Dale Palmer - March 2019
My partner and I recently relocated to Fort Lauderdale. We found our new condo after spending a weekend with Dale looking at places in the Fort Lauderdale area. We returned home and sold our place in a matter of a few days and were really hurried to move from our old place and close on the new one. Dale did a stellar job in moving things along so that we could close quickly. Since we were over 200 miles away, we could not be in Fort Lauderdale to complete all necessary tasks related to the HOA. Dale offered to be our "legs" and facilitate the completion of the requests. Dale is very knowledgeable of real estate in South Florida. He was prompt in keeping us informed throughout the process. We highly recommend him to those looking to purchase property in South Florida.
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Tom Vogrin May 3, 2019
Finding and purchasing my home in Broward county was an awesome experience thanks to Dale. His experience was evident in all phases of the purchase, from his knowledge of the neighborhoods to providing all the details needed to make this purchase seamless and easy. Friendly and honest. Recommend him with no reservations.
Rocco Basilica August 5, 2015
Thank you Dale. It's been a pleasure working with you. You guided us with such patience through all of the (sometimes confusing)
paperwork that was required to get Lee's house sold. A job well done! Would definitely recommend you to a friend.
Fred & Betty McNally June 25, 2015
Dale did a fantastic job, he is super knowledgable in the Ft Lauderdale and surrounding areas. He answered every question, and gave us many options. We had very specific needs and wants - Dale is a real advocate to have on your side. Even after the sale we have leaned on him a little for referrals for Painters, AC tune ups etc and he is always there. Great Job my friend, Thanks again Mike & Kim McRobert
Mike and Kim McRobert May 14, 2015
We just recently closed on our new home. If you are looking for a highly-detailed, personable realtor who is in constant communication with you, look no further than Dale Palmer. When it comes to selling real estate, one of the most important skills is the ability to clearly communicate. Dale Palmer proved to us time and time again that he has great communication skills and of course having a great personality to boot is a bonus! Dale made sure we knew about all houses that met our search criteria by sending automatically generated e-mails with listings. This allowed us to see virtually hundreds of homes, allowing us to pare the list down to the 18 or so homes we wanted to see in person.
Dale was always accommodating and provided invaluable insight into the Florida real estate market. This was tremendously valuable to us as out-of-state transplants because this was our first time buying in this market. Because of his experience, he was able to recommend a great closing/title agent, an awesome home inspector, and a helpful plumber. He guided us every step of the way from home search, to contract, to successful closing.
You know you have a great realtor when he/she makes you feel like you are their only client. Anytime we wanted to see a house, Dale could accommodate us. Whenever we had questions at any time of the day, we could email or text him. Working with Dale to find our new home was a pleasure.
David Emert and Jon Templin May 12, 2015
Dale had been referred by a good friend who had previously purchased several properties in Ft Lauderdale with Dale. Dale was great to work with – responsive and efficiently guiding me through the range of options available in my pricing category and in my chosen area while filling me in with neighborhood stories and recommendations.
Everything went very smoothly until my offer on my chosen property was accepted and we then found out that there were to be unavoidable delays in closing.. Dale then guided me through what turned out to be a month-long delay in finally closing on my chosen property because of some flood insurance issues. Dale’s calmness and straight-forward approach to the issues at hand gave me the confidence to know that this too shall pass, And it did and I am now the proud owner of a new condo in Ft. Lauderdale – thanks to Dale.
Arthur Marcus January 11, 2015
Selling of their condo.
Three years ago a friend referred us to Dale Palmer when we were looking for a home in the Fort Lauderdale area. He was so easy to work with, listened to what we wanted and helped us purchase a beautiful condo in Wilton Manors. When we knew we were relocating out of state we contacted Dale again to represent our home for sale. It was a pleasure working with him again. He is very knowledgeable of the real estate market. Dale is very efficient and tries his best to make sure transactions go smoothly.
Dale is THE BEST realtor we have worked with!!!
Tom and Paul October 10, 2014
My experience with Dale in purchasing my condo was always excellent. From the moment I was interested to my closing he was always available for questions and unbiased advise. He responded rapidly to my inquires and in a complete way. He was not aggressive in trying to influence my decisions and always gave me time and information to make up my mind.
