Bought a Condo home in 2009 for approximately $125K in Flamingo Lummus, Miami Beach, FL.
First met Minerva in 2008, when I was in the market to purchase a condominium unit in South Beach, FL. I had attempted to work with several realtors in South Beach, but only one of the local realtors returned my phone calls—and that one wouldn’t show me property unless I was absolutely committed to buying. He didn’t want to waste his time. Luckily, I somehow I stumbled upon Minerva’s name. At the time, Minerva was a realtor who specialized in towns far north of Miami Beach. But she was willing to take me on as a client, sight unseen, with no preconditions. She knew what I would soon discover: that she had the unique determination, spirit and work ethic to make a sale,
Our relationship began via e-mail, because I live in Washington, D.C. Through our initial correspondence, Minerva identified the types of properties and locations that would potentially meet my needs. When we met in person several days later, she had already compiled a day’s worth of properties to show me. Her scheduling was flawless, as was her uncanny ability to cope with rusty lock-boxes and prickly selling agents. Through her market knowledge and attention to the nuances of the various properties, I was able to narrow-down my search first to two properties, and then ultimately to the one property I now own.
Throughout the purchase process, beginning with my initial offer and continuing until the title company had obtained every possible bit of documentation from me, and through the real estate closing, Minerva functioned has my local eyes and ears; I was in Washington, DC, for the entire real estate settlement process. After the closing, Minerva continued, and continues to this day, to assist me with obtaining contractors and homeowner services. She is a real estate gem and has become a treasured friend.