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Testimonials

Gina

There are many things I can say about the high quality of service I provide to my home seller and home buyer clients, but probably none would be as credible as testimonials from some of my recent clients themselves.
So please take a moment to read the following testimonials. I hope they indicate my experience and integrity, as well as make it clear how much I enjoy helping people with their real estate needs.
I would be happy to email you additional testimonials if you are interested.
 
 
"As a mortgage professional, I have worked with many real estate professionals,  and this includes many experiences with mutual customers of Gina LaBarbera. Gina takes wonderful care of her customers from very beginning to well after closing. Gina has a personal touch and understanding that can make the experience of home buying a "dream come true". I have been fortunate to see Gina do it over and over!   Not only is Gina charming and a pleasure to spend a day with searching for your dream home, she is truly a professional with a sound knowledge of real estate, and has tenacious contract negotiation skills!   I have financed Gina's customers purchasing builder sales, and I have also financed customers who have come without a realtor, purchasing the exact same type of property, floor plan or condo unit directly from the same builder. The contracts are significantly different in purchase price, closing costs paid by the seller, and other concessions from the seller/builder. Gina's customers always seem to come out far ahead!   When buying real estate, whether an existing home or new construction, I would always recommend Gina LaBarbera to save you money, protect yourself in your contract negotiation and make your home buying experience a pleasant one!"

-Erika Hall - Loan Officer with SunTrust Bank

 
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"Gina, thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts.  When we started out on this adventure to look for a house in FL it was extremely overwelming.  As you know, my husband's company was relocating down here from up north.  The company actually put us in contact with a relocation realtor.  Needless to say, that person did not come through with what I was asking for.  After much frustration, I went online to look for a better realtor.  Guess what, there you were!!!!  I was so impressed how dedicated you are toward your work.  Your professionalism and knowledge of Jacksonville and the surrounding areas was very comforting.  When we came down for a long weekend to start looking, you made sure to give us your time for the whole weekend.  You took us to 5 developments on Sat and then another 5 on Sunday and you NEVER rushed us once. You never steered us in the other direction or took us to see more than we could afford.  You helped me hold my head up high when the market turned and I had difficulty selling my townhome up north.  You gave me tips to make sure my selling realtor was doing all she could to get our townhouse sold "quickly".  It was difficult since my husband was already here and I had to stay behind up north until it was sold.  It has been our pleasure to have found such a great honest realtor and now one of our friends.  We have since referred you to others that have relocated as well. You have helped one of our friends to buy his first townhome.  He too had nothing but great things to say about you and your work.   

 

SO THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU....I can not say it enough for everything you have done for us.  

 

One can truly see you "LOVE" what you do.   Purchasing a home can be such a stressful thing.  When you have someone like Gina that is trust worthy, honest, dedicated  and sincere it makes the process seamless and free from stress.   

 

We truly love our brand new home in St Augustine.  We will continue to refer you as our realtor and friend."  

 

Helen & Glenn

 

 

 

 

 

Bishops court  
 
"Dear Gina, in Jacksonville immediately. We searched on-line for a Realtor who was knowledgeable with the Jacksonville area, who appreciated our time constraints, and respected our budget and our tastes. We were quickly impressed with the attention you gave us and the research you provided.
 
We drove for nearly 5 hours to Jacksonville, hoping to find one condo that was decent, but you presented 5 properties that were just great. After a long day of visiting the different condos, we were very pleased with the property we chose. We moved in two weeks later and all went smoothly.
 
Gina thanks again for your professionalism, your patience, and for working so hard for us, even throughout the closing process. We're so glad that you zeroed in on the right quality, the right location, and the right price.
 
Oh, and thanks for being so nice.....it made our experience so much better."
Warm regards,
 
-Holly & Steve of South Florida  
 
 
 
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"Thank you so much, Gina, for making our first home selling experience go smoothly. We put our house on the market and in the first 6 days had 13 showings and also had an offer by the end of day 6. We were so impressed with Gina, that we recommended her to some good friends of ours who were also looking to sell their house and they had an offer within 10 days! Thanks again for all the hard work!"
 
