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Client Reviews

We can try our best to describe the high quality of service and integrity that our team provides to our home sellers and buyers, but nothing would speak as much volume as testimonials from our satisfied clients themselves.
Please take a moment to read the following testimonials. We hope they indicate our experience and integrity, as well as make it clear how much we enjoy helping people with their real estate needs. We are truly thankful to have such loyal clients that make it a pleasure to come to work every day!

"We have bought and sold three properties through Dennis and Teri Kotaska in the past 9 years. They are both at the top of their profession. They truly go the extra mile for their customers as far as making all phases of the sale and purchase of real estate highly effective with lots of sound professional advice. They have earned our trust and that of family members who we have referred to them as well. They are the best!!"

- Pasquale and Marianne Bottiglieri

I speak from experience in recommending Dennis and Terri. They not only sold my home quickly, but they also assisted several of my friends in purchasing new homes, all in the past 6 months during Covid. Their experience goes beyond that of a typical realtor, and their work ethic is admirable. I highly recommend this team.

- Kathy Budrawich

Most determined and detailed team I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

- Brett Cassidy

It was a pleasure working with Terri and Dennis Kotaska. Their experience, knowledge of the market, and commitment to assist us in all our long-distance scheduling made the process enjoyable and free of hassles. I would highly recommend their services and appreciate all they did to make the process fit our schedule. We closed in under one month and look forward to a sunny winter in Florida.

- Lisa & Eric DeNicola

Working with Dennis and Terri was a smooth pleasant process. They listened to our concerns about selling during a pandemic and handled them all. We could not have had better realtors. They listened to our thoughts and concerns all the way through the process. From setting the price of the house, to showing our home, to negotiating a deal that was fair to all, they always had our interests at heart. They were responsive to all our questions and concerns. They know the market well, and used their knowledge and experience to explain and educate us on our options and offered us solutions. We wholeheartedly recommend them as hard working, fair, knowledgeable realtors.

- Robert & Rosalie Suarez
My husband & I had the pleasure to work with Denise & Kanoa when we were under tremendous pressure to find a a new home quickly. They were highly recommended to us by an acquaintance in KY. They listened to our preferences carefully & had a group of properties to view when we met. We were lucky to find the perfect home for us the first day! Denise & Kanoa have shared many recommendations with us for services in the area and I know they are there to help anytime I need to call. Many thanks to Denise & Kanoa for their professional team work! I will not hesitate to recommend them to anyone searching the Sarasota area for a new home!
- Kim Krafft Jenkins
Dennis and Terri from remax are extremely professional and courteous with great knowledge of all the Sarasota and Venice area! We’ve had outstanding experience with them for all are real estate needs! Don’t hesitate to call them for your realtor needs! “You will be happy you did”!
- Dennis LaTarte

I have bought and sold many homes over my lifetime. Dennis G. Kotaska and his wife Terrie are the most professional I have every had the pleasure of dealing with. They started out as real estate agents selling us a property. Now, I consider them friends and my wife and I so appreciate all they did for us. 

- John and Pamela Sasa

Dennis Kotaska, LLC. They are a very hard working team Dennis and his wife Terri are the best. Very professional and knowledgeable about all aspects of the sale from start to finish. Did an excellent job always kept us well informed. Never gave up and helped us reach our goal of selling our house. Would highly recommend them to anyone without any hesitation. Thank you very much.

- Al and Donna Venice

The Kotsaka team are true professionals and exceeded our expectations. Thank you Terri and Dennis!

- Frank & Kathy Bellomo

Dennis actually sold us our property at 3473 Parkridge 7 years ago and they have always kept us informed on how the market was doing in Sarasota, which we really appreciated. We would not consider anyone else to handle the sale of our property. Dennis and Terri truly were the best to work with and we have already recommended them to friends and I know they will be as pleased as we were.

- Linda Grover

Dennis and Terri Kotaska make a superior team supporting sale of a residential property in the Sarasota area. Their separate professional strengths make for that mutually reinforcing sales dynamic.  

- Robert & Monika Brown

Dennis and Terri did a great job of helping to overcome the competition of many similar properties. We sold to the only person who was shown to the condo.  

- Blaine Smith

Dennis has former building experience which is a huge benefit when looking at properties to purchase. 

- Paul Crotty

Thank you again for making the selling of our home a quick & stress free experience. We very much appreciate the communication and all the work that went into getting top notch exposure and a solid & quick sale. We will be certain to recommend your teams services to all we know. 

- Jeannette & John Genovese

Dennis Kotaska, LLC has served me, my sister, and my friend over the course of the past ten years facilitating property purchases and property sales. He/They give you the royal treatment no matter how modest the transaction might be. 

