My Client Testimonials

    June 1, 2019 "I wish all real estate people were as competent and personable as Jack Lara" Daniel Mack, Cantonment
    May 21, 2019 "Jack was absolutely EXCELLENT. We had never worked with a realtor before and he was so patient & kind - always explaining and answering our questions. He was very available and willing to work with us on nights and weekends. Would gladly recommend Jack to any friends and family." Valerie V.
    September 10, 2018 "Jack was recommended by a friend. He helped guide me through the process of selling my brothers house after he passed. I was in another state and Jack walked me through the entire process. He was a knight in shining armor when he investigated an incident for me. Oh! He also got me an offer the first day the house was on the market. We were closed in barely over a month and could not be happier. Thank you Jack!!" lizdebarr 15 Hillbrook Way, Pensacola, FL 32503
    September 1, 2018 Jack Lara has been my real estate agent for nearly 20 years. In that time, I have come to know him as a sincere and caring person. He is willing to go to great lengths to look out for my best interests as well as those that I have referred to him. He has helped my family, friends, old time high school friends, neighbors and sometimes even mere acquaintances achieve their goals. Jack has helped me turn a profit on my real estate investments and just as important has advised me what not to purchase. I have lost count of how many times he has helped me. If I had to guess it would be 20+ times. And the number of times I have referred him has to be at least several dozen times. Recently he helped my best friend from high school prepare her condo to sell prior to her passing. The amount of sincere compassion is a rare quality and I look forward to working with Jack again and again along with continuing to refer this good man! - Vicki Hutto
    August 13, 2018 We cant thank Jack enough for getting us through the sale of this property. Always great advice, wheather or not we wanted to follow it. We did, and got a better outcome than anticipated. Jack, is a short sale expert, we must say! - Istvan and Jennell P.
    June 27, 2018 I had never been a fan of open houses, but Jack's strategy with the open house got us several offers within 24 hours of listing the property/holding the open house. Well done. Jack is an all around great guy that is easy to work with. I highly recommend him to anyone that wants a professional realtor and a smooth transaction. Collin Kightlinger, Pensacola, FL
    November 25, 2017 Jack Lara took what seemed to be an impossible situation and made things work. Jack never once treated me in any way other than with complete respect and professionalism. He is a realtor that will work harder than expected on a short sale to get everything squared away. He is in constant communication with all parties involved and doesn't miss a beat. I would highly recommend Jack Lara to anyone looking to have a successful sale on their home. Betsy, Pace
    November 18, 2017 Jack is a real "go-getter"! His tenacity is amazing and he works hard to sell the property quickly and efficiently. I'm very impressed with him and will surely use him if there's a need in the future. Nancy H., Pensacola Florida
    November 3, 2017 - Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Pensacola, FL. Jack Lara helped immensely in my husband and I buying our first house. He laid out everything for me: processes, paperwork, timeline, closing procedures, closing costs, everything. I asked him for advice on a few things, and he was able to give me some where I needed it most. He pulled up some examples of inspection forms and told me what to look for and let me decide which company to go with by providing options totally without bias. He ordered the inspections I decided on and let me know who to pay and when and for what. He also negotiated with the sellers for us and presented offers which have been good ones in past sales for all parties. He drew up an easily amendable, thorough contract quickly and explained anything we had questions about. He also offered to show us houses like the one we were looking at, showed us one and let us walk through it, discussing high and low points and let us know what we could probably expect on our property appraisal. Jack helped my parents find a house when they moved to Pensacola, so they recommended him to me and my husband. Jack was indispensable in our house search and home buying process. I would recommend him to anyone, especially first-time home buyers. Lindsey G.
    September 28, 2016 Jack is the best real estate agent I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He took on a very difficult short sale that most other agents would not even consider and then was diligent and professional. Most importantly, he was successful. When challenges popped up, he overcame them. If I ever do another real estate deal in Pensacola, Jack will certainly be the first person I call. I have worked with many so-called real estate professionals that are more of a liability in getting a transaction complete than an asset. They have to be babysat throughout the deal. I would trust Jack to handle every aspect from start to finish and to have my best interests covered every step of the way. Aaron W.
    October 11,2017 Jack is an outstanding realtor. He knows the market and will give you an honest assessment of you property. Jack work very hard marketing and setting the right price points that sell my house. Great Agent! Marvin
    March 30, 2017 Jack continued to keep me up to date during my sell from beginning to finish. He made what can normally be a stressful time go timely and without any unsolvable problems. Whenever any problem came up his knowledge enabled him to handle it in an expedient and professional manner. Linda P., Milton, Florida.
