Island Equity Real Estate

Testimonials, Holly Hight

“Holly is truly a Keys expert…she knows every mile marker and coconut tree by heart!  During our shoot, it was obvious that Holly’s passion for and knowledge of the Keys makes her a valuable person to know when buying a house there.  She delights in sharing “her” Keys with clients and regards each one as a potential new neighbor.”

Marisa Tambornini, Show Producer, HGTV’s “House Hunters”

“Holly’s tag line is: “Always willing to help”,  and she is true to this promise. Our home in paradise was so unique and special, that we knew it was going to be just one buyer to fall in love with the house and location.  Holly made sure that the promoting of our home did it justice.  The attention to every detail was all inclusive. Holly was truly always available, every phone call answered.  Holly was present at every showing, knowing every detail of our most special house. She delivered the true feeling of our unique home to each potential buyer. She gets the job done with professional courtesy and respect.  She is the only one who will honestly find you what you are looking for.  Thank you Holly and thank you to her amazing team.”

-Janet & Manny Tregerman, Seller of Islamorada Bayfront Estate

“I’m in my new home. It’s an apartment in a castle in Tuscany. My days are filled with art and music and long walks in the Tuscan hills. I wouldn’t be here now if it wasn’t for Holly Hight. I spent an entire year signed with a big name agency who did very little to market my waterfront home in the Upper Keys. When a friend recommended I get a new realtor, I interviewed quite a few. Holly Hight impressed me as the one who could do the job. And, wow, was she the right choice! Holly went to work immediately with ads, flyers, signs, and such beautiful photos. Within 14 days she had three good offers in hand. My property sold for more than the asking price and closed in just a few weeks. Holly Hight really knows the market and she fully understands the financial aspects of selling a home. I’ve sold several houses in my many years and Holly is the best realtor I have ever had. I recommend her to anyone who is motivated to sell but wants to get the right price!”

-Seller of Islamorada Oceanfront Estate

“Recently it was our pleasure to work with Holly Hight as the realtor selling our house on Plantation Key. She came highly recommended by someone who has been buying and selling real estate in the Keys for years. In addition to our property in the Keys, we have also been working with realtors in Clearwater and Gainesville, Florida. None have come close to providing the extraordinary service provided by Holly Hight. Our property in the Keys was listed for a couple of months but was unable to be shown because of obstinate renters. Once the renters were out and the contractors had completed repairs of the damage left by the renters, Ms. Hight had a signed contract on the house very close to the asking price within a week. Ms. Hight is very professional, highly motivated, knowledgeable about the area and, as previously stated, provides extraordinary service. She was always available for questions and is very resourceful in finding qualified contractors if those services are needed. We highly recommend her without hesitation or reservation whatsoever.”

-Robin and Thomas Jenkins, Seller of Plantation Key Home

“There are many Realtors in the Florida Keys. Some people say that a bigger agency is better. We do not agree. We worked with Holly Hight and Autumn Damian, a small agency with big results. We got much personal attention with a small agency. It is a stressful experience to sell our house and a rental and to leave a community where we have lived for 25 years. We have known Autumn Damian, our selling agent, for years as a friend and neighbor.

We had a disgruntled tenant renter in our little blue house who didn’t want the sale to go through. Autumn met every challenge in a very professional manner which resulted in a sale. We appreciate Autumn’s manner in handling a difficult property to sell.

Holly’s agency’s motto is “Always Available to Help”. This motto has been fully met. Whether we are buying or selling, we highly recommend Island Equity Real Estate with Holly Hight and Autumn Damian as a team to handle any real estate from start to finish.

Thanks for all of your help.”

-Bob and Kathy Hamilton / Islamorada FL

“I’m writing to express my deep appreciation for your efforts in connection with the sale of our home in Key Largo. Leslie and I are most grateful for your consistently good advice, attention to detail, and efficient handling of the sale and closing. We believe that, although our home was not one of your bigger listings, you treated us as if it were a multi-million-dollar property. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who is looking to sell property in the Keys.

