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Nick Burrafato, Broker/Owner


"I look out for my client's best interest before anything else! I have developed amazing relationships with my clients, some of which have bought property through me over the phone.  We built a relationship of trust and they know that I would never breach that trust." Nick Burrafato

Direct: 407-312-6190

Nick lives in Lake Mary with his wife Maria and two daughters, Danielle and Caroline. Nick has been a resident of Florida for over 40 years and living and working in the Real Estate Business in Lake Mary for over 14 years. 

Experiences and Affiliation

  • 30 Years of Sales, Marketing & Negotiation Experience
  • Featured on HGTV's House Hunters Program
  • Ranked in the Top 1% of all Florida REALTORS
  • Ranked in the Top 1% of all Orlando REALTORS
  • Ranked in the Top 20 REALTORS in all Seminole County
  • Supports Wounded Warrior Project
  • Specializing in Corporate and Personal Relocation
  • Member of the National Association of REALTORS
  • Member of the Florida Association of REALTORS
  • Member of the Orlando Regional REALTORS Association

Client Reviews

“Nick was awesome. He was extremely patient and forthright with the entire process. I would certainly recommend anyone looking to buy or sell a home to use Nick. He helped us through the entire short sale purchase process and helped our dream home become a reality."EVAN SHEAR, ALAQUA LAKES

"My husband and I had a great experience with Nick listing and selling our home. He was very professional and a pleasure to work with throughout the whole process. We feel very comfortable recommending him and know that he will exceed your expectations."JENNIFER & CLINT REYNOLDS, HEATHROW

“We cannot speak highly enough of Nick. I fell in love with the house that we now own the moment I walked in and I said to Nick "please get me this house." Nick delivered. The house desperately needed a new roof and Nick not only negotiated a fair and equitable clause in the contract regarding the roof, we also enlisted his help in negotiating a contract with the roofer that we chose. While buying/selling a home is always stressful, Nick made us feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible. He always responded to texts, emails and phone calls within an hour. He never tired of showing me "just one more house," even after I had seen around 30. We consider Nick a part of our family and offer our highest recommendation of him as an agent, and as friend. DR. MEGAN SHEROD, SANFORD

“You simply will not find a more knowledgable, hard-working and responsive realtor than Nick Burrafato. Nick did a fantastic job for us. His input, insight and recommendations were invaluable as we were moving from Buffalo, NY to Central Florida. Nick is extremely proactive in addressing the needs of his clients. If you are looking to purchase a house in Central Florida or looking for a realtor, I highly recommend Nick Burrafato." MIKE BENFANTI, MAGNOLIA PLANTATION

“Nick, not only helped me purchase my home when I first moved to Florida; Nick also helped me sell that very same home (quickly and effectively) 3 years later when I had to relocate back to the Mid Atlantic region for work. When I was searching for my home; Nick showed me many homes that all fell within the criteria I was initially searching for. In each home Nick was thorough and honest on the little details as well as the major ones that would ultimately influence my decision as well as shape my experience and how I would enjoy my home for the years to come. Nick's attention to detail and proactive vision of my time in the home I would choose was amazing. Even after I purchased and moved in; Nick stayed involved by making amazing recommendations of people I would eventually, successfully and happily, engage with for home improvements; home maintenance, etc....Nick's knowledge of his industry as well as his network of people are truly amazing. I can honestly say that both the purchase of a home and the sale of my home were 2 of the most pleasant experiences I've ever had in all my moves; and I move alot for work. I plan on getting back to the Lake Mary area very soon and when I do; I will seek out Nick for his guidance and help in finding my new home. Thank you Nick!"DAN CATON, HEATHROW

“Nick is incredibly professional and very knowledgeable about the best areas in the Orlando area to live in. We were blessed to have found him via the Internet. He met with us in Florida and helped find the most perfect home for our family's big move. We are so very happy with everything Nick has done with us and look forward to working with him again."LAURA MERKAC, HEATHROW

“Nick has been our agent with purchasing our first home as well as selling our first home. We couldn't recommend anyone better then him. He guided us through the way with professionalism and very reliable advice. If you are looking for someone in the central Florida area the he's your guy!"TARYN HICKS, LAKE MARY

