Author Archives: Joe Cleary

About Joe Cleary

Joe T. Cleary Realtor®, GRI, SFR, CDPE 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.

Hurricane Irma Impacts Real Estate Sales

By | October 27, 2017

Hurricane Irma

The Sarasota Manatee Realtors Association reports that our area was mostly unscathed from Hurricane Irma but, real estate sales were hit the hardest. With office closures, reinspections and tight scheduling for new appraisals, September 2017 reports a decrease in closed sales, pending sales and new listings. Compared to this time last year, combined closed sales for … Read More! »

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Cabbage Key Inn Restaurant

By | October 10, 2017

Cabbage Key Inn Restaurant

The Cabbage Key Inn Restaurant is located on a little island with no cars, and not even a single paved road. This historic restaurant sits up on an Indian shell mound, giving it excellent views of Pine Island Sound. The entire island is a secluded paradise and is only accessible by boat. If you don’t … Read More! »

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Upward Trend in Sarasota Real Estate

By | September 26, 2017

Upward Trend Multi Color

The Sarasota Manatee Board of Realtors reports that compared to August 2016, the latest market report shows an increase in closed sales, median prices, and inventory for single family homes, while condos in the two-county area reported an increase in closed sales and pending sales. The August 2017 data was compiled from My Florida Regional … Read More! »

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Inventory Low, Prices Rising

By | August 27, 2017

Price Increase

The Sarasota Manatee Association of Realtors reports that in July median prices continue to rise in response to the low inventory of properties for sale and the decreasing number of foreclosed and short sales. Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of REALTORS®, reported that home prices in most metro areas continued their fast … Read More! »

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Sarasota and Manatee Real Estate

By | August 1, 2017

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The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee just released the market statistics for June 2017 that show an increase in inventory, median sales prices and the median time to contract. Compiled each month from My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service, the data also indicates an increase in pending sales and a decrease in closed sales, … Read More! »

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Prices and Inventory on the Rise in the Sarasota and Manatee Real Estate Market

By | June 22, 2017

The statistics for the month of May just released by the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee showed an increase in new listings, median sales prices, inventory and closed sales, according to data compiled by Florida Realtors® from My Florida Regional MLS. Combined closed sales in Sarasota County increased by 10.1 percent from May of 2016, while Manatee … Read More! »

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Alpine Steakhouse in Sarasota

By | June 15, 2017

Alpine Steakhouse

If you’ve never heard of the Alpine Steakhouse in Sarasota you are missing out on  something of a cultural landmark. Being more than 40 years old, it was the first place in Sarasota to specialize in prime meats of the New York City steakhouse persuasion, and has continually been operated and crafted to perfection by the … Read More! »

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Sarasota and Manatee Real Estate Update

By | May 25, 2017

The Sarasota Manatee Realtors Association reports that according to the recent numbers compiled by Florida REALTORS® from My Florida Regional MLS, April 2017 reflects an increase in single family closed sales, median sales prices and inventory in Sarasota and Manatee County as compared to April of 2016. Closed sales in Sarasota County increased by 8.3 … Read More! »

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Sarasota Real Estate Update

By | April 25, 2017

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee reports that according to the recent numbers compiled by Florida REALTORS® from My Florida Regional MLS, March 2017 proved to show strength in both Sarasota and Manatee County. The combined closed sales for condos and single family in the two-county area increased by 6.2 percent from March of … Read More! »

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Inventory of Single-Family Homes and Condos on the Rise in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

By | March 23, 2017

Housing Market Up

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee just reported that the combined inventory of single-family homes and condos in the two-county area reached 8,557 in February, the highest number since April of 2012. The number of single family homes for sale in Sarasota County is up by 15.1 percent from February of last year, and is up … Read More! »

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