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Cabins to Castles on Seneca Real Estate
317 N. Franklin St. 
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Office:  607-535-2586
Fax: 607-535-7526
Email: CabinsCastlesRE@aol.com

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Testimonials Page

Shawna Carey - "I want to thank you - seems like the third time is the charm (thinking back, there were two other properties over the past few years I contacted you about that didn’t pan out). Having that prior contact I definitely felt more comfortable moving forward with this property, and to think: now it is official!! Although real estate transactions have many intricate details, you seemed to make the whole process go smoothly, while still revealing all the moving parts underneath (which I love to be aware of). Thank you again for helping to make this adventure possible!" Matthew H.
Shawna Carey - "Shawna, thank you so much for everything you did for us! We greatly appreciate all the time and effort you put into helping us find a new home. Once we have some of the work done we'd love to have you over to see! Thanks again for everything!" Jason & Beth H.
Shawna Carey - "Our entire experience with Shawna was positive from our first meeting and viewing, she has been professional, knowledgeable, prompt and on point. After our first viewing, she had an accurate sense of what we were looking for. As first time buyers, she let us know everything we needed to do and look for, from whether the home needed propane or well, or if it had village water and sewer, natural gas,etc. She kept us abreast with inspections, appraisal time, closing times and anything else we needed to know. In short, you will be hard pressed to find a better agent and friend." Pat & Bev King
Stacey Parrish was very persistent in getting both our properties sold, we couldn't have done it without her! She fought for us through all the challenges. Over all Level of Satisfaction was Excellent. Earl and Jean Huff
Shawna Carey - "This is by far one of the easiest reviews I've ever chosen to write. What can we say about our experience with Shawna? We have truly never worked with a real estate agent that went over and above "the call of duty". I/we never realized that an agent was capable of taking such good care of her clients, in all important house buying areas, not just the showing of the houses. Also, we honestly didn't realize the importance of the statement, "service after the sale"........that is until now. We've dealt with several agents throughout our lives and never knew their full potential, their capabilities, knowledge of all that applies to buying a home. Well, we certainly do now. Always a sincere smile on her face with her service.... which is also greatly appreciated! We are spoiled now and will expect nothing less in the future. We would highly recommend her as your personal, knowledgeable sales representative. She takes full pride in her work and does what it takes to satisfy her client. She loves her job and it shows!!! Thank you Shawna!!!" Mr. & Mrs. Enck
Shawna Carey "Thank you so much! You were such a strong advocate right from the start. I always felt you had our best interests as a priority! What a ride for us in such a short time. We really appreciate you, your knowledge and expertise! The Kings
Shawna Carey - "I want to THANK YOU for working so hard to help me with trying to purchase first, the property that was taken off the market when my offer was rejected. Another big THANK YOU for informing me of the property which I was able to purchase. Your tenacity, excitement and enthusiasm really amazed me. I appreciated your friendly, caring and honest attitude. You were very helpful in answering my questions and seeking out information that I requested. It surprised me that you frequently kept in touch, letting me know details of what was or was not happening with the sale. Thanks again for walking me through the whole process and explaining to me the things I didn't understand. It was great working with you and I hope to see you again sometime soon. I would definitely recommend you to anyone who would ask me. I am grateful to the person who recommended you to me. It has been a good experience." Carolyn Gendre
Shawna Carey - "Shawna is very competent in her field of real estate and is knowledgeable about each step involved in purchasing a home. If she doesn't know the answer to a question, she'll find out, or let you know what she doesn't know, and do so in a straightforward manner. She is reliable in keeping her clients up-to-date and informed. If you are inexperienced in purchasing a home, then, believe me, Shawna will help you every step of the way. If you don't happen to like a home that she has shown you, she'll help you find another one that's a better fit for you. She also understands that, sometimes, it takes awhile actually to like a home, or to see its possibilities. (That's what happened with us the first time we toured our home, but we're more than happy with it today.) Oh, and I can say that she is both friendly and understanding. We feel that Shawna went "the second mile" for us and understood our needs. We're also more than happy with our purchase, and we are looking forward to moving day in two weeks! Funny thing: the first time we toured our home, we hardly looked at the backyard and the 24' pool that came with the house. Today, we think that those are two of our new home's best features. The backyard is so expansive, quiet, and peaceful that I really feel a sense of joy just being back there puttering around, and with a good mowing and trimming, it now looks like a park. Even my kids love playing back there. While a pool isn't for every buyer, we've already enjoyed ours on hot summer days!"
