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.

Cannon’s Steakhouse and Tavern

By | March 17, 2018

There’s another great steakhouse in Sarasota…Cannons in Gulf Gate is a cross between high-end cuisine and the causal dining atmosphere of a neighborhood tavern. This place is on par with steakhouses such as Ruth Chris and Morton’s for a much more reasonable price. The staff is exceptionally friendly and the entertainment is great. The menu has something for everyone! … Read More! »

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Sarasota Manatee Home Sales Up

By | February 22, 2018

Real Estate News

Sarasota-Manatee home sales and prices increased again in January 2018 according to the Realtor Association of Sarasota Manatee. Inventory tightens, but a rise in pending sales and new listings indicate an upcoming season of sales. Combined closed sales in the two-county area increased by 13 percent from this time last year. Single-family home sales in Manatee … Read More! »

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Strong Finish for 2017 Real Estate in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

By | January 25, 2018

The Sarasota Manatee Realtors Association reports that a strong market continues in the area, as indicated by December 2017 statistics. Compared to December 2016, combined numbers show an increase in closed sales, median sales price and pending sales. Overall, closed sales in December showed an increase from December of 2016. Closed sales for single family homes in … Read More! »

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November Real Estate Statistics for Sarasota & Manatee Counties

By | December 26, 2017

Real Estate

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee reports that November statistics indicate a healthy market in the area. Combined numbers show an increase in sales, new listings and prices. In November 2017, closed sales for single family homes in Manatee County increased by 7.5 percent, while Sarasota County decreased by 3.3 percent. The condo market stands … Read More! »

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Normal Real Estate Market Returns After Hurricane Irma

By | November 28, 2017

Hurricane Irma

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee reports that October proved to be a month of recovery from Irma’s impact on the Sarasota and Manatee real estate market. As the market bounces back, sellers prepare for the season, bringing more new listings and pending sales in October 2017. Closed sales for single family homes increased … Read More! »

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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


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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