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Nick Paape did an excellent job selling our home.

He went above and beyond his role as realtor, to help us through some unexpected circumstances. We greatly appreciate the hard work put in by Nick and NextHome excellence

Jerry and Cheryl

Socha was so helpful and cheerful along the way, and as a first time home buyer, that made such a difference.

She knows the market well, made extra efforts, and had great recommendations for closing folks and partners to use. Highly recommend!

Sarah Kitlowski (Buyer)

Derek made purchasing our condo stressless, enjoyable and exciting.

He sent us all the forms, certificates and details we’d need to make an informed purchase within 24 hours of our expressing our interest in the property he represented. When we buy or sell again we will trust Derek to make our experience stressless and a pleasure. Derek is a professional.

Tim Foster

We really enjoyed having Derek guide us through our search,negotiations and purchase of our home.

Derek patiently allowed us to come to our decision, while offering his input from others experiences. This was the second home Derek has helped us purchase, both were handled with professionalism and care.

John and Mary Hinderer

Nick was extremely professional,efficient, and knowledgeable.

He always return my phone calls and emails within 24 hours. He almost always had answers for me from the builder/realtor within 24 hours. I could not have been any happier with a service that I received. I would recommend Nick to everyone I know. He will definitely receive my repeat business.

David Bontrager ( technician)

Socha was the perfect realtor for us.

Quick to respond, laid back and didnt try to push us to make an offer. After a few months she found the perfect house and we couldnt be happier.

Mike McCullagh (Buyer)

Alyssa went above and beyond for us on the purchase of our home!

She was responsive, detail oriented, and knew what kind of home would be best for our family. We felt so comfortable knowing our interests were protected. I highly recommend Alyssa if you are buying or selling.


Very honest, smart, replies very fast, and very helpful, I enjoyed working with steve very much, and see myself working with him again multiple times in the future.


Steve DiTusa is an outstanding realtor with the knowledge and work ethic that sets him high above his peers.

He handled my sale with professionalism and poise I will gladly work with him in the future. I thank you again Steve for all your help.

Calvin Swart

Socha was my agent for selling a relative's home.

The home was in a trust and she helped me navigate the intricacies of all the paperwork! She is professional, knowledgable and very personable! I recommend her highly, without reservation.

Meredith McGraw

We were truly blessed when we were referred to Socha for assistance finding a home to purchase!

We had a tight timeframe for both looking and securing a property and she made it happen!! She has been with us every step of the way and will be there for any support we need even after. She is someone you can trust your "forever home" purchase to and you will also have a "forever friend" in the process. You cannot find a better realtor to work with for either buying or selling a home.

Mary Ray

Socha worked with us through renting the property and eventually the sale.

She did her homework on pricing the property accurately and suggested some minor things to assure we but our best foot forward. Our neighborhood went through a change in builders after we originally purchased and we were most impressed with Sochas knowledge of the area and her ability to sell the value of the construction of our home. Socha is professional, knowledgeable, honest and goes above and beyond for her clients. She is an exceptional realtor and we highly recommend her!

Heidi Schubring (Seller)

Socha was extremely helpful through our entire hone purchase.

She went out of her way to make sure we were taken care of and had a very warm and welcome attitude!

Ryan Homen (Buyer)


?ng was excellent, my family and I are extremely satisfied with your knowledge in the profession and are looking forward to our new home. Thank you for all your help!

Franklin Tran

My family moved from Cincinnati Ohio to Bradenton Fla.

I contacted Coldwell Banker based on the great service ratings and was luckily introduced to Socha Taylor. She truly made the out of town buying process a pleasure. She listened to our house requirements and carefully mapped out our in person showings to ensure the visit maximized our time. Socha spent extra time while we were in town to ensure the remote buying process was seamless. Although we know she was supporting other clients she always responded quickly to any requests, showed attention to detail and provided knowledgeable insight and support throughout the purchase process. A lot of agents will support you through the process but few will work like Socha to ensure the process is smooth, fun and enjoyable.

Lisa Fales (Buyer)

Socha was an excellent agent for me and my family to work with, and she made our house searching experience much better than we could have imagined.

She was very informed and seemed experienced with what she was doing, while personally going out of her way to make the experience as stress free as possible for us. She truly helped us understand what was happening every step of the process, while being very passionate about her Job. I would Recommend Socha for a searcher/ buyer.

Miro Chalupa (Buyer)

Socha Taylor has demonstrated being a highly trained, outstanding professional.

She was a positive influence be it with local knowledge and understanding process aside from experience as it relates to many existing laws. She is a people person,........ making one having a feel of being at ease and comfortable in communication. Knowing her for a period of time demonstrated her professionaism..... there is no question as to her integrity. Yes, I would recommend her highly to anyone.

Adrienne Rogavin (Buyer)

My family and I started this journey in the early months of 2021, of home buying.

Before we knew it we were submersed in the process and not having much luck I should add. Little bites here and there but no one that would go to battle for us… Until we called a Tobias! I believe it’s his smarts, drive, and willingness to succeed at anything and everything he does , is what got us our home! Thank you, from my family to yours. Your expertise and knowledge placed us into a new chapter and I will forever be grateful. Thank you, Tobias. Andrew Podhola

Andrew Podhola (Director of Operations )

What an extreme pleasure it was to work with Mr.

Steve DiTusa. He is personable, knowledgeable and went out of his way to accommodate me. An all around wonderful experience, I highly recommend him!!

Margaret T (Ms.)

We moved from Melbourne Fl to Parris Fl.

Socha was our agent in Parrish. She did an outstanding job for us. She was very responsive and either answered our questions immediately or for the answers very quickly. I would highly recommend Socha.

Frank Klobucar (Buyer)

I dealt with Steve in regards to a condo rental while I was working in the Sarasota area and was very pleased with his commitment and response as it pertained to all aspects of this process, I would recommend him to friends and family for any future real estate and management needs!


Joe Dupuy (Retired)

Excellent experience dealing with Alyssa

Eric Hill (Client)

I dont write reviews unless negative.

. But in this instance all I can say is you need her on your side.. She still answers fast 2 months after her job was done.. how many people do that anymore... really...

Brett Natzel (Buyer)

We undertook an adventure when deciding to purchase a new build home and move completely across the country, but Derek helped make the process as easy and smooth as it could have been.

He has expertise and experience in the area to give insight on the value of your purchase, but was not pushy trying to oversell us or tell us what we wanted. His responses to any of our questions or issues were timely and professional. When the builder was slow to provide updates or answer questions Derek got on them, sometimes pinging them for a status update without us asking. Since we were starting the process remotely he also provided photos of updates and went above and beyond taking photos of the open interior walls for future electrical use when the builder wouldn't add low voltage/ethernet wiring as part of the build. He helped answer any questions we had on part of the process or items that were specific to Florida we weren't familiar with. He was also meticulous and spotted some fees on our closing disclosure that were different from the contract, saving us money at closing. Derek Patti is easily the best realtor we have worked with and we would highly recommend him!

Matthew & Angela Yauch

Socha was our listing agent for our home in Florida.

She is extremely hard working, dedicated and very knowledgeable in the real estate business. We found her to be very genuine, friendly, a true pleasure to work with and a great asset. Her timelines were always met with efficiency. She is top notch!

Nancy DeDoncker

Socha did a wonderful job marketing and selling my house.

She went above and beyond what other realtors have done prior to her taking in our contract. We really appreciate her use if technology to keep us posted on all events. She was patient extremely hard working and a great communicator. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.

Kathy McCarthy (Seller)

Derek was absolutely amazing throughout our entire home buying process.

He is patient and knowledgeable. He will work extremely hard for you and your family to find the perfect. We could not have had a better experience and will definitely be using him for any of our real estate needs.

Grant Mullet

Socha was the best real estate agent we have ever dealt with.

Whether you are selling our buying, I would highly recommend her to everyone as well as all my friends and family!

Mike Hepner (Buyer)

Nick helped make the purchase and closing of my condo in Siesta Key seamless.

He kept up with all the dates for the exceptions and guided me along. I highly recommend him.

Carla Guarascio

She has put me first with all the energy and passion I could ask for in a realtor!

I appreciate her being sensitive to my needs; responding to my call or texts (even with the 3 hour time difference) and truly caring about me and getting my home built and sold. I would highly recommend her to any one who wants to buy or sell a property and be confident that they will get what they need.

Therese Sage

Crag did great job selling my house.