    January 2017 JACK WAS THE MOST ATTENTIVE HELPFUL REALTOR I HAVE EVER DEALT WITH. JACK WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND HIS DUTIES TO HELP ME. I LIVE OUT OF TOWN AND HE TOOK CARE OF ALL THE NEEDS THE SALE OF MY PROPERTY REQUIRED. JACK SHOULD GET REALTOR OF THE YEAR!! I WOULD RECOMMEND EVERYONE USE HIM FOR THEIR REALTOR!!!!! E. Beckner
    June 14, 2016 Zillow user 20150209100435545 Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $100,000 in Pensacola, FL. Wonderful. Kept me informed of everything going on with sale and staging. He was my agent when I first purchased this house and again when I sold it. I look forward to working with him again in the future. I won't use anyone else.
    Joyce May 31st, 2016 Mr. Lara is actively involved in all aspects of Real Estate transactions. He stays up to date on market trends and knows what home buyers need, as well as an active investor.
    Elisha Woolf March 9th, 2016 Great realtor! He keeps you informed throughout entire by letting you know where things are with lenders and 3rd parties. I've worked with Jack on a sale and purchase and I will continue to work with him in the future. Great Guy! #TeamJack :)
    January 31, 2016 - lcr0224 Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Pensacola, FL. Jack is a very professional individual with 17 years of Real Estate experience that showed in the way he handled the sale of my property. He stayed in constant contact with me regarding when the house would be shown and then found a possible buyer. When the buyer was approved for the sale, Jack again kept me up to date on where the bank was in their decision-making process which consisted over several months. Thank you, Jack, for a job well done!!
    Chad and Christy B. November 18th, 2015 Our house was under contract within the first 12 hours for OVER listing price!! Jack is great very knowledgeable and responsive to your needs. We have bought and sold 2 houses now with Jack! The whole process couldn't have been easier, made selling our home a BREEZE!!
    Derek S. August 6th, 2015 Jack is a true professional, who knows the in's and out's of making a short sale a success. Jack goes above and beyond what is typically expected from a realtor. I would definitely recommend Jack for a short sale transaction.
    Craig & Deri July 30th, 2015 Jack did a wonderful job assisting our family with the purchase of several homes over the past few years. This purchase in particular went very smooth and Jack did his utmost to make sure our interests were protected throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend Jack.
    Bill D. July 30th, 2015 Jack was very helpful in keeping me informed about the progress of our ongoing transaction and in ways that would be to my advantage in resolving this matter of selling by house.
    Tina G. June 22nd, 2015 Jack helped me sell my home and purchase a new home. I would highly recommend him. He is very knowledgeable of the real estate market. He was very supportive through the process of the sell and purchase of my homes.
    Joyce C. May 3rd, 2015 I am a real estate investor and I constantly work with Mr. Lara buying and selling properties. Mr. Lara is very knowledgeable and experienced working with short sales, foreclosure and in determining value of properties. He is very thorough in determining the value of a property and whether or not there are other factors that affect the property. Mr. Lara also helped my daughter buy her first home and was extremely thorough in explaining the process and making sure she understood everything.
    Dallas H. March 7th, 2015 Jack worked his tail off to get the sale closed when there were changes made in the buyers financing. There were many hoops to jump through for this sale and it was done with the help of Jack being persistent and staying on top of everything. The house sold in less than two weeks. Amazing, and he could have sold it several times over. Thank You, Jack Lara We truly appreciate all of your hard and long hours worked.
    Katie V. September 28th, 2014 Jack Lara was amazing. He kept us in the loop and went above and beyond for my family. I cannot recommend him enough!
    Cathy S. September 4th, 2014 Jack has represented me on the purchase of two homes. He is an expert in the areas of short sales and foreclosures. Jack routinely advises his clients on the status of their sale. I don't worry about things because I know Jack is always on top of where we are and where we need to be.
    RSP September 2nd, 2014 our review helps others decide on the right agent for them. Please tell others why you recommend this agent. Jack has the following qualities that make him the real estate professional I would highly recommend: market knowledge, high sense of urgency and follow-up, and exemplary integrity. I will not hesitate to use his skillful services again.
    John B. May 2nd, 2014 Jack knows the market better than most Realtors. He can help you with complicated transactions that many agents would shy away from. He had to do an extensive amount of work to get my duplex to closing (beyond the call of duty). He earned every penny of his commission! I held a real-estate license at one time so I know a little bit about how to judge the knowledge and effectiveness of a Realtor. I highly recommend Jack for ANY real-estate transaction
    Sandra H. November 21st, 2012 Jack is a terrific guy and gets the job done by listening and providing excellent service! He is also very helpful to his fellow MainStreeters!

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    • 19 Years of Experience
    • Real Estate Operations Manager 2003 to 2007
    • Short Sale expert since 2007
    • Real Estate Investing to buy and hold or flip...."Pensacola Flip this House"

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    • Short Sale Expert (helping homeowners and investors avoid foreclosure)
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    • Professional Investors Guild

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