- Rebecca Burns

In any industry there are exceptional people who set the pace for everyone else. Dennis and Terri are an example of this fact in the Real Estate "Industry". They handle their clients as people not unlike themselves by respecting the individual needs of each as a separate and distinct project. In fact, their methodology in handling the objectives and time frames we resented them would serve as an educational model for project management per se. The best way to phrase this is to state the each client represents a separate, distinct and unique set of objectives that must be clearly stated, understood and ultimately achieved. Dennis and Terri have thus established themselves in our eyes as expert and experienced project managers in the field of real estate. 

- Pasquale Bottiglieri

Very knowledgeable about the area and local market. Excellent understanding of the contracting process. Excellent advocate for seller's rights. Always available to answer questions. Great access to other experts with understanding of issues arising during the selling process.

- Mark DellaPorta

It was very smooth and stress free from beginning to end thanks to the Terri and Dennis. They are great agents. If you're looking for experienced and caring agents. You can't go wrong. I used them to buy and sell and each time they did a fantastic job. Thanks Terri and Dennis. Great Agent. Very warm and listens to her clients. Very good at advertising. Took some great pictures and kept me informed at all times. I highly recommend Terri and Dennis.

- Ericka
Thank you Terri and Dennis for helping me sell my home while living across the country. They are really amazing people and I would highly recommend them to anyone! 10/10!
- Mary Gillam
Dennis and Terri Kotaska were simply fabulous realtors! Not only did they find our dream home in Sarasota, Dennis oversaw the construction as we were remote, and Terri worked with us on the interior design options selections. They are a great team and I would highly recommend Dennis & Terri for your Sun Coast real estate needs!!
- Lindy Antonelli
Terri and Dennis are amazing. They know this area so well. They are so nice and have so much information. They have taken great care of us. They are truly experts in their field. We told them what we wanted and they listened and took us exactly where they thought we should go and we bought a house. They definitely advocate for you. I recommend anyone that is coming to the Bradenton/ Sarasota area, use them. They are a great team and have lived here for a long time. I cannot say enough about them. They are continuing to follow up with us and they are always there for you. They are the relator that you should use, if you are thinking of moving here. They feel like family and we have only known them a short time!!!! You should not even think about using anyone else!!!
- Karennaids
Attentive, knowledgeable and professional. This is my 2nd time going through the process with them and I’m sure we’ll do it again.
- Leo Pacheco

Living out of state, Dennis had provided us with a lot of prior information on the local market that made the process so easy upon our arrival to view properties. We knew what we wanted and Dennis was able to show us the ideal properties that meet our needs. It did not take long for us to find the perfect one.

- Bought a home in 2014 in Sarasota, FL

Both Dennis Kotaska and Jim Lorenz were wonderful to work with and simplified, what otherwise would have been overwhelming -- the long distance sale of a property. Dennis and Jim were extremely professional and knowledgeable and guided me through every stage of the transaction. Both went above and beyond the call of duty to get to a successful close.

- Wendy Leung


On behalf of my sister-in-law and myself I want to thank you for all you did to assist wit the sale of our condo. You did a great deal of work not normally required of a real estate salesman. The help you provided meant both an improvement in areas that the condo needed but also made it possible that I did not have to come to Venice and take care of those matters during a difficult time. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. The only thing preventing me from nominating you for real estate agent of the year is the fact that I would have preferred a simple real estate switch with the buyer. Again thanks very much for your efforts and I hope to stay in touch once in a while and to possibly see you again if I get the opportunity to visit Florida.



- Ron B.

This is the strongest possible endorsement of Dennis & Terri Kotaska of RE/MAX Alliance Realty. We selected them to help us find our home in Lakewood Ranch. Their detailed knowledge of the Lakewood Ranch area, the process of finding the perfect lot for us, their knowledge of the area builders and their ability to help us throughout the entire purchasing/ building experience was exceptional. Even after we purchased our lot and were in the building phase, Dennis and Terri stayed engaged with us. We live out of state and they were often on site, sending us pictures and keeping us informed of the progress.

We are most impressed with their attention to their clients. After we took possession of our home, Dennis and Terri continued to watch out for us. In preparation for hurricane Irma that came through our area, Dennis personally came over to our house, put up our hurricane window coverings, and brought in our outdoor furniture so that we would be as prepared as possible. After the hurricane had passed, they returned to the house and conducted a damage inspection, sending us pictures, mopping up water that got into the house and arranging for an electrician to come repair some damage. They clearly had no obligation to do any of this , but their dedication and concern for their clients continued long after their realtor obligations were completed. 

