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JoAnn Martin from Preferred Real Estate of FL. & MA. we want to thank you for the speedy sale of our house, and the huge effort you put into making this possible. Thanks for your quick response when ever we needed to call you

Greg and Sue Kulik

It was a pleasure working with JoAnn on the sale of my property. She was very thorough, kept me apprised of the status of my sale, was very knowledgeable about local resources for title search, etc. She answered any questions that arose promptly and completely.  I would highly recommend her.


I can absolutely recommend Preferred Real Estate of Fl & MA.  JoAnn Martin was our realtor for the sale of a home in Beverly Hills.  Her communications skills are excellent.   We always felt like we were in the loop and that she was on top of things.  Once there was a buyer, she walked us through the process and we had a very easy closing.  Thank you JoAnn!


Joann and Richard are very easy to talk to and respond completely immediately to any of our needs. Communication is so important and they excell in their efforts. Her and Richard have gone above and beyond to sell our home and made it a wonderful experience. My husband and I feel as though we have also found new friends in them.

Ed & Alice

Joann sold my home very quickly. She was very easy to reach by phone and did a wonderful job selling my house. She helped me in numerous ways when I had questions regarding my sale and giving feedback on all my showings.


Works hard to market your home. Reliable & Dependable

Joe Di Giacomo

I am writing in regards to the sale of our parents home in Florida. JoAnn Martin & Richard Silva was so helpful in getting the sale done in a timely fashion. Not only were they pleasant to deal with, they even met up with us in our home here in Massachusetts, which was mind blowing.  They certainly went the extra mile to make sure that Mom & Dad were at ease with everything and even made sure that the language barrier was not an issue when it came to the showing and inspections. We are very satisified with everything they have done for us, and would highly recommend them to anyone.
Sincerely, Mario Marques

A big shout out to JoAnn Martin of Preferred Real Estate of FL & MA for her outstanding efforts on selling our villa in Terra Vista.  Great Job ...Highly recommended

Jennifer Heise

Joann is a gem. She is very knowledgeable and understands both the area and the market trends. She guided me through the whole process of selling and helped me make good decisions that would make the house more marketable without being pushy or condescending. She worked hard for me and was always available when I needed her. The house sold within the first week of being listed. I highly recommend her!


My husband and I were very pleased with Joann. We live in Ma and she was selling a home for us in Beverly Hills Fl. She was very prompt on keeping us informed and updated. She is very professional and seems genuinely concerned for her customer. Our house is now sold and we know we made the right choice in choosing Joann to be our realtor. We would highly recommend Joann Martin.
 Bob & Jeanne Fortin

Joanne and Richard went above and beyond to be available to show us homes, and did a fantastic job of marketing our home in Terra Vista. Honest, trustworthy, helpful. If you need an agent, we highly recommend them!!!!

The Hansons

April 22, 2017

We would like to recommend realtors JoAnn Martin and Richard Silva of Preferred Real Estate of FL and MA.  They helped us sell our home at 248 E Joplin Ct, Hernando, FL.  They had excellent knowledge of the real estate market in the Citrus Hills area and made many good suggestions on how to better sell the home.  They are one of the few realtors who have open houses.  They advertised the home not only in Citrus County but also in the Boston, MA area.  This can have people up north know about the home.  This is an advantage to being licensed in both FL and MA.  They helped do somethings around the home to help make it salable.  They were very easy to work with and went out of way to help sell the home.  We highly recommend them to anyone wanting to sell a home in Citrus County.


Hilda Eckard and Robert Raybold

Thank you so much for your professional help in selling our home. You were very consistent throughout the sale. You made everything go through without any problems.  It was our pleasure working with you JoAnn.  Thank you again

JoAnn & Tony Delena

JoAnn, we wanted to take time to tell you how much Jerry and I appreciate the hard work you accomplished with the sale of his home in Beverly Hills FL. The extra mile you went with us being out of town at the time the contract was received....the multiple offers we received and the on going offers and counter offers. Thru it all you were patient and understanding. It was remarkable. I spent my career in the field of real estate. First as a realtor for 21 years and than 13 years as a certified residential real estate appraiser.  I have had interaction with hundreds of realtors in that length of time and I can say you rank as one of the best. It is very difficult for a realtor to get this high of a compliment from me.

