Wallace & Debra Kiely
“Valerie went above and beyond. She went as far a finding us a place to live while we were searching. Thanks for everything!”
Gary & Darlene Irwin
“Valerie is an amazing Realtor. She is very knowledgeable about the business and is great about communicating what is going on with your property!”
Valerie was a joy to work with and found us the perfect farm. Her knowledge of area, local facilities, zoning and even where the best grass was we’re invaluable to us. Best Broker in town by far!
David & Barbara Stone
“We have purchased three homes using Valerie over the past several years. She conducts herself professionally and if she isn’t certain of the answer, she will research and get back to you promptly. We highly recommend Showcase Properties!“
“Finally, I just wanted to say that you were the only person that acted in a totally professional, compassionate, reasonable, and most of all respectful manner. You deserve the capital “R” in REALTOR. Thank you, and good luck with your other sales.”
Owner/Founder of Tack Shack of Ocala
“Hilltop Retreat- From start to finish, the customer service was top of the line. From helping me stage my home, hiring a professional photographer and displaying excellent service throughout the process, the Showcase Team did not disappoint. Valerie Dailey worked diligently throughout the process to ensure all went smoothly showing my home to qualified buyers and throughout the closing process.”
“Y-Lo Racing Stables” with Buyer Agent Pam Allen
“We knew the well laid out 60 acre farm (Cardinal Hill) with its spectacular views was the right place for Y-Lo Racing Stables to expand our growing operation in Ocala, Florida. Pam and Valerie worked very well together; communicating effectively, setting up appointments and handling any questions that arose. We are looking forward to our continued growth as our goals and dreams are being fulfilled.”
Mark & Tina Casse
“Showcase Properties has shown extensive knowledge, dedication, and professionalism when it comes to equine real estate.
We choose them, without hesitation, to buy and sell our properties.”
“Thank you so much for helping me throughout the process of selling my home in Ocala! I felt from the beginning, that having you as my realtor would be very beneficial to me. Having your expertise made things run smoothly. Many, many thanks to you and your staff for making this a great experience!!”
“Kathy was just awesome. She was very creative in making our deal happen. She was a great at listening and understanding what we needed and I feel like I’ve found a new friend in Kathy!”
“I just want to let you and Valerie know how much I appreciated all you and Kathy did for me regarding the sale and purchase of my homes. Kathy found the absolutely perfect home for me in Stone Creek. She was so willing to show me home after home till we found this one….and you were wonderful helping me with the Home Warranty. I will certainly recommend Showcase Properties to my friends.“
Abbey, Sammye, & Randy Slaven
“The Showcase Team made a dream come true! Valerie Dailey and Kathy Prater worked diligently throughout the process to ensure all went smoothly in the purchase of our farm. It was important for us to find a home and farm that gave Abbey the opportunity to ride, train and show with a hands on approach to developing her career. From accessing our goals and needs for a suitable hunter/jumper farm to al the details in a closing process, they were there every step of the way. We have loved upgrading the farm to suit our liking and to help in caring for all our horses. We are forever grateful to The Showcase Team and all their hard work, kindness, and professionalism.”
Leonard “Budd” Russell
“Finding Kathy Prater to show my girlfriend, Marcia, and me properties in the Ocala area was the best thing to happen to us. Kathy was very professional and also very caring. She was not someone who just wanted to sell any property. She wanted us to be happy with our selection. Once we found the perfect place, she was right on top of things, getting the inspection, making sure everything needed in Florida was done. My mortgage broker that I had here in Maine (Nick Mullins) was most impressed with Kathy. She was right there faxing and emailing Nick the info that he needed to process the mortgage without any delays. I had a great team with great communication. I was very lucky to find both. I would highly recommend anyone looking for property in Florida to call Kathy.”
“As the Senior Asset Manager for a mid-size fund, I deal with real estate agents and brokers across the country. My job Is largely to stay on top of them and make sure things are running smoothly. Often times I get a good agent, occasionally I get a bad one and need to replace them, but rarely do I get someone who makes my job so easy I can seemingly shift my focus completely off the subject property and focus it elsewhere. This was the case with Kathy Prater…her professionalism, attention to detail, response time (both on the phone and via email), level of concern and interest to our company’s needs and outright desire to do what is absolutely best for us has yet to be matched in my 2+ years with the company. I told my boss that if every agent we had was like Kathy, he would have to cut my pay as I wouldn’t be nearly as needed. She is hands down the best agent I have dealt with and our gratitude could not be overstated.”
Kathleen A. Taylor
It’s been just over a month now since the closing on my horse farm and the move into my new home at the country club.
From the moment you and Kathy Prater took my listing I knew I was in excellent hands.
I want to express my sincere gratitude for such outstanding performance. Both through the selling stage and finding my retirement home I so dearly love. It’s a perfect match for my new lifestyle. Kathy Prater was always just moments away if I had a question or needed assistance. I know if it were not for her diligence, the sale of my farm may not have gone through. I have attempted to sell my farm for many years with different realtors to no avail. Kathy got it done in less than six months and it wasn’t from luck. Your marketing team is also great. From the professional photography to the advertising, Showcase raises the bar on promotion and personalized service.
