Date Submitted : 02/03/2016 12:27:12 PM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Pam & Darrell Rixon
City and Country You Live in.:
Community You Bought in?:
Myself and my husband as first time buyers to the US, can't thank Alan from Mickey Homes for his help in this process. he was so very patient and went beyond expected in helping us find and setup a wonderful vacation home. He was there to guide us through the buying process as we were very uneducated to the US real estate area, it was our first purchase, and then he also helped us connect with the proper people that we needed to deal with such as pool and lawn maintenance etc. Alan made the buying process a breeze. Thanks again for your continual service to us.
First Name: James
Last Name: Shepherd
The Community You Sold in: Providence
Who was your Agent?: Alan
Your Experience: I have had a four year association with Alan LaFrance, while he managed my property in Providence, and recently he took over the sale of my property. The sale had been stagnating for over twelve months and Alan sold it within six weeks of his appointment. There was no fuss, just good down to earth advice and a very satisfactory conclusion. I cannot recommend Alan too highly and would use his expertise every time to either buy or sell my property. James and Julie Shepherd - Cheshire, UK June 2015
Submitted June 28th 2015
First Name: Ben
Last Name: Kpogho From England
The Community You Bought 2 in: Providence
Who was your Agent?: Alan
Your Experience: Alan understands our requirements and was prompt at dealing with issues arising in the course of our purchase and chased up matters in a professional and efficient manner. I would highly recommend him as an agent.
Submitted June 22nd 2015
First Name: EJ
Last Name: Povinelli From NYC
The Community You Bought in: Windsor Palms
Who was your Agent?: Alan
Your Experience: Our expierience with Mickey Homes was outstanding. Alan and Jane were both terrific. Alan helped educate my wife and I about the Kissimee area and the developments around Disney. He helped us choose a wonderful property in Windsor Palms and got us a great deal. Our closing process took close to a year. Alan never gave up and was instrumental in helping us close the deal. His opion and ideas have always led us in the right direction. And we consider Alan a good friend.
Submitted June 17th 2015
A google search for "real estate agent near Disney World" directed me to www.mickeyhomesflorida.com. I placed a call and immediately was speaking to Alan LaFrance. I was looking for a vacation home with short term rental potential and I had no idea what I was getting into. Alan took the time to explain everything to me and was brutally honest but also quiet and not pushy at all. My wife and I took a trip to Kissimmee and spent a day with Alan looking at numerous properties. We really liked the first one he showed us but returned home (1000 miles away) to "think about it". Six weeks passed before we decided to make an offer. Alan was extremely helpful throughout the process. We were pushing to get to settlement quickly because we had a trip scheduled and wanted to be able to stay in the house. Alan made it happen. We flew into Orlando and Alan met us at the house with the door open and the lights on! After the sale, Alan continues to be a huge help always ready to answer one of my numerous questions. Alan is a true professional that will help you find the right home especially if you are looking near Disney. I highly recommend him. Give him a call.
Thank you Alan,
Phil & Debbie Ceresini
Submitted June 15th 2015
Name: John Stacey From Toronto Canada
The Community You Bought in: Davenport Lakes
Who was your Agent?: Alan
I met Alan LaFrance by accident while he was checking a house across the street. He showed me through. I noticed how quiet he was in contrast to other agents. Not desperately and endlessly talking or high-pressuring me. In fact, Al hardly spoke at all, unless answering a question. To which I would always get a good and informed answer. I later purchased that house through Al. And later sold by own home through Al. He handled the conveyancing details flawlessly. All my future real estate transactions will be with assistance of Al. Also (provided Al has not rubbed her fur the wrong way that day:) I get to enjoy the added benefit of assistance of Al's wife Jane, a very competant estate agent in her own right. Thus I get the services of a skilled team. Though I am constantly flooded with unsolicited service offers of many local estate agents, I can safely ignore them all, knowing that I am in good hands with Al and Jane.
