Liz and Randy with Salty Mermaid Real Estate have been an absolute pleasure to work with. Liz represented us as both sellers and has done a tremendous amount of legwork for us throughout the buying process. They truly provide an exceptional experience to their clients and are our "go to" team.
Liz is great! Communicative, on the ball, and aggressive when many agents with whom I have dealt seem to be on "island time."
Salty Mermaid is the kind of property management company we needed for our vacation home. Liz and Randy know what it takes to create a comfortable stay for renters. As owners, we know our home is in good hands when we are not on the island. Highly recommend.
Salty Mermaid has been an amazing partner in helping us get our vacation property up and running. Liz, Randy, and team are very professional, well organized, and have in-depth knowledge of the market. They are easy and fun to work with. Highly recommend!
I have been working with Liz and and she is a super professional friendly and efficient person. I stopped by the new office and met with her new agent Diana who showed me a couple of houses last night. I’d like to work with her too. Very, very friendly personable. Lots of luck with your new office!!!!
My husband and I stopped in to Salty Mermaid Real Estate, Cute office! We were looking last minute for what was for sale on Anna Maria Island within our price range. We could not have been more impressed with Liz Blandford -highly recommended!
My first impression of Elizabeth Blandford was her honesty and from that moment on Liz and her Husband Randy have been my Go Tos for any Real Estate needs. I called Liz off a listing she had at the time back in the beginning of 2017. We quickly became friends and we worked with and bought our new home a few months later with her and Randy’s help. I highly recommend Liz and Randy for all your real estate needs. The new office is so cute too!!
Diana was awesome! Very attentive to all questions and concerns, making our first time home buying process as easy and enjoyable as possible!
Liz was extremely helpful and creative. She helped us look in all the right areas and kept us out of the wrong areas. Will definitely be using her again.
My husband and I hold Liz in the highest regard and would absolutely recommend her as your real estate agent! Liz is honest, patient, personable and most importantly, hard-working. She goes above and beyond every single day to find each of her clients they’re perfect match. Not only did we enjoy every moment we spent with her on the island, we always felt as if Liz had our best interest in mind. We can’t thank Liz enough for helping us make our dream vacation home come true.
Liz helped sell our family condo quickly and painlessly. She was well prepared and knowledgeable. She was in great communication throughout the entire process and delivered on her promises. If you are considering buying or selling you won't find anyone that will work harder for you.
I have had the pleasure of working with Liz in both the buying and selling aspects. She is an absolute pleasure to work with! When I was buying a home on Anna Maria Island. She took the time to listen to what I really wanted and could afford. She never tried to show me anything that was above my budget or did not fit the description of my preferences. When I was selling, she made sure that I got the best price for my home. She does not apply any pressure to a client and treated me as if I was the most important client she had in both instances. She also makes the paperwork side of the buying/selling process extremely easy. In conclusion, I will never use another realtor for any property transactions in the Anna Maria or Bradenton area.... she is a gem!
We very much enjoyed having Liz as our real estate agent. She took us to many homes so that we could become familiar with the area and understand the market in the Bradenton-Anna Maria Island area. With her help we found a beautiful, undervalued canal home on Palma Sola bay.
It was a pleasure to have Liz as our agent while looking for our dream house. She was attentive to our needs and quick to respond to any of our questions! I would highly recommend using her for both her vast understanding of the market and her dedication in the field of real estate. We thank you again Liz for believing in us as the buyer and getting the job done!
I contacted Liz Blanford to help me find a home on Anna Maria or Holmes Beach. She is extremely knowledgeable about the area, market and pricing. She is honest and straight up. If she thinks something is over priced, or unfair she'll let you know. She made the whole process a smooth and easy one, with little to no stress on my side. I highly recommend her and will use her again in the future if there is a need.
Elizabeth Blandford is more than an excellent agent. I would recommend Liz to my family and friends without any hesitation. Liz sets the standard in exercising patience with uncertain buyers. Trust me, we tested her willpower. It could more than 18 months for us to finally settle on our place. Another quality Liz demonstrated is she made us feel special. We purchased a little place on the lower end of the market. Liz is known for selling high end properties; however, she treated us with respect, kindness, and made us feel important. Liz is a special lady who works extra hard for her clients.
After 30 years of visiting Anna Maria Island, our dream came true when we purchased our home on this Beautiful Island Paradise! We knew we needed to find a realtor with exceptional knowledge and skills to navigate us through this new adventure in our life. Liz was it! She understood our desire of island ownership and exactly what we were interested in. She valued our limited time available to view homes and spent countless hours searching for the right homes for us to visit. Once in the homes, she answered all our questions thoroughly and pointed out unique aspects, as well as deficits in the homes that would need to be addressed! Once we found our dream home, she guided us through the negotiating process. Her enthusiasm was contagious! We felt extremely confident in Liz's ability to negotiate for us! We got the best deal possible! We were able to continue our vacation and had several conversations beach side while Liz took care of all the details! Very relaxed atmosphere during the entire process! The only way to purchase a home! We valued her opinion on home inspections, insurance agents and her listing of preferred vendors was extremely helpful as we had to fly back home. Her expertise in real estate made this transaction very enjoyable and allowed us the opportunity to finally acquire our Dream home on Anna Maria Island! We would strongly recommend Liz as the Anna Maria Island Realtor to help you in your quest to become home owners on this Paradise island!