Shawna Carey - "You were very attentive to everything. You stayed on top of inspections, communications and deadlines. I am so glad I saw your sign on Cottage Road and felt I should contact you. I have never worked with someone so attentive and professional. Thank you so much!" Martin & Judy Crippen
Shawna Carey - "Service was excellent. Always returned phone calls and answered questions. Great job. I can't believe you sold the property that quickly! We have already referred you and will continue to do so." The Alexanders
Shawna Carey - "We do want to say how much we appreciate your help in finding us a home. Your patience in walking us through our purchasing experience meant a lot to us as nervous home buyers and we are more grateful than we can say for all you did. We feel that we not only acquired a new home, but a new friend as well. We will definitely refer you to anyone we know who is looking for a new home, or who desires to sell one. Come see what we have done with our home. It looks a lot different!"
Shawna Carey - "Shawna always has a friendly and inviting smile, very punctual. We all know no one is perfect but Shawna is pretty close! Our level of satisfaction is excellent! Shawna went out of her way to coordinate septic, water & survey. I would absolutely refer Shawna!"
Shawna Carey – “Very good communication, responsiveness and timely with follow up. Kept in touch! Very knowledgeable and ambitious. Asked good questions. Seemed to me to be a person who loves her job. Shawna advocated for us instead of giving up. Our level of satisfaction is excellent! Shawna is one of only two realtors in this area that I have recommended to others (the other is retired!) and will use again given the opportunity/need!” Steve & Brenda Herforth, Edward C Lott, Inc.
"Stacey was very friendly and there was an ease of discussin regarding any property issues that arose during the sale. Good Job!" Jacqueline Eskew
Shawna Carey - "Shawna excelled in constant communication before and after a showing of our home, whenever we called her with a question and if she didn't pick up due to being busy she promptly returned our call when she got a chance. Our level of satisfaction with Shawna was EXCELLENT! Our home was a unique home and was difficult to sell but when Shawna took over as a new agent she showed steadfast determination in every aspect to sell our home. Always in constant communication Shawna was very patient and professional during the shaky process of the final sale with negotiations, she held the utmost to our interests as her client." Michael Kay & James Ford
Lori was very responsive and took a personal interest when we would call and/or email questions regarding property we were purchasing. Kathy took a personal interest in our dilemma the day we had our walk through and were supposed to close! Tom & Barbara Merrill
Shawna Carey - "We can't thank you enough for FINALLY getting our home sold! You were very helpful and patient, you lead us through everything step by step. Your service was over the top and our experience with you was excellent. Shawna you really went above and beyond, we really consider you a true friend and we appreciate all you did for us. Your personal touch was really fantastic and much appreciated. After several frustrating experiences with other agents working with you was a true pleasure. You made it happen for us, we will never forget you, you are the best!" David & Blanche Frazier
Shawna Carey - "Shawna always has a friendly and inviting smile, she was always very punctual. We all know that no one is perfect but Shawna is pretty close! We were very satisfied with her selling our home, she went out of her way to take care of coordinating anything we needed done." Rick & Diana Ferrel
Shawna Carey - "Shawna went above and beyond whenever I asked to see a home or if I asked her to look into something she always did. When I was wishy-washy about a property she always asked me, "Do you feel it? Can you see yourself here, if not move on.", it was such great advice! Shawna always took my calls or replied to my texts day or night. She is a great agent and now a friend! She took her time when I lost all hope and kept telling me "We will find something!" and we did! Shawna listened to what I said I needed and what I would like in a home, in the end, my new home is everything I could have asked for and then some. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!" Ronda Howe
"Stacey has been exceptional with her efforts to market your property since intially contacted. She was most efficient getting Town of Dix coding datat and other requested information to us. As a 30 year veteran to this business I can readily attest to your having a strong advocate working for you!" Jack L. Balcome Concept Real Estate
Shawna Carey - "You were on top of everything, very responsive to questions and went out of your way to gather information concerning the house and the area. Our experience was excellent and we will use you again for future purchases!" Dale & Julie Rhoades
