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Hi Micaela, I just wanted to say thank you for your professionalism, your prompt responses, and your follow ups on everything.

All the way down to the thank you card. You are a true professional. I wish you much success in your future career. If I every need your service or if anyone asks me who should I use I would with not doubt in mind I would refer you.

Roseann Ambrico Sholar

If you've come across Micaela's name in search for your next realtor, stop looking, you've just won the lottery!

It's difficult to express exactly how wonderful our recent experience with Micaela was, but I'm certainly going to try. By way of background, we're a former military family that during the course of a long career moved more times than I care to remember, and therefore worked with a number of agents, some excellent, some not. Ms. Morenz operates in a completely different space; far and away the most capable real estate professional we've come across. Our search for our perfect home in Central Florida began over a year ago, and from the moment we were referred to Micaela until we closed on our dream home a few days ago Micaela made us feel as if we were her only client. Her efforts were complicated by having to work with us from half way across the country, yet we never felt like this was a remote process. As the review sub-categories point out, Micaela is supremely responsive, knowledgeable, and astute. She has developed an unmatched network of real estate and related trade professionals. Despite her unquestionably superior expertise, what is most endearing about Micaela is her genuinely friendly and attentive demeanor. At the end of your experience with Micaela you will have made a wonderful new friend. Congratulations, you found Micaela!

Tony & Sandy Lyons

Micaela (Nesselroad) Morenz responded quickly to our first phone call as we started our home search.

She was very patient and helpful during the process and we were especially pleased with the results of our negotiation. It was a pleasure working with you, Micaela!

Sean Costello & Lorraine Voras

Blake Real Estate is a small up and coming agency in Tampa Bay FL.

Rick Blake worked closely with me, but was never overbearing or demanding. He's easy to work with and knows the market. He uses technology to sell homes and keeps innovating his practices. I would highly recommend Blake Real Estate for real estate transactions in Tampa Bay.

Emily Sillcocks

Ahhhh ?

...words CAN NOT express our gratitude to you & Christine!!! YOU are the one who found us this lil gem & helped us navigate thru it all. We have bought - 2 & sold 2 homes w/ you & we wouldn't have it any other way! Your calm/cool demeanor & extreme professionalism/intelligence, is absolutely invaluable! Your the "best kept secret" in real-estate...& for those that don't know you, they are truly missing out! You have no idea how much you have helped our family & we are eternally grateful!!!!! THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!


What has been the best part about finding your home and getting it under contract to purchase?

"Working with Micaela has been a blessing. We were fortunate to get her. We'll use her again, and will recommend her. Micaela takes very good care of us. She is the perfect balance to my frenzied personality."

Beatriz Godoy

Conor is a pleasure to work with.

He is knowledgable and quick to act. A great negotiator, and not pushy like many of the realtors can be. We now have the house of our dreams. I also referred him to a friend and they will be closing in a few weeks! We are going to miss him but he promised to stay in touch. We got a new home and a new friend with Conor!

Eileen Finan Peters

We closed on a townhouse in Seminole on January 25.

We were from out of town. Conor O'Neill represented us on the purchase of the townhouse and some furnishings, arranged the home inspection, secured approval and necessary information from the homeowners' association, recommended an insurer and other professionals, and coordinated several issues with the seller and listing agent. Working with Conor was a real pleasure. He is prompt, responsive, knowledgeable, polite, persistent, helpful, and efficient. The process went very smoothly, and we couldn't be happier with the job Conor did for us. We would definitely use him again, and highly recommend him to others.

Charles and Linda Johnson

Working with Conor was a pleasure.

He became our friend during this process and we highly recommend him.

Robert Jones

Micaela was very helpful, knowledgeable and attentive to our needs!

I will highly recommend her to others in the community!!

Bob Gaumer

I will downright demand of the people I care about to hire this realtor when they are ready to sell or buy a home, and this is coming from someone who has never written a review for any of the hundreds of items that I've purchased on Amazon and elsewhere.

