Testimonials

Many of our satisfied real estate customers have submitted letters of thanks and some greatly appreciated reviews/recommendations regarding their experience buying and selling property in Key West and the Florida Keys with our firm. We find that our clients say more than we ever could.  

 

06/29/2017 – Seller, Big Coppitt, FL

Sold a Townhouse home in 2017 for approximately $475K in Key West, FL.

Local knowledge: ★★★★★

Process expertise: ★★★★★

Responsiveness: ★★★★★

Negotiation skills: ★★★★★

“Bascom and his assistant Meghan were fabulous! My husband and I were living out of state during the sale of our home in Key West. They both made the entire process less stressful on us. It was difficult selling the house far away, but anything I needed them to do at the house they did. I’m so grateful to have had such a wonderful and trustworthy team. Thank you again Bascom and Meghan.”

 

06/26/2017 –Seller, Key West Golf Club

Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Key West, FL.

Local knowledge: ★★★★★

Process expertise: ★★★★★

Responsiveness: ★★★★★

Negotiation skills: ★★★★★

“There is a good reason that Bascom Grooms is one of Key West’s top real estate agents – he knows what he’s doing. From start to finish the process of listing and selling my Key West condo was a pleasure. I got great advice in the beginning about things I could do to make my place more salable and a very good market analysis so that I’d know how to price it so that it would sell. Bascom provided regular updates on showings and purchase prospects and once we had a buyer he kept on top of things so that the closing went on schedule with no surprises. I’ve used Bascom before and I’ll use him again, he’s the best!

 

06/06/2017- Seller, P. Nollner

Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $475K in Key West, FL.

Local knowledge: ★★★★★

Process expertise: ★★★★★

Responsiveness: ★★★★★

Negotiation skills: ★★★★★

“Bascom saved the day! after being listed by a different realtor for 9 months with only 8 showings, Bascom took over, priced it correctly and sold it in less than in 2 months…the entire process was smooth and stressless…and he’s a great guy too 🙂 and his assistant, Meghan, was also great to work with…would recommend the team to any and all!”

 

06/04/2017- Seller, Key West  

Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $650K in Key West, FL.

Local knowledge: ★★★★★

Process expertise: ★★★★★

Responsiveness: ★★★★★

Negotiation skills: ★★★★★

“Bascom and his team did a great job in selling our house. The sale closed in April 2017. Bascom is conscientious, knowledgeable, professional, and a real pleasure to work with. He is well plugged into the realtor network in Key West. Although he has assistants, he does much of his own work, and as a client I always received very prompt personal attention. Selling a house is never easy, particularly if one is living in it at the time, as my wife and I were. Bascom did his best to make the process as smooth as possible. I enthusiastically recommend bascom grooms and his team.”

 

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April 25, 2016
We have sold and bought many houses over the years and without a doubt Bascom has impressed us the most with his attention to detail and his positive and professional approach in dealing with both the buyer and seller.

David D.
Key West, Florida
Seller

 

March 14, 2016
We could not of been happier with the entire buying process with Bascom. He made an often tedious process, seamless and easy. It is the most smooth purchase we have ever had and it was because Bascom was ahead of the game every step of the way. We highly recommend going with Bascom, his years of local expertise was invaluable. Thanks!

Caroline Taylor & Keith McDonald
Key West, Florida
Buyers

February 4, 2016
Bascom did a superb job selling my parents house in Key West. He managed a situation that required a blend of patience, understanding, real estate knowledge, and completed it all in a timely manner. He was recommended by several local friends, and despite my having to sell from 4 states away, I wasn’t worried once Bascom was on it. Several challenges with permits or repairs to the property sprung up, but Bascom handled it professionally and expeditiously.

Eric Ewald
Cary, North Carolina
Seller

February 2, 2016
I couldn’t be happier with how expeditiously the sale of my mother’s property went! Bascom was very helpful, always quickly responding to my issues or questions. He was always professional in all of our dealings. Would highly recommend him to others!!

Joan Huck
Key West, Florida
Seller

 

January 29, 2016
Bascom did an excellent job from our first meeting to closing. His professional and easygoing manner made the process painless for us. We have lived in Key West full time for 13 years and I would highly recommend him and use him again!
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Leslie Johnson
Key West, Fl
Seller

 

January 20, 2016
The consummate professional who negotiated the sale of my home on one coast when I live on another . Very much a skilled diplomat when it comes to negotiating between parties. Kept me immediately abreast of the developments associated with the sale. Efficient, calm, and as I stated before, the consummate professional. Too bad I can only use 5 stars because he definitely rates a 10. I am in no way associated or related to him.

Kristie Bardsley
Everett, Washington

Seller

January 10, 2016
I bought my home and just sold it and Bascom was the Realtor both times. I can not express how professional he is. Bascom gets back with you almost immediately. He also has a lot of patience and will take the time to answer questions and to explain each process when buying or selling your home. I rented my home out while it was for sale and he and his property manager were amazing and found someone in a timely manner.
Karyl St Peter
Plant City, Fl

Seller

December 28, 2015
We’re so glad Bascom was our realtor. He sold our house in a number of weeks. He was fast and organized. He quickly resolved a number of routine issues, such as an unintentional misunderstanding between the seller and buyer relating to clearing and cleaning up the property, getting a legally required repair completed quickly, and patiently dealing with a bank.

He also knows his market; we took Bascom’s advice and turned down two offers that fell short of our asking price, then sold it for our asking price a few weeks later.

Retaining a proactive realtor like Bascom took the worry out of the process for me. Contrast that experience with a realtor in a different part of the country, who rarely showed my family’s property and never closed the sale.

I recommend Bascom because he gets it done and he’s a really nice guy

Christian Cochran
St.Thomas, US Virgin Islands

October 27, 2015
Bascom Grooms is a local real estate agent with a wealth of knowledge and expertise! Being new to the area, we had very little understanding of the housing market, neighborhoods, price ranges, insurance, taxes, etc. and Bascom helped us navigate all the details and was always available to answer our questions. He was professional, responsive and patient throughout the process – after viewing many homes, we ended up purchasing the first house that he showed us. Thank you, Bascom!

Kevin & Janet Smith
Key West, FL

October 2, 2015
Bascom Grooms handled with skill and professionalism,the marketing, negotiation and quick sale of my house within 3 weeks of our contract.

I had my house on the market for 9 months prior to hiring Bascom. I interviewed him and another potential realtor before deciding on him. I had the feeling he would roll up his sleeves and get it done and he came through! I felt he gave me a realistic appraisal of the worth of my property and he got to work with diligence right away. He was always quick to respond when I had to talk to him and when the offer came in he negotiated with the buyer until I got a good amount I could live with. I would recommend Bascom to anyone in the market to sell or buy a house.
Bascom Grooms handled with skill and professionalism,the marketing, negotiation and quick sale of my house within 3 weeks of our contract.

Karen Luknis
Key West, FL


September 9, 2015

Bascom helped show us several homes within our price range, and helped us find others after we adjusted our price range. He was very professional, knowledgeable, fair, and his experience helped us find what we were looking for in a home.

DJ Napoleon
Key West, Fl

August 14, 2015
Bascom was awesome to deal with from the first day we spoke. We met at my house and he discussed the plan on pricing and selling the house. He had a plan from the start on what was the best way to get the most out of the sale. In 5 days we had an offer. I also had 2 permits that previous owners did not close. Bascom and his team had them taken care of with no hassle for me.

I would suggest using Bascom to everyone! Also his office staff is amazing to deal with. They always answered the phone, returned messages and emails promptly and were a pleasure to work with!

Jason Newcomb
Key West, FL


August 11, 2015

Bascom helped both with the purchase of my new home and the sale of my existing home. He was available 24/7 and made a stressful process easy. He knows the market and was on top of the entire process.

I highly recommend him if you are buying or selling in Key West and the lower Keys.

Knoll Bowman
Key West, FL

 

August 10, 2015
Bascom Grooms is one of the most competent, knowledgeable, professional and easy to work with Realtors we’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. He keeps you informed through the whole process, can answer any questions you might have and has a well-rounded balance for anything that could come up. Bascom just sold our property, but we’ve worked with him before when we purchased the property 12 years ago.

I can’t say enough good things about him. We will work with him again when we decide to buy another property.

Sincerely,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Frank & Pam Holden

Key West, FL

 

August 3, 2015
Bascom is knowledgeable of market values and trends. He’s a patient negotiator and transparent contract writer. Once the deal is signed, you won’t see any surprises on your way to closing.

Mike Morawski
Key West, FL

 

July 16, 2015
Bascom is a local who knows this market like the back of his hand. He came highly recommended to us, and somehow managed to exceed our expectations.

Buying a house in Key West can be a difficult experience; navigating the market with the peculiar issues involving taxes, insurance, permits and of course, price points, can be nerve wracking. Bascom helped us find our dream home within our price range!

Most importantly, he was always available 24/7. There were times when we had questions, issues, difficulties and fears—all the stuff, serious and silly, that pops up when you’re buying your home. Bascom answers his phone and his emails anytime, any day of the week, and his experience and good cheer were invaluable.

If you’re thinking of buying a home in Key West, there’s only one person you should call.

Chris and Rebecca Deem
Key West, FL

 

July 13, 2015
We have sold and bought a home with Bascom and he was very helpful, professional and patient throughout the entire process. He is extremely responsive to any questions and knows the market better than anyone. If we need to buy or sell again, we know who to call.


Greg Wright & Allison Diange
Hampton Bays, NY

June 29, 2015
Bascom was very prompt in all aspects of the sale. He answered all calls, e-mails & texts within minutes. He kept me updated on the progress at all times and spent time explaining details of selling and closing.

I would highly recommend Bascom Grooms—he has a wealth of knowledge about Key West and the housing market.

