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.

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


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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Venice Sharks Tooth Festival

By | March 22, 2015

Sharks Tooth

The City of Venice in Sarasota County has been named the “Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World” because of the millions of shark teeth that wash up on our sandy white beaches. The Sharks Tooth Festival takes place each Spring against the back drop of Venice’s best shark tooth hunting beach, where fossil collectors from … Read More! »

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Annual Historic Homes Tour in Sarasota

By | February 18, 2015

Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation

The Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation is proud to present the 25th Annual Historic Homes Tour on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the historic Laurel park neighborhood. The public is invited to celebrate Sarasota’s rich architectural heritage by touring 12 significant yet diverse structures in one of the first … Read More! »

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Real Estate Sales in Sarasota Continue on Record Pace in October

By | November 20, 2014

House Upward Graph

The Sarasota Association of Realtors just released the sales statistics for the month of October which show that the market remained on record pace with 1,011 property transactions recorded for the month – the fifth time the 1,000 level has been reached in the past eight months. The total was 23.3 percent higher than October 2013’s sales … Read More! »

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Sarasota Real Estate Statistics for September 2014

By | October 22, 2014

The Sarasota Association of Realtors just released the sales statistics for last month which show that the Sarasota County real estate market remained on pace for near record sales numbers in September 2014, ending the month with 934 closed transactions – 14 percent higher than last September when 817 properties changed hands. Sales for the … Read More! »

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Sarasota Real Estate Statistics for August 2014

By | October 2, 2014

The Sarasota Association of Realtors recently released the sales statistics for the month of August 2014 which show sales remaining strong during the month. Homes and condos continued to sell at a brisk pace in Sarasota County in August, once again nearly reaching the 1,000 level with 975 closed transactions. The eight-month total from the … Read More! »

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