“Nick, I am writing to convey our sincere appreciation for assisting us with our relocation and finding our new home. Specifically, I would like to commend you for your tenacity and follow through to find a house that is suitable for our family. It was a long road (many months), but in the end we found a great house in the right area. You demonstrated tremendous energy and a “can-do” attitude at all times. With my business travel and out of state relocation underway, we were not always available, but you made yourself available whenever we needed to connect. We would not hesitate to refer you to a friend and, in fact, we already have!"DARRELL & JOANNA CONN, OVIEDO

“A short to express my appreciation for your support in handling the sale of my home in Heathrow, FL. I live in Colorado and never lived in the Heathrow home. Thus the transaction required you to act for me in a non-traditional manner. You counseled me on the type of repairs that needed to be done prior to listing the property. You introduced me to a quality contractor who accomplished the repairs with your oversight. You met with my mover to ensure that the goods were packed correctly and loaded on the truck for shipment to Colorado. You handled the negotiations with the Buyers agent in a timely and professional manner. Because of your support, I was able to avoid the cost and time to fly to Orlando only to spend a few hours with the movers. You took a lot of responsibility on your shoulders. I very much appreciated all you did and accomplished on my behalf. I have bought and sold six homes of the years. I highly recommend you and your team. If I can ever provide a recommendation please feel free to have them call me."REG MCINTYRE, HEATHROW

“Thank you so much for helping us buy a home. We would not have this house without your help. We knew from the day we met you, that you would make our dreams of owning a home come true. Thank you for being honest, straightforward and dependable. As first time home buyers, this process was overwhelming at times. However, you were there to answer any questions we had. Thank you for treating as if we were your only clients. It made us feel very secure knowing that you were available anytime we needed you. We are so grateful for everything you have done. Thank You."HEATH & JADE PATTERSON, SANFORD

“Nick did a fantastic time selling our townhouse! We had several offers within one day of listing, and closed the sale less than two weeks later. He was always on top of everything and communicated with us constantly throughout the entire process – not to mention providing us with great advice along the way. We would recommend Nick to anyone who is looking to buy or sell!"LAUREN CASINO, MAGNOLIA PLANTATION

“Nick Burrafato with Gallery of Homes helped us to find a new home and sell another home. Nick truly cares about his clients and that is what sets him apart from others in the industry. He treats you like family and is always looking out for your best interest. Nick has a great knowledge of the Orlando area. Our search was extensive and Nick had a wealth of information on the different areas we were looking at. Since he is always aware of the current market conditions, that really helped with being informed of new properties and pricing. Nick has great relationships with many realtors in the area. That was very beneficial with both the purchase and sale of our home. Additionally, he has great experience with all different types of purchases and it was great to have him help us with all of our needs. Thanks Nick!" KELLY & ERIC KORTMAN, HEATHROW

“Thanks so much for all of your hard work. I don’t think we could have had a better first home buying experience. Rest assured that we will use you whenever the time comes to relocate. We have already begun telling everyone we know about you and your company. Thanks!" JAMES & DANIELLE BAKER, LAKE MARY

“Nick, Renda & I would like to thank you for the service and personal attention we received from you and Gallery of Homes Real Estate Professionals as it was exceptional! You and your team are truly high-caliber. Your knowledge of the local market and your key contacts in the community helped us in our search for our home. After patiently going through listings and explaining to us about the local schools and neighborhoods, we couldn’t be happier. Our children have tons of friends and love school! We can’t say enough about location, location, location… Our home is situated in a very nice gated community with the local park in walking distance. All of our needs have completely been met, we love this area! We are very grateful that you live and work in this community as it helped in the negotiations and feel we received the best value for our home. Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, I would highly recommend Nick Burrafato & Gallery of Homes Real Estate Professionals to help you in your life changing move. We could not have asked for a better Realtor to guide us through the process."JEFFREY & RENDA VAN DOREN, HEATHROW

“We had Nick assist us with both purchasing a new home and selling our old one. He was very patient in helping us find our new home and helped us evaluate the property as if he was buying it with us. He was always very professional and gave us advice on numerous occasions that helped us find what we wanted and save money. Nick demonstrated his real estate savvy many times during these transactions. Don’t underestimate the amount of coordinating required in making these transactions go smoothly. Nick did a great job of making sure everything was on time and that we were well communicated with. Nick is also very enjoyable to work with and we will miss seeing him on a regular basis! We would highly recommend using Nick for your next real estate purchase or sale!"KENT & KELLI JOHNSON, ALTAMONTE SPRINGS

