“Lari was so caring and helpful in our real estate transaction. It was very trying at times, but her persistence and knowledge kept everything as it should have been. I will never forget her.”
“I have had quite a few real estate transactions with other Realtors before I started going to Lari. I can see a world of difference in the quality of work and work ethic Lari brings to the table. She is very detail oriented, organized, trustworthy and honest. She goes to bat for me every single time and always keeps my best interest at the top of her list. From my experience, I can honestly say she puts forth twice the effort for me than any other Realtor ever has…..I use her because she is the best at what she does.”
Sable Harrison/ Investor
“Lari has greatly impressed me with her professionalism and her understanding of her client’s situation…. Lari has forged ahead to bring us toward a successful conclusion while remaining empathetic, encouraging and supportive of both her client and mine. I would say…she is in that top 5% of Realtors.”
Nancy Burridge / Broker, Burridge Realty
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are truly an ethical Realtor with a high standard of professionalism. I hope we can do business together again soon. Thank You!”
Connie Langhorst/ Realtor, Wave Realty
“Thank you for your recommendations. I now have a new roof and my electric work is up to standards. I just wanted to say thanks for all of your help through the purchase and maintenance of my house. Thanks!”
Mike Asher/ Buyer
“Throughout our home buying experience, that was marred by the usual unfavorable scenarios, Lari guided us with skill, empathy and integrity. She at all times represented our needs, made life optimal, and negotiated through the issues common with these types of transactions. Her off the cuff knowledge was concise, organized and effective. Her commitment to our needs before hers was exemplary and her toughness (when required) was appropriate.
By the end of our experience, we had developed a solid, fun working relationship with a real professional. We would whole heartedly recommend your firm and her in particular to anyone”
Hans & Shanon Pauley/ Buyers
“Lari was exceptional in handling both the sale and purchase of our home. She was able to flawlessly balance our needs and wants, time constraints and market realities.”
Mickey Markese/ Seller and Buyer
“Having bought and sold many homes through the years, I know that real estate transactions are frequently very anxiety-inducing events. However, with Lari as my listing agent, the sale of my home was not only easy, it was actually fun. Lari was professional and helpful every step of the way. She enabled me to overcome my emotional resistance to selling and her knowledge and research helped me to be realistic about my sales price. Lari handled all the details and it was virtually stress free….there was lots of laughter and fun on the closing day. I really cannot thank Lari enough. I have and will continue to recommend her highly to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home.”
Sandra Anderson/ Seller
“Thank you again for the excellent work you did for me in selling my house. Since I was out of town, you took care of so many details that were “above and beyond the call of duty” to negotiate the best arrangements and solve issues for both parties. I know the property and situations were challenging, and regardless you were able to find a buyer and secure a great price in my time frame. I couldn’t have done it without you and I will highly recommend your services to anyone!”
Liz Lees/ Seller
“Lari is the best Realtor. She completely took care of everything. She is honest and direct and really looks out for her clients. I would refer her to anyone, anytime!”
Laura Blackwell/ Buyer and Seller
“Lari is awesome, professional and dedicated. She took charge at my closing and demanded action on my behalf!”
Wendy Weaver/ Buyer
“She found our home when it went BACK on the market (contract fell through); we moved quickly and got a fair deal. Lari really gets the job done.”
Dave Harris/ Buyer
“We were very pleased with the level of service afforded to us by Lari. We look forward to doing business with her in the future as our real estate needs change.”
Daniel and Kaori Near/Buyers
“Selling a house can be a daunting task. Lari’s professionalism, energy and knowledge made it a very comfortable experience!”
Richard Haight/ Seller
“Lari was terrific to work with in finding a home over a weekend trip to Florida from Connecticut. While my timeframe was extremely constrained, Lari searched in advance. We communicated by phone and emails and her personal attention viewing homes was second to none! She had extensive knowledge of St. Petersburg. I would highly recommend her and look forward to doing future business with her. She exceeded my expectations! Great job…..thank you!”
Ann Altaffer/ Buyer
“Best realtor in St. Petersburg! Lari is the embodiment of professionalism, courtesy, amiability and a tough negotiator. She shows professionalism we do not often see in realtors in this day and age. We will definitely recommend her!”
