Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:
We have been working with Phaidra McDermott since we purchased our first home on Sanibel in 2016. Phaidra is a life-long resident and her grandfather was Sanibel's first Chief of Police. She has a long history and a deep love for Sanibel's pristine beauty. Phaidra is in business for the long-term and that means that she takes an interest in what her clients' needs are and patiently works until the perfect match is made. There is never any pressure-just guidance and straightforward honesty. In 2017 Hurricane Irma swept through Southwest Florida leaving a path of destruction. We were back in DC and Sanibel was closed. Shortly after it re-opened, we received several photos and a video of our home and property from Phaidra who personally went through to check for damage. There wasn't any damage- thank goodness. When we asked about the condition of her home, she replied, "I don't know. I haven't check it yet." We will never forget that act of kindness and it was just one of many. This perfectly describes Phaidra. She makes time to help with advice about renovations and resale. We have the utmost faith and trust in her. In fact, we are working with her now to find our "forever" retirement home on Sanibel. We have bought, built, and sold several homes and have worked with very good agents; however, none have compared to Phaidra. She never forgets you and always makes time even after your home purchase. She is simply the best!
Dr. Beverly Anderson
Had the BEST experience working with Kingfisher Real Estate. The whole team knows Sanibel/Captiva inside and out - and takes the time to get to know you and what you’re looking for. They’ll also go WAY out of their way to make sure the experience is great (even in the middle of a pandemic) Once you’ve found your dream home - they’ll also help plug you into the local businesses to make sure your experience living on the island is seamless.
Fantastic company with outstanding personal. I have sold 2 homes through Kingfisher and wouldn't hesitate to use their services again.
Outstanding, hardworking professional. Handled both sides of our transaction. Big help in negotiating
Phaidra and her team were great. We were unusual clients rushing in and offering all in a week from first contact to acceptance. We got to see lots of houses and are really happy with what we bought.
Then they were amazing post acceptance until closing doing lots of legwork and being our eyes on site which we really appreciated.
I would recommend them to anyone A+++.
I have worked with Phaidra and her team for 10 years. She has handled both the buy and sale of my home on Sanibel. Extremely focused and hard working. Would not hesitate to use Kingfisher again in the future.
The realtors and staff at Kingfisher have been wonderful to work with. They helped us sell a house on Sanibel and coordinate the purchase of our new house at the same time. We found a beautiful home in the perfect location for our family. Even better, they have been a tremendous help getting acclimated to island life with recommendations for every kind of service provider we could need. Highly recommend!
Kingfisher Real Estate exceeded my expectations. I have bought and sold multiple properties over 25 years in 3 different states. Phaidra and her agents were prompt, professional and knew the houses and market.
Phaidra Mcdermott was one of six real estate agents we interviewed, all of whom we knew and whose reputations were well established in our community. Her selection was easy despite our close personal relationships with three of the six candidates, not including Phaidra. For the interview she was prepared, had a well thought through proposal and was very positive with an eager to "let’s go and I can do it attitude".
Phaidra is a professional realtor in every sense of the word. She knows the community, listened to our thought's and goals, knows the business totally, follows up very timely, was a very aggressive advertiser, willingly tried different ideas to obtain prospects, is smart, well written, honest, played a very direct and personal role in the process and just is an all around good person.
We strongly recommend Phaidra.
Phaidra helped us purchase a condo 9 years ago. This year we bought a house and sold our condo. With the help of Tommy and the great staff at Kingfisher we were kept up to date on every detail. They were always available to answer any questions. All paperwork was able to be done virtually. Everything went seamlessly and we very much appreciated it.