We worked with Ryan Tuttle of Tim Lester Realty to buy our new house in Bradenton, and he did a fantastic job to guide us through the difficult buyer's market. He helped us build up a knowledge base of the market and prepared offers that would always be seen as extremely competitive. He clearly has a lot of experience on both sides of the table. We landed in what we'd consider to be our dream home. My wife and I will definitely be using Ryan again for any future real estate needs.
Zack G.
Mike is a fantastic realtor as well as Tim Lester Realty. I highly recommend Mike Smoljanovich and Tim Lester Realty if you plan on buying a home in the West part of Florida. I am very impressed with Mike's professionalism, keeping up with constant communication and follow through. The entire experience was very professional , great ongoing communication and follow up throughout the entire new build and great follow through even after closing. Mike Smoljanovich our Tim Lester Realtor saved the day to help us buy our house in the Sun City Center area of Florida as there was no inventory within our price range in the West part of Florida . Our backs were agains the wall in Massachussets - where we just sold our house and just began our 2 month Use & Occupancy. I had just fired my other agent who was not moving fast enough. Within a day of choosing Mike through Tim Lester he had traveled out to the Lennar Cypress Mill Manor Development on a Saturday morning and saved the day. He called me that same Saturday afternoon and put me in touch with the Lennar Home Consultant for Cypress Mill - Manor development and the rest was history. The home was a new build that was exactly within our price range with no bidding war and we would be able to close within the exact date of our time frame with a great low mortgage rate. And Mike followed through with our major concerns not only up to closing but after closing. Which Lennar either has addressed or is currently correcting.
Charles B.
This firm is amazing. Our realtor, Nate Neri was the best. Worked with us every step of the process of selling our home. We also got an amazing price. Thank you so much. Would highly recommend this Realty Company!
Deborah P.
I recently had the pleasure of working with Peggy to find a waterfront home. She spent the entire Saturday before Mother’s Day with us as we were only in town for that day to view properties. We found a property and negotiated a contract all in one day. She’s an experienced, dedicated realtor with a thorough knowledge of the local area. Peggy made time for us, was very responsive and communicated in a timely manner ensuring the purchase process went smoothly. She has gone “above and beyond” by assisting us with some additional home related issues unrelated to our closing with her. I would without a doubt contact her for any future real estate needs.
Sandy F.
Erin was instrumental in getting our place sold then went out of her way, driving all the way to Fort Myers to find us a new house. When that fell through due to Hurricane Ian she stuck with us until we found a new house. We appreciate all her help.
John and Karen S.
My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Julie Brown at Tim Lester International Realty in the process of searching for our new home. Although we ended up purchasing a home in another area of the state, I wanted to take a moment to appreciate Julie for the work she did for us. She was incredibly communicative and easy to reach any time we had questions (at almost any hour). She proactively took time to preview several homes for us we were interested in but not sure about, saving us 4 hours in the car with our young kids. She would make herself available and make arrangement to see hot homes at a moment’s notice. Her seemingly endless local knowledge and insight helped guide and direct our search, which at times seemed completely overwhelming.

Finally, and of the utmost importance to my wife and I - she is a genuinely wonderful person. Julie was always upbeat, positive, genuine, and friendly – we felt like she was the bright light at the center of our house hunting universe.
Brian P.
We worked with Molly L. and she was absolutely the best!!! It was our first time buying a home and she helped guide us through this crazy housing market. We asked a lot of questions and she was always super responsive with answers. We couldn't be happier that we were able to work with her!
Patty Keen-Freed of Tim Lester Realty was a great realtor to work with. She listened to what I wanted in a home and sent me many relevant listings. She made herself available to me whenever I wanted to see a house, answered all my questions in a timely manner, and was very personable and professional. I highly recommend her.
Carol P.
WOW!!! Very professional, courteous, personal. House sold in two days. They keep you updated
About was was going on. I would definitely use them again. Thank you the Lester team for all your
Harriet J.
Brian Alligood worked very hard to find the right home for us, thinking outside our initial request and coming up with the perfect place for our new home. Brian will work hard for his clients and is a credit to his company.
Ken R.
Tim was not only professional, but such a pleasure to work with. You can tell he truly values his clients and is looking out for their best interest. Selling and buying a home is such a stressful roller coaster, but Tim and his team made it a seamless process. Side note, he also had the added challenge of dealing with this during a global pandemic, and never made us feel like anything was a hassle. This is not our first transaction with Tim and his group, we have trusted him for over 12 years now, and three homes purchased and sold. Wonderful experience the whole way through. I highly recommend Tim Lester Realty, they are all kind and professional.
Amy B.
We worked with Ryan on finding and closing on a 2nd home in Bradenton, the whole process was smooth and painless. Ryan brought a lot of experience and great attitude to the table. Extremely responsive and always 2 steps ahead. Pleasure to work with and looking forward to working with him in the future.
