Congratulations on deciding to search for property in the Sarasota County area where there are many excellent opportunities to save.
Simple stated, your best property comparisons will be those that are:
1. near the subject property...the closer the better. Avoid using adjacent County Comps if possible
2. similar structure...square footage, number of bedrooms, pool etc.
3. use only recently sold property for comparison purposes. Property that sold 6-12 months ago may not be a good reflection of the current local market trends.
Your real estate professional should be able to provide you with this information. If you are not currently working with someone we would be happy to support your interests.
The Eckler Team
Michael Saunders & Company