It was 4th closing I did with him. It is a reason why I go back over and over again. Easy communication, fast respond , can reach him at any time, great advice given


Derek was a pleasure to work with!

I meant him at an open house , Derek was so easy to talk to. When it was time for me to sell , I reached out to Derek. in the future if I had to do business with Derek again I would not hesitate , Derek is very prompt and calling you back and made you feel very comfortable in answering any questions you had !

Julie (Gardner)

Bandon did a great job helping us find a fantastic little condo.

It was our first condo purchase and was fraught with a variety of challenges along the way but Brandon was always there - right up to the final hour keeping pressure on the lender to get things wrapped up so we could close on time, Thanks Brandon.

Tim Rice

Steve hizo un gran trabajo en encontrarnos una casa como nosotros la queriamos, lo recomiendo al 100

Jesline Romero

Recommended through a friend Derek became our Real Estate agent after a disappointing experience with another neighborhood agent.

Derek proved to be the best choice for a hardworking, driven, personable and reliable real estate agent in SWFlorida! He brought in a professional photographer to take photos of our property and boy did they make for a great listing! Even during the covid-19 pandemic Derek continued to reach out to buyers and show my home vertically. Because of this we received a “sweet” offer above our listed price and Sold! My wife whose a teacher commented that “Derek really does his homework “ when it comes to marketing. If you want to sell your home and to feel as if you are the only client that Derek has then choose Derek Patti to sell your home and property.

John Corso (Retired Home Owner )

Alyssa recently helped us to close on a home in a great area for the right price.

When we started this process, it was very important to me that my wife's opinion was taken into account more than my own in finding properties. Alyssa did an outstanding job of downloading everything from my wife to aid in our search. Every property she showed us was aligned with those requirements. Alyssa is also excellent at following up with both us and the sellers when important milestones were approaching. She intelligently answered all the questions that I had along the way, and boy did I have a lot of questions. I highly recommend Alyssa for your real estate needs.

Brian Mcquerrey

Socha Goyette made my home selling process both an easy and pleasant one.

Right from the start, Socha had done her research to ensure our marketing strategy was on point for this unique Florida market. She flexed her approach as needed and ensured I was kept fully apprised throughout the process. Ultimately, my home sold in a week and the transaction met all of my expectations. I highly recommend Socha as a realtor and will certainly use her again for my next real estate transaction.

Kari Joaquin (Seller)

Brandon did an amazing job of helping my fiancé and I get into our dream home!

He went out of his way (literally) to show us a house that we were in love with, and persisted even when we realized the street address on the listing was incorrect. His diligence and alacrity were essential to our success, and we are so grateful for all of his help and expertise! :)

Kristi Brenenborg

Nick did an amazing job selling our house, from getting the listing, help with staging to ensuring an efficient closing.

He is very responsive and always got us information quickly. It was a pleasure to work with him and look forward to doing our future real estate transactions with Nick!

Thomas Coughlin

There are no words to adequately describe what a credit Derek is to his profession.

He is extremely responsive, knowledgeable of the Venice area, patient and very honest. We were not able to visit the area due to Covid so we had to do everything remotely. After many months of on-line searching, emails, phone calls and zoom chats, Derek found us exactly the home we were looking for in a very desirable area. The first time we saw our home in person was the day of closing. We were not the least bit concerned because that's how much we trusted Derek and his expert opinion that this was the right home for us. He is a genuinely wonderful person and we were so thrilled to finally meet him in person and thank him for his monumental efforts on our behalf. One thousand stars for this exceptional gentleman!!

Angie O (Retired)

I am still amazed that Aaron made magic happen and put together a deal to provide an Avenue for my wife and I to purchase our home.

When this all started 5 months ago, I never could have imagined that we would have our dreams come true and be in this home. I can't thank him enough for never losing faith in us and keeping his eyes on the finished product.. he did an amazing job for us, and judging by what he says, I think he has done that for many other people as well. Thank you aaron! Unbelievable job!

Michael Savage

Morgan is the best!

She worked hard to find us the perfect place long distance. She’s a top communicator, also helping us through all the details (inspection, insurance contacts, etc.) right up to and including the closing. A real pro, we would highly recommend her to anyone!

John & Danie McNulty

Picking Socha to sell my property was one of the best real estate decisions I have made!

I have many realtors to compare her to and she seemed to be more knowledgeable especially when it came to determining the current market sale price and what I should list for. I was confident using her for my listing because she gave me the best impression, and glad I made the right decision, she won't disappoint!

Kevin Bojewski (Seller)

Derek Patti is an extremely competent Real Estate Professional.

Derek responded to all of our questions and concerns with easy to comprehend explanations. Derek is a master at making first time, out of state buyers feel comfortable and aware of the buying process. Derek professionally responded to all of our concerns on a timely basis. He was always on time and kept us well informed. Derek is a ten out of ten super Real Estate Professional whom we'd highly recommend to anyone. Peter DePaola

Peter DePaola (new home buyer)

If you are selling your home, you need a realtor with the expertise to get it done efficiently and effectively.

Morgan is that realtor! She's an outstanding communicator who is thorough and personable. I cannot thank her enough for her exceptional service. I definitely recommend Morgan as a realtor because she really does an excellent job.

Nakisha Stanley

Nick managed to keep me focused though the arduous process.

Walter Holmes

There are not enough adjectives to describe Nick Paape’s ability as a professional realtor.

Being the seller, we couldn’t have asked for better representation. He was attentive to our needs, and demonstrated the same level of motivation we had to sell our house. He clearly understood the housing market and paid close attention to detail throughout the process of the sale. All in all, it was a great experience because of his superior service and excellent work ethic.

Linda Gerlach (Homeowner )

I almost never write reviews, but this time I had to make an exception for our realtor, Socha Goyette.

We were selling the house from out of state, totally dependent on the Florida realtor, and Socha was amazing. From the very beginning she was honest and clear with us about what to expect. She kept in close contact with us all the way through so we knew what was happening in every step of the process. When the inevitable surprises came up, she listened to what we wanted, and worked with us to achieve it. She was always prepared with valuable solutions, sometimes ones that we never would have thought of on our own, giving us choices instead of problems. Her friendly manner, combined with her professional expertise, made this one of the smoothest, most pleasant major transactions that weve ever participated in. We even sold the house for more than we asked for! I would absolutely use Socha again, and I only wish she was available up here in my state.

Timi Loveland (Seller)

I highly recommend working with Socha!

She made the selling process extremely easy, even while selling from out of state. She handled all the communication with the buyers agent so the process was super simple and efficient and she was very professional at every step. She is super fast to reply and went out of her way to make the process as easy and fast as possible. Socha is super accommodating and overall the best realtor I have ever worked with!

Angelo Federico (Seller)

Socha is a very professional, friendly easy to talk to.

She helped us get a beautiful home she was there and care that everything went good true the whole process. Yes we recommend Socha Goyette she’s great!!

Aida Lopez (New home owner)

Susie helped our dream come true, as a first time home buyers we needed someone to trust and to help us understanding everything.

Susie was great from day one till the closing day, she was on top of everything and made our lives much easier during the entire process. We highly recommend Susie. Silva family.

Junio Da Silva

When we decided to sell our house we were undecided as to which real estate agent to hire.

Someone recommended Socha Goyette and we couldnt be happier. From the time of the initial meeting through to the closing, Socha was the consummate professional. We never had to do a thing, we were very comfortable that Socha was taking care of it. Socha sold our house in record time and got over the asking price. She is also one of the nicest people you would want to meet. We highly recommend Socha Goyette and would give her 10 stars if we could. Thank you so much, Socha!

Judy Kartsounes (Seller)

Steve hizo un gran trabajo en encontrarnos una casa como nosotros la queriamos, lo recomiendo al 100

Jesline Romero

Nick got our house sold right away.

We were very happy with him and the team at NextHome. We highly recommend.


Linh is really friendly and professional agent!

!! Highly recommended realtor with a really good negotiation, and always work for your best interest….

Bao Ngoc Nguyen

What an extreme pleasure it was to work with Mr.

Steve DiTusa. He is personable, knowledgeable and went out of his way to accommodate me. An all around wonderful experience, I highly recommend him!!


I want to take a second and tell Nick thank you so much for all you did helping us require this out!

Nick showed a high-level of professionalism and follow through unique to the industry. Thank you Nick for helping us get into our last house.

david mcintire

Brandon made the home buying process so easy!

