Testimonials

Joe is an extremely knowledgeable and talented Realtor. He knows how to get results! Our family hired Joe for both selling one home and purchasing another. We were very HAPPY working with him. Joe is one of the BEST Realtors we have worked with and he did a wonderful job making the selling/buying process as smooth as possible.

The Blommel Family
Sold our home in Wekiva Run, Apopka, FL
Bought a new home in Winter Park Pines, Winter Park, FL


Kathy and I want to thank you for all your help with the purchase of our new home in Rock Springs Ridge. Picking the house was the easy part, having your support with all the contract and inspection issues was a great bonus to us. We couldn’t have done it without your help! Thanks again! We’ll gladly send anyone we know that needs a Realtor your way.

Pete McCabe and Kathy Goddeau
Rock Springs Ridge, Apopka, FL


After 12 wonderful years of raising our family in Rock Springs Ridge, we decided it was time to downsize. We interviewed several Realtors and decided that Joe was exactly the Realtor we needed to represent us and our home. He came to the (kitchen) table with all of the pertinent facts and figures we needed to price our home competitively, and backed it all up when we had a contract in less than a week! He is a hard-working, professional Realtor as well as a good guy, and we would recommend him in a heartbeat!

Brian & MaryAnn Then
Rock Springs Ridge, Apopka, FL


There just aren't enough superlatives to describe Joe Bornstein's involvement in our new home purchase. Joe was with us every step of the way, explaining things that we didn't understand, and asking questions that we didn't even know we should've asked. He advocated for us through the entire process. Joe was with us at every meeting with the builders/contractors, ensuring that everything was exactly the way we wanted. Joe was passionate in his desire to ensure that we were as informed as possible. He relentlessly researched different avenues of home ownership for us and was a valuable advisor over the last several months as we eventually arrived at closing day. Joe's sincerity, warmth, and passion makes it easy for me to recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a home. Thanks Joe for everything.

Laurie & Bruce Wirsu
Hillside At Wekiva, Apopka, FL


Joe really knows what he's doing and he does it well! Not only did he help us sell our home quickly, but he helped us with the purchase of our new home in Wekiva, FL. He was always so easy to work with and extremely knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for a reliable and dedicated Realtor. He is the best!

Robert & Megan Labrunda
Sold Home In Rock Springs Ridge, Apopka, FL
Purchased A New Home In Wekiva, Longwood, FL 


After months of searching for a home on our own, picking up the phone and calling Joe was the best thing that we could have ever done. With the both of us being second time home buyers, we thought we knew what we were doing. What very little did we still not know. Joe had our best interest from the very beginning and assured that we were happy and satisfied with our new construction home. His acknowledgement of the daily grinds with our home being built to the continuous paper work that headed our way to the many questions we had, we knew Joe was just an email or phone call away. Joe is a man that truly knows his job and is very good at it. Not only is he very professional and tactful at his job, he is also very honest and personable to the people he is working with. With Joe being by our side the whole way, not only did we move into a beautiful home we could only dream of. We also moved into a neighborhood with someone we could always count on and call a friend. Thanks Joe, we really couldn't have done this without you. Thanks for everything!

John Butler & Dana Howder
Rock Springs Ridge, Apopka, FL


PREPARATION - We met with you and another real estate agent before deciding which agent we wanted to work with. Basically you won the game during that first meeting. When we saw the work you did and the time you spent preparing for our first meeting, the reference material you brought with you to share with us, the clarity of your presentation and the confidence you exhibited during the meeting showed us that you were the right man for the job. You won the contest that day on our dining table.

EXECUTION / ACTION - But you didn't stop there; that was just the beginning. You immediately proceeded to prepare for the marketing of the home. The website you developed specifically for our property was first class. Your idea of quantifying and highlighting the extras we added to the house when we purchased was a brilliant move. The fact that you took the time to develop an Excel spreadsheet with all the details and cost figures showed me that you were going to work hard to sell our home.

COMMUNICATION - I believe one of the key aspects of any relationship or agreement is open and effective communication. You definitely excelled on this part as well. You always kept us informed and in the loop of what was going on with the showings. Your feedback from other agents after showings was very important as it gave us a good measure of how marketable our home was. Once again, thanks for everything you did during these last 3 months to sell our home.

Sincerely,
Olga Lucia Neira & Freddie Cintron
Wekiva Run, Apopka, FL


"Joe is a fantastic Realtor and he is extremely knowledgeable about real estate. He helped me and my family sell our home as well as purchase a new home. I would highly recommend him, and anytime I am in need of any real estate transaction, questions, etc., he is the one I will contact. If you are looking for an honest, hardworking, ethical, & knowledgeable real estate agent, look no further than Joe. Thank You Joe!"

Caffie Mincey
Eagle Dunes Country Club
Sorrento Springs, Sorrento, FL


Joe Bornstein at Rock Springs Realty is the best Realtor in all of Florida. My wife and I started looking for a home to purchase as newlyweds & first time home buyers. We started our search in the Apopka area, so we found Joe's website and gave him a call. Right away Joe was looking to take care of business. He put us in touch with a mortgage broker to see what our budget was and got a pre-approval letter just in case we needed to make a move on a property. There was zero pressure EVER to decide on a house, in fact Joe always told us to sleep on things and not get emotionally attached to anything as we shopped. That paid off big time for us. We ended up waiting another couple of months before we got serious about buying. We started looking at other areas of Central Florida, and realized how knowledgeable Joe really was with not only the Apopka area, but all over Central Florida.

