Client Testimonials

What Our Clients Are Saying About Us


Here is what just a few of our clients said about working with us. If you are considering the sale or purchase of a home, give us a call before making your final decision.

“From start to finish, Mike was awesome! He ultimately matched us with a buyer that connected with the architecture, lakefront views and lifestyle of our family home. He has great insight into buyers and sellers in the overall market and understands the added value that lakefront properties hold. His unique approach to finding buyers outside of our local market is ultimately how we connected with the buyer of our house. From start to finish he took a personal interest in pricing, preparing, marketing, showing, advising and closing the sale of the property. He was always professional, detailed, flexible and available, and went way out of his way to help resolve the last minute issues that popped up in completing the sale. I give Mike my highest recommendation and would certainly use his services again.” – Bill Sands – Gene Leedy Home


“My husband and I have spent a few years on and off searching for a new home. Michael and Deanna were very patient and never pressured us into choosing a home that did not meet all our criteria. Texts and emails were always returned promptly, even when it was late at night and I didn’t expect a response until the following day I would receive one almost immediately. After they helped us find our new home, they sold our prior home. They made that process even easier than buying. They truly are your advocate in every way possible. We trust their judgement so much that we are constantly asking them for referrals as we continue to modify our new home. The customer service we received from them is unmatched.” – Joe and Layla Smith


“The Stones helped me both purchase and sell several houses. They really treated me like family and made the buying and selling process very easy. They’re extremely professional and I highly recommend them!!” – Mark and Jill Gawlik


“Mike is the best realtor I have had the pleasure of working with. His constant communication and willingness to help warrant more than a 5 star review. I will definitely be using the Stones in the future.” – Chance Young


“Michael Stone helped us buy the house that met our needs. He was with us every step in the negotiation process and closing. He was then able to sell the house we were leaving within two months. His marketing was on target for the perfect buyer. Strongly recommend The Stones.” – Diane Lloyd


“Michael took the challenge of selling a historic home in a small town with no reservations. His knowledge of the local market and buyers’ tendencies sold the property sooner than I expected and within my preset pricing goal. Issues that arose were promptly communicated and dealt with professionally. Never felt like I was being “handled” just to keep the listing. I highly recommend The Stones.” – Justin Martin


“These people are sales people!! I had no idea my house would sell as quick as it did. They handled everything great, I wish I had more to sell! I will say this to everybody, if you want your house to sell, THE STONES are the ones to get it done, hands down they are the BEST!” – Ron White


“I would like to thank you!! for being a fantastic Realtor. This is a bad time of the year to sell. I met with you on a Friday. You had multiple walkthroughs on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. On Thurday you had a buyer and we close TOMMOROW. I cannot recommend you enough to anyone who is selling or buying. You made yourself available 24-7 and it felt like I was your only client. When I buy again, I will call you. When I sell again, I will call you. Impressed. I almost feel bad for the other condos in the area for sale for MONTHS, even longer. GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!” – John Mills


“The Stones did a great job selling our home in Wyndsor Oaks. Very professional company.” – Ventas Medicas


“Hi Mike, Thank you for all of your help. We really appreciate it. Your attention to detail was awesome and you truly went the extra mile.” – Bill Sands


“The Stones are not only wonderful Realtors, but wonderful people. Deanna helped me get into my starter home 4 years ago, and helped me sell it to get into a larger home to start a family with my husband. Although it was a little bitty starter home, Deanna and Michael treated me just as equally as a person who was selling a luxury home. They made the listing photos look like a million bucks, and were quick to put it onto the market for me. They are always available if you have any questions and are eager to help. They are the epitome of what a Realtor should be, and I am so glad that they could help us start the next chapter in our lives. They will be our family’s Realtors for years to come!” – Kacie Laube


“The Stones are simply the best Realtors I have experienced having lived in several cities in North America. They are extremely knowledgeable and put together a great package to represent your home and get you top dollar. Simply look at the quality of the photos and presentation on their website to see for yourselves.” – Dr. Ali Zahari


