From the time that we met Shel Goldberg, we could sense that he was listening to every word we spoke, trying to mentally take notes of all of our needs that we had in selling my mother’s condo. He gave advice when “we” asked, never trying to push his ideas on us.
At our initial meeting, we did not hire him as our agent, but knew that after the renovation of the condo, he would definitely be the one that we would choose. Once the condo was completed, we met with him to finalize a contract and ask for his advice, since he has been in the business a while and knew the area so well.
Because condo sales were slow in Clearwater, at the time, Shel gave us a “reality check”, of the area, but in doing so, said that he would do his very best to get it sold. He did just that!
We put the condo on the market in Sept. 2012, had a contract on it in November, and sold it on December 19, 2012. To say we were pleased with all he did, is such an understatement!
During the short period of time that it was on the market, Shel kept in constant contact with us, which was encouraging since we live so far away. Another thing that impressed us, was his immediate response to any email, text, or phone call we made to him. It was a pure pleasure to know and work with such a fine professional who made you feel as if you were one of his family members.
I have used Sheldon Goldberg of Dream Realty and was favorably impressed by his expertise and thorough knowledge of the local housing market. Moreover, his professionalism and outstanding work ethics are beyond reproach. I would not hesitate to recommend Sheldon Goldberg to anyone looking for a realtor that will work hard representing his client’s best financial interest, while at the same time safeguarding the client from potential harm that could arise from problematic contractual addendums and other unscrupulous actions from less than honorable realtors and financial institutions. Sheldon Goldberg is the best !
Our experience with Sara Goldberg has been top notch. To better understand our experience, I have summed it up using the 3 R’s:
Responsive: Sara has been terrific about being available any day or time of the week. This has been especially important since we live in the UK and time differences did not make a difference as we worked through some tight timelines.
Responsible: she has been a partner for us throughout the whole process. We feel we know things won’t be dropped and that Sara had our best interest in hand. I have also relied on her to help us out since we are not physically able to be present during the closing. Further, we felt that as a partner, she knew what we were looking for and what we were not. This is important when sorting through many properties and trying to get to the right home without a lot of hassle.
Results: this is the most important. We achieved what we set out to achieve and we are very happy about it. She made the journey enjoyable along the way and we closed on the property we wanted and in the timeframe and price expected!
Thank you, Sara!
John and Donna Ferrell, UK-based but Indian Shores home bound!
Thank You for your professional service to find our “dream home”.! Your detailed knowledge on the area development and quick response on our any! request helped us to find a unit what suits our family the best. We appreciate for your time and tireless effort to guide us through several choices and finally settle with a beautiful condominium unit in the heart of Clearwater.
Thank You again, Gabor and Judit Matos.
My family and I consider ourselves extremely lucky in locating your web site when we decided to venture into the possibility of owning property in Florida. Your guidance into what for us was the unknown was more than helpful, no sales pressure but lots of good advice. From the very start I felt comfortable and even amazed myself purchasing a condominium with only photos to look at, there have been many times in our lives that we have to rely on instinct, my gut feelings have guided me in the right direction 99% of the time and the purchase choice we made was no exception. We were all delighted from the moment we opened the front door and we had one crazy, hectic week of shopping flying from one mall to the next for furniture. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone thinking of purchasing property in Florida and consider both of you consummate professionals in your chosen field.
It gives me a great pleasure to write a testimonial on behalf of Sara Goldberg. Recently we closed on a condo in Clearwater, Fl. Sara was our Realtor. She worked diligently for last 1/1/2 yrs to find us a good deal on beach front properties in Clearwater area. We found her to be very pleasant, professional and friendly. She always looked after our interest in finding the right property for us. We would definitely recommend her as a Realtor if someone needs her services. She always returned our calls promptly and answered all our concerns. She is very knowledgeable in her profession.
Trust can sometimes be difficult to find in our society today, but I found it here with Dream Realty. Buying a condo “sight unseen” and being 2000 miles away, I was able to find an agent using the internet who far exceeded my expectations. My agent’s attention to detail, broad knowledge of Florida real estate & warranties, availability for phone calls and timely responses to emails while representing my interests at closing were all instrumental for a successful deal. For someone who doesn’t take many financial chances like this and wants to maintain a good credit score, I couldn’t be more happier with the end results which would not of been possible if not for the agent’s assurance, coaching and wealth of expertise given my initial logistical concerns which quickly dissipated as we moved throughout this working relationship. I would strongly recommend this agency to any prospective buyer and would welcome a call to discuss.