Paul P.
This was our first time building and selling a home. We feel so fortunate to have found Ryan Tuttle to help us through the process step by step. He is an amazing realtor. He does what he says exactly when he says he will do it. He is professional, knowledgeable and very patient. He ALWAYS answers his phone and is there when you need him, (even while on vacation).
We will definitely use Ryan for any future real estate endeavors and we highly recommend you do too!
Krissi P.
You don't really know how qualified and business savvy your realtor is until you see them in action. Ryan Tuttle with Tim Lester Realty is one class act. Ryan just walked us through what had to be one of the most difficult closings ever! Ryan was always on top of any issue and an awesome communicator. His knowledge base is amazing and crisis skills sharp. Ryan has critical thinking skills, real estate law and finance knowledge and is a top notch professional. I would work with Ryan again in a minute. I highly recommend Ryan Tuttle if you're selling or buying. He'll get the job done.
Cindy W.
There aren’t enough words I can express to say that my experience with Nate Neri was incredible! Nate helped us sell our home not only quickly but in the exact time line we set! Nate is very knowledgeable with the area and extremely friendly to work with! I would highly recommend Tim Lester Realty a hundred times over!
Danielle H.
I have been buying and selling real estate for 30 years and have been in the mortgage business for 22 years, so I work with a lot of realtors. Ryan Tuttle may be the best realtor I have worked with in all those years. My wife and I decided to relocate to the Sarasota area, and I looked up some stats in the area for strong realtors, and I found Ryan. He is professional, intelligent, experienced, and when things don't go perfectly he is in the trenches with you all the way. We were in contract on a home, and decided not to do that deal until our home in NJ sold, we went back to the drawing board months later, and found a home in Lakewood Ranch. Things got sticky because of our Buyers in NJ and their ability to get a loan, and Ryan and I worked minute by minute and day by day in a very intense 10 days, to make sure we got the deal done on our purchase. I don't know very many realtors who would have been able to pull this off. If you are moving anywhere near Sarasota, Long Boat, Siesta Key, Lakewood Ranch, Ryan is a must call, or of course if you are selling your home, he knows the market as well as anyone and will get you what you need for your house and more. I highly, highly recommend Ryan Tuttle.
Frank D.
Peggy Johnson was a great realtor to work with through our entire home buying experience. She was knowledgeable, always responsive and truly caring. We'd definitely ask her to help us again!!
Melinda H.
My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Erin Barker when selling our home. She was an absolute joy to work with. She was knowledgeable about the area, helpful with all of our questions, and made sure this entire process went very smooth. Anyone looking to sell or buy a home I would recommend contacting Tim Lester International Realty and asking for Erin’s number.
My fiancé and I had the pleasure of working with Ryan Tuttle in the search for our first home. Throughout the process, Ryan was the upmost professional, caring, and skillful realtor. He was able to get us into our first home fairly quickly and was extremely helpful during the whole journey. Thank you so much to Tim Lester International Realty and especially to Ryan Tuttle. Your an amazing realtor!!
Jade C.
I used Tim Lester Realty to purchase my first home and was incredibly fortunate to have Peggy Johnson as my buying agent. Peggy always went above and beyond in her efforts to make herself available to show me properties and answer my questions, even working around my odd shift-work hours. Peggy did not bat an eye at my low first-time-buyer's budget in a market where most agents would not give me the time of day. Peggy worked with me to explain every step of the home-buying process, answered all of my questions, and was always very patient with my apprehensions about making my first purchase in a seller's market. I would recommend Peggy Johnson and Tim Lester Realty to anyone looking to purchase a property in Manatee County.
Michael D.
Ryan Tuttle is the consummate real estate professional; and I know this as I'm a realtor myself, however in Maryland not in Florida, so I had to hire a licensed realtor in Florida. Ryan's knowledge of the Sarasota and surrounding areas we so helpful to help us find the home and neighborhood that suited our desire for our new home in Florida b/c of our love of golf and the beach. Ryan is very responsive and communicates so you are never left feeling in the dark about anything. His negotiation skills won us the home over other multiple offers! I would recommend Ryan Tuttle, hands down, to you for the personal and professional realtor service that I'm sure we all want and deserve!
Denise G.
We worked with Nate Neri and he was very helpful from the beginning of the process through closing. We will recommend him to our friends in the Bradenton area.
Ryan H.
Ryan Tuttle was the realtor for my property. It was a five star experience. He kept me informed of what was needed from me and what was happening every step of the way. The best thing is we got full list price too. Ryan is knowledgeable, personable, and professional. He really knows his job. I had met Tim Lester years ago and was impressed so I went to him when I was ready to sell. I would highly recommend Team Lester!
Gail M.
