“Mandy Hand was excellent to work with. Not only did we have two contracts (above listing price) for the sale of our home within 3 days, but she also facilitated an accepted offer on a purchase within the following week. She was very knowledgeable about our area and worked really hard for us. Bonus – she did it all with a smile and sense of humor. Thank you Mandy. We are enjoying our new home.”
“We have worked with Jim DiMartino as both our Buyer’s Agent and Seller’s Agent starting in 2015 and most recently during the sale of our current home.
I can’t think of a better, more qualified real estate agent to work with!
When looking to purchase our home in 2015 Jim spent greater than 5 months looking at houses with us, stretching from the beaches to Old NE and Snell. He never got impatient and often reiterated that he just wanted us to feel comfortable with our final choice and love our new home.
When selling our home a couple of months ago, he secured a full price offer within a week (along with the help of his fabulous assistant, Crissy). Things could have not gone more smoothly!
Jim is clearly an expert in his field! He makes the home buying and selling process stress free and seamless for his clients. Jim is honest, professional, detail oriented, hard working and dedicated. He is extremely knowledgeable about the greater St. Petersburg area. We couldn’t recommend him more highly!”
“Strickland Property Group is one of the most professional real estate offices I have ever conducted business with to purchase a home. They went well beyond what was expected in order to ensure a smooth and pleasant experience.
I have over thirty-five years in the real estate industry investing in residential properties and I have dealt with dozens of real estate offices in my career. You would be well served when buying or selling a home or investment property by using Strickland Property Group. I highly recommend them and I will certainly use them again.”
“Wonderful experience Jennifer Burke was attentive, responsible and a pleasure to work with. We would recommend Strickland Property Group to everyone!”
“I recently worked with Keri Thigpen of The Strickland Property Group in real estate. Truly a positive experience overall. Keri was very thorough and professional while still truly caring about what my current situation involved and what my needs were because of that. She went above and beyond to help me every step of the way and she became a friend as well as my real estate agent. The most impressive thing to me was how Keri would track down an answer to my question and report back to me so promptly. She was incredibly attentive to details and communication was excellent. We found the perfect place the first day because she listened to my needs and wants and she narrowed down my choices expertly. She worked very well with the sellers agent and very professionally but personally got the job done. I couldn’t be happier and would highly recommend and use Strickland Property Group and Keri Thigpen again if the need should ever arise.”
“Our entire experience in working with the Strickland Group was absolutely outstanding from start to finish. Jim DiMartino who was our principle contact was a total professional. An effective communicator and excellent at dealing with changing schedules and priorities as necessary. He knows how to get the job done. Thanks Jim.”
“Keri was wonderful to work with!! She helped make a very stressful buying experience as smooth as it could be by being up front, honest, responsive and friendly to work with. I highly recommend her and the Strickland team!”
“Thank you to The Strickland Group and especially Neil Allen for helping us realize our retirement dreams of being closer to our family in North Georgia!
There were a few challenges with selling our home and they helped us to the end!
Thank you for your diligence and hard work!!”
“My husband, Nick, and I just bought our very first home with the help of Lauren Krawczyk with Strickland Property Group. She was so nice and helpful. This process would have been a nightmare without her. She had recommendations for everything, and knew all the questions to ask. We are so happy in our home!”
“We used Keri Thigpen and Bonnie Strickland to sell our home in the Venetian Isles area of St. Petersburg, and they were outstanding.
Our decision to choose them centered around who we thought would be the best choice based on the investment of time and effort they put into selling the property and how they promote their listings. Strickland Property Group stood out as the best Tampa Bay has to offer, and they did not disappoint.
Keri and Bonnie are consummate professionals who go the extra mile in absolutely every way. Keri stayed in communication almost daily with updates from every showing, open house, and inspection. They both handled any challenges that arose with professionalism, grace, and most important…solutions!
We not only sold our home quickly because of their skill, experience, and tenacity, but also gained two new friends throughout the process. I recommend Strickland Property Group to everyone I know.”
