TOM & SUE DEMOGENES...
"YOUR TRUSTED REAL ESTATE COUPLE"
Tom & Sue Demogenes have earned the service industry's coveted Angie's List Super Service Award, reflecting exemplary service provided to members. Only 5% of realtors in SWFL earn the Super Service Award.
We have a long list of satisfied clients (many from out of state), who are more than happy to share with you their experience with us. We will gladly provide a list of names and contact info upon request.
These people trusted us to guide them through their home buying experience, and we're grateful they chose us for one of the largest purchases in their lives. We're confident you'll be just as pleased as they were.
Several years ago while freezing in Montana, we searched for properties in Cape Coral, FL and found Tom and Sue's website. They were able to answer our questions about home ownership in the Cape. We stayed in touch while waiting for our home to sell. As soon as we arrived in Cape Coral, Tom and Sue met with us to get a better idea of what we were looking for. They took a personal interest in our long wish list. We thought we'd never be able to find anything that would match even some of what we were looking for in our price range (up to $800,000). Not only did they find us a home that had every little wish and want, they helped us negotiate a fair price that kept us within our spending guidelines. They always took the time to answer any questions we had, made the buying process seamless, and made us feel we were working with friends and NOT someone who was only interested in making a commission. We cannot say enough good things about the dedication, commitment to the client, and their ability to work magic : ) We are so impressed with the Tom and Sue Team!! We tell everyone how amazing they are. We wish our agent in Montana had been so dedicated and hardworking. Choose Tom and Sue. They are the best!!
Brad and Becky, Montana to Cape Coral
I have worked with a fair amount of real estate agents over the years but never anyone as good as Tom Demogenes and his team. They are true professionals with a knowledge of the local market that is far superior to anyone in the area. Tom, Sue, Kim and the rest of his team gave me advice on what I needed to do with my home to sell it and was right about everything they said. They did not always tell me what I wanted to hear, but they told me the truth and were honest every step of the way. I highly recommend Tom and would work with him again.
Doug, Cape Coral
Tom and Sue make a very efficient and effective team. They work very well with our personalities given we wanted "straight and honest answers" . Collectively, we established a very detailed and comprehensive action plan to list my home and they are executing the plan as agreed. Some of their suggestions are bold, but they know the high end Cape Coral water front market well and we trust their judgement..
In strong markets, it's relatively easy to move houses. When you have a niche house in a slow market, that's when expertise counts.. I am very happy with our decision to use Tom and Sue.
George, Cape Coral
From start to finish, the services provided by Sue and Tom Demogenes were truly outstanding. From the initial home finding assistance through our closing, all service was highly professional and responsive. Their knowledge of and guidance regarding the SW Florida real estate market was spot on. Sue worked hard for us to be sure we considered all areas that met our housing requirements. Tom's monthly market updates are extremely beneficial and timely.
Definitely recommend the Demogenes team if you are relocating to SW Florida.
John & Beth, North Carolina to Fort Myers
Tom and Sue were my agents for selling my condo in the Fort Myers area.
Tom and Sue were great to work with. I thought they proposed a sensible asking price for my condo, and they put together a very attractive listing. They kept me updated about upcoming and completed showings. When an offer was made, I felt that Tom negotiated assertively and judiciously on my behalf. Tom and Sue communicate very clearly. I felt that they read and understood my e-mails, and really listened to me when we talked. When the buyer's agent added some wrinkles to the transaction, Tom and Sue kept things on course. I recommend these two excellent agents for their presentation and negotiating skills, knowledge of the market and experience, their pleasant manner and common sense.
We interviewed Tom & Sue Demogenes as possible agents to sell our Cape Coral waterfront home. While we decided to postpone our listing, we were impressed with their knowledge and professionalism. When we move forward with our listing, we will be sure to contact them again.
Tom & Sue were prompt, knowledgeable and honest in their assessment of both our house and the market situation. While we interviewed other agents, we were especially impressed with both Tom & Sue.
