What Matters Most to the Luxury Buyer

Michael Saunder’s blogpost shares with us recent research and insights to the meaning of luxury. As you might guess, it’s very different from person to person and has become much more experiential. – Beth What Matters Most to the Luxury Buyer By: Samantha Emelock | January 9, 2019  | MSCBlog Sarasota Bayfront and downtown view … Continue reading What Matters Most to the Luxury Buyer

Buying A Foreclosed Home: How a Foreclosure Sale Works

I’ve been getting some questions about just what is involved with buying a foreclosed home.  This Realtor.com article covers many of the bases, but give me a call with questions or if you have a certain house in mind. I’m happy to help you navigate this type of purchase. – Beth   Buying A Foreclosed … Continue reading Buying A Foreclosed Home: How a Foreclosure Sale Works

Antiques Roadshow Taped at The Ringling to Air Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 and 11

The pair of black and white oil paintings that have been passed down for generations with tales of an exotic origin or maybe proud statements of them being owned by a famous person. Keep them or kill them? The pressure can be intense! And that is one reason we love Antiques Roadshow. Set your DVRs … Continue reading Antiques Roadshow Taped at The Ringling to Air Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 and 11

Here’s Why Everyone Is Talking About Marie Kondo’s Netflix Show, ‘Tidying Up’

I’ve been hearing people talk about the new organizing series on Netflix and of planned trips to the Container Store. I had to find out what the buzz was about. Read on to either get inspired or just to be in the know. (Truth: no item of clothing stands up on its own in my … Continue reading Here’s Why Everyone Is Talking About Marie Kondo’s Netflix Show, ‘Tidying Up’

5 Ways To Incorporate Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year Into Your Home

When you hear “Living Coral” you might be thinking of the reef sort. However this year it is what the color printing company Pantone has deemed the color of the year.  Read on for inspiring ways to use this impactful color in your home decor. – Beth   5 Ways To Incorporate Pantone’s 2019 Color … Continue reading 5 Ways To Incorporate Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year Into Your Home

Hands Off? 5 Rules for What You Can—and Can’t—Take When You Sell Your House

Does it stay or does it go? Here’s a quick guide to get you in the mindset: – Beth   Hands Off? 5 Rules for What You Can—and Can’t—Take When You Sell Your House By Wendy Helfenbaum | Realtor.com Chiyacat/iStock   When standup comedian Nathan Brannon moved into his newly purchased home in rural Washington … Continue reading Hands Off? 5 Rules for What You Can—and Can’t—Take When You Sell Your House

Neighborhoods: Old, New, Enormous and Tiny, Here are Five Neighborhoods Where Everything’s About to Change

Robert Plunket of Sarasota Magazine has done a great job of profiling five distinct neighborhoods that are poised for some exciting shifts. Each neighborhood below has a link to their article. – Beth   Old, New, Enormous and Tiny, Here are Five Neighborhoods Where Everything’s About to Change Five very different neighborhoods where real estate … Continue reading Neighborhoods: Old, New, Enormous and Tiny, Here are Five Neighborhoods Where Everything’s About to Change

Just Listed: 1683 Siesta Drive, Sarasota

Amazing potential with this property, in an ideal location.  What would you do with it? – Beth   1683 Siesta Drive, Sarasota Situated only two blocks from the North Siesta Key bridge and on a generous quarter-acre lot, you can create your perfect Sarasota lifestyle home. Reimagine the existing 2 bedroom, 1 bath home, with … Continue reading Just Listed: 1683 Siesta Drive, Sarasota

10 Most Popular Homes for Sale of 2018 in Sarasota & Beyond

Here’s a little real estate eye candy for your inspiration! – Beth   10 Most Popular Homes for Sale of 2018 in Sarasota & Beyond  By: Kathryn Parks, Michael Saunders Blog | December 19, 2018 At the end of every year, we enjoy looking back at the exceptional properties on MichaelSaunders.com that captured the most attention of those who visit … Continue reading 10 Most Popular Homes for Sale of 2018 in Sarasota & Beyond

7 Pricing Myths You Need to Get Past If You Want to Sell Your Home

Everyone wants top dollar for their homes. It’s only natural. But it’s also important to remain objective and to not take the numbers personally – which can be easier said than done. The following list is meant to be a helpful reminder as you get ready to place your home on the market. – Beth … Continue reading 7 Pricing Myths You Need to Get Past If You Want to Sell Your Home