There are several key parts to having someone advocate for you in the most important purchase of your life: 1) Deep and broad knowledge base 2) Tenacity 3) Resourcefulness 4) Contacts/network 5) Availability/accessibility 6) Sincerity/trustworthiness While I suspect that they do not all achieve it, I think it is more than fair to expect that pretty much every realtor out there would hit marks 1-4 above. As is the case with so many other life transactions, my guess is that many (most?) realtors are luke warm when it comes to marks 5-6. When you're as vulnerable and as invested as you are in a purchase of a home, that is truly unacceptable. You need to be able to trust your advocate. You need to know that they sincerely have your best interests in mind. You need to know that you can reach them when you need to and not feel as though you are a burden (which is likely to be a fair bit). While April (and of course John, her husband) absolutely knocks it out of the park on 1-4 above, it is 5 and 6 where she stands out. She works absurd hours and surely has plenty more clients than us. Nonetheless, we didn't feel like we had an overworked business partner through the course of this. We felt like we had a friend who genuinely cared about us, was excited for us, and would stop at nothing to make sure that this ended with nothing less than comfort and contentedness. I am certain this is not common in this industry (or any other). Bravo, truly.
Rich and Rachel D.
April and John did a fantastic job for us! Not only did April sell our home in ONE day but also found us our forever home. She has tremendous knowledge and experience in the real estate business. We could call or text her with any questions we had and she responded immediately no matter the time of day. She stayed in constant communication with us throughout the entire selling/buying process. When we started looking for a new home we had a certain amount in mind for our monthly mortgage and April did an awesome job of getting UNDER that number! We couldn’t imagine using anybody else. We will definitely recommend her to all our friends and family! Thank you April and John!
Kevin & Sandy J.
April is the absolute best! From locating the perfect home to negotiating the absolute best deal to get you what you deserve, there is no better! All the way through the process, April was ALWAYS available to answer my questions. She is a wealth of knowledge and her experience means she knows what she’s doing and she means business! I’m lucky to have worked with her while buying my first home! She will have my business for life! Nikki H.
April helped us sell our house - and we listed right before Hurricane Irma. She still helped us meet our tight timeline. She came to our first meeting with a thorough knowledge of our area and the comps. Her knowledge re: the closing process saved us money other realtors might have missed. She responded quickly to any questions and offered intelligent insight to the process. We are very, very grateful to have read previous reviews, went with our gut, and signed with a great realtor and person.
Out of state seller so I had my title attorney Marc take my thumbs up pic with me hahahahaha
I feel so lucky to have come across April and I have already recommended her to friends and family! As a first time home buyer I had a lot of questions about the process and April patiently walked me through every step and made sure I was comfortable throughout the entire process. She answered my calls and texts immediately and helped me find the perfect house within my short timeframe.
April even drove to my new house when it was under contract to check on some damage that was caused during a repair. She dropped what she was doing on a Saturday to go check it out for herself and she made sure that the contractors repaired each and every bit of damage. She doesn't hesitate to go the extra mile!
As an LGBT family it was very important for me to work with someone that I was comfortable with and someone I could trust. April welcomed me with open arms and made me feel like part of her family. As soon as you meet her, you will know you want her in your corner! Maria G.
She will work with the most difficult people and make them happy. Trust me, I am one of those difficult people.
If you hate paperwork like I do, she's the one you want to work with. Most of it is electronic which is a plus.
She is a matter of fact, strong, and quick witted. Prepare for some sass and laughs.
I have known April for a long time and personally know that she excels in everything she does so when I decided to try to purchase a home it was natural to call April to assist; knowing that if she chose to work in real estate, like all her other endeavors, she would be the best in her field. Within a short period of time she had referred me for funding and I was approved for a loan. Next came the home search and we looked at some scary houses. One house that had a “bonus” room and some other questionable renovations. Another house with monstrous poltergeist tree roots all over the property- both of these I loved and wanted to buy but backed out of the contracts; after a second look they did not seem so appealing. When I lost another house to a cash bid, she was quick to let me know that there would be another house I liked better. We finally found THE house. Looking for a home was not an easy endeavor but through all my indecisiveness, weekend showings, late evening showings and multitudes of questions and phone calls, April was there. She never let me down and made the entire process much easier. She walked me through the inspections, contracts and finally the closing process. She is wonderful and patient and will be my real estate expert for life. I will never go to anyone else. I highly recommend her for first time buyers because of her patience and diligence in finding the perfect home for her buyers. Thank you again, April. And a big thank you to John as well. Kathy B.