I believe the writing is on the wall that Showcase Properties is the premier real estate brokerage in Ocala and I will always refer you to my friends and colleagues.
Thank you again for making it all happen so smoothly. I’m grateful for having Showcase Properties as my listing and purchasing agent.“
“When I made the decision recently to sell my large house and downsize to a smaller one, I had no idea how hard and stressful it would be. It was particularly hard since I was alone after my wife’s passing a year ago and we had lived in the house for 18 years. Fortunately, I followed up on a suggestion to talk to Kathy Prater of Showcase Properties to help me explore options.
Kathy quickly grasped my situation and immediately started work on selling my house and finding me another in my preferred location in town. After prepping my house for sale per recommendations from Kathy, it went on the market and sold in one day! This was great, but it put pressure on finding another one quickly. After finding that nothing was on the market in my desired location Kathy very skillfully guided me in a different direction and helped me change my perspective. The house that she found turned out to be a perfect one for my current needs and she used her skills to negotiate a very good deal for me.
Kathy is not only an excellent realtor with a wealth of knowledge and experience, she is a genuinely nice person who makes the stressful buying and selling process much easier. Although I hope that it will be a long time before I have to do this again, I will not hesitate to call Kathy for help. Thank you, Kathy!”
Roger & Elena Ball
“Roger and I want to thank Kathy from the bottom of our hearts for working so hard to make our dream of owning a house in Florida come true. Her tenacity and strength got us through, not to mention her fabulous gift of laughter. There are no words to fully describe Kathy Prater. She is top notch in the real estate world, and we’ve known others. Her hard work, ability to sense our needs, and “never give up” attitude are unmatched. She’s a true professional with a gift of humor and wit. Showcase has a gem; don’t let her ever leave.”
“You are not only a good REALTOR®, but a good person and the golden rule is apparent in your actions.”
“Thanks again for all your work! I hope I can refer you others in the future.”
Fran & Bob Lynch
“Bob & I want to thank you for your expert care and efficient manner in selling our home.”
Maggie & Harry Whalen
“Thank you for the time and advice you gave us, as well as letting me let off steam.”
Clem & Lilian Kutz
“Our sincere thanks, we appreciate you and all you have done on our behalf. Your patience with us earns you a ‘halo.’”
Steve & Kathryn Dimauro
“Thanks for doing everything possible to make the sale happen, we appreciate your efforts. Thanks again for everything.”
“Thanks for so many things: your opinions, your suggestions, your support, and most of all, the sale! …Well, maybe not… most of all, thank you for your friendship!“
“I could write pages of praise about you, but I have always heard that if you want someone to actually read what you write, then the cardinal rule is make it short and to the point.
Any and all categories that I might be called upon to comment concerning your performance and our relationship regarding the sale of my nephew’s condo in Ocala can be summed up very simply: On a scale of 1 – 10 the score would be an 11. (not a typo)“
“When I finally decided to purchase a home, I was a little nervous. I finally called on a home that Jody had listed. She met me there so could look at it. Jody was very personable and was very knowledgeable of all my questions that I had, which were many. Jody was very easy to talk to. So I put my offer in. It was accepted.
Jody kept me informed through the whole process. Which made me very comfortable and at ease with my decision with my purchase. I am so glad that Jody made this happen for me. If I were to ever decide to sell or purchase another home, Jody would be my first phone call. I would 100% recommend her to any of my friends or family who might need a realtor. Jody was AWESOME.
You are lucky to have her on your staff. Thank you!”
Louis & Nellie Silvestro
Andrew & Jessica Majoros
“With diligence and professionalism, Jody ensured we found a house we loved in the neighborhood we wanted. She listened to our wants and needs and made the home buying process during our relocation stress-free. We have since referred her to 4 happy clients.”
Mike & Lina Ricks
David & Carmel Connor
“I have worked with Dawn in the past, enjoyed working with her again, and will look forward to working with her again in the future.“
“Dawn was most helpful and accommodating! She made the process painless.“
“I am writing this to commend Ms. Dawn Trigg with regard to a recent transaction on behalf of my clients. We interviewed three agencies and selected Ms. Trigg because of her professional presentation and candid, honest demeanor.
During the listing phase, Ms. Trigg did everything possible to put the property in condition for sale and to help put the owners at ease. During the contract phase, Ms. Trigg kept me and my clients informed during every step of the process.
We closed yesterday and everyone seems happy. Again, without Ms. Trigg’s diligence and professionalism, the sale would not have been made. Ms. Trigg is a fine reflection on your organization. I look forward to working with her again soon and will recommend her to anyone who needs assistance with real estate.“
“Dawn was awesome! She is the very best of the best. We will be recommending Dawn to everyone we might know looking for a home!”
“This was an unusual situation with a lease / purchase agreement. It was a long, challenging process and Dawn was simply outstanding. I would highly recommend Dawn as an agent.”
