“Nicola Wakelin was referred to us by our realtor in Vero Beach. At our first meeting Nicola drove us around for an introduction to the various communities around Naples, which was super helpful. The real estate market in the Naples area when we started our home search was extremely fast paced, favoring cash offers and had low inventory in our price point. In addition, our availability to look at listings was challenging due to our family living in two separate areas! Nicola was very reassuring that we would find a great home and worked hard to accommodate our situation. We were fortunate to have to make only one offer and have it accepted. Nicola was with us to offer support (and keep me calm) every minute of the process; appraisal, home inspection, final mortgage approval and closing. I would without a doubt recommend Nicola Wakelin to anyone looking to purchase a home in the Naples area. She is experienced, very knowledgeable about the area, has a lot of resources, is an excellent multi tasker and a very lovely person to work with! Thanks, Nicola!”
~ Jennifer Anderhalden
“The BEST agent anyone could ever ask for. Very detailed, knew all we needed to know, and very fast reply time.”
~ Peter D’Alessandro
“Nicola was great! She walked us through from beginning to end with the purchase of our condo in Naples, answering any questions we had, Even though we were out of state, Nicola was there to make our purchase so much easier! We love our second home, and will recommend Nicola to others.”
~ Michele & Bill Settemio
“We had the pleasure of working with Nicola on our recent purchase of our home in Naples. She is very professional and knew exactly what we were looking for. Not only did she worried about getting us the right property, but also guided us through the process and helped us with all that was needed to get this done! Thank you again Nicola for all your help.”
~ Ernesto and Darlene Lombardi
“We met with Nicola when we were going to list our home for sale. We had thought we would meet with several real estate agents before committing to one company. After Nicola’s extremely professional presentation, we decided to go with her on the spot. We could not be happier with the level of service provided by Nicola. She is super responsive and available to handle the inevitable snags that come up with selling a home. She helped us with all the details with a smile on her face. Post the very rapid sale of our home she continued to be available to tie up any loose ends. I highly recommend her as the best choice for buying or selling your home!”
~ Sean O.
“We recently sold our home and we were highly impressed with our realtor, Nicola Wakelin. As Canadians, we were unfamiliar with some aspects of selling a home in the U.S. Nicola was professional and extremely knowledgeable and helpful in navigating the process with us. She was punctual and well-prepared for all meetings and was readily available when needed. She worked collaboratively with us to ensure a smooth house sale, from the beginning of the listing through to closing. We would highly recommend Nicola.”
~ Denise & Paul O.
~ Jennifer Kushawaha
“We enjoyed getting to know Nicola in connection with the purchase of our house. She is very knowledgeable about the North Naples market and a good source of information about the different communities. She was always pleasant and professional. She has excellent negotiation skills and her follow up after the sale was excellent. We would use her again.”
~Linda M. & Richard L.
“Working with Nicola Wakelin in the sale of my property was a pleasure. Nicola is the consumate professional. She was very knowledgable of the Riverstone market and sold my property within the first week it was on the market. I would highly recommend Nicola to anyone looking to sell their property or buying a property in the Naples market.”
~ Bill Fenno
“Met Nicola through friends and glad we did. She did a great job and would highly recommend. Very knowledgeable and easy to work with, as well as responsible. Thank you Nicola.”
“Nicola is one of the most responsive and caring realtors we have had the opportunity to work with. Her knowledge of the North Naples area is top notch so we went into our purchase confident we were choosing the right place for us. After the sale she had continued to be a great source of information and support. Definitely recommend!”
~ Willow Terry
“Besides Nicola being a total delight, she is very knowledgeable, always professional and pays attention to detail. Negotiation skills are excellent. We were totally confident in all aspects of buying and selling with her. We would use her again and highly recommend her with confidence!”
-Rosalie & David Weyh
“My wife Jennifer and I just completed a 3rd purchase using the Wakelin Team. We have known Rae W. Since 2003. Working with Rae & Nicola has always been a positive experience. Their knowledge and dedication to providing the best outcome for our purchases is second to none.(Including top notch referrals for A+ contractors) Their extra mile efforts to help us with furniture, appliance & bedding deliveries speaks to their “Above & Beyond Commitment “ to their clients. We have truly always felt like family before and after our business transactions. I believe they will always seek to exceed your expectations!!!”