Being new to the home buying process, April was very helpful. She not only informed me about the Bond Program (a free $15,000) but had a lender (Stacey Cropsey)that helped me through the process. The whole process went extremely smooth and i don't feel that i could've done it without her. She was very attentive to the parameters of what i was looking for, and didn't stop until we found the right house. During negotiations she even got the owner to put a new roof on the home! I can not express how grateful how I am to have had her as my realtor. When i do decide to sell and get another home, she will be right there in the search again. Shawn P.
April and John assisted us in our home search. We ended up finding one online that we wanted to see specifically and she added to our list of showings the next day. That home ended up being the one. We appreciated April's tenacity and willingness to go above and beyond during our home buying process! Jon and Amber W.
Me and my wife were trying to buy a condo from out of state with a tight budget. We were referred to April. After several months of looking. April never waivered and kept looking. To keep us from having to travel back and forth to Florida she and John would go and look at the condos for us and put us on live chat. Working with April felt more like a friendship than working with a realtor. She finally found the perfect condo in the price range we wanted. April was there every step of the way. Never once did she make us feel that we were putting her out. Even though we felt that way many times. Unlike other agents that we have come across, April puts her CLIENTS above money. There isn't enough words to express how much we valued April's knowledge and expertise. We highly recommend April Robinson!!!
Kevin and Chris D.
First time home buyer here April and her husband John took really good care of me. Didn't know anything about the process she took the time to explain everything, and was very patient every step of the way. Didn't let me settle for a house, she knew we would find a better one and we did. Then she fought for me to get it! Great realtors and people!
Steven and Chelsea W.
We found April on Facebook and we liked what she had to say. We had bad experiences with previous realtors and we were skeptical. She wasn't, she was eager to help and she jumped right in. We aren't the easiest people to sell a home too, we are picky and hard headed and this is our first home together. April listened to everything we wanted, she listened to our needs and what we were willing to compromise on. Every time we called or text her she responded within minutes. She was exceptional, honest, hard working, and she never gave up on us. Thing's we didn't understand she explained thoroughly. She had our back the whole time and fought hard for us when we made the deal. April is a dream, she is one of the best and she knows her stuff. She's exceptional and if we ever cell our home, she will be the one to cell it! We love her, choose her, she won't be sorry!
Chris and Angie
I have to give thanks to April Robinson, and John Robinson. They helped me find a home that is a perfect fit for my budget and my family!!! I highly recommend April Sells Florida at Charles Rutenberg Realty! This dynamic team is 100% invested in making sure absolutely no one takes advantage or railroads you in additional cost or fees. They work what it seems around the clock ..... 24/7 to search/find and get you exactly what your dream home is. When you have this team working for you, it's a win win situations the end results are something you will always be thankful for! Thank you April for making my dreams come true! April is simply the BEST Realtor around!!
April and John are very nice and easy to work with. April is a "go-getter" and will make sure things get done! My husband and I just purchased our first home with April's help and the experience was awesome. April made sure we understood things and definitely looked out for us since like I said.. This is our first home. Thank you April and John for helping us achieve our dream of beings home owners!!
I could not have had a better experience as a seller and I owe that to April and John! April is truly knowledgeable and protective of her clients. She got me top dollar for my home and had the process complete in record time. She handled any issues quickly and effectively and communicated with me throughout the entire process. I highly recommend the Robinson Team to anyone looking to buy, sell, or rent. They truly do care about their clients! You can’t go wrong with this amazing team!!
This is from our experience selling. We are in the midst of buying right now. April is tenacious and doesn’t allow sellers to be pushed around. She has a great feel for what the market value of homes are and we were able to get an offer within 2 days on the market. She was able to get the buyers to work with us on the closing time (since we still had to move out). She is still helping us find a home to buy but has been a great experience all around.
Kevin and Heather E.
