Testimonials

Joel and his team are GREAT to work with and super professional! One of the attributes which distinguishes 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 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 is unmatched. Their care, consideration and counsel was reassuring and appreciated beyond words. We would give them 5 stars in every category. They’re simply the best!

– Tom Runfola

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

– Eva Liu

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

– John and Karen

We just have to 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

As our Agent, Matt excelled in all aspects of the transaction. Most important, from day one, he earned our trust and also 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 also 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

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

Matt went above and beyond in making recommendations for home preparation, guiding us through the selling process and communicating with us at every juncture. We would highly recommend him to anyone who is considering selling or buying! With Matt came a team of true professionals, who all understood their roles, and helped us prepare our home for a quick and efficient sale.

– Laura

Words could never express the gratitude we feel for Donna and Jim Soda. Donna made the entire selling process as painless as possible for us. She is a gem – very knowledgeable about the market, setting a price, staging the house and vetting potential buyers. Our house was only on the market for a few weeks before it was in contract. We actually didn’t think that could be possible. Donna worked tirelessly and patiently through a few possible hurdles and everything went better than we could have hoped for. We highly, and without reservation, recommend Jim and Donna Soda to sell your home or property!

– Susan

Matt was great! Very professional, answered all our questions, and always gave us his honest opinion. Buying a house from out of state has it’s challenges, but he always kept our best interests in mind.

– Julie and Mark

Matt is a rare fellow in real estate.  We have been part of numerous real estate transactions over the years and met many good people.  But we haven’t met any with the business acumen that Matt possesses, combined with a genuine desire to get to know us, and act on our behalf.  We invested several weekends looking at properties and Matt was paying attention.  He never pressured us or made any requests of us other than to explore until we knew what we wanted.  When we found what we wanted in Lakewood Ranch, Matt gave us great advice on how to make the offer and counter offers.  The end result was us getting the property we wanted and a very reasonable price, in a hyper competitive market.  A few months later we also purchased a condo on Anna Maria Island.  Matt knew us well enough that he knew what we wanted, and would act as our eyes and ears (we live full time in Indiana).  He did several tours remotely using facetime, and would give us opinions based on what he knew we wanted.  Here, too, he gave us great advice on how to make the offer.  We absolutely love our place on Anna Maria and could not have done it without Matt.  In a world where we have many real estate choices, Matt is a rare find.  We will use him for any real estate transactions we have in Florida, and he has our unconditional  endorsement.

– Michael

I worked for a real estate company in Cambridge for 20 years, Sharon and her team are the best! Sold my condo in no time, quick to iron out the little problems that always seem to pop up along the way. You won’t find anyone better! 

– Brenda

Sharon was/is perfect. She sold two condos and bought one house with me. She walked me through the sales and purchase making the whole process seamless and fun. We looked at a lot of properties all over the area and she was a trooper. I will recommend Sharon to anyone who asks. Thank you Sharon! 

– Angela

Wonderful job as always!

– Sandra

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

Joel, Todd and the entire team are outstanding. Very friendly and accessible while still absolutely top notch professionally. 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

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

Sharon has far exceeded all our expectations in selling our condo this year as she has in the past with both selling and buying properties. She is by far an excellent agent and really excels in all aspects. 5 stars in not even high enough for her , should be 10 + . We would recommend her to anyone.

– Ted and Bonnie

It was such a pleasure working with Sharon. She is organized, professional, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and nice! We have bought and sold lots of houses in Missouri, Florida and Texas and hands down Sharon was the best realtor we have ever used! Our other realtors were good, but Sharon goes the extra mile for her clients! We were selling and buying these last 2 houses long distance, but with Sharon and her follow up we felt like we were in town! There were a couple of hitches along the way(not because of Sharon) she handled them and made sure we knew what was going on. Sharon was the one that found the necessary people to get everything done on time! She was amazing! She is a dedicated realtor that knows the Sarasota market. Especially Prestancia. Thank you Sharon for working so hard for us! We highly recommend Sharon Chiodi as your realtor!

– Tani & Charles Banta

The Schemmel Group exceeded our expectations in every layer of our relationship. Every member of the group we met with was professional, accessible, and helpful in every way. They made the process of selling our home as comfortable as possible. We advise everyone who asks about our experience to contact the Schemmel Group.

