-Spears & Associates Real Estate Team Testimonials

I cannot speak highly enough of my experience with Andy Spears and his colleague Barbara VanderMeulen. Not only did we buy a home from them but we bought a home from them while we still live in New York. My husband and I were concerned about how it would be dealing with an agent(s) long distance  and were pleasantly surprised by the constant updates and communications by Andy and Barbara. This constant contact through their advanced use of online and web tools including Skype and Facetime allowed us to "meet" and do a final "walk-through" from our home in New York! We would highly recommend this dynamic duo!!

The Beckmann's

PLease allow me to tell the GREAT experience I had!! I wasted approx 9 months with a DIFFERENT realtor(I'm not kidding). As I drove around myself(as I had been doing for over 1 yr); I came across Miss Barbara VanderMeullen, after calling Mr. Andy Spears office. I was not able to purchase the home  I called on, as I'm on a fixed income & 1st time homebuyer. Miss VanderMeulen & I looked at alot of properties. She found one that I liked in an area I liked, and I'm closing next month. Not only that, She emailed to me a listing of 25 properties (not provided by previous realtor). She was "professional" at 1st meeting, providing my own "personal" packet w/all properties we were going to see! A first for me!!! She really took the time w/me as I even researched on my own. SHE is all the above; and not only have I passed her name on to friends; but even to my family. I will hire her again!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa McBride 2017

We met Barbara at one of the first homes we looked at when moving to the area. She was not our realtor at the time but as soon as we met her we felt so comfortable. We decided to use Barbara as our realtor and it was a great decision. She worked hard to help us find a home within our price range and area that we wanted. She was upfront on every detail and answered every question we could ask. If she did not have the answer right away she would find out and get back to us as soon as possible. She was very professional and more than accommodating. If only one of us could view the house she would arrange to meet with us separately to view the house. She helped us with every step and became such a great help. If we decide to ever move we will be calling her to sell our home and to help us buy another one. She is great and we appreciated everything she did for us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chris & Tara Goheen 12/2016

 

 

Barbara VanderMeulen and Andy Spears were very professional, courteous, patient, and reliable. I had a great experience in purchasing my first home. I was in the dark when it came to home buying process. Barbara expalined everything step by step and also explained why each step was necessary. 

Rick M 9/2016

Don and I have appreciated you and how you have helped us over these past few months in finding our "perfect house".

When we first met we both knew immediately that Barbara VanderMeulen with Spears & Associates was the person who was our answer.  You certainly have been there for us constantly helping us see the whole picture.  You have protected us and we would not be where we are had it not been for your being there and caring about our decisions.  We consider you Barb as our friend always there to answer questions.  There has never been a time when we needed you or your opinion that you weren't available to us.  Thank You for your un-ceasing loyalty to make sure every point of the house buying experience is clearly understood by us.  Helping us to know that no matter what any results came about you would be there to guide us.  The knowledge you have about the area of Port St. Lucie was what we needed to know.  We will forever be grateful to you for helping us in our journey.

 Our "House" we bought through you is becoming a "Home" for us slowly but surely.  We truly love the neighborhood and the surrounding communities.  Everything seems so convenient and daily we are learning about more places that make this a great place to live.  Today we discovered The Nelson Family Farms ... we sure enjoyed the beautiful produce we got there today.  At least once a week, we try to just go out and have an adventure by finding new places or shopping new places.  Lake Forest Pointe at Port St. Lucie is just the perfect place to have a home.  We feel comfortable with the surroundings; the safety of being in a gated community, the entire community is kept so nice and clean.  Everyone here waves hello to you even though we only have met a few neighbors.  

 We have been so busy we haven't even gotten to the pool which is right next door!  Soon as we seem to be a little more comfortable about what we have accomplished we are ready to take a break.  Maybe we will take a tour down the St. Lucie River.  

Don and I plus "Louie" (our dog) are all very happy to be here.  Looking forward to seeing you in the near future.

-Don & Pat Ott Port St Lucie FL 7/2016

Would Highly recommend Barbara VanderMeulen and Spears & Associates. Very prompt, helpful and professional. Helped us get our first home fast! We are very thankful and can finally relax in our new home.

