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Elizabeth’s customers can attest to her exceptional, top performance in real estate.  Here is what they have to say:

Linda R.

Seller - 2019

“We wanted to work with Elizabeth and would have worked with her at [wherever] she was working… We wanted someone who is responsive, knowledgeable and aggressive.On this sale she did not disappoint.”

Christine G.

Buyer - 2019

“There is no one better than Elizabeth.”

“[We] met Elizabeth initially through a buyer-friend. When deciding to sell our home we wanted Elizabeth to be our agent without question! Despite owning the home under three years, Elizabeth assumed a tough re-sale role, because it was ‘above-pricing’ for the neighborhood. Nevertheless, Elizabeth was spectacular and gifted with the patience of a saint. My wife and I wholeheartedly recommend Elizabeth and the Michael Saunders team! This was not our first home sale and it was a relief to know Elizabeth knew her business and her market. She came to the initial meeting and all others afterwards with valued information and home points. She definitely showed off her expertise in real estate, always with in a friendly and professional manner. We’ll miss that home, but Elizabeth’s friendship more!”

Jan & Roger T.

Sellers - 2019

Hunt & Mary

Sellers - 2018

“Elizabeth is Realtor who can be trusted. She is honest, respectful, and professional. She is involved in her community and is aware what is happening. Sarasota has a very diverse real estate market. She has innovative ideas that she uses to market her properties. She has exquisite taste, which she uses in staging homes for prospective buyers and in her marketing. We would definitely use Elizabeth again as our Realtor.”

“I want to say how pleased we are with your professionalism and efficiency! You are one of the best Realtors I have known!!! Thanks for all your expertise and fine service with our purchase.”

Kathryn L.

Buyer - 2018

Lea G.

Seller - 2018

"I doubt if any agent could have been more caring, punctual and responsive than Elizabeth Van Riper. She went way beyond the call of duty in all respects. Elizabeth did everything possible to make the experience as easy and pleasant as possible."

"I can't tell you how terrific you have been throughout the whole process. You made it very easy for us and it is greatly appreciated. You are great at what you do, and we are very glad we switched to you."

David G.

Seller - 2018

David Z.

Buyer's Realtor - 2018

"Thank you so much for your eagerness to help and your first-class professionalism throughout our most recent transaction. I can't think of a recent transaction that I've found more enjoyable. I am definitely looking forward to the next opportunity to work together!"

Gail & John W.

Buyers - 2018

"Elizabeth is a true professional with incredible knowledge of the Sarasota market.  Even when we left to go to North Carolina for the summer, Elizabeth gladly visited and researched homes for us, took photos and helped us see the houses as if we were there ourselves!  We loved working with Elizabeth and after finally finding our special home have remained wonderful friends."

Ginny & Russ

Buyers - 2017

"From the get go we felt extremely comfortable with her lovely demeanor and her professionalism. Elizabeth was always responsive to our questions and needs throughout our home search with her. We would and actually have recommended her to anyone searching for a home within the area. It has been a pleasure to work with Elizabeth."

Mary M.

Seller - 2017

“Elizabeth is in the process of closing our current architecturally significant home, which was perceived by many to be hard to sell. She made this happen swiftly by her unique approach to marketing the property and through her strong network of press contacts. The customer found us through a newspaper article lead story on our home that Elizabeth personally worked to place. We knew from day one that through her patient persistence, she would work to help my husband and I achieve our goals.”

Terry M.

Buyer - 2017

"Our experience with Elizabeth Van Riper was outstanding in all capacities through our search and purchase of our home. Elizabeth exemplified friendliness courtesy and professionalism at all times. When we needed clarification on any point she was right on top of the inquiry with immediate response time. It helped to relieve a level of stress during a stressful time to say the least! If we decide to relocate again we would not hesitate to reach out to her again as our sales agent!"

Leslie G.

Buyer - 2016

"I am so grateful that Elizabeth was my agent here in Sarasota.  She quickly understood my needs directed me to the perfect property and provided amazing support from contract to closing .  I was out of state and she took care of so many details that I was unable to take care of.  In a word -- amazing!"

Marilyn N.