Either I'm lazy or I don't have the time, energy or desire to write reviews, but to not write one for Conor wouldn't sit well with my conscious given that he has never denied me a minute of his time for a sale that could have collapsed at several turns that took over 100 hours of work consummate on his part. I have tens and tens of pages of texts and emails most of which you'll see that he responded to in seconds. Feel free to ask for copies. I still have the exchanges and I can send tens of screen shots. They are quite telling. He understands human nature when it comes to such an important purchase. He understands that square pegs don't fit into round holes. He services. He informs. He updates. He doesn't "sell" or push. He doesn't tell you what to like or dislike. He knows when to say nothing. He knows when to say something. When you ask for his opinion, he offers it with the right mix of humility and sense of subjectivity. He also won't hesitate to point out something that's not so obvious. For us, he spotted things that didn't encourage the sale. He spotted things that actually squashed the sale. He wore my shoes. He's just a normal warm-hearted individual who treats people like they would want to be treated. Since the sale, he still communicates with me via text of local happenings - places where he is going and opportunities to spend an hour together. He knows what I like. He knows me. And he shares things that make my life better - both before and after the sale. We found him via Zillow. He responded to an inquiry. I googled him before making the plunge to fly from Ohio to Tampa to spend two days with him. I feared what could have been an obnoxious two days. It ended with a good friendship and extreme confidence that he was exactly the sort of support we needed from so far away. Do yourself a favor and hire this man! PS: For what it's worth, we purchased a home that was for sale by owner. It didn't matter to him. It was the right home for us so he was good with it.

John Faler

We worked mainly with Micaela (Nesselroad) Morenz from Blake Real Estate in purchasing our new home.

Throughout our entire experience working with Micaela, she was extremely professional, positive, and motivated. She went above and beyond our expectations from the point when we first began our search and throughout the process until we actually closed on our home. She made sure she did the research to provide us with all of the information necessary to make the best decision and she answered all of our questions promptly. We highly recommend Micaela and the whole Blake Real Estate team to any home buyer looking for that special house.

Al and Karla Barbosa

Rick Blake is an honest and open person.

He did a good job selling my vacant lot; I am happy to have known him and enjoyed working with him!

ML Robinson

Micaela is super sweet and always patient with us; she is amazing.

I will definitely recommend Micaela to friends and family.

Marco & Nikky Victorino

From our initial contact with Conor to the final closing, he was there every step of the way making the process as smooth as it could be and offering advice on everything from home inspections to financers to insurers.

A calm, thorough presence in the midst of what is always a nerve-wracking time. After many real estate transactions throughout North America, we can say with utmost confidence that Conor is the best we've ever dealt with. We highly recommend Conor and would be quite willing to offer our recommendation to anyone considering Conor.

Mark and Laurie Thomas

The best agent and company we have worked with!

With Micaela (Nesselroad) Morenz, we felt our best interests were ALWAYS top of mind and drove the process. We really appreciated her willingness and patience to keep working with us until we found what was right for us.

Mark Lang & Beatriz Godoy

Way to many to mention.

We flew down from Ct. and he picked us up on time at Hampton Inn every morning to look at homes for sale. He stayed in touch even after we went back to Ct unable to find a home we loved. Came back again and Conor took us to new development in Tarpon Springs, which we loved and purchased a lot and he helped with keeping in touch with us pictures etc as we had to return to Ct. Conor kept watch over the building process for us. He is kind, compassionate and extremely trustworthy. We can't believe we were fortunate enough to have met him. He is our friend now.

Carol & Ken Riley

What has been the best part about finding your home and getting it under contract to purchase?

"Working with Micaela. It's always a pleasure. She helped me find both of my properties, close & move in in just a little over a months time both times."

Kathy Dunn

I cannot express how amazing our experience was with Conor.

He went above and beyond to help us find the right home. He works very diligently to help as much as he can. Very punctual and communicative. Truly gives you peace of mind as well, there were several times we had become discouraged and he was right there to give us that extra bit of encouragement we needed to keep going. When he says everyone is treated the same regardless of what you can afford he truly means it. I never once felt due to my lower affordable rate that I was on the back burner for him he was always right there ready to help and listen to exactly what we were looking for. He explained everything in depth any time we had any questions regarding many different things some of which I feel he didnt actually have to but he always went the extra step. There are so many more good things I could say about him but I believe actions speak louder than words if you are looking for a realt or and you are reading this there is only one person that I would put in the same category as this man and that is his wife who is just as amazing and dedicate as he is. Thank you both so much for everything!!!

