Gulf Coast Associates, Realtors
Bonita Springs, FL
Denny Gardner - Ben and Terry moved us up the property ladder by helping us buy a vacation home then sell it and later purchase a larger one. They found us just the right neighborhood and even got us a great deal on a house full of furniture. All of this from 1500 miles away. I can't imagine anyone doing it better than Ben and Terry do at Gulf Coast Associates.
Sue & Rich Parker - Best Realtor Ever! You have by far been the most knowledgeable, resourceful and professional agent we have had the pleasure to work with. While we have a relatively good amount of experience in buying and selling property in Southwest Florida, your experience in both the real estate and lending fields was invaluable to us as home buyers. Your willingness to search a broad range of communities from Punta Gorda to Marco Island is a great asset as opposed to a "specialist" in only one area. You quickly understood our needs and translated them into listings we may want to see. You accommodated our schedule for viewings, questions, signings, etc. You negotiated effectively and brilliantly. And, with our move from a single family house into a condo, you were a wealth of information and asked questions of the associations and management companies that we were even unaware needed asking. And, even after the transaction was complete, you were still working your magic with references for personnel to do remodeling work. It certainly was one-stop shopping with you in our corner.
You have truly made this move a great experience for us, and you will definitely be our "Realtor for life." While we hope to enjoy our new home for many years to come, we look forward to doing business with you again in the future. Thank you!
Michael & Lynn Kadow - We contacted Terry and Ben through their website in 2010. They effectively introduced us to the SW Florida lifestyle. Terry was wonderful to work with and went above and beyond to help us find the property with the specific attributes and environment we were searching for in our home. Their website provided the essential information we needed to pursue our dreams.
David Forsythe - When my wife and I started our plan to move from Michigan to Florida, we had the pleasure of working with Terry Dona and looked at several communities in Lee County. We had a wonderful experience due to Terry's knowledge of the area and her background in mortgages. We found our ideal house and she helped us all the way through the process. Living in Michigan and purchasing in Florida was a breeze with her help. Gulf Coast Associates is the greatest!
Jeanne L. - We loved working with Terry and Ben. Their expertise of the area is unmatched. They listened to what we wanted and found the exact match. We are so happy with our winter home!
Michael Blaney - Terry and Ben are the best - they helped us big time when we were looking for our first holiday home in Florida especially Ben when he took the time over a few days to show us around a bunch of different places. Thanks, Guys
Judy Masinelli - They are the BEST! Terry & Ben are awesome to work with on home evaluations.
John Safran - Terry was wonderful to work with. She spent a whole weekend with us and listened to what we wanted and knew just where to take us to find our dream home. Don't look anywhere else just call Terry.
Laurie Miranda - Terry was absolutely phenomenal when I bought my house. Since I was not in Florida at the time, she helped me navigate the closing process on the computer with such ease. She is warm, patient, extremely knowledgeable and very professional. As a senior citizen, I was very comfortable asking questions.
Leslie Blake - We loved working with Terry. She understood what we wanted and managed to exceed our wish list!
Charles and Ann Farrington - My wife Ann and I count ourselves very fortunate to have found Terry Dona when we were looking to buy a condo in the Ft. Myers/ Naples area. I found Terry's website through my online searching and she was one of a number of realtors I contacted. But Terry was the only one that took the time to really find out what we were looking for - which took some doing, since we weren't very sure ourselves! Suffice it to say that after a huge number of emails, Terry managed to transfer enough knowledge to us about real estate in the area - what was available and the pros and cons - that we were able to very definitely determine what we wanted. Once that was accomplished, Terry went to work and found us a number of possibilities. All of the options that Terry presented were thoroughly researched and there was absolutely no "selling" pressure - she simply gave us the pros and cons. Within a relatively short period of time we had ourselves a great deal from the available inventory.
When it came to the final negotiations and the entire closing process, Terry was very much the expert and made everything very easy for us to understand. At the end of the day, we are pleased to say the entire process has been a very positive one and we have no hesitation in recommending Terry & Ben and Gulf Coast Associates to anyone who needs a Realtor® in the SW Florida area.
Fred Drilling - Terry did a great job in finding me exactly what I was looking for and got me a great deal on a brand new home. I'm totally happy with my new home and development.
Gary Valenta - Terry and Ben worked with us for a long time, finding the right new place for us and selling our smaller place. We were out-of-state seeking a winter home. They were very, very helpful thru the whole process. Thanks for all of the hard work!!
Claudio MacHevan - Ben and a Terry are the nicest people I talk to. They are a pleasure to know and are very knowledgable! Ben and Terry Dona are very dedicated professionals who definitely care about people and listen well! Extremely highly recommended!
Randy Weiss - I would think of only Terry when looking for our retirement home. Always courteous and friendly with a home that suits your income and taste.
Scot Yezek - In 2010, we were looking for a second home and they steered us towards Bella Terra, in Estero, FL. We purchased a Villa with two bedrooms, a den and a two stall garage. As our use of the house grew we realized that we needed more space. I contacted Ben and Terry again. They had us look at homes in the new Preserve at Corkscrew. Terry then listed our Villa, which sold in 8 DAYS!. We turned around and purchased a single family home at the Preserve. The closing of our Villa and the construction of our new home couldn't have gone any smoother. Ben and Terry worked out all of the details.
Stephen Ferrante - Terry helped us refinance and gave us excellent financial advice.
Marlene Stevenson - I loved working with Terry. She is so knowledgable and helpful.
Gail Hunyar - Terry & Ben are great at what they do. I did work for them years ago when they first started Metro. Years of experience pay off. Of course, Terry doesn't "look" like she can have many years of experience. Fantastic, very experienced couple who will make sure you get the house of your dreams with the best possible loan.
Steve M. - Terry was very professional and kept me updated through out the process.
Geoff Capes - Terry and Ben were very helpful in walking us through and educating us on U.S. ownership. The process could have been quite daunting but was handled seamlessly. We have recommended other friends to Terry and Ben that were just as pleased. They are a great Team.
Bob Lewis - Ben and Terry laid out a large number of condos for us to look at in different areas based on our requests. We found one building we really liked but needed to think about it. Within a week they identified a foreclosure in the building that was not on the market yet and we flew down that next weekend and bought it on the spot. It was all due to their well organized effort of carting us from place to place and then being smart enough to spot a great deal for us in a building we really wanted to be in. On top of it all we got it at a great price so we remodeled the entire place it's modern and brand new on the inside.
Joanne and Leo Vankeulen - We have had an excellent experience working with Terry and Ben. Living in Canada and purchasing in Florida could have been challenging but they have made it so easy! From the first telephone conversation to taking the time on our trip down to show us all the communities and amenities, we were thoroughly impressed. Their approach is professional, informative and caring. Could not believe the amount of time and effort they spent with us. We are closing on our house shortly and they have been assisting with all the logistics surrounding purchasing a home.
Michelle Jones - Terry & Ben are simply AWESOME! Please call them when looking for a home in Florida. Fellow Canadians, don’t go anywhere else but here. Thanks so much for your help. We are very excited to hang out in beautiful Southwest Florida.
Joni Strickland - They are tops in their field. When you have the best - you don't need the rest.
Our clients' kind words help make doing our job all the more easy!
More references from clients are available upon request. Our clients have agreed to contact from potential new clients - do not hesitate to inquire.
Sincerely, Benjamin and Terry Dona
Gulf Coast Associates, Realtors