Our Reviews

I was losing time perfecting my already attractive house and the Shiparskis helped me focus, pointing me toward the goal and the changing market season. They exceeded my expectations in getting me the best terms and highest price.

Elizabeth B – Stoneybrook at Venice

The Shiparski Group is exceptional and I highly recommend them. Chris and Betsie are knowledgeable, experienced, professional, supportive, and trustworthy. Their understanding of the local real estate market and ability to deliver optimal outcomes for their clients is remarkable. Outstanding communication during all stages of the process and the highest of integrity.

Thank you for your hard work on our behalf and your kindness to my parents throughout. You are deeply appreciated!

Mike T. – Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club

Chris and Betsie are the best realtors in Venice, hands down. They know the market, they are connected, they are experts, and they do what they say they will do.  They are experienced, honest, offer incredible customer service, and are knowledgeable of the Venice-Sarasota real estate market. 

We needed to sell Mom’s home so that she wasn’t living alone anymore and could be near me in Colorado. We wanted the best price we could get and, while her home was lovely it was 20 years old and required some TLC. Chris and Betsie helped me convince Mom that spending a bit of money to fix it up would give her a solid return. Little did I know that our $12K investment would net us nearly $60K in gains with the easiest, most hassle-free closing I have ever encountered. Thank you Chris & Betsie!  

Rebecca C. and Barb G. – Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club

Chris and Betsie have the highest level of integrity, using their knowledge of the market and their attention to detail, we couldn’t ask for more. We are happy clients and highly recommend the Shiparski team!

Wendy & John B. – Venetian Falls

I would highly recommend Chris and Betsie to anyone looking to move to the Venice area for either a winter home or on a full-time basis. They know the market as well as the dynamics necessary to either buy or sell.

In our case, we were buyers and understood the market was very hot. It would take an agent that was extremely competent, diligent and in particular had an aggressive sense of urgency. Chris explained to us in a very prudent way, what would be required to be successful. We listened to his advice and acquired our new home in a matter of days.

With Betsie’s attention to detail, everything was tee’d up for no surprises during our final walk through and closing. We are thrilled with our purchase. In addition to all the professional accolades we also had fun throughout the entire process. They are good people.

Frank & Debbie B. – Venetian Falls

I was prompted to use Chris and Betsie to sell my home in Pelican Pointe by their character and integrity. This mattered more to me than the fact that they are excellent sales agents with the highest price per square foot sales record to date. They sold my home in record time for a record amount.

With the Shiparski Group, I dealt with people who are honest, reliable, and truly experts at selling in the Venice market. I have been buying, renting and selling real estate for over 50 years and Chris and Betsie were the best real estate team I have ever dealt with and I appreciated their guidance and advice. I would recommend them totally and without any reservations.

Ellen S. – Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club

Chris and Betsie are both very hard working and know how to sell properties. Very honest and dependable. They sold our home in record time and the entire transaction went very smoothly. Great follow-through and communication was outstanding, always keeping us informed of the process. I recommend Chris and Betsie if you are thinking of buying or selling.

Sandy and Mike H. – Venetian Falls

Chris and Betsie did a wonderful job of staging and selling my home. I am extremely pleased with their handling of the sale. They were both very caring and attentive to my needs, and did things with thoughtfulness and strength!!

Joyce E. – Venetian Falls

Chris and Betsie are the most professional, wonderful real estate agents you would ever want to represent you. They listed my home on a Thursday and it was sold the next day at full asking price. Their marketing is outstanding and I rate them a 10! I was so impressed with the photography of our home. Everything was perfect.

I highly recommend them if you are considering selling or buying your home. They were there for us every single step of the way taking care of each detail so that everything flowed smoothly. I just don’t have enough good things to say about them as they were the best I have ever met and dealt with. Thank You Chris and Betsie!

Gloria D. & Al M. – Venetian Falls

We contacted the Shiparski Group because they have a successful track record of marketing and selling homes in Pelican Pointe. We wanted to maximize the value we could receive from the sale and were concerned about the impact of the pandemic on the real estate market in general.

Chris and Betsie presented a robust analysis of market conditions in Venice and outlined their approach to marketing our home. They emphasized their focus on customer service from preparation for listing through the final closing. We highly recommend the Shiparski Group whether you are selling or buying a home in Venice.

Pat and Mary C. – Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club

I recommend Chris because of his knowledge of the area and properties. He keeps a keen eye and ear out for possible hidden or looming problems when assisting me on the buying side. He follows up, has an open and friendly personal attitude, and gives honest opinions and advice. Highly professional.