He listened to what I was looking for and came up with great recommendations! I never thought the buying process could be so quick! He was very knowledgeable, helpful, and tried hard to get me the best deal! Brandon worked very hard tostreamline the process. I always felt like he had my best interest in mind and wasn't just trying to make money. I definitely recommend him to others looking to buy or sell a home.

Britt M. (Retail Management)

Buying or selling a home can be one of the most stressful experiences one ever lives through.

Finding the right person to help you through those times is all important. Happy to say we found that person in Nick Paape. Nick is great to work with. He's no-nonsense, low key, thorough, never pushes, just gets the job done. And he is one heck of a nice guy! That's quite a combination. In addition, he is greatly respected by the other realtors with whom he works. We witnessed that at the closing of the sale of our home when the buyers' realtor went out of her way to thank Nick for facilitating the transaction in such an amiable way for all parties, and that she looked forward to the time when she could work with him again. Thank you, Nick! We appreciate everything you did for us, from guiding us in selling our home and in finding just the right place for us to spend many happy years.

Eileen and Bob Parkinson

This is our second home we buy with the help of Derek.

He’s very professional, answers all the questions we have right away and guides you through the entire process. You really do feel that he’s part of your team and wants the best. We can recommend him to all our friends and family and if there’s a third home, he’ll be there for us as well.

Abel Perez

Buying a town home from out of state seemed impossible, but it was really a doable, painless process with Socha's help.

I visited only one time from New York and saw very few places. When any came on the market afterwards that seemed like an option, Socha made sure to visit the property in person and send detailed information about it to help distinguish which was the perfect fit. After some searching, we were able to find the perfect property and she really ensured we got it at an amazing price by guiding us through the process that we were close to clueless about. She was super accessible for phone calls and text messages anytime, day or night. For anybody looking to buy a property from a distance, or even from down the block, I couldn't recommend reaching out to Socha more!

Nick Federico (Buyer)

This was the 4th home that I have used Derek as either my buying or selling agent.

Since it's been 4 times, it's should be very apparent that he is a remarkable agent in all aspects and anyone would benefit greatly from his expertise, timeliness and great communications. You can't go wrong with Derek.

Mike Lithman

We would highly recommend Deena Brown to assist you in selling your home.

She is a good listener and works very hard. Deena is quick to respond to emails and texts. We were under contract in 3 days at a time when things had slowed down!

Judy and Skip Franz

Where to begin.

.... Millicent was a breath of fresh air and a big hug for me at a time in my life when I really needed it. She stepped up and took charge of getting me the right condo , at the right price. She walked me through all the steps of purchasing in Florida, while showing me the sights along the way. She listened to everything I told her and worked to find exactly what I wanted. She knew the minute I walked in that she had found me my condo. I admire her strength, kindness and great sense of humor. She is a beautiful person and a outstanding realtor. I am blessed to have met her. Thank you Millicent! Sincerely, Kristine Ullemeyer

Kristine Ullemeyer

Nick did a wonderful job.

Without a doubt I would recommend him to anyone.

janie oliver

Socha Taylor, all we can say is WOW!

! After several (maybe 100's) of emails and phone conversations, We finally made the trip up here to find our perfect home. Meeting Socha was the highlight of it all,her personality and attitude is something to behold, she is very professional and dedicated to finding the perfect fit for her clients. We knew what we wanted and she worked hard and to find it for us. Within 1 month we had found, purchased and moved in our new home!! It was a painless process for us as she took care of everything from beginning to end. Not only would we highly recommend her as a realtor, we have a a friend for life.

Brandi Puckett (Buyer)

Sochas skills as a real estate agent belie her years of experience.

We first met Socha when looking for our daughters first home. None of us were familiar with the Sarasota area. Though a new real estate agent at the time, Socha was well acquainted with the real estate market in Sarasota. Socha assisted us greatly in locating and acquiring the home. We knew that Socha would be our real estate agent in Sarasota forever. Socha has an abundance of personality, a great attention to detail, and is on top of every aspect of her clients needs and their transactions. She is also very tech savvy, and, you will most certainly be at the recipient of one of her boom texts. You will receive this if you ever ask her if she has accomplished something that she was to accomplish. It means that not only did she accomplish it, but she accomplished it before you even thought of it. A few months ago we contacted her to sell our daughters home that she helped her purchase. Within two days we had a signed listing agreement, she had obtained all the necessary information from the condominium association, and had prepared professional brochures for potential buyers to view and take with them after a showing. Within two months, the home was sold and closed. I am any business and real estate attorney in Orlando. I work with real estate brokers on a regular basis. I can attest that Socia is as good or better than the best of them. I look forward to using her services again when we someday retire in the Sarasota area. Do not hesitate to retain Socha as your agent!

Steven Kutner (Seller)

Socha is a very friendly and competent real estate agent.

She listens to the buyer and tries to locate appropriate places. Socha has a vast knowledge of the local areas and the details and regulations of different neighborhoods. I now consider Socha as a friend and confidante. If I have questions or concerns in the future, I feel that I can contact her and she will respond quickly.

Diana Schmitt (Buyer)

Derek is a true professional and I was absolutely thrilled with working with him.

I would recommend him to anyone and already have. You will not be disappointed!

Kathleen Martin

Derek proved to be a consummate professional throughout our home search in Florida.

Thorough and informative, he provided extensive insight into both the markets and Florida specific issues and opportunities. As out of state clients, Derek went above and beyond throughout the entire process, from our initial visits and home search through the entire purchase and closing. Personable and responsive to our questions and needs, we would strongly recommend Derek to anyone seeking assistance in the Florida real estate market.

Louis and Kimberly Gagliano (Clients)

Brandon followed through from our initial contact to the closing of our new home!

He “truly” listens to your wants and requirements for your new home. He is not pushy and has a very friendly patient personality. He is very knowledgeable and will find out an answer for you if he doesn’t know it. We ended up putting a contract on our home after a quick 4 day search in Florida, which surprised us, since we were flying in to just check out the area. He is very organized and efficient and made our home search and purchase a super pleasant experience. Brandon was always an advocate for our needs and went above and beyond for us by representing us at our inspection and closing. I would recommend him highly! You won’t be disappointed in having him represent you!!

Marsha R Ohlstrom (Director of Organizational Development and Learning)

Derek was AWESOME!

He is professional, courteous, attentive and worked hard to get critical info needed to close our real estate purchase on schedule. He was always focused on our interests and followed up with us during each phase of the buying process and was extremely responsive when we had questions or comments. I would recommend Derek to help with ANY real estate transaction.

Ron Contillo

We are very pleased with the way Ed Dwyer helped us navigate the sale of our home AND the purchase of our new one.

His knowledge about the various aspects of real estate was instrumental in understanding our options. He was with us every step of the way and communicated openly and honestly and kept us informed in a timely manner. We would wholeheartedly recommend Ed Dwyer for all your realtor needs.

Ed Greene Anne Lampru

Nick was very professional and kept in touch on a weekly basis.

Deborah Mogavero

We moved here from Michigan and was on, what we felt, a tight timeline to find a home.

Nick was with us all the way. From locating homes, to answering questions (anytime of day or night). He is a very friendly down to earth kind of professional, which is hard to find. His concern was for us to find the home that we wanted. Our home adventure took us from Sarasota/Venice to North Port. After, visiting many homes (we where being very picky), we found our home in North Port. Thank you Nick for answering all the "sane and insane" questions, and for your patience. You truly made the "house adventure" feasible and enjoyable.

Peter and Linda Ferrara

Derek was a great help in maximizing our home sale, he guided us along the way.

Lines of communication were open and easy to maintain. So glad Next Home was our realtors, we couldn’t have done this alone. Thank You to Alex and Derek,

Gloria Griffin (Home owner)

Socha sold our last home with expertise and professionalism that I have not experienced before.

She possesses the experience, knowledge, negotiating skill and an unmatched level of integrity you will not find elsewhere. Throughout the purchase of sale of 14 homes around the country, I cannot say I have ever been provided with this level of experience.

Alan Kramer (Seller)

Socha was a great help in the search of my first home.

She was there for me all the time and helped me made my desicion more easy. I will definitely work with her again.

Pedro Palacios (Buyer)

I had the pleasure of working with Steve DiTusa and I couldn't be more impressed with his level of service.

