Testimonials

Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, there’s never been a time when a successful outcome depended more on the depth of experience and resources your agent brings to the table. Jennifer Calenda has one of the most accomplished records of success in the greater Punta Gorda- Burnt Store area. She consistently is a top producing agent with over $220,000,000 in sales since 2000, and is consistently ranked in the top 5 in sales volume out of the 1000+ agents in the Punta Gorda/ Port Charlotte Board of Realtors.

Very helpful and professional. We have purchased numerous properties over the years and this experience was flawless on all respects. My wife and I looked at many homes and Jennifer actually found this home and felt it was perfect for what we were trying to accomplish. We would use and recommend her services again

Tony G.

Regarding our purchase in Burnt Store Marina, we could not have been more pleased working with Jennifer Calenda. It truly was a great and E-A-S-Y experience. Jennifer’s warm personality, knowledge of the area and professionalism was outstanding. Being from out of state it really was key for us to connect. The team of Jennifer and Makala are great. They were always available and going beyond what was required or needed to ensure all went well with the transaction. We live in NJ and work in NYC, once back home we had limited availability to talk during normal business hours; Jennifer understood that and was accessible. The transaction was smooth and in the end, we had a great experience with the sellers as well and able to talk, post-settlement about the property, its quirks and their recommendations. That wouldn’t have happened if the transaction was more tense than it needed to be. People who do what is expected and execute well are great, those who go beyond-dazzle! You have dazzlers in Jenn and Makala. I fully expect we will use Jennifer’s services again and refer her to our friends and family.

Rich & Robyn B.

Jennifer Calenda is a credit to your organization [Michael Saunders & Co]. We are very happy with the service that was provided. Jennifer represents the best of what agents should be.

Joan & Jerry P.

Jennifer is a professional. She knows properties and is great with people, all kinds of people. She is honest, straightforward and has the client’s best interest. When I asked her questions, she got back to me in a timely fashion. She went out of her way to help me dispose of the furnishings in the house which was not her job. Her staff is helpful and I could not be more satisfied with the service they provided or the price that I received from the recent sale of my house.

Blaise J.

Jennifer and her team are the VERY BEST. If you have ever listed property with anyone else before, when Jennifer becomes your agent, you will immediately see the difference. Other agents typically come out, measure the house, throw the listing into MLS, and sit back until ( or if) it sells. Jennifer actually has a plan and follows through with everything that she says she will do. Her marketing, from the photography to the promotion, really does make a difference. You are never left to sit and wonder and worry. She and her team are in frequent and reliable contact with you. This is a sincere, caring, honest and hard working team. Jennifer and her team thinks of everything and does everything. Nobody but nobody does it better.

Paul S.

Jennifer is an awesome agent and we highly recommend her! We were buying from out of state and she went out of her way to take pictures and videos of the property, and to get us all of the information we needed. She is extremely knowledgeable and very responsive. If you choose her to represent  you, you won’t regret it!  

Lori K.

Jennifer, as we said before, is the Gold standard for real estate sales. She goes beyond the sale insuring we are comfortable in our new surroundings and aware of services and resources that are available. You can depend on her for truthfulness, honesty and above all a caring personality.

Jerry P.

Our house was only listed for about 3 weeks before securing an offer to sell our home. Jennifer was professional and communicative throughout the entire process.

Dan P.

Jennifer and her team far exceeded our expectations. She ensured that every detail was covered and was consistently proactively working through potential challenges. We closed via mail and there were so many details that she and the team just “managed” for us – making the transaction seamless. I have used Jennifer in the past and have and will continue to highly recommend her to anyone that is looking to buy or sell in the area. She understands and exemplifies the true meaning of an exceptional customer experience!!

Mike L.

Jennifer is very knowledgeable of the market in Burnt Store. She was professional and very helpful in our purchasing process. We felt confident in her recommendations. She answered our questions and problems efficiently and in a timely manner.

Chris & John I.

She knows the market and really helped with the staging of our home. She listened to our desires and followed through throughout the selling process. Her “team” was very active in the process and assisted us whenever asked.

Robert K.

She is extremely professional and knows the market cold. Her advice to both buyers and sellers is honest and valuable. To anyone thinking about buying or selling in Punta Gorda, we highly recommend that you work with Jennifer.

Carolyn and Pete B.

Jennifer has been there for me in selling a custom built home in PGI and helping me find my beautiful brand new home in Burnt Store Meadows. She is relentless and always on top of things. Couldn’t ask for a better realtor. She is awesome.

Joyce T.

We found Jennifer to be very helpful, going out of her way to fit our schedule. She is kind and caring and genuine. We will continue to seek her help for upcoming real estate transactions.