My latest purchase came in a rising seller’s market, with prices growing with every purchase made and homes selling before they hit the MLS. I got the property in less than a week and we did a successful transaction in less than two weeks from start to finish!

Elizabeth B. – Venetian Falls

Chris knows and understands the current market. Honesty and communication skills from start to finish.

To sum it up in a few words – best overall Realtor I have worked with in my last 30 years – having moved 6 times!

Carmen C. – Venetian Falls

Chris and Betsie took a very personal and professional interest in me as a customer and as a person. They were very professional and on top of everything they did to make the sale a great experience. I had a nice home in excellent condition and I wanted someone to adeptly represent it.

They obtained the price I wanted in the first day on the market. They continued to follow through and guide me at every state of the transaction to be sure I covered every required aspect. I could not ask or expect to have ever been treated better. I have sold five prior homes and the Shiparski Group was the best ever.

Wendell T. – Venetian Falls

I have sold two homes with the Shiparski Group in the past year. Chris surprises me every time with how in tune he is with the market. This time he managed to bring me two full price offers in 24 hours!  Both times he has made what I thought at the time were bold calls, but they always end up being the right call.  Betsie gives wonderful staging advice and works very closely with their photographer to bring about extraordinary photos.

I have used a few different Realtors in the past and wouldn’t recommend anyone other than the Shiparski Group! They are a “10” in my estimation!

Judy V. – Venetian Falls

Working with the Shiparski Group was the best decision we could have made. We interviewed four agents, per the recommendation of a major real estate study that found four is the magic number for getting the best price for the sale of your home. Chris and Betsie stood out above the rest for their calculated methods, professionalism, and ability to listen and help us dream even bigger than we had been! From start to finish we could not have been any more pleased with the experience and support they gave us in the sale of our home. They are truly the best agents in Venice.

Joe and Trisha M. – Stoneybrook Landing

The professionalism of the Shiparski Group from the signing of the listing agreement to the closing on the sale of our home met and exceeded our expectations. As stated by a leading insurance company, we were “in good hands.” Chris and Betsie always followed up and kept us informed of everything regarding the sale of our home.

They made us feel like part of their family, making sure that everything was done expeditiously and without any problems. We highly recommend the Shiparski Group.

Gary and Bette J. – Venetian Falls

When dad passed away unexpectedly, and we suddenly had to move mom out of their home of 20 years, we had to act quickly and deliberately to sell their home. We needed a Realtor who could guide us through the many complexities of the home sale process – all while operating from our home in Texas. We needed a Realtor with whom we could communicate. Most importantly, we needed a Realtor we could trust.

The Shiparski Group exceeded our expectations in all of these areas. We received OVER our asking price and had a contract on the house within two days of posting! They treated us like family, took great care to find the optimal sales price, and did it all with class, a warm enthusiasm, and above all … with INTEGRITY.

Chris M. – Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club

After at least 21 moves in the last 64 years, we finally got it right! Chris and Betsie make a perfect team. They have a reputation for being fair, honest and having a great work ethic. They kept us up to date on everything that was happening and helped when we were overwhelmed with the new technology.  They are extremely knowledgeable, always pleasant and very empathetic of their client’s situation and needs.

We hope this is our last move, but if not, we know we will never have a real estate team that is as helpful as they have been. Thank you Chris and Betsie.

Carol and De S. – Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club

Very efficient and knowledgable team. Met all of our needs and the service was excellent! Chris is very professional and easy to work with. This was an out-of-town sale and all paperwork and information was provided via internet and phone. It also required working over a holiday weekend. We highly recommend!

Jim W. and Ginny B. – Venetian Falls

I was in another state when Chris and Betsie helped me purchase my home. They were experienced, easy to talk with, and thorough. I had all the confidence I needed with the online photography and description as well as using FaceTime with them to get a feel for the property. I recommend the Shiparski Group to anyone purchasing in the Venice area.

Bob Z. – Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club

Chris and Betsie were wonderful to work with from the time they met with us to list the house until we closed. They are true professionals and experts in their industry. They pay attention to details and the timeline. Their communication was outstanding. They sold our home in one day!

Kristi T. & Lori F. – Jacaranda West

Attention to detail. Honesty. The Shiparski Group’s service did not just include putting my home on the MLS as so many others do, but also honest evaluation of pricing potential, critical staging advice, and continual updates. My part of the process was much lower in stress than any other time I have sold a home because of their “we want to be thorough and make you happy” approach.