Cindy Chalkley
Key West, FL

 

June 23, 2015
We are writing to express our pleasure working with Lori Langton who represented us in our recent purchase of a single-family home. Lori guided us through the entire process, from loan prequalification to making the offer and closing the deal. We credit Lori with a smooth, stress-free home-buying experience.

Lori is savvy, professional and personable and goes above and beyond to ensure her clients are making informed decisions.

To reiterate, we are nothing but pleased with Lori and her expertise and we would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

Tony and Cyndi Chatman
Key West, FL

 

June 10, 2015
Dear Lori,
I want to reach out and thank you for the incredible job you did in helping me find my own piece of paradise in Key West. The search at times felt exhausting, but through your tenacity and persistence the end result was the home best suited for my family. I appreciate your patience throughout the negotiation process and the inspection period. Your knowledge and guidance was much needed especially in regard to making sure all city permits were closed in order to protect me from any future liabilities.

Your ability to problem solve under pressure is admirable. The issues that arose with the tenant occupying the house were quite frustrating. In a situation that had the potential to terminate the deal, your interminable efforts ended with a resolution that was beneficial to all parties.

I would highly recommend you, and only you, to any future clients. Your efforts and diligence are reflected in your success. Thank you again and I look forward to working with you in the future.

Sincerely,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Anna Marie Frusco
Richboro, PA

 

June 8, 2015
Bascom Grooms was my choice in selling my mother’s home after her death. He knew it was a difficult time for my siblings, niece and nephew and myself and showed compassion and professionalism. Bascom kept all of us informed throughout the process which was difficult since all parties excluding myself lived out of town.

With Bascom’s help and guidance, our mother’s home sold in three months for more than we anticipated.

Judy Henriquez
Key West, FL

 

June 8, 2015
Bascom helped my wife and I purchase our first house. Whenever we were interested in a potential property, Bascom got us in right away. When we made a decision on the property we wanted to purchase, Bascom got us under contract and expertly navigated us through the twists and turns of the process. Bascom was there for us when we needed him and got the job done.

I would recommend Bascom Grooms and his great staff to anyone looking for a house in the Florida Keys.

Dustin & Allison Hunter
Key West, FL

 

June 3, 2015
Bascom brings local knowledge & great expertise. You can’t pick a better real estate agent or team. Very professional, responsive and works at getting you the best offer possible, as quickly as possible. He and his staff helped me tremendously, as I wasn’t in the area for the few months my condo was listed, prior to closing. Anything that needed to be done, from cleaning the place up to meeting inspectors, they were on top of their game to help assist and get it done in a timely manner with great communication.

Thanks for all your help, I really appreciate it.

Brian Brooks
Key West, FL

 

June 2, 2015
Lori was great to work with. As first time home buyers, she was an excellent source of information and went above and beyond to answer all of our questions and make the home-buying process as easy as possible. We highly recommend Lori Langton with Bascom Grooms Real Estate to anyone looking to purchase a property in Key West or the Florida Keys.

Michael & Suzanne Castellano
Key West, FL

 

May 29, 2015
We would like to give a big THANK YOU to Bascom along with Meghan for helping us sell our home. Bascom was always available and accommodating. We were extremely pleased with the professionalism from Bascom and his staff. We highly recommend Bascom Grooms Real Estate.

Peter and Evie Valdez
Key West, FL

 

May 28, 2015
You did it again! For the second time in two years you have represented us in the purchase of a home and done it exceedingly well. You saved us from making any mistakes and made the whole process as simple and as painless as it could be. I think we’re done buying houses for now but rest assured if we decide to buy or sell we’ll be on the phone with you first. Our thanks also to your marvelous staff.

Milton and Sandra Mandel
Key West, FL

 

April 14, 2015
We want to express our thanks and appreciation to Bascom Grooms Real Estate for their help in selling our home in Key West. Our house was unique and, we believed, a true show piece. The key was to find the right buyers and Bascom and his team worked hard to do just that. It took many showings to find someone looking for our particular layout, and the new owners are very pleased.

We especially want to thank Lori for all the work she did to ensure a great sale price. Her patience with us paid off and we couldn’t be happier.

Thanks again for a job well done!

Craig and Claudia Pennington
Key West, FL

 

March 31, 2015
My family knew working with Bascom and his staff would be a great experience and that we should expect results and professionalism, after all he has a proven track record in the market. Somehow even knowing all of this he still managed to exceed all our expectations. He made what was a really challenging purchase seem simple and effortless. His communication and service was impeccable. He was always upfront and honest about his concerns in our choices and desires but he never wavered in his support of our dream. Bascom went above and beyond coordinating with our lender, the attorney, the seller’s agent and a property manager to ensure it all happened just as we asked. He even managed to help us close a few weeks sooner than anyone thought possible.

For us Bascom Grooms Real Estate is not just the best choice but it is the only choice whether buying or selling.

Phillip & Amy Pierce
Key West, FL

 

March 28, 2015
It was an extraordinary pleasure working with Bascom. He was always available and immediately responsive so that the process of going from contract to closing was never stressful.

I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a property in Key West!

Dr. Geoffrey Herter
Key West, FL

 

February 18, 2015
This is the third time I have used the real estate services of Bascom Grooms, which should be a testimony in and of itself. He is consistently professional, knowledgeable and accessible in all facets of home selling and buying. In this case he assisted me in the sale of my home and went above and beyond with some issues we had with the appraisal and mortgage issues for the buyer that were threatening the success of the sale.

In the end it all went off without a hitch and that is largely due to Bascom’s willingness to get the job done for a client. In addition, Meghan Davis was a great addition as his assistant.

I would not hesitate to use Bascom’s real estate services again in the future.

Marsha Deere
Key West, FL

 

January 21, 2015
I want to thank Bascom and Meghan for all the help and professionalism I received during the sale of my home. It only took 3 months to close which was much sooner than I had planned. Bascom kept me up to date with the whole process and answered all my questions. He just took me by the hand and led the way. Meghan was very professional and always let me know what was next to come. She stayed on top of all the appointments and always gave me a friendly reminder.

I highly recommend this company for any real estate transactions.

Thanks to both Bascom and Meghan. You were great!

Ann Batchelor
Key West, FL


January 19, 2015

You are a class act and it was a pleasure working with you.

Thank you again,

Carol Lucius
Jacksonville, FL


December 22, 2014

I am very happy with my experience with Bascom. He is extremely professional and has a very sweet, calming nature, which is priceless for such a stressful time as buying a house. He goes above and beyond his job as a Realtor. The added bonus is Meghan Davis because she is reliable and treats you with respect also.

I would highly recommend Bascom Grooms Real Estate to anyone I know.

Thank you for all of your help!

Karyl St. Peter
Key West, FL


November 19, 2014

I want to express my thanks and appreciation to Bascom Grooms and Lori Langton for their help in selling our rental property this year. The house required considerable fix-up after the renters left and Bascom helped me determine what really needed to be worked on to ensure a quick sale. He helped with some contacts and ensured that everything moved smoothly. When the remodeling was complete, the house was a true show piece that sold to one of the very first people to see it.

Throughout the remodeling, listing and closing, Lori and Bascom provided support and friendship in the most reliable and professional manner one could hope for. They will be the agents for the next property I sell.

Craig Pennington
Key West, FL

November 10, 2014
Dear Lori,

Lenny and I cannot thank you enough for helping us find our vacation home in Old Town, Key West. After renting for several years, it was time to have a home of our own. You made it happen….and I cannot imagine working with anyone else!

Because we do not live locally, this could have been a real challenge. However, from meeting with the home inspector and three contractors regarding the renovation to completing our walk through after the tenant moved out, you handled it all for us and kept everything on track until I could make it back down to Key West. You made the experience so positive. You listened to us and heard and understood what we were looking for and where we wanted to be. Your patience and knowledge were exceptional.

All of the recommendations you made throughout the process were extremely helpful. You were there for us from the beginning of the search through the closing and beyond! We could not be happier!!!

I would recommend you to anyone who is looking to work with a true professional Realtor!

Again, we want to thank you for helping us find and purchase our vacation home in “paradise”! You are the best!!!!

Joy Davis
Wilmington, Delaware


October 24, 2014

Stressful, frustrating, and annoying are a few words that can be used to describe selling your home…

This was not the case when dealing with Lori Langton from Bascom Grooms Real Estate. Lori made the process so easy for us. Smooth sailing from setting up our listing to the closing!

Most Sincerely,

Maika Ray & Luke De Souza
Key West, FL

October 8, 2014
Bascom and Lori at Bascom Grooms Real Estate are the best Realtors you can imagine. I’m from Hungary and moved to Key West 12 years ago and decided to buy my first home this year. As a first-time home buyer with very little knowledge about the process and how to find the right place, I needed help from a professional I could trust.

Lori went above and beyond to help me find the right house and walked me through every step of the closing process making it stress-free. She provided me with an excellent home inspector and was always there to answer my questions. She was extremely responsive and had great suggestions for homes to view based on what I was looking for. Her judgment was priceless, as I was first-time buyer and unfamiliar with the many aspects and decisions involved in buying a home. She was always available for phone calls, texts and emails. I have several friends looking for homes and I always recommend them.

Overall, Lori is exceptionally knowledgeable, extremely patient and very dedicated to her clients. I completely and fully endorse her services and Bascom Grooms Real Estate to anyone buying or selling a home.

Tamas Seres
Key West, FL

September 23, 2014
Bascom and his team are simply the best! We listed our home in late June and closed just three months later. Throughout the entire process both Bascom and Meghan kept me up to date and informed every step of the way. They patiently answered my many questions and left me feeling confident that I was in capable hands. This is the second time I have used their services and based on my experience with them, they will always have my business!

Thank you Bascom and Meghan for taking the stress out of selling my home!

Thanks again!

