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The Starr Home Search Team is committed to excellence in serving our customers.

Below are some of the testimonials from our many customers over the years.

Words from Our Customers

"We were fortunate enough to be taken care of by both Alayna and Starr as schedules overlapped. Their deep experience, personal attention to details, caring attitude and professionalism were evident throughout, providing the support that we needed and exceeding our expectations. They were fully engaged from the initial house hunt, through the building phase and closing. They also supplied us with important phone numbers such as water, electricity, pest control, fence and screen enclosure companies, swimming pool companies and important dates such as application for homestead exemption. Alayna and Starr perform as a team and they deliver on their promises. We highly recommend them for any future buying or selling needs, being certain that they will take care of you and your family." - Gerhardt and Renate Schweinert

​"My husband and I can't say enough good about Starr Keating and Alayna Summanen. After Starr sold our first home so quickly and professionally, we knew we wanted to list with her again. However, we had to leave the state with the house empty. Starr totally treated it as her own, making sure it looked presentable and worked through the entire selling process even with us being out of the country. The main thing is that you can TRUST Starr and Alayna--they follow through with what they say they will do and are so knowledgeable, you can count on what they say. We so appreciate all they have done to make our lives so much easier in a stressful selling time!" Laura and George Copeland

"We've bought and sold a few times. Nothing so far compares to the service we received from Starr! Alayna and Starr both shared fabulous mortgage loan and other contacts that all provided fabulous service. An abundance of patience, perseverance, and professionalism from Starr was our good fortune!!!" - Anne Kail

"Starr was professional and remains very responsive - even weeks after the sale. In fact, she has become a friend we can rely on for advice and help on various topics about Northeast Florida living. She shares professionals she knows in the area, such as landscapers, roofers, etc. Recently, she called because of a severe storm the night before and asked if we wanted her to check the house for us, knowing that we would be away for a couple of weeks. Starr has redefined professionalism with the service (and friendship) she provides well after the sale." - Doug and Barb

"Alayna is 5 Star all the way!!!  She found, showed, and closed our deal in record time.  Her commitment and transparency were the reasons of a clean and fast transaction between the seller and I.  We are in love with our new home and glad we crossed with Alayna because this house is worth every penny and more.  If you want someone honest, knowledgeable, and someone that will not waste your valuable time, then you need to call Alayna!!!" - Victor and Mariela

"We have had 20+ military moves, and Starr has been the most efficient, conscientious, knowledgeable Realtor we have had the opportunity to work with. She was professional and kind throughout the process." -Joseph and Sharen Parris

"I had the unfortunate task of selling two Condos in two different states and purchasing a new home in FL all in 2016. The realtor that sold my primary residence was good the other was a total bust. He came with a lockbox and I never heard or had seen him again, got another agent after contract was up. Starr and Alayna on the other hand were the hardest working most knowledgeable realtors I have ever worked with. I ended up going with new construction because Alayna found a house for me with the floor plan, lot, community amenities, and School system I desired. Living out of state Alayna handled all my needs during construction. She also attended my closing to give me guidance through all the documents I was signing. I was very grateful for her expertise and professional knowledge during this stressful process. I closed at the end of September but Starr and Alayna kept in touch checking how things were evolving. These ladies really put their heart into making sure you are going to be happy with making possibly the biggest purchase of your life." - Robert Fick

"I had the best agent in Starr Keating.  Super proactive, stellar communication, and the utmost in professionalism.  My wife and I had a terrific experience with CBVFL." - Matt and Amy Ott

"Alayna was very professional and prompt.  She was always available when needed, and followed up when promised.  Our house was on the market for less than 60 days.  She provided great pictures, brochures, and advice.  I would not hesitate to use her again, and refer her to my friends and family." - J.W. and Dana Hagan


"I have dealt with 9 or 10 real estate agents over the past 40 years.  Starr and Alayna are second to NONE.  They worked great as a team, responding to questions or concerns immediately.  Their knowledge of homes in the area and our home purchasing requirements guaranteed our success in finding our forever home."  -Larry Askey

"From the start we knew that Starr was going to be our realtor. She was knowledgeable, professional and made buying out of state ( from NJ) so easy. Every step was easy for us because of her responsiveness and skill. She was able to understand our needs and likes. We bought the house of our dreams and she helped direct us to other professionals to help care for our home. Thank you Starr for making our dreams come true! She was our realtor, but now consider her our friend." - Barb M

