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Client Testimonials for Melba & Norma, "Your Results Team"

Read what buyers and sellers have to say about their experience while working with Melba & Norma, when they bought or sold their home in Sarasota & its barrier islands. Did you have a great experience working with Melba & Norma?  We would love to hear about it!

“Your professionalism, feedback and suggestions were the key to finding the right buyer for our older home.”

David & Shawn S.

“Melba’s intelligence, professionalism and passion for quality made the sale of our home effortless. She’s a dynamo!”

Bob & Susan E.

“I have been involved in multi-million dollar real estate deals for the past 40 years and I can confidently recommend Melba as being, by far, the best Realtor I ever dealt with.”

Dick P.

"You invested more time & effort than we could have anticipated."

Mark & Tammy A.

"You represented us with such professionalism, making buying a house much easier than buying a car"

Nora O.

“Your support, patience, tenacity, diligence & attention to detail were essential in selling both of our homes.”

Javier & Ana S.

“As out of state buyers, we had to trust you with all the details. It could not have gone any better from start to finish.”

Doug & Diane F.

Melba is the epitome of a true real estate professional! She worked tirelessly in my search to find the right community, home model and floor plan, within Lakewood Ranch, that best suited my tastes!

Ben L.

Melba helped us find the perfect home on Siesta Key, an absolute needle in a haystack—a contemporary one story on the water with a guesthouse. We love the house and we love Melba. She worked with us long distance from Houston over the internet and through a series of local visits. She was courteous, knowledgeable, resourceful, and clearly willing to take all the time necessary to locate our gem. We found it and recommend you let her help you find your gem, too.

Del Pico, B.

I have known Melba for years and she gives every project she touches tremendous energy and enthusiasm. She is a pleasure to work with and an excellent communicator. She helped us buy a house that was perfect for us. Got us a great deal and had it secured quickly within days of it being listed. I'd highly recommend her, you won't be disappointed.

Beckstein, L.

Melba did such a fantastic in finding us the perfect home when we moved from overseas, that when it came time to downsize, we used her again. Both times she was able to quickly determine exactly what we were looking for. She is tireless in her quest to meet her clients needs and will turn a stressful time into a successful and pleasant experience. She is the best!

Gangle, R. & E.

Melba is diligent, knowledgeable and very amiable. Her market analyses are well researched enabling the provision of sound advice. She is delightful to work with! We highly recommend her with no reservations.

Buehner, D. & J.

We bought our retirement home in Venice, Florida over 2 years ago. We live in Pennsylvania, which made the home search a little more challenging. It took 2 years of searching, but through it all Melba was tenacious, informative and FUN! When hurdles arise, she is an excellent problem solver. Her positive attitude and willingness to listen are wonderful assets . We have referred friends to her and will continue to do so. And, at the end of it all, Melba is now our friend!More

Kissinger, M. & T.

I have known Melba for over ten years and she has worked with me as a buyer's agent, as well as a listing agent. Her attention to detail along with her outgoing personality serve her well. Melba, treats every sale or purchase with equal enthusiasm. Her follow up and follow through are truly exemplary. I will not hesitate to ask for her assistance in the future. I have had experiences with many agents in the past. None can be compared with Melba Jimenez.

Keifer, D.

“Melba, what a dream to work with you! You worked tirelessly to sell our house as if you were selling your own home and to get us the home we really wanted, as if you were buying your own dream home. You were always available to provide us with excellent service and professionalism.”

Luke & Kelley L.

“You certainly earned to name of The Energizer Bunny that Linda fondly gave you. You are constantly on the go day and night never letting anything go unattended. We will tell all our friends how hard you work and your attention to details”

Ted & Linda Z.

 "Your remarkable skill and tenacity safely maneuvered both seller and buyer through the insurmountable obstacles that came up during the closing process. You are one talented saleswoman!”

Len & Olga F.

“Your hard work, passion for real estate & marketing tools resulted in so many showings and better yet, a sale!”

Neil G.

“Melba was the epitome of professionalism and knowledge. Her advice and guidance were superior to anything we had experienced in our numerous real estate transactions, enabling us to price the house properly and conclude our sale in nine days. In this environment, this was truly a fantastic feat.”