We ended up finding a house and community we liked in the Lake Nona area. So we went with Joe and he walked through every house we looked at and checked everything very thoroughly to make sure everything seemed in its place. It turns out Joe also has experience in the contracting side of home building as well...great for us! After we decided on the house to go after, which was a brand new D.R. Horton home, we told Joe what we expected to pay and he went to work. He spent the evening researching info and analyzing data. When we went to meet with the sale rep, Joe showed up with his boxing gloves and a body bag. He hit him with a right to the head, then an uppercut to the body, and before we knew it the rep was out cold!!! Not only did Joe do better on the price than we were expecting, but he also got them to throw in about 8k in extras!!! Our relationship didn't end there. Knowing that we were very inexperienced in the home buying process, Joe asked if he could come to closing to make sure that the mortgage company, the builder, and the title company all had there T's crossed and I's dotted. Joe went above and beyond any other Realtor that I have ever heard of.

We recommend Joe and his staff at Rock Springs Realty to all of our friends and anyone else looking for a real estate broker that can wear every hat needed to make sure that you are taken care of. Thanks Joe for making our home buying experience a smooth and exciting adventure.

Sincerely, Chad and Adina Carlson, Orlando, Florida


I would recommend Joe Bornstein to anyone needing help on a real estate transaction. I have known Joe for six years and have had his help to purchase and also sell a home. He is extremely professional and ethical in his business demeanor; but also deals with his clients in a helpful, friendly manner. I have recommended him often and will never use anyone else for a real estate transaction. I seriously can't think of a thing I would change about him!

Thanks, Joe!!!
Dottie Metcalf
Country Club of Mount Dora, Mt. Dora, FL


I recently sold my home and purchased a new home. I contacted Rock Springs Realty and immediately knew they would take care of me. Joe met with me at my home and we discussed the selling process.He did not pressure me, but allowed me to guide my sale ensuring that I understood each step. Once the house was on the market we had a contract within the first week. He was very knowledgeable of the process and the area. We closed on the house early with no glitches. It was the smoothest process I’ve ever experience. When looking for our new home, Rock Springs Realty provided me a constant supply of new homes and were willing to work with my husband’s hectic schedule when showing us homes. We explained what we were looking for and they did not pressure us into a neighborhood we did not want just to make a sale. Once we found our dream home, the team members of Rock Springs Realty fought, and I mean FOUGHT, to help close this deal. The closing of this home was challenging and hurdles continued to arise until the day of closing, but I was never nervous. These were not hurdles due to my team’s errors. My team was confident and most importantly, COMPETENT! The biggest lesson learned through this experience, there are many Realtors out there, however not all of them are good, professional, or competent. I am very, very happy with my experience and extremely confident I had the best team in the business!

Candice & Wayne Mixson, Loving life in their new home!
Soldhome in Apopka | Boughtnewin Errol Estate


My wife and I have purchased homes in a number of states over a number of years. I would categorize our experience with Joe Bornstein as possibly the best experience we have ever had with a Realtor. Joe very quickly understood the ideal home we were looking for and kept our search focused on fulfilling our desires and needs. Joe is extremely professional in all of his dealings with clients, builders, and others involved in the purchase process. He was always available to us to answer any questions and is extremely knowledgeable about the current market and lending conditions. We strongly recommend Joe to anyone in the area looking for a professional Realtor to find your next home or to sell your current home. He is a great Realtor and a first-class person.

Sincerely,
Jim and Cathy Nanfeldt
Rock Springs Ridge, Apopka, FL


Joe Bornstein ROCKS! We had our home listed in Rock Springs Ridge for over 100 days with another Realtor who only had limited showings and could not get it sold. Then we decided to switch to Joe at Rock Springs Realty and in less than two week, Joe had us under contract with a "CASH" Buyer and we ended up closing two weeks later. From start to finish, Joe delivered the results he promised and the total process took less than 30 days. We truly appreciate all your help and guidance and would highly recommend you to anyone looking to sell or buy a home.

Jessica & Michael Stachowicz
Rock Springs Ridge, Apopka, FL


Joe Bornstein puts the REAL in Realtor!!! We had been looking for a home for awhile and had worked with other realtors who seemed to feel their only job was to give us access to the homes; this was definitely not the case with Joe! He was very hands on in going through the homes with us, pointing out and taking notes on the condition of the home. Joe is very knowledgeable, thorough and patient "no worries, we will find the right one even if we have to look at a hundred more" Also, if there was a home we were interested in he always provided 2nd level research regarding value and any outstanding potential legal issues with a property. He made sure to stay in touch and was always available for questions/concerns.

I also want to give a shout out to his new agent Cathy Nanfeldt - she was very helpful, knowledgeable and personable in showing homes when Joe wasn't able to work with our schedule himself. Congratulations Cathy on getting your license and thanks for all your help. We highly recommend Joe and his staff for any real-estate transaction and would use him again to buy or sell a home! Joe thanks for all your patience and help!!

Sincerely, Ben & DJ Pool, Yalaha, FL


I would like to highly recommend Rock Springs Realty and Joe Bornstein if you are selling your home. Joe is professional, caring and knowledgeable. I had previously used a well-known-to-the-area realtor and I became so frustrated that I took it off the market after a year with no hope of ever selling it. I had several issues with my home after owning it for 20 years. When I contacted Joe, he calmly handled the issues and put my mind at ease as he took those problems out of my hands. Well, before I knew it, Joe had a buyer! I sold my home for the price I wanted and the whole process was amazingly painless. Joe has truly mastered his chosen profession. Thank you Joe, for everything you have done for me. I sincerely appreciate your hard work!