Bud & Sandy D.

It was a pleasure working with Jennifer. She gave us great advice showing and pricing our home and in both cases we sold our properties at the price we expected.

Jerry C.

Her proactive interaction on our behalf made us completely comfortable and confident throughout all of our dealings in which she was our representative. Jennifer’s commitment to her profession is unparalleled, and we highly recommend her to anyone seeking a realtor in the Punta Gorda – Cape Coral area.

Mary and Rodney T.

Jennifer was extremely helpful in the purchase of a condo in Burnt Store Marina. Her local knowledge was impressive and was able to recommend several options whenever I asked about an outside service. I would not hesitate to use Jennifer again if the need arises.

Larry A.

Without a doubt the agent you want when buying a home in Punta Gorda! Jenn is who I refer to as the “House Whisperer”. She is knowledgeable, fair, conscientious, and most of all smart! AND with common sense too. She arranged all our visits even though the only time we could come was over a Thanksgiving Holiday, We saw several of our favorites more than one time. After our visit she guided us through the buying process with hours of work doing comparison sales data, and guidance for our offers. She helped us negotiate a very difficult deal on our home of choice, then assisted us with negotiating a rental agreement with the sellers. We are very happy with the services that Jennifer provided. She is a fine professional. If you don’t use Jennifer for your housing needs in Punta Gorda, you are not availing yourself of the very best professional there is in this area.    

Keith H.

Thank you so much for all you did to sell and close on my condo!

Chris G.

When looking for a condo in Burnt Store Marina, Jennifer took her time to understand our needs, and took us to several units that met our needs without wasting time with unsuitable showings. After several days, we found a unit that was “for sale by owner.” Recognizing that this was the right decision for us, Jennifer encouraged us to buy it although it would result in no commission. Very professional! Years later, when we started looking for a replacement condo, Jennifer once again spearheaded the process, finding several that met our needs. She found a buyer for our then-present unit within one day and was the driving force in getting our condo under contract in spite of many second choices around SW Florida. With a sales contract in hand, Jennifer set out to get us a nice deal on the unit we wanted to buy. In spite of a difficult closing process, she herded the buyer, seller and selling broker through to a desired conclusion.

Milt S.

Jennifer Calenda was the most effective real estate agent we met. She is enthusiastic, conscientious and thorough.

Michele K.

When Jennifer took over [the sale of our home], she really thought about the ways in which we can make the house more salable: she did furniture rearrangement, generally saw to it that the house was polished up in our absence. We think that you are very lucky to have people of this caliber in your company, and want to thank Jennifer for a job well done.

Bob and Joan C.

I could go on and on with commendations about Jennifer. Two very important to me were: Reputation – I know many people, and they all sing Jennifer’s praises. This is important in any profession, but especially in real estate. When high stakes are involved, you want to deal with the best. Ease of working with her–she did the work and made it effortless to me.

Anna Marie K.

We selected Jennifer as our realtor based on the level of service she provided for friends of ours while helping them purchase a home in the area in 2013. We will most definitely recommend Jennifer to anyone. Her knowledge and expertise in the real estate area surpass most individuals.

Mike and Gretchen D.

“Thank you so much for all your help- without which this would not have been possible. You were the constant soft, easy-going voice keeping us looking ahead. “

Dee D.

“Thanks for your help with this transaction. You both offered great ideas to assist with the process, and your professional communication is appreciated. “

Judy & Tom S.

I would never ask any one else to be my realtor. She is a smart as well as a tough, no nonsense, negotiator who will do all she can to protect your interest. I highly recommend her.

Lena V.

Jennifer was very helpful and responsive during the sale of our condo.

Leslie M.

We couldn’t be more pleased with our realtor, Jennifer Calenda. This was the most stress-free experience of them all. We would recommend this team to ANYONE!!

Susan & Jeffrey S.

Thank you again for the excellent job you did!

Amanda T.

Jennifer is an exceptional realtor! [Beyond] her broad experience and expertise, she is extremely easy to work with, is energetic, ever-smiling, resourceful, articulate, charming: she’s someone you’d be delighted to claim as your friend. Without hesitation I consider her an “A plus.”

Margaret H.

“Jennifer is the most professional real estate person we have ever dealt with.”

Jack Q

We found Jennifer Calenda on the internet and it turned out to be a stroke a great luck. She knows the market, is a great listener, is truthful with people and a great advocate.

Mike R.

“As always, she was a real pro, always responsive, and ultimately helped us get the best price possible for our unit.”

Robert S.

Jennifer and her team are experts in the local real estate market.

Dan S.

