90% of Elke's business comes from past customers, their friends and family members. Following are some of their comments:
"We had the pleasure of
working with Elke for the sale of our previous property and the purchase of our
dream home on the Inter-Coastal Waterway. Her
experience and extensive knowledge of all properties in the area resulted in a
quick and concise search. We have never
worked with someone so professional yet personable. Her hands-on, personal and caring touch led
us confidently and smoothly all the way throughout the listing, contracts and
closings of both homes. Elke kept us
well-informed every step of the way and our questions and concerns were
answered promptly. She is wonderful to
work with and we truly have developed a close and strong friendship that we
believe will last for years to come. We
highly recommend Elke (and her home-made German red cabbage) to our friends and
- Jona Carter
"Elke sold my house by
providing great communication with us.
She knew what the house needed to show best. She contacted us with the buyers’ questions
immediately. This is the fourth time she
has helped my family buy and sell
houses. We are very satisfied now
as we were in the previous transactions.
Elke’s integrity and knowledge get the job done without problems. If you want a no-stress transaction and
obtain the best value, use Elke!
- Allen A.
"Elke was a blessing – so
knowledgeable in every aspect of selling our home. I must say, never have I had a realtor that
walked me through each and every step, keeping us informed of each step. Thank you, Elke. You are a gracious and caring lady. If there comes a time we are in need of a
realtor, know you are the realtor we will contact!"
- Donny and Charlotte
"I would like to share an
While going through an
extremely difficult period of our life as a family, Elke was introduced to me
by the most unlikely person - a designer at a store, and Elke has been an angel
sent from God to help us. Moving here
from South Florida due to a family matter, I was in a situation in which I
needed to sell my parents’ home as quickly as possible and also find a rental
home for myself and my husband extremely fast. In less than a week, not only
was Elke able to get me an extremely beautiful rental house just as I wanted
it, but she also sold my parents’ house the day after she placed the For Sale
sign in front of the house.
No words could describe my
gratitude, and no words could describe the gratitude as a family we all feel
towards Elke. But above all, her caring and concern was indescribable ...
everything she did was done with the utmost caring.
Thank you Elke ... thank you
over 20 years, my husband and I have looked to Elke for her real estate
expertise and local knowledge in helping us buy and sell properties, many of
which were for investment. She does her homework and is absolutely committed to
providing over-the-top service to her clients. We have always appreciated
Elke's honesty and integrity, and wisely relied on her judgment for all of our
If you are looking for an outstanding
realtor who is a pleasure to work with, look no further than Elke McMenemy!
- Jim and Lynne
"First off, let
me start out by saying Zillow does not provide enough stars for how much Elke
deserves!! She is the most kind, caring, and genuine real estate agent I have
ever met. Elke sold my parents house to them 10 years ago and I was honored
that she helped my husband and I, first time home buyers, purchase our first
home! She made the whole process, start
to finish, as smooth as possible for how stressful buying a home can be,
especially for the first time. She is extremely fast and prompt for keeping you
up to date on all the stages throughout the entire process. She goes above and
beyond the call of what a real estate agent does and you can most certainly
tell she really cares about her clients. She paid super close attention to the
details my husband and I were looking for in a home and together we nailed it!
It was an absolute privilege working with her. I HIGHLY recommend Elke for
anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home. She is very professional and super
knowledgeable about the area. I promise you will not be disappointed picking Elke
as your real estate agent!!"
- Kari and John
"My husband and
I were interested in buying a home for the first time and we decided to contact
Elke because of great experiences family members of mine had with her in recent
past. Elke did not disappoint. She was very responsive and was always 100% on our
side. She really went the extra mile to explain things to us since we were
first time buyers and to make sure things went smoothly for us even after
closing. Elke was a wonderful asset to have for our first home-buying
experience and we are so happy with our new home."
- Julia Altman
"I had been
looking around for rentals, when I decided that maybe I should look into buying
my first house instead. The first person I called was Elke. She told me exactly
what I needed to do in order to become a homeowner. Elke has helped my parents,
my grandparents, and now me. She is very knowledgeable about the area, what the
market is doing, and the things to look for when viewing a house. After looking
at numerous places that I had seen on the internet, Elke told me she knew of
one that she thought would suit me perfectly and insisted that we go look at
it. It turned out that it WAS the perfect one for me and my son."
- Allan Kerner
We want to
thank you for the good job you did! It
was a pleasure to coordinate everything with you. We closed the sale very fast, and that was
very important to us. Thank you so much
- Cesar and
"Elke has been
our Realtor for 17 years. There is no one else we would trust with our real
estate transactions and we've bought and listed with her. Not only is she
extremely knowledgeable but she's pretty funny too. After all these years we're also honored to consider
her a friend. Thanks Elke!"
- K and K
"Elke, having worked for a builder for
many years, I have seen many agents. You are one of the most comprehensive
agents that I have had the pleasure of doing a transaction with. As a buyer’s
broker, you represented
your clients’ positions excellently and
they each received the best deal they could have possibly received. Both
customers were from out-of-town, and you diligently worked to ensure that their
house-buying experience went smoothly. I want you to know that I
appreciate your trust in our homes. Best
- ~ John B., New Home Sales Counselor
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a wonderful experience in purchasing our new home in St. Augustine. Having bought and sold several homes in California over the years, I can honestly say we have never seen first-hand how a true professional makes the process so enjoyable! Your knowledge of the area and your attention to detail allowed us to zero in on exactly what we were looking for and in the price range we had agreed upon. As you and I discussed, I was a Vice President of Sales in the computer industry before retiring to Florida this past year so I am acutely aware of what it takes to be a professional and successful person in sales. Elke, I can honestly say you have what it takes. In the future, if I can be of assistance in recommending your services please do not hesitate to contact me."
- Don and Pat Sullivan, St. Augustine, FL
We just wanted to say thanks for the guidance you provided to us when we relocated from Farmington, Connecticut to St. Augustine, Florida. This was a big decision and move for us which was complicated by the distance involved.
