Testimonials

We are extremely fortunate to have worked with these amazing clients and friends!

George Mouradian Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Dear Mario and Linda , please use this testimonial for your website.

Buying a home in st. Maarten was a dream come true for my wife and I. And that dream was accomplished with the sincere help and commitment of Mario and linda, both of their dedication to me right from the starting process was so professional and honesty.
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.

George Mouradian

Luba and Slav Rybenchuk Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

Kevin Neidig New Philadelphia, Ohio

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!

Paige Kane Tremblay, CPIP Director Knowledge, Management/Researcher at DIT, USA
Growing up in a family of real estate brokers and my father having his own real estate company, I have very high expectations dealing with a realtor. We reached out Mario based on a personal recommendation. Mario was incredibly responsive and was able to meet with us on short notice. We explained our needs, our planned lifestyle & budget and Mario went to work. He listened and thoughtfully offered areas and properties we would not have considered in our online search. Mario was very upfront about the challenges and opportunities with the various properties we viewed-this is an island and full of "interesting" finds. We also has our young son with us and Mario was fantastic with him (and my son adored Mario!). I felt and believe that Mario truly had our best interest in mind, and ultimately, we ended up with the perfect place we will enjoy for years to come. It's clear that Mario's previous customer facing roles have been put to excellent use helping people find their happy place on St. Maarten. Thank you Mario for your depth of knowledge, your patience and the perseverance required to find us the perfect property! I'm happy to serve as a reference anytime.

Mario and Linda assisted us in finding commercial properties on St. Maarten for a private investment portfolio. They took the time to understand the investment criteria and consistently searched out and brought forward suitable opportunities. Their dedication and effort is appreciated, but more important is that there is never any pressure to pursue or close an opportunity they identify. If we say its not the right time or right price, they move on. No questions, no pressure.

We have full confidence that both Mario and Linda have the utmost integrity. We have been involved in deals where significant time was invested by Mario’s team and we were close to closing. Information came to light very late in the process and Mario did not try to downplay it, as some agents might do to try to save the deal. He brought it forward right away and we walked away. We really do feel that they put their customers first. It is a pleasure being able to deal with agents with high integrity and trustworthiness.

Looking for commercial property is less fun than looking for beautiful vacation homes; however, Mario and Linda always show our family a great time when we visit. They are always sure to include our young children to our “business” dinners. Dinner with Mario and Linda is, believe it or not, one of the highlights of our visits to St. Maarten for our son and daughter.

Cheetra & Devin London, UK

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 !

Leigh Herington Ohio, USA
Anita and I were very fortunate to have Linda and Mario Molinari as our realtors. They are very professional and quite detailed in their approach to listing and selling vacation property. More importantly they are personable and care for the people they represent. We would always use them if we had need for real estate representation in the future.
Emanuele, Manuela Federici & famiglia Naples Italy

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.

Alex Bezviouk Toronto, ON, Canada
I have an amazing experience buying property in St.Maarten with Mario and Linda Molinari. They are extremely knowledgeable real estate agents and you can rely 100% on their advise. They understand pros and cons of local island properties you might be interested very well and their suggestions will benefit you greatly in you decision to buy real estate there. Their unbiased approach will help you to maximize efficiency of your investment in St. Maarten. We also became very good friends with Mario and Linda and I already recommended them to several of my friends in Canada who are looking to buy property on the island.
Sherma Noble St. Maarten
Good evening Linda: Thank so much for your assistance (in buying the lot). You and Mario are outstanding. I definitely recommend! I sure will be in contact. Have a wonderful weekend.
Tom Verlinden & Karlien Peeters Sint Maarten
Hi Linda and Mario, first of all, thanks for the great service and second to none follow up, you guys showed how any realtor should go about their job. For a buyer to find a Realtor that actually gives all possible information and doesn’t beat around the bush, is refreshing. We can only recommend team Molinari to assist you with all your property queries.
Indira & Hemraj Ford Nandoo Long Island, New York, USA

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.

Alex and Paige
Rob & Serena Preservati Glen Allen, Virginia, USA

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.

Shivani & Dr. Vinay Madan Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

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!!

Jennifer & Glen New York, USA

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!

Alan & Traci Kotula Oregon, USA
When we decided to sell our Sint Maarten condominium unit after 10 years, we first listed it with two other real estate agents that ignored our property.  After listing the unit with Mario and Linda the activity picked up and we sold the unit for a reasonable price.  Mario and Linda understand properties, valuation, and what the prospective buyers are looking for.  When showing our unit they insured that it was fresh and ready for viewing.  They went above and beyond to get something fixed in our unit when we were not there.  Mario and Linda are easy to talk to, listen, have great ideas, and work hard for both the buyer and seller.
We were not in Sint Maarten when the offer came in and Mario offered insight on the process of closing, recording, money transfer and how we could do all the paperwork via the Internet along with one physical mailing.  While it took awhile, it all went very smoothly.
We would definitely go to Mario and Linda if we were to buy or sell property in Sint Maarten.
Alfred Allain New Hampshire, USA

"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."

Ron & Louise Champagne Cupecoy, Sint Maarten

Mario and Linda,

It has already been a couple of months since we closed on our condo.  For years we have said we did not want to own in St. Maarten.  We have been visiting this island paradise for 18 years and a part of us always remained here when we left.
Last summer we sold our lake house in New Hampshire, leaving us “homeless”. Our plan was to lease a place in St. Maarten for a couple of  years until we decided what to do.
We heard that there were many places for sale at Rainbow Beach Club.  Because of that we asked if you could arrange a showing of  those properties.  Your quick response and professionalism led us to sign a purchase and sales agreement.
Without your help and support, I doubt that the sale would have come to fruition.  The way of life here is much more laid back.  Dealing with the seller and the legal process would have been impossible without you   You kept us on a steady and positive track.
Since we have taken occupancy of the condo, if it is possible, we have grown to love it here even more.  The other positive outcome of this sale is that we feel as though we have made new lifelong.
friends with you, Mario and Linda.
Thank you Mario and Linda for everything you have done and continue doing for us.
Warm regards,
Ron and Louise Champagne
Dan & Ruth Ann Gloor Mitchell, Ontario Canada

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.