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Kari Battaglia is one of those rare brokers who has mastered both the traditional sale and short sale markets, much to the benefit of both the distressed homeowner and property seeker.

Personally, Kari has overcome every obstacle posed by the banks in my short sale and is working to bring the process to conclusion. I whole heartedly recommend Kari Battaglia for any real estate needs anywhere in Sarasota County.

Larry S

Everything was great, the thing we liked the most was that she knew what she was doing up and down Can't get any better service that that WOW!

Eric & Linda

Great job

Charles poupard

Kari is a remarkable real estate agent.

She worked with us on a short sale and never gave up, even when the market was at its worst. She is professional and extremely knowledgeable of the area. I have recommended her to family and friends and will continue to do so.

Ronald & Julie

Barbara has been a genuine asset during this entire process.

When you have not dealt with the ins and outs of buying a home for 36 years you need an experienced realtor that truly has your back. She has walked me through every step of the process and answered questions in a timely manner. She has given her recommendation on home inspection people, home owners insurance, and was present during the closing on my behalf. She’s been in the business 19 years now and knows the area. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy a home. Barbara truly cares and will treat you right.

Johnnie Helsley (Dental Hygienist)

Kari was exceptional.

My particular transaction was a short sale and she was incredibly sympathetic and kind regarding the dreadful financial situation that brings someone to the point of resorting to a short sale. She was patient with me, tenacious with lenders and, no doubt, encouraging to the buyers who hung in there for a long time, certainly due to her constant updates throughout the process.


After buying and selling real estate over 50 years, I finally found the perfect realtor!

My wife and I decided to sell our condo in Venice and so we had a couple of the big firms in to provide us with an overview and estimate. Frankly we were not overly excited with either person and decided to round out our interview process with one of the newer firms in the area, Next Home Suncoast. Best decision we ever made!! Barbara showed up and immediately impressed us with her knowledge of the area, the pricing and the purchasing market activity. She showed us great enthusiasm for our property and filled us with confidence that she could sell in the price range she recommended, which was so much better than previous recommendations. Barbara was spot on, and the sale was almost immediate. She stood by us through every step of the negotiation and process. We were never without access to her for consultation or to answer any question that came up. This couldn't have been a more perfect process with Barbara leading the way. I would recommend her to anyone considering buying or selling in the general Venice/Sarasota area. I know if we had been buying in the area rather than selling, we would have also been gaining a great friend.

Bob Arsenault

Kari is as honest and hard working as they come.

She made a very difficult process seem as smooth as silk. If you are looking to buy or sell a house in the greater Sarasota area you would be doing yourself an injustice to use anyone else!


Barbara was very professional.

Kept me informed with every step of the process. She answered all my questions and phone calls in a timely manner. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Barbara Spang

Kari is absolutely the best realtor we have ever worked with!

When the first home we chose Kari and her team worked their tail off to trying to get the deal pit together. A large corporation owned it and although they agreed to fix everything the inspector found wrong, they never corrected one  thing. So Kari recommended that we start looking for another home. She stayed in close contact the entire time. I finally found another home in a deeded community and it was twice the home that I thought we wanted. Kari again went to work negotiating for us and we ended up getting a VA no money down home! We absolutely love it. Kari is a very hard worker and professional. She dots all the i's and crosses all the t’s. I highly recommend her! You can’t go wrong with Kari Battaglia! If we ever move again she’ll be who we call first.

Julie & Ernie S

Barbara is a Broker who loves her job,so her work was exzellent and wher diffievlties arose she found a solution and didrt lose her sense of Humor we wish you continued success Angela Jürgen

Jürgen angela

Purchasing a new home can bring a lot of anxiety, especially when it has been 36 years since you last did it.

Barbara was wonderful in executing the entire process. With over 19 years experience in the realestate business her knowledge was useful when it came to home inspections, insurance references, and knowing the ins and outs of the Terra Cove community. When I had questions, Barbara had a quick response in either knowing the answer or getting the answer. She did a virtual walkthrough with me when i could not be there because I was in Ohio. Barbara represented me well during the closing process. I would recommend her to be your realtor on your next home purchase.

Johnnie Helsley (Dental Hygienist )

Our experiences with Kari were positive right from the start.