Submitted June 12th 2015
First Name: Tony
Last Name: S From Mid-West USA
The Community You Bought in: Sunset Lakes
Who was your Agent?: Alan
Your Experience: Alan helped us find our wonderful vacation home in Kissimmee last year. We live in the Midwest and Alan was so helpful sharing potential homes to see, and setting up the appointments within our tight schedule as we flew back into Orlando. Alan was so easy to work with, the process of purchasing a home from another state went smoothly with his expertise. I highly recommend Alan, he is a great realtor. Tony S
Submitted June 10th 2015
First Name: Jan & Lee
Last Name: Hingley from England
The Community You Bought in: Legacy Park
Who was your Agent?: Alan
SIMPLY FANTASTIC SERVICE.
We first contacted Alan back in 2013 when he helped us purchase our first Florida home. Since then we have kept in touch and are now looking to purchase a second property. Alan is a wonderful realtor and has all the contacts needed to make your dream of a Florida home a reality. He is very knowledgeable friendly and his service is simply the best.
If you are looking to purchase in the Disney area, we GAURANTEE you won’t find a better agent to represent you. Thanks Alan
Submitted June 9th 2015
First Name: Nancy
Last Name: Nickels from New Jersey
The Community You Bought and Sold in: Emerald Island Resort
Bought and still own in Windsor Hills
Who was your Agent?: Alan
Your Experience: I am very happy with Alan and Jane. I purchased two homes and sold one home through Mickey Homes. Alan has been there to assist me every step of the way. He is very accommodating and is always available to lend a helping hand. I would definitely recommend and have recommended them to anyone. Thank you again Alan and Jane for all you have done.
Submitted June 10th 2015
First Name: Pedro
Last Name: Carvalho
The Community You Bought in: Formosa Gadens
Who was your Agent?: Alan
Your Experience: We can say in few words and from the bottom of our hearts that Alan LaFrance is our "professional guardian angel" because he resolves all kind of matter that concern when you are buying a house. And it is not only a house, it is your future home: the place you are having the most high expectation in being happy with your family. Everybody must know Alan and Jane, for us the most qualified realtors in Florida. Pedro and Marisa Carvalho - Sao Paulo - Brazil - May 30 2015.
Alan is truly the BEST realtor that you can find! We have both purchased and sold with Alan as our realtor. Alan always kept us up-to-date on all details and is always available to answer questions. In our absence, Alan coordinated staging, listing, selling, AND PACKING AND STORING of our belongings for the sale of our property. Unbelievable, but he did! There isn't anyone else with that level of commitment to their clients! The real estate terms can be quite different, yet Alan always finds the best people for the task. He put us in touch with top notch accountants that specialize in Canadians who need to file for IRS, as well as Title holder for the legal portion. Alan is truly amazing in all real estate transactions. He is positive, calm, knowledgeable and delivers on his word! We can't say thank you enough!! Imagine being able to hand over all of the details in your absence and for you to have 110% comfort and confidence in doing that? We did! With 110% satisfaction!
Nancy and Jarett McInenly Alberta Canada December 17th 2014
"We could not praise Alan's expertise and professionalism more highly ...... Although living in the UK, we decided that Kissimmee was where we would like to spend our retirement. We made the boldest decision of our marriage to date and proceeded to find a property and Alan via the internet. We knew nothing of the process, the legislation, the property or even Alan. However, he was amazing.... and once we introduced ourselves via the telephone and email he guided and helped us to understand the formal documentation and complete our purchase. All was completed in six weeks. A month after taking ownership, we flew to meet Alan and see our newly purchased home for the first time.... both were absolutely perfect and we could not be more delighted. As we endeavour to put our own style on the property, Alan continues to be invaluable, with his local knowledge of services and tradesmen. Our modus operandi on this occasion may have seemed a tad unorthodox, but anyone who has been fortunate to have dealt with or met Alan and Jane, knows they have found an exceptional professional couple." - Michael and Elaine Proud - UK - September 3rd 2012
"My wife and I were introduced to Alan LaFrance after they worked with him on a house purchase. Although we never met Alan until after we bought our vacation home, we were extremely please with his knowledge, speedy communication, and expertise in the Florida vacation home market. He went to innumerable homes, and took pictures and measurements for us-- he was our eyes and ears in Florida. While we knew the area, this was the second time we bought a home in the US, sight unseen--we were not disappointed with the result. Thanks Alan for all your care, help and expertise. We would highly recommend Alan for those looking in the Greater Orlando area for a home. Many thanks!" - Stephen and Lisa Miller - Nova Scotia, Canada - August 14th 2012
