We are extremely fortunate to have worked with these amazing clients and friends!
Dear Mario & Linda ,
Mario & Linda did an excellent job in selling our Condo Unit on St Maarten. We first listed our unit with a different real estate firm on the Island and after year with little or no activity we were recommended to Island Dreams Realty. As soon as we signed with Mario & Linda they hit the pavement running to seek out interested buyers and within a couple of months we were in contract to sell our unit. Unlike the United States, there is no multiple listing service on St Maarten, but Mario & Linda have an extensive network of outside realtor relationships to share information back and forth on listings to increase the chances of a sale. We highly recommend Island Dreams Realty for the sale or purchase of properties on St Maarten and we would definitely use them again.
Lloyd B Sabatelli, CIC , President, Marchetti & Sabatelli Associates Inc
Dear Mario and Linda,
This short note to thank you both very much for your hard work, your patience, and your diligence in the marketing and sale of our Rainbow Beach ocean-front condo.
You worked very hard for us, always going the extra mile. We so appreciate your efforts, and we couldn’t be happier that we chose you when we decided to sell our beautiful property. Your marketing efforts, negotiation skills, and attention to detail ensured the selling process was an easy one for us.
Mario and Linda, you are second to none in Sint Maarten real estate. Job well done! Thank you ever so much.
Ron and Elizabeth Ripley
Thank you Mario and Linda for being so good at your job. Selling real estate during Covid was no easy task yet you found a buyer for our condo. Your quick response to my emails with answers to all my questions proved to me that I was dealing with conscientious top-notch realtors since we’ve never met in person. I really appreciated your constant follow-up with the Notary to move the closing along since neither the seller nor the buyer could be present due to Covid and we do know that there is some truth to things moving at a slower pace on the island or on “St. Maarten Time”. Thank you for getting us to the finish line.
We look forward to meeting you in person next time we’re in SXM and taking you for a celebratory thank-you dinner!
Not only they just showed us places, they took their time and explain every single angle of each and every property, they knew what I was looking for and they delivered with no hesitation.
The dedication of Mario and linda exceeds industry standards by far in the real estate agency field. They were both with me from start, during, and most definitely helped me tremendously in the closing process where foreigners may not know all the law rules and regulations of St. Maarten. I want to thank you both for everything that you have done for me in assisting me with the lawyers, the banks, and most importantly in finding my dream home on the island of St. Maarten.
The worlds agents could learn a lot from the both of you of how to be or to become a real estate agent.
Without any further, I would definitely use your services again if ever needed or I would strongly refer you both “which I have been doing” to anyone from Canada that wants to own a home in St. Maarten.
Thank you and best wishes.
Keep up the good work.
We could not be more grateful to have worked with Linda and Mario on our recent dream home purchase.
Not only are they extremely knowledgeable and dedicated professionals, but since day one, they treated us more like friends than clients. Linda and Mario invested the time to understand exactly what we were looking for and were able to deliver above and beyond our expectations. While the process of buying a home can often be stressful, given the Molinari’s vast knowledge of the real estate market, it was smooth and efficient. They were supportive, reliable and trustworthy throughout the entire process and always made the time to answer any of our questions.
Thanks to Linda and Mario this was an amazing and exciting experience!
We absolutely loved working with Linda and Mario and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for the best real estate team on the island!
Luba and Slav Rybenchuk
Reliable, knowledgeable, helpful, personable.
You can’t describe Mario and Linda with one word. I can say they are exceptionable people, and ones you likely will call friends as you interact with them. It’s hard for me to add to the wonderful testimonials that have previously been provided but as you can see they’re all very positive. They’ve helped so many people fulfill their dream.
When you are considering buying a vacation property, let alone in another country, there can be a lot of apprehension and it’s difficult to make decisions from afar. Most, if not all, of that goes away when you realize you can put your trust in the Molinari’s. I simply could not have made the transactions I made without them. They assisted me with my first island property purchase, then the second, and I guarantee there will be more. They truly are quality folks who will get to know you and keep your best interests first. Their immense knowledge of the island and “island life” will be a key piece in your decision to purchase property on Sint Maarten. They’ve been so helpful to me and my family. I love these guys to death and I know you will too. Let them help you find your own piece of paradise. You only live once!
