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I worked with Pete and he was thorough, knowledgeable, and walked myself and my boyfriend through this entire process.

He was attentive to our needs and wants. He helped us find our perfect home and we couldn't be happier!

Jasmine R.

Daily updates on status.

Notified me when showing of unit. Handled the closing with exceptional knowledge.Maintained contact after the sale to insure the smooth transition of property between buyer and seller.

02/01/2017 - B. Martin

We recently closed on a home with Amber La Esperance and she got it done!

I had my doubts at first but she nailed it! Found our home, did not have to go into a bidding war and made the transaction as smooth as buttah! I recommend her on all your real estate needs! She is what we call our "sleeper" player! Don't underestimate her! She will hit a grand slam and win the game for you! Definitely a star player!

Paul S.

Betsy is energetic and excited about showing homes.

She is a professional in every way. It is great to have a realtor who genuinely loves what she does.

10/03/13 user28902

Amber was so amazing during the search process.

She has a lot of knowledge and was very open and honest, which made me very comfortable. Being a first time homeowner is very scary, but with her help we found the perfect home! Would definitely recommend Amber!!

Lacy R.

Bernadette was terrific!

She found several potential buyers and offers for my home, and I closed on the house within 10 days of my first meeting with her. She was always available for my phone calls and (many) questions, and was unfailingly helpful. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a property. I would give her six stars if that was possible!

Edith Pillsbury

This is my second time buying a home.

My first tine selling one. Amber Esperance made it easy and actually enjoyable. She made sure that I did not miss any target dates. She was also fun to work with. I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home. Thanks Amber!!!!!

Sherri M.


! Working with Bernadette was a pleasure. I highly recommend her to anyone in the Real Estate and investment market. She is very respectful, polite, has a great attitude and more importantly she gets the deal "DONE". Thank you, Bernadette!

7 L's Properties

Amber was amazing to work with.

She went above and beyond to do exactly what we asked when locating and closing on our home. She has become like family through this process.

Mia G.

Dave and Lesley personally took the time and were more involved in the sale of my home than could have ever been expected.

Thank you for the honesty and effort you put into the sale of my home. They are my first choice for anyone looking to buy or sell

Erik Paulsen

Pete was amazing!

His knowledge and guidance helped me buy an investment property. Pete was even hands on in the remodeling process to get the property ready to rent. Thanks Pete! You’re the best!

Christine H.

Amber helped us find the perfect house.

She is very professional, nice, knowledgeable and patient. We are very lucky to have her as our real estate agent.

Penny J.

Amber L'Esperance, REALTOR® She is simply the best agent !


Kathy M.

Excellent service.

Bernadette was not only extremely pivotal in selling our home, but also in helping us buy a new condo. Her professionalism and knowledge are bar none. I would HIGHLY recommend her services!

Sam Gilbert

Betsy helped me buy my first home, on Valentine's Day, no less!

She was prompt when responding to my questions, and went above and beyond to make sure my needs were met. She even brought me a beautiful bouquet of flowers to welcome me to my new home! I would highly reccommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!

02/19/2014 - Christina Hamlin

This agent was all about her business!

Getting this home in showing condition, priced aggressively yet competitively. she handled offers, negotiations, the transaction and got us to the finish line seamelessly!!! Awesome experience! Highly recommend!!


Betsy was absolutely wonderful to work with.

She provided me with her expertise as well as support throughout the entire selling process. She was supportive of my concerns and sold my home quickly. The process was clean, easy and pleasant. I highly recommend her as a top notch realtor.


Betsy helped my husband and I sell our condo in Jacksonville, FL.

It was a little stressful for us because we lived out of state. We couldn't have been luckier to have Betsy as our agent. She made the process as painless as it could've been, given our unique situation. She was very professional and had great communication with us the entire time. We'd highly recommend Betsy for any of your real estate needs!!


Amber L’Esperance is the best!

Communication was perfect, and always on time! Very proactive, and always thinking 5 steps ahead! She went above and beyond to ensure my happiness with the sell of my old home and purchase of my new home. Amber and JP & Associates highly recommended!

C. Payne


If you need a true real estate professional you need to reach out to Bernadette aka Boss Chick ;-)


Betsy has been a great friend for several years so when my Dad wanted to sell his home, I called her immediately.

