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J Stevensen

Everything about Irene’s service was first class. I did not have to do anything except sign the papers. All the details of selling the house and changing ownership was handled by her. Everything went very smoothly.

D. Browning

Irene Arriola and her team at the Saltwater Property Group are simply the best. She is head and shoulders above any other realtor I’ve ever dealt with. Here is what you get with her: Absolute honesty. She tells you the unvarnished truth. Truly deep knowledge about the market and the properties she represents. Her knowledge goes way beyond marketing soundbites. Tireless effort. You are special with her no matter how busy she is. If there is a problem she arranges to have it fixed and doesn’t just tell you where to go to have it fixed. A cadre of fully vetted and capable tradespeople she can recommend if you need work on the property. Trust. Her word is her bond. If she tells you something you can count on it being done. The ability to get things done. Irene is a problem solver that makes things happen!  If you are buying or selling a house in St. Augustine you can do no better than having Irene manage the transaction. She is just remarkable.

B. Clendenin

Irene and her team are nothing short of stellar. We partnered with her to sell our modest 2bd/2ba home in the uptown St. Augustine area. I had researched Irene prior to asking her to list our home and I had personally concluded that she was one of the premier agents in the area and specialized in historic downtown St. Augustine. Even though she represented a number of homes that far overshadowed ours I never once felt that my listing was any less important to her than the other more expensive listings. She was always honest and to the point with us but still made us feel like we were more than just a listing to her. She is a true professional and any concern I had or issues that arose from the transaction process were handled expertly in an appropriate and timely manner. She possesses a wealth of local knowledge, which to me is really the deciding factor when choosing an agent anywhere. I greatly appreciated her ability to be candid without being rude or pushy. There is only one way to describe her work effort, Efficient! I am truly in awe of her drive and energy level. She knows what needs to be done and how to make it happen. I am extremely impressed and thankful for her hard work and commitment. I very highly recommend her!!

JG Dent

I highly recommend Irene for your real estate needs. I have worked with Irene on two purchases and two sales. Everything worked smoothly on all transactions. Her knowledge of the local real estate market enabled me to sell my most recent property within two months and at a much better price than I thought possible. In addition to her skills and knowledge, she is very personable and a joy to work with.

Jerry Peters

Well, she got every star in the ratings. Irene and her Team deserve the best recommendation I can give. They all worked together to sell my house so very quickly and with NO stress to me. I was in AZ. at the time so our connections were by phone and email…Every time I asked about something it had already been done or the TEAM was working on my sale. Cleanest and best house sale ever…10 stars from me.

Nate Goldberger

Irene and her crew were excellent. She or her associates were always there to represent me and the house each and every time it was shown. Great constructive and practical advice in order to get it ready to show its best. She looked hard to find the right sort of personality to fit in this eclectic house. She was totally dedicated to doing this job right. I would seek her advice and services next time.

E. Mungaray

I have bought and sold houses with Irene on many occasions and at different periods of my life which included different income levels and housing needs. She has always been professional and supremely knowledgeable. I recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Perhaps the most distinguishing characteristic is Irene’s dedication to making sure that the transaction can be the best that it can and that her client understands all the nuances particular to real estate transactions. I have complete trust in Irene and her abilities.

Lola Sorensen

When I decided to sell my house and buy a townhouse, there was only one Realtor I even considered calling. Irene not only helped clarify for me what should be done to prepare my house but also, because of her extensive network of friends and business colleagues in the community, could recommend wonderfully capable people to do the work.

The photographs of my house and the printed description on Irene’s website were fabulous. In an “iffy” market, my house was under contract in 2 months and closed in 3.

The townhouse purchase was wild and crazy, and Irene stuck with it, negotiating to reach a deal on the perfect place for me.

What I particularly appreciate about Irene is her intelligence, perseverance, and clear and concise explanations of all parts of the process of selling and purchasing real estate. She is the best in the business and a pleasure to work with as well.

Tom & Eileen

Irene Arriola is an amazing dynamo! Irene is a genuine, honest, and caring person, who is also incredibly knowledgeable and thorough when it comes to real estate. The house we purchased in Lincolnville had some issues (one being it was a multi-family that needed to be converted to a single family). Irene took the time to explain a litany of potential issues and pitfalls we may encounter (prior to an offer being written). We are sure she shared that same conversation numerous times before with other interested parties. We were not deterred, but encouraged by her candidness.

Once our offer was presented, Irene recommended local, trustworthy contractors who would look at the property and provide quotes; so, there would be no surprises as we proceeded with the purchase. She also helped us navigate utility set-up with the City offices and FPL. Irene has an extensive network of local tradespeople, who are all helpful and responsive.

From introduction to closing, Irene worked tirelessly to make this transaction the smoothest we have ever experienced. She never answered a question without knowing the right answer was being provided. Irene was (and remains) easily accessible; and, she was the Seller’s Realtor!

Not only did we find a superior Realtor, who exudes professionalism and ‘love of community,’ but we found a new friend in the Old City and consider her a treasure. We highly recommend Irene!

Rita and Bob

Irene was the agent for my buyer. She helped me, the seller, with contracts, paper work, signings, inspections and closing. Irene is extremely knowledgeable of the local real estate market making the sale of my condo reasonably easy and efficient. Thank you Irene!

Irene Arriola Real Estate, Inc.
81 King Street, Suite B Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Email: arriola.irene@gmail.com | Office phone: 904.829.2002
Cell phone: 904.669.0691 | Fax: 904.829.2029