Mike & Paula LaVoy

Realtor Ellie & Associates Realty
Nov 19, 2018
Mike, Erin and I want to thank you for making the purchase of our home go so smoothly. We appreciate your professionalism in guiding us through the process.
Tim D
Nov 28, 2017
Good morning, Mike. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your services and all that you have done for me and my family. Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 13, 2017
My wife and I cannot say enough about Mike LaVoy. We were looking to move back to the Carrollwood area, but had certain specifics in mind. We initially met with Mike viewing a property he was showing as a seller's agent. When we were looking for a buyer's agent, we turned to him. We met up with him again over lunch. We found him to be relaxed, but in the subsequent afternoon spent looking at properties, it became clear that Mike had great strengths for someone needing help to find their home. Don't let the easy sense of humor distract you from the true work and knowledge Mike has/puts in for you. He knows the area well and in detail. He knows strengths and weaknesses of the various area neighborhoods including HOAs, trends and other intangibles beyond the regular agents' knowledge of schools, and prices. We enjoyed our time with him while easily discussing serious issues and concerns about properties we were considering. The MOST IMPORTANT thing for us was that Mike was ready to serve as our agent with our goals, comforts, and interests in mind. He did not pressure or advise in an attempt to gain a sale. He would readily point out flaws of properties and give honest appraisals of when he thought a property was worth (or not worth) the asking price. He may be easy going, but he comes prepared and with that wealth of knowledge. Finally, he also really got a feel for what we were looking for--in some ways before we knew how to vocalize it to him. During or property hunt, he would drive us through neighborhoods where he thought we would fit (and eventually did), and at other times show us why certain areas we were considering were a bad match. ...because in the end the house, while supremely important, is secondary to place. Place is number one with house and cost coming second for most buyers with reasonable financial profiles/goals. He didn't try to put us somewhere that wasn't in our best interests just to get a sale. In other words, it showed how much he understood the tangibles and intangibles, but also had a true feel and commanding knowledge of the local area. As well educated and professional people, we recommend Mike LaVoy without reservation...and will continue to do so to everyone we meet who needs an agent who keeps their clients' needs firmly in mind.
Nov 12, 2017
Mike guided me through all of the aspects of selling my home thus giving me a stress-free experience. This was the first time I had sold a property by myself. Mike patiently answered all my questions promptly and cheerfully. His professional advice helped make the entire process from listing to close speedy and problem free! I have recommended Mike to several of my friends.
Feb 28, 2017
Vice President
Mike was extremely responsive, via phone, text email and in person. He acted quickly and moved the process along without any issues. We felt he gave us personal attention and had our best interests in mind. Most importantly, he assisted us in buying our dream lake house and selling our current home. Thanks, Mike!
Jan 30, 2017
Thanks Mike! Your knowledge and patience has been very well appreciated! I'd highly recommend your services! Class act!
Jan 27, 2017
I have know and worked with Mike for several years when he first helped me with our home after my husband died. He was very attentive during the sale of the previous house and instrumental in the purchase of my current home. Mike has always told me what his professional opinion was, not just what I wanted to hear.
Jan 27, 2017
Last summer I was looking to purchase a beachfront condo as a rental /investment property after several of my investments with Beacon Asset Management matured. Mike has been my financial advisor for many years, and I was pleased to learn that he had expanded his expertise to include being a realtor. Not only could Mike advise me from the investment side of the transaction, but he did an excellent job of producing listings that suited my needs from an investment perspective.
Jan 27, 2017
As a first time home buyer, I really had no idea what to expect. Mike is incredibly knowledgeable in the buying process and was able to help me find the perfect house quickly. He is quick to respond to any questions that arise and goes the extra mile to be helpful!
Jan 27, 2017
Can't believe how accommodating and helpful Mike has been. The process is so easy and he makes it enjoyable as well.