I felt confident that I was dealing with a professional who would do the best for me. The best recommendation I can give is that if I should ever need a realtor again in this area for myself or friends I would use Dale.
Frank Famiano July 9, 2014
I’ve found Dale thru his website while looking for real estate in Fort Lauderdale. His website was very easy to use and based on the good reviews, I decided to contact him along with a few other candidates. Right from the start and until contract closing, Dale was very responsive. He answered all our questions with patience and care, made himself available on weekends and re-arranged his schedule to accommodate our short trips to Fort Lauderdale, he made videos on properties we are interested in after we left and during the whole process, never did we feel the pressure to buy a property. The testimonials here truly reflect his work approach, his dedication and experience. If you like what you read in this section, then Dale will deliver.
Lucy Chher May 8, 2014
I worked with Dale Palmer long distance from my home in Indiana for nearly two years as
I searched for a new home in Fort Lauderdale for after my retirement. I made the trip to Florida on three occasions as my
and every time Dale was helpful and untiring in his assistance in this effort. He has been a true professional and is well
versed in the local real-estate market. His continuous support was very enlightening and comforting as I made this huge transition
in transplanting my life from the mid-west to south Florida.
I would very much recommend his services as a realtor without hesitation.
D.M. Gaddy, M.D. May 7, 2014
Horst is from Singapore and his 1st time buying property in the Fort Lauderdale area so it took quite some time for him to understand our buying process and prices since its so different from Singapore. His review is below.
An agent with patience and dedication
For 3 years Dale showed me numerous of properties in the area of Fort Lauderdale.
He gave me clues of the insights until I had the confidence to understand the market.
This enabled me to focus on my own priority wish list for a real estate purchase in Florida. It took 3 offer letters including the entire process connected with it until one deal went through.
Dale never lost his patience. During the negotiation process any obstacles have been handled well and his own flexibility did contribute much to the finalization of the house deal. After the closing I was not left alone but introduced to his network of contractors.
Thank you Dale – once barbecue is set up will invite you!
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Horst May 6, 2014
I’ve been meaning to take some time to provide some insight on the experience I had buying my first home. I’m going to blame Dale for the delay, given that the one thing he did not do during the transaction was to warn me about how much work it is to keep up with the house. I guess the important thing is that I love every minute and the house is evolving in so many ways.
Let me begin by talking about our first interaction back in early October. I had found Dale and one other agent through a web search as I was in the early stages of my home search and had heard so many stories of bad experiences so finding the right agent was important to me. After spending time with the other agent, it made me truly appreciate Dale’s professionalism, knowledge and approach.
As a first time home buyer, I had some things that were on my wish list, yet not necessarily in my price range such as high ceilings, a pool and 3+ Bedrooms and open plan. Dale’s approach was more about helping me in the search vs. discouraging me and in the end found a home that was not only in my budget, had the things I wanted and has so much potential.
The story would not be complete if I did not mention that this was a short sale and took 5 months from offer to closing with quite a few bumps along the way. I was on an emotional roller coaster during all the steps required to get the price approved, paperwork completed, responsiveness from the seller’s bank, and overall slow moving process. There were certainly some moments when I was going to walk away from the deal. It became even more complicated as I was on an overseas assignment during most of the sale process creating other challenges that Dale guided me on effectively.
Reflecting on Dale’s approach, he was very calm, fact based and I never felt like he was steering me in one direction or the other. He continually explained my options and provided me insight on these kinds of deals. This attribute was critical for me to keep faith on the deal and make the right decision, which eventually got me a great home with some good equity from day one.
I was right in being cautious by comparing agents to help me and was very lucky to have found Dale Palmer in the process. His professionalism makes him stand out and would highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling real estate. I’m personally thankful to his efforts to guide me during the purchase of my first home
Max Leaderman April 5, 2014
Dale couldn’t have been better or easier to work with in selling my condo in Wilton Manors. I have been involved in real estate transactions in Florida, Nevada and California. Dale handled this last transaction for me like a true professional enabling this to be one of the easiest sales ever for me.