Chanda Johnston
Key West, FL

August 7, 2014
Bascom Grooms Real Estate recently helped me sell my house in Key West, FL. It was my first real estate transaction and I had plenty of questions as you can imagine. Bascom answered all my questions and explained everything in detail. He kept me up to date with any news or changes during the process. I have known Bascom for quite some time and respect him personally and professionally. I was very impressed with Bascom and his team at Bascom Grooms Real Estate and would not hesitate to hire him as my agent in the future.

Tim Reppenhagen
Melbourne, FL

August 6, 2014
Our personal thanks to the Bascom Grooms Real Estate Team for making the selling of our home such an enjoyable and seamless process. What a great experience! We never had any problems with reaching anyone and Bascom was always available and very accommodating to our needs. I would recommend Bascom Grooms Real Estate to anyone considering buying or selling their property. They have a proven track record with our family.

Bart & Paulina Smith
Key West, FL

July 23, 2014
Bascom is truly one of the best Realtors I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I have been blessed with the opportunity to purchase real estate in many places across the country and I have never had an experience equal to that which has been provided to my family and myself by Bascom. His knowledge of the lower keys and Key West as well as his extreme patience has led to an enjoyable time for my entire family. I highly recommend that if you have children, you have them play “hide and seek” with Bascom. He’s great at it!

If you are considering buying or selling in the lower keys or Key West, there is no one better.
Thank you, Bascom.

Sherman and Iris Hamlin
Key West, FL


July 15, 2014

Dear Lori,

I just wanted to thank you for all your diligence and hard work on our last transaction together for 2919 Harris Avenue. You stand out as a professional amongst your peers and it was a pleasure to do business with you.


Richard Medlin, Realtor
Key West, FL

June 1, 2014
I have known Bascom Grooms both personally and professionally for years. It was because of his honesty, integrity, drive, and determination that not only my husband and myself chose his company to sell our property but in the past my mother-in law, and sister-in-law as well. Within (16) days of listing our townhome, it was under contract, which just shows he gets things done.

We cannot thank Bascom and the great team he works with enough. Since then he has also helped three of my other friends sell their homes as well.

So if you are looking for the best, look no further!

Theresa Gedmin
Key West, FL

May 22, 2014
Listing our house with Bascom Grooms Real Estate was the easiest and best decision of the selling process. Bascom and his team not only guided us through the entire sale, they managed to make it happen in 6 DAYS! They were available at all times for questions and extremely accommodating to our schedules, we could not have asked for more. The knowledge that Bascom Grooms Real Estate brought to the table was priceless!

Allison & Greg
Key West, FL

May 9, 2014
I could not have completed the short sale of my condo without Bascom Grooms Real Estate. After years of submitting paperwork, negotiating with lenders and talking to various real estate attorneys my frustration level was at an all-time high. To further complicate the situation I had already moved out of state so I was trying to coordinate all of this long distance. Bascom provided professional guidance and got the condo listed for sale. Both Bascom and Lori worked tirelessly to bring the sale to a close. Lori’s expert knowledge of the short sale process was a tremendous asset! She handled all the negotiations and paperwork for both banks and kept me updated every step of the way. If you find yourself having to offer your property as a short sale, there is no better team to get the job done than Bascom and Lori.

Paul Nichols
Austin, TX

April 29, 2014
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to be able to pass on some pertinent information to others who might be considering which realty company in Key West to partner with in either the buying or selling of a home in Key West, Florida. I apologize to Bascom and particularly Lori Langton, whom I worked with, for taking so long to give her the accolades that she truly deserved. Unfortunately, I had some serious personal situations come up that have kept me from getting this out to her sooner. I again want to thank her for her superior support and attention to detail, it was so greatly appreciated!

The short story is that I was the Executor of my Aunt’s will, and when she passed away, I became the legal “personal representative” of her estate and was now in tremendous position of responsibility, the biggest of which was the need to sell her home. This along with the many other details of settling an estate for my Aunt’s two children was quite overwhelming.

Bascom was one of two realty companies that were recommended to me. When I met with Lori, I was immediately very impressed with Bascom’s credentials, how prepared she was and her plan for quickly selling, at the best price possible, my Aunt’s home. Lori helped me with tips for how to prepare the house for sale, and who and where I might go to get help in doing this. Oh, and by the way, I did not/do not live in Key West.

When Bascom’s photographer couldn’t get out right away to get pictures of the house, Lori came out herself and took some great shots in order to expedite getting the house on the market with some preliminary pictures. When I had to travel back to my home, Lori kept me constantly posted on what the activity was and all comments and interest of the people viewing the home. I have sold and bought many homes myself and have usually had to prompt the Realtors to give me feedback, to communicate; Lori needed no prompting, she actually did her job.

The house sold quickly and Bascom did a great job with all the closing details; I never had to come back to Key West to get anything else done.

As you might suspect, I recommend Bascom Grooms Real Estate and Lori Langton VERY HIGHLY!

Janet Murphy
Palmetto, FL

April 24, 2014
Dear Bascom and the whole team,
When my husband and I decided to put our place on the market immediately your name came to mind, as we knew your reputation and experience in the real estate market in the Keys. We wanted to work with someone local and familiar with our property and that was just the perfect choice!

We were extremely pleased about the high degree of professionalism we experienced working with you and your team, we felt immediately at ease with the way we were led through a process that can be complex but certainly emotional, we were reassured that things would get done, and all of our questions were always answered promptly and accurately.

So what can we say? The best experience, the best Realtor, the best team!!

Thank you so much!!!!! Here is to your ongoing success!

Daniela and Giovanni
Key West, FL


April 13, 2014

Lori,
I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you very much. Your tireless hours of searching for the perfect residence for me have paid off. I have now been in my house for a couple months and love it more and more every day. I can’t tell you how much I appreciated the months of hard work and dedication you showed to find me just the right house. Whether I was texting you early in the morning or talking to you late on a Sunday night by phone, you always responded quickly and with the answers to my questions. Given my hectic schedule, I often times had to change appointments and you always accommodated me. I can’t tell you how happy I was with yourself and the entire office.

If the time ever comes for me to buy another residence be assured there will only be one Realtor I will go to, and that is yourself. I have repeatedly recommended you to numerous friends, and as you know you have placed several of them in their new homes as well. All of us shared the same superior level of expertise and customer service from you and your office.

Thank you again for all your time and effort.

Randy Smith
Key West, FL

April 10, 2014
Lori,

Thanks so much again for all of your patience and help in making our dream of owning our Key West getaway a reality. Your knowledge of the Key West market and real estate skills made our purchase process smooth and worry free.

We will look forward to recommending you to anyone looking to purchase property in Key West.

Thanks again!

Susan & Ray
Clearfield, PA


April 2, 2014

I wanted out of Key West so I had Bascom Grooms sell my house. He put it on the market in October and it closed in February. It was great, and Bascom and Meghan were great! It sold a lot faster than I expected and I got what I wanted.

Thanks again.

Phil Heimer
Key West,FL


March 30, 2014

When my husband and I decided to sell our home in Key West, we chose Bascom Grooms Real Estate on the advice of a friend. We are very pleased with the services they provided. The marketing techniques, including the picture brochure and virtual tour, displayed the advantages of our property. The ties Mr. Grooms has in the local community were evident in the ease of which he assisted us through several hurdles including the local building permitting process.

Bascom Grooms’ experience in the real estate market was a great asset in helping us clear the requirements of the buyer’s loan underwriter. They kept us informed of the progress and what to expect with the buyer’s requirements.

The professionalism and knowledge of the entire staff eased the stress of selling our property. They were a pleasure to work with.

We highly recommend Bascom Grooms Real Estate.

Timothy & Rosemary Dore
Key West, FL


February 22, 2014

Bascom,

I want to thank you for your professional handling of the sale of my property on Stock Island. Your knowledge of the market enabled me to sell my property quickly and I even got the price I wanted.

Thanks for such an easy and quick closing.

Teresa K. Russell
Key West, FL


January 31, 2014

It is with great pleasure that I write to thank and recommend Bascom Grooms and his highly effective staff at Bascom Grooms Real Estate. He guided us through the purchase and sale of 2 homes in Key West. With our first purchase in 1998, Bascom went out of his way helping us connect with reputable contractors to complete our remodel project. When it came time to sell this first home, his expertise and good judgment yielded a quick sale.

Our second home was also purchased with Bascom as our realtor. He had personal knowledge of this home and was once again able to help us reach a fair price and a quick closing. Some of the contractors we used in 1998 were once again available for additions and remodeling. In 2013 when this house was put on the market, Bascom was very impressive with his highly trained team of photographers, videographers and marketing techniques which produced beautiful online gallery presentations of our home. He always had our best interests in mind, listened to what we had to say and provided us with first hand service once again.


Karen and Martin Carroll
Farmington, CT


January 26, 2014

To Whom It May Concern:

Professional Recommendation for Bascom Grooms Real Estate

If personalized service, attention to detail, integrity and professionalism in the real estate business has a name, it must be Bascom Grooms Real Estate. After researching the market and reviewing the many qualified Realtors in the Florida Keys, I selected Bascom Grooms Real Estate to represent me in the sale of my property in Key West, Florida.

From the first meeting it became clear that this firm and its owner, Bascom Grooms, both understood the local market and had the professional staff to fair price and sell the property quickly. Moreover, their attention to detail and thoroughness assured that the sale was managed efficiently.

Their professionalism resulted in the sale of my property in just 45 days and at my asking price with minimal drama typically associated with the transfer of property. So, whether you are selling or buying property in the Keys, I recommend Bascom Grooms Real Estate without hesitation.

Don Lanman
Business Development & Marketing Consultant
Key West, FL


January 26, 2014

Dear Bascom,

In a very difficult real estate market, I want to thank you and Lori for all your efforts in finding a buyer for the property. I appreciate the prior notifications for a showing that allowed me in on the timing, the feedback you shared with me, the advice you gave and most of all, your dedication and drive to sell the property. In my book, you and Lori and your staff are “The Go To Guys” when it comes to selling a property!