Azim Ruda/ Buyer
“I had to take a moment and express my sincere appreciation for the professionalism and positive attitude that you have demonstrated over the past few days. You have represented your client’s interests by assisting me in overcoming the few objections that potentially could have impacted our ability to achieve a “win-win” scenario for all parties. Your consummate abilities in prioritizing and addressing the major concerns of all parties is evident. …..above and beyond the call of duty”
Tessa Lander/ Buyer of my listing...had her own realtor!
“Lari’s efforts over the last 6 months were above and beyond the call of duty. Being 600+ miles away is a difficult place to be when selling a home and she was extremely attentive to my needs throughout the process, including dealing with some knuckleheads that always seem to surface during these transactions.”
Barry Starling/ Seller
“Lari is awesome! She impressed me and I’m not easily impressed. She demonstrated expertise and great sales ability in her field. Thank You Lari!”
Sue Adair/Seller and Buyer
“I would definitely recommend Lari. She helped us stage the house and was always available to answer our questions. She is awesome. We love her!”
“It was a pleasure working with Lari, and that she went above and beyond what other realtors we have used would. She was hardworking, diligent, responsive, and very helpful in all aspects. We appreciated working with her, and would gladly recommend her to prospective buyers/sellers.”
Matt Roth/ Seller
“I wanted to thank you very much for all of the hard work you put into selling our house from the very beginning to the very end of the process. You truly were full service. You always did everything for me without hesitation - calling repair people, getting quotes, meeting them at the house, etc. With my hectic schedule and being out of town during the summer, your professionalism and "can do" attitude were essential in making the sale happen for us. I would definitely recommend you to a friend and if we ever need another real estate professional, I will definitely call you again.”
Christine Wales/ Seller
“Lari, I just wanted to thank you for being such a dedicated realtor for us. You were always there when we needed you and were always well informed on the market and what we should pay and not pay. Even when we really wanted (and did) make offers on properties you thought were not priced right, you strongly advised us not to bid so high. Thanks again for working so hard for us while always maintaining integrity.”
“Lari was very clear about the steps we needed to take to get the condo ready to show and how she would market our property in this difficult market. Locating the missing permit and making sure the omitted work was completed was above and beyond the call of duty. Most agents would not have thought to check or would have not brought the problem to light – hoping it would go away. We have, and will continue to recommend her to our friends as the best real estate agent with whom we have ever worked. It was truly a pleasure.”
George and Mary Patterson/Sellers
“Most realtors would just zip in there and toss a home on the market… that sure wasn’t the case here. Nor do they go the extra effort required to involve so many members of the family…returning nagging phone messages. Few would also take the time and effort to monitor a sale of the property… from sweeping the dead and dying bugs to the transfer of title at the eleventh hour. Who could have expected to find that you had developed such an in-depth knowledge of deteriorating seawalls, crumbling docks, old tiebacks, malfunctioning sprinkler systems and lawn destroying insects.
As you can see… We really appreciate everything you did and you can be sure, as a result, that we will not hesitate to recommend you to any other dysfunctional families looking to sell a home especially under difficult market conditions.”
Jack and Judy Hales/ Sellers
“We are both Realtors so we realize the importance of having an expert looking out for us. We contacted Lari by phone and instantly felt at ease with her knowledge of the area and wisdom when it comes to real estate. She kept in constant contact with us until we found the perfect home; which, due to her listening to our criteria did not take long. She was quick to find answers to any questions we had or calm any concerns that arose. We feel as though we were very lucky to have Lari as our Realtor, she made the entire process seem effortless and as stress free as buying a home could be!”
Joel and Sherry Prescott/Buyers REMAX Southern Homes
“Lari as a professional hung the moon and sets a bar for all competitors to stretch for!”
Debbie and Mike Loizides/Sellers
“Lari was excellent. What a professional. We interviewed 3 different agents (the other two had “team” partners) and Lari impressed us way above the rest… and then she PROVED herself w/ her service and real estate expertise! I have already recommended her to many. In a down market Lari helped us sell our house in 72 days and not have to give it away!”
Dave and Nancy Duren/Sellers
"Knowing what someone wants in a home is easy, and a buyer might be tempted to jump into an emotional purchase without someone to keep them in check. But Lari also takes the time to understand her client's needs. That's why we work with her exclusively when looking for a place to call home."
Dave Harris/ Buyer
“We were referred to Lari Averbeck by our next door neighbors. She sold their home in 2007. We interviewed 3 realtors to list our home and decided to go with Lari based on her great reputation. She is a true professional. Lari was always accessible and consistently kept us updated on the sale of our home. Having Lari as our realtor truly paid off -she sold our home in 2008 and we got our full asking price!”