“We relocated from Michigan, and suffered at the hands of another agency as part of corporate relocation. After working with Nick to find a home for our parents on the glowing recommendation of a local friend, we decided we had to change agents. What a difference a great agent makes! Nick’s approach to client service, his expertise with the local real-estate market, and his genuine concern for our current and future well-being helped us navigate what seemed like impossible market conditions, to a marvelous conclusion. We couldn’t have asked for better counsel, or a better advocate through the entire process. Thank you, thank you, Nick!"WILLIAM AND HEATHER COCHRAN, APOPKA

“We relocated from out of state to Florida and couldn’t be more pleased with the assistance and guidance we received from Nick Burrafato. His experience, knowledge, ability to communicate, and desire to assist in every way possible allowed us to purchase the desired home within a tight time frame. Given that this was job related relocation with limited on site visit time and practically no knowledge of the local residential areas, we heavily relied on Nick for his advice and direction. Nick is a professional who is genuine and responsive to his client’s needs through all the phases o f the process: home search, inspection, and the actual move. As demonstrated in our situation, Nick is a person you can trust to represent your best interests and will “go above and beyond” to accommodate you. His primary focus is not to just sell you a home but to ensure you are pleased for years to come with the home you choose to buy. He has the ability to understand your needs in order to achieve the desired result. We were most fortunate to have become acquainted with Nick on both a professional and personal level. He is a person of high integrity with a passion to provide the best service possible. Consequently, I would not hesitate to recommend him or use his services again. In short, Nick was invaluable to our home buying process."JOAN AND TONY IACOBELLI, HEATHROW

“We want to thank you for everything you did to help us find the right home. At times it seemed that we would not find what we were looking for, but you did not give up. Even when we thought we might have found the right one, you were quick to let us know when something was not right, even though it meant the loss of a sale for you. We were very impressed with how much work you did in a very short time to expedite the sale, and then you helped us get more. The yard is looking fantastic. You’ll have to come by to see the changes when we get to Florida. We are certain that our son will be just as pleased as you assist him in his search."THANKS AGAIN, LINDA AND BILL COCHRAN, APOPKA

“We were extremely impressed with the level of service we received from Nick Burrafato and Gallery of Homes. Our transaction was a difficult one and Nick and his team worked tirelessly to negotiate and close the purchase of our daughter’s new home. We would wholeheartedly recommend Gallery of Homes to anyone looking to sell or buy real estate."RICK ASTA AND JENNIFER BOWEN, LAKE MARY

“I can’t thank you enough for finding us our “dream home” in Heathrow. We were so fortunate to find you as our Realtor. You took the time and effort to get to know us and what we were looking for. As we lived out of town, you always made yourself available when we could get down to Orlando and had homes lined up for us to see. When you saw this home you said “I found your home”, and, you were right. It’s just perfect and we couldn’t be happier with the area and our home. Thanks again for all your help!!!"DARLENE PURVIS, HEATHROW

“I was a first time home buyer, and I was nervous about buying a home for the first time. Nick walked me through the process every step of the way. He was patient with me and showed me many homes. He taught me the things to look for when picking out the best home for me. He went the extra mile and got me a home that I LOVE! Nick is fair and honest and will do whatever it takes to get his clients the best deal on a home. Nick has become more than a realtor to me, he has become a true friend!"KELLY STEVENS LAKE MARY

“Thank you very much for the assistance, guidance, advice, expertise, etc... You gave to Kevin and in these past few months - but especially yesterday and today! I appreciate your patience and knowledge!!! We are looking forward to our new home and working with you in the future!!!"PATRICIA & KEVIN MAY, WINTER SPRINGS