Robyn B.
Sweetwater West in Apopka, FL


We recently made the journey of house hunting and in the end found the perfect place for us. We are in love! Joe Borstein, our Realtor, was an amazing resource and guide on this journey. He is easy to work with and offers a great deal of expertise both on analyzing strengths and weaknesses of the property itself as well as on negotiating a good buy. The information and friendly counsel he provided along the way made it clear that his commitment was to helping us find the right house for us and not just to his Realtor fee. On several occasions, in pointing out some issues or concerns with the properties we were looking at, he actually helped us decide not to buy. The words I use to describe him are “friendly” and “honest.” Do we recommend Joe Bornstein? Absolutely!!"

Thank you again for all you did in helping us find our place in Mount Dora!

David & Isaura Crump, Mount Dora, FL


Voted Best of/in Apopka for a reason!Rock Springs Realty truly is second to none.Joe and Cathy are very professional and detailed oriented with a motto of "you're the boss, we work for you."Their listing was on point and their management of offers was superb. Our home was listed and contract offer signed within 7 days, and closed within 3 weeks. We highly recommend Rock Springs Realty as one of the Best in Central Florida. Geovani Colberg

If you need a Realtor that will work hard for you, who is knowledgeable, organized, timely, and keeps you in the loop about everything that is going on, then Rock Springs Realty is the place to call. We selected Joe and Cathy to sell our house for us. The listing was amazing. Six days later, it was off market and we were in contract. It listed February 1st and we closed February 26th. The process was made easy for us because of Joe and Cathy. After a week of working with Joe, he earned the name Super Joe. Cathy is Super pleasant to work with.The real estate market is complex and you need a team who will protect you. For the rest of our lives, our Realtors will be Joe and Cathy. Forever Grateful. Suzanne Colberg

Suzanne & Geovani Colberg, Apopka, FL


Having worked with Joe on 3 real estate projects, I can tell you that he is everything you could wish for in a Realtor. Joe is very high energy, very skilled in negotiations and is always at the top of his game. His communication skills are awesome and his knowledge of construction, codes, and real estate processes is both impressive and reassuring.

Ann & Neil Fraser
Sold our home in Grand Island, FL
Purchased a new home-Black Bear Country Club, Eustis, FL


Joe, we wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was to work with you. Over several relocations we have worked with a number of real estate professionals and you are by far the best. It was enjoyable to work with someone so dedicated and passionate about this business as you are. Your willingness to answer questions months before we even got to Florida put you way above the rest. You listened to what we wanted, stayed within some strict parameters, and canvassed most of northern Orlando to find us the perfect house. Your diligence and efforts gave us a secure feeling that you truly had our best interest in mind. In such a volatile economic and housing economy, we wanted to make sure we were making the right offer on the right home. Your extensive research and market analysis put our minds at ease. We are now living in our Florida dream house thanks to you! We truly appreciate all the hard work you put into this. The exceptional personal service provided by you is what truly sets you apart. You can definitely count on our recommendations for your services to everyone we know.

Thank you!
Mark & Carrie
Summerfield Subdivision, Chuluota, FL


We came across the perfect house...but were very reluctant to move toward purchasing it without our current home even on the market and the fear of having two mortgages. It was my third visit to this dream home when I was given Joe Bornstein’s name and phone number.

My husband and I met with Joe who immediately did his research and analysis on the home we were planning to sell. He had the marketing of the home professionally put together with advice on staging as well as pictures that were sure to catch a Buyer’s eye. Needless to say within 24 hours of the house going on the market we had multiple offers. Our home sold right away for the total asking price.

While handling the sale of our current home, Joe was also busy making sure we got the deal of a lifetime from the seller of what was to be our new home. We walked away with thousands of dollars in upgrades and incentives. Joe made himself available 24/7 for all our questions and concerns, we were never left to feel pressured, he is very knowledgeable in his field and whethertherewere other clients or notwe were made to feel like we were the only ones.

Joe is honest and personably, his sense of humor brings sunshine on a cloudy day. Joe sold and helped us purchase our home within the same month; his level of professionalism definitely exceeded our expectations. My husband and I would personally like to recommend Joe Bornstein of Rock Springs Realty if you’re in the market for an honest, dedicated agent.

Clinton & Dana Martin
Sold home in Long Lake Shores, Orlando, FL
Bought a new home in Heiniger Estates, Apopka, FL


As a first time home buyer I was not sure what to expect from the whole process, but I must say that I am so glad and thankful that I had Joe Bornstein and Rock Springs Realty on my side for this experience! His depth of knowledge of the real estate market will have you superbly represented for any and all situations. Joe took the time to hammer out every single detail and made sure that as a buyer I had all the information to make the right decisions. Buying a home can be an intimidating and difficult process, but with Joe on your side you can feel comfortable that you have every resource you need. Joe will certainly fight for you to get the best deal and to make sure that you are happy. I recommend Joe for both your home buying and selling needs. Thanks again for your help and support in this process! You truly are a kick ass real estate professional!

Sean Moro, Northwood Terrace, Winter Park, FL


I just want to thank you for all your efforts in making this happen. I know there have been a lot of frustrating days, but I did listen to your advice even though at times I wanted to take the bull by the horns and run with it. Never the less, you let me vent and always responded respectfully. I also know my limitations when it comes to your field of expertise. It is then, my common sense took hold and I trusted you. As a result, we all got what we wanted. Job well done by both of you. Thanks for your professionalism and always being on time. You will come highly recommended by me in the future.

