We were so impressed with Mike Saur as our broker for purchasing a condo, it didn't cross our minds to consider any other broker in selling our old condo.
Mike is a quality person all around. We found him to be completely trustworthy, patient, and respectful of all. His communication was nearly instant every time. We were never waiting on Mike for anything!
He priced our condo well above what we anticipated, and had it sold in under a week. He helped us navigate 4 simultaneous offers, preparing a detailed spreadsheet of all the variables. He politely communicated with the other realtors and secured a better deal for us.
The realtors on the other side, both when we were purchasing and when we were selling, were less than adequate, causing Mike to do much of work for their side of the deal as well. Their under performance served to further highlight how exceptional Mike's work is. Mike didn't hesitate to step in to help do much of their part of the transaction as well, so the deal could progress smoothly and quickly.
He was a joy to work with on all aspects of the job, and we would recommend him without hesitation. ~ Becky, Venice, FL
I am a realtor in Indiana with my son and I having our own office for 30 years. I would like all of our agents to be like Mike!!! ~ Jean Boyle...SCHERERVILLE, Indiana
This was a great relationship from start to closure. In addition to his tremendous knowledge of the local market, Mike was a strong and constant communicator, easy to work with, terrific at details, and quick to tailor solutions to our wishes and needs. We are in the midst of selling our house, and it is not going easily, so we have a basis for comparison. Venice was a breeze, and Mike was integral to our success. ~ James and Anne Grubb, Maryland
Mike was fantastic to work with. He helped us navigate through a pretty difficult situation with ease. I have already referred Mike to a number of my family and friends. ~ Todd Crane
Mike Saur was highly recommended and with good reason. He was very professional, knowledgeable of the local market, extremely accessible, and genuinely interested in our concerns. He went above and beyond to assist from the search through the closing, arranging for the needed services, trades and more; which was even more appreciated as we are NJ residents and had to do much of the process remotely. It was refreshing to have a realtor who took the time and effort to talk to you. I will recommend Mike to anyone I meet who is considering buying or selling in the area.
~ Jake Papay, Annandale, NJ and Venice, FL
Mike's monthly newsletter was what made the initial introduction. After meeting him in person, and in a somewhat difficult situation, he handled everything with the utmost professionalism.
We can't say enough about Mike. After our relatively brief interactions with him, both my wife and I consider him a friend and would highly recommend him to anyone. We would be honored to be placed on his reference list.
We had very little interaction with the other Century 21 staff, been when we did it was outstanding.
Mike Saur is the best real estate agent we have ever worked with! ~ Todd and Colleen Crane, Venice FL
Mike's responsiveness was outstanding! We have found it rare to work with someone who responds so immediately, and deals with whatever needs to be taken care of right away. We were never waiting on Mike!
He is extremely knowledgeable of the area, was very patient and helpful in improving our understanding of different areas, and clarifying where we would be most happy.
Mike is also a complete gentleman. We had tough negotiations with a difficult seller and seller's realtor. Mike always remained calm and steady, empathizing with us without ever adding fuel to the fire. Polite beyond belief!
Now that we have completed our new purchase, we are using him to sell our old condo. We know with Mike, we won't have to worry about a thing. He will pay attention to every detail, and get everything done quickly and efficiently. We also know he will be super polite with our tenants and put them at ease, during the delicate process of selling a condo while it is rented. We know potential buyers will also find him very reassuring and trustworthy to work with. ~ Becky, Venice, FL
Mike is the consummate professional. He understands the market, communicates clearly, and demonstrates a strong work ethic and high ethical standards. ~ Bruce Neubeck, Venice
Mike was our eyes since we lived in the San Diego area before relocating to Venice. Mike steered us to a neighborhood that we really like. Without his knowledge Im not sure where we would have ended up. He is very knowledgeable, professional, and attentive.
Our situation was a little tricky but Mike worked with us to make everything work. ~ Julie Klausen
We chose to work with Mike because we were confident in his abilities and especially his knowledge of Venice Island real estate. Mike worked with us to achieve the highest price for our property. We were extremely pleased with all aspects of working with Mike and Century 21 Schmidt Real Estate. ~ D. Janssen, South Carolina
We were not the easiest buyers to work with as the market was a sellers market and had lost a couple of houses in bidding. It also took a couple of house contract, inspection cycles to understand the Florida standards. Mike remained patient with us and we finally found a great house. ~ Ove sens nokomis
Mike Saur was referred by a good friend whom I trust. Mike is the best real estate agent Ive ever worked with. Mikes attention to detail and technical knowledge is superior. A real estate agents primary consideration should be advocacy for their client and Mikes advocacy was also superior. Based on my experience working with Mike regarding this transaction, Ill certainly work with him again and will recommend him to everyone. ~ Bob Jones, Venice, Florida
Mike was informed about the local area, thorough, and always took the time to answer my questions when they arose. I would highly reccomend Mike to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and professional real estate agent in the area! ~ Lauren F. Venice, FL
We were just driving around Venice to begin our search for our new home and drove by the Century 21 office and decided to stop in. So glad we did.