“We cannot thank you enough for going completely above and beyond the call of duty for us, as we attempted to buy a home in Florida from 1000 miles away! From the day we clicked on your website, we had a feeling that you would be the right realtor for us. Your site was very user-friendly and your responses to our phone calls and emails were immediate. Throughout the entire process, you were patient with us, making sure that we found the “perfect” home in our dream location. You offered sound advice and even provided us with information on schools, doctors and utilities in the area. Although Rebecca had never seen the home prior to moving here, you gave us the confidence that we were making the right choice and now having been in our home for a few weeks, we are sure we did. We appreciated all of the honest responses you gave to each of our many questions—specifically regarding the home and relocating to Florida in general. We were fortunate that you handled all of the inspection and closing details so that we did not have to travel to Florida for these final steps and were so impressed by your professionalism. Thank you again, Nick, for going above and beyond to make this move as seamless as possible for our family. We would highly recommend your services to anyone searching for a home in our area."SINCERELY, KIP AND REBECCA WILLY SCARBOROUGH, MAGNOLIA PLANTATION

“If you are reading this, then may be you are just as lucky as I am for finding Nick Burrafato. I have bought and sold many homes over the last 20 years and dealt with numerous real estate agents. Almost all the agents rank between 2 and 6 out of 10. Nick however is easy 11. That is right and without exaggeration. Nick has truly surpassed my expectations. When I first met Nick, I was impressed by his organization, and professionalism. He managed to show us all the houses we wanted to in just 5 hours since we were in the area for just one day. He was knowledgeable about every area in the business, from evaluating the quality of the homes to their desirability. Although Nick stayed in touch through his regular news letters and Emails yet he never exerted any pressure on us, he was always available for questions when needed. When the time has finally come and we picked 2 houses, Nick volunteered his supportive judgment and expert opinion and guided us towards the best choice. From there on, we went on automatic pilot, since Nick and his impressive network of professionals simply took care of every detail including getting us the best price and finance. This was the smoothest transaction I have ever had. Throughout Nick kept us informed through endless E mails and phone calls. Even after the closing, when almost all real estate agents disappear, Nick stayed and came back to the house to offer valuable suggestions. Not only that, where else can you find a busy successful realtor who would take time off his schedule to attend my internet installation at the new house when I was not able to be there. Once again, if you reading this because you are about to work with Nick to find your home, then you are indeed a lucky person."WAGUIH KIROLLOS, ALAQUA

“We are truly thankful and appreciative of your professionalism, knowledge and dedication in the purchase of our new home. You remained focused on our best interests and strived to guide us where we needed to be. You also promised we would love this neighborhood, school district and lifestyle...and you were correct! Having relocated three times in the past, we were familiar with the process. However, moving out of state with three small children is never easy. We are so grateful to you and Gallery of Homes for assisting us throughout the entire purchase. We could not have been any more pleased and will continue to recommend you in the future. Your expertise is outstanding and your negotiating skills are superb! Thanks to you we are now living in Lake Mary and loving life!"BOBBY & PENNY LAWSON, MAGNOLIA PLANTATION

“Buying our first home was a very scary step for my wife and I. We didn’t really know where to start. Nick Burrafato came highly recommended by numerous people. He was very diligent and calming through the whole process. I never felt like I had called him too much or that he was annoyed to hear from me – and believe me, I called a lot! Through this stressful time in the housing market and in this huge step in our lives, Nick was patient with us, calmed our concerns, and guided us every step of the way. We closed on our scheduled date without any hiccups and are now looking forward to moving into our beautiful new home! It was an absolute privilege working with Nick and would recommend him to anyone, whether you are buying your first or your fifth home!"TANNER & MELISSA MICKENHEIM, ORLANDO

“We have bought and sold seven homes in six states over the past 20 years, and without a doubt Nick Burrafato provided the best service of any of our realtors. Nick knows his market, listens intently, offers intelligent opinions, is flexible and attentive, and manages his business with integrity. He is a pleasure to work with and has our highest recommendation."HARRY AND JOAN TRAVIS, HEATHROW

“After relocating from Boston to the Orlando area in December 2008 we found that decent properties located in the best school districts which were reasonably priced were selling quickly. We initially worked with a Realtor and placed 3 offers none of which were accepted even though they were very close if not at asking price. At this point the following became clear: Since there was nothing wrong with our offers the variable was our Realtor. In order for our offers to come across as serious we needed someone credible to present them and our current Realtor was making mistakes in dealing with sellers and other agents. We switched Realtors and began working with Nick and within 3 weeks we had an accepted offer. His guidance and advice were tailored to what he accurately perceived our taste and needs to be and this was very helpful during the process of selection of both areas and individual properties. Even in this market, the house we bought received multiple offers and was on the market for less than a week. Nick’s no nonsense, direct and professional approach allowed us to get the results we wanted on the first offer we placed through him. I would recommend Nick to anyone who is looking for results in their Real Estate transactions."CARLOS ALVA, LAKE MARY

