Client Testimonials

Here are some comments from my past clients:

Gabe is one of those special individuals who allow a client to be comfortable without having to experience the typical pushy real estate agent.   One of Gabe’s best qualities is listening to a client to find out what they want, and then guiding a client to find a wonderful place to live that suits those needs.   Gabe was very patient and honest with us last year, and he shared in our excitement at finding the perfect home for us!
Rebecca Jones
Atlanta, GA

Gabe was truly awesome to work with for our PCB condo purchase. He helped us get a super deal at Sunrise Beach after looking at multiple properties for many months (thanks for all the videos and time). A true professional and “real” Realtor!!! We will definitely refer any friends to Gabe for their real estate needs in the area for sure.
Harold and Elaine Voss
Picayune, MS

Kenny Schell is a phenomenal agent! His dedication and experience to finding me a condo was more than I ever expected. He was so patient and gave me the best advise. With my budget in mind, he was able to look at questionable issues in some of the condos we toured and provide completely honest feedback. His judgment was priceless, because I was unfamiliar with the many aspects and decisions involved in buying a condo. I was out of town trying to find a condo. Kenny would go out and take a video of the place, so that I could see more of it. Kenny’s negotiation skills were also excellent. He was always available for phone calls, texts, and emails. There was never any waiting around for him to respond and, in a competitive market, that was a very valuable thing to have in an agent.
Overall, Kenny Schell is exceptionally knowledgeable, and very dedicated to his clients. We completely endorse his services to anyone buying or selling a home.
Beverly Whisenhunt
Atlanta, GA

Kenny has gone above and beyond in our search for a beach condo. Kenny made himself available by text, phone and email answering any questions I had, and finding answers to those he did not know. I felt Kenny always had our best interest at heart and acted as our advocate. Even after we closed on our property Kenny continued to step in whenever he could be helpful, despite the fact his obligations as a real estate agent, by any measure, had long been met.
Patrick Stow
Phenix City, AL

Gabe was an invaluable agent in the selling of my condo property.  His diligence and persistence in overcoming numerous obstacles we encountered played a key role in closing the transaction.  I’m pleased to recommend Gabe to others.                                                                            Daryl Coker
Little Rock, AR

When my husband and I started our search for our house, we knew only pineapple properties would be able to help us achieve our goal. Kenny was so wonderful and constantly helpful whenever we needed him. He never stopped searching for us or made us compromise what we wanted – we got the perfect house for us that fits our family and we couldn’t have done it without the help of Kenny & pineapple properties! We are forever grateful and recommend pineapple properties to anyone who wants honest, helpful, & a caring staff who treats you like family.                            Meghann Harrison                                                                                          Panama City Beach, FL

I found my experience with Gabe Stephani to be quite enjoyable. He is extremely professional, personable, and knowledgeable regarding properties in the area. He was very detail oriented and always found to time to follow up with me in a timely manner. Anyone purchasing property understands the anxiety of hidden expenses and additional fees. Gabe, took the guess work out of the process completely by understanding the cost involved. From my initial discussion with him to my closing and beyond he has been a friend and a sounding board if needed. He has been a consultant opposed to a salesperson and it was greatly appreciated. I will definitely utilize his services the next time I purchase property and will refer anyone I know to him in the future.
Wes Klepper
Olive Branch, MS

Five Stars!! The highest recommendation goes to Gabe and his staff at Pineapple Properties. Our buying experience was pleasant and easy. Gabe has been a pleasure to work with. His knowledge of the market and the area made buying our vacation home a pleasant experience. I have recommend him to many friends and family. Knowledge and Reputation, two reason I would not hesitate to recommend Gabe to friends and family for their real estate needs. His personal attention walks you through every detail, which makes buying or selling a pleasant experience.
Mitch and Cheryl Morris
Acworth, GA

Gabe Stephani is the best!  He worked hard to both understand and meet our needs in the Panama City Beach area.  He made both a home purchase and a home sale simple and easy.  He kept us informed and in both cases exceeded our expectations.  He knows the market and was very creative in getting the deal done.
Wally and Pam Jensen
Salt Lake City, UT

Gabe made the purchase of our first investment property an enjoyable one.  He provided us with all the information we needed to make an informed decision and guided us through the process quickly.
Adam and Chastity Jenkins
Tuscumbia, AL