Mike & Debbie Tolson
Rock Springs Ridge, Apopka, FL


I would like to take the time to introduce myself and my husband and tell you about our amazing experience with Rock Springs Reality. We are Dajuanda & Elliott Davis and one & a half months ago GOD blessed us with a wonderful Realtor named Joe Bornstein. What I loved about Mr. Bornstein was when I first spoke to him he was very knowledgeable in selling homes and most of all he wasn't pushy like most Realtors. But just speaking with Joe he won me over right away. I laugh now because I feel like he's an over qualified guy for this field. What I mean by this is that he went beyond his duties to help us especially in closing on our first home. Joe took the time to explain things to me and my husband that the Loan Officer should have explained to us and never took the time to do. He was very patient with us on selecting our new home, or I must say myself because there was so many beautiful homes Joe showed us I just couldn't decide. Also Mr. Bornstein let me and my husband know what to expect upfront on the whole process of buying a home step by step. Like on selecting a home insurance provider...could you believe it he even looked over my home quote's and took the time to explain them to me and my husband. Keep in mind we were first time buyer's and I would recommend this gentleman to anyone in the world especially a first time buyer. We are grateful to Mr. Bornstein and all of his excellent work and skills. If we could do it all over again we would pick you again Joe. And by the way did I tell you about his spectacular personality and he always kept me laughing. He's a funny guy and you will love his sense of humor. Again we say to you Joe, thanks again soooo much. Words can't express what you have done for us. We love you and GOD BLESS U!!!

Thanks Again Joe - Love
Elliott and Dajuanda Davis
Pines of Wekiva, Apopka, FL


When we decided to sell our home, we wanted a "no nonsense" Realtor who would be realistic of what our expectations should be and give us true direction in how to prepare our home for sale. Joe Bornstein was just that person! He and his associate gave us constructive tips on how to prepare our home for display and give it the curb appeal buyers are looking for. Then when there was a glitch and we could not locate a necessary document, he did not give up until the issue was resolved. Whether you want to "move on" as we did, or "move in", he will be by your side.

Sincerely, Rick & Ann Miller, Grand Island, FL


Joe Bornstein from Rock Springs Realty is incredible! My family moved to Tennessee a few years ago, but missed Florida. A friend referred us to Joe and the new home search began. Joe took the bull by the horns and quickly found ten properties that fit our search criteria. My wife traveled to Florida and Joe showed her the possibilities he had personally researched and of course she fell in love with one that was a little out of our price range. Joe represented us, handled the negotiations, and got our offer accepted. That was when the hard work for Joe really began. In the current lending market, all the “T's must be crossed and all the “I's have to be dotted. To complicate things even more, I am currently in Afghanistan as an Independent Contractor. Joe took care of EVERYTHING! He assisted my wife with all the necessary paperwork required for the loan, even helping to find a good insurance company who was still writing policies in Hurricane prone Florida. I came home on leave and we were able to close on our beautiful new Florida house…it felt so good to be home again. I don’t believe that any other realtor could have gotten our deal done. My family and I are thankful to Joe for all his help, direction and hard work. Joe has even stayed in contact with us after the closing, helping to get all the small things done that are easily taken for granted. He is a full service Realtor…and new friend.

Thanks, John & Tammy Negri
Thrill Hill Subdivision, Eustis, FL


The crew at Rock Springs Realty are absolutely AWESOME! Mr. Bornstein and his staff know how to sell houses. Plain and simple. Their in-depth research and unbiased communication was impeccable. Rock Springs Realty listed and sold my home for the price I was asking in 90 days. Done! Closed! Rock Springs Realty provides a level of professionalism rarely seen in today's bustling real estate market. If you are looking for a home in the Apopka, Lake County or the Central Florida area and are not using Rock Springs Realty, you're not using the right real estate company.

Chance & Christina Morrison, Deland, FL


I highly recommend Joe Bornstein as a Realtor. He was very helpful and informative. Joe worked diligently to help us find just the right home. After contacting several other Realtors, I called Joe. On our first initial phone call I could tell he understood our needs and was willing to help us find the right home. We worked together searching the MLS listings and looking at many homes. Joe was great at pointing out pros and cons of the homes and neighborhoods we looked at, letting us make the final decision, but giving us important information. I feel Joe went above and beyond the average Realtor. I would definitely use him again and would recommend him to anyone needing his superior expertise.

Gerald and Joyce Avery, Apopka, FL


We just wanted to write a note of thanks and appreciation for the stellar job you did for our family in the sale of our property. We knew we liked you from the start due to your objective, honest and enthusiastic attitude toward what on outward appearances, looked like a difficult sale. But unlike some other Realtors, you did not seem at all daunted or disinterested in the challenge presented, and in fact, you attacked it with positivity and professionalism. You were very expedient and diligent with all the required paperwork and the listing itself. You were also extremely helpful in working with us to clear some of our personal hurdles, so that we could quickly move forward. We were very impressed with your attention to detail and making sure that everything was thoroughly and properly handled for all involved. You were the epitome of calm and confidence, while always remaining very positive and ethical. The end result "exceeded" our expectations, and we truly couldn't be more pleased with the whole experience. Some might base their final assessment on a successful outcome, (which we did indeed get, thank you so much), but we also place an equally high value on the quality of the individuals we work with, and you receive A+ scores on all fronts! We would absolutely choose you again, and without hesitation would recommend you and Rock Springs Reality to anyone. Thank you again for being willing to step up to the plate and then hitting a homerun!

In Gratitude,
Rick and Wendy Amdahl, Apopka, FL


We were referred to Joe by a tenant of my employer in Orlando as he was very knowledgeable with the area we were trying to locate a home in, (Lake County). When I spoke to Joe on the phone, I knew he was the Realtor for us. He was upbeat, personable and a definite go-getter.

Joe would take us to up to 13 properties in a single evening knowing that my fiancé and I had to work daily. He would meet us at any property I wanted to see, even if he knew that it might be a bust. Joe sent me numerous properties and worked diligently with us until we found the “one". The first home we placed a bid on was a short-sale and a lengthy albeit failing bid due to rejection from the bank. He stayed steadfast with us and immediately got me more properties to view immediately!