“In these tough economic times, having a pro-active realtor is essential in achieving results. From day one, Nick was pro-active in promoting the house and keeping me appraised on the feedback of the showings. Nick was realistic about the prospects in the market and gave me good advice as to what was happening in the market, and how we should react to the changing market. Beyond that, he was great in working through the inspections, maintenance issues, and closing process. I would highly recommend you choose Nick as your realtor."BOB & MARCIE BROLUND, HEATHROW

“I experienced exceptional professionalism with Gallery of Homes Real Estate Professionals; my entire home purchasing process was efficient and effective. Nick was ethical, diligent, and straightforward throughout the entire process. I received phenomenal home listings, expedient response times, and reliable inspections in a timely fashion. Nick’s knowledge and expertise coupled with serious negotiations resulted in a great savings for my family. All contracts were explained in detail, and my values were the primary focus at all times."A. SCOTT, HEATHROW

“We cannot thank you enough for the white glove treatment you provided to us as we searched via long distance for our dream home. Looking for an Orlando home from Virginia was a challenge. However, you did everything you could to make the search as easy as possible. You truly listened to our wants and needs in regards to the type of home we were looking for, and you continually updated us on all new listings that came on the market. Never once, did we feel any "sales pressure" from you during the whole process. When we came down to tour the homes we were interested in, you were so organized and conscientious about utilizing our time during our visit efficiently. Funny that we never found the house of our dreams by seeing it in person, but actually ended up buying it site unseen based on some terrific photos you took of the home. The fact that we completely trusted your opinion and chose not to fly down to see the house prior to signing a contract should speak volumes about how much we trust you. We are finally moved in, and feel that this is the place we belong. Thank you so much for everything you have done. I hope to have the opportunity to recommend you too many friends in the future. I have no doubt you'd provide the same outstanding service to them as well. Here's to you, Nick!"GREG AND KIM WARP, WINDERMERE

This was our first time to selling a house and you made it seem a very easy and smooth sailing experience. You gave us several tips to make our home more presentable for sale and gave us considerable insight on what the real market value of our home was. You are very professional, very timely and very thorough. We are very lucky to find someone as wonderful as you to help us selling our house very fast in this tough market. We will highly recommend you to anyone who is interested in buying or selling a home. Thank you so much Nick, for everything that you have done to make this such a pleasant experience. Thanks!"SIRISHA & CHINA, HEATHROW

“What a true blessing in disguise it was to work with you! Trying to find trustworthy people to work with is almost impossible these days, but from the moment we started the whole process until the final transaction, you were there for every detail! It is very obvious that your training and professionalism is unremarkable in the industry and we would recommend both of you to any future homebuyer! Thanks you so much for all your time and help!"HEATHER AND BRYAN FOXX, ORLANDO

“I just wanted to say thank you again for all of your help with the townhouse, my dad and I are both grateful for your help! I am so excited about the new house & we couldn't have gotten that deal w/o you! Thanks again!"LAUREN CASCINO, SANFORD

“We can't believe how lucky we were to hit on your website and your name when we were looking for houses on line in this area. Nick, you have been so fantastic. You have done so much for us and have always gone the extra mile. We couldn't believe it when you sent us the list of utilities, etc. You made our move very easy and we can't thank you enough. We just wish our realtor in New Jersey could have been you to sell our home. We wish you much happiness. If you are ever in the neighborhood, give a call. Would love to see you again. Thanks again for everything."RAE AND PAUL, ORLANDO

“Nick has been a pleasure to work with. He takes the time to understand your needs, continually assesses your reactions and adapts his search accordingly for your new home so it matches your needs, budget, and preferences. He steers you clear of potential problems and shady deals. He's honest, friendly, realistic and efficient. If your looking for someone to help you and your family find a home you will want to live in, Nick is the realtor for you. Thanks again for all your help and willingness to roll us though the deal."JASON & CHRISTINE ECHOLS, ORLANDO