Many thanks,

Jim Beaver
Key West, FL


January 24, 2014

Bascom & Lori,

The sale of 14 Bamboo Terrace in Key Haven could not have gone any smoother! If anyone ever asks me what Realtor to hire … I’ll tell them Bascom Grooms is the one!! We worked well together, didn’t we?

Thank you & Happy New Year!!

Sara Carey
Key West, FL


January 22, 2014

My wife and I recently closed on a home in Key West. I cannot say enough about how helpful Bascom was throughout the entire process. There was an easement issue that had to be resolved prior to close that stretched the process out for nine months. Without Bascom’s constant updates and insightful knowledge there is no way we would have stuck it out through the process. At the end of the day we got a great place at reasonable price that we are very happy with.

Bascom’s knowledge of the island and relationships with so many people came into play throughout the process. Bascom was always there helping us get to the right place. Besides being a good Realtor, he was a great person through the entire process.

Mike Lynn
Houston, TX


January 18, 2014

I would just like to express my appreciation of Lori Langton and Bascom Grooms for their commitment and professionalism in the sale of my Bahama Village home. This is my second successful real estate experience with them.

Lori made the process very easy. She worked very hard to address all the details so that there were no unforeseen obstacles. She is very organized and consistent. I do highly recommend this team of real estate professionals!

Ronit Berdugo, DVM
Key West, FL

November 10, 2013
Nadia and I would like to thank you and your staff for assisting us in the quick sale of our home in Cudjoe Key.

Professional, courteous, real estate educated, local knowledge of the Keys and Key West are the reasons we chose Bascom Grooms Real Estate to represent us in the sale of our home.

John & Nadia Hall
Cudjoe Key, FL

October 27, 2013
We are so grateful to Bascom and the entire team for helping us purchase our first home here in Key West! From the initial consult through the closing, the availability, dedication, knowledge, and professionalism of the Bascom Grooms Real Estate team ensured a seamless and smooth process.

As we settle into our new home, we realize what a privilege it is to be part of a community rooted in family and friends and look forward to our family sharing in it as well!

Eric, Jen, Riley & Julia Falconer
Key West, FL

October 16th, 2013
The work that Bascom and Lori did for us at Bascom Grooms Real Estate ensured that we were repeat customers. We bought our first home in the Keys with them and then called them again when we were ready to sell the same house. We had an offer on our house the first day it was on the market! They did a beautiful job showcasing the home and were always respectful of our wishes as homeowners. They made buying and selling a house an enjoyable and stress-free process.

I would recommend this team to anyone who wants to buy a house in the Keys.

Lori Reece
Saddlebunch Key, FL

October 14, 2013
Dear Bascom,

Since I previously had positive dealings with you when I helped several friends buy houses, you were the logical choice when it came time to sell ours and buy another.

The house we bought was a short sale, which is never simple. However, it went incredibly quickly and smoothly. The house we sold was in a compound, which also presented some challenges.

Through both of our transactions you were extremely knowledgeable and professional. You were always readily available when we had questions and gave us excellent advice when needed. We also greatly appreciated your sense of humor that helped us all get over the inevitable bumps.

Thank you for a happy conclusion to one of life’s major challenges. We LOVE our new home!

Jane Grannis and Terry Wetmore
Key West

September 12, 2013

Bascom and his team have always done a very professional and efficient job. They have given us great advice as first time buyers and with our second home as well!

Becca Ahrensfeld
Palm Beach, FL

July 30, 2013
I had been receiving the Bascom Grooms newsletters for years and after many visits to Key West was finally ready to pull the trigger on a purchase.

I left a message for Bascom and he got back to me right away. He said Lori would be available to assist me in my search during my visit. Lori and I connected right away and got down to business. In less than 48 hours we found the perfect home for my Chris Craft boat and made an offer on a 40 foot boat slip at Sunset Marina.

We had lots of fun in the process and now I have two new friends to see when I visit!

Sue Hawkinson
Hortonville, WI


July 10, 2013

I was extremely satisfied with Bascom’s work during my house search. He didn’t just show me properties… he showed me the right properties. After our initial conversations about what I was looking for and the price range I could afford, he was able to zero in immediately on suitable places. He was very frank in his appraisal of both the up and downsides of each, and when the time came to close, he worked with the seller and got me a deal I am still very happy with.

I recommend him without reservation to anyone looking to buy a Keys property.

Jason Coley
Key West, FL

July 9, 2013
Dear Bascom,

Let me give you, mine and Marilyn’s, sincere thanks for your professional service during our Key West home search.

Beginning with the first phone call, your office receptionist was pleasant and cordial. You were attentive as Marilyn and I presented our financial situation and housing criteria during our first meeting. We were pleasantly surprised that all of the homes that you selected for us during that first showing met our criteria and allowed us to focus our attention on the best house for the best value. This made the negotiation process extremely straight forward and quite simple. When we encountered a problem during the financing process, you stayed engaged; however you allowed the issue to work itself out without creating an environment of panic and uncertainty. The closing went without a hitch.

Many times someone will use the term “professional” as a courtesy. Your actions make the term well deserved. Thank you again you your fantastic service.

Sincerely,

Michael and Marilyn Morawski
Palm Harbor, FL

July 2, 2013
Bascom and Lori helped us get exactly what we wanted! Not only are they experienced professionals who know the local real estate market well, they are caring individuals who were attentive, responsive and patient throughout our search process.

Buying a new home is a huge financial and personal decision. They took time to understand what we were looking for and ultimately helped find it. Thanks to the good work of Bascom and Lori, we’re about to break ground to build our dream home on a canal front lot in Key Haven!

THANK YOU both so much for all the help and support AND for the generous congratulatory gift.

Sincerely,

Amber & Chris Leonard
Key West, FL

June 26, 2013
Bascom and Lori did an amazing job selling my two properties in Key West. They were committed to completing the sale even when there were some challenges. They are both so professional and responsive.

I couldn’t give a stronger recommendation!

Sincerely,

Scott Cubberly
Dublin, OH


June 25, 2013

Working with Bascom Grooms Real Estate on the sale of our property was a real pleasure. Bascom took care of everything while our family property was on the market, including maintenance, lawn service and cleaning.

I recommend his services highly.

Sincerely,

Greg Artman
Canton, NC


June 21, 2013

I would like to take a moment to recommend the great team at Bascom Grooms Real Estate. We have had several transactions and have always had amazing results.

Bascom and Lori have always exceeded our expectations. They are true professionals.

Thank you, Bascom and Lori.

Sincerely,

Michael Martin and Claudia Kiwi
Boca Raton, FL

June 4, 2013
Bascom and Lori,

What a delightful surprise! We received your lovely note and a gift certificate for Selva Grill, which we have read about and have wanted to try. Thank you so much. We were very pleased to have you represent us, we were very pleased with the entire process, and we have recommended you to all our Key West friends. Thank you again.

All the best to you both,

Barbara Grant and Dennis Mowery
Key West, FL

June 2, 2013
Dear Lori,

Now that the dust has settled on the sale of my duplex on Seminary Street, I wanted to write to you to sincerely thank you for your dedication and hard work in marketing the property. The sale of any property never seems to be straightforward, and this one certainly fit that bill… what with the mix of people and personalities involved, as well as the regulatory red tape and legal hurdles to overcome.

Your experience and professionalism were evident in helping me through the maze and finally to reach a closing… truly a great job.

Best regards,

Curt Douglas
Key West, FL

May 28, 2013
Hi Bascom,

Thank you so much for your generous gift certificate to Tavern N Town. We can’t wait to try it! This is not the first time you were this generous, and the last time we got a gift certificate from anyone, you sent us to Michael’s! It has quickly become our favorite restaurant.

Most of all, thanks for your help with getting things done with our purchase of 1019 Varela Street. If only you could draft up some plans and present them before HARC for us, we’d be all set. Nobody gets stuff done like Bascom.

We will be in touch as the closing of 811 White Street draws near. We are excited about beginning our new lives as homeowners, not just land owners, here in beautiful Key West.

Ted and Alison Kutcher
Narragansett, RI


May 17, 2013

This letter is being written to memorialize and commend Bascom Grooms Real Estate, specifically Lori Langton, on the outstanding job done selling my home at 91 Frazier Lane in Sugarloaf Key, Florida.

From the first day when I signed the listing agreement through the day of closing, Lori was attentive, knowledgeable, professional and caring. She went above and beyond to see that my needs as a Seller were met.

I would not hesitate to buy or sell another piece of real estate through this company.

Sincerely,

Cynthia M. Buchanan
Key West, FL

April 3, 2013

As many of you know, Bascom Grooms and I have been best of friends since early childhood. Not only is he a great friend, he’s also an awesome Realtor. Kudos to him and his always professional staff at Bascom Grooms Real Estate for helping to make our dream home purchase a very smooth and seamless process.

Thanks again guys!

Jason Beeman
Key West, FL


March 14, 2013

We recently sold our home in Old Town and purchased another nearby. Bascom and Lori helped us accomplish what we never thought would be possible. We listed and sold our old house, purchased and were moved in our new house all within two months!! An amazing feat, especially since we closed a few days before Christmas.

Bascom and Lori are so easy to work with. They are professional and friendly. Their knowledge of the market, along with their solid relationships with other folks in the community made the process go smoothly. We especially appreciated Bascom’s calm level headedness as he handled a few of the inevitable glitches along the way.

We highly recommend Bascom Grooms Real Estate!

Sincerely,

Sue & Norm Fowler
Key West, FL


March 1, 2013

Hi Bascom,

I know it’s been awhile since we concluded our business, however I would still like to express my gratitude. As you know, it was very difficult for me to sell my childhood home. I truly believe I could not have done it without your help. You really were amazing. Not only did you arrange for a crew to prep the house for closing, but you managed to match us with the perfect buyer. As bittersweet as it was to sell, the new owner will be able to restore our family home of 80 years to its former glory and my mother’s beloved backyard will stay a backyard rather than become a second home.

