We found the IslandExpert website and liked the way the information was presented. We contacted Penny and were pleased with the communication back and forth before we came to look. We could tell that Penny knew the Island and understood what we were looking for. She was wonderful, knowledgeable, responsive and helpful. We couldn't have found any one better. Everything went smoothly from our 1st communication with Penny to the closing. We never thought buying a house could be so stress free.John and Jodi Cirincione, Scotch Plains, NJ
We were personally referred. Penny was excellent and went above and beyond for us in all aspects of the search and transaction.Carol and John Lawrence, Sanibel, FL
"Thank you so much for everything. I love my home. Thank you for helping me find it."
Dr. Maria Badami, Sanibel, FL
"After making my selection of VIP from the internet, I called Jim, cold. Not knowing what I would find. My entire experiences with Jim & Penny have been wonderful. Jim gave us the grand tour of Sanibel/Captiva and changed our minds from Naples to Sanibel. He is a great sales rep and just a real fine gentleman. Jim & Penny Hetmanek are the most professional agents I have ever dealt with. Our buying experience on Sanibel was the BEST."
Angelo & Lynn Saggiomo., Newton Square, PA
"EXCELLENT! Jim & Penny worked overtime to accomplish this sale!"Al & Carol Larson, Excelsior, MN
"This transaction was all about Jim and his professionalism!"
Shareen & William Groce., Sanibel, FL
"Penny Hetmanek was the listing agent for a property I saw online 2 years ago. I liked her so much I contacted her this year to show me properties (She had shown me properties 2 years ago). Penny is really terrific. Ultimate professional, extremely conscientious, very knowledgeable, and so very nice to deal with."
Demetria Brown., Irvine, CA
"Penny Hetmanek did an outstanding job in representing our interest in property here. We are very impressed with Penny."
Jim & Joleen Klausman., Topeka, KS
"You are truly a MARVELOUS person to work with! We truly appreciate your effort and endurance. We can't imagine there could be a better real estate agent on the face of this earth! Not only did we get a condo, but a new friend in the process. One of my favorite verses is, 'Let your light shine before men so they will see your good deeds and praise your father in heaven.' You truly have a bright light. Thank you for letting your light shine! May you always have a shell in your pocket and sand on your toes!"
The McDaniel Family, Greenwood, IN
"I liked Penny from the moment I met her. She was friendly, full of energy, and went above and beyond her duties as an agent MANY times. She answered countless questions (some more than once), always the professional. She was knowledgeable, personable and open to new direction. Clone Penny at VIP Realty. Encourage her type of market approach and knowledge. She is dedicated and loyal. I have already recommended her!"
Keith & Barb Falck ., Naperville, IL
"We knew of the Hetmaneks and their excellent reputation. We had neighbors who worked with them when buying. Their attention to detail and keeping us informed greatly exceeded agents we have worked with on other properties! They are kind, thoughtful and on top of the changing market conditions."
Mr. & Mrs. Lyle Shank, Sanibel - Fort Myers, FL
"We bought our first condo from Penny & Jim in the late 1990's. From our smallest to largest purchase and sale, they have treated us with the same enthusiasm and attention. Their professional knowledge of the real estate market has continously brought us back. They are not only great Realtors, but wonderful and caring people too! "
Pat & Bill Dueger., Naples, FL
Jim and Penny are professional and always pleasant - a joy to do business with. They provide such a positive experience. Outstanding, dependable - reliable.
Jim was our agent 9 years ago and it was such a positive experience we wanted to utilize his services again. Outstanding, dependable, reliable.Nancy Pierce and Richard Famiglietti, Sanibel
"Reputation of Jim & Penny was key [in our decision to choose them]. They were both excellent in every respect. Knowledgeable, thoughtful, prompt and businesslike."
Jack and Jean Dannemiller., Sanibel, FL
"Since we were out of town the Hetmanek's helped with so many things. They kept us very well informed about all aspects. They worked hard to sell our house and did!"
KJ & Barbara Mascari., Gainesville, Fl
Penny was great - a real professional!Donna Sublett, Fort Myers, FL
The best!Dave Hoggatt, Sanibel
"We interviewed 3 Realtors & chose the Hetmanek's. We have bought & sold houses (our residences) since 1969 & Jim and Penny are the best we ever had."
George & Patty Waters., Sanibel, FL
"Penny Hetmanek was & continues to be extremely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I'm so lucky to have connected with her!"James & Sue Ellen Tweddell., Shorewood, WI
"He is excellent! Knowledgeable, communicator, ethical! Jim had our best interest in mind! We selected him by his reputation."Phil & Donna Hinderaker., Edina, MN
"ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! Jim is very good at what he does!"
Todd and Barbara Bluedorn., Dallas, TX
"Jim Hetmanek did all the work and coordinated all of the repair jobs for us. Besides being a great Realtor and a great person, he's got a lot of local knowledge and contacts."
David Fleming, Chicago, IL
I so appreciate your thoughtful attention to all of the details.Janet Allen, Sanibel