-Thomas Dillon – Seller of Key Largo Waterfront Home

“I just wanted to send a note and say what a wonderful experience it was working with Holly Hight. She was able to make a rather bad situation on our end (… a short sale), a quick and smooth process. Holly has always given great pricing strategies that make a quick sale possible. This is a very difficult market and Holly has brought us two contracts on our two properties that we have in Key Largo. She has really gone the extra mile, even helping us move furniture and checking up to see that the maid cleaned the unit. Her attention to detail and making a personal connection with her clients has made her top realtor in my mind.”

-Pete & Sherry Luther—Seller of Ocean Pointe Condominium, Tavernier FL

“I want to thank you for the professional way you handled the recent sale of my estate. I realize that the sale of an estate can get messy, and it did, but the way you handled the sale was fabulous. I didn’t have to worry. You took care of everything. The property sold quickly and I feel at a fair and acceptable price. You were always there when it was necessary. If sellers are not aware of you, they should be. You are the greatest.”

-Rae Cavanaugh—Seller of waterfront home

“Holly Hight made the entire process of buying our beautiful condo at Ocean Pointe a great experience. She is very professional and at the same time a delight to work with. We have purchased many properties for personal use and as investments. This was by far the smoothest purchase we have ever had. She handled all of the matters with great expertise and reliability. She did whatever she said she would do and much more. Holly also proved to be a great resource for us as we live in New York and are not familiar with everything in the Keys. We found Holly to be an extremely warm, friendly person who always makes us feel at ease. It was a pleasure working with her on this purchase and we continue to keep in contact for future endeavors.”

-Dwight and Christa Relyea / Centre Island, New York—

Purchase of Ocean Pointe Condominium, Tavernier FL

“We have purchased and sold several homes in the Keys with the help of Holly Hight. We found that she is very knowledgeable and professional with all aspects of buying and selling a house. She has impressed us with the knowledge that she has on the ever-changing market in the Keys. From the first time we met Holly, she made us feel welcome and she has gone beyond the call of duty to make us feel at home while we are in Florida. Since we live in Ohio, Holly keeps us informed of important events that arise in the Keys. I would highly recommend Holly for any real-estate need you might have. She has been a pleasure to deal with.”

-Walt and Patty Keigley / Hilliard, OH

“I recently sold a property that I had listed with (and bought from) Holly. She worked consistently to market the property. She was successful in lining up two prospects for the sale, and in doing so, was also successful in getting a premium over the asking price. The closing was a long drawn out process due to the buyer’s mortgage company. Towards the end, Holly was instrumental in having the buyers pay an additional sum in order for us to not walk away from the sale.

Because it was a 1031 exchange, I asked Holly to prepare for me a list of potential properties with certain parameters, in order to close on the property within 48 hours of the sale of the other. The operation went seamless, with Holly lining up the properties and the qualified zoning consultants and attorneys that I required for the project.

Throughout the process Holly’s advice has been sterling. I feel I not only have a competent realtor (now a broker) working with/for me, but also a very knowledgeable real estate consultant who is well connected, up to date with the area’s do’s and don’ts and whose judgment I use to weigh in on my investment decisions in the Keys.”

-Connie Sol, Los Soles Properties, Inc.

“Holly Hight was an invaluable ally during the process of purchasing a home, guiding us through every unfamiliar step. She helped us understand the local market and choose a home that suited our needs and fulfilled our desires. She escorted us through the minefield of financing, and she even helped to make our home feel like our own when it was all over. Even her follow up was amazing; months after we’d moved in, she called to share information that was very useful.

Holly Hight’s charm and honesty make her a joy to deal with, and her real estate savvy and resolve make her a skilled professional. I am looking forward to working with Holly the next time I need a Realtor.”

-Steven Harris / Key Largo FL

“Holly has renewed our faith in real estate agents. We would actually call her a “real estate angel”. Holly worked very hard for us to ensure that we were comfortable, from our selection of a neighborhood, to finding the exact type of vacation home, to selecting the perfect place that our family will enjoy for many years. She did not stop there; she was very diligent during all the negotiations and the contract stage. She kept us well informed, beyond what we would have expected, as to what we needed to do next to make the transition virtually seamless. Holly, with her Keys-like charm was very savvy as she maneuvered through some obstacles. We would recommend Holly very highly and will certainly be calling her again when the opportunity to buy or to sell comes our way.”

