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I have been active in the real estate business here in Sarasota and Manatee counties , since moving to the area 14 years ago.
My ties to the area date back to 1952, when I first visited.
My realtor father would bring us to the area every January to escape the brutal Minnesota winters. When I first visited , we stayed on Longboat Key, which was very remote with only a few cabin resorts. Gradually others came to enjoy the sun and the newly built resorts on Longboat, Siesta Key, and Lido. In the early 80's I invested in a condo on Siesta Key as a second home for family visits. I knew that I would eventually move to Sarasota.
In 2004, after sending my daughter off to her last year in college...I made the move!!
I launched vigorously into sales with ReMax on Siesta Key, and quickly found that buyers and sellers where plentiful. Without the benefit of GPS, I spent a great deal of time learning the neighborhoods and the properties. Siesta Key,Palmer Ranch,Gulf Gate, and the Landings, were the areas I first served. As the market slowed, I expanded my reach to include many nieghborhoods in Venice, Nokomis,Central Sarasota and Mantee.
As a result I feel that I know the greater area better than most. I also started a walking group to provide opportunities for clients and locals to get to know the areas beaches, parks, and urban areas. www.meetup.com/sarasota-walkers-meetup/
I love the area and the people, and welcome the opportunity to assist others as they sell their properties and move on to a new life chapter, or the buyers who are looking for a home in Sarasota/Manatee.
My personal experience as mother and grandmother, and my professional experience in business make me an excellent choice for your realtor. You can be confident that I can get the job done with the least amount of hassle!! BEING A REALTOR IS NOT JUST A JOB, IT IS A WAY OF LIFE!!. Carolyn Francis
Most of my listings include residential homes condos and villas in Sarasota, from University Parkway to Central Sarasota Parkway and Siesta Key, and South Sarasota. To get to know more about South Sarasota www.facebook.com/southsarasotasiesta
In working with buyers, I help them to find an area they prefer, and find a property that works for them financially and personally. That can take me all over Sarasota or Manatee County. I enjoy working with buyers and have no problem working an expanded area. My buyer website helps them to know Sarasota. www.toursarasota.net
I list and sell properties in Sarasota-Manatee,Osprey,Nokomis,Venice and on Siesta Key. FREE LIST: http://bit.ly/SarasotaJustSold
I specialize in working with out-of-town buyers,those who are new to the area. I help them know the area as well as the neighborhood and the properties. Check out current area properties for sale: GET FREE LISTS http://bit.ly/SarasotaPoolHomes
I often work with those who are investers, or second home buyers. ( Waterfront, condos, golf properties, residential homes, gated communities.) Having been an investor I know the types of properties and the best neighborhoods to make a profit.
Many of my clients are in transition from a larger to a smaller property or moving to an assisted living situation.
Others are looking for a "dream home" on one of the Keys (islands), in a gated community, or in a golf community. I AM READY TO HELP YOU FIND A GREAT PROPERTY!!