Robin and Jamie Hailer/Sellers
I want to thank you for the really excellent job you did for us on the sale of our property on Horseshoe Place. We got a fair price for today's market and it was less than 8 weeks from listing to closing! ! ! We certainly couldn't expect more than that.
I spoke to four realtors prior to choosing you. All four were professional and knowledgeable, but your energy and enthusiasm made you stand out from the rest. And your energy and enthusiasm didn't end when you got the listing. They were there every step of the way right through the closing. You were a pleasure to work with. Thank You!
Chris Styles/ Seller
Lari Averbeck was a blessing to me. The real estate market is terrible right now and I needed to sell a property to close an estate. I have to admit, I wasn't very hopeful. Yet I knew as soon as I met her, that I was in good hands and that the sale would be successful. As a real estate agent, this woman can sell. It is so apparent that she knows exactly what she is doing and does it above and beyond what I even expected. She was still selling the property at the closing!!! That aside, the thing that really struck me about her is how she genuinely wants to help you. It isn't just about the sale, it is about the people. She is honest and open and she really makes you feel like she has your back. She is a winning combination and I recommend her to anyone and everyone.
A Miracle Worker. Didn’t she once change water into wine or something like that?
Mark Scruggs Seller/Buyer
Thank you for all your help finding the condo that is perfect for us. It has all the things we asked. 1st floor, due to Boyd 's health. Your knowledge and staying on top of things made it a much easier process. You were able to save us several thousand dollars, which was a Godsend when you are on a fixed income. Lari, thank you again for all your help. We would recommend you without hesitation.
Boyd & Eileen Feurtado/ Buyer
Lari Averbeck is an outstanding Real Estate Professional. She is knowledgeable, personable, trustworthy and extremely professional. We recently purchased an upscale home in St. Petersburg and were confident and comfortable with her representation. In addition to understanding real estate transactions, she has a wealth of high qualified people she can reference to provide all the ancillary services necessary when purchasing a home in a new area. We have had many real estate transactions in the past and Lari made this purchase a most pleasant and efficient experience.
Carol and Gene McGrevin/ Buyers
If you want a realtor that is on your side during the entire process than you need look no further than Lari! A friend's parents only had ONE day to find a new home in the area and she got it DONE with ease!
Lee Palmer/ Buyer
Lari helped me a bunch on my first big property purchase, even after searching for houses for a while then purchasing a lot instead. She made the process which I had very little knowledge about, go by quickly and smoothly. I’ve heard of other agents from family members that don’t return phone calls and often forget about any emails or messages you send them. Lari was always very quick to respond and I could call her anytime. She is very personable and honest and I look forward to having her help in the future.
We contacted Lari Averbeck as she came highly recommended. It was a night and day difference between Lari and the previous realtor we had hired. She met with us and explained several things that helped put things into terms we could understand, such as: the types of realtors here in Florida as well as what the differences are; how there’s a strategy to purchasing and it’s not just plunking down a number and there are many more. Lari made what could have been a very stressful process a very pleasant one that couldn’t have gone smoother.
Lari Averbeck is the one to speak with before purchasing a home. Her knowledge and energy are unmatched. She went above and beyond to make sure we not only understood the process but also made sure we weren’t stepping into any pitfalls. She counseled us on our options and made good suggestions. In the long run Lari helped us save a considerable amount of money!
Again, we couldn’t be happier and will look to Lari in the future should the need arise as well as recommend her to any of our friends and family as the person to see when needing a realtor.
Tim and Kristi Clark/ Buyers
Bill and I are so pleased that we soon will be living in Florida, and your efforts helped facilitate that. You demonstrated patience in dealing with our needs; you did not pressure us at any time to make an offer, just for the sake of an offer. You truly demonstrated that you had our needs in mind in finding us the right property. You used your thorough knowledge in the process of "nuts and bolts" in what a successful transaction requires and worked well with the other realtor upholding our end of the deal to purchase our home. You showed great willingness to do whatever it took to "close the deal" on our behalf and your persistence paid off.
We found you reliable on all pre-planning for our visits as we were out of town clients. You had the energy we had to view as many properties as possible for each journey. Your knowledge of the market and the market trends was right on. We always enjoyed your company... your friendly nature, sense of humor, and honesty were greatly appreciated. We grade you with our A and would be glad to provide our positive comments to others who might consider using your services. We will see you next week as we begin our move in.