Charles G., Cape Coral/New Jersey
Wow, what can I say about the service provided by Tom and Sue. I contacted them prior to a move to the Fort Myers area and boy have they ever performed. My request was to provide real estate information for the Fort Myers area as I am contemplating retiring but my home is listed for sale and not yet sold. Sue has been truly outstanding in providing information timely and thoroughly. I have relocated many times and have administered relocation programs for major corporations and have never experienced the outstanding service that I have experienced with Sue and Tom. I highly recommend them.
John A., North Carolina
Tom and Sue are quite the team. Sue is wonderful to look at homes with and Tom handles the negotiations. They are both superb at what each one does. Sue took me to properties within my list of "wants" and was helpful, thoughtful and a very sweet person too!. Tom took care of dealing with a rather fractious situation and handled all negotiations with aplomb. They are A one!
Annie U., Maryland to Fort Myers
Tom and Sue guided us through the process of locating and purchasing a home in Cape Coral, Florida.
With the southwest Florida real estate market starting to turn around we decided to modify our retirement plan and find a 2nd home to live in half the year now while we could afford a nice property. We had been researching houses on our own for a couple months and saw many we liked come off the market very quickly so knew we needed professional help. Although our criteria did not meet the type of property they usually broker, we contacted Sue & Tom after reading reviews on Angie's List.
After hearing our plans they agreed to meet us in person and on our first trip to FL made time for an office meeting, lined up houses for us to drive by on our own and then coordinated appointments for us to tour selected houses. At that time we were still arranging funds, but they were very accommodating and continued to keep us informed with daily property listing updates, feedback on properties we chose and very helpful newsletters, web links and other resources. We made a second trip about a month later and again they made themselves available, lined up more properties and ultimately helped us negotiate a fantastic deal on a property that is exactly what we wanted, and within our budget. Sue has a terrific eye for detail while visiting homes and noticed many items we would've missed, as well as ideas for space usage and modifications. Both she and Tom are extremely knowledgeable of southwest Florida real estate issues (sun exposure, under-truss lanais, resale value) and we are so grateful for their guidance as we wouldn't have known these things on our own.
Much to our delight Tom even negotiated to have several minor issues repaired by the seller despite our buying the house in "as is" condition. We continue to benefit from their expertise now as we line up service providers to prepare the home for moving in, including a property watch service, lawn and pool care and others. They even gave us terrific recommendations for restaurants during our quick trips! We had a wonderful experience thanks to Sue & Tom's great skill with the southwest Florida real estate market, and we are extremely comfortable in recommending them to folks looking at real estate in Cape Coral.
Bridget & Bill White, MA
Tom and Sue sold us our home in February 2012. Their extensive market and home building expertise gave us a great deal of confidence with this purchase. Tom and Sue spent a great deal of listening and sharing during the initial stages of the process. By the time we were at the stage of seeing available homes, each home met the key specifications in our wish list. Their role did not end with the purchase; Tom and Sue recommended quality service providers who they personally vetted through their years in the business. We love that we can still call Tom and Sue with any questions.
My husband and I are new to the area and we had limited time for a home search. We really appreciated that Tom and Sue listened to us when we started the home buying process. There were no surprises along the way and both were very attentive to the smallest details. Their extensive experience with the real estate market, remodeling projects and the local community resulted in a smooth transition. Tom and Sue reviewed each home thoroughly before we went through them for two reasons; to make sure the home fit our needs and to ensure the quality of the home met their standards. That resulted in a valued discussion between us so that the decision making was based on significant facts and data. In addition, Tom was effective in getting us a competitive price. We moved into our home in March of 2012 and love it.
Christine & Mike Fleming, PA & Cape Coral
Sue & Tom Demogenes - Re/max - were our Realtors in buying a new home in Cape Coral, FL. They were and are simply the best!!!
In purchasing our retirement condo, we attempted to make contact with the direct Realtor. After several months of unsuccessful attempts we contacted Tom & Sue. They were very prompt & answered all of our questions (even if research was needed). They weren't pushy and were very professional! We would highly recommend!!