Great job Dream Realty.
Thanks so much…….I can take one off my “Bucket List”
Had we known finding and purchasing a second home in Florida was going to be a quick, enjoyable process we would have done it sooner. Sara’s knowledge, thoroughness and commitment to helping us was key to our finding our new home . She paid attention to our likes and priorities and in one day she showed us a condo that matched our criteria.
She also gave us a referral to a mortgage broker who did a phenomenal job for us enabling us to close on the property in less than one month. As a buyers agent , we knew Sara was on our side and was looking out for our best interest. .
Thank you Sara,
Peter & Jan S.
I wanted to thank you very much! You basically did all the work! I came from Chicago the day I was going to close on the house without even previously looking at it in person. As soon as I arrived I took a walk through and as soon as I looked at the place, I couldn’t wait to sign the papers.
You helped me find a beautiful condo. You helped me look at several condos, and you said that Point Brittany was the best choice especially because of the view. I can’t express in words how happy I am about the condo. I have never seen a place that beautiful in my life.
You are an amazing real estate agent. I hope to send you much business!
Sara and Sheldon,
I would like to express my deep appreciation on the marvelous job you both have completed for us. Sheldon showed us real estate in a very short time that we had until “that-house-which-really-turned-heads”. Our new house is marvelous. It is spacious, it is in a good neighborhood, it is everything that we wanted. He made it so simple, his use of technology and computers is just amazing.
The closing was so simple (it took only 7 minutes!) and that is including the chat which we had with the closing agent.
My wife and I would like to express gratitude to both of you. Keep up the good work – now we have to find a place for our son and his family.
George and Sophia K.
Sara, we just wanted to say how delighted we are for having you as our real estate consultant in aquiring our first property in St. Petersburg . As you know we are virtually unfamiliar with St. Petersburg, since we are coming in from Maryland, but you were kind enough to take us around and explore the different areas in the city which could consider for investing. You did a lot of internet research for us and sent us emails with good prospects to review. I can’t remember how many properties you showed us, but it was enough not to remember them all. However, with your help in a week’s time, we were able to to finally make a selection.
Your insight into the local market, and suggestions of factors we should consider in making a purchanse gave us a great advantage. Whatever questions we had, you always came back with thoughtful answers and ideas that made things clearer and easier for us. Your patience and follow-up and attention to detail made everything work so well. You stayed right on our contract offer until we knew we had an acceptance from the seller. Then you ushered us through closing without a hitch. Being a former closing attorney in Maryland, I can say that this was one of the smoothest transactions I have seen. You were wonderful to work with.
It seems that there is a boom in the construction of new hi-rise condominiums in both St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Perhaps this is a good time to get our feet in the water. So we look forward to continue working with you to learn more about the area and to consider other possibilities to purchase .
Thank you so very much for all your kind help.
Stephen E. M.
Sheldon and Sara found exactly what we wanted in a second home and made the entire search, offer and closing a very smooth experience!
I had given very specific details of location, structure, landscaping and more and this team together located it for us! We made several trips to the area and looked at quite a few selections and Sara and Sheldon’s trustworthiness guided us forward to our “little house” as I call our new place. It is perfect and I knew it when I walked through the front door!
Thanks again for making our house-hunting experience pleasant, easy and profitable.
Linda and Fred H.
Sara Goldberg helped me find my dream home a year ago. I was moving here from Staten Island, NY and in the beginning I was very nervous about the whole thing. I can honestly say the entire process was totally pleasurable, from finding a place through to the closing. Sara was very efficient and got things done like it was yesterday! I hardly had to do anything. I told her what I wanted, she listened and answered all my questions. She took the reins and got the job done but she never pushed me into anything, just guided me and let me make my own decisions.
Time after time, as much as I wanted, she took me around to see everything I wanted to see. She was very patient, helpful and honest with me throughout. The whole process went so smoothly. When we went looking for houses it was like being out with a friend. I was not used to experiencing these kinds of qualities from a service professional.
Sara made finding and buying my home a pleasure. I’ve been here a year now. I love my house! I love my neighbors and new friends! It is just what I’ve always wanted. I’m very happy. I would recommend Sara to anybody and everybody and if I ever look for another home, it would be you Sara.
Sheldon sold my home at Clearwater Beach fast and for more than the asking price. What a refreshing change to deal with a realtor who was honest and delivered what he promised! He was very knowledgeable, professional and easy to communicate with. He also did all the work! Thank you Sheldon and Dream Realty.” (Cory I.)