"We were referred to Alan by one of our friends who used Alan to purchase a vacation home. We talked to Alan and told him EXACTLY what we wanted. We flew down on a Friday and met Alan on a Saturday and spent the entire day looking at furnished townhomes. We found one Saturday, wrote a contract on Sunday and flew home Sunday night! We were able to close 30 days later. We now have a great Vacation home right outside of Disney. Alan was great to work with when we were looking for our home and he checks in on the house weekly for us since we live so far away. He has been fabulous to work with and the service is second to none!" - Frank and Christina Minkewicz - Virginia Beach, VA - August 1st 2012
"I would like to thank Alan and his team for dealing with the quick smooth sale of our home in Emerald Island Kissimmee Florida. It was a pleasure in dealing with Alan who held our hand all the way. We have bought and sold many homes over the last few years in Kissimmee FL. and i can truly say that this time was the easiest. He dealt with every issue quickly and constantly informed us of the progress. We would defenatley use Alan and Mickey Homes again" - Mark Gardner - Sheffield, UK - July 30th 2012
"Alan came highly recommended to me by a friend who has purchased several homes in Orlando through Alan. She spoke so highly of Alan I did not hesitate in contacting him. Well from the beginning he was great to work with. Since 2009 I have purchased a condo and a home in Orlando, Allan has been there every step of the way going above and beyond to assist me in purchasing my property. Alan is professional, friendly, supportive, and accommodating he was and is always there to answer any questions I may have. I have and will continue to recommend Alan to anyone who is looking to buy a home in Florida. I feel he is one of the best in his field of work. Thanks again Alan." - Sheila Miller - St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada - July 29th 2012
"Alan was referred by friends in Halifax who worked with them to purchase a property in Orlando. We had a great experience and would certainly recommend him to others. He is organized, responsive and intuitive - all of the traits you need in a great agent!" - Phil and Heather Otto - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - July 28th 2012
"We have never owned a vacation home, let alone a rental property out of state. At the recommendation of a co-worker, who worked with Alan a couple of years ago to acquire a home, I called Alan. Alan spent an entire day with us on our vacation in April showing us different communities and different house styles and decorating styles within those areas. He answered no less than 1,000 different emails from us as we were unfamiliar with the entire process and had a lot of questions as we tried to look at properties through pictures and his personal visits. When I returned to Florida a few weeks later, Alan had narrowed down a list that he thought I'd find interesting and we found three different homes we really liked. After losing the first home due to not taking Alan's advice (and my stubornness) we settled on our second choice. The process could not have been any easier and we just closed on our home in July and recently visited and stayed in the home for the first time. Not only has Alan been a tremendous agent in helping us find a home but he has been a great asset for questions on how/where to rent, furniture and decorating styles, property management companies, contractors to use to make renovations, etc. He has really made this whole experience great and we could not have done it without him." - Mike and Deanna Keane - New York - July 27th 2012
"Alan is a great professional and he did everything to assist us to find and buy our house in Encantada Resort (http://encantadaresortflorida.com). He also helped us to find a bank to provide us a mortgage. I have no words to describe Alan’s dedication to us. I HIGHLY recommend him to any people." - Jose-Roberto Barros - Quebec, Canada - July 24th 2012
"We sold 3 homes with Alan & Jane. They do everything they say they will do and on time, which is worth everything. They are so experienced that they are able to predict problems well in advance and take steps to put them right before they can go wrong, they have worked tirelessly marketing and holding Open Houses and have sold all three homes between February and June, now that's what I call selling!!! You can't ask for anymore than that." - Dave Griffiths - UK - July 19th 2012
"Alan made the process of buying a vacation home in Florida run smoothly. Alan is knowledgeable, responsive, professional and honest. We were pleased and have since recommended Alan to friends. Thank you!" - Kevin and Kerry-Ann Stoddart - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - July 17th 2012
"We are very happy that our Canadian friends referred us to Alan for the purchase of our Florida home. Alan was very responsive and made the whole process run smoother than we had anticipated. He doesnt believe in the hard sale and had our interests in mind. We recommend him." - Mike Bagnall - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - June 29th 2012