Shawna Carey - "We really loved Shawna's attentiveness which was very important to us! We are creatures of wanting people to pay attention to our needs. Shawna was always there when we needed her and always made a real effort to keep us satisfied, she truly did go the "extra mile" in many cases. Shawna's people skills are second to none, she is a real pleasure to work with, not only professional but sincere & honest. This is our first experience working with an agent to purchase a home, we are very happy tthat it was Shawna we ended up working with, our experience was excellent and keep up the good work! Sherwood & Donna Enck
Everyone was quick to set up appointments to view properties. No matter how many times I looked- everyone was extremely pleasant and accommodating. I appreciate how hard you all worked to sell my house and help me find my "home"! Judith Caruso
Shawna Carey - "I loved your flexibility, if I wanted to see three more houses you took me to see three more houses. When negotiating our deal, you didn't tire of it even when we did. I will recommend you to everyone I know, it was such a pleasure working with you!" Dennis & Julie Morris
Shawna Carey - "You were always on top of everything! We felt very comfortable to ask you any questions, you were very reliable and flexible and id a great job finding us our new house and selling our other house! Thank you so much and again you did an awesome job, we really appreciate everything!" Jayson & CJ Chamberlin
Shawna Carey - "You are friendly, knowledgeable and patient. You made this purchase easier for us, this wasn't an easy move for us at our age." Ed & June Cullen
Shawna Carey - "Shawna went above and beyond her role to ensure a smooth home purchase. She always kept me in the loop and was available whenever I needed her, she is awesome! Will absolutely recommend!" Shane Saddlemire
From being our property manager to selling of our NY Home....what a GEM in your agent Jennifer Edminster! "TOP NOTCH" Real Estate Agent! Positive Attitude Excellent Communication Top of the line in guidance, professionalism and patience! Pam and Steve Gardner Sandy Ridge, NC Pam and Steve Gardner Sandy Ridge, NC
Shawna Carey - "The service was professional and Shawna’s patience with us was amazing. It is very difficult to work with clients out of the area. Shawna made it work perfectly for me! My level of satisfaction is EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT! I could not have asked for anything better. With the largest purchase you will ever make, Shawna walked me through each process. She kept me and my family on track, introduced me to a new way to work at a great distance using the internet. Again with great patience! I will most definitely refer her! Shawna - Thank you so much for your guidance, patience, and help to make this as painless as possible. You will be my agent from now on. Not that I plan a move in the near future....the house is perfect. Thank you! " Trudy Rundle
Shawna Carey - "You are very professional to work with and a very hard worker. Thanks for taking such great care of us! We were very pleased to have worked with you!!!" Matt & Casey S.
Stacey Parrish was very professional but very friendly. The advertising was excellent, very considerate of our needs when showing the house. She was always very helpful when we had questions! It was a pleasure for us to have met her. Our Level of Satisfaction was Excellent! Ron & Shirley Shaw
Shawna Carey - "You were very proactive, professional and right on top of things. If it wasn't for you being able to show us the house on the day we called we would not have gotten it!" Sheila Fisher
Shawna Carey - "We appreciated everything about your service and handling of our transaction! You were always on top of everything and helped with any questions we had. Our level of satisfaction with your service is excellent, we would definitely recommend you!" Joe Sindone & Jessica McKee
"Stacey has worked for me as a property manager and as a seller's agent. In both instances she has upheld the highest professional standards. Vacancies were filled seamlessly, maintenance issues were addressed immediately and she found a buyer who offered cash above the list price. She was very good about communicating issues in a timely manner and is highly recommended." Tom Sluis
Shawna Carey - "We really appreciated all your help with the buying and selling of our houses! Wish we could bring you more business soon but we are not going to do any selling or buying anytime soon. :-) We will definitely recommend you to anyone that we hear of that wants to buy or sell a home!" Harold & Vivian Rappleye
Shawna Carey - "You do an awesome job.... I LOVE my new home and am only here because you cared enough to find what I was looking for!!!! Thank you so much for all you did to make my life better!!!!!" Margaret Fitzpatrick-Covell
Shawna Carey - " You provided quick friendly service, were eager from the first phone call, put in tons of time, were very excited about the opportunity to find a buyer, very knowledgeable, dedicated and oh so very sweet! There is nothing you could improve on, you were perfect and because of your hard work the house sold very quickly! I have already referred you to people I know, I tell them to USE SHAWNA!" Eric & Susan Cowles
