A. Hopkins

Save yourself time and aggravation and don’t waste your time searching for any other real estate agent in the St. Augustine area. Irene knows the local housing market, and the cast of characters in the local government and construction businesses. She is thorough, patient and ethical. She is not a snob. As clients, we were not “high end” buyers and she found us great property within our budget. She walked us through 3 closings long distance without a hitch. She has a great, friendly staff and everyone of them pays attention to detail. She returns telephone calls!! She does all the negotiations between Buyer/Seller and their agents. She knows exactly what a piece of real estate is worth and therefore what a client should offer. The reason why she has a five star rating is she is determined to get her clients the best deal financially. We consider her a family friend and frequently ask her advice on contractors, architects and builders. What more can I say; she is true professional.


Very pleasant experience. Irene took care of all the details and followed up on all of our requests. We missed a few details and she even took care of them after the closing! Her knowledge of Saint Augustine is incredible. We would absolutely recommend her.

Teresa Manucy

My awesome real estate experience: This was not just a real estate transaction, but the beginning of a True friendship. Irene was patient, with a true understanding of not just a residence, but a home of a lifetime of family memories. Her insight was true to my personal and emotional feelings to the sale of this family residence. Her experience was more than believable, on her selling price estimate for this residence. With the sale of a fair market price, this move was made so easy with her personal help and all the personal help of her staff. Sincere thank you Irene, and everyone at Saltwater Property Group.

Kathleen and Michael Maddock

We had a large compound in the historic area of St. Augustine Florida. Irene listed the property, had spectacular photography done and wrote a most impressive and accurate description of the property. Our property sold almost immediately for full price. Irene was exceptional in every possible way. All issues were dealt with in a professional manner. Irene made this entire process a breeze from our point of view. I can’t imagine ever working with any other professional when we have property to sell. Thank you Irene.

Steve and Jennifer Roche

We found Irene to be AMAZING in her capacity to be there when she was needed and to have all the skills needed to negotiate smoothly through both our sale of land and purchase of real estate. She is the consummate professional and with her aide d’camp Michael we always had immediate access to them at the critical times I would without question recommend her firm to anyone wanting to buy or sell property. If in the future we would find the need for a real estate professional, Irene would be the one we would choose.


Irene is the most knowledgeable realtor around about St. Augustine real estate. She successfully sold one property, and negotiated the purchase of two others for me, and everything was done expertly with a minimum of stress. Irene is much in demand, and is extremely busy on behalf of her clients, so she might not be the bet choice if you need lots of hand holding and chatting. When something needs to be done, she is right there, but between those times it can be hard to get in touch. But her expertise and knowledge of the market are awesome


Irene Arriola sold my house in St Augustine, FL. The choice of a real estate agent is one of the most difficult to make, so I would like to say with the utmost sincerity that I never regretted my choice from the moment I made it. Irene has such a good understanding of the St Augustine area market, and the flavor of the different neighborhoods, that she is able to match buyers with the right property. I was so impressed that she herself or one of the Saltwater Properties staff did ALL of the showings. She was able to answer all questions during showings and explain the unique qualities of the home that others would not be able to represent. Irene was highly professional and diligent during the entire process. I give Irene my highest recommendation.

Hope Street

Irene’s local knowledge is second to none and is the primary reason we selected her as our seller’s agent. We were skeptical about one or two suggestions, but decided to trust her and we were rewarded with a fantastic offer within days! She and her staff handled a fairly quick closing due to a corporate move with flexibility and professionalism. I’ve recommended her to friends and strangers alike!


Irene Arriola was an invaluable asset to my wife and I as we purchased our house. Her knowledge of the real estate market in St. Johns County is superb. You can rest easy knowing that Irene will fight to get you the best possible selling/buying price. She always puts her clients’ needs first. I have used Irene Arriola as my selling or buying agent five times since 2002. When you want the best, call Irene!

Buff Gordon

Irene Arriola is extremely well organized, very professional, and responds quickly to telephone calls and text messages. I have bought and sold a number of houses in the last ten years in another county and I rate her head and shoulders above all the realtors I worked with. She has a talent and sixth-sense for what was right for me and what I needed, and was extremely helpful in fixing what needed fixing in the home I was buying and finding the right plumber, painter, and carpenter to make changes I wanted and needed in haste to make a move to the new home. She has a home-grown team of skilled craftsmen to recommend and a solid sense of her community’s residential and business areas.

Irene Arriola Real Estate, Inc.
81 King Street, Suite B Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Email: [email protected] | Office phone: 904.829.2002
Cell phone: 904.669.0691 | Fax: 904.829.2029