The Local Expert badge is awarded to those who have made valuable contributions in a specific city or neighborhood on Zillow. Local Experts are active Zillow users who share their real estate knowledge and help others by contributing high-quality content at a local level. The more and better the contributions a user makes that relate to that city or neighborhood, the more likely an award will be granted. Users' contributions can be seen in their profiles.
The All-Star badge is given to top contributors of the Zillow community. These are active Zillow users who share their real estate knowledge and help others by contributing high-quality content. The more and better the contributions, the more likely an award will be granted. Users' contributions can be seen in their profiles.
Broker/Assoc., Realtor®, GRI, CDPE (17 years experience)
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Elkton, FL.
I have bought and sold houses with Irene on many occasions and at different periods of my life which included different income levels and housing needs. She has always been professional and supremely knowledgeable. I recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Perhaps the most distinguishing characteristic is Irene's dedication to making sure that the transaction can be the best that it can and that her client understands all the nuances particular to real estate transactions. I have complete trust in Irene and her abilities.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $300K in Saint Augustine, FL.
Irene Arriola is an amazing dynamo! Irene is a genuine, honest, and caring person, who is also incredibly knowledgeable and thorough when it comes to real estate.
The house we purchased in Lincolnville had some issues (one being it was a multi-family that needed to be converted to a single family). Irene took the time to explain a litany of potential issues and pitfalls we may encounter (prior to an offer being written). We are sure she shared that same conversation numerous times before with other interested parties. We were not deterred, but encouraged by her candidness.
Once our offer was presented, Irene recommended local, trustworthy contractors who would look at the property and provide quotes; so, there would be no surprises as we proceeded with the purchase. She also helped us navigate utility set-up with the City offices and FPL. Irene has an extensive network of local tradespeople, who are all helpful and responsive.
From introduction to closing, Irene worked tirelessly to make this transaction the smoothest we have ever experienced. She never answered a question without knowing the right answer was being provided. Irene was (and remains) easily accessible; and, she was the Seller’s Realtor!
Not only did we find a superior Realtor, who exudes professionalism and ‘love of community,’ but we found a new friend in the Old City and consider her a treasure. We highly recommend Irene!
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Saint Augustine, FL.
Irene was recommended by a friend, and we certainly made the right choice in choosing her for our agent. She knows absolutely everyone, and anytime I asked her to do something, she had already done it.
I was diagnose with cancer right before our closing, and Irene jumped in and took care of everything, leaving me to concentrate on getting well. That alone made her priceless.
If you are moving to St. Augustine, this super power is the agent you want!
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $150K in Saint Augustine, FL.
To convey just how good Irene is would be difficult with mere words. Irene helped us zero in on the perfect property in record time, it only took a few conversations and she 'got us' enough to know perhaps more than we did about what kind of property we were after. We did not have a lot of time to spend going to look at houses during our search. Irene responded accordingly, and used the time we did have very efficiently.
In addition she has gone WAY above and beyond the call of duty to make sure our transition to St. Augustine is a smooth one. If you choose to work with Irene you will not be disappointed, she has a lot to offer.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $225K in Saint Augustine, FL.
Irene is extremely knowledgeable about the St. Augustine real estate market. She has extensive contact list of quality and cost-effective tradesmen for repairs and improvements. She has expertise in purchase/sale process and documents. As near as I could tell she works 24/7 and was always available and willing when we needed her. What I liked best was her directness; she will tell you what she thinks, not what she thinks you want to hear. A real professional. Highest recommendation!
Irene is knowledgeable, honest, truly cares about her profession and has a passion for real estate. Having worked with her for quite awhile, we now consider her a friend. We would recommend her to ANYONE that is seriously considering purchasing property in the St. Augustine area.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $500K in Saint Augustine, FL.
Local knowledge extended well beyond the house and neighborhood. Exceptionally capable of identifying the right issues, and engaging in a frank and helpful dialogue with buyers and sellers. A real estate agent with your interests at heart.
Irene Arriola was our agent during our purchase of a short sale. Since short sales can be extremely lengthy and complicated we were very fortunate to have Irene by our side through all of it. She was instrumental in locating the perfect condo for us and walked us thru and held our hand during the whole process. Thank you Irene!!!
Mel and Sharon Clark
Irene's knowledge of the St Augustine area is amazing. She has a network of professional contacts which is unbelievable! If she doesn't already know the answer to your question (which she probably does) she knows exactly who to call. She and her firm Saltwater Properties make buying or selling in St Augustine straightforward and secure. Trust and integrity are the most important factors to me and she's got them.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $250K in Saint Augustine, FL.
Irene has a great depth of knowledge of our town and gives very honest opinions of properties. She is very busy and so may be harder to reach than other agents. However, when the right house came along she was a whirlwind of action. Also, we are confident that the brokers, contractors, and other people she recommends are equally reliable and honest.