Business Type: Real Estate Agent
Name : Jaime and Vanessa Barnes
Realtors ® with Keller Williams Realty
Address : Keller Williams Realty, 215 Celebration Place, Suite 500,
Celebration, FL 34747
Phone: 407-361-0956 or 407-973-2414 - International Dialling: 00 1
407-361-0956 or 00 1 407-973-2414
Jaime and Vanessa Barnes
Se Habla Espanol
Welcome to the Real Estate section of these web
This section is intended to provide some brief information about
Real Estate in Orlando/Kissimmee and the surrounding areas.
This service is provided for you by
Jaime and Vanessa Barnes, Realtor ® with
Keller Williams Realty.
Jaime was born in Puerto Rico and
moved here when 6 years old. Jaime and family moved to
Kissimmee in 1980 and have lived there most of his life.
Jaime received my undergraduate degree from the The
University of Florida with a Bachelor's in Microbiology.
He then went on to attend Chiropractic School in
Marietta, Georgia graduating in 2001 with a Doctorate of
Jaime relocated back to the Kissimmee area and
practiced as a Chiropractor since 2001. Jaime has always
had a passion for Real Estate and received a Real Estate
License in 2006. He is now excited to be joining his
wife in working with Buyers and Sellers in the Central
Florida Area and abroad!
Vanessa is a native Floridian and a graduate of The University of
Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.
Working with one of the nation's largest builders, Vanessa sold over
35 million dollars worth of new homes, assisting over 300 domestic
and international customers.
With a high level of knowledge and experience in selling to domestic
and international customers, you can be assured of the highest level
of professional services.
Buying a second home or holiday home can be one of the biggest
financial investments you will make in your lifetime.
When deciding to purchase a home, there are many factors that should
be considered, and I look forward to helping you through the home
As a quick summary, you will want to start by looking at your
financials and determining your comfort level with regards to
expenses, payments, etc. We can then begin locating areas of
interest. Determine your needs in your new home (bedrooms,
bathrooms, amenities, etc). Once you have selected your new home, we
will then prepare an agreement to purchase the home. If you are
purchasing new construction and the home is not completed, I will
take pictures for you throughout the process. I can also provide you
with some initial contacts for furniture, management companies,
banks, accountants/attorneys, etc to begin your search.
If you already have a preferred Orlando/Kissimmee subdivision
location, please choose from the area list on the left to send an
area specific e-mail.
International Home Buyers in Orlando Note:
It is extremely important that when looking to buy a home in
Florida that you use a Licensed Realtor ®.
The State of Florida has a Florida Real Estate Commission that tests
and qualifies an individual to become a Licensed Real Estate Agent.
This is a legal requirement and is an exacting series of criteria
and tests to ensure a minimum level of services. A licensed Real
Estate Agent is not the same as a Realtor®.
A Licensed Real Estate Agent is only licensed by the state to do
business in Florida.
A REALTOR® is a Licensed Real Estate Agent who has taken
additional steps to become a member of the local board of REALTORS®. They have subscribed to a strict code of ethics and is
expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of
buying and selling real estate.
An individual agent works with a qualified Broker.
Thinking about selling, but not sure what the market
value is? Or are you behind on your mortgage or feel
that you are struggling every month? I have experience
with assisting sellers through these difficult times.
Please allow me to provide you an overview of your
home's current market value, by analyzing your
"Competition" and recent sales. Click here if you would
like to receive a free
Market Analysis. I look forward to putting together
a marketing plan to assist you in selling your home as
quickly and efficiently a possible. Thank you.
Words cannot even describe how amazing our journey for finding the
perfect house was with Vanessa by our side. For a whole year,
Vanessa patiently showed us house after house and made the entire
She knew from the start which houses would suite my husband and me
the best, and we ended up buying one of the first houses she ever
showed us (those are some good instincts!) Vanessa was professional,
punctual, always on top of things, and best of all, FUN! She was
tough when she needed to be tough and relaxed when she needed to be
relaxed, and most importantly, she always looked out for our best
interests throughout the entire process of buying our first house!
I have never met such a hard worker that is so on top of things!
Vanessa will not only help you find the perfect home, she will
create lasting and fun memories throughout the entire process as
The Moore Family.
