Testimonials

Testimonials


Cindy was amazing through the entire home search and buying experience. Cindy helped us fulfill our dream of owning a vacation home in Sarasota. Buying a home while living in NJ is certainly challenging and COVID-19 didn’t make it any easier. However, with Cindy’s guidance and professionalism, we ultimately found the right home for our family in a community that we love. Cindy was incredibly patient and insightful as we searched different neighborhoods from Venice to Palmer Ranch and beyond. Her industry knowledge also gave us peace of mind through the home buying/closing process through unprecedented times. We would highly recommend Cindy if you are considering a move to SW Florida. THANK YOU CINDY!

Phil and Maryanne L.


If only we had met Cindy years earlier! She’s a one in a million realtor and a terrific person, the kind of person you dream of working with for something as important as buying or selling a home. Cindy knows the Sarasota/Bradenton area well and has many years of experience here. For Cindy, every detail is important. She went above and beyond with marketing our home, from staging, photography, creating a beautiful brochure, to attending every showing and holding open houses. All of her recommendations were data-driven by frequent, detailed reporting and market analysis. And she communicated with us frequently throughout the entire process, which was nothing less than pleasant every step of the way. We highly recommend Cindy!

Brian H.


We can’t say enough great things about Cindy! She was amazing every step of the way, from our early days of trying to find the right property, to spending a full weekend with us looking at places, to helping us narrow down our search to the absolute perfect home. If there was anything she didn’t know about a particular community, she would find out and get back to us within the day. She was a trusted adviser to us when it came to the negotiation process. She was absolutely instrumental in the positive outcome that resulted in our new home on Longboat Key. She was always available and responsive. We would recommend her in a heartbeat, and consider her now to be a good friend.

Sharon and Randy


We highly recommend Cindy to help find your new place in Sarasota. She is personable, professional, on time and on top of things. She let us search and decide at our pace, giving advice and support throughout our 16 month process to identify and purchase our property. A great team player to have on your side.

Thomas K.


Cindy was the ultimate professional in handling the sale of my condominium in Sarasota. She conducted the logistics to perfection, setting a price that reflected the value and a setting that showed it off to best advantage. She stayed in touch with me through the process of showings and led the process for me to a final successful conclusion. Through the offer, negotiation, sale and closing she remained totally involved and supportive. 

I recommend her capabilities unequivocally.

Michael B


If every agent and/or employee at Michael Saunders and Company was like Cindy Schatzle, competitors could all close their doors. Her professionalism, caring attitude and continuous efforts on our behalf were all beyond reproach. As a matter of fact, my wife and I had to go down to Longboat earlier this week for something and we made a point of contacting Cindy and having lunch with her just so we could thank her again and reiterate to her that she was free to give anyone our names if they asked her for a reference before agreeing to have her represent them. From all that we have heard and from the two experiences we have had with Michael Saunders & Company, it is obvious that such attitudes and professionalism start at the top.

Lyle P.


Thank you so much for your help and for sharing your knowledge with me. You are certainly a part of my growing as a Realtor!

Anna R.


Our experience with Cindy was excellent. She is a highly qualified professional. She stayed on top of all of our details, coordinated services, and negotiated a great deal. We were especially grateful of her services as we were out-of-state buyers, and she assisted in making the experience stress-free.

Anthony and Pamela Bevilacqua


Cindy, we sincerely appreciate all you have done to inform us on LBK properties. Your knowledge of the island and your professionalism are absolutely top tier. We also observed how well you navigate the intricacies of dealing with other agents, property managers and a variety of other individuals that we encountered along the way. You demonstrated the ability to instinctively know when to step back and let your buyers move freely, but then you step forward at exactly the right moment when we needed help. With kindest regards and utmost appreciation.

Bill and Donna M.


The most honest, professional and kind person I ever had to make business with. Very pleasant to talk to, and goes above and beyond to make the things done in time. She helped us find exactly what we were looking for, a beautiful property that best fits our needs. Five stars is not enough, she deserves 10 out of 10.