"When we first met you we were "just looking" and not ready to buy but needed to know if St. Augustine was going to be our preferred location. During our initial meeting you quickly understood our requirements and zoned in on properties you thought we would be interested in. This included the King's Trace development which we became fond of. When we returned to the area a year later with the intention to buy you knew our criteria and quickly set up several appointments that were on the mark. Ultimately we decided on a recently constructed home in King's Trace and you were with us every step of the way, from negotiation to the close. We returned to Connecticut (for two months) after our offer was accepted and you maintained regular contact with us via e-mail during the time when final touches were made to the house.
We can truly say that during this process the service you provided facilitated our relocation and we are very happy in our new home. Best regards,"
- Eric and Debra Maalt
I just received the paperwork for the closing on the lot next week. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your hard work in securing buyers for my property. From the initial phone call in December of 2010 to today I know I chose the right person to handle this for me. Your professionalism has been impressive. You kept me informed throughout the process and handled the inspection for the possibility of a gopher turtle habitat on the property. Through you, I learned all about this endangered species and the cost of relocating them. Thankfully, the little critters were not present on the property. With the closing next week, our contract is complete. I hope you know I am very grateful I found you and that all went so smoothly. Sincerely,
- Phyllis Gloriosa, Chicago, IL
Working with you has been such a joy! I can´t tell you how much I appreciate all your help and support throughout the process of buying my lot. It´s been a wild ride between the lender and the trespassing neighbor, but I´m glad I was on it with you! Sincerely,
My husband Alan and I recently bought a beautiful condo in St Augustine, Florida. As Canadians we had been thinking about purchasing a property in the sunny south for some time but had no idea where to begin.
We found Elke McMenemy on the internet and when she called us after receiving our initial e-mail we immediately felt comfortable with her. She helped us through every step of the way even putting us in touch with a rental agency (to rent our unit when it was vacant) and a tax specialist to help us with our U.S. tax needs. Elke kept in touch with us throughout the process. She even came with us to our pre-closing inspection and to the closing in Jacksonville.
We would definitely recommend contacting Elke McMenemy to anybody considering buying property in St. Augustine. Thanks again for everything, Elke!
- Alan and Nancy Croft
Elke, I wanted to express my sincere thanks for the stress-free experience you recently provided my husband and me on our purchase. We have bought and sold numerous properties over the years for both personal households and investments, and have worked with a great many real estate agents in those transactions. I have never worked with an agent like you! Your thoroughness and attention to detail sets you apart from the rest and I would never hesitate, and will certainly encourage anyone who is planning on buying or selling to contact you and utilize those skills you have developed over the years ? not just in real estate but customer service, too!
I was also incredibly impressed with you in regards to the "endangered species" that I thought could potentially be on the lots. While I was doing our due-diligence on that issue, you were contacting those same agencies that I was in contact with to make certain that you protected both the interest of the buyer and seller in such an important issue, and you explained to us our responsibilities should that scenario become real. Thank goodness that didn´t end up being the case, but your calm, concise demeanor certainly was appreciated.
It was such a pleasure working with you! Thanks for everything!
- Veronica Peterson
Elke McMenemy was invaluable in the sale of my home. She came to our initial meeting well prepared with current data and information on my home and comparable properties. She quickly put my mind at ease that she was the person to sell our home. My home sold within two weeks and Elke continued to handle all the details of the transaction with professionalism and efficiency. Her exceptional knowledge and ability were a great comfort in an otherwise stressful time.
- Jim and Terri
Eric and I would like to thank you for your excellent help in selling our home in St. Augustine. As we all know, the real estate market in this part of Florida is quite a challenge. Through your consistent effort and recommendations, we sold for more than the same home several houses down from ours. Again thank you.
- Sincerely, Rich and Eric Jordan
Dick and I would like to express our sincere thanks to you for finding us the 'right' house. It is certainly in the best location for us and we are much enjoying being close to everything and having this wonderfully calming view of the lake and trees from our living room and bedrooms. You knew what we wanted and you found it!
You have our sincere thanks and best wishes.
- Eugenie and Richard Louttit
I had been looking around for rentals, when I decided that maybe I should look into buying my first house instead. The first person I called was Elke. She has helped my parents, my grandparents, and now me. Elke is very knowledgeable about the area, what the market is doing, and the things a buyer should look for when viewing a house. She told me exactly what I needed to do in order to become a homeowner. After looking at numerous places that I had seen on the internet, Elke told me she knew of one that she thought would suit me perfectly and insisted that we go look at it. It turned out that it WAS the perfect one for me and my son.
- Allan Kerner
We would like to thank you for your hard work selling our house. Your personal attitude is always that of a true real estate professional which you are. Your responses to inquiries are always timely and courteous. Your advertisements in the Homes and Land, newspapers, and your website are very appealing and professional looking. The many showings of our house exhibit the hard work you have devoted to selling our house. We will certainly recommend you to anyone looking for a hard-working, honest, professional real estate agent. Feel free to use our name anytime as a reference. Once again, MANY THANKS.
- Norm and Dottie
Elke is kind and caring. She understood exactly what I wanted, and helped me to negotiate the best deal she could for me. She never made me feel rushed into making a decision. I would not hesitate to recommend Elke!
- Maria Crocetti
Thank you for all the assistance you provided in our recent purchase of a condo in St. Augustine.
When I found your information online, I hoped that you would be pleasant and easy to work with and that proved to be very true. I gave you some very basic requirements for the scope of our search and you did a great job for us, narrowing the pool of options and allowing us to feel that we had a good cross-section of the condos available in the area, within our range and slightly above it. Because we had such a short timeline, I was very impressed that we were able to settle on an option so quickly and get the deal worked out. You were instrumental in our negotiation process and your advice proved very helpful. You clearly know the area and that is what we lacked but needed most.
Now, less than six weeks later we have closed on our condo and are picking out paint colors! We couldn´t have asked for more in our real estate professional. Thanks and best regards,
-Lisa A. Moore and family
First, let me thank you so much for your professionalism, knowledge, and hard work with my son and his family. My confidence was not misplaced! Since I have now seen the condo, I think it is a good buy and a smart choice for them. I know they will enjoy having it. Hopefully, they'll even let us use it occasionally! I really appreciate what you did for them. Thanks again.
