Hi, I'm Kathleen Stansfield. A full-time Realtor in Venice Florida and the surrounding counties of Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte. I've been licensed since 2013 and hold the GRI designation (Graduate of the Realtor Institute), the MCNE designation (Master Certified Negotiating Expert), the ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative), the PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor), and the SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) all so I can better assist my clients.
As an agent, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about Buying and Selling Real Estate in this area. Real Estate differs dramatically from state to state, so you need someone you can trust for local and up-to-date information. I promise to provide you with the Communication and Responsiveness that you want, the Process Knowledge that you need, and the Process Transparency you want, which will give you the Trust you deserve.
For buyers, I offer and leverage my knowledge in getting them the best property for their money while educating them on the local value of location, amenities, renovated home versus opportunity to remodel yourself, looking past staging and new paint on the walls.
For sellers, I leverage this experience in helping them address any potential issues before the listing and help them make any needed fixes that might come up at resale in order to yield them the maximum value. I refer and leverage the use of my personal Rolodex of contractors and tradesmen that I have personally vetted and used on my own projects.
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Please read my recommendations below. These referrals came from my clients directly to Zillow without any editing allowed... the best kind. I Love My Clients!! https://www.zillow.com/profile/KathleenStansfield/ To see more recommendations check out my Zillow page.
4/1/2020 - Justin Y. bought a home in North Port -- Our experience with Kathleen was exceptional. She's very knowledgeable and most importantly was very patient. We kept changing what type of property we wanted and she covered all the bases. She was neither overbearing nor pushy; keeping in mind what we wanted. We purchased our home and the inspection and closing were exceptionally smooth. We highly recommend Kathleen.
2/4/2020 - Carla A. bought a condo in Punta Gorda - "Kathleen was helpful before, during and after the sale answering questions and getting me settled. Very pleasant to work with she was a great help with any questions I had.
8/6/19 - Glenn P. built a new home in a local new subdivision.
|"I really don’t like to tell a story before the ending, but our realtor, Kathleen Stansfield, continues to provide an outstanding level of service even AFTER we contracted to have a home built in Venice, Florida. Kathleen was recommended by friends who wanted to buy a home prior to their actual move from NY. Our friends said, “you are going to love her!” They were right! When I called Kathleen from NY, I let her know that we were planning on retiring and moving from to Florida in the future, that we were not ready to buy for another couple of years, that we’d be visiting some friends on the Gulf side, and would appreciate meeting with her. I let her know that we were hoping to get a feel for the area and hoped she could show us a variety of property types and tell us about the Venice area, even though we were “just looking.” From that first phone call, she proved herself to be honest, caring, and extremely attentive, staying She within the parameters we had given her. Kathleen gave me a quick overview of what the Florida market was and immediately started to send us listings, none of which exceeded our price point. Once we arrived in Florida and met with her, her service expertise went into overdrive. She was NEVER pushy, but allowed us to realize that our original expectations required some adjustments. Kathleen gave us all the information necessary to make informed decisions as to what type of home would best suit us, and where-and-when we would actually purchase. We fell in love with the Venice area, made adjustments to our budget and time frame, and decided to purchase immediately, instead of waiting. At every turn, Kathleen made it very clear that WE were her priority. Through the whole house-hunting experience, Kathleen was a combination of friend, comedian, advisor, tour-guide, and hostess. I like to think that we’re her most favorite clients, but she let me know that she treats everyone the same (but I think she likes us best!) Since contracting to have our home built at Islandwalk at the West Villages, Kathleen is always available and has continued to provide a level of service that exceeds what anyone could want in a realtor. She goes out of her way to know her product inside and out. Even though our home is not due to be completed until the fall, she has been on-site for home pre-drywall inspections, and has made outstanding recommendations for other contractors. At no point did we feel like she was a salesperson. i may need to post some future chapters! If you are looking to buy a property in Kathleen’s geographic area of service, I would strongly encourage you to consider calling her. You will not be disappointed."
6/24/19 -Norm and Donna B. bought and sold a condo. -- "Hands down, Kathleen is the best dam Real Estate agent in Florida. She helped buy and sell a condo within a year with a substantial profit. Kathleen is a knowledgeable and professional RE agent period."
6/12/19 - Steve R. bought a condo I had listed. -- "Kathleen is professional, knowledgeable, personable, and devoted. I bought a condo in Venice, Fl. She made the whole process seamless and easy. If Kathleen didn’t have the answer, she got it in a very timely manner. I plan to use Kathleen in any future real estate matters and highly recommend her!
2/31/2017 - David H. - Bought a Multi-Family home in 2017 in Palmetto, FL -- "We are living in NY and we were looking to buy a condo in Florida to retire to in 2 yrs. Kathleen was very helpful and made the process much easier and pleasant than we thought. With her help from the time we found a condo to closing was 3 weeks and we were able to do it from NY".