Barb & Rick Ficklin, VA & Cape Coral
Tom and Sue were referred to us by our neighbors. They are very professional and knowledgable about real estate. They gave us many ideas on updating our house and what needed to be done to help get it sold. I would recommend Tom and Sue to anyone who is thinking about selling a house.
Fritz & Donna Ackerman, Cape Coral, FL ________________________________________________________________________________________________
I purchased a price of land in Cape Coral, Florida and Tom, was the listing agent.
Tom, was professional, courteous and had a great knowledge of the market. We have stayed in touch and will use him to list my house when I build my new one.
Penny Sotiropoulos, MA _______________________________________________________________________________________________
Sue and Tom,
Now that the stress AND the excitement of buying into Cape Royal is behind us, I/we wanted to take a moment to express our SINCEREST thanks and gratitude for all that you have done for us.
Your patience, your professionalism, your honesty, your sincerity is not lost, nor wasted on us. I/we may not have expressed ourselves very well over the past couple of years, and we may have frustrated you, but we came back to you, and you alone, because of our deep respect and admiration of the two of you.
PLEASE, PLEASE accept our deepest gratitude. SERIOUSLY. We really appreciate it.
Bill & Paula, MD & Cape Coral
Sue and Tom,
Thank you so much for your guidance and assistance in finding our home in Cape Coral. Your guidance starting with an introduction to the area all the way through to the rental of the property a few short days after the close made it all possible. Your assistance as well as that of the mortgage broker you recommended were instrumental in helping us close on our new home in time to meet my travel schedule and take advantage of the rental income already in place. Your indication that if we need any help beyond the closing date assures us that we have someone knowledgeable about the area there for us.
Cori and Bob Knightly
Shouldn’t home buying be a pleasurable and exciting experience? Too often we end up wasting time looking at properties that are not close to what we want or not within our budget. This can change an exciting lifetime experience into a frustrating and unrewarding disaster.
What you need is a simple recipe for a pleasurable and successful experience and that recipe is Tom & Sue Demogenes.
Simply take one part knowledge of the area, market and current trends from Tom and add to that a strong helping of time spent up front assisting you in defining your goals. Include a large amount of on-line expertise from Sue which gives you the opportunity to view many properties while deleting several, but at the same time saving those few that truly meet your criteria. Next add a bit of constructive criticism and helpful suggestions regarding your favorites which help to narrow the field of homes that really match your goals.
Now with the field narrowed the cooking or viewing time is compressed since you are truly looking at houses that could one day be your home. Once a selection is made you must turn the dish over to Tom for garnishing or negotiation. This is where the value of his knowledge of the area and market come into the mix as Tom then uses his experience and tenacity to arrive what will be considered a very favorable closing.
This is not the end of the recipe by any means as we now must add the finishing touches. The suggestions for touch ups, help finding professional and economical contractors and assistance with items like utilities and other normal needs that may not be obvious to you, is the icing on the cake.
On a more serious note our experience with Tom & Sue was both pleasurable and economical. With their assistance, we were able to view many potential homes that fit or were close to matching our criteria. Their knowledge of the Cape Coral area was crucial in helping us refine our search and narrow the results to 4 or 5 homes before our arrival from out of town.
When we were finally ready to view our favorites the search was pleasantly simple as our choices had been culled and our goals established. In a matter of hours we found our home. Tom then performed his magic by negotiating what we believe was a favorable price.
We walked through our home several times with Tom and Sue listening to their suggestions for improvements that would modernize our home with current area touches. When contractors were needed to assist with the improvements they helped us find reliable contractors at reasonable prices.
Therefore if you are looking for your home in the Cape Coral area and want a pleasurable and rewarding experience the recipe is Tom & Sue Demogenes.
Dave & Chris Skiff
My wife Kim and I had listed our house with another realtor. We were also looking for houses or Gulf access lots in the meantime. I called on a lot that Tom Demogenes had listed and felt real comfortable dealing with him right away.
