January 1, 2013
I want to thank you for your help and professional service with the recent sale of the condo at Little Club.
This is a difficult market and your work on our behalf is appreciated. This was not a high dollar property, nevertheless your diligence did not waver.
To Whom It May Concern:
Approximately 12 years ago I was looking for a home to purchase in the West Palm Beach area and we ran across a very nice home at 1058 Aspri Way in PBG. I had an outside agent assisting us at the time and the listing agent was a gentleman by the name of Carl Rizzuto. At the time I had no idea who this gentleman was but within a week of closing on the home Carl contacted me and introduced his self thanking me and my wife for purchasing his listing.
In my 40 year plus working career in (The Transportation Business) I found out that Sales was just as important as Operations, they go hand in hand, and to say that Mr. Rizzuto is a good salesman in an understatement, he has to be one of the most Professional people in any line of work I have ever met. He stayed in touch with us thru phone calls and birthday cards, also holiday cards for 12 years. Unheard of this day and time.
When it was time to sell…there was only one person to call…Carl Rizzuto. Once we listed the home…He and his wife advised us of everything that was transpiring our home when we listed it thru him and Keller Williams, step by step. By the way it took only 4 and 1/2 weeks to sell!
I hope one day to have the pleasure of running into Carl and Becky in the future even though we are 2380 miles apart now (we just moved to Arizona), if not we will never forget these 2 and it would be a pleasure bumping into them once we get to the pearly gates many years from now.
Carl and Becky our hats go off to you both with admiration and many thanks for being there to handle the sale of our home and more importantly become friends in the process.
Tom and Iris Tracy
These are difficult times for sellers even if they are not upside down with the property they want to sell. In the good times, houses almost sold themselves, but in today’s market agents have to be experienced, knowledgeable and on top of the market at all times to give an owner the assistance needed to succeed. If you ask a lot of agents today whether they are buyer’s or seller’s agents, they will almost always say both and that is true and also necessary in this economy. However, in this market and particularly with the advent of the myriad of marketing and networking possibilities, it is important that the agent you select be an experienced listing agent and also be well versed in what it takes to fully market your property using all the tools available. They must also have the focus to follow up, follow up and follow up on every opportunity and to keep your property in the forefront of the mind of every buyer’s agent. That is most likely where your sale will come from, not from the more traditional efforts of the past.
Carl made the best use of every networking potential to get our property in front of the largest audience. Once interest was generated, he followed up while keeping any interested parties on his radar screen. He negotiated for the best selling price and he quickly weeded out the “lookers” from the qualified buyers. When we sold our home, Carl worked diligently to raise the original offer significantly to an acceptable point for us. This was a crucial area where it proves that a qualified, knowledgeable, committed and determined agent can negotiate a sale that an owner could never do themselves. Many owners in this market are trying to sell their house by themselves to save that extra amount because values have dropped so much. Don’t do it! Hire yourself a good agent like Carl to negotiate for you. We nicknamed Carl “the terrier” because, like a terrier, he “doggedly” worked all viable opportunities for us…which brought us success.
Shortly after selling our home in Florida, we had a need for a good agent to list a property in another state.. Carl graciously offered his assistance and did the research for us resulting in the names of several excellent agents. Their qualifications were so good, we had a hard time deciding on only one. We were very pleased with Carl’s selections and received an offer on the out of state property within three days of it coming on the market attesting to the diligence of the agent who was referred by Carl. We do not think we would have been able to attain such a qualified agent in such a limited time if Carl had not done the search for us. It’s apparent he knows what makes a good agent.
Thank you, Carl, for everything!
Trudy & Larry Troiano
To whom it may concern:
My house was listed for 2 1/2 years with few positive results before I contracted with Carl Rizzuto at Keller Williams. Less then one month after listing my house with Carl and following his advice, I sold my house during the worst real estate market since the 1920’s.
Carl actively sought out interested buyers and presented my house in the most ideal light possible after advising me the best way to attract serious buyers. He and his comprehensive team worked very hard to sell my house, even calling to update me on his progress during his vacation and assigning competent workers to maintain his efforts while he was out of town.
He communicated with me every step of the way and made certain he or a team member would be available anytime, 7 days a week, to answer any questions and keep me informed on various fronts.
I highly recommend Mr. Rizzuto. He’s dedicated to helping match clients to homes that meet their needs while selling properties for people who need to change their circumstances. He gave my property more work and attention in five months than other agents did in over two years.
This letter is long overdue…we have just running around pre-holiday.