“Bonnie and Jennifer were there for us from beginning to end, available 24/7 at each step of the way. Buying a home can be stressful and exhausting. Bonnie and Jennifer alleviated a lot of that pressure and made the process fun. Their knowledge of the St. Pete area was incredible — we would drive by houses and they would call out the value of each one off recollection — it shows how in-tune they are with their neighborhoods. Their extensive market knowledge also gave us an edge over other buys bidding on the property. We felt well-armed with the right information and were able to make confident decisions. In the end, we got EVERYTHING we wanted out of AND more. We walked away with a life-long friendship as well (having drinks with Bonnie this weekend!) and I have already referred my family over to Jennifer and Bonnie who are now in contract. Thanks Crew!”
“Keri and Bonnie are wonderful to work with. Keri went out of her way to help us buy and sell our home. Her hard work, dedication, and support are second to none! She is a top-notch realtor, and more importantly, a person. She strives for excellence and had great communication throughout the process. Buying and selling houses at the same time is very stressful and she was able to make it seamless. Highly recommend this dynamic duo to anyone looking to buy and/or sell a house!”
“Jennifer Burke nailed two of the most important attributes when working with a real estate agent and that was excellent local knowledge of the areas where we were looking and extreme patience while showing us multiple properties. We are very thankful for her help.”
“We were absolutely thrilled with our Strickland Property Group experience. Bonnie’s leadership ensures that each and every client receives “one of a kind” approach. We were unbelievably surprised and delighted with the attention to detail and the care and concern from Jennifer Burke and Bonnie!”
I wish we could give TEN STARS!! From start to finish, our experience with STRICKLAND PROPERTY GROUP was just amazing, over the top, THE BEST one could ever expect from a realty experience. Whether Buying or Selling, the professionalism through every part of the process with Bonnie and her entire group could not have been better. Our agent, LAUREN KRAWCZYK, never ceased to astound us with her positive energy and expert recommendations throughout our sale. Her quick response to any questions or concerns we may have had and her personal attention to showings and other services provided made us feel confident and secure along the way. Selling one’s home can for sure be a bittersweet experience but STRICKLAND soothes the soul with their knowledge, excellent communication and outstanding Online presentation of the home you so Love. Top Notch in every way!!!
“We were impressed from the very beginning with Strickland Property Group. Jennifer truly lived up to their concierge service commitment. Buying and selling at the same time was no challenge. We’re thrilled with the end results on both accounts. Thank you all.”
“Along with the Strickland team, Nikki was a great agent. She had a great handle of the market and facilitated the process for us. Nikki managed the process with great skill and expertise. Whenever there was a challenge she artfully facilitated a solution. We recommend her highly.”
“Working with Bonnie Strickland and Jim DiMartino to sell our dream home on the beaches was a real pleasure. They got us from our first meeting. They recognized that our home was built with lots of love and attention to detail. They understood its value to us and subsequently to potential new owners. Jim was with us every step of the way, very responsive, always professional, and gave us feedback after every showing. So with a firm offer and contract in place, we of course looked to Jim again to find our new home in St Petersburg. His knowledge of the area and keen eye to catch things we might have missed was a huge help in finding just the right home for us! Thank you, Jim, for everything! And a special thanks to Keri Thigpen, for pinch hitting when Jim’s schedule got crazy. Bonnie, you have a top notch team. We highly recommend the Strickland Property Group!”
“Mandy Hand and Bonnie Strickland sold our Snell Isle house for over asking price in less than 2 weeks, and couldn’t have made the process more enjoyable, efficient and easy. They arranged beautiful photography quickly and we were thrilled with their service from beginning to end. Highly recommend! No one knows Snell Isle real estate better than these two.”
“We met Mandy Hand as the buyer’s agent of our house. Like It Realty, a self help company, was our agency. She went out of her way to make sure that we were proceeding accurately since we did not have a representative in St. Petersburg. Our sale went very smoothly. Mandy’s integrity and friendliness cannot be denied. We wholly recommend her.”
