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The team at www.searchforsarasotahomes.com is a group of dedicated real estate professionals with the tools and experience to help you with your Sarasota, Florida area real estate needs.

Our Agents

Joe Cleary

Graduate: Realtor Institute
Certified Distressed Property Expert
Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Expert
941-650-8485 Direct
941-954-5454 Office


Joe came to Sarasota from Cleveland, Ohio at the age of two. He graduated from Riverview High School where he was a member of the internationally famous “Kiltie Band”. Joe attended Western Carolina University in North Caroling where he graduated with a degree in Business Management. Joe was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and ultimately President of that fraternity.

Upon graduation, Joe joined Walgreens Drug Stores in their management training program. After four and a half years with Walgreens he decided to join The Cleary Group in real estate sales. His adeptness with computer technology enables The Cleary Group to provide many special services to their client base. Joe’s firm commitment to success and excellent follow-thru has enabled his clients to realize their goals in the sale or purchase of real estate. He has become a very successful real estate Broker-Associate and especially enjoys working with his wife, Missy.


Missy Cleary

Sales Associate
Certified Distressed Property Expert
Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Expert

941-809-3410 Direct
941-954-5454 Office


Missy moved with her family to Sarasota in 1982 from Lansing, Michigan. She was a member of the Sarasota YMCA Sharks for 6 years where she competed nationally. Missy graduated from Riverview High School. Upon graduation she attended Florida State University graduating Cum Laude with Bachelor and Master degrees in Special Education.

Missy returned to Sarasota to start a career and a family and spent the next ten years in the Sarasota County Public Schools where she taught Emotionally Handicapped students. Throughout her career with Sarasota County Public Schools Missy was always a leader at each of her schools. In addition she has done extensive new teacher training and staff development nationally and throughout Sarasota County.

Missy is excited to be a part of this family business and has a wonderful approach to working with buyers. Her experience in teaching helps her to explain and clarify items in an easy to understand way. She most of all enjoys making people happy with a purchase or sale of their home.

Brenda Bradshaw

Sales Associate

Direct 813-781-2008




A Florida native, Brenda has lived in many major cities of the state.  But with Sarasota being her favorite, she decided to settle into the lifestyle the area has to offer.  The beautiful beaches, cultural activities, and easy boating, remind her every day that she chose wisely.

A graduate of Venice High School, Brenda earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.  After many years working for a large corporation, Brenda decided to join a family business.  She became a licensed Realtor in 2005 and has been with The Cleary Group at RE/MAX Alliance Group since December 2010.

Brenda’s background in strategic planning, marketing, prospecting, and sales give her an advantage when searching for the right properties for her clients.  By truly listening, addressing concerns, and taking her clients through every step of the process, she ensures her buyers get what they want.  Brenda’s clients trust her and with her efficient and straight-forward approach, enjoy working with her on this important decision.

Kathryn CooperKathryn Cooper

Sales Associate


Kathryn Cooper specializes in downtown Sarasota, the beaches and Lakewood Ranch, as well as new construction representation for her buyers. Kathryn has 20 years of local real estate experience and brings extensive market knowledge, an emphasis on customer service, collaboration and a commitment to the highest practices in real estate.

She is active in the arts community, volunteering with Asolo Repertory Theatre and Florida Studio Theatre, and attends Covenant Life Church in Sarasota.


  Pat Ditton

Sales Associate

941-302-7921 Direct
941-954-5454 Office




Pat is originally from the UK.  In 1994, she moved to Sarasota where she and her husband purchased a motel on beautiful Siesta Key.  Along with her family, she ran the motel for five years. In 2002 Pat got her Real Estate License. She has been with RE/MAX Alliance Group since 2004.

Pat has first hand knowledge of the immigration and relocation process, and is able to help you avoid the pitfalls and guide you through your relocation, making it a smooth and stress free experience.  She  provides outstanding service wherever you are relocating from, whether it be a full time residence or vacation home.


Debra Robinson
Sales Associate

Graduate Realtor Institute
Senior Real Estate Specialist
e-Pro Internet Professional
941-928-2745 Direct
941-954-5454 Office


“Never has there been a better place to live” says Debra and she knows what she’s talking about! I guess knowing the community is the important part of selling real estate isn’t it? With so much to offer from world class arts, theatre, opera to spring training and nature parks, she is happy to show you first hand! She knows Sarasota and Manatee communities inside and out!

Debra is a 1987 transplant from Columbus, Ohio. An OSU Alum, Debra has taught school in Ohio and managed a restaurant there too! All very good experience for the real estate career to follow…Licensed in 1990, she joined RE/MAX Alliance Group over 20 years ago and has loved every single minute of it. Her list of satisfied repeat customers speaks for itself! Let Debra’s hard work and experience help you find your place in the sun!

Bob HenleyBob Henley

Sales Associate

941-724-3352 Direct
941-954-5454 Office




A graduate of Indiana university with a Bachelor of Science degree and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami. Bob was licensed in 1985 in Indianapolis, In. and has been with RE/MAX Alliance in Sarasota, FL. since 1996.

Bob is a 25 year veteran in Real Estate in both the Indiana and Florida markets who feels that this is the greatest job in the world-helping people find their dream home. He has adapted to an ever changing real estate environment while utilizing his years of experience for the future.


Matthew Donovan

Mortgage Loan Officer
Fairway Funding Group

941-993-8086 Direct
941-894-6565 Office
866-741-8492 Fax


Born in Kentucky, Matthew was raised on Siesta Key and has lived in the Sarasota area for over 30 years.  He’s a graduate of the University of Florida and has been a licensed mortgage professional for over 12 years.

His goal is to develop and maintain long lasting relationships with his Realtor partners and clients, and to ensure that his clients receive the highest quality of service with a focus on their overall well-being and the most efficient and appropriate method of home ownership. He seeks to achieve this goal by employing a comprehensive partner involvement process and by engaging in a rigorous on-going monitoring effort. By working closely with his dedicated support staff and Realtor Partners, he can deliver an unparalleled customer experience.


Gina Wallwork

Sales Associate







Gina grew up outside of Boston and worked for a real estate investment, management and development company for 12 years prior to relocating to Sarasota with her husband in 1992.  After taking a few years off to start a family, Gina decided to go back into the real estate business and has been a sales associate with Re/Max since 2000.  She loves working with buyers and sellers alike and takes great pleasure in helping her clients, whether they are  first time homebuyers or repeat customers, find just the right home.  Both her daughters have gone through the Sarasota public school sysytem and she has been actively involved as a volunteer throughout  their school years.  When not busy selling real estate, Gina enjoys  spending time her free time at the softball field watching her daughter play ball.  Favorite activities include running, playing racquetball and taking fitness classes at the local YMCA.


susan head shotSusan Turcotte

Sales Associate
Graduate Clark University

(Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude)

University of San Francisco

Masters (Psychology)

941-735-9299 Direct
941-954-5454 Office

Since 1987, Susan has worked with property investors through powerhouse companies such as Coldwell Banker and RE/MAX. As a seasoned real estate agent and investor, Susan’s intimate knowledge of each aspect of the real estate transaction is essential to guiding buyers towards their perfect investment. She takes great pride in servicing her sellers to get their home “off the market” and sold as quickly as possible.

When not working, Susan can be found teeing off one of Sarasota County’s beautiful golf courses or enjoying a quiet moment with a good book.

If you are looking to either invest or sell, let Susan’s experience guide you.




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