-Jay & Jennifer K.
“I was referred to Nicola by a friend who is currently living in Naples. I decided to move from NY to the area. Working with Nicola was a pleasure. She was professional,knowledgeable, and readily available to take my calls from NY. She did what ever was necessary to ensure that the stressful process of purchasing a home long distance went smoothly. I can’t say enough about the service she provided.”
“Nicola Wakelin, Realtor, GRI, MCNE was an invaluable recourse to us as we made our way from the decision phase to the purchasing phase of our home buying experience in Naples, Florida. Throughout the entire process Nicola made us feel like we were her top priority. She was always well prepared and continually anticipating our every need. Her professional approach combined with her attention to detail and extreme patience enables her stand out in her field. Nicola’s endless network of other professionals as well as service providers made moving to a new community, in a new state, much less daunting. We will forever be grateful for her support and proficiency. We would highly recommend the Wakelin Team of Rae and Nicola Wakelin. They are truly dedicated to their clients; providing a “first-class” experience with their goal and service oriented style. You will be doubly impressed with their charismatic personalities!”
-Michael & Joanne Dwyer
“Nicola is the best realtor we have ever worked with. She anticipated our needs throughout the sales process of our former home and the purchase of our new home. From getting the deal done (she sold our home while we were away on vacation) to helping us with all the minutia (like letting us borrow a cooler on moving day when we realized the movers had packed ours), Nic and her team were there for us. We highly recommend Nicola Wakelin.”
-Drs. Lawrence & Susan Miller
“After much research on Realtor’s, we decided upon Nicola and Rae Wakelin to sell our home. They presented and executed a marketing plan that was excellent. We sold our home quickly and they did everything they said they would do. They are truly real estate sales professionals of the highest caliber with the knowledge and expertise to accomplish the task. We would highly recommend Nicola and Rae to anyone looking to sell their home.”
-Natalie & Dennis Leffert
“Nicola was a phenomenal resource in helping us sell our home and buy a new one. She has a strong sense of the market and helped us set a price for our home to sell it in a reasonable amount of time. She kept us informed about what was happening in the market so we could be competitive. Nicola was also a great negotiator–both in helping us make decisions about what we wanted and in working with other realtors to close the deal. We really enjoyed working with Nicola because of her professional approach to all details.”
“Extremely professional team. We were impressed by the thorough market analysis Nicola and Rae presented at our listing interview. They also arranged for (and paid for!) a home staging expert to give us decorating recommendations. They were meticulous in their communication, and prepared high-quality marketing materials for the listing. As a result of their hard work, our home sold in less than a month–in a very slow market. Even after the sale was complete, Nicola continued to provide exceptional service. Our mail was not getting forwarded properly; Nicola coordinated with the buyer, gathered all of our mail, and sent it to us–twice! This is the kind of service that sets this team apart from the pack. We have relocated away from Naples, but should we ever buy there again, we will without hesitation enlist the services of Rae and Nicola.”
– Steve Cooper
“Nicola was awesome. For each home we visited she had comps and data sheets that helped to sort through the maze that is real estate in FL. She also had great recommendations for local services, mortgages and things to do around Naples. I felt comfortable with Nicola every step of the way. I’ve worked with several realtors in the past and this was by far the best experience. She is phenomenal!”
“Nicola finds answers to tough questions, never backs away from challenging situations and remains pleasant to work with through to the end!”
– Milan and Beth Winters
“Rae and Nic are experts on the Naples market and work hard to sell your home! They provide an accurate market analysis, create an innovative marketing plan, assist in preparing your home to sell, and keep you informed of market feedback. Nic and Rae possess a high level of integrity and we enjoyed working with them during the selling process. We recommend them to sell your home!”
-Neil and Wendy Searls
“Nicola Wakelin made the stressful process of selling my house as stress free as possible. Her constant communication always kept me informed and her professionalism is outstanding.”