She staged it beautifully, gave us expert advice, and the house sold at a price my Dad was very happy with! Betsy is also currently listing a beach condo that my family owns and is hosting an open house on a regular basis. I highly recommend her!

05/26/2014 - pb.armstrong

Bernadette was great!

Bernadette is very knowledgeable in the Jacksonville area market. She's easy to communicate with and got my property to closing quickly and efficiently. She made the transaction quick and easy.


When we decided to place our home up for sale we knew Amber would be who we contacted to do so.

She had been amazing to work with when we bought our home and we knew she would go above and beyond again for us. She did not disappoint. If you are looking for an agent who truly cares about you then I recommend Amber. When our closing was pushed back she made sure to place us in a hotel for the weekend, at her expense, until Monday morning closing! Who does that?! She does! You are not just another number with this company, you are family.

Megan W.

I have been working with Amber for 4 years now, I have bought a few houses and she has made the process very easy for my part.

She is an investors dream. She has saved me a lot of money. She thinks of details I would not have thought of.

D&D W.

Amber helped me sell a home as well as buy a new one.

She was instrumental in helping me set an attractive but aggressive price for the house I was selling. Additionally, she was able to recommend a photographer that did an excellent job on the listing photos. We listed on a Thursday and by the following Monday the house was under contract with a full-price offer! The closing process was quick and painless - the whole transaction went great! On the buying side, she worked with me to find homes that fit my criteria at a time when there was limited inventory. She alerted me to a house coming on the market that looked like a match - we saw it that day and wrote an offer the next morning. We were competing with other offers, so she guided me through the process of submitting an escalation clause to avoid overpaying. The offer was accepted, and the closing was quick and painless. I would happily recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell!

Raymond H.

I met Betsy in 2008 when my family and I moved to Jacksonville from Hudson, Ohio.

Betsy was quick to like and so friendly. She was our realtor and worked hard for us. She has the patience, knowledge of real estate and such a deligent worker. I would highly recommend Betsy for a job in real estate where she has lots and lots of knowledge.

10/03/2013 - jfraz

I moved here from out-of-state and knew nothing of the local area.

Not only did Betsy take the time to show me various housing choices in my budget and commuting range, but when we found what I wanted she fought for me to make sure I got the best deal on the best home. Ultimately, thanks to her, I ended up exactly where I wanted for just the right price and I could not be happier!

09/29/2016 - user217087

Betsy is a fabulous agent!

Helped sell and find a home! She knows her market and is very professional. Truly the best of the best. Id highly refer anyone of my friends to her to sell or buy their home.

02/02/2017 - M.Bradley

Very personable, knowledgeable and prompt for our viewings.

Maintained contact with us throughout the selling process. Made this home buying experience very comfortable. Professionalism was evident from first meeting.


This is one of the hardest working agents that I have met in twenty years!

Bernadette has gone far and above what most agents would have done. I was on a very strict time line to move and in less than 5 days with her hard work she was able to locate my property and get the closing complete. I would recommend Bernadette to anyone who is in the market for purchasing a home.

Yolanda Williams

BUYING WITH BERNADETTE Loved working with Bernadette.

She makes a complicated process easy, listens to your needs and cuts through the paperwork leaving you understanding what you are signing. I would recommend her to anyone who is buying or selling real estate. She really knows the business and is the consummate professional!

Janis Roselle

Peter was very informative, timely and a great help on our sale and purchase of a new home.

My fiancé and I had a lot of questions and if he didn’t know the answers to them. He would research them and get back to us in a timely manor. On the sale of our home. He gave us helpful tips and a check list to help prepare us to give the best presentation (staging). In return when where under contract in 48 hours. The negotiation process was quick to our satisfaction. On buying a new home. Every concern or questions we had. He addressed them accordingly to our best expectations. If you are in the market and or just considering selling or buying. I would highly recommend Peter McMahon.

Archie M.

Betsy is a very nice person, friendly, and our best real estate person so far.

She is very knowledgeable of her job, very understanding, honest and trustworthy. She takes her time to answer or get an answer to our questions and concerns in regard to our real estate transactions. We closed 2 houses that she found for us. With her help, we went through a "1031 Exchange" transaction easily. We will ask her help again if we have a chance in the future. We highly recommend her without any doubt. She is the best.

09/08/2016 - sseepersad

Dave and Lesley Butts were just fantastic.

