Your Local Neighborhood Expert
I specialize in listing and selling condos (and houses) throughout Bradenton, Sarasota and Anna Maria Island beach areas. I focus primarily on vacation and second homes for snowbirds and homes for people who want to relocate or live where there’s no snow. I also find properties for individual investors.
Much of the reason I’ve been successful (I’m told) is, simply put, that my job is to listen carefully to clients, then use my experience, training and tools to find what they want, then to manage the buy or sell process to be as smooth as possible for them. It is very satisfying that much of my business is now from referrals and repeat customers.
In the past 2 years, I have listed and sold 90+ properties, many of them my own listings. While condo prices ranged from $30K to $500K+, many are well within the $30K – $100K range, and that’s a great market niche. Continued strong demand for affordable winter vacation homes on Florida’s Gulf coast keeps me busy.
A bit about me: I am married, with three grown children. Prior to these 20 years in Real Estate, I worked for Digital Equipment Corp (DEC) for 15 years in a variety of positions; my last 5 years as a software product manager in the Unix Engineering Group in Reading, England. Pete and I both chose DEC’s ‘early retirement’ package when the company downsized in 1992.
We moved from Marlborough, MA to Florida with the plan of being retired, but I soon found that being ‘retired’ was not fulfilling. A great ‘second career’ turned out to be as a Realtor and I’ve been with Bayshore Realty for 20 years, most of that as their top producer.
I have lived and worked in several different parts of the world and am comfortable working with people of different backgrounds. Growing up as a military brat meant moving every few years. We were taught to look forward to the adventure of new places and different friends. That early learning to adapt and be flexible in new situations was a valuable business tool in later years.