-Randy and Lori Degler / Cross Key Waterways, Key Largo FL

“Hi Holly! We’re leaving for Dominica on Friday! You were the best and a pleasure to work with. You sold our house for top dollar in a difficult post hurricane Wilma market. That is the reason I recommended you to John & Mardi. Please stay in touch.”

-Capt. Michael S. Birns, EMT-B, DMT

“Holly was fantastic. Highly recommended. Always smooth transactions from start to finish. She has helped me with 4 profitable purchases and 3 sales as well as several profitable partnership arrangements that we have had through the years. Thanks again.”

-Gene Pope / Tavernier FL

“Holly has found me three incredible properties. She has already sold 2 of them for me, earning me an incredible 100% ROI. Her knowledge, patience and skill are amazing.”

-Ron Peifer / Islamorada FL

“We have never had such a quick result and pleasant experience with Realtors, until we met Holly. She was professional, polite and willing to help. Thanks to her we live in Paradise.”

-Dino & Hutch Rives / Key Largo FL

“Thank you for doing such a great job for us. You have been wonderful, thank you so much for everything.”

-Shane Rawleigh—Buyer and Seller of Key Largo Home in Paradise Point

“My husband Wayne and I purchased our Florida Keys property earlier this year. Holly Hight was our Realtor. As a 26 year active real estate sales broker myself, I appreciated so much that — from start to finish — the transaction went smoothly. We found Holly to be very knowledgeable and professional. I set a high standard for Realtors myself and she exceeded my expectations. If we need a real estate professional again in the Keys, we will definitely call Holly.”

-Sheila Maxwell / Oxford OH

“Brilliant… Holly looks out for the best interests of the buyer, seller and investor. She gives 200% to each and every client on each and every deal. Holly always responds quickly to calls and emails. I was very impressed with her knowledge of the market and her marketing skills. Her brilliant staging and showing strategies, along with her innovative marketing techniques enabled me to make a tremendous profit.”

-Nora Mickelson / Denver CO

“Though I am a realtor myself, Holly always manages to teach me something new. She’s a good person, a top producer and someone who will always get the job done.”

-Joyce Jones / Key Largo FL

“Buying my first house could have been one of the most stressful endeavors in my life. Fortunately I was working with Holly. From house searching to my first offer to purchase, through the inspection, financing, and moving, Holly’s wisdom and experience, real estate acumen, personality and professionalism made the whole process smoother than I could ever have imagined. Whenever I had a question or a concern, she was quick to respond. This is essential.

She still keeps me abreast of the market. If you need a real estate agent, you know who I would recommend.”

-Jeffrey Shamon / Key Largo FL

“Our experience with Holly Hight of Island Equity Real Estate was great. In over 20 years of building and selling homes, this was one of our more pleasant transactions. She listed our home and sold it very quickly. She is very personable and professional. We enjoyed working together and sharing ideas. We hope to work with her again in the future and highly recommend her services.”

-Bill and Linda Liptak, Anchorage Builders—

 Sale of Waterfront Home, Tavernier FL

“Holly, you’re the best. I cannot imagine how much you have been through getting this to a close. All of the open houses, unexpected guests in the house, water being cut off on cleaning day… You have certainly earned my respect. I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have had your perseverance and professionalism here.”

-CJ Shores—Sale of Oceanfront Estate

“In December 2003 our dreams of homeownership became a reality due to the hard work and dedication of Realtor Holly Hight. Holly went above and beyond the call of duty to help us find the perfect home. This was our first home and she guided us through the entire process, always one step ahead of the game! Holly is extremely organized and knowledgeable, and we would not hesitate to recommend her. Holly actually made purchasing our property fun!”

-Billy and Cynthia Davidson / Key Largo FL

“You made the purchase of our second home, in the Florida Keys, and the sale of our condo at Ocean Pointe, a truly wonderful “all around” experience. We have had many years of experience purchasing and selling real estate, but, you are in a class all by yourself! We had never experienced such First Class service from a broker, and that is the truth! You went out of your way to help us and make us feel like friends, and, not just another commission! We love you Holly! Keep your eyes always open for our next property!”

