
Sold a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $125K in Naples, FL.
My experience with Chris Spina from start to finish has been a pleasure. I went to see him for help with a short sale on my condo. Chris was always professional, understanding, helpful and accommodating. He listed my condo and guided me through the process, which was complicated. He was always available to talk and explain things to me. He returned phone calls promptly and answered questions honestly. I would not hestitate to recommend him to anyone for any real estate issues that they may have. He certainly lives up to his company's motto of "putting people first." He did an exemplary job from the very beginning to the very end.
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $125K in Bonita Springs, FL.
We have one word to describe our experience with Chris Spina. Amazing!
Chris Spina was consistently efficient, approachable, kind, honest and 100% available to us whenever we requested information, feedback and appointments. These qualities were very important to us because we were dealing with Chris from Michigan. We spent over a year researching and exploring our options from condominiums to houses. Chris' demeanor never fluctuated in that year. He remained patient and kind throughout our journey to find the right house/condo for our family. He allowed us to explore all our options without pressure!
In December 2010, we closed on a beautiful vacation home near Estero Bay in Bonita Springs! "Paradise" as Chris would say and we agree!
Through this process to find the right location we feel Chris' patience and honest approach lend us to remain engaged in the seeking process. We are truly enjoying our new vacation home, and we have Chris to thank for our successful search and find!
Michigan to Bonita Springs
Bought a Condo home in 2010 for approximately $175K in Naples, FL.
Based on a strong recommendation from a friend and colleague, my husband and I chose Chris as our realtor when looking for a vacation home to purchase in Naples, Florida. Chris had expert knowledge on the area as well as on how to successfully purchase bank owned property. We gave Chris our requirements and closed on a beautiful villa a few weeks later. If you are looking to take advantage of record low prices in the Greater Naples area, call Chris today. You will be very glad you did!
If you're looking for an agent who'll be with you all the way, Chris is definitely your man. We reside outside of Florida. While shopping for a Florida home, we contacted Chris for his assistance and have not looked back since. Chris was there for us each and every time we had any questions and up until the consummation of the deal. He even went so far as to visit properties we saw on the internet from here in PA and took video footage for us so we'd have a better idea of what the properties were like. Presently, he's keeping an eye out for another home for us. We love the fact that he's totally intune with the real estate market in southwest Florida. Chris' service can be summed up in these words: Totally honest and professional! In our opinion, you won't find a better real estate agent than Chris Spina; Chris is a well-seasoned pro!