Jeff and Debbie Rankin, 3/20/2007
"We want to thank you for the outstanding job you did in finding just the house we'd been looking for and then getting our existing home sold so quickly. Not only did you demonstrate an excellent ability to get both deals closed but you and your team, Nancy and Jaimi, made it so easy for us. The contacts you have for lenders, inspectors, insurance providers, painters, floor companies and repair people are truly unbelievable. It really made the whole experience both easy and pleasant; two things you don't normally associate with buying or selling a home. You really know your stuff and you know how to get it done right! We appreciate your tireless and professional efforts on our behalf. There isn't one single thing you could have done any better." back to top
GiGi Fernandez, Former USTA Tennis Professional and Jane Geddes, Former LPGA Golf Professional
"I have been buying and selling real estate for the past 25 years. I have bought real estate in many states across the country. While living in Tampa, I was involved in several real estate transactions where I used Traci Burns and her team to represent my interests. I have to say, that in my experience of over 50 closings, no one gave me better service, no one so diligently answered my phone calls, no one found a solution to each problem that arose and no one I encountered has ever been as professional, qualified, friendly and eager to help us as Traci and her team. I would recommend Traci to anyone looking for an agent that will provide great service, diligent follow-up and a smooth closing transaction." back to top
Brooks P. Byrd, Byrd Corporation, 2/4/2002
"As an experienced Bay Area Developer, my partners and I can fully appreciate how a knowledgeable real estate professional can influence the success of any project, and we feel that we have benefited immensely through our association with Traci. When it comes to customer service, Traci exceeds all expectations. Her attention to detail is unsurpassed and her responsiveness is unmatched by any other realtor we have worked with. Traci takes great pride in the relationships she has built over the years and as a result her reputation is among the best in the industry. What we have found is Traci's service doesn't stop with closing of a property; she wants to build relationships for life and to contribute to the life of her community. When it comes to answering real estate needs, we believe working with Traci Burns is the best move you can make." back to top
Charles R. Stelter, 11/21/2003
"I have owned properties and lived in several different communities on Harbour Island in the past twelve years. Over this period, I have had the opportunity to be associated with Traci Burns in two of my real estate transactions. The most recent experience resulted in receiving a sales contract at a higher level than any comparables to date on the Island. I attribute much of this success to Traci's professional knowledge and skills coupled with her ability to develop a well thought out strategy and plan of execution." back to top
Charles Gibson, 2/19/2004
"I wanted to take a moment and share with you my experience with Traci Burns during the purchase of my new home. Although she represented the Seller in the transaction, I was extremely impressed with the way she conducted herself and the professionalism that she possesses. As an executive with a large commercial real estate company, I know first hand the importance of having talented real estate agents to represent a company. Throughout the entire process, Traci was very prompt, informative and knowledgeable which led to a smooth transaction. It is very difficult to find a real estate agent as experienced and ethical as Traci. I know when the time comes for me to sell my home, Traci will be the first person that I will consider representing me." back to top
Jose and Josefina Nine, 4/10/2002
"Working with you from day one was an extremely positive experience for us. You guided us through every step of the way. You understood our needs and desires while facilitating the transition. Your vast expertise on Harbour Island as a destination for homebuyers was critical in identifying bona fide eligible parties. The targeted marketing and selective showings you conducted were a key to the success of the process. When the time came to negotiate with the selected Buyer, you went out of your way to make it happen and delivered much more than what was called for. You made the deal a reality. Without your counseling and professional guidance, we would not have made the transaction. Thank you for all the excellent work you did for us prior, during and after the house closed. You are a true professional." back to top
John Fitzgibbons, 7/2/1998
"Traci has always done an outstanding job on any matters on which I have worked with her including the building of my house on Harbour Island. I speak for many of the residents on Harbour Island who uniformly respect and appreciate Traci for her organizational and marketing skills. Not only is she smart and enthusiastic, she is exceptionally well organized, accomplishing her work promptly and on deadline. She is very responsible, honest and promptly returns telephone calls, which seems to be an increasing rarity today. I enthusiastically and highly recommend Traci." back to top
Charles O'Brien, Jr., 6/4/1998
"Over the past ten years, we have moved four times and during this period you handled most of the very difficult chores involved with those transactions. At all times, and I might add some very difficult times, you gained the respect of our family and the many families we know you have helped professionally and personally. You have an unflappable approach to the business part of the real estate development transaction. I admire your professional ability and I admire your solid, keenly intelligent approach to problem solving. " back to top
Janet A. Walder, 8/18/2001
"The definition of a perfect realtor is Traci Burns. Traci is always helpful beyond the call of duty, doesn't ever forget to return a phone call, keeps in touch with her clients daily if necessary and daily even if not necessary, respects each and every person with whom she works, understands that there is a time to drop in asking price but never pushes too soon, recognizes that everyone is not alike and acts accordingly, never belittling a client no matter how little a client may know about real estate matters. In all respects, Traci Burns will do not only the best job of which she is capable, but the best job of any realtor (in and out of the area). " back to top
Wayne & Rosemary Curtiss, 4/30/2007
"A few years ago, we purchased a 13 acre lakefront parcel on which we built two custom homes, one to call our new home, and the other to sell. The spec home was a 5 BR/6BA Mediterranean custom-designed by architect Thomas Lamb built with the best details and finishes to attract discriminating buyers who enjoy the lake lifestyle. In what would be one of the most important and best decisions of our lives, we chose to list our home with Traci Burns.
With Avila just a mile away, we considered several realtors who sell multi-million dollar homes in that community as candidates, as well as several others who were firmly established in North Tampa. We recognized the benefits of working with realtors intimately familiar with North Tampa and weighed that against the sterling brand that is Traci Burns, absolutely a dominant force in South Tampa, but not so much so in our northern reaches.
While analyzing this difficult decision, we recalled that in the past, we bought and sold real estate in other areas through local realtors because that made sense based on the scope of the transaction.
However, this lakefront property represented a much more significant investment for us. In working with Traci on numerous transactions over the past few years, never have we dealt with a realtor as experienced or professional . She is the consummate real estate professional whose years of experience have benefited us tremendously. As business owners with busy lives, we have confidently relied on Traci to represent our interests. Without exception, she has over-delivered. Our neighborhood may not be her usual arena, but her reputation for excellence is indisputable. Our decision was made.
Eight weeks later, we were rewarded for our faith in Traci. Thanks to her experience, business-savvy, hard work and creativity, in the midst of a softening real estate market we were under contract. Six weeks after going to contract we had great new neighbors who enjoy the lake lifestyle as much as we do!
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Brian and Rosemary Denney, 7/8/2008
"As you know, we had our South Tampa home on the market for over one year. Our initial listing was going absolutely nowhere for months on end until we were introduced to you. Your professionalism, hard work and sage advice is the reason that we sold our home. Rosemary and I will be popping a bottle of champagne tonight and our only regret in doing so is that you won't be here to share it with us. We very much appreciate all of your hard work and will recommend you to anyone who is looking for a top notch realtor. We simply cannot thank you enough for all that you did for us." back to top