Testimonials from Our Customers

Notes From The Community:

View the testimonials and messages sent to us by our customers.


Jorge Chevere | Marion County

Hi Joann, i just wanted to thank you for all the great work you did in helping us find our new home. I couldn’t ask for a better realtor. You stood by us for over a year with the whole process of moving from south florida. It was a lot of work dealing with funds from probate but you walked us thru it all and got us a great home. My family and i are very happy with our new home and thank you for everything you did for us.


Gary Black and Al Salmon | Rainbow Springs

Gary and I came to Florida a year ago In search of a new home, community and friends, Yulee on the first day of house hunting took us to our new home, We purchased it July 25 2017 In Rainbow Springs/Fairway West Estates, She not only became a good friend, but took the time In the selection that the home was a correct choice for us and our life style. Thanks for everything.


Gary Smith | Rainbow Springs

I wasn’t even looking to buy a home when I received an e-mail about a VA 0% down payment loan. I applied, not thinking I would ever be approved, almost immediately I got a call from Patrick Vidal, Loan originator for iFreedom Direct Corp. I was quickly approved. At first I was a little concerned with Patrick being in San Diego and me being in Florida, but I shouldn’t have been. Thanks to Patrick the loan application process went quickly. Patrick was always available and an expert as his job. I know if it hadn’t’ been for his expertise, I would still be renting instead of in a new home. The house hunting began with a stop at Rainbow Springs Realty Group, where I met Mr. Dale Ravens, Real Estate Agent/ Owner for Rainbow Springs Realty Group, Inc. in Dunnellon, FL. I sat down with Dale explained what I was looking for, the fact that I ended up buying a second house he showed me proved to me that Dale really listened to me and was in touch with exactly what I wanted. An offer was put in and accepted. Then the owner decided he didn’t want to sell at the agreed upon price. I thought that was the end, Dale stepped in and quickly negotiated an agreement that was acceptable to both of us. If you are a veteran and looking to buy, Patrick Vidal of iFreedom Direct and Dale Ravens of Rainbow Springs Realty Group, Inc. are experts at their jobs and
can quickly put you in a new home.


Mike and Dale Lange | Rainbow Springs

Dear Carole (Caird),

You are definitely a real estate agent who goes above and beyond. The personal care you gave us as we searched for our home was remarkable; from letting service people in while we were still in NC, to keep us posted on every iota of progress. You made our “search” trips to Florida not only fruitful, but enjoyable. You were intent on finding a house that would meet our needs, ie the “piano” space! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We also appreciated your efforts in obtaining the warranties regarding this house. Please accept our gratitude.”


Bob and Diane | Rainbow Springs

My husband and I were visiting Florida and were considering a move from Texas, we came to Rainbow Springs Realty because we loved the area and wanted to see what was available but it was a Sunday and they were closed, however there was a contact number on the door so we thought… let’s try it! We are so happy we did, Rosalie Adler answered our call and even though she had plans, she took the time to come and meet us and give us some helpful information.

We were about a year out from moving so we kept in contact with Rosalie and when we made the move she was there to help us every step of the way, even when it got a little bumpy, she always answered the our questions and listened. She is a wonderful resource, in part because she’s been in the business for many years; she also knows the area very well.

Rainbow Springs Realty, as a whole is awesome. The staff are all very personable and friendly, always happy to see you, very professional and they love dogs!

Rosalie is more than just our Realtor, she’s a good friend.


Gordon and Carole Cassie | British Columbia Canada and Dunnellon, Florida

Yulee Commander is THE GO-TO Realtor in Marion, Citrus & Levy Counties and most definitely in the Rainbow Springs Dunnellon Area. She is an enthusiastic, intuitive and high-energy professional real estate expert! Under her guidance, we were able to stage our home, list, sell and close in an extremely efficient manner in just a matter of two weeks!! Her caring attitude and leadership guided us through three (3) real estate transactions by listening to our concerns and responding appropriately to our needs.

Thank you Yulee, we are very grateful.


Cindy and Paul | Rainbow Springs

During our 6 month home search, Dale showed us numerous houses, answered our questions and did everything he could to make the process as easy as possible. Although he is a busy man with other clients he always made us feel like we were a priority. He truly seemed to care about finding us the right house and treated us like family. My husband and I are happy to be finally starting our new life in our new home. Thanks Dale!


Paul and Nancy Cormack | Florida

How could our house have been sold any more effectively and efficiently? Impossible!  You did such a great job for us. Your enthusiastic approach and great eye for photography resulted In a beautiful flyer and virtual tour featuring our house, and spreading this Information to other local real estate agents produced a buyer for us In just 3 days. In addition you assisted with every detail in order to close the sale within 6 weeks. You kept us Informed of day to day progress and as out of town sellers we felt secure having you as our agent. You never let us down. We highly  recommend you to our Rainbow Springs area friends.