Tim & Gail C.

“Melba represented us on a purchase AND a sale of two homes in Laurel Oak.  Both transactions were flawless because of her professionalism, patience and work ethics.  I would never recommend or use another Realtor but Melba.”

Rich & Abby G.

We were so fortunate to have found Norma Mladineo when we wanted to buy a retirement home in Longboat Key. As our Realtor, she was ultra-responsive in being the first agent to find a home that was not listed yet, but was coming up for sale. As a result, we were the first people to see the house and  to make an offer. The house had to be the right house for our needs in the right neighborhood, a certain distance from the bay, on a canal and in the right price range. She was extremely patient as we traveled from CT several times during the process. Working with Norma was a wonderful experience overall. Throughout the process she was there every step of the way. She always answered our calls/emails promptly. She was on our side working to make our house purchase as simple and successful as possible. No pressures. The best part about working with Norma was that she was always more focused on answering our questions, giving us good advice, than she was on closing a deal. She was extremely professional, knowledgeable about the area, honest and responsive. She recommended great attorneys and mortgage lenders. After the sale, since we were out-of-state her service continued beyond! We bought the house with all the contents. She video-taped the entire house and contents to help us decide what could be sold and what would stay. She recommended contractors for the items that needed to be fixed, and she let them in and out so they could submit estimates to us. We would recommend Norma Mladineo to anyone who needs a realtor that conducts herself with service and professionalism overall. Someone with a strong work ethic. We now consider Norma a friend and would highly recommend her to anyone that is searching for a new home or listing there home.

Leslie M.

“Melba is the hardest working, most reliable and ethical real estate person anyone could ask for. We are glad we called her. You should call her, too.”

Bill & Margaret R.

Norma was instrumental in helping us locate an investment home. She was always available by phone or text, throughly explained to us the buying process in Florida. She is very knowledgeable, a true professional with a friendly approach. I have recommended her to all of my friends and family..

Trish R.

“Melba has been the most professional Realtor my husband and I have ever had. Melba gets results because she works tirelessly and responds to every phone call and request. We truly appreciate the way she marketed our home. Our home really stood out due to her knowledge and expertise and she sold it in only 34 days!

Jim & Nancy F.

Jayne O.

"Melba Jimenez is OUR FAVORITE REAL ESTATE AGENT.  LET HER BE YOURS TOO!  Before our son bought a condo from Melba last year, she asked all the right questions and took her time getting to know him.  She found the perfect match, at great savings, in the right neighborhood for him.  She treats clients like family."  

Peter & Susie M.

I have worked with many real estate agents over the years and Norma is by far one of the most attentive and responsive agents I have ever dealt with. Extremely knowledgeable and always available. Highly recommend.

Arney & Arles R.


“The sale of my home was a challenging transaction requiring extensive communication and negotiations. Melba was tireless in effecting the many details of this transaction. Her actions were professional, ethical and finally successful. I commend her for the quality of her work and effort.”

John H.


Norma handled our purchase of a new home, and the sale of our old home, so we spent a lot of time with her. She was always available to us, and explained all of our questions in a clear, professional manner. We will definitely recommend her to anyone in the need of an agent.

A A Richie

“In a 6 yr real estate buyers market it's a tough time to be selling a home.  This makes us all the more appreciative of Melba’s results.  Our house had been listed for 2 long yrs before Melba took on the listing and due to her diligent marketing and negotiating skills, she produced a sale.  We highly recommend her!”

Jim & Leslie S.


D. Meckstroth


"Because of your effective marketing efforts, you were able to sell our condo when other Realtors tried but failed."

Drs. Rick & Denise


Norma went way over and beyond the call of duty on both of the properties that I purchased and one that didn't go due to knucklehead seller. She is prepared and has lots of patience and energy. Can't say enough good things about this realtor!!!

J. Foust

"By going the extra mile, you helped me discover the ultimate home experience, making me a happy 1st time homeowner.” 

LaShawn H.


Tom and Rachel S.

"Your ability to negotiate the sale price of our home, coupled with your ability to find solutions for tough issues and your cheerful personality made it a pleasure to work with you.”

Bill & Bernie B.


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