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.

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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Marty Haines Receives RE/MAX 100% Club Award

By | May 21, 2013

Marty Haines was presented with the RE/MAX 100% Club Award at a RE/MAX Alliance Group award ceremony held recently. The 100% Club is an international award level recognizing associates who have earned between $100,000 and $249,999 in gross commissions during the preceding calendar year. In addition, Haines received a certificate for graduating from Buffini & … Read More! »

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Boating This Summer

By | May 9, 2013


If anyone has spent any amount of time here in Sarasota, they know that our gulf and bay waters are among the best in the state for fishing and pleasure boating.  This Spring, as I was putting around the bay, I decided to scope out the new  summer island hangout” where I usually find myself … Read More! »

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Smack Restaurant in Sarasota

By | May 2, 2013

  Today, at the corner of Osprey Avenue and Main Street, the Sun Trust Bank rises above where once stood Sarasota’s favorite drive-in burger spot; the Smack Restaurant. Many a teenager cruised through there in their hot rods, businessmen had lunch there, singles met, and families came in for the great prices. Anyone for a … Read More! »

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