“Just extending my many thanks for making my purchase easy and smooth, you really worked it out for me. It was fun and not stressful as I thought. I hope other future buyers will have the same good experience that I had that is only if they find you. Thanks again and keep up the good works."RUTH LOPEZ, LAKE MARY

“Myra and I take this opportunity to thank you for the pleasant experience we enjoyed purchasing our new home in Heathrow. We commend you on your ability to capture our interest on what we dreamed to be our future home. We are especially grateful of how you led us through the whole process and kept us informed at all times. We also want to express our gratitude on your protecting us, in more than one occasion, during negotiations. Myra and I look forward to meeting your family once we move in. Thank you!"MYRA AND ARTURO LOPEZ- DUPREY, HEATHROW

“It’s been 2 months since we moved in to the home of our dreams and we would be remiss if we didn’t take the time to thank you for helping us find it. Any time that you take a shot in the dark to choose a real estate agent, as we did, you don’t know what kind of outcome there will be. But from the moment we met you until the whole deal was completed Ill have to say that you took care of every detail. Being an out of the area buyer is always difficult at best but you quickly assessed our needs and found the perfect areas for us to consider and the perfect home. And you were right in saying that we would know it was the right house for us when we stepped across the threshold. We’ve used REMAX for the last five real estate transactions that we have done and have yet to be disappointed. It is obvious that his training and professionalism is unparalleled in the industry. Thank you for being a REALTOR standard bearer."BEST REGARDS, RENE' WIMMER, ORLANDO

“Being an out of state of state client, we were a little nervous purchasing investment properties. We inquired about a property posted on the internet. Nick contacted us right away answering my questions and asking about our goals and expectations in Florida real estate investing. He has since guided us in a direction that is working out extremely well. He has made us feel as though we are his only client. Nick Burrafato is the best Realtor we have ever worked with. He truly listened to us and worked hard on our behalf. Nick was in contact with us constantly through every step. He is professional, knowledgeable and hard working. Without hesitation, we would highly recommend Nicks service to anyone who is looking for an experienced, caring Realtor who gets things done. There is absolutely no comparison to the excellent service we receive from him. It is a real pleasure."SINCERELY, PAMELA SUKHNANDAN, WOODHAVEN, SANFORD

We wanted to thank you for the professional way you handled the marketing and sale of our home. We could not have been happier with the service you provided to us, your professionalism, and your knowledge of the market. We would highly recommend you to anyone who may be searching for a Realtor in the area."LANCE & CHRISSY SAWYER, HEATHROW

“Paul and I would like to thank you for helping us find our new house. Not only did you find exactly what we were looking for within 24 hours of our first conversation, you made every step of the way easy. We felt completely at ease knowing that you were representing us throughout the process. We both feel that you went above and beyond and would definitely recommend you to anyone and will use your services in any future deals. Thank you for your professionalism and for the giant welcome home gift basket of chocolate! It was a pleasure working with you."PAM AND PAUL WHITNEY, HEATHROW

“Nick, I wanted to again thank you for everything you did to help my family and I find a great home in Heathrow, FL. You went above and beyond in every aspect of this process. You were able to make the process of moving 1,100 miles virtually painless as we felt confident we found the right house, in the right neighborhood, at the right price. You really looked out for our best interests which I hear is very rare in this industry. Thanks again and please feel free to give my name and number to any of your clients as a reference."CHRIS BROOKS, HEATHROW

“These are the things as a first time homebuyer I hoped to encounter in a real estate agent. Getting questions answered and feeling comfortable within the entire process were also a major concern. Having the ability to have achieved all of this is was very gratifying. Nick and his team stepped to the plate and delivered. It’s not property its lifestyle."RANDY MEASE, ORLANDO

Client Reviews

“Nick was awesome. He was extremely patient and forthright with the entire process. I would certainly recommend anyone looking to buy or sell a home to use Nick. He helped us through the entire short sale purchase process and helped our dream home become a reality." Evan Shear, Alaqua Lakes
We wanted to thank you for the professional way you handled the marketing and sale of our home. We could not have been happier with the service you provided to us, your professionalism, and your knowledge of the market. We would highly recommend you to anyone who may be searching for a Realtor in the area." Lance & Chrissy Sawyer, Heathrow
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