“We recently sold our property through Florida horizons and Realtor Mark Shore. We found Mark’s approach really helpful and went over and above to progress the sale to completion, he is very personable and reasonable and we would recommend his services to anyone. Thank you Mark.”
Jervis ~ England.
“We cannot recommend Florida Horizons highly enough, having just completed on the purchase of our beautiful Florida home.
From first contact to completion we were kept fully informed by Jodie and any questions, however trivial, answered with honesty and an in depth knowledge of the property business. We felt confident right from the start that Jodie would lead us through the complicated world of Florida Realty!
They have an absolutely no pressure approach, we were able to move through the process at our own pace and able to consider all our options with Jodie and Mark at our side offering guidance and expertise. It can be a bit daunting making such an important purchase in a foreign country with so many different rules and regulations, but it was made completely stress free.
In addition, thanks to strong professional relationships in the area, they were able to take care of not only our property selection and purchase but put us in touch with everyone we need to know such as property management, surveys and inspections, legal, tax and banking in order to ensure that we can be confident of the same high professional standard of service as they have given us and the property transfer and ongoing management is seamless.
Our house purchase could not have been made any easier and we found that Jodie and Mark acted at all times with honesty, integrity and professionalism – we would never consider going anywhere other than Florida Horizons for any of our property needs.
Emma and Roy Morgan ~ Bitton, nr Bath, England.
“We bought our first vacation home blind this year , although nerve wracking , the transaction went through very smoothly , enough to buy vacation home number two via Florida horizons , always kept in the loop at every step of the way , great company to deal with , very accommodating even after the sale , here’s to finding vacation home number 3”
“We were on Holiday in Orlando & loving the Villa we were staying in & noticed there were leaflets on purchasing your own Villa, This is something we had considered for a while. We did a Google search & Lloyd’s name came up under local Villa Management. We called & made an appointment to get more information on the Buying process. Lloyd went through the Pros & Cons of purchasing & running a Villa including Taxes, outgoings etc. & gave us a realistic view of owning a villa. After returning home we did research into buying a villa in Florida including reputable Realtors in the area. Lloyd & Rebecca’s name were mentioned very positively in several articles that I traced on the internet on purchases made by other people. Lloyd made the process easy & sent us regular emails detailing new property’s for sale. He helped us come up with a short list of property’s to consider & we discussed the property we wanted to buy which was a villa in need of repair & decoration with no furniture, getting agreement with Lloyd that the Villa was in a good location to work as a villa rental. We discussed an offer with Lloyd which he put to the seller & recommended what should be our limit based on condition. Once a price was agreed Lloyd organised a property survey to identify work req’d & dealt with the Legal side of the Purchase. We were told of all info that was needed & who we would deal with. The purchase went very smoothly. The day we took ownership of the Villa, Lloyd had maintanence guys in to make good all Repairs,Decorating etc. Furniture was bought & installed. The Villa was ready in 3 weeks to go live as a villa rental with bookings in place. In that time Lloyd helped deal with insurance, Tax company to aid us in dealing with all the legal side of the rental & kept the process very simple. I would recommend Lloyd to anyone thinking of Buying in Florida, He evidently has vast knowledge that helps keeps the procedure simple & exciting,He is a great negotiator & has an excellent management team working with him. Most importantly for us was no hidden bills/outlay in the whole process.”
Mark & Joanne Potter – Manchester, UK.
I hope you are well. I just wanted to share the following with you, and happy to use this as a testimonial in the public domain if you felt this was of use to the business.
My Husband and I have recently had the pleasure of working with Mark Shore, whom we chose as our realtor when purchasing a 4 bed townhouse on the Regal Palms resort. Mark answered all our questions both swiftly and insightfully as we had no former experience of buying a property abroad and made himself available 24/7 to close the deal as quickly as possible. He has also recommended useful contacts for insurance, and banking services to help us manage the property post purchase too. He has been incredibly helpful throughout the entire process and would have no hesitation in working with him again and recommending his services to others in the future.”
Louise & David Jervis
“We were out of state clients and only had limited time for looking at homes. She compiled all homes within the guidelines we asked for and took us out. When we found the home we wanted, all paperwork, closing had to be done by phone & computer. She was very knowledgeable. Everything, for the most part, went smoothly. I would recommend her for anyone looking in her area.”
“Thanks Mark. It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you over the past several months, many thanks for all your guidance and attention along the way.”
Dear Jim, We would like to thank you for the professional help in the purchase of our recent Florida property. We only had a small window to make the right purchase and you helped us every step of the way and worked hard to make this happen for us. Everything was well organized, you had the answer to all of our questions including the USA jargon that we didn’t understand. We found you to be helpful, professional and businesslike and nothing was too much for you. You provided us with what proved sound advice and guidance and you managed to have the sale completed in 1 month. The only effort we had to put in was to choose which property to purchase. One of the most important things that people need is good communication and we give you top marks there. We were kept up to date with the progress, you always immediately answered our emails and were accessible by phone or email before and after the purchase. We would have no hesitation in recommending your services. Very impressed all round.