We have found a friend in Panama City Beach who leads us in our efforts to plan and make investments in that beautiful City!!!!
Don & Mary Croft CPA’s
Scottsboro, AL

Thank you for the outstanding work you did helping us purchase our home in PCB.  It was your effort in going the extra mile that made the deal happen.  We love our place and know that we are able to enjoy it because of you.  Also, thank you for your extended help as we navigate home ownership in PCB.  Your hard work, honesty and outstanding relationships is what makes you rise to the top.
Sincerely,
Judy and Jim Scheel
Tulsa, OK

I highly recommend Gabe Stephani of Pineapple Properties.  His patient, knowledge, and experience of real estate in PCB have been very valuable when we purchased our first investment property in the area.  Gabe is very quick to identify and communicate when a good deal come to the market.
Agus Widjaja
Duluth, GA

My wife and I walked into Gabe’s office at Shores of Panama one day from the beach. He was so  knowledgeable, courteous, and informative, that we spent several hours discussing beach front property with him and returned the next day to look at additional condos, eventually buying a short sale condo from him. Since then he has continued to assist us with issues such as remodeling and leasing. I have been involved in real estate for forty plus years and would not hesitate to recommend Gabe to anyone seeking help with real estate matters.
Benny and Suzanne French
Madison, MS

It certainly has been a pleasure working with you over the past several years…We consider you a friend as well as our permanent realtor, & you will have us as a client in the future!  You certainly have a superior knowledge in that field and you answered  all emails quickly that we wrote to you with the many questions we had in purchasing our unit…We are extremely pleased with your professionalism, friendly and enthusiastic assistance that you showed to us…Gabe you went above and beyond and you  continue to go above and beyond with issues and suggestions about various opportunities that may exist for us as clients…..We highly recommend Gabe Stephoni, to anyone who may use with him in any real estate transaction and again, Bob and I appreciate you, and your family so very much…
Bob and Mary Keesaer
Louisville, KY

Dealt with Gabe for several years, on several properties, and are 100% SATISFIED with his knowledge and friendship.
Don and Debbie Taylor
Graceville, FL

Gabe helped us find the perfect condo for our family with an awesome view!!! He made the whole process painless & enjoyable!!  Gabe is a super nice guy!! We couldn’t have asked for a better realtor!!! He is the best & we have told everyone that is looking in the PCB area to call him!!!
Belinda and Johnny Mitchell
Muscle Shoals, AL

We live out of state and used Gabe to buy and sell properties at the beach.  He made the process quick and easy, responding to us without delay and providing numerous videos of properties we wanted to see.  We will definitely use him next time we need an agent.
Lorrie and Brad Stafford
Dawson, GA

Gabe, Thank you for working so hard for Beth and I  to help us find and purchase the perfect condo. In life things happen for a reason and when our paths crossed we knew you were the perfect realtor.  Your knowledge of the Panama City Beach area is amazing. You treated us as we were spending a  $1,000,000 dollars. If I can send any clients your way I most certainly will. Please keep in touch and you’re always welcome in our home. Thanks you.
Jeff and Beth Roberts
Terre Haute, IN

Gabe is the most knowledgeable, responsive, and professional realtor I’ve ever worked with. His dedication to his profession is evidenced by his comprehensive capabilities. I’ve referred him on several occasions. If you in the market for real estate I highly recommend Gabe.
Chad and Keri Wyatt
Tuscumbia, AL

Hey Gabe- Just wanted to thank you again for the great job you did in selling our 3 condos at the Shores of Panama. We were very concerned that selling them in an obviously down market would be an extremely long and drawn out process. You definitely surpassed any expectations we could have imagined with the swift sale and close of all 3 units. Your professionalism and expertise was above anything we could have asked for. This type service will take you far in your field of real estate sales. Thanks again.
Randy and Kathie Higgs
Columbia, TN

It was absolutely a pleasure to work with Gabe for the sale of our property at Shores of Panama. We had been trying to accomplish that for over a year with others….we had an offer and were closed within months with Gabe!
Brenda and Gary Papszycki
Indianapolis, IN

Gabe is a great realtor to work with. He has a great personality appearing rather laid back, but he is very attentive to details and what needs to be done. He does his best to make the process of purchasing a property as stress free as possible.
Marge and Dave Lewis
Big Rapids, MI