-Belinda & Donnie    
 
 
 
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"We had a great experience selling our home with Gina. We were first time sellers and were emotionally attached to our "first home," which made the process very stressful for us from the get-go! Gina was very understanding yet professional, and understood how to meet our needs. We put our home on the market in the beginning of September and closed on September 27th. It was crazy, but Gina made sure to get all the paperwork in order and schedule all of the inspectors so that we could meet our stringent deadlines. Throughout the negotiation process, Gina served as a consultant giving us her professional opinion, but then listened to our point of view, then presented a win win solution for all parties so that the sale would go through! We have decided to rent for a year, but when we jump back in the market, Gina will be our first contact! I would recommend her without hesitation...whether this is your first time buying or selling a home, or you've done this many times...she'll be able to exceed your expectations! Thanks, Gina!"
 
-Ariel & Yessica   
 
 
 
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"Gina was easy to work with and professional every step of the way. She made my first home sale seem easy. She kept me informed on Web site hits and what the current real estate market was doing. Gina went over and beyond my expectations and my condo sold in just under month."
- Amy Lynne
 
 
 
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"I want to take a moment to thank you Gina for the wonderful and professional job well done. Not only did you help us find a home, but you helped finish and close the deal as well. We all appreciate you and I really mean what I am telling you.
 
This had not been a good year for my children and me. They lost their Mother in Jan. and with her passing I lost my best friend. In keeping her wishes I continued the plan to find a better and new place for us to live. Therefore, the joy of a new home is immeasurable. It is a blessing.
 
From my very first attempt to search for houses in Jacksonville, your web site just happened to come up, which led me to a good selection of homes and then I called you. I knew right then that I would find a home and that somehow you were going to help make it happen. I dare to say that without the information you gave me this may not have happened. You are a good person, my family loves you. Vicky and I had said that you are cool and that we would love for you help us with our next home. Thank you for your patience, time, and knowledge. You will be blessed for helping others."
 
-Dolphan M. of Rochester, NY
 
 
 
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"We want to thank you for all of your guidance and help in purchasing our home in St. Augustine. Buying a home in Fl was a big deal to us because my husband and I have always lived in NY and had no clue how to start the process into looking for homes in FL. We didn¿t even know what communities to look into what were good school districts, so we sought out to find a realtor that would understand us. Gina, you were definitely the right person for us! Gina, you really worked hard to find us homes to see within our price range. My husband and I especially loved the fact that you were so natural at what you do. We felt no pressure while looking at homes and you were very patient, knowledgeable and friendly as well. We actually felt as if we were working with a family member or a friend that we had known for years. My husband and I were so grateful that you were able to do the walk through of the house for us because we were in NY at the time. You even went a step further to do the final walk through with my husband and even sent us nice pictures to share with our family here in NY of the house we purchased. As our closing date neared, we began to feel a bit nervous about the process but you always stepped up with a practical and timely solution helping to ensure that the deal went through smoothly, and you were right, it did! Additionally, you have assisted us after the purchase with the transition of home services and helpful information about our home and community services. Let me just say, that your professionalism and services far exceeded our expectations and we would definitely recommend you to other purchasers, as well as solicit your services again. We look forward to moving into our home and enjoying life in St. Augustine. Thanks again!"
 
-Margie & Jerry of Brooklyn, NY   
 
 
 
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"Gina was extremely helpful to us during our recent relocation. Her knowledge of the Jacksonville area was especially helpful as we were moving in from out of state. She was always on top of things as we moved toward closing. This was invaluable to us as we were often unavailable to handle issues ourselves because we were seldom in town. From our experience we found Gina to be extremely friendly, effective, and dedicated to making what can be a difficult undertaking pleasant."
 
-John & Jacqueline of Virginia  
 
 
 
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"Dear Gina and Chris, We wanted to write you this letter to let you know how much we appreciate you helping us find our first home. You must have shown us more than 30 homes all over Jacksonville, and never once pressured us to make a quick decision. We spent countless weekends driving around town looking for that perfect house and with your help we were able to find it. We are in love with our house and want to thank you for your real estate knowledge in guiding us in making the right choice. We never want to sell our home, but if and when that time comes you will surely be the only one that we want to work with. I will defiantly be sending some referrals your way. I have some friends and family that will be looking to purchase soon, and I know that you will take great care of them as you took great care of us. Thanks again for all your hard work."
 
-Olivier & Ali 
 
 
 
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"As first time homebuyers, we had lots of questions. Gina was great, taking the time to explain everything to us, even after the closing process. Gina made the process much less intimidating. Thanks for all of your help!"
 