My husband and I purchased our first home with Ryan Tuttle, from day one he was so professional and diligent. He knew exactly what we were looking for and never gave up on us! We worked a few months together to find the perfect home, Ryan always catered to exactly what we wanted. He goes above and beyond for his clients, couldn’t have asked for a better Realtor to work with. We honestly couldn’t have done it without him! He’s professional, organized and most of all honest! If you’re looking for an amazing team, you found it!
OhRee Z.
Our agent Nate was awesome during our stressful time of selling our home. Easy going and always made us feel comfortable when asking any questions we had. He made the whole process easy even as we moved out of state during our sale. Highly recommend Tim and his team when in the market of buying and selling.
Anna A.
We had the pleasure of working with Nate Neri at Tim Lester Realty. We were selling our home from out of state and expected that it would be difficult to manage. Nate handled everything for us including setting up a vendor for needed repairs. The process was easy and not at all stressful. Nate was very professional and responsive to questions. He sold our home quickly and for over our asking price. I highly recommend Nate and Tim Lester Realty.
Michael J.
My wife & I used Patty Keen-Freed with Tim Lester Realty to sell our house as well as help us find a new one! She was wonderful & supportive throughout the entire stressful process! She was confident in the amount she felt we could get for our house. Low & behold, we ended up received a full asking price offer on our home within the 1st week of being on the market. I would highly recommend Patty for all of your real estate needs. She knows her stuff!
Joel N.
I am glad I picked Tim Lester Realty to sell my house. My agent was Ryan Tuttle he helped me every step of the way. Always there to answer and question and kept me informed on the progress. The pictures they take are amazing. It was hard selling a house you been in for 40 years but Ryan made it easy. Thanks Ryan for everything you did i really appreciate it.
Barbara B.
My wife and I have nothing but good things to say about our experience selling our house with Patty Keen-Freed. She was so professional and walked us step by step through the process. She was understanding of our needs and our situation and was able get us sold above asking price. We will use her again once we are ready to purchase our next property.
Raymond L.
This was mine and my husband's first home buying experience, and I cannot be more please with Tim Lester International Realty! Peggy was our realtor and she was amazing from the very start. She was sure to keep us up to date on new listings and get back to our calls/texts/emails as soon as possible. She is very knowledgeable and honest, which made the process much more easier and enjoyable. When we sell our house in the future, I already know who I'm going to call for a realtor!
Kristin B.
I found Ryan Tuttle doing a Google search as one of the top realtors In Manatee county. He found a buyer for my house in less then a month and helped me find a new place at the same time! He kept me updated throughout the selling and buying process and I am so grateful to have found him! If your looking for a great realtor, Ryan is the best by far!!
Thank you so much Ryan, your tops with me!!
Huge shoutout to Ryan Tuttle for finding (& helping me close) on my first home in an ideal location, which was also my preferred location! The place is fully renovated and better than I could have imagined we'd find in this crazy housing market - I highly recommend reaching out to him and the team at Tim Lester if you are looking to buy in the area.
Alyssa D.
We worked with them when we bought our house 9 years ago and referred several others to them. We also used them to sell the same house just recently and they did a fantastic job with the marketing getting us over asking price. Our realtor Mike Smolvonivich was exceptional in every aspect of the buying and selling that’s why we worked with him both times. I would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell.
Laure E.
I worked with Erin Barker. She was very professional and responsive to everything we needed to get done. I felt confident that she was working in our best interest and did everything possible to make sure that the transaction went smoothly. With her help we managed to go from looking to moving in within three weeks.
Eric B.
At an emotional time for my family, I reached out to Nate Neri, Tim Lester International Reality, Inc, agent, to help me sell my parents condo in Bradenton, Florida. Nate met with my dad and myself to discuss options for selling. Nate explained everything thoroughly and patiently with my 85 year old dad. The contract was signed that day and Nate then handled everything from there, including finding someone to thoroughly clean and take professional pictures before the condo went on the market. The condo sold within days for a price beyond our asking price. Please note, this was all done by email or text as we moved my dad to Illinois to live with family.

Nate kept us abreast of everything by text, email, or phone. Not only Nate keeping us informed, there was one other feature that I found amazing, the emails from Tim Lester International Realty, contacting me when a showing was scheduled. The email stated the date and time of the showing and a second email was sent when the showing was completed. This is a wonderful service especially when you live out of state!

Nate was personable, compassionate, and professional at all times. I highly recommend Nate Neri for all you real estate needs!!
Terri W.
We have had a great relationship with Patty Keen-Freed of Tim Lester Realty. We lived in MN and made a brief visit to Lakewood Ranch in 2021. Patty showed us the properties(new builds only) we had shortlisted and gave us a lot of insight into the properties and more information about Parrish especially. We signed the contract for a new home in LWR and had to wait a year for it to be built.
