Testimonials

Testimonials

Simone is professional yet friendly and made my first time home owner experience a pleasure. She recommended a great easy to work with lender and ordered the inspections. While shopping for a home she was quick to respond and show me a home in a timely manner. Always answered all my questions right away and would let me know when she would be away from her phone - J. Brown

Simone did a great job selling my home. She was very knowledgeable of the market, communicated effectively and followed up on every aspect of the transaction making the entire process as easy and smooth as possible. I could not have asked for better service and would highly recommend her. – L. Forchilli

We used Simone as a buyer's agent on our first home purchase. We were very impressed with how well Simone handled all our needs during this purchase. We always knew our options and what was required of us at all points during the process. She took the time to explain the parts we didn't understand.  Every time we mentioned something we might need, she put it in her phone list and handled it. On closing day, she was almost more excited for us than we were for ourselves... almost. I definitely highly recommend her for any purchase or sale. – N. Matzer


Awesome agent who kept us on track. We got the house of our dreams thanks to her patience and negotiating. – K.  Krasinski

Simone is one of my closest friends – but that’s not why I’m writing this.  She’s a dog rescuer, a philanthropist, a friend to everyone – but that’s not why I’m writing this.  She was my realtor when I bought my first house. I had worked with realtors many times over my (many) years and she made everything effortless. Simone helped me find the perfect property and even helped me find the perfect mortgage broker. It's funny - she was a friend to me long before she was my realtor, and while I watched her put together art parties at the PMA alternately hitting local band shows with her, I had no idea she was such bulldog when it came to me best interests. Everyone I know that's worked with her feels the same. If you're looking to buy a house or sell a house - or if you know someone that is, please send them her way and thank me later.  My coworker once described someone once as having "the heart of a teacher" and "the heart of a servant". Simone is both of these things. – C. Cullerton

Simone is a great realtor to work with! She knows the area well (especially downtown) and had some great contacts to help with things even after the sale. – T. Brent

 

Thank you, Simone for being so patient and awesome during the last few months. It wasn't easy finding me a perfect house, but you did it!!! - A. Johnson

 

My husband and I had been unsuccessfully attempting to purchase our first home for several years. It all came together finally this year! Simone helped us navigate the confusing home buying process, readily available to us every step of the way. She masterfully negotiated a contract that brought us to closing and put us in our perfect home. We had done research before, but when we attended Simone's First Time Homebuyer's workshop, we learned a ton of pertinent information that enabled us to acquire grant money toward the purchase of our first home! She recommended an excellent lender and inspector, and we always felt safe with her acting on our behalf. Thanks to Simone's efforts, we closed on schedule with few hiccups along the way. I highly recommend using Simone for all your real estate needs! - M, Stewart


When I asked friends on Facebook what realtor people recommended, they overwhelmingly recommended Simone. She really worked hard for my family. She's awesome! I'd give her a kidney if she needed it. - E. Keeney-Floyd

 

I am from Pensacola but had to move away for work; Simone went above and beyond for me and my family- seeking out a qualified KW relator in our new area (800 miles away) that she trusted enough to refer us to. She was able to ask the realtor all the right questions to ensure we would be taken care of beyond measure. We couldn't have asked for a better experience except maybe if Simone herself handled our search and purchase! I would stress the importance of the feeling of security when you're dealing with a huge transaction like real estate. I felt like we were safe the entire time. Simone will make you feel safe, she's approachable and knowledgeable and exudes professionalism while being down to earth. I'm positive your wont find a better relator if you tried. - J. Knickelbine

 

Simone was an excellent resource to have when buying my 1st home! She was very responsive to all of my requests and provided a seamless experience. She was also very patient with me and helped me along, each step of the way. Working with her was the highlight of the entire process, never pressuring me and always provided the best information possible. Simone always went above and beyond to help in any way she could. I highly recommend her and thank her for helping me get into my home, you won't be disappointed! - T. Clary

 

Great knowledge of the area, very professional and informed! - K. Jordan

 

Simone assisted me to find my first home. She was extremely patient, and was there to assist me at every step along the way. I can't say enough positive things about her. Simone is the best! - B. Smith