"My wife Carol did 99% of the leg work looking for a home in the Orlando/Disney area. I was involved only by telephone a thousand miles away. Alan was instrumental in advising us on pricing and "correct properties". Alan proved to be not only an excellent realtor who really does have a pulse on what is happening in his territory, but was an assuring partner to the transaction. Alan not only proved to be a good realtor, but he has also remained in contact with us providing continuing help with our property. His knowledge of local workmen and "how things are done" have proved to be very valuable. Laid back not pushy. My kind of realtor." - Paul and Carol Surprenant - Manchester, NH - July 27th 2012
"Alan went above and beyond what we could have ever begun to expect in a real estate agent. He met with us when we would fly down to Orlando and was ready with many appropriate houses to view. He found our house for us and it could not have been more perfect. We still call Alan when we visit our Florida home as we now consider him a friend. Words cannot express our appreciation for all of his help and his friendship." - Candace Johnson - Middleville, MI - June 27th 2012
"We have been working with Alan since 2009. We have purchased and sold a few properties with his help and continue to play the Real Estate game. We appreciate Alan's no nonsense approach and true, realistic opinion as we are in Eastern Canada and rely totally on his eyes and gut. Pictures only tell a certain part of the story and Alan has been great to work with. We continue to use his services and have recommended him to our friends! Thanks Alan!" - Sylvianne and Jeff Forbes - Nova Scotia, Canada - June 16th 2012
so lucky to have met Alan!! Alan has smoothly and efficiently helped us purchase and sell a home with us being thousands of miles away!! All the best, Alan!!! P.S. You can also look at my review from when we bought and see that in 4 years, Alan has continued to be true to his dedication and amazing service!! Never a doubt!!
"As like many others, we met Alan at an open house. At that point we had already bought one home in the Kissimmee area but were looking for another. Our requirements were a little tougher as we wanted all our homes in the same location. But true to other testimonials, Alan and Jane looked after our needs and we now have three homes in the same resort!! Alan and Jane are not just realtors but friends. It's comforting to know you have someone you can trust, especially in another country." - Elaine and Bill Reid - Newfoundland, Canada - May 28th 2012
"Your home search is truly a one-stop experience with Alan LaFrance! Alan was referred to us in May 2010 by a colleague. Her description of him and his services was just sliver of the extremely positive experience we have had with him. Alan is Reliable, Prompt, Knowledgeable, Honest, and most of all filled with Patience. All of our questions and requests were answered within the same day, and if he did not have the answer immediately he would make the right connections to get the information we needed. This was an emotional charged transaction for us, and Alan understood this, never forcing us to make decisions or swaying us in a particular direction. Alan just simply presents the facts and provides us with the information we need to make informed decisions and choices. We are now the proud owners of a lovely home in Kissimmee. The purchase of this house was completed while we were at home in Canada and the reason for this is the trust and confidence we have in Alan. Alan continues to support us in anyway he can as we transition to Florida homeownership! Thank you Alan, you are an exceptional professional and trustworthy realtor. If you want an excellent buying experience, work with Alan and his team." - Zena, Crystal and Nassor Samuels - Canada - February 13th 2011
"FANTASTIC, CARING, HONEST, PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE AGENT. These are just a few of the words that come to mind when talking about our experience with Alan. We found Alan on the internet and decided that if he could help people from Europe find a house in Florida and earn such great testimonials then he surely could help in our search. This was the best decision we could have made. He is the most knowledgeable and dependable agent we have ever worked with, and we have had many real estate transactions. He was always quick to return calls, even when he was on vacation. When we were unable to find a suitable property during our visit, he agreed to preview homes and give his insights to us back home. We bought our house sight unseen just on his recommendation. It was everything he had said and more. The amount of time and effort he put into our search goes above and beyond any expectations we had. We truly cannot say enough glowing words about the whole process. He is absolutely the best real estate agent you will ever come across. If you are looking to buy property in Florida you can not go wrong with Alan and his team." - Linda and Bill Petryk - Washington State, USA - January 8th 2011