I needed to sell my home as quickly as possible for the highest price because I was building in another state. Not only was that accomplished, but Chris and Betsie put me in touch with a colleague in my new state who could point me to the builders in that area. State your needs and Chris and Betsie will make it happen!

Sonja B. – Venetian Falls

Chris was very current with the market and found us the perfect house requiring us to take quick action. He helped us navigate through some unique title challenges and we ended up getting a fantastic property that is exactly what we were looking for. We couldn’t ask for better representation. Chris is highly ethical, extremely knowledgeable, diligent and relentless in representing his clients. If you are looking to buy or sell, I would highly recommend hiring Chris and his team.

Chris and Peggy L. – Nokomis

We have purchased and sold quite a number of homes and wish we could have had the Shiparski Group handle all of those transactions. You feel at ease, have a great sense of trust, and are confident you’ve made the right choice. Their attentiveness to detail, depth of knowledge, and willingness to help in most any manner is remarkable.

Linda and Mickey B. – Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club

The Shiparski Group’s ability to drive buyers to our property resulted in a quick full price sale.  Your professionalism and constant communication were outstanding and made us feel well cared for and guided.  We were thrilled with your planning, organization and execution and have never worked with more knowledgeable, dedicated, professionals. We most highly recommend.

Marcello and Joyce R. – Venetian Falls

Of the several homes we have bought and sold since 1978, our experience with the Shiparski Group has far exceeded our expectations. They treated our investment as if it was theirs to protect. There was constant follow up, excellent advice and mediation. Their approach is straightforward, professional and friendly.

Mike and Karen D. – Nokomis

We were facing a tight timeline to sell our home in Venetian Falls during COVID-19 and were uncertain if we could sell. But Chris’ knowledge of the Venice market and his experience selling Venetian Falls’ properties made all the difference. The Shiparski Group did a stellar job marketing our property and quickly found a buyer. The Shiparski Group is so professional, yet caring and compassionate.

Vicki D. and Bob H. – Venetian Falls

If you want excellent support and a first class group to assist you in your real estate transaction, you won’t regret using the Shiparski Group. They are knowledgeable, thorough, and easy to work with. They stepped in during the closing of our home when our agent unexpectedly passed away, and they made the process seamless. We were kept informed through the entire process to closing. Any questions we had were answered promptly and we really appreciated their “can do” attitude.

Paula and Dick S. – Manasota Key

Chris and Betsie are professional, experienced and SO reliable. They listen to their clients and deliver accordingly. They instill confidence and trust that is well-earned. They have energy to burn, great personal style and integrity. Best of all, we had fun working with both of them.

Susan and Dave H. – Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club

I was confident in placing the sale of my home in your hands. Your extensive knowledge and experience were evident as you orchestrated the entire process. Your sales efforts resulted in an entirely satisfactory offer. You are consummate professionals and I am so grateful that I had you to depend on while I was out of state. I feel the word that best describes the Shiparski Group is caring!

Terry M. – Venetian Falls

Chris and Betsie Shiparski are the best real estate agents we have ever worked with! They truly looked out for our best interests, were always in contact, and worked diligently to help us. Getting to know these two extraordinary people is a great boon personally, and our family is truly grateful for their guidance, honesty and good humor.

Chris C. and John C. – Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club

We were not able to be in Florida when we decided to sell our home. The Shiparski Group did a great job presenting our home and it sold quickly. The closing went smoothly even though we were 1200 miles away. Communications were very good. The element of trust was extremely important. We were very pleased.

Richard and Joyce G. – Venetian Falls

We met Betsie and Chris at their open house and immediately connected. We went through many starts and stops and they never lost patience. Once we listed our existing home, they aggressively marketed it. The staging and photography was first class. The communication was constant. There was a lot of activity and it sold quickly. Chris also helped us purchase our new home. If there are better real estate agents around, I would be amazed. Again, always professional and courteous. 

Jim and Marge C. – Venetian Falls and IslandWalk at the West Villages

My house was sold before it even went on the market. Chris and Betsie know Pelican Pointe and they know what buyers want. I appreciated their honesty above all and I felt I was in “good hands”!

MaryAl G. – Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club

Chris and Betsie communicated every step of the way. Being a NH Realtor myself, I understand the skills needed to be a good Realtor. They are the most efficient team I have ever had the pleasure of working with, both professionally and personally!

Every issue was resolved quickly and without drama! We highly recommend (and have) the Shiparski Group. Ten stars is not enough for this team!