April and John were so easy to work with. April knows the business inside and out. When there were minor issues she solved the problem immediately. Her lender is easy to work with and very efficient. In fact, on the day of closing the title company said how great the lender was. What she didn't say was how April made the entire process flow smoothly. Thank you April & John!
Mike and Jolyn S.
April and John are incredible people who truly care about the people they represent. I can't say enough about their professionalism, hard work, and dedication. They make a great team. I highly recommend them when looking for a home, or when looking to sell. They far exceeded my expectations! We found not only a great realtor team in them.... we found lifelong friends. Thank you!
Dawn and Tony H.
Having been on both sides of Real Estate deals, both a seller and a buyer, I can honestly say that April is one of the most professional and knowledgeable Real Estate Agents around. Her considerable background in the Real Estate Industry makes her the perfect Agent for protecting your interests in any Real Estate deal. I found April to be somewhat of a contract savant, able to truly understand contracts relating to Real Estate and protecting both the Sellers and the Buyers interests. Available 24/7, I find April to be outgoing, friendly and honest. She truly understands the stresses involved in a Real Estate deal and sincerely cares that you have the best home selling or buying experience.
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE April & John. They are hands down the absolute best realtors, friends, and humanitarians. They truly care about their clients. Every time I have called regardless of the time, she has answered, even if it's just to say hi and let me call you right back. Your calls will never go unanswered or unreturned, ever. I could type for hours and not sing enough praise! She will fight for her clients all the way! 5 stars isn't enough for this team. Seriously some of the best people you will ever meet. Buying, selling, renting, or grabbing dinner!!! Love you both!!!
April helped us sell our house and purchase a new house. She worked very hard to make sure everything was taken care of and was able to devise a great marketing plan to sell our house in a not so booming market- her plan not only made us additional monthly income but gave us an extra year to pay down the principle balance! She is very smart and will make you happy!
Danielle & Anthony L.
April knows what she is doing and she will get it done in any way possible. We wouldn't be where we are without her. She responded to phone calls and texts (At any time of day or night) almost immediately and found a solution to every single bump in the road. She took a chance on us, we were not by any means easy clients but because of her persistence and high standards for excellence we were able to buy a beautiful home. Again owning our home would not be possible without her. She knows exactly what she is doing, how the market works, and how to get the best for her sellers and buyers.
Amy and John H.
Our experience could not have went any better thanks to April and John. She not only answered every email, text and call, she worked days, evenings, and weekends helping us with our search and also helped us in our dealings with our lender. We were first time home buyers and her guidance and knowledge made for a super quick closing.. We can't thank her enough!!
Chuck and Tanya R.
April was amazing! She's a professional, with heart! She genuinely cares about you and your family and finding you the PERFECT home. We are so fortunate to have met her and her husband, John. The communication was excellent. She never once failed to answer a call, email or text. She was on top of every detail and made closing a breeze. People say home buying is stressful, but I don't know what their talking about because April and John made it super easy and a very positive experience. I wouldn't just recommend her, I'd seriously insist on her!
Catina and Jason L.
We can't say enough about April and John! Buying from out of state, team Robinson made themselves available to us day and night to find our perfect home! Through the many showings, contract and closing, we have their full support! Above and beyond to make us feel welcome in the Sunshine State! Couldn't ask for a better team and now new friends!
Vikkie and Ray A.
April was absolutely fantastic to work with. She is very knowledgeable in all aspects of the real estate business. She guided us and helped us from the beginning of our search through the closing. She was always there to answer any questions that we had, and would respond to our phone calls, texts, and emails immediately. She gave us advice and her own personal opinion on the properties that we looked at. We cannot thank her enough for everything she did for us and helping us to find our Florida home. We highly recommend her and if we ever sale or purchase again, we will definitely contact her.
Beyond a shadow of a doubt, April Robinson is the best realtor, and one of the most amazing human beings, I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Not only is she a magician at selling proper ties, she injects humor and passion into her work, making her all-the-more wonderful to work with. She is dependable, honest, and meticulous. She holds extensive knowledge of the current market/ market trends, she utilizes resources appropriately, and she also demonstrates a firm understanding of the real estate process from previously owning a title agency. These are only a handful of the reasons why my husband and I, as real estate investors, have made her our exclusive realtor. We have closed many deals with April and will continue to do so. Having April as a part of our team is absolutely essential and vital to our success. Whether she is helping us buy, sell, or negotiate, April is a blessing. I highly recommend her in any avenue you plan to explore in the real estate market!