Although I’ve never needed a Realtor before, I am certain you went above and beyond the norm in your field. You certainly exceeded all of my expectations, and I had pretty high expectations because I know what you are capable of. Arranging a crew to remove all personal property, having them get it done in just a weekend and making the agreement for such a reasonable price helped more than you know. For one thing, I never expected them to finish removing 80 years of accumulated belongings in just a few days. I was incredibly impressed. I also know that without your involvement in that step, I would have been in a terrible spot. The house represents to me a lifetime of memories with my parents and since they passed away, I felt like throwing anything out was like throwing them out. It means so much to me that not only was it done, but I did not have to participate, supervise or even see what was going on. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate that.

I also know I was not the easiest client to deal with. I suppose I was just having such a hard time letting go and my grief over the loss of my parents was still so fresh. Even though you know you could never offend me, you remained the consummate gentleman and handled the extensive delays I caused with elegance and grace. I very much appreciated your patience. I also appreciate how you managed to keep things moving forward and at the same time never made me feel like I was being pushed or rushed. Honestly, it would have been perfectly reasonable for you to be a little pushy but you were not.

Again, thank you for allowing me to benefit from your “golden touch.” I’m keeping your number handy just in case I need a Realtor again. Also if anyone ever asks me, I will tell them that you are the go to guy. You made a very difficult situation much more palatable for me. I wish you many years of success and happiness.

Regards,

Stacey A. Roberts
Key West, FL

February 9, 2013
Bascom was an amazing Realtor to work with. He listened carefully to my needs, wants and wishes in a home. He did a great job filtering through homes and finding ones that suited me. He was a great resource and provided valuable information. He walked me through the process of purchasing my first home with great attention to detail, lots of patience and calmness. He was a great partner to have during the buying process. His real estate experience shined during contract negotiations. I couldn’t have done it without him and his knowledge of the Key West real estate market. He has a great understanding of the local real estate market and provided great insight on each property’s potential return on investment. He really had the best in mind for me. His goal was to find a home I loved and find one that would be a wise investment. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with him. Thanks to him I am blessed with a wonderful home that far exceeds my needs, wants and desires.

Sincerely,

Wade Miller
Key West, FL

February 7, 2013
Dear Bascom and Lori:

Thank you so much for all of your hard work on selling my parents’ house after they passed away. It was a tough sale, but you kept at it. With me living in Michigan, you had to take care of everything. Yard clean-up, maintenance, scheduling showings, and contacting other agents are just some of the things you did that made it much easier for me. Your contacts in the local community also made the process easier.

Thanks for your professionalism and perseverance.

Best regards,

Thomas J. Zelenock
Whitmore Lake, MI

February 4, 2013
Dear Mr. Grooms,

I could not let too much more time go by without expressing to you our deepest thanks and appreciation for your help in our recent purchase of a home here in Key West.

You not only ably represented us in the transaction but acted with a level of intelligence, care and diligence I have never experienced before despite having bought and sold seven houses in our lifetime. Buying real estate has not been my favorite activity but you bring to your profession a dignity and a level of gentlemanly conduct your peers would do well to try to imitate.

In addition, your associate, Ms. Lori Langton was the perfect complement and was extremely helpful in all the minutia of purchasing real estate and in answering the myriad questions we had. In short, together you made it all easy.

We send our very best to you both and with it our best wishes for your continuing success.

Sincerely,

Milton Mandel
Rhinebeck, NY

February 1, 2013
Dear Bascom and Lori,

We just wanted to tell you how much we appreciated your service in the recent sale of our Santa Maria Condo. Your knowledge, professionalism, clear communication and availability were outstanding. The process of selling or buying a property can be stressful and you both make it a smooth endeavor. Your experience and your caring for your clients is so comforting. We also appreciated your constant efforts to find a buyer quickly. We look forward to working with you again.

Sincerely,

Tim and Connie Fahey
Valrico, FL

January 30, 2013
Dear Bascom:

Susan and I just wanted to write to let you know how thoroughly happy we are with the purchase of our new Key West home and with the stellar service you and Lori have provided us, both in purchasing our Key West dream house, and in doing some after purchase clean up and renovation. From the beginning of our search, you fully recognized and appreciated our specific interests and parameters in a Key West home. You provided us with timely alerts and solid advice and information from which we could assess the available properties against our goals. Once we focused on the Terry Lane house you provided us with negotiating advice that allowed us to be the successful bidder among the crowd.

But, the purchase contract did not end our relationship. Since then you provided ’soup to nuts’ service, providing recommendations on local lenders, contractors, and other service providers that helped fulfill our every need. All of them have been honorable and skilled in their trades and have allowed us to complete a multitude of updating of our Key West home from Chicago.

Susan and I truly appreciate your professionalism and the great service and assistance you provided us in our entry into Key West. We have bought and sold many houses and among all the realtors we have dealt with over the years we can truly say — You are the Greatest! Thank you.

Very truly yours,

Mark E. Furlane
Chicago, IL


January 22, 2013

Bascom,

Thank you for your valuable service in selling our property on Waddell Avenue. It was a pleasure to work with you. You were tuned in to our objectives and guided us thru the process giving us full benefit of your experience and expertise. Every communication with you and your team was courteous, professional and on point. Thanks to Marge, Gordon and Lori for all their efforts in making the sale happen. I would gladly recommend you to anyone looking to get positive results in selling their real estate.

Sincerely,

Henry Allen
Key West, FL

December 19, 2012
Bascom and Lori,

Thank you so much for all you did in making my recent home purchase down in Key West such an enjoyable experience. You all were the consummate professionals throughout the process. Given my transaction involved a short sale, there were many twists and turns along the way, and you both handled them all with great aplomb. I felt I was in great hands the entire way and know for certain that the transaction would not have went as well as it did without your close attention to it.

I realize I was a bit of a high maintenance client — it’s just my nature — but you all always remained extremely generous with your time and were willing to deal with even the smallest issue or question I posed. The fact that you know the Key West market so thoroughly made you able to provide the critical guidance that put my mind at ease whenever a key decision needed to be made on my end. I have also been particularly impressed that you continue to provide such great, responsive service post-closing and continue to be gracious in answering some questions that arose during my short ownership period (which, given my personality, have probably been more than the typical buyer would have!)

I have already recommended you all to other folks I know interested in Key West residential real estate and know that I have found trustworthy and dedicated Realtors I can rely on from here on out.

So again, thank you all and if there’s anything I can ever do or any potential clients I can speak with to sing your praises please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Best,

Sean Eagle
Bethesda, MD

September 11, 2012
Bascom Grooms and Lori Langton have helped me in so many ways. My grandmother built our family home in 1948. My mother became ill and the home was rented for several years to help pay for her care. Renting can be a challenging experience and they made it much easier by handling repairs and complaints from either the tenants or me. Due to escalating medical costs, I was finally forced to place the home on the market. Bascom and Lori were wonderful to work with. When the property needed to be sold, they were professional and efficient. They even handled the tear or two I shed for all the memories the home had for me. Our property sold very quickly and the transaction was seamless. I cannot give higher marks to Bascom Grooms Real Estate. They were the best!

Thank you, Bascom and Lori.

Sincerely,

Shelley Malone
Canton, NC


August 31, 2012

Dear Bascom and Lori,

I can’t thank you enough for helping us make our dream of a Key West home a reality. You were amazing throughout the whole process. The knowledge, experience and honest advice you provided were instrumental in helping us navigate through the bidding war and buying process. Throughout the process, you were patient and helped set my expectations so that we were prepared and informed. The way you came through for us with electricity for the inspection and then helped us to clear the last minute hurdle was above and beyond. I truly believe that had we been working with any other Realtor, we would not currently be calling Key West home.

My husband and I shared the dream of building a life in Key West. However, we both had our doubts that it was nothing more than a pipe dream. Thanks to the combination of luck, tenacity and Bascom Grooms Real Estate, we wake up to a rooster crowing and palm trees swaying. We have never been happier and are so very grateful.

Sincerely,

Tania and Todd Andrew
New Albany, OH

August 28th, 2012
Bascom,

My wife and I can’t thank you enough for your professionalism, expertise, and hard work in selling our rental home on Bay Point, MM15. Your market knowledge is invaluable and allowed us to negotiate a very fair sale of the property. Your team did an outstanding job marketing and advertising the property. I believe this is the reason, in part, that allowed us to sell in a reasonably short period of time… especially with the economy the way it is.

Based on my past experiences with buying and selling homes and vacant land, I have to say you and your team have been the best that we have ever worked with. We would highly recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate.

Once again, thanks for a job well done!

Dale and Lesley Finigan
Key West, FL

March 27, 2012
Miss Lori and Bascom,

Lisa and I would like to Thank You for your handling of the sale of our property at 2108 Harris Avenue. The difficulties involved in handling this short sale were daunting but your expertise and kindness made this a less difficult event for Lisa and me.

Thank You Again,

Johnnie and Lisa Yongue
Key West, FL

March 1, 2012
To the Future Buyers and Sellers of Bascom Grooms Real Estate,

It is with the utmost confidence that my husband and I would recommend Bascom, Lori and all the supporting staff again and again!!!! Our property was listed for sale quickly, professionally, and confidentially. Showings were considerate, and respectful.

We accepted an offer quickly, went through the processes for closing, only to have it fall through. Without, skipping a beat, Bascom and his team had another buyer looking at our property within the next business day, the exact offer was made and the process went through to completion. Many extra steps were needed to complete our sale, not only once, but twice. With grace, intelligence, experience, and complete professionalism, the Bascom Team never ceased to amaze us with the amount of work that they did, without hesitation.

Beyond their professional side, there is also a personal touch that welcomes you from the first phone call. Immediately we were taken under their wing as if we were family, supported, and protected through the entire process…. In fact, they even had to “hold our hands” through some of the confusing details. Things only your family would normally do.

