Testimonials

Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “testimonial” as: “an appreciation or esteem”.  Both of these words describes my relationship in working with Ed Gongola.  Since 1999, Ed has closed the deals of buying and selling, on nine properties for me and my friends.  When I hear of someone wanting to buy or sell, I always recommend Ed

 

He works 24/7 when it comes to listing or selling properties.  Ed‘s strongest asset is his ability to separate the wheat from the chaff. His experience and knowledge of the real-estate market in the Bonita Springs-Naples area is above most others.  Rest assured, when dealing with Ed, you will get the best price for your property.  Ed is a consummate professional.

 

Tony and Kathy B

There is a saying in business  “Quality at the source ” ——that’s what you receive when you work with Ed Gongola. Ed, made our real estate transactions seamless and smooth with all the i’s dotted and t’s crossed in the vast amount of paperwork that is involved.

 

We were so pleased with how Ed handled the negotiations etc. that we have recommended Ed to several friends who also have been more than satisfied with the service he has provided.

 

I highly recommend Ed for any of your southwest Florida real estate transactions .

 

Tom and Janis P

Ed, you are the best partner ( as opposed to a regular real estate agent ) I would NEVER sell or but a property without you being in control.  What I mean by being in control is you have your client’s best interest at heart,and you have full authority to represent your client.  

 

P.S. Ed is the most honest and direct person to sell your property.

 

Jim and Donna O

I would like to thank you for the outstanding job you did in assisting my wife and I in purchasing our Florida home at Coconut Point.

 

I have been involved in real estate matters in the Washingnton D.C. area for many years so when I saw the way you were representing our interests as the buyers I knew immediately that I had retained the right broker for the job.  Thank you for a job well done. I intend to refer all of my snow bird friends to you.

 

Best wishes,

 

Arthur and Hazel B

I looked around at several agents in Shadow Wood and interviewed a few before I picked the Gongola team.    Ed and Walt stood out as caring,  thoughtful and knowledgeable.  They especially know the Shadow Wood market and gave me an accurate appraisal of what my home was worth.  The selling process was made  an easy process for me, and when all was done, I sold my home for more than what I had expected.  I have recommended the Gongola team to many of my friends.

 

Bill N

Ed met or exceeded our expectations from the initial meeting through closing.  We had numerous questions which Ed answered timely with understanding and professionalism.  His is  quite experienced yet easy to talk to, patient and willing to listen.

 

We would recommend Ed Gongola to anyone interested in selling property in the area.

 

Don and Peggy D

Since the mid 90’s I have purchased three properties from Ed in the Bonita area. His history with the real estate market in Southwest Florida and experience with the Bonita Bay community kept the purchase proceedings efficient and streamlined.

 

John B

We have worked with Ed Gongola many times. Every time whether buying or selling the result was positive. We would  recommend Ed to our family and friends. He is definitely our steady Eddie.

 

James and Suzy S

I’ve known Ed for 12 years and have bought and/or sold three properties with him. He is a true professional, with tons of experience in the Brooks communities and surrounding areas. Ed cuts through the clatter and gets the job done quickly and efficiently! He knows what he is doing and there’s very little wasted effort. I would recommend him highly!
Bob and Jan S

 

Ed Gongola assisted us in the purchase of our home in Shadow Wood.  His knowledge of the local market was invaluable in finding our home and negotiating the price with the seller.  We would use him in the future, and recommend him highly.

 

 Bob and Colleen S

When I needed a realtor in 2005, I chose Ed Gongola. It was a great decision. He has represented me now on three real estate transactions, two sales and one purchase. On both of the sales, Ed had a contract to me for the full asking price on the first day of the listing. I chose Ed because of his vast knowledge of and his experience in the area. Ed tells it like it is, no games and no unfulfilled promises. He just gets the job done. I highly recommend Ed and the services he offers.

 

Dave and Marsha A

I recently decided to downsize from a house to a condo and contacted Ed Gongola to handle my sale. The house was listed, it sold in three days and he was able to negotiate the purchase of a condo resulting in a smooth transition. Ed was very professional and knowledgeable throughout the whole process and I found the whole experience a positive one.

Sincerely,

Patricia G

I have known Ed Gongola for fifteen years as a Realtor and friend.  Ed has assisted in purchasing speculation properties and a home I now live in.  He also listed a home I owned in Bonita Bay and sold it the first day listed for sale.  At full asking price.

 

 

Bob & Jane R

I have used Ed for several transactions and for advice many times.  Ed knows the market and does a wonderful job of profiling his clients. He talked me out of buying a property that would have given him more commission because it was going against my profile.  He was right and from then on I trusted him for his sage advice.