"Dear, Alan, We can't even begin to explain how completely thrilled we are with our Florida purchase. You have been the the utmost professional throughout the entire process. You have raised the bar for what clients should expect from a realtor. Your communication skills are top notch every step of the way. No detail is too small and we were always well informed. You went so far above and beyond the call of duty with making arrangements, ensuring every base was covered.With your kind and friendly help we were able to have all of the trades people lined up in a very short time period. All of your time spent on our purchase is so appreciated. You are continuing to follow up with us even after closing, just to see that we are content and looked after. We truly feel that we have an ally and guide in Florida that is protecting our interests! As well, you take great care to hand pick any trades or service people that you recommend which makes it such a stress-free process for us. Doing renovations in a new city can be very intimidating and you really helped ease our anxiety. Alan provides supreme customer service right down to every detail and query we have. We really liked how Alan took digital photos to record any work done when we were not present. It is very rare to find people that keep their word and follow up as you do. We feel like we have had the royal treatment right from our very first meeting over 18 months ago. We immediately felt confident and trusting that Mickey Homes was a great fit for us. Throughout the hunt for our property you were extremely knowledgeable of the area and the buying process. We never felt pressured to purchase and you were very patient in letting us take the time to make the right decision-you really do want what is best for your clients, unlike some realtors who will push a sale just to benefit themselves. To attest to this, we trusted your unbiased and gentle advice to steer away from a property we had originally considered as you felt there was another one that was more suitable for us. You were 1000% correct and we are completely satisfied with our purchase. We purchased this home based on photos and recomendations from you and we have a perfect fit. If anyone is looking to buy property in the states, we would 'demand' that they call you first. Recently there was some negative press for Canadians buying properties in the states in regards to improper handling of foreclosure properties by the US banks. Alan assured us that we were covered in the process and attended to every detail,explaining the process and Florida laws.He is truly a man of his word and contacted the parties that needed to be on our behalf. There could be a lot of problems with real estate transactions, if you don't have the right people handling them. Not a worry with Alan. We were pleased that the emails kept coming and we were never forgotten about, even when it seemed we were dragging our heels. At the same time, no pressure, just providing information to educate us in the process. Alan is full of integrity and was always in touch whether we were at home or in Florida. He even kept in touch with us and followed up when he was away on a personal trip. Outstanding-more than we could ever expect. We truly appreciate the fantastic service! From our initial consultations to providing examples of how to furnish our home, it has been a true pleasure to work with Alan. Our only wish is that we could be there on all of the cold winter days here!We plan to keep in touch! A perfect gold star for the handling of our purchase-thank you so much." - Nancy and Jarett - Alberta Canada - November 24th 2010
"We have just "closed" on our property in Windsor Palms. We like so many other people here, found Alan from looking at one of his open houses on Emerald Island (ballons and sign following). If your after the Number 1 realtor in the U.S, then you have just found them in Mickey Homes. We are from the U.k and knew nothing of the U.S house buying system. Through the whole buying process Alan was informative throughout. He kept us in the loop at all times,assisted us in filling out the endless forms, returned calls and emails promptly and fought our corner every step of the way. When you need a realtor you can trust and depend upon then Alan and his company are the ones for you. We would be happy to recommend him directly, just contact him for our email address." - Dan and Joe Ennis - Chatham, UK - October 17th 2010
"When we decided to begin a search for a vacation rental property in Orlando, my wife and I were given a recommendation to work with Alan at MickeyHomes. We are definitely glad we did. We made one trip to Orlando and Alan gave us a great selection of options to look at, all while providing the information we had to have but otherwise letting us come to our own conclusions. Most of the work was done while we are at home in Canada, with Alan checking out places on our behalf we knew we could trust his opinion and advice. We appreciate how responsive Alan was during this process. We never felt any pressure after placing bids on, multiple properties over an extended period. Just great service overall and we highly recommend him. Thanks Gary and Ellen Milligan" - Gary and Ellen Milligan - Canada - August 4th 2010