Within weeks of the first bid falling through, we were placing a bid on my now home! This too proved to be timely and yet he worked to ensure that we got it. He assisted the title agent and the other Realtor to make sure that the home that I wanted became MY home. Sometimes it seemed he was doing their job for them, which I appreciated to a degree that I can never quite express to Joe.

Joe’s knowledge of the sales, inspection and title process was a constant reassurance and he walked me through every step of the home buying personally. He was in constant contact with my mortgage broker, title agent and the Listing Realtor whenever I had "just a question"?, and he always explained things to me in layman’s terms. If you are thinking of using Joe as a Realtor, I say ABSOLUTELY yes. I will NEVER recommend any other Realtor except Joe and that is an absolute fact!

Krescenda & Shane Perdue, Eustis, FL


It has been a pleasure doing business with Rock Springs Realty and Realtor Joe Bornstein. Joe has handled the sale of our home with the utmost professionalism, while being warm and pleasant to work with. We give him our highest recommendations. Best Regard!

Thomas & Kathleen
Surrey Park Subdivision, Apopka, FL

 


I don’t know how we would have done it without Joe! His clear communication and coordination with all aspects of the process was flawless once we finally narrowed down our home search area. We scoured the Orlando area for weeks and were able to disqualify a lot of areas and homes thanks to Joe’s attention to detail and thoughtfulness for our ideal home. My fiancé and I were on a tight schedule to move in before our lease expired and Joe delivered with a 3 week closing on our first home! Every time there was a setback with the offer, home inspection, or paperwork, etc., Joe was right there to make it happen and help us get through it. Joe, thank you so much for everything!

Brandon & Lauren Ruiz, Orlando, FL


We would like to express our gratitude for helping us buy our first home! You were extremely helpful and professional. Not only did you answer all of our questions, but you also gave us some great advice. If we hadn't listened to your suggestions, we would still be waiting on our financing. We appreciate your willingness to work with anybody, no matter what their needs are.

Thank you so much again,
Sean & Kerri Donnelly, Astatula, FL


Joe, thank you very much for getting the job done with selling our home in Eustis. Out of all the Realtors we had previously worked with, you were the "only" one that gave it 100 percent and delivered the results we were looking for...getting it "SOLD". Again Thank You!

Kevin Taylor, Eustis, Florida

 


Joe, my husband and I had been wanting to buy a home for a very long time after outgrowing our condo, but we were afraid to take the leap with all of the market changes. We attempted to start the process on our own, without a Realtor and had no success. Then someone referred us to Joe Bornstein and we are SO thankful that they did! From day one, Joe promised to represent us, look out for us, and help us find the perfect home, regardless of how long it took or how many houses we needed to see. He was so efficient at finding listings for us, and then taking the time to dig deeper on each home that we were interested in just to make sure it was even worth our time. He saved us so much time and hassle, and guided us through the decision making process, showing us cons and pros of each situation, so that we could decide what was best for our family. In the end, we found the PERFECT home for our family, at a price that we could afford, and it all happened so quickly and efficiently. I still can’t believe that things went so smoothly and we feel so blessed to have had Joe’s assistance through this entire process. We couldn’t have done it without him!

Many thanks, Sara & Ryan Croley, Maitland, FL


I am very, very satisfied with Rock Springs Realty. The sale of our home was handled in a very professional manner and the closing went very smoothly. Joe is very knowledgeable in all the aspects of Real Estate. He was right on top of the whole sale process and very helpful when I had a question. I actually have used Joe twice and will surely use his services again and will most certainly recommend him to anyone...GREAT JOB!

Sheron & Richard Bush, Eustis, FL


We were first time homebuyers. I had considered trying to find a home on our own since the market is flooded with houses waiting for buyers, but I am so thankful we decided to call a Realtor and the more so we decided to call Joe Bornstein. Joe was very professional in all our dealings and so motivated to find something we would like, that it was an exercise in concentration to keep up with him. Having said that, Joe will spend hours if need be on the smallest detail that we perhaps didn't fully understand. We received great advice about what avenues in the foreclosure market would be best for our situation. Joe also covered every detail of the home buyer experience, even going so far as to give us several choices and recommendations for a mortgage lender. Joe was invaluable to us as our Realtor. He made the home buying experience enjoyable. When the time comes to buy a house again, if we are still living in this area, we will certainly retain the services of Joe Bornstein.

Thank You, Daniel & Sondra Hart
Eagle Dunes Country Club, Sorrento, FL


Joe at Rock Springs Realty is the man!! He worked very hard to help us find a home. We looked at many homes in many different areas trying to find the right one. In today's market there is a lot of junk houses out there, but Joe was always there, any time and any place. He put in many hours to schedule viewings and did extensive research to make certain that any home we looked at was in our best interest. If you are in the market for a home Joe should be your first choice. We would recommend him to anyone!

Thank you,
David & Anita Aust, Debary, FL


I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your services in my recent property purchase. Although I know you were the representative for the person selling the property, you spent time working with me as if I had hired you myself. It is nice in this time of cut throat sales (I saw it with other agents I talked to on other properties) to actually come across someone with honesty and integrity. You were meticulous about keeping things on track and thoroughly answering my questions along the way. This was honestly the easiest real estate purchase I've completed and I know that you were a big part of that. I wish the best to you and yours and I would highly recommend you and Rock Springs Realty to anyone in the market to either sell or purchase real estate. Take care and I'll talk to you again the next time in the market.

Respectfully,
Corey Cohen, Mount Dora, FL


ust wanted to send a special thank you for selling my house in Tavares. The reason I kept your phone number after you helped my son find a house three years ago is that you do exactly what you promise. I have so much appreciated your guidance, counseling, knowledge, and perseverance not to mention your kindness in working with me to sell the house. Numerous times I relied on your advice, each time you were spot-on! As before, I will hold onto your number to work with you in the future. There are few "good people" left in this world, I count you as one of them. Again, thank you so much for everything!