We would not think of using any other realtor and we would strongly recommend Dennis and Terri to anyone selling or buying a house in the Florida Central Gulf Coast Region. This is our sixth house, and they were by far the best realtors we have ever dealt with. No one else compares.

- Mr & Mrs Seifert

Thank you again for making the selling of our home a quick & stress free experience. We very much appreciate the communication and all the work that went into getting top notch exposure and a solid & quick sale. We will be certain to recommend your teams services to all we know.

- John James & Jeannette Genovese

James Lorenz was a tremendous help to us as out of state buyers in purchasing a condo in Venice. From initially viewing the property for us to assisting us through the inspection and closing processes he supported us every step of the way. Whenever a question or issue arouse on our part, he took the initiative to address and resolve it in a very timely manner. We would recommend Jim as a valuable resource to anyone seeking to buy or sell property in the Venice area.

- Dave & Nancy Brockman

Dennis and Terri have done a fantastic job of preparing us for our closing. From the moment we started discussing our intention of selling our condo they were intuitive, empathic and tuned-in. Furthermore, they had the facts and figures to help us through the myriad details in setting a price and developing a strategy. Their knowledge of the SRQ market is extraordinary. We are immensely appreciative for their help, advice, attention to detail, and continuing good cheer. Having had such an extraordinarily rewarding experience with Dennis and Terri, we would never look elsewhere for a realtor in this great and growing Sarasota market.

- Dr Stuart Burstein

In any industry, there are exceptional people who set the pace for everyone else. Dennis and Terri are an example of this fact in the real estate "industry."

They handle their clients as people, not unlike themselves, by respecting the individual needs of each as a separate and distinct project. In fact, their methodology in handling the objectives and time frames we resented them would serve as an educational model for project management per se. 

The best way to phrase this, is to state the each client represents a separate, distinct and unique set of objectives that must be clearly stated, understood and ultimately achieved. Dennis and Terri have thus established themselves in our eyes as expert and experienced project managers in the field of real estate. 

- Pasquale Bottiglieri

Dennis Kotaska, LLC has served me, my sister, and my friend over the course of the past ten years facilitating property purchases and property sales. He/They give you the royal treatment no matter how modest the transaction might be.

- Rebecca Burns

When my wife and I were first introduced to Terri and Dennis Kotaska we really didn't have any immediate plans to purchase a home. They got us set up with their website and sent us homes and set us information homes that might fit our wants and needs.

They were truly knowledgeable and professional, we found a home that fits our wants and needs..we love it! Terri and Dennis stood by us before and after the sale. They were truly fantastic to work with.

- Bill and Diane Nelson

Dennis and Terri Kotaska are highly professional, knowledgeable of all aspects of the marketing and selling process, always pro active and keeping everyone informed. From the listing date to first offer was 3 days with multiple offers. We had a signed contract at full listing price for cash in 7 days. Excellent marketing resulted in this sale after we had the condo listed with another agent for 3 years with very few showings an NO offers. We were at the closing table in 30 days. Dennis and his team also knew the right inspector and closing attorney to keep the process always moving forward to get the best results in the least amount of time and paperwork. We will recommend Dennis and Teri and the team to anyone that needs a highly motivated sales team. The far exceeded our expectations after the years of frustrations. You can't go wrong with the "Kotaska Team". Thanks from the bottom of our hearts.

- Maverick and Debbie Onysko
"We wanted to take a moment to express the phenomenal personal service that was given to us by Dennis and Terri Kotaska in the purchase of our new home.

We moved from the east coast because we fell in love with Sarasota and all that it has to offer for a vibrant lifestyle . At the time when we first started looking , we stilled owned a home on the east coast and a lot of agents were not willing to take the time with us until our current home was on the market - which is understandable.

However the Kotaskas offered great patience with us and they were not deterred by us not being a "Ready to Buy" customer. After several searches and visits back and forth they were always willing to accommodate our schedule and make us a priority, seeing us through the sale of our home and always there with guidance for both sides .

We can't say enough about Terri and Dennis Kotaskas - their personal and professional approach helped us make an excellent choice for our new life and we could not be more pleased !!
Thank you so much and we highly recommend The Kotaska Team for your real estate needs."
- Frank & Liz Cuomo

Dennis and Terri assisted us over a period of 18 months providing various options for a condo at Serenata of Sarasota, going trough two unsuccessful bids of short sales till we finally got our apartment. They always were very helpful, patient and swift in reacting on all of our questions and hesitations being from Europe and not familiar to the US practices. The after sale assistance was outstanding. helping us in finding interior equipment, workmen and even giving advise in suppliers of furnishing. We can highly recommend Dennis and Terri and we were very happy to have them at our side.