Amy Barrett, CCIM
“If you are looking for a broker with integrity, honesty, uncompromising work ethics, sincere, and ethics to clients as well as colleagues, look no further. David Williams is your guy!”
“David has a good knowledge base of various aspects of real estate including resales, short sales, investments, and land. He is able to provide a high level of service to facilitate a smooth transaction.”
Kenneth & Miriam Nevitt
“We were very happy with David and Showcase Properties and their job in finding our new home. David stayed in touch every step of the way, which made the whole process a lot less stressful. We will recommend David and Showcase Properties to anyone searching for a new place to call home!”
Glenn & Linda Smith
“We went with Showcase Properties because when we purchased our home we used your services and were very pleased with the agent and the broker at that time. Having a background in real estate, it was an easy process for me, and I already knew what my house would be worth. We did not expect to sell as fast as we did, and to the first people who looked at it, but when you know the value of property and listen to your agent then the process is so much easier. Also curb appeal and de-cluttering is important.
If we ever choose to purchase another home in this area, we would definitely use Showcase Properties and David Williams. He knows the business and does not steer you wrong. We could not be any happier than we are knowing that our home was in good hands during this process.
Thank you once again, and good job.”
“Cindy went above and beyond from start to finish. She was very helpful while looking at houses, bringing up questions that I didn’t even think about. Any and all of my future transactions when buying or selling a house will be through her!”
“5 Stars! Cindy was wonderful and sooooo supportive of us!!! She is a positive asset to Showcase. I felt well informed with every process of purchasing my property. She was responsive to all our inquires, and answered all our questions.”
Robert & Melissa Nagle
“Terrific experience working with Cindy! She made our move from MA to FL easy and smooth!
Wendy & Danny
“We didn’t really get a chance to thank you for all your hard work, selling our farm and finding our new one. It was really a pleasure and a lot of fun working with you. Buying and selling can be stressful, but you made it easy. We love our new place, and I hope Kim loves hers! Again, Mary, thank you!”
“I have known Mary for several years and knew I could completely trust her with helping my wife and I choose and purchase our first home. Thank you Mary for all of your help – without you we couldn’t have purchased our house! You will definitely be our Real Estate Agent in the future!“
“Assertive, honest, up front regarding pros & cons (i.e. location, sandy areas, too far out.). Mary listened carefully to what exactly I wanted. Never pushed.”
“I had the pleasure of working with Carol Krokel on the purchase of our retirement home in Ocala Palms, and felt compelled to tell you about her performance. First, she is one of the most helpful and personable people I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Carol is extremely professional. I singled out six areas that I must say she was flawless:
1. We got her Full Attention. Listening is the key to any communication exchange, and Carol let us feel she had our undivided attention at all times
2. Reliable. She is extremely dependable and reliable, and delivered on promises, whether it was keeping up with the title company, the mortgage company or just accommodating the appraiser.
3. Well informed. She is very detail-oriented and demonstrated unparalleled knowledge of the real estate sale process.
4. Calm Under Pressure. She never flinched, even when things were not going well like the last day when there was an issue with signatures on a document. I sat in her office and watched her calmly take on both the mortgage and title company, and did not let up until they found a solution to the problem
5. Articulate. She uses the right words to express her ideas clearly. She was able to communicate to us for us to understand every detail of the sale and every step along the process.
6. Responds to Communications. She was extremely punctual to emails, text messages and phone calls. Always promptly responding.
If I was to grade her performance, I would not hesitate to give her a 10 our of 10. She was flawless in her presentation and willingness to accommodate us, and this was apparent from the first time my wife and I visited Ocala last year and randomly met her. We wanted to look at some houses, but made it clear that we were not ready to buy. That did not deter her– she painstakingly showed us multiple homes with such great enthusiasm and patience. I will recommend everyone I come across looking to settle in Florida to her.“
Sandy & Richard Ward
“It was a pleasure and a real find to have Carol Krokel represent us as our realtor. Carol was always attentive to our conversations and observant of reactions to properties. Her presentations of properties were well researched, planned and executed.
She was always positive, yet she remained our advocate and exceeded our expectations throughout the process.
Our search for a new home spanned many years and brought us into contact with several agents, but we were truly blessed to have Carol, and would like you to know she is an exceptional asset to your company.”
Susan Deneise Torres
“I just wanted to say you have a gem in Mary Durr. My husband, Lenny, and I were looking for a home for several months before we were referred to Mary and Showcase Properties by our lender. Mary made our search so much easier. We have somewhat unusual taste and our “must have” list was not the easiest thing to accommodate. Mary took it all in stride, was very patient and never let us give up or settle. We have been in our new home for 6 weeks now and we still love it and still love Mary. Thank you Showcase for making our home buying process easy. We would have lost our minds without Mary and you.”
William & JoAnn Hickman
“5+ Service! Dr. Alker was very professional, timely, patient and willing to listen to our needs.We are very pleased with our purchase.”
John & Ellen Moran
“We have had four previous transitions with Joe and have been completely satisfied in all cases!”