House With History on St Armands

One of the things I find most interesting about Sarasota is the history of the people who’ve lived here. The characters that built our Sarasota had tenacity, imagination and came from all over the world. The house below belonged to the man who was the head of the Bureau of Investigation and ran a detective … Continue reading House With History on St Armands

April 2019 Real Estate Results

More Options for Home Buyers SARASOTA, Fla. (May 21, 2019) – The April 2019 housing report shows a rise in inventory and median sales prices, with properties spending more time on the market. Year-over-year, closed sales and new pending sales decreased. In Manatee County, single-family home sales increased by 3.9 percent to 633, while Sarasota … Continue reading April 2019 Real Estate Results

17 Apps To Help You Get Through A Hurricane

Technology can definitely make your life easier. We expect information to be at our fingertips (on our phones) whenever we want. Especially during the last few hurricane seasons, I’ve found some apps for my iPhone that have certainly made things easier (and I’m sure there are android versions, too.) NPR put together a great list … Continue reading 17 Apps To Help You Get Through A Hurricane

THE TOP ART TRENDS YOU NEED TO KNOW RIGHT NOW

Art is subjective and very personal. Not everyone may appreciate that 6′ square oil painting of a rhino done in all shades of purple. But maybe it gives you the feels, maybe it was a painting given to by a friend who is no longer with us. Or perhaps its an obscenely expensive piece that’s … Continue reading THE TOP ART TRENDS YOU NEED TO KNOW RIGHT NOW

Best Florida Beach Bar 2019

Guilty Pleasure #127:  Beach Bars.  This is one of the best part of living in Florida! And to get the best sunsets, Gulf side is theplace to be. Combine the two and what do you have?  Sharky’s on the Pier.  I can taste the margarita already! -Beth 2019 Award Results Florida Beach Bar is pleased … Continue reading Best Florida Beach Bar 2019

Multiple Offers on a House: Insight for Buyers Facing a Bidding War

This doesn’t happen too often, but when inventory gets tight, multiple offers can be a stressful time for both buyer and seller. The information below offers some good perspective. And, of course, having a good realtor by your side to help negotiations can make the process less of a hurdle. -Beth   By Julie Ryan … Continue reading Multiple Offers on a House: Insight for Buyers Facing a Bidding War

Home Sellers Spill: ‘The Home Upgrade I Wish I’d Done Sooner’

Woulda, coulda, shoulda. These three words are uttered quite a bit when prepping your house to sell. It’s so common to find yourself annoyed that you are fixing the details you learned to overlook for a new owner to enjoy them. Making promises to ourselves that we won’t do THAT again. Realtor.com has collected some … Continue reading Home Sellers Spill: ‘The Home Upgrade I Wish I’d Done Sooner’

Turtle Time: Second Ever Leatherback Turtle Nest in Sarasota County

It’s turtle time!  That special time of year when turtles make their nests on our amazing beaches. I’m really excited to hear about the leatherback turtle nests being watched over by Mote Marine. These endangered turtles aren’t often seen on the gulf side of Florida. It will be fun to see if the nests will … Continue reading Turtle Time: Second Ever Leatherback Turtle Nest in Sarasota County

Just Listed: 7466 Botanica Pkwy #102bd2, Sarasota

This great 2 Bed/2 Bath condo tucked into a quiet corner of Palmer Ranch has just come on the market. Is it the place you’ve been waiting to find? -Beth   7466 Botanica Pkwy #102bd2, Sarasota, FL 34238 Botanica is a small community nestled in Palmer Ranch. Enjoy the security of a gated community and neighborly feel … Continue reading Just Listed: 7466 Botanica Pkwy #102bd2, Sarasota

What Would Make You Sell Your House?

I actually have this conversation with friends, family, clients and even strangers that you meet in the darndest places. Sometimes we are just too close to a scenario to have some perspective. Whether it’s choosing a dress that flatters from every angle, considering that it might just be time to get that hearing aid or … Continue reading What Would Make You Sell Your House?