Patty was great during that one year. She attended the design sessions on our behalf, face timed with us and helped us through the process. She also attended the pre-drywall and pre-closing home inspections and was our advocate during the entire time.
This saved us a lot of hassle of having to travel during COVID and helped us feel comfortable with the build process even though we were a thousand miles away. She constantly sent us pictures and videos of our new home and was a joy to work with.
We really appreciate all she did for us and look forward to working with her again when we sell this house.
Sham K.
Having Ryan Tuttle as an agent made purchasing our Condo a positive and rewarding experience. No questions were ever left unanswered; if he didn’t know the answer, he’d research it and get back with us. We felt confident that we were not being blind-sighted. Ryan was always professional, punctual, and friendly as he listened carefully to what we were interested in buying and made sure we were aware of many options. He was very patient and we never felt rushed as we viewed these options. Once our decision was made, he guided us through the process involved with buying a new home. Ryan was always willing to schedule additional visits to our new home in order for us to take measurements or answer questions arose.

From our initial meeting with Ryan to the final signing of the title, Ryan was attentive to our every need and we really appreciate all he did for us. We highly recommend Ryan Tuttle to anyone looking to buy a new home.
Jan S.
Mike was amazing! He was spot on with the selling price and was very attuned to our needs. Answered our questions promptly and was very professional. Thank you so much Mike! I was able to sell my condo quickly and purchase another one near my new job!
Traci B.
Very happy to share our Tim Lester experience. Ryan Tuttle did a great job finding us a new home and selling our existing home. He made the experience a pleasure rather than a nightmare you so often hear about.
Everything went off like clock work. No question, Ryan is our go to person
Peter M.
We've known Patty Keen for several years, and knew that when it was time to sell our house Patty was the only realtor who had the vast knowledge of our warm, hometown community of Palmetto to market the house and location to other agents. We were right! With Patty's commitment and professionalism she was able to sell the house to out of state buyers. Well done Patty!
Vic M.
We recently closed on a house in Gillespie Park while living Virginia and it wouldn't have been possible without the responsiveness and professionalism of our Realtor from Tim Lester International Realty, Ryan Tuttle. Within the hour of the house listing, he was actively working in our best interest. He went to inspect the house and we facetimed us from the house that afternoon. He worked relentlessly throughout the next 24 hours to make sure we were the final bidders. His suggestion of us writing a letter to the owner was the ultimate advice as it won us the home. He continued to follow-up on the details to closing, even showing up at the home inspection. Since we live in Virginia, he performed the final walk through and sent us a video of our new home. His advice, knowledge and follow-through was impeccable and made buying a home remotely less stressful. We highly recommend Tim Lester International Realty and Ryan Tuttle.
Heidi N.
This was a great company to work with. My husband and I worked with Erin to buy our first house. She kept in contact with me for over a year while we got all of our thoughts together and finally were ready to start house hunting. That meant a lot to me. Most people wouldn't have done that.
She was very communicative and readily available. She spoke to both my husband and I through texting a lot which was a big help as it was the easiest way for us to talk.
She answered all of my questions, which were a lot since I had no idea what I was doing. She even gave us several referrals for people we needed (mortgage person, pest control, house inspector, and insurance person). This was a huge help.
We really aren't too picky and knew what we wanted so we didn't spend more than a couple weeks looking at houses. The whole process was quick and easy thanks to Erin and her recommended contacts.
She also stayed in contact with the seller's realtor so our questions were answered quickly throughout the process.
Erin is very nice and down to earth. She made it feel like a partnership rather than someone just trying to get us to buy something.
Thanks Erin!
Paige C.
We were very pleased with the services provided by Nate Neri of Tim Lester Realty! It had been awhile since we purchased a new home, and Nate helped us along each step of the way—answering all of our questions. He was very prompt in all of our dealings and ensured that our home buying process went smoothly. You could tell that he wanted the best for us and that he genuinely cares about his clients. I would highly recommend Nate and Tim Lester Realty!
Andrea J.
Have sold three homes through Tim Lester Realty. Some were easier sales than others, but always had very professional and responsive results from Tim and Ryan (my agent). They are extremely knowledgeable about the Palmetto area and do their utmost for both the Buyer sand Seller to make a transaction occur. Can easily recommend.
Brian K.
Ryan Tuttle was the realtor we utilized to buy our new home. Ryan was very professional and personable. In less than 30 days we secured the house we wanted and needed at our price point.
Kimalyn A.
We met Ryan at an open house he was showing. We didn’t have a realtor in Florida and were speaking with several and viewing homes with several. Ryan never even mentioned whether we wanted to sign with him - he just listened to what we were looking for, called us with listings that matched our criteria and eventually found us the one property that checked all of the boxes. He advocated for us in the negotiations and secured very fair concessions and managed all of the stakeholders during the contract period to ensure a timely and smooth closing. Ryan listens, works hard, has a pulse on the market and is connected to all of the best resources and suppliers for the transaction, the move in and afterward. We’ve moved many times and Ryan is the best realtor we’ve worked with.
