From the listing to the closing, selling our condo through “The Pro Team” of Gulf Shores was the best experience we have ever had selling any of our properties. “The Pro Team” is exactly as advertised, with exceptional professionalism with all staff members and services. Dotty Lou’s experience, knowledge, and empathy for her clients are calming and heartwarming. Samantha Goodson helped us with documentation, process, and getting the information needed for the buyer. They both made the entire sale a “piece of cake”! A real “Pro Team” indeed!
We have dealt with many realtors in our 30 years of buying and selling city residential houses, condos, lake houses, and beachfront property. Kandy is the best. Thorough, knowledgeable, patient, and always prepared she makes buying and selling a stressless, enjoyable experience.
“My wife and I have been dealing with ‘The Pro Team’ and Dotty Lou Farias since 2001. We have bought and sold numerous properties in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Bon Secour with their professional guidance.
Dotty’s local knowledge of the market is unparalleled, and she has proven to be a shrewd and fierce negotiator who has consistently secured top dollar margins on property sales and saved us tens of thousands on purchases. She has become a trusted friend, and there is no one else whom we would even consider for our real estate transactions.”
– Dan and Sara M.
“We closed on the sale of our condo on 06/15/2020. My wife and I can surely attest to the professional dedication of ‘The Pro Team’. Our sale was a 1031 Tax Free Exchange, so it was really a sale and a purchase. Dotty Lou and her team navigated the complexities of our deal with experienced skill. On top of that, Dotty Lou was working in an environment that was adversely impacted by both the Covid-19 and a wildly fluctuating financial market place. Stated realistically, we would not have SOLD our condo without her dedicated competence!”
– Charlie and Dana S
“How do you sell a home during a global pandemic? By having a REALTOR® with 37 years experience! A REALTOR® who knows her market, a REALTOR® who’s team keeps everything coordinated, a REALTOR® who knows how to close a deal. Dotty Lou Farias is that REALTOR® on the Gulf Coast. Dotty listens, she researches, she gets your house sold by pricing it right! Whether buying or selling (we’ve done both) Dotty Lou is the only REALTOR® you need on your team if you want results.”
– Chris & Terry – 6/9/2020
What a great experience. Kandy is very knowledgeable and good at what she does. We were eased by her pleasant demeanor and great communication during the process.
Listed & sold this condo in two weeks! Always great to work with Dotty Lou & “The Pro Team”. Sam, Dotty’s assistant is quick & efficient getting paperwork done. Dotty Lou is really great at developing a reasonable sale price that will sell quickly. “The ProTeam” has helped us find our dream lot & home & assisted with many condo sales through the years.
– Terri S.
Gulf Shores, AL
Kandy is by far the best real estate agent I have worked with! From start to finish, she was on top of everything.! She has in-depth market knowledge. Kandy is professional, attentive to details and spot-on with her follow-ups. I happily recommend Kandy to anyone, not only for her real estate expertise but because she is a delight to work with!
– Sharon C.
Y’all are now “officially” called “THE DREAM TEAM”!!! Simply because Nicole Smith and “The Pro Team” made my dreams come true! Each one of you had a special task in front of you, and you each knocked it outta the park! For someone that you didn’t even know. Thank you again for being there to answer all of my stupid questions and helping guide me through the process! Y’all are truly amazing!!!!
– Dan R.
Dotty & Sam and the entire RE/MAX Pro Team are awesome!! I would highly recommend them for buying or selling your house, their expertise and hands-on knowledge of the local market in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach are second to none, you feel like family and the whole process is a joy when working with them. I highly recommend them and appreciate all the hard work they put into making a potentially stressful process easy and fun…10 Stars!!!!
– Scott & Delaney B.
Dotty and her team are awesome! They found the perfect place for me in Gulf Shores, negotiated the perfect price, coordinated a long-distance closing for selling my home in north Alabama and purchasing my condo Gulf Shores! They were with me every step of the way and answered all of my questions! Very prompt and efficient! I would highly recommend them if you are considering any relocation assistance! Thank you Dotty Lou Farias and team!!!
– Karen D.
Kandy was once again wonderful to work with. We worked with her on another property and her knowledge of the area, knowledge of the real estate business, and her attention to details will not be matched by other agents. I would not buy or sell a piece of property in the gulf shores/orange beach area without Kandy’s help.