Stela Zalsohnja


A good model for doing business is yours! All aspects of the process were done so professionally and I want to thank you. I always felt like I was in good hands!

Mike M.


Just a note to let you know that I fully enjoyed working with you on this transaction. You are spot on, always available, and on top of the entire process. You represent your company in the highest regard.

Toni G.


Cindy is an extremely motivated and intelligent agent. She is truly driven by the happiness of her customers. Cindy has both sold a home and negotiated the purchase of a new home for me. Both times, Cindy drew upon her experience to benefit me, the client. I am extraordinary lucky and grateful to have been referred to Cindy. Her knowledge of the market, real estate and new construction put me in a great advantage. I have already referred her to others. Five stars is simply not enough!

Jeff Olsen


Cindy is an excellent agent and a wonderful person . She assisted us in the sale of one property and the purchase of another , even thought I’m pretty sure we drove her crazy! She always showed great professionalism and had full and up to date knowledge of the real estate market. We couldn’t have done it without her. Cindy did not only become our go to real estate advisor, she also became a lifelong friend. Thanks so very much!

Vincent and Lori Aversano


My husband and I had a wonderful experience working with Cindy Schatzle. Although we expected a high level of service and professionalism in working with Michael Saunders, Cindy’s level of service greatly exceeded our expectations from beginning the house hunting process through closing on our new home. Cindy has a vast level of in-depth knowledge of the area and also educated us on important details related to properties and our search criteria. She immediately responded to our request for assistance and began communicating with us and searching for properties that same day. Since we were on a tight timeline with little lead time prior to our visit to the area, Cindy made us feel like we were her only customer in answering all of our questions and having appointments scheduled for our visit in advance.

When meeting Cindy she is friendly, easy to talk to, and we truly enjoyed our day with her as she spent many hours taking us through a large number of properties, which helped us find a wonderful home. She quickly helped us work through the offer process and then manage the pre-closing steps to ensure everything was completed in a timely and seamless manner.

Even on our closing day when the seller was delayed, Cindy helped us manage through the challenges to ensure we were not impacted, even delivering finalized copies to us and checking to ensure we were getting settled in okay and asking if she could be of help in any way. Ultimately she has created customers for life and friends along the way due to her personal touch and true caring for people. Thank you Cindy! We truly appreciate you.

Steve & Cheryl Jones


Cindy is a true professional. She made the buying process a real pleasure. She goes above and beyond and always has kind word and a quick smile. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase in the area.

Kim and Peter George


I recently moved from Ft Myers, Florida and came to Cindy Schatzle and Michael Saunders and Company through referral from a Real Estate Company I worked with in selling my home in Ft Myers. I was very Blessed and Fortunate with the choice!! Cindy asked questions to discern what was important to me and really listened. We actually found my new home on our first day out searching!! Not the usual!! Cindy was my advocate throughout the entire purchase process. She kept me on point making sure I knew exactly what was expected , due and when. Communication was always timely and thorough. Cindy looked after my best interest with honesty, integrity and professionalism. I recommend her to anyone looking for a new home!! She does all the heavy lifting, making the process manageable to easy!!

Sheila Carlisle


If you want an agent that will work hard and go the extra mile to get a real estate transaction to closing, then Cindy should be your first pick. We live several hundred miles from the property, so it was great to have Cindy as the local point of contact to take care of the interactions with inspectors, HOAs, etc. She was really good about following up with all of these third parties to make sure nothing fell through the cracks, and also very good at keeping us informed every step of the way. Real estate transactions are becoming ever more complicated so it is nice to have Cindy on your team. Oh, and she is a very nice person as well.

William Wickman


Cindy is the consummate professional! From our initial contact with her until our closing she was the very essence of a professional. During the period where she was showing us properties she make herself available and worked us into her schedule at times that made it easy for us and our family. We had our kids and grandkids with us and we really had a good time because Cindy was so delightful to be with. She did an excellent job of preparing our contract and getting our offer communicated to the seller.