Kim and I became unhappy with the agent listing our house so we invited Tom and Sue Demogenes to our house to see if they would be interested in listing our home. We came to a mutual agreement and decided to sign a listing contract with them.
After touring our home, Tom and Sue helped us with staging. They suggested that we paint all the rooms, and even recommended a neutral color to use. They also told us about decluttering and depersonalizing the house and gave advice on the landscaping. We did just about everything they recommended and in the first week with Tom and Sue we had as many showings as we'd had the whole time with the previous realtor. We were very happy and the showings continued. After every showing, Sue would provide us feedback. The feedback was always greatly appreciated.
We ultimately had a showing which resulted in an offer. Tom did a great job negotiating on our behalf and we sold the house. We were so pleased with Tom and Sue's representation, we asked them to represent us in buying a new home. We found a new home and once again appreciated having Tom on our side to hammer out the best deal for us. During the process of obtaining the mortgage, several problems arose but Tom was quick to get them taken care of, settlement went smoothly and we own a new home that we love.
We now consider Tom and Sue Demogenes friends of ours. We would recommend them for their professionalism, knowledge, their attention to detail and their personal touch towards their clients. We have recommended Tom and Sue to close friends who will be selling their homes, and both couples are going to sign with Tom and Sue.
Tom and Sue, thank you for all of you help, understanding and friendship during a very stressful time in our lives. You were both great and we'll always recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell in Cape Coral.
Bob and Kim Atkisson
When our family made the decision to sell our home and purchase another in Cape Coral, we were extremely lucky to have found Tom and Sue! We had interviewed several realtors but when we met Tom and Sue we instinctively knew they were the perfect team to guide us through our real estate experience. There is no question that the Demogenes know the Cape Coral real estate market. Their years of experience and in depth understanding of the current market were instantly obvious. Their recommendations for ways to spruce up our home before listing it for sale were spot on and consequently we sold the home in a few days for over our asking price!
While we never doubted that Tom and Sue were extremely knowledgeable and professional, it was the kind, caring and patient way in which they walked us through this home selling/buying experience that won us over. While we sold our home in record time, finding another that had all of our "must haves" and was still within our budget was a monumental feat! Tom and Sue patiently showed us many homes before we found the "the one". They guided us through the whole process with grace, style and plenty of encouragement.
We are now happily settling in to our new home and our whole family is very pleased. We would highly recommend the amazing team of Tom and Sue to anyone and would use them again in a heartbeat!
Thanks for everything!!!
Charles & Angie & boys
As a first time home buyer in a foreign country, one of my concerns was not knowing a good location to buy and what was the best buy for its value. Tom and Sue were very professional, friendly and earned my confidence and trust. It was nice to have both of their thoughts which helped me come to a better understanding of this new adventure. We are really happy with our properties.
Thanks Tom and Sue!
Ray & Julia
Tom and Sue coordinated the remodeling/sale of my home at 11935 Prince Charles Court with total proficiency on their part, and minimal stress for me. Together they provided excellent updating suggestions for my home which resulted in a much quicker and higher sales price. Their reasonable and reliable contractors did a great, professional job to my complete satisfaction.
Sue promptly kept me informed about showings of my home and feedback from fellow realtors. Tom's experience at negotiating was evident once we had an interested buyer. He was able to secure a very favorable price, which went $25,000 higher when Tom suggested that I carry a five year mortgage with a significant down payment.
I'm most pleased with their service and would highly recommend them to anyone selling or buying in Cape Royal. Feel free to call me at 508-982-7708 for any additional input from me on this outstanding realty team.
Seller, Cape Royal
Dear Tom and Sue,
It is obvious how much you care about your clients. The two of you were very helpful throughout my transaction and it was my pleasure to have you as my agent. I'm still in the process of purchasing another home with you and I'm sure with your help it will go just as smoothly as my first purchase. Thank you again!
Dear Tom & Sue:
Now that the furniture has been delivered and the boxes are unpacked, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your efforts on our behalf in the purchase of our home here in Cape Royal, Cape Coral.