- Vicki Coolidge, ABR, GRI, SRES, Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, Brunswick, GA
I wanted to drop you a line to let you know what a complete pleasure it has been to work with you. Having parents in Florida who needed help in moving, and not having the ability to come down and work with them, was a very stressful situation - and one that I know many children feel. When I began searching for an agent I desperately needed someone who understood my parents´ needs and would look out for them all the way. As you know, I had interviewed several agents, but not until you and I talked did I know that I had found "the one!" You not only zeroed in on what they wanted and needed (finding them a fabulous house in a great location), you got it for them at a price that they didn't think was possible! On top of it all, you were happy to put up with the endless phone calls and emails from me - which gave them peace of mind as well.
After working as a Realtor in Virginia for 12 years I can honestly say that you are one of the finest Realtors with whom I have had the pleasure to work. You are a true professional who cares about doing what is right for the client. You have that unique and rare ability to make the great deal and still have all sides smiling at the settlement table.
Anyone looking for a home in St. Augustine would do themselves a disservice to work with anyone else - I know that we never will! Thanks again,
- Cathy McDonald
Thanks for the very thoughtful gift you sent after our closing. You made what could have been a nightmare into smooth sailing. Your attention to detail and follow through is what made the difference. I have never had a closing from 2000 miles away before, but with an experienced and caring person like you, I would do it again. Mike and I thank you for everything and we look forward to seeing you when we return to St. Augustine. God bless you. Sincerely"
- Mike and Nancy Ranguette
We used Elke when we bought our home 10 years ago, so when we were ready to sell it we went right to her to list the home for us. Over the years, Elke has become more than our Realtor, she has become our friend. She is extremely knowledgeable, which is a plus in this day with the market the way it is. The end result was that our home sold and she stood behind us when we purchased another home.
We have recommended Elke to our friends, and will continue to so. Thanks, Elke!
- Karen & Kathy
I was very satisfied with the service I received from Elke McMenemy. When I had questions or needed advice, Elke was always helpful, professional, friendly and courteous. I appreciate the time, energy and attention she put into getting my property purchase completed. In addition, she made me feel like a friend, not just a client. Thanks so much.
- Loren Z
Liebe Elke McMenemy, wir möchten uns noch einmal ganz herzlich bei Ihnen bedanken für Ihre exzellente Betreuung bei unserer Immobiliensuche. Dank Ihrer Hilfe und Kompetenz sind wir schnell zu einem erfolgreichen Ergebnis gekommen. Wir möchten Ihre nette und ausgiebige und auch persönliche Beratung vor Ort und per E-Mail loben. Nicht nur bei der Suche des passenden Objektes, sondern auch darüberhinaus bei vielen organisatorischen Dingen, standen Sie uns mit Rat und Tat zur Seite. Wir sind froh und erleichtert mit Ihnen zusammen diesen Schritt in ein neues Land gegangen zu sein. Liebe Grüße und einen schönen 2. Advent.
- Annette und Familie
We would like to thank you again for your excellent support during our real estate search. With your assistance and competence, we were able to achieve successful results. We commend and appreciate your courteous and extensive communications with us, both in person and via email. We not only appreciate your assistance in helping us find the right property, but also in arranging for utilities, cable service and window treatment installation, and guiding us along with useful information that reduced the stress of the purchase and settling-in process. We are happy and relieved that you were at our side during our journey into a new country. Sincerely,
- Annette and family
We received our copy of the closing papers today and I want to tell you how great an experience it was working with you. You handled our transaction with the utmost professionalism, and were extremely organized and thorough in your execution of duties. You marketed our property not only on several locations online, but also in two different real estate "hard copy" publications. You were also gracious with other realtors, and with the rental agencies that you had to deal with regarding the showing of our property, so that there was nothing for me to worry about! Thank you for all the messages to update us on any showing activity, and to help us understand this strange real estate market we are in. Your help was invaluable. Sincerely,
- Kevin & Michele Brooks
I just wanted to take the time to tell you "thank you." About four or five years ago when I was looking for someone to trust with my needs in St. Augustine, I found you, and that has been the best thing to happen for me. Since then you have always been there as a friend and a person I can trust to look out for my interests in the area. When I decided to put my condo unit on the market, you had my best interests in mind in guiding me through the whole thing. It is hard to come by someone like you who takes the time and makes the effort to truly understand the needs of your clients, and looks out for what is best for them. You have always kept me informed of how things where going while my unit was on the market and were always there to answer any questions that I might have had. This has been the case when I was a buyer and now as a seller. I will never forget all you have done and I know I will always be able to call on you when we go to look for a new home in your area. I will always highly recommend you to anyone who is in the market to sell or buy. Thanks again for being more than an agent. You are a true and caring person that I feel I have been blessed to come to know, in business and on a personal level. As always, take care and I will keep in touch.
- Oscar C. Blalack
Elke McMenemy was my real estate broker in the winter of 2008. We had a long distance working relationship since I was living in Portsmouth, NH and relocating in Saint Augustine, FL. She is most knowledgeable of the area and was able to show me what I was looking for - an older home within my price range, within walking distance of the old city of Saint Augustine and in a safe neighborhood. I felt totally supported and well taken care of through out our search. Ms McMenemy is 100% professional and trustworthy with an added calm and warmth to her nature. She is direct and down to earth with her peers as well as her clients and well deserves their respect and trust. She went out of her way many times to incorporate my two short visits, devoting several full days to me from start to finish. In addition, she drove me to several home service agencies before closing, since I was unfamiliar with the area. Ms McMenemy talks warmly of her past "client/friends." I can see why one becomes the other and I´m happy and honored to be included in this ever-expanding group.
- Joan North 3/17/08
Working with Elke was a wonderful experience. She is very knowledgeable and kept me informed about the market conditions throughout the selling process. Elke is a true professional who really cares about her clients. I would unconditionally recommend her to anyone who is looking to sell or buy.
- Tammy Bowles
Elke, thank you so much for your professional services in getting our investment property sold in Tuscany Ridge. Your hard work, industry knowledge and attention to detail showed through in getting this property sold in a timely manner during this very difficult real estate market. We especially thank you for going the extra mile in the little things, like fertilizing our lawn for us. Thank you again for a job well done. We would definitely use you again in the future. All the best,
- Dr. Michael and Adrienne Papa
Elke is just great in every way. We have worked with her in buying and selling our home. Elke is honest and hard-working; she really knows the market and what a home will actually sell for. To top it off, she is the sweetest, most caring person you could ever meet. Thank you, Elke!