Buyer - 2016


"Elizabeth is a true professional. Her knowledge of the Sarasota area and her commitment to her clients is first class. All her communication was timely and helpful. She's a true professional and I highly recommend her. We also love her she's kind caring and fun. We look forward to our continued relationship with her. Call Elizabeth you cannot go wrong!"

Joan B.

Buyer - 2016

"I have used Elizabeth numerous times to help my friends and family find homes. Everyone is completely thrilled with her professionalism, her sensitivity to their needs, her patience, and her ability to find the right house to suit their needs.  I highly recommend her."

Jim F.


"Elizabeth is a kind caring and knowledgeable professional.  She is always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done.  It's been a pleasure working with her."

Mark & Jill R.

"Elizabeth is an excellent listener and totally engaged with her clients.  She is highly organized, efficient, and completely committed to understanding and providing what her clients want.   On top of it all she is straightforward, honest, and direct.  We would recommend Elizabeth most highly and without the slightest reservation.  She is everything you could possibly want...and more!"

Harry & JoAnne

Sellers - 2015

"Elizabeth did a fantastic job of helping us sell our condo in Sarasota.  She really helped us hone in on the appropriate asking price which was challenging because there was a wide range of recent sale prices in our condo complex.  She was also critically important in advising us on staging and the all important photos of the staged unit.  She even lent us some of her artwork (excellent artist too!) to help stage the place.  We got 98% of asking price and closed in less than a month in an all-cash deal."

Sabina D.

Buyer - 2015

"As a Boston native seeking a retirement home for my parents, we went down to Sarasota and met Elizabeth through a referral. From our first meeting, her commitment to excellence was immediately present as she so thoughtfully pulled together a complete binder filled with all the items for our long weekend adventure of house hunting. Elizabeth was extremely attentive to my parents and a personal concierge for us during our long 5 day weekend trip. She was a true professional and a pleasure to work with. We are thrilled with our purchase and look forward to having a second home in Bradenton. Elizabeth went above beyond our expectations in making this process a wonderful experience for us. We are excited to begin a new chapter in our lives in Florida."

Mark & Melissa A.

Buyers/Sellers - 2015

"Elizabeth is the consummate professional. She truly cares about her clients and servicing their needs. We found the home that home was for sale by owner who wanted to complete the transaction without Realtors or lawyers. Even though we were not legally obligated to pay a full realtor commission on the purchase of this house, we chose to do so in recognition of Elizabeth’s selfless efforts on our behalf as she guided us through the occasionally incomprehensible path of mortgage loans, government requirements, and closing costs."

"We met Elizabeth through e-mails in our quest for information on real estate in the Sarasota area. She worked with us closely on trying to find a house long distance. When we did come down to Florida, we were lucky and found a house to buy that weekend. Elizabeth helped us work on all the details in finding a house and on the closing. Elizabeth is very friendly knowledgable and helpful. We are glad that we found her!"

Jordana & Doug W.

Buyers - 2015

Amy T.

Buyer - 2015

"Elizabeth was recommended to me this past fall as I wanted to relocate to Sarasota and I was just thrilled to meet her and work with her. She was incredibly patient with my long list of requirements for my new home and was a wealth of information about the area. In no time, she found me a great condo and was such a help through the closing. I would highly recommend Elizabeth to anyone searching for a new home!"

Kim & Mike P.

Buyers - 2014

"We truly couldn't have picked a better agent to help us find our future home in Sarasota!"

Natalie B.

Buyer/Seller - 2014

“Words can’t express what a wonderful experience we had with Elizabeth. I have worked with a number of Realtors over the years and have never, ever had such a positive experience. She made everything so easy. Seamless. She went above and beyond what Realtors do.”

Mike & Connie P.

Buyers - 2014

“We are fortunate to have worked with Elizabeth on the purchase of our new beach house. She is exceptionally professional, dedicated and knowledgeable of Sarasota properties as well as the who, what and where of the Sarasota lifestyle. We presented her with more than a few challenges and had some very specific requirements, but she persevered for over six months until we found the perfect home. As important as her expertise in the marketplace is her character. Elizabeth is warm and genuine and has become a treasured friend. It was a gift to have worked with her. We would recommend her without question!”

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