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Bonnie Strickland

Over 500 people have worked with Strickland Property Group to buy or sell their home in St. Petersburg and surrounding areas in Pinellas County. Their satisfaction is our top priority. Read our client’s thoughtful testimonials.

Paul & Cindi Dresselhaus

“We have lived in Tampa Bay for 25 years and have bought and sold a number of homes. Working with Bonnie and Lauren on our most recent home sale was a very professional and pleasant experience. Most importantly they followed through on all promises made and kept both the buyers and us informed every step of the way. We accepted an offer from a qualified buyer at over 90% of the listing price within 35 days of it being for sale.”

Morgan Savage

“I was fortunate to have Mandy as my realtor. She took a genuine interest in me and understood the importance of my need to sell my condominium quickly. She counseled me on painting and staging the unit and this proved to be solid advice as we had plenty of traffic for the listing. In addition, she coordinated the work with the painter and staging company which helped me tremendously. She worked very hard and attended all of the showings and if she couldn’t, she had a colleague attend. Selling my unit was difficult as it had an extremely high HOA fee. This did not deter Mandy and her high level of effort continued. This was exemplified by her taking the time to personally clean up my unit prior to the final walkthrough as I was out of town. She also absorbed the cost of replacing a bathroom fan that had worn out between the inspection and final walkthrough. The buyer was upset and considered walking as a result; however, Mandy absorbed this cost in order to preserve the deal. I greatly appreciated this. I’m happy to recommend Mandy as a realtor. It is rare to see the level of personal attention and hard work that Mandy exhibits. “


“I would like to extend a big thank you to Jennifer Burke for all of her help in purchasing my home. Her knowledge of the market and her expertise made me feel very comfortable throughout the entire process. I never felt rushed once and she took her time to understand our needs. Her knowledge of the area was outstanding and made many recommendations to save us time and money. I highly recommend Jennifer for her experience and the great job she has done for us. Thank you Jennifer and the Strickland Property Group for making sure we were well taken care of!”

Craig and Amy

“My wife and I highly recommend Crissy McWilliams as an excellent realtor. We began to work with her about 4 months ago. At that time, we were looking to purchase our first home in Saint Petersburg. Crissy listened well, was attentive to our needs and strived to understand our likes and dislikes. She didn’t try to steer us to view homes that didn’t fit the profile we discussed with her. We didn’t feel rushed, nor were her opinions about each home we viewed anything less than 100% sincere. We found Crissy to know the area intimately and she kept up with new inventory that came onto the market that might interest us. When we found the right home for our family, Crissy helped us close the deal, negotiate favorable terms, and was there to assist us until we had the keys in our hand! In short, Crissy is the model of real estate professionalism, she’s a likable and friendly person, she’s easy to work with, and we wouldn’t hesitate to use her services again in the future.”

Mike and Nancy Gilson

“Nancy and I would like to say a resounding “THANKS” for all your hard work in guiding us through the process of purchasing our new home in St. Pete. Dealing with a fickle seller is never easy, but you and Bonnie shielded us from the fray and made our efforts so much easier. We couldn’t have done it without you both! When you all sold our previous home, we were so pleased, it was a no-brainer for us to return to the best team in St. Pete for the purchase of our new one. Your attention to detail, patience with our endless questions, and pleasant attitudes were greatly appreciated. You all turned what could have been a nerve-wracking experience into a smooth transition for us as we migrate back to “The Burg”. Best wishes to you both, and once again, THANKS!”

Gilbert Shamas, MD

“Mandy, I do not know where to begin! When I first introduced Paul Moshy, my NY cousin, to you I knew we were in good hands. Your kindness, compassion and PATIENCE with Paul was so exemplary of your professionalism. You were willing to spend hours and days educating him on what to consider in shopping for a home. Equally important, you spent an inordinate amount of time and energy working with his NY family—especially Joe Moshy who you know by now is a real stickler for details! I do feel it was because of you that you made a deal possible with a not so easy seller. Anyone can do a good job when it is easy. You “wrestled the bear” and secured the very best home for Paul in view of his special needs. Finally, my many encounters with you were so pleasant and productive. Your engaging demeanor kept me calm and enabled me to be a facilitator with my family here and in NY. You now know that my extended family does everything “by committee” for one of our own. You patiently allowed them on SEVERAL occasions to visit the home which Paul bought with your help! “

Susie Beck Davis

“Bonnie and her staff are consummate professionals in every aspect. Jim DiMartino was our primary realtor. He was knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, and flexible enough to facilitate the sale of our house. The high standards of integrity set by Bonnie for her company were apparent throughout our entire experience with Strickland Property Group. Highly recommend SPG as a 5/5 Gold Stars “