Leslie Andress and Elisabeth Perry

Conor was on the ball at every stage of helping us sell our condo.

His creative approach to his work turns real estate into an art form. Conor can navigate around some very awkward situations with ease and will go the extra mile to make everyone involved feel comfortable.

Paul Ketzenbarger

Conor was an absolute pleasure to work with and made the process not only easy, but possible, with us being located remotely for this sale.

He truly went above and beyond to help us, answering our questions and concerns - his communication was always clear and he was very quick to respond. I would gladly recommend Conor for buying or selling real estate, he knows the market and community very well, and its always nice to personally like a person as well!

Dennis and Maggie O'Neill

We liked Rick Blake's "no pressure" approach, calm and patient, yet responsive and quick to make appointments and get back to us with additional options.

He's very knowledgeable about the area and helped us narrow down to a few good choices. The day of closing we discovered an issue with seller information not represented accurately in the original listing and Rick handled it calmly but aggressively for us, offering sound advice and negotiating an acceptable solution. Overall wonderful experience, I'm sending all my friends to him!

Barb Ulmer

We were really pleased with the results of our sale especially her continued followup, guidance and support through the process.

Since we are not full time residents, Micaela went above and beyond in customer service, often checking in on the condo, running and managing all the open houses, and working with the condo association directly to work through many of the details. She has a great deal of patience and we highly recommend her. Besides being a great agent, she makes the effort to be a friend. Selling a house or condo can be an emotional process as well as a financial process. You need more than just someone to line up the paperwork and need someone who as the empathy and support you would find in a friend. Micaela has both of these qualities and really made this a very good process for us.

Frank and Maria Piniella

You made it so easy and stress free to sell our home.

We felt we were given an honest and forthright opinion from from the start that set the right expectations for the process. All your marketing efforts resulted in a fast sale for a great price. Rick Blake made everything so easy! I'll have confidence contacting him again when I'm looking to buy my next home. Why would anyone in Safety Harbor consider anyone else other than Blake Real Estate?

Barb Perfetti

I had a great experience in selling my house.

The house itself sold to the first couple that looked at it and was only on the active market for less than a week. Richard and his staff were great to work with and would I recommend them to anyone in the area.

Mark Scheiderer

Richard Blake is very professional in all respects and made the process of selling my home too easy.

It was a win for all concerned and I loved walking away with a huge check!

Gregory Dobbins

Conor is very knowledgeable.

He is awesome to work with. He answers every call and text within minutes and does everything he says he will do and more; plus, he does it fast! -Martha Pressley

Martha Pressley

There really are some pros out there!

Rick and his staff were Johnny-on-the-spot with every single request we had. In fact, the first day our house was listed it was sold! And the first house he sholwed us was the one we purchased. Pretty impressive, eh?

Fred and Gloria Hatfield

If you are in need of a realtor, Micaela at Blake Real Estate is an amazing real estate agent, I worked last year with her when I was originally going to buy and when I decided to hold off until 2014 I made sure to go back to her not because she had already knew my prince range and location but because she sincerely cared and knew every answer to the many questions I had.

.. Seeing soooooo many houses each house that would of been a nightmare she advised me to stay away regardless of how high the cost, never pushing me into settling for OK...Made it much less stressful for me, she built a bond with me and I'm so glad I had her to lead me in this huge decision in my life. I HIGHLY recommend her hands down!

Jenny Chacon

Conor was fantastic.

I went in knowing almost nothing about how to buy a home. He walked me through every step of the process. He was always very responsive when I had any questions. He found just the right houses based on my criteria. He did a great job handling the negotiations with the seller. Conor helped me in dealing with the mortgage company. He helped me find an insurance company, an inspector, and other services. I knew I was in good hands. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Jacob Piper

Rick Blake and his team were fantastic to work with.

We hit a bit of a fluke situation, and he reacted swiftly and was able to present a viable option to circumvent the issue. The overall process and their attention to detail on all aspects were fantastic.

CJ Schmidt

Micaela (Nesselroad) Morenz is very nice all the time and very professional.