Shawna Carey - "What I liked about your service and the handling of my transaction is: you always returned my phone calls in a timely manner, you were very personable, always on time (which is very important to me), you were pleasant to work with and above all have a great personality! My level of satisfaction is excellent and I will absolutely refer you to someone I know!" Colette Summers
Shawna Carey - "I liked that if I asked you for anything you were there to help me send it right over to who it needed to go to. Without you being there for me I'm not sure how I would have ever closed on this transaction, I appreciate all of your help! I was pleased with everything you did and how it was all handled in a timely fashion, keep up the good work! I would like to say thank you for all that you have done and dealt with from this whole experience, There was a whole lot of weird things asked for and I don't think I could have done it without you, I will definitely refer you!" Virginia Fenner
Shawna Carey - "We were first time homebuyers, we had so many questions that you answered, you were very helpful and helped make the process easy. Our level of satisfaction is EXCELLENT! We will refer you to everyone we know!" Mike Novak & Lisa McKee
Shawna Carey - "Shawna is a great person and highly reliable. I was a very high maintenance and on a tight budget. I called her every day I swear and she never got annoyed. She worked with me every step of the way. I got the house for a great price! I would recommend her to everyone!" Carrie Langley
Good follow up. Nice to work with as well as efficient! Bob & Cathy Boccuti
Shawna Carey - "We loved you and thought you were great, you kept us in the loop a lot and your service was excellent, I would refer you to anyone who is looking to buy or sell property! Again, thank you for your help!" Jackie Gray
Shawna Carey - "You have a great personality and you work with your clients, you've listened to us and took our advice. You work very hard for your clients. I was out of town and thanks to you transactions went off without a problem. Our level of satisfaction is EXCELLENT! Wish you could sell our house in Florida, we will absolutely refer you! Thank you so much for all you have done for us, we really love you and think you're the greatest. Keep up the good work, you're going far at Cabins to Castles, they're lucky to you have you!" Marlene Conklin
Shawna Carey - "First and foremost, you are pleasant, smiling and professional. Always trying to work out a solution to a problem. You were right there whenever I needed to ask a question or advice, I never waited to hear back from you. You are proactive and anticipate issues ahead of time so everyone can be prepared and nothing falls through the cracks. You are really good at reaching out and bringing the whole group together - the buyer, seller, bank, lawyer, inspectors, etc. You are right on top of who needs to speak to who and not afraid to get the ball rolling or move something along. You made me feel like I had someone I could go to that would either have the answer or find the answer and for a first time home buyer that is so important. Keep up the good work! I am so glad you made that phone call to the seller that day we were looking at houses and the seller did not know if she wanted someone over, your persistence and persuasion are key reasons this whole sale came together! I am so glad I had you as my realtor." Ellen Safir
Shawna Carey - "You cared to try to find ways to work toward a sale even when the location and access issues to our properties made it impossible. Also you continued helping us toward releasing the land even when it meant no money for you." Would you refer Shawna to someone you know? YES! John Wood
Shawna Carey - "I had contacted several real estate agencies throughout the Finger Lakes region and instantly focused on Cabins to Castles. The concentrated details of the types of properties Shawna Carey provided for my diverse needs were completely met! Shawna was adamant about my understanding of every detail of my commitment to the properties that I purchased. She was patient, understanding and dedicated beyond expectation. These details are not taken lightly and will be shared with my friends and colleagues for sure!" John Crane
"Stacey is a great agent and always keeps the buyer's best interest in mind." Angela Cleveland
"Stacey helped us acquire our 10+ acre estate with a lake view in Schuyler County and handled all aspects with ease. She listed and sold our rental property in Chemung County shortly afterwards. We are thankful that this agent has been able to assist us in our goals and would recommend her to anyone that may be ready to move." Frances
Shawna Carey - "Just wanted to say thanks and let you know how much we appreciate all your hard work selling our house. You made a difficult situation into a doable situation and made the weight of a short sale bearable." Daniel & Terri S.