Michael Saur is a true professional that took the time to listen to our needs and exactly what we were looking for without any sense of pressure.
He offered us many options for different communities and also suggested we take a look at Grand Palm. We fell in love with the community! The rest is history.
Once we purchased our new Villa, Michael continued to stay in touch and gave us weekly updates on its progress and sent photos.
When it cam time for the final inspection, Michael offered to meet us at the walk thru, as he stated "it's always good to have another set of eyes". And boy oh boy was he right! He was just amazing, and caught many small things that needed correction that we would have never found.
Michael Saur, we truly thank you for leading us to our new forever home and can't thank you enough. We highly recommend you to all our friends and family!
~ Jean & Craig Newman, Massapequa Park, NY
Mike was a pleasure to work with. We made several visits to Venice over 16 months and Mike was very patient as we looked for the right house for us. His communication was timely and clear. If he didn't know the answer to our questions, he either found the answers himself or guided us in the correct direction. He helped close the deal with the seller and attended our inspection since we couldn't be in Venice at the time. We appreciated his diligence and hard work during our home search. ~ Michael Walcott - Venice
Mike is so kind and personable. He is on top of his marketing and makes a great presentation.
I have a name for Mike - Saint Mike! He is the most thoughtful sales person I have ever known. He was very considerate when showing my unit with tenants living there. Mike kept my unit clean and presentable when no one was renting. He responded to me within a few hours no matter what he was doing. He helped me in everyway he could - he even made it so I did not need to come back to go through my belongings by Facetime ing my unit with me and then he took all the items I wanted to UPS to ship to me at home. Saved me time and money not having to go back to FL from CA I would HIGHLY recommend Michael Saur
St. Michael has all of the characteristics listed above and any others you can think of!!! ~ Kay Merrill Kentfield CA
Mike Saur was great. Attentive and very responsive. He made the process as easy as it could be and helped us every step along the way. If you need an agent, you should call Mike Saur first. After speaking with him, youll feel very comfortable and know you have someone who is genuinely there to help you. ~ Frank Muher
Mike Saur was attentive and thorough. There were two of us selling this real estate, and at times he had to explain things twice. He also made himself available for ancillary issues that might have saved me time even though it required more of his time. This sale occurred in the middle of a pandemic and involved his reaching out to a subset of buyers at a time when others had dropped out because of the health crisis.
~ Sue Shiffrin, Sarasota
Mike Saur exceeded our expectations. He made our home purchase so easy! We highly recommend him to anyone with real estate needs. ~ Becky and David Lloyd
Michael Saur hosted a local open house at one of his listings and was extremely knowledgeable about the community we were considering. When another property in that community became available, we contacted Mike even though the listing was through another agency.
The entire process went very smoothly due to Mikes facilitation. This was our first experience with purchasing a home without the use of a lawyer and it went very well.
Mike is extremely professional yet personable. He was always responsive to our constant requests for information.
Mikes work ethic and overall performance throughout the process exceeded our expectations. ~ Sandee Malenky, New Jersey and now Venice, FL
Michael Saur was recommended to us by a friend and it proved to be a good recommendation. From day one we were given a professional and courteous service and our property was sold quickly and for the price we wanted. Michael followed up, guided us through the process and always kept us updated on the progress. I have no hesitation recommending him to others and would certainly use him again myself. ~ Dag Storegjerde, Norway
Mike was the best - can't say enough good things about him and will highly recommend him to friends/family.
Mike always responded quickly to text/phone calls/emails and set our mind at ease when it came to the purchase of this house. ~ Greg Salo Minnesota
We would highly recommend Michael Saur to sell your property. He is very knowledgeable of the area and will be there for you from start to finish.
~ Bill & Linda Laughlin
He constantly communicated his progress.
He was always immediately accessible.
Highly recommended! ~ Mack Major, Hopkinsville KY
We first met Mike at an open house on Venice Island, some time before we were ready to purchase. We felt comfortable immediately with Mike who was obviously a hard working and knowledgeable realtor.
He asked about our potential purchase and immediately started to send us information based upon our requirements. Our thoughts changed frequently over time and Mine always cheerfully updated our profile and continued to send information
When the time came for us to make a decision, he was always available to show us properties, discuss them with us. He was very patient through the process, especially with our constantly changing needs!
Once our decision was made, Mike was awesome. He alerted us to a price reduction, steered us through the negotiations, the inspections and guided us through the closing process.
We bought our lifetime home and found our lifetime realtor.
I would and will recommend Mike to everyone who is looking to purchase a hone. ~ Kevin Langley, Venice
We met Mike at an open house and were so impressed with his knowledge and professionalism, we switched agents. Over the course of two years we visited Venice FL for pleasure and to look for a retirement home. We "march thru houses" viewing 10+ properties over several hours and then would do it again the next day.
I consider myself an informed, analytical buyer. I ask a lot of questions and expect prompt, accurate, and insightful answers. Mike anticipated my questions and responded immediately with patience, professionalism, and solid information. In addition to just facts, he gave us a feeling for the neighborhood and the culture of a condominium development. His concern was that found a good property at a fair price, and that the property and area were a "good fit" for us.
