YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Like Mae West once said, "I've done a lot of places and been a lot of things" and if you live long enough, that does seem to be so. So let me say "Im not as young as I look" and my life experiences have perfectly prepared me to serve your needs well.
My first career spanning 10 yrs was spent as a college arts professor, next 10 years as a journalist my by-line on everything from articles about fertility clinics to housing during the Atlanta Olympics. Soon it became evident that the arts, though somewhat glamorous, was not lucrative.
It was only through real estate that I was able to achieve wealth owning ultimately two twelve (12) unit apartment buildings, numerous duplexes and single family homes. These properties I managed myself... and learned a lot about human nature.
Today I work with BUYERS and SELLERS understanding fully that the choices we make together can be life-changing both financially and emotionally.
WILLING TO SHARE
It was those real estate experiences, lo these thirty years of buying and selling, that I now share with my clients. And happily, in this business, I've had the opportunity to work with wonderful people from young singles… to seniors who think young. These folks I now consider friends. And I'd be happy to provide YOU with name and numbers of folks who'll confirm my boast.
With them I've bought/sold property on Longboat Key up to Bent Tree, from South of Clark to North of 75.... and even as far as North Port.
KNOW THE MARKETPLACE
To stay educated for YOU, I visit dozens of homes to keep current of pricing vs. product.... so that I'm knowledgeable enough to give guidance in helping YOU make the important decisions ahead.
With a database of buyers and sellers that span the globe, I constantly inform via internet, or phone, or in person about all the possibilities.
The goal being ....to make dreams come true be that finding the perfect place to live....or marketing your home to the world.
RESEARCH. NOT GUESSWORK
As your real estate pro I use no guess work, rather research and hard work to find the best prices for you to consider.
Being able to work with a diverse group of people means I can handle your negotiations, if you are selling, and if you are buying negotiating is just part of the job. For when you need inspectors, I've a list for you, and as both an owner and an investor myself, I'll assist in finding trades people who can make perfect what you find lacking.
And always, there is an unfailing desire to make it happen for YOU in a painless, positive way.
Every day in Southwest Forida can feel like a holiday. I've grown to even enjoy the rainy hours.
EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN
Longboat -- Gulf of Mexico Drive is flanked by fabulous condos, canal homes and golf communities just a tranquil few minutes from continental St. Armand's Circle
Lido -- walk to St. Armands Circle for dinner at a cafe, or watch the sunset from the beach or your own condo balcony
Siesta -- a downtown more like the 60s than the cafe society of Lido but drive the back roads and you'll sense the South of France, or ride Midnight Pass for a taste of Miami with everything from condos to homes with fabulous water views to homes that almost float on the Gulf
Downtown -- be it city views to water views enjoy walking to restaurants and movies and galleries and weekly markets featuring flowers and all manner of arts & crafts
Mainland Sarasota -- huge homes, villas, or condos close to shopping, golf, great schools...and minutes by car to the beach.
Venice, Ospry, Casey Key, Anna Maria....are all possibilities