-Darcie & Josh
 
 
 
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"This past summer our son graduated from UNF and he needed help in purchasing a residence.  I did some on-line searching and got a response from Gina at REMAX.  She was extremely helpful, especially with us living in Orlando and our son in Jacksonville.  We gave Gina our requirements and within days she had several condos for us to look at that met our expectations.  Needless to say, she did all the "leg work" and our son had the condo he wanted within a week.  We are grateful to Gina and very highly recommend her to any prospective buyers/sellers.  She was always there throughout the entire process.  Thanks again, Gina, for your dedicated assistance."
 
-Don, Noy, and Shawn
 
 
 
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"Gina is a consummate professional and a joy to work with. She made the daunting task of buying my first house painless and pleasant. She found me EXACTLY what I was looking for in record time. She advocated for me from the start and was crucial in working out a deal that was great for me. Gina was with me every step (even after closing) and willing and able to answer the long laundry list of questions I had along the way. I would recommend Gina to anyone and everyone."
 
-Rob P.
 
 
 
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"Gina is absolutely wonderful!! I moved down from up north to Jacksonville without knowing anything about the area. She introduced me to MANY resources including my mortgage specialist. Everytime I changed my mind about what I wanted she would change the listings to include exactly what I was looking for. She would even show me things she knew I would be interested in that I didn't even realize I liked. She explained everything to me and made the entire process virtually painless. I have recommended her to many of my friends already and will continue to do so in future."
 
-Stacy L.  
 
 
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"I am in the military and was stationed in Japan. When I found out I would be moving to the Jacksonville area, I began an online search for a home.
From the very first time I contacted Gina via e-mail, she responded quickly and was very enthusiastic. She and her husband gave up their Saturday to show me homes as soon as I arrived back in the country. She understood my needs since my family is growing this summer when my wife is due to give birth to our first child. We wanted to be in a neighborhood where we could take our dogs for walks and take our son out to play. We also wanted enough space for visiting family to be comfortable while still be very close to a shopping area with lots of good restaurant choices. She suggested the perfect area and stayed right in our price range. Gina negotiated a deal for our beautiful new town home that I know we could not have gotten without her help. We will recommend Gina to everyone. We recently sold a home in Texas and had a very bad experience with our chosen Realtor. Gina restored our faith in Realtors and how much they can do for you. Gina listened to our needs, stayed in our price range, and arranged the purchase of the perfect home for our family. We selected and closed on our new home only five weeks after arriving in Jacksonville.
THANK YOU, Gina!"
 
-Barry & Mary S.
 
 
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"Dear Gina,
 
With 5 moves under our belts we never thought that house shopping could be fun again.  However, with you to work with it proved to be a real pleasure and a lot of fun!  I thought you were going to fall over when I told you we had picked over 80 homes to look at, but always the professional, you worked with us to narrow it down to only 40 homes to look at over 2-1/2 days.  Without your professionalism, drive and coordination skills it would not have been possible and we wouldn't have found the lovely home we did.  Thank you … you brought the fun back into relocating (again)!"
 
-Susan & Richard 


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"Gina, thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts.  When we started out on this adventure to look for a house in FL it was extremely overwhelming.  As you know, my husband's company was relocating down here from up north.  The company actually put us in contact with a relocation Realtor.  Needless to say, that person did not come through with what I was asking for.  After much frustration, I went online to look for a better Realtor.  Guess what, there you were!!!!  I was so impressed how dedicated you are toward your work.  Your professionalism and knowledge of Jacksonville and the surrounding areas was very comforting.  When we came down for a long weekend to start looking, you made sure to give us your time for the whole weekend.  You took us to 5 developments on Sat and then another 5 on Sunday and you NEVER rushed us once. You never steered us in the other direction or took us to see more than we could afford.  You helped me hold my head up high when the market turned and I had difficulty selling my town home up north.  You gave me tips to make sure my selling Realtor was doing all she could to get our townhouse sold "quickly".  It was difficult since my husband was already here and I had to stay behind up north until it was sold.  It has been our pleasure to have found such a great honest Realtor and now one of our friends.  We have since referred you to others that have relocated as well. You have helped one of our friends to buy his first town home.  He too had nothing but great things to say about you and your work.   
SO THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU....I can not say it enough for everything you have done for us.  

One can truly see you "LOVE" what you do.   Purchasing a home can be such a stressful thing.  When you have someone like Gina that is trust worthy, honest, dedicated  and sincere it makes the process seamless and free from stress.   

We truly love our brand new home in St Augustine.  We will continue to refer you as our Realtor and friend." 

 

-Helen & Glenn