Adam March 4, 2014
I can’t say enough about the work Dale has done on our behalf. He is a true professional and worked tirelessly toward a successful sale on a condo we owned. He worked through difficult situations with a high degree of patience and perseverance. He was our advocate, our eyes and ears on the ground while we were 1000 miles away. He worked with us from listing to closing and gave solid and trustworthy advice. My wife and I would highly recommend Dale to anyone who is looking to buy or sell real estate in both good times and bad.
David and Lauren Engler March 3, 2014
Dale was terrific to work with — professional, responsive, creative, and competent at all aspects of the buying process. He guided my home purchase from beginning to end, offering valuable advice along the way. I highly recommend Dale to be your agent. Excellent job!
Richard Chesley March 2, 2014
Extremely professional, meticulous, patient, organized, tech savvy, diligent are a few words that come to my mind when I think of Dale. Working with Dale on buying my condo in Fort Lauderdale was a real pleasure especially considering the complexity of the transaction and the numerous parties involved. I definitely recommend him for all your real estate needs.
Denis Daigneault December 1, 2013
Hi everyone I just bought rental property in Fort Lauderdale my agent was Dale Palmer.I was out in California and I found Dale through his website,it was a bit risky at the start even though I have bought property’s in the past but never with out actually being there in person. The whole experience was just great from start to finish with Dale and I would recommend Dale in a heart beat to anyone interested in buying property there.There was a few bumps along the way but with Dale who always stays calm and confidant we sailed right through he was my eyes and ears in Fort Lauderdale as I couldn’t be there.Dale I found to be very accurate and honest with all the information I asked for. I always have a lot of questions about everything and Dale was always fast to respond even on weekends.I am planing on buying more property there in the near future and Dale is the one for me. Thanks again Dale for everything
Paul M. October 30, 2013
Dale, is an excellent agent. I have been looking for a property in Fort Lauderdale for a good bit of time. I found the property through Dale’s website. Since I was an out of town buyer, I was unable to view the property and wanted to act quickly. Dale was able to quickly get the property under contract, walk the property and send me a video. This was a complex transaction but Dale was able to keeping the purchasing moving forward and get it completed. Had it not been for Dale, this transaction would have fallen apart. I highly recommend Dale and will be using him again in Fort Lauderdale.
Paul September 29, 2013
August 20th, 2013
Dale was great. There were a lot of issues that came up during our transaction and Dale was always helpful and responsive. At times, we found ourselves frustrated with the whole process but Dale helped keep up focused on the end result, which was to close on our home. He was always supportive and available (even when he was on vacation!) and went way beyond the call of duty in making sure all of our many questions were answered in a timely manner. Dale was recommended to us by good friends of ours and we would definitely do the same without hesitation.
Keith and Alan August 28, 2013
August 15th, 2013
I have found Dale to be very reliable, pleasant and helpful in my property search. He is very knowledgable, available and responsive to questions or changes. Would not hesitate to recommend Dale and I will continue to use him for any further transactions I may have.
Marie Souder August 27, 2013
June 18th, 2013
We would like to take a moment and let you know how wonderful our real
estate experience was with Wolfe Real Estate Group and in particular with
Dale Palmer. From start to finish, Dale went above and beyond to assist
us with the selling of our house and the purchase of our new home on
the water. He is very professional and knowledgeable in his field, and
also very personable (which is hard to find these days in South Florida).
We can’t mention enough how professional Dale was from start to finish.
In the beginning, he sat down with us and presented a great deal of
information. He informed us of his credentials as a realtor, the company
information, and lots of information on our home and comparisons in the
neighborhood. He made a recommendation of a selling price based on
comparisons and we listed right away with Dale. We liked the fact that he
was connected with technology. He used the iPad for presentations and
contract signing; which made things more efficient.
We were working with a VA loan and those can be tricky and demanding
at the same time. As a homeowner, we relied heavily on the input from
Dale and he always led us in the right direction. We felt very comfortable
with Dale and the way he handled every detail of the sale of our home
and with the purchase of a new one. When we went to look at homes to
purchase, he would drive us around and even gave us water as we toured
the town. It is the little things and the attention to detail that made us
“love” our realtor.
Dale Palmer just fit our personalities. He is such a personable and
friendly individual and he made us feel very comfortable from the
beginning to the end. We didn’t hesitate to contact him with questions
and he always answered our questions in the friendliest manner (we know
we had some silly questions). He is always very pleasant and he always
has a smile on his face.