- Beth and Steve Voit
We contacted Elke because of the impressive number of certifications and designations she has earned. We chose to work with Elke because she responded to our questions promptly, knowledgeably, and professionally. We highly recommend Elke because she not only shares her knowledge and experience with her clients but also warmth, kindness, and sincerity. She has true passion for her job and shares our love of the beauty and history of St. Augustine.
- Kathy and Joe Mrkvicka
D and I want to thank you for your untiring assistance in finding us the type of home we were looking for. You listened to our needs, talked with us about our interests, and quickly identified possible choices for us. Thanks for going beyond just showing houses, and helping us learn about the community and how to easily make adjustments to a new location. You are indeed a knowledgeable realtor who knows listings, but more importantly you are insightful to the needs and wants of your clients. Thank you.
Dear Elke, Ellie and I are writing to say thank you for all your help in finding us a new home in the St. Augustine. We gave you no easy task being from the west coast and only having limited time to look (over the Thanksgiving Holiday). You went above and beyond to pack as much as you could into the two days of house hunting. Once we were ready to choose, you helped us to understand the pros and cons of each property on our short list. As a result of your efforts, we believe that the house we picked was the best fit for us, and at a great price. Your help with the mail-away closing, working with our daughter Tiffane to coordinate her move-in, and all the small details was really appreciated. We look forward to enjoying our new home thanks to you, and hope to be seeing you in the future when we are in St. Augustine. Thank you very much.
- Bob and Ellie Bennett
Dear Elke, I just wanted to thank you for all your help with the purchase of our condo. You made the experience so pleasant and worry free, from the first showing through the final signing. I enjoyed working with you and will recommend your expertise to anyone. You were great fun and both Dan and I look forward to working with you again.
- Dan and Yvette R
Elke, It wasn't easy to market our older Midwest-style home in a 'Florida area', but thanks to your real estate sales technique and knowledge, the house sold and we are now enjoying our beautiful new home in St. Mary's. Mr. Antle and I most appreciated your honesty and kind concerns through all the ups and downs. You are one in a million! Best regards.
- Norman and Shirley Antle
We bought our first house from Elke in 1997 and it was our dream house. When we found we had to sell, Elke was the first person we contacted. She sold our house in a week! Unfortunately, the buyers' contingency wasn't met and so 45 days later, Elke was in selling mode again. This time, I think it took two weeks before the house was sold. There aren't enough superlatives to describe Elke. She is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, hardworking, honest, smart, well-informed, a diligent worker, has integrity, is extremely professional and is dedicated to your needs. She is a warm and delightful human being and is a pleasure to know as a person. She keeps on top of everything, explains the process as you go through it, and stays in touch so you never have to worry. We highly recommend Elke, without reservation, to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home. Elke takes a personal interest --- you're not just a piece of property, and I am happy to recommend Elke as a knowledgeable, friendly and honest realtor. She was very helpful, patient and fun to work with.
- Steve and Sherry Beard
I am very thankful to Elke McMenemy for her professional guidance and direction for an island property I recently purchased. Here I am, a real estate broker from Virginia with over 20 years experience, gladly taking advice from Elke. When I met her I was impressed with her knowledge. To make a long story short 3;I´m glad I did3;She knew exactly what was needed to satisfy my needs plus consummate the "deal". Elke was great from start to finish. Therefore, I suggest anyone coming to the St. Augustine area to contact Elke. Her professionalism and knowledge of the area is unsurpassed. I am sure you will not be disappointed in any way. I am referring all my friends to Elke because "she knows what she is doing ." In this day where there is an abundance of real estate agents ? go with the best.
- Jack Kelliher (Springfield, VA)
Thank you so much for all the time and effort you made on my behalf in the purchase of my home in St. Augustine. I appreciate sincerely all the help you provided not only in helping me search for a new residence, but in providing other assistance in bringing this purchase to a successful closing. Hope to see you again and wish you much success in your future endeavors.
- Mary C.
When my husband and I decided to move from Jupiter, Florida to St Augustine, Florida, we wanted a real estate agent who would be professional and good at finding us the home we wanted for our retirement. Elke McMenemy was that person. We explained to her what we were looking for in a house and she knew exactly what we wanted. The very first house that she showed us was the one we bought. She had done all the preliminary review of homes in the area making sure she had found the perfect place for us. Elke is very professional and made our buying experience a pleasure and we would recommend her highly to anyone who is ready to buy or sell.
- Joe & Betty Gonia
Thank you for assisting us again with the sale of our home and making the transition to our new location run smoothly. We will miss you a great deal.
- Peter and Karen K.
After visiting St. Augustine several times, we decided to relocate there. We were on a three year plan. On our vacations, we started looking for a home on our own and did not have very much luck finding what we wanted. Then in '03 we did try a different realtor which I might add was anything but helpful. With one more vacation coming up in 05 we decided to try to find a realtor on line. That is when we found Elke. When I saw how hard she had worked on her web page and I read her testimonials, I knew she would be a great help in helping us find the right home. Her web page is jammed packed with all kinds of useful information you would not think of with trying to move or relocate. With her love and knowledge of the real estate in the area, we had found the right home in two days. We feel like we had a good friend with us. Her warm and friendly ways made the whole process a lot easier for us. We would recommend Elke to anyone trying to buy or sell a home. Way to go Elke, and thank you again.
- Mike and Vicki L. (Virginia)
I can't say anything that hasn't already been said. I mean every word when I say I couldn't be more pleased with the services I received. I appreciate all that you have done. You went above and beyond with getting the water serviced and the plumber to fix the faucet leak. I can't thank you enough and I sincerely hope our paths cross again someday.
Very respectfully yours,
When I was ready to sell my home, I picked Elke because she was the only agent that listened. It seemed that other agents wanted to price my home for their own agenda, a quick sale, at a price that was lower than I had in mind. Upon her first visit to my home, Elke immediately stated that the computer-generated pricing based on comps was too low. We agreed to put my house on the market in the price range that I felt my home would bring. It went on the market on a Monday; the next Sunday I had a full price contract in hand. Not only did Elke listen to me in the beginning and price my house higher, but throughout the selling process she was always there with a great attitude and a willingness to go the extra mile.