-Abbey & Jeremy Hymore Port St Lucie, FL 7/2016

 

After a less than stellar experience with another realtor during selling another home and buying another home, I was looking for another realtor to sell a second home. I talked to Andy on several occasions prior to choosing him to list another home. His willingness to help with my unrelated   questions sold me on hiring him to list the second home. In addition, his estimate on the value of the house was accurate to less than 1% . (I had it appraised prior to the listing) . The house went active on Friday and he brought me a cash offer on Sunday, The entire sale and closing went without issue. He is still fielding questions from the new owner and doing it as all part of the way a house should be sold.... with a smile and no complaints. He will sell the next house and remember not all realtors are created equal. 

- Zach Chase, Palm City, FL 

Andy was very knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate. Having grown up in the area, he knew all areas and developments inside and out.  Andy is a strong negotiator and was even was able to negotiate a few extra things for us. If Andy wasn't available, his associate Barbara VanderMeulen was always accommodating and helpful.
John & Kathy Wood - Palm City, FL

I worked with Andy Spears on the purchase of my town house 3 years ago and in January 2016, the sale of the same. In both situations, Andy's knowledge, guidance, responsiveness, negotiating skills and attention to detail was outstanding. His research, in both transactions, on local comps with the   additional process of identifying the nuances of differences comparison helped in both cases to guide our approach in pricing and selling. He was also instrumental in guiding a reasonable and responsive approach to the negotiation process. As an example, he stayed on top of every step of the process while I was traveling internationally with infrequent connection capability. We have bought and sold quite a number of properties over the years and Andy in the best agent we have ever worked with. We would highly recommend Andy to family and friends and already have.
- Dan Clark - Tequesta, FL

We loved working with Andy, We sold our house in MA sooner than we expected and needed to find a home quickly. We met with Andy and after discussing our needs he showed us 20+ homes in 4 days and helped us to zero in on the perfect home. He worked with us daily while we were still up North to   manage lots of details in order to get us through the closing. Since we are new to the area he has been a great resource for everything from insurance, pool service and even dining out. I would highly recommend Andy - he was awesome!
- Lisa & Scott Reed, Stuart, FL

Andy did a great job.  He was always available and made buying a home actually nice.  His vast knowledge of the market ensured we got a great house at a great price.   We would recommend him for anyone's real estate needs.
- Dan Thornhill, Palm City, FL

After researching various areas on the eastern coast of Florida, I was told explore the Treasure Coast area, specifically, Stuart. I had friends who had recently purchased a condominium in the area so I was excited to see what this area was all about. I immediately contacted my friends realtor, Barbara VanderMeulen. I immediately received a phone call from Barbara and explained what I was looking for. Within a few days she sent me several units to research. I made plans to come down within a few weeks and we met with Barbara. I felt very comfortable immediately and the properties we went to see were exactly what I was interested in looking into. Barbara was extremely professional and knew the area very well. Each time I contacted her she was very willing and able to answer any and all questions I asked. I put in a bid on a unit within two days and my bid was accepted! Barbara was in contact with me constantly up until today, which was closing day!! I would recommend her to anyone who needs a realtor in this area.
- M. Hammer Stuart, FL

I am a first time home buyer and was looking for a new home for 2 years without much success. A co-worker suggested Andy Spears and his team. I am extremely satisfied with the service I received from Andy and his associate Barbara VanderMeulen. Andy was very responsive to my initial inquiry and  provided me with listings that had the features that I wanted in a home. He listened to my needs and I really appreciate that. It saved me a lot of time. Barbara guided me through looking at properties and I found the perfect home in 1 week! I am also pleased that Andy and Barbara helped me with the negotiation on the property. Andy and Barbara negotiated on my behalf and got the seller to reduce the price of the property by several thousands. I was delighted when the property appraiser valued the home at a price that was higher than the negotiated price. I already have equity in my new home and got a great deal! Andy and Barbara were quick to respond and patient with my many questions as a first time home buyer. They guided me through the entire process. I don't plan on moving anytime soon. However if I do, I will reach out to them again. If you are looking to purchase a new home and are unsure of the process or desire an easy, stress-free experience, then contact Andy Spears and Barbara VanderMeulen. Thank you so much guys for all that you did for me. I know I will enjoy my new home.

- Marjie Dumornay

 
 

 

 

 

 

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