You can count on Bascom Grooms Real Estate to go above and beyond for you in every aspect of the experience.

A Sincere Thank You,

Danielle and Len Johnson
Key West, FL

February 20, 2012
Dear Bascom & Lori,

We love our new home. We can’t thank you enough for your support throughout the process of buying our house and for your professionalism. Your knowledge and expertise gave us confidence as we made this step in becoming home owners. It was a pleasure to do business with Bascom Grooms Real Estate. We would highly recommend your services to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Keys.

Sincerely,

Robert and Lori Reece
Key West, FL

February 19, 2012
Dear Bascom & Lori,

Thank you both for having the knowledge and the professionalism and the patience to get my house sold and then get it through closing with a minimum of hassle for all concerned. You were in control of the entire process from listing through closing and this sale would not have gone through without your constant attention to detail. I appreciate your assistance throughout this entire process and I’m certain that without your help this would not have been a good experience.

This is the second house (in less than 6 months) that you successfully guided through this difficult process and I don’t know anyone else that would have gotten the same results. As you know, I was referred to you by another Realtor in Key West who said “Bascom and Lori are the very best, they can get this done.” He was right!

Thank you for everything.

Mark Levy
West Falmouth, MA

February 17, 2012
We did months of independent research – with the Internet, who needs a Realtor, right? We were certain we knew what a deal was and what was available. At the end of the day, we found a ton of properties that we weren’t interested in and apparently, neither was anyone else. We needed some help.

We tried several different Realtors. Some had such little experience that when we came out and said, “We would like to offer the asking price on the house”, we actually received an email the next day, “Are you interested in the property that we looked at yesterday?” Clearly, they weren’t listening to us.

Bascom was different. He sat down with us and really listened to our needs. At first we were skeptical, but Bascom and his team’s professionalism made us feel comfortable and confident in their expertise.

It wasn’t long before Bascom found us a place that we loved at a great price. The short sale process can be cumbersome, but thanks to Bascom and Lori’s expedience, the details came together and we couldn’t be happier in our new home.

We highly recommend Bascom Grooms Real Estate and won’t hesitate to contact him with our future real estate needs.

Sincerely,

Gabe Price & Shannon Vasko
Key West, FL

February 8, 2012
Bascom and Lori from Bascom Grooms Real Estate are the GREATEST! They worked very hard for us and went out of their way to sell our house. By far the BEST of many Realtors we have worked with. They used every tool available to promote our home and were successful in doing so in today’s market.
We will not hesitate to recommend them to others.


George and Edna Santana
West Jefferson, NC


January 18, 2012

My property in Old Town Key West has been listed multiple times over the past five years with multiple local real estate firms without success. Bascom Grooms Real Estate changed that trend. Bascom and Lori were efficient in obtaining an acceptable offer and in successfully maneuvering throughout the often difficult negotiations involved in the transaction. Lori was responsive to my requests and maintained continuous contact with me throughout the sale, keeping me informed and prepared in advance for the next step. I would highly recommend Bascom Grooms Real Estate to any property owner on the island who is looking for a skilled and efficient team to successfully market and sell their property.

Mark Moehring
Anderson, SC


January 14, 2012

Bascom and Lori,

Thank you so much for helping us find our home in Key West. You worked hard to find just what we were looking for. We could not be more pleased with the service and the end result!!

Thank you again,
Dave and Freda Erwin
Key West, FL

December 21, 2011
I recently used Bascom Grooms Real Estate to sell my townhouse in Key West, Florida. The sale of the house was a quick and seamless process using Bascom Grooms Real Estate. Bascom sold the townhouse quickly and dealt with the current tenants I had renting there while showing the townhouse to prospective buyers. I would recommend Bascom Grooms Real Estate for any real estate transactions you have in the Keys. What sets Bascom apart is he is laid back and also gets the work done in a professional manner therefore making him one of the best brokers in Key West, Florida.

Sincerely,
Tyler Goodere
Key West, FL

December 6, 2011
Dear Bascom,
We just wanted to take a minute to let you know how much we appreciated working with you and Lori on the sale of 1211 Margaret Street.

You were really right-on with all of your input regarding market pricing as well as negotiations with the buyers.

Furthermore, we were relieved to have our short sale approved in only 21 days! Lori did an exceptional job and we found her to be both professional and knowledgeable throughout the entire process. We truly appreciated all of the legwork that she put into making this transaction happen and getting this closing over the finish line.

We look forward to working together again in the future!

Sincerely,
Eric Dickstein and Ronit Berdugo
Key West, Florida

October 25, 2011
Dear Bascom and Lori,

I want you to know how grateful we are for all your help over the past 12 months. Buying a second home, even in the best of times, is filled with anxiety. In today’s market, it’s doubly so.

You were positive and supportive throughout, from the beginning stages of searching out homes to the final stages of closing. You kept in constant communication with us, which was very comforting. While some realtors say they give good service and really work for you, no one could have worked harder for their client than you.

I feel certain that if we had not had you as our agent that we would not be moving to Key West.

Bascom and Lori are the best!

Sincerely,
Ron and Lori Rouse
Mountainville, NJ

September 2, 2011
Dear Bascom Grooms,

Thank you for the outstanding service in helping us to purchase the property on Baptist Lane. We enjoyed working with you and appreciate the fact that you never pressured us to make a decision. You provided facts when we asked and took care of all the loose ends involving a property purchase to free us up to continue doing what we do.

Thanks again for a professional and uncomplicated real estate transaction.

Richard Hatch
Key West, FL

August 23, 2011
Bascom Grooms Real Estate helped make our dream of being homeowners in the Keys a reality. Bascom not only treated us like family, but he was very patient and truly listened to what we wanted. He made the stress of purchasing our first home calm and manageable. Even at our lowest point, with feelings of wanting to give up the search, Bascom kept the hope alive. All in all our experience with Bascom Grooms Real Estate was exceptional!

Jalynn and Alvin Frazier
Key West, FL

August 19, 2011
I recently purchased a new home in Key West. When it came time to choose who I would use to help me find just the right place and navigate the increasingly complex buying process, there really was no question that I would call Bascom Grooms to be my Realtor. Bascom not only has a great reputation in Key West for being professional and knowledgeable about the real estate market in the Keys, but he had also been my Realtor nine years earlier when I listed a home to sell with his company.

So, I have been on both sides of a real estate transaction with Bascom and can categorically say that I will use him in the future to fill my local real estate transaction needs. He and his associates, including Lori Langton, were extremely responsive to all of my questions and needs and made the process of buying a new home here as seamless as it could possibly be.

Don’t call anyone else. Bascom Grooms is the Realtor who will help you make your Key West dream a reality!

Marsha Deere
Key West, FL

August 18, 2011
Dear Bascom and Lori,
On behalf of my husband and myself, we would like to thank Bascom Grooms Real Estate for helping us find the perfect home. Not only is Bascom our Realtor, but he is my personal friend for over 30 years. We appreciate the attention and professionalism you showed throughout the entire process. We will definitely use your services again on our next purchase.

Thanks again,

Brent and Debra Crone
Key West, FL

July 12, 2011
Bascom is the Superman of Key West Realtors!

I was looking to purchase my first home, but was not having much luck. Bascom swooped in and saved me after other real estate contracts fell through. Within just a few minutes of meeting with me, he had found the perfect home for me. He was knowledgeable, professional, and very hardworking. He was always available and ready to fix any problems that developed. When I had questions, he was always ready with an answer. With his help and advice, I became a homeowner.

Bascom and Lori really came through for me, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a Realtor in the Florida Keys.

Patrick Flanigan
Key West, FL

July 10, 2011
Bascom and Lori,

Jim and I would like to thank you for all of the time and effort you put into selling our house; especially you Lori, who spent many hours on the phone working with the bank. I believe it was the fastest short sale ever. You put our house on the market in February and we settled at the end of May. I have worked with Bascom Grooms Real Estate in the past and will continue to use them in the future.

Jim and Patty Bertier
Key West, FL

July 7, 2011
“Great Experience” is the best we can describe our house hunt in Key West, under the delicate guidance of Bascom Grooms. A couple of months before a planned visit to Key West, we found Bascom’s name on the internet and contacted him about our interest in looking at some properties as a potential 2nd home/investment opportunity. With some basic information from us, Bascom periodically shot us listing information and general Key West real estate information to prepare us for our upcoming property search. Without overwhelming us, he provided insightful input and was meticulous about promptly responding to any and all of our questions.

Over the course of a weekend (and with some luck), we were able to find our house. And even though he had the sale locked up, Bascom and his assistant Lori didn’t stop there, but continued to work with us through the closing, making the entire process unbelievably uncomplicated.

So now, as the proud owners of our first Key West home, our advice to anybody interested in purchasing real estate in Key West is to start (and end) with Bascom Grooms.

Thank you.

Yours very truly,

Basia and Kevin Braddish

Hauppauge, NY

June 25, 2011
Dear Bascom & Lori:

As you know, I have been involved in the real estate market in Key West for many years and without any hesitation I can state that you have demonstrated a level of professionalism, ethical conduct, honesty and market knowledge that is second to none.

My property at 1012 Thomas Street had been on the market with numerous other realtors for over 4 years and you got the job done where everyone else failed. The same is true for my property at 217 Truman Avenue.

Your attention to detail and your perseverance is unsurpassed. In addition, your sense of the market, current pricing considerations, and level of effort is exactly what any buyer or seller of real estate would want. Perhaps most importantly, you have both been pleasant, friendly and very easy to work with. I appreciate what you did and I certainly appreciate the results.

Thank you so much for a job well done. Please do not hesitate to use me as a reference. I hope this conveys to any reader how terrific I think you are.

Again, thank you to you both and as always, keep well.

