What’s HOT in Sarasota this Week!

By | November 11, 2011

Sometimes, locals take for granted that we “know” where to live, where the best investments are, best restaurants, best neighborhoods, and where we would move to – if we were going to move. This week in “what’s hot” – I want to highlight the Palmer Ranch area. Palmer Ranch is comprised of roughly 10,000 acres, originally owned by one of Sarasota’s most influential founders – Bertha Honore Palmer. … Read More! »

Sarasota History Alive 6th Edition

By | November 10, 2011

Harry Ben Rigby platted out his La Plaza Subdivision in 1925, and completed his unique enclave of Spanish Eclectic structures in 1926. They were perfect for him to house his family, and his Sarasota Real Estate Exchange office in their home, on the corner of Alta Vista and Osprey Avenue. The other structures were meant to be affordable seasonal rentals and places for investors to stay while planning … Read More! »

O’Leary’s Tiki Bar & Grill at Island Park in Sarasota

By | November 5, 2011

Welcome to our waterfront tiki bar complete with a huge palm-frond covered deck and waterfront tiki bar! O’Leary’s has been around for years and is situated right on Sarasota Bay overlooking the water on Island Park in Sarasota. The restaurant is quite casual with window service only. It has waterfront picnic tables and is dog-friendly. O’Leary’s features a guitar player (at least every time we go there) singing … Read More! »

Sarasota History Alive 5th Edition

By | November 3, 2011

In honor of the 4th Annual Sarasota Chalk Festival, we are doing an encore presentation of our video when the festival was gaining ground to become a very popular venue for our community. It has grown exponentially, and has overcome some hurdles to once again grace downtown’s Burns Court area on South Pineapple Avenue this weekend. Hope to see you there! Courtesy of Sarasota History Alive!

Truck Vs. House: The Saga Begins …

By | November 2, 2011

Q: What’s worse than David Arquette getting voted off Dancing With The Stars? A: Watching David Arquette get voted off DWTS … and then getting a phone call from your tenant telling you that a drunk driver just ran a 2,000 pound truck into your house. Being the consummate real estate professional that I am, the first thought that crossed my mind was “well, THAT’LL make a good … Read More! »

November Events in and Around Sarasota

By | October 28, 2011

  Fall festivals, art shows, new theatre productions, music and more! It’s a great time to get out and enjoy some of the activities happening in the area during the month of November:   Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Nov. 1st Artist Series Concert – Jessica Mathaes, Violin Sarasota Historic Asolo Theatre Nov. 1-30th Get Lost in the Maze Myakka City Dakin Dairy … Read More! »

Sarasota History Alive 4th Edition

By | October 27, 2011

Rosemary Cemetery is burial place for many early Sarasota citizens, civic leaders, and entrepreneurs including Scotsman John Hamilton Gillespie. We like to show this video during this time of year to set the mood for All Hallows Eve. The cemetery was set aside in plat “Town of Sarasota”, filed on July 27, 1886. Courtesy of Sarasota History Alive!

Another Reason Siesta Key Beach is #1: Giant Lego Men

By | October 26, 2011

Yet another reason to visit the #1 beach in the country: giant Legos. Early yesterday morning, passersby noticed that something strange had washed ashore.  Ego Leonard (a name apropos for a giant plastic man?) washed in from regions unknown and gave quite a start to early morning beach-goers. He’s not a part of the new Legoland amusement park in Orlando, he’s not officially sanctioned by the Lego Group … Read More! »

Tell Me Again Why I Bought My House?!?

By | October 24, 2011

Grr, I’m an angry Realtor! So I’m sitting in my office writing a price opinion for a neighbor, and I realize that although his house is a little bit nicer than mine … I paid a whole lot more than he’s going to get. That little voice inside my head (you know the one) screams at me again, as it’s done so many times before: “Tell Me Again … Read More! »

Important Aspects of Selecting a Great Neighborhood

By | October 21, 2011

Many of my clients frequently ask the question – “How do I know if a neighborhood is good or bad?”. My answer has always been very careful due to the fact that I have worked with buyers from all over the world and I have found that what appeals to one buyer may not appeal to everyone. However, when I really started giving it some thought, I realized … Read More! »