She was considerate and helpful with everything throughout our buying experience; including during the holidays. Micaela found us our dream home for a great price and always made us feel important!

Hector Davila & Ivonne Faccuseh

My husband and I were relocating from out to state and Micaela helped us to confidently purchase our home.

She is extremely professional and goes above and beyond for her clients. She is personable with an eye for details, which is exactly what you need in a real estate agent. We have since recommended Micaela to multiple family members and everyone loves her! Highly, highly recommend her to help you buy or sell your home.

Sarah Steele

My husband and I were first time homebuyers and had never been through the adventure of buying a home.

We chose Blake Real Estate based on a friend's recommendation and I'm so happy we did! Micaela was absolutely amazing throughout the entire process. She was incredibly patient, professional, supportive, friendly and honest. We could rely on her every step of the way and she was always one step ahead. I can't imagine having gone through this experience with anyone else!!

Rachel Russell

Was an absolute pleasure to work with, He was always available to answer questions.

He truly went above and beyond at every step of the process.

T. Alspaugh

She is by far the best follow-up and responsive person I met in my career.

Micaela has personality, wit, smarts and provides added value.

Carlos S. Batista

I recently embarked on the exciting journey of buying my very first house, and I am overjoyed to share the extraordinary experience I had with Realtor Amy Freeman at Blake Real Estate.

From the moment I decided to take this significant step in my life, Amy's caring, knowledge, hard work, determination, and positive attitude have shone brightly, making this process not only seamless but also incredibly enjoyable. Amy Freeman's caring nature is truly unparalleled in the real estate industry. From our initial meeting, she took the time to understand not just my housing preferences, but also my lifestyle and aspirations. This personal touch made me feel like more than just a client; Amy treated me like a friend, ensuring that every step of the way, my needs and concerns were her top priority. Amy's extensive knowledge of the real estate market was evident from our first conversation. She guided me through the entire process, patiently explaining each detail and offering invaluable insights. Her expertise was a beacon of assurance, allowing me to navigate the complexities of buying a home with confidence. Amy's commitment to staying informed on the latest market trends and legalities showcased her dedication to providing the best possible service. The hard work and determination Amy Freeman invested in finding my dream home were truly commendable. She left no stone unturned, tirelessly searching for properties that matched my criteria. Her attention to detail and willingness to go above and beyond exceeded my expectations. Amy's proactive approach and unwavering commitment to securing the best deal for me underscored her passion for helping clients achieve their homeownership dreams. Throughout the entire process, Amy's positive attitude became a driving force, turning what could have been a stressful experience into an exciting adventure. Her optimism was contagious, and it created a positive and uplifting atmosphere. Amy's ability to see possibilities where others might see challenges was a game-changer, making the journey to homeownership not only successful but also filled with memorable moments. In conclusion, Realtor Amy Freeman is more than just a real estate professional – she is a dedicated partner, a knowledgeable guide, and a caring advocate. Thanks to Amy's hard work, determination, and positive attitude, I am now the proud owner of my dream home. If you're in search of a realtor who combines expertise with a genuine passion for helping others, look no further than Amy Freeman. She is, without a doubt, the best in the business!

Eliza Andronova

I have numerous colleagues that are Realtors that I work with on a regular basis due to my profession.

I used to be a Realtor myself. Micaela takes the time to listen to, and get to know her clients in a very warm and professional manner. She is not superficial in any way, and truly becomes immersed in the experience of buying or selling a home with you. I tend to have a short fuse, and Micaela does not get anxious, or take anything personal. She remains the calm in the storm, and the guiding light in the darkness. She will not sway you one way or the other to her benefit, but will help you gain clarity, explore options, and make sound decisions. I have utilized Micaela on multiple transactions (buying and selling), and will continue to partner with her for my real estate endeavors. Call Micaela for your buying or selling real estate needs. You will be thankful for having such a wonderful soul by your side.


This was a big move for our family and we felt that Rick Blake handled our transaction with the utmost professionalism.

We had already moved before final closing on the sale of our house in Clearwater and Rick was able to set our mind at ease and complete the transaction smoothly.

Sarah & Andrew Defosses

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