Thank you so very much
Sharon Turner

JoAnn Martin is a wonderful real estate agent.  Not just because she helped us find a buyer for our house in the first week it was listed, although that is pretty hard to top.  She is a wonderful agent because she is through, dedicated and has the ability to make you feel that you are her only client. No detail was too small for her to notice. And if we had any questions, she go the answers for us right away. Her estimate of our costs and resulting profits were spot on. We had no surprises at the closing.  We recommend JoAnn very highly. Easy to work with, knowledgeable about the market in Citrus County FL and thoroughly professional in all aspects. She was always prepared and helped us through the unsettling experience of selling a home.

Bill & Lyn Miles

My angel had me pause at my mailbox to speak to a lady who was driving by.  She wanted to know if anyone in the neighborhood was interested in selling their home.  She asked if she might take a look at mine, when I mentioned that it has three bedrooms. She gave me her card, and mentioned that she was a realtor with Preferred Real Estate of FL. & MA, which has offices in Florida and Massachusetts. This was JoAnn Martin. We both have roots in Massachusetts and became friends.  She is professional, outgoing and a great photographer.
They say the third time never fails, so after showing the house to three buyers, the third couple loved the house. I hope they will be happy here and love the house as much as I do, but it is time for me to downsize.

Elvira Kennedy

JoAnn Martin of Preferred Real Estate was a delight to work with.  My house sold in 10 days and she made the whole process easy.  She was very approachable and knowledgeable about the nuts and bolts of making my house sell.  She had good suggestions and very responsive to all of my questions.  She kept me informed and in the loop.  I would and have recommended Preferred Real Estate of Fl. & MA to everyone. A big thank you.


It is difficult selling your parent's home, but the realization had come that we could not take care of the house the way it needed to be taken care of.  We contacted JoAnn Martin of Preferred Real Estate of FL. & MA. to help with the sale of the Beverly Hills FL home. She was very professional in dealing with us and the potential buyer. All along the way she was always asking if we were doing alright. She realized that this was a hard decision to make.  I would recommend her agency to anyone who asked who listed and sold our house.

Carl & Gail Ross

I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks for all the work you did in selling my home on Rose Bay Path, Beverly hills.  You always kept me informed to what was going on - the good as well as the not so good.  You did this all in a friendly yet professional manner.  I would highly recommend you and you can certainly use my name for reference any time. Good luck to you in the future.

Sincerely yours,
Shirley Lefevre

JoAnn assisted with every aspect using her knowledge to complete each task thoroughly appointed to her. A excellent realtor who is patient, kind, adds fun to her work, and listens. A+A+A+A++++++


My name is Mildred I am 99 years old and I recently sold a house with Preferred Real Estate of FL. & MA. and would recommend them highly especially JoAnn Martin, she was always very considerate and a good person to be around.

Mildred Beecher

Dear JoAnn,  we want you to know how much we appreciate all the hard work and diligence that you have put in trying to sell our property at Gadsden Pt. We would highly recommend you to any of our friends and relatives, because you are such a hard working realtor. You are a true professional realtor and we sincerely appreciate all that you have done for us. Best Regards

-Janis & Sam Giordano

I listed my Beverly Hills home with JoAnn Martin. Her partner, Richard Silva became my very capable property manager in my absence. Before long we had a full price offer. We closed the sale with the buyer less than two months after we listed our home. They kept us fully informed every step of the process, and acted quickly when necessary. My wife and I recommend them without reservation for purchasing or selling property.

-Richard & Leonie Warner

This letter is to commend JoAnn Martin on a job well done selling our house in the down housing market. Her friendly, easy-going manner and enthusiastic smile make her a pleasure to work with. JoAnn Has our sincere thanks for going so many extra miles for us. We recommend JoAnn to anyone buying or selling real estate. We are sure they will be pleased to work with her.