1-1-18 - Brad F. - Sold his personal home in Venice -- "What a great experience. Her knowledge of the current market was outstanding. We were treated with professionalism throughout the entire process and would recommend Kathleen to everyone."
10/8/18 - Karen and Stephen E. bought and sold 2 condos in Venice & Osprey -- "We met Kathleen at an open house and remembered her warmth and expertise enough that when we finally decided to sell our own property and to purchase another, we called on her to be our realtor. It was a great idea as Kathleen goes above and beyond the call of duty to help get you the best deal whether you are buying or selling. She protects against the unfair deals with her knowledge of the negotiation and legal aspects of the real estate process and you know that the outcome will be in your best interests. We presented her with some unusual challenges especially during the purchase of our new home but she made it work and is always gracious and eager. Her charming personality and smiling face coupled with her down-to-business attitude when the need is there, allows for a productive and enjoyable experience. Thanks to Kathleen, we had a smooth transition from selling to buying our new place. We experienced her in both the selling and buying process and she excelled in both. "
8/7/2017 - Tiffany H. - Bought a home in North Port, FL
"Working with Kathleen Stansfield at Exit King Reality exceeded any of my expectations. As a first time homebuyer, I was not familiar with the terminology or the best process people to involve. Right away Kathleen was incredibly friendly and took time to sit down with me to determine what would be a good fit for me. It was a great experience working with Kathleen."
6-17-17 - Dan and Sheila R. - She helped us to buy our first home. Kathleen is VERY nice, is VERY professional, she is always ready to help you, she always has a smile and positive attitude. Kathleen went ABOVE AND BEYOND her duties to make sure everything was in place before buying our home. She took care of things that we did not even think about like having the owner empty the septic tank. We would of never thought of that as we have never own one before. She told us about the extra house insurance for the big ticket items in the house like AC or the water softer etc... It is all covered and we had to use it already saved us a lot of money so we cannot thank Ms Kathleen enough for taking care of my family by making sure we bought the right house."
5-17-17 - Pablo and Yumary L. She helped us to buy my first house, She is very nice, is very professional, she is always ready for help you, always she has a smile and positive attitude, in my next purchase sure I will call her again.
2/04/2017 - Mark T. - Bought in Nokomis, FL. "We bought a lot from Kathleen last year. She was very knowledgeable, attentive, and available to talk through any questions we had regarding building, permits and ecological concerns for the area. I would certainly use Kathleen again and recommend her to someone who wants to buy or sell a lot or home."
Candy S. - Kathleen was a true pro. There were many issues surrounding the purchase of the property and she went over and above our expectations. I would highly recommend her as an agent."
11/16/2016 - Paula B. - Bought in Nokomis, FL "Kathleen Stansfield is a personable, down-to-earth, knowledgeable and awesome broker! My husband and I have worked with many over the years and she is in a class by herself. Smart, analytical, tireless, responsive, not overbearing, and she listens. Without asking, she'll do cost comparisons between homes, even between communities. We were looking for a home in a golf community, and Kathleen came to our rescue and broke down all the golf memberships, fees, taxes, utilities, expenses, etc. If a problem needs to be solved, she'll offer realistic solutions. When we needed a solution to a landscaping problem, she was ready to select the shrubs and plant them herself. We are very impressed with Kathleen."
9/16/2015 - Rose L. We have had several transactions with Kathleen over the last year, always a great experience! Bought and sold one, and bought another. Our adult children are getting ready to purchase their own home, and Kathleen is the realtor of choice, good, kind and caring."
5/6/16 - Kam and Karen J. - Bought Villa in Venice, FL "Kathleen Stansfield has gone the extra mile for us! It's not easy living in WV and trying to purchase property in FL, but she has gone above and beyond trying to make the process as easy and painless as possible. She asks questions to find out what we are interested in and to help her refine the search. She has also made very valued suggestions to make sure we are aware of all the different aspects of FL living. Yes, I would highly recommend Kathleen!"
3/16/2016 - Rose L. - Bought and sold in Venice, FL "We have had several transactions with Kathleen over the last year, always a great experience! Bought and sold one, and bought another. Our adult children are getting ready to purchase their own home, and Kathleen is the realtor of choice, good, kind and caring."
11/16/2015 - user6195532 Bought and sold in Nokomis, FL "Kathleen was a true pro. There were many issues surrounding the purchase of the property and she went over and above our expectations. I would highly recommend her as an agent."
9/15/2015 - Ann P. - Bought and sold in Venice, FL "Kathleen was always ready to show me a home or homes that I found when I called. She also had homes that she researched for me to see and would accommodate my schedule. She knows the area very well and the right people to help with loans, inspections etc. when buying a home. I recommend her very highly as an agent. After all the time we spent looking for just the right house she became my friend."