Robin and Bill Biloski/ Buyers
Lari sold my house for a great price a few years ago during the worst time in the market and is helping me buy a new one right now. Not only is she fun to work with, she is thorough and aggressive for her clients.
Matt Allen/ Seller and Buyer
Lari was our listing agent for the home we sold in St Petersburg, Fl and it was a complicated deal with a finite buyers pool given the $1.5M price tag. She was a tremendous consultant, provided top shelf quality materials, pictures and videos, organized broker parties and was there whenever we needed her. She was proactive and attacked potential problems before they had a chance to surface and worked tirelessly to manage challenges such as designing a pool, permitting a boat dock, burying power lines, building a sea wall, etc. She has incredibly high integrity and only believes in doing things the right way. On top of everything else she is just a good person and a pleasure to be around and work with. I have bought and sold twelve homes over the years and Lari Averbeck is the best agent I have ever worked with by a long shot! If you are buying or selling a home, especially in the luxury tier I highly recommend you go with Lari - you will get great results and have a blast along the way!
Scott Schreiber/ Seller
Lari Averbeck is a wonderful realtor! We have used her two times and both times she has worked very hard to get us exactly what we wanted. Her knowledge of the local market, combined with her knowledge of our families needs and desires make her a very effective realtor. Lari also has a keen negotiating sense, and knows how far to push to get the best price.
Most importantly, in the stressful environment of buying and selling a home, Lari remains positive and professional, and is always a pleasure to work with.
Katie Doolittle/ New home owner!
Lari, I want to thank you for the amazing job you did in making this deal happen and come through. You showed professionalism and expertise that made closing this deal possible. I hope we can work together sometime in the future or that at least I get realtors as awesome you. I wish you continued success!
Sergio Guerrero/ Buyer’s Agent
"Lari has extensive knowledge of all the neighborhoods we were considering for our new home, but it was her clarity in understanding our needs and her dedication to all the details of our transaction that distinguishes her as a great real estate professional. She has the rare ability to be both a dedicated advocate for her clients and an effective strategist with all parties in the purchase process. Always one step ahead of the curve, she was the primary reason we were able to find the right property, negotiate a fair price, and deliver our financing on time. She projects a perpetually positive attitude, is fair minded, and puts people around her at ease. She has been a joy for us to work with and we continue to stay in touch with her as a resource and as a friend.
Terry and Marshall Wisoff/ Buyers
Lari was recommended to us by one of the best brokers in Saint Petersburg. Lari did a wonderful job for us. She took our desires to heart and worked diligently to find us the perfect home. She has our highest personal recommendation.
General Dave and General Lori Robinson/ Buyers
“If you need a fantastic Realtor call the Red Headed Girl at RE/MAX Metro! Thank you SO much Lari!”
Teresa Carlton/ Seller
Working with Lari was great. She helped us sell our home and buy a new one. She is knowledgeable, efficient and has a great attention to detail. She stayed on top of all the details and made sure everything went smoothly and as expected. She was always available and made us feel like her only client even though I know we weren't. Thanks, Lari!
Lisa and Chris Polkowski/ Buyers and Sellers
Lari Averbeck of Re/max Metro was referred to us through a good friend and she has been a delight ever since our first moment together. We did not know if St. Pete was a match for us at that point, but we did know we were going to take our time. Lari gave us the room to breathe we needed as she shared her wealth of knowledge of this illustrious town.
After finally narrowing down our search, we closed six months later, with Lari advising us wisely in the final negotiations. Living on Snell Isle is a dream come true! Lari assisted us with establishing accounts locally with everyone from yard care to sound system installation, and continues to this day to be part of our lives with her warm friendship.
Lari used her expertise well to guide us in exhaustive home search and we recommend her highly to anybody in the market for a new or used home in Pinellas County.
Laurie Sharp and Dick Anderson/ Buyers
Lari Averbeck is a realtor that has your back. As a first time home buyer, the stories you hear about the challenges and emotion involved can't compare to what you go through. To have done this processes on my own would have been impossible. But with Lari by my side I survived. Over the last year of research I found my self looking for a home in St. Petersburg. I was referred Lari by my lender and was told I was in good hands. From the beginning Lari had my best interest in finding a home right for me. After several losses to cash buyers she still was looking to find a way to win. Being out of town for most of the processes I felt right there every step, because Lari kept strong communication with every detail. She found solutions, negotiated firmly, and made sure all parties had their act together. With her skills I saved thousands in the process and now have a new home. Thank you Lari for all your help in making a life goal achieved.