This is the first testimonial that we have ever written but the service that we have received from Mickey Homes has been amazing. We researched all the British companies and local Realtors (Estate Agents) who specialise in the Orlando area. If you want to wait days / weeks for a reply to your enquiry then by all means use them. If on the other hand you would like a response the same day and all your questions answered then I urge you use Alan and Jane LaFrance at Mickey Homes. Alan is the most unlikely Realtor that we have ever met (He’s really nice, not like any of the Estate Agents that we have ever dealt with). He is intelligent, friendly and will go way beyond his remit as a Realtor to help you out. We didn’t know the first thing about buying a home in Florida and whilst we didn’t have a million dollar budget we certainly received a million dollar service. Alan helped us from start to finish and he understands that as UK clients we didn’t have a clue how the US home buying system works. He patiently answered all our questions (and trust me there were many) and didn’t make us feel like idiots. Alan sent many properties for us to look at by e-mail that fitted our requirements and budget before we travelled to Florida. He answered all our questions about bank accounts, deposits, rental zones and explained about short sales (don’t go there!), bank owned and resale properties. When we arrived in Florida he showed us lots of different properties and areas until we found the perfect home for us. He was still working for us when he and Jane went on holiday (vacation) and I would like to thank Jane for putting up with us and apologise for interrupting their break. Alan has additionally gone way beyond finding us a home, he has helped us to open a bank account, set up the utilities, find a tax consultant, find a management company, find an air conditioning engineer (he even went to our house to let him in), find furniture and even bailed me out when I forgot to add the $20 bank fee when I wired the money so that we could close on time. What kind of Realtor do you know that would do all that? Please consider using Mickey Homes if you want to buy a home in Florida. Alan and Jane are American so they know their own market and they have both spent time in the UK so they understand their UK clients. There is no hard sale and the decision to buy a property is left completely up to you. Thank you Alan and Jane, Lyn & Alan" - Lyn Stewart and Alan Jones - Scotland - October 9th 2009
"We met Alan and Jane during an open house. We had a good long chat with them about wanting to buy a house in Florida but were unsure whether we wanted to buy a new build or an older property. Right there and then Alan made a few telephone calls, and arranged for us viewings and gave up his time to show us all the new and old properties. One of the sites he took us to was Windsor Hills Reserve, where we fell in love with a new build Brentwood 6 bed, 4 bath with a pool home. As we were not in the States during the selection, purchase and build process Alan's service was much more than we have expected. We only chose the style of the house, colours, tiles and carpets. Alan did all the rest for us: he liaised between us and our builder to purchase the appropriate lot. In our name Alan had meetings with the builder making sure that our wishes were understood by them. Alan has even visited the site to photograph the build process for us, and he was the one who inspected the finished product. Alan has guided us step by step and was a phone call and an email away to answer all our questions. We feel very fortunate to have found in him, a patient helpful, and supportive guide during our first U.S. house purchase. Patient, toward our lack of understanding the way real estate system works in the U.S. and patient toward our particular ways of ensuring that everyone involved is on the same page. Helpful, especially during the handover process when he was standing in for us, doing the walk-through inspecting the finished house and making sure that it is up to standard including ensuring that the utilities were all working. Alan has eased our stress during the house building process but most importantly over the last 9 months we have learned that Alan can be counted on and trusted. Alan is our No 1 U.S. Realtor! We would highly recommend him to all our friends in the U.K. and anyone who may also be looking to purchase a home in the U.S. We wish Alan and Jane all the best and are looking forward to spending time with them on our upcoming visit in few weeks time." - Josie and Maurice Mendez
"In May we went over to Florida to have a holiday and perhaps look at buying property whilst we were there. We didn't understand the buying process or the way the Estate Agency or Real Estate system works. Unlike the UK, where a town/city might have 10 Estate Agents marketing 100 properties each, in Florida a Realtor has a small number of his/her own properties but has access to everybody else's on the local list (called the MLS). In this way, the agent becomes 'your' agent and can show you a multitude of properties dependent upon your own desires. We happened upon Alan's Open House sign with his blue balloons on the junction of Formosa Gardens Boulevard and Highway 192 and followed the trail of boards and balloons to a property that he was doing an Open House in on the Rolling Hills Estate. Out of curiosity we had a look around the house and casually got into conversation with Alan. The next morning he picked us up from our Hotel and we went to through our likes/dislikes/budget etc. Between us we created a list of a dozen or so properties that we would like to view, which