-Linda & Larry Gilbertson


I want to thank you for selling my home in Beverly Hills FLorida. I would highly recommend you for a realtor. You were very efficient and well qualified.

-Ruth McClinchy

I just wanted to thank you again for everything you have done for me. I have traveled many places and this was my happiest experience having chosen you for my realtor. You did an excellent job and treated me like a special friend with special attention toward my forgetfulness. Thank you so much JoAnn. I would like to keep you as a friend. 

-Virginia Parker

We used Joann martin and Richard Silva to purchase our home 4 years ago and again to sell it recently following a job change. In finding a home joann and Richard listened to our requests and were legitimately concerned with finding the house that met our needs.when it came time to sell our home joann and Richard kept us well informed of their progress even though we lived out of state. It was JoAnn and Richard's aggressive promotion of our home in a challenging merket that sold our home within four months of signing with them.

They are very pleasant and professional to work with. I would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

-Den and Susan Mcpherson

I would like to take this time to thank and commend you on a superb job in marketing and quickly selling my two properties that you did,especially in this time of poor market conditions. you sought me out and told me you wanted the chance to sell one of the home i built.As you know,i had several realty agencies list my properties with no positive result.i should have accepted your offer sooner.the through with the marketing.i was so pleased with your efforts and success in quickly developing a purchaser,i gave you my second property and almost immediately you sold it,as promised. on top of this you have kept me continuously advised and have been a pleasure to work with in these transactions.i thank you and would be happy to recommend you to future prospective clients."
most sincerely,

-Robert A.Lipsner

I wanted to thank you for your assistance in selling my villa. As you know ,prior to meeting you I had been working with other realtors without any success. You identified some low cost improvements that made the property more appealing , aggressively marketed the listing, held an open house and found me a buyer within 30 days of the listing. I am extremely happy with the results. You provided excellent advice and were always responsive to my requests. I would strongly recommend you to anyone trying to sell their home. Please feel free to use me as a reference.
thanks again for everything you did.

-David Sidlin

We were impressed with JoAnn from the first day we met because of her enthusiasm and the fact she and Richard are licensed in both Florida and Massachusetts. We recognized this as an advantage that many other local agencies lack. It was evident from the extensive coverage on the many web sites our home was displayed that the numerous photos and virtual tour they created would enhance the many features of our home and neighborhood.

In a very difficult real estate market, JoAnn and Richard always went the extra mile with open house, display ads and other extensive marketing of our home including reminders to other realtors of our property.
If choosing a realtor is in your future, we assure you of our complete faith in this recommendation. 

Thank you JoAnn and Richard!

-Eldon Patterson and Patsy Patterson

We highly recommend JoAnn Martin as a realtor. She worked constantly to keep our home in the public eye w/many open houses etc. She always has a positive outlook, never wanting us to become discouraged. She kept the time convenient for us and any interested party.

She seems to always have a smile even when she has put in long day. Return our calls promptly and answers our questions on the spot and truthful. Her associate Richard Silva was very helpful also.

-Gerald and Martha Bucci

Now that we have completed the purchase of our new home I want to take the time to thank you for your help. I know that our living in Washington State and doing business long distance was not easy. But thank you for your patience and understanding of our needs. You answered every question and researched the facts on the houses we looked at. You pointed us in the direction of houses that had the attributes we wanted and we found a house that the both of us fell in love with. We are looking forward to retirement and enjoying Florida. 

-Dave and Julie

"We contacted JoAnn Martin and Richard Silva, Real Estate Brokers, to sell our Florida home. They were very helpful in showing our house and checking our house while we were up North. When the house finally sold JoAnn and Richard took care of all the details. We did not have to go to Florida and all paper work was handled by fax and over night mail. We thank them so much for their effort making it so much easier in selling our house while we were in Concord NH.
Again thank you."

-Tom and Joan McNamara

Ray and I would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank-you" for a smooth and professional experience buying our home in Beverly Hills, Florida.

We would recommend your services to others not familiar with Beverly Hills, Florida and looking for a home without hesitation. Good luck with all your future endeavors and your continued efforts connecting homes with people.