Special regards, Bunny Menges, Tavares, FL


I am so glad that our paths crossed. It has been an adventure to say the least. For 7 months you did not waiver. We were impressed by your perseverance and professional approach to your knowledge in the real estate field. More importantly, we felt like you genuinely cared. We will and have passed the word on so that others may benefit as we have.

Thanks Again! Jo & Aleksey Vorobyev & family
Grand Island, FL

 


Joe Bornstein from Rock Springs Realty was my real estate agent, I could not have made a better choice! Being a first-time homebuyer, and not knowing much about the process, he went out of his way to make sure I understood every situation & what was expected of me during the process. I really felt he went above and beyond in making sure my needs were met and l got the best deal possible. When I had concerns or questions, he was always available. Joe negotiated a GREAT deal for me and was genuinely as excited as l was about my find! I could not be happier about the service that was provided for me. If I had to do it over, l couldn't IMAGINE doing this alone, or even being represented by anyone else.

Thanks again, Leslie Metcalf, Mt Dora, FL


Joe, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude on your guidance, patience, knowledge & expertise in the business world of Realty looking for the home that fit our style. You have come beyond your way to help us from the start to the end in this project. You understand us in making our final decisions and priorities made. The unlimited communication, openness and the time and effort made us appreciate the negotiation in this time of economy. The service we received from other agents in selling our old house and attempting to buy a new one was very disappointing. Your service has made our dream house come true. We are very proud that we came to know you. We are very grateful, and we assure you that you will be recommended to our family and friends. At present we are redoing the kitchen and Beth is enjoying the gardening.

Thank you, John and Beth Aponte, Fruitland Park, FL


I would like to say THANK YOU again, although I have said it many times personally. My experience has been exceptional with buying my home. Joe has really gone above and beyond for me. He really has taken the extra step to make sure my road to being a homeowner was a smooth ride. I really did want to give up on buying a home until I met Joe because of all the bad experiences. I really had a horrible time with other realtors, which I cannot nearly go into detail enough. Needless to say this was/is a dream come true for me and my children. Finally a place to call home. I will recommend to anyone that I know who is thinking of buying/selling a home to Joe and Rock Springs Realty. I wish I would have met Joe from the moment I started looking for a home, I know it would have been a lot easier. KUDOS to JOE!

Sincerely, Tara Nappi, Lady Lake, Florida


Finding a home with Rock Springs Realty is a pleasure. Joe Bornstein is a very honest and down to earth Real Estate Agent, he will find exactly what you are looking for and keep you informed of everything that suits your needs. He knows the business and will research the properties from the beginning to the present for you. Contact with Joe is a common place as he wants to be sure you are a very satisfied client. I have never met a very sincere and honest person with a great personality like Joe, it was a great pleasure finding my home in Eustis, Fla. You will not find it better than Rock Springs Realty.

Thank you: Paul Miller, Royal Trails, Eustis, FL


When we first met with Joe Bornstein at Rock Springs Realty, he took diligent notes regarding our specific needs in a single family home as well as our budgetary limitations. Joe is highly talented technologically and made excellent use of the relevant search engines and real estate databases to quickly find us a variety of homes for sale. He did extensive research for us on prospect homes before showing them to us. He did not waste our time with homes that were out of our price range or not in line with our specific needs. When it came time to submit an offer, Joe again pulled information from his many market resources. We felt confident when making our offers that they were always based on current market data analysis.

A master with the contract negotiations, Joe communicated with the seller (in our case the bank) with incredible assertiveness. They (the bank) immediately recognized his level of experience, and negotiated with him on a peer to peer level. I cant imagine how our offer would have been received if our Realtor was viewed as a rookie!!! My husband and I often commented that he negotiated as if our middle class home purchase was a multi-million dollar property deal for him. He is that good!!!

We found Joe to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were his only customers, although we know that was not the case. He returned all phone calls and emails the same day. Most times, within the hour We never felt neglected or unimportant. Joe is also highly personable with an engaging personality.

We are pleased to recommend Joe Bornstein and Rock Springs Realty to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He is hands down the best in the business in our opinion. When we move again, he will be our first choice in real estate agents."

Thanks again Joe for everything,
Jonathan & Caitlin Faulk, Apopka, FL


Joe, you did an amazing job throughout the sale of our home...from the day you listed our house until closing, you were with us every step of the way! We did it in 88 days from start to finish and in this market, that is somewhat of a miracle. We appreciate all your hard work, dedication and patience. We've enjoyed getting to know you and look forward to working with you on the purchase of our next home. Thank you again - we couldn't have done it without you!

Sincerely,
Michael & Lynne Stachowicz
Rock Springs Ridge, Apopka, FL


We wanted to express our true appreciation for the tremendous work you did on our behalf at Rock Springs Realty. Not once, but twice we had the distinct pleasure of working with you and your company. Being retired from the military, and bought and sold more homes than I can remember, I never expected to receive the impressive, outstanding service that we did. On both occasions that we had to call on you, your service was prompt, fair, and courteous. The outside vendors whom you recommended for the home inspection and title work to us are equally glowing. We never once encountered a roadblock or felt pushed around. I especially want to credit you for your exemplary service in keeping us informed every step of the way. Whether it was a phone call or an e-mail, you simply couldn’t have communicated with us any better. Joe, you were compassionate and fair and never once disputed our needs. Joan and I have a new friend. It is a rarity to encounter people as top notch as yourself. Rock Springs Realty is an exceptional company. Thank you for playing it straight. Please provide our names and number (813) 333-4553 to any potential customers as you are simply the best!