Shane Bell

“Everyone hopes their home buying process goes seamlessly…but when the unexpected things pop up, you need a team that will be able to power you through and get the deal done. Doug, Lisa and the Strickland Property Group team were an AMAZING asset to have on OUR side to get us over those roadblocks and get us into our forever home.Thanks Doug and the entire Strickland Property Group team! “

Cam and Katherine Childs

“Mandy was instrumental in selling our house from the beginning of the process through closing. Mandy was very meticulous in reviewing the comps and helping us set an aggressive but achievable pricing range. She then helped us to stage the house and make sure it looked great for pictures and showing. Mandy had great energy with regular open houses and following up with many interested buyers and their agents. When the right buyer came along, she helped to smooth out any bumps in the process so that we could close on time and at the agreed upon price. We plan to use Mandy in the future and would recommend her to other sellers.”

Betty Nunn

“I am still in awe at the efficiency, harmony and professionalism of my real estate agents Bonnie Strickland and Crissy McWilliams! Who knew selling a house could be fun too. It went on the market on a Thursday and a successful offer on Friday, it doesn’t get any better than that! If you want a painless real estate experience, go to that dynamic duo! They are the BEST!”

Jane Peters Hamblin

“My husband and I have known Jennifer Burke on a personal level for several years. However, we recently had the opportunity to engage Jennifer as our realtor for both the sale of our previous home and the purchase of our existing home. We cannot say enough regarding Jennifer’s honesty, professionalism, and follow through. From the moment we began the process of selling our home, Jennifer was in constant communication, keeping us informed about each development in the process. When we asked for her advice, she was honest about what she thought we should do, and her suggestions proved to be spot on each and every time. She kept us from being both too timid and too aggressive. She was also very patient, taking us to look at a number of houses several times each during our search for a new home. When we learned of the home we ultimately ended up purchasing, she kept our expectations realistic and ultimately made the process of purchasing our new home as efficient and as pleasant as possible. On a related note, one of the qualities we appreciated the most about Jennifer is how genuine she is. She is a pleasure to work with while providing honest feedback and suggestions rather than simply what we want to hear. We feel Jennifer is an excellent real estate agent and a genuinely good person.”

Sue & Doug

“Doug, we both want to thank you for all of your meticulous care and attention through our home buying process. We can’t tell you what a huge help it was for us as we navigated the journey from afar. You were fantastic!”

Christine Duerson

“There are not enough words to describe what a wonderful experience I had selling my house with Keri Thigpen and The Strickland Group. Keri and Bonnie Strickland took the time to walk through my house with me, advising me on what to do to get my house ready to sell and they were spot on! My house sold in three weeks while similar homes on my block have been sitting for over a year. Keri was tireless, showing my house over 10 times, always with the same cheerful and engaging manner that makes both Seller and potential Buyers know that they can trust her. She worked exceptionally well with the Buyer’s Agent which added to the ease of my experience. Keri is a huge cheerleader, always there for you, always encouraging, always present. Selling my house was the easy part! Packing my house? Now that was another matter.”

Mark Newman

“We were selling our house in the NYC area while at the same time seeking to buy a property in St. Petersburg. That is a daunting challenge but Jennifer was a hero in helping us get our arms around this market and all its unique neighborhoods. During one trip down from New York, she had already lined up an unbelievable 25 showings of properties in St. Pete and SPB. It was a wide variety of options, allowing us to better understand what mattered most to us in our new home. Jennifer is patient, professional and personable. She was flexible, knowledgeable and worked hard to find us the right house! We wound up in a dream home and are loving our new life in St. Petersburg. Thank you to Jennifer and the Strickland Property Group team! It is the second time in 2018 that our family has benefitted from this terrific company’s talents and we strongly recommend them. “

John and Barbara O’Leary

“John and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Lauren Krawczyk so much for selling our home. We have sold multiple homes over the years but have never experienced such a positive, effortless and stressless transaction. We appreciated your guidance and helpful advice. The results reflected your recommendations and knowledge in the real estate arena. We commend your honesty and transparency with us as well as with the buyers. It was a pleasure working with you. We appreciated your prompt and constant communication throughout the process. Your attention to detail was exceptional. We highly recommend Strickland Property Group to all our family, friends and others seeking to buy or sell a home. Thank you again.”