My husband and I worked with both Starr and Alayna when we were relocating back to Florida. Not only were they both professional and very knowledgeable about the current market but they were personable and friendly. Relocating is always a stressful time, and, with their help, they made it less stressful and more enjoyable. We knew they were on our side and I would recommend them to everyone!  - Robert and Heidi Spahn


"Starr was a great resource in helping me purchase an investment property in Fleming Island. She was a strong advocate for me during several contracts on many properties and I will definitely use her in the future!" -Nancy Rockstroh


"Alayna helped me to find the perfect home. She helped me to pin point what I really wanted and needed in a home. She treated me with a tremendous amount of respect, keeping my goals and fears in mind as we looked at homes and made offers. She was accessible and easy to reach, quick to respond, and very knowledgeable about the market and process. I could not have asked for anything more in a realtor. I felt like I had a friend assisting me with my home search."  -Pamela Willingham

"Starr was an amazing agent. My wife and I were buying our first home and she was outstanding. Her patience with us during this process was more then what I could have ever imagined. If we were to ever sell and buy again I would contact start without a second thought. She was very friendly and we now consider her a great friend! Thanks again!" -Matthew Rockwell

​"I am recommending Alayna Summanen because we were first time home buyers and were very nervous. Alayna kept the home buying process on the reality side very smooth and controlled, we had no reason to be nervous after she took over for us! Everyone told us that buying a home was such a long and tough process but with Alayna, the way she kept on top of our offer, loan and etc. it wasn't at all! She was always one step ahead and I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. If we needed her in the future I wouldn't hestitate to contact her. Thank you Alayna!" - Katie Holmes

​"The word "excellent" is NOT strong enough to describe my overall satisfaction with Starr Keating. She went above and beyond to make my home search and purchase a smooth, pleasant experience." -Greg and Vickie LaForce

"Starr assisted us with our purchase AND sale recently. Happy to say it all went very smoothly! She is super responsive and diligent with details. She knows the market well and is very professional! We put our trust in her and she delivered! Would highly recommend giving her a call to assist with your next sale or purchase!" - Monica Clarke

"We want to thank Alayna for helping us so much through the process and always making us feel like we were her only clients! We love our new home!!"   - Adam and Laura Baker


"Starr Keating did a fantastic job and is highly professional. She listened to my wants/needs and delivered. Finding the right home can be stressful and difficult, but with Starr the entire process and transaction went very smoothly and stress free! I think Vanguard is lucky to have her." -Martha Cohen


"I have sold four houses over the years. Two in Florida and two in Connecticut. Never have I  had such a caring Realtor. Please let her know how I appreciated her." -Maureen Previti


"I worked with both Alayna and Starr. Alayna was our agent and Starr was the agent for the seller. Alayna is excellent! Knowledgeable, professional and friendly. She helped us with every facet of our purchase. We have recommended her already and will continue to do so without any hesitation."  - Liz Almeida

"Alayna - thank you for everything, you are the best! You made our first home buying experience awesome. We will definitely let you know when we are settled, we'd love to have you over." -Perry and Atavia Byrd


"Starr was absolutely incredible to work with.  They were so flexible and worked with us on a short timeline to get in as many showings as possible of homes that matched our wish list.  We ended up buying a house from someone Starr struck up a conversation with at the car wash, and she got us in to see it in a matter of hours (now that is looking out for your clients).  Hands down the best realtors we've worked with, and we've done transactions in 3 separate states on homes and land purchases.  A++ would definitely recommend."  - Richard and Lisa A.


"Alayna, it is bittersweet that we will be looking for a home up there [South Carolina] because you truly impressed me, which does not happen very often any more.  It is of my opinion, that customer service, job knowledge, etc. is sub par these days, but you set the standard.  It was truly a pleasure to work with you and it is unfortunate we will not get to buy our first house working with you!  Thanks for everything you helped us with."  - Collin and Brittany Baranick


"Starr did an exceptional job assisting my wife and I through the process of selling the house. This was a more involved sale due to my use of the Homeowners Assistance Program. Starr was very proactive throughout the entire process and I feel she always provided well thought out recommendations and candid input to the numerous discussions we had. I would definitely recommend Vanguard Realty and particularly Starr Keating to others." -Scott and Michelle Pratt

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