Judy V. and Chris. A. – Pelican Pointe and Venetian Falls

We appreciate your guidance and counsel all through the process. We consider ourselves lucky to have you as our “sage” and friend. We know we wouldn’t have the house we always wanted without your vigilance and follow-up. This home is perfect for us. We love it here and will always be grateful to you for making it happen.

Terry R. and Kris K. – Waterside Village and Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club

We have purchased and sold many homes in our lifetime, but none of the Realtors we have ever worked with compare to the two of you! You listen and you know your business! We can’t believe how you work endlessly to get the job done. We can’t thank you enough for everything and getting it done so quickly! We wish you all the best for future listings here in Pelican Pointe.

Viv and Frank R. – Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club

Chris and Betsie exceeded our expectations throughout the sale of our property. We are convinced that their leadership was instrumental in the quick sale of our home and a very rewarding experience.

Jim and Carole R. – Venetian Falls

Chris, you and Betsie are the best!!  You were always there to help resolve issues that came up.   You did all the little extra things to make us feel good throughout the transaction.  

Frank and Susan C. – IslandWalk at the West Villages

Betsie and Chris’ knowledge of the real estate market is exceptional.  Their marketing of our home could not have been better. We had offers within a couple of days and closed for more than our asking price.  Working with the Shiparskis from our initial meeting through our closing was exceptional!

Richard and Joyce C. – Venetian Falls – IslandWalk at the West Villages

The Shiparski’s were largely responsible in enabling us to sell our home in Venice in only 4 days and in helping us to navigate all of the issues associated with the sale of our property. They were very quick to respond to our communications regarding all aspects of the sale and showed great willingness to find alternative solutions to troublesome issues. Between the extensive knowledge of the Venice-Pelican Pointe real estate market and their helpful, friendly attitude, we would not hesitate to use them again in the future.

Bob and Winnie F. – Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club

Working with Chris and Betsie was simply first class. We could not see how the excellent service we received could possibly be improved upon. Chris and Betsie were recommended by friends and neighbors in our community of Venetian Falls. Their reputation was perfect and we made the right choice.

Tony and Paula H. – Venetian Falls

The personal interaction, communication, knowledge, advice, organization and professionalism throughout the entire house hunting and purchasing process was exceptional. Keep doing what you are doing! The Shiparski Group made the entire purchasing process stress free and seamless. Well done! Highly Recommend.

Greg and Nancy G. – Venetian Falls

Chris and Betsie are a great team.  Very customer focused and listen well.  Heather and I greatly appreciated the professionalism and honesty in setting realistic expectations.  Would definitely recommend.

Emil and Heather Q. – Venetian Falls

Chris and Betsie really couldn’t have more satisfied customers than us.  As an HR executive I know how important feedback is, but truly they are both at the top of their game – we had a full-price (cash) offer in under ten days. Chris and Betsie also sold a rental property we owned in Venice and while this was half the value of our primary residence, they handled it equally professionally and competently.  Chris and Betsie are true professionals in their chosen field, honest and enthusiastic.  We highly recommend them to anyone who wants a first-rate selling (and likely buying) experience.

Susan and John L. – Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club

First of all, Charlie and I would like to thank you for selling our house so quickly and painlessly (and for such a great price) .  . . and for helping us find a new house! We are so happy we chose you to help us. You listened to us, gave us great advice and guidance and supported us through the entire process.  You also did your homework, which gave us confidence in you and made it easy to trust you. You exceeded our expectations in every way.

Carolyn and Charlie E. – Venetian Falls

Chris and Betsie are very professional and thorough.  They are honest and open about what needs to be done to get the home sold.  We would highly recommend their service and we will use them again. Great team!  

Richard and Lorraine C. – Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club

We would highly recommend Betsie and Chris, they demonstrated a very high level of professionalism and caring. 

Dave and Eileen H. – Venetian Falls

Competent and knowledgeable, Chris and Betsie have excellent communication and organization skills.  They know what needs to be done and they follow through in their plan. Any hurdles are mounted with patience until they find a workable solution.  Great Team! 

Kathryn and Joe L. – Venice

The Shiparski Team demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and knowledge of our local market which helped us sell our home at a great price.  Chris and Betsie are excellent marketers and seasoned negotiators. They took control of the entire process. They far exceeded our expectations for both selling and buying and we would not hesitate to recommend him or use his services again!!  

Bill and Nancy R. – Venetian Falls

Chris and Betsie make a great team.  They followed up on all details and were professional all the way through the process.  Use this team!!

Michael and Sherryl T. – Venetian Falls

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479 Tamiami Trail South
Nokomis, FL 34275

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