I must say that if I could give Gina more than 5 stars I would! Gina is an extremely hard worker and is worth every penny of her commission and then some! A few months back my husband and I contacted Gina to get information about the real estate market in Manatee county as we were in the process of relocating from Massachusetts. It was a dream of ours to move to Florida in order to be close to my family and to return to the Tampa Bay area where I lived in my youth. From our first contact with Gina she was extremely personable, thorough, and listened to all our needs and timeline. She spent time putting together a portfolio of homes for us to look at and helped us to narrow down the community that fit our lifestyle, budget, and commuting needs. Other real estate agents were not as responsive to us because we weren’t local, but with Gina that didn’t matter. She gave us top notch customer service by spending many hours with us over the phone, texting, and emails helping us with the relocation process. By the time we arrived in the area in person to tour homes, we felt like we had known Gina forever and that she was good friend. With Gina’s support and expert real estate knowledge we were able to find a home we loved and wanted to make an offer on during our very first home hunting trip. Gina’s expertise was invaluable during the negation process with the builder of our new home. She got us an incredible deal and managed to even get some extras thrown in. Then as the house was being finished, Gina took videos and kept an eye our property and the progress the builder was making in finishing our home. She even personally paid for an independent home inspector. Seriously, Gina went above and beyond every single step of the way. From contacting 3rd party vendors so we could get a fence installed to dealing with our community’s HOA for us and even offering to store a new refrigerator in her own garage. She also set up a long-distance closing for us so we were able to close on the house we were selling in Massachusetts the same day as we were closing on the new home. Gina made a huge lifestyle and long distance move completely stress-free. We had confidence in her every step of the way and knew we could rely on her. We strongly recommend Gina for anyone looking to sell or buy real estate in the Tampa Bay and Sarasota area. We have already recommended her to our friends and family up north who are thinking about being snow birds and looking to purchase a home. Thank you Gina for making our dream come true! You are amazing in all you do and we are honoured to now call you a friend!