Steve is a true professional in every sense of the word. From the very beginning, he demonstrated an attention to detail that was unparalleled. He was always available to answer any questions I had or show me properties that I was interested in. His communication skills were outstanding, and he was always prompt and thorough in his responses. What I appreciated most about working with Steve was his passion for his work. He truly cares about his clients and goes above and beyond to ensure that they find the perfect property. He portrayed professionalism, knowledge, honesty, integrity, and hard work throughout the entire process. Steve is trustworthy, he always has your best interest in mind and will never try to alter your standards just to make a sale. Steve made the process of buying a home extremely easy and stress-free. He is an excellent listener and took the time to understand my needs and preferences. He also provided valuable insights and guidance throughout the process. Overall, I would highly recommend Steve to anyone looking to buy or sell a property. He is an exceptional real estate agent who truly cares about his clients and goes above and beyond to ensure their satisfaction. It was a pleasure working with him and I look forward to working with him again in the future. Steve is the ONLY agent I will work with in Florida!

Mario Monello (Owner)

Socha Goyette PLLC was wonderful to work with!

She is very professional & knowledgeable and was always very warm & friendly. She was also always available by phone, text and email to answer any questions and concerns I had. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to sell their home.

Carol Gerken (Seller)

In this crazy market, Steve made the impossible happen!

He found us the perfect home an guided us through the entire process making everything completely stress free. We were lucky to have him as our realtor and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a new home! Thank you Steve!!

Caitlin Gregory

Being from the Midwest, we were in search of a seasonal condo in Sarasota.

Derek was recommended to us by friends who had worked with him before. We were immediately impressed by his responsiveness and knowledge of the market. His follow up and follow through made the buying process very smooth. We would highly recommend Derek for any opportunity to buy or sell.

Kelly Josephson

Best agent ever.

Wished we hired Tobias when we sold 3 other rentals He sold our last rental for 20k over asking.

Joe LaPerriere

Morgan went above and beyond when it came to purchasing a difficult property out of foreclosure.

She made sure every piece of this very intricate puzzle was in place. There is no other realtor in Sarasota area giving better attention to detail and customer service.

Greg Gibson (Homeowner Insurance Agent)

Socha was our realtor both to buy, and then four years later, to sell, our condo in Bradenton FL.

She was a delight to work with. Very responsive to every detail and inquiry and very professional in every respect. She negotiated very well for us on both ends of the transaction for excellent results. She has a cheerful and helpful personality and we were thrilled that we found her to help us with our real estate needs.

Julie Jacobson



Professional, reliable, responsive, and supportive.

We can't say enough about Alyssa who helped us sell one home and move into our forever home. This process can be stressful but with Alyssa's support things went incredibly well. I am so glad we had her in our corner. A&N

Adam C

Socha did a great job when we bought our condo.

She is very knowledgeable in her field. Spent time with us going through the whole process, from the offer to the closing. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a great realtor.

Kimberly Mangiapane (I)

Socha Goyette sold our home in one day!

She helped us price the house correctly and she brought qualified buyers. She handled all the details and kept us informed every step of the way. Socha is a very professional and successful realtor. She is knowledgeable about the area and current market. Personally, Socha is extremely pleasant and easy to work with. We would recommend Socha enthusiastically.

Steve Nichols (Seller)

The whole process of being a first time home buyer and using my veteran benefits was a bit confusing starting out.

However Aaron was there to answer any questions or concerns we had. Aaron made the purchase less stressful and really takes the companies #humansoverhouses saying to heart because the countless properties looked at we finally got one that we all loved. Thank you for your time and dedication.

Robert Pillarella

I cannot BEGIN to explain how AMAZING working with Socha Goyette has been.

She made our dreams come true. We were moving to the Bradenton area after retirement and Socha came HIGHLY recommended thru friends who had just moved to the area the previous year. Not only was her knowledge of the market, area, financial arena, housing options, and neighborhoods beyond par; she truly knew what would make us happy. After discussing all the options out there, she located the perfect house for us. She was always ready and concise and complete in her preparations, and prompt in working to get us information or appointments to see a home. She did all this from over 1000 miles away. We trusted her completely, to the point we spent a lot of money on a house without stepping inside! All done remotely and And, we are so completely satisfied with our new home. We feel it seriously is perfect for us in every way. We are so grateful to Socha and her role in helping finally achieve our dreams. There are only 5 stars to give, but I'd like to give her 1000!

Marcie Sigrist (Buyer)

Derek was very knowledgeable about the whole home buying experience.

Told him what we wanted and found the perfect fit quickly. We are so happy and recommend him to everyone we talk to looking to purchase a home.

Eric and Kristin Treat

Brandon did a great job selling my land.

When I told him what I was looking to get for my property, he went above and beyond to list it. Even when the first sale fell threw he reassured me it was listed correctly and had another buyer within the week. Closing process went very smoothly.

Matthew Whiteman

Socha was a pleasure to work with and very competent.

She assisted me with a complex, challenging sale responding to many difficult issues effectively and with a calm, cheerful demeanor. In fact, I would consider Socha to be the best broker I've worked with in my thirty-year experience buying and selling homes. I would recommend Socha without reservation!

Kristie Haskell (Seller)

The communication and attention to detail was spot on.

We had an extremely difficult process with a bank but her communications were extremely helpful in getting this whole stressful process done! We also made a very good friend. Thank you for everything Morgan!

Melissa Martin (Land Manager)

The best realtor ever!

He went beyond our expectations and got us in a brand new house. Every weekend we tour houses, checking on us, contacting the mortgage to get me the right information. He went beyond his job. He didn't treated us like customers, he treated us like family. Thanks Steve!!!

Angel Torres




Great help with all parts of our home purchase

Michael touch (Business consultant6)

Brandon Haenel handled himself in an extremely professional manner when assisting us in finding our retirement home in Florida.

I highly recommend him as a great real estate agent who will work diligently to assist you in finding your perfect future home.

Ruth Lange (Retired)

We couldn't have asked for a better realtor than Nick!

He answered any questions we had and kept us updated in the process of selling our home. He was always quick to respond to any texts, emails, or phone calls. Selling our home couldn't have been easier! Nick did a great job listing it and advertising it, and we were under contract just a few days after the listing! We have already closed, and the whole process was seamless. We will be working with Nick again as we purchase our new home! I highly, highly recommend Nick to anyone looking for a great, easy to work with, and knowledgeable realtor!

Danielle Horton

Derek did an amazing job helping us buy our house from out of state.

He helped educate us about the area, schools & neighborhoods, assisting us to find that perfect fit. We were confident that he understood what we were looking for and purchased our home after only his video tour. Derek was generous with his time, always willing to go above and beyond to help.

Tom and Virginia Hodge

Steve was very professional and very helpful.

He will go out of his way to make sure the processes of selling or buying a home goes very smoothly.

David Reed (Service Supervisor )

Crag did great job selling my house.

It was 4th closing I did with him. It is a reason why I go back over and over again. Easy communication, fast respond , can reach him at any time, great advice given


From our first meeting through referral to the closing table, Socha made buying our first home in a new state extremely painless.

She knew the areas, had many recommendations and planned out days worth of properties for us to see based off of our preferences. Thankfully her knowledge helped us ask the right questions and put our concerns to rest. At the end of the day, she was crucial in negotiating a final number with us that everyone could agree upon. I would definitely recommend Socha as I know she will provide them the same experience that my wife and I received.

Jeff Pankavich (Buyer)

Socha was the best.

We used her when we bought out home. And never considered using anyone else when we sold. She did a great job. Very responsive. Got us a great price. And was a pleasure to work with. I recommend her most highly.

David Jacobson

Nick was extremely knowledgeable on local issues and sales data.

He was very responsive and timely across multiple issues. He was very open to client questions and encouraged client input and/or opinions. He didn’t just tell you what to set the sales price at , what to do, what to accept from the buyer. He really wanted the seller input. Finally, he was very timely in follow through and updates. A true Real estate Professional .

Stephen Jacobs

Our first conversation with Socha was on Sunday( a day of rest).

..but not for Socha. She immediately got to work by answering all of our questions, and putting together an offer by end of day- impressive! Always available for answering question, quick to text back, and most importantly, a pleasant and upbeat personality!. There was some divine intervention in connecting with Socha . She made our real estate experience very pleasurable. Thank you!

Janice O'Neil (Buyer)

Steve had his hands full working with me as an out of state buyer and in a 3 hr time zone difference.