- Judy P.
Hallelujah! Huzzah! Praise the Lord! ... and thank you, Elke McMenemy, for consummating the successful sale of our Greens condo. We think that the time factor and the sale price fell within the parameters of current real estate market conditions. On a personal note, we wanted you to know that we were very satisfied with the professional and personal way in which you handled the marketing and related matters. In addition, you always conveyed an optimistic and reassuring outlook for us as sellers. We unhesitatingly recommend your services to any prospective home sellers or buyers who anticipate a professional and palatable real estate experience. Our only regret is that with our move back to New Jersey, we will not have the pleasure of your company (and Don's) as neighbors. Again, our thanks and appreciation for your services and your friendship in our dealings together. Sincerely yours,
- Grace and Bill Honnen
We bought our Flagler Beach condo from Elke a few years ago and she did such a superb job on that (difficult) transaction that we naturally called her when the time came to sell. She did her marketing and priced the property so well that it sold in less than two weeks in January; a real achievement! Elke is a smart, well-informed (we were doing a 1031 exchange, and she knew all about that, too), and diligent worker, plus she is such a good person that you feel you have an instant friend. She is a warm and delightful human being and a pleasure to be with. She keeps on top of everything, explains the process as you go through it, and stays in touch so you never have to worry. After working with many other Realtors in several states, I can say without hesitation that Elke is the best we have ever had the pleasure of engaging.
- V. Thompson
I would like to thank Elke for all of her hard work and help. I thought that living in Jacksonville and trying to sell a house in St. Augustine would be very difficult and time consuming. However, Elke made it all very simple and painless. Through email and a few phone calls, we were able to exchange all of the needed information. I met with her on a Saturday, and the following Monday I was accepting an offer on the house. Thanks, Elke. Super job!
- Rick F.
I have nothing but high regard and praise for Elke McMenemy as a real estate agent. She has boundless energy and enthusiasm for the work that she does. She has a vast knowledge base of information about properties in the St. Augustine area, and she avails herself of all of the modern resources to continually expand that knowledge base. She is courteous and easy to work with, and she is a pleasure to know as a person. In addition, she listens well to her clients as they express their needs and desires, and she tailors her guidance to those needs and desires. She works diligently to find those properties that would be right for her clients. I recommend her highly and without reservation to anyone seeking to purchase property in St. Augustine.
- Dr. Theodore K. Mathews, PhD
We found Elke McMenemy through her advertisement in a real estate publication when we were looking for a home in St. Augustine. Initially, we contacted her because of the testimonials of great satisfaction that came from her previous clients. After realizing, when talking with her, that she was very experienced, had great knowledge of the area and of the St. Augustine real estate market, we chose to work with her and we have thoroughly enjoyed having Elke help us because she always answered any questions we had, always returned or initiated telephone calls, is extremely professional and never pressured us in any way. Elke was always available to us when we needed her. She is very dependable and has been supportive throughout our real estate transaction. We would highly recommend her to anyone who desires impeccable service with a pleasant, friendly, professional, and supportive attitude. Go with Elke and you will not be sorry!
- Joyce H and Judith K
Last April, after having visited beautiful St. Augustine, I decided to move from California to Florida. Finding a home to buy across the country is, of course, not easily done and really only achievable with internet proficient Realtors. Elke McMenemy not only had the best web page (very informative and helpful for relocating home buyers), but she was also an internet expert! She helped me find the perfect home --- right price, right size, right neighborhood! She always emailed me with updates and info. She even connected me with inspectors that were able to email their reports. Additionally, outside of virtual reality, I found Elke to be not only professional, but kind, thoughtful, and energetic. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for an experienced, caring Realtor who gets things done in the real and virtual worlds!
- C. Miranda
Elke was able to make my relocation to Saint Augustine, Florida an enjoyable experience. She understood my needs and was always there to help with any matters regarding this move. I would recommend Elke for any real estate transactions."
- Mark P
This is a thank-you to you, Elke, for the hard work and patience you showed in our last real estate transaction. We have worked together before, but never in such a difficult situation. The encouragement, honesty and patience you displayed made me realize once again that I was very glad I had chosen you to be my realtor. Keep up the good work you do!
- Theresa Childs
Dear Elke, I just wanted to write you a few lines and let you know how wonderful you are. I know in the day and time that we live, we don't always let people know how much they are appreciated. It was a wonderful experience to work with you in finding my new condo in St. Augustine, FL. I have had to deal with a few realtors in my time and believe me when I say that you are one of the best. You made me feel very secure in seeing all of my options throughout the whole ordeal. Even when things were getting kind of scary, I was so relieved to know that I had someone like you to be a stand-in for me. It was very difficult with me being in Atlanta, GA and all that was going on in Florida with the closing. I can't tell you enough how I was so relieved to know that all I had to do was call you and you would do whatever was needed to clear up the situation. I will always recommend you to whomever I hear of that is looking for a new home in your area. Thanks again so very much.
- Oscar C B
In early August, we closed on the purchase of our new home, and Elke McMenemy acted on our behalf as "Buyer's Agent." Our move was from Louisiana - with a forced short time between the sale of our previous home and the location and purchase of the home in Jacksonville. The short turn around time, coupled with the distance involved, made the process somewhat more stressful than normal. Additionally, the home we selected was under the control of a relocation firm, which contributed greatly to the complications and paperwork, and adversely impacted the process of closing on our home. In short, the situation we presented to Mrs. McMenemy to handle for us was anything but routine, normal or easy, but she gave us the extra effort required in our situation. She worked tirelessly to follow up - not only on the usual real estate transaction details, but also the onerous extra paperwork and requirements mandated by the relocation agency. Somehow Elke guided us successfully through the process, acting as both our agent and as our friend. Her words of encouragement during several of the more difficult periods were likely the only thing that maintained our sanity. We can recommend Elke's real estate services without reservation. Her thorough knowledge of her craft, coupled with integrity and untiring dedication to her clients' interests put her in the extreme minority of those in her profession.
