Testimonials

“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 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.

“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 

“Matt is fantastic – he is timely, to the point, and gets things done. I highly recommend him!” 

– Jason T 

“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 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 

“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 

“Our experience with the Schemmel 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 Group ranks at the top.” 

– Ken 

“We were fortunate to meet Matt on our first visit to Sarasota to look for property. We were instantly comfortable with him, as he is friendly and warm, down to earth, and has a great sense of humor. And of course, he is extremely knowledgeable about the area’s housing market, being a proud resident himself. He stuck with us even though he knew we were considering renting instead of buying, sent us listings, and kept us informed, as we are from New England so were looking from afar. His knowledge and experience extended way past just housing; he also had advice on schools, and types of amenities/developments planned in certain areas of town and gave honest pros and cons for us to consider. He was our eyes and ears on the market and ultimately led us to the home we recently purchased. As construction on our new property began, very slowly with many delays, Matt checked in often and drove by the construction site to take photos to send along to us. When it came time to prepare for the closing, Matt gave us all the information we needed to understand how these transactions work in the state of Florida. And even post-purchase, Matt remains a trusted source of information and referrals and made a point of coming by the house to check in on us after last week’s hurricane. We feel very fortunate to have been referred to Matt the first day we called Sotheby’s, and we will continue to recommend Matt to anyone we know considering real estate in the area.” 

-Peter D 

“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 

“Matt has gone above and beyond in the process of selling our house. From staging, helping with moving furniture, and picking up packages after the move. He’s the BEST!” 

– Craig R. 

“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 

“Matt was very professional and thorough. He was “on it” in every aspect and kept us apprised each step of the way. We had the utmost confidence in him, as he clearly knows the market and does his business very well. Would highly recommend him without any reservations! Top-notch!” 

– Renee G. 

“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 

“Matt was excellent to work with. He has a great deal of knowledge about the area and its surroundings. His continuous communication was helpful, and he provided us with some good advice. He is patient and professional. I would highly recommend Matt for his personal skills as well as his deep knowledge of the area. He was a pleasure to work with.” 

-Julie B 

“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 

“As our Agent, Matt excelled in all aspects of the transaction. Most important, from day one, he earned our trust and our respect. He was completely on top of a very fluid market and kept us well-informed throughout the process. There are many excellent agents and some who do not deliver on the details, but I can assure you that Matt will deliver if you choose him. He is ethical to the “enth” degree and takes a very sincere interest in his clients. In addition, he has an excellent supporting cast, who added significant value in the process for us. Overall, my wife & I couldn’t be happier with our choice and the value that Matt brought to the table. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, call Matt Sevarino!” 

– Mark