– Jason H.
“Kandy’s professionalism, level of experience, and diligence are remarkable. Within a few days I found a property that fit my needs thanks to Kandy. I was looking for a home large enough for myself and my daughter. We also needed space for frequent guests. She found this for us in a great neighborhood in Gulf Shores!”
I was contacted by Kandy Hines to talk to me about selling my home. She was very professional and evaluation of my home was honest and direct. However, I decided to keep my home but had an interest in selling property. She looked it over gave me advice on my expectations of price and what was a good and fair asking price. Hallelujah! not only did my property we put up first sell quickly, the adjoining property sold to neighbors. Kandy was always caring and I felt a professional, hard working agent that took time to answer questions and be with me at the closings of the 2 properties: March 29. 2019 and May 13, 2019.
– Elaine C.
May 20, 2019 we closed on a home in Elberta, Al. using Kandy Hines as our agent. She and her assistant, Samantha, were very knowledgeable and prompt. Everything went smoothly and we are very happy! We will recommend “The Pro Team” to anyone we meet and will use them in the future if need be.
– Tom & Helen B.
We listed a piece of property on Ft Morgan Road with Dotty Lou Farias at RE/MAX of Gulf Shores and closed with our asking price on May 6, 2019. The professionalism and desire to sell our property was fabulous. I asked a friend, who lives in the area about Dotty Lou and her company and was told “They do not get any better” We found that to be true. We could not have been more pleased with Dotty Lou Farias and her team.
With gratitude beyond words,
Since at least 2011, Kandy has helped us buy and sell a beach house and a condo – then help us buy an upgraded condo in Gulf Shores.
Kandy and RE/MAX have been great to work with – professional, thorough, helpful and fun.
The best endorsement we could give is that not only would we call Kandy again, but we would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone buying or selling in Gulf Shores.
– Bob & Jane
Not sure which I am. Glad or pissed off but we “lived” in Orange Beach longer than anywhere else. We are gypsies. If you, Dotty Lou, had been our agent wherever we went you wouldn’t need any other business. You’re the best agent I ever used! Organized, thorough, connected, and in my face when you needed to be. We will always appreciate you.
– Charles & Lyn
James is the BEST. He knows the area well and is very plugged in to the investment rentals market in Gulf Shores! We worked with him when we bought our condo in 2016 and when we sold it in 2019. Would recommend him again and again.
– Russell & Jennifer H.
Dotty Lou and Sam were totally committed to helping me. Good communication and great response. Worked with me as a team and always asked for input. Dotty Lou is a straight forward, shoot from the hip person with tons of experience.
– Kathy C.
Dotty and her team have been excellent to work with helping us not only to find a new home but helped us with the entire relocation process. We made a major move from Texas without much knowledge of Gulf Shores. Dotty ALWAYS spent extra time with us insuring that we were well familiarized with all the different neighborhoods throughout this area. Dotty was able to drill down exactly what our needs were and find us the perfect home that checked all the boxes. With 30+ years in this area as a real estate professional, this is exactly who you want on your team! We HIGHLY recommend Dotty and her team from RE/MAX of Gulf Shores for all your real estate needs.
– Bryan & Deb M
Kandy and her team were fantastic. We were selling a modest property from my uncle’s estate and Kandy made us feel like we were her only client. Always prompt with updates and open with the process, Kandy is a true professional that can handle any real estate transaction with ease. After working with Kandy, we feel like we “have a friend in the business” and we look forward to working with her again.
– Kyle G.
Thanks again to Dotty Lou and her staff for helping Bill and I buy and sell homes from the 90’s to 2018! Dotty has excelled through the years with her professionalism, integrity, compassion and charisma while representing me and my family and RE/MAX. I wish her many years of success!
– Jean O., Gulf Shores, AL
Kandy Hines has been our agent for nearly seven years and has helped us with both purchases and sales. She has always been professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Kandy is great with every aspect of the buying and selling processes. She is dependable and helps take the stress out of real estate experiences.
– Cayce H.