He was more than willing to go look at a few house for me before I took my first trip and then on my 1st trip spent a full day. I ended up buying a house that he walked me through after seeing it online. The sellers and listing agent were challenging but Steve always had my back. He was there for inspection, appraisal and after purchase to met the pest team. He even did some tidying up around the house and lanai. He was always on top of everything and worked very well with my loan officer. Very thankful to have Steve

Diane L Stull

I was so grateful to have Steve on the FL side of my Michigan client's transaction.

He was very easy to work with and to coordinate all the many, many pieces of a bi-state and multi-deal closing process. His diligence when some major issues arose was amazing and through a lot of prompt follow-up & communication we were able to keep things moving forward for our mutual clients without causing them too much concern. I could tell from Steve's handling of the situation that his number one focus is his clients, and I would highly recommend Steve to any of my future Sarasota area buyers or sellers.

Andrea Hemmelgarn (Associate Broker Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt)

Alyssa came highly recommended by Alex Krumm, the Brooker at NextHome Excellence, to assist us with our home purchase.

She is an excellent communicator, she understands the importance of speed and turn around when negotiating contracts and she was available to help us make some very tough decisions and get us the best possible terms when the sellers realtor employed tactics that really held-up negotiations. She is warm, a great listener and understands when to collaborate with her team for expertise. I would recommend her 10 out of 10 to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home.

Lindsey Nickel (Director of Communications, Episcopal Diocese SWFL)


!! We live in Wisconsin and Steve helped us find our 2nd home in Florida. He is a Class act from start to finish! Steve made sure we had all the latest listings every day, He always kept in touch via phone, email, text, or zoom calls. He was available to us anytime day or night for questions or thoughts on a property. When we arrived to look at properties in Sarasota we didn’t have a vehicle but Steve picked us up to show us around the city, look at properties and took us for a little lunch. Steve made us feel very comfortable and we enjoyed the time we spent with him. Once we found a home to put an offer in on Steve took care of everything! He even drove to us where we were for a signature since I did not have my phone with me! Such great service!!!! Through the closing process Steve was also available to answer any questions we had, did our final walk through and met us at closing! Steve was also very helpful in getting us information on a property management company, names of handymen in the area and info regarding the utility companies. Steve was amazing to work with and we look forward to working with him again in the near future. Thanks Steve!!!

Kim Ven Haus

Derek did a fantastic job for us.

..listed our condominium and sold it in one hour, full price, furnished and buyers even bought our "Florida Mercedes".....when we hit an unexpected water leak one hour before closing he held it together, navigated the repair process with the Buyers and Buyers Agent. Great Job Derek! He is also very "techie", not so much, but he was able to work through our "non-techie" ways. A good guy, good family man....we highly recommend him!

Nancy and Michael Falkensteiin

Derek is one of the best, better than all the rest, Professional and kind and very aware of the current market and up to date on all the processes Of buying and selling properties, Derek takes care of business.

john dowdy

My wife and I are not new to real-estate transactions, having bought and sold five properties over the years.

Based on recommendations from my wife’s brother, and her nephew, we signed with Socha to help us find our new home, after we decided to relocate to Florida. She carefully listened to what we were looking for, and did a great job finding us the perfect home. It was a pleasure working with her and would do it again.

Phil Kuther

Our experience with Socha was superb.

She is kind, knowledgeable, detail oriented, available and eager to find the right home for her clients. Look no further! Work with Socha!

Tori Choiniere (Buyer)

Nick and Alex were outstanding with the recent sale of our mother's home.

They were professional and efficient! Their customer service and helpful attitudes are second to none! They made the entire process seamless and easy. Thank you!!

Joe and Abbie Robinson

Steve was highly professional and his communication was top notch during our transaction.

Steve keeps his customer's best interest in mind throughout and ensured we had an extremely smooth & on-time closing! I would highly recommend Steve if you are looking for a Realtor in our area.

Derek Patti (REALTOR)

Derek is wonderful.

I met Derek seven years ago. I live in New England and would come down for two weeks out of the year, he would show me houses every time. I finally decided on a property in Venice, just this year. Derek helped me every step of the way. He is kind professional and honest. I highly recommend Derek, It’s refreshing to do business with someone who really cares.

Elizabeth Rapolla (Business owner.)

Socha Goyette was able to sell our Moms house during a very difficult time for our family.

We couldnt believe how pleasant Socha made the experience for us. Not only that, she was able to get top dollar in a highly competitive market. Socha was clearly invested in us and ensured we as her clients were fully taken care of. Ive worked in commercial real estate for over ten years and have never met anyone in the industry who takes care of their listings like Socha. She also has her finger on the market. Because of this, she was able to find the correct price point. Ive never come across an agent so capable and caring. She was a dream come true for our family.

Billy Rinehart (Seller)

Great job.

Told Derek what I was looking for, couldn’t find a new community 55+, & Derek sent me info on Cresswind. My husband & I took a ride to see it & were we pleasantly surprised. Exactly what we wanted. Derek was available for any questions I had, gave great advice. I was very pleased to have Derek as my agent. I would recommend him to anyone wanting a professional, qualified RE agent to guide them on any RE needs. Thanks Derek. Ray & Lynn Lake.

Lynn Lake

There are so many positive things i can say about Steve DiTusa!

He is very thorough and cares about details that someone else may easily overlook. His quick replies and answers to our many questions made our purchase smoother than we could have ever expected. Considering our purchase took place in the midst of the holiday week, he was always available to us and went above and beyond during the entire process. We would highly recommend Steve to anyone and look forward to any future dealings we may have. He is a great asset to your company as he is to us as our agent. It was a pleasure both working with and learning from him.

Frances Monello


!! We live in Wisconsin and Steve helped us find our 2nd home in Florida. He is a Class act from start to finish! Steve made sure we had all the latest listings every day, He always kept in touch via phone, email, text, or zoom calls. He was available to us anytime day or night for questions or thoughts on a property. When we arrived to look at properties in Sarasota we didn’t have a vehicle but Steve picked us up to show us around the city, look at properties and took us for a little lunch. Steve made us feel very comfortable and we enjoyed the time we spent with him. Once we found a home to put an offer in on Steve took care of everything! He even drove to us where we were for a signature since I did not have my phone with me! Such great service!!!! Through the closing process Steve was also available to answer any questions we had, did our final walk through and met us at closing! Steve was also very helpful in getting us information on a property management company, names of handymen in the area and info regarding the utility companies. Steve was amazing to work with and we look forward to working with him again in the near future. Thanks Steve!!!

Kim Ven Haus

My Name is Anthony Aguilar with Elite Woodwork in Sarasota Fl.

Socha Taylor was my realtor for my home purchase. I still feel I could not have accomplished this without her. Socha surrounds herself with a very good team to make sure she can offer the knowledge needed to accomplish her goals. She was very patient and went over all the pros and cons of all my potential choices. She was punctual and catered to my hectic schedule. She knows how to treat an inexperienced or very knowledgeable home buyer. If you want to hire a good person and great team give her a call. -Anthony

Anthony Aguilar (Buyer)

Theres no better Ive had the honor to meet and know.

Shes a friend now and always. She got us both through a difficult time of home hunting and buying. When someone on the seller's side was not so kind when the going got difficult, she helped us along the way with her kindness and good counsel of words and heartfelt advice. A wonderful person! A potential bad outcome turned around with the help of a new great friend. Thankful.

Private Name (Buyer)

Being an out-of-state buyer and looking for a winter home in Florida, I took a chance on Socha Taylor.

From the first phone call to her, I found Socha to be friendly, professional, thorough, and extremely knowledgeable of the Sarasota/Bradenton/Parrish region. Socha Taylor is with you through the process of finding the right home, recommending the right offer, and being by your side through closing and beyond! I would definitely call on Socha Taylor to be my real estate agent in a heartbeat, whether it was for a future purchase or to sell. Over the years I have had several agents and Socha is by far, the best real estate agent I have EVER dealt with!

Chuck Valley (Buyer)

Phuong Nguyen is a great professional and has a lot of experience in Real State.

As a home buyers she helped us throughout the buying process and made it quick and smooth. She explained us all the steps from submitting an offer and performing the Home Inspection to all the details. She also negotiated the terms of the house we wanted and got us a great deal! I would highly recommend Phuong to anybody who wants to buy a house!

Brendon Ngo

Nick helped navigate a difficult estate sale, helping clean out, repair, and then sell the house at aa premium price.