John P.
I recently had the pleasure of working with realtor, Julie Brown. I am a newly retired Canadian and wanted to purchase a winter property in Manatee County but the covid pandemic made this seem very difficult since the border was closed. However, Julie was assigned to me and she was absolutely amazing and relentless with a "we will get this done" attitude.Julie was my eyes and ears since I was facing a virtual buying experience. Two of the properties we offered on were not accepted but three times a charm! We were able to purchase a lovely manufactured home in Ellenton within my budget that crossed off everything on my checklist. I highly recommend Julie as a realtor. She is extremely dedicated and responsive and I feel like I have also made a good friend, super excited to come down in the fall to my new home and looking forward to meeting Julie in person!
Cherie N.
We worked with Ryan Tuttle for the sale of our house. From the beginning to closing he was absolutely wonderful. We were in transition on moving states and they made the process seamless. Our house was listed and sold very quickly and that took a lot of stress off our plate. Thank you again for all the amazing and hard work you did for us. We will always be grateful
-Jesse and Julie
Jesse M.
I used Tim Lester Realty to sell my house & help us find a new one. Patty was phenomenal! She was right on the money with what we should list our house for. I was skeptical at 1st, but had 3 full offers within a week! She knows the market & she took the time to get to know myself & our family. As soon as she understood what we were looking for in a new home, she beat the pavement & found one! I would highly recommend Patty with Tim Lester Realty for all of your real estate needs!
Michelina N.
I was in the middle of selling my condo when it fell through. I called Tim Lester international Erin barker answered. She was on it from the moment I called. She had it people move things out. She hired a cleaner for me. She sold it and it closed in just over a couple weeks. No one could of done that. Thank you for doing your job.
Brian B.
Julie Brown was the best realtor I have ever used. She is caring and really does a great job of following up. If you are going to look in Florida--you must use Julie. Thanks again to you and your team.
Don F.
Nate Neri was fantastic! Very knowledgeable with the current market. My house sold for asking price, before it went on the market! I felt comfortable, as he guided me through the negotiation process. This was so helpful, while I was living across country, in California. He was always available and supportive. I would definitely recommend Nate to anyone, buying or selling a home! Thank you Nate.
Linda C.
My agent, Erin Barker, did a terrific job with the sale of my house. Her market analysis on price was spot on. She was responsive, professional and handled all details flawlessly. Couldn’t been more satisfied. Highly recommend.
Mark S.
Tim Lester Realty was awesome to deal with. Ryan Tuttle was my realtor and was always on top of everything that was going on. He kept me well informed and his advise was spot on. As a result my house sold quickly and all went smoothly. They are professional and very responsive and I highly recommend Tim Lester Realty and especially Ryan Tuttle.
Michael L.
We had a wonderful experience with Ryan Tuttle at Tim Lester Realty. He really knows the market and helped us find the perfect home! He also guided us through the process of selling our home and it was beneficial to have him on our side.
If you want results look no further.
Claire S.
Ryan T was knowledgeable and professional, throughout our househunting search. He was extremely patient with us in a super difficult market.
Ryan always took time to answer all our questions and responded to texts and calls without delay! I would reccomend Ryan to anyone selling their home or searching for a new one. If we ever decide to move again, Ryan Tuttle will be our first call!
Cathy B.
We have had the great pleasure of working with Ryan twice over the last 3 years. He is professional, knowledgeable and has excellent customer service. He responds promptly to questions/concerns, and patiently guided us every step of the way through a very difficult sale. He definitely rates 5 stars!
Kevin D.
I was given a recommendation to work with Ryan Tuttle at Tim Lester Realty. From the beginning, Ryan was very responsive, professional, and always willing to help! We were able to sell my home through unusual times because of COVID-19, and I am very happy with Ryan's help through it all! We are continuing to work with him for the purchase of our next home as well! I would highly recommend working with Ryan on your home sale or purchase!
Melissa F.
Your team sold my home in Wimauma and I just purchased a home in Palmetto from your team. Easy pesey thanks to Brian Alligood! Best son and realtor ever!
Peggy A.
Ryan Tuttle provided my husband and I a seamless first time home buying experience. He was there every step of the way to answer our many questions and was extremely professional while still remaining transparent. I’m sure buying your first house can be stressful. But for us, it just simply wasn’t. We felt very taken care of throughout the entire process. Thank you, Ryan!
Nicole N.