Jennifer is an experienced agent who knows the market, and offers great service from listing through closing. Thank you for making the sale of our condo a painless process for us!

Wendy S.

“Jennifer spent many hours meeting us and showing us various residences within our price range and gave us the opportunity to decide what best met our needs and expectations. I would not hesitate to have Jennifer and her team list my unit and work to find another home.”

Carol D.

[Jennifer] managed the contractors hired to spruce up the house and personally staged the house for sale. The results were outstanding. The house sold in fewer than average days for slightly more than the full asking price. Jennifer and her team were there for everything from market evaluation to closing. We would only rely on Jennifer if we ever return to Florida.

Mike and Ellen B.

Jennifer is the most professional real estate person we have ever dealt with. My wife and I have purchased and sold two homes through her over the last twelve years. She is extremely knowledgeable and totally responsive in every way. We recommend her to anyone looking to sell or purchase real estate in southwest Florida.

Jack & Judy Q.

[Jennifer] was a real pro, always responsive, and ultimately helped us get the best price possible for our unit. We will work with her again, if/when we buy in the area!

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“It has truly been a pleasure working with knowledgeable, compassionate, and tolerant individuals.”

Jim & Debbie P.

One simply could not find a better team to meet their real estate needs.

Tom and Marilyn O.

“Your professionalism and knowledge were exemplary throughout the entire process. The proof is in the pudding and our condo sold in two weeks.”

Cliff and Karen R.

“I am delighted with the results you achieved and am pleased with my choice of The Calenda Team for this important transaction.”

Skip S.

“Jennifer was able to read our needs and help guide us on our real estate search by pointing out items, concerns and the finer points of the various locations and properties.”

Philip & Laurie C.

The customer service provided by Jennifer Calenda was consistently attentive and professional. Her business approach to sales and their understanding of their clients combine to offer the consummate real estate partner.

Becky B.

Our experience was extraordinary and wanted this professional, experienced and smart woman to get recognition. We gladly refer our friends to Jennifer and will continue to do so!

Karen & Tim D.

They have been very professional, “on it”, and have given me perfect advice. I would recommend them to anyone.

Doug M.

We couldn’t have asked for more support.

Tom and Sandy W.

All of our phone calls were returned promptly, concerns addressed and suggestions offered. We have and will continue to recommend them. What a pleasure to work with.”

Bob & Carol P.

Jennifer is by far the most professional realtor we have ever dealt with. We have confidence in her. Jennifer is an expert in her profession, listens to her clients, does her homework, pays
attention to detail and finally, she is always mindful of her clients’ interests. …we would not hesitate to recommend her.

Chris & Karen M.

Many thanks for a wonderful experience.

Deb & Brian F.

[Calenda Team] They are nothing short of exceptional. They were on top of everything all the time. They are real professionals.

Ron & LaNeva K.

The entire transaction from listing to closing was managed in a professional manner. I was initially concerned that selling the house would require travel to Florida from my home in California, but you took care of every detail [remotely].

Skip S.

…..you were really responsive and totally professional.

Pat. B

Bob and I would like to thank you for the outstanding professional and friendly service that your office provided on the sale and purchase of our homes in Burnt Store Marina. Your team provided all the preparation, data, and great counseling we needed to make everything fall into place. Your expertise was instrumental in making these transactions happen so smoothly.

Bob & Linda C.

It is a credit to Jennifer’s good sense of market presentation and sharp-edge pricing that we received three formal offers for our house and lot after only two days on the market. We can enthusiastically recommend your services to everyone, including out of town clients (even out of country!).

Betty C.

Jennifer completely addressed our concerns and handled our entire working relationship very professionally. Her team represents the Company values you outline on your website–Integrity, Excellence, and Communication—at the highest level in our opinion.

Gary & Sandy A.

We thank you for all you have done for us during the past years in order to get our home sold! It was hard but it worked…

Claus N.

Jennifer is an excellent listener and provided valuable feedback both in the form of weekly statistics as well as timely phone comments after each showing. We couldn’t have asked for more support and we’re pleased not only with the marketing plan and knowledge of the process, but with the support we got at closing.

Tom and Sandy W.

The Calenda team is a top notched professional real estate organization with tremendous experience in the Burnt Store Marina and Punta Gorda real estate market. They provided excellent advice and good strategies to sell our condo. We appreciated their responsiveness, attention to detail, and unflagging optimism throughout the process. We highly recommend the team for your real estate needs.

Sandy and Tommy T.

Although we have a lot of real estate experience, we felt at a definite disadvantage by being out-of-state buyers and doing much of the process long distance. However, you had come to us highly recommended. After seeing you in action, we had every confidence that the deal would be handled properly knowing that you were in place. We were not disappointed—in fact we could not have been more pleased!