I really enjoyed working with Gabe Stephani to sell our home in Palmetto Trace. I researched and filled out a form on the Dave Ramsey website and had a packet of information waiting at my front door when I got home that evening. I arranged to talk with Gabe, we agreed on terms, and he had a buyer for our home the same day. Our home sold for $5,000 above appraised value. Gabe was very easy to reach and responsive to my questions throughout the process. I would recommend Gabe as a realtor to anyone trying to buy or sell a home.
Conway and Melanie Hinson
Pensacola, FL

Gabe was a true professional throughout the whole process.  He remained patient and flexible as we had to change a few terms along the way. He was able to get the appraiser’s value up $5,000 using his many contacts and resources. The last $900 we needed it to appraise for financing,  Gabe chose to take out of his commission to ensure we didn’t lose the deal. He more than exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend him.
Mike Schaeffer & Heather Nicholson
Panama City Beach, FL

I wanted to take a moment to express our deep appreciation for your exceptional expertise, ingenuity, aptitude, and overall mastery of Real Estate negotiation, transactions, markets, and investments. Let me briefly recap our Real Estate experience. You will recall that our family contacted you over four (4) years ago looking to purchase a home in Panama City Beach, Florida. We had very strict requirements: 1.) within walking distance of the beach, 2.) west of Hwy 79, 3.) built after 2005, 4.) 3-5 year Return on Investment (ROI), 5.) under budget, etc. We were very surprised at how quickly you were able to locate homes that met these specifications – you did not waste our time by having us look at homes that would not meet or exceed our expectations. After heavy contemplation, we selected a home that my wife loved and one that you were convinced would provide the best value on our investment. The purchasing process was relatively painless and we closed on the home and have enjoyed the memories ever since. Now, here we are 4 years later, turning the next page of our adventure. We had such a pleasant and professional interaction with you during the purchasing process that we could not imagine selecting any other agent to help us sell the property; however, the stakes were a little higher this go-around. We decided to put our house on the market in advance of actually determining if or when we would move. Our strategy was to place the house on the market at what we would consider the “maximum” value the market would bear and wait for the right buyer to purchase the home – even if it took up to a year to sell. So I contacted you with the proposition and you eagerly accepted the challenge. After a couple of days of research, you determined that we should price the home 20% higher than our purchasing price 4 years ago. We agreed with your analysis and decided to put the house on the market. Within the first 2 weeks we had 1-3 potential buyers looking at the home every day except Sunday and Labor Day. We received an offer or two under our asking price during that time, but by the end of the two weeks we had 2 buyers offer us the full asking price of the home! Not only did you price the house correctly, but you got us the full asking price! You drafted the contract in the same day and we signed it before close of business. During the closing, you will recall that although we had two offers for the asking price, the appraisal for the property came in $5,000 lower than the contract value and we were concerned that the buyer may not be able to cover the additional costs. At that point, you reviewed the appraisal and concluded that the “comps” were not reflective of the true value of the property. After additional research into more accurate “comps”, you were somehow able to convince the appraiser to increase the appraisal an additional $5,000 – covering the gap between the contract value and the financing! We could not be more pleased with your performance and wanted to drop you a letter to thank you for the dedication and hard work on our behalf. I look forward to future Real Estate endeavors with you.
Chris and Erin Riley
Panama City Beach, FL

2 Responses to Client Testimonials

  1. Beverly Whisenhunt says:

    KennySchell is a phenomenal agent! His dedication and experience to finding me a condo was more than I ever expected. He was so patient and gave me the best advise. With my budget in mind, he was able to look at questionable issues in some of the condos we toured and provide completely honest feedback. His judgment was priceless, because I was unfamiliar with the many aspects and decisions involved in buying a condo. I was out of town trying to find a condo. Kenny would go out and take a video of the place, so that I could see more of it. Kenny’s negotiation skills were also excellent. He was always available for phone calls, texts, and emails. There was never any waiting around for him to respond and, in a competitive market, that was a very valuable thing to have in an agent.
    Overall, Kenny Schell is exceptionally knowledgeable, and very dedicated to his clients. We completely endorse his services to anyone buying or selling a home.

  2. Patrick Stow says:

    Kenny has gone above and beyond in our search for a beach condo. Kenny made himself available by text, phone and email answering any questions I had, and finding answers to those he did not know. I felt Kenny always had our best interest at heart and acted as our advocate. Even after we closed on our property Kenny continued to step in whenever he could be helpful, despite the fact his obligations as a real estate agent, by any measure, had long been met.

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