Testimonials

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“I don’t know quite where to start, other than to say thank you. Thank you for everything that you did; the research, the gifts for Daniel, lunches, contract negotiations, walk-thru, closing, all the references and local contacts, the very generous and beautiful house warming gift, and most of all being our friend.”

– JAY MARTIN, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER,

MILLER BREWING COMPANY

“I am an executive with IBM. Over the last thirty years my family has been asked to relocate eleven times. I would recommend Betty Kennedy because of her knowledge of the area and where it is going in the future. Second, because of her commitment to what is best for you and not allow you to make an error. Her reputation places her at the very top of Tampa’s real estate community, bar none. Honesty and frankness are her strengths.”

– DOUGLAS FAGG, IBM

“Your services as a realtor have been outstanding. Your knowledge of the market, you and your staff’s attention to detail and your follow through have been most professional. But most important of all has been your friendship and generosity.”

– STEPHEN P. CARDIFF, CLU, GENERAL AGENT,

JOHN HANCOCK FINANCIAL SERVICES

“I cannot find the words to express my satisfaction with all that Mrs. Betty Kennedy has done for my family and myself. Mrs. Kennedy’s understanding and sincere concern for my family helped to put my mind at ease. She spent untold days chauffeuring my wife and me in the search of a new home. Her follow-thru was exemplary. Betty Kennedy is a class lady and a most dedicated professional. I would not hesitate to recommend anyone to her organization.”

– ROBERT GRAHAM, VICE PRESIDENT, MIS,

WARNER PUBLISHER SERVICES

“We finally found time for a very important matter, namely bestowing high praise and gratitude on Scott Kennedy, one of your associates. Scott has been a blessing — a true professional realtor (and forgive me, but with the experiences we have had I (Rick) don’t normally combine those two words). He represents our interests superbly and has done things for us that, quite frankly, other realtors thought was asking too much.”

– MAJOR RICK BODNAR MARY ANN BODNAR

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

“I want to thank you and your team for your work on selling our home in Villa Rosa and “making it happen” after the first deal fell through. Finding a buyer within 24 hours of the original buyer falling through reassured me that we made the “RIGHT” decision selecting you and your team. Your pro-active effort sealed the deal for me when we were deciding on who to list with, and more importantly, you delivered!!! Because of your hard work, dedication and pro-active strategies, I will ALWAYS use you as a referral.”

– SINCERELY, BILL SUBLETTE

“I want to commend Robert Scott Kennedy for his assistance and professionalism in the search for our new home in the Tampa area. As a U.S. military member, I have been required to relocate several times during my career. At no time have I felt more comfortable and secure in dealing with a realtor than I have with Sott Kennedy. Scott’s professionalism is clearly demonstrated by his impressive knowledge of not only the resale and new construction market, but also of the ancillary information about schools, shopping, commuting data, crime rates and any trends which might effect the home buying and subsequent living experience. His personality, sense of humor and sincerity made what is generally an extremely stressful experience, one which was actually fun.”

– MAJOR THEODORE W. WARONICKI

UNITED STATES ARMY

“Over the past year Betty Kennedy has handled the housing and real estate needs for all the employees involved in the corporate relocation of my company’s Home Office from New York to Tampa, Florida. In the time that I have known Betty she has displayed the highest degree of professionalism and ethical conduct. Her experience and knowledge is unsurpassed by any in her field. I have the utmost respect for her conduct as both a professional and a person.”

– A. YVONNE WEAVER, PRESIDENT

ARBITRATION FORUMS, INC.

“I am writing to tell you how pleased we have been with Mover’s Advantage. When we learned that we would be transferring to Tampa this August, I contacted USAA for some related information. Later that afternoon, Scott Kennedy of Gimelstob Realty called me in Germany to offer his help and assess our needs. Less than a week later, we received a package full of information about housing, recreation, and schools in the Tampa area. This included test scores for every public school in the area and addresses for public and private schools. Mr. Kennedy even faxed a magnet school application to us. As a result, our second grader will be attending a magnet school for visual arts, performing arts, and communications next year. She cannot wait to move!

Thank you for making the military lifestyle easier!”

– DENISE T. PLICHTA

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

“If Betty Kennedy deserves anything, it is a distinguished service award. For over the past years that I have done business with this lady, she has treated us more than fair, always honest and been the type of representative that I would like to have either in my church or working for me if I were a realtor.”

– DALE A. BROOKS, PASTOR

CALVARY TEMPLE OF TEMPLE TERRACE

“I found Betty to be accessible seven days a week at any hour of the day or night. Her ability to mobilize whatever manpower or talent was needed to complete the deal was most impressive. In an industry where many dabble, Betty is a professional. I wish that I could work with professionals of this caliber in all aspects of my life. I have recommended your agency, along with Betty and Scott to others.”

– JAMES PELONI, PRESIDENT

THE PELONI GROUP

“Having been on this planet for five decades, we have had the opportunity to purchase several homes and thus have dealt with several real estate agents. In all our previous experiences, we were left with the impression that the agent was only in it for the money. We did not have that feeling with Scott Kennedy. While Scott was helping us, he was truly professional, courteous, and had our best interests at heart. For example, Scott showed us a home that we were at that moment ready to purchase. However, Scott persuaded us to take our time and look at other properties. The typical agent would have said, “Let’s write a contract” – not Scott – and by looking at additional properties, we ended up with our dream home, not just an okay home. Additionally, Scott was instrumental in helping us obtain financing at a terrific rate and in a painless manner.”

– DAVE JOHNDROW

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

“Betty was outstanding! She covered most, if not all, of the properties that would meet our needs. She was extremely organized and professional.”

– PATRICIA SMITH

“Scott Kennedy of Gimelstob Realty in Tampa was fantastic! He did everything to perfection, on time and with our interests at heart. I highly recommend that others use him.”

– COLONEL THOMAS HILL

UNITED STATES ARMY

“This letter is to acknowledge the great job and assistance provided by Scott and Betty in the search for our home. They have proven to be professionals by their communication and expertise throughout our negotiating process. I would like to personally thank them for all their help, in particular Scott who spent most of his time with my family. I will keep their names in my files for any future relocation needs by employees of our company and/or acquaintances. Thank you again.”

– TIMOTHY THALL

NPR, INC.

“We have provided USAA Relocation Services with a very positive evaluation on Scott, but we also wanted to let you know that he’s the best agent we’ve ever met – thoroughly dedicated to his work and his customers. We can unhesitantly recommend him to any other homebuyers or sellers.”

– MARTIN AND MARY KAYE LUKE

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE (RETIRED)

“We would like to thank you for the outstanding job you did in selling our house in Cheval. Throughout the process, each of you exhibited the highest degree of professionalism and personalized attention. Having Scott as a resident of Cheval was a plus in that he was readily available to show the house and is intimately knowledgeable of the Cheval community. Your staff was very helpful and considerate of the stress that can come with selling a house. Everyone was always positive and upbeat. Mrs. Kennedy is the ultimate professional closer. Her expertise in this area is without equal. We would not hesitate to recommend Betty and Scott Kennedy and their staff to anyone wishing to sell their house.”

– SINCERELY

RAY AND MARY CASTRO

Any Questions? Contact the Kennedy Team or View Our Current Listings

To reach the Kennedy Team, please call our office (813) 961-4449 or send us an email.

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