 

Jeff W

My realtor, Ed Gongola, is prompt, precise, focused and relevant. When he says he is going to do something, it is done. When I ask him a question, I actually get an answer, no spin, no pandering, just a direct unambiguous timely response. And Ed was focused on both selling our home and buying our new one. And he got both done on fair terms and without any surprises. Finally, Ed is relevant, he doesn’t “dance” around the tough questions, calls them”as he sees them”. If you want a tough, no nonsense realtor, who will get the job done reasonably, Ed is your man.

 

Bill and Anne F

Our family has relied on Ed for over ten years in providing top notch guidance when purchasing and selling properties in Shadow Wood at the Brooks.  We find Ed to be extremely knowledge about all properties including the pros and cons of location, layout design and neighborhood plusses and minuses.   When buying or selling a home Ed is definitely the person to go to for expert assistance. 

 

Bill and Debbie C

I highly recommend Ed Gongola.  He is a kind, compassionate agent who truly cares about his clients.  Many clients end up as good friends.  His knowledge and connections around Bonita Springs are unparalleled. Whether buying or selling, you can count on Ed to get the job done.

 

Charles O

Ed Gongola is definitely the go to guy for real estate  in Bonita. He has acted for us on both purchases and sales and we have found him to be very knowledgeable, hard working, and efficient as well as being very pleasant to deal with. We highly recommend him.

 

Norm and Elaine F

My wife and I have purchased two houses with Ed‘s assistance.  We both greatly appreciate his patience as well as his advice regarding locations, resale value, and community pros and cons.  I hope to never need to purchase another house in South Florida but if we do we will certainly use Ed again. 

 

Dave and Kim H

We have worked with Ed both buying and selling homes since 1992. Ed makes either buying or selling an easy experience. It is a pleasure to work with such a professional that gets the job done. You always know that you are buying at the best value and selling at top dollar when working with Ed.

 

John A

My wife and I have used Ed as our realtor for the sale of one and purchase of two homes in Bonita Bay.  Ed is a “straight talker” who knows the business, knows the market and understands the emotions that are involved in buying and selling Florida homes.  Sherry and I can and do recommend Ed to our friends and neighbors here in the  Bonita Springs.   

 

David and Sherry G

We listed our Bonita Springs , Florida home with Ed Gongola in early January , 2013 , and from that date through the closing date of our sale ( February 28 , 2013 ) every aspect of our sale ( including preparation of the home , pricing , showings , negotiations , and closing ) was handled by Ed . At all times throughout this process he was courteous , well prepared , extremely helpful with advice , and very professional . Moreover , I enjoyed working with him and was pleased with the result . Over the years I have dealt with many real estate agents , both on personal matters and matters for clients . Ed Gongola is at the top of my list.

 

Tom M

We first met Ed in 1998 based on a referral from a friend. He assisted us in purchasing a beautiful condo in Bonita Bay. Eighteen months later we decided to buy a house and again asked Ed to assist us. We purchased a home in the Spring Ridge section of Bonita Bay. In 2010, we decided to move to a condo on the beach in Naples. Again we called on Ed to assist us. Through his efforts, we looked at a number of condos in the Park Shore area and finally found a unique opportunity in Naples Cay at Seapoint. In all of these transactions, Ed was very aggressive in both finding a buyer for our existing property and in showing us properties that would fit our life style and price point without wasting our time on ones he knew would not meet our criteria.

 

            Ed also provided very sound advice in negotiating counter offers, recognizing that as a seller we wanted to get rid of the old and buy the new regardless of price. He had the experience and patience to get the deal done at the right price.

 

Dennis and Sandy K

We were so pleased with the service Ed provided when we purchased our new home in Shadow Wood, we listed our present home with him-it was under contract 16 days later at full asking price. It was a pleasure working with Ed on both transactions. He provided just the right amount of direction in a very easy going manner during the negotiations and, most importantly, he did not lose interest once the contracts were signed. Both transactions closed uneventfully, in spite of the fact we were up north during much of the time. It was Ed‘s “concierge service” that made it possible!

 

Lynn and Joan D

Ed was very attentive to our needs and sold our condominium in quick order. He was able to sell it at a price higher than we anticipated. We would most assuredly use him again if the need arises.

 

 

Jim & Sue K

We had been looking in the Naples areas for two years , but just couldn’t find what we wanted. After a day with Ed, he showed us the perfect place which was exactly what we had in mind, and we now have our getaway in paradise thanks to Ed, and I got a golfing buddy also!

 

 

Jerry and Lori McD

Ed Gongola has been a trusted Realtor for the Pierce Family going on 8 years.  Eddie utilizes creativity and professionalism along with extensive knowledge of the Southwest Florida market to close deals successfully.  He’s our guy!

Robert and Mary Ann P