Our Real Estate Experiences
Here are a few recent testimonials from people around the world. Learn what people have to say about buying and selling homes with us:
I owned a piece of land on St. Thomas that I wanted to sell. With over 200 lots for sale on the island I wasn’t optimistic about selling quickly. I turned to Kerstin McConnell as I know that her company has the best marketing on the island and that she is able to reach buyers. Sure enough she was able to get the property sold in 60 days! I would recommend Kerstin and Sea Glass Properties to any buyer.
My wife and I have been in the Virgin Islands for 12 years, having lived on all three Islands (STT, STJ and STX). During that time we had associations with multiple realtors while looking for property and finding adequate housing. We ended up owning 2 houses on St. Thomas which we decided to sell. We were introduced to Kerstin of Sea Glass Properties and found her to be a very knowledgeable, patient, pleasant and productive person to work with. Sea Glass has sold both of our houses, in a bad market, that met our expectations not only in price but timely as well. I would recommend Kerstin and Sea Glass Properties to anyone wanting to buy or sell property in the Virgin Islands. Thanks Kerstin. Tom and Nancy
I am in the National Guard and was stationed in Guantanamo Bay. While I was there my fiance worked with Kerstin McConnell for six months, most times on weekends and after work trying to find a home that I could purchase when I got back. They narrowed it down to about three homes so that we were able to move quickly when I returned. I appreciate her professionalism throughout the process. I have recommended her to my co-workers in the National Guard who have also worked with her to purchase homes and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home on St. Thomas.
My name is Eric Bilger and I have just purchased a home on St Thomas named Villa Viento and have worked with Kerstin and Nick at Sea Glass Properties for the better part of a year. I would highly recommend them to anyone that is in need of a top notch real estate team.
Having made many real estate purchases over the years in the Virgin Islands as well as New York i can honestly say they are the two best brokers you could ask for.
For nearly a year we searched for our dream home. We looked at dozens of homes had some fall through and yet they never tired from my endless questions and would always get back to you quickly.
Their level of professionalisim is unmatched to say the least by any other agent in the Virgin Islands. They have access to the best homes as they go up for sale and were as motivated as I was to help us find a home.
And the service throughout is what most impressed me the most. It is still on going. They have a team approach and have created a true network of contacts. Even after the closing they have helped me find various contractors for my property as well and they have been great too
In short I would highly recommend them and look to continue to use them going forward for years to come.
Sincerely, Eric Bilger
Kerstin recently helped my husband and I purchase a condo on St. Thomas. We would recommend her without hesitation to anyone! She listens to your wish list and has a gift for knowing what will suit your needs and budget. It took us Nearly a year to find just the right fit, in the end she found the perfect space for us and called us before it even hit the MLS! So nice to work with a professional who not only returns your calls, but calls you when something new is about to be available! As first time home buyers in this area it was great to have an agent with a long list of contacts to help us navigate the world of mortgages, and all the other paperwork that goes along with the purchase of a home!
Nick did a wonderful job assisting me in finding a place on St. Thomas. Not only did he help me find exactly what I was looking for, he was also able to negotiate the rental price and maid service. Thanks Nick!
One of the best things that happen to me in my relocation to St. Thomas was to call Sea Glass and speak with Jeff Saplis. After speaking with Jeff I felt as if I had spoken with someone that cared about helping me. I of course called other agencies in order to get a good view of what to expect in my relocation. Those other agencies did not make me feel as if they cared to help me. Jeff stayed in contact with me while I waited for my background check to finish. The check was prolonged longer that I expected but Jeff never gave up he called to check on my status and to let me know that he had a few rentals for me to consider. I told Jeff that I needed a furnished apartment because I did not have time to furnish one as I was expect to come in and start working right away. Jeff came through with the ideal apartment with and astonishing view, it was the first one I visited and I signed the same day.
I have since referred a co-worker that started the same time as I did who have no help when he arrived and chose a bad location with a substandard unit. Jeff found him his ideal apartment on the first try. Thank you Sea Glass. Thank you Jeff Saplis.
Our experience with Barbara Birt and Sea Glass Properties was outstanding. Barbara is easy to talk to and comfortable to be around, yet obviously very professional and knowledgeable. We highly recommend her services to anyone.
Nick I wanted to let you know your website is very user friendly, quick information, and I can check all islands. I will continue to check on your website.
Few people can compare to Barbara. She has a genuine concern for finding people the right home. She is not a real estate agent, but a friend to any who are fortunate enough to find her. Thorough, honest, hardworking and absolutely enjoyable. Barbara is a real gem! We recommend her unconditionally!
Nick, Judi and I want to thank you for the professional and efficient manner in which you handled the renting of our home. We appreciate the way you listened to our needs and concerns before trying to fulfill same. This obviously allowed you to better choose our tenant and we could not be happier. In fact, you only had to show it to one prospect before the deal was done. We would definitely use your services again in the future.
After a sudden move to St Thomas I was a little overwhelmed with the prospect of finding a house to rent. I had no car and no clue of where to start looking and was facing the prospect of spending tons of money living in a hotel. After one phone call with Nick I hoped I was in good hands, it turns out I was absolutely right. He picked me up and drove me around the island not only to show me houses but he also cared enough to show me where to eat, swim, hang out, by pointing out some highlights of the island. It was obvious that his day was very busy but he never let me feel that way and was extremely patient with my questions and issues. Nick’s professionalism with the owners of the house is something that totally sets him apart from other realtors. The sellers trusted Nick very much and with that trust I was able to make a smooth transition from hotel room living to a ocean view villa. Looking back I do not think that the process could have been any smoother and much credit is due to Nick for his attention to detail and total dedication to seeing the process through.
There are no words superlative enough to compliment the dedicated expertise of Sea Glass Properties’ agent Barbara Birt. Ms. Birt’s professionalism was not only evident on behalf of our real estate interests, but was also mirrored in her conduct with other clients. We, without hesitation, will recommend Ms. Birt’s informed services.
When I arrived on island I had very few contacts. I saw Nick’s ad in the paper and so I gave him a call. I probably made 10+ phone calls and only Nick called me back. Not only did he find me a property, he went the extra mile to help me find a rental car.
We searched all over the internet for a place to live. We called multiple agents to help before finding Nick. Nick found us a beautiful condo overlooking the water in a great area. Not only did he find us a place to live, he showed us around the island and made sure we had everything we needed.
As someone new to St Thomas and in need of a realtor, Sea Glass Properties and realtor Kerstin McConnell came highly recommended. I was pleased to find Kerstin genuinely interested in our housing needs and rather than trying to place us in the most expensive property in our price range, Kerstin sought to find the right house for us that best fit our lifestyle. We found Kerstin to be very informative on not only the current Virgin Islands real estate market, but likewise on the pros and cons of the different sections of the islands. Kerstin was always quick to answer all of our questions and provide needed advice throughout the home purchase process and always made us feel like we were the priority clientele with her. I would highly recommend Kerstin to anyone seeking to purchase or sell a property in the Virgin Islands.
My name is Myron Nicholls and I am presently the owner of a condo at Plantation Manor. I was privileged to have worked with Sea Glass Properties ,which was extremely professional and efficient in assisting me in obtaining my dream home. This company, with the help of Kerstin McConnell, provided me with top quality service. At no time did I ever question the outcome of my efforts. Prompt and precise communication are hallmarks of Sea Glass Properties. If you are looking for guaranteed high level effective performance in this field, Sea Glass Properties is the way to go.
We just want to say ‘Thank you, Barbara,’ for all your relentless effort, knowledge and patience in helping us to find the perfect house for our family. It was a joy working with you, and we look forward to working with you again in the future.