“During our initial visit to Saint Petersburg we had the pleasure to meet Bonnie Strickland and Keri Thigpen of the Strickland Property Group, both of whom spent a considerable amount of time to getting to know my wife and I and our long list of needs without ever pressuring us to use their services. They immediately stood out as having the best market knowledge and a most professional and personable approach to our search. After considering many properties and meeting many brokers to the point of exhaustion, we came to rely on Bonnie. Her team put together a deal that let us eventually visit the house of our dreams, just hours before our return flight to Virginia. Their subsequent work in getting the house quickly under contract and managing the stringent due diligence moved the deal forward very quickly while pushing every obstacle aside until closing. Even after closing Keri helped us in every way to help us adjust to our new life in Saint Petersburg, with assistance for everything we needed to make a smooth transition into our new life in this area. I highly recommend the Strickland Property Group to anyone looking for a home in the Saint Petersburg area.”
“We got connected with Mandy Hand through a mutual friend, and we’re so glad we did. We explained – via email and phone calls – that we would be moving to St. Pete from Houston, and that we had a window early in the move when my husband would be here to search. Mandy started sending us links to houses right away, so we could narrow in on what we wanted – and where we wanted to live. Then she made herself available when we got to town and became our guide to the city and the neighborhoods and life in Florida. She was invaluable. Knowledgeable. Patient. Funny (you need some of that!). She worked hard to make sure that we ended up with the right house. And, I should point out, our search was going on as Hurricane Irma took aim at the Gulf Coast. If you’re looking for a Realtor, you’ll enjoy working with Mandy!”
“With this being our first home, Lauren Krawczyk was absolutely phenomenal. She explained every detail of the process in an understanding way and was very patient in our search for the perfect home. We found Lauren to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were her only customers, although we know that was not the case. She returned all phone calls and emails the same day. We never felt neglected or unimportant. Our experience at each phase was superior and we would recommend Lauren Krawczyk and the Strickland Property Group to anyone looking for an incredible home buying experience and educated realtor. We are so grateful for Lauren and her skills because we now have a beautiful home and couldn’t be happier!”
“We knew the time had come to leave Florida behind and finally realize our dream of moving to our home in the mountains. While it is never easy to give up one lifestyle you love for another the transition was made infinitely easier simply by signing with Strickland Property Group. From the onset we knew we had made the right decision. During our initial meeting with Bonnie we were provided with a uniquely comprehensive analysis of the current state of the real estate market specific to our area. She proposed a course of action to sell our home within a reasonable amount of time for a very fair and equitable price. Bonnie then determined which of her Associates would be best suited to work directly with us. Enter Nikki Pagano…as I write this I strive to think of adequate words that best describe Nikki and her incredible work ethic. Industrious, passionate, enterprising, high spirited, ambitious, energetic…the list continues.
Without exception Nikki was readily available to us 24/7 even when on holiday with her family. She was never more than a text or phone call away. We were always made to feel like we were Nikki’s top priority and quite honestly will miss her and our daily interaction more than words can say.
Bruce and I would not hesitate to recommend Strickland Property Group and Nikki Pagano to make your home selling (or buying) experience a positive one.”
“We just had our third real estate transaction with Bonnie Strickland and the Strickland Property Group. It is no wonder why Bonnie is the number one agent in Pinellas County because she goes over and beyond the call of duty to match her buyers with the perfect house. She represented us and the sellers on our new home and everything went smooth and very professional. This is the second time Bonnie represented both sides for us and we consider the sellers friends because Bonnie and her team were able to negotiate a win-win and there were big hugs at the finish line.
We highly recommend Bonnie and her group to serve your real estate needs!”
“I can’t say enough good things abut the experience we had with Mandy and Bonnie marketing and selling our home. Our situation was difficult but Mandy and Bonnie took the time to understand the challenges we faced and the unique needs that had to be satisfied with the marketing and eventual sale of our home. Mandy and Bonnie’s market knowledge proved helpful in educating us as to how best to position our home from a pricing perspective. The Strickland Property Group continually kept us posted regarding how our home was being marketed, provided us instant feedback on each and every showing and continued to follow up with all prospective buyers. I would highly recommend Mandy and her team!”
“We unexpectedly faced our rental property being vacant and wanted to pursue selling the property while the market was hot. Working with Lauren and Bonnie could not have been a better experience. We were quite concerned about pricing it correctly to sell and, with Lauren and Bonnie’s help, we sold our property before it even made it to market (in less than a month)! We highly recommend Lauren and Bonnie and look forward to working with them again in the future!”