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We visited with our family friends in early 2009 to see properties on AMI and upon arrival we learned that the property we had previously found on the internet wasn't available anymore. We contacted Mel Neely with Island Vacation Properties that Saturday afternoon from a rental sign on the house. Mel contacted the property owner's and gained access almost immediately for us to preview this new property. We ended up at a local watering hole having food and drinks and while we weren't ready to buy just yet, Mel continued to sell us on the fabulous ANNA MARIA ISLAND!
We returned to Ontario and proceeded to discuss options with friends of ours who were teaming to buy the property with us. We contacted Mel who wrote up a Sales Contract and directed us to a local bank with Canadian connections. After a lengthy process we returned to AMI in late May and closed on the home. We met up with Mel and we were introduced to his business partner and wife, Barb. Since then we have become close friends, sharing drinks, dinner and other social activities.
A few years later Mel sold us another property, a single family home, that we completely fell in love with. Mel worked his magic and after a few twists and turns, we were able to secure that home for ourselves. He certainly earned his commission working on that tricky sale.
Mel & Barb Neely are Wonderful friends and Realtors extraordinaire, we positively recommend them to anyone looking to List or Sell property on Anna Maria Island!
Our family was visiting Anna Maria Island since 2004 on a yearly basis. We always rented condos or houses for our Vacation with Island Vacation Properties.In 2010 when we decided that it is time for us to own our own little place in paradise.
The place we fell in love was a listing of Mel Neely at the time-whom we did not know as were so far dealing with the rental department of IVP. From the moment we walked in for the first showing till the final closing we were overwhelmed with the competence of Mel and his passion to help us. At the time we needed a lot of help as this was our first investment in real estate outside of Germany (we are Germans)
All the statements Mel made as the listing agent were solid true and we are proud owners of our “Franks Beach House” which is in IVP’s property management. Meanwhile my family has made two more significant real estate investments with Mel and Barb his wife and partner and would certainly do again.(once funds will allow)
Both the Neely’s are just 100% real estate professionals with profound knowledge in subject on the market. Much more, they are 100+% reliable and trustworthy.