She was confident and assured us that she would be able to help us sell our Florida property. She did her research before putting the property on the market. She worked diligently and was always professional patient and available to us via text and phone. She took the time necessary to understand our needs and was able to secure a buyer in a reasonable time.

Richard & Paula Williams

We did a little house shopping with Kari.

A few weeks ago after looking at a couple of properties, Kari asked if we would be interested in a particular property, in a location we had never considered before. During a conversation, sometime later, we asked Kari why in the world would she have recommended that particular property? Her answer was very simple, Kari replied "I was listening to the both of you." As a lifelong sales professional myself, those words were music to my ears. Salespeople have no idea as to the importance of listening as opposed to talking. The house, and the community was exactly what we didn't know we wanted. Only someone with a deep understanding of their market could give guidance such as this as we went through the buying process Kari's communication was flawless. Her product knowledge was extremely thorough and reflected in her years in the real estate business and certainly earns her a badge of a veteran of the industry. We sailed through the process and closed with zero drama. Kari's professionalism and commitment to her clients is a breath of fresh air. We are so pleased with Kari's work ethic as well as just enjoying knowing her that we have listed the home we moved out of with her for sale. We are glad to know Kari, and are sure that you will be as well.

Scott & Elaine Pertez

We hired Kari twice as our realtor.

Once to buy our home and again 5 years later to sell our home. We found she knows the real estate market very well, regardless of its situation and works very hard to meet your needs. She keeps in close touch during the entire process and responds quickly to all your calls. She is kind courteous and has a sense of humor! I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a realtor.

Barbara & Maynard Dreas

We loved working with Barbara!

We were buying a vacation home from out of state so couldn’t see homes as they came on the market. Barbara would go for us and FaceTime us from the house. We trusted her opinions and bought the house site unseen! My husband and I were all over the place about what we wanted, but Barbara was patient and supportive of us. We would definitely recommend working with Barbara as your buyers agent!

Sandy McCray

We were very satisfied with Barbara's many years of experience in the Real State business.

She guided us through the process of inspections, closing and what ever hurdles we needed to accomplish our goal of making the sale a success. Very great, helpful to work with, knowledgeable and well informed. She made the whole process seem very smooth. Thanks Barb

Warren & Sherry koehl

Barbara was an absolute gem to work with!

! Always professional, extremely knowledgeable, available, attentive to details and has her pulse on the southwest FL real estate market/values.

Steven stone

My wife and I have been working with Barbara for several months and it has been nothing short of a wonderful experience.

A true professional, Barbara has been patient, informative and a pleasure to work with from day one. She has gone above and beyond in helping us find the perfect home for us which we closed on just last week! I highly recommend Barbara to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Thanks for everything Barbara!

Patrick J Oaks

Kari Battaglia became know to us through her website.

Her strong credentials , her well appointed website and speaking directly with her convinced my husband and me that she would be the perfect Real Estate Broker for us. Kari was presented with the task of working with us from “out of state”, and with very specific guidelines of what we were looking for. Our knowledge of Venice from previously living there; helped us pick the areas we wanted to look in, but to find just that “perfect house” could be a challenge. Kari gave it her all! Long hours of searching, daily updates, her honesty and integrity throughout the whole process and her most valuable knowledge in all phases of real estate was so impressive and paid off in the end. As a Broker working for us; she went the “extra mile” with helping us in many areas that she wasn’t responsible for, in order to make our dream come true. If you are looking for that”special” Real Estate Broker, with a caring manner, integrity and a true professional; I urge you to call Kari Battaglia. She is the type of person I would be proud to also call a friend. She really is that great! We would use Kari again without question and we will recommend her to anyone we know who needs an expert in Buying or Selling a home. You would be doing yourself a favor by giving Kari your business.

Dan & Judi C

Exceeded all expectations .

Received highest price. Was fully aware of market value.

Richard Burton

Some of the qualities that Kari has made sale of our condo successful: Compassionate Dedicated Knowledge of the market Availability at all times Professionalism Kept me informed

Jean-Pierre Privet

Just wanted to again let you know how much Domenic and I truly appreciate all that you did to represent us during this short sale.

Between dealing with Wells Fargo (I know that will be your most memorable thing ever!), getting a new buyer after the first one pulled out, to dealing with me (which I KNOW was the EASIEST thing for sure…ha ha ha) and working with the buyer’s agent to get this all done, you really brought it home.