Nick is a realtor that will cover every base for you and then help you knock it out of the park. Thanks Nick. We really appreciate your help in getting this project done.

Jim Ahearn

Socha is amazing.

She listens to everything you have to say and takes it all into consideration. She is very understanding and does an amazing job! Highly recommend her!!

S Cua (Buyer)

An amazing realtor.

Linh helped us from start to finish in purchasing our property without having to look at the house in person. She's truly professional and keeping us in loop throughout the purchasing process. Highly recommended.

Jack Tran

Nick was great!

Buying a new home is complicated, but Nick thoroughly answered all our questions and guided us through the process. He was punctual and attentive during all our meetings, and offered a wealth of knowledge. We're extremely happy with our new home, and we highly recommend Nick.

Josh Ingle

I would rate Ed Dwyer seven stars if they would allow!

It's rare to have a seasoned professional on your side. One who is not in it only to make a buck but to do their absolute best for their client. Ed gave a hundred percent all the time. He was honest and exceptionally thorough during all phases of my search for a condo. I am extremely happy with the results. I would not hesitate to recommend Ed to my children. I trust him that much. Do yourself a favor and seek out Ed Dwyer when you need a real estate agent.

Steven Olshefski

Moving is such an emotional stress as a senior single woman .

The relocation to new condo with many personal belongings and furniture went so smoothly., basically due to to his co operation . Steve always answered phone calls and his understanding helped ease any concerns I had .. If you need a Realestate Agent that goes beyond the norm , Steve is the one you should work with .

Brenda Tiano

Brandon Haenel did a great job and worked hard finding us the right home during our move to Sarasota.

He was very helpful and answered any questions we had right up to our closing. I highly recommend him to find your next home.

Donna Touch

Socha was a delight to work with, from start to finish.

Responsive to every request, and always friendly and professional. She was proactive to deal with any potential issues, and our purchase/closing was totally smooth and easy. We would DEFINITELY recommend her!!

Julie Jacobson (Buyer)

Socha has been an absolute pleasure to work with on purchasing our new home.

She has been there for us from beginning to the end providing counseling and easing our frustrations during the whole process. She has gone from being our real estate agent to a true friend. It is hard to find people like her, we are so happy we did.

Marc Lopez

Susie was amazing!

In this challenging market she was able to get us a great offer and was a smooth transaction! The skill's she has from years of experience really help us sell our home! Gil

Gil Chambers

Derek exceeded our expectations.

He asked detailed questions so that he was sure he understood what we were looking for, he is a great communicator, he provided information about the areas we were looking in, and he continues to support us as we go through the process. He has been a pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend him.

Steve & Lynn Amarante

Brandon is great to work with.

Things were smooth once we had the realtors heavily involved and active in the whole process. Listen to the professionals, I strongly recommend not to do things on your own. His affiliate was easy to work with as well and made the documents that needed follow-up more stream-lined and straightforward.

Virginia Thornley



Michele Brennan (Buyer)

Even though we were a lot to deal with, Derek was always very patient and professional with us.

We would highly recommend Derek to be your Realtor of choice. He can be counted on to do a great job. James & Tina

James Sadrianna

Very honest, smart, replies very fast, and very helpful, I enjoyed working with steve very much, and see myself working with him again multiple times in the future.


The best realtor ever!

He went beyond our expectations and got us in a brand new house. Every weekend we tour houses, checking on us, contacting the mortgage to get me the right information. He went beyond his job. He didn't treated us like customers, he treated us like family. Thanks Steve!!!

Angel Torres

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m is the great realtor. She helps us to find a house that we love. She is so passionate and knowledgeable.

Trang (Tran)

I would highly recommend Derek as your real estate professional.

He always went above and beyond his responsibility to us. He was always available to talk, whether it was a phone call, text or e-mail. He is very knowledgeable and we always felt like he represented us.

Regina Jones




Steve was highly professional and his communication was top notch during our transaction.

Steve keeps his customer's best interest in mind throughout and ensured we had an extremely smooth & on-time closing! I would highly recommend Steve if you are looking for a Realtor in our area.

Derek Patti

Nick Paape did an excellent job working with us long distance to find our Condo in Sarasota Florida, he was very professional and became a good friend.

We would recommend him to anyone.

Ellen Luczkowiak (Director of Fiscal Affairs City of Dunkirk)

I cant say enough positive things about Socha!

!! We were purchasing our first ever boat slip and had no clue how the process worked. Socha stepped up and took the lead on everything (including a not so responsive selling agent) to get us through a successful purchase. Even more impressive is she did this while dealing with the death of her father in law...she was always available, proactive and has such a positive fun personality!!! Socha is AWESOME!!!!!

Patricia VanLammeren (Buyer)

I am from the Southern Tier area of NY.

I first met Derek three years ago after he was recommended to me by the person we rented an AMI condo from for a week. Derek sold her the condo earlier in the year. We had come down looking to buy a single family home as a secondary residence. He showed us several properties I had found on various platforms and a few that he had found as well. I did not expect to fall in love with a condo at Palma Sola Bay Club but I did! Derek suspected that it may be a good fit for us as an initial investment and added it to the list of showings. We bought there that same week! Fast forward to now, we were ready to move to a single family home after getting our feet wet in the Bradenton Real Estate market! I called Derek, he listed the condo immediately, with the best professional photos and video! He featured it on his internet presence and it sold in a matter of days! The search for our new home was then on in earnest. We again looked at several homes, in the span of a few days, before finding this beautiful fit. This man has a wide network of professional resources, does his homework and gives you his full attention. He is an excellent communicator, admittedly, I am high-strung and require a lot of attention. Derek never faltered, providing guidance and support through every step of the process. If he didn't know the answer, he knew who to ask and responded promptly after learning it. To date, that is three transactions he has handled for us and everyone went smoothly with no surprises. I know being a Real Estate Professional is not an easy job but this man makes it seem as though he was born to it. We will recommend him to any and all we meet. I can't imagine that there is any better in Sarasota or Manatee County!

Desiree Cole (VP of Underwriting)

Deena’s experience and professionalism shows in everything she did for us selling our house.

From the signing of the contract to the signing of the closing Deena was always in contact with us to let us know how things were progressing. I would recommend Deena 100%.

Sandra Snow- Harmon

Nick was very responsive and keep us updated form day 1 to the closing.

I had complete faith in his services and Next Home. I would highly recommend Nick on selling your home.


Brandon Haenel is an amazing realtor and someone my family and i now call a friend.

This man went above and beyond his call of duty to make sure that my somewhat complicated purchase happened. I live in California and my parents had an emergency and needed a place right away. The distance and 3 hour time difference can be a nightmare, but Brandon made sure everything ran smoothly and that I was aware and part of every step even if not in person. His patience and professionalism are like no other he is kind and knowledgeable and has amazing resources that ensure a stress free and happy home purchase. I can honestly say that i would not be in such a great place emotionally or financially if it weren’t for Brandons’ incredible service, attention to details and prodfessionalism. Looking to buy an investmenet property next and I would not think of using anyone else but Brandon. Thank you!!!!

Andrea Salvo (Executive Producer )

Brandon was an AWESOME agent!

He is very professional, knowledgeable and a good negotiator. Brandon worked so hard for us to get this beautiful house. Highly recommended! Thank you Brandon.

Mia Mocevic (Compliance Specialist )

Derek made the process incredibly easy and went above and beyond to ensure that the house in selling condition while I was living out of state.

Very thankful to have had Derek on our team during this process.

Brittany Pleszewski

is a great realtor, he is always polite, curtious, and knows his business .

He’s good at getting back to you in a timely manner. He really cares about his clients and their needs when it comes to helping them find a home. I highly recommend him to go to for anyone looking for a home. The best real estate company in Sarasota.

Mark Thornley

This is my second time using Socha's services.

She is so great to work with! The most important thing to me was that I never felt pushed to sell or buy and that is huge to me when dealing with Real Estate. She listens to what you want and need and simply tries to make that happen. She is super thorough on what the market is doing and ending up selling my house super fast at a great price. During the entire process she was right there to answer my questions and work through any doubts and decisions. I really felt like I was working with someone who genuinely cared about me and my sale. I will definitely use her again in the future and recommended her to all of my family and friends.

Rita Georgiades (Seller)

Socha is extremely responsive while maintaining a sense of humor about all the large and small details.

