Client Testimonials

 See what some of our past clients say about us!

When selling your property, do you want it sold quickly and for top dollar, and also without having to worry about how the sale is being handled. If so, then read what a few of my past clients have to say about my services when they used me to sell their homes.

When buying property, do you want to find the right home at the right price and with the process of buying handled in a professional manner?

When you elect to use my services to sell or buy Southwest Florida property you will get my committment to serve your needs through the entire process. I truly believe in the saying " go the extra mile to do the job right".


Dear Mary,

We , Ron and Gail Hedy, would like you to know how much we appreciated working with you on our Cape Coral, Florida home purchase.  You went out of your way many, many times for us and we thank-you for making this home purchase, 2,100 miles away, seem so easy.  You, indeed, have become our friend as well as our Real Estate agent.  I have a very high level of expectations on all levels of professionalism and you have exceeded all ot them.

We have recommended you to many friends and family on potential home purchases in Florida, and will continue to do so.  We needed your help so often and you never let us down.  Please let us know if we can ever repay your kindness, thoughtfullness and overall friendship.

We have purchased many homes in our lives, but no agent has ever done all that you have done. You are, by far, the best! Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts.


Ron and Gail Hedy

Ron & Gail

David's best asset is that he is TENACIOUS! Several times during the process of selling a FL. condo (not an easy task) David somehow kept the difficult negotiations going forward when it seemed futile. HE DID IT!!


Working with David had was a pleasure. I am a very difficult person and I'm very opinionated on what I want. David was patient and was able to answer every question I had. My husband and I were able to find a home that it had everything on our checklist. I would highly recommend David

Jessica & Jaron

Just wanted to write and give Our Realtor, Mary Sporleder-Ray, our sincere thanks and let her brokerage, Gulf Coast Realty Network, know what a professional and diligent Realtor they have in Mary! 

We just sold and closed on our waterfront property. Mary helped us locate and buy this property. We were so pleased with Mary on the purchase of our waterfront property, that without hesitation when it came time to sell our home, we also listed the home with Mary to sell it for us. 

Mary listed our property and did everything for us. We sold the home in a very short time and for top dollar. I can honestly say of all the real estate deals we have done over the years buying and selling homes, I have never been represented by anyone who was more detailed, professional or who worked harder to help us with the purchase and sale of our home. 

Should you ever desire a recommendation concerning Gulf Coast Realty Network, Inc. and Mary Sporleder-Ray do not hesitate to call. 

Best regards, 

Jim and Karen


Jim & Karen

David knew the market, and listened to our needs and wants and was able to find the perfect retirement home for us in Cape Coral. It was actually the very first home we viewed ( although he was able to show us several) in a very short time. He is so easy to work with and flexible. Knowing the area so well, he was able to point out things that we would not have considered in our purchase, ie Fresh water canals vs. saltwater, boating access and bridges, location to area restaurants, shopping, banks. He expedited our closing and made the process extremely easy. We certainly would recommend David to anyone looking to purchase property in or around the Gulf Coast area.

Chuck & Tina

July 31, 2017
Re: Recommendation for Mary Ray and David Sporleder
To: Whom it may concern,
It is without hesitation that we recommend the Realtor team of Mary Ray and David

My wife Catherine and I decided to sell our house in Cape Coral and interviewed five
different realtors after researching the top realtors selling properties in our area. All of the
realtors were experienced and very qualified but what stood out about Mary and David was
their attitude of being there to help us.
Their attentiveness to the details that help sell a house and their willingness to go above
and beyond what one might expect from a realtor were very impressive. David even helped
me secure several loose concrete anchors around our pool enclosure to help with the
inspection. Mary provided a carpet steam cleaner for several problem areas in the carpet to
give the house the best appearance for showings.
The level of communication was something we also appreciated. Mary contacted us prior to
each showing to make sure we were ready and gave us the realtor feedback after each.
They were excellent at promptly returning our calls, texts and email.
We had 17 showings in three days and 7 offers. Prior to making our decision Mary and
David met with us to discuss the offers, and the merits of each. In the end we decided on
an offer that was over our asking price, but not the highest offer.
After the agreement was signed Mary and David were very attentive to the details. They
kept us informed every step of the way from home inspection and survey to working with
the title companies’ closing agent. Their assistance made the closing go smoothly and
without unwanted surprises. The pre-closing estimate of costs prepared by David was very
accurate, which gave us a high degree of comfort at the closing.
If you are looking to hire a first class, professional team to help sell your home we
wholeheartedly recommend the team of Mary Ray and David Sporleder!