“Rae is not only a real estate professional with many years of experience; she is also a caring and concerned counselor and a delight to work with. She knows all of the ins and outs of her business, and has an amazing knowledge of the territory she serves. We had very specific requirements as to the kind of house we were looking for, and as she steered us to each possibility, she educated us as to what questions to ask and what details to look for and to avoid. Without hesitation, we are pleased to recommend Rae to any and all prospective condo or homebuyers in Naples.”
– Ruth and Don Epstein
“We found Nicola to be honest, knowledgeable of listing and location. Excellent booklets that were professional and comprehensive. She anticipated a question and understood our needs and desires. Nicola worked with us more than 6 months and we were not the easiest to work with. She is a great sales person and we have recommended her to others. We think Nicola is the best.”
-Hal and Beverly Price
“Nicola Wakelin is a true professional. We appreciated her thoroughness, attention to detail, active listening, high level of personalized customer service and friendly demeanor. She made us feel like we were her most important client. Her customer service level exceeded all of our expectations. She was always very timely in all of her communications whether email, text or phone. We appreciate the amount of time she devoted to showing us the many attributes that attracted us to Naples. We were very satisfied with her level of real estate knowledge. She suggested appropriate communities based on our preferences and continually sought our feedback on properties to best understand what was most important to us. Her photos and updates helped us feel connected to our new home as we were out of state during the building process. Her assistance throughout the entire interstate move process was invaluable. Nicola has made a significant impact on our life. Her knowledge, experience and time spent with us was invaluable throughout the construction, design and relocation process. Our transition of moving was much less stressful. Due to her knowledge of the area and the Riverstone community, we know we made the right choices and look forward to many happy years! We would absolutely highly recommend her!!! Nicola is “the” realtor we work with on our next real estate transaction.”
– Anne and Michael Drumstas
“From the start of the home buying process to the very end, Nicola was attentive, attuned to our needs and very professional in her approach. We feel very fortunate to have had her as our agent.”
-Mary Jo and Pete
Georgia and I had asked Rae Wakelin from Amerivest Realty in Naples FL to help us find property, which would meet our requirements: specifically our budget, and a convenient location. Our communication with Rae was done over a year’s period of time by telephone and internet. The reason for this was that we lived in New Hampshire and were unable to visit Naples to view properties for sale.
Rae became our trusted eyes and her invaluable knowledge of the area, plus her many years of experience as a buyer’s agent was successful in finding us our condo.
Rae represented us in the negotiations, which included our buying furniture from the seller, negotiating with the seller’s agent, being present for and asking questions about items on the Home Inspection Report. She made arrangements to have our air conditioning unit charged, having a new lock put on our front door, and putting a key to our home on the night we were to arrive, so we did not have to spend a night in a hotel. She also wanted to be present when we arrived to let us in to our new place as we bought it, sight unseen.
Rae proved to be very trustworthy to fulfill our requirements and even exceeded them! Our new home in Naples shocked and surprised us because it was more than perfect for us and it was all through the efforts and patience of Rae Wakelin.
Rae has visited us several times in the month that we have lived here to make sure that we were happy and to see if there is anything else that she could do to insure we were comfortable or needed.
We would not hesitate to anyone looking to purchase property or to sell for that matter, that they contact Rae Wakelin.
– Richard & Georgia Finnegan
In a tough market Rae Wakelin communicated well with us about the market, the competion and how to tweak our property for better presentation. Rae was positive when we wavered about the sale. Somehow she found a cash buyer and led us through the negotiating and closing processes to a completion of the sale, all while we were up north.
We recently moved to Naples from San Francisco. This was our retirement move, and thus we were able to look at a number of areas throughout the country for that “perfect” location. In each locale, we worked with experienced realtors who were extremely helpful. We chose Naples for a number of reasons, and our decision was helped by the excellent support and guidance provided to us by Rae Wakelin. Rae was professional and thorough in her efforts to find us an ideal home. She knew the area well and she listened carefully to determine just what we were looking for. She facilitated the negotiations and closing process, introduced us to service people, and helped make the move go smoothly. We heartily recommend Rae to help you with your house hunting endeavors.
-Dianne and Gary Sable