"Team Robinson has been professional, efficient & worked effortlessly to make sure we were taken care of! They are very knowledgeable and put us at ease throughout our entire buying process. I feel that I was a priority every step of the way! I couldn't be happier with our new house & I know Team Robinson shows the same respect and care with all their clients! THANK YOU April & John!"
"April and John were the best realtors to work with! They were extremely knowledgeable and helped us find our dream home! We had a nightmare loan company and April helped see us through to signing! Couldn't have had a better team on our side! Team Robinson fan and would recommend to everyone who is looking for honest, responsive and loyal realtors!"
Fred and Becky P.
"Being my first time selling a home I was rather clueless of how to proceed. The Robinson team took my hand and gave me all the help I needed, available day and night to answer any questions I had. They got my house listed and sold, with a cash offer, in about a month. So grateful to them for all their help and can’t wait to work with them again to find my next house!"
"Anyone who knows anything about Real Estate knows it’s a tough business. Whether you’ve bought, sold, rented, or had any experience at all, it’s a tough process. My Wife and I had some special circumstances that initiated the discussion to sell our home, and after LONG consideration, we decided we would sell and move out of state. We were thinking we were in a pretty decent position equity wise, and carefully considered our options. Do we “sell by Owner,” or do we find an Agent? We sat with April Robinson of Charles Rutenberg Realty to discuss the pros and cons of both options. We discussed market price, comps, updates, neighborhood, drawbacks, and realistic / specific targets that we needed to achieve if we were going to make this happen. During our consultation, April assured us that we could meet our targets, and we agreed to move forward. We were excited to begin the process and confident in the professional, honest, advice given by April, so we chose to have her represent us. We set the plan in motion and April helped us stage our home. John took professional quality photos for our listing, and they aggressively marketed the house, which clearly paid off as the very next day, we had a showing scheduled. WHAT??? ,,,,WHAT??? Keep in mind we still live here, with our 9 month old Son, baby bottles, sippy cups, diaper bags, jumpers, cribs, and a 16’storage container with almost all of our possessions in the front yard. That’s crazy,,, but good crazy,,, okay, let’s do this… So here’s the bottom line. We had multiple showings, received a full listing price offer within 17 days of our house even hitting the market. They kicked in the doors and paved the way for the deal to get done. From inspection, appraisal, underwriting, scheduling the closing date, and jumping the hurdles that go along with every single closing, April and John went above and beyond what any “Normal” agent would’ve done. April and John earned our trust, respect, and clearly operate with exemplary care, concern for their clients, and follow a very special code of ethics which you don’t find in “Average Ordinary People.” The process of selling our home was completed with success, and they’ve acquired some new family members along the way. The Buyer and Us the Seller, both greatly appreciate being added to the family. I’d imagine at this rate, they’ll end up with a HUGE Family Tree. THANK YOU April and John FOR ALL YOU ARE AND DO!!! Go Robinson Team Florida!!!"
"When we felt that our dreams of owning a home were a distant reality April Robinson came through and worked day and night to make a home for my family. She fought to the closing day to ensure that we were not mistreated and we got the best deal for market value. April does not let you settle on just any house she finds you the home that you had envisioned. I would recommend April to anyone because she isn't the person just trying to make a quick buck she wants you to be legitimately happy with what you’re purchasing."
April is a realtor that I pick online, very friendly, and patience, and very professional. I asked April I am ready to buy house, but I am looking for the house that I like in the past 2 years, but still haven't found it. April kept searching online, not only give me the list that matched my criteria, also searched the houses that I found online, neighborhood, house condition, and I always feel pleasant when I work with April. She will always pay attention the details that I felt the house, give professional suggestion that match my situation, in financial, Family needs... I am glad that I picked the right agent. And finally I found my perfect house, Thank you, April, and I highly recommend this agent, if you are looking for realtor, she will always put the Client's need and thoughts at the first primary goal."
Blue Diamond Realty, Inc