Big Thank You to Ryan Tuttle Bryan with the Tim Lester International Realty . Ryan conducts himself in a total professional manner and his knowledge and experience in the process of selling and buying property is top notch. He is never more than a text away and stays on top of paperwork. Touches base each day during the process. He represented me and my best interest during the process. Thank you so much!
Sharla F.
My wife and I (along with my mom and 3 children) are moving to Florida from New York. One can guess at the high level of stress that could be incurred with such a move. In short, we could not have selected a better realtor. We have been working with Nate Neri, and he has been awesome! He knows Bradenton inside and out, and has been extremely helpful to us in picking out just the right home, in just the right area of Bradenton. We have bought and sold several houses, and this experience has been the best - by far. I would highly recommend Nate Neri and Tim Lester International Realty!
James B.
We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Tim Lester Realty! Nate Neri, our realtor at Tim Lester, always goes the extra mile to be responsive, easy to work with, and knowledgable. They take pride in working with you every step of the process, and I highly recommend their company to anyone that wants to get the best service possible!
Sharon B.
Not just a wonderful business but a fabulous realtor, Patty Keen-Freed! I had been working with Patty for a long time before we found my dream home. She made the buying process so professional and flawless. She is a great communicator, hard worker and excellent negotiator. I used all her referrals for closing and contractors thereafter.
Pat K.
We worked with Patty during the sale of our first home. Patty was there with us every step of the way and helped ease the nerves and stress there can be during the process. She answered all of my questions and concerns so quickly. Once in contract (which happened SUPER fast!) , we viewed a few homes to consider as a purchase. Patty was so quick to respond to our requests during both the process of selling and buying. I highly recommend Patty if your looking to buy or sell a home!
Shana A.
During the sale of our first home we worked with Patty, she was so helpful and informative during all of it. We had no surprises and a flawless sale, she walked us through each step and was there for us. I would highly recommend Patty for any first time home buyers or sellers who are reluctant to make the move. We look forward to working with her again very soon.
Mario A.
I have had the pleasure of working with Nate on two separate occasions. Nate assisted me with the purchase of my home and then again when my daughter bought her first home. He is reliable, honest and accessible. He is the kind of guy that isn't afraid to tell you that you're making a mistake. I wholeheartedly recommend Nate. He is truly one of a kind.
Side note: after my husband died, Nate stepped in to assist my daughter with the purchase of her first home. His guidance and concern for my Allie will always be remembered.
Diane S.
Ryan Tuttle is the finest RE agent we have dealt with in the lifetime purchase / sale of a dozen homes. He is methodical, patient, persistent and always follows up on pending actions. He found our home five years ago and sold it (in one day) last month. When there was confusion between the Title Company Finance Co about taxes paid , he stepped right in on our behalf to straighten out the situation. This was weeks after the sale. I call him our 2 1/2 real estate transactions agent because of his efforts. A family could not find a better agent in their search for their new home or to sell an existing one.
Thomas B.
My wife and I bought our first house with Patty, she not only knows what she is doing but also goes above and beyond to help you get the house you are looking for. Patty is always available, has a lot of patience, knows how to negotiate and will make the whole process easy and straightforward. I recommend her 100%.
Dustin L.
Tim is very knowledgeable, informative, hands-on and helpful. He recommended subcontractors to prep our home for sales. He also sold our home amidst the COVID-19 crisis. We received multiple offers within three days of listing our home and closed quickly. We are very pleased with the outcome and Team Lester's services.
Dustin B.
Been in our home right at 1 full year now. Tim Lester and his team are the absolute best in the business. Patty was our realtor and knew how to make every step a smooth transition from beginning to end. They are mostly born and raised in this community which helps to get the deal done. You will not go wrong with the best in the business.
Art S.
Very professional. The listing was the best we had seen in ages.
Tim and especially Ryan were always available at any hour when we needed them.
We had our housed sold in 2 and 1/2 days and the reason was because of the excellent job this agency did, especially Ryan Tuttle.
Betty B.
My husband and I have purchased property in Bradenton Florida twice over the last 10 years. Each time we have dealt with Tim Lester International Realty our experience has been 5 stars! The company and the sales team are very professional and knowledgeable. We have referred many friends to Tim Lester Realty and their experience has been the same as ours. If you're thinking of buying or selling please contact Nate Neri at Tim Lester Realty International.
Barb N.
Patty was awesome last year when we bought our house. She is very knowledgeable of the area and dependable. Patty always made a point to be available when we needed her. If ever we decide to buy or sale again she will be our go to realtor. Thanks again Patty you are definitely a five star!
Millie N.
I have sold (2) homes and purchased (1) home using the The Tim Lester Team. My agent Nate Neri always had my back in both selling or buying properties. My agent was always punctual and never tried to up sell my needs. All closing on properties went smoothly with no glitches.
Lou N.