I was much impressed by your professionalism and know-how regarding both sale of Egret Landing house and purchase of Whispering Trails. We were very satisfied with the results you made. You kept communication open and were helpful with questions we had.
My daughter Sue and I and her girls love our new home and are very happy here.
I would recommend you and your team to anyone buying and/or selling their property. You all did a great job and thank you.
“We have purchased and sold many properties during the past 30 years. After interviewing 8 realtors, we chose Carl. We had a contract in 3 weeks, and closing 1 month later. Carl and his team did a remarkable job, considering the current real estate market had turned sharply. Few buyers, tons of homes for sale. Carl and his team are true professionals. They did exactly what they said they would do. A lot of realtors promise to do everything they can to sell your home, Carl and team delivered. Thank you all.”
Pam, Walt, and Mike Metzler
I am writing this letter to you to express my sincere appreciation for the magnificant job you did for me on the sale of my Jupiter home in Abacoa. Consider the fact that this letter is coming from another broker, you are an asset to our industry.
Thanking you again.
This is a huge letter of THANKS, from Hank & I. You just referred us to a realtor that IA know will be helping us. He is like you, right on the ball! He called early this morning to ask what we are seeking.
I tell people of how I had spoken to you about selling our home a year ago. We had decided not to, as Hank wanted to work for one more year, and then, at that time retire. I had kept your card, writing “very aggressive”, on the back of it, knowing that when we decide to sell I told Hank, “I’ve got the realtor”! Well Carl, we had it on the market for a full ten days, and on the eleventh day in came the offer at full price!! Really don’t know what took you so long to sell it!! We are pleased, to say the least! Now, it is time to find exactly what we want and this realtor, I know will be right there. I knew that when I listed with you our home would sell, I just didn’t think it would sell so fast. We are excited, have many questions, etc., and I want to thank you for taking your time with us, answering all that need be, being there.
Finding the right realtor is not always an easy task. Many do nothing more than waste one’s time. You have to have a realtor who is aggressive enough to get the job done in as little time as possible. Carl, if we can pick out our new home as well as picking out the right realtor as I had done, we’ll be winning!
One more time Carl, thank you for all you have done, your time and “lack of time” in selling our home! You’re the best!!!
Mr. & Mrs. H. Bergamini
Dear Mr. Rizzuto:
I am writing to express my sincere thanks to you for the professional manner in which you handled the sale of the above referenced property. Both you and Becky Rizzuto are to be commended for your timely intervention as it related to the numerous title issues which developed regarding the sale of this property. I cannot tell you on how many occasions I was making contingency plans to travel to the State of Florida to personally oversee what I thought were uncontrollable title situations (regarding the title of my clients property). On each occasion that I made those contingency plans, your office intervened and assisted me thus obviating the need for me to travel.
The home sold in 10 days too!
You may be assured that should your services ever be needed in the future, I will not hesitate to contact you. Moreover, I will not hesitate to refer you to others who may ask about your services.
The best way to summarize your services is that you more than earned its commission. Thank you once again for your assistance.
Very truly yours, John J. Del Casale
My wife and I would like to express our sincere appreciation to Carl Rizzuto and his team for the services provided and the excellent handling and speedy sale of our home in Admirals Cove and purchase of another home in River Ridge.
Prior to listing with Carl Rizzuto, we had unsuccessfully gone through several Realtors experienced in high priced homes and even resorted to listing with a friend having similar experience.
Having to select another Realtor was definitely not going to be easy based on our many unsuccessful attempts. Fortunately, we did save mailings from several Realtors we had not used previously and it was from this information that we interviewed new candidates. Carl Rizzuto’s testimonies from previous clients and creative networking approaches to give our house the needed exposure were impressive. Right from the start Carl was very professional and honest, putting things in the proper prospective and not necessarily telling us what they wanted to hear. We selected Carl and set some pretty tough requirements for him and his team on price and schedule under stringent company relocation criteria. Within 10 days from the release of our listing, we received a respectable offer that was negotiated up and contractually consummated within a couple of days. There is nothing like performance supported by substantive results to relieve the anxieties associated with the sale of a home, thank you, Carl Rizzuto, et al.
The Carl Rizzuto Team support and services definitely exceeded our expectations and is sincerely appreciated. We have and will continue to refer Carl’s team to others in similar situations and are confident that they will continue to provide thorough and knowledgeable support, always with integrity and a personal touch.
