We recommend Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors, particularly Lauretta Fogg. Lauretta's guidance over our twenty years of working with her has been sound and promptly given. Lauretta knows the market in Alachua County from the selling or buying perspective and has never wasted our time or money. She continues to provide invaluable expertise to us after leaving the Alachua County area. We trust Lauretta explicitly. Everything Lauretta suggested was right on target, market value, presentation, buyer profile, time to sell, and we especially appreciated her screening potential buyers during Covid-19. For two generations Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors has exceeded our family's real estate needs.
Everything handled professionally....... Before this transaction, I had a less than flattering view of realtors. My experience had been, that once a possible deal was in play, the agent sided with the buyer - forgetting your interest and focusing on their future commission. Ms. Fogg never stopped looking out for our interest, was on top of all the issues that came up and was totally professional in every way. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone or to use her in the future.
We were planning to move to Gainesville and met Lauretta while looking at a home. It was obvious that she knew more about the area than any realtor we worked with before, so we asked her to help us. She is very professional, knowledgeable, and most of all discerning. Her eye for detail while looking at houses gave us great comfort during this process. She was very prepared for each showing giving us very detailed information about each neighborhood, the house we were looking at and even information available via public records on repairs, A/C replacements, etc. She wasn’t just looking to make a sale, and was an ardent advocate for us during the contract negotiation process. If you want someone who is thoroughly prepared, does extensive review for each showing, is not in the business just to make a sale, and is an ardent advocate for your happiness and well being, Lauretta is the perfect realtor for you.
I cannot say enough about Lauretta. She was a complete professional in every aspect. Never second-guessed her extensive knowledge. She held our hand through every step in selling our home. Excellent communication and follow up. Well beyond a 5-star experience. Well worth your time to contact Lauretta for anything regarding real estate.
Lauretta is awesome. She knew what I was looking for and helped every step of the way. She answered all of my questions. Closing was a breeze.
Lauretta Fogg is absolutely fabulous!! Look no further!! Lauretta Fogg is an experienced, outstanding real estate agent who I would recommend very, very highly! If I could give her 10 stars (out of 5), I would!! My husband and I will be relocating from the Washington DC area to Gainesville and Lauretta has expertly guided us through every step of the process. We bought a house long-distance (a pretty scary thing to do) and Lauretta became our eyes and ears in Gainesville. We totally trusted Lauretta’s expert advice and it worked out exceptionally well for us. She made buying our new house go smoothly— it was almost stress-free. (I’m saying “almost” just because I think that buying a house is always stressful financially.) Lauretta absolutely exceeded our expectations! She is extremely experienced and knowledgeable about all facets of buying and selling properties. She can walk into a house and tell you everything about it—plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, quality of appliances, HVAC, pipes—as well as the neighborhood, traffic, zoning, healthcare, grocery shopping, etc. She also gave us terrific suggestions about how we might renovate a home once we bought it. She has quite an eye for design! Lauretta is picky—the kind of picky that you want your real estate agent to be. She pointed out nicks and scratches that I didn’t even notice. This made me convinced that Lauretta was always looking out for us and wanted us to get the best house that we could. Lauretta knows everything about Gainesville and provided us with specific details about anything that we needed to know. Lauretta is very responsive. She returns phone calls and responds to emails and texts right away. We closed on our house in Gainesville when she was on vacation and she still made herself available to us whenever we needed her. Lauretta is a true professional. She listened carefully to what we wanted and PATIENTLY worked with me for 3 years until we finally found our dream property in Gainesville. Her detail-orientation and ability to multi-task are awe-inspiring. I believe that if you choose to work with Lauretta you will be so happy that you made that decision. When I say that she is “seasoned,” I mean that she has been doing this for so long that she has considerable depth and breadth in the real estate profession. Lauretta lives and breathes real estate. We are so grateful that we found Lauretta Fogg! We can’t wait to move into our beautiful new home in Gainesville!
Superb professionalism that led to a smooth transaction. Ms. Lauretta Fogg was highly recommended by a friend. We quickly found out she was very well-organized, down to earth professional who placed the interest of her client as the top priority. Her knowledge of market analysis was superb. More importantly, she was always friendly and tried to be helpful in a sticky situation. I will highly recommend her to represent any client's interest without hesitation.
I highly recommend Lauretta Fogg for your real estate needs. Lauretta is the ultimate in a sales professional. She listens, understands the market, gives great advice, communicates every step of the way and makes the process enjoyable. She was a pleasure to work with as she is personable, knowledgeable, very thorough and makes you feel like you are her only client. She made the sale of our home a great experience.
Lauretta Fogg is an outstanding agent. We had a wonderful experience having Lauretta as our agent. Great work ethics, organized, excellent communicator, honest, confident......we can’t say enough about all of the professional qualities this agent has. She understands the local housing market and we highly recommend her for those who are looking for a top-producing real estate agent. Thank you, Lauretta.
Lauretta Fogg was, once again, sensational in helping sell a property for me. Several years back, when we moved out of state, she managed to somehow sell for a great price our 8800 sf house during the housing crash, then a wooded lot, and this time my elderly father's house when I had to move him out of state with me. Each time she was incredibly meticulous and responsive, anticipated potential problems, and provided exceptional advice on every step, from preparing the house for sale, hooking up with excellent repairmen/estate sale people/cleaners/movers, setting the sale price, negotiating the sale, and seeing it through to closing. With my father's house, she did all that while I was in Texas. She's a delight to work with and just plain gets things done. I can't begin to recommend her highly enough. She's a star.