-Ray and Susan Braz

We highly recommend JoAnn to anyone looking for their perfect home in Citrus County. She is wonderful broker's agent."

-Evelyn and Charlie Perkins

I wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for the excellent service you provided me on the purchase of my new home in Florida. You were kind , hardworking and understanding of making what could be a life long decision.

I Thank you for all that kindness and all the efforts that goes into buying a home with the buyer(me) out of state.

-Bill Dagenhart

My personal thanks to you for all of your diligent work in reaching this happy day for me when my house is sold. Your unfaltering preservance in these tough economic times has made this day possible.

My Special commendation to you for professionalism and plain "hard work" that would certainly benefit anyone seeking the services of a highly qualified professional Realtor."

-Gloria J. Bubser


We want to thank you very much for being our real estate agent and assisting us in home search. You were patient and understanding throughout my loan process , always easy to get in touch with and right on time whenever we needed to get together. You were recommended to us from one of our relatives. and we would highly recommend you and your service to other people, God bless and we hope you sell many many homes in future. Once again thank you so much.

-David and Jeanette Hale

Susan and I would like to thank you for the prompt service you always
extended to us regarding the sale of the property located at 2258 S
Barbour St Beverly Hills, FL 34465.It took only 30 days or less to complete the transaction and it worked like a charm. We would recommend your team for anyone considering the purchase or sale
of a property.
Thanks and best regards.

-Don and Susan Bowie 

Mere words are inadequate to express our THANKS to you and Richard for the
"Above and Beyond" level of service provided to us in the sale of our home. We listed our home with you when Citrus County,Florida real estate sales were virtually  non-existent. Your continuous confidence was very helpful during the long period of very few sales. Comments from visitors at your multiple "Open House" showing assured us we had a very marketable home even without a pool. Only your continued EXCELLENT EFFORTS in marketing our home resulted in a sale early in a recovering real estate market.THANKS AGAIN for your enthusiasm, efforts and friendship during our extended effort to market our home from a Ten Hour drive away.Your efficient and fast handling of all the many details involved in closing without our presence was exceptionally helpful.

-G. Dan O'Stean , Sue W. O'Stean

I would like to thank you for assisting me with getting the Estate home listed and sold in this very soft down market. Things all fell into place from start to closing.

-Ed Anerson

Thanks to Preferred Real Estate I sold a house in only a few days. I thought it would be on the market for months. I'm so glad I contacted JoAnn Martin and her associate. I don't live in the same state as the house I was selling so I was nervous about how it would go. I went down to Florida and had a week to get everything ready. JoAnnwas so helpful with everything whether it was getting the paperwork lined up or meeting with a repairman. I was on the plane flying home when she sent a message saying there was a buyer! It was such a relief to have everything go so smoothly and quickly."

-Christine Dwyer

If someone is selling their house I would recommend JoAnn Martin of Preferred Real Estate of FL. & MA. I had a buyer in 1 week, good job."

-A. G.

"We recently had occasion to sell a house in Beverly Hills, Florida. Since we live 1300 miles away
from Beverly Hills, choosing the right realtor was critical. We selected JoAnn Martin and
Preferred Real Estate of FL.& MA. because of her (well deserved) reputation as a truly professional realtor.
JoAnn and her colleagues not only sold the house for us but did so in a market saturated with similar types of houses, all listed at similar prices. While many other houses remained on the market, ours was sold due to the efforts of JoAnn and her team.
JoAnn went above and beyond to help us on a number of occasions. For example, she stepped up to handle items for us that the home owner usually takes care of but which we could not, being so far away.
Another benefit offered by JoAnn is her association with the real estate market in New England. Ultimately this is where she found the buyer for our house.
We are very glad we used Preferred Real Estate of FL. & MA. and would use them again, and would not hesitate to recommend JoAnn and Preferred Real Estate of FL. & MA. to anyone.
Thank you."