- Ursula and Herbert Weingart

Dennis and Terri make a great team who know the market in southwest Florida. As a former builder, Dennis has expertise few brokers possess. His knowledge of construction was a factor in our decision making in selecting the right home. Dennis and Terri are extremely organized, thorough and timely in following the process of purchasing a home. They were supportive throughout the process and responsive to all our needs. They are very knowledgeable about service providers in the area for homeowners and they gave us any number of good tips. We felt extremely comfortable working with Dennis and Terri and we would highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a property in southwest Florida.

- M/M Cassia Bruniany


- The Rogers Family

We visited from Atlanta, had over 20 homes we selected from internet to view. Dennis stayed with us all day, we saw all of them. None fit our bill & Dennis took us to his office to see what else might now be available. Wow, we made an offer on one and we now live in Florida :) ! We are so impressed that we told our friends and they found them a deal too. Dennis & Terri are the best!!!!!

- M/M Daryl Marshal

Dennis and Terri are a fantastic team! They helped us buy 2 properties in Sarasota. We were very impressed with their professionalism and energy. Very knowledgeable and thorough, they kept in constant communication and made the whole process easy and stress free for us. It was a pleasure working with them. We would recommend Dennis and Terri to anyone. Thank you for your hard work!

- Paul and Mihaela Nita

Dennis and Terri are very professional and it's a pleasure to work with them. They have excellent knowledge of the Sarasota area real estate market combined with great negotiation skills and prompt responses. We recommended Dennis and Terri to many of our friends and will continue to do so.


- Dr. Mark & Mrs. Mallinger

Terri and Dennis Kotaska were instrumental in securing our first floor lakefront condo at Serenata in Sarasota, Florida. We recommend them without reservation in light of their expertise in the real estate market, their concern for our interests and needs, and their ability to simplify the intricacies of the foreclosure process. We were fortunate to have them represent us and now consider them our friends.

- Joesph & Brenda Morra

To Whom it May Concern,

Alison and I cannot recommend Dennis and Terri Kotaska of the RE/MAX Alliance Group in Sarasota highly enough. We have worked with realtors buying and selling homes in New York, Idaho, California, and now Southwest Florida. Dennis and Terri was by far, …by far, the best realtors we have ever dealt with.

We worked with Dennis for a year to find the home we wanted. Dennis was patient, thoughtful, responsive, and helpful throughout the entire process. He cared about us. He knew we had to learn the entire Bradenton, Sarasota, Osprey, Nokomis, Venice area before we could focus on exactly where we wanted to live. When we looked at homes, Dennis experience as a professional builder in Florida gave us insight into the unique building issues in Florida and the Sarasota area. Dennis had a catalog of solid professionals that he called on to help us with advice. You will feel comfortable with Dennis and his wife Terri.

We ended up buying a property through the Short Sale process. This is a difficult, time consuming process working with lenders. Alison and I were very happy that we had someone with Dennis' experience and dedication to help us with our purchase.

I am sure you will not go wrong working with Dennis Kotaska whether you are buying or selling a home. He will look after you like no other realtor you have ever worked with. And in the end he and Terri will probably be your first new friends in the area.

- Dr. Howard and Alison Rhodes

"We would like to say that Dennis Kotaska and his entire organization at RE/MAX Alliance did an outstanding job in the listing and preparation and sale of our condominium at Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club in Sarasota, FL

From our initial meeting Dennis took a sincere interest in our personal needs and rationale for selling the property. He used all of his many resources both personal and electronic to place our unit in a very positive position. He kept us advised of the market condition, prepared a beautiful impressive sales brochure in both hard copy and electronic format.

Selling a golf course condominium in a down economy can be a that we believe Dennis handled in a professional manner. He allowed us to make our own listing price decisions based on the information provided. There was absolutely no pressure to adjust prices during the tenure of the listing or resistance to our negotiating a higher price than the initial offering. He handled all of the small details during the inspection process and made for a very smooth and efficient closing. You can't ask for more in a professional real estate agent.

If I were to list my home today, Dennis would be the first person to call."

- Ken & Dana Miklos

“We wanted aggressive exposure of our home to the marketplace. And, more importantly, we needed communication throughout the process. Dennis not only provided outstanding marketing, but exceeded our expectations with his feedback. And, he sold our home at our price.”

- James & Karen Lorenz

“It has been a pleasure to work with Dennis. I have nothing but praise for his handling of my properties. He made what could have been a stressful experience a much better thing.”

- Theresa Strasser

“Dennis was extremely helpful not only in finding the right property for us, but also after the sale was completed.”

- Douglas & Mary Ann Evans

“Thanks Dennis, we appreciate your time and generosity.”

- Lionel & Gail Kliss

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