Sincerely, Gary & Joan Postle, Wesley Chapel, FL


Bill and I are finally in our new home and pretty much settled. We want to thank you so much for all your wonderful advice, experience and personal interest in us that made our purchase of a foreclosure painless and expedient!! The people that you recommended to work with were professional and very involved in every step and made us feel secure in all the procedures. Again, thank you so much for everything - when you are in the neighborhood, stop in!

Sandy & Bill Therien
Black Bear Golf & Country Club, Eustis, FL


Joe, I have had the pleasure of working with you over the past few years on multiple different types of dealings, from a short sale to buying a new house. The Short sale process was simple and "short" with you and I am sure it was due to your expertise in your field & many years of experience. I am so elated that you helped me thru the short sale, as it is not easy, emotionally or financially, and you were there every step of the way. I also had the pleasure of buying a bank foreclosure from you and that process, although not so simple on your end, was easy & very memorable for me. While I am a very picky Buyer, you listened to what I had to say and was very informative of what you thought would be the best way to work thru any of the quirks. We never once encountered anything that you couldn't handle, and I never felt pushed into anything I didn't want. I especially want to credit you for your exemplary service in keeping me informed every step of the way. Joe, you were compassionate and fair and never once disputed my needs. I am so indebted and completely satisfied with the efforts and time you set aside for me during this house buying process.

Thanks Joe - Jessica Gill, Apopka, FL


If you are lucky enough to have stumbled on the Rock Springs Realty website and Joe Bornstein, you should pick up your phone and call him now...Right Now! You have no idea how lucky you are to have found this Realtor! My husband and I bought a Bank of America bank-owned foreclosure for a parent while we lived out of state. It was a complicated, frustrating, and confusing six months process. We believe without Joe's expertise and determination we would not have gotten the house my Mother really wanted, and would have had to settle on a second choice.

Joe is an expert. He kept us informed; educated us about the current Florida real estate market, did his job, and we feel the other agents job as well. My husband and I have bought and sold many properties over the years; and have never, never received the superb professional service that Joe gives. You will also! We can't recommend Joe and Rock Springs Realty highly enough. And I wish everyone buying or selling a home could have Joe working for them. Thank you Joe again for handling so much of the stress and aggravations for us. You are the best!

John and Amy Wyatt, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Purchased a Home in Errol Estate


To Whom It May Concern,
I recently had the experience of buying a home and dealing with someone who did an outstanding job and comes with my five star recommendation. In my forty year business life I had to make eleven moves and was subjected to all types of Realtors, good and bad. Joe Bornstein was by far the best I've ever dealt with. He was very through in keeping me posted on every phase of the sale process and followed up on my every request. If you are looking for someone to do a job for you on the purchase or sale of a home, do not hesitate to give yourself a stress relief experience by putting the project in Joe's hands.

Respectfully,
Joseph & Louise Pulsone
Harbor Hills Country Club, Lady Lake, FL


Joe Bornstein is the best Realtor I have ever met. He sold my pre-foreclosure home from start-to-finish as a short-sale in a mere 56 days – an absolutely amazing feat! I'm a single mom of two, struggling to pay my bills and after losing my job last January, it became harder and harder to get my mortgage paid each month. In October, I made the difficult decision to put my house on the market as a short-sale. I really didn’t know much about the process, other than to expect a long, drawn out ordeal. But to my surprise, it wasn’t at all! I had heard the average short-sale took a minimum of 60-120 days just to get an answer from the bank, so for my entire process to take only 56 days…I was ecstatic! Joe was so knowledgeable and organized. He was able to show me exactly what would be needed and helped me every step of the way. Joe Bornstein came highly recommended to me and I would like to ‘pay it forward’ and highly recommend to anyone considering the sale or purchase of real estate to call Joe Bornstein with Rock Springs Realty. He makes things happen even in the most difficult of times!

Thank you Joe!
Lynne Jones, Clermont, FL


Rock Springs Realty really ROCKS! Owner Joe Bornstein has done a fantastic job in getting us a property in Florida. Very timely response, excellent communication, willingness to go the extra mile to help his customers, transparent feedback about the property, good knowledge in the real-estate area, and professional service is how I describe Rock Springs Realty and owner Joe Bornstein. Joe has taken very good care of us during the entire closing process and even provided great feedback regarding the property management agreements & home insurance policies. I will give my full five stars to Joe. Thank you once again for making the home buying experience truly wonderful and amazing!

Highly recommended if you want to transact real estate properties in Florida and wherever Rock Springs Realty provides their services!

Patel Family, Somerset, New Jersey


Dear Joe - Bruce and I want to thank you for selling our home in Florida. Though there were many challenges and delays in today’s market, your attention to detail, your encouragement, your knowledge and professionalism were of the highest level. Thank you for all your hard work from taking great photos of our home for the internet listing and helping us determine a reasonable price, at the start, to working hard to market our house and keeping us up to date during each step of the process and through the closing. Both in the sale of my mother’s house and in the sale of our home, we knew that everything was in very capable hands -- when you say you will do something, you do it, and if you’re not sure of the answer to our question, you find out and get back to us promptly. You have earned our trust and respect and we highly recommend you to everyone that is considering putting their house up for sale. We are very grateful for all you’ve done. God bless.