She helped us in resourcing for other people we needed such as a loan company, a title company, a painter and more. As the closing deadline approached and there were obstacles to overcome because this was a 1031 exchange, she was our advocate above and beyond any realtor I have ever worked with. She was always available and was part of the solution. Whatever we needed Cindy had the energy, the resources and the intellect to handle it.

The actual closing procedure took longer than usual and although we told Cindy she did not have to stay the whole time she would not leave until everything was completed. All in all, our whole family agrees the Cindy is the best realtor we have ever met and one of the nicest people we have ever met.

Terry and Sue Taylor


One of my favorites! Such a nice, friendly, talented lady who is a joy to work with!

Dusty J


I give Cindy a 5 star rating! She is very professional. She is a hard worker. And is totally dedicated to her client!!! I wouldn’t recommend anyone else! She is the BEST!

Keith Kady


Cindy is a knowledgeable realtor. I was a long distance buyer and needed someone in the Sarasota/Longboat Key/Siesta Key area to work for me. Cindy was the right person. She kept me updated and informed on potential properties through emails and videos. She returned all calls in a timely manner when I had questions. When I came into town, she utilized my time efficiently by having many showings lined up that interested me. When I found the home for me, she made long distance buying a breeze. I appreciated her knowledge and expertise. Many thanks for all you do.

Cindy Koberlein


I was looking to buy a second house in Sarasota Florida I was looking online and contact realtor Cindy Schatzle the best thing I did meeting her I wish I can give her 10 stars she deserve them all she did everything for me more than anything I expected a realtor to do for you thank you very much Cindy you are best I can’t wait to buy another house with you!!

Erjon


She was great! She worked very hard and was a pleasure to work with.

Roberta B


There are Realtors and then there is Cindy. She leaves nothing to chance. Going into this prospect of selling my current home and buying my next filled me with immense anxiety, yet Cindy took control of every phase of each transaction, pushing those that needed a push, fixing other’s mistakes, always communicating with me both day and night — and she did all of this with a professional attitude that was beyond compare. Exceptional Realtor does not even scratch the surface when describing the level of attention to detail, communication and sound advise I received from Cindy.

She is a treasure. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Dottie R


We have built and bought and sold many homes over the years and none of the encounters comes anywhere near the satisfaction and pleasantry of our dealings with you and the staff at Michal Saunders Real Estate. By any measure you are “hands down” the most outstanding real estate broker we have ever met—and there have been many! You demonstrate professionalism, honesty and integrity that are truly “above and beyond”, rendering you truly superior in your field. Buying or selling a house can be an extremely traumatic ordeal, but you have thoroughly “de-fused” our experience and provided an entirely positive and very smooth transition!

You have been very fair and reasonable throughout, and your congenial and calm personality has made every “situation” easy.  You were quick to return calls and never out of reach. Your patience is remarkable.  You are always on time– if not early– for appointments.  And you have followed through on EVERY detail, including the smallest! You surely must realize the extent of your efforts. We just didn’t want you to think it passed by us unnoticed. For all this and more we are truly grateful and want to say “Thank You!”

Dana & Tricia Place


Since I don’t get involved in buying or selling homes very often, I wasn’t sure what to expect, particularly considering that I was selling the unit remotely, with no ability to visit Longboat Key to monitor the process. Cindy came highly recommended by our building manager and he certainly knew what he was talking about. The property sold quickly and very close to the market price she had predicted. Throughout the sales process, she was extremely courteous and responsive. She provided dedicated, knowledgeable, quality service from our first contact through closing. If I am ever looking for property in the Sarasota area, Cindy will be my first and only call.

Russell McPeak


Cindy made finding a property that met all of my criteria a pleasure and an adventure. She arranged more than 20 showings within a very short period of time, some of which we subsequently revisited more than once. Then she assisted in a variety of ways through the sometimes frustrating process of putting together a deal and then closing on it. Cindy is efficient and a pleasure to work with. I’d recommend her to anyone!