-Jim Ziegra

Susan and I would like to thank you for the prompt service you always
extended to us regarding the sale of the property located at 225 S
Barbour St Beverly Hills, FL 34465.It took only 30 days or less to complete the transaction and it worked like a charm. We would recommend your team for anyone considering the purchase or sale
of a property.
Thanks and best regards."

-Don and Susan Bowie 

" Want to give a big Shout Out to Jo-Ann Martin with Preferred Real Estate of FL. & MA.  Mom’s house in Beverly Hills, FL was sold in 21 Days!  Since we live in Indiana most everything was done by phone and email, Jo-Ann made sure all the documents were in order, recommended an electrician and kept us informed about every step.  On my one quick trip to Florida she brought over paperwork to be signed and was a big help with the Title Company. If you are looking to buy or sell in Massachusetts or Florida you couldn’t do any better than to work with Jo-Ann and Richard at Preferred Real Estate of FL. & MA."

Tasia  Willeford

"A few years ago my friend Irene sold her house quickly with the help of JoAnn Martin. Irene described her as a real " go-getter" When it was time to sell my house I called JoAnn and with-in 2.5 months my home was sold. JoAnn was always helpful,  and answered my questions. Everthing went smoothly. Thank you JoAnn for everthing. It was a pleasure to work with you."

-Doris Meinhart

"To whom it may concern, If you are looking for a reliable, sharp broker associate, call on JoAnn Martin at Preferred Real Estate of FL. & MA.  She worked on my house daily. She never let me down. My house was sold in 4 months. Doesn't that tell you something?"

-Irene Koenigbauer

Jim and I would like to thank you for all your help in finding and purchasing our Florida condo.  We were initially searching via internet and that became more that frustration when you responded and assisted us with our search both online and in person. You were more than helpful thru the entire process of inspections and closing because we were out of town.  This takes a real attention to detail with good communication skills and were were very pleased with all the extras you did for us.  You went above and beyond to help us and you listened to what we were saying. We feel you know the real estate market and guided us in our search. We have dealt with a lot of realtors in the past 40 years and you are the best. It is a pleasure to have you as our agent

Janet and Jim Good

We thank you for the excellent job that you have done in selling our home in the Glen at Beverly Hills. Not only were you extremely helpful in getting the house ready for sale but for the excellent job you have done in marketing the house.  We were truly amazed by the number of potential buyers that you brought to the house. Under the circumstances of having to move from the Glen and the stress about finding another home for my daughter Cindy (which you did), you have been a god send. I might add that, over the years, we have sold and bought several homes and this by far was the smoothest transition that we have ever made. Thank you for your great service and we will be sure to recommend you whenever we can. It was indeed a pleasure to deal with you.

Joseph and Jeanne Di Giacomo

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your handling of the sale of my villa in Parkside Village. From the listing through to the closing of the sale, you have always showed professionalism, attention to detail, diligence and patience. You took your time taking great photos of my home which were displayed on line and aided in the marketing and contributed to the sale. You were extremely generous with your time in holding multiple open houses. And very importantly, you were always available when I had questions. In short, JoAnn you have been great through the whole process. I really appreciate all you have put into all the phases of selling my home and helping me find a suitable residence to move to and negotiating that sale for me as well.  Bringing buyers to me, working out the details of the contact of sale, working with the title companies and keeping me informed.  I so appreciate.  You have helped me realize my dream of being able to move to an affordable home with a yard for my dog! The house you found for me is just right and I can't thank you enough for all the time and energy you put into making this possible for me.

Barbara Graham

I am a first time home buyer; JoAnn & Richard went above and beyond to walk me through every single step.  Mine was a difficult situation, and when the going got tough, they stood by me. They were friendly and professional. If you're in the market for a good real estate agent, in my opinion, here is where you'll find them.

T. Pickens

Our experience with Preferred Real Estate of Fl & Ma was both efficient and painless.  It is a true blessing to have caring folks looking out for you during the stressful time of selling a home and moving. The folks at Preferred Real Estate of Fl & Ma are a rare find these days as they actually listen to you and work with you Well done!

Sincerely  Dave & Jan Fitch