Very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly.  Great Realtor… Always willing to show me a property… Would recommend to anyone. – C. Stark

Simone is genuinely passionate about helping you find your perfect home match. Her knowledge about the process makes things super easy, and she is a joy to work with. She is my realtor for life! – A. Fogarty

Simone had my very best interest at heart. Even when I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted, she knew what I needed. I really couldn't have asked for a better realtor and an easier person to work with. Not only is she very knowledgeable, but she is a pleasant person to be around! So grateful for such an amazing experience getting my first home. - C. Shaffer

Simone is FANTASTIC! Being a first time home buyer can be a dauntingly scary experience. My experience though was incredibly positive, all thanks to Simone. Her knowledge and expertise was invaluable in making this a smooth process. She guided me through the entire process, explaining everything  along the way. I would DEFINITELY recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. - A Sykes

I moved from Chicago so house hunting was a bit challenging. That said, Simone spent the time to truly understand what I was looking for from a big picture view. She didn't send me endless listings of things in my price range - the "shotgun" approach. Instead, when she shared a listing it was always extremely targeted. With all the new tools available today - new listings are easy for buyers to see - the value of the agent is now helping us understand the pros/cons of the listings and how they fit into our individual situation. Something I truly value and that Simone excels with is responsive and timely communication. I didn't have to hunt her down, wait hours or days for a response - even if she didn't have an immediate answer she would let me know that she was working on it and then follow up within a day or two with the detailed answer. After the offer was accepted, she was simply on it. I was never at a loss in terms of what was happening or the next steps. For me, that was huge because I didn't have the time or energy to try to follow all the action happening in a location that I was not familiar while also trying to juggle all the other move related tasks. Piece of mind - I was spoon fed the right information at the right time which freed me up to take care of everything else. In the end, I got the exact house I had in my mind's eye and the transaction was smooth like butter - what else can you ask for in a buyer's agent? – J. Campbell

Simone went above and beyond what we could hope for from a realtor, she was always available for us when we had questions about the property, process, and our next steps. She was extremely helpful considering we were 4 states away when looking for a house, and went out of her way to show us the  property. She accelerated our buying process and got us a date that matched our moving needs. I would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a house! - C. Groome Simone kept us informed and worked on our behalf to get the best price for our property and kept the sale moving along. Her communication was superb and she always had an upbeat demeanour. Simone was recommended to my wife and me and I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone. - P. Barrett Simone helped my husband and me get the perfect house for our first home. I had very specific wants and locations and she was so quick to get the process started for us. As soon as we fell in love with it she was on top of everything. Since we were first time home buyers she had to explain a lot to  us and she was accessible to us ANYTIME. I work nights and my husband works days so she had to respond to my questions even after the working day for most ended. She never made me feel like a burden and I felt like she was a long time friend. She was also very knowledgeable about the areas I wanted. Buying a house is an emotional roller coaster and she was right there with us through it all as if it were her own house she was buying. I can’t recommend her enough and will be sending all my friends to her! - J. Plant I can not say enough about Simone's professionalism and dedication to her clients. When all other realtors said I couldn't get what I was asking for, she delivered! When the buyers lender dropped the ball, she delivered and made the sale happen. I firmly believe if I had not chosen her I would still be trying to sell my house. When you have an experienced and well connected realtor like Simone, your only problem will be trying to be ready to move out in time for the sale of your house! - D. Howard I enjoyed working with Simone. She is very professional, knowledgeable, understanding and takes no time to response to text and email.  If anyone out there is looking for a realtor who knows the market and most importantly, understands your needs, I highly recommend Simone Sands. - M. Desai
Simone is so helpful and honest. She really does an excellent job of communicating what needs to happen without seeming pushy and allows her clients to make their own choices. I really appreciated having Simone as my agent and I would recommend her to anyone. - A. Moore

Simone was a tremendous asset during our recent purchase. We were looking for a condo in Pensacola for my son. Simone was an incredible resource, helpful and very flexible! Our first few options fell through but she supported us through the entire process until we finally closed on a property at the end of March. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a home in the area! - B. Ryan