Best Regards, Bruce & Linda Spencer, Lakemont, GA


Dear Joe - I want to thank you for selling our mother’s home in Mount Dora. You were recommended to me because you sold her neighbor’s home and the family thought very highly of you. From the first time we met you until the sale was complete, my Brother and I only had praise for the way everything was conducted. You gave us sound advise how to market the house, what was important to update and what to leave as-is. You gave us wise counsel about what the house could sell for in the current economic climate and comparable other houses for sale and sold so we could make intelligent decisions. When we needed assistance in getting the house cleaned, etc, you had someone that you could recommend. We also appreciated how thorough you were in your knowledge about real estate transactions and all the paperwork necessary for the process to go smoothly. My Brother and I both appreciated how well informed you kept us throughout the entire process by sending us emails or calling to keep us in the loop. We appreciate so much your hard work, patience, and professionalism, and we both would heartily recommend you to anyone trying to sell or purchase a house.

Sincerely,
Linda Fields, Sorrento, FL & Bill Koerner, Jacksonville, FL


Dear Joe - Thank you so much for handling the sale of our condominium in Errol Estates, Apopka, FL. That was not an easy task! We are well aware of the hardships people are experiencing in the real estate market in Florida; we know because we are those people. Because our primary residence is in Wisconsin, we had little access to a reputable Realtor in Florida, but by searching the internet and personally talking to some of the agents in the area we chose you because you were the most knowledgeable regarding short sales.

A short sale transaction is not an easy one and is definitely not short in time, however you walked us through every step of the way and made it seem easier than it is. You knew exactly what information the bank needed in advance; you told us what papers to forward, and there were many, but you never lost faith in the fact that we could do this together. We never would have been able to complete the sale without your expertise. Throughout this whole project we feel we became friends, not just business acquaintances, and we hope to remain friends. We are so grateful for your help, and if we are in need of a Realtor in Florida again, we will certainly call on you!

Sincerely, Charles and Margaret Kemp, Minong, WI
Sold Home In Errol Estate, Apopka, FL


As a former real estate investor, I have worked with many Realtors and would just like to say that Joe Bornstein is without question one of the best Realtors I have had the pleasure of working with. Joe quickly assessed what I was looking for and helped me feel comfortable purchasing a home in a new area. He intuitively provided me with everything I needed to make an informed decision. I was extremely grateful for his incredible attention to detail as we moved forward. As anyone buying a new home knows, the most important part is your Realtor's ability to negotiate and finalize the contract. Joe Bornstein is highly skilled in this area. Every call and question I had were answered, not only timely, sometimes before I even asked. Joe you are truly amazing, thank you so much for helping me find the perfect house and such a fabulous deal!

Jeanne Marie Antoinette, Altamonte Springs, FL


Joe, just wanted to take a moment to thank you for a job well done. You sold my mother in-laws home in just 66 days! The first company we listed with had only a couple of showings prior to our termination of their contract after three months. We could see the difference between their lack of effort and caring and you, the first time we met. Your method and descriptions of the new listing was much more effective and obvious to us. I am convinced that this made a big difference to other agents who read the listing. Being a business owner myself, I am aware of the importance of keeping on top of things, which is another major strength you displayed through out the contract. It means alot when you can count on someone you hire to get the job done, instead of a list of excuses why they couldn't. My wife and I were very pleased dealing with your company. Please feel free to use this letter as a reference for future clients. Again, thanks for a JOB WELL DONE.

Sincerely, Ken and Bonnie Kuzmick, Altamonte Springs, FL


Joe, I want you to know how much I appreciate the wonderful and complete job you did in helping your client purchase my own private home. I am a Realtor myself and know the hard work and time it takes to accomplish a successful closing. Your expertise and good nature helped both your client and myself reach our goals. I would highly recommend Joe Bornstein for all your real estate needs.

Sincerely, Bill Sowerwine, Realtor
Century 21 Carlino Realty, Leesburg, FL


Rock Springs Realty did it! After two years on the market, using two other realtors, and trying to sell it ourselves, Joe Bornstein with Rock Springs Realty was able to get our home marketed properly and sold. Joe really understood the unique qualities our home had to offer (upgrades, location, property size). He was able to build on those to entice just the right buyer with his marketing strategy. Joe was prepared, thorough, and courteous. The entire process - from start to finish - was handled professionally and efficiently. We are very grateful to Joe Bornstein and his team!

Ryan and Hollister Tindall, Eustis, FL


Joe, thanks so much for helping me sell my Mom's house. That house has been a part of my life for almost 30 years and it was hard to part with, but you made it much easier by taking care of everything. I had tried to do the "for sale by owner" thing and it was just too much work for someone with my schedule. You gave me great tips on taking care of some little things to make it show better and I think that's why it sold so quickly. In today's market, 84 days from listing to close is pretty good and I was happy with the price we got for it. I hope that young couple that bought it, enjoy it as much as we have over the years.

Thanks again, Linda Skaggs, Leesburg, FL


Joe: "My husband and I want to thank you for your help in selling our property. We were amazed at how fast you were able to find a Buyer in this tough real estate market. From the moment we entered into contract with you, we were able to set a price and you started generating interest immediately. Within a few days a serious offer was received, and the negotiating was fast and to the point, arriving at a price we all agreed upon and getting a signed contract a few days later. We did our closing by mail and you were there to keep us posted and up to speed through the entire process. If we ever need a Realtor in the future, you will be the first one we contact. Again, thank you very much".

Sincerely, Kathy and Randy Atchison, Palm Harbor, FL


Dear Joe: "The service you made available to me was more then I could have hoped for. I moved out in December, scared to put the house on the market, with all the horror stories. At the end of 2006, I finally put up a For Sale By Owner sign. The next-door neighbor showed the house a few times for me, as I currently live out of the area, but it never resulted in a serious buyer for the house. I signed with you in late June and the house was sold in September. Closing in less than two weeks in this market is unheard of. I’m so glad our paths crossed. You saved me massive amounts of time, energy and worry".

My deepest thanks, Marty Hart, Tampa, FL