- David B C
My experience of working with Elke McMenemy while buying our home here in St. Augustine was a true pleasure. Elke is very knowledgeable, hardworking and honest. She helped me through a very difficult time, and made the home buying process seem easy. Even though the deal had its share of twists and turns, Elke always was there to keep things on the straight and narrow, while always looking out for our interests. Any surprises were handled right in stride, and she always had a cheerful attitude to go along with a great philosophical outlook. I enjoyed working with Elke, and would recommend her to anyone.
- Alan B F
Our agent Elke McMenemy couldn't have been more helpful and professional in searching for a new home for us. The house we selected was suggested by Elke to look at and we liked it right away. Any future sales and/or purchases will be handled by Elke. She did a wonderful job and played a key role in making our move here from Kentucky a smooth one.
- David and Maureen J
I have worked with Elke McMenemy in the sale and purchase of three or four homes over the past 11 years or so. Our relationship is not only professional, but it is also a personal friendship. I recently called Elke about a particular home I saw advertised that I thought I might like. Elke knew about that home and, knowing my taste and preferences, she realized that it would not suit me. She did, however, tell me about one she was about to list that she knew I would love! And, the minute I saw it, I knew she was right. I am delighted with our new home and with the simultaneous sale of our previous home, and thrilled with the professionalism, expertise and respect given to me by Elke McMenemy. For these gifts, I say, Elke, thank you!
- Sylvia F M
Elke has been the highlight of our long distance buying experience. She is reliable, conscientious, and very bright, which facilitated our transaction enormously since she was able to think on her feet and make the right decisions when we weren't around. Elke is also a warm and delightful human being, and a pleasure to be with. We had a difficult closing but, thanks to Elke, all the details were worked out correctly. She saved us from a potential disaster, and kept our spirits up throughout. We highly recommend her.
- Rex and Vicki
Liebe Elke, Vielen Dank für die großartige Hilfe beim Verkauf unseres Hauses in St. Augustine. Der Verkauf ging schnell und problemlos über die Bühne. Für uns waren insbesonders ihre deutschen Sprachkenntnisse sehr wertvoll und ihre genauen Kenntnisse des Immobilienmarktes in St. Augustine. Vielen Dank und alles Gute von Helga und Dr. Gerhard Kelber.
Dear Elke, Thank you very much for your tremendous help in the sale of our house in St. Augustine. The sale transpired quickly and problem-free. For us, your knowledge of the German language was particularly valuable, as was your excellent knowledge of the real estate market in St. Augustine. Thank you very much, and best wishes.
- Dr. Gerhard and Mrs. Helga Kelber
Elke is a trustworthy Realtor who provides knowledge and genuine interest to the buyer. She helped find us a great new home. We would recommend Elke to our closest friends.
- Debbie and Natalie
Dear Elke, We were so fortunate to be connected with you through our Realtor in Pennsylvania. You were quick to grasp our needs and wants in relocating and retiring to Florida. You showed us many available properties, and led us to several sources for customizing a new home for our particular tastes. We were successful in securing a great lot in a newer development, and there contracted for the house of our dreams, which turned out great! Thanks, Elke.
- Barb and Dick
Dear Elke, Thank you for your good advice and hard work in helping us sell our townhouse so quickly. We appreciate receiving the benefit of your experience in handling all of the details of the sale. You communicated with us every step of the process, always making sure we were kept up to date. We were very satisfied with our working relationship and have recommended you to several people already. Thank you for all you have done for us!
- Frank and Debby B
When I decided to put my home on the market, I chose Elke because I knew I would get individualized service. I found her to be caring and professional, putting all her knowledge into selling my home in record time. Elke takes a personal interest; "you're not just a piece of property", and I highly recommend her.
- Nancy Z
We were very happy with Elke's help in the sale of our old house and in finding us a new, wonderful place to live. Other agents tried to help us, but were unsuccessful, so we thank Elke so much for all her hard work.
- Lloyd and Debra
Elke was very professional, knew all the answers to our questions and followed through on every step of the way.
- Lynn and Pat M
I am happy to recommend Elke McMenemy as a knowledgeable, friendly and honest realtor. She was very helpful, patient and fun to work with. She found me a wonderful home, meeting all my criteria and within budget. I recommend her to anyone interested in property in St. Augustine. She's great!
- Theresa C
Elke is a dream come true! When moving from DC to St. Augustine with 3 weeks notice, we needed more than a Realtor. Elke really worked to understand our needs, educated us on the area neighborhoods and real estate practices, and helped us target our search. She was fantastic to work with long distance - always reachable by email or phone, quick to send us detailed listings and very responsive to our questions. When we visited, we were able to see the narrowed list of properties and make a successful offer within just two days! And, we had a smooth closing in only 3 weeks. We recommend Elke without any reservations.
- Tara and Clay
Upon arriving in St. Augustine in 1995, the first person we met was Elke McMenemy, our realtor. Elke made near-heroic efforts to aid us in the purchase of a home back then, and in the recent sale of that home. Over the years, we have been privy to Elke's professional efforts; she has a natural talent for selling homes in record time and pleasing all parties involved. A true professional, she continually strives for excellence and has demonstrated such as a realtor of great integrity. Elke has become a faithful and respected friend. We wish her the very best, as she begins her 11th year in business. Congratulations and thank-you from the bottom of our hearts. Elke, we will miss you!
- The Benders
Dear Elke... My wife and I would like to extend our sincere thanks for all your help in our recent purchase of our dream lot in St. Augustine. Being young, my wife and I find it hard to get people to take us seriously when making large purchases. Elke, you made us feel comfortable and you handled everything as we live 6 hours away. You are truly a professional and someone we would recommend to anybody thinking about purchasing property. We not only feel we have a great realtor, but we gained a friend for life. Thank you again, Elke.
- Your friends, John and Cori (Fort Walton Beach).
Elke, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your help in finding my new condo. You took the time to look for the specific characteristics in a home that I wanted. My time to search was limited because I worked outside the state, and we did not waste a minute on those listings that did not fit the criteria. I am very pleased with my new home and wanted to tell you again how much I value our professional relationship.
- Anyce F.
