About Ken Poirier & Paradise In Punta Gorda
I’ve been fortunate in my life having gained a wealth of experience on many levels. Prior to becoming a realtor, I was an owner of a manufacturing company that sold patented products worldwide to high-tech companies. As Vice President of Sales & Marketing I had a wide range of responsibility. Building a network of salespeople and distributors worldwide enabled me to develop an understanding of how things work beyond to borders of the United States. After selling my company in January 2000 I been involved in several interesting ventures from exotic woods to producing a show in Branson Missouri.
In 2006 we purchased a home in Punta Gorda Isles and split our time evenly between Meredith New Hampshire and Punta Gorda Florida. Lured by year-round warm weather and fantastic boating in 2009 my wife and I decided Punta Gorda Isles was the place we wanted to call home. Having all the things we were looking for its proven to be the right move. Giving me the chance to become a realtor and my wife to start her own business as a caregiver to seniors. Plus giving us the benefit of being able to do so many things year-round and not hibernating during the winter months.
Because of my background in business it gives me a unique perspective on helping my clients. Focusing on taking the time for the whole picture to develop with no pressure. We start with community, neighborhood and all the nuances of buying a home. This process of taking enough time to make a knowledgeable decision without the pressure to just buy a home. All these things escalate when looking for a waterfront home because more things come into play. Living in a waterfront home located in Punta Gorda Isles for 12 plus years makes me the right realtor to partner with to find their piece of paradise.
Here’s what some of my past clients have to say about working with me…
“Having experience in the Real Estate market I know when I’m going to buy a home in an area that I’m not familiar with the best thing to do is to find a relator that knows the area. After asking several individuals who they would recommend Ken Poirier was mentioned several times. I contacted Ken and discussed what I was looking to purchase. Ken selected several properties on our first showing and spent a considerable amount of time with me, which gave me a good understanding of the areas and price range of the houses. As everyone is always looking for a good deal when buying real-estate I can assure you Ken is on your side to find what you are looking. He is not a realtor trying to sell you a house, he treats you like he is trying to find a house for a family member. He will tell you the pros and cons of the houses to educate you on what to look for, types of roofs, hurricane proof windows, trust structures and elevation. A little but very important note he told me was the elevation of the homes in Punta Gorda has an impact on your insurance cost which is something I would have never asked. The home that I purchased met the elevation requirement and the insurance rate was reasonable.
Ken follow through after I signed the purchase contract was above and beyond what a realtor would do. He made sure everything was done in a timely manner and I was extremely impressed with his performance.
I have recommended him several time already as the realtor of choice when looking for a home.”
“We were first referred to Ken Poirier by friends that relocated to the Punta Gorda area. Everything they said about Ken was 100% accurate as he is a true real estate professional. In addition, the Coldwell Banker Sunstar brokerage firm is a tremendous organization that supported all our real estate needs.
Ken took the time to determine our interests and tailored the showings to offerings that were within our price range but more importantly fitting to our lifestyle. We spend a long weekend visiting the area and touring homes along with multiple phone calls and emails before finding a home that exceeded our expectations.
We are pleased to recommend Ken and the CB Sunstar office for all your real estate requirements.”
“I feel Ken Poirier is one of the best Realtors I have ever dealt with. He knows his market, value, quality and is very personable. He listens to the client – their wants, their needs. He does not waste your time with properties out of your price range. He takes his time with you. I was a house flipper in Indiana. I have dealt with a lot of Realtors. Ken made my wife and I feel so well taken care of in buying our condo that he closed on it while we were visiting family in Tennessee. He dots all the I’s and crosses all the T’s. You know as his client you are well protected.”
Lisa & Bruce Wood
“the prospective homebuyer in punta gorda can do no better than secure ken poirier as their real estate agent. ken is knowledgeable not only about the different types of residences in the area, but also is expert @ matching home ownership to lifestyle.
my husband and i have been researching different areas with the aim of buying and enjoying now, with the goal of retiring in the area later. i must admit, i ask many, many questions with the aim of making the most auspicious choice. ken was very patient and obliging with all my inquiries. he was happy to pursue further research on anything he was not sure about. his expertise resulted in our buying a beautiful home,with a lovely view, in an area that suits our active lifestyle. because of ken’s background and experience, i also felt comfortable with the price point negotiated upon.
this is our 4th home-buying experience. it was by far the most painless of all the experiences. this was attributable to ken’s perception, knowledge, and expertise. i would not hesitate to recommend him to a prospective buyer.”