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At Waterside, life happens around seven pristine lakes with 20 miles of shoreline, acres of nature preserve, and a dynamic lakefront town center.
The Lake Club
The Lake Club offers new luxury residences in four distinctive neighborhoods, each with its own private enclave.
Country Club East
Country Club East wins the National Award for Lifestyle neighborhood with its exclusive events, private roads, and prestigious resident amenities.
The Country Club
The Country Club offers spacious, upgraded, custom homes along with resident access to the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club.
The Concession Golf Club offers a private, gated community exclusive to 255 estate residences with homesites from one-half to one acre.
Del Webb is a 55+ active adult community with a collection of new construction, single-family homes, and villas designed to fit active lifestyles.
Michael Saunders & Company Licensed Real Estate Broker
(Luxury Lakewood Ranch & Sarasota Real Estate)
Office: 8325 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Tel: (941) 807-1766
Nicole Ryskamp is a professional individual that works for her clients. She goes out of her way to make the experience wonderful and painless. In the beginning she listens to what you want, helps narrow down choices all the way to the end. The end is not just the finding, it is the closing. As a real estate attorney she makes sure you know what you are signing and helps structure the offer to make sure it is your intent. Nicole went the ‘extra mile’ for us in helping get a professional to come out and evaluate an issue found on the inspection – a quality professional was available and she met them at the house to get an evaluation and have it delivered to us, as I was unavailable due to work and time constraints. Nicole stepped up and went over and above to help our family gain our new Florida Home. What a wonderful experience!
Of all the realtors I have ever worked with, Nicole Ryskamp is the best by far. She focuses on the customer’s needs and makes you feel like you are her top priority. Nicole is diligent, thorough, organized and pays great attention to detail. She follows through timely on every issue and every question asked. Nicole is patient and does not pressure you into making a decision but gives you all the facts you need to make an informed decision. Nicole guides you through the complicated paperwork and makes sure you understand everything. Every home buyer and seller needs a “Nicole Ryskamp” in their corner.
Nicole is the epitome of a professional realtor. Her attention to detail is why she has a huge understanding of the housing market, especially in the area I was searching. No matter how many times we needed to see a house, she responded happily and accommodated our needs. Nicole has such an engaging personality coming out in many ways for example great attitude, very personable, honest and with integrity. Thank you Nicole for being a problem-solving, creative, and positive realtor who was always there for us!
Nicole was a great help to my family in selling my father’s house. She was always professional, knowledgeable, and caring, with a calm and personable demeanor that was very appreciated during the stressful period of attempting to sell a house. She took a personal interest in my family and our needs and acted with our best interests at heart. We would certainly recommend her to anyone in need of a Real Estate agent in the Sarasota area.
I emphatically give Nicole Ryskamp an Excellent rating. I do so for several reasons. Nicole had the market insight, real estate experience, professionalism, attention to detail, and warm human touch to price, prepare, market, stage, and ultimately sell my mother’s home in an expert manner. We’re a family of five children (some local, some long distance) who together assisted our 89-year-old mother to sell her beloved home and relocate to a local independent living facility. Nicole was able to focus our collective efforts on what needed to be done to attain the optimal sales price, sales time, and sales terms for my mother’s home, and then to make certain that my mother (who is single and in declining health) was gently guided through this transaction with minimal personal disruption. The home sale proceeded completely according to Nicole’s plan and my entire family is thrilled with the result. We wholeheartedly recommend Nicole! Indeed, Nicole has now helped three members of my family with their home sales or purchases. All three experiences were just as wonderful as my mother’s home sale.
I first met Nicole at a private house showing and I knew right away that she had an excellent work ethic, a super positive attitude but most of all, an extreme knowledge in home sales. I think the added bonus is that she has a law background which is helpful in the reading of documents. I knew she would be amazing at selling my home and helping me find the perfect home to purchase. I have bought and sold many homes in the past and my experience with other agents has always been a pretty mediocre experience. Nicole has made this super stressful time a complete joy. She has truly gone above and beyond her normal duties as a real estate agent because she meticulously and diligently had to deal with the title company of a bank owned property. Nicole truly works for her client’s best interest with a positive and professional attitude. I would highly recommend her to anyone I know. I know we will remain friends even after the sale.