M. Feldman

“My husband and I worked with Jennifer Burke as our buyer’s agent in the most recent purchase of our home in the beautiful “Pink Streets.” Jennifer made the purchase of our home as smooth and seamless of a process as possible. Jennifer is very knowledgeable not only on the area but on the many nuances involved and made us feel at ease from start to finish. She was always quick to respond to our many questions no matter how big or small and gave excellent referrals. We highly recommend Jennifer and the Strickland Property Group!”

D. Flannery

“Mandy Hand was excellent to work with. Not only did we have two contracts (above listing price) for the sale of our home within 3 days, but she also facilitated an accepted offer on a purchase within the following week. She was very knowledgeable about our area and worked really hard for us. Bonus – she did it all with a smile and sense of humor. Thank you Mandy. We are enjoying our new home.”

H. Almodovar

“We have worked with Jim DiMartino as both our Buyer’s Agent and Seller’s Agent starting in 2015 and most recently during the sale of our current home.I can’t think of a better, more qualified real estate agent to work with!When looking to purchase our home in 2015 Jim spent greater than 5 months looking at houses with us, stretching from the beaches to Old NE and Snell. He never got impatient and often reiterated that he just wanted us to feel comfortable with our final choice and love our new home.When selling our home a couple of months ago, he secured a full price offer within a week (along with the help of his fabulous assistant, Crissy). Things could have not gone more smoothly!Jim is clearly an expert in his field! He makes the home buying and selling process stress free and seamless for his clients. Jim is honest, professional, detail oriented, hard working and dedicated. He is extremely knowledgeable about the greater St. Petersburg area. We couldn’t recommend him more highly!”

D. Rufo

“Strickland Property Group is one of the most professional real estate offices I have ever conducted business with to purchase a home. They went well beyond what was expected in order to ensure a smooth and pleasant experience.I have over thirty-five years in the real estate industry investing in residential properties and I have dealt with dozens of real estate offices in my career. You would be well served when buying or selling a home or investment property by using Strickland Property Group. I highly recommend them and I will certainly use them again.”

N. Sabo

“Wonderful experience Jennifer Burke was attentive, responsible and a pleasure to work with. We would recommend Strickland Property Group to everyone!”

L. Tvedten

“I recently worked with Keri Thigpen of The Strickland Property Group in real estate. Truly a positive experience overall. Keri was very thorough and professional while still truly caring about what my current situation involved and what my needs were because of that. She went above and beyond to help me every step of the way and she became a friend as well as my real estate agent. The most impressive thing to me was how Keri would track down an answer to my question and report back to me so promptly. She was incredibly attentive to details and communication was excellent. We found the perfect place the first day because she listened to my needs and wants and she narrowed down my choices expertly. She worked very well with the sellers agent and very professionally but personally got the job done. I couldn’t be happier and would highly recommend and use Strickland Property Group and Keri Thigpen again if the need should ever arise.”

J. Marks

“Our entire experience in working with the Strickland Group was absolutely outstanding from start to finish. Jim DiMartino who was our principle contact was a total professional. An effective communicator and excellent at dealing with changing schedules and priorities as necessary. He knows how to get the job done. Thanks Jim.”

J. Redmond

“Keri was wonderful to work with!! She helped make a very stressful buying experience as smooth as it could be by being up front, honest, responsive and friendly to work with. I highly recommend her and the Strickland team!”

N. Hobby

“Thank you to The Strickland Group and especially Neil Allen for helping us realize our retirement dreams of being closer to our family in North Georgia!There were a few challenges with selling our home and they helped us to the end!Thank you for your diligence and hard work!!”

N. Cavallaro

“My husband, Nick, and I just bought our very first home with the help of Lauren Krawczyk with Strickland Property Group. She was so nice and helpful. This process would have been a nightmare without her. She had recommendations for everything, and knew all the questions to ask. We are so happy in our home!”

J. Garbowicz

“We used Keri Thigpen and Bonnie Strickland to sell our home in the Venetian Isles area of St. Petersburg, and they were outstanding.Our decision to choose them centered around who we thought would be the best choice based on the investment of time and effort they put into selling the property and how they promote their listings. Strickland Property Group stood out as the best Tampa Bay has to offer, and they did not disappoint.Keri and Bonnie are consummate professionals who go the extra mile in absolutely every way. Keri stayed in communication almost daily with updates from every showing, open house, and inspection. They both handled any challenges that arose with professionalism, grace, and most important…solutions!We not only sold our home quickly because of their skill, experience, and tenacity, but also gained two new friends throughout the process. I recommend Strickland Property Group to everyone I know.”

