"Doug is a true professional who I would enthusiastically recommend to anyone looking for a top-notch real estate agent. He is honest, straight forward, responsive and has a keen eye for detail. My wife and I were continually impressed with Doug’s abundance of knowledge on several fronts. In addition to his extensive knowledge of the real estate market he is also well versed in so many other topics (e.g., building construction, home improvement projects and real estate law to name a few). My wife and I feel very fortunate to have had Doug as our agent in the home buying process. We also found his website to be a great tool in our home search."
Matt and Erin Zussman
Doug Packard distinguished himself as being in a complete league of his own
"Due to frequent work relocations, we have worked with a significant number of realtors as both buyers and sellers in widely varying markets. Many realtors did a good job for us. One, however, clearly distinguished himself as being in a complete league of his own. That person was Doug Packard.
ANY realtor can do a search for a specific number of bedrooms and the general accoutrements of a home. Doug, however, was uncanny in his ability to filter through our wide-ranging eclectic tastes (he "listened between the lines") to help us find an amazing, "off the beaten track", property. As buyers, Doug was our staunch and supportive advocate, while always remaining low-key, direct, and never pressuring us. On all counts, Doug was a tremendous resource.
Then, eight months later, we broke even our own record for how soon we had to move. As much as we hated to sell this wonderful property, there was only person we would have represent us; Doug Packard. Once again, Doug was invaluable. He provided sage advice, was ever the "voice of reason", and was smart about how he marketed our home. While the newspapers wrote daily of the challenges in the market, we sold our home in record time.
If you are looking for a slick, flashy, "shmoozer" salesperson who tells you what you want to hear, call someone else. If you want to work with someone who is low key yet is highly intelligent and intuitive, has amazing attention to detail, excellent follow-through skills, obvious integrity, strong common sense, professionalism, a willingness to use his in-depth knowledge of the area to really be an asset, and who will be honest and direct (always with your best interests at heart), call Doug. And, if you're lucky enough to get to meet his wife, Becky, somewhere along the way, count that as a plus.
As far as we're concerned, there aren't enough accolades to describe the exceptional job Doug did -- on BOTH sides of the sales process - on our behalf."
Kimberly and Russ Stocker
Don't hesitate to take advantage of Doug's skill set, experience, and process. You will be satisfied beyond measure
"My wife and I recently relocated to the Orlando area for the 4th time in 25 years and each time Doug has represented us in purchasing a home. His legal and financial training, coupled with his deep rooted local market knowledge and 25 + years in the real estate business uniquely qualifies him as OUR TOP AGENT IN CENTRAL FLORIDA. His personal service has always exceeded our expectations as he manages all aspects of the process, and most importantly, has always provided us with objective, straight-talk advice. He has even helped us unload appliances and recently provided input in our extreme makeover of our backyard entertainment area. Don't hesitate to take advantage of Doug's skill set, experience and process. You will be satisfied beyond measure."
Doug is a professional I will be recommending for years
"Doug Packard was exceptional! He listened to what I had to say and was always available to me. He was patient and smart and though I tried valiantly, he was always one step, maybe two, ahead of me. Doug is a professional I will be recommending for years."
We especially appreciated his low pressure approach, market knowledge, and the way he looked out for our interests
"We were extremely pleased with the job Doug Packard did for us. His guidance and advice throughout the whole process (including the house we were selling by owner) was first rate. We especially appreciated his low pressure approach, market knowledge, and the way he looked out for our interests."
Fred and Patty Stella, Tuscawilla
What separates Doug Packard and BluRiver Realty from others serving your market is his approach to working with you - the client.
"Thinking about selling your Central Florida home? My experience has been that realtors all start at pretty much the same place - they all have access to the MLS, use internet based tools and, if they've been around for a while, have a pretty good understanding of the market and your neighborhood. What separates Doug Packard and BluRiver Realty from others serving your market is his approach to working with you - the client. When selling the two homes we have sold with Doug's help, he listened closely to our needs and offered suggestions and guidance that helped maximize how others saw our home - whether on the internet or in person during a showing. His focus on detail ensured that our home was best positioned to capture a potential buyers attention above the other homes that were for sale in our area. That aside, what really impressed me when working with Doug was his willingness to go above and beyond what you would expect of a realtor. If we had an issue or concern that he thought he could impact, Doug willingly devoted his time and energy to making sure that it was resolved quickly. If you are interested in selling your home in Central Florida, I'd highly recommend that you allow Doug to help you too."
Someone with his wealth of knowledge in this real estate market was exactly what we were looking for in an agent
"Doug Packard's unthreading disposition and calm relaxed manner made us feel comfortable. Someone with his wealth of knowledge in this real estate market was exactly what we were looking for in an agent. We'd had bad experiences with pushy real estate agents in the past. Doug was the exact opposite. Right from our first meeting, he did little talking and a great deal of listening."
David and Michelle Cruz, Winter Springs FL
"Doug Packard was excellent! His knowledge of the area, building construction, and real estate law proved invaluable."
Mark and Kathy Clemons, Wekiva
We learned more in five minutes with Doug than with all the others combined
"We interviewed many of the Orlando area's top real estate agents. We learned more in five minutes with Doug than with all the others combined."
Michael and Mary Dale, Heathrow
No "smoke show"
"Thank you for your warm humor and your dedication last weekend as you helped us find a great home for our family. Your spirit certainly eased our fears and you answered our questions without a 'smoke show'. Be sure to thank your wife for us too -- for her many phone calls."
Chad and Wendi Cole, Lake Mary FL
I have repeatedly recommended Doug to my friends and co-workers, and I literally can not recommend him highly enough
"When the Army brought us to the Orlando area, we decided to buy our first house here. After hours researching the process and the market in Orlando and literally talking to dozens of agents and locals with helpful advice, no resource I found was even marginally comparable with Doug's service. Doug didn't just exceed our expectations for a buyer's representative, his amazing responsiveness, personal attention, genuine interest in our desires, and sheer determination to help us buy a home we love were absolutely priceless. I have repeatedly recommended Doug's services to my friends and co-workers, and I literally can not recommend him highly enough. Doug, you rock!!!"
Captain and Mrs. Michael A. Baker, Oviedo FL
Not your typical Realtor
"We have bought and sold eight homes over the last sixteen years, dealing with many realtors during that process. We knew approximately three months prior to our move that we would be moving to the Orlando area. We found Doug’s website and used it almost daily to research everything from schools to neighborhoods. When we were ready to look at homes we met with Doug. He is not your “typical” realtor. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area as well as the school systems. He was never pushy, never wasted our time, was always honest and helpful even after the closing. We would highly recommend Doug to anyone moving to the area as a reliable, honest resource for a very favorable result."
John and Stacy Nichols Oviedo, Florida
I wholeheartedly recommend Doug
"I had a great experience with Doug and BluRiver Realty. His assistance in finding a house in this tough housing market was invaluable. Doug's knowledge of the area and his insight into the value of the homes I was interested in really helped us find the perfect home for our family. I wholeheartedly recommend Doug to everyone looking to find a home in Central Florida."