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Anthony Colizza

I live in Canada and was referred to Mart and Jill several years ago. I found that, not only do they get fully involved in property searches while I’m in town, but they also send me regular listings for other investment properties based on my preferences.  Because of that, I’ve purchased more than 7 properties through them.  They have a solid knowledge of the market and the immediate area where these homes are located. Other agents I worked with not only failed to return calls and/or e-mails, but also forgot about me after the first closing. Mart kept in constant contact with me over the years. Even after closing, they are accessible to tie up any loose ends. For example, while I was in Canada, one of my properties needed repairs to be completed and appliances delivered. Mart took the necessary steps for this to happen. I’ve been so consistently happy with Mart that I even referred my ex-brother-in-law and he bought a property from him as well! You can’t put more faith in a Realtor than that! Anthony Colizza, Montreal 

Kerrie Aqui

I have complete confidence in saying that Mart is an exceptional Realtor! For 6 months prior to my move to Florida, Mart emailed me listings for houses in the area where I wanted to move. He is the only agent that ever took the time to drive me around, one full day, to check out the various towns, showing me the beaches, the local neighborhoods and businesses prior to looking at houses.  He wanted to find me a HOME, not a house.  Once I settled on a specific area, we didn't stop looking until I found the ideal property.  He must have shown me 60 houses, if not more!  If you are looking for a patient, honest, professional expert who won't stop until you find the home of your dreams, give Mart a call, I know you won't be sorry.  Thank you, Mart, for everything! Kerrie Aqui

Ann Smith

I know Mart and Jill as a Home Buyer and a Seller!  A few years back my daughter was accepted to Pine View School and we had only a few months to find a home in Sarasota before school started.  There were a number of houses in our price range but once Mart had spent time with us, it was like . . .  Bam!  He knew exactly what we wanted, the area where we would be happiest and found us an amazing home with a large lap pool on a small lake - ten minutes from her school in a family neighborhood with sidewalks and parks.  Jump a few years forward, and my daughter was accepted to a great college in California, so I turned to the Mart to do the same magic selling our home.  We adore Mart and Jill and highly recommend the Berg Solu Team to anyone looking to buy or sell their property.   They are tenacious, good listeners, and know the area up and down and they are constantly on-call.  I give Mart a 10+ in the Real Estate Olympics, and Jill an A+ in home staging. Ann Smith 

Brian Casey

I met Jill and Mart through other clients of theirs.  Based on the experience my friends enjoyed, there was no other choice when I was ready to buy.  Jill is a top notch professional and treated us like million dollar buyers. Brian Casey

Cynthia Tremblay

Jill and Mart have proven themselves as capable and trustworthy Realtors.  Jill represented me in the purchase of a brand new home and mailed me photos throughout the construction phase.  Knowing I was out of town the day the major landscaping was installed, Jill went by my new home and when she saw my view would be blocked if the installer had left the large palm where I had asked him to put it, she called me right away.  Because she was looking out for my best interests, I was able to have to have the tree moved to a more suitable spot at no additional cost.  I felt very well represented during that sale and chose the Jill and Mart to list my large estate on Casey Key.  The Berg Solu Team have been very helpful to me.    Cynthia Tremblay

Lois and John Lenarduzzi

Jill went over and above being “just our Realtor” when we purchased a condo in River Strand.  We were happy to recommend her to our friends.  She also referred us to a great carpenter and painter who updated our condo while we were out of town.  Now we can’t wait to show Jill a beautiful condo.  Ours!   Lois and John Lenarduzzi

Katherine and Bill Baumann

My husband and I wrote three different contracts on Siesta Key property before finding our vacation home through Jill Berg.  The home we finally purchased was the best choice we could have made.  Jill kept reminding us to focus on the lifestyle we would most enjoy, not just the house.  At one point we considered purchasing on Casey Key, but instead purchased close to Siesta Village, and now enjoy walking or riding bikes to the Village, the beach and other friend’s homes – things we couldn’t have enjoyed as easily if we’d bought elsewhere. Jill also did an amazing job negotiating with an uncooperative Seller, resulting in a great deal for us.  Our property has appraised more than $400k more than we paid in 2011.  But more than money, we have a wonderful relationship with Jill and Mart.  In fact, I refrain from calling Jill ‘my Realtor’.  She’s more than that – she’s become a dear friend.  Bill and I recommend the Berg Solu Team to everyone we know! Katherine and Bill Baumann

Norma and Bill Jaaskelainen

My husband and I were previewing homes with Jill over several days when she had to attend a closing for another client.  Rather than ask us to alter our plans, Mart stepped in and showed us the final two homes on Jill’s showing schedule, and we ended up buying the last one!  They have good communication skills, so working between the two of them is seamless.  When it was all said and done, we offered to adopt Mart, but Jill wouldn’t hear of it.  We love our Sarasota home and feel like we’re on vacation every day we’ve lived here. Norma and Bill Jaaskelainen   

Kimberly Martinez

We had our large Englewood home on the market for a year with another Realtor and never received a single offer. It was frustrating to say the least. After meeting with Jill, I was very impressed with the price analysis she provided, showing us what comparable homes had sold for so we could choose the best price to list our property. She then came up with a plan to stage our home to improve its market appeal, shifting our dining room to another area of the house and creating a formal living room in its place – all at no cost to us!  By following her professional advice, we received an offer to purchase in just 3 months. Listening to an experienced marketing expert paid off! Naturally I chose to work with Jill when purchasing a new home off Siesta Key. I travel a lot, so Jill made herself available to open the property for inspectors and repairmen.  There was so much to consider and we had a somewhat complicated closing. Having a smart and experienced professional working on my behalf was a godsend. Thanks, Jill!   Kimberly Martinez