I was working with a different realtor and not getting the results I expected or wanted. I called Dave on a Friday and by the next Friday we were under contract on a house that was exactly what my wife and I wanted. I highly recommend them, they are the best.

Douglas Watson

FIRST TIME HOME BUYER I found Bernadette to be honest, to the point and patient as needed (b/c I am a first time home buyer).

She did a great job guiding me through my first purchase!

Nicholas Hall


Bernadette did an excellent job selling our property. She said she would sell in a week and indeed she sold it in less than a week!! It always feels good to realize that RE agents doing what they promise, not just in order to get the listing. She sold the property before she even asked for the listing. She performed above and beyond our expectations. Thanks a bunch Bernadette!

Ofer Goldberg

Patient, great communication, extremely helpful every step of the way.

Pete was able to locate our perfect home and even though it had multiple offers, did whatever he needed to do to get our offer accepted. We'll recommend and use him anytime needed. Thanks a zillion, Pete!!

Ty W.

We have dealt with Betsy on several occasions, and have never been disappointed.

She is wonderful to work with, and always puts the client first -- which is what every homebuyer should be looking for!

9/30/2013 - L. Burris

Constantly stayed in touch during the process.

Made helpful suggestions to make property more saleable. Brought very interested buyers to see property.

09/14/2016 - gariellen

Great job!

Amber figured out our style very quickly and allowed us to narrow our search by eliminating properties that didn’t fit!

D&K Wilson

My Amber was amazing from the start to finish.

She helped me with things that I shouldn't even call her about. If you need someone to make things, she will put her gloves on to fight for you, she's your girl! I can't thank her enough for her patience, commitment, communication, understanding, and for going and above and beyond to get me and my boys my home.

Marie L.


I have known Bernadette for several years as a real estate investor and licensed real estate broker. There is likely no other agent in the Jacksonville area that is more knowledgeable and well connected than Bernadette. She has sold several of my rental properties over the years, and it was with her knowledge of the market here in Jacksonville that guided me through the process of selling and getting top dollar for my properties. She stays in contact with all parties (including contractors) during the rehab and selling process. Sh keeps on top of the entire process and makes solid recommendations on what will improve the value of the property and which contractors/lenders/title companies are able to get the job done quickly and efficiently. She is a work horse and is extremely talented in getting properties sold in tough situations that most agents don't have the knowledge or tools to address. Highly recommend!

Bill Massey


Bernadette went above and beyond to help find our family the perfect home for us. She put in long hours and was very fast and dedicated to her job. Highly recommend.

Rachel Bryant

Amber L’Esperance was the most amazing realtor.

She fought hard for us and found us the most perfect little home. I would recommend her to any and everyone who is looking for a realtor who is genuine and cares. I cannot say enough great things about her!

A Robbins

Betsy's assistance and professionalism were top notch start to finish.

After numerous home choices kept falling through, she persisted, always with a positive attitude, until we found a house that looked like it would go through. Using a VA Loan, there were numerous obstacles, and she helped us navigate all. We finally made the closing on time. I would gladly recommend her to anyone for real estate services.

02/08/2014 - launchsite

Bernadette is a great realtor who fought to get us the condo we wanted.

She went above and beyond during the holidays to work with al the parties involved to make sure we made it to the closing with no issues. I would highly recommend her expertise with buying o9r selling your home.

Christopher Gilbert

Betsy helped us find the home of our dreams.

She worked through a complicated foreclosure, wrote up a winning bid and helped to steer us in the right direction for a renovation loan. I would highly recommend Betsy.

09/29/2016 - jenbrentknoechel

Working with Amber L'Esperance was amazing because she covered the real estate buying process from A to Z.

This concluded with a smooth, successful close...getting my San Marco (Jacksonville) dream home.

Edward T.

Lesley & Dave Butts are the only realtors I will ever use.

They’ve helped us buy & sell and are amazing at what they do. They advocate for their clients, have great communication, and answer any and all questions. They’re great people to work with and have a good network of people surrounding them. I would recommend this down to earth team to everyone. Our whole team pushed and got us to closing on time. The most stress-less process I’ve had to experience. We can’t thank them enough ❤️

A.K. Briscoe

Bernadette was great to work with!

She was able to walk us through the process of buying an older/historical home. She really knew her stuff! Highly recommend!!

Luke Marlar

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