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.

Sales Stay Strong in Sarasota Real Estate

By | November 5, 2015

REMAX Sold Sign

Property sales in Sarasota and Manatee counties were somewhat slower in September 2015, but the drop off from August was expected after an unprecedented six month run of record-setting closings. In addition, the start of fall 2015 looks a lot like the same time last year, but with one major exception. Single family home median … Read More! »

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Mr. CB’s Boat Club in Sarasota

By | November 4, 2015

Mr CBs

I just stumbled upon this great deal and wanted to pass it along… Mr. CB’s Saltwater Outfitters is a clothing store, bait store, all things fishing store, boat rental store and they now have a boat club. Members can join the boat club and get UNLIMITED BOAT RENTALS-Any boat, any time (according to their brochure). … Read More! »

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Home Prices Rising in Sarasota

By | September 22, 2015

The active inventory of properties for sale in Sarasota and Manatee counties continued to drop in August 2015, while the median sale prices skyrocketed over last year at this time, demonstrating a strong seller’s market in the region. According to the Realtor ® Association of Sarasota and Manatee, the inventory of single family homes and … Read More! »

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The Table Creekside Restaurant

By | September 20, 2015

Table Creekside

The Table Creekside Restaurant on Phillippi Creek in Sarasota, FL is where Joe and Missy go when we have an anniversary or other special dinner date! It is easily our favorite upscale place to eat complete with a water view! This centrally-located restaurant is located on the banks of Phillippi Creek in a converted old house … Read More! »

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Sarasota Real Estate Market Update

By | August 27, 2015

Housing Going Going Gone

The Sarasota Manatee Board of Realtors just released the sales figures for July which show the pace of property sales in Sarasota and Manatee counties continued at a record annual rate, with 1,974 closings, up 23.5 percent over last July’s combined total of 1,600 for the two-county region. If the final five months of the year … Read More! »

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Home Sales Continue On Record Pace

By | June 23, 2015

House Upward Graph

The residential real estate market in May 2015 in both Sarasota and Manatee counties continued to produce near-record sales, pointing toward another potential recordbreaking year in 2015. Overall sales in Sarasota County hit 1,182, only 42 sales below last month’s all-time monthly record, while Manatee County saw total sales of 827, higher than April’s figure … Read More! »

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Need a GOOD and INEXPENSIVE Sarasota roofer?

By | June 21, 2015

Roofing

I just received a great letter from a customer who just had a new roof put on by Herschberger Roofing. Their number is: 941-906-8485. Tell them The Cleary Group sent you! They are a bit backed up but well worth it…Here is the letter I received:   “So, I’m sending a recommendation if anyone asks … Read More! »

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Home Sales in Sarasota Hit an All-Time High

By | June 5, 2015

Property sales in April 2015 in Sarasota County totaled 1,224 (791 single family and 433 condos), exceeding the all-time high reached in April 2004 by a single sale. Manatee County recorded 813 sales (539 single family and 274 condos), not a record, but very high compared to recent months. The historic level of sales activity … Read More! »

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Sarasota Monthly Market Summary for March 2015

By | April 28, 2015

MARCH MADNESS! It was a great month of March in Sarasota, FL! The local real estate market here was pretty darn hot and prices have shot up. Typically, this is the case in our area as our busier selling season winds down and those snow birds enjoying their 3 or 4 months down here finally … Read More! »

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Sarasota Is the City With the Greatest Well-Being in America

By | April 21, 2015

According to an article recently published in ‘Time’ magazine, if you want to live somewhere where you’ll find financial prosperity, a strong community and a sense of purpose, you should consider moving to southern Florida, according to a new poll. Gallup’s annual Well-Being Index ranked the North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton metropolitan area as the city with the highest well-being in … Read More! »

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