I just wanted to take a moment and thank James for helping us close the deal on our dream home on 6/22/2018. He worked really hard on making this deal work. He really did work through every obstacle that did arise and made this deal work. Not every realtor would have taken the time that he did and I really appreciate that. He has a lot of patience and listened to our concerns. He helped both parties meet in the middle so the deal could work. He went above and beyond by his actions and even came over after the closing with a bottle of champagne. We won’t open it until he comes back after the renovations and share it with us. Thank you so much for pulling these deals together so everyone got the home they wanted in the end.
– Jimmy and Jaime M.
"I have bought several houses in my life, and I have to say that I don't think I have ever been represented any better than I was with Kandy Hines. She made the whole process a less stressful experience since I was an out of town buyer, and I always knew that she had my best interest at heart. I would recommend Kandy to family and friends anytime...give her a call and you will to!"
—Craig & Bestsy R., Foley, AL
Dotty Knows The Market!!!
"Dotty Lou sold my house on 3/4/2016 to the first person who looked at it. She had two others wanting it within the first week listed. I also used Dotty Lou to assist in the purchase of our new home that closed on 3/7/2016. I bought the house I just sold through Dotty also. A hard working team . Dotty knows the market and is top Sales person in the Gulf Shores, AL area markets."
—Gary & Lynn B., Gulf Shores, AL
"James Calvert and "The Pro Team" did a great job! He sold our house and helped us buy a new one. James went over and above our expectations, his service was excellent."
—Andy T., Fairhope, AL
Lighthouse Condo in Gulf Shores
"We worked with Kandy Hines to purchase our first condo in Gulf Shores. The entire process was seamless and I would recommend her to anyone interested in purchasing in the Gulf Shores area. She was knowledgable and accessible. She guided us from negotiations through closing. We will be using her again soon!"
—Tara S., Slidell, LA
"Dotty Lou Farias found the condo/duplex that I ultimately purchased on our first "shopping" day. I had been looking for 2 years. She answered every question and anticipated every hesitation simply by listening and knowing her territory, as well as the real estate market. Dotty Lou has an excellent team that made our purchasing process seamless. I met Dotty Lou through a friend that has made several purchases and sales with this excellent team. I promise, you will be very glad you chose Dotty Lou and her team!"
—Debbie C., Gulf Shores, AL
"I casually asked Dotty Lou through an email about a house I saw for sale that she did not have listed. Thirty minutes later she called me with all the details and suggested we set up an appointment to see the house. I told her anytime that was convenient with her but it would have to be a great deal or something I had to have. I was serious about a house in Orange Beach but I also did not want to waste her time.
We went to view the house and shortly after getting inside she said lets go they want too much $$$. She stated that she would select several houses now that she knew more what I wanted. A couple of weeks later she sent five houses for us to review and we went to take a look.
First one was perfect and we looked at the other four and she said lets go back and look at the first one again. She knew that was the one for us.
We went to her office and made and offer which was accepted. This was a short sale and these take some time. She kept us informed and without her persistence and staying after the house and on top of every document we would not have ended up with the property. The house is perfect and without her help we would not have ended up with a great house for us.
We turned around and listed our condo with her and this was during a time when it was not a good time to sell a condo. A month later she brought us a good offer and we sold it. I would not hesitate and I have recommended her to several people. Thanks Dotty."
—Ralph & Catherine M., Orange Beach, AL
My Experience Working With "The Pro Team"
"I needed to sell my Property in Elberta & Relocate. I asked around for a Real Estate Agent to help and was told The Best in South Alabama was Dotty Lou Farias, "The Pro Team" at RE/MAX of Gulf Shores. Dotty Lou came to see & talk about the property and I told her what I needed & I had to close the deal in 60 days no more than 90. I needed to have an agent to handle the sale, as I would be tied up with arranging the move. She said that's what we’d do; she would work very hard, stay in contact & keep me up to date on the situation. On Dec.17 we closed for more than I asked, in only 56 days. She stayed on top of all the details and the Team did more than anyone could ask. Now I know why Dotty Lou is the leader of “THE PRO TEAM” & MY HERO!"
—Lee C., Empire, AL
I Would Highly Recommend "The Pro Team"
"Dotty and her team were very easy to work with and very helpful. Dotty's knowledge of the market and pricing were remarkable. The bonus was her personality! I look forward to working with her in the future."
—Susan S., Orange Beach, AL