After living in the same home in New York for the past 32 years, it was difficult and stressful to think about the process of buying a house more then 1,200 miles away. Fortunately, fate led us to the team of Alan Evans and Ellen Ferber Evans. Their professionalism and knowledge of the Bradenton-Lakewood Ranch area made the process easy. They went above and beyond what a realtor should do by taking the numerous phone calls with questions months before we were ready to move and their flexibility to meet with us when we came to Florida was an absolute relief. They even helped with a rental before buying which provided time for us to find the perfect house. As the stress was beginning to take its toll they provided the wisdom and comforting advice that we needed.
Alan and Ellen Evans proved to not only be realtors, but friends, who cared and helped us in ways they may never know. We cannot thank them enough for their time and patience in helping us make the right decisions. We could not be happier in our new home and it all because of them!
We first met Alan and Ellen in 2012 when we began a search for a vacation home/rental on Anna Maria Island. We connected to their web site to look at a few properties. They followed up with a call to us and through talking and e-mailing they figured out what our desires were and how they could best help us. I have to add that they gave up their entire Memorial weekend to show us around, and scheduled two full days of condo tours to show us what was available because our time was limited.
Alan and Ellen both have exceptional communication skills which helped in every aspect of finding and buying our condo. They listened to us and showed us what we wanted but also added their knowledge of the area and tried to give us as much information as possible to make the decision easier.
Alan was great as far as knowing the area and pricing of the properties as well as the negotiation process. Ellen’s legal background helped immensely with the process once the decision was made and we began the negotiation and purchase of the condo. There are usually small issues and glitches and her attention to detail and ability to communicate made the transaction go seamlessly.
Our goal was to buy a condo and Ellen and Alan made that process very easy. We had the feeling that our best interests were protected and they tried very hard to meet our expectations and make sure we were happy with our purchase. They succeeded!
Working with Ellen and Alan Evans to buy our Florida home has been a great pleasure. They are so friendly and helpful and their exceptional local knowledge and contacts have been of great benefit to us, especially living so far away.
With having gone through the experience of selling a house before, I knew going into the process of selling my house in Lakewood Ranch, FL would require a realtor who is very knowledgeable of the local market to make the sale happen quickly and to get me the most out of my investment. Lucky for me, I picked probably the best team I could have with Alan Evans and Ellen Ferber Evans. Their commitment to make sure every detail was handled flawlessly and to be there along every step of the way was exactly what I needed as a busy professional over 1,200 miles away. Alan and Ellen went above and beyond to make sure my needs were being met in every way possible and were there as an open ear for me to vent to over every hiccup along the way. Not only was their experience and knowledge exactly what I needed, but they genuinely made me feel that they handled the sale of my house in the same way as they would have for a personal friend or family member. I could not recommend Alan and Ellen enough for anyone looking to sell a home and only wish I could have brought them with me to Pennsylvania to find a new house!
We are former realtors from New England, so we know the process and recognize quality work when we see it. Their proposal to list our property was the best of five proposals. It was thorough, had good comps, and proposed the highest price. Our home went under contract with a cash buyer in three days. Their work was very professional and of the highest quality. We therefore strongly recommend the Alan and Ellen Evans team.
Thank you for helping to get us into our new home. We are thrilled to have worked with such a professional team of realtors. It was wonderful to have a realtor interested in meeting OUR needs, and not trying to fit us into one of their listings. Thanks again for your continued efforts.
To say we were difficult clients is an understatement. Despite the number of homes on the market finding what was right for us took a lot of time. Alan and Ellen not only took the time, they got to know us and what was important to our family and our lifestyle. From start to finish they were professional, diligent and detailed in getting us into our new home. They did the all work so we could focus on our personal matters. The only surprise we had was the beautiful home they found for us.
Just a note to let you know what terrific agents you have working for you. I am referring to Ellen and Alan Evans. They listed my house and were wonderful throughout the whole process. Between my husband and myself, we have sold and purchased houses in a number of states and have never had agents that kept us as informed from start to finish as they did. They are a real asset to your agency.
We were fortunate to find the real estate team of Alan Evans and Ellen Ferber Evans to guide us through the buying and building process. They are very knowledgeable about the local market. They always made themselves available for questions and gave us excellent advice. They were more than realtors, they treated us like friends. I would recommend Alan and Ellen to my friends and family.
Alan Evans and Ellen Ferber Evans helped us sell one home and buy another in an unsettled realty market. They are exceptional! They are honest and forthright: You get the straight story from them. They are knowledgeable: They know the market and can explain so it is easily understood. They are prepared: They are rarely stumped, but if they are, they get the right answer fast. They are realistic, and give you the facts to justify their opinions. They are responsive: They are usually available immediately, but if they're tied up, they always get back to you quickly. It is a thorough pleasure to do business with Alan and Ellen. We'll hire them again.
We are residents of Ohio and when we decided to sell our Lakewood Ranch home we had no idea who to select as a listing agent. We made some inquiries, and Alan and Ellen Evans were recommended to us. We knew at our first meeting they were the team for us. Their combined skills were what we needed in a difficult and competitive market. Alan's marketing ideas and products were right on point and Ellen's intuition and attention to detail guided us flawlessly through the selling process. I think what we appreciated most was that they were not afraid to give us their honest opinions, even knowing we may not like hearing them. They worked hard for us and we always felt we were their most important clients. We highly recommend them to anyone needing real estate services in the Lakewood Ranch area.