Brian R Thomsitt


Cindy did a great job in marketing our condo. However, more importantly she went up and above the call of duty when something needed special attention.

Susan and Jeff Grass


Cindy was a miracle worker and my only regret was that we didn’t find her soon. Selling my Dad’s house was tricky with three siblings in three states. We had a less than aggressive first realtor with another agency, then changed to Cindy, who sprung into action. Her state of the art marketing and feedback loop was great. Cindy was positive and solution focused and made us feel like we were her top priority. She tackled every challenge and gave smart guidance. Cindy was fabulous and I’d highly recommend her services.

Stacy DiStefano


We have had the pleasure of working with Cindy on two sales and two purchases. We keep coming back to her because she is professional, detail oriented, goes the extra mile, and looks out for the best interests of us, her clients. All this is accomplished with charm and a sense of humor. When she says “I’ve got this!”, she means it and delivers.

Eileen Gillen


Buying a house through Cindy was one of the most enjoyable experiences of our lives! We looked forward to each showing and more importantly, to spending time with this remarkable lady. We commented to her on a few occasions, it’s if she was reading our minds as to the types of properties we were seeing. We had so many choices it was actually difficult to decide on which property to make an offer. Not only do we value Cindy as the most professional and diligent realtor, we value her a trusted friend and advisor. The world needs more people like Cindy.

Bill and Michele Costanzo


Cindy was fabulous and detail oriented. We would recommend her without hesitation.

Garry Hennis


I am a licensed real estate agent in the state of Tennessee and my parents wanted to move to Florida, so I had the task of finding them a reputable, honest and hard working realtor that they could depend on. I am so glad that we found Cindy! She was fast and responsive with communication and messages. She went above and beyond every step of the process. Cindy used her expertise in the negotiation process and she worked hard to make it a seamless transaction for my family. I am thrilled to refer my friends and family to Cindy and I would highly recommend her.

Krista Chynoweth


Cindy was very professional, friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, if she didn’t know she asked and replied right away back. She got answers from clients sooner than expected, I Would highly recommend her to anyone I know. You should be very proud to have her on your staff!

Pete B.


Cindy was very professional and on top of every detail at the right time. I think she truly enjoys her work and would work hard for all her clients. It was a pleasure to be able to work with her.

Lee Wickman


Extremely pleased with the personal care and attention I was given. My agent was always at least to steps ahead of what needed to be done. As soon as contract was signed, she had the home/ pest/and septic inspections set. And when the home inspectior couldn’t make it , she had a back up already in play. Would absolutely recommend Cindy to anyone interested in purchasing a property.

Robert B.


The job Cindy did in the sale of our condo was outstanding in every respect. From our first meeting she was a pleasure to deal with. Unlike a previous agent, she showed our property frequently and held numerous open houses. Her advice throughout the process was top notch and then when we reached agreement with the buyer but had some issues that were neither our fault nor the buyer’s she was professional throughout and maintained a positive attitude that was infectious to us as well. We would both recommend her without reservation and if the opportunity arose, ask her to be our agent again.

Lyle Philipson


It gives us much pleasure to give you our feedback on our amazing realtor Cindy Schatzel. Terry and I have bought and sold many properties over the years and have had good experiences with most of the realtors who represented us but I must say that our experience with Cindy went above and beyond anything we have ever experienced. Cindy was professional in everything she helped us with – from presenting our contract to the sellers – to the final day of closing when we still needed her input because we were doing a 1031 exchange and the condo sellers wanted to close an hour after we closed.

Cindy had the energy, the knowledge, the intellect and the desire to help us in any way she could – and she did use all of those qualities to help us!! Cindy started out showing us properties with Terry and I, our two daughters, one son in law, and 4 grandchildren. The whole family was excited and happy about looking at properties and Cindy was such a delight to be with that she added to the fun. She is without a doubt the most available, most caring, most professional realtor we have ever met. She is also one of the nicest people we have ever met. We did not know Cindy before our experience in buying this condo but I hope to know her as a friend in the future! Many thanks!

Terry and Sue T