Denise & Dominic

Kari is an agent that will go above and beyond.

.she did just that for us and our sale! She was everything you look for in an agent,a good communicator, great negotiator and very knowledgeable about our current market and the SW Florida area! She always had a calm way of dealing with even the most stressful of situations (even with a difficult buyer)!She always made us feel like she was on our side thru it all! She kept us informed thru out the entire sale process.Whether it was thru email,texts, or a phone call, we always knew what was happening.We were thankful to have such an amazing agent and have recommended her to others already!

Beth J

Extremely reliable and professional.

I would highly recommend her whether you are selling or buying. You can tell she loves her job. Sandy

Sandy Russ (Paralegal)

Barbara was the best.

She understood my anxiety when the house took a while to sell (5 months). Forever lifting me up and her positive attitude kept me sane. I would recommend her to any one wanting to sell.

Virginia W Chappelear

Throughout our entire experience Barbara consistently exceeded our expectations.

Her in-depth market knowledge is extremely impressive. Her attention to the buyers wishes is also an amazing asset and time saver. Barbara and the team at NextHome Suncoast provided invaluable guidance, helping us make informed decisions throughout our buying process. We felt confident relying on Barbara’s expertise and advice. Her commitment to meeting the clients needs from, prompt communication, technical details, assisting with inspections and other area services was phenomenal. When dealing with real estate we would not hesitate to refer friends or family to Barbra and the NextHome Suncoast team

Kim Barker

We were interested in buying property in this area and we found a listing by Barbara.

We contacted her and she answered every question we had and so so we decide to make an offer She worked very hard to get the seller to accept our offer. At no time were we left in the dark about the transaction. Communication was always excellent. We considered her a good realtor and a good friend

Don and Mary Ann Nigh

Kari was terrific in all respects!

My particular transaction took quite a while (no fault of hers) and she was patient, diligent and thorough. Ultimately, she "got it done" and I doubt that many other agents would have kept their commitment to me in the same way that Kari did.

Sheryl H

Kari was excellent in helping us close the purchase of our new home.

Our real estate purchase took a long time to complete & there was a number of problems to sort out, but Kari dealt with all the issues in a quick & professional manner. We would definitely have her look after any of our future real estate transactions.

Mike W

I wanted to thank you for handling the sale of my home and helping find a new home that was perfect for us.

We both knew it was not easy to sell our home. You went so far beyond what we expected and what we have experienced in the past with other agents.

Lottie & Günter

Kari is an agent that will go above and beyond…she did just that for us and our sale!

She was everything you look for in an agent, a good communicator, great negotiator and very knowledgeable about our current market and the SW Florida area! She always had a calm way of dealing with even the most stressful of situations (even with a difficult buyer)! She always made us feel like she was on our side thru it all! She kept us informed throughout the entire sale process. Whether it was through email, texts, or a phone call, we always knew what was happening. We were thankful to have such an amazing agent and have recommended her to others already!

Dudley & Melissa T

“Kari was fabulous”.

Dealing the lending institutions was tedious. I can appreciate that they are overwhelmed but the number of times that the same info was sent, only to have it lost and requiring resending was so numerous as to become hilarious. Kari found a cash buyer the first week in January and we closed last day in April.

Ken & Debbie L

Being new to Florida, we had no idea where to start.

.....Kari was fantastic in helping us find our home, she made sure to show us the homes that had the features we were most interested in, while keeping it in our budget! From start to finish she was always a text or call away; promptly responding to any question we had. Great experience throughout! Definitely recommend!

Ashley D

Barbara was so kind, patient and knowledgeable when we decided to look for a home in Florida.

She listened to what we were looking for and in what areas. She set up multiple listings each day and went out of her way to accommodate us. She made it fun and interesting. I wish all Realtors were like Barbara. We have since purchased our lil Florida home and will be life-long friends. Thanks Barbara you are truly a blessing.

Lovey and Mike Stovall

I live in New York, and my father lives in Florida.

When it came time for him to sell his house I was nervous because I was so far away and didn't want anyone to take advantage of him. EVERYTHING was put to ease as soon as he chose Kari to be his realtor. She corresponded extremely well with me, and was very patient with me dad. Her expertise was over the top, as we did run into a few problems with the buyer. I would highly recommend Kari as a realtor because of her professionalism, her patients and most of all her expertise.

Patrice M

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