As my family settles into our new home, I am so grateful for the stellar service we received from Nicole Ryskamp. Nicole’s real estate expertise, law background, and knowledge of the local area combined with her perseverance and kind spirit create a realtor that is simply unmatched. We had a very tight time schedule coupled with a finite budget and preferred area for our new home, but even with those barriers, Nicole found us the perfect house in our desired location at a fantastic price. Knowing our situation, Nicole worked behind the scenes and was able to find a house before it went on the market that checked all our real estate “boxes” and we were able to put an offer on it quickly. Nicole’s negotiations were excellent and we feel we got an amazing price for our house. Even though we were frequently out of town through the negotiations and house-buying proceedings, Nicole had no issue communicating with us and walking us through the entire process. Once the price was settled, Nicole kept working for us diligently. She provided the names of providers for the inspections, surveys, and closing. This simple gesture saved our busy family time, and more importantly we knew that the service providers came highly recommended. She even was able to negotiate a closing date for us around a pre-planned vacation. This attention to detail helped make the house buying process smooth and streamlined for us! Nicole was available to us from our decision to buy a home in the tight market of Lakewood Ranch through the closing and beyond. We are so thankful that we utilized Nicole’s services for our real estate needs, and I would wholeheartedly endorse her for anyone’s real estate needs.
Where do I even begin! My company relocated their HQ down to Sarasota, & my CEO highly suggested we use Nicole for our relocation from NJ to FL. We are SO thankful we did!!! We flew down to find a home in one short weekend. We had so many homes we wanted to see, & b/c of Nicole we saw them ALL! We met her at the office, hopped in her car & she drove us to every single home. She prepared snacks & drinks for us to keep our energy up while we searched for the perfect home! She guided us through each home, & informed us of SO many things about the area…the schools…the community & the amazing town we chose to live in. After we found our dream home, Nicole was right there educating us on the process (first time buyers!) from putting in the offer, creating the contract, thoroughly explaining the next steps, & most importantly making sure we always understood what was going on with the process. She is a wealth of knowledge!!! Throughout the whole process, Nicole was on top of everything that we needed to get done! It was SO refreshing to work with her! Nicole is a true professional, super positive, super knowledgeable & SO much more!!! We always felt as if we were her only Client, & she made us feel like any question was a top priority! Nicole went above & beyond to ensure we were fully aware of each step in the home buying experience. She is not only a true professional, she is simply an amazing person!!! We are eternally grateful to have found her & to share this experience with Nicole in our corner! Nicole just cares…& she cares with all her heart & it shows! She truly is a blessing. We consider her not only our Agent, but also our friend. Everyone needs a “Nicole” for their home buying experience, & we are SO lucky we had thee best experience all thanks to Nicole!
We worked with Nicole on two separate transactions and had an equally superb experience with both. Nicole is knowledgeable about the market, timely with her responses, professional in all of her interactions (with clients and other realtors), a just a very nice person to do business with. I’ve yet to see her without a smile on her face! Nicole first helped us purchase a new home. After looking at several homes, we took a short break and then she found “just the right one” for us- it had everything we said we were looking for. She made everything so easy for us from start to finish; it was a clean and straight-forward transaction. The sale of our existing was challenging due to new construction, but that did not deter Nicole. She was every bit as determined throughout the process and, frankly, kept us sane. She always had good ideas for what we could do to make our home more appealing to buyers, including helping us stage the home once we moved out of it. She was as committed and attentive on the day of the sale as she was on the day we first listed the home with her. I would highly recommend working with Nicole. She offers a full array of services from staging, photography, listing expertise, legal expertise and closing expertise. You will rest easy knowing that you’re in good hands because Nicole will get the job done for you!
Facebook Example I emphatically give Nicole Ryskamp an Excellent rating. I do so for several reasons. Nicole had the market insight, real estate experience, professionalism, attention to detail, and warm human touch to price, prepare, market, stage, and ultimately sell my mother’s home in an expert manner. We’re a family of five children (some local, some long distance) who together assisted our 89-year-old mother to sell her beloved home and relocate to a local independent living facility. Nicole was able to focus our collective efforts on what needed to be done to attain the optimal sales price, sales time, and sales terms for my mother’s home, and then to make certain that my mother (who is single and in declining health) was gently guided through this transaction with minimal personal disruption. The home sale proceeded completely according to Nicole’s plan and my entire family is thrilled with the result. We wholeheartedly recommend Nicole! Indeed, Nicole has now helped three members of my family with their home sales or purchases. All three experiences were just as wonderful as my mother’s home sale. – Testimonial for Nicole Ryskamp at Michael Saunders & Company – Lakewood Ranch By Jane Robbins.
Nicole was incredibly professional and went way out of her way to get our house sold. She was very open, honest and incredibly knowledgeable about the real estate in our area. I would highly recommend Nicole if you are buying or selling a home.
So many “thanks” to you! From helping us through the new house process to selections and closing. Great advice and thank you for water referral and exterminator. We certainly appreciate all the support from you and your family. Many thanks to you!
Nicole came highly recommended to us by two of our neighbors and WOW…she deserved their accolades and much more. We have bought and sold several homes in the past and have never had an experience as satisfying as this time around with Nicole. She is a no nonsense, talented professional who does her research and really knows the real estate game. She gets right down to business and, more importantly, gets great results. From start to end, we knew that Nicole was looking out for our best interests 100% of the time. The next time we need an agent, we’re going right to Nicole and we’re happy to recommend her wholeheartedly.