Stephen and Vivian P. Roth
What a sale’s effort! Within five days we had an accepted offer. Carl Rizzuto is the ideal salesman. He certainly knows the real estate business. He knows how to negotiate, close and is extremely easy to deal with. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to any interested in selling their home.
Thank you Carl,
Mr. and Mrs. James Plugge
We were very happy with Arvida Realty and their associate Carl Rizzuto and especially his better-half Becky Rizzuto.
Carl gave us what we wanted in the way of his real estate expertise and the special attention that we needed. Our home was not of great value, but Carl treated us as though we were the only home-sale he had to work on. Also, his closing company was extremely courteous. They all performed their jobs quickly.
A job well done by Carl and all.
Thank you again,
Charles W. Casey, Attorney at Law
Carl Rizzuto was great and I would recommend him and his services to anyone needing a Realtor. Carl is a very pleasant person to work with and extremely efficient. He sold our home within the time frame that he anticipated. His whole team was terrific.
I would be happy to talk to anyone considering Carl Rizzuto and let them know how good he was.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira J.
Carl Rizzuto was just great. He and his wife, Becky Rizzuto did a great job in keeping me informed and up to date as to the status of my sale. Carl sold my house in Jupiter Farms very quickly. I would recommend him to anyone that is getting ready to sell their home and I will definitely call him when I look to buy again.
Thank you Carl and Becky,
Both Bonnie and I would like to thank Carl Rizzuto for his exceptional service in the listing and subsequent sale of our property this spring. Carl’s thorough evaluation and market analysis combined with his sales associates and contacts brought about a sale at very close to the full listing price and in only six (6) days!
Sometimes there are tricky issues that must be handled and this transaction was no exception, but Carl’s attention to detail resolved a very unusual situation for us and brought about a successful and painless conclusion.
We would highly recommend Carl Rizzuto personal services and Arvida Realty to any prospective serious buyer or seller.
Warren W. Zergebel
I want to express our gratitude for the services you provided with the recent sale of our home in Tequesta County Club. The professional manner and excellent communications of the Rizzuto team are to be applauded. Your negotiating skills enabled us to sell our home for over the listing price; your marketing efforts provided tremendous visibility of the property. We are certain that without you, we would not have sold in just 18 days.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Eisenhart
Pratt & Whitney
97 Fairview East/Tequesta Country Club
I’m taking the time to personally thank you for the very professional job you did in handling the sale of my condominium in Jonathan’s Landing. In addition, Carl, I would like to compliment you on the aggressive marketing you did in order to find a buyer in a soft condo market.
Janet B. Timoteo
3910 Back Bay Drive Unit 133/Jonathan’s Landing
Martha and I want to thank you for your services as our Realtor, first in our buying a second home hear in Jupiter, and then recently selling our first one. We were impressed with your knowledge of the market, professionalism and efficiency. We have known several other Realtors both here and in New York, and would rank your negotiating and selling skills right near the top. In a field where many Realtors leave much to be desired in terms of integrity and just plain manners, your fundamental decency and graciousness stood out.
David and Martha Sternberg
506 Cocoplum Drive South/Egret Landing
I just wanted to write to express Priscilla’s and my sincere gratitude and appreciation for the excellent and professional manner with which you conducted the sale of our property. You kept your “cool” when we – as anxious homeowners – lost a bit of realty. Your ability to stay focused enabled us to achieve our goal – the sale of our property at a fair price, with terms that enabled us to make our move with a minimum of inconvenience and expense.
Paul and Priscilla McGuire
6797 Cypress Cove Circle/Cypress Cove in Jupiter
Now that our Tequesta house has been sold, we feel compelled to express our sincere appreciation for all the efforts you have put forth in bringing this matter to a successful conclusion. This was not a routine listing. You were dealing with absentee owners, 10000 miles away in Greece. You never gave up. You again pursued the sale of the house vigorously and had it sold within 3 months. During that period you kept us posted almost daily by e-mail (45 messages) on the progress of the sale and you never failed to reply promptly to our numerous e-mailed questions. This is just a small example of your dedication and hard work in pursuing the sale of our house.
Arthur and Athena Peslis
9101 Deerberry Place/Tequesta
Now that my wife and I are settled in our new home, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you for a job well done. It was a pleasure having a realtor such as yourself involved in the sale of our property as well as the purchase of our new home. We’ve worked with many realtors in the past and you are at the top of our list for future transactions. Your diligent work and thorough communication has made this a good experience for us.