Would recommend her to family members and public alike. Low pressure, high guidance, great personal insight for areas and Florida overall. Follow up and detail oriented, always with a sense of urgency from start to finish. We have had two property transaction experiences with her (buying and selling) and both have been handled professionally and perfectly.

Jay Choiniere (Seller)

Steve was very professional.

His marketing and negotiation skills made the process easy. He even helped me with some of my personal errands that made my move easier. He got the house sold in record time. I would give him a five star Recommendation.


Socha is an extremely personable and professional individual.

She is knowledgeable and fabulous with attention to detail. She is a very hard worker and will do what it takes to prepare your home for sale. I have and will continue to recommend her to anyone and everyone that I know.

Joan Weder (Seller)

Socha was absolutely fantastic!

Not only is she highly knowledgeable and seasoned in real estate, she is also extremely honest, genuine, and kind. She made it feel more like having a good friend guide us throughout the home buying process. My 3 year old daughter absolutely loves her! Socha also has the best connections that were able to help it all come together. I really dont think we could have gotten the home of our dreams without Socha and her A team :)

Nikkita Bennett (Buyer)

Socha Goyette helped my brother and I sell my father's home.

Since we both live in Midwest states, we needed a lot of help to get the house on the market & prepare the home for occupation. With Cheer!, Socha made herself available to guide us through the process. She is every bit the professional she is purported to be. If my brother or I were ever buy a home in the area, she will be our 1st call or a realtor.

Kimberly Smith

Derek is always optimistic, timely, and professional.

I just bought my second house using his services and he had the patience and foresight to advise me to offer a lower amount than I would have and he was right in doing so! Highly recommend.

Katy Snell

Derek has been one the most professional, experienced and one of the most thorough Realtors we have ever worked with.

The whole process was absolutely one of the smoothest transactions we have ever had. He has sold us two condos on Siesta Key and currently has one listed for us. We would not hesitate to recommend him for all of your real estate needs!

Andy and Terri Garver

Brandon was very professional.

Brandon is knowledgeable he walks/talks you through the whole process with (results) SUCCESS! I would refer him ?? to my friends and family to buy or sell a home. ?

Sarah A. Lee (satisfied customer/homeowner)

Steve was the best realtor I have ever used.

He is very knowledgeable and keeps you informed of everything along the way. He made the process of selling and buying so easy! I would recommend him to anyone I know and would definitely use him again in the future if needed! Thank you Steve!

Laurie Reed

Im so glad Socha was referred to me.

As an out-of-state buyer she went above and beyond to help us in anyway she could. She answered every text and email no matter what time or day it was she was basically at our beck and call. I am happy to know her and five stars does not do her justice!

Diane Mantagas (Buyer)

Thank you Derek for your excellence in finding me a home and being there throughout the process.

Derek went above and beyond during and even after the purchase of my home. His attention to detail was awesome and any questions were answered in a timely matter as well. He continues to help out After the closing. I highly recommend Derek Patti as a real estate professional to buy or list your home. Thank for the great job Derek. John Blackmer

John Blackmer (Retired )

Buying your first home can be an overwhelming experience, and frustrating when difficult situations arise.

Nick made it so much easier for us, and kept us in the loop. Viewing houses with him is relaxing, and easy going. He thinks outside the box, is helpful with ideas on space usage, and hardworking toward helping you find that dream home. Anytime, anyone needs a realtor. We will be recommending Nick. We can't even begin to thank him enough for what he has helped us accomplish.

Megan Shannon-Marshall (Vice president of Thermoplastic Solutions)

Drew was very personable, professional and available at all times.

He was there for us every step of the way. I have never worked with a better realtor. He answered every question and advised us on matters we were not familiar with. I would highly recommend Drew to anyone.

Judy Leftoff

It is my pleasure to say I am a Floridian!

Thanks to Brandon my wife and I closed on a property in about 30 days. I would recommend him to do a complete and professional job on anyone’s behalf! Thanks Brandon!

Ernest Lee (Self employed )

Derek has been working with me for a number of years and I highly recommend him if you are considering buying or selling a home.

He is highly knowledgeable and will give 110% to accomplish your goals. He goes well beyond the scope of his job to make certain his clients are satisfied.

Pat Hinger

She gets the job done!

Candice Nyarkoh

I spent several months working remotely with Socha on finding just the right home in Florida.

She not only spent a considerable amount of time understanding my likes/dislikes but she went out of her way to make sure I was heard, paying careful attention to all of my feedback. I watched her work day, nights, and weekends in helping me find the right home. During my house shopping trips to Florida Socha would create a detailed booklet of all the homes we were scheduled to view during each day. This was incredibly helpful to capture notes during showings but allowed me to refer back at the end of the day to regurgitate. During my home search, I was also selling my home in Ohio - which sold quickly but it was a horrible experience because I was dealing with a hands-off realtor along and difficult buyers. I often found myself asking Socha for advice and explanation of the process - she really supported me and helped keep my sanity. Her experience and fact based approach made me feel at ease - even during our own negotiations with prospective properties. When she was unsure of certain questions, she would not hesitate to follow up immediately with real estate attorneys or her peers. She is an excellent negotiator! There were times I had to be in Ohio while also staying on top of the Florida house market. Socha went out of her way to arrange FaceTime showings with me - a virtual home tour! That was awesome! Once I found the right home, she offered to be my onsite hands and feet on the ground while I was up north - whether that be for home inspection or meeting the carpet/hardwood floor companies for estimates and installation. In fact, she also helped me chase down utilities, insurance, and home maintenance providers. This is over the top service and trust me, you dont get this with regular real estate agents!! Socha cares deeply about her clients and doing the right thing for each and everyone of them - including me, which was evidenced during every interaction with her. I highly recommend Socha to anyone - she is one of the most tenacious, honest and professional agents in the business today and I am proud to now consider her a friend!

Theresa Rath (Buyer)

Brandon was very professional and did a wonderful job with this transaction.

He kept me focused on the ability of making an offer based upon an Escalation clause that afforded me the Opportunity to raise my bid to obtain the property. I would recommend him on any transaction, large or small.

Doris Swor

I recommend Socha to anyone looking to buy a new home.

She is the best ! She got me into a house in 30 days just like she promised . I can't say enough good things about the professionalism , the work ethic , and the knowledge that she brings to the table. Every step of the way she was there to help me. She also has an amazing team that will help you in all facets of getting into your home . You will not be disappointed.

Alan Aguilar (Buyer)

In this crazy market, Steve made the impossible happen!

He found us the perfect home an guided us through the entire process making everything completely stress free. We were lucky to have him as our realtor and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a new home! Thank you Steve!!

Caitlin Gregory

Socha is very helpful and answers emails and text in a timely manner.

She gives a hands on experience from beginning to the end of your buying or selling experience.

Laura Nicholas (Buyer)

Derek provided excellent service as he guided us through the purchase process of an investment property.

He listened to our requirements and found several properties for us to consider quickly, which allowed us to complete the transaction before the year’s end. Derek was infinitely patient and worked tirelessly to make sure everything went smoothly with the seller’s agent, the lender and especially the condo association. His attention to detail and responsiveness to our questions was greatly appreciated -- Derek is a true real estate expert!

Jean Contillo

I can't say enough about my realtor, Socha Taylor.

I am a first time home buyer and went into this with no clue on how the entire process works. With that being said, Socha was there for me every step of the way. Her service went above and beyond a typical realtor. She was always available for any question I had day or night. She was very knowledge about the area and was a great negotiator on my behalf. She also guided me through the entire loan process which was was difficult process from the start. She never gave up and was never pushy. She genuinely worked to get me the best deal for my situation. I highly recommend her and would use her again in a heartbeat!

Rita Georgiades (Buyer)

Socha was very knowledgeable about every property we looked at.

She was personable, and such a kind person. She always got back with me in a timely manner. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor and I would definitely use her again.

Shirley Overfelt (Seller)

Socha has once again provided me with an awesome home purchase experience.

Socha's professionalism allowed us to feel comfortable with every major decision. I enjoyed the personal space she provides to allow one to review all of the options. She always payed attention to the small details and always followed up on any concerns we had along the way. I chose my lender because of Socha but I strongly believe Socha surrounds herself with a GREAT TEAM. THANK YOU SOCHA!

Antonio Aguilar (Buyer)

Nick was super helpful throughout the entire process and made it a breeze!

Very attentive and quick to respond to any questions we had, will definitely be using him as our realtor in the future!