Brian Swanson /“New Homeowner”
We hope next time we buy a house Lari is available to get us through it as easily and painlessly as this one!
Kurt Kautz/ Buyer
Selling our home of 18 years was a major source of stress, yet Lari somehow made it easy. We actually had the property listed with another agent for over six months with no offers. It was then that we were referred to Lari by some good friends. That was the best referral ever! Lari developed a marketing strategy that positioned our product for maximum impact. The preparation, staging, professional photography, as well as her unique marketing, made our product stand out. Her guidance was spot on, and once we set the right price point, the offers began to come in. Lari was a critical resource through the offer negotiations, leveraging the competing interests so that we were able to accept an offer within half a percent of our listing price! Her support did not end there, as she helped us work through home inspection results, building permit questions, and last minute issues the day of closing. Our experience with Lari Averbeck convinced me that the right agent, with the right experience and determination makes all the difference! We cannot recommend her more highly... She doggedly pursued the sale within our time frame and to our great satisfaction. Thank you Lari for all you did!
Bob and Abby Madeiros/ Sellers
Lari, When we first talked with you regarding the sale of our home we were curious if you would tell us what we wanted to hear or be franc and Honest. After our first meeting we were impressed with your bottom line comments many good but others important for us to hear as those comments help get our home under contract in 3 weeks and closed in just over 45 days. That did push us a bit but that was what we hired you to do. Glad we took your advice. After spending my career in real estate I wish I had an office filled with agents like you. Thanks for a great job.
Carl and Lee Ann Lambrecht/ Sellers
"We were pleased to work with Lari for our 2 home purchase here in the St. Petersburg area. She took into consideration our needs for location and price point, and we found a home which matched our criteria within a week with our recent request. Our first home took many trips here, but her patience prevailed to find us the perfect home!!! She has always been totally honest with us... one area which her honesty was so important is her knowledge of this region to help match up where we would be most happy. She was also diligent about seeing all our requests to the buyer were attended to promptly which allowed our process to move along quickly. Anyone needing a realtor can rest assured she will be professional and diligent in serving your needs."
Robin and Bill Biloski/ Buyers
We Interviewed a number of real estate Agents when we decided to sell our home…How fortunate that we found Lari! We were immediately impressed with her knowledge, preparedness and professionalism. We were ready for the long ordeal in selling our home and we immediately felt that Lari’s grasp of the market and buyer’s needs was exactly what we were looking for. When she was done guiding us with professional staging and photography…..we wanted to stay! The BEST part….Lari sold our home in the first 2 weeks of it being on the market and you negotiated with the Buyer’s Agent without a hitch. We walked away with thousands more in our pocket than we imagined and that helped us move to our new home with money to spend. We have bought and sold MANY houses through the years and this was by far the easiest, most efficient and painless process we have been involved with. Lari’s knowledge and guidance through each step was invaluable to us. Lari is by far the best Realtor we have ever been involved with on both the selling and buying side of the table. Lari was also a great advocate on the purchase of our new home as well. The home was in another county and a different Realtor was supposed to be handling things on our behalf. If Lari hadn’t stepped in to help us through some of the final steps to close we may not have been able to close! Again…..Lari saved us!
Lari, With our gratitude for a job well done and our deepest appreciation for your professionalism we thank you. We would recommend you to ANYONE looking for a first rate Real Estate Agent!
Michael and Christie McElmurry/Sellers and Buyers
“High energy. Her attention to detail is remarkable. She made me feel like I was her only client. She pointed out an old rooftop access that would not pass inspection."
Tim Boryk/ Seller
I would say that you guys seemed to work together like a well-oiled machine to make sure that the sale went through with a very tight closing deadline, with none of the issues you hear about that can cause all kinds of last-minute delays and headaches. The communication between all parties was seamless, and Jason said it was the easiest real estate transaction he'd ever been a part of. 🙂 You (Lari) were absolutely relentless helping us find the right house, in the face of all the crazy market issues that came up (which we were completely unprepared for, coming from out of state!), and Danny had our back with the contracts and other expenses the whole way, and got us a great deal with the final loan.
Jason Riffle / Buyer