-Ruth & Robert Gardana—Port Largo Waterfront Purchase,

Ocean Pointe Sale

“Holly worked diligently with us for several months to make sure we found the right property. She was always available to answer questions and provide solid advice. We were extremely satisfied with our purchase. We will definitely use her again. I highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling in the Keys.”

-Juan & Ileana Cutie—Key Largo Waterfront Purchase

“Holly made our first purchase of a condo in the Keys a very pleasurable experience and success. She made us feel like we had known her forever and that we were her only client. Her knowledge and expertise is incredible. She truly cared and did everything to make sure we were happy. Her opinion and honesty were extremely helpful in helping us make our decision. We highly recommend Holly and are pleased to have her as our Realtor and more importantly, our new Friend.”

-Mike and Kim Johnson / Arkansas—Islamorada Condo, Beacon Reef, FL

“Thank you again for all of your help with the house.  It has been a real pleasure to deal with you.  You have gone over and beyond what a realtor would do, including offering your home to store some of our things.  We so much appreciate it.

We have never worked with such a caring and willing to accommodate realtor.”

 -Vicki Lindner-Lopez

“Thanks Holly for making this transaction so easy and your help was absolutely the best help I ever received from a realtor. Noone can top this off! Now on to living the good life in Key Largo… hope in your busy life you will find a moment or two and come visit.”

-Joanna Beard

“Although our home purchase in Key Largo was more complicated than most, Holly was there every step of the way to make sure the transaction went smoothly. With good news or not so good news, Holly returned every call within minutes. Many real estate professionals are available in the Keys, but if you want someone who truly cares and will make a deal happen, Holly is the pro to call. Thanks to Holly, our family now resides in paradise!”

-Eric, Debbie and Connie / Key Largo FL

“THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!! You are the Best!! I really want to thank you for your patience, dedication, and perseverance.

Your business has to be a great success with your knowledge and professional experience. Of course your consideration and fair treatment will always put you at the top.

Thank you once again for putting up with me and all the complicated details you had to live with day after day. I very much appreciated your work.”

-R.L. Harnishfeger, Waterfront Estate Sale, Key Largo

“I had the pleasure of working with Holly over the course of several months and ultimately she found the perfect property for my new home. She was knowledgeable about the market throughout the Islamorada/Key Largo area and carefully researched any available listings to make sure we spent our time productively when we looked at homes. She pointed out special features and compared the homes previewed to help in the decision making process. Her dedication to details made a big difference when it came to the home-buying process. Having been involved with real estate development and sales teams over the past 20 years, I can truly say that she made the process a great experience.”

Joyce Bronson, Islamorada Bayfront Purchase

“Holly is truly a wonderful realtor, honest and dedicated, and she makes the selling or purchasing of a home a pleasant experience. She went “the extra” mile” to make our real estate transaction work. We are very happy with our new home, and the seller is happy with the sale also. Thank you Holly!!!”

Jim & Katja McCollum, Key Largo Waterfront Purchase

“I recently closed on the sale of our Islamorada home. Holly Hight was our realtor. She was awesome. She did what she agreed to and more! She was very professional and showed the house many times. She gave a time frame for the sale of the house and was right on task. The house sold within the time frame. With regards to marketing, setting the price, and showing the house, she was the best. Throughout the years I have had several properties but truthfully had never worked with someone like Holly. It was a pleasure to deal with her and I look forward to having Holly as our realtor in the future.”

-Celia Botelho, Islamorada Waterfront Home Sale

“We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to Holly and her entire staff during the purchase and sale of our recent real estate properties. The level of professionalism demonstrated defined the level of service expected and more. Both my husband and I would recommend Ms. Hight for her commitment to excellence and dedication to her customers.”

-Leo & Sylvia Carrillo, Islamorada Waterfront Home Purchase

and Executive Bay Club Islamorada Condo Sale

“Thank you for everything you have done for me in selling my condo. I know it wasn’t easy dealing with me and my situations, and you never made me feel bad. I will keep in touch with you and hopefully one day, not so far off I will own a piece of the Keys again. It is my second home and my heart will always be there.”

– Tracy Usndek, Duck Key Waterfront Townhome Sale