Despite the fact that I was not around after the first few days John Dattola did a superb job of shepherding me and my sister (who exercised power of attorney on my behalf) through the sometimes challenging process of finding a suitable condo for me at The Landings. When the unit I originally sought suddenly and without warning became unavailable, John was unfazed and found me another similar one without missing a beat. Could not ask for a Realtor to provide fuller and more comprehensive explanations of every detail which arose. A real pro! 5 Stars for John Dattola! (feel free to post this review anywhere and everywhere.)Tom C.
"What a great experience! Thanks so much Darren for helping me find my "dream" condo and for making the whole process so easy and enjoyable. My experience with Darren and with Equity Realty was definitely a positive one and I would highly recommend your firm and Darren to anyone who is in the real estate market. Your website and the market listing alerts were by far one of the easiest and most informative to use. Many of the other websites did not allow you to search through listings without actually speaking to an agent. Some others refused to deal with properties under a certain value. As a new-comer to the Florida market I found your website exceptionally useful in my search. I would describe Darren as knowledgeable, experienced, professional as well as helpful, patient and a truly fun person to be around. Darren “made” the shopping experience for me – looking at many places is tiring and confusing, but Darren made it a really enjoyable experience and kept me smiling and laughing the whole time. He was also very prompt and efficient at answering my many questions (some repeatedly as I am somewhat forgetful and some not even real estate related). As a first time buyer in Florida he educated me on the process and basically walked me through it step by step – he made the whole thing so easy! The process was organized, efficient and easy. Yes, I was advised professionally and educated step by step through the entire process."Lisa S.
"I have been working with Darren for so long I can't even remember how we got together. I believe it was first looking for a rental condo for my daughter and we looked at a lot! We found that nice condo rentals were snapped up quite fast and became frustrated. I later found a unit in Cypress Landing for my daughter by word of mouth and riding through the neighborhood and speaking with residents. Once my daughter had moved in and had been there a few months she liked the area, so I decided to see what was available in the complex and contacted Darren once again. Darren and I had looked at a few units in early 2014 and kept in-touch every so often until April when I said I want to wait till after May to look once again. Darren was never pushy or frustrated with my deliberation or tried to force an issue. Darren was always professional, called or text back and communicated his thoughts, opinions and knowledge when ever asked. Finally an offer was made, countered and accepted and closed today June 12, 2014. Darren Greene, I would recommend to anyone truly looking for a residence rental or to purchase, he is patient and will keep working for you right up through the final inspections and the closing details. Thank You Darren."Jerry K.
"Julie was very knowledgeable, experienced, professional and helpful."Robert S.
"Vicki was very personable and helpful in helping us purchase a home. She went out of her way to help us. She really went the extra mile to make sure that everything worked out for us. We really appreciate everything she has done for us. Tim was courteous on the phone as will as helpful. Thank you for everything."Arthur and Annmarie L.
"John Dattola to me is Equity Realty, my wife and I met John looking for a condo on the Equity Realty web site. We are from Michigan and decided to purchase a condo in Florida. We decided the Fort Myers area was where we wanted to look for a condo, this was a nice start but where in Fort Myers area…this is where John came to the rescue. My wife and I had looked on the real-estate sites and had an idea of what we wanted. John has a lot of experience in the Fort Myers area and worked with us as to what we really wanted and the amount we wanted to spend. I can’t say enough about John and what he did to help us find and purchase our condo. I would recommend John as a very real- estate knowledgeable professional that can work with all types of buyers to help make the transaction smooth and help to make buyer and condo a nice fit. John thanks for all of your help and I look forward to doing business with you again!"Herm and Jeanette M.
"We can't speak highly enough about the broker with whom we worked throughout the process of selecting and purchasing a home in Laguna Lakes. John Dattola is highly professional, knowledgeable, competent and attentive to every detail. The circumstances of the home we chose to buy were difficult, which John had anticipated and about which he warned us. Regardless of the issues we encountered, John was tireless in his efforts to facilitate the problems, going above and beyond expectations. We will not hesitate to recommend him to any prospective buyers or sellers we may know or encounter. We, likewise, will endorse Equity Reality, because John's high standards must be reflective of those of the agency with whom he is affiliated."Louise and Steve B.
"Brian was awesome could not have been any niicer and was very helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you. Will recommend him." (Sent from my Samsung smartphone)Susan A.
"Vicki was terrific helping my husband and I find and purchase a condo. We met her in November 2013 when we were in Fl. When we went back home Vicki sent us listings. We returned to Fl in January and met with her to start the condo search. We did find a condo that we bought. Vicki made the sale transaction so easy. She is so knowledgeable, professional and friendly. I would highly recommend her. Vicki is the best!"Gloria D.
"Honest, Quick to Respond and Generous - We ran into a problem during a radon inspection of our condo. Equity's Broker Tim Ryan, Office Manager Tracey Mancini, and Real Estate Agent Darren Greene quickly addressed our concerns. Darren even paid out of his own pocket for a second inspection! We are giving friends Darren's contact information and encouraging them to seek his help in purchasing a condo near us!"Bev W.
"We had the most wonderful experience with Julie. I had originally kept coming back to a condo for sale in Colonial C.C., and Julie pick up on that and asked if I wanted her help. I said yes, and finally convinced my husband, Eli to go see it. It was in foreclosure at the time.Julie said let’s put your Condo also in Colonial C.C. and price it right so we don’t need to keep reducing it. Unfortunately, my husband dragged his feet on the foreclosure and we lost it. We took ours off for a bit. But, by then several others became available. We had really decided we wanted to be in this area of Colonial C.C. Julie worked diligently to get us what we wanted. It took a little time, not really very much. One fell through because of difficult sellers and we had a buyer. Then we got offers at Julie’s recommended selling price and she negotiated the original deal we wanted. She was like a miracle worker, or a magician. My husband and I think the world of Julie and her husband, Rick. I felt it was business, that didn’t feel like business. I felt we were working with a friend, who did everything in her power to get us what we wanted. If anyone wanted to know a good realtor, Julie would be our recommendation. If down the road, we wanted to move (though I don’t think so) we would absolutely call Julie. I told her that I consider her my friend, and an excellent business woman. Also, I want to continue to have a personal relationship with Julie and Rick. They are truly wonderful."Ellen R.
"After being a vacation renter in Ft. Myers, this was the year we decided to buy our own place. We found John Dattola on the equity website. We had no idea that he would not only find us our current vacation home but also become a close friend. He was extremely patient and understanding, and most importantly, listened to what we wanted. I would not hesitate to recommend John to anyone who wants to purchase a home, and if by chance we were to buy again, we would use his services without question."Shirley & Ron H.