When we decided to make the move from North Carolina to Southwest Florida, our first goal was to find a good realtor. We found a great realtor! Your knowledge of the area and your professional insight into today's real estate market exceeded our
expectations on every level. That, coupled with the constant communication you provided, gave us something hard to achieve in a long-distance move, and that is peace of mind!
Again, our deep appreciation for all the hard work and personal commitment you afforded us throughout our real estate transaction. You are a dynamic team and a credit to your profession and community. We consider it an honor to call you our realtor of choice and it's with great pleasure we now call you friend and neighbor!
Stan & Dianne
Cape Coral, FL via Mooresville, N C
We were looking for a house for three months and had a hard time finding a realtor who would give us their time.
Bill and I went on line and found three homes we liked in Cape Coral.
We went to RE/MAX Realty Team on Del Prado. Sue came out with a warm and welcome smile. Sue and Tom are quite a team. With them, you feel like you've known them for a long time - very friendly and caring. Sue took us into the office and we told her our story.
We gave her the listings of three homes that we wanted to look at, she mapped them out, and we went out looking. One of the homes we looked at was perfect for us. I was so excited that I started tearing
up, knowing that this was the home we wanted for our retirement and to settle in for the rest of our lives. We
had looked for so long and not being able to find a realtor to assist us was stressful.
Sue and Tom were excited for us when we found a home, and the kindness in their hearts was real. We went back to the office and signed an offer. Tom was on the phone and within 10 minutes, he got our offer accepted. So thanks to Sue and Tom we bought our new home and we can get on with our lives. We are settled in now and we can't stop smiling.
I just want to thank you Sue and Tom for being there for us when we really needed you. Your kindness - you just don't know how much it has really meant to us. I wish there were more agents like you in your business.
Bill and Sandy
Fort Myers, FL
Dear Tom & Sue Demogenes,
We want to thank you for your help in smoothing the process of buying our home in Cape Coral. Dave and I appreciated the professional and friendly way you handled the transaction. We both felt confident with your advice and experience.
Your recommendations on mortgage broker and then contractor for home renovations was very helpful. You displayed integrity, intelligence, and expertise. From start to finish, you treated us as though we were family!
I was especially impressed with the phone calls after we were in our new home to follow up and make sure that we were getting settled in.
I can easily recommend you to anyone who is looking to buy or sell real estate and would use your services again.
Terry & Dave Raborn
My home purchase was about to fall apart and would have if I did not have Tom and Sue as my realtors. They are very responsive and worked diligently to ensure my closing did not fall apart. Not only did they help me find the perfect house, but they helped to resolve a lot of issues along the way. They are dedicated to their clients and always give 110%. I would gladly work with them again and definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a home.
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Dear Tom and Sue,
We want to thank for helping us purchase our home in Cape Coral. From the time we walked into your RE/MAX office, we felt that you were genuinely interested in helping us find the perfect waterfront home. You exhibited the utmost in professionalism, an understanding of the housing market, and wisdom in determining the best time to begin investing in a home in Cape Coral. You dedicated time explaining the Cape Coral market and how to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of gulf access, fresh-water access, and off-water homes. More importantly, you took the time to understand our situation and what requirements we had in a home and quickly identified a few homes that you thought would best fit our needs in a desirable neighborhood. It was easy to develop a trust in your ability to represent us in a home purchase.
Considering we were looking for a home while living in the Philadelphia area, you made the process easy by immediately setting up a link to the MLS website for us so that we can evaluate the homes on the market. You also maintained frequent communications to help us in our search. Of course, you identified a home for us under foreclosure and aggressively negotiated on our behalf so that the price would meet our financial requirements. Although our closing was not very smooth, we recognized that the title company was responsible for the issues we faced and you were quick to intervene on our behalf.
We truly appreciate the additional time and effort you have given us even after the closing in providing us recommendations for insurance, contractors, and various businesses that provide great customer service and fair pricing. You have treated us as friends as well as valuable clients.
