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We bought a single family home in 2013 for approximately $1.1 million in Windermere, FL. Rick was everything that you would expect from a consummate professional. He was knowledgeable, courteous, responsive, and timely in every step of the process. Our situation was a bit complicated as we were moving from another country (Brazil) with all of the issues related to this type of move….three young children and finding the best schools…changes in language and culture….Rick was supportive and helpful in each component of our relocation. Rick was instrumental in finding the right property and helping us through the decision and negotiation process. His knowledge and contacts were invaluable to us in finding the home of our dreams allowing for a perfect work-life balance as well as ideal educational access for our children. Without hesitation we would give Rick a 5 star recommendation in terms of process and partnership in what can be a very pivotal life decision.
Greg & Dani
Rick Arbutine is a flawless professional. I recommend him to every real estate buyer or seller in Florida, particularly in the Orlando, Lake Mary, Windermere or Heathrow areas. Rick helped us immensely with every facet of our home purchase in Heathrow. As a retired Army Colonel and as retired senior executive at the Pentagon, I have met and worked with many outstanding professionals in my life. Rick Arbutine stands among them.
To receive 5 stars in all areas may seem unrealistic, in times when personal and exceptional service is very difficult to find. But in this case, Rick provides outstanding professional knowledge and customer care in a difficult market. I was on a very limited time constraint, his efficiency , knowledge and expediency in finding the perfect match for my needs in a custom home were unparalleled by other experiences I have had in real estate. He has all the valuable skill sets , resources and experience to negotiate and create a positive buying experience. He has genuine interest in creating the right buy for his customers, and many consider him a friend.
Dr. Tonya C.
I cannot say enough good things concerning how Rick handled my recent home purchase. He did not push me towards some of the inventory which was out there since it really didn’t meet what he and I discussed initially as some other brokers had. When I proposed some homes to him he was honest in his assessments of the home as well as the surrounding areas. Once Rick found a home that would fit what I was looking for he was extremely responsive in setting up a showing of the home as well as reviewing comps in the area. Due to his attentiveness we were able to make an offer which was countered and accepted within a few days. He was also very hands on when it came to the home inspection portion of the sale.
As stated earlier, I can’t say enough good things on how Rick assisted me with the purchase of my new home and I would recommend him to anyone looking for an attentive and detail oriented real estate agent.
We made the decision to move to Lake Mary one year ago contacting many realtors to help in our search, most gave up but Rick stayed with us all the way. Making sure we were apprised of all properties in our range.
His tenacity was very impressive and in the end he won through. The process for a couple of Brits was quite daunting however Rick held our hands from start to finish and made the experience bearable.
Would I recommend Rick? Absolutely, a consummate professional in all his abilities, in fact even more impressive is the after care service we still get, making sure we find good tradesmen recommendations and being absolutely everything is ok with us. Coming from the UK we are not use to this level of service, so for us it is a pleasant surprise.
If you are looking to buy or sell do yourselves a favor and commission the best…Rick Arbutine, you will not be disappointed!
As newcomers to the Florida home buying market, Rick permitted us to go with our gut, but led us to what he knew we would like when our “gut” was off the mark. I would recommend you let Rick guide you through the home search process as it might save you a couple of days of frustration!
He was always responsive and considerate of our needs. I would definitely encourage anyone wanting someone responsible, ethical and trusted to contact Rick.
Scott & Karen L.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and everyone at your Remax office for doing such an outstanding job for me. From the start you made me feel welcome and went out of your way during the transactions to be helpful. You were always prompt returning calls and did not hesitate for one minute to contact the necessary people to make the sale easier. It was a pleasure working with you. I highly recommend you and your company to anyone wishing to buy or sell Orlando real estate. I am now comfortably settled in my new home.
We wanted to thank you for your assistance, professionalism and patience with our recent home purchase. You made looking for a home a positive experience. Your thorough knowledge and understanding of real estate is so greatly appreciated. We have your business cards and will certainly refer you to anyone looking for a home or mortgage broker.