Paul & Catherine

Could not have been more pleased with Mary and David. Their knowledge and professionalism is beyond compare! 
They go out of there way for their clients. I highly recommend this agency!!!

Bunny & Howard

I have known Mary and David for 13 years ,and they have always taken care of all of my realestate transactions.They work very hard for all there clients,and always go the extra mile, to make sure its as smooth as possible.There knowlege,trust,and experience,makes buying or selling a property a great experience.I wouldnt ever consider any one else to handle my realestate needs.

Bill P

David is a saint! My husband is very difficult to please. We looked at so many houses, it was making me dizzy! He would email us pics and videos so we could plan which houses to tour on our trips to Cape Coral. I can not believe how patient and tenacious David was.......David very skillfully suggested that perhaps we would like to look at some lots and get some pricing on building. David quickly found us 3 lots and that was the key! We were off and running. David also worked with us to find the ideal builder for us and was with us every step of the way. We live in Baltimore so David would check on the progress of our house whenever we were not in town. Could not have asked for a better Agent! We would not hesitate to refer anyone to David for his professional and knowledgeable service. He surely goes above and beyond! 

Gary & Debbie

After having a not-so-great experience with a previous realtor, Mary and David were referred to us by a friend and were such a breath of fresh air. They are such a great team, balancing each other and providing honest recommendations and opinions to us as buyers. They could have tried to put us in a house above our budget, but they really focused on our priorities and persevered until we found the perfect home that checked all the boxes, and it was perfectly affordable. They even showed up on move-in day to help us because they knew we were all alone! They continue to be great friends and are truly amazing and honest business people. I can't recommend them highly enough!

Cari & Matt

Mary Ray is an exemplary agent who always caters to her clients needs in the sometimes long and arduous task of purchasing a piece of paradise in SWFL. Her professionalism is top notch with her patience and attention to detail ! She goes the extra mile to ensure her clients are happy not only with their purchase but with their experience . I highly recommend her to anyone in need of an agent to obtain their dream home here in SWFL!

Cheryl M

David and Mary are wonderful realtors! They get to know their clients, ask the right questions and find homes in the clients' preferred areas.
Next home we buy we wouldn't consider going to anyone else, either to sell our current home or buy a different one.
They're that good!
Kay and Jerry

Kay & Jerry

Mary Ray is an excellent agent. She goes above and beyond for her clients. We have bought two houses from her and could not have been more pleased with the transactions. Her team also sold a house for us in less than a month. We not only found the best realtor in Cape Coral, we made a new friend

Susan F

I have known and worked with David & Mary for years. They are a great real estate team with the best interest of their client at the forefront on every transaction.
It is always a pleasure to assist them with the financing of their clients!

Doug K

Absolutely amazing!! Mary and David worked with us from out of state. They went out of there way to get everything done for us without ever meeting us. They did the walk through of houses that I saw and would send me pics and video. Extremely helpfully in everything we needed!! Even measured to make sure a pool would fit. I would recommend them to everyone. Thanks again Mary and David

Janet & Herb

My wife and I recently moved from PA to Cape Coral in June/2016. My wife found Dave on the internet and he worked with her for months sending us affordable listings well before our settlement date in PA. We were under time constraints in May /2016 when we went to cape coral and Dave and Mary showed us numerous properties. They treated us like MILLION dollar clients even though we did not purchase a million dollar home. Mary negotiated the selling price down to get us a beautiful home within our price range. Dave and Mary were professional at all times and returned all of our phone calls within the hour. Dave made sure that all contracts and Docusigns were completed in a timely manner. Since we lived in PA, Dave represented us at the Home inspection. He was at the title office BEFORE us on settlement day. Mary even recommended affordable local contractors that she personally used for a home project.

My wife and I would recommend Dave and Mary to anyone looking to move to the cape coral area because they treated us like family through the entire process of buying a home from out of state. 

Bob & Marnie

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