When my husband and I decided that we were ready to make one of our life long dreams come true, I immediately set out to find the Realtor who would listen to our needs and put a plan together to help us make it happen. I started out by going to the internet. I e-mailed our request to several Realtors, but only one responded. I knew it might take some time and we might not find exactly what we were looking for right away, but Elke was the only Realtor who contacted us and truly heard what we wanted and helped our dream come true. In only a few months, Elke helped my husband and I find a piece of property in St. Augustine, Florida that we plan to build on in ten years. This is going to be our semi-retirement home and we think and talk about our plans to move to Florida quite often. Thank you, Elke, for helping our dream come true!
- Marcel H.
Elke assisted us in the purchase of a second home. She responded to our internet inquiry, e-mailed us listing information, and made the tedious process of house shopping fun.
- The Kahlers
I choose Elke to be my Realtor® because I have confidence in her professionalism, I enjoy her company as a person, and I know that whatever happens in the real estate transaction will be the best possible outcome for all parties involved.
- Pat C.
Working with Elke was great! She went to great lengths to assist us with our St. Augustine area real estate search. Elke worked with us from a distance via email, and when we finally met her in person it was like meeting an old friend! We highly recommend Elke McMenemy to help you.
- The Herman Family
I´ve had the pleasure of using Elke McMenemy´s outstanding expertise in Real Estate on a number of occasions, both to sell and purchase property, and there´s a reason why I come back to her quality guidance and superior services every time: she not only gets the job done (and better than anyone else), but she always seems to make the experience a pleasant and positive adventure. I like knowing I have a trusted expert in Real Estate that I can count on and, even more, I am grateful that this expert has become a friend.
- Susan N.
In 1999, Elke helped me find the perfect home where my daughter could live while attending the University of St. Augustine. My daughter recently graduated and returned to Arizona. Since I live in California and no longer need this home, I called Elke to sell it for me. Just days after my daughter left St. Augustine, the sale was closed! Just like when we bought the home, Elke handled every detail from beginning to end ----- no fuss, no muss! I would highly recommend Elke to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home. She gets results! And, you get a friend in the process.
- Donna Lee H.
Elke, you not only became my real estate lady, but you became my very good friend. Thanks for helping me find the perfect house. Your friend for life.
- Catherine B.
Elke has been an excellent help in selling my property. She goes the extra mile to accommodate the seller, as well as the buyer. I would recommend her to either. She is a real friend and helper.
- Barbara D.
The reason I initially chose Elke to be my Realtor® was due to her reputation in my community as a reliable, aggressive agent ?accustomed to getting results´. This certainly proved to be true, but Elke also remained available to assist me in the sale process and completing closing arrangements. I felt she was thoroughly committed to making my change in homes as exciting as it should be, with the least amount of trauma possible. I sincerely appreciate her efforts on my behalf.
- Joanna L.
FROM SEATTLE TO ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH! We first heard about Elke in March 2000 from some friends in St. Augustine. Elke has helped them over the years with their real estate needs and gave them outstanding service. In July 2001, we decided to look for a place of our own there, contacted Elke through her website and arranged to meet her two weeks later for only two days. Elke picked us up on Sunday at 1:00 pm, showed us houses and condos tirelessly all afternoon Sunday and all day Monday, through sunshine and downpours. By 6:00 pm Monday, we found the perfect place and at 7:00 pm we signed a contract to have a house built in beautiful St. Augustine Beach. We returned to Seattle as planned on Tuesday morning, confident with our decision. Elke is our extra set of eyes and ears, and continues to keep in close contact by phone and email ----- an invaluable asset when conducting coast-to-coast business. Elke is ?Simply the Best´.
- Wayne and Cynthia S.
We have moved several times in the past 10 years and have worked with many different agents. Elke has been by far the hardest working. We had gained so much confidence in Elke's work ethics that we knew our house would sell quickly, which it did! Elke made us feel like we were her only clients. She communicated daily with us and made excellent recommendations that helped sell our property. We would recommend Elke to anyone who is ready to sell.
- Dennis and Lori K.
We sold our home with Elke McMenemy of Florida Home Realty, and also bought a home from her in the last month. It was a delightful experience working with her as she really wanted to make everybody happy that was involved. Elke was really efficient and dedicated to helping us find a house that we just absolutely loved. She got a feel for the types of houses that we liked and showed us several that were right on. We love our new home immensely and have settled quite nicely. We would recommend Elke to anyone!
- Jamie, Rebecca and Brandon G.
Elke is a wonderful person. Buying a home with her wise counsel, expert advice, and warm personality was an extremely satisfying and gratifying experience. She was fair to the seller, but her vigilant and firm position regarding my needs and wants was superb. My family and I regard her as a true friend. I love the house Elke found for us, and I have told my former colleagues who are also planning to move to St. Augustine that Elke is the only person they should call to help them with their real estate needs!
- Ron B.
We feel very lucky meeting Elke as our REALTOR. She went the extra mile for us, finding a home ..... not just a home, but the one we had pictured in our minds. She will always be a friend to us.
- Ron and Norma T.
We had worked with Elke in the past, so when we decided to sell our home, it made sense to call her. Just as we expected, Elke got the job done and we are very satisfied with the outcome.
- Jim and Trudi L.
Elke came highly recommended by the on-site agent of the development where we bought our new home. He told us that he and his wife had hired Elke in the past, that she is honest and competent, and that she would work diligently to get our house sold. He was right, and we are very happy with Elke and the results she got. In fact, we gladly recommend Elke to anyone who needs assistance in buying or selling a home.
- Larry and Linda D.
This was the third time we hired Elke to help us. We thought we had a tough sale ahead of us because of the uniqueness of our property. What a surprise!Elke sold it in 52 days!
- Bruce & Karen E.
Elke just did a fantastic job for me! I decided suddenly to list my home, unaware of all the real estate matters that go along with this. Elke took care of all the details for me and made my move a breeze.
- Ella L.
We are so happy and satisfied with our new home that Elke found for us! It is the perfect place for us. Thank you, Elke, for helping with our special needs. You are a special person!
- John & Arlene W.
Elke, it was a pleasure to watch a professional at work. It was the first time we bought a house and actually enjoyed the process from beginning to end.