John V. Rantinella
140 Victorian Lane, Northfork
As you know, we unfortunately placed the sale of our home in the hands of a different Realtor who shall remain nameless in this letter. After two months of virtually no activity at all, we approached you. Things than changed dramatically. What Jo and I particularly appreciated was the close communications we received from you and your office throughout the entirety of the process. The frequent phone communications, as well as the written reports we received after every showing was not only extremely helpful and reassuring to us, but also an all time first in our real estate experience. Carl, I do not have a clue how you do what you do, but you certainly are a credit to your profession. And the bottom line was the fact that our Condo sold in two months, and our fairly expensive home in a four month period of time under your supervision.
Don and Jo Mayer
19977 Loxahatchee Pointe, Jupiter
Each member of the staff at the Jupiter office, from the receptionist to other Sales Associates, provided competent, timely, and supportive assistance to me during the sale of my home in Indian Creek. Most prominent being Carl, with whom my home was listed. His professionalism and personal attention to my needs were outstanding. Carl was always available morning/noon/ and night to answer simple questions, provide recommendations, and even to calm my nerves!
Carl Rizzuto and the team at Arvida Realty Services, definitely exceeded my expectations.
Janine M. Skony
103 Stillwater Circle/Jupiter
Please accept this letter of thanks for your outstanding assistance during a very difficult time for my family. As you are aware the loss of our Dad was sudden and devastating to all of us. The sale of a home under the best of circumstances is stressful but when you add a personal tragedy to the equation it is even more difficult. The fact that you so clearly identified the correct pricing and a qualified buyer allowing minimal intrusion to my mother’s life was more than we could have hoped for. Never did we expect a successful sale to thevery first prospect!
Christine M. Dunn
7495 S.E. Fiddlewood Lane/The Preserve in Hobe Sound
We tried to sell the house on our own by placing newspaper ads and putting a “For Sale By Owner” sign on our front lawn. We had a fair response but most of these people were just casual lookers. We were forced to stay home every weekend, hoping that a serious couple would come along and buy our house at a fair and reasonable price. This did not happen. We interviewed 3 local real estate salespeople and chose you because of your professional presentation. Carl, because of your 100%+ effort from day 1 we were able to enjoy our freedom on the weekends and knew that our home was in very capable and competent hands. Your office advertised our property in many ways. You followed through after every showing with prospective buyer comments. In summation, you and your staff were professional in every way. You truly cared! Thanks again for everything you have done.
Fred and Rosalind Bennett
6786 Cypress Cove Circle/Cypress Cove in Jupiter
When it came time to sell our home in Jupiter it was suggested that we call you. Your response was swift and professional. In no time at all we had a contract and closing. The advise and assistance with relocating was above and beyond the call.
David and Judy Bastedo
6983 Cypress Cove Circle/Cypress Cove in Jupiter
Prior to listing with Carl Rizzuto, I had listed my home with a friend of mine who is very active in the real estate market. After almost six months of trying to find an interested buyer, my friend advised me to contact someone who was active in the northern end of the county, and especially in the Northfork area. After some research, my friend recommended that I call Carl. I was never disappointed in his tireless efforts. He didn’t simply show my home, he actively sought to find interested buyers. And, most importantly, he kept me fully informed about all of his efforts to move my home. When an offer was made, Carl fought to improve that offer. Even though I was extremely anxious to sell my home, and Carl was aware of my situation, he entered into difficult negotiations with a very difficult buyer. He stood fast on my behalf and protected my interests.
Ellen D. Roberts
Assistant State Attorney
125 Victorian Lane/Northfork
I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance in selling our former home at 4986 SE Inkwood Way, in Hobe Sound. You were very attentive to our wishes and handled the whole transaction in a very professional manner. Also at the closing you were very helpful, it went like a breeze and we are both happy that we chose you as our agent.
Roy and Loretta Shive
4986 SE Inkwood Way/The Preserve of Hobe Sound
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for doing such a great job in representing us in our recent real estate transaction. Your professionalism and experience really made a difference in both helping us through a difficult time and in the successful sale of our home.
Your diligence, creativity, and motivation were heavily called upon in what was a very difficult market. Thanks again! You are truly talented! Good luck!
Jeffrey J. Meilahn
MinitMart C-stores/gasoline stations
6139 Woodlake Drive/Whispering Trails
There are so many realtors out there who just want to list a home or to close the deal, forgetting that someone has hired them as a representative. You took the time to negotiate the best position for us, your customer, and we truly appreciate it. We would recommend you in a minute to anyone looking for a realtor.
John and Donna Gribben
11982 Tiffany Way/Rolling Hills