There is so much we could say about Mario, so we will try not to take up too much space. Just under three years ago we spent a week in Sint Maarten and after a few days had a crazy dream to buy a place on the island…never did we think it would happen. We had been in contact with other agents previously but they were not getting us anywhere, until we met Mario.
After first talking to him for just a few minutes and explaining what we were looking for he showed us three properties…a dream home, a new build home and an authentic Caribbean villa. The customer service, knowledgeability and hospitality we received from Mario on first approach and throughout the process was first class and we had never received this level from the other agents we had met on island. There were also points in the process where we felt like giving up because sometimes you find issues or get difficulties with the seller. As a young couple if we did not have Mario’s inspirational and positive talks to us, we would not have got our home. We chose the Caribbean villa two years ago and haven’t looked back since !!!
There are not enough words to say about how grateful, thankful and lucky we are to have met Mario and Linda and they have now become our extended family on the island. We would 100% recommend them if you are looking to buy a property on the island !
When we met Mario and Linda our life project to move and go to live in St Maarten was just at the beginning and it was more an idea than a reality.
When you plan to make a big change in your life sometimes the people you meet in your way can do the difference between a success or a failure of your project.
And for us to meet Linda and Mario was decisive.
We were planning to invest our money in a country of which we didn't know the culture, the mentality of the people and we neither know the addressees of the main offices, in few words everything was completely new, St Maarten was a foreign country for us
So we strongly need to have somebody in the country to trust and this is what we feel immediately when we met Linda and Mario.
They was so honest, gentle and professional from the first advice.
I was calling the first time casually for an ads of a different property saw on internet and I can't forget the words of Linda by phone when I was trying to explain which was my expectations... I have the right property for you Linda said....
And that was right she really had the right property for us!
Then the first step was done, find a property, but from this step to get to see the moment when the property is yours the street is long.
And during this street the support of Mario and Linda was decisive, we had thousands of questions every day and always they get us the right answer clearly and professionally.
We recognize after a while that they was doing lot of works for us not only for duty but for a real affection towards us and we simply trust them 100%.
Everything went in the right way and we actually have the house we felt in love at that time.
Our life changed and now thanks to Mario and Linda is partially Caribbean and warm.
We still have in the garden a small tree that Mario and Linda present to us, we plant it as start sign of a new life adventure and when I see my children running happy in the garden around this tree under a warm sun in winter time sometimes my mind go back to the people thanks to them this became possible.
We know Mario and Linda Molinari to be a sincere, warm-hearted couple. Mario sold us our gorgeous home here in Sint Maarten a year ago and we could not have asked for a more diligent realtor. He had immense patience and answered every question we had (and we had lots!)
Mario even went so far as to call in favors from other realtors on a Sunday morning (we were flying out in a few hours) so we could alleviate some doubts about a contender property. That's going above and beyond a mere job.
In the crazy, roller-coaster, emotional turmoil of trying to buy a house in a foreign land, Mario proved to be a sea of calm tranquility. Mario is the real deal. His diligence and genuine concern for his client's needs make him an excellent realtor. His warmth and sincerity have made him a friend for life.
Working with Mario & Linda is truly working with the best!
We’ve met with the Molinari’s several times over the last couple years. My husband and I originally starting looking for our vacation home in early 2017. We had a contract on our favorite place and couldn’t wait to close. Then hurricane Irma hit. Our future property was destroyed. However, Linda & Mario kept in contact with us, even as they were forced to evacuate the island. We felt a deep sadness for the island and our loss, but we always had them reassuring us.
Earlier this year, we travelled to Saint Maarten to begin our property search again. We were, once again, welcomed eagerly by Linda & Mario. We saw several great properties and found our new favorite. We had no idea we could find something better than our original contracted property but Linda & Mario outdid themselves. We found our new ‘favorite’ and closed on our property in July.