Linda C. Addair | Ocala

To Whom It May Concern:

Joann Caron is an outstanding realtor. I bought a house through her and sold another one. At all times she was a professional. She is efficient and prompt in all matters. Most importantly, she was available to answer any questions that came up during each process. I relied on her to present a contract on the house I bought and she got back to me within 48 hours. When my contract was accepted, she was almost as excited as I was. When I sold my house, she helped me set a fair, but aggressive price based on comps and her knowledge of the area. She was an enourager as I awaited a buyer, and one who I could celebrate with when a contract was presented. I would recommend her to anyone needing a reliable realtor.


Susan Smylie | Charlotte, NC

We needed to SELL our Parents’ home and we are from out of state. We needed someone that we could trust.

Yulee was recommended to us and we never regretted our decision to hire her. She displayed competence and full knowledge of the area from the start.

She walked us through the items that needed attention in order to make the house “Shine”, and then gave us recommendations of professionals in the area to do the work. Lastly, Yulee introduced us to an Estate Sales Team to sell the personal contents in the home.

Yulee kept in constant contact with us as to what was happening and guided us through the negotiation and the closing process. By being out of state, what could have been a nightmare, ended up being a dream sale!!

I would highly recommend Yulee Commander to anyone who wants to put their home into competent, professional hands.


Dale A. Pferrer … Ben H. Esser | Country Club Estates in Rainbow Springs

We purchased our home, here in the Country Club Estates of Rainbow Springs, in July of 2016.

Yulee was the listing Agent for The Sellers of the Home we purchased. We found her to be so kind and informational about the area.

We Have friends that wanted to locate here from a barrier island in Virginia. We decided to refer them to Yulee, instead of the agent we used, as we felt Yulee was well versed in the community and we remembered her energetic and kind manner.

Our friends did indeed use Yulee and found a wonderful home also here in the Country Club Estates area. We all have been fortunate to have been involved and have gotten to know, this most wonderful person, and have become friends with her. If anyone is looking for property to buy there is no one better equipped, eager and helpful with your Search and the Process than Yulee!!!


Elizabeth Hutchings | Gainesville, Florida

Yulee Commander made things so easy when my sisters and I had to sell our Mom and Dad’s house in “The Woodlands” of Rainbow Springs.

She priced the home perfectly and we had multiple offers within a few days of listing. Yulee Even put us in touch with both a house cleaner and an estate sale professional to help us get the house on the market quickly.

Once we accepted an offer, all of the paper-work was done online to accommodate those of us who live out of state.

Everything was professional, fast and easy!! I would definitely recommend Yulee to anyone looking to either SELL their home or BUY a home in Rainbow Springs and throughout Marion, Citrus and Levy Counties + Outlying Areas of Florida!


Martin and Dottie Zevin | Delray Beach, Florida

What a Wonderful Realtor and Person!!!

My Wife and I recently bought a home in the beautiful Rainbow Springs community and Yulee Commander was our Realtor.

We first met her awhile ago when we were looking in the area but not sure whether we wanted a Condo, Villa -or- Single Family home. She was so patient with us and always kept in touch with us whenever anything new came on the market.  It didn’t matter if we only wanted to spend a modest amount for a condo—she was just as thorough and diligent as if we wanted a million dollar home.

She is extremely familiar and knowledgeable about the whole Rainbow Springs area and was able to recommend the best painter, handyman, and any other person or service we needed. She never lost her patience with us, even though we changed our minds often about price range, ect..When it came to negotiating a contract, she was awesome and helped us find the right house at the right price.

Yulee always went above and beyond the call of duty, even after the closing on our home. When the Insurance Company said they were going to cancel us unless we provided pictures of a repair in a short amount of time and living in South FL we weren’t going to be back up there for awhile, Yulee went right over, took great pictures, forwarded them to the Insurance agent and saved us a lot of aggravation, time and money. In addition to being a great realtor, she is a kind and sweet person with Integrity and compassion.

We highly and unconditionally recommend Yulee Commander, whether you are buying or selling.


Tom and Marlena | Ocala

On coming to Dunnellon six years ago we were lucky to meet Rosalie Alder who worked for Rainbow Springs Realty. She showed us several homes and in less than a month we purchased a Villa at Rainbow Springs. Rosalie was very easy to work with, friendly and efficient. This spring we made a decision to relocate and again we turned to Rosalie who found a buyer for our Villa in less than a week! She also worked with us to purchase our new home in Ocala. She has been a good friend and neighbor.


Bea and Phil | Rainbow Springs Clubs Estates

From the initial call and every contact thereafter, Rosalie could not have been more accommodating. She really listened to our needs and helped us find the right fit for us. So, whether you’re a first time home buyer, downsizing, looking for more square footage, or that perfect lot, Rosalie will help you reach your goal. She’s a professional real estate expert who is trustworthy and entirely responsive to your needs. She is a skilled negotiator who will always put you first.

Rosie Adler is a truly positive experience, give her a call!!