We just knew that Dale Palmer was a man of integrity and would assist us
every step of the way. We would not hesitate to recommend him to our
family, friends, neighbors, or colleagues. We know that he would treat
them with the same professionalism that he extended to us.
Efrain and Amy June 26, 2013
Dale was fantastic he understood my needs and he nailed it. He made buying my first home as painless as possible. He listened and was patient. He knew the right place was out there for me. Took us a couple of tries but he got me what I wanted and could afford. I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for property in south Florida.
Ed May 25, 2013
Dale came recommended by friends who purchased & sold several properties in the Fort Lauderdale area. And let me tell you…we were never disappointed! Dale was the upmost in professionalism and was incredibly responsive to all of our questions. Dale was honest and took the time to get to know us so he could really understand our needs. He lined up several properties for us to look at over a two day period and kept in constant communication with us while we made a decision over the upcoming days. I am proud to now be the one to recommend Dale as the best realtor in South Florida. If you need a realtor, you absolutely won’t go wrong with Dale Palmer
Joe May 24, 2013
From Dale Palmer – This review below was actually written in an email to someone else referring me to them and it turned out to be a great review. Thanks Afaf!
He was really great, I can’t say enough about him. He also did a lot of extra tasks (checking over the inspection, checking on the property before and after closing, referring potential tenants, helping me find excellent repair men at a very reasonable cost and letting them in to do repairs, etc.). He took care of all of the documents and paperwork with the bank, title company, arranged for the inspection, and promptly sent me paperwork and updates daily. He was also available day and night when I had questions or needed anything. I worked with a few different agents in the Fort Lauderdale area and found Dale Palmer to be the best one. I was very happy with him. He also picked up the keys on the closing date and continues to assist me to this day. Wonderful guy to work with.
I recently remembered that you had requested I send him your information so he can contact you about your interest in finding a property / house for yourself in the Miami – Broward County area. You mentioned that you had a specific area in mind where you would like to see and possibly purchase a nice home. Dale would be a great person to work with, and will do everything (in my experience) to satisfy you and find what you are looking for. He is professional, very nice, reliable and seems to really know what he is doing in that market. He is also an accredited buyer’s representative.
His information is below (I siged up to receive his monthly newsletters) – and I am including it here also:
Afaf April 23, 2013
Dale Palmer is amazing! I am happy to say that I am a first-time home-owner, thanks to the wonderful assistance I received from Dale! I had been looking at properties on and off over a few years, and worked with a few different agents, but Dale took the additional time to show me a great selection of properties in the area that I wanted and helped me find the right place. Dale is very knowledgeable about the area, and helped me find the perfect property! In addition to that, he helped me thru the entire process – from finding the place to closing and beyond! His patience and understanding came in handy when I started to feel a little over-whelmed with the hectic and somewhat scary ordeal of trying to make the biggest purchase of my life! He is always only a phone call or email away, and always with a quick response to any questions or concerns. I truly believe that Dale made this process easier, and helped my dream of becoming a home-owner a reality.
Brian April 22, 2013
Dale is the best. We recently completed a sale that became very complicated. Dale was very patient and gave us excellent advice throughout the process. The search was a pleasure. He never showed us things that were out of our price range, something that other realtor’s do that annoys me. I originally called three realtors associated with listings in the area we were looking for, Dale was the first to call back. He continued an open line of communication, something akin to “hand-holding” you will definitely appreciate.
The “Brads” February 21, 2013
This was from a listing I had and sold in 2 days.
I just wanted to state that I was very pleased with your performance in handling Mr. Motley’s sale.
You were efficient in every respect and whenever I called or e-mailed, your response could not
have been more immediate considering this was being handled over 1000 miles apart.
I definitely would recommend you! Once again “THANK YOU”!