We bought and sold our home with Tim Lester, Brian Alligood. My experience with Tim Lester and team was excellent. Helped us with understanding each step and was always very fast to respond and help with any questions or concerns. Special thank you to Brian Alligood who did all the hard work!
Jami and Kenny R.
We have worked Ryan Tuttle and his team for our last 2 real estate transactions and we really appreciate their level of professionalism, promptness and knowledge of the market. We highly recommend them!
Yuliana W.
Ryan Tuttle was my realtor and he was excellent! Very communicative and responsive. Kept me in the loop the whole way, offered excellent opinions and got it done! I would work with Ryan again.
Planet Stone
After an unpleasant experience with a totally different realtor, I was so relieved to get to work with Peggy Johnson and Tim Lester Realty who took the time to listen to my needs and not push me to something that wasn't right. She wasn't interested in the sale. She was interested in helping me get my dream home.
Emily S.
We used Nate Neri for the sale of my mother's house and for the purchase of her new condo. He helped in negotiations and the sale and purchase went very smoothly. Thank you Nate for all you did to make this a great experience!
Gary V.
I worked with Nate Neri 5 years ago when I moved from Ky to Fl. Nate took my friend and I around to at least 50 houses at different times when we could come down and look. He was so patient and kind and went out of his way to help us. He answered all questions quickly and efficiently. I would recommend him to anyone. Plus he is such a FUN guy to work with.
Connie M.
Nate Neri was a fantastic realtor for us. I would highly recommend him as a very patient, knowledgeable, no pressure realtor that provided us with a myriad of ideas and great advice in the purchase of our home. Highly recommended realtor!
Michael W.
Mike S. Was my realtor for selling and purchasing my homes. He was very good at listening to what I wanted as a price for my selling home and staying within my budget when looking for my new home, incorporating his knowledge of the area and market to make it a very pleasant experience.
Anthony Z.
Worked with Patty Keen-Freed to purchase our home! She was awesome and very diligent in searching for all our “requirements”. If you want an A+ Realtor - ask for Patty @ Tim Lester Realty!
Elsha D.
Patty Keen was the best! She put up with us for quite a longtime and her patience is amazing! We found the house of our dreams and look forward to spending our lives in it! We love our home so much and are so thankful to Patty for it!!!
Heather A.
Tim Lester realty is the absolute finest most professional company i have worked with for buying or selling. They are the best i have found in the industry, the exceptional leadership is obvious. Thanks Again!
Orlando C.
Ryan was absolutely awesome to work with. He is very professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend using Team Lester!
Stephanie L.
Mike was great with helping me get my house sold! I was out of state for the process and him and the Lester Team made it simple and smooth to get my house sold!
Ryan H.
Working with Mike Smoljanovich was made easier by his knowledge of the area. Very professional.
Dave L.
Wonderful experience working with Ryan Tuttle. Very knowledgeable, patient and helpful thru out the entire process. Will and have recommend him to friends, family and people I have meet in the Sun Coast area.
Joan M.
They are THE BEST!!! Patty Keen sold our house and helped us purchase our new home!!! Top notch service, friendly & knowledgeable... I highly recommend her!!!
Candi G.
Patty Keen Freed helped us for over a year to find the perfect home. She was most patient and knowledgeable of the local area. Her experience and advice was most useful. Recommend Patty to all.
Penny B.
I recently purchased a home from Nate. He handled the deal from start to finish and the closing was a snap. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a home.
Samuel W.
I flew down from Illinois for a few days to look for a house, and Nate Neri was awesome! He showed me 13 houses in 2 days, one of them being the perfect match for me. Thank you so much Nate!
Nancee K.
Great company if in the market to buy or sell. Patty was a awesome help to my son and family , I worked with her briefly on a possible purchase and was completely happy with her and if I do decide to go that route I hope she is available .
Barbara A.
Excellent service. Nate Neri took us to see the perfect variety of what we were looking for and his knowledge of the area was spot-on. Definitely found our forever home!
Nicole W.
Nate Neri is always friendly and helpful. He and the staff at Tim Lester reality are professional and quick to respond. Couldn’t ask for better people to work with.
Cliff H.
Honest instructions and guidance through the whole process. Nate Neri was fantastic and got my house sold quick and easy.
Ian H.
Tim and his team guided me through my purchase transaction from start to finish. When I want to sell Tim will be my first call.
Mark Z.
Great agents make a smooth closing. Very helpful with allowing me to use their printer to complete scans quickly. Thanks!
If you want quality work done, just call Ryan Tuttle. He was fast, professional, experienced, and knowledgable.
Zoli N.
Erin brought us a offer for asking prices within the first week.
John W.
I have known Nate Neri for several years and he has always returned my calls promptly with helpful insight of my many questions.
Kurt W.
great team to work with. receptive to my suggestions and needs. definitely a return for the next transaction!
Mike T.