– Harry and Sally

It was a pleasure to do business with the Schemmel Group but especially with its representative Sharon Chiodi. Sharon was most attentive to my particular situation and exhibited patience and understanding in meeting my needs. Sharon has to be one of the best assets that the Schemmel Group has.

– Stephen

Joel Schemmel has put together a team of Professionals that stand high above and stand out from others. Team member, Real Estate Agent Sharon Chiodi gets the job done, personable & professional. Not only did she sell our home she sold us a home as well. Real Estate Agent Todd Underwood besides involved with showings and sales over saw the paperwork and photography. He too is a polished professional. Toni Schemmel, Marketing Director put together a wonderful presentation showcasing our house not only locally but Nationally and Internationally. We always felt at ease knowing that the Joel Schemmel was in charge of selling our home. They got top dollar for our old home and negotiated a great deal on our new home.

– Daran

We cannot say enough wonderful things about Sharon. We recently moved from Dallas to the Sarasota area and were introduced to her through a friend. She out-performed everything she committed to us. You can quickly see that Sharon does real estate not for the money, but to help people find exactly what they are looking for. She deeply cares for her clients. She is a master negotiator and was able to handle every issue that arose quickly and professionally. She was also so quick to respond to all our texts, calls, and emails. We rarely write reviews for anything, but couldn’t resist writing a review on Sharon, because she was just incredible. We HIGHLY recommend!!

– Brooke and Peter

Sharon, Joel and their entire team were an absolute joy to work with in the sale of our home. Their extensive marketing, expertise and knowledge of the local market are great assets to both buyers and sellers. We highly recommend The Schemmel Group.

– Steve & Ann

Joel did a great job finding us the right home. He was patient and willing to go the extra mile. Great local knowledge of the area as well as a long list of top-notch contacts from Attorneys to Interior Designers to make it a turn-key process.

– Brian & Jaime

We received excellent assistance from the Schemmel Group. We can recommend them highly. All of the Schemmel team members worked together seamlessly. The experience was surprising pleasant and the process with without any stress.

– Larry

Dear Joel –
Just a quick note to express our sincere thanks to you and all of your associates for the time and effort and energy spent in selling our home in Prestancia. Please pass on our appreciation to Toni, Todd, Traute Winsor, and of course your “rock star” Sharon! Is has been such a pleasure working with you, and we wish you all the very best in the future!

– Vera & Pat

Sharon –
We hardly know where to begin thanking you for all that you have done to make this sale happen. One thing is for sure – you are the epitome of what a professional realtor should be. Your knowledge, responsiveness, courtesy, boundless energy, patience and enthusiasm turned what could have been an emotional and stressful experience into a real pleasure.

– Vera & Pat

Sandra and I have used Joel Schemmel and his team as our only Sarasota realtor for eight years. Joel has sold homes and a condo, bought homes for us (one home was sight unseen, trusting Joel’s excellent judgement) and we’ve especially valued his judgement regarding pricing to sell, what offer to accept and what price to begin negotiating.

I cannot imagine buying or selling real estate without Joel’s guidance. Sincerely,

– Barry

Team Schemmel of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, lead by Joel Schemmel, is the crème de la crème of realtors! Having experienced both the sales and purchases of realty locally, I can tell you from experience that the Schemmel Property Group is simply the best. Joel is not only astute and knowledgeable but is charismatic and charming. His resume speaks for itself regarding superior qualifications but Joel possesses that extra “something special” unique unto him. So, if you want a sagacious, professional and pleasant real estate agent to navigate your deal then, Joel, along with Team Schemmel, will certainly exceed your expectations!

– Colleen and Dan

Sharon was Superbly Professional with excellent local insights.  Her responsiveness, execution and attention to detail made this buying in Sarasota a most enjoyable experience.

– Bruce & Kim

Sharon Chiodi epitomizes all that a professional realtor should be. She was pleasant to work with, quick to return calls and emails, always found the answer to every question, and was tenacious in her willingness to assist us with every detail. We wholeheartedly recommend Sharon and her team.

– Liz and Bruce

Joel and Todd were easy to work with – professional, responsive, and right on point with their recommendations in getting our property ready to put on the market. They communicated well during the process and were available for any questions we had. Their marketing was far reaching and we closed on the sale in 3 months.

– Gail

Sharon was excellent. Even though our place took longer to sell than we hoped, Sharon was extremely helpful and optimistic throughout the process. She is very knowledgeable about Prestancia real estate, and we always believed that we were getting the best advice possible.

– Mark