Sincerely,

Mark Levy
Burlington, MA

June 24, 2011
Bascom:

Sheri and I want to thank you and Lori for your assistance in the purchase of our home in Key West. From introduction to closing, you have made the process enjoyable. Your professionalism in the negotiations made what can be a trying period, especially considering the distance involved, much easier.

Home ownership in Key West has been our dream for some time. We are looking forward to settling in and enjoying the experience.

Thanks for all.

Tom & Sheri Rojewski
Zanesville, OH

June 23, 2011
We would like to highly recommend Bascom Grooms, IV and Bascom Grooms Real Estate to anyone doing a remote purchase in Key West. Bascom was extremely instrumental in dealing with the purchase of our first home. He took the best care of us and got us in to see as many houses as possible on our short visit to Key West.

Then after we returned to Alaska, Bascom was very accessible handling everything that we could not. We simply cannot imagine how difficult our first purchase would have been without Bascom as our Realtor, leading us step-by-step. He has a tendency to go above and beyond!

Being a salt water conch, Bascom is highly knowledgeable of Key West and its real estate market, allowing him to help us find just the right place to start our family.

We couldn’t have been happier with Bascom Grooms Real Estate and we look forward to doing business with him again in the future!

Mike & Amber Levinson
Key West, FL

June 21, 2011
Dear Bascom:
Please accept my sincere thank you for a job well done in selling my Key West condominium.

I had tried to sell the condominium on my own for several months. I tried advertising in all the local papers, but without obtaining a firm offer. I finally decided to turn the task over to a professional, and a true professional you are. Your office listed my property and immediately began showing it to potential buyers.

Much to my surprise and amazement, we received a good offer within a short time frame. Then we closed in less than a month. I was always kept abreast of all the details too, i.e. inspection, appraisal and closing information.

Please use my name as a reference anytime. I will be delighted to tell anyone interested in locating a professional Realtor just what a wonderful job you did in handling the sale for me.

Also please give my regards to Lori, who was always efficient and courteous.

Nadine Watson
Rockmart, GA

June 20, 2011
Bascom Grooms Real Estate was instrumental in the selling of my mother’s investment condominium on Margaret Street. It was a very difficult short sale with two mortgage lenders and they handled it with all of the professionalism, courtesy and efficiency I have come to expect from this real estate firm.

Lori was especially wonderful working tirelessly with the two lenders to get approval. She kept both the buyer and seller informed every step of the way.

It was a pleasure working with Bascom and Lori. I would fully recommend their services to anyone selling their property.

Sincerely,

Debbie Batty
Key West, FL

June 17, 2011
To Bascom Grooms Real Estate,

I am writing to thank you for all your efforts in the sale of my home on Varela Street this past year. It was a pleasure to work with your office. I was happily surprised at how quickly the home sold and impressed with the professionalism with which the sale was conducted. All correspondence was timely and courteous. All issues were handled with professional depth of knowledge. Your office stands out with the service you provided me. I would not hesitate to recommend Bascom Grooms to any friend or colleague.

Thank you again for all you have done. I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Lynn Gallagher
Key West, FL


June 15, 2011

I would like to take this time to thank Bascom and Lori for helping us on the purchase of our condominium in Key West.

I found Bascom from an ad in one of the magazines. After talking to Bascom at length, he agreed to send us information back home until we found something of interest.

I was pleased with the local knowledge Bascom has with Key West, he is a Key West native and not just another “transplant Realtor”. Bascom knows all the “nooks and crannies”.

Upon finding a property, the process was fast and painless. Again with his local knowledge, we contracted and closed in record time!

It is with pleasure that I would like to recommend Bascom Grooms Real Estate to help you with all of your Real Estate needs.

Regards,

Mr. and Mrs. M. Martin
Boca Raton, FL

May 25, 2011
Dear Bascom,

I can’t begin to thank you for the exceptional service and attention to our needs in our long distance hunt for our dream vacation home in Key West. Tom and I feel so fortunate to have found someone that understood what we were looking for, provided us with the necessary information and photos we needed, and readily gave us the time to take Tom and me around to look at the properties. You made our hunt an enjoyable and stress-free experience!

I also once again want to thank you for your professionalism in dealing with a difficult and unusual situation that we met “post” sale. It is so comforting to know that you were still there for us even after the closing. When our friends discover Key West through our eyes, I will be sending them your way!

Looking forward to a continued friendship.

My Best Always,

Becca Ahrensfeld
Ridgefield, CT

May 25, 2011
Dear Bascom and Lori,

We would like to thank you for your professionalism and most of all for your patience and guidance with selling our home. You were both so courteous at all times. We so very much appreciate all of your advice and for helping us step by step with the sale. This was the first time in selling a home for us, so we were very grateful for all of your help.

We hope that you and your family are doing well, also good luck on selling many, many homes this year and in the future.

Sincerely,

Ed & Celia Johnston
Davidson, NC

May 23, 2011
Dear Bascom and Lori,

We apologize for the delay in sending our letter of appreciation for all your help and guidance in the search for our first family home in Key West.

It is still hard to believe after six months of waiting we closed and have a beautiful waterfront home in the Keys. You listened to our wants in a property and finding a house that met all our requirements at a price within our budget was no easy task!

You truly have the market knowledge to lead a first time homebuyer in Key West into a home of their dreams! From our first competitive offer and through the entire short sale process until closing you were available for questions and extra local knowledge to get the jobs done right! Working with Bascom Grooms Real Estate made it easy, even through the challenges of VA Loan Approval and USAA’s poor communications. You eased all our worries and your constant correspondence kept us up to date on the changes and timelines. You guys are amazing!

We have done nothing but sing your praises to our friends who have made the drive to Big Coppitt to see the house and how great it was working with you both! The yard is almost ready for our first big party and the boat loves her new home on the dock, can’t wait for you to see the house and all the improvements we have made! We are celebrating our 10 year anniversary in our own home; this milestone would not have been possible without you!

We know your dedication to the people of Key West extends beyond home sales and we are glad to have worked with such great friends!

Sincerely,

Leo & Bridget Flores
Key West, FL

May 9, 2011
I would just like to say my experience with Bascom Grooms Real Estate was one of the most pleasurable experiences. Bascom was very professional and answered all my questions, even the most ridiculous ones. I would definitely use Bascom Grooms Real Estate in the future. I would highly recommend anyone to Bascom Grooms Real Estate, because I know they would be in good hands. I would also like to thank Bascom and Lori both for all their help.

Blessings always to you and yours!

Stephanie Alonzo
Key West, FL

March 28, 2011
Bascom and Lori,

Our sincere thanks to you both for all your hard work in getting the property on the market and then dealing with BB&T on a regular basis to make the closing less painful for us. You both were so very nice to work with and we appreciate all your progress updates. Although this was not the way we thought the sale of this property would go… a short sale, it was good to work with two honest people who had our best interest at heart. Thank you both for doing such a great job for us, and most of all for being there when we had questions and keeping us informed on what was happening. We appreciate you hanging in there and guiding us on what we needed to do to make this day possible. You made a very difficult situation more bearable for both of us. We have waited for this day for a long time and we want you both to know how much we appreciate all that you did to get this done.

A huge thanks to Lori for dealing with BB&T, your persistence paid off for all of us. It was nice working with someone we know and it really made a difficult situation go more smoothly. You and Bascom were so much help with all of this and we appreciate you both so much.

We will definitely refer you to anyone we know who is looking to buy or sell property in Key West.

Thank you so much, you two are the best!

Darlene and Skip Jansen
Springfield, MO

March 20, 2011
Dearest Bascom,

Words can never fully express the profound gratitude in our hearts for all of your goodness, kindness and help in the sale of our loving mom’s home.

Having you as our Realtor was truly a heavenly gift and a blessing which we shall always gratefully appreciate and remember.

Blessings always to you and yours!

Tina and Bruce Knowles
Key West, FL

March 4, 2011
Dear Bascom and Lori,

We just wanted to thank you for the perseverance, patience and hard work that you put into selling our home. You guys did a great job getting the short sale done! You really stuck in there when it looked pretty challenging.

We appreciated your advice and direction throughout the process. Having someone with solid experience and professionalism during the sale of our home was invaluable.

We enjoyed working with you both and will definitely recommend you in the future to anyone looking to purchase Key West real estate.

Christian and Vanessa Belland
St. Augustine, FL

February 15, 2011
Dear Bascom,

We deeply appreciate the time and patience of you and your staff in our search for a rental property in Key West.

Both your knowledge, and Gordon’s, of the local real estate market, were very valuable in sorting out precisely what kind of property would fit our needs, and then locating it for us.

You have earned our trust. If anyone we know is looking for Key West real estate, they will have your phone no. and our recommendation.

It has been a pleasure working with you and your staff.

Cliff & Sang Watson
Bonita Springs, FL


January 12th, 2011

As first time buyers, we had a LOT of questions which Bascom took in stride. His attention to detail and follow-up on each issue really made us feel that we had picked the best agent possible for our first home purchase. Looking at five houses in a week, waiting four months for bank approval, negotiating addendums to the contract, these were all ‘no problem’. We also enjoyed working with Lori. She was always very polite and helpful and was also extremely thorough in keeping up with all of our paperwork and communicating deadlines and decisions. Bascom and Lori, when we are ready to sell, expect a call!

Leah and Jon Stockton
Key West, FL


December 8, 2010

During the course of our three year quest to purchase property in Key West, we saw Bascom more than our own family members. This says a lot because they live one town over and Bascom is 1000 miles away. Bascom good naturedly showed us more properties than we can recall. He calmly navigated us through bizarre new financial rules as the economy faltered and the bubble burst. We are thrilled with our purchase and thankful for his guidance along the way.

The Kutchers
Narragansett, RI


November 2, 2010

Bascom,
It is my pleasure to recommend Bascom Grooms Real Estate. You did a great job for us and we have already recommended you to other people in the market.

