Greetings from Sunny Florida! My husband and I were very fortunate to move to Lakeland 9 years ago due to my husband's job relocation. We love Lakeland and we love Florida! Shortly after our move, I began to help others find their way to Lakeland to start their own Florida Adventure.
Lakeland has a great variety of entertainment, restaurants and shopping. If you don’t see what you’re looking for in Lakeland, it is a short trip to Tampa or Orlando.
Being a Midwest girl, I enjoy Lakeland’s small town feel, friendly people and I never get tired of the glorious sunshine! I would love to help you find YOUR little piece of the Florida Lifestyle!
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Kim was very much on top of things through the whole process. We bought our home sight unseen and she was very honest about the property. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy in the Lakeland area.
I would like to take a little time to express my appreciation to Snowbird Living agent,Kim O'Dell. We were looking for a retirement home in Florida. We looked at hundreds of home in the Florida area, then found one in Foodwood Village. Lakeland Florida. We contacted-- Kim O'Dell. We were buying a home site un-seen, something we have never done and was very nervous about it. After contact with Kim, I found her to be one of the most professional and pleasant person I have met over the phone. She guaranteed the home was like the pictures we had seen on the web. She helped us with the purchase of the home and we flew down on 4/28/17. We met Kim and she walked us through the home and was very impressed. The home was as it was on the web, we then closed on the home. I don't have enough things to say on how nice it was dealing with Kim and I want to say Thank-You for helping us on our new retirement home..
Mary and Jerry Knuth
Thanks for a job well done, you have handled everything with complete professionalism and I appreciate you very much.
Dear Ms. Kim O’Dell,
I am writing to you to express my most sincere gratitude for your help in finding a new home for me here in Central Florida.
As you know, I was just returning from living in Europe for the previous ten years, and therefore had absolutely no credit in this country and I was in desperate need of finding rapidly a new abode I could afford and be able to move in as soon as possible.
You performed at an excellent professional level and, I believe even more important, with an even better human, compassionate touch. Your personal dedication to solve my problem despite the various elements that made that task complicated, difficult was admirable. To be very honest with you I didn’t expect such dedication from you since it went far beyond the call of duty to which normally adhere most realtors.
Once again, thank you Kim very, very much and rest assured that I would recommend you to anyone in need of a realtor.
I had the opportunity with work with Kim on the sale of two places in Lakeland Fl. One belonged to my dad and the other my grandparents. They had all recently passed away so times were pretty tough and on top of that I lived in Michigan. I had listed my dad’s place for sale by owner for a month or two before Kim had seen the sign and asked if she could help. I was skeptical since it was my first time going thru this. I didn’t know how much of a difference she would make. Kim was very kind in her offer to help and I found that she was very knowledgeable and handled everything. She knew what people would be looking for so it made the house easier to market. It sold quickly after listing with her.
Then about a year and a half later when it was time to sell my grandparents there was no hesitation in going back to her again. Kim worked hard to help sell the house and again it sold within a few months.
I don’t typically write reviews for people or companies, but I felt Kim’s work was worthy of the praise. There was never any high pressure tactics and I always felt that she was honest in her assessments and guidance. I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling.
You definitely go above and beyond for your clients.
My experience working with you was wonderful. I would Highly recommend you to anyone.
My husband and I had been looking for a place to buy in Florida for our retirement. We looked at thousands of homes on the internet for months, usually revisiting the communities on a daily basis. We had certain criteria in mind, including price, location and lot rent. We didn’t want to spend more than $20,000, we wanted to be on a lake and we wanted the lot rent to be no more than $500.00. One day my husband called me in the morning and said get on this website and look at this home. It had everything we wanted, so I contacted the realtor that had the listing; that call turned out to be the best call I ever made – her name is Kim O’Dell. I explained that we would be buying this house sight unseen due to the fact we are from Vermont, so I really needed a lot of pictures. Kim went above and beyond what an average realtor does. She connected me with all the people I needed to complete the purchase process. Her honesty and integrity are second to none. Even after the sale, she continued to guide us to contractors and contacts we needed.
She has never let us down and we are proud to be associated with Kim O’Dell. Anyone who is thinking about purchasing a home in the Lakeland, Florida area needs to go to Kim’s website, Snowbirdliving.com; it will be the best Buying experience - hands down.
L and C
While I was on vacation in Hawaii, a realtor friend in North Carolina gave me Kim O'Dell's name to contact to list my home in Lakeland. I called Kim, what a professional agent. We lucked out. Kim was so professional and kind, gentle and sweet spirited. She sold our home in 31 days. I would and have used Kim O'Dell since that day and I always recommend her.
Kim O'Dell is by far the best agent in the area. She sold our home in Heatherwood Village in 42 days and for our asking price. Professional all the way. Recommend her highly.
We bought our mobile home thru Kim and it was done from Wisconsin. She assured us the home was in a nice park, the condition of the mobile home was in excellent condition and she negotiated the price that we were all satisfied with. I would recommend Kim for your buying and selling. She is honest and caring of your wishes. Thank you Kim.
I would highly recommend Kim O'Dell in either purchasing or selling your mobile home in Central Florida. She is both professional and understanding to your wants and needs for your dream home in Florida. Kim works with you to make your experience a pleasurable one.
Mike and Pam
I wanted to take the time to thank you for all of your assistance in selling the home in Lakeland. I was at a loss of what I needed to do and you made the process so simple. I know that it was your advice on pricing the property correctly and getting it advertised quickly that led to the quick sale. I am so grateful that Foxwood recommended you to us.
I highly recommend that anyone looking for a professional and knowledgeable realtor would contact you. Thank you again for caring so much and working so hard to get this sale through.
Blessings to you.
Luisa Barry, Director, Elder Care Planning of Florida
Working with Kim was such a pleasurable experience!
She took the time to respect my needs and wishes for the type of home I wanted to purchase.
Kim found me the perfect place with all specified criteria. I am now living "the Florida dream" all thanks to Kim.
I definitely will recommend her to friends and family in the future!
Thanks Kim, you rock. Blessings, Ms. Lori
I highly recommend Kim O'Dell. She is very professional as well as friendly and helpful. We live in Ohio, but wanted a Winter home in Florida. Kim worked with us to find the home we desired in Lakeland.
The closing went very smoothly and we absolutely loved our home! Unfortunately, my husband passed away in June 2016, so I contacted Kim once again to list the Florida home. I listed our home on a Monday, Kim showed it on Wednesday and we had a signed contract by Friday. We just had the closing and once again, everything went very smoothly. I am very thankful to have Kim as a realtor for my Florida home. I wish she were my realtor for my Ohio home sale.