“The Stones sold our home at the perfect time at a great price allowing us to make a profit from the sale. Beautiful photos, tour and website showing off our home. Both Deanna and Mike are very friendly, personable and easy to work with.” – Gina Boche Barfield


“We just closed our home in Lakeland and simply could not be more impressed with the quality of professional service we received. Michael always responds quickly to any question, is highly proactive in resolving issues, and dispenses well thought out advice. You can trust him. They have developed one of the best real estate websites on the market. The Stones can assist you with any conceivable need. They can recommend quality professionals from insurance, home repair, pest control, and many other services. As a deployed service member, I had to rely heavily on Michael to help me close on time and he was there every step of the way looking out for my interests. I cannot give a higher recommendation.” – Monte Erfourth (US Army)


“As a first time home buyer, we were in need of a Realtor in the Valrico area. I knew Deanna was the best so I asked her for a recommendation in our buying area. She quickly recommended an agent whom she has never worked with directly, but had heard great things about. Unfortunately, the suggested Realtor neglected our needs as first time home buyers and we found it very difficult to work with her. However, with one phone call to Deanna, all of my troubles went away. She quickly reached out to the seller’s agent, our mortgage broker and the homeowners association that we were buying in to get all of our questions answered. She arranged the closing and took care of the details that we, as a first time homebuyers, had no idea needed to be handled. She is great and I highly recommend using The Stones. Your experience will be a positive one, for sure.” – Ellie Dahl


“Michael was great through the whole experience. He was very nice and also patient with us until we found just the right house. What really surprised me was after we found the house – he helped us navigate the unknown world of inspections and title/mortgage particulars that we had no idea he would be so knowledgeable and helpful with. I highly recommend him.” – Mr. & Mrs. David Norstedt


” I have purchased two homes from Michael and Deanna Stone and I will surely use them again in the future when we want to buy again. Our 1st property is now a rental property and is working for us by bringing in additional income! Working with the Stone’s I felt like their only customer and that they wanted to make sure the home I purchased was going to fit my every desire and need without busting my budget. They are quick to respond to any questions, they will set up as many showing as you need to make sure you find your perfect home, and they will always go above and beyond to make sure you are stress free during your home buying purchase whether it is your first, second, or ninth! We love our new home. Thank you Mike and Deanna, you guys are awesome!” – Jessica Foster


“Our experience working with The Stones was magnificent. Michael is very professional and he has a brilliant knowledge of the real estate business. It was a comfort to have a Realtor who liked to be totally involved in every aspect of correspondence. We couldn’t have chosen a better company to help with the sale of our home. Thank you Michael for everything!!” – Mark Hinton


“The Stones are very professional & results oriented. We were very impressed with Mike Stone as a facilitator listing a home we recently purchased from his client that we are now asking him to list & sell our previous home. You will not be disappointed hiring The Stones.” – Frank Mansella


“My family has used The Stone’s for 3 transactions, and they are the absolute best. They are very resourceful and creative when challenges arise. I will continue to use them and recommend them to anyone looking for a home.” – John Lotze


“After much thought we decided to put our house on the market. We contacted The Stones and put our home on the market. Our experience from start to finish was both professional and personable. As a Realtor I could not ask for a more knowledgable and dependable person…Deanna Stone made our process fast and easy! I would recommend The Stones to any and everyone.” – Christy Westbrook


“My husband and I have been very fortunate to work with Michael & Deanna Stone on 4 real estate transactions over a period of 5 years, both buying and selling. Their knowledge of the local market is most impressive, they always seem to know the latest news and trends. In all of our transactions with them, we put ourselves completely in their hands and knew that they would handle everything with the utmost professionalism and in our best interests. I would highly recommend Michael and Deanna if you are looking for a team that will work extremely hard to meet all your expectations. You will know that you are dealing with true dedicated professionals that will go above and beyond for their clients.” – Sandi Silverman