We highly recommend Tom and Sue to anyone interested in real estate in Cape Coral based on your excellent negotiation skills and customer service.
Ellen and Dave Cameron
Dear Tom and Sue,
I just really want you to know how great it was working with you on my house purchase. It was really nice having someone go out of their way to make sure that everything was taken care of.
I live out of town, so it was a relief to have someone in Cape Coral looking out for my interests.
Again, I thank you very much for all of your help.
Linda Kindinger, Nevada
When we first met Tom & Sue, we were driving around looking at open houses, basically killing time.
We told Tom what we were looking for and he immediately went to work by linking us to his web site and began sending us listings that met our criteria. We were being very picky, but he did not give up on us.
Tom proved himself to be an expert in his field, waterfront properties and knows current values and gave us his opinion as a "friend" would.
We found our dream home and closed, and he is still working with us to make sure we settle in with no problems.
The team of "Tom and Sue" is a real asset to the RE/MAX organization and we would highly recommend them.
With gratitude and thanks,
Bill & Chris Gross
Long Time Cape Coral Residents
While visiting the Cape Coral area, Tom commented on my World Championship Phillies cap and we began a conversation about the real estate market. Information was sent to us via email regarding homes we might be interested in. Sue worked with us to understand what we were truly looking for. Through their efforts, we were able to find a property that met our needs, exceeded our wants and dreams and yet was within our financial means.
Choosing a Real Estate Agent, especially in an unfamiliar area, can be a daunting task. There is a ton of real estate professionals in the Cape Coral area but Tom and Sue stand out from the crowd. There is a wise proverb which says "a cord of three strands is not quickly broken." I believe that the Demogenes team and you, the buyer are "a cord of three." Their individual strengths and you make a team that can remain strong through the real estate buying process. Our buying experience was a pleasure from the initial meeting through closing. They were with us each step of the way. You can trust Tom and Sue and I would highly recommend them.
Paul and Ruth Norton
Cape May, New Jersey
Dear Tom and Sue,
I want to thank you for all your help with the purchase of our condo in Fort Myers. From the first time I spoke with you, your professionalism came through. You guided me through the process of searching through the many choices from 1,000 miles away. What I thought was going to be an impossible mission turned into a rather enjoyable adventure.
When we arrived in Florida, you and Sue made yourselves available in person and with the wealth of knowledge you have regarding the market and area. After finding the perfect place you negotiated with your expertise, the best possible deal for us.
The closing was totally coordinated and went off without a hitch, easier than I could have ever imagined. You both made the whole experience a pleasant and exciting time for us.
I would highly recommend both Tom and Sue for any real estate transactions, they are not only knowledgeable and efficient, but both really nice people who are a pleasure to work with. Thanks again Tom and Sue, see you in Florida!
Rosanne and Tony
I would highly recommend Tom and Sue Demogenes as your realtors. Tom and Sue were wonderful to work with and made the transition from visitor to owner in Cape Coral, FL very smooth. Tom and Sue have vibrant personalities and pay very close attention to detail. They made us feel welcome to the community and we look forward to spending many years in Cape Coral.
Lou & Nancy Person
Being computer savvy, we started searching the various websites but were overwhelmed by the multitude of available homes. We needed a professional to sort out the wheat from the chaff.
What a difference an agent makes. Unlike several previous realtors we contacted, the response from the Demogenes was immediate, and we got "Two for One," Susan and Tom. After we explained our needs, our likes and dislikes, they presented us with a list of homes for us to check out. What impressed us most about Susan and Tom was that they were able to lead us to the right home most suitable for us, not necessarily what our idea was. They pointed out things that were better for us in the long run and would increase our quality of life. They also made invaluable suggestions in the negotiating and financing process, tactics we never thought of.
We both are immigrants living in the sunset of our lives. Susan and Tom have made our "American Dream", owning a home, become reality. They are rare exceptions to the average. They stand out for their knowledge, honesty, courtesy and dedication to their clients.
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Langer
Cape Coral, FL