M. Newman

“Bonnie and Jennifer were there for us from beginning to end, available 24/7 at each step of the way. Buying a home can be stressful and exhausting. Bonnie and Jennifer alleviated a lot of that pressure and made the process fun. Their knowledge of the St. Pete area was incredible — we would drive by houses and they would call out the value of each one off recollection — it shows how in-tune they are with their neighborhoods. Their extensive market knowledge also gave us an edge over other buys bidding on the property. We felt well-armed with the right information and were able to make confident decisions. In the end, we got EVERYTHING we wanted out of AND more. We walked away with a life-long friendship as well (having drinks with Bonnie this weekend!) and I have already referred my family over to Jennifer and Bonnie who are now in contract. Thanks Crew!”

B. Savon

“Keri and Bonnie are wonderful to work with. Keri went out of her way to help us buy and sell our home. Her hard work, dedication, and support are second to none! She is a top-notch realtor, and more importantly, a person. She strives for excellence and had great communication throughout the process. Buying and selling houses at the same time is very stressful and she was able to make it seamless. Highly recommend this dynamic duo to anyone looking to buy and/or sell a house!”

A. Hess

“Jennifer Burke nailed two of the most important attributes when working with a real estate agent and that was excellent local knowledge of the areas where we were looking and extreme patience while showing us multiple properties. We are very thankful for her help.”

A. McGuckin

“We were absolutely thrilled with our Strickland Property Group experience. Bonnie’s leadership ensures that each and every client receives “one of a kind” approach. We were unbelievably surprised and delighted with the attention to detail and the care and concern from Jennifer Burke and Bonnie!”

L. Lucas

I wish we could give TEN STARS!! From start to finish, our experience with STRICKLAND PROPERTY GROUP was just amazing, over the top, THE BEST one could ever expect from a realty experience. Whether Buying or Selling, the professionalism through every part of the process with Bonnie and her entire group could not have been better. Our agent, LAUREN KRAWCZYK, never ceased to astound us with her positive energy and expert recommendations throughout our sale. Her quick response to any questions or concerns we may have had and her personal attention to showings and other services provided made us feel confident and secure along the way. Selling one’s home can for sure be a bittersweet experience but STRICKLAND soothes the soul with their knowledge, excellent communication and outstanding Online presentation of the home you so Love. Top Notch in every way!!!

L. Singer

“We were impressed from the very beginning with Strickland Property Group. Jennifer truly lived up to their concierge service commitment. Buying and selling at the same time was no challenge. We’re thrilled with the end results on both accounts. Thank you all.”

J. Felix

“Along with the Strickland team, Nikki was a great agent. She had a great handle of the market and facilitated the process for us. Nikki managed the process with great skill and expertise. Whenever there was a challenge she artfully facilitated a solution. We recommend her highly.”

The Myers

“Working with Bonnie Strickland and Jim DiMartino to sell our dream home on the beaches was a real pleasure. They got us from our first meeting. They recognized that our home was built with lots of love and attention to detail. They understood its value to us and subsequently to potential new owners. Jim was with us every step of the way, very responsive, always professional, and gave us feedback after every showing. So with a firm offer and contract in place, we of course looked to Jim again to find our new home in St Petersburg. His knowledge of the area and keen eye to catch things we might have missed was a huge help in finding just the right home for us! Thank you, Jim, for everything! And a special thanks to Keri Thigpen, for pinch hitting when Jim’s schedule got crazy. Bonnie, you have a top notch team. We highly recommend the Strickland Property Group!”

S. Reynolds

“Mandy Hand and Bonnie Strickland sold our Snell Isle house for over asking price in less than 2 weeks, and couldn’t have made the process more enjoyable, efficient and easy. They arranged beautiful photography quickly and we were thrilled with their service from beginning to end. Highly recommend! No one knows Snell Isle real estate better than these two.”

T. Glassman

“We met Mandy Hand as the buyer’s agent of our house. Like It Realty, a self help company, was our agency. She went out of her way to make sure that we were proceeding accurately since we did not have a representative in St. Petersburg. Our sale went very smoothly. Mandy’s integrity and friendliness cannot be denied. We wholly recommend her.”