“Thank you for making our dream of living in Key West a reality. Without your aggressive approach to the search and dogged determination in the face of all the obstacles the bank’s agents threw up we never would have made it. Every bit of advice you gave us throughout the process proved correct and resulted in our never being caught unprepared when something changed on the seller’s end.

The personal interest you took in making the process and the time you spent walking us through every step made the purchase as painless as possible. You know the Key West market better than anyone in town and it shows!”

Stop by and see the place with furniture in it if you get a minute.

Jim Fitton
Port & Transit Director City of Key West
Key West, FL


November 1, 2010

It was very hard talking about putting the house we grew up in on the market. However, due to Dad’s death the house had to be sold. It just seemed right to use Bascom Grooms, as his grandfather and Dad were very close friends.

We were very fortunate to get a good buyer and contract in four months. Although, there were several obstacles to closing, Bascom took them in stride and never lost patience.

Thank you, Bascom for helping us to sell the “old homestead” during this difficult time with such low sales in the market.

Nona Edmonds – Woodstock, GA
October 30, 2010
Over the years I have worked with many different Realtors buying investment properties. I chose to use Bascom Grooms Real Estate because of his professionalism and confidentiality during the transaction. What makes Bascom different from other Realtors I have dealt with in the past is his attention to detail from the contract period until the closing documents where signed. He not only found a great property for TRG Holdings, Inc, but also negotiated a great investment purchase in Key West, Florida hence saving the company money.

My experience with Bascom Grooms Real Estate was one of the smoothest transactions I have made to date. I would highly recommend Bascom Grooms Real Estate if you are thinking of purchasing or selling your home or investment property. I would definitely use Bascom Grooms Real Estate for any other future business endeavors.

TRG Holdings, Inc. – Key West, FL


October 28, 2010

Dear Lori and Bascom,
I would like to congratulate you both on the closing of a very challenging short sale.

Your continued perseverance, support and well advised efforts were most influential in negotiating with all parties concerned, as well as your sincerity and patience throughout the process of completing the sale with fortunate success.

Greg Kerr – Key West, FL
October 12, 2010
Bascom/Lori, just a short note to say Thank You.
Thank you for leading Barbara and I through the difficult experience of selling our home of 33 years. Thank you for continuously guiding us through the ups and downs of pricing and the many showings, all the while providing encouragement. Thank you for your keeping our home a priority even when time seemed to be passing by and the market was drying up.

Most of all Thank You for the personal interest, the professional persistence and thorough processing that allowed Barbara and I to feel comfortable throughout the process.

Raymond and Barbara Archer – Key West, FL

October 6, 2010

Bascom Grooms and Lori Langton have to be the hardest working real estate agents I have ever worked with. I recently completed the sale of my home with them through the short sale process. There were many peaks and valleys in the more than a year long process once we received an offer, but these two never faltered. Very few are able to take on the mortgage company giants and get the job done, but they did. Even when I had one buyer back out on the day of closing, they stuck with it, found me another buyer quickly, and successfully closed the deal. I would highly recommend Bascom Grooms Real Estate to anyone trying to buy or sell their home, but especially during these tough real estate times.

Doug Bradshaw – Key West, FL
September 7, 2010
After spending two summers renting in Key West, my husband, ten year old son and I wanted to relocate to Key West from Pennsylvania. We started calling agents from any company sign we could see. Then we called Bascom to look at one of his listings and we knew we found the realtor that could work with us.

He was personable, very informative and answered questions about the community. He did not have an agenda and was not pushy. Bascom is realistic about the current market and gets down to the bottom line. He was available for questions and concerns and was with us through the process every step of the way. We would definitely refer anyone to Bascom Grooms Real Estate and would use them again in the future.

Ken and Laura Dockery – Key West, FL


July 9, 2010

I am writing to thank your office for the handling of the sale of my condo. Everything was handled very professionally and even though we had some delays, the sale went smoothly. I really appreciate the time and hard work put in by your office and I look forward to working with you again.

Diane Paglia- Key West, FL
May 19, 2010
I write this recommendation to anyone considering the services of Bascom Grooms Real Estate. Bascom and his assistant Lori Langton recently completed a very complicated sale for my wife and I. Our sale had many ups and downs, twist and turns and three buyers before we finally closed. Throughout this ten month ordeal, Bascom and Lori were always consummate professionals, cheerful and focused on our best interests.

If you want a realtor that knows the business and that you can trust to look out for you, look no further.

Ross Williams and Jody Smith Williams – Key West, FL
May 12, 2010
As with everything else in the Keys, purchasing real estate is a unique experience. When we decided to begin searching for a home, our first call was to Bascom Grooms Real Estate. Bascom and his staff are quite knowledgeable in the Key West real estate market. Bascom was able to help us find the perfect house for our family’s needs and within our budget. His assistance during negotiation was invaluable.

We never got the feeling we were “on our own” during the entire process from the time we made our first offer until the day we signed closing documents (and even after the sale was complete). Should we ever have the opportunity to sell or purchase real estate in the Keys again, I know our first call will once again be to Bascom Grooms Real Estate.

Denise Delostrinos – Key West, FL
May 10, 2010
As we approached what we thought would be a fairly easy process, buying a home in this real estate climate has proved to be more challenging. Despite having purchased houses in the past, new regulations and more stringent requirements complicated the process. Luckily we approached Bascom Grooms Real Estate. His and his staff’s personal attention into our house search alleviated much of the associated stress.

If I had to describe Bascom’s approach to our situation, I would say he uses appropriate communication. He answered our numerous questions in a timely manner, provided insight into a smart buying strategy, and did not inundate us with countless listings. Today we have a home where our family can live and grow. This is possible through our “partnership” with Bascom. We appreciate what Bascom Grooms Real Estate has done for our family.

Rod Delostrinos – Key West, FL

April 2, 2010
Thank you so much for your hard work in both the selling of our old home and purchase of our new home. You made the entire experience as stress free as possible and always made us feel comfortable. It was apparent that you had our best interests in mind throughout the whole process, and we are forever grateful.

You are truly an expert in your field, and both you and your staff are genuinely kind and pleasant people to work with. We are settling into our new house and absolutely loving it. While we aren’t hoping to move anytime soon, you will be our first call for any real estate needs not to mention our #1 recommendation to all our friends and family. Thank you again for helping us get into our dream home!

Eric and Stephanie Balbuena – Key West, FL
November 9, 2009
Bascom, Just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed working with you in the purchase of our new home. As you know we are not new to Key West. We made the decision to return “home” and the first name that came to mind was Bascom Grooms. I remembered your name from when we had lived in Key West years ago and remembered that you were a Realtor. After making contact with you we always felt as if it was a welcome home. Any questions we had were always answered promptly. We always felt comfortable and any new listings were sent to us immediately. We never felt like we would miss an opportunity. You were very patient with us until we found the property that we felt was for us. I would definitely recommend you to a Friend. Thanks for helping us get back home!

Jeff Beck – Key West, FL
September 29, 2009
Thank you so much for being the professional you are. Steve and I appreciate you and we are so happy we chose you to be our realtor. Thank you for hanging in there with us when things got tough. But thank you most of all for your patience.

We will definitely refer your name to anyone we know that is planning to buy or sell. Thank you again. We are very happy to be back in Tallahassee, and happy with the sale. Take care, the best to you and your family. Stay in touch!

Janis and Steve Maloney – Tallahassee, FL
July 24, 2009
I have worked with and used Bascom Grooms Real Estate for over five years. They have successfully sold properties for me at a good price, and have given me sound, honest advice. They have not told me what I wanted to hear, but rather what I needed to hear, which underscores their integrity.

Most importantly to me, however, is the follow-through, either by telephone or e-mail to keep me abreast of the status of any transaction. If they say they’ll do something, then one can rest assure it will be done, something which is indeed rare in my dealings with many other firms, and therefore, I recommend them very highly.

Shel Segel – Key West, FL

June 17, 2009
Rarely do you have a pleasurable experience spending several hundred thousand dollars, but I did.

After what seemed to be the longest, coldest winter of my 50 plus years in Michigan I got it in my head to go to the Florida Keys where many of my friends had wintered. I came across Bascom Grooms Real Estate and started communicating my then ideas for a place to buy. I started off in one direction and then did a complete 180. Then, I decided to spend much less money. Bascom rolled with the changes. I then made the offer on a property owned by the bank after going through foreclosure. Little did I know what an arduous task this sale became as banks are very difficult to deal with. I can only imagine what poor Bascom had to deal with. All I know is he made it happen and I own a precious little get away to share with friends and family which will make me a handsome profit someday.

Be informed that Key Westers go on “Island Time”. They come late and often don’t deliver the goods as promised. Bascom is the only islander that did not disappoint.

One more thing … what do you expect someone named Bascom Grooms IV to be like? Not a spoiled rich boy, not eccentric… just an honest easy going, yet professional business man. Just what you desire.

Vanessa Overhiser – South Haven, MI

June 5, 2009
I just wanted to drop a note to tell you thanks for the way you handled the listing and selling of my mother’s property on Patterson Avenue. As you know, it’s always difficult when you’re dealing with an estate property, and my situation was a bit complicated by the fact that I am an out-of-town owner.

From our very first meeting in March when we listed the property up until yesterday when we closed the sale, you have been professional, proactive, and always available if I had a question or concern. Especially helpful for an owner who lives out of town is the “Owners Link” which your website provides so that I could track what was happening with the property. That link, along with your consistent communication, kept me informed as well as reassured that you were working hard to move the property.

I especially appreciated your advice and direction with regard to establishing a reasonable selling price that allowed us to make a relatively quick sale in a slow-moving market. You are a consummate professional whose caring and concern for me as the seller was always evident in our conversations.

Thanks again for making the whole process an easy one! I appreciate the way you conduct your business, and wish you much future success”.

Diana L. Harris – Palms Springs, FL

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