Clive and Michelle – Nottingham
“It is a great reassurance to find a realtor who understands a prospective clients needs. Jim has been a real pleasure to work with and does his best to find the right property for the right persons with no pressure selling tactics, unlike other realtors. The whole buying process was made so simple and hassle free with great care given to after sales service of which my wife and I are very glad. Keep up the good work Jim.
Raj Chohan – Birmingham
Hi Mark, Just wanted to take time to drop you a line and say thank you so much for all your hard work on the purchase of my property in Southern Dunes. I am so pleased that I chose you to handle the purchase. I had contacted a USA realtor who I met by chance when on holiday here last year, and then found your name on an ex-pats forum online. Fortunately they had said something nice about you and left your phone number! After meeting both, you came across as better by far in your approach and professionalism. I decided that your experience as a mortgage broker and also the fact you are a fellow Brit would benefit my concerns about the “unknowns of the purchase process.” I found that your experience and service were second to none and will certainly recommend you to others. I do hope to buy more properties in the future and will most certainly keep in touch. It truly has been a joy to work with you. If there is anything I can do to help you in the future, do drop me a line. My best regards to a new friend!
Richard Teideman – London
The service and personal attention we received from Jim our Real Estate Agent was exceptional. He went above and beyond to make sure the whole process was as trouble and stress free as possible. With us being based in the UK and buying a home in the US with absolutely no idea of the procedures involved, he was with us every step of the way and it felt like `a breeze’ (although I am sure behind the scenes it was not this simple) but it sure felt like it. The knowledge Jim has of the local market and the key contacts in the community helped us in our search for our dream home whilst getting the best deal too. Now that we have our dream, Jim is still there for us when really, his part is done. If we have a query or need some advice, we just send him a quick email or pick up the phone and he responds immediately. We really could not have done this without him. Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, we would highly recommend Jim to assist you, as we could not have asked for a better, more trustworthy Realtor to guide us through the process.
Lisa & Andrew Brealey – Stockport
“Dear Mark, just wanted to say a huge thank you for holding our hands and getting us across the line with the purchase of our villa in Sanctuary. You guided us through a highly complex mortgage process and explained everything in a British context which we were able to understand. We know we also bombarded you with queries and e mails and are really grateful that you took time and trouble to respond in a very detailed and professional manner. You also went the extra mile with the mortgage company, having a full understand of the US application process you supported us hugely. Overall it was very reassuring to have you on our team and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who is thinking of buying a home in Florida. with grateful thanks,
Alice & Russ Smith – UK
I bought the house in Lake Nona area in July 2012 and Jim is my agent who best represented my interest in my house deal from the beginning to the end. I have hundreds of emails back and forth with Jim regarding my house deal and he always handle everything in true professional way. He is honest and always quick responsive even I send him email during weekend some times. I’m very satisfied with his service.
Dennis Xue – Ontario
We have worked with Florida Horizons and in particularly Mark Shore during our recent purchase of a property in Orlando. The help and guidance given to us from Mark was invaluable and we would not have been able to complete our purchase so efficiently without his expert knowledge and assistance. He helped us at every stage of the process and was able to answer all our questions and concerns, taking a lot of the unknowns out of the overall purchase of our new home. We have no hesitation in recommending Mark and Florida Horizon’s services to anyone considering making a property purchase in Orlando.
Ian & Sharon Doughty – UK
Popped in to have some documents notarised and ended up buying a villa! Can I offer a sincere thank you to Florida Horizons Real Estate for their helpful, caring and very supportive service. The whole buying process was made simple and stress free by a team of professional realtors and their courteous nature. Caroline was a delight to work with, nothing being too much trouble .She provided clear advice, kept us up to date, wasn’t pushy or insincere. I intend to use their services again and can strongly recommend Caroline as a friendly and conscientious realtor and thank their company for making our trip such a success.
Phil Lawrence – UK
Jim is extremely professional and courteous. He is very attentive and knowledgeable about the area. He would return my phone calls or reply by email in a timely fashion and went above and beyond to help me. Jim’s property knowledge is priceless and I am thankful that I had the opportunity to work with him on this venture.
Don & Dynetta Ayers – US
To whom it may concern: Caroline Taylor recently acted as our realtor in our search for a new family home. Caroline provided an excellent level of service. She listened to us explaining what type of property we were looking for, what our budget was and what area we were looking at, she set us up with the email link that showed us properties tailored to our criteria, from this Caroline proved quick and reliable at arranging viewings meeting our time availability, (usually evenings) Through all our viewings Caroline never gave us the “hard sell” but allowed us to view and ask questions in our time. From selecting a property to make an offer on and negotiating an acceptable agreed price all the way through to closing and with questions after Caroline has proved to be exactly the right choice as our realtor. We have no hesitation in highly recommending Caroline Taylor as an excellent realtor, and we certainly will use her service again in the future. With kind regards and thanks.
Nick & Rachael Parsons – Davenport, FL