We will be forever grateful to the Molinari’s for their assistance and guidance throughout the process of buying property in Sint Maarten. Their enthusiasm and love for the island is contagious. We hope to transition from realtors to friends as we frequent our island paradise.
My husband has been coming to St. Maarten for years with friends but I had never been there. He decided that he was ready for a vacation home there in 2017 and that’s what brought me to SXM for the first time...and that too, to see properties. I loved it, the second I landed there. We came with friends and had set up a couple of real estate agents to meet.
When we met Mario, it was an instant connection! He was warm and genuine. I pride on having a good gut when it comes to judging people and I knew instantly that Mario was going to be our agent, even before having met a few others....and I made that clear to my husband, who absolutely agreed!
We felt at total ease with Mario and NEVER ONCE felt any pressure. We really felt that he had our best interest in mind and was very honest about each property. It was totally his genuine personality that won us over. We have since then met his lovely wife Linda and can’t say enough about her as well! They are both kind, sweet, caring, generous and ever so helpful in every possible way! We are now proud owners of a beautiful waterfront property and are lucky to be their neighbors. I would wholeheartedly recommend Mario and Linda because I know that anyone can blindly trust them. They are just GOOD PEOPLE!!
We come from a real estate development background and therefore have a lot of experience with real estate agents and property transactions. From the minute we were introduced to Mario and Linda (through an email inquiry), we knew that we had met passionate, dedicated and knowledgeable real estate professionals. Upon meeting Mario on our very first visit to St. Maarten, we knew that he was going to be a pleasure to work with as we searched for our dream vacation home. He certainly did not disappoint! Mario worked with us prior to our visit and had set up nearly a dozen showings for our first two days on the island. It was a perfect plan, as we were able to then tour the island a little more on our own while thinking about the properties that made it to the top of our list. After viewing our favorite villa a second time, we knew it was the house for us. Mario encouraged us to put in an offer before we left the island and we could not be happier with his ever so gentle nudge. We closed in May 2017 and, although we were affected by the storm, it has not changed how pleased we are to have found our home when we did.
Over the past two years, Linda and Mario have become friends that we hold dear. They are not merely interested in making a sale and moving on. They truly care about how their clients are settling in and enjoying island living. This may include introducing you to fabulous people with whom they think you would have a connection, to recommending “local” restaurants, to bringing a thoughtful gift when they drop by for a visit.
St. Maarten truly is a special place that we feel fortunate to be able to enjoy and share with friends, new and old. Without a doubt in our minds, Linda and Mario have made it all possible. To that, we cannot thank you enough!
Mario and Linda Molinari were not only enthusiastic, energetic and professional in the handling of the listing and sale of my property-they were extremely excellent in communicating with me regarding the market conditions on the island. With all the dramatic events in the past few years, they were a steady hand to continue to work hard for their clients. I strongly recommend the Molinaris and Island Dreams Realty for all your real estate needs.
"Regarding Mario's handling the sale of my condo at Rainbow Beach Club in March of this year, I couldn't have been more satisfied. His professionalism and patience was truly tested by extra-ordinary and complicated set of circumstances which he provided first class service and attention. Consequently, I would highly recommend Mario and his wife, Linda to anyone in the market of selling or buying property. You will be very satisfied and comfortable with their attention to detail."
Mario and Linda,
Mario and Linda are hardworking, honest, and delivered on all the promises they made. Their patience, knowledge of the market and advice and guidance throughout the process was exceptional. They were punctual, reliable, and would always respond to our calls and emails promptly We felt they had our best interest at heart and gave good advice in negotiating the deal. We were definitely stressed as to the quick deadlines of the buyer, but due to their constant assistance we were able to meet all deadlines. We are grateful for the extra time and hassle it took to coordinate, especially because we were out of the Country for most of the process. They know the marketplace and represented the property on a professional level. They are true professionals and we highly recommend them to anyone needing a Realtor.