I've bought and sold quite a few properties. Over time, you realize that good agents are not just conduits to buy and sell properties. A good agent takes the time to understand his/her client, and then tries to match the client's physical housing, daily living, and overall lifestyle needs with the right house and environment. Mike is a masterful matchmaker.
When you first meet Mike, you know that he's really smart. When you work with Mike you know he cares and sincerely wants you to find the right home. Then you realize that you just like him and look forward to working with him again. ~ Randy & Lily, Venice FL
Mike was incredibly helpful and patient while helping us obtain a property from a very difficult seller. He was always available to consult and discuss next steps, provided insights and suggestions for negotiations and stayed on top of follow ups with the sellers when they did not respond. This was the hardest purchase we have done so far and Mike made the entire experience smooth and as painless as possible.
Mike also went above and beyond his normal responsibilities by contacting vendors to obtain estimates and let the vendors come in when needed.
We highly recommend Mike for anyone and we will use him in the future. ~ Kamil Sykora, Charlotte NC
Mike is the most professional, knowledgeable and respectful
Agent I have worked with! I would refer him to anyone wishing to buy
Or sell real estate!
I would use all these characteristics to describe Mike!! ~ Bruce and Patty Haltinner, Venice
We were fortunate and grateful that Mike Saur Pllc reached out to us at our California residence to let us know this property in Overbrook Gardens was on the market.
Mike made the transaction a pleasant experience. He knows the market and the area and helped us negotiate a fair deal for both the buyer and seller. I will recommend Mike to my friends and colleagues when the needs arise.
Mike was great to work with and took care of our requests in a timely manner. Every transaction like this should go as smooth as this did with Mike at the helm.
We are so thankful the Mike made our experience a great one and look forward to working with him again. ~ Brian Petraska, Englewood
Mike went above and beyond for us and he was extremely patient. He has even volunteered to provide access to a window repair company since we will not be in the area for several months. ~ Kay Chick, Indiana PS
Mike went beyond reasonable expectations for a realtor, in a very difficult situation with a seller who had an unwarranted high asking price for the condo. We were off again, on again with Mike always supportive of what ever decision I made at the time. Through his good efforts after we had withdrawn our offer he worked with the realtor for the seller and the result was a revised sales agreement. Mike continue to assist me in many ways, such as doing the last minute inspection, as I negotiated financing and a no-presence closing. Even after the closing at my request he gave me a list of recommended AC companies and worked with me to arrange a servicing of the AC unit, which being out of state was a major concern of mine. Mike also has a great personality and approach ability that makes one feel comfortable phoning him at any time with questions. I would highly recommend him to my friends and acquaintances.
He was highly knowledgeable of all phases of the transactions which I greatly appreciated as I had never previously lived or owned property in Florida.
My niece is a realtor in Illinois and Indiana. She has been very successful because she always tried to take care of her clients needs, even if beyond the normal scope of a realtor. Mike did the same which pleased us very much.
Mike is a very easy person to work with, friendly but also always professional. ~ Glenn & Julie Zipp, Peoria, IL
Mike has been extremely patient and helpful through all my questions and anxieties. His courtesy, responsiveness, professionalism and genuine interest has been so encouraging throughout this process. ~ Michele Morley, Venice
Michael is a true professional. I found him to be the most genuine, down to earth real estate agent I've had the pleasure to interact with. Highly recommended! ~ Jeremy Gary Venice, Florida
Mike did a good job and was a pleasure to work with ~ Leo in central Illinois
Mike was the best agent we have ever encountered. He covered every detail & helped us get through the process without a hitch. ~ Tom & Kathy Scott Venice, Fl
Great experience working with Mike ~ Alfred Hermann , Angola
GRACIAS NUEVAMNERE A MIKE SAUR POR SU PACIENCIA Y PROFESIONALISMO ~ GUSTAVO DURANGO. QUITO- ECUADOR - SUD AMERICA
Mike was always there early to make sure the property was ready for showing, he did a very thorough and professional market analysis that other agents did not do and he stayed very active throughout the sales process until the property sold. I was very pleased with Mike and would go to him again in the future if needed. ~ Jim Eagleston, Venice, FL
Mike had great leadership and performed over and above through the entire process. ~ Jim Johnson Ohio
Mike Saur did the job he said he would do!! ~ Thanks Mike
Mike was wonderful. He always contacted us with updates or suggestions to our property. We would and have recommended him to friends.
Mike had a lot of open houses. He helped us through the closing.
They were so helpful and contacted us with suggestions. ~ John and Jean Salvaggi Venice, Fl
Thank you Mike Saur for all the help and all the running around you did for us and all the calls...thank you again, I don't know how to thank you no more... ~ Martin,Nancy,Guadalupe, Santos
Mike was a pleasure to work with. Friendly. Listens. Calls back or answers texts quickly. He pays attention to detail. He listens to what you want. He makes time for you, is professional, provides more than adequate information when asked questions. Is on time. ~ Kevin S., Venice fl