Lauretta has both sold a home for me and helped me purchase one. She is extraordinary! She listens carefully to what you tell her and does not waste your time. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of the housing market in this area and is able to predict emerging trends. She works tirelessly at night and on weekends. She is a very savvy negotiator and gives balanced advice to assist you with making decisions. She is professional and personable. Lauretta has a delightful personality and is a pleasure to work with. I wouldn’t use anyone else and would recommend her highly and without reservation.
Lauretta is knowledgeable, responsive, and highly communicative! Lauretta Fogg was extremely helpful in my housing search process. From day 1 of our interactions, she was available, responsive, supportive, and fully engaged in helping me find my perfect home. She worked around my hectic and restricted travel schedule and was very prepared during my short visits to town to look at housing options. Her knowledge and expertise about real estate in the area as well as throughout the closing process set her apart from other realtors with whom I have worked. I have already recommended her to a new colleague, and if I ever have to sell or buy in Gainesville again she will be the first person I call
Lauretta Fogg was exceptional during the sale of our rental property. Lauretta Fogg was superb as our agent during the recent sale of our rental property. With her 20 years of real estate experience in Gainesville, she thoroughly understands the market and has an excellent working relationship with all the key realtors. She did a comprehensive market analysis and then met with us in our home to review the details. She helped us price the house perfectly; due to multiple interested buyers, the house sold the first day it was listed at above the asking price. Lauretta kept us fully informed of on-going developments via emails, texts, or phone calls. She is professional, courteous, patient, and tactful, with an impeccable reputation in the community. We can’t imagine a more reputable realtor, and she is easily deserving of our highest recommendation.
Excellent service throughout. Lauretta Fogg was exemplary from start to finish throughout our entire home purchasing experience. From the first meeting to the last emails and phone calls, she was prompt, on top of the next steps, kept all relevant parties in the information loop, and was exceptionally knowledgeable about the local real estate situation and all related professionals. She has my highest recommendation.
Lauretta was extremely professional and very knowledgeable about the current market conditions and made listing and selling our house a breeze. I highly recommend her services.
Lauretta was excellent in every aspect from finding us the right home to closing on it. Her experience in real state and knowledge of the subject are second to none. She has phenomenal energy and accomplishes tasks in a timely fashion. I would highly recommend Lauretta to anyone looking for a home in Gainesville area without any reservation.
What a pleasure it was working with Lauretta Fogg! Words cannot express how professional and great it was to work with her and her team! She gave honest feedback and made worthy suggestions that proved to make a difference in the quick sale of our home.
Coldwell Banker is the way to go! Lauretta Fogg went above and beyond to guide us through the process of buying and selling our homes. Even with a difficult seller, we ultimately ironed out the details and ended up with a home we love.
We just want to thank you again for helping us find our new home. You were right, we just had to wait for the right house and we are so glad that we did. We are exceedingly grateful for your help, work, dedication, and attention to detail through this process. We felt like we were working with a close family friend.
Our Realtor, Lauretta Fogg, was exceptional. Her professionalism, experience, and knowledge were evident in each step of our home sale and relocation. She made what could have been a very daunting experience run smoothly and efficiently. We would use Lauretta and Coldwell Banker MM Parrish Realtors again and recommend them to others.
We slept like a baby through what could have been an ongoing nightmare! We left town and moved across the county before our house even went on the market. Thus, we were totally dependent on our Realtor's expertise to both keep us informed and made the deal "happen." She was responsive (Sundays, late at night - no problem!) and successfully "quarterbacked" what apparently turned out to be a very complicated transaction. There were several delays, but her knowledge, perseverance, and professionalism helped lead to a sale and a happy ending.
A very sincere thank you for all your hard work, advice, and expertise in the marketing and sale of our house. Your follow-up and communication exceeded our expectations! You truly are the consummate Real Estate Professional!
We just want to say THANK YOU so very much for all that you've done for us with our house hunt! We are so appreciative of your knowledge and info!
I am writing this letter to commend one of your Realtors, Lauretta Fogg. She recently sold my home in Gainesville. From the very beginning, she was warm, knowledgeable, and very professional. Before I even put my house on the market, she was a fount of valuable advice to assist me in getting the home ready for sale. I have been recently widowed and was for the first time having to sell my home on my own. She was always available and always kept me informed of what was going on. I cannot say enough about how grateful I am to her for all the help that she gave to me in selling my home. She is without a doubt a valuable assist to your company. It is a relief to have sold my home. She made the process as painless as it could be under the circumstances. I definitely owe her a debt of gratitude!
For this first time home seller, Lauretta provided me with the guidance I needed to sell my home at a fair price. She provided great advice, especially with needed repairs and finding contractors. I had a solid offer within 48 hours of listing!
Not knowing the first thing about buying a house, Lauretta sat down with me and patiently explained the process. She went above and beyond the call of duty when helping me to rent and sell my condo. I highly recommend her. She is the best realtor ever!
There is a reason Lauretta Fogg is top residential realtor....she is thorough, professional, pleasant, efficient and on the job 24/7. A pleasure to do business with.
Lauretta is the most professional and competent broker with whom I have worked with over many years as a real estate lawyer!
We have bought and sold many homes. Our realtor, Lauretta Fogg, was OUTSTANDING! The best we have ever worked with!
Lauretta is a true professional. Have no hesitation in recommending her.
Lauretta Fogg is amazing. I will contact her with any future properties we have to sell.