Love Patty. She is a wonderful person and does everything in her power to make you happy!
Jackie B.
Professional, courteous and personable service from Ryan and staff. Thank you!!!
Justin A.
If you are looking for someone to work for you, contact Patty Keen. You will not be disappointed.
William V.
Patty is a joy to work with and a true real estate professional!
Timely quality service with patience and professionalism! Thank you for your attentive service over the last 3 years.
Kris E.
My experience on my purchase was very positive and professional.
ShIrley B
Terrific local knowledge! Highly recommend if moving into the area or selling.
Michelle L.
They made selling my house easy.
Melissa H.
Was good at keeping me updated on the listing. Good online listing.
Gerald L.
Tim truly cares about this community and the people in it.
Big Stone
Great team!
Suncoast ABA
We appreciate all that you did to make everything go smoothly.We are trying to adjust to this culture which is really laid back.
Karyn and John T.
What a great experience it has been working with Ryan Tuttle !!! He was very professional, punctual and considerate. Ryan handle everything during the process of purchasing our new home in Palmetto with confidence and efficiency. His knowledge regarding Real Estate is spot on. Ryan is a VERY hard working young man and I feel he has a great future in the Real Estate Business. Palmetto has a long list of things to be proud of and Ryan Tuttle and Tim Lester International Realty are at the top of that list.
Sharla F.
We are repeat customers, Nate Neri has helped us buy and sell several properties - we would recommend Nate and Tim Lester International Realty to our friends and family. We are very pleased with the service.
Phillip & Nancee K.
Mike Smoljanovich, was very professional, patient and extremely helpful. Mike was the ideal realtor for usWe will recommend Tim Lester International Realty to our friends and family.
John & Brenda S
 Ryan Tuttle, I want to thank you again for your assistance in my recent property acquisition on Snead Island. Though I have purchased several properties in the past, this transaction was an entirely new experience, and without your experience and attentiveness it would have not happened. I'm sure I'll enjoy moving onto the island and would invite you to follow the process there as my plans are already underway. You and your agency are professional, courteous, and efficient. I would be most happy to recommend your services to anyone searching or selling. Keep up the good work ! 
Keith L.
Mike Smoljanovich was very straight forward and helpful, knowledgeable and easy to deal with. Mike was responsive and always available. I will recommend Tim Lester International Realty to our friends. 
Jennifer D.
Mike Smoljanovich was very patient and made the process smooth. He was very open and helpful and wonderful to work with. We will recommend Tim Lester International to our friends and colleagues. Mike will be selling our Condo next - we work very well together. 
Chris & Tonya L.
I have used Tim Lester International Realty multiple times for many different transactions and it has always been a smooth process with no issues, this time was no different. I felt safe with Nate Neri and the team overall. I would recommend Tim Lester International to my friends. 
Rusty P
Ryan Tuttle gave me great service, he kept me informed and up to date on the progress from offer through close. Over all fine customer service. Keep doing what your doing for each and every client. 
Robert T
Bob Flournoy was very helpful in getting our home sold - We would recommend Tim Lester International Realty to friends and colleagues. 
Malene F
Nate Neri was extremely  helpful and efficient going through the process of buying our home. We would use Tim Lester International Realty again because of the friendly service. 
Larry & Karen G.
Ryan Tuttle - he's been terrific ! I will recommend Tim Lester International to friends and colleagues. 
Peter K.
Bob Stein gave us excellent customer service, he was very knowledgeable of the market. He was available and helpful throughout the process. I would recommend Tim Lester International  to anyone looking to buy or sell .
Colette O.
Nate Neri  made great suggestions for the smoothest process from start to finish, excellent service- We never worried about next steps. We will recommend Tim Lester International to our friends and colleagues and we will use them again if need be.
Michael & Nicole
We give Nate Neri a 10 out of 10 rating for friendly, quick  and easy service- we would recommend Tim Lester International Realty to friends and colleagues as well as use their service again if needed. Nate was an absolute pleasure to work with and I can only offer positive remarks and comments in our circumstances. 
Anthony & Robin
Normally a summer of new home hunting is hot frustrating drudgery. Fortunately for my wife and I, Ryan Tuttle conducted what can only be called an adventure tour. Beyond sensing our financial and location criteria, he quickly recognized the character and ambience we were seeking.Ryan showed us a number of homes and never"pushed" any on us. He was waiting for "something to click" and made us feel like we were his only clients. Ryan was persistent with the search, patient with indecisive customers(us)  and refreshingly honest with his advise. He was willing to tell us "to think twice" before making an offer. Once Ryan found us the "perfect home" he provided sound advise about offers, financing and closing. He was diplomatic in dealing with a seller/agent that were inconsistent in their communications. Should I ever in the future purchase or sell an area home Ryan Tuttle would be my agent. 
Tom B.