Author Archives: Missy Cleary

About Missy Cleary

Missy Cleary grew up in Sarasota and graduated from Florida State University with a Masters Degree in Special Education. Upon graduation she moved back to Sarasota and taught in the public schools. After ten years of teaching she decided to join her husband Joe and his family at The Cleary Group of RE/MAX Alliance Group. She has enjoyed selling real estate for the last nine years with The Cleary Group, and specializes in working with Buyers and helping them find their piece of Florida paradise. Together Missy and Joe have achieved RE/MAX’s most prestigious award, membership in The Chairman’s Club as well as RE/MAX Hall of Fame. They are also consistently in the top 5% of all Realtors in Sarasota. Missy loves her newest profession and is “living the dream” in Sarasota.

2012 Resurgence in the Sarasota Real Estate Market

By | January 17, 2013


Property sales for the year 2012 were the fourth highest in the 90-year history of the Sarasota Association of Realtors®, achieving 9,169 total sales. In 2003, sales in our market hit 9,697, followed by 11,267 in 2004 (the current all-time high) and 10,562 in 2005. The annual sales dropped to 6,358 in 2006 and bottomed … Read More! »

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Siesta Key White Christmas

By | December 24, 2012

While much of the country waits and hopes for a white Christmas each year, we here on Siesta Key always have a white Christmas. Our white Christmas comes not from the sky, but rather from our beautiful white sand from our very special beach. Siesta Key sand is one-of-a-kind and is often compared to walking on … Read More! »

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Michaels on East- Always Exceeding Expectations

By | December 20, 2012

Michael's on East

If you know Sarasota then you know Michaels on East.  Since opening in 1987 Michaels on East has been a Sarasota mainstay for fine dining, receptions, business gatherings, and the like. I recently attended the RE/MAX Alliance Group holiday party at Michaels on East and the entire experience was OUTSTANDING.  The ballroom glistened, the staff … Read More! »

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Sarasota Market Nearing 4th Best Year Ever

By | December 18, 2012


The Sarasota Association of Realtors just released the sales figures for the month of November. We are on pace to see the fourth highest number of annual sales in SAR’s 90-year history in 2012, after members sold 764 properties in November 2012, a robust 29 percent increase over last November’s figure of 602 total sales. … Read More! »

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Bradenton Riverwalk Grand Opening

By | October 13, 2012

The grand opening of Riverwalk in Bradenton will be held next week on October 17th at 5:00pm. This walkway along the Manatee River stretches from Manatee Memorial Hospital to the Bradenton Central Library.  Designed by Kimley-Horn and Associates, the Riverwalk is not only beautiful but also sustainable.  Their vision was to create a place that would … Read More! »

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Mr. Beery’s Craft Beer Bar

By | October 11, 2012

Located in one of the local Sarasota stomping grounds, Gulf Gate, Mr. Beery’s is an intimate, non-smoking craft beer bar where the motto is “NO CRAP ON TAP”. If you are looking for a micro-brew or a specialty imported beer this is your place. The selection is constantly changing and the “beertenders” are very friendly, … Read More! »

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College Football is Back…

By | September 12, 2012

For some people college football season is bigger than Christmas. I know we have waited all summer for College Game Day to come on to our TV. As true Seminoles we bleed Garnet and Gold and live each week to see our team hit the field. One Sarasota establishment embraces and supports the Sarasota Seminoles. … Read More! »

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Sarasota County Schools Back in Session

By | August 27, 2012

While much of the country is still enjoying  the lazy days of Summer until after Labor Day Sarasota’s 40,000 students  headed back to school on August 24 to start the 2012-2013 school year.  Sarasota is fortunate to have an outstanding public school system that as a community we are proud of!  Our residents understand the … Read More! »

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Most Affordable Places to Live

By | August 24, 2012

CNN Money Magazine just released their list of most affordable places to live and our own North Port in the southern part of Sarasota County came in at #2. With affordable housing, lower property taxes and what we feel is the best lifestyle we’re not surprised at the ranking. The top 10 communities are: 1. … Read More! »

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July Sales Continue Hot Streak for Sarasota Real Estate

By | August 17, 2012

The Sarasota Association of Realtors just released the sales statistics for last month. The Sarasota real estate market remained active and strong in July 2012, with 699 closed sales reported by members of the Sarasota Association of Realtors. The total was 16.7 percent higher than the 599 sales reported in July 2011. The breakdown was … Read More! »

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