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.

The DeSoto Hotel

By | July 11, 2013


Sarasota was hardly more than a small fishing village in 1886 when Col. John Hamilton Gillespie arrived from Scotland. Gillespie, representing the Florida Mortgage & Investment Company, arrived in Sarasota in 1886 to see what could be done to improve the company’s investment in Sarasota. Aside from improving the streets and the “Downtown” area, Gillespie … Read More! »

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May Sales in Sarasota Hit New 8 Year High

By | June 25, 2013

Members of the Sarasota Association of Realtors® sold 1,020 properties in May 2013, the second consecutive month that sales have hit four figures since June  2005. In many respects, April and May were statistical mirror images of each other in terms of total sales, pending sales, steadily increasing median sales prices and declining inventory. There … Read More! »

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Area RE/MAX Agents Raise $111,643 for All Children’s Hospital

By | June 24, 2013

Alliance Group President Peter Crowley and family members presented the check RE/MAX Alliance Group presented a check for $111,643 on behalf of RE/MAX agents in the Tampa area during the 30th Annual All Children’s Telethon on Sunday, June 2, on WFLA, Channel 8. The check was presented by RE/MAX Alliance Group President Peter Crowley, with … Read More! »

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Experts Speak on Future of Commercial Real Estate

By | June 24, 2013

The future of commercial real estate was the topic of a Commercial Symposium held today at the Founders Club. Hosted by the RE/MAX Alliance Group Commercial Division, the event was attended by an invited audience of more than 100 top commercial real estate agents. Former national President of the Certified Commercial Investment Group Richard Juge … Read More! »

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Sarasota History Alive

By | June 22, 2013

Jody Anderson SHA

Well over a century ago, much of the land in the southern part of then Manatee County was wilderness. It was to this wilderness near the Mystic River (now Forked Creek) that Joseph Daniel “Jody” Anderson moved with his mother and siblings in the late 1880s. As did other early settlers in the area, the … Read More! »

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Preparing Your Home for Inclement Weather

By | June 11, 2013

Be “In the Know” with these statistics about the yearly impact of natural disasters in the U.S., and guidelines for protecting your family and your property as best you can. To download the 2013 Hurricane Guide click here.

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Seller’s Market? You Bet It Is.

By | May 31, 2013

A perceptible shift has happened to the Sarasota real estate market thus far in 2013; prices rising and inventories are low bringing in a “seller’s market”. While still nothing at all like the fevered , cheap money buying spree that sent things into a tailspin, the market has definitely become favorable for sellers. Many Bradenton … Read More! »

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USA Today Names Sarasota Great Waterfront to Visit

By | May 28, 2013

Sarasota Bay Aerial Photo

Sarasota got some national attention from USA Today along with Baltimore, San Francisco, New York, Charleston, San Diego and Savannah. The topic… “Great waterfronts to visit across North America.” The city was listed among 10 waterfront destinations that also included Vancouver, British Columbia; Fort Lauderdale and Miami. “Sarasota might not garner as much attention as Miami … Read More! »

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The Sarasota Yacht and Automobile Club

By | May 27, 2013


In 1912, the newly organized Sarasota Yacht and Automobile Club purchased a 100-foot lot with two-story boathouse on Cedar Point, which today is next to where the Watergate Condominium grounds front the southeast corner of Gulf Stream Avenue, near U.S. 41. At that time, Gulf Stream Avenue did not extend that far west and the … Read More! »

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Over 1,000 Sarasota Properties Sold in April

By | May 23, 2013

Members of the Sarasota Association of Realtors® sold more than 1,000 properties in April 2013, the first time sales have hit four figures in a single month since June 2005.  There have only been ten months in SAR’s 90-year history that sales have topped 1,000, and the other nine occurred in 2004 and 2005. The … Read More! »

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