British Family -
My husband and I decided to buy a house in Kissimmee in January
2007. I stumbled upon Vanessa’s web page, and as it said she was a
realtor for the Kissimmee area I emailed her. Vanessa emailed me
back with in a day, even though she was on holiday in St. Lucia!
When she was back from her holiday she contacted me again and we
arranged a time for a call. Very efficient.
We spoke a number of times between January and April and Vanessa
sent me loads of information about buying a property in Florida,
costs, legal requirements etc. I had many, many questions, being
from the UK and knowing nothing about buying a house in Florida, but
Vanessa helped answer them all. Once we narrowed down the area,
budget and house specifics Vanessa emailed me property lists every
couple of weeks. When we were about a week from our arrival I sent
her a list of the properties that we hoped to view. One of our main
criteria was a South-facing garden. Not all property descriptions
had this information but Vanessa found out for us, so we could
eliminate then from our list.
We only had a week in Kissimmee to find a property and Vanessa was
even prepared to give up her Sunday to help us find something!
When Vanessa came to pick us up to view properties she had a lovely
pair of high-heeled sandals on. Unfortunately, the doormat at our
villa had holes in it and one of the heels got stuck and I caught
Vanessa as she kind of fell through the door. She just laughed. I
thought ‘my kind of girl’.
As we drove around Kissimmee I found Vanessa very happy and friendly
to talk to – not fake and pushy like some sales people I have spoken
to. When we were wondering if we were ever going to find something,
Vanessa just said ‘if you don’t find it this time you’ll find it
next time’. She didn’t try to pressure us to buy something just for
the sale. We drove around loads of properties and eventually found
Vanessa negotiated with the buyer and helped us find all the escrow,
surveyors, valuers etc that we needed. She helped from the Florida
end with the money transfer and even helped us sorting out some of
We hope to buy more property in Florida in the future and we will go
straight to Vanessa. My kids even loved her – even though we had to
drive about in the car for hours - because she gave them lollypops
when we went to her office !
British Family -
It has been a pleasure to work with Vanessa Barnes, we would most
certainly use her services for any future property transactions. She
was always professional, courteous, patient and had our best
interest at heart, before during and even after buying our house!
She took great care to understand us and what we were looking for
and never offered anything that didn't fit our remit, both
personally and financially.
We had little familiarity with the neighbourhoods in Orlando and
Vanessa guided us honestly and fairly through the options. She
remained patient and supportive throughout the process, constantly
keeping ahead of the market and what was available that would suit
We would highly recommend Vanessa to anyone looking to buy or sell a
house, particularly if, like us, you are not from the area and need
a little more from your realtor than an availability list.
K, D and I. (UK moving to US)
I just wanted to drop you a quick email to let you know we returned to the UK
safely and to thank you for all your help with everything. Despite the US being
completely uncharted territory for us, it was by far the smoothest house
purchase we've ever made, and that was almost certainly down to the fact that
you kept us perfectly informed every step of the way.
It was lovely meeting you both while we were out there too and definitely let us
know when you decide to come over to the UK as we'd love see you again and help
out if you need it.
Thanks again for all your help and I'll be recommending you to anyone else who
might be interested in purchasing a property out there. Also if anyone does ask
you for a referral, I'd be more than happy to answer any questions they might
have so please feel free to forward on my details.
Kind regards... P.N.
US couple -
We were very fortunate to find Vanessa to be our agent. Being from
out of state we weren't sure who or what we would find when we
decided to buy our property in Orlando, Florida. Vanessa has done so
much more than what we expected an agent should do for a client.
From helping us get the best deal on our mortgage to getting the
best deal on a hotel room for the closing of our home. She even took
a whole day out of her busy schedule to help us look for the best
property management group we could find.
Vanessa advised us on the process of getting our house rented,
guiding us through ever step. Every once in a while she even checks
up on our property to make sure everything is okay.
It has been a blessing to have Vanessa work with us. She's someone
you can always count on. Whenever we call her, she's always there to
help, happily. She has become a friend who truly cares. We would
recommend her to anyone and everyone. Vanessa is truly one of the
best agents out there.
R. & J.
Keller Williams Realty, 617 215 Celebration Place; Suite 500 –
Celebration FL 34747
Phone: (407) 973-2414 - International Dialling: 00 1 407 973
2414 - Fax: Fax 321-939-7992
Jaime and Vanessa Barnes