Barry & Toby M.

The Calenda Team provided us with truly outstanding service. Everything worked seamlessly. As I said at closing, she is a real “pro”.

Arthur B.

At our request (and with our appreciation) the [Calenda] team took the lead on the staging/preparation process, and the final results spoke for themselves: the condo sold within six weeks of being listed for sale. This is an outstanding result in today’s sluggish and extremely challenging real estate market.

Doreen F.

Cathy and I want to thank you for the great job you did when selling our house. Your professionalism in marketing and selling our home in the short period of time says it all.

Jim and Cathy G.

We especially liked the way you kept in touch with us and the information you furnished. The reporting summary, remarks, and showing feedback we received kept up up-to-date with your progress. We would certainly be happy to recommend the Calenda Team to anyone wishing to buy or sell real estate.

Mary Jean and Dave K.

Our last transaction with the team involved the simultaneous sale and purchase of a house and condominium and involved counter parties that were very sophisticated in terms of real estate background. Jennifer and her team were on the spot with great advice and follow up to successful closings. They were totally informed, professional and caring. In addition, their after-closing help with trade referrals and personal help was outstanding.

David M.

You are a very special person! Everything in our home shows careful thinking about the “staging” process, but most of all reflecting our personalities. We’ll never be able to thank you enough for all that you have done. You are a ray of sunshine.

Shirley and Paul P.

Thank you for your professionalism, patience and good humor. You are a miracle worker.

Annie U.

Thank you for the hard work that you put in to complete the sale of my unit.

Barbara H.

We both very much appreciate all your help in finding us a new home in Burnt Store. You certainly do have a very professional organization.

Tony R.

Wayne and I have never enjoyed buying a home more than we did here. You made it a WONDERFUL experience! Thank you again for being so helpful and nice.

Linda, Wayne & Rador B.

We looked to the Calenda Team to help us. They did everything humanly possible to achieve our two goals: sell our unit at an acceptable price; sell it the calendar year. We closed on December 22! We would use these folks again without hesitation if we were looking to buy or sell real estate.

Bob R.

Your valuable insights, your real estate knowledge and know-how ensured a quick sale of our home. You and your team were always professional, answered every question that came up, were very resourceful and always available.

Phil and Sonja C.

You and your team made a tough job look easy, the sign of true professionalism. The highest compliment I pay another professional is “effective”, and you delivered.

Larry K.

It has been a pleasure doing business with such a professional, responsible and caring person. Because you quickly addressed issues and followed-up each and every time we spoke, we are now enjoying a beautiful Florida winter residence.

Paul P. and Diane C.

We would like to thank you for all the extra things you have done for us this past year. The Calenda Team has gone far and above the usual services most real estate companies provide to their customers. We really appreciate all your help….

Jim and Barb H.

We are still amazed that you were able to list the property, obtain several offers and close within two months. Your attention to detail and personalized efforts to coordinate the transition with the new owners was something we have never experienced before. We would highly recommend you to anyone.

Walt and Dona E.

Thanks a million for going “above and beyond”!

Carolyn G.

Her honesty, loyalty, understanding, work ethics and creativity are what sets her aside from the real estate masses…. We recommend Jennifer to anybody looking to buy or sell property. I guess you could say that we owe our happiness and well-being to this exceptional person.

Ann-Marie and Philip L.

Business transactions would be so much more pleasant if even a small percentage of others in your field were one quarter as efficient and as cheerful as you are.

Rick & Suebee C.

Roland and I want to thank you for being so professional and such a huge help in selling our home. Your positive attitude was a great help to us. We were very comfortable with you and liked you very much.

Roland and Carol R.

Thank you so much for arranging our meeting on such short notice. Your kindness, patience and guidance got us through…..

Camilla and Max L.

The minute I met you, I felt totally comfortable with our decision to have you list [our parents’] home. Your friendliness and professionalism is greatly appreciated.

Joan and Jeff S.

Jennifer Calenda, took care of virtually all requirements and saved me money in the process. Her sales’ judgement and estimates of market factors were right on the mark. The whole process through to closing was pleasant and efficient. I certainly would recommend her and her firm.

John V.

Your positive outlook and your happy smiling presence made working with you a pleasure—and maintained us with confidence for success at all times. If you ever need a reference, we will be happy to recommend you very highly.

Jody and Bill F.

You have gone beyond your line of duty and we recognize and appreciate all that you have done. What would we do without you!!

Suzanne M.

You are truly a professional who goes the extra mile.

Juan and Zoa