- Ed & Carol P.
Elke, thank you for making this sale so quick and smooth. You did a great job!
- Claire C.
What a pleasure it has been working with Elke! Paul and I found her to be not only a true professional - but a delightful person, as well.
- Melinda K.
Within just a couple of months, Elke sold our house and found our new home. Every step of the process was made easy due to Elke's knowledge and professionalism.
- Ron and Tracy T.
If you need a home, Elke will make it happen! This was the best Christmas gift ever. Thanks, Elke."
- Karen & James H.
Elke did a wonderful job of selling my house!
- Marion D.
On February 15th we called Elke. Later that day, she showed us our new home and, six weeks later, we moved in! Elke knows what you want, goes after it and makes it happen!
- Mark & Connie S.
What can we say 3;. We absolutely love Elke! She didn't sell us a house, she sold us our HOME!
- Kathy W. & Karen S.
12 Days from listing date to sale! It was a pleasure to have had you sell our home. Thank you, Elke!
- Don & Carol M.
I feel very fortunate to have had Elke as my Realtor. She listened to what I wanted and carried out my wishes with professionalism and expediency. She sold my home and found me a new one in a short time. Thank you, Elke.
- Patricia C.
Of our many moves over the years, this was the smoothest and fastest, thanks to Elke's expertise. She kept us fully informed throughout he listing and sale of our old house and the purchase of our new home.
- Bob & Kay B.
We are very happy that our home was sold so quickly and we appreciate all of Elke's hard work.
- Arnold & Janet O.
House hunting with Elke is like shopping with a friend: no pressure 3;. all pleasure! She found us the perfect home!
- Paul & Linda I.
We've lived all over the country and know that Elke is the best Real Estate Agent we have ever had. She helped find the perfect beach house for us!
- Bill & Karen H.
Elke took the stress out of shopping for a new home. We had fun, as well as peace of mind, as she helped make our dreams come true.
- Chris & Jo Ann M.
Elke was helpful and patient when we were looking for a home. She gave 110%, and we found a great one!
- John and Nina M.
Thanks, Elke, for the great job you did in selling my beach home! On a scale of zero to ten, you're an 11.
- Bob P.
Thanks for helping us find the home of our dreams and putting it within our reach. You treated us like family and you have definitely become part of ours.
- Jeff & Dodie S.
We would like to thank you for helping us find our dream house in St. Augustine. Your friendliness and professionalism made it easy for us to make the transition from New York.
- Jim & Bette T.
When we met Elke, we were looking for a vacation cottage near the beach. It took two years to find the ideal spot within our price range, but Elke was just as excited for us as if we were buying a $500,000 house. She is a dear friend!"
- Kenneth & Patricia M.
Our move to Florida was made easy and enjoyable by Elke helping us find the right house in no time at all. We are very happy here in Palm Coast, and would recommend Elke's services to anyone who's looking for a new home!
- Arnold & Ingrid P.
Thank you for all your help in finding our first home! You made our buying experience less fearsome by explaining everything, assisting us with any problems and always keeping us up to date. Whenever we decide to move, you'll be the first person we'll call.
- Rick & Debra H.
It has always been our dream to live in St. Augustine. Now we have not only realized our dream, but we have done it in one day with the professional help of Elke McMenemy. Thanks for making our dreams come true!
- Stefan & Joyce K.
Elke made house hunting a delightful experience with her warm, personal manner. She was also very professional and knowledgeable. The best part about having Elke as a Realtor is her service after the sale approach. She doesn't work for the money as much as she works for the people, to find them the right home!
- Donna V.
A couple of years ago, Elke helped us find the right home, in the right neighborhood, at the right price. We've lived here happily since, and would recommend Elke to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home!
- Sue N.
Elke truly cares about her clients. She would not rest until she found the home that was right for us. Elke is a great Realtor and a great person! We highly recommend her to anyone who is buying or selling a home.
- Earl & Tammy M.
We have relied on Elke for all of our real estate sales and purchases. She devotes her time and energy to making sure that the properties she has listed are fully advertised and that their exposure is complete. When Elke looks for a property to suit a client, every available location is reviewed. She's the best in the business!
- Bruce & Karen E.
My house had been on the market with another company for a year when I decided to hire Elke. She sold it, and I just can't say enough about Elke and Florida Home Realty! Thank you!!!
- Vicki C.
Cindy and I want to thank you so much for spending so much time with us in one weekend. We are thrilled that we were able to find something that met our criteria and exceeded our expectations. It is amazing that in one weekend we could find what we wanted: location, price, floor plan and a quick escrow. Thank you for being so prepared! Your professionalism, great sense of humor, and prayers have made this purchase a pleasure.
- Donna H.
I feel fortunate to have had Elke McMenemy as my Realtor. Elke takes the work and worry out of selling a home! Not only did she sell my home in just a week, but she took care of everything and kept me informed every step of the way. The moment you meet Elke, you can tell she loves her profession, and her enthusiasm puts you at ease.
- Barbara L.
We are very happy with the condo Elke found for us. She's a very dedicated and knowledgeable Realtor, and we would recommend her to anyone who needs to buy or sell real estate.
- Joe & Phyllis C.
We decided to make a move this past spring, and immediately Elke's name came to mind. We knew she was a very energetic person and would be the one to list our home with. Lo and behold, before we had even become used to the idea, a buyer came forth. The sale was finalized within a very short time. We were very satisfied with the way everything was handled. Elke is the one!
- Bill & Viola W.
If it weren't for Elke, we never would have found the perfect house. Elke really cares, and it shows!
- Jay & Stacey B.
When I was trying to sell my house 'Buy Owner', I felt so overwhelmed with all the callers, let alone qualifying them or weeding out the lookers. Then I hired Elke and, before I knew it, she had the house sold and even helped me find another. Thank you for everything, Elke!
- Betty T.
Elke helped our family find the perfect house ----- fast!
- Amanda & Megan M.
Elke was the sellers' agent in our transaction, but her patience and warmth made the entire process seem like an agreement among friends. Her thoroughness and knowledge are impressive, and I will always recommend her to friends and relatives relocating to St. Augustine.
- Pat B.