he then took us around. We did the same the following day with further houses and then visited the shortlist one more time, finally picking the house that we now own. Throughout this whole period (and in 90 degree heat) Alan left us entirely at ease and did not try to impose his own thoughts - he let the properties speak for themselves - we felt under no pressure to decide whether we bought or we didn't; he was so totally unlike many UK Agents and didn't push anything. Alan handled the entire sale from the offer to the closing with consummate professionalism and the only pain we had was paying for the house!! In the last year we have been back to our home in Kissimmee three times and on each occasion have met up with Alan both on his own and together with Jane several times and now count them as our friends. It was a quirk of fate maybe, brought about by a trail of blue balloons but we couldn't have wished to have found a more honest, professional, unflappable but most importantly a nicer guy than Alan and would wholeheartedly recommend both him and Jane to help you in what is, at the end of the day, a potentially very traumatic and 'strange' process for ourselves, particularly given the geographic and procedural divide!" - Chris and George Bernard
"Alan - you were brilliant! Living in England and this being our first experience of buying in Florida, we could not believe how helpful and supportive you were. We only had a long weekend in which to find a property and yet you were quick to understand our needs and find the perfect property for us, patiently standing by whilst we revisited our final choice four times in the space of a couple of days!! You then held our hand via phone, fax and e-mail and guided us through every step of the process - we couldn't have wished for anyone more helpful, friendly and above all, totally professional. Thanks again for all your help and best wishes for your future success. Hope to see you when we visit our new home." - Jill and Barrie Gunter
"Thanks Alan for your hard work and never ending patience in finding us our holiday home in Disney, your friendly attitude and no hard sell really made a difference. We will recommend your service with confidence. Thanks again Lesley, Andy, Ellie & Scott from Scotland" - Andrew and Lesley Campbell
"Alan- Your the best all the patience and care you gave us when looking to find the perfect home for us. We thought it was not going to happen but you did it... The professional service was just topping on the cake! Thanks for everything." - Terri and Frank Kiernan
"Dear Alan, Please accept our deepest heartfelt thanks for the assistance you gave us regarding the purchase of our house in Davenport. Your patience and constant contact with us during the process made a very scary venture seem easy. Being in Connecticut and trying to shop long distance would have been impossible had we not had an agent that we could trust completely. Your continuous emails of available homes and information regarding anything from homeowners associations to tax issues was something we could never have done without. After dragging you through so many houses in the space of two days, you developed a real sense of what we were looking for, and when you finally found THE one, you were on it right away. Knowing that you had the integrity to show us only the best possibilities gave us the confidence to make an offer on our beautiful home after only seeing a few pictures. Imagine our absolute joy when, seeing the home for the first time(on the day of closing) it was actually better than we'd hoped for! You went above and beyond our expectations. When we begin our search to relocate to Florida, Barbara and I know that you will be our real estate agent. Again, thanks for everything." - Barbara and Dennis Taylor
"Buying a home is always a stressful time but buying abroad in a foreign country is even more worrying. To contemplate the process of buying a home 4000miles from the UK involving strangers is full of potential pitfalls. However, we both took to Alan immediately not pushy not overbearing but on hand if we wanted his advice or opinion. He was always available even when he went on vacation snowboarding(so he says) he still contacted us to make sure everything was progressing well. Yes I would definitely recommended Alan LaFrance and his team to anyone who wanted independent advice and help in buying a property in Florida. It was more straight forward than purchasing in England. Guess what the customer comes first not the solicitor or the estate agent!!!!" - Kevin and Ann Aldread
"You have been so patient and so warm thoughout the house-hunting process. We can`t imagine our luck in finding the perfect guide for us. Thank you so much for your professionalism and expertise, and your friendship and kindness. All the best in every way." - Paul and Crystal Choice
"Dear Alan, Thanks for all your help in finding the perfect vacation house for us in Kissimmee. We had almost given up on finding a house with all the features we needed at a price we could afford, but you never did. Thanks for all your time and patience in helping us through the home-buying process. We are looking forward to many happy vacations in our new home and wish you the best of luck. Keep in touch." - Laurel, Steve and JEN Cohen