“Sharon immediately understood my needs and always found homes I liked. She is knowledgeable about the area, quality homes, and the process which made my purchase seem so easy. I know she worked around the clock and I appreciate everything she has done for me and continues to do for me after the closing. I highly recommend Sharon!”

– Carrie Y

“Extremely professional, responsive, helpful and that is true of the entire team! One of the best real estate experiences. Thank you!”

Sue-Ann V

“Joel and his team provided us with a successful sale of a unique property. Their understanding of the marketplace positioned the asset advantageously. Their creativity presented the home elegantly. Joel’s legal background and skills afforded us the assistance we needed during the period prior to closing. We recommend him highly.”

– Ann and Doug L.

“Donna is a true professional. She has the uncanny ability to make you feel important and heard at all times, regardless of how busy she is. “

-Eric G

“We decided to move from the home we have lived in for 47 years to a condominium to eliminate the stress of maintenance. Little did I realize what a significant change this would be. Mette took the time to understand our lifestyle and only showed us units that complemented our needs. her empathy was obvious and greatly appreciated during this transition. She was always prompt and went the full mile in finding a wonderful new home for us. I recommend her highly.” 

-Norman Vaughan-Birch 

“Donna is the ultimate professional in this market. She has command of all facets of selling property for its highest value. Her attention to detail is is second to none.”

-Donald H

“Our experience with the Schemmel Soda Group in selling a high-end property on Sarasota’s desirable Siesta Key was excellent in all respects. High marks all around. I have worked with a number of professional brokers and agents in the area over several decades. The Schemmel Soda Group ranks at the top.” 

– Ken 

“Sharon was excellent in all aspects. She is a caring person who wants her clients to be satisfied with their purchase. I highly recommend her to anyone wanting a full-service, reliable, and kind realtor.”

-Betty Parker

“Donna was amazing to work with. She was efficient, knowledgeable, and very knowledgeable about the market.”

-Ann M

“We have “worked” with Sharon on our numerous “buys and sells” of real estate in the Sarasota area. Once we worked with Sharon we never contacted any other real estate agent. Sharon always went above and beyond what one might anticipate re: the real estate world. She is the BEST real estate agent! Once one has worked with her, we’re sure that one needs to look no further for help in the buying and/or selling of real estate. “

– Karen B

“Donna’s tenacity, courage, professionalism, vision, and negotiating skills are unmatched in our view. We were truly blessed to have her as our realtor and are blessed to have her as a cherished friend. This is a life-changing event for the two of us, and we were incredibly lucky to have been able to share the experience with her.”

– Rodney and Sonia

“Joel and his team are GREAT to work with and super professional! One of the attributes which distinguish them from others is that it is very evident that they CARE about the result…and that’s important to us. Joel and his team handled everything for us very well and pushed a complex transaction over the finish line for us. If we’re selling a property in Sarasota County again, our first and only call will be to Joel and his team. Highly recommend without reservation.” 

– Dan and Shannon 

“Sharon is a fantastic Real Estate Partner. She is extremely knowledgeable, proactive, thoughtful, and extremely thorough. We never had to ask her for anything. She went over the above for us to make sure we had everything we needed. Her knowledge of the area from insurance, restaurants, banks, lenders, landscaping, etc.. made it very easy for us. She is the best Real Estate Agent we have ever had in our 27 years. You cannot go wrong using Sharon as your partner in finding a home in Florida.” 

-Bill and Sandy S 

“Donna, Thank you for your great work on our behalf today. We’ve had many good Realtors, but we’ve never had a Realtor as efficient & professional as you. We feel blessed to be working with you!” 

-Ken and Susan M 

“Working with Mette was a joy. She understood what we wanted in a home and helped us find just the right one. What we appreciated most was her quick response to us every time we needed to contact her.” 

-Erin Vaughan-Birch 

“Joel and the entire team are outstanding. Very friendly and accessible while still top-notch professional. My wife and I are so glad we chose them to help us sell our home. I would recommend The Schemmel Group to any of my family, friends, and clients.” 

– Jamie 

“We had an amazing and stress-free experience with Donna Soda, our realtor. She made our transitions effortless. We consider Donna, the best of the best and will recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell.” 

– John and Karen 

“Sharon and the entire team have helped us once again in both the sale and purchase of our new homes – six transactions in nine years! If that isn’t a testimonial in itself I don’t know what is. You have not only been business associates but we consider you all friends. Your guidance and expertise is sincerely appreciated.” 

– Robert & Patricia 

“Sharon Chiodi and the Joel Schemmel Group are the best realtors my wife & I have ever worked with, and we’ve worked with a lot of realtors over the years! Their knowledge, experience, and expertise are unmatched. Their care, consideration, and counsel were reassuring and appreciated beyond words. We would give them 5 stars in every category. They’re simply the best!” 

– Tom Runfola 

“Joel Schemmel and his staff were excellent in selling our home. The team was very professional and reliable. They delivered on all their promises and made a very stressful situation not so stressful. I highly recommend the Schemmel Group if you are buying or selling a home!” 

– Michael and Diana 

“We must acknowledge the person who puts in his all and works incessantly to make your move possible. Preston Lane is remarkable in how he works with the client and is a crucial team member in our opinion. We couldn’t have made our move possible without him.” 

– John and Karen 

“Sharon Chiodi is a wonderful agent, she made my home -purchase a pleasure, even in this “crazy” real estate market. She is professional and easygoing, while keeping a sharp eye on every detail of the transaction. I highly recommend Sharon at Premier Sotheby International Realty!” 

– Eva Liu