Shawna Carey - "Dear Shawna, You must know we felt your service was above and beyond. So excellent! Thanks again for becoming a good trusted friend." John & Gerri Benedict
Shawna Carey - "Shawna, I want to say THANK YOU for all your determination and hard work in getting my house sold." Mark B.
Shawna Carey - "Your level of service to my wife and I was very positive in all aspects. You were very honest with your advice and you appear to be very intuitive to our needs and directed us to just the kind of place that met our needs very quickly. You didn't waste our time with any place that didn't fit us and I think that you know what you are doing and can help others in the future and we will certainly recommend you to anyone we know. Your attention to the job was excellent. I don't think you should change a thing in your work ethic and we couldn't have asked for more." Alan & Jean Jones
"Stacey did not pressure us and made our purchase easy by sending ALL my docs to the loan officer from her office. Very helpful! Thanks soooo much!" Ken & Frances Smith
Shawna Carey - "We have been very pleased with the efforts and willingness of Shawna to work with us on the sale of our house. Shawna is easy to talk with and she is willing to listen to and discuss any ideas toward a successful sale. Shawna works very hard and is a professional who will get the job done." Ward Hungerford
"Stacey- We want to extend a BIG Thank You for all of your hard work on helping us find the perfect property! It was a great help having you with us throught the process. Your proffessionalism and non-stop commitment are a testament to your dedication to your clients. We will definelty be working with you again in the future!" The Durkins
Shawna Carey - “Contacted Shawna and was impressed at once, she responded immediately and got on the sale. It was for land, which is somewhat harder to sell. She placed it on the web site at once with all the information. Shawna was always there to answer questions and was on top of all issues. She followed up on and issue and kept things moving. I always felt she was doing her best for me. I have not ever had an agent that seemed to work this hard for you. Shawna’s level of service was excellent and I will for sure refer her." Thomas Sabal
Shawna Carey - "We purchased a modest home, yet you treated us as though we purchased an expensive home. You did everything that you could to make this transaction easy for us. Thank you for making this an easy, comfortable purchase." Level of Satisfaction: Excellent Thomas & Patricia Needell
Lori was personable, informative in process. Lori was only realtor who answered my mail request for information. Glen Segond
Shawna Carey - "I am extremely pleased with the experience I had doing business with you. Your response to my offer was handled very quickly and professionally. I have purchased many properties and must say, your service was the best I'd ever received. I enjoyed working with a person that takes the buyer and the seller as a team. Excellent service provided and look forward to it happening again." Randy Baker
Shawna Carey - "Shawna you did a great job selling our property, much faster than I had expected. I couldn't be more pleased! Prompt & courteous service, very professional!" Level of Satisfaction: Excellent Doug Horning
We can't thank you enough for selling our house. You are by far the best realtor we have dealt with and I really mean that. Your job is not easy, that's for sure, but you handled everything with care and in the best way possible. It anyone we know will be looking for a realtor in the area, we will definitely recommend you. Thank you again, Lori. It was nice getting to know you. Best wishes, Kenny and Jessica
Shawna Carey - “Shawna, you were absolutely on top of everything – all the time! No worries about not hearing from you for days (which I have had happen before). Anytime I asked a question or had a ‘worry’, you were always there to answer that question or qualm my fears! Not out for ‘the sale’ which is what makes anyone in a sales position exceptional – it’s about the relationship. You are an exceptional real estate agent and even more amazing person! You really genuinely care about the people that you represent on both a personal and professional level. I would never go to anyone else for my real estate needs and value what I consider to be a lifelong relationship.” Jacinda Greco
Shawna Carey - "Shawna was very efficient on the follow-up of questions and information requested. Making connections through the listing agent was also very well done." Level of Satisfaction: Excellent Franklin Nichols
Stacey Parrish was there for our every need throughout our home purchase. We have purchased many homes in the past and this was really one of our more stress free purchases. We were highly satisfied and would recommend her for your home purchase. Overall level of satisfaction was Excellent. Larry & Carol Scofield

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