A.L. Braun

“During our initial visit to Saint Petersburg we had the pleasure to meet Bonnie Strickland and Keri Thigpen of the Strickland Property Group, both of whom spent a considerable amount of time to getting to know my wife and I and our long list of needs without ever pressuring us to use their services. They immediately stood out as having the best market knowledge and a most professional and personable approach to our search. After considering many properties and meeting many brokers to the point of exhaustion, we came to rely on Bonnie. Her team put together a deal that let us eventually visit the house of our dreams, just hours before our return flight to Virginia. Their subsequent work in getting the house quickly under contract and managing the stringent due diligence moved the deal forward very quickly while pushing every obstacle aside until closing. Even after closing Keri helped us in every way to help us adjust to our new life in Saint Petersburg, with assistance for everything we needed to make a smooth transition into our new life in this area. I highly recommend the Strickland Property Group to anyone looking for a home in the Saint Petersburg area.”

Sellers of 5932 5th Ave N

“We got connected with Mandy Hand through a mutual friend, and we’re so glad we did. We explained – via email and phone calls – that we would be moving to St. Pete from Houston, and that we had a window early in the move when my husband would be here to search. Mandy started sending us links to houses right away, so we could narrow in on what we wanted – and where we wanted to live. Then she made herself available when we got to town and became our guide to the city and the neighborhoods and life in Florida. She was invaluable. Knowledgeable. Patient. Funny (you need some of that!). She worked hard to make sure that we ended up with the right house. And, I should point out, our search was going on as Hurricane Irma took aim at the Gulf Coast. If you’re looking for a Realtor, you’ll enjoy working with Mandy!”

Buyers of 1002 26th Ave N

“With this being our first home, Lauren Krawczyk was absolutely phenomenal. She explained every detail of the process in an understanding way and was very patient in our search for the perfect home. We found Lauren to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were her only customers, although we know that was not the case. She returned all phone calls and emails the same day. We never felt neglected or unimportant. Our experience at each phase was superior and we would recommend Lauren Krawczyk and the Strickland Property Group to anyone looking for an incredible home buying experience and educated realtor. We are so grateful for Lauren and her skills because we now have a beautiful home and couldn’t be happier!”

Sellers of 1382 Brightwaters Blvd NE

“We knew the time had come to leave Florida behind and finally realize our dream of moving to our home in the mountains. While it is never easy to give up one lifestyle you love for another the transition was made infinitely easier simply by signing with Strickland Property Group. From the onset we knew we had made the right decision. During our initial meeting with Bonnie we were provided with a uniquely comprehensive analysis of the current state of the real estate market specific to our area. She proposed a course of action to sell our home within a reasonable amount of time for a very fair and equitable price. Bonnie then determined which of her Associates would be best suited to work directly with us. Enter Nikki Pagano…as I write this I strive to think of adequate words that best describe Nikki and her incredible work ethic. Industrious, passionate, enterprising, high spirited, ambitious, energetic…the list continues.Without exception Nikki was readily available to us 24/7 even when on holiday with her family. She was never more than a text or phone call away. We were always made to feel like we were Nikki’s top priority and quite honestly will miss her and our daily interaction more than words can say.Bruce and I would not hesitate to recommend Strickland Property Group and Nikki Pagano to make your home selling (or buying) experience a positive one.”

Sellers of 4755 Overlook Dr NE and Buyers of 3435 Bayshore Blvd NE

“We just had our third real estate transaction with Bonnie Strickland and the Strickland Property Group. It is no wonder why Bonnie is the number one agent in Pinellas County because she goes over and beyond the call of duty to match her buyers with the perfect house. She represented us and the sellers on our new home and everything went smooth and very professional. This is the second time Bonnie represented both sides for us and we consider the sellers friends because Bonnie and her team were able to negotiate a win-win and there were big hugs at the finish line.We highly recommend Bonnie and her group to serve your real estate needs!”

Sellers of 1935 Massachusetts Ave NE

“I can’t say enough good things about the experience we had with Mandy and Bonnie marketing and selling our home. Our situation was difficult but Mandy and Bonnie took the time to understand the challenges we faced and the unique needs that had to be satisfied with the marketing and eventual sale of our home. Mandy and Bonnie’s market knowledge proved helpful in educating us as to how best to position our home from a pricing perspective. The Strickland Property Group continually kept us posted regarding how our home was being marketed, provided us instant feedback on each and every showing and continued to follow up with all prospective buyers. I would highly recommend Mandy and her team!”

Sellers of 1840 Glen Lakes Blvd N

“We unexpectedly faced our rental property being vacant and wanted to pursue selling the property while the market was hot. Working with Lauren and Bonnie could not have been a better experience. We were quite concerned about pricing it correctly to sell and, with Lauren and Bonnie’s help, we sold our property before it even made it to market (in less than a month)! We highly recommend Lauren and Bonnie and look forward to working with them again in the future!”



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