Betty October 20, 2012
Dale Palmer has just guided me through a long distance, rather involved purchasing project of exactly the right home that he found for me at a great price, I must add. Being an experienced realtor myself(retired), I am very aware of the pitfalls and complications of purchasing a property long distance. Dale has been thoroughly professional, absolutely accurate, insightful and specifically concerned with my particular requirements, wishes, and goals. I can only give him the highest possible recommendation for anyone remotely interested in purchasing a property in Florida. Dale is the ideal agent. He is concerned about the client’s interests exclusively, very professionally, and totally knowledgeable on a continuing basis. His patience, understanding, and individual attention to detail made this an almost carefree experience that I recommend highly to everyone. Thank you Dale.
L.T.Keeney August 19, 2012
Hi Dale, Thank you so much for handling the sale of my condo in such an efficient and productive manner! You are truly a PROFESSIONAL in all senses of the word!
And thanks for depositing my check! Love, Judy
Judy June 18, 2012
We want to thank you so much for all that you do for us. Please know that we appreciate how much you go out of your way to accomodate our needs. We are really blessed to have found you. Keep looking because if you find another deal we would like to invest in another property.
Rita February 17, 2012
I recently completed the purchase of a waterfront property in Fort
Lauderdale with a lot of help and guidance from Dale Palmer. When I flew
over for viewings he spent the best part of a week with me and at no point
did he attempt to push me in to viewing properties outside my price range
which was refreshing; indeed the house I ended up buying – in part due to
his recommendation – was the least expensive one I viewed.
After I flew home Dale recommended a highly efficient Title Agent, handled
all the inspections and supervised electrical repairs needed for insurance
purposes prior to closing. He also found me a builder, painter, handyman,
lawn man, pool man and an air con man! I would wholeheartedly recommend
Dale to anyone looking to buy property in the Fort Lauderdale area,
especially if you are doing so remotely and/ or are unfamiliar with the
Process of purchasing property in Florida.
Sarah, London January 16, 2012
We decided to buy a second home in Florida. Living in California and finding a house in Florida was not an easy task. We made our first discovery trip to Florida and met with some Real Estate agents. It seemed we were in for the normal estate agent sales pitches. Most agents did not want to give us the time of day until we signed all kinds of exclusivity contracts. We felt very pressured. Then we met with Dale and suddenly we were happier that we would find a home. Dale has very relaxed and calming effect. It was more like he was a friend helping us, then an agent. He put up with our fussy taste with a smile. On the first day out with Dale we found our dream house. We left Florida and returned to California. Dale handled all the inspections and everything else needed to close on the house. We returned and moved into our home on the water with zero effort from us, Dale had taken care of everything. Dale remains attentive to us even months after we have closed. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a new home.Happy in Sunny Florida
Tim and Monika October 16, 2011
Dale, You don’t know how lucky I feel to have gotten such a great real estate person and what I hope to keep as a friend in the future. It was a sign to me that this eventual move down there was and is the right thing to do. I have worked with many real estate persons in my life. None were so congenial and went that extra mile like you. I would think anyone who gets the chance to link up with you must feel the same way. Thanks again.
Donald July 15, 2011
Deciding to buy a home from 1,800 miles away was initially a very scary experience. However, having Dale Palmer has our real estate agent made it just the opposite. We made one trip down to Fort Lauderdale, and Dale devoted the entire three days to us and our search. While we looked at many listings with Dale, we were disappointed when we flew home unsuccessful. As we started to feel a little discouraged, Dale eased these feelings by continually sending us more listings. Whenever we found a place that caught our eye, he would have an extremely detailed video of the place sent to us in days. Dale was always extremely professional, and tremendously helpful. He was always 100% honest with us, and his knowledge of the Fort Lauderdale area was very helpful to us who were unfamiliar with it. Dale remained a great real estate agent the entire 4 months that we worked with him. He was determined not only to find us a house, but to find us a house that we loved everything about- and that is exactly what he did. Dale made a usually stressful experience a pleasurable one. We would recommend Dale Palmer to anyone looking for a real estate agent, and especially to anyone looking to buy from a long distance.
Nancy and Tara July 15, 2011
Hi Dale,We want to thank you for your great help and advice in our Fort Lauderdale home purchase. You made it so easy and your scheduling of appointments was right on. We still remember you explaining the streets and avenues when we drive around now and really appreciate all you did for us. Thanks also for the referrals you gave us for tradespeople to use. They were all great and are so glad you helped us with those contacts tool.
Tom and Paul June 14, 2011