Liz is a vibrant, enthusiastic professional who takes care of the smallest of details and leaves nothing to chance about marketing your home to the largest audience possible. Her enthusiasm and positive attitude is reassuring to her clients as you move through this potentially stressful period. If I were in the market to sell another house, there is only one Realtor I would use--Liz Blandford.
We couldn’t have asked for a more patient, helpful, knowledgeable and understanding agent than Elizabeth(Liz)Blanchard. In addition, her assistant Patty Giarusso also displayed a very thorough and professional approach to our home buying process. My dad lives in Tampa, but I live in Milwaukee, WI, so I needed an agent that would be able to keep me in the loop and Liz exceeded my expectations. I needed to “check-in” with my dad almost daily and Liz always had me up-to-date with each day’s progress. Liz went beyond the “normal” duties of a real estate agent. She welcomed my dad, understood my concerns and treated my dad as if he was part of her family. Her knowledge of the area was clearly evident. Once she found the perfect place, we discovered that the carport would not accommodate my dad’s truck. However, Liz personally visited the property and actually sent pictures to insure that my dad would have adequate parking. She took seamless control and made me and my dad feel like we were her priority and the purchase, inspection, and closing couldn’t have gone smoother. Finding and buying a home can be a daunting task, but Liz really went above and beyond our expectations. There is no one else I would I would trust more to be my real estate agent, and words can’t convey how grateful I am that we had Liz as our agent.
Wow! This was our fifth home sale and we were so fortunate to have found Liz, real estate professional extraordinaire! She did such an amazing job of marketing our property that we had multiple bidders within weeks. She is extremely knowledgeable and took care of every detail throughout the entire process. Also, Liz found us the perfect home after the sale of ours. Liz has stayed in touch with us and our buyers even AFTER the sale... what other agent do you know who does that? If you are considering selling or buying a home in the Bradenton market... there is no better choice that working with Liz!
Professional, knowledgeable and an energetic personality. Works tirelessly to get the job done! Would highly recommend Liz Blanford ... 5 stars all the way around.
We were very fortunate to have Liz act as our Realtor in helping us to secure our new home. As non-US residents contemplating purchasing a property in the US you naturally read up on everything you need to know and even then there's still more! But Liz and Patty very kindly took a great deal of time and effort over the days and weeks ahead to make sure we understood everything. To begin with they used their knowledge of the local market to identify the type of property and area likely to be best suited to our needs, and they were spot on!
Once we had found the property Liz helped us to negotiate an agreeable figure and then took us through all the steps and requirements needed to complete the purchase without issue! Liz and Patty have such an extensive knowledge and network of professional property they were able to recommend other professionals to help complete each aspect of the purchase.
And it didn't stop there, even after all the surveys and legal work was underway and subsequently completed Liz and Patty continued to work with us to help us transfer services and maintenance. Even now two months after we moved in they still send us an email to ask how we are and whether we need any help with anything!
Ultimately we couldn't have had a smoother journey in securing our home, we will be forever indebted to Liz and Patty for the help and support they gave us, they truly went above and beyond!! and we would strongly recommend them to anyone contemplating selling or purchasing property in the area.
We were absolutely impressed with her knowledge and immediate response to all issues. We had never met Liz but with Zillow and her list of properties that fit what we were looking for we purchased and closed on a great property. The property search,all documents,insurance and the closing were all done on line while we were in New York. After closing, she provided us the names of painters,handyman, air and heating contractors and you name it. We have purchased many properties over the years and never had a better realtor. No one could ask more or expect more than what she did.
We contacted Island Real Estate when we knew nothing about Anna Maria Island and were interested in purchasing a home there. We were put in touch with Liz and couldn't have been better taken care of. She was professional in every way, but added her personal opinions to make us aware of things an outsider might not be aware of. She found us the perfect home and we're never giving it up! She will give you her honest opinion and is not in the real estate business just to "get the sale". We truly felt as if she took our purchase as importantly as she would her own. Thank you Liz!
Dealing with Liz was wonderful. She handled every situation(and there were plenty of them) with expertise and professionalism. I would recommend Liz to anyone that needed a realtor. Our seller was very difficult to deal with, and Liz was relentless in her efforts to make the sale happen. In the end, the closing went without a hitch. She was also very friendly and personable.
Elizabeth Blanford is an exceptional real estate agent. She was extremely knowledgable and her expertise in this field was apperant throughout the entire process. She is full of positive energy and wonderful to work with!
Elizabeth Blandford represented my wife and me when we bought a condo last year. She did an OUTSTANDING job for us. From the market search, with her impressive knowledge of the area, to the negotiations, where we purchased the condo for $12,000 less than we thought we would have to pay, and the effortless closing, Liz was the best. Then, she knew local contractors for us to use to make the changes we wanted to make to the condo.
She is a true professional, and I would never use anyone else for buying or selling real estate in the area. She is a gem.
Liz was very knowledgable of all local laws and regulations as well as the purchase process. Was able to steer us towards the property we were looking for all the while respecting our budget and prperty requirements. Was very responsive to our needs, Was very expeditious, but at the same time very patient. No unessesary pressure.
Explains the pros & cons of every potential property allowing us to make our own decisions. All in all, a very professional yet personal approach. Would use Liz in the future without hesitation.