Ashley klein

We were selling our investment property from a long distance and Socha took care of everything every step of the way.

She kept us informed, managed the moveout of our tenants, and provided feedback to make sure our investment showed its best. We can't thank her enough for her help and professionalism. Did I mention she listed and sold our other investment property as well and sold our home when we relocated northeast? Three transactions, all great experiences. We highly recommend her.

Kimli Cross (Seller)

Socha was great to work with during the selling of our home.

She kept us informed every step of the wa and stayed in contact with the buyer's agent to make sure everything went smoothly. She is very knowledgeable regarding current market trends. We followed her recommendations for setting the listing price, which was well above what we anticipated, and received full asking price. The marketing was fantastic. She uses a professional photographer and the pictures were so much better than most listings, she advertised on a wide variety of sites to maximize exposure to as wide of market as possible. We will definitely use her again if we need a real estate agent in the future.

Donna Clover (Seller)

January 2021.

We would like to take this opportunity to recommend Morgan Crane. She is an exemplary listener and was always able to show us homes that met our criteria. She responded to all our requests and telephone calls promptly and gave us a great deal of individual attention. She pulled listings and showed us homes she thought we would be interested in, and finally expediting all the paperwork for our chosen new home. In our opinion she is very professional and knows the real estate business. She is surely personable and we enjoyed having her as our agent. We urge you to call upon her for any real estate services you need!

Laura and Robert T (clients)

Everyone from Next Home Excellence are more than just friends they are family!

Tobias has looked out for me like a brother since high school. He called me when we knew we were ready to buy our first home. We told him what we wanted, gave him our budget & time frame and he made it all come together. We are all so greatful for how timely it was too!!! We love you Toby & NextHome Excellence!!!

Jodanna Osceola

Millicent went above and beyond during our family’s relocation from Minnesota to Florida.

She showed a very strong attention to detail and ensured that we were comfortable and up to date on everything as it developed. There was no performance slippage given our very tight timeline for finding a home. Even natural disasters didn’t deter her white glove service and dedication. Always professional, always cordial and welcoming, Working with Millicent was the best thing we could have hoped for in making this transition. I would strongly recommend her services to anyone and look forward to working with her again in the future.

Ronald Anderson

Morgan Crane did a fantastic job of marketing our home.

She was very efficient and went the extra mile to get exposure for us and always gave sufficient time to alert us to show the house. Sometimes there were 2 showings in one day. Wow! She said we will get it done and she DID!! Thank you so much Morgan!

Amos and Mary Weber

Nick , Did an excellent job finding us the right condominium that fit our needs as well as our price point.

He was always available to answer any questions. And made the whole experience enjoyable. I would highly recommend Nick if you are shopping for your Next Home. Tom Bird

Thomas Bird

We met Morgan while looking at homes.

At first meeting she was pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful regarding our desire to find a home. Morgan was relentless helping us find the home we wanted. She made herself available to help us view and performed research to give us feedback when we placed offers for several properties. Giving sound professional advice at every turn. We highly recommend Morgan for any and all your Realtor needs. Not only was she a consummate professional thru the process we became friends. Regards,

Terry S Brown (Director of Sales)

It is with pleasure to give Socha a recommendation.

I wish I could give her10 stars. Socha was our realtor through 2 transactions, both selling and buying and we couldn't have asked for anyone more professional and easy to work with. She is an A+ realtor. Once you make up your mind to purchase, Socha is off and running taking care of all the details on your behalf. If you think of something that should be taken care of, no worries, Socha has already taken care of it. She has earned our utmost confidence. As a client, she gives you all her attention always with a smile and a cheerful personality. We give Sochette Goyette our very highest rating.

Judith Kartsounes

I highly recommend Socha Goyette!

Socha helped me secure a rental when moving from the Carolina's to Florida and also helped me find my new dream townhome in the perfect area. Socha is very professional and knowledgeable with great attention to detail! We have become really good friends! Socha is a ray of sunshine and such a great pleasure to work with!

Sandy Nicholson

You could not ask for a Better experience selling your home.

Definitely a 5 STAR realtor and person inside and out.

Greg Harmon

Steve was amazing to work with during a difficult sale.

He consistently went above and beyond to try to minimize our stress while still getting the job done. He made a tough experience much better for us.

Joe Stanley

Very knowledgable about the market

Hoa nguyen

Derek was exceptionally patient in our home buying process.

Always professional and on time.

Shawn C

I have known Derek for several years now.

He has helped and a good friend with 4 real estate transactions. Both my friends and I feel Derek is an honest, hard working agent with his clients best interest first and foremost. I am comfortable recommending Derek if you are buying or selling.

John T. Hughes

Craig I would recommend to anyone of my friends or associates.

He is very attentive and open and honest with his discussions and councile when it comes to guiding you through the selling process. I greatly appreciated his drive and dedication.

Carsten Hickley (Electrical Distribution Application Center Team Manager)

My wife and I had the pleasure of accidentally getting Socha as our realtor thanks to Zillow.

Its rare to find someone in any industry who is as passionate and dedicated as Socha. She was adaptable to our situation and met with us on our schedule without any hesitation. Her communication and knowledge are fantastic. Shell be able to answer any questions you have and if she doesnt know, she will take time to find out as much as she can. She took a lot of time out of her day to talk to me and make sure that I was comfortable with everything regarding our sale. She surrounds herself with a good team of people who are as epic as she is. I felt confident going into purchasing our first home with Socha as she helped every step of the way to make the experience smooth and fun. And pretty hilarious too. :) She's the best. Trust me.

J Siciliano (Buyer)

We built our retirement home in Sarasota, while living out of state.

Socha monitored the entire process for us from beginning to end. As we only visited two times during the build process, we had complete confidence in her ability to oversee it, as if it were her own. She really understands her clients and can make them think about things, they may not have even thought of. She listens and helps in decision making, which is so important when people are making monumental purchases, such as a home. If you are planning on purchasing a home in the Sarasota area (whether it be in person or long distance) you will feel secure and comfortable and have a very enjoyable time working with Socha.

Trina Fisher (Buyer)

Phuong Nguyen is knowledgeable, professional realtor.

She’s a local expert. She prompt to response, friendly and patient. We are very happy with the house and the transaction was smooth. Strongly recommend Phuong Nguyen Vu.

Thai Oanh Nguyen

Great Realtor and gets you the best deals and takes care of your needs.

He will respond in his own time but always ensures the client is taken care of.

Subodh Girdhar

went above and beyond i also Brandon is a very paitent agent very honest and reliable

Glenda Palacios

I give Megan Olson the highest recommendation!

She is a super efficient go getter who goes above and beyond her job duties and is very knowledgeable of the real estate market. Her calm, cheerful, reassuring manner is helpful during the stress of a real estate transaction and I had no problem leaving everything in her capable hands. Megan is an asset to NextHome Excellence!

Barbara Gil

Derek Patti is outstanding!

Not only is he extremely knowledgable of the Florida real estate market, he was a wealth of resources for just about everything related to the buying process: from insurance and inspections to rental management and restaurant recommendations. An extremely hard worker, always positive, never pushy, and very calm. We were so grateful to have worked with him on purchasing our dream property!


Socha Taylor is an outstanding Realtor.

She helped us with the sale of our Sarasota condo. We are from Michigan and were able to conduct the sale entirely from Michigan, thanks to Socha. Due to her exquisite attention to detail, this transaction was a wonderful experience. She also advised the use of an attorney who she works with frequently, rather than a title company, to ensure all legal aspects of the transaction were handled appropriately, which really gave us a high level of comfort and security. Socha was very accessible throughout the entire process and was always just a call, text or email away.

Scott Fisher (Seller)

After 53 years of marriage and as a widow, I faced the daunting job of selling a home for the first time by myself.

Fortunately, I found Socha Goyette. Not only was she a knowledgeable realtor and guided me through the process, she recognized my need for support as I downsized to half the square footage in independent living and had to find a way to dispose of treasures of a lifetime. When I needed a contractor to upgrade or fix a problem, she had suggestions that made it easy to complete. She was always a phone call away for clarification, or text for a quick answer or a drop in when I needed visual advice. As busy as she was, she always had time for me. To add to that she was responsible for my getting the price I wanted for my home. I could have asked for no more than the excellent service she gave me.

Jean Bloxsome

Nick Killed it!

Was there for the whole process and very helpful along the way! Couldnt have asked for more

zachary duncan (Insurance Agent)

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